Jon Brandi

The First Step to Better Living

How getting a coach can transform your wellness journey.

By Jon Brandi

If you took some time to reflect upon it, are you getting the results you are looking to achieve in regards to the following?
  • losing weight
  • eating better
  • moving better
  • feeling better
  • building muscle
  • improving health markers

If not, have you considered coaching? After all, high performing executives, creatives, professional athletes and teams use coaching to help them get superior results.

At Brandi Fitness we do fitness differently. Sure we do events, classes and training sessions but the real special sauce of what we do is coaching, which has been the primary impetus in getting our clients sustainable results.

Personally, both Cassie and I have experienced how profoundly helpful coaching has been to growing our marriage and business.

Coaching is a forward-focused collaborative process of discovery which includes:

  • identifying and removing barriers to open new pathways of possibilities
  • a deeper sense of clarity on what to do next
  • built in accountability & encouragement to support continual progress

Coaching looks different for everybody and that is why a personalized approach can be so powerful.

We understand that life can be a juggling act which is why we specialize in a personalized holistic coaching approach (including lifestyle, activity and nutrition) to help those we work with live, move, and feel better. Throughout the process, we guide you to discovering & adopting solutions to make healthier living fit your lifestyle – not the other way around.

Recently we have expanded our offerings to help you get results that last.

With Brandi Fitness Training and Wellness Services you can:

  • live anywhere (online and in person coaching options)
  • have a VERY BUSY life and still make progress
  • keep your current gym membership, classes & routine or do training at home
  • train with us if you want to build skills and technique to optimize your results
  • live DIET FREE & continue enjoying the foods you like
  • keep your food preferences – vegan, vegetarian, etc.

Interested in chatting about what a personalized holistic coaching approach might look like for you in your life? We would love to set up a time for a quick chat free of charge and no pressure whatsoever. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Fill out this questionnaire and we will be in touch to schedule a time to meet, call or video chat!

How to Choose Safe & Effective Supplements

Tips for choosing the best supplements.

By Jon Brandi

When choosing a supplement to support your health and goals. It is important to ask the following questions related to quality, potency, and purity:

  • Do the ingredients reflect accurately what is in the package/bottle?
  • Are the ingredients included safe?
  • Is the supplement free of harmful ingredients (mercury, pharmaceuticals, etc)?
  • Does it include a clinically effective dose that in studies has shown to produce the outcome you are looking to achieve?

I think we can all agree that what goes into our body matters. We only offer supplement brands that have strict in house quality standards, provide clinically effective dosages, and carry international third party certifications like the ones in the image to the left. This way, you can rest assured that what you are taking is safe, and what is on the label is what you are getting in your product.

Contact us here for more information about the supplements that we offer or to learn more about our nutrition coaching & supplement guidance. 

Till next time!

Coach Jon

How to Gain Healthy Weight

Maximize muscle and minimal fat gain.

By Jon Brandi

Hey BFit Nation, Happy New Year! Did you make any resolutions or set any goals for 2017? Have you been staying on track with them? I heard a statistic the other day that within two weeks after the ball drops,  motivation starts to drop and habits return to the patterns of the previous year. If you need help with your plan or staying accountable for your health and fitness goals please contact us here and we will be glad to help you get back on track to your goals again!

I am underweight and have trouble gaining healthy weight. Being gluten and dairy free makes this even more challenging. Any ideas for calorie dense GF (Gluten free) & Dairy free meals or snacks?
-Tim L

Great question Tim, I am going to assume that by gaining healthy weight you mean maximum muscle and minimal fat gain? If not let me know in the comments LOL. I totally understand your concern. I, like you, was underweight for a large portion of my 20s and it all came down to me not eating enough. I needed to find a way to incorporate some nutritious calorie dense foods.

First and foremost, in order to gain weight you need to take in more energy (food). I would recommend slowly adding more food in every week or two so your body has time to adjust to the increase in calories.

Here are some great nutrient dense fat & carb options:

FATS:

CARBS:

The healthy fats in the foods above help support optimal hormone levels and minimize fat gain. The carbs are great if your body can handle them and you are doing strength training on a regular basis. If you start to notice more bodyfat gain then back off of them a bit.

Here are some tried and true recommendations to help you gain healthy weight:

  • Eat multiple times day: 5-6 meals if possible
  • Be sure to get 1-2 palm sizes of protein (or 1-2 scoops protein powder) in at each meal. (Here are some fantastic vegan chocolate & vanilla protein powder options)
  • If it gets to be too much to eat solid food at each meal – you can substitute some super shakes in there for up to two of your meals as well.
  • For more information on how to best build your meals DOWNLOAD THIS FREE Nutrition for Busy Professionals Guide and check out Step 2. I am willing to bet you are the “I” body type and it will give you guidelines on how to eat.

Finally – I would recommend at least 3 days of strength training each week to serve as a stimulus to build muscle. 1-2 cardio sessions a week is ok but try not to exceed that. If you stay consistent with that you will be lean, mean, and green in no time! (well maybe not green…)

If you need help with a good program just let us know!

I hope this helps, Tim! If you have any more questions please feel free to leave a comment or contact us here.

If you would like to know more about healthy eating, I encourage you to check out our Wellness Services. We offer coaching in the areas of fitness, nutrition, meditation & lifestyle. Learn more here and sign up for a FREE 15 minute assessment

Have a question you would like to ask? We are happy to help! Follow us on social media (see links at the bottom of the page) or contact us here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dedicated to your health!

Coach Jon