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What would you do with $5,000 for fitness education and certifications?

Happy Friday!

Look what showed up on my doorstep today?


I’m not really sure where this thing went but I sure am glad it’s home. I joked with my yoga classes that all the Lululemon in there alone was enough to make me cry when I thought about losing the bag. Related note…I received a hardshell, upright four-roller suitcase as a gift about a year ago and I can’t recommend them enough. I’ve never had a hardshell or upright roller and I love both features. The upright rolling will change your life forever! So much better for your posture and doesn’t strain the joints having to drag something heavy behind you.

zoey cuddle 2

In other Friday news, this one has been pretty needy for attention and mommy time. Can you believe how much she’s grown? I swear she doubled in size while I was gone. Look how long her legs are and at all the “big girl” hair she’s growing. Those feathers on her front legs kill me with cuteness.

I have one more fun thing to share. (Fellow fitness pros…you’ll DEFINITELY want to read on!)

Premier Protein

A few weeks ago I received a box of bars and shakes from Premier Protein.

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They wanted to let me know about a new program they have going where they are recruiting 20 ambassadors to join their team. If your are chosen you receive a $5,000 grant for continuing education. How INCREDIBLE is that. I can think of at least 10 different ways I’d love to use that money.

The catch? Today (February 27) is the LAST DAY to apply. The application is quick and easy, here is the link. I meant to post this a couple of days ago but the travel madness put me behind schedule.

Premier Protein Products

I sampled the shakes and the bars. The shakes have 30 grams of protein, 160 calories and 1 gram of protein. They are easy to drink after a workout for quick protein punch in that magical 30 minute refuel window.

Premier Protein Bars Labeled

I liked the bars a lot more than I thought I would! They sent me two types…protein and protein + fiber. The protein bars have 30 grams of protein, around 270-300 calories and around 10 grams of sugar. The protein + fiber bars have 15 grams of protein, around 200 calories and 7 grams of fiber. These bars definitely satiated my hunger and stayed with me after eating them. My favorites were the Cookies & Cream Protein + Fiber and the Yogurt Peanut Crunch Protein.

Have you tried Premier Protein products? 

Fellow fitness lovers…what would you do with $5,000 to spend on education and certifications? 

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Emily February 27, 2015, 3:51 pm

    I’d definitely put it toward my MS Human Nutrition program!

  • Lacey @ Runs and Roses February 27, 2015, 3:53 pm

    Wow, I would love this! I want to become a certified Holistic Health Coach through IIN and would love to get my Masters in Nutrition someday!

  • Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run February 27, 2015, 4:11 pm

    so glad you got your suitcase!!!

  • Kimberly @ Healthy Strides February 27, 2015, 4:31 pm

    It’s a long shot but I just applied! I started working in fitness by teaching BodyPump and have since gone on to get other certifications, including my ACE PT cert. I am now hoping to do more with seniors/special populations and I would love, love, love to get the training I need so that I could work with them full time. $5,000 would go so far!

  • Sarah February 27, 2015, 4:53 pm

    Can you explain the ‘magical 30 minute refuel window’ a little bit more? 🙂

  • Nicole @ Runs & WODs February 27, 2015, 5:29 pm

    There’s so much I would do with $5,000 to spend on education! The first thing I would do is get my CrossFit level 1 certification. The next is the NASM Corrective Fitness certification and then the Russian Kettlebell Certification. Lastly I would get a certification in nutrition for athletes to help all my current clients go beyond their goals and bring themselves to places they never thought they could!

  • Erica { EricaDHouse.com } February 27, 2015, 7:05 pm

    Thanks so much for posting about the premier Protein ambassador program! I LOVE their products! I’ve been working with them for about 2 years and actually just flew to Chicago in January to shoot a commercial for them.

  • kristin | W [H] A T C H February 28, 2015, 9:18 am

    so glad you got your bag back! once i lost a bag with my favorite jeans. i was so panicked!

  • Courtney F March 2, 2015, 2:25 pm

    I’m so glad your back came back from its trip. I said to my husband after your “lost” post that you would never get all the money that your LuLus were worth from the airline. Glad it’s just a funny story to tell now!!

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