FREE Nutritional Protein Shakes After Class At The Roworx Studio

Roworx ‘Frappee Friday’ has become so popular that we have decided to extend the offer of FREE nutritional shakes to 3 times a week! When I am teaching class Monday… Wednesday… And Friday at 9:30 AM… I want everyone to have the best experience and nutrition possible. I will be exclusively offering these healthy protein shakes at the Roworx Studio/ Warehouse Location at 1347 Loma Ave. Our Roworx philosophy is that only with proper exercise and nutrition can an individual accomplish their fitness goals sooner. At Roworx we will only use the finest ingredients in our shakes immediately after class that includes organic blueberries, strawberries, bananas, walnuts, almonds, spinach, carrots, apples, and 3 servings of the Juice Plus Complete Protein Powder. This Juice Plus Complete Product is the best of the best when it comes to protein and vegetable supplementation.


The REAL Scoop On Protein Shakes

Although the average person doesn’t need to worry about getting adequate amounts of protein, having weight loss surgery makes protein shakes essential (this is especially true for patients who have had gastric bypass as they will not absorb protein very well.) Athletes and weekend warriors often drink protein shakes because they have been brainwashed into thinking they are healthy or because they think the protein shakes will somehow help them build bigger muscles or burn more fat (which isn’t true!) The problem is, many protein shakes are made from artificial, nutrient-poor ingredients.

ALWAYS!! Read the Ingredients List

Throughout my life and training hard for so many years I have consumed many different nutritional and supplemental products in order to increase my athletic performance. I was curious as I looked up Myoplex Original Shake Ingredients and found stuff I didn’t like one bit including dairy creamer with corn oil, corn maltodextrin, artificial flavors, and milk protein isolate. It’s bad enough Myoplex contains highly processed, nutrient-poor ingredients but just as bad is that it is completely devoid of disease-fighting, immune-supporting plant-based phytonutrients and anti-aging antioxidants. Myoplex is simply a highly processed food product. If you read the Nutrition Facts on Myoplex you’d think you were getting a healthy product, but the Nutrition Facts are highly misleading and tell you absolutely nothing about the intrinsic nutritional properties of the food. The Nutrition Facts don’t tell you anything about whether the food is actually healthy or not. The Nutrition Facts will only tell you about the macronutrient content (carbs, fats and protein) of the food, but they tell you absolutely nothing about the micronutrient and phytonutrient (also called phytochemical) content. I never thought of taking ‘all natural’ products or organic when I was younger… I just always wanted more or to feel a positive difference in my athletic ability. Products such as Creatine and other special protein powders actually hindered my performance as ‘more’ was not necessarily better. In one physical testing on the Concept 2 rowing machine in college my whole body cramped up during the physical test and I nearly lost my spot on the team as I told my coach I could no longer continue with the workout. My coach replied ‘then I believe your chances of making the boat this year are gone… you’re out’ he said. I immediately did everything I could in order to continue with the physical testing and took a hard look at my supplementation and quit taking most supplements shortly afterwards. The message here is that you need to keep things simple and eat more fruits and vegetables and not to try and take ‘shortcuts’ like I did and end up hurting yourself in the end.

Phytonutrients Make A Shake SUPER Healthy

Phytonutrients that are used in all the Juice Plus products from real fruits and vegetables are disease-fighting substances found only in plant-based foods. You want a shake made with lots of phytonutrient-rich plant-based foods including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and legumes. This is because phytonutrients not only help protect the plant, but also you, the plant-eater. Plant-based foods contain literally hundreds of different phytonutrients that work on many different cellular levels to optimize health. The greater variety of phytonutrients you get, the better protection you have. Juice Plus offer over 27 different kinds of fruits, vegetables, and berries in their ingrediants. Phytonutrients are one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants; they work to prevent both visible and cellular aging. Scientific evidence supports the value of phytonutrients in preventing and treating at least three leading causes of premature death including cancer, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Juice Plus has over 20 scientific studies that prove the fruits, vegetables, and berries get absorbed into your system! Phytonutrients also enable your body to burn fat faster by stimulating PPAR’s (peroxisome proliferator activated receptors). PPAR’s reduce fat-storing insulin levels and even lower cholesterol. Phytonutrients are plant based sterols that act as precursors to human sterols. They act to modulate the human endocrine system. One of the most important human sterols is Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA). Scientific research reveals that adequate DHEA in the body can slow the aging process, and prevent, improve, and even often reverse conditions such as cancer, heart disease, memory loss, obesity, and osteoporosis. DHEA blood levels peak between ages 20 to 25 years and then decline with age in both men and women.

Note: Animal foods do not contain phytonutrients so any shake made with animal foods (such as milk or whey protein) is not going to include phytonutrients.

The Healthy Juice Plus+ Complete Shake

I discovered the Juice Plus+ company from a general surgery patient of Andy’s (Tony DeMaio, who has since become a good family friend of ours.) If you aren’t familiar with it, Juice Plus+ is a “whole food” product containing fruits and vegetables in a capsule form and is extremely rich in phytonutrients. Juice Plus+ has a tremendous amount of clinical research behind their product line. My husband was so impressed with the product that he began recommending it to his patients (we were also one of the keynote speakers at the Juice Plus+ International Conference last year in Memphis.) In addition to loving  the Juice Plus+ capsules we also discovered (and love!) the Juice Plus+ Complete shake formula.The Juice Plus+ Complete is a whole-food based shake that is very rich in phytonutrients. It’s a vegan protein-rich shake made from a vegetable protein blend (including chickpea powder, rice protein, tofu powder), 8 different fruits (apples, oranges, pineapple, cranberry, peach, acerola cherry, papaya), “super” greens including spirulina, kelp and wheat grass, and 8 different vegetables (carrot, parsley, beet, broccoli, kale, cabbage, spinach and tomato). Juice Plus+ Complete delivers whole foods nutrition with a superior phytonutrient profile. It’s simply a super healthy nutrient-dense shake for kids, active adults, and seniors.

Protein Content in Juice Plus+ Complete Verse Myoplex And Other Proteins

In case you are curious, per 100 calorie serving the vegetable-protein based, phyotnutrient-rich Juice Plus+ Complete contains 13 grams of protein and the Myoplex contains 14 grams of protein.

Here’s how we can all get MORE Fruits And Vegetables in our system every single day!!!

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Jack Nunn

Jack Nunn is the head trainer and owner of Roworx. Jack is a former national team rower who has competed in more than 100 triathlons, including 9 full Ironmans. He has created a system of rowing that prepares the whole body for both competition and fitness longevity.

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