The corporate office recently flew me out to Barbados to stay at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Bridgetown for a little R & R. There was nonstop entertainment from the minute I got off the plane. Starting with the cab driver named Basil(pronounced Baazil) who insisted that the steering wheel on the right side and driving down the left side of the road was the correct way(we have it backwards in the US. LOL!); to the mischievous green monkeys at the Wildlife Reserve who took one of the travelers passports and ran up a tree with it(it took them about an hour to coax the little guy down with some food). I enjoyed some delicious food and met some really nice people. If you’re ever in Barbados, make sure to check out the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, Harrison’s Cave, and Grenade Hall Forest & Signal Station. And make sure to use Andrew Maynard of Ambitious Tours & Taxi Services for all your transportation needs. Andrew was a great tour guide and very reasonably priced! Click here for more pictures.
Training Innovations recently had our eleventh annual Christmas party. We would like to say thanks to all of our clients and friends who were able to attend. We really appreciate your continued support. A special thanks goes out to Garcia’s Kitchen for catering the event. Awards were given to clients that lost 25lbs or more and 50lbs or more. This year we also gave awards to clients who gained 20lbs of muscle or more. A most improved physique award was given to both a male and female recipient. Also new this year was a trainer of the year award. And we had our usual raffle giveaway with lots of great prizes including a new sports car for a grand prize that kept everybody in their seats with anticipation until the end of the night. A spectacular time was had by all.
The corporate office recently flew me out to Hawaii to stay at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa for a little R & R. I enjoyed eating new foods, visiting new places, and meeting some really nice people. And of course, what would Hawaii be without experiencing a couple of Luau’s! Click here for more pictures.
Training Innovations would like to congratulate Roger Mendez for the amazing transformation he’s made while training with us. Roger has lost over 135lbs. His incredible changes have even gotten him national attention as he is featured in the May/June issue of Weight Watchers magazine. Way to go Roger!!! It’s really great to see all of your hard work and dedication paying off! Click here for more pictures. Click here to see Weight Watchers interview with Roger.
Body Fortress recently flew me out to the 2015 Mr. Olympia Competition held September 18th and 19th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. The completion was incredible as usual. And the fitness expo was amazing as well. The fitness expo was held in conjunction with the competition at the Las Vegas Convention Center and gave the fans and opportunity to meet and greet their favorite athletes. They also got the chance to sample some of the latest and greatest supplements on the market. All in all it was a great, fun filled weekend and a terrific opportunity for me to meet and greet many new fans and friends.
Training Innovations would like to congratulate Cheyenne Ntiforo, Natalia Rael, Suzette Williamson, Sarah Escalante, Marcus Patterson, and Jordan Moore for their impressive performance at the 2015 Mr. New Mexico/Mid-USA bodybuilding, fitness, figure, physique, and bikini championships held on June 27th in the Kiva auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Cheyenne won first place in the open figure D class in both the New Mexico and Mid-USA, and first place in the overall figure division. Natalia won first place in the open bikini B class in both the New Mexico and the Mid-USA, and first place in the overall bikini division. Suzette won first place in the 35 and over figure division in both the New Mexico and Mid-USA. Sarah took fifth place in the open bikini B class in the New Mexico which was a great accomplishment considering this was only her first competition. Marcus took second place in the open men’s physique A class. And Jordan took first place in the open men’s physique B class. Congratulations to all of you for representing Training Innovations so well! All the hard work is really paying off!
Body Fortress recently flew me out to the 2015 Dennis James Classic held at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, AZ on Saturday, May 23rd. The Dennis James Classic is an NPC National Qualifier open to all amateur athletes and features bodybuilding, men’s physique, women’s physique, figure, and bikini divisions. Body Fortress gave out samples of our Super Advanced NOS Blast and our Super Advanced Whey Protein Isolate. We also gave away free Hydrator bottles, shaker cups, sample packets of our Super Advanced NOS Blast. I had an awesome time and got to meet many new fans and friends. Click here for more pictures.
Body Fortress recently flew me out to the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic and Fitness Festival held in Columbus Ohio March 5th - March 8th. The Arnold Sports Festival is the largest multisport event in the world with over 175,000 visitors in attendance each year. During the four days an estimated 18,000 athletes compete in 46 sporting events of all kinds including archery, boxing, fencing, gymnastics, martial arts, track and field, and wrestling to name just a few. Body Fortress was one of several hundred vendors in attendance giving out samples of our new products to all of the fitness enthusiasts. We gave samples of our Super Advanced Whey Protein isolate, Super Advanced NOS Blast, our High Performance Creatine, and our new chocolate flavored Mass Gainer. We also had a couple of dipping stations set up where we gave away prizes for the male and female who could do the most dips. Arnold Schwarzenegger himself stopped by the booth for a picture with the team. I had an unbelievable time and got to meet many new fans and friends. Click here to see the pictures!
Body Fortress recently flew me out to the 2015 LA Fit Expo held at the LA Convention Center the weekend of February 6th – February 8th. Body Fortress was giving samples of our Super Advanced NOS Blast, our High Performance Creatine, our strawberry flavored Whey Protein Isolate, and our chocolate flavored Mass Gainer. We also had a couple of dipping stations and a spider box punching bag machine where we gave away prizes for the male and female who could do the most dips and who could hit the bag the hardest. I had an amazing time and got to meet many new fans and friends. Click here for more pictures.
Body Fortress recently flew me out to the 2014 Mr. Olympia Competition held September 19th and 20th at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas Nevada. This Mr. Olympia was different than Mr. Olympia’s of the past for a couple of reasons. First, this was the 50th anniversary of Joe Weider’s Mr. Olympia competition. And second, my brother was competing in the show. The show was very competitive and exciting featuring only the best bodybuilders and fitness athletes in the world. When the dust settled my brother did an awesome job of representing New Mexico and Training Innovations proud! Congratulations Jojo on a great showing in your first Mr. Olympia contest!
The Mr. Olympia Fitness Expo also took place the same weekend at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Expo was held earlier in the day for fans to come out and meet some of their favorite athletes and also to get a chance to try the latest and greatest supplements on the market. The Body Fortress booth was swarmed as usual with our pull up challenge and quick punching the pads challenge. I had the pleasure of working with my Body Fortress team mates and also had the opportunity to meet and greet lots of new fans and friends. I had an unforgettable weekend and look forward to being a part of it again next year!