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Meissan McDaniel, 24, has worked at Schrink Personal Training, LLC for about a year. “I graduated on May 14 from Western Kentucky with a degree in exercise science, and the next day, I was working,” he says.
What workout advice would you give to women?
“Don’t be afraid of the weights. Lift with the guys. Heavy weights will not make you big and bulky.”
What do you guarantee that a woman will get from your type of workout?
“First off, when it comes to working out with me or anybody, it’s physical, mental, and spiritual health. All those things are connected. [By working out with me, women will receive] a renewed mind and sexier body, that’s for sure. You’ll become more optimistic. You’ll have a highly motivated attitude, sleep better, and have more energy throughout the day. You’ll become more in tune with your body, and you’ll not only know your limits but push past your limits and have new limits.”
What spices do you like to use?
“I like to use ground cumin seed and curry powder. It helps to reduce inflammation. I use adobo. I’m not Puerto Rican, but I have people in my life who are Puerto Rican and like that, so they use adobo pretty much on everything. Also, Mrs. Dash, mesquite seasoning, and lemon pepper seasoning. Any dry seasoning is good for you. It’s not bad. You just have to be careful with the way you fix stuff.”
Peanut Butter Protein Pudding (Nighttime snack: high-protein, guilt-free)
2 tbsp natural peanut butter or almond butter, creamy or crunchy
1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup protein powder, any brand you like, either vanilla or chocolate
2 Stevia packets, or to taste
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp low calorie almond milk
Makes 2 servings. Nutrition Facts (per serving): 248 calories, 29g protein, 11g carbs, 10g fat
Place peanut butter in a small, microwavable dish. Heat on high for 20 seconds, or until peanut butter softens. Add Greek yogurt and stir. Continue to add all remaining ingredients. Top with a few crushed peanuts or almonds if you like.
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– Amanda Beam