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What is your name, and where are you based?

My name is Ali Khaleghi, born and raised in the beautiful city of New Orleans.

What inspired you to become a personal trainer and nutrition coach?

Undergoing my fat loss journey has played a role in me becoming a Fitness Coach. But what truly made me go after it occurred while I experienced a mindful transformation, transitioning from an introverted lifestyle to an extroverted lifestyle as I ran a fine dining restaurant with my mom after my dad, a restaurateur, passed away. I learned more in-depth about nutrition and exercise because…


We’re staying with the breakfast theme for April’s #VerbRecipeOfTheMonth. Big thank you to @keisha_mcintyre for this incredibly delicious and super easy recipe that is sure to make your mornings that much better. Hope you all enjoy!

Ingredients:⁣
-8 large eggs ⁣
-1/2 cup of milk ⁣
-1 cup shredded cheese ⁣
-1 cup bell peppers ⁣
-1/2 cup baby spinach ⁣
-1/4 tsp salt ⁣
-2 scallions ⁣

Directions:⁣
1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease the interior of a nonstick muffin pan.⁣
2. In a bowl add eggs and milk. Whisk together. Stir in cheese, bell peppers, spinach, salt, scallions, and other omelette ingredients you are adding.⁣
3. Scoop mixture into the muffin pan.⁣
4. Bake for 20–25 minutes or until eggs are cooked.⁣
5. Eat while warm or store them in the fridge or freezer⁣.


What is your name, and where are you based? What inspired you to become a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Fitness Instructor?

I’m Jason Spencer based in NYC… What inspired me to become a Strength & Conditioning Coach was my experiences with it growing up. I was into sports through college and always loved how it felt to train, push, and better myself! I knew I wanted to be responsible for creating that feeling in others.

Tell us about your experience as a Strength & Conditioning Coach and Fitness Instructor.

I’ve been a fitness coach for 15 years now, and…


For March’s #VerbRecipeOfTheMonth, we’ve got another one from @paragon_performance, but we’re switching it up. Who’s ready for a breakfast or mid-day smoothie recipe that will change your world?

Ingredients:
-1/2 banana
-1 cup (165g) pineapple chunks, canned or fresh
-1 1/4 cup (300ml) coconut milk
-2 scoops (50g) vanilla whey protein
-1 handful of ice cubes

-optional toppings: coconut flakes, chia seeds, banana slice, slivered almonds

Directions:
1). Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth — around 1 minute. Serve immediately.

Serves 2, Prep Time — 5min, Cook Time — 1min

Per Serving — 182kcal, 1g Fats, 20g Carbs, 23g Protein


What is your name, and where are you based?

My name is Byanka Randolph & I’m currently living in Tucson, AZ.

What inspired you to become a coach?

I was inspired to become a coach my first year of joining CrossFit. Although I didn’t fulfill that until four years later, I wanted to become a coach to help others know what it’s like to achieve physical goals they never thought they could, such as getting your first push-up, pull-up, or being able to lift heavy ass weight. I wanted to help others along their journey of empowerment via fitness.

Tell…


February’s #VerbRecipeOfTheMonth consists of a healthy and hearty favorite of @paragon_performance: Italian Chicken!

Ingredients:

  • 14.1 oz. (400g) chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup (250g) eggplant, cubed
  • 1 can 14.5 oz. (400g) chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup (100g) sun-dried tomatoes, drained & chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup (50g) olives, sliced
  • 2 handfuls basil, chopped
  • salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size chunks. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and fry the chicken until browned and cooked throughout.
  2. Add in the onion and eggplant and cook for another 2–3 min. until onion is soft. Then…

Written by Vincent Miceli, CEO and Founder, Verb

Last week we announced our partnership with FitOps — a fantastic non-profit that equips and qualifies veterans passionate about fitness, health, and wellness to find success after the military. Focusing on professional and personal development, veterans who graduate from FitOps become Certified Veteran Fitness Operatives (CVFO). Once certified, Verb will connect them with clients virtually, providing a platform for them to monetize their coaching careers.

We’re living in unprecedented times, and for the 200,000 service members that leave the military each year to rejoin civilian life, the path forward can be too daunting and uncertain. For many Veterans, they struggle…


For January’s Verb Recipe Of The Month, we’re bringing back @paragon_performance for a quick and easy Sweet Potato Soup recipe! A delicious and healthy option for a cold winter night.

Ingredients:
-1 tsp. coconut oil
-2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped
-2 carrots, peeled and chopped
-1 red pepper, chopped
-2 red onions, chopped
-3 cloves garlic, sliced
- 2 vegetable stock cubes
- curly parsley, to serve

Directions: 1). Heat the oil in a large pot and fry the onion and garlic for 3 minutes on low heat. Add in the sweet potato, carrot, and bell pepper and…


What is your name, and where are you based?

Hi! My name is Hugh Lewis and I’m based in Jamaica.

What inspired you to become a coach as a Sports Therapist Trainer?

I have always been fascinated with how the human body works. However, my interest started while running track in high school after visiting a physical therapist for treatment. The manner in which she explained everything to me was so clear and from that I realized the importance of proper training and made it a duty to really look more into the profession of a sports therapist.

Tell us…


Written by Kate Butchino

You’ve managed to shop, bake, and hum your way through all of the holiday preparations. Your house may still be decorated with lights, filled with the aroma of delicious treats, and hopefully, some laughter echoed in the halls (we all need more of that these days). The holidays are both a blissful time for tradition and the most stressful time of the year for most of us — and what adds to that stress? Poor sleep.

Thankfully, you can enjoy the celebrations for this time of year while still catching those precious Zzz’s. …

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