Jesse Jamnik and Crystal Seaver
North Waterboro, Maine, USA
Introduced by a mutual friend, Crystal and Jesse met at the gym. He was into bodybuilding, and she loved distance running and obstacle courses. One day at the gym, Crystal told Jesse she was doing a 50-mile race and asked if he wanted to do it with her. He agreed, and the couple has been racing together ever since.
After completing numerous obstacle course races including Tough Mudder and Spartan races, Crystal introduced Jesse to ultra-marathon running; any race longer than the traditional marathon of 26.2 miles. He immediately fell in love with it. The pair started using Isagenix products to fuel their training and racing. Jesse admits to having tried thousands of pounds worth of bodybuilding supplements over the years, but says he now refuses to use any of them.
“I’m very big on the science and in my opinion Isagenix is second to none,” says Jesse. “I can run 20 miles on Wednesday night and wake up Thursday morning feeling ready to go for another round of high-intensity endurance training.”*
The pair remains passionate about bodybuilding as well as running ultra-marathons, which was challenging at first. Many athletes believe that you can’t be a bodybuilder and an ultra-marathon runner at the same time, as it can be difficult to maintain muscle mass while engaging in such endurance training, but Crystal and Jesse didn’t let this belief stop them from doing what they love. Through trial and error, they have discovered how to create the balance they have today, in which they are running and hiking between 45-70 miles and doing three to four weight workouts per week.
“We have a hybrid approach so we can see the benefits to both training techniques," says Crystal. “With IsaLean™ Shake, we’re able to maintain muscle without losing weight during race season like we have in the past.”*
“Having real science behind the products is essential,” says Jesse. With these products, we have finally found something that works for us!”*
*The expressed views and opinions from Isagenix product user(s) in this piece are based on their own individual experiences with the products and may not reflect the experiences of all product users. Additionally, these expressed views and opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Isagenix.