(Above: Trainer Matt Nolan and NYC Area Fuel Bar Manager Sean McCall) You’ve heard it a million times before (and here comes number one million and one): after a workout, you need protein. Your muscles are made of protein, and a vigorous workout tears the muscle fibers. Protein provides the amino acids necessary to repair your muscles (and to help them grow), as well as blocking cortisol, a hormone responsible for breaking down muscle further. You also need carbohydrates after your workout, to replenish your body’s energy stores. Lucky for you, a protein shake from the Fuel Bar just happens to be full of protein and healthy carbohydrates! But which to order – the options are mind-boggling. So to Read More
The Fuel Bar menu across the many Barry’s locations is mostly the same, and so is the favorite shake – the Simply PB wins popularity contests at almost every location (and not because it’s skinny!) But in Miami Beach, which is known for being a taste leader, a different shake takes the cake. It’s the Derek Skinny, created by Miami Beach Partner Derek DeGrazio. And Derek has graciously given us the recipe in case you can’t get into class to grab one. In blender add: 1 scoop Derek Skinny Exclusive Protein Blend (with over 25 fruits, vegetables and other good stuff – contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information) or your own generic protein powder (unflavored, or vanilla for a Read More
Yes, it’s that time of year again! And there’s nothing basic about Barry’s delish pumpkin treat, a Halloween treat that won’t it trick you into holiday weight gain. This deliciousness is being served up at most of our Fuel Bars around the world. But it’s a breeze to mix at home, so here is our Halloween/Thanksgiving treat to you — the recipe! Let us know what you think.
by Jennifer Krohn In less than ten years, Google searches for protein have increased over seven hundred percent! With the popularity of high protein diets like the Paleo and the Atkins diet, protein seems all the rage. Our trainers always remind us to get our protein after a workout, but why, and just how much is enough? With all the mixed information out there, it is no wonder that people find themselves lost on this topic. This is a basic guide to understanding protein. WHAT IS PROTEIN? Protein is comprised of amino acids and is found in a variety of foods. Protein is found in most animal products, from meats, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs as well as vegetarian Read More