This picture of us, is pretty much where it all started. This was taken at Rogue in Columbus, OH during our CrossFit Level 1 Training in early 2016. Both of us had been training partners at our local CrossFit for many years. We had done a lot of things right and a lot of things wrong. Our amazing coaches kept after us to push our training, work harder on mechanics and improving skills. Beyond great coaching, we were both hungry (no pun intended) for knowlege. We wanted to know more about mechanics of weightlifting, functional movement, safety, rep schemes for ultimate improvement of muscle, cardio training strategies, running and rowing techniques and we were really trying hard to capture as many gainz as possible during the journey. Our next step was to sign up for the Level 1 Training.
See that "NUTRITION" word at the FOUNDATION of the pyramid? That part holding up the rest of everything we wanted to do? That part that supports and builds all other facets of growth in every area of what a healthy lifestyle demands? Yeah that. That's what we were both missing. That's what we decided to improve first.....and we found that others struggle as well.
MEAL PREP IS MORE FUN WITH FRIENDS...
In our venture to eat better, in a way that would properly fuel our bodies for health gainz, we decided to dive in and buy each of ourselves meal prep containers. Every week Chad would cook healthy meals for his family, and then weigh out some protein & carbs that would fit my body type and goals and bring me a few containers filled with the 'right stuff.' I would cook a healthy meal for my family, make a little extra, and weigh out a few portions of protein & carbs for Chad that fit his body type and goals and bring it to him.
WHAT WE EACH FOUND WAS ... WE COULD STAY ON A HEALTHY EATING TRACK WHEN WE HAD A FEW EXTRA MEALS A WEEK THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE TO COOK...
Friends at the gym began asking about our mysterious food drops and wondered if they could get in on it. But alas, no one really wanted to cook.
So there we were: training partners who liked to cook and exchange meals. Maybe we could expand our cooking to include a few more of our work out and health-conscious friends.... and we did. So many of you joined us in this adventure and we are extremely thankful for all of the love and support.
Coming into 2018 we are so thrilled to have hired our first employee, Chef Aaron Butts! A friend, and nationally recognized Chef, Aaron has already added so much great creative energy and delicious food to our menus.
In 2018, GAINZ Meal Prep will continue to offer individuals and families healthy, fresh meals. Just like how we found staying power in getting a little meal prep help from one another during our training in 2015 & 2016, we will continue to offer our meal prep skillzzz to all of Fort Wayne, and surrounding areas, with a genuine hope that it helps make staying on track with health goals a little easier.
When there's no time to get to the grocery but daily demands won't stop - choose to stay on the health track. GAINZ pre-packaged, easy to reheat and enjoy, fresh meals can be taken to work or devoured at night after a long day.
Busy moms and dads now have Family Style GAINZ Meal options so that they can have a break from cooking, and peace of mind in knowing, their kiddos are eating non-processed, delicious proteins and veggies.
Athletes with bulking or cutting weight needs have our customized option so that they can have a little help in cooking up all the needed protein and carbs each week.
CHAD & JORDAN
Winter Rendezvous 2017