Good health and strengthened athleticism reign supreme in USANA’s Athlete Program in PHL

Global manufacturer of nutritional, high-quality supplements and personal care products USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) formally launches Team USANA Pilipinas, a roster of Filipino athletes who have been using USANA’s supplements and are part of the company’s global Athlete Program.


USANA’s Athlete Program is the company’s way to boost the athleticism of teams and individuals worldwide while simultaneously inspiring everyone to pursue and sustain good health. World-renowned members of the USANA Athlete Program include Olympic gold medalist Tyler McGill (swimming), Olympic gold medalist Meaghan Mikkelson (hockey), and former WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (boxing), among others.


Joining these accomplished and high-achieving international sports stars is the inaugural roster of Filipino athletes that comprise Team USANA Pilipinas, composed of:  Bing Amit (billiards), Abe Avena (golf), Gaby Dela Merced (motor sports), Neil Flores (volleyball), Janice Lagman (taekwondo), Japoy Lizardo (taekwondo), Tin Patrimonio (tennis), LA Tenorio (basketball), PJ Tierro (tennis), and Alyssa Valdez (volleyball).

LA Tenorio – Team Gilas Pilipinas Power Point Guard
USANA - LA Tenorio

    • 2012-2013 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Best Player of the Conference
    • 2013 FIBA Asia Championship- Silver Medal  for Philippine Team (Manila)
    • 2012 William Jones Cup MVP, Gold Medal  for Philippine Team (Taipei)
    • 2010- PBA Fiesta Conference Co-Finals MVP
    • 2009, 2011, 2012- 3 Time PBA All-Star
Bing Amit - First Pinay World Pool Champ
USANA - Bing Amit

    • 2014 3rd Runner-up-World Pool Open in Taiwan
    • Asian Games -Women’s Ten-Ball  (Singles): 2013-Gold (Incheon)
    • World Women’s 10-Ball Championships-Champion
    • 2013 Yalin Women’s World 10-Ball Championship-Champion
    • (SEA) South East Asian Games
    •   Women’s Nine-Ball (Singles): 2013-Silver (Naypyidaw)
    •   Women’s Ten-Ball (Singles): 2013-Gold (Naypyidaw)
Abe Avena – Asian Senior Golf Champ
USANA - Abe Avena

    • 2014 1st Runner-up –Group A ASIAN Senior Golfers Association
    • 2013 Champion-Philippine Senior Amateur
    • 2013 Golfer of the Year (Rotary International District 3820)
    • 2009 Over All Net Champion-Business World Cup
Janice Lagman - Aphrodite of Taekwondo Poomsae
USANA - Janice Lagman

  • 2011 Bronze Medal for World Taekwondo Federation  Poomsae Championship (Vladivostok)
  • 2009  Philippine Sportswriters Association-Athlete of the Year
  • SEA Games : Poomsae Team-2009 Gold Medal (Vientane), 2011 Gold Medal (Palembang)
  • 2009 Gold Medal (Team)  for World Taekwondo Federation (Cairo)
  • 2009 Gold Medal (Team) Korean Open
  • 2009 Gold Medal World Hanmadang (South Korea)
  • 2009 Gold Medal for ASEAN Taekwondo Championships (Vietnam)
Aly Valdez – Women’s Volleyball Phenom
USANA - Aly Valdez

    • 2014 UAAP Season 76- Most Valuable Player, Best Scorer, Best Server
    • Volleywood World Female Idol 2013 1st Runner Up
    • Member of Philippines Women’s National Volleyball Team in 2013
    • Miss Volleyball 2013 (Philippine Sportswriters Association)
    • Best Pinoy Athlete (Rappler Social Media Awards: Best Of 2013
Tin Patrimonio – Venus of Women’s Tennis

USANA - Tin Patrimonio

    • 2014 Most Valuable Player –UAAP Season 76
    • Women’s Tennis
    • 2010-2011 Player for Fed Cup Team Group 2
    • 2011 Runner-up for Olivarez Open
    • 2009-2010 Runner-up for Philippine Columbian Association (PCA) Open
Japoy Lizardo – Hunk Taekwondo Captain
USANA - Jepoy Lizardo

    • Asian Games 2010- Bronze Medal in Finweight (Guangzhou)
    • Asian Championships: Bronze Medal Finweight- 2008 (Henan) and Silver Medal Finweight -2010 (Astana),  2012 (Ho Chi Minh City)
    • SEA Games: Silver Medal Flyweight-2009 (Vientane) and Gold
Gaby dela Merced – Racing Goddess

USANA - Gaby dela Merced

    • 2014: Qualifier CJ Superrace – (On-going) Korea Int’l Circuit (F1 Track)
    • 2013: 1st Runner-up Race of Champions
    • 2012: Autocros  Champion Bridgestone Celebrity Charity Cup
    • 2009: Spoon Sports Driver for WESC 1st Runner-up Overall Series (USA)
    • 2009: 25 Hours Of Thunderhill – Finished 10th in Class-E0, and Won the Series Championship finishing the WESC
    • 2006: Asian Formula 3 – 2nd Over-all, National Driver’s Championship
    • 2004: 1st Runner-up Overall Series in Promotions Class-Asian F3 Championship
    • 2004: Formula BMW Asia Scholarship Driver
Neil Flores – Men’s Volleyball Rising Star
USANA - Neil Flores

    • Most Improved Player the 1st Petron Volleyball League
    • 1st Runner-up Silver Award  (Team)- 2014 UAAP Season 76 Men’s Volleyball Team (Collegiate Level)
    • 1st Runner-up-2009 PVF Inter-Collegiate League (AdMU)
    • 2nd Runner-up –2009 UAAP Season 72
    • 1st Runner-up – 2008 UAAP Season 71 (Highschool)
    • 2nd Runner-up -2007 UAAP Season 70 (Highschool)
PJ Tierro – Tennis Rising Star
USANA - PJ Tierro

    • 2014 3rd National Invitational Tennis- Champion in Men’s Singles and Runner-up in Men’s Doubles
    • Champion (Men’s Doubles)-Philippine National Games
    • 2014-Davis Cup Contender

“It has always been our mission to inspire everyone and provide them the means to boost and sustain good health,” shares USANA Philippines General Manager Aurora “Duday” Gaston. “As we formally launch Team USANA Pilipinas, we aim to drive the well-being and competitiveness not only of Filipino athletes, but also the Filipinos in general, as they strive for success in their respective fields.”

USANA bottles

According to the Team USANA athletes at the launch, it took around two weeks for their bodies to get used to the supplement. But generally, they were sleeping better, and they had much more energy for their training.

My husband is taking USANA as well, and he’s still getting used to the hyped-up energy level he’s feeling. He’s writing more, but he needs to wind down before he can sleep. So my husband can relate with what the athletes had went through.

With the prevalent issues on doping or utilization of banned substances that boost one’s athletic performance, Gaston also noted that USANA understands that nutritional products must not jeopardize the athletes’ credibility in his/her respective field. Hence, USANA offers an ironclad solution through its Athlete Guarantee Program, which furnishes athletes with the much-needed security and peace of mind and strengthens the company’s commitment to providing supplements that one can completely trust.

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