Left Coast CrossFit

At Left Coast CrossFit in Laguna Hills we value community, hard work, accountability and personal growth. We refuse to accept mediocrity from ourselves or from you. Left Coast CrossFit operates under the principle that you can have excuses or results, but not both. Suffering in community is a powerful thing, and we reject the notion that your goals will be attainable without commitment and work.

We help you cultivate true fitness, forged over time by developing your strengths and working on your weaknesses. We commit to coaching you to improve your cardiovascular endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. These 10 general physical domains are what we improve. Will you commit to the training with us at Left Coast CrossFit? If you are in the Mission Viejo, Laguna Beach or Laguna Niguel area of Orange County, California come check us out!

LCCF Info

Our Referral Program

Our Referral Program

It is always more fun to workout with your friends! As a thank you for bringing a friend into the gym, we have created a Friend Referral Program! It goes…

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Our Coaches

Our Coaches

Stephen Gizzi Stephen fell in love with CrossFit in 2009 when a teammate from his soccer team at Biola University introduced him to a classic CrossFit workout called "Fran". Having…

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About Left Coast CrossFit

About Left Coast CrossFit

Put simply, our mission at Left Coast CrossFit is to build a healthy community. CrossFit is our vehicle to do this. Without the community and shared experience of suffering together,…

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Latest Blogs

You Had Me At "Challenge" Week 3 - Lifestyle Challenge
I ate the donut. I shouldn't have eaten the donut, but I did. I feel bad for eating the donut, but it tasted really good. We were celebrating my colleague's success and the award she received, so it was a celebratory donut. Maybe if I drink enough water, it will flush itself out of me. I can't believe I ate the donut. 3 weeks of working out, drinking water, not eating carbs.. and I mean legitimate carbs. Like no pasta, potato chips, pizza, bread...and somehow I ate the donut. It's not the end of the world, I know that. But you can't eat the donut and expect to win the prize at the end of a challenge. But it was only 1 donut. Oh, the guilt. Because of this donut I realize my thought process has now changed. My eating habits are different. The amount of sleeping has increased, and an unthi...
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The "Gluten-Free" Debate
Is going gluten-free all it's cracked up to be? For those who suffer from celiac disease, the short answer is yes. For those of you who do not have celiac disease but still suffer from gastrointestinal discomfort after eating gluten-containing foods, you may have what is called "non-celiac gluten sensitivity." In such a case as this one would surely benefit from following a gluten-free diet. For this person, it is best to cut out gluten in order for their body to process foods properly and in turn for their body to absorb vitamins, minerals and proper nutrition from foods it can digest easily, without added stress. What about those who are not gluten-intolerant or sensitive? Many people these days are falling into the trend of removing gluten from their diets in order to spur on weight...
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The Low Down on Post-Workout Nutrition
If you're reading this blog, you're probably sick and tired of hearing so many different opinions on what an optimal post-workout meal should look like. In this post, I'll give a simple rundown of what goes on in the body during/after a workout and how we as nutritionally contentious CrossFitters can respond to what our body needs in the 30-60 min time frame following a workout. This post includes information from Jim Stoppani, an avid powerlifter and Ph.D, as well as the British Journal of Sports Medicine on their study of post-exercise anabolism and the search for the optimal recovery drink. During a workout, the body calls on blood sugar, muscle glycogen and ATP for the energy it needs during a workout. The body only has small storages of glycogen and ATP, and thus the body calls on mo...
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