Customized Meal Guidance with FitManager!

In addition to the FREE tracking and goal-setting portion of the FitManager app, we have worked with them to develop a completely CUSTOMIZED Meal Guidance section that will calculate your macros based on your EXACT Basal Metabolic Rate! How does this work and what is included?

View the short video below to see how it actually works!

Here are the details:

~Come in and do an InBody weigh in. Your results will be uploaded to your FitManager app, and it will use your Basal Metabolic Rate (the amount of calories you burn per day at rest) as a baseline for your caloric needs.

~Then you choose either Lose Fat, Transform (gain muscle AND lose fat) or Gain Muscle. Based on what you choose, the FitManager app will then determine your new calories and macros (percent of protein, fats and carbs per meal) to fit your goal.

~Once that is done, then you can choose how many meals you want to eat per day and the app will automatically fill in how much of each food that you need to eat per meal.

~The best results will be with the foods that it initially recommends, but you can CHANGE any food choice if you want some variety.

~You will get a Weekly Shopping List, which will tell you exactly how much of each food you will need to shop for per week!

~This app changes as you do! Every time you do an InBody weigh-in, your new BMR will be uploaded automatically to the FitManager app and it will adjust your meal plan to fit your new BMR!

~You can even set the app to send you reminders of when to eat. No more missing meals! As your Coaches, the Certified Sports Nutritionists here at Nutrishop can adjust your macros and calories as needed. So if you aren’t seeing results from the initial meal plan macros, we will go into our end and adjust them to keep you on track! We provide all of the support that you need to get results!

~All of this is available for only $25 per month, NO contracts! You can try it for a month and see if it’s for you with no strings attached!

~There are other “nutritionists” in town that charge anywhere from $130 to $300 per month for the same services we provide for only $25/month!

~If you scrolled past the first time, go back and check out the 4-minute video where I show you my personal FitManager app and all of the functionality of the Meal Guidance portion of the new FitManager app.

The new Crossover Pre-Workout is here!

The new Crossover Pre-Workout is here!
With only 50mg of caffeine, this is a very low-stimulant pre-workout designed to increase VO2 max and make you more efficient. It has been shown to increase oxygen retention and keep the heart rate lower, meaning more work can be done.
Crossover is powered by two key ingredients: PeakO2, which studies show increases power output, fatigue threshold and your ability to take in oxygen; and elevATP, which helps support the production of ATP, a critical cellular energy source that primes power output, muscle size and strength and athletic performance.
Additionally, other ingredients like coconut water and electrolytes help fuel and hydrate, to fuel more grueling workouts. The harder and longer you can sustain your training session, the faster you’ll see results! Plus, it has no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners, making it a great choice for those with allergies or those who simply want to avoid artificial ingredients.
This product is great for CrossFit-type training, triathlons, Spartan races, Mudders, fitness classes, having better endurance and focus, and getting more output out of your workout.

Friends of Nutrishop: Slick Rock Tanning & Spa!

9479-newTime to share more love for our Transformation Challenge partner-sponsors. Today we want to introduce Slick Rock Tanning & Spa!
 
Great folks over there at Slick Rock, and they are offering a $250 one-month VIP All-Access package to our first-place finisher, and a $90 VIP Day to second and third place!
 
As always: PLEASE support locally owned businesses. Every dollar you spend here stays right here in the CDA area – help support our community!

Friends of Nutrishop: Elements Massage!

elements-massage-logo-fullWe love spreading the word about our amazing Transformation Challenge partner-sponsors!

Up today: Elements Massage!

Elements is offering a 90-minute massage to our first-place finisher, and a 60-minute massage to second place — THANK YOU, friends!

We really can’t overstate how much it means when you support locally owned businesses. Every dollar you spend here stays right here in the CDA area – help support our community!

Friends of Nutrishop: Snap Fitness!

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We want to dedicate this week to bragging about our Transformation Challenge partner-sponsors!
 
First up: SNAP FITNESS!
 
Our friends at Snap are donating a 6-month membership for our first-place finisher, and 1-month memberships for our second- and third-place finishers!
 
Additionally, Nutrishop customers can try Snap free for a week and get $0 enrollment!

Our Spring Transformation Challenge Women’s Winner: Brandi Lish

unnamedOur women’s winner of the Spring Challenge is Brandi Lish! Brandi lost 19 pounds of fat and 7.6 percent body fat, and she gained .8 pounds of muscle!

Brandi’s fitness journey began when she met Lisa from Nutrishop out in the community, and the two started talking fitness and supplements. Brandi has Crohn’s disease, which comes with a lot of stomach irritation, and Lisa encouraged her to look into products she could take and a diet that would work for her. Once Brandi learned about the challenge, she thought it sounded like a great opportunity, and came in to meet Carly and DJ to get going! With her husband Cody also doing the challenge alongside her, they were ready to go.

“We got the lowdown of how it all works, and we’ve done other diets and challenges, and they were hard to stick to,” Brandi said. “This seemed like one we could make into a lifestyle and keep it, so we signed up and started it and really enjoyed it. The meal prepping wasn’t overbearing – it was doable.”

Brandi and Cody came into Nutrishop once a week to keep themselves accountable, and Brandi in particular wanted to see if she needed to change anything.unnamed (1)

“Carly and Lisa were awesome and supportive, and at one point during the challenge about halfway through my weight was creeping up and I wasn’t feeling the best,” she said. “They switched my diet up a little bit and I was back on the track of losing weight.

“They pointed out I was in the lead, and that really kept me motivated and wanting to continue on,” Brandi said. “I love my pizza and desserts and everything, but they kept me on track!”

Brandi did face her challenges – Cody recently graduated from college, and with that came a big party. Brandi asked us, “Can I have cake?” Carly put it to her this way: “Brandi – is $1,100 worth of prizes worth a piece of cake?”

“They really helped me keep myself focused,” said Brandi, who complemented her diet with training at Peak several days a week. She switched her workout schedule to the mornings, having never been a morning person, and found she loved the freedom it allowed her the rest of the day. She could finish her spin class or boot camp early in the morning, get her evenings back, and know she got her work in.

“I’m feeling a lot better after the challenge,” Brandi said. “I was kind of was in a slump of feeling down; I’d gained weight; I felt bloated and ‘ugh,'” she said. “I wanted to get back to my go-getter self. This has definitely helped me do that.”

Portion control and not having junk or processed food were the primary factors in her new outlook, she said. The food you eat definitely fuels your activity, and Brandi said she can feel that difference now.

“It’s hard – it can be hard to step in those doors and start something, but Nutrishop, after everything I’ve tried and done, is totally a family,” Brandi said. “They want you to have the life you want – they ask what your goals are, what will make you happy, and they help you get that.”

Science Agrees: BCAAs Are Awesome

FO_BCAAsport_WatermelonAs experts in the supplement industry, we are intimately familiar with concerns and questions customers and the paying public may have about products.

Do they work? (To wildly varying degrees, yes – buy the good ones.) Are they safe? (Buy from reputable vendors like Nutrishop, and they couldn’t be safer – we don’t hesitate to yank inferior products off our shelves.) What exactly do they do?

We like to turn to science and study when it comes to answering all of those questions. ln recent years, what’s come to light specifically about one certain supplement is extremely encouraging. Not only do BCAAs stand up as an excellent product for fat loss and muscle gain in non-biased, scientific review, but they routinely make regular customers’ shopping lists each time they visit us. A lot of products will come and go – only the best ones stick around when the hype wears off and results are all that’s left. And at the end of the day, BCAAs are always left standing.

What makes Branched Chain Amino Acids such an effective supplement? For starters, BCAAs are incredibly versatile.  Typically, supplements can reasonably claim to address one or two goals – strength, muscle mass, fat loss, or athletic performance. BCAAs can help with all of them. 

A randomized, double-blind study, published in the Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition, was performed to “evaluate the efficacy of consuming a supplement containing branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) during an eight-week resistance-training program.”  The conclusion:

Ingestion of a supplement containing BCAAs while following an 8-week resistance training program resulted in a greater decrease in percent body fat, an increase in lean mass, and 10-RM strength gains on the bench press and squat vs. ingestion of a whey supplement or a sports drink. In addition, the ingestion of a whey protein supplement resulted in greater lean mass gains than ingestion of a sports drink.

What does that mean? In short: Regular use of BCAAs as a supplement to your diet and training program make you leaner and stronger. Less fat, more muscle, more strength.

Benefits don’t stop there. In 2006, The Journal of Nutrition published a study that found BCAAs to play a role in reducing exercise fatigue – meaning that if you took BCAAs before and/or during your workouts, you could go more intensely, or longer, to get more out of your exercise. The same study found that “Branched-chain amino acids also positively influence the metabolic response of muscle to exercise.”

Translation: BCAAs slow your metabolism’s feast on your muscle tissue when you’re working out.

Even when you’re not training, though, BCAAs have the same effect. So if you’re taking a break, trying out anabolic fasting diets, going on vacation or suffering an injury that keeps you out of the gym, knocking back BCAAs regularly will help slow the muscle catabolism (your body using muscle for energy) or atrophy that would otherwise occur. That phenomenon was proven out in a study published in Nutrition Research in 2012.

It’s not snake oil, folks.

For years, the most-researched and trusted supplements in this industry were whey protein and creatine. Doubters cropped up all over the place at first, but as the scientific method consistently proved them wrong, these products clearly developed staying power. Well, it’s time to add BCAAs to that list. Study after study is showing that amino acids are not only just an emerging powerhouse supplement, but a must-have for all ranges of athletic ability – from elite athletes to first-day beginners.