Performance Food Centers

PFC samples shakes to the Denver Bronco Alumni at the Bally Sport club opening in Aurora, Colorado

Dottie with the Denver Bronco Alumni

Dottie with the Denver Bronco Alumni

Our very own, Dottie Beck just returned from opening the new Bally’s sports club in Aurora, Colorado. For the opening, Bally’s featured fitness events, face painting, mariachi, and of course, sampling of our PFC shakes! The Denver Bronco Alumni were invited to sign autographs and talk to the members for the afternoon. Dottie’s job was to sample shakes with the staff all day and take care of the football players! The Broncos loved our shakes so much so that Dottie had to give them full size 12 oz “sample” shakes! The Berries Amore and the Tango Mango seemed to be the favorites among the group. Before long, the football players were hanging out at the Juice Bar instead of sitting in their station signing autographs. PFC stole the show this weekend!

Announcing the opening of our new online shopping store, Dan’s Essentials

PFCs newest division, Dans Essentials

Summary: PFC, an industry leader in the planning, design, operation and supply of Juice Bars and Cafes across North America, expands their reach by creating an online Nutritional General Store, Dan’s Essentials, complete with over 800 Whole-food products for the whole family.

Pottstown, PA January 26th 2012- Performance Food Centers (PFC), a wholesale Juice Bar and Café distributor has been searching the world for over ten years, handpicking products that align with their philosophy of bringing whole-foods to people who care about their bodies. They distribute these natural whole-food products, along with a broad spectrum of services to over 1300 Juice bars and Cafés nationwide. Upon the launch of their new store in January, they have opened their all-natural product offerings via their online shopping store – Dan’s Essentials

Dan Young, Owner and President of PFC built the company with the belief that people were meant to consume products as close to harvest as possible, just the way Mother Nature intended. In 1995-97, Dan was stricken with life altering and ultimately, life threatening combination of diseases. The medical community threw up their hands and Dan was left to take his life into his own hands. He sought holistic doctors and began reading everything that was written on curing the body naturally. It took almost two years but Dan succeeded and he owes it all the power of whole-foods; his belief that the human body has the ability to cure itself of virtually every disease if given the chance.

Dan’s passion to help people spawned PFC. The company was created with one goal in mind; to give people access to healthy whole-foods free of all artificial ingredients, synthetic sweeteners and minimally processed foods while simplifying the complex world of nutrition. Juice Bars located in health clubs and wellness centers was chosen as the vehicle to deliver these all-natural product offerings and nutritional educational materials. Dan believed as he does today, that folks who workout are more apt to care about what they are putting in their bodies in order to achieve their fitness goals and general wellness, so why not start there.

Over the past ten years, PFC has worked very closely with many food and supplement manufacturers improving their ingredient profiles while eliminating the garbage our bodies don’t recognize as food. Many of the foods you may eat today are a direct result of Dan’s pressure on those companies. For instance, Dan has been removing hydrogenated oils and aspartame from foods years before the FDA recognized them as health risks.

PFC grew as a result of their commitment to providing whole-food products, while simplifying the complex world of nutrition through various educational channels. The company is continuing to grow today, as people are becoming more and more health conscience. Business owners more than ever feel the responsibility to provide healthy products to their consumers and people from all walks of life are improving their health. As a result of their growth, Dan wanted to share with the world the very products that helped him during those critical years as well as today as he competes in endurance events, hikes tall mountains and raises a very young family.

PFC’s hundreds of healthy foods and beverages offerings are now available to the whole family at home! It is called; what else? Dan’s Essentials – Whole Food Pantries for Life. Dan’s Essentials currently offers the following categories of products; Smoothie & Shake Ingredients, Natural Supplements, Proteins & Builders, Organic Coffees & Teas, Handpicked Healthy Snacks, Baked Goods, Whole Grains, Natural Sweeteners and Staples for Everyone’s Diet.

Dan Young mentions, “We are proud to offer our whole-food products online which focus on very specific nutritional needs such as; Organic, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Kosher, Lactose Free, High Protein, High Energy, Vitamin Rich and products that are Great for Kids!” He continues, “ We are continually adding new products to the site. Among the newest, PFC is featuring a line of about 120 natural sweeteners, whole grains, flours, dried fruits, nuts and healthy snacks. All of these products were handpicked from farms local to Berks and Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania. Young concludes, “Enjoy all the good things that this life has to offer; fresh air, sunshine, children’s laughter and the bounty of whole-foods from our pantry I have created for you. Eat Well. ”

PFC invites you to eat Natural whole-food products and to visit their online shopping store www.DansEssentials.com.

Read more about Dan’s Story.

Making our 2012 Trainer Shakes …

024The Marketing team was busy today testing out the Trainer Shakes submitted for the PFC 2012 calendar. We had so many great entries, but we had to choose only 12.  The winners will be announced shortly, but just a hint … one of our favorites shakes was made with Vanilla Soy Milk, Vanilla Bio-Whey Protein, Granola, Natural Peanut Butter, Raisins and Banana! Some say this shake could be the breakfast of Champions!

A healthy alternative to Halloween Treats featuring Bio-Whey protein

biowhey_vanilla_3lb_200x200One of our customers, Dave Jack of Teamworks Center,  just sent us this video featuring a healthy alternative to Halloween treats, “Trick or Treats” made with our very own Bio-Whey Protein. Healthy snacks never looked or tasted this good. Along with this recipe, our Bio-whey goes great in parfaits, smoothies, pancakes and all your baking recipes. Go ahead, try them out, your kids will thank you!

Watch this video making Trick or Treats!

Send us your Healthy Recipe using one of our Natural Proteins for a chance to be featured on our blog.

The LBC Challenge final results are in and the winners are …

lbc_logoCongratulations to our winner Robin who scored highest in points and lost the most weight- 12lbs!

A congratulations also goes out to our runner up Angelia who was a hair behind! It was a very close call the whole contest!  She lost 11lbs.

Good job to Chris (lost 11 lbs) and Keith (lost 8 lbs) who were next in line for weight loss!

And a very special thank you to Lindsay, who organized and coordinated the whole challenge, including the group workouts and motivated the challengers along the way.

As a whole, the PFC challengers all had a great run!  They lost a total of 63lbs and 21% body fat! This tops their last record of 51lbs.

Way to go team PFC!   The Challengers learned skills throughout the 10 week challenge to keep them lean and healthy for life.  In the process of shedding a lot of unwanted pounds and body fat, they learned to work even closer as a team, supporting each other to reach their performance and wellness goals!

Final thoughts on our LBC Challenge by the lead organizer, Lindsay.

Here is a testimonial from one of the winners:

“Well it’s over and I still can’t believe it’s been 10 weeks.  I am so glad that I made the decision to do this.  I haven taken away new ideas, lessons and recipes!  The only thing I will miss is the group activities like hiking in Nolde Forest in the rain and at night, climbing to the top of the mountain ahead of my personal goal and walking at Valley Forge and seeing deer so close it seemed you could pet them.  Well now I will have to (in the words of Nike) “just do it”! I am grateful for my families, the one at home and the one here at PFC, that supported me during this time and that keeps supporting me knowing that I still have a long way to go. This time has opened my eyes to so much that I didn’t know or understand.  I look forward to more hikes, bike rides and may even join a gym at least for the winter months. The challenge has given me a new look on life and new hope,  so I want to thank everyone that encouraged me to keep going.  I now look forward to the challenges ahead of me and I hope that everyone will see another new me in another 10 weeks because as I said before this isn’t over for me.  Each time I go to the doctor I want to hear “Ms Angelia your test is clear again”!

-Angelia

HOORAY!!! If you are interested in having your own Lean Body Challenge, contact PFC to help you get started.

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