Meet Loadebar's Athletes
Starting out in the fitness and nutrition industry almost 17 years ago, and moving into the world of endurance sports 14 years ago, I quickly realized you can't out train a poor diet. As I progressed from short distance triathlons, and on to full Ironman distance events, proper nutrition for performance and recovery, became increasingly evident.
LoAdebar is my go-to nutrition because it's made with real whole food. It's not only what is IN a LoAdebar but what is NOT in a LoAdebar. Just good ingredients, that before, I had to eat separately. N ow I have it in a portable nutrition bar that helps me perform at my best no matter where I go.
LoAdebar was an integral part of my nutrition and training plan while preparing for both the Ironman 70.3 World Championship and Ironman World Championship this season. Thank you LoAdebar!
I have exercised on a casual basis by playing tennis, swimming, and biking. I have also tried X-country skiing and running. In 1995 I started biking long distances in Canada where we lived; and in order to fuel myself on these sometimes colder rides, my wife (Norma) supplied me with homemade energy bars. At that time the idea of selling a healthy bar was far from our thoughts.
We emigrated from Canada to the US (TX) in 2001 and I continued biking. My wife also started biking and in 2007 we rode a tandem bike together from Houston to Austin (178 miles apart) as participants of a charity ride for Multiple Sclerosis. She also continued making and supplying me with energy bars.
I retired from my job (Mechanical Engineer) in February of this year and in March started training for my first ever triathlon –the Iron Man which recently took place in Chattanooga in September 2015 and in which I participated. Though the recipe for LoAdebar has been modified, the same basic bar was used to provide some of my nutritional needs on the IM ride some twenty years later- the clock has indeed turned “full circle”.
Thanks to my wife for her diligence and vision – we are truly blessed and thankful to be associated with talented coaches and athletes who are helping us to share this vision.
Life is a beautiful journey, you may as well enjoy the ride! I’ve been racing triathlons for over 15 years. Until 2003, I didn’t know how to swim. I did not even have my first bike until 2002! After the birth of my 2nd child, in an attempt to lose the baby weight, I competed in the Chattanooga Sports Barn Sprint. It was my first triathlon and I was hooked!
Three years later, I found myself toeing the line, across the country in Idaho at Ironman Coeur D'alene in my first Ironman triathlon; 140.6 miles of swim, bike, run. I was thirty years old. After that race I promised myself that by the time I was 40, I would qualify for Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. I never stopped dreaming.
Fast forward 10 years, many triathlons & 4 Ironman races later. In 2016, I purchased a ticket to Ironman Florida for my 40th birthday. With some hard work, grit & determination, I met my goal of qualifying for Kona by placing 2nd place in my age group.
The year of 2017 was a double World Championship year for me. I competed in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in my home town of Chattanooga. 6 weeks later I boarded the plane with my family to Kona Hawaii. What a fantastic experience racing Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii! Overall, the year was a total success and a dream come true!
Over the last 10 years I have held many titles; including, Tennessee State Time Trial Champion, and Tennessee Bicycle Racing Association Women’s Champion. I’ve covered thousands of miles in the pursuit of accomplishing my many goals.
In 2012, I developed FX Multisport Performance Coaching. All of our coaches are qualified USAT certified. Our group of athletes and coaches has grown into a high performing, high energy, and high vibration team of triathletes, cyclists and runners.
My time is balanced between the triathlon lifestyle and mom life with my 2 daughters ages 15 & 21, as well as work as a nurse educator in the hospital. My schedule can be very busy, but I have learned how to manage the many aspects of my life. Loadebar helps me achieve my goals. It is a quick, simple, and nutritious meal that can makes all my days easier.
Loadebar is part of my daily fueling. It provides the perfect balance of whole food nutrition. I love that it is made locally and that all the ingredients are organic, vegan & gluten free. I recommend Loadebar to my clients, patients & athletes.
USAT Cert. Coach
USAC Cert. Coach
USAT Youth & Jr. Cert. Coach
Bruno Martins, a native of Portugal, is a well-seasoned athlete on the road, bike and in the pool and has been in the fitness industry for almost 20 years. Martins has competed in both road and mountain bike races, as well as short and long distance triathlons. Aside from his professional expertise as a trainer/coach and his own experience as an athlete, he is also uniquely certified in Nutrition and Endurance Training, making him an invaluable wealth of knowledge in helping others meet their goals.
Loadebar was introduced to me in 2015. Since then, I cannot live without them! Loadebar places a daily role in my life, either as breakfast, mid-day snack, post-workout or even as a travel partner. Loadebar is part of my nutrition plan to help me achieve my fitness goals as well as a good and balance day to day nutrition.