My experience at 1440 Multiversity (a summer camp for adults)
I really dislike cooking. So much so that my biggest dream is that someday I will have a personal chef. One who’s as obsessive on macros and nutrients and latest data on longevity and health factors as I am.
Until then I sort my One Meal a Day (OMAD) on my own (I do OMAD because it saves me about 14 hours a week time and data shows it’s most effective way to keep your body in great shape)
And I learn as much as I can about optimum nutrition from a various array of resources. This past weekend I decided to attend a nutrition/cooking class from Diana Rodgers and Michelle Tam (from NomNomPaleo) at 1440 Multiversity in California
I was super intrigued by the 1440 Multiversity concept for a few months now (they opened a year back). Because it’s a new concept that – once experienced – is super addictive. It’s like a summer camp for adults like me who want to get better at the game of life. Their name comes from the 24 hours * 60 minutes = 1440 minutes in a day that one has to cherish. Hence my immediate tie in to our TimeHackers concept we’ve started to write about/ open a community on Facebook – people who want to get better with their time.
My entire weekend trip went super smooth – I landed at San Juan airport, been upgraded to a nice convertible to arrive at the Redwood Oaks location and everything was taken care of for me since I got there.
They give you a program at arrival that shows something like this
Multiple workshops happen at the same time so everyone’s program may look different. It’s a massive campus, one that was built/revamped on the land of a former university
Ever since I read Spark, a book that shows the impact of different exercise types on one’s well being I’m determined to add even more motion in my life. I’m more of a CrossFit kinda gal but since I didn’t see this on the “menu”, I opted for Yoga class with Beth Riley – and I was not disappointed. I’ve never really been into yoga but this was one of the best yoga class I’ve been to.
I also did a QiGong class with a super talented guy, Pilates and an awesome meditation class
The workshop on nutrition did not disappoint. I was most impressed by Diana efforts to show how one can humanely & be sustainable while you grow cattle for meat. And by Michelle obsession on creating dishes that are super tasty, easy to make and nutritious at the same time. I had followed Michelle from the very beginnings of her blog when I was following a paleo mindset myself. I liked her for being genuine and passionate about food. Also because i have a weakness for Asian food.
Food at 1440 is mainly plant based and organic sourced from an array of farms in the area. Or from their own garden. Unfortunately for me, it was a little bit to good for my palate and ended up overeating. I went from my typical OMAD to eating three times a day a giant meal 🙂
Between the food, the activities, the workshop, the nature walks, an awesome spa massage I didn’t feel like I wanted the weekend to end.
Lucky for me I just found out a similar place exists in New York as well (where I spent most of my time). I will give it a try and report back ????