Have you ever been so busy before you work out that you A) Forget to eat or B) Grab the first thing in sight? Well if you could see me now, I am raising my hand to both of these. Before I worked out I always grabbed a granola bar and a bottled water and would eat it in the car on the way to the gym. That is if I remembered to grab them! However, when I sat down and chatted with the 12’s Founder Josh he quickly informed me that, that was a NO! NO!
Josh shared with me that “Your body needs fuel especially during high intensity exercise. Our bodies are highly dependent on carbohydrates for fuel during intense workouts. If it doesn’t have carbs readily available, it will go to the next best source of fuel which is muscle. If you are burning muscle in your workouts it will ultimately hurt you when it comes to lowering your overall body fat. In short—don’t miss those pre-workout carbs!”
Here is an example of what we should be eating Pre-Workout! Chocolate Oats
- Add 1/3 cup of Steel Cut Oats and 1/2 cup of water to a shaker cup.
- Put in microwave for 1 minute. Keep an eye on the cup making sure it doesn’t boil over. You may need to add a few seconds until the water just begins to boil depending on your microwave.
- Take the cup out of the microwave and add one scoop of chocolate protein powder. The cup will be hot.
- Fill the cup up with cold water.
- Put on the lid and shake until all the contents are well mixed.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Now you may ask yourself, what is the 12? The 12 offers dynamic Afterburn Group Training Classes and highly personalized Afterburn Nutrition Coaching for sustainable healthy living. Combining the latest innovations in the fitness industry with scientifically proven, individualized nutrition formulas, members of The 12 discover results like they have never before seen. Leading the industry through their comprehensive approach, The 12’s multidimensional platform was created specifically to educate men and women of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels on how to effectively train and nourish their bodies for optimum performance. By combining these principles with each member’s unique motivating factors, The 12 is able to help guide and shape each person’s journey; assisting them in achieving their target fitness level, while also setting them up for success to ensure they can maintain their lifestyle for the future. Fueled by results and driven by community, The 12’s signature Afterburn Group Training Classes are available at both of their distinctive locations in Irvine and Costa Mesa. Their Afterburn Nutrition Center is located in Irvine servicing clients all over the country. Offering both one-on-one nutritional coaching as well as their respected 12 Week Fitness Challenge (available 3 times per year for individuals and corporate wellness programs alike) The 12’s certified team of professionals strategically works to assist each person in embracing their desired health-inspired lifestyle.
The 12’s Afterburn Nutrition Coaching was developed to support the distinctive need for highly customized, results oriented meal planning. Recognizing that our daily nutritional intake can make or break our weight loss or overall health goals, every level of this essential program was designed to effectively correct, address and enhance each person’s nutrition. Providing fundamental education and training on how to eat properly for each person’s body type, fitness level and lifestyle, our signature Afterburn Nutrition Coaching program has proven to be a critical element in helping people get back and stay on track.
Carefully crafted to set each person up for sustainable success, our team of certified nutrition experts are committed to helping you look, feel and perform at your best through optimal nutrition. With three dynamic programs available including our signature Foundations, Premium, and Hybrid, these distinctive programs were specifically designed to assist clients with varied levels of fitness goals and nutritional needs.
After sitting with Josh for what seemed like 5 minutes ( really was more like 2 hours ) I didn’t want to leave. He was so knowledgeable and willing to answer EVERY question I had! I learned WHY I needed to eat right as well as what foods to eat and why. A lot of people get confused here, me included. For a long time I thought I was eating right but I wasn’t. Trainers in the past never really taught me the meaning of eating right and why it’s important. If we don’t understand why we need to eat right, we aren’t going to do it. Just like with anything else in life. This really got to me.
Being that I am “REALLY” pregnant, I haven’t tried a class. However, once Harper is here you better believe you will see me working out at The 12! I got to sit in on one of the sessions and it looked like so much fun. It was electrifying just being in the room. I wanted to jump up and join in! I haven’t seen anything like this in OC.
Here is The Afterburn Training and Club Membership Pricing:
10 Sessions: $175 $17.50 per session
20 Sessions: $265 $13.25 per session
30 Sessions: $375 $12.50 per session
50 Sessions: $600 $12.00 per session
Unlimited + Club Access $229
Club Membership: $39.99
1 Year Club Membership: $399.99
Afterburn Nutrition Consultations are FREE and to schedule people can contact Nikki Boyd, The 12’s Director of Nutrition at Nikki@The12.com