Saturday, June 17, 2017

Denver Broncos Draft Offensive Tackle Garett Bolles

A former Junior A hockey player, Alexander "Alex" Garbiso is an Onnit-certified trainer and the owner of Mile High Nutrition and Fitness. When he isn't helping clients reach their health goals, Alex Garbiso enjoys following his favorite National Football League (NFL) team, the Denver Broncos.

Seeking to improve its offensive line, the Broncos drafted offensive tackle Garett Bolles with the 20th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Last season, Denver gave up the ninth-most quarterback sacks (40) in the 32-team league, and the addition of Bolles should greatly improve the team's ability to protect its quarterback. The 24-year-old was an elite run blocker at the University of Utah and is expected to start on the left side for the Broncos, while Menelik Watson and Donald Stephenson will battle for playing time on the right side.

A former five-star college recruit, Bolles completed the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine in just 4.95 seconds, which is impressive given his 6-foot-5, 297-pound frame. He started 13 games for Utah in 2016 and earned First-team All-Conference honors.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Avalanche Rookie Tyson Jost Scores First Career Goal

A certified personal trainer and nutritionist, Alexander “Alex” Garbiso works with clients through Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, which he opened in 2015. A former Junior A hockey player in Canada, Alex Garbiso is an avid fan of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Colorado Avalanche. 

An otherwise disappointing season for the Avalanche presented an opportunity for 19-year-old Tyson Jost, who scored his first career NHL goal in an April 6 game against the Minnesota Wild. The goal evoked a loud cheer from the Avalanche crowd as well as tears of joy from his grandfather, who was shown on the arena's big screen. 

Selected 10th overall in the 2016 NHL Draft, Jost was signed by Colorado following the completion of his freshman season with the University of North Dakota, for which he scored 16 goals and added 19 assists in 33 games. He was named to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference All-Rookie Team and earned a silver medal with Canada at the U20 World Junior Championships in January. With the Avalanche, Jost played in the team's final six games of the season and averaged over 14 minutes of ice timer per game.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Colorado Avalanche's Gabriel Landeskog

Alex Garbiso is a personal trainer at his company called Mile High Nutrition and Fitness in Denver, Colorado. A Junior A hockey player in Canada, his favorite NHL team is the Colorado Avalanche.

In 2012, Gabriel Landeskog was named the captain of the Colorado Avalanche and became the NHL’s youngest captain ever at 19 years and 286 days. Selected number two overall in the 2011 NHL draft, he delivered immediately by becoming only the third Swedish-born player to win the Calder Cup award for the best rookie in the league. In the same season, he also was the third rookie to ever score 20 goals and to notch more than 200 body checks.

The 6’1”, 215-pound left wing plays a very physical game, and he is considered an excellent two-way forward. In 2014, he signed a seven-year, $39 million-dollar contract with the team, which gives him a cap hit of $5,571,429. For charity, Landeskog has been active in an anti-bullying campaign, and he has worked with a foundation called EMPWR to promote concussion awareness.

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Onnit Academy


As a personal trainer and the owner of Mile High Nutrition and Fitness in Aurora, Colorado, Alexander Garbiso is very dedicated to helping his clients achieve personal fitness. Alexander Garbiso began working as a personal trainer for Bally Total Fitness in Aurora and is also an Onnit-certified trainer.

The Onnit Academy in Austin, Texas, is operated by Master Trainer Joey Alvarado and is designed to help those who deal with joint mobility issues, such as knee pain, to use his top five mobility exercises to gain better fitness and overcome the pain. The five mobility exercises are designed around the use of resistance bands to regain strength and mobility.

The Onnit program helps those who are dealing with knee pain resulting from conditions like tendinitis, osteoarthritis, jumper’s knee, and torn ligaments to give their knees more strength with five simple exercises. These exercises can be done on your own without the need for expensive equipment.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Avalanche Sign Barrie to Four-Year Deal

Based in Aurora, Colorado, Alexander Garbiso owns and manages Mile High Nutrition and Fitness, and is also a personal trainer who works with clients on an independent basis. Outside his work life, Alexander Garbiso is a hockey fan and follows the Colorado Avalanche.

Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avalanche have agreed to terms on a four-year, $22 million contract. Under the the new deal, Barrie’s salary will progressively increase over the life of the contract, with the defenseman earning $5 million, $5.25 million, $5.75 million and $6 million over the next four years. Barrie will count $5.5 million against the the Avalanche’s annual salary cap.

The team went through salary arbitration proceedings with Barrie in the offseason - the only contract negotiation to actually reach the arbitration phase - but the two sides were able to reach a deal shortly before arbitrator Elizabeth Neumeier announced her ruling.

Barrie expressed relief that a deal was able to be completed and also expressed appreciation that the Avalanche had shown enough faith in him to offer him a four-year deal.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

An Overview of the Onnit Certifications Program


Physical trainer Alexander Garbiso helps improve the health of his clients as the owner of Denver-based Mile High Nutrition and Fitness training service. An accomplished professional, Alexander Garbiso is the only trainer in the state of Colorado to hold an Onnit Certification.

Offered through the Onnit Academy, the Onnit Certifications program gives trainers the opportunity to advance their knowledge of body mechanics, movement theory, full-body engagement, and other principles so that they can better serve the needs of their clients. Trainers can apply the principles they take away from the program to any fitness system to help individuals improve their strength, stability, range of motion, and overall health.

In addition to overseeing its Foundations Certification, which focuses on the basics of the Onnit Academy System, the Onnit Academy offers Specialist Certifications. The Specialist Certifications expand on the Academy’s basic principles and give trainers the opportunity to specialize in specific fitness and conditioning tools. Currently, trainers can earn Specialist Certification in battle ropes, kettlebells, steel mace, and steel clubs.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Colorado Avalanche Sign MacKinnon to Seven-Year Contract

An experienced physical trainer, Alexander Garbiso owns and operates Mile High Nutrition and Fitness in Denver. Outside of his professional activities, Alexander Garbiso enjoys cheering on local professional sports teams the Denver Broncos and the Colorado Avalanche.

The Colorado Avalanche recently signed restricted free agent Nathan MacKinnon to a seven-year contract extension worth a reported $44.1 million. MacKinnon, a 6-foot, 195-pound center from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was selected by the Avalanche with the first overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft and has spent his entire professional career in Colorado.

In three years with the Avalanche, MacKinnon has scored 59 goals and racked up 94 assists for a total of 153 points. Last season, the 20-year-old finished with 21 goals and 52 points before being sidelined with a knee injury after 72 games. By signing the new contract, MacKinnon becomes the Avalanche’s highest-paid player and secures a spot on the team through the 2022-23 season.