Below are some testimonials from some of our customers who have had success using PR*Bars during their sporting endeavors. If you have a testimonial that you’d like us to hear, please contact us and let us know your thoughts!
I won my age group at Ironman St. George!
Having recently gone to a gluten free diet, I found it a challenge to find a quality sport nutrition product that I could use for my training and racing. PR Bars have solved for that problem with a great tasting bar which provides a wonderfully even feeling energy boost while I am biking. Other bar products I have used feel like they would spike my sugar levels quickly and then disappear just as fast. PR Bars provide me lasting energy to get me to the finish line. I start every morning where I am preparing for a long ride or run with a PR*Bar. It not only satisfies my hunger but provides me with the fuel I need for the long haul out in the road. If I am going to be gone for more then 3 hours, a second bar is coming along for the ride. For Ironman racing I make it a point to have 2 bars before mile 109 on the bike to set me up for a quality and well fueled run.
Zoot Team Member
I won my SUP race by over 5 minutes!
I had a SUP race last Saturday in Dana Point and placed 1st in the women’s 8 mile race, beat a woman who I hadn’t beat before, and I beat her by 5 minutes – “Fueled” by PR Bars, of course! I think the bars are great and they help me train & race. I’ve gotten faster over the last few months and I’ve lost some body fat, too. Of course training hard and following the FASTBURN Nutrition Program helped – I’m definitely a PR*Bar fan!
We both PR’d in the half marathon using PR*Bars!
I spoke with a few of the representatives at the AFC Half expo last weekend here in San Diego and they were kind enough to give my fiance (Lindsay Nelson) and I free samples of the PR bars to test. I used half of one during the half marathon and ran a PR of 1:08:02 placing 12th, and Lindsay took hers prior to the race and ran a PR of 1:19:05 and placed 5th! I then tried the other bar during a 20 mile long run today and absolutely loved it. As an exercise physiologist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and a future physical therapist (I graduate w/my masters degree in December), I am a firm believer in your product and its ability to enhance athletic performance. The two of us are training for this years Chicago Marathon October 9th, and then the Olympic Trials in Houston. She has already qualified for the Olympic Trials and I am hoping to run the standard in Chicago. We would absolutely love to continue using your product over the next 7 weeks and then leading into the Olympic Trials. As a health care professional and coach, I feel I have a platform to reach an audience that would benefit from using your product and would love to be an ambassador for the company.Thank you for the consideration and the great products you provide.
Tim Tollefson, SPT, CSCS and Lindsay Nelson
PR*Bars give me the energy for my long training days and races!
I first met the incredibly supportive individuals from PR Bar just prior to my first Boston Marathon this past April at the expo. As an elite Paralympic athlete, I’m always searching for energy bars that get the job done providing me with the nutrients I need and quick fix to tide me over for long training sessions or days at the track and have some taste to them. I was pleasantly surprised that the PR Bars met all of this criteria for me! I am glad that there is a variety of flavor options so I can actually choose which one I want on a given day. Typically, when I get up in the morning and start getting ready to head out for practice, I grab one to munch on about 45 minutes before my training session. As a sprinter, typically my longer workouts are more challenging from an endurance perspective, but since adding PR Bars into my routine these workouts are becoming easier to get through. As an athlete, there is nothing worse than running out of energy during a long workout or a 15-mile day! And, as a sprinter, I have benefited greatly from the help from the PR Bars! Thanks for a tasty, helpful product!
Paralympic Medalist & Current T53 200m World Record Holder
I got two event PR’s in the 200m and 800m!
Here is a picture of me from this past weekend in Götzis, Austria at the Hypo-meeting combined events. I placed 16th with a score of 6156, my 3rd best score ever and two event PRs in the 200m and the 800m.
The PR*Bar is the backbone of my Ironman training!
Thanks for the support, customer service, and most of all, super product. I’ve just come off the Arizona Ironman, where my nutritional preparation played a tremendous role. The PR Bar was the backbone of a relentless training schedule, keeping me healthy and lean. Come race day, my body knew what to expect for fuel, and you delivered.
Grants Pass, OR
I’m a diabetic and the PR*Bar kept my blood sugar level as I qualified for and finished the Boston Marathon!
I’m about ready to turn 35 years old (OMG) and have been living with Type 1 Diabetes for 30 years. Most of my early childhood and adolescence was filled with continuous reminders of the three diabetic pillar balances for tight diabetes control — nutrition, exercise, and insulin. Reminded with all the short and long term complications of diabetes, I’ve always been an advocate to be active. For me, it was gymnastics and softball as a teenager and running and/or weight lifting throughout college. However, over the last 12 years, my journey has evolved into more competitive sports such as running and triathlon races.
I recently completed a Full Ironman in November 2010 in Tempe, Arizona. I spent countless hours on my physical training but also on my emotional and diabetic readiness which included getting the correct carbohydrates and fats balances for blood sugar control. I was determined not to eat too much to spike my sugars but eating enough to avoid going hungry or my blood sugar becoming too low. Although completing that race was one to save in the steal trap, I remember moments of feeling hungry at times during the race.
When I set out to qualify for the Boston Marathon 6 weeks later, I was determined to find the right nutritional breakdown and frequency. At the sports expo, I was lucky enough to come across the PR Bar booth, meet the team, and receive all the information I was looking for. I have to be honest, I was a bit skeptical to change my race morning food routine at time in which “time’ was everything. What did I have to loose though, I won’t answer that
I ate the bar – scratch that – I devoured the bar, as it was my last meal. The bar was fantastic and not to gritty or condensed. I drank some water then headed into the car to get towards the starts line. I had to get under 3 hrs and 45 min and 59 seconds to qualify. Ok, here we go then gun went off. Feeling pretty good I tested my blood sugar at mile 7 and it was 128 mg/dL. Perfect. Running legs still feeling good and stomach not too heavy or ‘sloshy’. I tested my blood sugar again at mile 18 and it was 96 mg/dL. Can this really be going on, I thought? My left knee started to hurt at mile 21. Coming off of a Ironman 6 weeks earlier, my body was physically telling me I bit off more than I could chew. As I was limping an inch at a time, I was starring at my watch and convinced the time was actually speeding up. I hit mile 23 at 3 hours and 20 minutes. I have 3.2 miles to go in less than 25 minutes with a bum knee. I’m in trouble and hoping, maybe looking, for another reason to continue limping. Blood sugars in control – check. Stomach good – check. Hydration good – check. Ok, I can do this…. I’m not going to let this go due to an achy knee. I turned it into over-drive with sprints and trying to numb the constant and excruciating pain in my knee. I cross the finish line with a smile on my face and tear in my eye at 3 hour 42 mins 25 seconds. I checked my blood sugar minutes later…..92 mg/dL. I have to let the PR bar team know about this, I thought. Wait, let me first marinate about Boston.
The next weekend was the Carlsbad half/full marathon sport expo. I was so please to share my story, and telling anyone who would listen, about these bars and the benefits they carry.
Thanks Sheri, Chris, and the PR Bar team for making my goals a reality. Looking forward to doing more upcoming races and crushing my personal best times!
Studio City, California
I lost 15 pounds in 4 weeks using the PR*Bar!
I just wanted to let you know that this diet and the PR bars are Great!!!!! I have lost 13-15 pounds (and inches) in about 4 weeks and feel great (and I did get a PR on my 18 run last Sunday)!! I have passed on the PR*Bar website to several of my friends, family, and co-workers. Several of them have ordered the bars and started the diet.
I am an OB/GYN physician and I counsel many women on weight management and exercise. Since your plan is so healthy and easy to follow, I was wondering if you have any promotional material I can hand out to my patients? Or with your permission, may I copy your brochure that is sent out with the bars, and hand it out to my patients with the recommendations to look at your web site. In addition, for women who exercise only about 30min a day, what is your recommendations for the carbs/proteins/fats gram amount?
Finally, now that I am at my goal weight, what advice do you have to maintain the weight but still shed a few flabby inches? I am training for a full Ironman…so intense workouts are still present.
Thanks for your help!!!
I went 4 minutes faster at my half marathon!
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciate the information you shared with me about nutrition during long distance running. Like I shared with you before, I have gone from hating running to loving it in just a couple of years. I have done 4 marathons and 7 half marathons in the last 3 years. I always strive to beat my personal record, but over the last couple of races I have been struggling to accomplish that, regardless of the mileage I put in during training.
I knew that my struggles stemmed from my race day nutrition, but I didn’t know how to fix it. I tried many different strategies, but it always ended up the same way, with my energy level being depleted and struggling to get to the finish line in goal time.
Last weekend I stopped by your booth at the Carlsbad Marathon Expo and I was intrigued by the information I received. The stabilization of blood sugars to make your body use your body fat for fuel, made a lot of sense. I did exactly what you told me, I ate a PR Bar half hour before the half marathon and stayed hydrated with just water during the race. My energy level was steady throughout the race and I felt better than any other race I have done in the past. I finished the race with plenty of energy and I finished in 1:43, almost 4 minutes faster than my previous half marathon PR. The PR Bar did exactly what you told me it would do, and even though I was a little reluctant, I am glad I tried it.
I am very excited about this product and can’t wait to use it during my training and my next race which will be the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon. I am anxious to see how much I beat my previous marathon time of 3:52. Thanks again and I look forward to seeing your booth at the next expo.
I tried the Yogurt Berry, but would love to try other flavors as well. As discussed on the phone today, I am enclosing my picture and address and can’t wait to get some more bars in the mail. Even though I feel like I want to keep this a secret, I am anxious to share with my training partners.
I PR’d at my marathon and never “hit the wall”!
Just wanted to give you a shout out as I’m now back in Canada after a great race in Vegas. I went to your trade show booth and slightly reluctantly bought a box of your bars. The guy I dealt with was not only friendly, but knowledgeable. Even my boyfriend, who is a physician and not to mention a skeptic seemed to like what he had to say. Generally I eat fairly clean and try and avoid anything too processed, especially before a run. But Sunday at 6:30am, half hour before race time just like he said, I had the chocolate peanut-butter PR*Bar.
Not only did I run the marathon in 3hr & 42 min, but I did so without hitting that dreaded “wall”. I’ve been raving to everyone about these bars! Generally around the 20 mile mark I’m completely out of fuel. This bar kept me running the entire time (due to my stable blood sugar) and not once feeling tired. I know this is not a miracle bar that will help everyone run marathons. But your guy was true to his word and I’m happy to say I will be having one of these bars before every race.
I don’t usually write these sorts of testimonials (after all I do have a job!) but I thought it was important to say thanks. I’ve attached a picture of me after I’d finished the race!
I went over 16 minutes faster at the San Jose Marathon!
Me again…your LV PR*Bar promoter. As I mentioned to you at the expo I was going for another PR.
With my morning ritual of a Chocolate Peanut Butter PR*Bar, a banana and a bottle of water..I’m happy to say I DID it. I came in 5:45 faster than Los Angeles. Since I’ve been introduced to the PR*Bar in San Jose, I’ve improved my time 16:13 minutes.Attached is my picture after the race. I carried the PR Bar wrapper with me so I could have a picture of it. That’s how strongly I feel about the bar.
Funny thing is…the several people that I have introduced to the bar since San Jose all came up to me after the race and said what a difference it made for them…as they all PR’d as well.
When I get the actual picture I will forward it to you along with my certificates of improvement as PROOF the PR*Bar did work for me.
Looking forward to seeing you in AZ?
I set a new PR in the marathon by 32 minutes!
My wife and I met you at the San Antonio Rock N Roll Marathon. We bought a box of PR*Bars and have since ordered 4 more boxes. We love them and have noticed a HUGE difference from other nutrition bars we’ve tried in the past. I ate one before the race in San Antonio. I set a new PR by 32 minutes! My goal was to break 4 hours, and I hit 3:52. I know that I can’t attribute it all to the PR Bar but it definitely seems to have made a difference. In my subsequent training for upcoming races, I’m using the PR Bar as a part of my training and nutrition with great results.
Anyway – just wanted to follow up and let you know. Thanks for “selling” us on the PR*Bar. We will definitely be using the PR*Bar in all future training and racing. Hopefully setting many more PR’s!!!
Ted and Jennifer Wueste
Fort Worth, Texas
PR*Bar is back!
My old training partner, the PR*Bar is back! The PR*Bar helped me hit some great personal records back in the day, and now, a few age divisions later, I’m happy to be back with PR*Bar. Whether it’s a mountainous 14-miler, a flat and fast 5K, or a 60-minute tempo run, the PR*Bar allows me to keep pushing the limits of training and racing. A pre-workout PR*Bar gives me the fuel necessary to sustain intense workout and race efforts, while a post-workout PR*Bar provides optimum recovery nutrition with none of the side effects of other bars. Welcome back my PR*Bar buddy!
2007 Xterra Trail Run Series – Southern California Div Winner
Second Place National Championships, Incline Village, NV
Rancho Santa Fe, CA
I finished Ironman Lake Placid in 9:44 – 10 minutes faster!
I’ve just completed two Ironman races in the past two months using the PR*Bar. I did the Ironman Lake Placid at the end of July and just finished Ironman Canada this past weekend. I missed qualifying for Hawaii by one spot at Lake Placid but thankfully qualified at Canada by knocking 10 minutes off my time from Lake Placid, finishing in 9:44. Not that impressive compared to some of the greats you’ve dealt with in the past, but I’m quite happy with it! I look forward to setting another personal record in Hawaii.
Amazing performance and taste!
I have been actively training for over five years and have seen and used almost every energy bar and method there is. I have never had anything so consistently improve my performance and taste amazing like the PR*Bar. I have seen it increase my performance with my own eyes over and over again. It has been nothing short of amazing. I can’t imagine training without it.
I’ve loved PR*Bars over the past 15 years!
I have been having a Chocolate Peanut PR*Bar with green tea every morning for breakfast for about 15 years. I prefer it to anything else. If we go on a trip, I take my PR*Bars with me. They have been all over the world. My husband loves them, too. They keep me satisfied until noon. In fact, sometimes I forget about lunch. I don’t know what I would do without them!
Thank you for making such a fabulous nutritional product.
Cedar Springs, TX
PR*Bars fuel me as an Ironman and as a Fireman!
The PR*Bar has not only helped me excel in my Ironman training, but I have recently made it part of my nutrition plan in my firefighter physical training.
Marco San Antonio
San Marcos, CA