Artie – Paleo OnTheGo

Muscle Up Technique Kettlebell Work & Technique “Nate” Complete as many rounds in 20 minutes of: 2 Muscle-ups (Substitue = 4 Ring Dips & 4 HR Push Ups) 4 Handstand Push-ups 8 2-Pood Kettlebell swings   [caption id="attachment_2888" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Cranberry/walnut stuffed pork tenderloin w grilled asparagus and roasted pear chutney $12 @ CFNT"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2889" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Garlic n basil crusted Chix w grilled veggie medley and roasted tomato/basil sauce $10 @ CFNT"][/caption]  

Hello CFNT,

My name is Artie Stevens and I have been a member since November 2011. Most of you have met my wife, Erica, and I, but since the community is growing I know that we haven’t all had a chance to get into a relationship. I want to take a few minutes and share a new opportunity that is happening at CrossFit NapTown, but first I’d like to tell you a little bit about myself.

I am thirty four years old and I have been in the food industry since I was sixteen. I graduated from Pennsylvania Culinary in downtown Pittsburgh, PA with a degree in Culinary Arts in April of 1999. I’ve been a chef at the executive level for over ten years now and cooking is definitely my passion. Most of my time in the kitchen was spent in the lovely sunshine state of Florida in cities like Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and Miami. I also opened a restaurant in Carmel in 2002 called Belleria, which was the first business to go inside of The Village of West Clay. Since moving back to Indy from Florida in 2006, God has changed the direction of my life in many ways and I am now the Foodservice Supervisor for all five Wheeler Mission locations throughout Indiana. When I learned about the Paleo lifestyle here at CFNT I have to admit I was a bit skeptical at first. My wife and I participated in our first Paleo challenge in January of this year and it was just that…”a challenge!” We quickly learned that we had to be prepared everyday with food on hand or we ran into temptations along the way. We also learned that we didn’t really eat food for nutrition but rather we ate food for comfort. For some of you, this may be the first time you have ever heard of or tried the Paleo lifestyle. Trust me when I say that it is going to be a challenge but the results are well worth it.

I would like to share with you a dream that has now become a reality. Starting Monday, April 23rd , CFNT will be introducing “Artie’s Paleo OnTheGo”. What is that? Well, I’m glad you asked! Artie’s Paleo OnTheGo is going to be our way of sharing my passion for food with our CrossFit community. I will be preparing two selections each week and bringing them to the gym every Monday morning at 9am. The food will be for sale on a cash only basis (right now) and it will be stored in the back room refrigerator. The entrees will be a full meal that is completely Paleo friendly and moderately priced. I will make sure to list the ingredients along with the name of each dish. The food will be stored in plastic, microwaveable, washable, BPA- free containers for your convenience and safety. I will be finishing the dishes at about 80% so when you heat them up they are super fresh and ready to go. My promises to you include; using the freshest ingredients, Paleo friendly oils and seasoning, continuing to grow in creativity and accepting any and all suggestions along the way. I am looking forward to serving you all and sharing my love for food with you. Diet plays a HUGE roll in our performance at the gym and I am hoping that these healthy dinners will help you overcome temptations when you are out and about.

So whether you are just trying out Paleo, not sure how to cook Paleo or just generally lack creativity in the kitchen, these meals are going to be for you. They also will help the skilled culinary vet when he or she is in a pinch for time and forgets to leave the house prepared that day. Artie’s Paleo OnTheGo at CFNT is going to be our way to serve the community and provide another level of support for people trying to better their health. I look forward to the start of this venture and I also am excited to see where it goes. Thank you for your support!




*YOGA with Shannon at 7pm this Wednesday.  Please send her an email at to reserve your spot.

*Fundamentals this Thursday will be ROWING!!! Many people need help with their rowing Technique.  We’ve added 2 new rowers to the gym.  We will have 14 spots available but will allow more to sit in and refine their technique.


16 thoughts on “Artie – Paleo OnTheGo”

  1. 8 rounds + 1 HSPU
    Blue band assisted Muscle Ups
    15# plate + abmat for HSPU
    RX’ed 2 pood KBS

  2. I get so excited to check the webpage to see whats going down for the day! This looks like a fun workout. Then again, anything not requiring a 400m run carrying a medicine ball looks like fun…

  3. 10 rounds + 2 muscle-ups
    muscle ups with blue band
    HSPU w/ ab mat only (no hat)
    KB 2 pood

  4. 7 Rounds
    * red band stationary dips
    * 24″ box scaled HSPU
    * 1 pood KB
    Thanks for a great first time at the noon class!

  5. 10 rounds + 3 ring dips
    +red band on low rings
    +20″ box with abmat and 45# plate
    +1 pood KB

  6. 9 rounds + 2 HR pushups. Subbed kickups for HSPUs and ring dips + HR pushups for muscle ups.
    Fun workout!

  7. 15 rounds and 3 HSPU’s getting ready for regionals! Time to get some work done.
    Great job everyone. What a fun day to watch people push themselves for 20minutes!
    You all are inspiring athletes.

  8. 7 Rounds+2 M/U
    *1/2-jump M/U on low rings
    *HSPU: 25+15+Ab Mat
    *1 Rd w 2 POOD as Rx, the remaining with 1 POOD
    Felt good on the rings today, first time on ’em. Can’t wait to play with those more!
    And getting stronger! Maybe its the paleo…?!
    Great job today, CFNT!

  9. 16 rounds + 3 KBS
    This one was a mental battle for sure. I still need work on HSPU’s

  10. 8 rounds
    -jumping muscle ups – these were to easy, should have put the rings higher
    – hspu – to floor
    – kbs – 1.5 pood

  11. 8 rounds plus 2 HSPU
    *Blue band ring dips (4) + 4 hand release push-ups in place of muscle ups
    *20″ box with ab mat for HSPU
    *I can’t remember the size of the kettlebell – it wasn’t rx – like the 3rd size – maybe 1 pood?? (I hate the word pood by the way- so awkward)

  12. 9 rounds + 1 HSPU
    -4 dips w/ red band + 4 HR push ups
    -HSPU – 15# plate + ab mat for first few rounds, 15# + 25# + ab mat for subsequent rounds
    -1.5 pood KB