Chris Genkinger (Chris250) is not only a national level bodybuilder, but also a true fan of bodybuilding. Chris has been continuously involved with the sport for 20 years, and his enthusiasm for bodybuilding is felt by anyone who has spoken to him. He joined Rx when it was only a few weeks old, and has been a regular contributor since then.
“The key to continued personal success is the ability to reinvent yourself while maintaining the components of your initial success...” When the 8x Olympia champion Big Ronnie Coleman retired, it was clear he wanted to continue to work within and for the sport that gave him so much personal success. Ronnie has now created a “Brand” for many products he has had a hand in creating or sees the value of and is willing to put his name behind. ronniecolemanofficialbrand.com is where you can find some unique and Ronnie approved products for not only bodybuilding, but the entirety of the fitness lifestyle. Sadly, there is no “Peanut” products currently available...
Our friend Jim Tamborello was laid to rest today. Through all of Jim's battles with his health... he found peace and rest earlier today with his friends and colleagues gathered around him. Jim passed Tuesday, February 7th after bravely battling a lengthy, life threatening illness.
Gavin Smith, the new CEO of Precision Peptides has informed me that our business will carry forward as usual, but with a renewed sense of pride and determination to be the best. Precision Peptides had a vision created by Jim, his partners and his staff that will be carried through into the future. Jim had concepts, ideas and focus with a company in a tremulousness industry that has seen many other companies promise the moon, yet deliver next to nothing with the consumer losing out in the end. Gavin will lead the team of determined and focused employees to carry on Jim's ideals and continue to not only bring the best prices and customer service but to continue its growth into places no one could have ever predicted.
We will miss our friend, but I am certain he is looking down upon us with a smile and appreciation to his friends.
You would know the secret of death.
But how shall you find it unless you seek it in the heart of life?
The owl whose night-bound eyes are blind unto the day cannot unveil the mystery of light.
If you would indeed behold the spirit of death, open your heart wide unto the body of life.
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
At times of introspective guidance, I turn to a book given to me by a stranger and reinforced by a love long since gone, The Prophet, one in a series of spiritual guides by the Lebanese-American writer and artist Kahlil Gibran. The reason I was seeking guidance was that on Monday, I was informed of the passing of my employer and more importantly, my friend, Jim Tamborello, Owner and visionary behind Precision Peptides.
Jim had battled health concerns from birth and for the past several months it looked like he might be turning a corner towards leading abit more of a normal life.
Below is a statement form Gavin Smith, Vice President at Precision Peptides.
I'm here sitting on my couch numb, trying to digest today's events.
Today around 5pm I heard the worst news imaginable. "Gavin Jim passed away today" His father told me.
As im writing this, I still can' believe it. I not only lost my business partner I lost my true friend!!
I can honestly say, Jim is one of the toughest people I have ever met. Through his Strong exterior was one
of the of the biggest hearted people you have ever met. The support that I have received from our family/team
has been wonderful. Our team is the one big happy family which I could not be more proud of.
What Jim had to deal with on a daily basis would break most men. Between his emotional breakup and dialysis,
which he had to deal with 3-4x per week. Jim didn't want to burden people with his physical pain, which was excruciating. Through all of that he kept going. I have a tremendous amount of respect for him. We had our squabbles like everybody else. But what partnership doesn't.
There was always respect there, and I loved him like a brother. There was nothing I wouldn't do for him.
Everything was going well for him. His diet was clean, He took his medication every 3 hours for his potassium levels.
He was so optimistic. We all were.
Jim and I were very proud of the company that we both built. We changed a lot lives. Making people healthy and changing their physiques without steroids. The biggest favor I can do for my partner/friend is to continue for the business to thrive and see his dream to fruition.
I promise to do everything in my power to dedicate the company to Jim's name. I love you my friend, myself and my team will make you proud.
Jim will be missed by more than just friends and family. His vision of creating and supporting research in the name of disease process and understanding will be missed in the scientific community. I will miss his 9:00pm rantings on people in the industry and how difficult customers can be. I will miss his support and his friendship. But most of all, I will know I met someone who will forever be a part of who I am.
All I can ask is that anyone reading this is to take a moment today, call a friend or a loved one and say hello. Our time here is short my friends. Our time together too important not to let one another know how much we care.
Goodbye my friend. Until we meet again.
This month our Member of the Month is Scoobysnacks, AKA Jason Theobald. I first heard of Jason back before RxMuscle existed. He was a popular and knowledgeable member of MD, and when Dave left, he as one of the first members on Rx. Since then he’s been a regular contributor to the board and to the bodybuilding community as a whole.