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About Travis


Hi, I’m Travis Schefcik (shef-sik), and I write the Uncommon Wellness blog to give you people just like you CrossFit and Paleo diet advice and tips. I started Uncommon Wellness in 2010 because wellness just isn’t common anymore.

Before starting Uncommon Wellness, I’ve spent over sixteen years training in Thai boxing, Shotokan Karate, Japanese and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and many more years doing body-building style weight lifting, running, and brawled with how to eat healthy.

I uncovered CrossFit while deployed to northern Iraq on May 22, 2008. Two weeks later, I attacked my first Workout of the Day (WOD), and it laughed as I floundered around on the ground gasping for air. We continue to battle, the WODs and I, but I refuse to take the beating lying down. I haven’t stopped CrossFitting since my first WOD.

The Certification

As soon as I knew the dates for my return to the U.S., I signed up for the Level 1 Trainer certification in Virginia Beach, VA. It was risky to signup before I departed Iraq because the troop return dates change, a lot. But I didn’t care, I had to go.

The CrossFit Level 1 Trainer’s course rocked. I met Pat Sherwood, Jon Gilson from againfaster.com (thanks for the free t-shirt Jon!), and a few other very good trainers. I learned a ton, laughed a lot, and met some of the most driven people I had ever encountered.

Driven to Nutrition

CrossFit opened my eyes to nutrition. I started to eat a Paleo diet, and within two weeks people were asking what the hell I was doing?

“You look so thin, but strong . . .weird,” said a close friend with his eyebrows pushed together. I knew I was on to something.

Paleo nutrition propelled my performance  farther than I ever considered possible, and has handed me much more than good food. Heart burn, gone. Long recovery times, gone. Energy slumps, gone. Love handles, gone.

What more could you want from a diet?

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The Uncommon Wellness Formula is simple, direct, and it works. You won’t regret it! –Travis

Hi, I’m Travis Schefcik, and I write this blog to give people just like you down-to-earth functional fitness and healthy living tips and advice. I started Uncommon Wellness in early 2010 because wellness just isn’t common anymore.

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