Monday, June 6, 2011

Inline Speed Skater: Jennifer Rodriguez

When Jennifer Rodriguez switched from roller to inline speed skating in the early 1990s, she had no idea what to expect. “I thought I’d give it a try and see how far I could go.” Turns out, the Miami native went as far as the World Championships and on to Nagano to compete in the 1998 Games.  Then Salt Lake City—where she won two bronze medals—and Torino for the 2002 and 2006 Games, respectively. And most recently, she competed in four events at the Vancouver Games, something she’d never thought she’d do after hanging up her skates in 2006. For this superstar athlete whose nicknames include “Miami Ice” and “J-Rod,” the focus wasn’t so much on winning, but skating her best. “It was about seeing how good I can do for myself, how far I can push myself, and getting the best out of myself,” she says. “And if that’s good enough to get a medal, then that’s icing on the cake.” The 33-year-old admits that getting back in the game after a two-year retirement was harder than she thought. Mentally, she was more determined than ever. Physically, her muscles had a lot of catching up to do. That meant hours of intense training—and Shaklee products. “I’m not a believer in products,” she admits. “But with Shaklee, I notice a big difference and am impressed with how fast I recover. I don’t feel sore after working out. One time, I ran out of Physique and it was then that I felt the soreness. So yeah, it works.” And more important, Jennifer says she doesn’t worry about the quality of Shaklee products when it comes to the strict testing standards she—like many elite athletes—must face. “They pay attention to the purity of their products. It’s nice to know that a company cares.”
World Championship Gold Medalist, Jennifer Rodriguez

Jennifer's Favorite Shaklee Products


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