FreeLife® supports living a healthy lifestyle. Over time, many recognizable celebrities, personalities, and sports figures have joined forces with FreeLife to enrich their own lives and careers while taking advantage of their position and status to reach millions of others. Take a look at some individuals who are currently supporting FreeLife's industry-leading products and mission.
Miami Inside Linebacker
Before the 2010 pro football season, Miami signed inside linebacker Karlos Dansby to the richest contract for his position in league history. Karlos didn't flinch at the pressures that came with a big contract and new team as he turned in another year's worth of jaw-dropping plays and statistics.
Karlos entered the league as the 33rd overall pick by Arizona in the 2004 draft. In his first year, he was selected to the league's all-rookie team as he began laying the foundation for what could very well become a "Hall of Fame" career.
With a game-winning fumble recovery touchdown during an overtime playoff contest already to his credit, Karlos has amassed an astounding 648 tackles, 28.5 sacks, and 10 interceptions in just six seasons. The bona fide FreeLife® product lover believes that conditioning and work ethic are the keys to success for a professional athlete
"Whether it's Chi3 Energy before workouts, Jule to enhance recovery times, or GoChi each morning and night to improve my overall well-being, FreeLife products have become an important part of my daily regime – even in the offseason,” he says. “I am glad I discovered these products when I did. They are going to help extend my career and keep me healthy well into the future. FreeLife products complement one another and have given me a competitive edge."
Toronto Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
2011 saw Toronto wide receiver and kick returner Chad Owens becomes the first professional football player to post more than 3,000 all-purpose yards in consecutive seasons.
Chad has had stints with Jacksonville, Montreal, and finally landed in Toronto where he made his presence felt. In 2010, he was unanimously elected the league’s Outstanding Special Teams Player.
He is the University of Hawaii’s all-time leader in yardage with 5,461 yards from scrimmage. He also racked up 3,031 yards receiving, with 29 touchdowns to his credit.
At 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds, Chad relies on speed and quickness to outperform his opposition. He also understands the vital role nutrition plays in keeping his body fine-tuned. But when it comes to an “X factor” to help him ratchet up his performance and continue to defy the odds, he turns to FreeLife:
“FreeLife products have been fantastic for me. Having GoChi in my body puts my mind at ease, because I know I am getting great health benefits and can count on a good night’s rest. And, when it’s time to suit up for practice or take on an opponent, I have Chi3 Energy to make sure I am feeling charged up, alert, and focused. For me it’s GoChi in the fridge, Chi3 in my locker, and some unhappy faces on guys trying to catch me. “
Carolina Wide Receiver
Even the most casual professional football fan knows the name Steve Smith, who had a total 8,850 yards (more than 5 miles) in pass receptions by the end of the 2010 season. Drafted by Carolina in 2001, Smith's incomparable playmaking ability was recognized early in his professional career and he is still widely considered among the most dominant receivers in the game. His incredible athleticism and tenacity have kept opposing defenses off balance for nearly a decade.
He has been named to pro football's first all-star team twice and has earned a spot in its all-star game four times.
Smith attributes FreeLife products with helping him play younger than his age.
”As a rookie, my body was fueled by youth and adrenaline alone. Now, as a veteran and team leader, it is important to stay focused on what I put into my body so I can continue to play at a top level. As an athlete, you are exposed to a variety of nutritional supplements, but FreeLife really caught my attention. With REVERSE! to help turn back the clock and Acti-Flex to soothe my joints and muscles and speed recovery time, my body feels as it did far earlier in my career. That is bad news for defensive players hoping that I would start slowing down. I have also been thoroughly enjoying the Organic Essentials line. My family loves that our favorite products are delivered right to our door. Now, I'm looking just as healthy as I feel."
New Orleans Wide Receiver
Robert Meachem made critical catches in the 2010 pro football title game to help New Orleans bring home the world championship. His decorated professional football career began with his selection as the 27th overall pick in the 2007 draft.
In four years as a pro, Robert has amassed 101 receptions for 1,649 yards and 17 touchdowns, averaging an impressive 16.3 yards per catch.
Meachem enjoyed rave reviews during his brilliant career at the University of Tennessee, where he earned all-Southeastern Conference (SEC) and All-American honors. Robert attended Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was named a high school All-American by Parade and SuperPrep reporting services.
"GoChi tastes great. The results are rapid and very beneficial to my body. After a long, hard day of training, I am able to rest better at night. I also have more energy and my recovery period during my workouts is much shorter than before. I not only drink GoChi during the season, but also during my off-season and mid-season programs to keep me feeling great."
Pittsburgh Defensive Back
Recently, Ryan Clark and his Pittsburgh teammates suffered a professional football championship game loss at the hands of Green Bay. Nevertheless, he did enjoy a fantastic 2010 season, registering 107 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 3 interceptions.
The road to success has certainly been a wild ride for Ryan, though the last few years have seen him anchor one of the finest defenses in professional football history, earning him a world championship with his Pittsburgh team in 2009. That triumph came after Ryan's career was threatened by a serious illness that nearly took his life.
Ryan, who earlier played for New York and Washington, entered the professional ranks in 2002 after an impressive college career at Louisiana State where he started 36 consecutive games at free safety.
Armed with GoChi and a deep belief in his abilities to overcome virtually any obstacle, Ryan's future, both on and off the field, looks to be very bright.
"GoChi's taste is second to none; its competition doesn't even come close. Its taste is only outdone by its freshness and the energy it provides. GoChi is a real game-changer."
St. Louis Cornerback
Ronald Bartell, considered one of the best young cornerbacks in pro football, was recently awarded a lucrative four-year deal with St. Louis. He was drafted in 2005 in the second round by St. Louis (50th overall). In 88 career games, Ronald has 310 tackles (289 solo), 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 touchdown.
Ronald played his college ball at Howard University after transferring from Central Michigan where he started every game as a sophomore. Born and raised in Detroit, he now resides in St. Louis.
He was recently introduced to GoChi and Chi3 Energy. “I absolutely love them! During my training in the off-season, Chi3 has really helped me stay sharp and energized on a daily basis. It gives me an edge to get through those tough workouts and I feel great at the end of the day. I love the taste of GoChi and will continue with it as part of my daily regimen during the season as well."
New York Defensive End
Marcus Dixon hasn’t let a difficult childhood or the fact he was bypassed in the pro football draft derail his path to success. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound FreeLife® endorser came out of Hampton University in 2008 and joined Dallas as an undrafted free agent.
In 2010, Marcus left Dallas in the offseason for New York. His unconventional path to success was realized in the 2011 season when he was named a starter in one of the most prolific defenses in the league.
By overcoming his own challenging childhood, Marcus developed a great compassion for children and established the “Marcus Dixon Football Camp” that focuses on both football and life skills for 5-18 year olds.
As a combatant in pro football’s trenches, Marcus has to keep his body fine-tuned and extraordinarily durable. He is relentless in the weight room and very selective about what he puts into his body. That is what led him to FreeLife.
“My workout regimen is all about intensity. In order to push myself consistently, I need to burn the right fuel and take care of my body. I power up with Chi3 Energy™ before practices and games, take GoChi® daily to bolster my overall health, and I recently started using TAIslim BOOSTERs Protein Plus, which is perfect to help me pack on some extra muscle and speed up my recovery time.”
Houston Defensive End
Drafted by Arizona in the fifth round of the 2004 draft, Antonio signed a contract with Houston before the 2009 season. He has been very consistent, and able to perform at a high level, whether lined up at defensive end or tackle. Thus far in his career, Antonio has recorded 197 tackles, 6 forced fumbles, and an eye-popping 23 sacks. Smith, who has the reputation of a very likable guy in the locker room, conducts football camps and charitable events in the off season. The Oklahoma City native played at Oklahoma State University.
Antonio says he benefits from GoChi and Chi3 Energy every day. “They have given me the edge I needed to enjoy one of my best seasons. GoChi tastes better than any of the other supplements I've tried. I absolutely love the results I've experienced since I began drinking it. My family also drinks GoChi and loves the taste.
"I've tried all the energy drinks and Chi3 is the one that provides me with the energy, stamina, and manpower I need to face the toughest in the league. Chi3 does not make me crash at the end of the day and I'm still able to rest normally."
Eric Wright was picked by Cleveland in the second round of the 2007 draft and is considered to be one of the most promising young cornerbacks in the league. He has been a starter at left corner for most of his first three seasons, bringing a unique blend of natural instincts, quickness, and ball skills. Eric began his collegiate career at Southern California before transferring to Nevada-Las Vegas, where he played one season. He decided to enter the 2007 draft as a junior, and since that time, Eric has garnered some impressive statistics, including 9 interceptions and a defensive touchdown during what looks to be the beginning of a remarkable professional career.
Eric says GoChi helps him meet the mental and physical demands of pro football. "Since drinking GoChi each morning, my body has never felt better. I feel energized and recover a lot faster. My body feels fresh and alert each day."
Detroit Running Back
DeDe Dorsey is a battle-tested running back who has earned his spot on his newest team, Detroit. He signed with the team in February 2010 after being named the MVP of the first United Football League championship game. In that game, DeDe rushed 11 times for 66 yards and two touchdowns to help Las Vegas defeat previously unbeaten Florida 20-17 in overtime.
DeDe has played four years of professional football and was a member of the 2007 world championship Indianapolis team. He also played two seasons for Cincinnati. In his four years, the multi-position, “situational” player served as a runner, passer, receiver, and kick returner, contributing by any means necessary to help his team win. DeDe, who was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, played college football at Lindenwood, where he was a two-time NAIA All-America.
"Since starting my daily regimen of GoChi, I have seen an increase in my energy, performance, and overall health. I would recommend this product to anyone that strives to live a healthy, active lifestyle. On days that I know are going to be a grind, I always make sure to drink Chi3 Energy. It is definitely the boost that gets me through those tough days."
Ra' Shon Harris
Pittsburgh Defensive Lineman
A defensive lineman for Pittsburgh, Ra' Shon “Sunny” Harris completed his second year as a pro. In 2009, he was drafted on talent alone in the sixth round from the University of Oregon by a Pittsburgh team that already had excellent players at his position. Despite a great training camp, he was released by Pittsburgh and signed by Carolina to its active roster the week of the season opener. After playing two games for Carolina, Harris was released and then immediately resigned by Pittsburgh. He has remained in the Steel City ever since.
"When I saw one of our most upbeat and energetic guys drinking from an unusual-looking bottle, I was eager to find out what it was. He poured me a cup and I immediately fell in love with GoChi. Since I started drinking GoChi, I have seen a big difference in my energy levels. Plus, I feel healthier than I ever have. And, Chi3 Energy has given me a huge lift in my offseason workouts and minicamps. I will keep drinking both these products throughout training camp and the season as well!"
Tim Jennings, the starting left cornerback for Chicago, came as a free agent acquisition from Indianapolis before the 2010 season. Tim enjoyed his fourth successful year in the pros after being selected in the second round of the 2006 draft out of the University of Georgia.
In his four professional seasons, Tim has excelled on the field with 227 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, and 5 Interceptions to his credit.
Tim says that since he began drinking GoChi, he feels well-rested and full of energy every morning. “I'm able to get a good night of rest and wake up feeling right. As an athlete, I rely on having a healthy body and a sound mind to go out and perform to the best of my abilities. I feel that GoChi really works wonders for me. It helps me to meet my important goals."
Toronto Running Back
Cory Boyd spent his rookie season with Denver, after being acquired from Tampa Bay before the start of the season. Cory spent some of his first season on the injured reserve, but battled back to regain top form as his team headed into the playoffs. In the offseason, Cory was offered a lucrative deal from Toronto in the Canadian league and will remain under contract there for the next few seasons.
In his first year of football in the Canada, Cory led all rushers with 226 carries for 1,359 yards and 6 touchdowns.
”After drinking GoChi for some time, I noticed I was sleeping far better than I had in years. I also realized that during the day, I wasn't nearly as stiff during my workouts. What's better I love the taste and feel that it keeps my body refreshed throughout the day. I liked GoChi so much, I couldn't wait to try Chi3 Energy. It's by far the best energy drink available on the market. It gives me that spark I need to compete consistently without that after-practice crash.”
Denver Wide Receiver
Since beginning in pro football, CJ Jones has made the team twice, however is yet to play in a regular season game. By sticking to his rigorous workouts, CJ looks to earn quality playing time in the forthcoming season.
"Since I started drinking GoChi, I have noticed a dramatic difference in the amount of energy and focus I have during my training. As a professional football player, this is crucial to my success. I recommend GoChi not just to my teammates, but to anyone who wants to feel better and maintain good health."
Calgary Defensive Lineman
Howard Hodges has played professionally in the United States and Canada, playing on the 2008 Canadian champion Calgary team. In his career, Howard has amassed 78 tackles, 16 sacks, and 4 fumbles recovered.
FreeLife products contributed to that championship season, according to Howard. “GoChi and Chi3 Energy played a huge part in my success that year, as my body was able to survive and maintain. With GoChi and Chi3 as a part of my everyday routine, I look forward to continued success in my football career."
Hamilton Defensive Tackle
Jeremy signed with Hamilton of the Canadian league early in the 2010 season after playing for British Columbia since 2008. So far in his career as a defensive tackle, Jeremy has 27 tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 fumble recoveries. He is looking forward to an exciting season in 2011.
Both GoChi and Chi3 Energy are part of his daily routine. "I know first-hand that FreeLife's Go-Chi and Chi3 Energy are nothing less than amazing. Chi3 has made such a tremendous difference in my workouts that I no longer bother to even walk into the gym without Chi3 in my system. You haven't begun to live to your fullest potential until you have experienced the energy of Chi3 and the balance you get from drinking GoChi daily."
Football Hall of Fame
Joe DeLamielleure was inducted into pro football's hall of fame in 2003 after a stellar 13-year career. He was best known for being the lead blocker for O.J. Simpson in Buffalo when he became the league's first 2,000-yard rusher. Joe was invited to six consecutive all-star games from 1975-1980 and was a member of the all-decade team for the 1970s.
Drafted in the first round by Buffalo in 1973, Joe was an All-American at Michigan State. Now happily retired in Charlotte, North Carolina, he is a proud member of the FreeLife Family as an active Marketing Executive.
Joe went from skeptic to advocate after trying FreeLife products. “Being a retired football player and fitness enthusiast, I am often asked to try new dietary supplement products. I have tried quite a few and grown skeptical of most. I decided I would try GoChi for a month and I have been very pleased with the results. When preparing for a 2,000-mile bike ride, I couldn't believe how great I feel despite the rigorous training. Unlike other products, GoChi is able to keep my appetite in check and I'm seeing a trimmer waistline. I am looking forward to seeing further results with GoChi."
"Life after football has been good to me, but never as good as it has been since being introduced to GoChi! I have been drinking this amazing product for a relatively short period of time, but the results have been rapid and very beneficial to my body. I feel healthier than I have in a long time and the taste is outstanding! I spend my leisure time on the golf course, and recently, I feel I could play all day long thanks to GoChi!"
Thurman Thomas was one of the best all-purpose running backs in the history of pro football. A 13-year pro, he ranked ninth on the career rushing list when he retired in 2000. He played 12 seasons for Buffalo and is the franchise's all-time leading rusher.
"I have had the opportunity to put my name behind a lot of products, but many times I've been hesitant as I have not been 100 percent confident in many of those products. This has not at all been the case since being introduced to GoChi and Chi3 Energy. GoChi has restored a youthful feeling within me and I recommend it to anyone who wants the same results."
Professional Football Alumni
Chuck Foreman was one of the National Football League's top running backs from 1973-1980. He played his first seven years with Minnesota. Drafted in the first round out of the University of Miami, he was a consensus choice as the conference rookie of the year in 1973, when he rushed for 801 yards on 182 attempts and caught 37 passes for 362 yards. That year was capped with the first of five consecutive pro football all-star games for Foreman.
He was named the conference player of the year by The Sporting News in 1974 and by United Press International in 1976. Foreman had three straight seasons rushing for more than 1,000 yards (1975-1977) and scored a then-record 22 touchdowns in 14 games during the 1975 campaign.
His pass-catching ability out of the backfield, combined with the ability to make the first tackler miss, was a key in the Minnesota offense, which was a pre-cursor of the West Coast Offense that became popular in the following decades.
Chuck was widely known as "The Spin Doctor" for the way he eluded would-be tacklers. He has adapted a version of that name for SPIN IT! with Chuck Foreman, a weekly Internet radio talk show.
Chuck drinks both GoChi and TAIslim daily. ”They taste great, and make me feel more energetic. After taking a pounding from being a running back for three Super Bowl teams, often playing outside in sub-zero temperatures, I now struggle with chronic pain and arthritis. I tried GoChi and TAIslim, and they really work! I do not feel fatigue like I used to, and I have more focus and mental acuity to accomplish my daily tasks.
“Now after using these fantastic products, I spin out of bed, feeling refreshed after a good night's sleep, and I feel calm and less stress. These products have helped me lose abdominal fat, control my appetite, and they have promoted better digestion."
Anthony Carter is considered by many as one of the most prolific playmakers in pro football history. He finished his college career as the University of Michigan's all-time leading receiver and in the college hall of fame. He played professionally for 13 years. In 1983, Carter scored the game-winning touchdown for his Michigan Panthers and went on to win the first championship in United States Football league history.
After dominating the USFL for three years, Carter signed with Miami in 1985 but was traded to Minnesota. He led Minnesota in receptions five of his first six seasons with the team. In 1987, Carter helped his team reach the conference championship game by recording 10 receptions for a playoff record 227 yards in Minnesota's 36-24 upset win over San Francisco in the divisional playoff round. Carter finished his 11 NFL seasons with 486 receptions for 7,733 yards and 55 touchdowns. Carter, known to many as AC, lives in Lake Worth, Florida with his wife and son.
"I have been drinking GoChi for a couple months now and I am noticing a big difference in my energy level throughout the day. My rest throughout the night has improved a lot and I feel revived and refreshed in the mornings as well. I was surprised how great GoChi tastes. I drink it every day. I feel upbeat and focused on whatever tasks I may encounter during the day. I play a great amount of golf and Chi3 helps get me to my tee time on time and gives me that extra boost to play at a high, consistent level. I am very pleased to have these wonderful products in my life."
George Rogers was a two-time All-America and won the Heisman Trophy in 1980 while at South Carolina. He was the first overall pick in the 1981 draft by New Orleans and the league's Rookie of the Year. He amassed more than 7,000 yards rushing during his seven-year professional career. George has been elected to the University of South Carolina, College Football, New Orleans Saints, and National Football Foundation halls of fame. Besides numerous records that still stand today, George's legacy at his alma mater includes a namesake boulevard that runs along the north end of South Carolina's Williams-Brice Stadium.
"I drink GoChi every day and I love it," shares George. "I also like Chi3 Energy. It gives me great energy on the golf course to play at a high level and maintain focus. I began drinking the TAIslim SHAKE about a month ago and I have noticed that my appetite has decreased significantly. The vanilla flavor is my favorite and I look forward to it when I wake up every morning. I have yet to reach the halfway point of my 90 Day Challenge, but I'm excited to see what my measurements will be!"
Ickey Woods is best remembered for his infamous "Ickey Shuffle" end-zone dance he performed after he scored a touchdown. He played for Cincinnati for four years before two major knee injuries forced him to retire at age 26. Ickey rushed for 1,066 yards and 15 touchdowns in his rookie season, and added 228 yards and 3 touchdowns in the 1988 playoffs when Cincinnati advanced to Super Bowl XXIII.
A friend introduced Ickey to GoChi. “Since then, GoChi has made a huge contribution toward my whole body feeling better! I have been waking up in the morning refreshed and without having to spend nearly an hour getting ready for my day. If you have aches or just want to generally feel better, give GoChi a try. It just may work for you as well."
Eric Thomas, who played cornerback in the pros for nine seasons, owns and operates a sports fitness facility in Cincinnati.
He played six seasons (1987-1992) in Cincinnati and his last three seasons with New York (1993-1994) and Denver (1995). He finished his career with 17 interceptions, 1 returned for a touchdown. Eric's best season came in 1987 when he recorded seven interceptions, one of the highest totals that year, and was selected to pro football's all-star game. He was drafted in the second round in 1989 by Cincinnati after played at Tulane University.
"As a former NFL player and now owner of a fitness facility, I have a great understanding of the importance of overall health and well-being. FreeLife products have allowed me to share with my clients a way of not only maintaining, but enhancing, their overall health with such products as TAIslim and GoChi. These products, along with what we offer through our fitness programs, put our clients in a position to achieve their goals of living a healthy lifestyle while enhancing their overall sense of well-being. FreeLife offers a wide range of products that I would highly recommend for anyone interested in investing in a healthier lifestyle or wellness program. Join FreeLife now and give your friends, family, and associates the products that will help them achieve the greatest gift in life: the gift of great health."
Paul Spicer Defensive End
Paul Spicer entered the league in 1998 as an undrafted free agent signed by Seattle. He played pro football for 11 seasons, spending 9years in Jacksonville, and 1 year in both Detroit and New Orleans. He retired before the 2010-2011 season.
Paul says Chi3 Energy delivers on its promise of an energy boost, while other energy drinks fall short. "When I tried Chi3 Energy, I experienced an almost instant change in the way I felt. Since that time, I have noticed a change in my endurance and strength during my workouts. Chi3 Energy allows me to perfectly time that boost without the fear of a crash later on. I used it before every practice and game, knowing it can provide me with that little extra to produce at a high level.”
Brad Banks played five years in Canadian professional football after a stellar career at the University of Iowa, where he was named the nation's top collegiate quarterback.
"In addition to the mind-blowing taste, GoChi gives me the energy I need to complete my workouts with the same tenacity I have when I begin. I have even found that the additional energy carries over and enhances my enjoyment of everyday life. Since I began drinking GoChi, I wake up in the morning feeling great and more eager than ever to get the day going. It really is an amazing product."
Victor Hobson was drafted in 2003 in the second round and played his first five years in New York. He was a full-time starter for the better part of four seasons and posted 100 tackles and six sacks in 2006. He started 57 games for New York during five seasons. He spent his last pro season on three different teams: New England, Cincinnati, and Arizona.
Victor played his college ball at the University of Michigan where he was a standout at linebacker, receiving All-Big Ten honors three straight years from 2000-2002. Hobson finished his Wolverine career starting 39 of 49 games and recording 277 tackles.
"I have noticed a consistent increase in my daily energy since I began drinking GoChi. As a former professional athlete, that means a lot. GoChi tastes great and helps me maintain peak mental and physical levels whether I am working out or just hanging around with my family. I am grateful to have found a supplement that not only tastes good, but significantly benefits my body and well-being."
Matt Tuiasosopo's name is familiar to many sports fans, but his sport might surprise them.
Matt, who is starting his second full season with big league baseball's franchise in Seattle, is the son of a former professional football player and the brother of two standout college and pro football players. His dedication and commitment have paid off as he is now a featured utility player for Seattle, seeing playing time at first and third base, as well as in the outfield.
"Now that I have gotten my feet wet in the majors, I am looking forward to make some significant contributions in the 2011 season,” Matt explains.
Matt was selected right out of high school in the third round of the 2004 draft. He played stellar ball on his way up through the minors. The dynamic player debuted in the majors in late 2008, with his first major league hit a double off New York ace Andy Petite.
Born, May 10, 1986 in Bellevue, Washington, Matt looks forward to a long and prosperous career.
Having so many world-class athletes in the family, Matt learned early on that conditioning is paramount to consistent performance and success. The young baseball standout is dedicated to make the most out of each and every workout and looks to FreeLife for that extra edge.
”I take Fired Up! so I can play my best. Not only do I get instant energy, but that energy lasts throughout the whole game. That jitter-free boost puts me in my zone - focused and ready to dominate!"
Strength and Conditioning Coach, Pittsburgh
Frank Velasquez is in his ninth year with Pittsburgh's big league baseball franchise, where he is head conditioning coordinator.
Like many of the players he's trained, the strength and conditioning professional earned his way to the big leagues by toiling several years in the minor leagues. A 1993 graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in kinesiology, he split seven years in the Texas franchise's minor leagues between being an athletic trainer and a strength and conditioning coach.
He's also worked in orthopedic physical therapy.
Frank's first experienced the benefits of FreeLife products before sharing with his players.
“Himalayan Goji Juice has been a part of my daily nutrition for more than three years. It makes a difference in how I feel on a daily basis, especially during the baseball season when my days are long and intense,” Frank explains. “When I heard about GoChi, I didn't know what to expect. It has taken how I feel daily to another level.
"I recommend it to the players I worked with daily. Our ballplayers play games every single day, and they're finding their recovery times are a lot faster, they're sleeping a lot better at night, and their bodies are functioning better.”
Jon Mark Owings
Jon Mark Owings has played six seasons of minor league baseball after being drafted in 2004 by the Atlanta Braves.
"Himalayan Goji Juice has helped increase my stamina and endurance. I just recently added GoChi to my daily regimen. I thoroughly enjoy the taste and I am looking forward to experiencing the added benefits."
Chicago Point Guard
Voted among the top 15 players in the 15-year history of the U.S. women’s professional basketball league, Portugal native Ticha Penicheiro continues to light up the court in her 15th pro season. The Old Dominion graduate and Wade Trophy recipient has long been known for her flashy and relentless style of play. In her career, Ticha led Sacramento (where she starred for 12 years) to one league championship and has amassed enough assists and steals to be the league’s all-time leader. Following two seasons with Los Angeles, Ticha is excited at the hopes of bringing home another championship, possibly with her new team in Chicago.
The 38 year old emphasizes that conditioning and nutrition are keys to being competitive against the young players entering the league. Beyond her diet, Ticha looks to FreeLife® products to give her a competitive advantage: “I began drinking GoChi during the beginning of the 2011 season and I was sold from the start. The taste is great. I noticed that my energy level was noticeably higher during practice and even at game time. The soreness and stiffness in my joints had decreased as well. At that point, I decided to give Chi3 Energy a whirl. It really gives me an extra boost when I need it. I have so much success with these products, I also take REVERSE!. This great multivitamin keeps me young and active, and will even when my playing days are behind me. REVERSE! provides everything I need to sustain a healthy, athletic lifestyle for years to come.”
Anthony "Buckets" Blakes
Guard, Harlem Globetrotters
Ambassador of Goodwill
Former University of Wyoming standout Anthony “Buckets” Blakes has made a career of “guaranteeing smiles” for the world’s most beloved and best-known basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Anthony’s passion for basketball began at age five when he would watch the Phoenix Suns and shoot hoops with a tennis ball through a hole he had cut in his father’s hat. That same youthful passion has continued to burn throughout his life.
During his senior season at Wyoming, Anthony captained his squad for the second time and was one of only two players in the Mountain West Conference to finish in the top 15 in scoring, rebounds, and assists.
The only thing Buckets enjoys as much as basketball is helping and mentoring children. Through his relationship with the Globetrotters, he has become an ambassador for “C.H.E.E.R.™ For Character” the organization’s renowned youth program.
In 2011, Anthony debuted his newest creation, “the 4-point shot,” in a Globetrotter’s game. The shot only counts in the last three minutes of each quarter, and must be taken at least 35 feet from the basket, more than 10 feet longer than a NBA 3-pointer.
Anthony drinks both Chi3 Energy™ and GoChi®. Here’s what he has to say about those FreeLife® products:
“GoChi is phenomenal! I travel all over the world and have been longing for a product to keep me upbeat and less fatigued. I’ve found it with GoChi. I am resting much better and am very alert in the mornings. My joints and muscles are recovering faster. Plus, GoChi tastes great!”
“Chi3 Energy is the perfect complement to GoChi. I drink one before every practice and game. I really enjoy the extra boost of energy it gives me!”
Pro Basketball Player - Indiana
Ebony Hoffman has topped the 1,000 mark in both points and rebounds in American womens professional basketball, a tribute to her versatility and endurance. A seven-year veteran, she is widely regarded as the Indiana franchise's most charismatic and animated personality.
The 6-foot-2 Ebony was named the league's Most Improved Player in 2008 after posting career numbers in scoring, rebounds, 3-point field goals, assists, and steals. She has been ranked among the league leaders in rebounds during each of her seven pro seasons.
Ebony relies on FreeLife products, whether she is competing on the court or training in the off-season.
"I really love GoChi. My career as a professional basketball player has allowed me to see the world. But one of the drawbacks, from a nutritional standpoint, is that I find myself eating a variety of foods while visiting different countries. GoChi is a fundamental part of my diet that keeps me well-balanced. TAIslim provides another important piece to my off-season training. When the season ends, athletes tend to splurge on things we deny ourselves while competing. TAIslim has helped me meet and maintain my fitness goals during the off-season."
Professional Basketball Player - U.S. and Europe
Nykesha Sales has been a fan favorite for two Connecticut womens basketball teams – the University of Connecticut, which has dominated college ranks for years, and the state's professional franchise.
Nykesha was honored by the pro team with a special day during the 2010 season, even though she hadn't play for the franchise since 2007. Also in 2010, her all-time scoring record at the University of Connecticut was broken and she emailed her congratulations from Turkey, where she was playing professionally.
She has earned honors at every stage of her career: a six-time professional all-star; a member of national championship college team and recipient of rookie and defensive player of the year honors; and the national high school player of the year.
Nykesha is an enthusiastic advocate of FreeLife products. “Since I began drinking GoChi, I have noticed that I have vastly more energy and stamina during my workouts, which is vital to my profession. I was surprised to find that I have also been getting a better night's sleep! GoChi continues to be an invaluable ingredient contributing to my success as a professional athlete."
Ex-professional Basketball Player/Current College Coach
Travis Mays recently completed his first season as an assistant coach for the University of Georgia Lady Bulldogs, for which he was hired in May of 2011. He came to Georgia from Louisiana State where he spent four years serving in similar capacity for the Lady Tigers. Before that, he was a three-year assistant with the women’s program at the University of Texas, his alma mater.
Travis played professionally for 12 seasons after scoring 2,279 points at Texas, second in the school's all-time scoring list. He helped lead Texas to the 1990 Final Eight, scoring 24.1 points per game. He was drafted with the 14th pick in the first round for 1990 draft by Sacramento. He was named to the league's all-rookie second team, averaging 14.3 points per game. Travis also played professionally in Greece, Israel, Turkey, and Italy.
Travis says FreeLife products help give him the kind of energy he had when he was playing.
“Now, I'm in my 40s and my energy level is once again as high as it was when I played and practiced every day,” Travis explains. “Recently, I began to notice I would be far more tired after lunchtime or my attention would fade altogether. I thought this was normal for my age. But, what really got my attention was my inability to get quality rest at night.
“Maybe it was fate, but I was introduced to GoChi right about that time. After only the first week, I began to notice that my ‘post-lunch wall' had all but disappeared. In addition, I found that my energy level remained high because I would go to practice and really wanted to get out on the basketball court with the young women I was coaching.
“All that is great, but the true gift is the quality of sleep I am getting every night. No matter the time I choose to lie down, I awake feeling alert and energized. I am enjoying the lifestyle and energy level of a 25-30 year old along with all the quality rest I need. Do yourself a favor and try GoChi.”
Ex-professional Basketball Player (U.S. and Europe)/Current College Coach
Chelsea Newton has rejoined her alma mater, Rutgers University, as an assistant womens basketball coach following a successful professional career.
In her five pro seasons in the United States, Chelsea averaged 19.4 points and 5 rebounds per game. She also played professionally in Italy and Poland.
Chelsea started for Rutgers from 2001-2005, being named the Big East Conference's Defensive Player of the Year in her senior season. The Monroe, Louisiana native started 95 of 104 college games for the Scarlet Knights, scoring in double figures in 50 games while routinely drawing the toughest defensive lineup. She was the first winner of Rutgers' Scarlet Heart Award, which goes to the womens basketball player who best exemplifies perseverance, courage, and overcoming adversity. The award now bears her name and is called the Chelsea Newton Scarlet Heart Award.
Chelsea loves GoChi® and Chi3 Energy™. “GoChi tastes great and keeps me feeling my best each and every day. Then, it even allows me to get a good night's sleep. If that were not enough, Chi3 Energy far surpasses any other energy drinks I've tried.”
Ex-professional Basketball Player
A native of Panama, Mario Butler enjoyed a legendary professional basketball career in Latin America. Known as “The Panamanian Express,” Mario most successful seasons came in Panama and Puerto Rico.
He says FreeLife products complement his continual desire to improve and stay in the best shape possible. “Physical fitness has given me so much throughout life. Back in the day, I was always searching for something to give me a competitive edge, be it strength, concentration, or stamina. After drinking my very first bottle of GoChi, I already noticed I had begun to feel stronger with a lot of extra energy in the morning.”
“GoChi is natural and contains no sugar or artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. None of what you don't need and all of what you do,” asserts Jason, who became internationally famous with his breakthrough song I'm Yours. “GoChi is goji fuel for the mind and body that keeps me at my best, whether I'm on the road or in the studio."
His talent and presence had already attracted a loyal fan base, but Jason attributes a year away from music as a key ingredient to re-aligning himself with a new vision that has propelled his career to the next level. “Taking better care of myself was a big part of it,” he admits.
Celebrity Sports Talk Show Host
Glenn Harris has established a reputation as one of the most respected sports anchors in Washington, D.C., anchoring the only live nightly sports call-in show in the area.
The D.C. native was discovered by black radio entrepreneur Dewey Hughes in the mid-1970s while he was a student at Howard University. Glenn has won many honors during his career, including being inducted into Howard University's Athletic Hall of Fame and receiving the Outstanding Washingtonian Award in 2003, when Washington Mayor Anthony Williams proclaimed June 6 as Glenn Harris Day.
From 1970 to 1974, Glenn attended Howard University on a baseball scholarship and graduated with his degree in physical education and urban education.
Glenn attributes FreeLife products with helping improve his health. "GoChi keeps me fueled and energized throughout the day. The taste is amazing, refreshing, and I really love that it packs so many antioxidants into each serving. My overall wellness has improved significantly since I began taking FreeLife products!"
Puerto Rico - Entertainer
Celebrity Fitness Trainer
Basheerah, who was Miss Black America in 1996, is the founder of BasheerahFit, a Los Angeles-based fitness production, nutrition, and personal training company. Her list of clients includes: Vivica A. Fox; Carrie Underwood; Steve Harvey; Jordin Sparks; Ruben Studdard; and Fantasia Barrino. Basheerah's newest brainchild is Sporty Girl Fitness LLC, which offers celebrity level training at affordable prices.
FreeLife products are integral to Basheerah's healthy lifestyle.
"As a personal trainer, aerobics instructor, and fitness personality, it is imperative that I stay healthy and energized. After drinking GoChi and Chi3 Energy for a few months, I can't believe how much energy I have! I don't even crave my normal coffee 'fix' every morning!
“Recently, I finished filming the most intense kickboxing workout I have ever done. Without my Chi3, I wouldn't have made it through the videos! I am recommending FreeLife products to all of my clients, family members, and friends."
Mia St. John
Fitness Trainer and Retired Professional Boxer
Retired boxer and FreeLife product endorser Mia St. John fought her last professional fight on October 16, 2010, a victory by unanimous decision. She ended her brilliant career with an astonishing 46-11-2 (18 knockouts) record.
It was back in 1996 that Mia decided to pursue her true passion full time. On Valentine's Day 1997, Mia made her pro boxing debut, knocking out her opponent 54 seconds into the first round. Mia's career then exploded as she spent the next four years opening for all of Oscar De La Hoya's major fights.
On June 14, 2008, Mia fulfilled her dream of fighting in her mother's home country of Mexico. She fought one of the toughest fights of her career and became world champion at the age of 40.
Mia is equally accomplished outside the ring. She has appeared on countless TV shows, including Jay Leno and Conan O'Brien, and is a color commentator for pay-per-view fights. She has acted in commercials and played herself on the TV show Pacific Blue. Mia also has her own Playstation game by EA sports.
She has an exercise DVD (Million Dollar Workout) and book (The Knock-Out Body Plan) in stores nationwide.
When she is not training clients, Mia focuses on education by giving talks at juvenile halls, probation centers, schools and camps, focusing on the importance of maintaining both physical and mental health.
GoChi helps Mia maintain such a busy schedule.
“I drink GoChi every morning! Not only does it taste amazing, but my workouts have been going longer and with higher intensity. A friend of mine convinced me to try Chi3 Energy, just as I began training for a fight in Mexico. I discovered Chi3 Energy was far healthier than any of the others energy drinks I had tried before and it allowed me to work out for longer intervals with much higher intensity. Plus, it doesn't have all the caffeine and sugar of other energy drinks.
“Unbelievably, I also discovered that I continue to eat less, despite the fact that Chi3 is only 16 calories per serving! Best of all, Chi3 Energy tastes great and never gives me the jitters."
Cindy Van Empel
SMART (Scientific Management of Anatomical Responsive Training) Certified Trainer and Fitness Model
Cindy Van Empel, a mother of two who is in her 40s, is a SMART (Scientific Management of Anatomical Responsive Training) certified trainer and fitness model.
Over the years, she has had the opportunity to speak and promote healthy living to thousands of fitness enthusiasts. Cindy has also been photographed by some of the top photographers in the industry and has been featured in Inside Fitness and Oxygen magazines.
She has been among the top placers in several national and international fitness model and bikini competitions.
GoChi and Chi3 Energy are mainstays of her training.
"I start each day with 2 ounces of GoChi, and then another 2 ounces before bed. My typical day consists of a rigorous workout schedule, caring for my children, and training clients. I have found the combination of GoChi and Chi3 to be essential to maintain such a busy schedule and lifestyle. With a number of competitions and speaking engagements ahead of me, I can thank FreeLife for its wonderful product line and support. Thank goodness for FreeLife."
Certified Fitness Pro and TV Host
Mocha Lee is one of the country's top fitness professionals with more than 15 years of experience. She is the first African-American to win the Ms. Galaxy title. Mocha is also the first fitness host of Heart & Soul, Black Entertainment Television's exclusive health, beauty and fitness show, which aired from 1998-2001. A trailblazer in the industry, Mocha inspires other to strive towards achieving overall wellness, and her mission is to encourage and educate on how to build a strong mind, body and spirit.
With her wide range of fitness knowledge, and genuine character, Mocha Lee has attracted a large following through TV, and also in various publications. She is a contributing writer for Oxygen and Heart and Soul magazine. Mocha is one of the first African-American fitness models to grace the cover of multiple magazines: Oxygen (three times), Embrace, and MaxMuscle.
"As a fitness professional for more than 15 years, my mission continues to be the education of others in the realm of exercise as well as improving the quality of life. For that reason, it is important to practice what I preach. When it comes to living healthy, I continually seek products and exercises that keep me in top shape, so I can maintain my credibility and offer the best, current advice to my clients. GoChi is the first product in all my years of promoting wellness that provides visible, measurable, and safe results within months!
“Not to mention, as a mom, I haven't been catching colds nearly as often as I used to. Since I haven't changed anything else, it is all the proof I needed to convince me that GoChi is great for my immune system!"
Pro Golfer and TV Commentator
Brad has recently embarked on two career transitions – moving to the tour for players 50 and older, and joining NBC as a golf commentator. But one thing hasn't changed – the eight-time pro tour tournament winner still drinks Chi3 Energy and GoChi daily. Long known as one of the game's best putters, he led the tour in putting average in 1996, 1999, and 2000. He has also represented the United States on two Ryder Cup teams.
Harsamrat Virdee Gonzalez
Mexico - World Karate-Do Champion
"Ever since I've been drinking GoChi, my performance and endurance in every competition and training session have improved significantly.
“GoChi helps me recover faster from fatigue and contributes the energy I need to excel. I always take it with me to competitions to ensure I will obtain the best possible results."
Australia – Two-time World Muay Thai Champion
James Polodna, a two-time world champion in Muay Thai martial arts from Western Australia's Butler area, was a full-time forklift driver only two years ago. Already known for his intense training and perfectly balanced nutrition, James is preparing to take centre stage in one of the World's most demanding and fastest-growing sports – Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Through sheer determination and natural toughness, he is living his dream.
“When training at the highest level, your diet and performance has to be spot on every day. I am grateful for great sponsors in FreeLife. Its products keep me in great shape and keep my body functioning perfectly. GoChi, TAIslim, and Jule of the Orient allow me to train intensely and realize positive results. I couldn't do it without those products.”
Professional Soccer Player
"I am amazed at how much better I feel drinking Himalayan Goji Juice for such a short time. I wouldn't give it up now for the world!"
Track and Field
Olympic Triple Jumper
Shani Marks-Johnson's career highlights in the triple jump include: U.S. Olympics Trials champion, 2008; U.S. outdoor champion, 2006 and 2007; and U.S. indoor champion, 2005, 2007.
"After drinking Chi3 Energy, I felt an immediate burst of energy, and after my workout, I found I was still energized. I also noticed that I didn't have that sugar crash that I have had before with so many other energy drinks. As an Olympic triple jumper, I have to be careful what I put into my body, and I feel safe drinking Chi3 Energy."
Professional Volleyball Player
"I love GoChi! I drink a little in the morning and afternoon. GoChi helps my body become a well-trained machine to get through those tough matches we play on the beach."
Professional Volleyball Player
"I drink Himalayan Goji Juice before all my workouts and matches,” relates the three-time Olympian. “I believe this product, combined with my training regimen, gives me the competitive edge I need on tour."
Professional Volleyball Player
"Since I have been drinking GoChi, I feel that I am recovering faster from practice and it helps me focus on the beach. It's part of my daily regimen."
Professional Alpine Snowboarder
A young and talented Angela Mercieri is making her presence felt throughout the snowboarding world. Although the 18-year-old did not qualify for the 2010 Winter Olympics, her sights are set on winning multiple medals at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Russia.
GoChi plays a key role in Angela's rigorous training and competition schedule. "I absolutely love GoChi!" Angela exclaims. "I quickly found that it helps maintain the stamina and endurance I need to get through long training sessions and competitions."
The 2009-2010 USA Snowboard Association season was a busy and successful time for Angela, who won prestigious competitions in both New Hampshire, where she spends her summers, and Colorado, where she trains in the winter.
Angela will be sticking with GoChi as she continues to work toward the 2014 Winter Olympics. "Energy, focus, and a good night's sleep are vital in my profession," Angela points out. "GoChi effectively delivers all of them without the high levels of caffeine and sugar that are in other supplements. I have made GoChi part of my daily nutritional regimen."
U.S. Short Track Speedskating Team
GoChi helps Tina Koenig through the 8 to 10 hours of daily training needed to stay competitive at the international level of speedskating. "Since I have been drinking GoChi, I have been sleeping better at night, which has helped me to feel more rested and energized during the day. Out of the many things I have tried in the past to help with my sleep, nothing has worked quite like GoChi. I take it to all my competitions. I don't go anywhere without my GoChi!"
Professional Distance/Ultra-Marathon Runner
In 2010, the year of her 50th birthday, Lisa became the first person to run 50 miles in all 50 states – a feat she accomplished in only 63 days. All proceeds from her Running Hope Through America sponsors were disbursed to charities for orphans around the world. During her 18 years of competitive running, Lisa has raised more than $5 million for childrens charities.
Lisa's love of fitness and competition started early. One of five siblings from Vicksburg, Mississippi, Lisa spent her childhood immersed in a variety of competitive and physical activities ranging from ballet, tap, and jazz dance, to ice hockey and distance running.
In 1995, Lisa placed second in her first ultra-marathon, the legendary Badwater event and set the record there two years later. Eleven years after her Badwater debut, Lisa decided to “double” the race and still remains one of the few females to have run the daunting Badwater Double, also known as the Death Valley 300.
Despite the demands of parenthood and operating a business, Lisa is still a fierce competitor. Stories about Lisa's athletic achievements have appeared on the covers of the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post as well as Running Times, and Runner's World magazines, just to name a few. Lisa has also enjoyed television coverage with noteworthy segments on ESPN, Discovery Channel, ABC's Wide World of Sports, NBC Nightly News, and Good Morning America.
“Being a full-time mom and business owner is strenuous enough, but when you factor in my rigorous training, recovery becomes an important factor. FreeLife's Jule of the Orient provides my body with so many essential nutrients, I always feel I am ready to give my best with every opportunity to train and compete. I have never tried a product that even comes close.”
Professional Jet Skier
Mike Klippenstein has been racing motorized bikes, snowmobiles, quads, and Jet Skis for more than 20 years, amassing 19 world titles.
"GoChi is one of the best testing health benefits and performance drinks I've ever tasted! It has the same positive effects as Himalayan Goji Juice but it's on a whole new level. You've got to try it!"
"I have been an extreme athlete for more than 25 years and I can you tell that this product works. Any person who is looking to get more out of life should be drinking GoChi. Climbing 150 feet of vertical ice with 25 pounds of equipment strapped to your body at 50-plus is no easy task. GoChi absolutely made a difference. This product is the real deal when it comes to taking your body to the highest extreme of performance."
"With Himalayan Goji Juice, I felt energized and recovered quickly after workouts and competitions. Once incorporating GoChi into my training, my recovery improved even more so. It gives me more energy and I feel healthier. My advice to everyone: drink GoChi, it works!"
Derrick Mellish, a BMX racer from Queensland, Australia, has been racing since he was six years old and has big dreams of making it to the next Olympic Games. When he is not training or racing, he enjoys working with young kids, teaching them the basic fundamental skills of the sport.
"Since drinking GoChi, I've felt considerably more alert when riding my bike. When I am done, I don't feel nearly as tired. Chi3 Energy gives me a burst of energy straight away, without the sugar crash afterward. Both these drinks are now part of my daily regime and I just love them!"
"Being an intense, highly competitive athlete, I do my best to take in what my body needs naturally. But one can only consume so many nuts, berries, veggies and all other vitamins and minerals necessary. At a certain point, assistance is needed. GoChi is packed with all the goods, plus tastes incredible. I enjoy my daily shot glass of GoChi and notice significant improvement in my mental focus. Besides the obvious benefits of antioxidant absorption, accelerated energy, and healthy intestinal function, I am thrilled with how clear my thought process has become. GoChi is a natural dose in my day and should be on everyone's regular menu."
"With GoChi by my side, I feel confident that I will reach many more milestones in my sporting career."
Several randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled human clinical studies have shown that taking 4 oz. of GoChi for 2-4 weeks significantly improved energy levels; athletic performance; stamina and endurance, including faster recovery time; and taking 2 oz. of Chi3 Energy increased resting metabolic rate, which is related to energy and calorie burning. These individuals are provided with free Company products and apparel.