Thursday, May 2, 2013

How Do Gold Medal Olympians Stay in Shape as they Get Older?

Gold Medal Olympians:
Bart Conner, Nadia Comaneci, Dan Jansen, Mike Eruzione, Bonnie Blair

Persistence, determination, and perspective are just a few of the qualities that describe the remarkable character of Olympic Gold Medalist Dan Jansen

A speed skater, he competed for the United States at four Winter Olympic Games: in 1984, 1988, 1992, and 1994, taking home the Gold medal in 1994 and setting a new world record in the 1000 meter event in the process. Dan is an eight-time World record holder in the 500 meter and 1000 meter; a seven-time Overall World Cup Champion; a two-time World Sprint Champion; and has won 20 World Championship medals, 46 World Cup victories, and more than 75 World Cup medals. He was presented the James E. Sullivan award in 1995 as outstanding amateur athlete in the United States.

Watch Dan's story from tragedy to triumph!

In memory of his sister, Jane, who died of leukemia during the 1988 Winter Olympics, Dan established the Dan Jansen Foundation in 1994 to benefit youth sports, educational programs, and the victims and families affected by leukemia. After retiring from competitive speed skating, Dan was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004 and was the skating coach for the NHL Chicago Blackhawks from 2005 to 2007. He is an exceptional motivational speaker and experienced television broadcaster, acting as a speed skating commentator at the last four Winter Olympic Games and an announcer for the 2006 Winter Olympics.

This accomplished athlete and competitor has continued to keep health and fitness at the forefront of his life. So when his friend and fellow Olympic Gold Medal champion, Mike Eruzione, called and told him about Qivana, Dan’s initial interest turned into a solid commitment. 

“We looked at the products, tried them, and loved them,” says Dan. “We also met with the Founders and they shared their vision of Qivana with us. The combination of the products and the business opportunity made my decision to become an IBO a very easy and exciting one.”

Dan was joined by two fellow Gold Medal Olympians, Bonnie Blair and Mike Eruzione, in his decision to become an IBO. The three of them all realized that their work with Qivana as Olympic athletes could be very beneficial and enjoyable in a variety of ways. Together, they formed the Olympic Gold Medal Champions team at Qivana. 

“Each of us has been approached by different companies to be a paid spokesperson. These types of opportunities are usually short term. But with Qivana, we’re not paid spokespeople; we’re IBOs just like everyone else.” 

He continues, “This opportunity is perpetual. I have to play a part in building the business, and if I do it the right way, my business will be around and profitable for many years to come. That fact is very attractive to me.”

When Dan is talking to others about Qivana, he says he is proud to tell them that Qivana has the best doctors in this field in the world. 

“We are confident that they know their stuff; they are the experts. Their research behind the products provides a great level of security for me when I talk to others, and an incomparable selling point.” 

Dan knows by experience that if Qivana’s products can help him, they will help others. 

“The members of Qivana's Gold Medal Champions Team have all competed at high levels, we know our bodies well, and Qivana’s products are still helping us. As we age, I know we’re all focused on staying healthy, and I believe these products can help us continue to feel younger as we get older,” says Dan. 

His personal experience with the products has helped him to feel an increased sense of alertness and wellbeing. 

“I just feel better,” he adds. “I have more energy and I feel more alert and awake. I love the fact that if I’m in a hurry, I can have a METABOLIQ Shake for breakfast and feel good about it because I know it’s providing my body with all the nutrients it needs.”

Dan loves to surround himself with positive people, so it’s no surprise to discover that the aspect he loves most about his Qivana business is the people. 

“Every meeting, every convention, and each event are all opportunities to meet new people and reconnect with friends. It’s like a mini reunion.” 

Unwilling to settle for anything less than the best, Dan’s vision for the future as part of the Gold Medal Champions team is brighter than ever. 

“I know Qivana will go global and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

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