Jake Winder- Featured Testimonial
Elite Pole Vaulter (Ranked 9th of all Pole Vaulters in the USA in 2010)
Jake’s vaulting credentials are below.
Being a pole vaulter I get the opportunity to experience a lot of different aspects of training. It is so much fun and I love my sport so much, but it can be very taxing physically. The demands of my sport require many different strengths and skills. In a typical week of training I will experience weight lifting, Olympic lifting, sprint training, gymnastics training, endurance training, and of course pole vault technique training. Behind every great athlete is a great work ethic and that is what I always strive for. I always want to be a little stronger, a little faster, and a little better in my technique and this attitude has brought me to where I am today but has also taken a toll on my body. Many of my struggles have to do with herniated discs in my back, beat up joints, and over all fatigue after a workout. One of the greatest demands of my sport is weight management. I need to be as strong and explosive as possible without exceeding one hundred eighty pounds in body weight. I started to experiment with supplements in high school but had no knowledge of what I was taking. I soon found that the supplements I was taking were making me heavy and slow which made me a worse pole vaulter. When I turned the tubs around to see what I was taking I saw a lot of fat, cholesterol, sugar, and many other things that seemed like "fillers". I was introduced to Pride Nutrition's line of products by a man who was a 61 year old All American decathlete. He was in great shape, managed to pole vault twice a week, lift weights everyday, and run interval workouts. That night I went to look at Pride's line of products. I was amazed with the quality I found. To my surprise there were no short cuts. I saw that the make up of the products were just quality ingredients with no fillers, and that really opened up my eyes. I purchased the Respect protein, the Dominate pre-workout, and the Essentials vitamin pack immediately. I went straight to the gym had one of the best workouts of my life. I felt so strong, explosive, and focused from the Dominate during my workout, but had no stomach issues and felt energized instead of beat up after my workout. After taking the Respect immediately after my workout, I woke up the next day expecting to be sore and beat down, but realized that my soreness had cut in half. I actually just wanted to go to the gym again! I soon dove into the other supplements Retaliate and NPR and this has been my stack since. I have gone on two have the two best track seasons of my life and feel motivated and anxious to work out every day knowing that I have the edge with Pride on my side!
Achour Esho- Featured Testimonial
When you train as often and as hard as I do, you need good supplements and a good place to train. Pride Nutrition has been in my corner for the last few years along with FLO's state or the art training facility. Together they have really helped maximize my speed, strength and power! I can't get enough of Pride's RESPECT Protein and their GLUTAMINE which has completely changed my recovery times. My rigorous training workouts used to drain me so bad that it would take 2 days to recoup. Now at the age of 29, I'm training twice a day and have never felt better! I take the Premium GREENS for endurance plus AGILITY and NPR for my joints. DIALED-IN gives me the energy I need and I stack it with Premium EFA and C-GONE when I need to drop weight for my fights. Pride has helped me stay undefeated in my Professional Boxing and MMA career and I plan to keep it that way! Pride Nutrition is my supplement of choice and FLO MMA is where I love to train!
Natalie Leon - Featured Testimonial
Masters in Exercise Science, GWU
ACSM certified Health and Fitness Specialist
My name is Natalie Leon, and I am a Fitness & Nutrition Consultant and an avid sports competitor. I have competed in dancing and tennis and since 2007, in physique competitions, specifically, Figure. My last show was in August of this year (2009) and I placed 3rd and qualified for nationals…yes!! (The picture is from this show, NPC East Coast Classic/MD regional show). To get show-ready for this last one was by far, the most challenging physical endeavor I have undertaken, and if it were not for my Pride supplements, I would have had a much tougher journey to endure.
I met one of the owners at Pride in April of 2009 at the Ohio Naturals, where I placed well but just missed the top 5 (placed 6th in Masters and 9th in Open). I was totally depleted, dehydrated (had cut my water intake from midnight and by then early afternoon) and suffering from a mean headache. I stopped by their booth just to collect some information and he convinced me to take 2 of the NPR (Natural Pain Reliever), free of charge. He was very friendly and extremely confident about this product’s ability to minimize or suppress my pain, without affecting my body’s composition, a huge concern of mine given that show time was in less than 2 hours. I took them and 30 minutes later – no headache!!Well, I was totally impressed and proceeded to purchase the Protein powder, a bottle of the NPR and the L-Glutamine. I was extremely satisfied with products that I began to research the entire product line.
I was so pleased with the results that my coach, Kevin White, decided to look at all supplements and next thing you know, the diet designed for my last show incorporated many of their products to cover all my supplementation needs: Respect protein powder, L-Glutamine, Greens, Control, C-Gone and Dialed in. Furthermore, I now have most of clients on at least 1 or more of the Pride products as a part of their daily nutrition plan. They are all very satisfied and have noticed measurable changes since their implementation.
In summary, I would highly recommend this product line to anyone interested in improving their current diet, energy levels, quality of workouts and in general, quality of life!
Bobbie Kongsgaard - Featured Testimonial
Well ...where do I begin ??
Annalisa Bato - Featured Testimonial
I participated in my first NPC figure competition in May 2008. In preparation for the show, I incorporated supplements into my diet which included PRIDE Nutrition’s RESPECT Protein, C-GONE, Premium EFA & Premium GREEN. I experience a dramatic positive change in my physique and felt great throughout the whole process. Out of many proteins I have tried in the past, RESPECT Protein is my favorite. My body responded very well to these shakes, I didn’t experience any bloating or indigestion and it tastes great! After combining PRIDE’s supplements with hardcore training and a clean diet, I have never looked or felt better in my life. I had a fabulous time at my first show and I’m really looking forward to the next one!
Adam Weinberg- Featured Testimonial
As a NPC national competitor, for the past 13 years, I have tried just about every workout routine, supplement, and pre-contest system known to man. My goal I had set for myself was to break into the top five at a national level competition. Prior to this year, the best I had been able to accomplish was 7th place. I managed to do this on 4 separate occasions. Needless to say, it became very frustrating for me. I have known the owners of Pride Nutrition for over 15 years and happened to bump into them at a regional level competition in 2004. They offered me a complimentary sample of their protein powder (Respect). I gladly accepted it but continued to use the other brands that I had been loyal to. I was skeptical to try anything new.
Fast forward 5 years. .. Since 2004 I had competed in1 national level competition (7th place) and 2 regional competitions as well. I had retired 2 times in five years, out of frustration. I had come out of retirement because I had never achieved the goal I had set back in 1996 (a top 5 national level placing). In May of 2009 I had by chance spoken to a Pride athlete who I have known since I began bodybuilding. He gave a strong endorsement to their products and urged me to contact the owners. I was still a little skeptical, but I figured that if I kept doing what I was doing, I was going to keep getting what I was getting. So I sent one of the owners of Pride an email. I drove out to one his place and sat down with him. He broke down what I should be taking for the first 8 weeks of my pre-contest training. I added the following supplements to my diet
1. Recarb (pre and post workout)
He told me when and how much of each product I should take and then we reevaluated after 8 weeks. We made a few changes, but nothing drastic. Over the course of the 16 weeks of training, I noticed I was dropping body fat at a rapid pace and still maintaining all of my muscle. I had more energy during my workouts and I was able to recover quickly and avoid any serious injuries. Overall I couldn't have been happier with my progress.
As far as end results go…. I ended up winning my weight class at the 2009 NPC Continental USA, defeating a top local competitor who placed ahead of me 2 years earlier. Two weeks later, I placed 2nd at the 2009 NPC Team Universe. Beating out the 2005-2008 class winner and the 2009 Junior National class winner. In doing so, I achieved my goal that I had set way back in the mid 90's, of a top 5 finish.
Overall, I know that I wouldn’t have achieved the results that I was able to without the help of Pride Nutrition and would highly recommend them to athletes, regardless of what sport you are competing in. Their products were definitely the missing piece to the puzzle. They offer high quality products as well as a high level of personal attention. Thank you Pride for all of your support.
Shannon Carney - Featured Testimonial
I contribute much of my success to the discipline and practice it took to become an accomplished violinist. I performed as a member of The Milwaukee Youth Symphony for nine years. I apply that same commitment in teaching high school chemistry and coaching cross country and track and field. I believe that anyone can fine tune their body through fitness and nutrition if given the right formula.
Over the last year I have tried the gamut of supplements. All the “name brands” with all the “hype”. The only thing that I noticed was my pocket book dwindling as fast as the results. When I met the guys from PRIDE, I decided to try their product line. I was shocked at how fast the results set in. It was literally after the first dose I was so excited that I shared them with my lifting partner (boyfriend). We were both “pumped”!
The pump carried us through the workout and well into the day. As a matter of fact, the pump lasted until the next day. It’s only been a month and we haven’t had a bad workout since. I can’t wait to see what the next month brings.
One of the greatest things I’ve noticed is the sustained feeling from the AMMUNITION, and the DIALED-IN. There are not extreme ups and downs or feelings of sickness that we have noticed with other stimulants and pre-workout sources. The RESPECT Protein is the cleanest protein I’ve ever had and keeps me tight after a workout. I’m completely satisfied with the results from the Pride Nutrition supplements and am confident that it will facilitate a win in my future competitions.
Wayne Carrels - Featured Testimonial
This time 3 years ago I was about 20 lbs overweight, very depressed and stressed to the max! I quit my job and moved to Springfield overly confident that I would find employment as a full time trainer. After a few months I was just about ready to give up when my buddy recommended PRIDE Nutrition to me and said I should give them a call. I told them a little about myself and what I wanted to do and decided to order their Ultimate Weight Loss System. The products arrived shipped to my door the next day but they sat on my counter for over a week. Finally I skeptically opened up the package one morning and started taking the products.
Shazad Ali Carbaidwala, MBA, PMI- Featured Testimonial
Playing college football and know being an NPC bodybuilder I have put a lot of wear and tear on my body. I have taken a lot of supplements from companies making false claims over the years trying to obtain optimal growth. I have taken Pride supplements for the past year now and there products have helped me develop my physique as well as keeping me injury free. I train twice a day Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday so everything I put in my body is vital. Pride's unique blends and formulas cannot be found by any other supplement company and PRIDE does not make false claims on their products. With all the food preparation, training, dieting, I will never again succumb to taking any other products than Pride for the simple fact, Pride supplements work. In preparation for my shows in 09 I have incorporated Agility and Agility cream for my joints. Ammunition helping me sustain longer pumps. Respect after my workouts with two scoops of Pride Glutamine to help me recover from long workouts. In the morning I normally take my thermogenic Dialed In an hour before my first meal and my first workout helping me get through the day especially on those low carb days. My stomach never responded well to thermogenics causing severe muscle cramps and pulls, but from Pride's blend of herbal caffeine Guarana and Synephrine I have been able to handle it in my system and come in Dialed In for competitions.
I also run a small company www.shazadsnutirition.com helping clients incorporate a healthy balanced lifestyle through proper exercise, nutrition, and supplementation. With there being so many false claims with supplement companies I have never been able to incorporate proper supplementation until Pride. Finally I have found a company that I can hang my hat on and will continually refer all my clients to Pride.
Competition Weight 154 lbs
Thanks you so much PRIDE!!!
Jane Kupkowski - Featured Testimonial
Certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor
Jim Swanson - Featured Testimonial
Illinois Super-Heavyweight Bodybuilding Champion
I take pride in everything I do. Whether its training my clients or myself, I give 100% no matter what. I run a routine that is very consistent. Day in and day out, my routine is the same. The way I work out, the way I eat, and the way I train is always consistent.
Palmer Hart - Featured Testimonial
Indiana University Little 500 Bicyclist
C-GONE, Control, and Premium EFA did an excellent job of supplementing my diet for a lean body while making the transition from football and track to endurance biking. DIALED-IN and AMMUNITION had the most profound affect on the way I felt, which was strong energetic all the time."
Jennifer Cowan - Featured Testimonial
National Level Competitor
Rich Seldal - Featured Testimonial
"I've taken a lot of supplements with some success, but never found a line that I truly believed in."
"I was introduced to PRIDE Nutrition by a friend who also trains hard and is serious about what supplements he takes. He gave me 2 DIALED-IN, 3 AMMUNITION and a
"I've been working out hard for almost 20 years so for me to say that means that I felt STRONG!!!"
"I began taking the whole line and continued to get stronger, fuller and leaner. I became a big believer in PRIDE Nutrition and used it to get me DIALED-IN for my 5th mixed martial arts fight."
"I felt incredibly strong and powerful on the whole Pride System and went into the cage match like a wrecking machine. I take a lot of Pride in everything I do! For my next fight, you better believe I'll be using PRIDE Nutrition and I already feel sorry for whoever is next!"
"For years I've tried many different supplements and was never a strong believer in any of them. As I began to prepare for my fitness competitions, my photographer introduced me to PRIDE Nutrition."
"After learning about each of the products I decided to stop taking everything else and try them out. I've always had trouble keeping muscle fullness and obtaining the leanness I need when dieting for competitions."
"Within days of taking the PRIDE Nutrition line I instantly noticed a difference! AMMUNITION was the most shocking to me in that it provides a long lasting pump that goes beyond your workout in the gym! C-GONE, Control, and the Premium EFA have helped me get leaner, stay fuller, and feel tighter in a very short amount of time."
"As a gymnast for 13 years and a fitness competitor for 3 years, I've battled nagging elbow and knee injuries. AGILITY was my savior! Since I've been taking AGILITY I've notice an incredible change, my elbow pain is dwindling away and my knees feel much stronger. I take PRIDE in everything I do and you should too!"
Gideon Ray - Featured Testimonial
I met the owners of PRIDE Nutrition about two years ago. At the time I used some BS supplements if I had them but nothing ever worked real good. The PRIDE Team taught me about quality and helped me understand why there stuff works better. The AGILITY pills and Agility Cream plus NPR have made a huge difference for me. I recover faster when I get banged up and they’ve really helped my flexibility and strengthened my joints.
The RESPECT Protein is the best, it’s the only protein that doesn’t tear up my stomach. Trust me, you don’t want be all bloated when some punk is trying to kick you in the ribs. I’ve always had trouble putting on weight before too, AMMUNITION stacked with KRYPTONITE has taken care of that problem. I’ve got the talent and the heart to get to the top in the UFC and I feel stronger and even more confident on these supplements. Those guys at PRIDE know how to put together some kick ass formulas, they’ve believed in Gideon Ray since day one and I believe in PRIDE Nutrition!
Kevin Fukala - Featured Testimonial
Hockey: Power Forward
Yvette Couty - Featured Testimonial
When I first met the PRIDE Team, they were so enthusiastic about there products and recommended that I try them. I had a photo shoot to do in just a few weeks and asked them what they recommended. They suggested a variety of supplements and I said “I’ll try them and let them know what I think!” WOW a few weeks later I was down a few inches on my waist and my abs started to come in.
Kraig Feldman - Featured Testimonial
My confidence in my physique has increased greatly since I have started using PRIDE Nutrition's supplements. When I have trained for competitions in the past, there has always been a spot in my mind that I could be doing more, but with PRIDE Nutrition's products, that insecurity is gone.
With PRIDE Nutrition's products, I went from 5th place at the Team Universe in 2004 and placed 2nd in 2006. Their results are real.
Lee Roupas - Featured Testimonial
Natural Competitive Bodybuilder
Kara Thurman - Featured Testimonial
Licensed Sports Nutritionist
"Do you have the PRIDE that it takes to reach your goals? Now more than ever, the supplement options are plentiful. But which ones are good and which ones are garbage? Don't just settle for whatever's on the shelf. Take PRIDE in what you put into your body. As a personal trainer and licensed sports nutritionist, I know what it takes to see lasting results while maintaining your health and well-being."
"I've tried several supplement lines over the years and what impressed me the most about PRIDE is their choice of ingredients, their quality, or purity, and how they synergistically blend the compounds for an effective delivery system and optimal utilization."
"I was taking most of the ingredients found in C-GONE separately and from different manufacturers, knowing I needed these ingredients but wishing someone would package them together with the right amounts and structure for me. Taking so many capsules gave me heartburn and who knows how consistent the potency or purity was since they were all from different manufacturers."
"I was also using another supplement that promised to give me a good pump during my workouts. I stopped taking everything else and tried only the PRIDE line and wow! I immediately jumped on the PRIDE bandwagon! I saw and felt immediate results. The AMMUNITION delivered to me the pump that other products could only promise. C-GONE saved me from taking so many capsules, to only 2 tablets with better breakdown and absorption. The Control brilliantly provided me a non-stimulant for late night appetite control."
"Bottom line is, either you have PRIDE, or you don't. The fact is, you've got to just try it for a month. You've got nothing to lose except PRIDE. You've got everything to gain, especially your PRIDE."
"Finally, an all natural solution to look and feel your best. Isn't it time you hold your head up high with PRIDE?"
Brendan McGury - Featured Testimonial
I've tried many different supplements in the past and I can honestly say none of them compare to the results that I've received from PRIDE Nutrition's products. Their stuff is top of the line and untouchable when it comes to quality. I was sick of choking on shakes that don’t mix well or taste like crap. I wanted a real high quality protein for post workout, not some stuff that is all filler. I don't have this problem anymore thanks to PRIDE's RESPECT Protein. It tastes great and doesn't upset your stomach at all, and is perfect for adding lean mass. AMMUNITION by far is the most powerful product I've ever used. The skin bursting pumps bring out tons of vascularity and muscle hardness from the first workout on. DIALED-IN is great come contest time, the fat just falls right off of you. What you put in your body is what your going to get out of it. I work way to hard to be taking supplements that simply don't give results. I would recommend PRIDE's products to anyone regardless of what your goals are.
Natalie Lynn Lichtenbert- Featured Testimonial
National Level Fitness Competitor
I first met the PRIDE team through a fellow fitness competitor. I told them what my goals were and what type of joint pain I was experiencing. Being a warm and knowledgeable group, they urged me to try several of their products that were suitable for my needs which were RESPECT Protein, Premium Multi-Women, AGILITY Tablets and the AGILITY Cream.
I dance…a lot! Even in my younger years, I would have constant swelling and pain in my knees, so much that I would have to take several days of rest and soak daily in warm water to alleviate the pain. Since this spring, I have been using PRIDE's AGILITY Tablets and applying the AGILITY Cream daily to my knee joints and what a difference. Now I’m walking up stairs again without pain…hooray!
PRIDE's Premium Multi-Women is also my mainstay now…taking two tablets, one in the morning and one right before dinner. I have more sustained energy and I can tell that my immune system is much stronger! I am also assured that I am getting the needed calcium and iron that my competitor diet is often lacking in.
After my show this fall, I plan on adding more PRIDE supplementation to my contest preparations to help change my physique by adding more muscle over the upcoming winter months. Watch out for me next spring! With PRIDE Nutrition, I’m sure I will achieve all of my new fitness goals!
Brian Gurin - Featured Testimonial
Chicago Iron Man-December 2005 Open 4th Place
"I have tried numerous supplements in the past and none have delivered the results that PRIDE Nutrition has in such a short time!"
"I train my body 3 hours a day, 6 days a week, and I wouldn’t trust all this hard work with a supplement that can't keep up. AMMUNITION walks the walk and talks the talk. I was overly impressed with the intense pump I got the first time I took it."
"PRIDE Nutrition products do exactly what they say. I am impressed at the quality they take in delivering the best product for serious athletes like me."
"With PRIDE Nutrition and my workout/diet program, I have a winning combination!!!"
Kim Schaefer - Featured Testimonial
The supplemnts I plan to use for Jr. Nationals; DIALED-IN, C-GONE, Premium EFA, Premium Multi-Women, AGILTY, AGILITY Cream, NPR, RESPECT Chocolate & Vanilla, AMMUNITION. I've always been a big believer in proper supplemenation. Especially since I'm a natural Athlete.
"I've tried many supplements in the past and have found PRIDE Nutrition top of the line."
"I've had a problem retaining muscle mass in the past while dieting down for a competition and have found PRIDE supplements help me achieve and maintain muscle mass."
I have just tried the NPR and it is wonderful in the way it helps alleviate my aches and pains and I no longer rely on such products as Ibuprofen for pain. AGILITY helps with my sore joints in my knees and wrist. I take in 2 shakes per day and will use RESPECT in the a.m. between meals and 1 more immediatly after training.
John Ambrose - Featured Testimonial
John Ambrose , New Lenox Illinois
Corey Probst - Featured Testimonial
Junior Nationals Chicago IL 2002 Top 10
"PRIDE Nutrition is the real deal, their products are very effective and deliver you results. Within the first day of using the Extreme Muscle Building System, I started noticing increased muscle hardness, vascularity, strength, and recovery time. My muscles get so hard and full, and my joints feel 100% better since using the All Pride System."
"The best thing about PRIDE Nutrition is the quality - and that the products actually work. The people at PRIDE really know what it takes to design formulas that work, and I would recommend them to everyone."
|Other Customer Testimonials
"I started using KRYPTONITE about 4 months ago and am extemely pleased with the product. I was previously using SizeOn and noticed an increase in abdominal bloating and gas. With KRYPTONITE, I did not encounter either issue that I had with SizeOn (or with other Creatine products that I have tried). I would also like to comment on the taste of the "NEW" KRYPTONITE formula. I had the oppotunity to sample both the old, and new versions. When I initially tried the first formula, it was quite grainy and had a chalky taste to it. The latest version is free of both....tastes great and not grainy. Well done! "
"I have always had good genetics for gaining muscle and getting lean. I have a fast metabolism which comes with a big appetite and a nice little sweet tooth. I didn't think any supplement could curve my appetite and prevent cravings for sweets like Control does. What a difference! I take one at lunch and 2 before dinner and now I'm not starving at dinner or hungry at all in the late evening. Other appetite suppressants that I have tried always had caffeine in them so I couldn't take them at night when I needed them the most. You want to eat during the day because you can burn that off but you don't want to eat after about 8 PM or it will store. When I'm trying to eat clean, I will always take Control because dieting is a lot easier when you're not as hungry and that's terrific!"
"PRIDE Nutrition's Ultimate Weight Loss System has helped me tremendously. My eating habits have changed and my workouts are incredible. In the first 5 weeks I lost 10lbs and 3 inches, now I can't imagine a workout without them. If you want to feel better about the way you look and feel, take Control with "PRIDE"".
"When I or the people I train are preparing for a big show, PRIDE Nutrition's DIALED-IN, C-GONE and Control are a must. They allow me to maintain or even gain muscle while losing fat. The formula gets you hard and tight surprisingly fast!"
"PRIDE Nutrition has helped me conquer my weight loss of 70lbs. The program made it a lot easier and healthier for me to achieve this goal. I take DIALED-IN for the energy, focus, and metabolism boost. Control has helped control my sweet tooth, also with the help of Premium EFA. Thank you Pride Nutrition I couldn't have done this with out you. Get DIALED-IN and under Control."
"PRIDE Nutrition is the best stuff on the market. All you have to do is try it and you will be a believer. Since I have been using the Extreme Muscle Builing System I no longer just get pumped through a work out, the pumps last all day. Through out the use while using PRIDE Products you will see progress every day. The way I see it is, you walk around with your head up with PRIDE, and the only time you put it down is when you sleep. You Got PRIDE!!!
"We have been carrying PRIDE Nutrition Products for about six years now and the feedback has been outstanding. I've been in the business for 16 years and have never had such positive response to a product line. Their formulas are innovative and effective. We suggest the Pride Nutrition line to our customers because once people try the product they usually come back for more and generally achieve the results they desire. I also recommend them because I use their products myself and I'm very happy with my results."