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Vitalyte Helps You Bounce Back after A Viral Infection

By: Josh Taylor

Why Do You Catch Cold Or Flu?In the off the season I find myself going into hibernation. I live in Michigan where the winters months grow darker and colder everyday. Finding the motivation to venture back out into the cold after working in it all day is sometimes tougher than the actual work out. One thing we cannot escape is cold and flu season.  It has come full force in the Taylor household. I suffered two weeks of bronchitis and now my son is on his second week of his viral infection. He has had coughing soar throat diarrhea and vomiting for a week now. I could see in his face that he was just drained physically. I was thinking of going to get some Pedialyte from the local drug store when I remembered my stash of vitalyte I had. After a quick Google search I uncovered an article comparing vitalyte to Pedialyte.  I have been giving my son the electrolyte replacement for two days now and I can see his color starting to come back. He loves the flavor of the fruit punch and hopefully will soon be back to his video game and clarinet playing self. Thank you Vitalyte for aiding me in competition and helping me bring back my son to better physical health.

 

 

Meet Brand Ambassador James Mc Gee

james 1 1385094_676269235820157_8670376167197930063_nStarted playing tennis aged 7 years old. Multiple time National Junior Champion and Senior Champion. Irish Open Champion 2011. Play Davis Cup for Ireland since 2009. Turned pro in 2008 and has a career high singles ranking of 188 in the world. Played the qualifying event of Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open 2013. Multiple wins over top 100 players. Qualified for U.S. Open 2014. Currently preparing to play the qualifying event of Australian Open 2015. Goal is to break top 50 in the world. Personal interests: health, sports, reading, music, movies.

Meet Brand Ambassador Garry Segarman

Garry1I’m a 61 year young male. I took up cycling at the age of 47. SO for 14 years I’ve been riding. Mostly road but occasionally some mountain. I also do a little hiking on the side. I ride 4 – 5 times a week and work part time anywhere from 24 – 34 hours a week. I’m usually out about 5:15 am to get started. On weekends I lead a group ride on Saturdays & ride with the Susan Komen Breast Cancer group on Sundays. I ride maybe 200 miles a week.  I’ve been using Vitalite for about a year now, before becoming Brand Ambassador.

 

Meet Brand Ambassador Marek Skoczen

Marek skoczen_brand ambassador_vitalyteI was always a sporty guy. Since I was born I played soccer, the most popular sport in Europe. Then, in my late teenage years I started to train martial arts, mostly influenced by the Bruce Lee movies, and continued doing so for about 10 years. When I turned 24, I came to the US and fell in love with body building. Around that time, I started to pay attention to good nutrition and healthy eating habits.

A few years ago, my wife ran her first full marathon. I was extremely happy for her but also full of envy. I really wanted to have a taste of what she accomplished and signed up for my first sprint triathlon. I signed up for my first Nautica Malibu Triathlon and started training. I was a total newbie but absolutely ready for the challenge. My first race was tough but I managed to finish in the first 20% of participants. I was ecstatic! I fell in love with competing and never looked back.

Next year, I aimed at the longer Olympic distance at the Natutica Malibu Triathlon. It took me about a year to complete fairly good tri equipment, educate myself about the sport, and master my food intake for weight loss and the optimum energy. My efforts paid off. I did pretty good and placed in the first 20%, once more. From there, my path was clear. I decided to aim higher, again, and I signed up for Ironman 70.3 in Honu Hawaii. With help of tri couches, I continued to work on my speed and techniques. I was in the zone and so ready to conquer Hawaii! Unfortunately, my wings were cut short. One day, when training on the bike, I was hit by a car and broke my collar bone. My dream was shattered. I was devastated… I did go to Hawaii that year, but as a spectator. It was an emotional and extremely inspiring experience. I knew that I have to be back to join the athletes.

After I fully recovered from the accident, I continued to challenge myself in triathlons. I also started to race in half marathons, each one running faster than the previous one. Over the years, beside the several Olympic distance triathlons, I competed in several 70.3 Ironman finishing best 13 place and 70.3 HITTS races, as well as 70.3 Wildflower that proved to be the toughest half triathlon, so far. Then, it was time for the ultimate challenge. This year, I completed my first full Ironman Coeur d’Alene in 12 hours. Next year, beside Ironman 70.3 Honu in Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 Silverman and full Ironman Arizona that I already signed up for I’m also considering Ironman Boulder and running the Los Angeles marathon.

 

Meet Brand Ambassador Josh Taylor

Josh Taylor_brand ambassador_vitalyteI have been competing in Marathon Canoe Racing since 2004. Michigan has one of the toughest canoe racing circuits in the World. I gravitated towards the sport because the toughest canoe race in North America is in my home town of Grayling, Mi. The AuSable River Canoe Marathon. It is a 120 mile non stop race through the night with a cut off time of 19 hours. I have competed in the race 8 times. And with the exception of my first year where I finished 19th out of 65. I have been top ten or top 5 every year. My best finish was 4th place. I have competed in New York (General Clinton canoe regatta) and have finished top ten there as well. I am a husband, a father and while training for the sport I love I work 50-70 hours a week for Canadian National Railroad as a conductor. I love to compete. Whether it’s playing board games with my family or grinding down a river for 120 miles I thrive on competition.

 

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