Better Than a Gym!

Articles Written By: Jeff

About Jeff

Jeff is the Director of the National Association of Sports Nutrition, the Founder of the Foundation For a Fit America and the creator of TriSystem Fitness & Nutrition

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I Hate the Supplement Industry!

After 20 years in the industry I can honestly say “I hate the supplement industry!”  There are so many products and manufacturers that are just pure hype and no science.  Pseudo science, maybe, but no real science.  Fancy bottles and packaging, made up ingredients with scientific sounding names, fast talking salesmen spewing out biochemical BS to the unsuspecting public has just made the consumer skeptical and confused at best.  Even the magazines that help promote most of this garbage are realizing their readers are losing faith.  This graphic in the most popular bodybuilding magazine in the world published this graphic…

The magazine has been dubbed “Muscle and Fiction” by many and in many respects, rightfully so!  The fitness industry has it’s many celebrities, just like any other industry.  It seems like our industry has more than the others.  The problem is the basic mentality of the public.  Perception is reality in marketing and anyone who has a lot of muscle or a six pack must know what he or she is doing and therefor, is an instant expert.  WRONG!  Favorable genetics and following someone else’s advice does not make you an expert.  There is something to be said about raw talent and the ability to master your own body but, knowing your own body does not mean you are an expert on everyone else’s.

So why the rant today?  Because the sports supplement industry climate is so controversial today, it is harmful to the consumer and manufacturer!  I appreciate the clients and associates who take me on my word and trust that the supplement I’ve formulated is legitimate.  Those that don’t know me, meet my request to try my supplement with reservation or even skepticism.  After 20 years in the industry and almost two years of research and experimentation, I’m finally at the point to let people try this for themselves.  I’m inviting others to test and help determine the most effective and thus, recommended dosage.  Our test group is also a focus group to help name this product and present it openly and honestly to the public.

So to dispel any skepticism and to be different in this industry the final stages of development  and launching of this supplement are going to be completely transparent.  Being open and honest and authentic is the only way to bring a truly unique and innovative product to the market.  From the ingredients to the manufacturing plant to the end results of this product, you’ll know whether this product is worth it or not.

So here is a summary of what I’ve developed.  God Willing,  You’ll try some of this stuff!

The Ingredients:  Featuring Our Proprietary TriComplexes, The Power of 3! All ingredients are standardized and tested fro quality, purity and potency and are manufactured by an FDA certified facility.

Currently our product is manufactured by West Coast Laboratories, Inc. a vitamin and nutritional supplement manufacturing company founded in 1967.  This product meets the strict standards of the United States and the United States FDA (Food and Drug Administration). The manufacturing equipment and facilities are continually inspected to satisfy all GMP standards.

High Potency Hormonal Botanical TriComplex:

  • Rhodiola rosea with naturally occurring Rosavins and salidrosides
  • Pausinystalia yohimbe bark powder with naturally occurring yohimbine alkaloids
  • Turnera diffusa leaf powder

This TriComplex is designed to support proper mindset and mood for optimal physical and mental performance within minutes of ingestion.  This complex sets the stage for a great workout or performance, elevating the desire to do your best while simultaneously reducing jitteriness or non-productive stress and enhancing exercise metabolism.

High Potency Antioxidant Botanical TriComplex:

  • Silybum marianum with naturally occurring silymarin
  • Camellia sinensis with naturally occurring polyphenols.
  • Curcuma longa with naturally occurring curcuminoids

This TriComplex has a balanced combination of some of the strongest antioxidants on the planet.  Research is still finding increased cancer fighting and protective qualities of these ingredients designed to protect the body and support ins natural growth and repair response to exercise.

First time users are directed to take a very low dosage and gradually increase to what I’ve found to be the most effective.

Why take my new Supplement?


It will improve your

  1. Mood, reducing stress and increasing readiness to exercise
  2. Metabolism of lipids and protein synthesis
  3. Recovery and adaptation to exercise so you can change faster and protect against over-training and reduce disease risk through anti-oxidant consumption.

Be a part of this, my samples are limited.  Try it before they run out! Register below.  You will automatically be sent to my registration page.  Follow the directions on the registration form to get your samples.

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The Supplement Samples Arrived Today!

Excitement is in the air at the TriSystem Center where the First TriSystem Samples have arrived, uncoated and in a raw, clinical state.  These tablets look and smell like the botanical nutrients they are, potent to the core.  Test subjects, be warned.  The tablets are going to look, smell and taste like a potent herbal complex.  Most people who hear about my supplement debut are ready to be test subjects before we can even get them into their packets.  We have to do this right, though.  There will be no sampling until all is properly prepared and reviewed.  The product does not even have a name yet.  We have hired a brand developer as well as the test group to help decide that.  There still are some skeptical people out there and I want to re-assure them that my 20 years of experience in sports nutrition and my reputation is on the line here.  Let me simplify things…

Here's what it does.

This supplement has three purposes.  To elevate:

  1. Mood
  2. Metabolism
  3. Recovery

It is a pre and post workout supplement designed to potentiate the effects of exercise or physical exertion by adding catalyst nutrients and metabolites that support exercise metabolism and the hormonal response to vigorous training.

Taken both before and after exercise, this vegan, natural food supplement will make sure every workout counts! 

  • Designed so you can actually feel it working! 
  • Potentiates metabolism to burn fat and build muscle
  • Packed with natural antioxidants, and antioxidant catalysts,  this plant based supplement is the healthy way to get the most out of your hard work.

Proprietary Blend of Ingredients (1 serving) = 3 tablets

Here's what's in it.

The Ingredients:  Featuring Our Proprietary TriComplexes, The Power of 3! All ingredients are standardized and tested fro quality, purity and potency.

The sum of these ingredients is greater than the individual parts. Blended together in a perfect synergistic combination of Hormonal and Antioxidant support.

Patent Pending…

High Potency Hormonal Botanical TriComplex:

  • Rhodiola rosea
  • Pausinystalia yohimbe
  • Turnera diffusa

This TriComplex is designed to support proper mindset and mood for optimal physical and mental performance within minutes of ingestion.  This complex sets the stage for a great workout or performance, elevating the desire to do your best while simultaneously reducing jitteriness or non-productive stress.

High Potency Antioxidant Botanical TriComplex:

  • Silybum eburneum
  • Curcuma longa
  • Camellia sinensis

This TriComplex has a balanced combination of some of the strongest antioxidants on the planet.  Research is still finding increased cancer fighting and protective qualities of these ingredients designed to protect the body and support ins natural growth and repair response to exercise. Click here for more research on the ingredients

Now are you as excited as I am?  I know our group is.

If you want some of this supplement for free to truly test, you better act quick.  We only have a limited supply of samples. Register below.

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Ground-Breaking New Supplement!

Be a Part of the Development of this Brand New Experimental Supplement!

A safe, extremely effective, natural, completely plant based food supplement is being tested right now!

Have you ever felt like this…

It's time to workout, and you're not in the mood!

You know you have to step it up!

Bring the intensity!

Your best workouts come with pushing it!

But, you have to have the right mindset, the right mood to get an effective training session.

You need the the right nutrients at the right time to maximize metabolism.

And you don't want to over train.  You also need antioxidant support to protect your body and speed recovery….

Get In the Mood! Get Ready with TriSystem's First


Learn More…

Or Just Register to be part of the first test group and get it for free…

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TriSystem Group Classes Starting This Month!

We all know that Personal Training Works, but Who Can Afford it?  The fastest way to get to your fitness goals is to have a highly trained, experienced, educated fitness professional find out what you want and take you there.  Real Fitness Planning also includes much more than workouts.  It includes nutrition planning and nutritive supplements.

What do Real Personal Fitness Professionals actually do?

  • Hold you accountable to your goals and compliance to your plan
  • Customize your program so that it fits you
  • Make you do things that you probably wouldn’t do on your own.

So what is the solution if you just can’t afford $100/ hr sessions for quality training? The answer is…

TriSystem Small Group Classes

“I drive all the way from Alpine to do these workouts because I simply can’t get a workout like this anywhere else.  It’s just not something I can do on my own”
Jody Wagner, Power Mom, Alpine, CA

TriSystem Small Group Classes are contemporary workouts designed around a specific goal.  These sessions, run by a highly trained TriSystem Fitness Pro are more effective than most “Big Gym” trainer sessions at a fraction of the cost!  For Just dollars a session, you can get the best workouts of your life!

For only a Few Dollars a Workout!

Workouts are scheduled on certain days. Most classes will be offered Monday through Friday with special clinics held on Saturday. All Group Workouts are 1 hour unless noted otherwise.

36 Classes available a month!  All with a Special Emphasis.  Three different TriSystem Tracks.  Take one or take them all!  Drop-ins welcome until class limit is reached.

See Our Class Schedule and Pricing Here

Call to reserve your spot today. 


Classes are limited in size and will be sold out quickly.

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Are you on Vacation? What about Mobile Food Component Choices?

Are you on Vacation? Not Cooking at home?

Your long weekend could really use some mobile protein.  This is where my friends, Egon and Eric of Nutrimart have several products, just for this purpose.  The hardest part of traveling is mobile protein. Yes, you should have protein in every meal when possible.  Don't skip a meal if there is simply no protein.  Here are some mobile meal components:
Mobile/Convenient Proteins:
Quest bars (1 bar is a serving)
Whey Protein (1/2 scoop is a serving)
Complete Cookies (1/2 is a serving)
Liquid Isopure (1/2 bottle is a serving)
Supermarket/convenience store
Greek Yogurt (4 oz)
Cottage Cheese (4 oz.)
Edemame (4 oz)
Hardboiled egg
Turkey Sandwhich (1/2)
Albacore Tuna Packets or single serving cans
Mobile/Convenient Fats:
Walnuts (tbs.)
Almonds (tbs.)
Peanuts (tbs.)
Macadamian nuts (tbs.)
Order olive oil and vinegar on a salad, out (tbs.)
Mobile/Convenient Carbs:

all fruits and Vegetables (limited to 2 cups per meal)

You Should be Able to See All Posts and Articles

I've solved the problem.  The membership plug in and the Facebook plug ins were not allowing people to see my posts and articles without membership.  All my posts are supposed to be free and accessible.  The only post that people can't see is the ingredients to the new supplement I'm working on.  Everything else should be viewable.  If it's not, please tell me!

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Economists Say Inflation, Is that of Prices our Your Waistline?

So the economy is bad, that's just one more excuse to not exercise and go get some frozen yogurt or drink a few tonight.  While some businesses are suffering, others are thriving.  Comfort food and alcohol sales are up.  People are self medicating with the wrong medicine.  

Do you know what other business is thriving?

Auto maintenance and repair shops.  Yes, people are trying to extend the life of their cars rather than purchase new ones.  All of a sudden, changing the oil and getting a tune up became more important.  So what about your body?  You can't buy a knew one.  It's time for a "tune-up"

  • What's your target meals per day?
  • What's your target calories and nutrient balance per meal?
  • Oh yeah, and what's your body fat, or do you really want to know?


My prices are as low as they were in the 90's.  If prices are going up,  get more business by dropping the price.  Check out my new postcards (below).  I'm proud of them because I did them all by myself, designed and printed all on the same day.  That's a pretty cool service.  Come by and pick some up.

If you refer a friend and they get just one session, I'll give you one free.  Just tell me who you referred. and don't forget to get some of these cards.

What Bars and Shakes Should I Choose?

The Skinny on Shakes:

I've reviewed a lot of shakes and drink mixes.  My TriSystem Pre and Post workout shakes (members get my shake recipes on their menus.  Click here to become a member) are designed to not be refrigerated.  They are just a mix of powders that you can put in a shaker bottle and just add water when you're about to drink them.  Another option for the shakes are meal replacement packets by  Lee Labrada. They come in a box and you can also put them in a shaker bottle or water bottle.  Already made drinks that are liquid need to be refrigerated and are more expensive, generally  One that does not have to be refrigerated , but tastes best cold is the Isopure Zero Carb Liquid protein.  These are in glass bottles and work well with fruit and a few almonds.


The Deal With Bars:

Many bars have bad fats in them that could increase inflammation and actually store more fat.  Stock up on the Perfect Food Bars, they are made right here in San Diego.  Most Henry's stores have them. Check out the store locator on their website,  The Heart Thrive bars are also a "better bar"  the best place to get them is online at  They need to be refrigerated to last.  I order a lot and freeze some.  These are my first choice bars.   If you just can't find the time to get them, my second choices, for convenience are: 1.  A Clif Builder Bar or (3rd choice) just a Clif Bar or a Small MET-Rx Bar. These can be found in most grocery stores, even convenience stores and gas stations, but they are not as good as the Perfect Food Bars or the Heart Thrive for clean, non-GMO eating on the go.