Do what you love. Love what you do.
Hi squirrels! I’m Cailyn Duval – a fitness instructor and health and wellness enthusiast who loves working out (Pump) and being in the kitchen (Crunch). I’m passionate about creating nutritious meals that are simple and delicious along with sharing tips on living a healthy balanced lifestyle and loving yourself through it. I’m so happy you’re here, hope you stay a while!
Yours In Health,
Let’s start with fitness.
My love of exercise began back in middle school, running around my neighborhood. Even back then, exercise just made me feel good – better than I had before. One of the main reasons I’m so passionate about physical fitness and exercise is because of how it affects me not only physically, but mentally as well. I became so inspired by the power of exercise that I decided to make a career of it. I am currently an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, a certified Orangetheory Fitness Coach, and a CycleBar CycleStar. Coaching and motivating others to challenge themselves and step outside of their comfort zone to achieve their goals is my life’s passion. I am absolutely intoxicated by it! Going to “work” has never been more fun.
Before we move any further, I’ll admit something to you… I am not perfect. I don’t exercise 7 days a week and I definitely have cheat days. Lots of them. But my blog’s purpose is to make healthy living accessible.
Now let’s get to the good stuff… FOOD.
Aside from the gym, my kitchen is my happy place. It is where I can let my creativity fly with no hesitations. I love making healthy food taste great. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or a burden, as some may say. Combining fresh and nutritious ingredients together (in the most simple way possible) is my specialty. With my busy work schedule, I’m always looking for something quick that I can throw together, so most of my recipes are exactly that. You’ll find recipes on my blog that are quick, easy, and that will make you FEEL GREAT, mentally and physically.
Lastly, let’s talk protein.
As I mentioned earlier, my kitchen is my place to experiment. It’s like my laboratory. It is where the recipe for my original protein bar was born. After changing the ingredients and process countless times to achieve the perfect nutritional content, texture, and taste, the end product is my Pump and Crunch Protein Bar. They are nutrient dense, energy sufficient, contain clean ingredients, and most importantly, they are delicious. What started as selling these out of my house to a few friends, grew drastically over a very short time. These bars are my growing child! For a taste, visit my online store.
In conclusion, do what makes you happy people. Don’t listen to anyone else. If you want to do something, go for it. Follow your dreams until you get exactly what you want in life. YOU are amazing, worthy, and can achieve greatness! Work your A$$ off every. single. day. and always strive to be better. Toss the bad, and only move forward with the good. Life your BEST life by doing what makes YOU happy, not anyone else. And most importantly, eat well, sweat, and laugh until you cry with the people who make you smile so big your cheeks hurt. That is all.
Yours in Health,