Product News April 17, 2018

SugarWOD and OptimizeMe Nutrition Partner on Our First Nutrition Challenge!


Driving nutrition habit changes for members requires regular and consistent education and community support. Nutrition challenges can be a great method to facilitate those changes and now that we’re in the post-Open lull, it’s the perfect time to kick off summer with a fun, community event! A nutrition challenge offers friendly competition to encourage better eating habits and provides an opportunity to build community with the end result of improving your athlete’s nutrition, and by default, their fitness.
We’re all about helping gyms develop stronger communities, which is why we’re partnering with EC Synkowski of OptimizeMe Nutrition to host our first nutrition challenge on SugarWOD—the #800gChallenge. EC has an M.S. in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine and is a Certified CrossFit Level 4 Coach (CF-L4). EC knows what she’s doing and understands CrossFit athletes. 
The challenge is limited to the first 20 sign-ups to ensure that it’s a great experience for everyone. 


Reminder – Use code 800G-EARLY-BIRD for a $50 discount if you sign up before May 1!

What is the #800gChallenge?

It’s a method to guide healthy eating without the obsession of unsustainable and overly-strict diets. Each day, participants eat a total of 800 grams by weight of fruits and/or vegetables. Cooked, raw, frozen, canned, all fruits, all vegetables, low-carb, high-carb—doesn’t matter! It’s up to the athlete. How much is 800 grams? It fits on a standard dinner plate and is about 6 cups.

That’s it! No foods are off limits, so long as the athlete eats their fruits and veggies. Want all the nitty-gritty rules? See here.
This challenge offers your gym a pre-built nutrition challenge for your members, delivered by SugarWOD, constructed by an experienced nutritionist, that leverages the social engagement tools and leaderboards that your members love inside the SugarWOD app. Plus! This challenge also provides you an awesome, community-building product to sell to your members!

What Does Your Affiliate Get When You Sign Up?

  • A Nutrition Challenge Toolkit that includes:
    • The toolkit includes details on the support to expect throughout the challenge
    • Social media post templates to use and encourage member sign-ups
    • Blog post template to use to educate your members about the challenge
    • Promotional and informational flyers
    • Ideas on how to personalize the challenge for your gym
  • The Option for you and your athletes to attend a live informational webinar with EC 
    • All participants are encouraged to attend and ask questions
    • Recordings will be made available to those who can’t attend the live event
  • Weekly educational content
    • Educational blog posts on OptimizeMe Nutrition
    • Email templates to send to your coaching staff, personalized for your gym
    • Coaches Notes (3+/week), to use as talking points to educate and engage members during class
    • Athlete Notes (3+/week), to use to engage participants regarding their challenges, successes, and experience
  • Quality control
    • All daily point entries made by your gym members are reviewed by OptimizeMe
  • Real-time leaderboards and fist bumps powered by SugarWOD
  • Nutrition expertise
  • Technical support from SugarWOD
    • Email support
    • Chat support

Still not sure if you want to sign up? Join our free, live informational webinar on April 25th.

Join EC of OptimizeMe Nutrition for a free webinar to hear about the program and how you can personalize it for your affiliate. EC will be joined by Nicole Christensen of CrossFit Roots. CrossFit Roots ran the first #800gChallenge in February of this year and Nicole will be sharing her experience from a gym’s perspective. Want to learn more about EC? Watch her recent Ignite Talk on the topic of nutrition.


Here are the Challenge Details.

Dates: May 14 – June 10. The challenge will run for four weeks during these set dates.
Cost: $449 per gym (for up to 50 participating members); $649 (for gyms with 51-120 participating members). Keep in mind that you can charge participating members enough to cover your costs, prizes, and your time for hosting a challenge (we recommend $30-50 per person)
Special Offer: If you sign-up by May 1, you can get $50 off! Sign up with the code 800G-EARLY-BIRD.
Language: English (any gym is welcome to join, but all content will be in English)


Reminder – Use code 800G-EARLY-BIRD for a $50 discount if you sign up before May 1!

Disclaimer | Challenge registrants:

  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Have signed a waiver at the registered affiliate
  • Are otherwise healthy individuals
  • Acknowledge and agree that SugarWOD and OptimizeMe Nutrition LLC do not provide medical advice; they are not a substitute for a professional medical diagnosis, treatment or advice. All information is for general educational and informational purposes only
  • Prior to participating in any challenge, participants should seek the advice and consent of their qualified healthcare provider
  • By participating in the challenge, users accept the Disclaimer and Terms of Use