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Going to California - Nutrilite Sport Blogger Event

November 13, 2009 · 7 comments

Disclaimer: While Nutrilite is paying the expenses for this trip I am under no obligation to write about the trip or their products. All opinions are my own.

Earlier this summer I was invited by Nutrilite to a Blogger Event in Los Angeles at the Nutrilite Health Institute Center for Optimal Health. The event looked really fun and educational and included an opportunity to watch a professional soccer match featuring A.C. Milan - having played and coached soccer this is something I would have really enjoyed. Alas, I couldn’t make the event fit my schedule and I was not able to go.

But good news! They are hosting another event this weekend and I’ll be there at their Sport Blogger Event representing the out-of-shape weight loss bloggers. I’ll probably feel a little out of place among a bevy of fitness geeks, but fortunately fellow weight loss blogger Israel from Fat Man Unleashed will be there as well. Although he weighs less than me now so I don’t know if that is a good thing or not!

If all goes as planned I’ll be putting up some posts with pictures from the event over the next couple of days. I leave for Los Angeles in a few hours and will have plenty of opportunity today to wander around a little bit before I have to start fasting at 7:00 tonight.

“Fasting,” you say? Yep - the first thing we are on the hook for doing tomorrow morning at the start of the event is a complete health assessment which includes a body fat analysis, flexibility test, grip strength, bone density check as well as a complete blood draw. I’ve had my bloodwork done recently but it never hurts to have a second opinion. And the flexibility test is going to be interesting to say the least.

The remainder of the day will be spent participating in a number of presentations on fitness and nutrition as well as a tour of the facility. There are also some joint exercise opportunities scheduled with the day culminating with a group dinner. Then Sunday morning I fly back home.

I don’t know much about Nutrilite, vitamins or supplements and I am truly hoping to learn a little bit about how supplements could help me on my weight loss journey. Here are a few things I have learned about Nutrilite so far:

  • Nutrilite is the world’s leading brand of vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements.
  • Nutrilite recorded $3.1 billion in sales over the last 12 months.
  • Nutrilite is the only global vitamin and mineral brand to grow, harvest and process plants on its own organic farms.
  • The Nutrilite brand controls the development of its supplements from seed to finished product.
  • In 1934, Carl F. Rehnborg sold the first known multi-vitamin/mineral in North America. In 1939, he founded California Vitamins, Inc., which was later changed to Nutrilite Products, Inc. The Amway Corporation acquired controlling interest in Nutrilite Products, Inc. in 1972.
  • The Nutrilite brand encompasses more than 200 products including nutritional food supplements in liquid, powder, food bar, tablet, and capsule form. The newest Nutrilite product line in North America is Nutrilite Sports Nutrition, providing products that balance nature and science to fuel the body for peak performance.
  • The Nutrilite Health Institute is a collaboration of more than 100 scientists that is led by Dr. Sam Rehnborg and the Scientific Advisory Board to keep the Nutrilite brand on the forefront of innovation and to contribute to groundbreaking nutrition research, quality assurance testing, and new patents to the brand.
  • Together with Interleukin Genetics Inc., the Nutrilite brand is a leader in the field of Nutrigenomics, developing technology that enables people to look to their DNA for genetic predisposition to certain physical conditions and benefits of good nutrition.
  • The Nutrilite brand is a world leader in plant-based phytonutrient research, evaluating hundreds of plant concentrates each year.
  • The Nutrilite brand has been a leader in anti-oxidant research since the 1970s.
  • Nutrilite brand products are sold in more than 50 countries.
  • Nutrilite is available exclusively from Amway Global Independent Business Owners in the United States and Canada or by visiting

I didn’t realize until I started looking into Nutrilite a little more that it was an Amway product. I remember years ago I attended with a friend a pitch on becoming an Amway independent distributor but at the time I think it was mostly focused on cleaning products. Whatever your opinions of Amway are, and any MLM company has many a friend and foe, I think you have to give them credit for being such a successful company.

And I will tell you that so far from what I have seen from interacting with their team setting up this event that they do things First Class all the way. So I am excited to share with you what I learn, and hopefully will have a great time out west.

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Fit Mommy Now November 13, 2009 at 8:37 am

Have a wonderful trip! Sounds like a great event!

Angie November 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

Have fun. I have to admit I thought maybe you were going to LA to audition for the next season of Biggest Loser. Seriously, you’d be great on that show and I think extremely successful.

Take care.

I’d like to think I’m not big enough for that show - but thanks for the comment!

Josie November 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

Wow that sounds fascinating! Looking forward to seeing the photos and reading about everything you learn there.

Newu2u November 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm

this sounds great i can’t wait to see all the things that will be going on….if they are ever coming to the northeast..please let me know…..i listen to a daily suppliment show guy here on the radio named jerry hickey …am..1600…he is a wealth of info….yet a weekend event sounds great…have a wonderful time…ill be checking back for sure…all the best

Israel November 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm

see ya there homey

Good running with you today Israel!

Hanlie November 13, 2009 at 3:12 pm

Hope you have a great time! It’s always nice to get the red carpet treatment…

It’s been first class all the way. Although I have had some pretty nice red carpet treatment in my days. Once I went to a conference that took us to a concert at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood and as we get off the bus at the theatre they had us walk up an actual red carpet. With actors hired as adoring fans and paparazzi. It was way cool. But this was fun too!

AndrewE November 16, 2009 at 12:22 pm

Aah, the benefits of being an American blogger!

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