Heather Jackson pushes herself to the limit to win. Her steady climb in the world rankings is the result of hard work, a positive outlook, aggressive tactics and determination.
“When it comes to training and competing, hitting a plateau is inevitable,” says Jackson. “It’s my job to work that much harder and go beyond it.”
Her career as a triathlete has skyrocketed since she turned pro in 2009. She’s taken top spots at several Ironman 70.3 triathlons and has become a factor in the World Championships, having set a course record at the 2014 Wildflower Long Course Triathlon.
“I’m grateful to be racing against high-level athletes on a consistent basis,” says Jackson. “We’re all competitive and we all push each other to be better.” Read more »
Peruvian professional surfer Gabriel Villarán stands out as one of South America’s most versatile surfers. He’s known for his remarkable barrel-riding style and has a passion for big waves.
“Big waves are a rush, and it’s amazing when you can adjust to the ocean’s energy,” says Villarán. “I am also the kind of surfer that really pushes the rail a lot, carving and power surfing.”
Villarán knows that he has to be on top of his game to compete at the professional level. He prepares by hitting the gym, swimming and/or surfing every day, as well as focusing on good nutrition. Read more »
Omar Gonzalez pushes the limits to achieve the winning results he desires. A tall and imposing defender at 6’5”, the Los Angeles Galaxy defender and U.S. Men’s National Team veteran is known for his strength and aerial ability.
“Each game I run approximately seven miles, I accelerate forty to sixty times and I change direction every five seconds,” says Gonzalez. “As a defender, I tackle the most and I have to get up very quickly to keep ahead of the offense.”
It has been estimated that on average, Gonzalez spends 88 minutes of each game trying to keep the opponents away from his team’s goal. The results of his efforts have clearly paid off: Gonzalez won two MLS Cups with the Galaxy in 2011 and 2012 and has competed as part of the U.S. Men’s National Team.
“I’m consistently hopeful that I can continue to add on to my accomplishments – it’s truly what makes my job the best in the world,” says Gonzalez.
To achieve his goals, Gonzalez is focused on using quality products that fuel him so he can stay at the top of his game.
“Whenever I’m feeling sluggish or sore, I know I can turn to Herbalife® products to help me get ready for our next training session or the big game,” say Gonzalez. “It’s not hard to fit Herbalife into my daily routine because the product line is so versatile.”
Gonzalez’s good nutrition habits and hard work have made all the difference in his career as a professional athlete.
- US Men’s National Team – 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014
- MLS Designated Player for the Los Angeles Galaxy – 2013, 2014
- CONCACAF Gold Cup – Winner (USA) – 2013• MLS Best XI of the Year – 2010, 2011, 2013
- MLS Cup MVP – 2012
- MLS Defender of the Year – 2011
- MLS Rookie of the Year – 2009
Herbalife sponsored the Colombia Men’s National Team during international soccer competition in 2014. The team was headlined by stars Mario Alberto Yepes, David Ospina and Faryd Mondragón.
“We’ve been training hard this year and we’re thrilled to be in competition,” says team captain Yepes.
Yepes, known to his fans and teammates as “Super Mario,” started his career as a forward before becoming a defender. He has earned championships playing for Colombia, France and Italy. Read more »
Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer start for Real Madrid, is the 2013 FIFA* Ballon d’Or. The award for the best player in the world goes to Ronaldo for the second time in his illustrious career. The prestigious award is presented each year to the best soccer player, as voted on by coaches, team captains and journalists from around the world.
Ronaldo had a sensational 2013, where he netted 62 goals in 52 games for his club and the Portuguese National Team. Read more »