Your favorite RosieJo staff is headed back to beautiful Crossville, Tennessee to cook for the amazing people of the 6th biannual Power Monkey Fitness Camp!
Power Monkey Camp is a week long, all-inclusive, fitness-focused camp taught by world class gymnasts, weightlifters, aerialists, CrossFitters, etc.
RosieJo was invited to cook for the 5th Camp in April of 2016 and all of us can agree that it was one of the most exciting and rewarding (albeit also VERY tiring!) weeks. The picture above is just the staff alone! Our small staff cooked up three hot meals per day, six straight days, for about 130 people! As you can imagine, as people that basically workout for a living, these people can eat. And we were more than happy to keep them well fed.
We did manage to get in some free time everyday for a few workouts (or naps) and to act like campers too. Being able to be coached by Olympians on their expertise while training next to Crossfit Games athletes was one of the coolest experiences.
We were also able to attend a seminar lead by coach Ben Bergeron on Competitive Excellence with his athlete and two-time reigning Fittest Woman on Earth, Katrin Davidsdottir (below). While the seminar was focused on athletic performance it was easily translatable to every aspect of life: put your head down, get to work, and focus on what you're doing, without competing with anyone else.
Power Monkey has a gamut of other amazing sponsors as well, like Promix Nutrition. Promix is doing great things in the supplement realm, bringing the highest quality grass-fed whey protein, casein, and collagen powders to the market. Like last time, we are happy to partner up with them again to create some delicious smoothies and provide grass fed beef for our Burger Night at Camp!
Wild Planet Foods is coming on as a sponsor as well and providing us with 100% sustainably caught tuna that we will use throughout the week.
We could go on and on about the food, cooking, training, blahblahblah. But what really makes it, is the people. This is the kindest, most genuine crew you will ever come across and we are humbled to be a small part of it.
Power Monkey Camp 6 is taking place October 2-8 so come along with us by following our Instagram @RosieJoMeals and @PowerMonkeyFitness. Power Monkey will also be livestreaming on their Facebook throughout the week so hop over there if you want to catch some of the fun!
(all photos courtesy of: Richwell Correa)