As a personal trainer and boot camp instructor at FitNation Carlsbad, Julien Joyner is always on the lookout for healthy, clean snacks to fit his vegan lifestyle. Two months ago, Julien and his wife Jennifer tried NuGo bars for the first time when they finally found NuGo at their local Sprouts. They tried a few flavors, and then went back the next day to buy a box.
Julien loves NuGo Dark Chocolate Pretzel as well as NuGo Slim Crunchy Peanut Butter. Jennifer is also a boot camp instructor at FitNation, “the ultimate outdoor beach workout.” They both eat NuGo bars in between classes to refuel as well as when they go hiking. “Plus we work out at the gym almost every day and a NuGo bar always comes handy as a post workout protein intake,” said Julien. On a typical week, that adds up to about 20 NuGo bars!
Julien explained what features are important to him in a snack. “My active lifestyle always requires a lot of energy, and often I need some quick snacks to refuel my body without feeling too full. As a vegan and sports-oriented person, I have to watch my protein intake all the time and the calories should not be too high.”
Julien and Jennifer are on a mission to motivate others to work out and help them eat right. They are proud to be an example of how to successfully lead a vegan, active lifestyle. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking throughout the US and working out at the gym. Follow Julien and Jennifer on Instagram and train with them at FitNation Carlsbad.