AIM Energizes at Any Age

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“I believe that any kind of exercise is important for aging well. That’s why I began taking hockey lessons offered at a military base. I later met a group of women who get together to play recreational hockey.

“I’m forty-three years old, but the group is made up of women of all ages and abilities. We all get together once a week to shoot the puck around. Some have played hockey for years. One player is twenty-one years old and plays on a junior hockey team, so it is a challenge for me to keep up.

“I definitely noticed a difference in my performance since I started taking AIM Peak Endurance® and AIM Red Rush™ before playing hockey. I have more energy and don’t feel as tired. I can race for the puck even faster without feeling out of breath. For recovery after playing, I take Peak Endurance again, so I don’t feel sore the next day. Overall I’m more relaxed as well.

“After sitting in on a ProPeas teleclass, I decided to try AIM’s pea protein to help me build muscle mass. I think it’s working. So all three AIM Sports products are helping me.

“By the way, I also take the Daily Essentials on a regular basis as well because I’m in this for the healthy long run. People say I look younger than my age. That’s great, but what’s important is that I’d like to be playing hockey twenty years from now. And when I’m eighty, I hope to have the energy of a sixty-year-old! Along the way, I’m going to keep on letting people know about AIM products.”

Kimberley Schaeffer, Preferred Member Medicine Hat, Alberta
Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everyone can achieve.

Our AIM-Nourished Travels

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Shared by Jan Baxter, AIM Director in Waterloo, Ontario

My husband Wayne and I are both in our early seventies, and we do enjoy traveling. The first thing I pack is our First AIM Kit to help us maintain our health. We use recycled containers for our nutritious AIM powders such as the Garden Trio®, ProPeas®, and CalciAIM™. Depending on how many days we’ll be traveling, I pack an equal number of small, plastic bags containing a daily supply of encapsulated supplements that include AIM GinkgoSense™ and AIM PrepZymes®.

In celebration of our forty-second anniversary, we planned a Caribbean cruise over Christmas 2014. A few days before our trip, I sent a message to AIM Online to check which products we would need for Jamaica after hearing about the chikungunya virus spread by mosquito bites. Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headaches, nausea, and rash. It affected hundreds of thousands of people in the Caribbean, spurring a state of emergency in Jamaica. Keith Duff (AIM Regional Meeting and Training Director) suggested that I also pack extra AIM Proancynol® 2000 for antioxidants and AIM FloraFood® for friendly bacteria.

We like adventure but opted for a taxi ride around the town of Falmouth, Jamaica instead of taking a bamboo raft trip down the Martha Brae River that runs through lush, green vegetation where mosquitoes breed.

On the beautiful island of Roatan, we went on a five-hour, 20-mile, guided bike tour through tropical rainforests with fourteen others despite the 900 F (300 C) temperature and the hilly, narrow roads. We took a well-deserved break at a beach to unwind and do some snorkeling. Thank goodness I had some convenient sample packs of AIM BarleyLife® (for energy) and AIM Peak Endurance® (for ATP and electrolytes) to mix in my water bottle. Biking back to the ship gave us an interesting insight into the life of the locals. Back onboard, it was wonderful to rub on AIM Mag-nificence™ lotion to relax our sore, stressed muscles.

Two days later, sixteen of us took a 5-hour, clear kayak and snorkel trip. The transparent kayak made it even easier for us to see the incredible variety of colorful fish and coral below us in the crystal clear water. Later, our snorkeling adventure gave us an even closer look at the marine life.

Not only did we enjoy these excursions, we also survived them due to the wonderful AIM products that we’ve been taking daily for over seventeen years. We owe our health, wellness, and active lifestyle to them. Thank you, AIM, for Nutrition that Works!

Testimonials should not be construed as representing results everybody can achieve

Red Rush Athlete Jedidiah Snelson: Stronger in the Second Round

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Red Rush Athlete Jedidiah Snelson learned hard work, determination, and discipline growing up on a farm in Buhl, Idaho. As a child, he loathed the mind-numbing repetition of the hard and thankless chores, but as an adult he appreciates the values that the life agrarian had instilled in him. These values helped shape the man he would become, a man who climbed to prominence in the Motocross world, became famous for training champions and not only survived a devastating, life-altering accident, but rose above it.

Jed Snelson knew he would never be the fastest dirt bike racer in the world because most Motocross/ Supercross racers begin their training while still in short pants. (The difference between the two types of races are based on how the courses are created and when they are raced. Supercross is indoors and starts the season. Motocross is outdoors and comes second). Snelson began his obsession with the sport, riding around a homemade track on his Idaho farm in his teens, a veritable silverback from a scouting standpoint. Not to be deterred, Snelson focused on fitness. To the untrained eye, Motocross doesn’t seem like a physically demanding activity, but studies have shown that the cardiovascular demands of Motocross athletes are higher than those of professional road cyclists racing on a similar course. Snelson compares the strain of racing Motocross to doing weighted front squats while your legs are being disrupted by electroshocks.

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And soon Snelson made a name for himself among the professionals as an endurance rider. The races are usually composed of two rounds lasting over thirty minutes each. In basketball or soccer, you might be able to rely on your team to catch a breath, or if you’re a cyclist or rower, you’re doing one repetitive motion over and over again and can train for that. Motocross is infinitely varied. The rider has to adjust and adapt to every curve, every bump while being buffeted and jarred with no rest. While the other racers faltered in the second round, Snelson’s superior fitness allowed him to excel and win.

When one of Snelson’s colleagues, Jake Weimer, received a “factory deal,” the sponsors told Weimer that he needed to hire a personal trainer, and so he hired Snelson. Weimer found a lot of success after making that decision and podiumed several times during his breakout, big-league season, even winning one of the larger races. Snelson soon gained renown as an elite conditioning coach. If an up-and-coming junior racer was almost old enough to go pro, Jedidiah Snelson was the person they wanted to see about proper fitness and conditioning. Snelson’s training focused on strength, balance and reflexes. The riders could feel confident and secure, able to move fluidly with the flow of the bike to improve their overall speed. Snelson had his students stand on fitness balls, swinging kettlebells, or passing weighted medicine balls back and forth to get riders used to having to apply strength and move rapidly while maintaining perfect balance.

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Snelson eventually retired from the fast-paced life of a professional Motocross trainer and moved back to Idaho with his wife and daughter, but began racing in the Idaho Vet Class for fun, even picking up a couple of regional titles last year. After a long winter, the first scheduled race took place on a sand track. On a chilly 27-degree F morning, a dozer came out and disked up the steep-graded, downhill course. The race began. Jedidiah came around a corner and hit a patch of soft sand thatsent him off the racetrack and down the side of a hill. He didn’t panic. He maneuvered his bike, attempting to coast to safety, but at the bottom, he hit a large frozen divot at 35 miles per hour and was thrown over the handlebars, landing forty feet away face first on the icy ground, his helmet crushed. The force of the impact caused his heels to collide with the back of his head. He rag-dolled for another thirty feet and was knocked out for over a minute. Snelson’s spine and shoulder were dislocated; his sternum, four ribs and spine were fractured. His lung was punctured and when his left hip dislocated, it sheared off the top of his left femur. He would never walk again.

Put in a position that would break so many of us, Jed Snelson, always stronger in the second round, drew strength to strive and thrive from the perspective he learned during his bucolic upbringing and his faith and trust in God. Ten months after the accident, Snelson applied and was accepted into Red Rush Athlete program. He says AIM’s Red Rush™ helps with his circulation which has been affected negatively by his injuries. He’s currently training to become a downhill cyclist. (His bike will be a customized model with hand pedals). He’s also a motivational speaker, sharing his story with those who may be able to draw strength and hope from his experiences.

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The Best Day of My Life

The Best Day of My Life

By Lorraine Grove, AIM Group Builder from Camrose, Alberta

My name is Lorraine S. Grove, and I have Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.). I was lying in bed fairly regular; the fatigue was really bad, no energy. My husband was doing all the cleaning, cooking, and laundry, and driving me wherever I wanted to go. I was too tired to do anything.

At this point I wasn’t sure what I was good for anymore. Depression was always around the corner. I could not take the M.S. medication; my body was not accepting it at all. I was on depression medication for many years prior to finding out about having M.S.

Then in January I met a very special lady named Melanie. She was a Member of The AIM Companies™. We got to talking about the health and wellness products, and it sounded very interesting, but I had tried so many different types of health and good-for-you stuff, so I wasn’t too interested at this time. But we did have an enjoyable time visiting.

Don, another person I knew, came by my home three days later with products in hand. “Would I please try these products?” he asked. The sincerity and kindness I saw in his eyes prompted me to say that yes, I would try them one last time. I signed up under Don that day to receive the products wholesale.

I can honestly say that day became the best day of my life. Within two days, I began getting results and feeling stronger. I no longer spend my days in bed watching TV.
First to leave was the heaviness, the fatigue. The walker nwas put back in the basement with the wheelchair. Neither is needed anymore.

Other things started changing as well, too many to put down on paper. A person doesn’t realize how out of whack you are or how truly ill you were until you put good nutrition back into your body. How many people are out there who think their bodies are okay the way they are when all it takes is a little time and effort to make your life even better?

I’m back in the kitchen cooking again. I’m driving my car again and doing my own laundry. My husband is still helping with the heavier stuff in the home, bless his heart. I still tire, but it’s a good tired.

I was only going to buy products for myself. I could not see me doing a business, but things just grow when you share a good thing. I now work two farmers markets, and I help at a third market once in awhile.

I have been taking these products for seven months now and have 19 people under me. When the word just gets around that the products are truly amazing, only great things can happen. The products I started on that changed my life: AIM BarleyLife®, AIM Just Carrots®, AIM RediBeets® (AIM Garden Trio®) AIM Herbal Fiberblend®, AIM Herbal Release®, and AIMega®.

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

Lance Pekus: The Red Rush-Fueled Cowboy Ninja

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If you’re a fan of the television show American Ninja Warrior, you may have seen AIM Member Lance Pekus aka the Cowboy Ninja in his iconic black cowboy hat and blue jeans, swinging from chains, leaping over water-filled pits or suspended in mid-air climbing an inverted ladder hand-over-hand.

Although Lance often competes in front of a worldwide audience, at heart he’s a downhome husband and father from Salmon, Idaho who works for the forest service and on his father-in-law’s cattle ranch. He literally is a cowboy. He even trains in a modified calving shed where he’s built small versions of the obstacles from the show. This was mostly out of necessity because when he started, the only obstacle course training facilities were in California or on the East Coast. His father-in-law told him that if he was serious about pursuing this dream, he should use the calving shed as it’s only really in use a few months out of the year.

Lance has been an athlete all his life. He wrestled in college and had always been active, but he was looking for something new and fun. He tried running a triathlon, but decided triathlons weren’t for him. He was at a friend’s house when he saw American Ninja Warrior and decided to give that a try. He qualified, and it’s grown from there.

Lance is best at the obstacles that require upper-body strength like the salmon ladder, which has one rung that competitors hang from and manipulate upward. In order to complete the obstacle, the competitors must use their upper body strength to force that rung—the same one they are suspended from–upward into the notch above until the bar rests in the highest notch possible. As you can imagine, this takes incredible strength and coordination. It also takes a whole lot of focus.

“A lot of the obstacles are mental. I know a lot of really strong competitors who can do the obstacles individually, but when you put them all together and you’re on TV, it can be tough. It’s best to focus on what’s right in front of you and not what’s coming up.

“The best thing about doing the American Ninja Warrior competition is that it’s about pushing your body. You see an obstacle and you think, ‘that’s impossible’ at first. But then you train and you adapt, and then you can achieve it, and then you go on and attempt harder ones,” he said.

He first heard about Red Rush and AIM when he joined his brother-in-law for the WOD for Warriors competition at AIM Member-owned Snake River CrossFit. Lance won the competition and the prize was a box of Red Rush.

“I tried it out and used it. I definitely saw some positive gains and decided to use it for competitions. I’ve never been a fan of energy drinks because they get me too hyped up and jittery. I didn’t get that from Red Rush. I felt relaxed and focused, and I felt like I had extra breath when I was out there on the obstacle course.”

Director Promotion: Ralph Peterson

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Ralph Peterson of Portland, North Dakota retired from his job as a school bus driver after twenty-two years. He still owns and operates Ralph’s Sharp Shop, an outdoor power equipment sales and service business and raises delicious organic sweet corn, the kind that melts right off the cob. He spends free moments with his ten grandchildren and other members of his family. If Ralph’s life didn’t sound idyllic enough, he recently promoted to Blue Diamond Director.

His journey started painfully in 1989. Ralph had trouble walking due to the arthritis in his knees. In fact, doctors had told him that he would probably have to have them replaced one day. A friend and future sponsor, AIM Director Wendell Berg noticed this and gave Ralph an entire jar of barley grass with the caveat that Ralph would use all of it. Two weeks, later his knees stopped hurting. Twenty-five years later, Ralph still uses the same knees that he was born with.

When he’s working on his AIM business, Ralph is making and receiving phone calls or preparing and sending out information packets, datasheets, books and literature. He places the Healthy Cell Concept brochure and two books—Cleansing the Body and Colon for a Happier and Healthier You: Using Herbal Fiberblend by Teresa Schumacher and Toni Lund and the Nutrition that Works testimony book by Charlotte Thompson—in every packet he sends out.

“The cost of materials is nothing compared to the people’s lives that you are investing in. When I have the privilege of sharing AIM products with somebody, it is the highlight of my day. Helping them improve the quality of their lives spiritually, mentally and physically and then seeing them come alive again, what more could you want?”

He tells new Members to study and learn what each product does, to get in contact with their upline or someone who will help them and to attend meetings, events, teleclasses and webinars. He also recommends that people attend AIM Conferences.

Ralph says he has been blessed to attend the annual Conference nearly every year since joining AIM. He sat next to Chairman’s Club Director Ken Huxter. Hearing Ken’s story motivated Ralph.

“Everyone should attend all of the AIM Conferences and meet people and hear their stories. I think it’s one of the most important things anyone can do. You can study and learn but sitting next to other successful AIM Members and hearing how the AIM products have changed their lives really motivates you.”

“I thank God for His constant goodness to me and for providing The AIM Companies™ as a continual source of His blessing in my life. My wife, Phyllis, was a great support to me. I would not be where I am today without all her hard work. She is missed much. Thank you to my children and their families for their love and support. I’d like to thank my downline and the AIM owners and staff.

Red Rush for the Ages

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By now, every AIM Member is aware of the athletic benefits of beet juice. We all know that Red Rush provides a boost of much needed stamina to competitive athletes and helps them recover quickly from their grueling workouts. However, the athletic benefits are just the beginning. Did you know that there have been over sixteen studies that have shown that beet juice can lower blood pressure? The most recent one found that the blood pressure benefits of daily beet juice consumption lasted for two weeks after the subjects stopped drinking the juice.

Our veins can become damaged by a sedentary lifestyle, the aging process and by poor dietary choices. This damage disrupts the body’s ability to create nitric oxide. In fact, the inability to produce sufficient amounts of nitric oxide is the main feature of endothelial dysfunction. Red Rush provides the body with 500 mg of dietary nitrate, the building blocks of nitric oxide. To put that amount in perspective, the average American gets 60- 120 mg of dietary nitrate a day. Someone on the Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension Diet consumes 500-660 mg. One tiny shot of Red Rush provides you with your daily dose of therapeutic dietary nitrate. Red Rush may also provide these other benefits:

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Lowers Blood Pressure
In a recent study, participants who drank beet juice saw an 8/4 mmHg reduction in blood pressure, a 20 percent improvement in blood vessel dilation and a 10 percent reduction in arterial stiffness.

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Improves Cognitive Functioning
Improved cranial blood flow has been linked to enhanced cognitive functioning and quicker reaction times. Drinking beet juice to improve blood flow to the brain is also being researched as a way to mitigate the symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer’s

Assists with Basic Mobility
One study found that beet juice consumption made walking twelve percent easier, and recently, scientists at Kansas State University have been giving beet juice to heart failure patients in order to help get them mobile again, a critical factor of their recoveries.

Sleep
Nitric oxide facilitates sleep, and due to improved blood flow, it may assist the brain in achieving essential rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Warmer, Healthier Skin
Healthy circulation improves skin quality and keeps the extremities nice and warm.

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Nutrient Delivery
When the circulatory system is working well, the body can repair itself faster by moving white blood cells, nutrients, medicine and platelets to the affected areas.

Sexual Health
Nearly 90 percent of erectile dysfunction can be linked to poor circulation, and there is some evidence that a percentage of female sexual dysfunction is related to improper blood flow.

Jet Lag
When the cabin pressure lowers, so does the oxygen in your blood. Beet juice has been shown to improve oxygen utilization, allowing people to get more use out of less oxygen.

Weight Loss
Nitric oxide may help improve metabolic rates, and a surprising study found that dietary nitrate could help change white fat into the
easier-to-burn brown fat.

Energy
Having sufficient amounts of nitric oxide can really energize the body. Additionally, one of the biggest symptoms of poor circulation is fatigue. Red Rush can provide natural energy.

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