Positively Snacking: iFit Elite trainer Gideon Akande reveals his favorite snacks

What does a top-tier celebrity trainer and fitness ambassador snack on after working hard in the gym? Gideon Akande talks snacks with Guilty Eats.

A true athlete’s athlete, following a Division I football career and an initial post-college career in finance, Gideon Akande followed his heart and became a full-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor in 2010. A multi-time Chicago Golden Gloves Champion within the boxing realm, if you regularly use iFit-enabled exercise equipment through NordicTrack or ProForm, odds are that you have done one of Akande’s workouts.

With hundreds of million of people — if not billions of people — currently quarantined at home, it can be challenging to maintain optimal health. While finding a way to exercise within the confines of your home is important, diet is also a major part of the equation when it comes to both looking good and feeling good. Although there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence from time to time, especially if you’re putting in the effort with your workouts.

In turn, I reached out to Gideon Akande, who is on both Instagram and Twitter via @GetFitWithGiddy, about his favorite snacks.


“I’m a big fan of RXBAR’s protein bar line for several reasons. They pack 12 grams of protein per bar and have over 10 flavors. They also travel well as an on-the-go snack, and they taste great!”

Lifesavers Gummies

“When I want to indulge, my go-to candy is Lifesaver Gummies. The gummy texture is just right — not too stale, not to gooey! Each bite has you salivating for the next and the gummy size makes sharing easy!”

Terra Plantain Chips

“Sweet. Salty. Crunchy. Enough said! This pantry staple is a perfect anytime option and has been a favorite of mine since I was a little boy!”

Popcorn, Indiana Kettlecorn Popcorn

“If you can’t tell already, I’m a fan of sweet snacks. Kettlecorn popcorn gives you all the feels of regular popcorn, but the salty-sweet mesh takes this hall of fame snack into LEGENDARY status!”


“Think flavored grass-fed meat sticks that are packed with protein. You’re bound love at least one of their eight flavors and this product fits into most diets as it’s gluten-free, keto-friendly, non-GMO, and Whole30 Approved. Snack away!”

Which of Gideon’s favorites will be you ordering?