Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Big Train Stops at Compete 4 Causes (C4C) 5K with #WLSFA

Recently Big Train discovered Compete 4 Causes, a non profit organization dedicated to raising support and public awareness for charitable causes while promoting Fitness & Wellness. Since Launching Fit Frappé (outrageously delicious café style protein drink mixes) in the health and fitness industry, the Bariatric community has really embraced this protein drink mix line. Sandi Henderson from Banded Living was kind enough to invite Big Train to support the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America (WLFSA) booth at the event. It was great to meet WLSFA YouTube sensation Wendy Campbell aka Banded Wendy. Antonia Namnath, CEO and Founder of WLSFA was there too!

C4C WLSFA Banded Wendt Sandi Henderson

Banded Wendy, Jim from Big Train ‘n Sandi Henderson

It was a gorgeous southern California day, perfect for a run. Fun fact: Banded Wendy runs to techno music. The event was held on the Cal State Northridge University campus. There were no earthquakes! (Knocking on wood.)  Big Train handed out samples of our Fit Frappé line to race participants. The response was very enthusiastic.

We met some great people including the lovely Lea Crosetti, Founder of BariAthletes.

Website excerpt:

“BariAthletes™ was created by Lea when she saw more and more of her post-op bariatric patients lose the weight and start training for endurance events, yet they did not know how to fuel their new anatomy. These endurance events require a lot of fuel which most athletes obtain by consuming large amounts of carbohydrates. Yet having a one ounce pouch for a stomach will not be able to hold ½ of what most athletes eat. In addition, too many carbohydrates (particularly the simple sugars found in sports products) can trigger dumping syndrome, and take the place of needed protein and other nutritious foods. Knowing bariathletes are not able to follow the typical sports nutrition guidelines, Lea has formulated nutrition plans to specifically meet their nutritional needs.”

If you would like help with your fitness and nutritional goals contact Lea.

Here are some photos from the event:

Get more information on Big Train’s gourmet protein mix line of beverage or Big Train in general. Congrats to all the runners for supporting Compete 4 Causes and the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America.