Jeff & Karla Miller: Believe in Exercise

Jeff and Karla Miller believe in exercise

For Karla and Jeff Miller a daily workout is non-negotiable. Every day, no matter what. It’s how they keep their physical and mental health going strong.

Karla and Jeff, of McKinney, Texas, have been married for 17 years. Their son, Grayson is 5 ½. As parents they need to be in good shape to keep up with Grayson, and to inspire him to follow in their footsteps.

"Exercise becomes a part of you," said Karla. "A daily habit. It’s something I have to do to get the energy I need all day long."

Over the last two years, Karla started long distance running and just finished her first marathon. It gave her control over one aspect of her life, improved her lung capacity, and calmed her emotions. During her very early morning runs, she sometimes encountered bobcats, coyotes, and a few shady humans.

She felt safer when she and Jeff converted a spare bedroom into a home gym, with stationary bikes, a treadmill, and free weights.

"Now we workout together in the mornings. It’s a time to connect with each other and plan the day," said Karla.

Jeff agreed, saying, "We are more consistent because we hold each other accountable to be physically fit in mind and spirit."

Fitness fueled by TruLabs

Jeff drinks TruLabs PRE Caffeine Free – Pina Colada flavor – when he rides his Peloton, and before weight or CrossFit training. For his 30-mile bike rides or long runs, he packs HYDRATE Glacier and drinks it along the way. "I used to cramp up during the more strenuous workouts. With HYDRATE, that doesn’t happen anymore."

Karla drinks HYDRATE before and during her long runs of 10 to 12 miles a day. It keeps her performance sustainable, replacing the minerals that she loses in sweat. "I’ve tried other hydration supplements, but I’m not a fan of sweet drinks. I like Hydrate lemon lime. It lets me run without cramping," she said.

High stress balanced by high energy

This high-energy couple have demanding jobs at J.P. Morgan financial services, and count on exercise to relieve stress and remain sharp. Jeff works as a treasury management officer. Karla is a corporate account manager.

"I drink ENERGY + FOCUS blackberry lemonade at the office instead of coffee," Jeff said. "It helps me concentrate and focus."

They brought their favorite TruLabs drink mixes along on a recent vacation to Paris and Barcelona. "We take TruLabs everywhere and drink it every day," said Jeff. "When I ran low, I dipped into Karla’s supply. And I think it helped minimize our jet lag when we got back."

Jeff also credits regular use of HYDRATE with helping him overcome altitude sickness when visiting the mountains in Colorado.

Trusting in a community

"We like to support Christian, family-based businesses like TruLabs, because of all the good they are doing, the way they help people," said Karla. "And we can trust them to use the best ingredients and protect our health."

"Our faith is a cornerstone of our lives, as a family and married couple," said Jeff. "It’s why we have a long, successful relationship."

"We are driven to stay fit and healthy," he said. "We want to be able to keep up with Grayson when we are in our 70’s and he has his own children."