2010 was the year Xtreme Nutrition was “born,” and owners Josh and Shelley Cagle have always impressed me with their hard work, commitment to help and support customers with building their health, and the research they have done to formulate their products. It has all paid off, proven in part by an enthusiastic new employee by the name of Preston Moss. He is a walking billboard for the shop and the lifestyle, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing his story.
Preston grew up in West Limestone, and graduated from West Limestone High School in 2015. He had played football for WLHS, and had become close to 85 pounds overweight, something which unfortunately these days happens all too often with our kids in Alabama. He decided to do something about it, and set out on a journey that has literally transformed him. His mom, Myra Moss (who works in dispatch for the Sheriff’s department), the Lion’s Den, and Xtreme Nutrition and Smoothies are his support team, and he has parlayed his passion as well as hobby into a job he loves.
He began to work out religiously at the Lion’s Den, and while he was pleased with the strength he was gaining, the weight wasn’t budging the way he had hoped. He began to study voraciously, and realized that if he was going to lighten up he was going to have to change the way he ate. He also was looking for supplements that were safe and healthy. Enter Xtreme Nutrition. Josh Cagle, himself a bodybuilder for nearly a quarter of a century, has worked for several years to perfect supplements, and Preston found that Xtreme’s proprietary blend known as Rapture Max N.O. Lean was especially helpful. Here is some information on Rapture:
Unmatched energy. No shakes
Tunnel vision type focus
Incredible pumps and vascularity
No water retention
I asked Preston what he liked about Rapture, and he said, “It’s thermogenic. It heats me up, and I don’t crash after my work out.” For those of you who are interested in what is in the product, here is a list of the ingredients: Beta Alanine, Arginine, Agmatine Sulfate, Phenylethylamine, Caffeine, Raspberry Ketones, Leucine, IsoLeucine, Valine, Citrulline Malate (a “clean” fatigue fighter), B12, Alpha Lipolic Acid, 5HTP, Dandelion Root, Synephrine (Bitter Orange), Niacin, and Yohimbine HCl.
Preston, with the help of his mom, went “lean and mean” as far as his eating was concerned. Here was his regimen:
Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs and a piece of bacon
Snack: an apple around noon
Lunch: chicken, rice, and a sweet potato
Snack: an apple around 2:30
Supper: rice, turkey, sweet potatoes
Admittedly, that is hard core, and not a permanent plan. This is just how Preston did it, not a specific endorsement, so please do your due diligence and check with your doctor prior to beginning any weight loss program. The result was that he lost 70 lbs in six months, and then the last 15 a bit more slowly. For the first six months, Preston did not give himself a “cheat day,” but has since started taking one, and has been able to keep his weight off.
One of Preston’s favorite smoothies at the shop is what is known as “The Champ.” It contains strawberries, bananas, your choice of protein, peanut butter, and pecans. For his protein, Preston chooses the vanilla flavor.
Preston and Shelley told me about some of the new products that are at Xtreme Nutrition. One is a fat burner called Stimukal, which is similar to and a replacement for Synedrex. The other is the 6 Pack Fitness lunch bags. They are insulated, and besides having space for your smoothies, water bottles, supplements and energy bars, in the middle is a set of shelves that hold covered containers for your meals. They come in camo, pink, and black, and the sizes are the mini 3 meal, the regular 3 meal, and the 5 meal. So, if you choose to take charge of what you eat and plan well, the 6 Pack will keep you away from the drive thru and help you meet your goals in style.
Lastly, Preston continues to devour research both for his own learning and to support his new lifestyle, as well as being able to help Xtreme’s clients. His enthusiasm is contagious, and he genuinely enjoys what he is doing. He also has Josh and Shelley to look to for mentoring and information, and all in all they make a great team, one that is dedicated to being a true resource for you in 2017.
By: Ali Elizabeth Turner