2019 Dec - Newsletter Archive

Ben Birk Snow Junkie and Photographer

LEAD STORY
CHECKING IN WITH “SNOW JUNKIE” BEN BIRK
Pro photographer and snowmobiler talks about his passions and E3Live
Ben Birk is a professional photographer and snowmobiler who happens to call the beautiful Lake Tahoe area his home. This self proclaimed snow junkie and moto head also turned to a path of health to increase his stamina and performance when riding through the Sierras. We check in with Ben about having a healthy lifestyle, his passions and E3Live.

Tell us about yourself.
Hi my name is Ben Birk and I’m a full-blown snow junkie and motor head. I grew up in Pennsylvania and moved “out west” 11 years ago in the search for more snow and like-minded people. I ended up in Lake Tahoe, CA and discovered a beautiful alpine lake where it snows 450” a year on average and the temps are never too cold in the winter and never too hot in the summer.

In my early 20s I spent my time traveling the world as a professional snowboard photographer. During my mid 20s I took a step back and tried to find a lifestyle that had me more involved with less time standing around documenting other peoples’ fun. Now in my early 30s I’m growing a powersports repair and custom-built business with my long-time friend.
When and why did you become interested in a healthy lifestyle?
I have always been interested in eating healthy and taking care of my body. The real catalyst was a few years ago when I kept getting hurt due to my choice to live a party-based lifestyle. I realized all my injuries were due, in fact, to my body being weak and unhealthy. So, I began to take steps to improve myself so I could continue to progress in my passions.
Besides what you do professionally, what is your favorite fitness activity?
This past summer I hired a personal trainer and have been going to the gym. I was never into that kinda stuff as a teenage or young adult. But now I realize that if you want to be at the top of your game you must train like a real athlete.
What is your go-to healthy meal?
Burgers and fries. Hahah jk. Currently I’m on a meal plan that has a lot of lean protein along with fruits and veggies. I really do enjoy vegetarian and vegan food and would love to learn how to cook dishes like that in the future.
What E3Live superfoods do you take and how/when/for what?
I use E3Live and Blue Majik. I love the taste of the E3Live. I think I could drink the whole bottle in one sitting haha. My body craves it at this point.

I use the Blue Majik On-The-Go singles for when I’m out riding my snowmobile or snowboarding. They are perfect to mix in with my water bottle.
What is the difference in your overall athletic performance since you started incorporating E3Live superfoods? What did you notice first/overall and the most?
Honestly idk how to answer this question. I just know my body really craves the E3Live. But I don’t really notice a big difference that I can point out. I have learned through my maintenance of Powersports the importance of feeding your machine the correct fuel. And I believe that carries over to your body. And that's why I use E3Live!
What's your secret to health and happiness?
For me it’s listening to my body and my heart. It talks to me, I just have to recognize it and listen to it.
What are your #1 health and fitness tips?
Stop drinking alcohol!
What's next for you?
My main goals are as follows: To continue to grow a stronger body that can hold up to the strenuous actives I enjoy to do. To become faster and more agile on my snowmobile. And to continue to grow our Powersports business @FrosGarage.
Learn more about Ben and his powersports business on social media
Ben on instagram: @benbirk
FrosGarage on instagram: @FrosGarage
"...I realize that if you want to be at the top of your game you must train like a real athlete."
Ben Birk of FrosGarage
© BEN BIRK
"I use the Blue Majik On-The-Go Singles for when I’m out riding my snowmobile or snowboarding. They are perfect to mix in with my water bottle."
Ben Birk of FrosGarage
© BEN BIRK
"I love the taste of the E3Live. I think I could drink the whole bottle in one sitting haha. My body craves it at this point."

Ben Birk of FrosGarage
Ben Birk of FrosGarage
Ben Birk of FrosGarage
Ben Birk of FrosGarage

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