Red Rush Athlete James Olmos: It’s All About Family

James Olmos

It is no small surprise that the first obstacle course race that AIM Member and Red Rush Athlete James Olmos ever participated in was with his family. Together they braved a mud run called the Rugged Maniac. Unprepared for what lay ahead, James, his wife and their three sons scaled eight-foot walls and slid down muck-covered slopes while wearing improper shoes and cotton clothing, just having fun and taking snapshots the whole time. Although James still runs races with his wife and children when possible, he has become a lot more competitive. At forty-seven, he finished his first half-marathon in less than two hours and is considering the possibilities of running full marathons and even a 50k.

Although relatively new to AIM, James has long been an advocate of good health and fitness. He instilled those values in his children. “Parents need the balance of exercise, not only to be an encouragement and an example to their children, but exercise relieves stress and gives you the energy needed to raise children. It’s fine to bake cookies with your kids, but going for a walk afterwards teaches them the balance between enjoying treats while maintaining good health,” James said.

All his sons grew up physically active. His oldest son was on the high school track team and was honored as a scholar athlete. His two youngest boys both followed in their mother’s footsteps—a professional ballerina and modern dancer—and joined their high school dance production teams as well as participating in other sports like lacrosse and soccer. Although his boys have grown, they are still conscious of what they eat and are active. James is very proud of them all.

James was first introduced to the AIM products by AIM Director Sean Henry. “I read his Facebook and blog posts on Red Rush®, and being the curious person that I am, I approached him with questions regarding this magical elixir. Unbeknown to me, he had been reading my  Facebook and blog posts about Spartan Race training and events. We ended up having lunch and laughed over the fact that we were both interested in discovering how Red Rush could support my training and race goals.”

James has always been interested in nutrition. He hasn’t eaten pork or beef in twenty years although he regularly enjoys fish and fowl. Each morning, he wakes up and drinks a full glass of filtered water with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and AIM RediBeets®. Then he makes a shake that includes ProPeas®, CoCoa LeafGreens®, coconut oil, flaxseed oil, cinnamon, peanut butter, a choice of fruit and almond milk.

“Most athletes are in tune with their bodies. They’re mentally, physically and spiritually aware of changes in their bodies. They’re aware of how slightly tweaking any aspect of their diet, movement or thought can positively or negatively affect their performances. I noticed the positive effects of Red Rush from day one.”

“I noticed the benefits again this year while running the San Diego Half-Marathon. I hit this hill at mile ten, a ‘hill’ that everyone nervously spoke of before the race. Well, I powered up the hill, passing many runners as I made way over the crest. And I felt great at the top!”

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BarleyLife Keeps You Strong and Healthy

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Ever since The AIM Companies™ introduced the juice powder of barley grass back in 1982, the world as we know it was given the gift of health. Those who have made AIM BarleyLife® a daily part of their nutritional intake know it keeps them strong and healthy. For everyone else, it’s time to get on board the BarleyLife health insurance plan.

The key to BarleyLife’s effectiveness is that it is first and foremost organic in nature, just like people. We are not synthesized in laboratories like so many synthetic supplements, including vitamins, minerals, etc. People are natural and respond exceedingly well to the rich, natural source of nutrients in BarleyLife: vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll, antioxidants, phytonutrients and enzymes.

It’s a fact: cattle that graze on grass grow strong and healthy. But people can’t chew on blades of grass and expect the same results. That’s why AIM extracts all of the nutritional wealth from barley grass to make it bioavailable for people in a juice powder. These incredible greens are easily absorbed, providing an unparalleled concentration of natural nutrients for the body to build healthy cells—the foundation of strength and health.

For those who still cannot wrap their minds around drinking grass in a glass, BarleyLife comes in capsules as well. That means there is no excuse for not taking BarleyLife to keep you strong and healthy.

Bill Sonne

Almost Ninety Percent of Americans Aren’t Eating Their Veggies

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and NBC News, eighty-seven percent of Americans don’t get their recommended daily allowance of vegetables, and seventy-five percent don’t get enough fruit.  It is recommended that adults eat two or three servings of vegetables per day and one to two cups of fruit; however, many Americans consume less than a cup of fruit and less than two cups of vegetables each day.

The health benefits of vegetables are well documented.  People who eat the recommended five servings of fruits and veggies lower their risk of stroke, heart disease, diabetes as well as many other illnesses according to numerous studies. A 2014 paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that people who ate seven or more servings of vegetables were 42% less likely to die from any cause than those who ate only one serving.  So why aren’t people eating their vegetables regularly?

From NBC:

“People perceive vegetables as being difficult to manage,” she said. “Start with expensive. There’s a lot of waste. They have to be peeled. They have to be washed. They have to be cut. They aren’t as filling as junkier foods. The barriers are real.” –Marion Nestle, Nutrition Professor NYU

The AIM Companies offers wholefood nutrition in the form of vegetable juice concentrates like BarleyLife, RediBeets and Just Carrots to name a few. These concentrates contain almost all the benefits of raw vegetables without the waste, the cleaning, the cutting, the peeling or the hassle. They also have a longer shelf life. The per-serving cost of AIM products makes them more affordable than regular vegetables, and by combining any of our vegetables juices with ProPeas pea protein (another vegetable product), they’re just as filling if not more so than those junkier foods.  AIM products also contain very few calories, and can help improve your daily nutrient portfolio without having to significantly increase your calorie load.

Vegetables don’t have to be difficult to manage. The AIM Companies makes it easy!

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Chris van Rensburg: My AIM Journey

Chris van Rensburg

First of all, I would like to thank all our AIM Partners for Life for their ongoing love, care and prayers since I was involved in an air crash on December 1, 2014. I have been so overwhelmed and humbled by the Members who have joined hands with me from around the world and who are faithfully supporting me during this trying time. I have lost my left eye, and we are still praying that I regain some sight in my right eye. I can now start to see light, shapes and can identify the colors red and green.

I find this significant as the two AIM products that are playing a role in the healing process are AIM BARLEYLIFE, the lifeblood of the plant, and AIM RED RUSH which supports oxygen and nourishment to our own human blood. Red is the color of blood, associated with energy and life. Red Rush has been one of AIM’s supplements that we haven’t been able to do without. The color green signifies growth and also represents life. It is the dominant color in nature and is very restful. BarleyLife will always be the most important supplement we take, and this, coupled with nearly
every other AIM product, has played an important part in the healing process that I am going through.

Change is inevitable and tragedy can strike at any time in our lives. Constant change takes place in our personal lives, in our surroundings, in our families and also in our businesses daily. However, what does not change is the way we CHOOSE to address change. And we CHOOSE LIFE – each day brings new LIFE, new opportunities, new dreams, new vision, new goals, new friends and a NEW BEGINNING.

Our journey with AIM started nineteen years ago when Joan had adrenal exhaustion. She brought home a jar of green barley grass because our family was plagued with ill health. We immediately saw an improvement in all of our lives and we have never looked back! As I supported Joan in her passion for improving the lives of others, we saw our AIM business grow. We were not even knowledgeable about the business plan. We grew to love all the products in AIM’s range, traveled to fifteen AIM Conferences and grew our network internationally.

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Our boys Christopher and Nicolas traveled with us, and what a privilege we have been afforded to see the world together as a family! Today I am so proud of them, and I am honored to have two adult sons who have stood by me twenty-four hours a day, helping Joan nurse me back to health. They have stood in the gap for me, being my “eyes,” staying by my side as we walk this difficult road together. BarleyLife is the most important supplement we will ever take, and Joan diligently mixed our BarleyLife for us first thing in the morning from day one. Today, although they have both left home, they never start a day without their BarleyLife!

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I often think of the scripture: “Train up a child in the way they should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it.” I am grateful that today we are a healthy family with strong immune systems. This has stood me in good stead as I honestly believe that because I take practically the WHOLE RANGE OF AIM PRODUCTS; my body was strong and healthy when I had the accident. That meant that I have been able to go through the shock, stress and ongoing trauma without any complications, side effects or infections. Joan has increased my dosages, and although I can’t ‘see’ what she gives me three times a day, I know that together with God’s Grace, the products and the AIM Companies play a crucial role in my ongoing recovery.

As I reflect back on my AIM journey over the past 18 years, we saw many changes taking place within the company. However, standing tall amidst all the changes, is a Company of thirty-three years – still solid and firm, with the same mission statement, with the same heart of serving the individual, with the same purpose of reaching people around the world with the same high standard of quality products and with the same excellent compensation plan.

My purpose in 2015 is to be able to continue with my work and keep trusting that I will regain sight in my right eye. I would like to see myself independent again as it is so difficult having to depend on my family for absolutely everything. I cannot thank them enough for the way they have been there unconditionally to serve me every step of the way. My wife Joan also has a new vision to put together training, leadership and business materials and raise up new leaders and promote AIM’s mission statement which provides us with access to the highest principles of free enterprise.

I believe in the power and concept of network marketing and would like to support Joan in focusing on growth in 2015. Each Member is actually a business owner and we would like to support others who are interested in pursuing this avenue. We are so grateful that we have a strong, secure AIM business because this has helped support us since December 1 when Joan had to stop working and nurse me around the clock. That is the advantage of a residual income! May AIM grow from strength to strength, as we forge forward, our mission being “Passion with Purpose” and unleash potential which we haven’t yet tapped into, fulfilling the Purpose to which God has called us in 2015.

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Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer Reach Million Dollar Club

Mark and Mary-Ann Shearer

Chairman’s Club Directors Mark and Mary-Ann Shearer of Gordon’s Bay in the Western Cape province of South Africa have not had a doctor bill due to ill health in over thirty years. Prior to that, they suffered from all sorts of ailments: ear infections, allergies, depression, blood pressure issues, etc. When they switched to a plant-based diet and a regimen of daily exercise, their health problems subsided.

In 1991 Mary-Ann was given a canister of AIM’s green barley powder. Mary-Ann didn’t even try it. “Until you bring me scientific evidence not done by the company, I will not look at it,” she said. Over the next eight years, various AIM Members tried to convince Mary- Ann to give the AIM products a chance.

In 1999, Mark spoke with Hermana, a missionary friend who told him that her AIM income allowed her to do missionary work in Israel. She asked that Mark have Mary-Ann phone Chairman’s Club Director Joan van Rensburg. She did, and Joan visited and brought some independent scientific research with her.

The Shearers tried BarleyLife® out on their family, the staff of their whole-food business and even on the dog and the cat. The lesions caused by sun damage on Mark’s back cleared up. They both had more energy, especially mid-afternoon. The children found that they concentrated better at school and their skin issues disappeared. The staff had some serious detox symptoms at first, but none of them got colds or flus if kept on the BarleyLife.

“What sets AIM apart is that the products have integrity—they actually work every time! The compensation plan is generous and easy to work and the people who head the company are Godly and genuine— there is no hype. You don’t need it when the products change your life!” Mary-Ann said.

Mark and Mary-Ann take the Garden Trio® every morning along with three or four AIMega® capsules. (This blend of omegas work better than any other, and they’ve tried dozens). They use Red Rush almost daily for cycling. Mark takes Frame Essentials® for an old running injury. They add ProPeas® to their morning smoothies when they want vanilla flavor, Para 90® a couple times a year, Composure® for natural pain relief, flying or for trouble sleeping and use Herbal Fiberblend® for digestive issues.

The products that she recommends that everyone takes are the ones that she’s highlighted in her 100 Days to Health Program developed specifically to help her downline grow their businesses: BarleyLife for overall health, AIMega for overall health, especially endocrine function and Herbal Fiberblend for digestive health. Their Five Steps to Health Program has transformed lives in less than three months.

“We’ve seen blood pressures and blood sugars stabilize, cholesterol drop and some serious auto immune issues go into remission.” Mary-Ann advises that anyone starting out in their AIM Business should “use the products, get to know the products well, do all the training AIM offers and in the meantime, start telling friends what AIM has done for you. Have a plan. For example: Sign one person up each week. Talk to people, but focus on helping them, not on making money! Then find three of the people that you’ve signed up who are motivated and who order regularly and help them build by doing what you have done. Once you have three Directors, focus on the next three people and so on until you have twelve. Make Chairman’s Club your goal and don’t give up. Make sure that you and your team know all the products that AIM has. List ten reasons to use each and highlight the top three. Develop an email database and send regular emails to your downline. Use social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc. to let people know what is new and how the products are helping people.”

Mary-Ann said that she and her husband faced setbacks on their way to making the Million Dollar Club. But when they refocused on the core of why they were in AIM — to help people get well, stay well and earn an income — it motivated them every time.

The Shearer’s built their business by using AIM’s USSBT formula. They say it works well.

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“There are thousands of stories we could tell; over 9,000 people have completed the 100 Days to Health, and although not all have used the AIM products, those that do have the quickest and most dramatic improvements in health. People find that weight drops off, blood pressure is regulated, depression goes, skin improves dramatically, people sleep better and their children seldom if ever get sick. The most dramatic story I can tell you was about a young mother in the UK who was pregnant with her second child when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She started taking BarleyLife and AIMega. Within two weeks, there was a huge improvement and she went into complete remission. She has been well since and gave birth to a healthy child.”

As for the future, the Shearers are working to get their total downline volume to 120,000 in the next year. They only need to get a few more Elite Directors and a few more people in the Chairman’s Club. They also hope to spend more time in the US, working on that leg of their business.

A Family Tackling Obstacles with Red Rush Nitric Oxide Boost

Sue and Taylor

Red Rush athletes and AIM Wholesale Members Sue Phillips-Leclerc (shown on right) and Taylor Witkiewicz are a mother-daughter obstacle course racing team from the Northeast. Fitness has always been an integral part of their family. Sue began weight training around the time Taylor was born, and the two of them have hiked the Adirondack Mountains for years and years. Taylor grew up active in youth and high school sports. Before she left for college, the duo did weight training together in the mornings before school.

In the summer of 2011, on a kick to find adventure, they signed up for the Spartan Beast, a 12-plus-mile race through a series of challenging obstacles in Killington, VT. Think mud pits, barbed-wire crawls, fire-pit leaps and wall climbs. Anything can happen during these kinds of races. But according to Sue the usual damages “are cuts from barbed wire, face-plants in the mud, not stooping low enough under logs and banging our heads, getting shocked, jumping on fire instead of over and clutching onto Taylor for dear life every time there’s a water obstacle!”

During a race, they offer each other inspiration although they don’t run side by side the entire time. If one gets ahead, it motivates the other to kick their game up a notch. That’s not to say they aren’t competitive with each other, but they save that energy for training. Although Taylor is now in college, she keeps up with Sue’s regimen and often adds to it.

Sue says it’s absolutely amazing to compete in races with her daughter. “I love that we can share these crazy adventures together. Taylor has such an incredible work ethic. She realizes that you get what you put in. She’s placed top in her age group at almost every race, obtained a perfect 4.0 in the Honors Program at University of New Hampshire for the past two years all while working at the gym, (where else?) tutoring others in business courses and training for OCR’s (obstacle course races)!”

And Taylor couldn’t be happier to follow in her mother’s footsteps. “My mom is such a huge role model to me! I have really fallen in love with weightlifting as well as obstacle course racing and doing these activities by her side makes them even better! I’m so thankful that my mom introduced me to these sports that have become such an enjoyable and exciting part of my life. I love all the crazy experiences we have been able to share together and can’t wait to see what’s next for our Momma-Daughter Duo. Besides, how could I not want to follow in such awesome footsteps?!”

Both mother and daughter enjoy Red Rush before their races. “We’ve been taking Red Rush prior to any endurance session. We’ve found that it really helps eliminate that lag you feel when you are first starting a run or workout session. It increases blood flow and definitely helps get you going much faster and more efficiently. We really like the fact that its stimulant-free, so no crash.”