Jamie-Ray is a multi-talented guy: he started his career as a professional dancer, appearing in the West End and across the UK in multiple productions. He trained in Muay Thai in Thailand and became a professional fighter, and currently trains at Another_Space. So what makes someone with such a wide range of talents tick? We found out…
What’s Your Favourite Neat Nutrition Product?
Vanilla Whey Protein.
How did you get started in health and fitness?
I’ve always been into fitness from a very young age as I was fascinated with bodybuilding, from the age of 16. Starting a career as a professional dancer meant health and fitness was a major part of the lifestyle of my lifestyle.
If you weren't in this job, what would you be doing?
I would definitely be in a job that revolves around being active. I have always wanted to take rugby to a professional level as I love the sport and played it when I was younger,
What’s your ‘Day on a Plate’ look like?
Breakfast - 6 egg whites, avocado, mackerel & 1 Neat Vanilla Whey Protein shake
Lunch - 1 bag of Uncle Ben’s spicy rice, breast of chicken marinated in garlic & paprika, asparagus, broccoli and baked mushrooms,
Snack – Selasi’s Organic Peanut Butter & Coconut Protein Balls from Neat’s recipe section.
Dinner - Teriyaki steak stir-fry with peppers, cooked in coconut oil and served with spinach & onions.
What’s your favourite workout?
My favourite workout is HIIT in any form, I love pushing my heart rate to the max when training and sustaining the heart rate.
Favourite shake recipe?
1 scoop of Neat Vanilla whey, almond milk, peanut butter, banana, oats, chia seeds.
What's your favourite guilty pleasure snack?
Absolutely love a dirty cheeseburger!!!
What have you wanted to quit but didn't?
I tried to quit eating meat, but that just wasn’t going to happen. I lasted one day!
How do you recover from illness or feeling rundown?
I try and get as much sleep as possible, getting early nights and fully switching off. On a regular basis, I will drink 3-4 litres of water to keep hydrated everyday. When I feel like I’m becoming run down, I will take extra vitamins & minerals and take hot baths with epsom salts. Sitting in the steam room for 15 minutes helps to eliminate toxins & boosts your immune system too.
Lots of people are short on time – what are quick and easy ways to stay fit and healthy that fit a busy lifestyle like yours?
For those that have a busy schedule like myself, you can always do a 30 mins HIIT workout in your living room or bedroom before you leave the house, or after you finish work. Always prep your food if you’re on the go - there is no excuse to not be healthy! Buy your food, cook it in bulk and put into containers. You can even freeze it so you can have meals prepared every day.
Lastly, why is being a Neat Ambassador important to you?
Being part of a brand which you believe in is very important. As an athlete myself, I constantly use top market products and have used lots of different products over many years. Having a brand that I believe in, which I use day to day, is important. Being able to give my honest opinion as an ambassador as to what I think of the products, and helping to make the products the best they can be, is so valuable. In the world we live in, through social media and as a blogger myself, I want my audience to see that I honestly enjoy the products I post about.