Ari Hirsch is coming up on his 1-year anniversary with the Nutrition Corners! He got his start at the Arlington Nutrition Corner as a Sales Associate, where his passion for health and fitness was evident to everyone. It wasn’t long before he rose to the position of Store Manager, where he’s been able to do what he loves - build relationships, with customers and other local businesses and gyms. To Ari, it’s rewarding on so many levels to hear success stories of customers, and spend time with the people who just come to the store to hang out. It’s a huge motivating factor for him, and he loves the impact that he can have!
Look around at your options in an airport or rest stop, and what do you generally see? Fast, greasy, high-calorie options that barely fit even off-season macros and leave you feeling bloated and sluggish for days! With the holiday travel season fast approaching, save your indulgences for family gatherings and make sure that keep your diet in check while on the road with a little extra planning.
Creatine is one of the most scientifically studied - and proven effective - supplements on the market. Despite all of the evidence to back it up, there are still a lot of misconceptions around it! Read on to find out the truth behind creatine supplementation, and why we recommend it as a staple to all of our customers!
If you’ve ever been in any Nutrition Corner location, you’ve probably mired over the spectacle that is the Protein Wall! Ceiling-high shelves of different types and yummy flavors stare you down, but which one is right for you? Read on to find out more about each of the 5 types that we carry.
Protein baking is one of the easiest and most delicious ways to eat according to your macros on the go! Core MRP is a whole food based meal replacement powder that bakes really well, too. With oat and barley flour as the carb source, it keeps baked goods moist, and the 7 flavor options present endless potential for yummy combinations!
Jhonny Montoya joined the Nutrition Corner team just over a year ago as a Sales Associate at the Dulles Nutrition Corner. Within months, his work ethic and passion for health and fitness was evident and he rose to the position of Store Manager. He has quickly made his presence known in the community, and you can always find the DNC table set up at a gym in the area. His favorite part of the job is the customer interaction – hearing their results, seeing his work inside the store carry into people’s lives, is what he loves the most. “Each customer has a meaning to me, all stories are different. Everyone comes from a different walk of life, has different goals, and comes in for a different reason. Each one has a significant meaning to me.”`
Everyone knows that drinking isn’t conducive to GAINZZZ...but how exactly does it hinder your progress in the gym? In this article, we’ll talk more about alcohol’s effect on your performance and what you can do to make sure you can still enjoy a night out without negating all of your hard work in the gym.
You can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
The age-old saying is true! You can train as hard as you want, but you won’t get optimal results if your nutrition is not on point. Whether your goal is to get lean or pack on mass, pre-prepped food is going to be a huge time and money saver that will set you up for success. Block off 1-2 hours, once or twice a week to make large quantities of protein, carbs, and veggies. Throughout the week, you can portion it out in Tupperware, zap it in the microwave, and chow down!
One of the most common questions that competitors or serious fitness conscious people hear is, “How do you find time to accomplish as much as you do?!” The majority of us work 40+ hours a week, train for at least 90 minutes a day, and prep/pack our meals and supplements for the day, in addition to many “normal” life obligations like commuting, running errands, paying bills, cleaning our home, and most importantly maintaining our relationships and families. The answer is simple, and the age-old saying is true:
When you think of the ideal muscle-building supplement stack, a few things probably come to mind – Branch chain amino acids, Creatine Monohydrate, a pre-workout stimulant, and protein powder. Maybe a test-booster, mass gainer, pump product, and some other individual ingredients that lead to mega-gainzzz. But one neglected area that’s not only going to lead you to better performance in the gym NOW, but also allow you to CONTINUE to perform and make gainzzz is Joint Support!