I created the Food & Fitness Challenge (FFC) in 2011 because I loved sweets. I was in the habit of having a sweet regularly and knew I needed to cut it out. I wanted to feel amazing. So I decided to create a plan that took out the biggest offenders to optimal health, in my opinion: added sugar and artificial sweeteners, alcohol, soy, and gluten. I did it on myself first, and after losing body fat, feeling 100% better, less bloated, and better skin, I knew I had put together a plan that worked. So I then ran my first FFC at Class One MMA & CrossFit in Brooklyn, where I was coaching CrossFit at the time. Since then I have adjusted and improved the Challenge to get better and better results for the participants.

The Food & Fitness Challenge begins with a private nutrition session with me where I take your body composition, and give you individualized nutrition recommendations to (optionally) follow during the Challenge. Giving these individual recommendations has increased the success rate of all participants.

If you’d like to have me run an FFC in your community, or you would like to be a part of my next one, send me an email!


Is it a Paleo Challenge?
Nope. Legumes, and gluten-free grains are allowed.

How long is the FFC?
28 days.

How much do participants typically lose?
90% of participants lose between 1 – 3% body fat. Winners and runner-ups lose 3 – 6%.

What are the rules?
No sugar, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, or gluten and keep track of your food. You also have to workout 4 times per week. Bonus points are given for staying hydrated, taking recovery supplements, meditating, and sleeping 8 hours per night.

Is coffee allowed?