This Is What the Founder of BronCore Fitness Eats for Breakfast
Catch one of Bron Volney's bootcamps this summer at Government Center or on the Cape.
We don’t need to tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. In this series, we’re asking top doctors, fitness pros, and dietitians for a sneak peek into their kitchens, so we can see what’s on their breakfast tables.
Claim to Fame:
Ever since studying to become a physical therapist in the early stages of his career, Volney has been drawn to teaching his clients how to train properly and heal injuries. Whereas physical therapy clients come and go, he aspired to have on-going relationships with his clients and decided to pursue personal training full-time. In 2012 BronCore Fitness, his take on boutique studio training, was born—sans the studio. His bootcamp style classes are offered at different locations throughout Boston. Currently, he has a summer series going on every Tuesday at Government Center where he teaches his clients how to live a healthy and enjoyable life through workouts combined with fun fitness outings.
Hardcore BronCore, his signature bootcamp, includes at least a 5k run and exercises utilizing sandbags, kettlebells, and weights. He trains six days a week, saving Sundays for rest, and with summer at our beck and call he tries to get in maximum workouts and keep his diet on par to be in the best shape possible.
What He Ate:
Volney says with his busy schedule, he only eats food that comes from his home 50 percent of the time, but when he does, he makes sure to keep it simple and fast. In the morning he reaches for one of three things:
- One full carton of berries (to get his antioxidants in) and a protein shake, usually mixed with unflavored and unsweetened almond milk or two bananas, with two servings of nuts and the same protein shake.
- Overnight oats made with 2/3 cup rolled oats, almond milk, a large handful of berries, and peanut butter. Mixed the night before, he lets it sit in the fridge overnight and will grab it on his way out the door in the morning.
- His favorite breakfast, and the one pictured, is 4-5 whole eggs, bell peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes cooked as a scramble in a skillet.
Why He Chose It:
“There are some great studies that show by incorporating some sort of fat (in a higher percentage than the rest of your meals) into your breakfast, it will help to satiate your cravings for fat during the rest of the day,” Volney explains. Meaning you’ll be less likely to grab a doughnut out of the office break room during that 3 p.m. slump.
“Breakfast not only keeps my energy levels up,” he says. “It also helps me amp up my clients when I see them.” For someone who doesn’t drink coffee until mid-day, we think he might be on to something.