30 Day Transformation

30 Day Transformation

30 Day Transformation

I’ve been working with Nicole for roughly 4 weeks now and the majority of changes made (nutritionally) haven’t even been from reducing volume/calories. Simply paying attention to the body and understanding what foods work better EACH individual will bring both you and your clients more success. What to pay attention to: How you actually feel before, during and after a meal Bloating or Gas (pressure) Proper Digestion (pay attention to the bathroom) Energy Levels Vs. Tired/Sluggish for no reason   Pay attention to the gut! -ajx

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Rotating Your Food Sources

Rotating Your Food Sources

Have you found yourself becoming bloated? Having stomach discomfort? Or even experiencing a lack of bowel movements? Well if any of these are the case, I have a question to ask you.   How often do you rotate food sources?    It is really easy to fall into the routine of consuming the same foods over and over again due to how easy they might be to prepare ahead of time or due to our personal preference for an acquired taste.     But did you know that to optimize overall health, wellness, and performance it’s important to make sure

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Three Keys To Success

Three Keys To Success

Preparation     Being prepared for anything in life is something that would help us all be successful at whatever our goals or intentions are. For fitness and nutrition however, it is crucial. Preparing your meals for days at a time or at least for the day ahead will improve your overall goals greatly. Personally, I see a lot of people including some clients when they first start on my programs fall short of being prepared. There can be all kinds of reasons to miss a meal, forget your supplements for pre or post workout or not have anything ready

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Clinical Sports Labs Review Clinical Protein

Clinical Sports Labs Review Clinical Protein

Let me start by saying I am not sponsored by this company nor am I a paid affiliate or rep. Being a personal trainer, coach and overall fitness and nutrition enthusiast, I am constantly researching and looking for the cleanest and most beneficial products on the market. When it comes to protein, I have not be able to find a product that mixed well, didn’t make me bloat, gave me discomfort and most importantly, tasted good.   I was introduced to Clinical Sports Labs when I met Mike Carrubba (founder and CEO) at a fitness competition. After I expressed my

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The Importance Of Fiber

The Importance Of Fiber

Fiber?   What’s the importance? Why do we need it? Benefits?   Between Whole Grain, Fruits, and Vegetables you would think that it is easy for the average person to hit their daily fiber needs. But unfortunately this is hardly the case. Due to low carbohydrate, and high protein diets the majority of use fail to meet these 30-35g requirements. Due to this inadequate intake of fiber we are putting ourselves at risk for number of health risks/implications such as high cholesterol, bowl irregularity, high blood pressure, weight management issues, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer.   So with all

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Training Tip – Adding Extra Sets

Many people (including myself in the past) just go through the motions when training. They have their program or routine that they follow to a “T” and never increase their weight, change their intensity or push for extra reps. If you’re wondering why your body isn’t changing, why you’re not getting stronger or your muscle endurance has plateaued, this is why.   If your program calls for 3 sets of 10 reps and you can actually hit 10 reps without a struggle, then you need to increase the weight. Using this method alone will change your entire workout greatly and

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The Life Of A Bikini Competitor

Alexandra Picano is one of our Diva Bikini Competitor’s who competed in her first competition in November for the WBFF and placed top 10 in a very difficult class.   Alex is a student at Salem State University where she is a pre-med, majoring in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a concentration in Biomedical. For an assignment in a Nutrition class, she decided to write about her journey as a first time competitor outlining the ups and downs of balancing diet and fitness while maintaining a “normal” life as a 19-year-old student.   “Life of a Bikini Competitor”

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Holiday Giveaway

Holiday Giveaway!   I am happy to share that AJX | AESTHETICS and Stack’d Pancakes have teamed up for a Holiday Giveaway!   On December 15th we will be announcing the winner and shipping out a Stack’d Pancake gift basket, which includes 1 package of peppermint mocha protein pancake mix, 1 package of gingerbread protein pancake mix, a mixing bowl, whisk and spatula. Along with this great gift basket you will also be receiving a custom 30-day fitness and nutrition program designed specifically for you created by AJXAESTHETICS!   Rules: Repost This Photo on Instagram Follow: @stackdpancakes and @aaustin_jamess Hashtag:

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Balancing Nutrition For The Holidays

Keeping your nutrition in check around holiday season is always very stressful. If you are not currently following a diet plan, usually this is the time when you say, “I will just wait until the holidays are over to start my diet.” Or, if you are currently following nutrition guidelines its usually “I will be fine I’ve been doing good. I can have a cheat day.” The worst part about both of these scenarios is that either way, the next day you will be dragging, lethargic, have no motivation and worst of all, you will have leftovers :-).   The

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F.E.A.R by Clinical Sports Labs

  My workouts have been powered by “F.E.A.R” by @clinicalsportslabs for a while now. 1 scoop keeps me focused, gives me great energy in the gym and helps with my recovery! I highly suggest this product to anyone looking for a good pre workout without all the bad side effects!    I am typically not a big pre-workout guy. This is due to the jittery, anxious, crawling out of your skin feeling that most pre-workouts give you. Being a huge fan of Clinical Sports Labs other products and discussing pre-workouts with Michael Carrubba (CEO and Founder), I decided to give it

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