Recap of HSN at the 2019 CrossFit Games

The past week was a whirlwind. 

The week kicked off with the Health Conference. Karen Thomson, Executive Director of CrossFit Health, organized some really great speakers this year including Dominic D’Agostino, Dr. David Diamond and of course, Gary Taubes. Zoe Harcombe discussed licensure and dietitians, as well as current diet recommendations compared to what her diet recommendations would be. We agreed on many things, like eating real food and cutting out the sugary processed carbohydrates.

CrossFit catered a great lunch, which allowed affiliate owners and health care professionals to talk during a little break. 

I will be headed back out to CrossFit HQ before the year is over to attend one more Health Conference!

On Wednesday night, I joined the CrossFit Foundation dinner to talk to some of the most amazing people in the industry who are leading non-profits. These people have given up so much to help others and I absolutely loved hearing their stories. 

I was asked to come back this year and speak on the CrossFit Training Subject Matter Expert and Expo Stage. The Seminar Staff team was amazing and I’m thankful for the privilege to be able to share my passion for nutrition and empower gym owners to make nutrition a priority in their businesses. I spoke mostly about your client journey and how to incorporate nutrition. Here’s a quick recap video if you missed it:

We also gave away a FREE guide on 5 Ways to Skyrocket Your Nutrition Program if gym owners filled out the check-up. You can fill it out HERE receive the free guide! 

After that, we did a book signing. Ryan Brack from CrossFit Boro came up to me with his dad to share their story. His dad had lost over 50 pounds with nutrition alone following our program. I loved meeting them!

The leftover books were given away at the affiliate lounge. 

Mission accomplished!! We gave out 200 copies of Nourish: Grow Your Nutrition Business. 

On Saturday morning, we hosted an Affiliate Owner breakfast over at the Sheraton. We had over 125 gym owners show up eager to learn how to level up their businesses. We had a great line up for presentations including myself, Chris Cooper of TwoBrain Business, Lindsay McDonald of Healthy Steps Nutrition and Dominic Matteo of Precision Nutrition. 

It was such a hit, we will be doing it again next year so mark your calendars for Saturday morning! 

I was able to have some meaningful conversations with some of the people who shaped the sport, including Greg Glassman. We talked about CrossFit, nutrition and our mission to empower gym owners to make nutrition a core offering in their affiliate. 

On Sunday, Julie Foucher, former Games athlete and CrossFit Physician, and I recorded a podcast for Pursuing Health, her podcast channel. I’ve met her a few times on trips out to HQ and we both have such similar backgrounds, minus the fact that she is a much better athlete than I am ;). I’m excited for her future as a CrossFit physician and the positive impact she is going to have on people. 

This year at the games was amazing. Our media team did an incredible job capturing the event! Head over to our social media HERE if you missed it!

I’m beyond thankful to have such an amazing team organizing events, supporting our vision and helping to answer any questions people had about nutrition and adding nutrition into your affiliate. I’m grateful to be involved with a sport and movement that is literally changing the future of health and wellness. 

Until next year…

Nicole Aucoin, MS, RD, LD/N
Founder, Healthy Steps Nutrition
Home of CrossFit HSN and HSN Mentoring