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Jun 28, 2010

Team Hoyt: “Yes You Can”

While each story told during Saturday’s session motivated the audience, distributors could not wait to hear about one of the world’s greatest inspirational stories in the last half-century. The story begins in 1962, when Rick Hoyt was born with cerebral palsy and was unable to control his limbs.

“Forget Rick. Put him in an institution,” the doctors told Rick’s parents. “He will be a vegetable the rest of his life.”

But Dick Hoyt and his wife, Judy, knew differently. In Rick’s eyes they could see that their son was growing and learning and absorbing information. They decided to bring him up like any other child. In doing so, they raised $5,000 so engineers could create a device to help Rick talk. His first words at age 11 were “Go Bruins!” (The Boston Bruins are the Hoyts’ favorite professional hockey team.)

From there, Rick was allowed to participate in public schools. He went on to graduate from high school, and he received a college degree in special education from Boston University. Rick now lives on his own in an apartment and works in Boston.

With those achievements alone, Rick has shown the world that the word “disabled” needs a new definition. But it is during a 26.2-mile marathon, 112-mile bike race, or 2.4-mile swim when the Hoyts turn heads and turn doubters into believers.

The Hoyts competed in their first race in 1972 when Rick wanted to show support for a classmate who was paralyzed in an accident. Dick pushed Rick five miles in his wheelchair to complete the race. After the race, Rick told his father that “when we run it feels like I am not disabled anymore.” That race changed Rick’s life; the words changed Dick’s.

Dick started to train with Rick regularly, entering more and more races all so Rick can have that feeling that transcends his capabilities. In 1981, they ran in the Boston Marathon’s wheelchair division and finished at a time that beat 85% of all runners who don’t have to push another person. They eventually qualified for the official Boston Marathon, and the fastest they’ve ever completed the marathon is in 2 hours 35 minutes 17 seconds—only 30 minutes off the world record.

Over the years, Team Hoyt became stronger and stronger and someone suggested to Dick that he should try triathlons. “Sure, but only if Rick can come along,” Dick said.

The Hoyts have since competed in more than 270 triathlons, and they refer to themselves as “triathlon freaks.” They do it with Dick towing Rick’s 110-pound frame in a small rubber raft during the swim portion. Dick then picks up his son from the raft and carries Rick from the boat to place him on a chair that is mounted on the front of their customized bike. Then, it’s over to the wheelchair for the final leg of the race.

In 1989, they completed their very first Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii. The Ironman consists of a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride, and 26.2-mile run. It’s a grueling race that often destroys people who aren’t pushing a wheelchair. Ten years later the Hoyts tried it again, to simply prove they could still accomplish the feat. Dick showed the audience a video of that second Ironman, in which Team Hoyt ran into trouble with a broken bicycle part that delayed them 90 minutes.

With the chances of completing the Ironman before the 12 a.m. (midnight) deadline becoming slimmer and slimmer, the Hoyts forged ahead with a commitment to not stop until they saw the finish line.

“Rick is the competitor,” Dick said in the video. “He is a fighter and he never wants to give up. It’s just something that gets inside of me when I am pushing him, and I know I can go faster and do all these things. I am just out there to loan him my arms and my legs so that he is able to compete.”

The Hoyts finished the race with 45 minutes to spare at 11:25 p.m. They have since competed in additional Ironman competitions. Recently, the Hoyts became the 26th and 27th inductees into the Ironman Triathlon Hall of Fame—Rick going first, of course.

The effects of Team Hoyt’s story and vision are causing changes all around the world. They recently dedicated their 25th running of the Boston Marathon to the Easter Seals Disability Services and raised US$370,000 for the organization in the process. Last year, through their races, they raised US$1.5 million for non-profit organizations throughout the world.

More than that, they regularly receive letters from individuals who have turned their lives around after hearing the Hoyts’ story. People are becoming better fathers, mothers, and examples in their community, and they are achieving more than ever before.

With everything they’ve been able to accomplish, Team Hoyt’s message is simple: “Yes, you can.” And as one listens to their story and sees their example of love, passion, and vision, you can’t help believe that anything is possible.

Jun 28, 2010

A New Generation of MonaVie—Fortified Juice Blends

At Convention, distributors learned that an integral element in the future of MonaVie is unlocking the wellness potential of every product we deliver. Because MonaVie is dedicated to scientific research, our products will continue to be made better as we continue to learn more about their health-providing ingredients. In fact, our premier juice blends—MonaVie Essential (Original), MonaVie Active, MonaVie Pulse, and MonaVie (M)m?n—have already been enhanced* in five ways:

1. AcaVie. MonaVie now has a patented brand of acai; it's called AcaVie, and it's the most potent form of acai available anywhere in the world. Look for the AcaVie logo on MonaVie premier juice blends, as it's your personal guarantee that you are getting the most superior acai products ever introduced into the market.

2. Enlivenox. Another patented ingredient exclusive to MonaVie, Enlivenox is a component of AcaVie and delivers 10 times more polyphenols than regular acai.

3. New superfruits. MonaVie premier juice blends now contain three new superfruits that deliver your body even more antioxidant power—jabuticaba, jucara, and maqui.

4. Fibersol-2™. With Fibersol-2, you can drink to your health with the confidence that the MonaVie juice you love is fortified with soluble fibers.

5. Vitamins A, C, E, B6 and B12. Again, more antioxidant power equals more protection against free radicals and oxidative stress.

By fortifying the MonaVie juice blends, we took our already powerful formulas and made them even better. Now offering greater benefits, our enhanced products help fight the damaging effects of oxidative stress while supporting your overall health.

"We commit to you that we will always make the best better," Senior Vice President Jeff Graham said.

* The fortified products will be made available as existing inventories deplete based on sales.

Future MonaVie Products
In addition to our fortified juice blends, Jeff Graham also gave distributors at Convention a glimpse into the future of MonaVie products. Jeff announced that distributors can look forward to building their businesses with the help of 2-ounce single serving shots of MonaVie Active and MonaVie (M)m?n, as well as a line of MonaVie meal replacement products in the weight management category.

"We may not be the first to market," Jeff said, "but I promise you we will be the best in market."

Jun 28, 2010

AutoShip Advantage Club: Save Money. Save Time. Get Rewards.

Becoming a successful leader in MonaVie starts with the AutoShip Advantage Club. What is the AutoShip Advantage Club? It's the place for the biggest savings and the best rewards!

Simply sign up for AutoShip and you're in the club:

• Guaranteed best product prices • Company-wide recognition
• Exclusive shipping discounts • MonaVie Concierge
• Waived enrollment fee • Rewards pins
• MonaVie Distributor Insurance • Priority event seating

When you become an AutoShip Advantage Club member, you are guaranteed the best prices on MonaVie products, exclusive discounts on shipping, and company-wide recognition and awards for every milestone you reach in the club. You'll also get free MonaVie Distributor Insurance that will protect you as you share the MonaVie opportunity.

Another feature of the AutoShip Advantage Club is MonaVie Concierge, an innovative 24/7 Virtual Personal Assistant that allows you to build your business with maximum efficiency. Book a room for a meeting, or arrange catering and transportation. With MonaVie Concierge, one call is all it takes.

For complete details on how to take advantage of these great rewards, visit or click here.

Join the AutoShip Advantage Club and enjoy perks, peace of mind, and prosperity!

Jun 28, 2010

The Bronze to Emerald Promotion is Back!

Click here to review the Bronze to Emerald Promotion FAQs.

The biggest promotion in MonaVie history is back: It's the Bronze to Emerald Promotion, and through it, you may be able to earn up to US$10,500* in cash and prizes!

Whether it's qualifying, re-qualifying, or simply re-engaging in MonaVie altogether, MonaVie is going to substantially reward you for your efforts by giving you the chance to earn a series of cash bonuses. The promotion begins June 19, 2010 and runs through January 7, 2011.

Here's how the Bronze to Emerald Promotion** works:
1. Each Bronze distributorship or below that qualifies at Bronze level for three consecutive weeks through January 7, 2011, will earn a one-time bonus of US$500.

2. Each Silver distributorship or below that qualifies at Silver level for three consecutive weeks through January 7, 2011, will earn a one-time bonus of US$1,000.

3. Each Gold distributorship or below that qualifies at Gold level for four consecutive weeks through January 7, 2011, will earn a one-time bonus of US$2,000.

4. Each Ruby distributorship or below that qualifies at Ruby level for four consecutive weeks through January 7, 2011, will earn a one-time bonus of US$3,000.

5. Each Emerald distributorship or below that qualifies at Emerald level for four consecutive weeks through January 7, 2011, will earn a one-time bonus of US$4,000.

No other company in the world wants you to succeed like MonaVie does. With the Bronze to Emerald Promotion, you'll realize your dreams in MonaVie now and for years to come.

* In addition to incentive trips and the other rewards included in the compensation plan, a brand new distributor who achieves these goals between June 19, 2010 and January 7, 2011, will have earned a total cash value of US$10,500.
** Distributorships who earned a Bronze to Emerald Promotion bonus at one of the levels listed above between January 2 and June 4, 2010, are not eligible to receive the same level of bonus between June 19, 2010 and January 7, 2011.

Jun 28, 2010

Strengthen the MonaVie Brand with New Corporate Marketing Materials

At Convention, Vice President of Marketing Wayne Moorehead announced some new and updated sales tools now available on MonaVie Mall and in the Virtual Office. Among the new corporate sales tools available for purchase is Nature's Science Unlocked brochure, a brand new publication that breaks down the science behind our products in an easy-to-understand format. Additionally, An Extraordinary Process, The Premier Acai Blend, and Gain the MonaVie Edge brochures have been revamped along with our individual product and four-bottle brochures. Products With Purpose DVD is another great sales tool that helps your prospects clearly understand the science behind our healthy acai blends. Visit MonaVie Mall or your Virtual Office to purchase these essential business building tools. And, stay connected to all the latest news and information at MonaVie by visiting and by following us on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 28, 2010

Do you want to share your successful MonaVie story online? Now, there’s a place dedicated to allowing you to share and read stories of how MonaVie has improved lives and families all around the world—!

Through this inspiring new website, your prospects can learn directly how people just like them have achieved their dreams through the MonaVie opportunity. They’ll in turn be motivated to capture their own dreams by becoming a MonaVie distributor.

Whether MonaVie has changed your financial, social, or physical situation, we want to hear about it. And, you can post more than once. In fact, anytime you have a success story to share, keep coming back to post your new story (remember to keep your posts compliant). You’ll also be able to re-share stories by using the social media tools available at the bottom of each post. Visit and share you story today!

Jun 28, 2010

Dr. Paul Clayton Joins Scientific Advisory Board; SAB Applauds Commitment to Science

MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board President Bernie Landes presented at Convention along with his fellow SAB members, Dr. Stephen T. Talcott, Dr. Penny Kris-Etherton, Dr. Nathan Wong, and Dr. Alex Schauss. Their collective message was straightforward: MonaVie has a unique commitment to scientific research that puts us at the cutting edge of science and nutrition.

"We do research on every MonaVie product and every single ingredient," Dr. Schauss said. "What's so exciting about what's going on now is we are beginning to unravel how MonaVie and acai work and how so many people are experiencing so many different benefits from MonaVie products. The future of this company is so much bigger than you realize because we do quality research."

Landes put an exclamation mark on the SAB's presentation when he extended a surprise invitation to Dr. Paul Clayton, Ph.D., Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, to join the MonaVie Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Clayton graciously accepted the invitation saying, "I genuinely believe that this is the most important place to be in public health."

Jun 28, 2010

The MORE Project—Making a Difference

A staple at all MonaVie events is The MORE Project, and at this year's Convention distributors once again showed their unlimited compassion by donating a total of $1,100,000 to the company's cherished charitable organization. Over 2,000 lives are being changed in areas of education, shelter, and health every day through The MORE Project. During Friday's session of Convention, Executive Director of The MORE Project Katy Holt-Larsen and The MORE Project Brazil Director Sergio Ponce introduced the MonaVie family to Izaura, a young woman who escaped a life of drugs and domestic abuse with the help of The MORE Project. "Izaura's story is a story of hope, and this is the story of The MORE Project," Katy said.

Jun 28, 2010

North America Organizational Call Postponed Until Monday, July 12

Due to the Independence Day (U.S.) holiday, MonaVie will postpone the next North America Organizational Call until Monday, July 12, 2010, 7 p.m. (Mountain Time).

We invite you to participate in the call hosted by Senior Vice President Jeff Graham, who will be joined by special guests from corporate as well as the distributor field. You won’t have a more inspiring or productive 30 minutes all week!

Be sure to check as well as your inbox for complete details.

Jun 24, 2010

Convention Highlights Available On Demand, June 28

MonaVie is extremely excited to celebrate our fifth anniversary with you at the International "Vision" Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 24–26, 2010! It's going to be an uplifting and motivating event that will help you capture the vision of MonaVie now and for years to come.

If you can't be with us in Salt Lake City, please remember to visit the MonaVie Media Center on Monday, June 28, where portions of the weekend's presentations will be rebroadcast on demand. (There will be no live webcast on Friday, June 25 or Saturday, June 26.) The Convention highlights will be available on demand and will be accessible in each MonaVie market's local language.

Enjoy Convention!

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