Wondering what the perfect pre- or post-workout chow is? Every body and every workout is different. We’ve polled our team to give you an idea of what works. It’s everything from Pop Tarts to a scientific-backed powered pre-workout drink. Next time you’re looking for a bite, consider these options.

James Chung, Head Trainer
Workout: Olympic weightlifting, heavy squats
Pre-Workout: Pop Tarts
Post-Workout: Protein shake

Melanie Reyes, Trainer
Workout: Weightlifting, heavy squats, ladder, barbell
Pre-Workout: Eats a meal one hour before (rice or quinoa with kale and protein)
Post-Workout: Gold Standard Chocolate Casein Shake

Stephen Ranellone, Trainer
Workout: Barbell front squats, deadlifts, pull-ups, dips, kettlebells
Pre-Workout: Cashews and almonds
Post-Workout: Banana with peanut butter and chocolate peanut butter

Shawn Monahan, Physical Therapist
Workout: Kettlebells, movement exploration, treadmill sprints
Pre-Workout: “Pre-Workout” powdered drink that includes caffeine mixed with water
Post-Workout: Shawn’s own Bicep Blaster Smoothie: 1-1/2 frozen bananas,
1/2 cup almond ice cream (vanilla or chocolate), 2 tablespoons almond butter, 3/4 cup almond milk (vanilla flavor), 2 scoops VEGAN protein (20g protein per scoop) and 3 ice cubes

Dina Badami, Business Manager
Workout: Pilates, strength training, running
Pre-Workout: Oatmeal toast with peanut butter and banana
Post-Workout: Two hard-boiled eggs

Agata Krupa, Trainer
Workout: Full body supersets (squats, deadlifts, lunges, kettlebells, step-ups)
Pre-Workout: Nothing
Post-Workout: Apple slices with organic peanut butter (without added sugar or fillers)

Frances Rosario-Puleo, Front Desk
Workout: Dynamic warm-up (lunges, walk-outs, bear crawls), strength training.
Pre-Workout: Cashews and almonds an hour before
Post-Workout: Salted water. Occasionally some fruit (watermelon) or a protein bar (GoMacro, RXBar or Vega)

Donna Cicchesi, New Patient Coordinator
Workout: Pilates, yoga, running, dance
Pre-Workout: Think Thin protein bar or a Greek yogurt
Post-Workout: Dinner (chicken with vegetables and quinoa or brown rice)

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