James Kearns, International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gold Medalist and Certified Personal Trainer
James is a certified personal trainer, holds a B.S. in
Wellness and Fitness and served in United States Marine Corps. Since 2010 he has been a personal trainer and
the strength and conditioning coach at the Tactical Combat Academy in
Greencastle, PA. This is where he helps men and women from every background you
can think of reach their fitness goals. James has trained international level
competitors and professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts and individuals who
simply want to become more confident using a barbell.
Not only does he train competitors, but James is also a
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt and a 15x International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gold
medalist. He has competed in everything from Olympic weightlifting to mixed
martial arts (MMA); most recently winning the 2016 NY Summer Open and NY
take care of your body, what do you do to take care of your skin?
“After a decade of competitive
grappling I realized how important taking care of my skin really is. It is
literally your body’s first line of defense against bacteria and anything else
that is ‘living’ on the mats. To take care of my skin I always use an exfoliator
to remove residue and grime and a soap that won’t dry out my skin or cause
When it comes to skincare, what's important
“How my skin feels is by far the
most important aspect of my regime. When it comes to us skincare, I appreciate
that you can actually feel (and see) if it’s working or if it’s not. After use,
a good product will make me feel cleaner and my skin will feel healthier.”
How do you choose which products to use?
“I look for a product that works
best for what I’m trying to accomplish. I need to get rid of the build-up from
the gym, so an exfoliator that doesn’t destroy my skin is gold.”
James loves to talk about wellness, fitness, training,
and just about anything else. If you
have a question, feel free to visit him at www.jameskearnsfitness.com or email him directly at email@example.com.
Amini Fonua, Two-Time Olympian, Kingdom of Tonga
Amini is a two-time Olympic swimmer proudly
representing the South Pacific’s Kingdom of Tonga in the 2016 Olympic Games in
Why are you passionate about natural skincare?
“My passion for
all-natural skincare surfaced when I became aware of how frequently I noticed
men and women lacking knowledge on properly caring and maintaining the biggest
and most important organ of the human body: our skin.”
Amini’s favorite Raw Materials product?
Skin Grit and here’s why!
“Any time I need
to look good I reach for Skin Grit to exfoliate away my imperfections.”
Amini left Tonga to attend Texas A&M
University, where he shattered multiple school swimming records, became a Big
XII Conference Champion, and was peer-voted Team Captain of the Men’s Swim
Team. His top 3 career accomplishments include:
* 2 Olympic
appearances (2012 London & 2016 Rio)
* 2 Oceanic Swimming Championship Titles (2010 & 2012)
* 3 Pacific Games Titles (2015)
Amini is no stranger to the sun. Whether he’s
in Texas or Tonga, Amini uses Raw Materials Face Stick SPF 30 to protect his
complexion from the rays.
“The face stick is
made up of some of my favorite all-natural ingredients: organic sunflower oil,
organic cocoa butter, and organic beeswax. Bonus: this sunscreen never leaves
streaky white marks like other sunscreens. Double bonus: the face stick has
moisturizing qualities that leave my face feeling smooth and supple without
being greasy and clogging my pores.”
Amini's journey as he takes his passion for male skincare to the world through
Raw Materials' social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and website. He'll share with you all the exciting ways Raw
Materials can fit into your everyday grooming routine, along with health and
fitness tips to keep your face and body looking as sexy as a Tongan!