Maintain Don't Gain this holiday season!
Did you work hard all spring, summer and fall on your run, faithfully getting your mileage in weekly so you could join the fun and test your PR on the weekend at all the local races, mud events and charity 5 and 10K's? Fantastic! Your commitment paid off, you built your endurance, improved your pace, made new friends, built a healthy heart, and most likely lost a few extra pounds.
But wait, it's mid November, the nights are getting colder and soon the snow will be falling, besides that, the air is filled with the tantalizing aromas of pumpkin spice latte, pecan pie and turkey stuffing. Are these factors starting to work against your hard earned run progress?
Bet they are, and it is only going to get worse before it is over! That is why we are coming to the rescue with the first ever Maintain Don't Gain Run Club Challenge! Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs has teamed with the UVC Run Club to offer a FREE solution to this time of the season. The main goal for many will be to not gain excess weight this season, but we'll actually offer two challenges for you to pick from, weight loss or muscle gain. Simple meal plans will vary depending on your selection.
This is how it works, believe us it's easy! You don't need any more stress or things to add to your to do list right now!
1. Sign up by clicking the following Get Started Today link right here. All we need for now is your name, phone and email and you are officially registered!
2. Great, what next? Call 719-599-7154 to schedule 20 minutes of your time for your private consultation with one of our Certified Fitness Nutrition Coaches. We'll do a quick, but very accurate fitness and nutrition assessment and let you know your precise body fat percentage, how many pounds you carry in fat and lean muscle, how hydrated you are, and what your BMI and BMR numbers are! This is painless, no pinching or skin fold testing required, we just lay our super high tech gizmo (Futrex 6100) on your bicep and within seconds your highly accurate assessment is complete. Our store is conveniently located in the UVC Shopping Center next to Bone Fish Grill.
3. Your consultation will include a discussion of your current nutrition, what your unique challenges are and how we could help.
4. You will receive a very general nutrition plan based up on the type of challenge you selected and your starting weight as a part of this FREE challenge.
5. Every other week we'll have you stop by for a 5 minute check in where we will redo the fitness assessment and you'll start seeing your body fat percentage going down instead of up!! Our store is located in the UVC Shopping Center and you are welcome to stop in on Monday evenings before your run.
The challenge is fun, easy and FREE and is valued at an amazing $179! A FREE Nutrition Plan & Fitness Assessment, your own expert coach, a total package valued at $179 all for FREE?
Why? Because we value our business relationships and have enjoyed working with the UVC Run Club over the past year and we don't want to see you experience the ever common fitness and nutrition set back that occurs over the busy holiday season! We want to help you manage the rest of the year so you are ready to launch toward your new fitness goals in 2014!
It's a contest so we'll also keep track of your progress and on December 30th we'll announce a overall winner for each challenge option:
Weight Loss Challenge Points:
If you select the weight loss challenge you will earn 5 points for every % of body fat lost and 1 point for every pound lost.
Muscle Gain Challenge Points:
If you select the muscle gain challenge you will earn 5 points for every pound gained, but lose 7 points per % of body fat gained!
We will select an overall winner for each challenge and make the announcement December 30! The winners will win a 4 pound Max Pro of their favorite flavor!
All UVC Run Club Maintain Don't Gain Challengers will receive the following from Max Muscle, 15% off product purchases, 50% off optional individual customized nutrition plans if the challenger determines they want additional support in the form of customized meal plans, counseling, and extra food choices.
Ready, set, go!!!
Click the Get Started Today link below to sign up today!
What do you have to lose?
The biggest sale of the year is happening November 16th - 17th right here at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs!
We want to say thank you to all our friends and family for their business support during 2013 and the best way to do that is with a BLOW OUT SALE!
Stop in this weekend Saturday and Sunday and Buy One Product at regular price and Get 40% all additional products! The way it works is like this- you buy one product at regular price and then stock up on as many different products as you want and earn 40% off of equal or lesser value items. As long as they are different products (we call that a Mix Sale) you are good to go! This is such a great deal that unfortunately we can't combine this with any other offers but it is bound to be the best deal available to you!
Also, if you spend over $100 you can get a FREE Blender Bottle or enjoy $10 off the ever popular 6 Pack Bag!
At Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs we value your business, we respect your time and friendship and just want to say "thank you!"
Saturday November 16, we are open from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm and on Sunday November 17 we are open from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm for your shopping pleasure! Certified Nutrition Coaches are available during these hours to answer your questions and make your sports nutrition shopping a breeze!
We are located in the University Village Center at 5102 North Nevada Ave. Ste #120, Colorado Springs, Co 80918 across the parking lot from Lowes and right next to Bonefish and Which Wich!
If you want to take advantage of this blow out sale but can't stop in Saturday or Sunday just give us a call at 719-599-7154 and we can take care of your order over the phone!
Honoring America's heroes with a Veterans Day Sale at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs!
A Special thank you to all Veterans, a sale at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs just for you on November 11, 2013!
Thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country. At Max Muscle Colorado Springs we are just a small local business that is family owned and operated but that doesn't mean we can't say thank you to all our local American Heroes in a big way!
Come in to Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs, at 5102 North Nevada Ave. Ste 120 (In the UVC Shopping Center) Colorado Springs, CO 80918 and show us your military ID! As a personal thank you for your sacrifice we'll offer you an amazing 30% OFF your entire purchase on November 11, 2013 excluding protein products which are ALREADY on sale!
If you haven't already shopped with us before this is a perfect opportunity to experience firsthand the top quality AMERICAN made products, the excellent service of our staff and the key differentiators that make Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs unique in this industry.
What makes us different?
1. Max Muscle products are AMERICAN made! We believe this is a very important feature because it provides top quality products made by hard working Americans just like yourself.
2. Max Muscle Sports Nutrition stands by its products and initiated a corporate quality ingredients guarantee (QIG) that has helped Max Muscle grow to be extremely well respected. The quality ingredients guarantee is our promise to you that what we say is in the ingredients, really is in the product. Again, this is where we place our reputation, on products that are effective, safe and actually are what we say they are!
3. We believe in something called the Max Muscle Experience, when you come into our store we want to get to know you, we'll ask you questions like, what are your goals, how are you working out, what does your nutrition look like, what are your challenges and what is holding you back from achieving your health and fitness goals? Only after we understand you and what makes you unique can we begin to use our expert training to offer you a total nutritional solution!
4. We believe in letting our clients try it before they buy it! What? Yes, you read that right! We sample our products right there in the store and will mix you up a protein shake for you to enjoy while you shop. This way when you leave the store you not only have had a very unique consultation, offered a solution to your problem, but you also have tasted our delicious products so you know you have selected and purchased something you are going to love.
5. Everything we do is based on great clean healthy nutrition. We offer FREE Nutritional Consultations (valued at $79) to all our clients and this includes a very high tech fitness assessment where we use the Futrex 6100 to calculate your body fat percentage. We'll be able to tell you exactly your body fat percentage, BMI, your level of hydration and your BMR and how much muscle and fat your frame is carrying down to the pound. With this kind of solid scientific baseline data we can accurately tell you if what you are doing is working or not. If it isn't we can create a Customized Nutrition Plan for you that will take your health and fitness to the next level! Nutritional Planning services are available for purchase in 6 week and 12 week packages.
Let us show you how we can help!
Thank you for your sacrifice and service, we are honored to serve you!
Dan and Jackie Classen
Owners of Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs
The experts at Max Muscle Colorado Springs understand the challenges of fall, all that football tailgaiting, Halloween candy, Thanksgiving pumpkin pie and Holiday cookies can add up in a hurry to your waistline! We are here to help!
We have put together a weight loss stack special for October that will help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals!
Stop in today at 5102 North Nevada Ave. #120 in the University Village Center Colorado Springs and let our Certified Nutrition Coaches help you get started today!
If you would like to schedule your FREE No Obligation Nutrition Consultation and Fitness Assessment click below! How much are you willing to lose?
Fitness and Fun go together when you partner two leading businesses like Max Muscle Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours!
At Max Muscle Colorado Springs our philosophy is pretty simple, we want to help our community be as healthy and fit as possible so that each and every one of us can enjoy an active lifestyle and fully utilize all the great sports and outdoor activities Colorado Springs has to offer! True to that intent the team at Max Muscle Colorado Springs works to forge relationships with the best businesses in town to help you- our clients enjoy life to the MAX! We know you take your health and fitness seriously, you eat well, workout out consistently, value the quality products we bring you at our Max Muscle Colorado Springs Sports Nutrition store but you also want to get out there and have some fun and that is what the newest partnership is all about!
Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours offers unforgettable adventures, spectacular views and active living all in one memorable bike ride! With the expert guides and top notch mountain bikes you can experience a once in a lifetime ride down Pikes Peak enjoying fresh mountain air, scenic vistas and heart pumping fun all in one ride!
Check out www.bikepikespeak.com and make your reservation today for your unforgettable adventure with Pikes Peak Mountain Bike Tours.
At Max Muscle Colorado Springs we are here to help you get into your best shape ever and our Customized Nutrition Coaches are happy to meet with you for your very own Customized Nutritional Consultation today. Click here to schedule your consultation.
Oktoberfest BOGO Bananza Sale! Stop by Max Muscle Colorado Springs at 5102 North Nevada Ave. #120, Colorado Springs, CO 80918 to take advantage of these amazing specials and talk with our Certified Nutrition Coaches today!
Fitness Origin The Original Sandpit and Max Muscle Colorado Springs: Healthy Living Partners
Max Muscle Colorado Springs staff works hard to bring you only the best in Colorado Springs. When it comes to your health and fitness we care about your well-being and work to partner with leading local businesses and form healthy living partnerships with only the very best in the area. We are excited to introduce you to Fitness Origin as one of these premium partnerships.
Are you tired of the same old gym concept? Are you dealing with a past injury that has prevented you from being able to go all out in your favorite sport or that makes you nervous to use certain gym equipment? Would you love to work with a trainer but don’t think you can afford one in a typical gym setting? Maybe you just want something new and different to offer your body a fresh challenge, look no further Fitness Origin, The Original Sandpit has what you are looking for right here in Colorado Springs.
Fitness Origin The Original Sandpit was created to meet the needs of all athletes whether you are just beginning or are an old pro, but the unique design of working all muscle groups in a grown up sized sandpit has revolutionized the fitness industry. The founders of Fitness Origin incorporate their Four Pillars into their unique and highly effective training system.
Fitness Origin Four Pillars:
“Happiness comes from picking the people, the attitude, the culture and the environment that eliminates excuses and empowers you to make the right choices. It’s all about accepting responsibility for your own body and fitness and finding a culture that supports you, that accepts you, that encourages and challenges you.” Fitness Origin.
“Just like learning anything, we need consistent practice and we need consistent guidance and support. Commit to working as hard as you need to for as long as you need to develop your “fitness competency." Fitness Origin.
“Like any shift in attitude, you’ll need to find support to help you push through and sustain motivation. The world is open to those of us who are willing to persist. And persistence, for many of us, comes from setting a plan in place and getting plugged into an environment that’s smart and supportive and eliminates excuses.” Fitness Origin.
“YOU CAN DO IT! We are all uniquely qualified to shape, form, and create whatever reality we want.” Fitness Origin.
Don’t let excuses hold you back any longer. If the time is right for a change and you are ready then check out http://fitnessorigin.com. On their website you can read about the science behind this innovative new system and you can read real life testimonials from members who have experienced Fitness Origin firsthand.
Let Max Muscle Colorado Springs help you with a Complimentary Nutrition Consultation and Assessment and if you are looking for a total body workout utilizing the innovative sandpit approach then click here for your free class at Fitness Origin, Fitness Origin
Don’t let the heat beat you
How to Build Lean Muscle
Cody came to us at Max Muscle Colorado Springs a few months ago with a not so unique challenge, but it’s one that doesn’t get as much attention, mainly how to maintain weight, build lean muscle and maintain a healthy diet while being stationed in Afghanistan as a member of the active duty military.
A lot of the time informational articles and blog stories are written on weight loss success stories but many of our clients have the opposite problem, they struggle to maintain weight, build lean muscle and sustain a healthy diet under stressful circumstances. Cody is a good example of just how challenging this can be. As a 19 year old who was deployed and stationed in Afghanistan his biggest problem was not burning through lean muscle as he worked hard in not so optimal conditions. When Cody came to us he listed a few main concerns,
Naturally lean and young, building muscle had always been a challenge, but never a real problem until he was deployed. Once he started the intense physical demands of training and carrying a heavy pack during patrols in the extreme heat Cody quickly determined it was very difficult to balance his needs to stay hydrated, eat a nutritionally sound diet, and get enough protein to not inadvertently burn his hard earned lean muscle for energy and maintain his energy.
Back at home in Montana and enjoying his mom’s delicious home cooked meals he simply had never had to work at balancing his nutritional needs before but with a physically demanding job and a very active metabolism Cody realized he quickly lost lean muscle, and couldn’t maintain weight under these new and stressful conditions. Another problem for Cody was having the energy to work out and lift weights at the end of a long hot difficult day was also a problem and yet he understood that he needed to continue to workout to increase endurance and strength. It became a catch 22 kind of situation. The harder he worked out and the more demanding his job as a soldier was the more he lost weight, certainly not his goal of building lean muscle and getting bigger.
This is when he reached out to us at Max Muscle Colorado Springs for suggestions.
What Supplements Should I Take If I Am A Soldier Looking to Build Muscle and Recover Faster?
Based upon this level of detail, Cody is obviously not trying to lose fat, he has extreme physical demands placed on him daily with his job and building lean muscle would help with his strength. Additionally, he really needs a good recovery plan so that he can be primed and ready to perform the next day.
We ran this question past Derek Hull, expert Sports Nutrition Specialist at MNSN in Colorado Springs. “Cody needs to recognize his supplementation needs fall into two categories, one recovery and one to supplement his pre and post workout in the gym.” says Derek.
Derek recommends the following for Cody.
Max Pro BCAA (Branch Chain Amino Acids):
Max Pro BCAA helps aid in physical recovery and specifically would help Cody recover from the strenuous aspect of his job. It is also a sustainable energy fuel that would help keep him properly fueled for an active day.
Max Pro BCAA’s can be used as both a pre and a post recovery tool. As a pre workout, this comprehensive formula is designed to support the energy fuels needed for high intensity and endurance workouts” Max Muscle Sports Nutrition.
Additionally, it will “give Cody a nice steady stream of energy fuel and recovery at the same time. This is a nice all natural energy without caffeine or stimulants” per Derek.
Furthermore, “This will help Cody have sustainable energy while out on missions carrying heavy gear and equipment” according to Hull.
Max Gluta Matrix (Glutamine Complex)
This is an excellent product for recovery and it is essentially three types of glutamine blended together for optimum absorption.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid found in the body and it plays two key roles, one is recovery and the other is digestion. Glutamine is very helpful in reducing muscle soreness.
“Cody can use both these products, Max Pro BCAA and Max Gluta Matrix, during his regular workday. He should mix these two products together, add water and sip on them during the day for sustainable energy and recovery. This will allow Cody to go longer and stronger and then recover faster so he can go do it again” explains Hull.
This section answers part of Cody’s supplementation question and gives him two products that work well together and will help give him energy and help with recovery and not have any stimulants that might impact work performance.
FBX Full Blown Extreme Pre Workout Creatine
This product gives athletes the energy, focus and pump they are looking for in a pre workout supplement. This product does contain caffeine and stimulants and is designed to be taken 20 minutes prior to a weight lifting and high intensity workout in a gym.
Max Arm Anabolic Recovery Matrix
This is an awesome post workout recovery product. Max Muscle ARM will give you the correct amount of protein and carbohydrates, along with Branch Chain Amino Acids, Glutamine and Creatine to aid with proper muscle recovery.
Max ARM is a fairly unique product, in fact, there is not much on the market that compare to Max ARM. There are lots of different proteins on the market but Max ARM is unique and effective because it contains not only protein but also BCAA’s, Glutamine and Creatine, it is like getting four products in one. Besides that it tastes great and mixes up in more of a juice consistency. It is easy on the stomach and very effective.
By pairing Full Blown Extreme and Max ARM you’ll have the energy to go in and have better and therefore more powerful workouts, which will help you accomplish your fitness goals faster. This combination of products would allow Cody to have more intense workouts in the gym weight lifting, which in turn would help him bulk up adding more lean muscle to his frame. The Max ARM will let him recover faster so he can get at it again fully charged the next day.
As a soldier, in active duty stationed overseas, Cody’s physical demands are fairly unique. The four supplements we discussed are basically a stack custom created for Cody and his unique fitness and sports nutrition needs.
According to Cody “I'd just like to thank Max Muscle Colorado Springs for their support and being so great with working with me on getting my supplements out here. When you are deployed you just have to do the best you can and improvise. Supplements really help you maintain and recover much faster”
Thank you Cody for your service to our country, it is our pleasure to help you with your nutritional goals!
If you have a question you would like to ask the experts at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs send it to us at email@example.com
We are excited to introduce our newest healthy living fitness partner Hands On MAT, Mr. Jeremy Hands. The brochure below explains how MAT therapy can help you optimize performance, prevent injury, speed recovery and relieve discomfort!
MAT therapy lasts for approximately one hour and can be repeated as often as necessary to achieve maximum results. Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) "is a revolutionary, non-invasive approach to the assessment and correction of muscular imbalances. It can help non athletes and athletes maximize physical performance and improve recovery.
Mark your calendars for Oct. 12 and stop by Max Muscle Colorado Springs to experience the healing and recovery of MAT therapy first hand. Jeremy will be in our store from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm doing demonstrations and answering your questions. Come to Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Colorado Springs at 5102 North Nevada Ave. #120 Colorado Springs, C) 80920. We are located in the University Village Center across from Lowes and next to Bonefish Grill.
In the meantime check out his page Hands On MAT on Facebook and check out the brochure which explains how it works and why you need to give it a try.
Some Things Just Get Better with Age
(Photo Credit LMJ Creative Expressions)
Winston Johnson is what you might call a late bloomer, someone who the older he gets the more confidently he approaches his life, relationships and goals. Winston is proof that sometimes you just get better with age. In fact, Winston didn’t even begin his current fitness journey until he was nearly 50 years old, proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Winston is an easy to like kind of guys guy. He’s rugged, funny, and he’s comfortable in his body and it’s a body he’s worked very hard to earn. Born in Moab Utah, March 10, 1955 and raised in Colorado he’s always been athletic and as a kid played virtually every sport, but his youthful passion was always wrestling. In fact, he was offered a scholarship at Western State out of high school for wrestling, but decided instead to start a career with the Union Pacific Railroad where he’s worked for years as a welding foreman.
Just because Winston was always interested in sports and worked hard at a physically demanding career doesn’t mean he was always in great shape or had the best of healthy living habits. Winston was much like the rest of us; he worked long hard hours on the job, started a family and tried to juggle the stresses of life.
Winston came from a large family, he’s one of 13 kids and has 8 sisters and 4 brothers but hard times and hard living also created a strong family history of alcohol addictions, lung disease and cancer. Winston faced these challenges including life as a single parent to two small children. Life wasn’t easy, but you do what you have to do to make it work. Years ago Winston gave up drinking.
At about age 50, pushing 180 -190 pounds at 5 foot 7 inches, as an out of shape middle aged guy Winston announced to his grown son that he was going on vacation to Mexico in a couple of months for a friends wedding and he needed to hit the gym so he could get his “6 pack back.”
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His son laughed at him and said he couldn’t do it! Now this sounds a bit heartless and cruel, but Winston says it was actually the opposite and that his son knew him well and understood this was exactly what he needed at the time – a push in the right direction, a little motivation so to speak. Winston’s son and daughter have been nothing but his best supporters over the years but his son seemed to know inherently that this kind of response would get under his dad’s skin. Winston does not like to be told he can’t do something.
(Photo Credit LMJ Creative Expressions)
Hell bent on proving to the world he could get his 6 pack back Winston got busy doing the only thing he knew to do- run and do abdominal work. “I reverted to what I used to do as a young wrestler, we’d run and do core work. So I ran and ran. I was doing daily runs and then 2 hours of abdominal work per night, but I wasn’t eating nearly enough and certainly not eating clean. I didn’t understand the nutrition part, nor did I know how proper supplementation could help me maximize my results” according to Johnson.
While Winston got busy working out, he wasn’t doing it correctly and consequently he lost lean muscle along with excess fat. In the end, he took the vacation, leaner but not with the 6 pack he’d envisioned.
After the trip it was his friend Becka Morrissey who first got him interested in competing while he cheered her on at her first competition. She introduced Winston to her friend Luis Santa, a pro, and it was Luis who saw something special in Winston and encouraged him to eat and train properly. Winston was intrigued and agreed to follow Luis’s plan to the 9th degree.
Under the guidance of a seasoned professional Winston started eating to gain muscle and Luis and his friend Robert Mitchell started training him in the gym. He learned to eat more and to eat better. He learned discipline and how to lean down and develop muscles.
(Photo Credit LMJ Creative Expressions)
Two years after his son told him he couldn’t get his 6 pack back Winston competed on stage at a lean 138 pounds at the Colorado Natural Championships and took home 2nd place in the Open and 3rd in the Masters. This was 8 years ago and it felt very good to prove to himself and everyone else that it’s never too late to be your very best.
Today at 58 years old, Winston is just getting better with every year. In the past 12 months he’s changed up his training and nutrition once again thanks to the help from his girlfriend and IFBB Pro, Delia-Pashaii McNeil who finally got him to see how he needed to cut cardio training back even more and vastly increase his protein consumption an overall calories. Last year Winston went from competing at 143 pounds to hitting the stage on July 19, 2013 at the USA’s at 165 pounds confidently taking 10th place in the Masters.
How does a guy 57 years old put on 22 pounds of lean muscle naturally in a year? According to Winston, “with a ton of hard work, focused discipline, a 6500 calorie clean nutrition plan and great supplements. That’s how!”
According to Winston, “I had to eat and eat right and I had to put in the hard time at the gym, religiously, there is no easy way or magic pill.”
For his recent competition in Pittsburgh, Winston trained daily in the gym for 2 hours working on one body part and he took every third day off to recover. He ate every 2-½ hours, not an easy task for a man who travels days at time and works on the railroad. Finding a gym to workout in is even a challenge as he often works days at a time in remote rural areas in Wyoming and Kansas!
What’s ahead for this master of the Masters? He’s not stopping anytime soon and he’s in the best shape of his life, has forged life long friendships and has a team of family and friends who believe in him. Winston has his eye on the 2014 Nationals and intends to earn his pro card by age 59! He also intends to prove to all the nonbelievers out there that he can gain an amazing additional 20 pounds of lean muscle and step up on stage next July in Pittsburg lean and well defined.
Winston knows he earned his body with hard work and with the great friendship and support of his children and guys like Luis Santa, Robert Mitchell, Kenny Grier, Ken Meritt and his lovely girlfriend and nutrition coach Delia-Pashaii McNeil.
After years of learning to read his body Winston can finally say he knows his body and how it reacts to nutrition, weights and proper supplementation, but it took years to fine-tune this process.
His friend and mentor Luis Santa first saw the potential 8 years ago and once told Winston “what I see in you is a champion and if you’ll listen to me I’ll tell you how to do it.” Winston listened, he believed and he worked damn hard, but he’s living proof that some things just get better with age!
At Max Muscle Colorado Springs we are honored to sponsor Winston and his goals with great products and nutritional support. If you are interested in achieving your best, regardless of your age or starting point come see us. We are here to help you be the best you can be.
Special thanks to (Photo Credit LMJ Creative Expressions) and Winston Johnson.