Race Walking with Red Rush

By Anel Oosthuizen, AIM-Sponsored Athlete in George, WC, South Africa

Life is not measured by the amounts of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away. This has been my motto since I was a little girl in an oversized red T-shirt.

I was born and raised in a small town called George, located in the Western Cape of South Africa. When I began primary school, I used to compete in everything athletic just because I loved sports so much. I even tried shot put, but let’s just say that it just wasn’t meant to be.

My journey as an athlete really began when I was only seven years old, doing short distances. When I was nine, I started doing the middle distances, up to 1200m. I have always enjoyed doing the endurance events more than any other discipline.
I started race walking when I was 10 years old. So much has happened ever since, winning five gold medals at the National School Championships, attaining six South African Senior titles and breaking seven SA records. I’ve been able to travel to 14 countries and compete in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout my ed­u­cation and sporting career, I have had an amazing support system. My parents have stood by my side, motivating and supporting me ever since I can remember. I realize every day how privileged I am to have been able to receive this kind of support my entire life. I am now a full-time teacher and athlete, enjoying every bit of juggling this thing called life.

In February 2018, I began using Red Rush beet juice concentrate. As an
endurance athlete, I have to always be ready for competitions. After a month of using Red Rush, I felt more energized and noticed that my recovery time really improved after long, hard training sessions.

The fact that Red Rush is a natural product is a huge bonus. I can truly recommend it to any athlete. Besides, Red Rush is so concentrated, it conveniently fits into small bottles that don’t take up much space in a gym bag.

I give huge thanks to AIM and Red Rush for making my life easier with fast recovery and great nutrition.

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BarleyLife Helps Me to Live an Active Life

AIM Royal Emerald Director Susan Henriques has a long history with The AIM Companies™. An introduction to AIM back in 1992 turned her health around after being devastatingly ill for five years.

In the 1980s, Susan had been a very active woman, power walking 40 to 50 miles weekly. Then in the fall of 1987, she came down with what she thought was the flu. Feeling exhausted and with a fever and swollen lymph glands, Susan went to her doctor, but her situation only got worse.

“My muscles and joints began to hurt,” Susan recollected. “I became more and more tired.” As the weeks went by, she found it difficult to think clearly or put sentences together. And she began to experience short-term memory loss.

Susan visited 11 doctors and three hospitals over an 18-month period until finally being diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Essentially, Susan’s life as she knew it came to a halt, especially affecting the relationships with her husband, daughter and son. “I had long periods when I could not get out of bed,” Susan stated. “This went on for a few years.” It forced her to all but ignore her family.

For four painful years, Susan underwent regular testing and tried to find relief by taking antibiotics and antidepressants. But nothing helped until she and her husband attended a marriage ministry class, where the leader recommended that Susan try something: AIM’s barley grass powder.

After three months of taking one teaspoon a day, Susan felt some strength in her legs. And the results of her blood work were much improved. Seven months later, the pain began to go away, allowing her to skip the next doctor’s appointment and go on a vacation with her husband instead. Susan was finally able to enjoy a full and healthy life again.

Jumping ahead many years to early 2018, Susan contacted AIM to say how happy she was that BarleyLife has been certified gluten-free because she had been diagnosed with celiac disease in 2010. “I have taken as much as six tablespoons in a day and had no reaction,” Susan wrote. “It is such a comfort to me to know I can take it again. It’s been a blessing.”

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Joining the AIM Family

Shared by Lee Buckle, AIM Royal Emerald Director

Joining The AIM Companies™ in July 1997 was the start of another exciting journey. I had just arrived back from a year of sailing the Indian Ocean with my husband and two small children. For six months, we were on an uninhabited island called Chagos, where we ate loads of fish, rice, tinned and dehydrated vegetables … no fresh vegetables. Well, on leaving the island, my hair was falling out at a scary rate and my teeth felt loose. I am convinced it was a lack of fresh vegetables, fruit and mainly enzymes.

On our return, I started working half days as a pharmacist in a wholesale company. Stuck in a back office placing phone orders, I was so unhappy, having no face-to-face chatter with people, only four walls. My children were in school and aftercare.

A pamphlet of this strange barley grass product caught my attention: a salad in a glass! What a perfect product for sailors. I joined and, to my husband’s horror, I ordered a 6-pack of BarleyLife. I loved the product.

My first AIM meeting was like joining a family. As I learned about the other AIM products, I became more and more excited, and I started introducing them to people. Herbal Fiberblend became one of my favorites. The idea that all disease starts in the colon made so much sense. We are what we eat.

I won my first package for two to the AIM Conference in Phoenix, Arizona in 1998. What an experience. Within six months of joining AIM, my commission check matched my salary check. I resigned from work and starting working AIM full time.

I was blessed to be able to work at home around my children for 16 years and be at every hockey match and swimming gala. I networked at every function. Networking is my passion!

I love helping people to work on the reason for their dis-eases and the changes in their lives as they take control. I also love traveling, so getting onto an airplane is exciting as it takes me to so many stunning places and enables me to meet awesome people.

And my boyfriend, Lourens, and I own a couple of pharmacies, where we also sell AIM products that make an impact on many lives.

At age 56, I run half marathons and cycle in mountain-bike races. I know that what you put into your mouth determines your health. I have amazing energy and just love life. I feel very blessed.

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Actively Fit Firefighter and Father

As much as you want something to happen right away, it’s not going to because there’s a different plan. These are the words of Red Rush Athlete Andrew Tagdhiri, who for many years dreamed of being a father and becoming a firefighter.

Back in 2010, he owned a gym in California. “I really wanted to get into the fire service, helping people and being the first one people call when they’re in trouble,” Andrew stated, “but life wasn’t leaning me toward that way.” So three years later, he moved to Idaho. “I fell in with the right people and worked for the right people.”

Andrew had been actively involved with CrossFit, which is how he met Phillip Jermann, biologist and quality assurance manager for The AIM Companies. Andrew also found a gym, Snake River CrossFit, where he found himself to be an asset, and started coaching full time for owners Frank and Michaela Beauvais. Frank happened to be a well-known firefighter in the valley. “He took me under his wing, and I followed in his footsteps,” Andrew said.

In August 2017, Andrew began four months of training at the Treasure Valley Joint Fire Academy. “The first three months focused on drill work followed by a month in a classroom,” Andrew stated. “Phillip had hooked me up with Red Rush in 2014 at CrossFit, and it had made my lungs feel fresh. The amount of air and oxygen that I could get was a big difference than when I didn’t take it. So it really helped me physically with the grueling, firefighter tryout process and mentally for the focus I needed in the classroom. Other guys got tired, but Red Rush helped me to keep pushing through.”

Four days before Andrew graduated from the academy, his wife, Bri, gave birth to their first child, a baby girl named Elliet. “Pretty good finale to 2017,” Andrew exclaimed. “Everything we’ve been praying for ever since we’ve known each other. Bri’s known that I’ve wanted to be a firefighter and a dad for a long time. All of it came true in perfect timing. Life aligned so perfectly.”

Andrew and his family live in Nampa, Idaho, home of AIM USA. Red Rush continues to be a daily part of his shift work at the Meridian Fire Department. “Something I was made to do is to be there for people, an avenue outside of coaching CrossFit or athletes, to help people, but now in people’s everyday lives, not just at the gym,” Andrew said. “And Red Rush is working out to better my skills in a way of being able to perform as an occupational athlete. Sometimes I have to make game-time decisions that can affect lives. Red Rush keeps me focused and doesn’t let fatigue make those decisions.”

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AIM Keeps Me In the Game

Shared by Blake Thompson, son of Craig and Kristi Thompson, AIM Directors

AIM products have been a part of my life from an early age. I have been taking BarleyLife daily for as long as I can remember.

Using AIM products daily has helped me live a healthy lifestyle, but AIM’s salubrious effects have been most prevalent in my athletic career.

I started playing lacrosse in grade 5, and by freshman year of high school, I knew I wanted to play lacrosse in college as well.

In my first year of high school, I began taking Proancynol 2000, Frame Essentials and Peak En­durance in addition to BarleyLife. Using these products has greatly improved my availability in lacrosse. Today, I play Division 2 lacrosse at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina.

Throughout my high school and current college lacrosse career, I have played or started in every single lacrosse game. During this period of time, there have been multiple occasions when I was either ill or injured to the point when I thought there was absolutely no chance I would be able to compete in the upcoming game. However, with the power of Proancynol 2000 for boosting the immune system and the recovering power of Frame Essentials for muscles and joints, I was always well enough to play come game time.

During games and workouts, Peak En­durance gives me the fuel to perform at a high level for the entire duration of physically demanding two-hour practices and workouts six days out of the week.

All in all, AIM products have helped me to not just compete at the collegiate level in athletics, but also to live a happy lifestyle where I never have to worry about my health inhibiting me from doing the activities I love to do.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.

Age Truly Is Just a Number!

Saying “age is just a number” is bandied about with such frequency that many individuals react with a cynical “sure it is” in response to hearing it. But there are far too many people who are fine models for the validity of this expression.

Let’s be honest, we all know people who seem old in their twenties or thirties. Then there are other people who remain vibrantly young through their eighties and nineties. Take the examples of Doris and Walter Lacks, AIM Group Builders in Norwood, New York. They prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that age is irrelevant unless you buy into the negativity that surrounds the cynics.

Ninety-year-old Doris competed in two 5K races in 2017. She’s been doing this for the past five to six years for reasons beyond her own well-being. For example, Doris raced at New York’s Union Springs Academy in the eighth annual USA Eagle Run, a competition that supports Adventist education in the form of scholarships. Other charitable races she enters are for her passions: schools and hospitals. On December 20, 2017, Doris turned ninety-one. Age is truly just a number.

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Then there’s Walter Lacks, who is ninety-two and has an award named after him. Each year, the Saint Lawrence County Health Initiative gives out the Walter Lacks Award to the person who does the most volunteer work in the county that promotes healthful living. Long before it was named after him, Walter was the very first recipient.

The form used to nominate someone contains the impressive reasons Walter was given this honor:

“In 2011 the Health Initiative inaugurated the Walter Lacks Award, named for an amazing community resident, Walter Lacks, who well into his 90s works tirelessly to improve his own health and the health of community members, whether here or across the nation and the globe. This award was created to both honor him and to recognize other individuals in the community who also express the qualities that Lacks embodies.

A true champion for community health, Walter is a role model for all to admire and aspire to, demonstrating enthusiasm and commitment to both his personal wellness and his dedication to increasing the wellness in others.”

Walter is an incredibly active guy, so much so that Doris admitted, “I just can’t keep up with him!” And she noted that there is an AIM product that has helped them maintain their individual paces into their nineties. “BarleyLife keeps us going 100 miles an hour.” And she really means it!

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Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve.

Energy Drinks: Hit or Miss?

The marketplace is full of products that are advertised as energy drinks. The majority contain sizeable amounts of added caffeine. If you drink something that contains what is regarded as the most widely used drug on the planet, you’re bound to get a boost. And then there’s the added grams of sugar, which gives you a short burst of energy and then you crash. Too much added sugar in your diet is not healthy.

With most of these energy drinks, there are health risks involved due to the high amounts of caffeine and sugar as well as other “questionable” ingredients that may or may not appear on the label in accurate amounts.

In the past few years a lot of bad press has been published about these beverages: Fox News, Science Daily, etc. There’s nothing wrong about wanting to increase your energy levels except how you choose to go about it. If you want a healthy boost, replenish your source of energy—ATP—with Peak Endurance.

ATP Energy

The natural energy that your body produces is adenosine triphosphate, better known in its short form: ATP. Through a complicated cycle of chemical reactions that takes place in your cells, energy is produced in the form of ATP molecules.

You need ATP because your “Cells require chemical energy for three general types of tasks: to drive metabolic reactions that would not occur automatically; to transport needed substances across membranes; and to do mechanical work, such as moving muscles (Encyclopedia Britannica).”

Peak Endurance

For an energy drink that delivers supplemental ATP energy, mix Peak Endurance powder in water. It’s that simple. The key ingredient, PEAK ATP®, is the only oral source of ATP. And Peak Endurance also includes six electrolytes, six B vitamins and vitamin C. No caffeine and only one gram of sugar.

Clinical tests show that a daily serving of 400 mg of the PEAK ATP in Peak Endurance can:  

  1. Boost muscular excitability (activates muscle contraction)
  2. Reduce muscle fatigue (improves muscular endurance)
  3. Increase total strength by 147%

These are only 3 benefits of drinking Peak Endurance. There are many more, and they all add up to benefits that arise from having more energy. With Peak Endurance you get a healthy energy drink that’s a hit. So you can give the others a miss.

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Since 1982, The AIM Companies has been dedicated to improving the quality of people’s lives with life-changing products and by rewarding passionate Members with a free-enterprise compensation plan.