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May 29, 2009

Bicycling Magazine Calls MonaVie-Cannondale a Major Powerhouse

[Bicycling] - June 1, 2009 - MonaVie-Cannondale races across the headlines once again in a recent issue of Bicycling magazine. The experiential lifestyle publication reports on the team's growing success and its line-up of star riders, including the recent addition of Jeremiah Bishop.

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May 28, 2009

Cheryl Burke's Healthy-Life Confessions: MonaVie

[Health] - June 2009 - Cheryl Burke, two-time champion of the hit TV show Dancing with the Stars, chats with Health magazine about how she maintains her dancer's body and gets energized. The dancing starlet and fitness entrepreneur lists MonaVie among the healthy foods currently found in her fridge.

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May 22, 2009

My 'Ah-ha' Moment* By Diamond Executive Sara Loos

"I've been involved with MonaVie for more than two years; but, this past summer I had a big 'ah-ha' moment, which reinforced why this is such an amazing opportunity for me.

"Our family took a trip to Hawaii for our summer vacation. A freak accident occurred on the second day of the trip that left our youngest child (who was six years old at the time) in the trauma unit of a local hospital. She had fractured her skull and was bleeding from her brain.

"We came back from our trip with multiple doctor appointments lined up and not much time for summer fun. All I wanted to do was shut down and be with my little girl. It was one of the scariest times in my life. I called my MonaVie team and told them I was checking out—no phone calls, no meetings, and no presentations until my daughter recovered. And that's exactly what I did for three weeks.

"The amazing thing was that every Friday I continued to receive that wonderful email from MonaVie saying, 'Congratulations, you've got money!' Although I had been getting these emails for two years, this was the first time I truly understood the power of the direct selling industry. More importantly, I had the freedom to be there for my child instead of toiling at a corporate job that would have never given me that much time off.

"I'm happy to say that today my little Malia is healthy and fully recovered, and we'll be attending this year's Diamond Destination. My girls are calling it our 'Hawaii redo.' I want to thank the entire corporate staff from the bottom of my heart for all they do to make this the most amazing company to be a part of. I feel completely blessed to have MonaVie in my life!"

* Your success depends upon your skills, work effort, and market conditions. MonaVie does not guarantee any level of income or your success.

May 21, 2009

The MonaVie Promise

As MonaVie continues to be a leader in scientific research on the acai berry, we are committed to educating consumers regarding: (1) the benefits of the acai berry, (2) our commitment to sustainable harvesting and preservation of the Amazon Rainforest, and (3) the importance of using MonaVie products as part of an overall strategy to improve and maintain optimal health. Furthermore, MonaVie will continue to advance its partnerships with sports teams and athletes who use MonaVie as part of their overall health regimen to deliver peak levels of antioxidants and phytonutrients.

With interest in the acai berry at an all-time high, we are committed to protecting consumers and alerting them to beware of false advertising regarding the acai berry that currently pervades the internet. Such abuses should be reported to the local consumer affairs office, which serves to protect the consumer.

May 21, 2009

Congratulations, Tomas Scheckter and Will Power!

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MonaVie congratulates Tomas Scheckter and Will Power for their amazing performances at this year's Indianapolis 500.

Tomas Scheckter, driving the No. 19 MonaVie car placed 12th overall, while Will Power finished in fifth place. Of the 33 drivers who began the race, only 20 finished, including Scheckter and Power. After starting from the 26th position, Scheckter used his excellent race management skills to gain several positions throughout the day and push for a strong finish.

"I'm so glad the team at MonaVie put their trust in me," Scheckter said. "Going from 26 to 12 was just awesome."

Power, who kept the pressure on the race leaders all afternoon, was extremely excited to be the fifth driver to cross the finish line. The finish was a personal best for Power at the Indy 500.

"I think it was a good result," he said. "I'm happy."

MonaVie once again congratulates both drivers and wishes them good luck for the remainder of the IndyCar Series season.

Be sure to check back at for more Indy 500 highlights.

Click here to view the photo gallery.

May 21, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Holley and Tim Kirkland

Congratulations to Holley and Tim Kirkland from Jacksonville, Florida, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"Our road to Blue Diamond has been an ongoing adventure. We are a great example of the saying, 'slow and steady wins the race.' We want to extend hope to all of our MonaVie friends that as long as you don't quit, you will find success beyond anything you can imagine.

"For us, MonaVie started out as a part-time venture. We had no experience in direct selling and were working more than 100 hours a week between the two of us. The more we experienced the blessings of this product and opportunity, the more it became a part of everything we did.

"Our success has been fueled by a wonderful upline of friends who believed in us before we believed in ourselves. Matt and Ashley Carter, Derrick and Judy Carter, and Kyle and Susan Pacetti took the time to teach us the business. They displayed patience, belief, encouragement, and love. They set the example for us to grow and lead others in the same direction. Thank you to Brig and Lita Hart and Charlie and Debbie Kalb for paving the way for us to follow in your successful footsteps.

"Aside from being the most amazing product and opportunity that we have ever encountered, we feel that MonaVie is a vehicle that helps us be more than we thought we could be. It's also a vehicle that gives people hope—physically and financially. Don't quit. If you feel discouraged or you aren't where you want to be, do more. If you take your eyes off of yourself and focus on helping others achieve their dreams, yours will surely follow!"

May 21, 2009

Listen to the Latest MonaVie Lifestyles Podcast

The latest edition of Lifestyles is now available!

Click here to listen.

In this interview, learn how Black Diamond Executive Randy Schroeder has created his successful MonaVie lifestyle.

You can subscribe to the Lifestyles podcast at Also, a complete archive of previous Lifestyles interviews is available right here on Simply scroll over the "media" tab and click on "Lifestyles."

May 20, 2009

2009 Dallas Regional Recap

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Distributors come to regional meetings to hear key announcements and receive information not available anywhere else. On Saturday, May 16, 2009, at the Dallas Regional Meeting, that meant an exclusive phone call from Indianapolis 500 racer Tomas Scheckter, an advanced taste of MonaVie Energy, and a motivating speech from Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Barton.

Tomas Scheckter, who finished 12th at this year's Indianapolis 500, called in to Dallas from the speedway in Indianapolis just minutes after qualifying for the race to say how proud he is to be wearing the MonaVie colors, both as a driver and as a distributor.

The photographs of Scheckter and his car, both draped in MonaVie Energy blue, gave distributors a craving for the new product, which will officially launch on June 20, 2009, at the Salt Lake City Super Regional. Fortunately for them, those in attendance in Dallas were treated to their very own can of MonaVie Energy. As distributors came back to the meeting from lunch, they found a can of the new product on each of their seats.

Carrying the momentum of the morning into the afternoon session was Olympic Gold Medalist Greg Barton. A former sprint kayaker, Barton won four Olympic medals over the span of three Olympic Games. He took home two gold medals at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games to go along with the bronze medals he earned in both 1984 and 1992. Barton's speech focused on how doing just a little more can make all the difference.

As a boy growing up in Michigan, Barton first dreamed of winning a medal in kayaking at the age of 10; however, he would have many obstacles to overcome on his journey to the Olympic Games.

Born with club feet, Barton underwent several surgeries as a kid that left him with limited motion in his ankles and his left leg an inch-and-a-half shorter than his right leg. Barton decided after his final surgery at the age of 13 that he would begin running so that he could participate in sports with his peers.

Throughout all his physical trials, Barton never lost sight of his goal to compete as a kayaker, and, in 1977, he qualified for the Junior World Championship in France. He seemed well on his way to becoming champion but was defeated in the semifinals. He had lost by only 8-10 inches.

Determined to not let the loss permanently defeat him, Barton framed the photo finish and displayed it in his bedroom as a reminder that a little bit more makes all the difference.

When he won the bronze medal several years later at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, Barton decided that the third-place finish wasn't good enough. He wanted to go for the gold, which meant four more years of training. He immediately asked himself what he needed to do to overcome his personal barriers to winning gold.

As a kayaker, Barton's strength had always been his endurance; but, he recognized that he was lacking in speed. He got right to work on improving his speed by putting in extra training sessions each week.

The extra hours and effort all paid off in the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, where Barton became the first American to win a gold medal in kayaking and the first man to win gold in both the 1000 meter singles and the 1000 meter doubles in the same Olympics.

Upon returning from the games, his friends and family congratulated him on his victories. Amidst the praise, one thing stood out to Barton: Everyone kept telling him how lucky he was to win his gold medals.

"Isn't it amazing how lucky you can be when you spend 18 years of your life working for something," Barton facetiously asked MonaVie distributors in Dallas.

He continued, "It's amazing how lucky you can be when you spend three or four hours a day, seven days a week working for something. That's the way it is with anything if you have a plan and are willing to work toward it."

Barton advised distributors all around the world to decide what they need to do to improve, take those steps, and "you can be lucky too."

View the 2009 Dallas Regional photo gallery.

May 12, 2009

MonaVie's Newest Blue Diamonds—Herschel and Lynn Gibbs

Congratulations to Herschel and Lynn Gibbs from Phoenix, Arizona, on achieving the rank of Blue Diamond Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone...

"Our journey to Blue Diamond speaks volumes about the possibilities of the MonaVie opportunity. We are eternally grateful to the entire corporate team for their ongoing vision, direction, and support. We also know that it is the efforts of our incredible team that make our success achievable.

"We see MonaVie as a viable option for people who may be bound by a shattered economy. It's a platform of financial strength for those looking beyond difficult circumstances.

"MonaVie's compensation plan and support systems provide a perfect opportunity for us to not only obtain personal financial success, but to become empowered to make a difference in the lives of others who dare to dream. We encourage people to redefine their realities, remove all boundaries for success, and be willing to reshape their destinies.

"Our advice to others seeking success in MonaVie is simple:

  1. Realize that all of your previous experiences (good or bad) are blueprints for your future success; use them to empower others.
  2. Understand that your success is a journey, not a destination; therefore, constantly adjust and adapt to situations.
  3. Expect success for yourself and your team, but realize that your expectations rest upon your belief system; so, believe big!
  4. Be very consistent as you move toward your goals. Keep everything you do simple and duplicable.
  5. Don't be afraid to fail or to not know all there is to know. If you fall short of a goal, simply readjust, redirect, and move forward with all-out massive action!

"We are truly grateful to God for covering us along our journey. We are also grateful to our children, Adrian and Jahi, whose patience and understanding keep us on task."

May 6, 2009

Catching Up with MonaVie-Cannondale

The MonaVie-Cannondale team recently secured four wins in four different states. In addition to Alex Grant's victory at the Intermountain Cup in Logan, Utah, MonaVie-Cannondale riders Jeremiah Bishop, Bryan Alders, and Sue Butler turned in terrific performances. Congratulations, MonaVie-Cannondale!

Dirt, Sweat, and Gears—Fayetteville, Tennessee
The fourth of eight stops on the U.S. Mountain Bike National Calendar, the Dirt, Sweat, and Gears race is a test of "ultra endurance." MonaVie-Cannondale racer Jeremiah Bishop passed that test with flying colors, overcoming more than 110 miles and massive competition in the men's elite field. Fayetteville received seven inches of rain in the week prior to the race, and downpours began at the starting gun. Jeremiah said the course was the worst conditions he's ever raced in.

"No strategy could prepare a man for what we underwent," he said. "It was hard to ride, even downhill. It was a test of survival."

Front Range 50-Miler—Boulder, Colorado
Going into his first 50-mile mountain bike race, Bryan Alders didn't know what to expect. As it turned out, Alders had nothing to fear. He finished the race, which consisted of five laps of 10-mile loop, in three hours and three minutes for a rare mountain bike racing average of 16 mph. Alders competed at the top with two other opponents for much of the race. Halfway through the final lap he made a successful run at first place.

"I decided to give it a little gas and see what the other two riders had left," Bryan said. "I could see them start to struggle, so I kept the gas on, which was all I needed to take the win."

Cascade Chainbreaker—Bend, Oregon
Sue Butler cruised to a victory at the Cascade Chainbreaker, crossing the finish line nearly eight minutes before her closest competitor. After charging out early, Butler steadily built upon her lead over a course that featured short, power climbs, one long ascent, and a traipse along a winding dry creek bed.

"It's just a fun course," Butler said. "It's one of my favorite courses. Chainbreaker was my very first race ever in 2003 as a beginner."

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