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Finish Fit boot camp has demonstrated to me that I am VERY capable of pushing my body to its limits. Prior to starting the class I was nervous because it had been a really long time since I had been physically active. With Finish Fit I am now 5 pounds away from my pre-baby weight, something I had been trying to lose for two years! Thanks Lauren, Brett and Armen for helping me lose 10 pounds in four weeks!

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David Binns
My name is David Binns. I began working out three years ago and while I was able to lose weight, I still lacked tone. I began lifting but only showed very small results after a year. Since I have started training with Armen, I have gained about 8 lbs of muscle in a short 3 months. I have more energy, better stamina, and my workout regimen has improved as well to be more rounded. These are things that I tried to do myself by reading books on the subject but that I am now convinced only comes with years experience and an extended education in training. These are both things that Armen possesses and has used to guide me to very favorable results. Using his advice I have improved my diet, and focused on foods that help burn fat and build muscle. My workouts have reached new levels with him pushing me to attain the best results. Armen has also helped me to create a workout schedule for the whole week, not just at personal training. I would recommend personal training to anyone who wants fast results that last.

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With these snacks, you’ll get an extra energy boost—quick!

With so many snack options out there, it can be tricky to find healthy ones. Pre-packaged snacks or those you find in the vending machine are often high in calories, sodium, and unhealthy fats and low in fiber, protein, and nutrients. Sure, those unhealthy options may taste good and fill you up enough to last until your next meal, but those highly processed snack foods contribute to weight gain, health problems, and low energy.

Ever wonder why you feel tired all the time? There’s a good chance it’s related to the foods you eat. The right snack may be the boost you need to focus, get work done, and power through your busy day.

Instead of reaching for pre-packaged, highly processed snack foods that do your body no favors, make the effort to eat one of these healthy snack options.

Nuts and Seeds

Filled with fiber, healthy fats, and protein that work fill you up and give you energy, nuts and seeds are also rich in valuable nutrients. You never know when you’ll crave a snack, so keep a stash in the car, at your desk, or in the kitchen cabinets for a quick and simple snack that’s crunchy and salty. Whether you prefer almonds, walnuts, cashews, pecans, or peanuts, you can’t go wrong when it comes to nuts. Just remember that they’ve got quite a few calories, so enjoy them, but enjoy them in moderation.

Greek Yogurt

Thanks to individual serving-size containers, yogurt manufacturers have made it easy to eat yogurt as a snack on-the-go. Unfortunately, many yogurts are dangerously delicious, filled with exorbitant amounts of added sugars. If you have a thing for yogurt, Greek yogurt is typically a healthier bet. High in protein, Greek yogurt is an energizing, cold snack. Just make sure to enjoy the varieties made with minimal amounts of added sugar. Then add fruit, nuts, or granola for an extra energy boost.

Fruits and Veggies

When you need a pick-me-up snack, you can’t go wrong with fruits and vegetables. Low in calories and high in fiber and nutrients, fruits and vegetables are one of the easiest snacks to grab on the go. To make fruits and veggies a regular part of your snacking routine, keep easy-to-eat options on hand. Apples, bananas, oranges, grapes, berries, carrot sticks, pepper slices, cucumber slices, or celery sticks are all great ideas. Get an even bigger energy punch by dipping it in hummus or nut butter.

Popcorn

Made of whole-grains, air-popped popcorn is a complex carb that fills you up and keeps your blood sugar levels stable long-term. Avoid adding much butter or salt, which can quickly make popcorn a not-so-healthy snack. Instead, add spices or herbs for extra flavor. Made this way, popcorn is low in calories, which means you can fill up on it without feeling guilty. Pop your own popcorn or choose a low-fat, single-serve microwavable variety to keep on hand.

Energy Bars

Have an upcoming athletic event and need to fuel your body? A convenient way to boost energy is with an energy bar. Reach for an energy bar made with all-natural ingredients like dried fruit, nuts, and whole grains and without unnecessary added sweeteners or artificial ingredients. Not planning to push your body hard anytime soon? You’ll be better off skipping the energy bar.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

The white and yolk of an egg provide an amazing combination of healthy fats, protein, and nutrients. Scrambled or poached eggs are good for you, but aren’t readily available. Hard-boiled eggs, on the other hand, are easy to eat as a snack on-the-go. Once a week, take a few minutes to hard-boil enough eggs to keep on hand for the week ahead.

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