Q&A with Anja Garcia

 Q&A Question & Answer with Anja Garcia Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor | Bulu Box - sample superior vitamins and supplements

Website: anjagarcia.com

How did your fitness journey begin? 
I was an elite and collegiate gymnast for 17 years.  After I had a career ending injury in college, I started taking group fitness classes and fell in love.  I began teaching my junior year in college and not only did it help me lose 20 lbs and get back on track with my own health, it inspired me to help people help themselves.

Describe your weekly workout routine.
I workout and teach class every day but Sunday.  Sunday is my rest day!  My workouts consist of metabolic conditioning, HIIT training, cycling, dancing and running stairs.  I like to mix things up and keep it fun for me.

What’s in your gym bag?
WATER! Workout music (a definite must!) Quest bars for a quick fix.

What fitness mantras keep you motivated?
“Be happy with what you have while working for what you want!”  It’s so important to love every second of your journey.  Living in the present and not constantly in the future, knowing that what you are doing in this very moment will help you get to your goal.  Remember life is a journey, nothing happens in an instant.  Be kind to yourself.  Your body listens to what your mind says.  Keep the negative thoughts at bay.  Hard work everyday will pay off.

In your opinion, what’s the ONE healthy habit that makes the biggest difference
CONSISTENCY!!  Fitness and health is not a fad.  It is a lifelong commitment to yourself.  Taking one day at a time, doing the best you can, and keeping everything in moderation will get you there healthfully and happily!

What’s your all-time favorite workout?
I’ve got to say the Inferno program I created for Dailyburn.com is my favorite.  I put all the types of training I love, from tabata to metcon, in one space for one sweat drenching program so other people could fall in love with hard work too!

What’s your vitamin and/or supplement must have? 
B12 and B complex for an energy boost every morning! Combine that with a healthy diet chock full of vitamins and this girl is good to go :)

What exactly is GMO??

October is Non-GMO month, but what exactly does GMO mean?

GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms”. These plants or animals are created through genetic engineering that combines DNA from different species to create combinations of plant or animal genes that cannot occur in nature.

We know what you may be thinking… are these foods safe to eat? GMO’s are actually in a lot of the foods we already eat. Foods containing soy, cotton, canola, corn, sugar beets or alfalfa are the most common GMO’s. However, if you are concerned and want to learn more about the NON GMO Project and how you can look out for the signs of GMO foods, check out the NON GMO Project website for more information: http://www.nongmoproject.org/

Bulugan Extra: These products featured in our October box are all certified NON-GMO

ProdImages_Stress_CALMNatural Vitality Calm– Magnesium and calcium are fundamental nutrients that need to be in balance with each other to fully experience good health. Their importance on a cellular level is critical. Calcium and magnesium are like opposite sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves, while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract. Magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax. Calcium is needed for blood clotting, but magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely.*

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 11.57.07 AMPowBab Boost your immunity with baobab superfruit chews. Powbab features Baobab fruit pulp, which is a pale powder that naturally dehydrates in the fruit of the baobab tree. Baobab fruit is very high in antioxidants, higher than that of pomegranates, blueberries, acai berries, cranberries, and is also high in Vitamin C, which plays an important role in protecting cells and keeping the body healthy. Baobab fruit contains more than 12 minerals and vitamins.*

Bean_Bag_picoBeanfields– You don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying a bag of chips with Beanfields Snacks. A serving of Beanfields chips gives you 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber with every delicious crunch.

Screen Shot 2013-10-28 at 12.03.15 PMVibrant Health Vibrant Cleanse– The classic cleansing lemonade diet is now certified organic and in convenient powder form. The lemonade cleansing diet has been used for decades. It was designed and initially promoted in 1942 by Naturopath Stanley Burroughs as a liquid fast to rid the body of toxins. Industrial pollutants in the air we breathe and water we drink, chemical residues in processed foods, strange molecules from our medicines, and cooking pans, have all embedded themselves in tissues and organs. No one in the world is exempt.*




*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Why Fall Is Your New Healthy Season!


It hits you all of a sudden. One day you are enjoying the bright sunshine and feeling the warmth of the rays on your bare legs. The next, you walk out your front door expecting that same summer warmth and instead you are surprisingly greeted with the first cool breeze of fall. Along with bringing out sweaters, fall boots and cinnamon candles, follow these steps to make the most of this fall season!

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