Minden business owner also bodybuilder
September 8, 2016
In addition to competing in bodybuilding competitions, one Minden business owner is busy at work six days a week.
Brodie Priestly, 23, is the owner and sole employee of Peak Nutrition at 1547 Highway 395, which is open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
"I never want to be away from it most days," said Priestly.
Priestly bought and took over the store in May, but has been a nutritionist for the last six years and ran a supplement store in Reno.
Priestly graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015 in nutrition and shortly after moved to the Carson Valley.
Priestly said that he loves the small town vibe and close knit community that the Valley offers.
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"I would rather do this for the rest of my life," he said.
Priestly, along with a handful of others from area, competed in the Tahoe Show at Montbleu Resort Casino and Spa at the end of August.
Around 300 people competed in a wide rang of categories at the biggest national qualifier on the West Coast.
Priestly prepped for about eight weeks for the competition, and placed first in the open men's bodybuilding middleweight and first in the novice men's bodybuilding middle weight.
He works out at Pulse Fitness in Minden, and has a team called "Team Peak Nutrition" which includes 52-year-old personal trainer Troy Wright.
Between Priestly, Wright and the third member Anthony Sanchez, they took home six medals, four first places trophies and an overall title at the Tahoe Show.
Priestly grew up loving bodybuilding because his dad was a world-class power lifter.
"When I was like four I would lay on the ground and pretending to be lifting," said Priestly.
Priestly said he started out as a power lifter but switched to bodybuilding because it was easier on the joints and there are fewer injuries.
"90 percent of bodybuilding is nutrition," said Priestly.
Training time is dependent on a lot of factors, but Priestly said that it is normally about 8-12 weeks.
At Peak Nutrition they sell everything from Ephedra to meal replacements and pre-workout.
Priestly said that he does free diet plans for people who come in to see him, and $99 for two months of a training program.
He also recommends Wright at Pulse Fitness for anyone looking for a trainer.
Priestly said that it doesn't matter if his customers are 18 or 65, male or female, or want to lose or gain weight, he can figure out something that works for them.
"I can really help anybody with any goal," said Priestly.
For more information call 782-2244, or visit Peak Nutrition on Instagram at peak.nutrition.minden or on Facebook at "Peak Nutrition-Minden, NV."