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Monday, February 16, 2015

Who is ready to ProtienUp & Carb Down!!!







So Check It!!  Last week I was invited to meet up with some of Flatout Flatbread team as they introduced their new line of flatbread.  They are launched their new line of flatbread at TheFitExpo in Los Angeles. Their latest invention is called ProtienUp Flatbread. My wife and I had the pleasure of joining them as well as other FitFluential Ambassadors for breakfast.  We were able to sample all three of the flavors they have to offer.  It was great to see how interested the Flatout bread team was on our feedback of this new product.  We sat around and tried samples and brainstormed ideas with their team and other ambassadors.


FitFluential Ambassadors after Flatout Bread breakfast

Enough about that, now you’re asking “great you met them now how about the goods?” 

Let me tell you… I limit myself little to no “bread” in general as the Carbs aren’t worth the extra time at the gym! But with this new “Flat Out ProteinUP Carb Down” flatbread never tasted so good.  One of the things I like the most about this new product is they get their protein from Navy beans and Chickpeas not protein isolates so they taste great!  The kicker is you get  12g Protein yes I said 12g  grams of protein and only 8 to 10 g of net  carbs you can’t beat that if you tried!

Flatout Bread is offering the ProtienUp bread in 3 great flavors.

Core 12 based on Flatout’s original wrap recipe, made with chickpeas

Red Pepper Hummus powered by chickpeas

Sea salt and crushed black pepper brought to you by navy beans,

Our personal favorite is the Red Pepper Hummus which is “powered by chickpeas”
One of the things I learned since being introduced to ProtienUp Bread is how good beans are for us.  Here are just a few of the benefits we get from beans.  They are full of fiber and protein, low in fat and sodium. They are also as great source of minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium.  They are packed full of vitamins like Choline, Folate, Niacin to name just a few. So enough with the science lesson.

My wife and I went on this road trip to Los Angeles this past weekend and my wife made rollups with the flatbread for quick healthy snacks for the road and in the hotel room and also throughout the day at TheFitExpo.  We made them with cream cheese, lunch meat, romaine lettuce, and peppers.  They were SO good and good for us which helped curb the go to unhealthy snacking and it made our “Stomach Real Estate” happy.


Road trip snacks for out trip to LA


Our biggest critics being our kids even enjoyed ProtienUp bread. They made a tasty desert made up of whip cream, fresh blackberries and bananas and rolled it up for great tasting desert.



The kids making their fruit rollup

I absolutely love the ProtienUp Breads! I know I will be standing in line when they hit the stores in the next month or so. I am looking forward to enjoying them on my carb days without having to worry so much about my carb intake.

My new friends over at Flatout Bread wanted me to share this printable coupon with you, so you too can try out some of their other great products as well as ProtienUp Bread when it is released. Click on the link to print up your coupon.

https://www.hopster.com/offers/flatout/1307/2852/1




Take a look at their website http://flatoutbread.com/ for wonderful blogger ideas on different recipes you can make with all of their great flatbreads.

Make sure to post your awesome recipes with Flatout bread on social media using #flatoutlove,

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Who loves samples!!!! TheFitExpo has you covered



One more week until the 12th annual TheFitExpo Los Angeles .  Each year TheFitExpo seems to get bigger and bigger.  Not only do you see the expo grow but the companies that present their products grow as well. I have seen some of my favorite supplement companies grow each year as well. There is so much to see in just two days.  TheFitExpo literally has something for everyone.  It doesn’t matter if you are a bodybuilder or looking to shed some unwanted weight.  I am looking forward to visiting some of my favorite booths from the past as well as some new companies I have read reviews on.  I know for me one of the best things about TheFitExpo is getting samples from the vendors.  Supplements are not cheap so being able to try out the the products is a huge advantage and allows you save your money if you for some reason don’t like the product. I know I have tried some products people absolutely swear by and for some reason it doesn’t work for me.  Here are a few of my favorite booths from the past and few that I am looking forward to.



One of my favorite booths I enjoy visiting is the Evogen Nutrition BY Hany Rambod. With 13 Olympia titles to his credit, Hany Rambod, otherwise known as “The Pro Creator,” is the mastermind behind some of the top physiques in the world. It used to be that only a select athlete clientele had access to the ultra-exclusive, custom nutritional supplement formulas developed by Hany Rambod.  An underground buzz began about some of the formulas Hany was using with his athletes. Although many of the components were accessible, but results were limited. Hany had no choice but to fill the void by responding to the incredible demand in the marketplace launching Evogen Nutrition making his supplements available to everyone. Now Evogen is sold in over 25 countries internationally.I have personally tried and continue to use Evogen products myself. I love their Shred Stack which consists of Lipocide and Carnigen. Lipocide works curbing appetite, accelerating your metabolism, and heightening mental drive for hours, Lipocide is a key component of a complete weight loss solution. Carnigen is the latest ultra-premium and potent carnitine blend which utilizes the newest carnitine formulation technology to convert fat to energy. It’s the perfect stimulant-free fat-loss solution before cardio or training. I use these products for my am fasted cardio.  I love the focus and energy I get from Lipocide and love not having crazy jitters or crash feeling I’ve gotten from other products I’ve tried. Make sure and stop by their booth and check out the line of products Evogen has to offer.

     


It’s awesome to see not only TheFitExpo grow but also the brands that continue to grow as well.  This first time I saw the 360Cut booth they were just passing out t-shirts.  The following year they were the first booth you saw walking into the expo.  I stopped by and got a picture with the Dean Fazzolari and some samples.  I loved their pre-workout 360Pre so much I ordered some online as well as their 360intra.  I loved the pump,sustained energy & focus without any jitters. I loved the watermelon flavor. I look forward to visiting their booth this year and seeing what new goodies they have to offer this year.

There are so many brands that I have never tried or want to find out more about.  Here are a few of the booth I will definitely be visiting.
                               


I have heard awesome things about Prime Nutrition from my trainer Bill Seinerth. I am looking forward to visiting there booth and seeing what their all about.  I have read some awesome reviews on their Max-Hp and Intra-md products. You can find Prime Nutrition at booth 1429.
                         
       

I am also looking forward to visiting the CTD Sports booth 1045.  I actually saw this product for the first time when we went out to the Phoenix Europa this past October.  I just recently tried their Pwo sample of Noxipro.  I was very happy with the results of my workout and hope to visit their booth and learn more about the rest of their products


I am looking forward to checking out the Liftag booth 619.  I have never heard about this product but i have read some pretty great reviews about them.  This is one of the best things about visiting TheFitExpo is you can find new products like Liftag.


I will usually plan out my day and the booths i want to see by using the live floor plan on TheFitExpo website.  There is so much to see that I find it easier to have a plan of attack before i get on the expo floor.  What booths are you most looking forward to?


 http://www.map-dynamics.com/lafitnessexpo2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

TheLaFitExpo 2015




TFELA Knows MMA!



I am TOTALLY pumped for my annual trip down south to TheFitExpo.  For the past three years I have traveled to Los Angeles for TheFitExpo.  I have not only seen myself grow over the past three years but also TheFitExpo, It seems to get bigger and better every year.  This year I am even more excited to be attending TheFitExpo as a FitFluential Ambassador.  When I heard about this opportunity I was so excited.  We were given the opportunity of spreading the word via social media.  This will be the sixth time I have attended TheFitExpo since 2012.  They literally have something for everyone and everybody.  It doesn't matter if you’re a fitness pro or just a fitness enthusiast.  TheFitExpo covers everything from MMA to Olympic Weight Lifting to bodybuilding.  I know my main reason for attending three years ago was to meet some of my favorite MMA Celebrities.  This year they have a stacked line up of MMA Stars from UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz to current UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler. You also have the opportunity to train with the best.
 The Paradise Warrior Retreat is a separate ticketed event featured throughout TheFitExpo weekend. The Retreat will offer fans of world champions and MMA legends the chance of a lifetime to learn from the best in the fighting game -- the "secrets" that made them who they are. This event is a melting pot of participants of all ages, genders and disciplines who will have the opportunity to learn the principles and strategies of fighting that can be applied to any type of combat or in day-to-day survival. Instructors for this event will be the 2014 Fighter of the Year, Robbie Lawler as well as Luke Rockhold, Chad Mendes and Kabib Nurmagomedov.For more info on this visit www.paradisewarriorretreat.com


The Evolution Fitness Conference also gives everyone the opportunity to train with some of the fitness industries elite trainers like Jillian Michaels Bodyshred or take Celebrity Sweat with Eric the Trainer & Billy Blanks.  If your interested in making fitness a career check out the Fitness career center where these fitness professionals can help point you in the right direction. 
If you act fast the Evolution Fitness Conference is having a flash sale through Wednesday January 28,2015.         
Saturday Evolution Fitness Conference Half-Day (AM or PM - Includes 2 sessions.But, with this EFC Flash sale, anyone can go to www.efcnow.com, register for the Half Day (which includes two workouts, the Fit Expo and the FCC) and pay $25 when they enter the source code EFCFLASH at check out.

I always look forward to THeFitExpo.  I always come away fired up and ready to rock.  Check out their site for a complete list of events and celebrities and follow my blog and other social media handles as I will be sharing via social media during the two days of the expo.  Keep an eye out for the other FitFluential Ambassadors who will be attending TheFitExpo as well and feel free to say hello. 

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