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Anax Mehtods Nick & Veronica gives AOC the scoop on how it all started.




Where are you from and how did you meet?

Nick: I was born in Newport Beach, California, and grew up in Orange County. When I was 25, I received a sponsorship from Controlled™ Labs. One of their marketing directors just happened to be Veronica’s best friend and introduced us via Facebook.

Veronica: I am originally from Saginaw, Michigan, so when I met Nick I didn’t really expect too much to come of it. After several months of getting to know each other, we decided to see if we had the same chemistry in person. I moved to Orange County in the summer of 2011, and the rest is history.


From the looks of it, you both have been training for a good minute. How did the two of you start your fitness quest?

Nick: I grew up skateboarding and surfing, but didn’t get into serious weight training until I was about 23. It quickly turned from a hobby to a passion. I loved the way it made me feel about myself and decided then that I wanted to pursue a career in the fitness industry.

Veronica: My dad introduced me to fitness when I was very young. I would lift little weights with him in our basement while we watched Pistons games on TV. I grew up playing basketball and other sports throughout high school. After graduation, I knew I wanted to work in the health and fitness industry so I got my first personal training certification.


 Anax looks like it offers clients something different. What does Anax do that is unique for its clients?

Nick and Veronica: We listen to our clientele and don’t offer cookie-cutter options. We really take into account what our followers want. We know that not everyone will benefit from the same routine and try to custom-design our programs so that people will grow to make them their own.


Where do you see Anax going in the next 5 years?

Nick and Veronica: Well, we really love the aspect of our business that lets us explore the methods of other athletes and fitness professionals. We are always looking for new collaborations so we can feature a variety of different training and nutrition options. Our passion is weight training and bodybuilding so, for now, our focus is there. One day, it would be great if Anax could branch out and offer training programs designed by athletes of every sport.


Who would you like to thank?

Nick and Veronica: First and foremost, our families. They have supported us every step of the way through ALL of our mistakes and setbacks. We couldn’t be more thankful for our families. A very special thanks to Brandan Schieppati at Rise Above Fitness (Huntington Beach, CA) for giving us the opportunity to train at his gym and always being there for both of us, as a mentor, and especially as a friend. We’d also like to thank Active OC for giving us the chance to be part of the magazine’s first issue.




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