Meet the Powerhouse Nutrition Team

CARLL EDUOARD

CARLL EDUOARD

Age: 25

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Education: Studied French and Exercise and Sports Science at Texas Tech University

Hobbies: Soccer, football, and cooking

His Statement: “I want other people to know that with the proper diet, exercise, and supplements, they can reach all their goals and dreams. With Powerhouse Nutrition, you will get the right material, and they will focus on each muscle group and tell you exactly what you need to do to develop them. You will get the best price in Lubbock, guaranteed, and they will include your workout plan with your purchase, plus a free shaker! Overall, send others to Powerhouse Nutrition to achieve their goals, because some of the products are exclusive to the store, and they will make sure you meet your wishes and goals by all means necessary. I’m grateful to have Powerhouse Nutrition as my sponsor.”

Instagram Account: @kloulou509

KEVIN CROW

KEVIN CROW

Age: 29

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Education: SPC Applied Science Associate Degree, pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Science

Bodybuilding Classification: Men's Physique competitor, aspiring classic physique competitor, team ultimate competitor, fitness model

Awards Won: El Paso Expo Class B Pre-judging Top Call-Out

Hobbies: Yoga and resting

His Statement: "My goal as a sponsored athlete is to inspire and motivate anybody who is trying to achieve or chase the perfect physique. I aim to steer those people to the right local business that will cater to their goals and overall health."

Instagram Account: @kjcrowbar

BRYAN GUTIERREZ

BRYAN GUTIERREZ

Age: 18

Status: Youngest Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Certifications: CPR and First-Aid certified. Bryan is training to become a firefighter.

Competition Experience: 2nd Place in Teen Bodybuilding 2013, Natural Outlaw in 2015, 1st Place Teen Bodybuilding at Sun City Regional in 2015, 3rd Place in Men's Bodybuilding Novice Middleweight Sun City Regional in 2015

Hobbies: Training and Researching Supplements to learn how the ingredients affect the body
His Statement: "I wish to motivate people to achieve their goals by explaining that with a combination of hard work and dedication, anything can be achieved."

Instagram Account: @bryan_jakob

LATASHA LIZAMA

LATASHA LIZAMA

Age: 29

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Career: Tanning Professional/Hair Stylist/Certified Personal Trainer

Fitness Background/Awards: NPC Nationally Qualified, 2nd place in Figure Novice and Figure Open at the SunCity Regional

Hobbies: Hanging out with her baby girl and doing zumba together. She says that they love to participate in arts and crafts and reading. She also loves researching various topics in her free time.

Her Statement: "I just love to inspire and motivate others to lead a healthy, fit lifestyle. I love training others in the gym and watching them get stronger! I know I can send them to Powerhouse and Gary will get them squared away! I love training; it has changed my life completely!"

Instagram Account: @laliz1210

DAVID MARLIN

DAVID MARLIN

Age: 20

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Employee/Sponsored Athlete

Education: Marketing Major at Texas Tech University

Hobbies: Aside from the obvious, reading and hiking.

His Statement: "Powerhouse Nutrition operates with the kind of integrity and passion that is rarely found in today's world. From first-time customers to devoted regulars and everything in-between, Powerhouse Nutrition is known to go the extra mile to ensure quality service and customer satisfaction. I am lucky to call myself not just an employee of Powerhouse Nutrition, but a sponsored athlete and member of the Powerhouse family."

Instagram Account: @davidmarlin

ELIZABETH LANHAM

ELIZABETH LANHAM

Age: 23

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Career: Marketing coordinator for UMC’s I-27 Medical Center

Hobbies: Cooking, crafting, eating, and of course, lifting

Competition Experience: 3rd place at True Strength Games, 1st at OKC Grand Prix Nationals in Miami, Florida

Her Statement: “I love that Powerhouse is centered around the athlete. Every single one of their products is geared toward the dedicated athlete to get them to the next level. Whether that be gaining mass, having energy for a workout, or keeping lean muscle mass while cutting. And all the employees are so knowledgeable about everything, I never leave without feeling like all my questions were answered. Through this sponsorship, I hope to encourage others who may want to compete that it is possible to accomplish your dreams and not go broke! Competing and working out bring me so much joy, and I love to help others experience that same joy!”

Instagram Account: @elanham

NATHAN SEVEDGE

NATHAN SEVEDGE

Age: 20

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Employee

Career/Certifications: NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer, IYCA Level 1, Business Owner of Corinthian, LLC

Hobbies: Olympic lifting, watching movies and YouTube, reading, basketball, listening to podcasts and audiobooks

Competition Experience: Panhandle Power Olympic Lifting Meet in 2015

His Statement: “Working at Powerhouse gives me the opportunity to impact the general population looking for fat loss, firming and building muscle as well as the chance to help athletes with the supplements needed to recover faster, and improve athletic performance. I can honestly and transparently give customers the advice and supplements they need knowing fully they will be receiving a quality and safe product. I am proud to say I work at Powerhouse.”

Instagram Account:@CorinthianTraining

IVAN MONTANO

IVAN MONTANO

Age: 31

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Certifications/Occupation: Personal Trainer, original certification through ISSA, continuing certification renewal through Fitour

Competition Experience: He has been sponsored by Powerhouse Nutrition for the past 4 years. He has competed in one competition so far, and is preparing for his second one in March of 2016. He placed 2nd in Men’s Light Heavyweight Bodybuilding at the Formulation 1 Classic in Stratford, TX last October, which qualified him for Nationals.

His Statement: “Gary saw the potential in me at a point in my life where I had hit rock bottom. Powerhouse Nutrition has helped me transform my physique, in turn boosting my success in my career. They are a major part of me rebuilding my life, and for that Gary will always have my loyalty. He’s like family. I’ll continue to work hard and promote Powerhouse Nutrition with my hard work in the use of their supplement recommendation.”

Instagram Account: @candymuscle1

CLAY T. ADAMS

Age: 18

- Working on a degree in Kinesiology at University of Texas Permian Basin

- Due to compete in Texas State NPC show in November

- Sponsored by Powerhouse Nutrition since Dec. 2015

- Hobbies include lifting, playing guitar, and reading

I have always believed that with hard work all goals are achievable. Powerhouse Nutrition has helped me to put on massive size through top of the line products as well as sound nutrition and training advice. I wish to prove to people that all fitness endeavors are possible when you put your mind to it and have the right support like Powerhouse Nutrition. Bodybuilding is a dream of mine and is being made possible because of Powerhouse.

Instagram @CT_ADAMS30

CJ LITTERELL

CJ LITTERELL

Age: 23

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Employee

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University

Hobbies: Lifting, researching fitness and nutrition, football,

Competition Experience: Will compete in first bodybuilding competition in Summer of 2016

His Statement: “I always imagined competing in a bodybuilding competition, but I never became serious about it until I started working at Powerhouse. With that said, I want to help people become the best version of themselves. Les Brown said that 80% o f people let fear keep them from reaching their goals. Here at Powerhouse we want to help people get over their obstacles, whether that is fear or not knowing where to begin. We want to help people become the healthiest version of themselves.”

MOHAMMAD ABURAJOUH (Nickname: Mo)

MOHAMMAD ABURAJOUH (Nickname: Mo)

Age: 20

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Education: Mo attended Clear Brook High School and graduated in 2014 and has since been focused on his fitness career.

Competition Experience: Although he started when he was younger, Mo has participated in NPC Texas State Competition in which he placed 1st. He then went on to the 2014 Teen Nationals in Pittsburgh, PA where he placed 1st in his weight class (light heavy) and 2nd overall. Lastly, he competed in the 2015 Teen Nationals in Pittsburg, PA and placed 1st in his weight class and 1st place overall.

His Statement: "I have been with Powerhouse Nutrition since 2013 and I plan to do big things. My goal is to be the best and to have the best body and I plan to put in all the hard work it takes to get there. My father has been a huge inspiration to me in this career and I plan to do my best so other people can look up to me for motivation and advice in the future. I am currently getting ready for the 2016 USAs in Vegas and I will be 20 years old when I compete in this show. I NEVER doubt myself, I just keep pushing harder to constantly be getting better in this. I never plan on giving up; body building has become a lifestyle that I love and plan on doing for the rest of my life. I want to bring a completely different physique to the sport and have something special that stands out above the rest."

Instagram Account: @mo_abu1

ISAAC VAZQUEZ

ISAAC VAZQUEZ

Age: 23

Status: Powerhouse Employee and Sponsored Athlete

Competition Experience: Isaac competed in the Phil Heath Classic 2015 and placed 5th in Men's Physique

His Statement: "I want to show that not only the athletically gifted can achieve their dream physiques. The most important factor in life is one we can control...the will to succeed."

Instagram Account: @theisaacvazquez

JESSICA KLAUS

JESSICA KLAUS

Age: 27

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Education/Occupation: Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from San Antonio with emphasis in Exercise Physiology. Jessica is also a personal trainer at GunzUp Fitness

Hobbies: Lifting heavy, camping, fishing, hiking, and traveling to competitions: NPC Dennis James Classic in Arizona 2014 and NPC Rocky Mountain Championships in Colorado 2015

Awards Won: She did not place in first show, but got 6th in the Rocky

Her Statement: “Powerhouse Nutrition has quality products that I can trust. They don’t sell supplements that are packed with “fillers” and “fluff.” The staff and owner are friendly and can help you find exactly what you need for your goals and not just push products that are popular. In addition to all that, Gary is an honest, genuine person, and his business reflects that. I feel that I share the same values and mission as Powerhouse. I am very proud to be working with such great people and a great local business. It is an honor to be sponsored by Powerhouse. Personally, I want to motivate, inspire, and support others with their health and fitness goals. Working with Powerhouse Nutrition allows me to send clients and friends in a store I trust to help keep them on track with their health and fitness goals. I get to learn about and keep up with the best supplements for different goals and I get to combine training wit h those products for my clients. It also helps me reach a greater audience to share my knowledge and assist others. This sponsorship also allows me to chase my dreams of competing and eventually earning my Pro Card which would also increase the amount of people I can support along their own journey.”

Instagram Account: @jessicatylerklaus

BRITTANY FLOYD

BRITTANY FLOYD

Age: 20

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Employee

Education/Career: Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Science from Texas Tech University, graduate student of Texas Tech University’s Health Sciences Center Master’s of Occupational Therapy Program

Hobbies: Lifting, fishing, cooking, two-stepping, watching Netflix, church, learning the Spanish language, and watching baseball

Competition Experience: Currently training for first figure show in May of 2016

Her Statement: “As Ghandi says, be the change you wish to see in the world. At Powerhouse Nutrition, it is my personal goal to lead others by example toward a level of fitness they have never experienced. With the will to succeed and the recommendation of the best supplements on the market, anyone can defy genetics. Hard work outweighs natural talent any day of the week! Powerhouse Nutrition has something for anyone and everyone, and I am proud to call it my home away from home.”

Instagram Account: @bflo_yaknow

KASEY NEEDHAM

KASEY NEEDHAM

Age: 24

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Sponsored Athlete

Education: Pursuing a degree in Exercise and Sports Sciences and Nutrition

Certifications: ISSA, CPT, HIIT Instructor, DotFit Nutrition Certified

Competition Experience: She has competed in the following classifications: figure competitor, fitness model, and team ultimate competitor

Awards: 1st Place Open Class B in 2015 Europa Dallas, 2nd Place Novice Class A in 2015 Europa Dallas , 3rd Place at 2015 National Championships

Hobbies: Trap and Skeet Shooting, Working Out, and reading up on research to better clients and herself

Her Statement: "Powerhouse provides a welcoming atmosphere for men and women wanting to get closer to their goals. I want each individual to have a better understanding of how each product they carry can better benefit their workouts and daily lifestyle."

Instagram Account: @kaseymneed

JACOB MARTINEZ

JACOB MARTINEZ

Age: 22

Status: Powerhouse Nutrition Employee

Education/Career: Jacob is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Environmental Engineering

Past History: Former LSU Rugby player and former TTU Rugby plaer

Hobbies: Taking his shirt off in public, eating peanut butter, and working out back 3X a week

His Statement: “We understand that ugliness and fatness are genetic disorders much like baldness and necrophilia, and we are here to help.” –White Goodman. As you can see, Jacob is the humor of the business, but in all seriousness, he states “I am genuinely looking to improve the health and overall growth of individuals who need the extra guidance and motivation to meet their fitness goals.”

Instagram Account: @cmar111

GARY WHITE

GARY WHITE

Owner of Powerhouse Nutrition

Gary White graduated from Tahoka High School in 1978. He then attended Texas Tech and earned a BS in AECO. He has trained continuously in the sport of bodybuilding since he was 15 years old. At the age of 21, he began helping other athletes achieve their goals in sports and fitness. Gary has been a member of numerous clubs and organizations at Texas Tech, most notably the Saddle Tramps. He has been an avid Red Raider fan and member of the Red Raider Club for 25 years.

Gary has served as the President of Lions Club, served in various civic organizations such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army, and assisted with the South Plains Food Bank and other community functions. Gary also has demonstrated his faith through his music by having served in numerous churches as an organist/pianist. Gary is a member of Greenlawn Church of Christ here in Lubbock.

In 2008, Gary decided to open Powerhouse Nutrition as an alternative to the corporate owned stores in Lubbock. After 6 years, Powerhouse has become the leading independent nutrition store in the area. His philosophy has been about customer satisfaction and offering only tried and true name brand products. Gary also believes in providing customers with free meal and workout plans to further their complete experience of training and good health.

His Statement: "It is my further conviction to this community and area to provide the best and most affordable products, and give back to my church and community as I have been blessed. Thank you all for your loyal support of Powerhouse, and I look forward to many years of serving you as our customers. Our motto is "We don't just sell products, we sell results."