At ARIIX, we are unfailingly committed to providing safe, pure, and effective supplements catering to the nutritional needs of athletes—our consumers with the highest level of nutritional demands. Our Athletes Council is comprised of knowledgeable professionals who broaden our understanding of this important market.
Mr. Berger, the producer of the movie Back From The Edge, is the oldest person in the Western Hemisphere to have ascended the highest mountains on each of the seven continents. He is also an ardent supporter of health and wellness and is still making plans to continue his mountain-climbing accomplishments well into his seventies. Werner Berger credits his vitality to a balanced life, exercise, and regular use of high-quality dietary supplements.
Mr. Joyner played for four Major League Baseball teams in his 16-year all-star career, most notably for the California Angels. He was a member of the pennant-winning 1998 San Diego Padres and is currently the hitting coach for the Detroit Tigers. Mr. Joyner is equally at-ease in the spotlight and boardroom, saying: “With ARIIX, I saw an opportunity to have a positive effect on both business and the world of baseball, and even in life in general. I appreciate this opportunity to share a potentially life-changing and life-improving business opportunity with others.”
Ms. DeLay is the third women’s coach in history to be inducted into the University of Washington’s Hall of Fame. Inducted in 2008, she was honored for her accomplishments as the Women’s Tennis Coach after she and her team set a record for matches won. Her current focus, she tells us, “is to target athlete groups of all ages, both recreational and elite, with education and nutritional solutions including products within the ARIIX brands, to maintain health, return health, and avoid or slow down the degenerative disease process, to allow them to develop their talents at peak potential.”
A world-renowned martial arts expert and 6th-Degree Master, Mr. Espinosa says: “What excites me about being a member of the Wellness Council for ARIIX is the opportunity to take part in the formulation of health products and services within the fitness and wellness industries. As a fitness expert in my community, I seek to incorporate fitness as a lifestyle for the whole family. Being part of this amazing team of visionaries and leaders who desire to change the industry for long-term quality health will enable me to continue these efforts on a grander scale.”
As a published author, master trainer and sports nutritionist, Mr. Cha works with corporations and individuals, including many of Hong Kong’s biggest celebrities, to create healthier lifestyles. His career in health and wellness began in 1997 when he graduated from the Nutrition Department of Hawaii University. Mr. Cha maintains a well-rounded health portfolio as a guest speaker on several radio shows and a columnist for many large publications, including Harper’s BAZAAR, Esquire, Golfaguru and Modern Weekly.
Rui Ludovino is a record-holding Judo champion. He represented Portugal as a member of the National Team for over 10 years and as an Olympic athlete at the 1992 Barcelona games. Ludovino is excited to bring his experiences as an athlete and a businessperson to the ARIIX Athletes Council. Due to his exceptional athletic history, Ludovino has a deep level of understanding of the athlete mindset. As the leader of the largest team of distributors in Europe, Ludovino also has the experience and ideas to help any entrepreneur create a thriving and successful business. He partnered with ARIIX because of the high quality and efficacy of our nutritional supplements and the benefits they provide for athletes just like himself.
Nobuyuki Kikuchi is currently the principle at the Incorporated Educational Institution, Nanryo Gakuen, where he has helped improve bullying, truancy, academic underachievement and drop out rates. Kikuchi is a former world champion of Shoto Karate and has excelled in many other karate competitions. In addition to being a principle, he holds a prominent position as an administrative director at the NPO Incorporated Japan Karate Shoto Federation. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Kikuchi will be one of the karate trainers. Kikuchi believes that both education and sports require the harmony of mind, skill and body, which cannot be achieved without health. He is a highly sought-after motivational speaker at schools, community organizations and companies throughout Japan, where talks about the importance of health and education for the younger generations.
Tasuku Hashimoto was born in 1976. While in high school, he participated in Koshien, the National High School Baseball Invitational Tournament, and this was the start of a long and successful career in the sport. In 2012, Tasuku retired due to injuries from overwhelming physical overuse. He learned about direct selling following his retirement and discovered the ultimate possibilities with ARIIX. He loves the ARIIX products and how business activities are deployed in terms of putting your health first. Working to stay healthy himself, he attained a Health Manager General Instructor Level 1. Currently he is also director of a juvenile baseball team, and he explains the importance of supplements for athletes extensively.
As Head Coach of the Japan Sports Association, Iwabuchi spends his professional time mentoring athletes as well as fitness and health professionals. In addition, he is a senior coach for the Mito-City Runners School and a chiropractor. Due to his professional undertakings, Iwabuchi understands the benefits of improving health and fitness routines in order to improve quality of life. His talent for inspiring athletes and those he mentors to improve their health and fitness goals through safe and secure supplementation is impressive, and we look forward to his contributions to the ARIIX Athletes Council.
Pangelinan’s career as an athlete and a health and fitness professional began with his experience training for and participating in the 2008 Olympics as a canoer representing Guam. His passion continued to grow through his work as a personal trainer, his dedication as a health advocate, and his focus on research to improve his abilities and the lives of the people he works with. Pangelinan is owner of The Fit Lab, a premier fitness facility in San Diego where he provides fitness testing, nutritional assessments and personal training services, and conducts research studies. We know that his contributions to the council and ARIIX products will be monumental.
A globally -ranked triathlete, Pippa Turley has represented both New Zealand and Great Britain as an Age-Group Triathlete in seven World Championships (8th best performance), three European Championships and one World Masters Games (Silver Medal). With a background in Sports Marketing, Turley has also worked on high- profile events such as the 2011 Rugby World Cup, British Athletics, and Motor Sport.
Consistently ranked among the top triathletes and deca triathletes in the world, Christophe Llamas has completed more than 200 triathlons. He reached his personal “Everest” in 2004 when he completed his first deca triathlon, which consists of 38 km of swimming (the equivalent of crossing the English Channel), 1,800 km of bicycling (half of a Tour de France) and 422 km of running (the equivalent of 10 marathons), all in just under 11 days. Christophe works as a sports and triathlon coach in between training for his next competition. He is now actively preparing for the 2020 Deca Triathlon World Championship.
Michael Lehfeldt founded the Australia-based World Cycle Club (WCC) in 2010. He continues to manage the group and its events, leading WCC tours and training events all over the world, including Australia, Taiwan, Japan and the United States. An inclusive team leader who embodies teamwork and leadership, Lehfeldt is passionate about providing guidance to anyone interested in cycling. Helping both seasoned cyclists and those new to the sport enriches his life and drives him to curate the best possible riding routes and experiences. Preparing and sharing new challenges that in turn create lifelong memories is something very special to him.