Gabriel Villarán Professional Surfer and Herbalife

Gabriel says " I decide to start working with Herbalife because competing is a great part of my life, they have the right products I need for surfing. I feel I have more energy, you know I'm stronger with more power everytime I go surf"


Gabriel Villarán, born July 11, 1984, is a professional Surfer from Lima, Peru. He has proven himself as one of the most versatile wave riders in South America and is known for his remarkable barrel riding style. Gabriel was named Peruvian National Champion in 2008 and placed third in the 2009 ISA World Surfing Games in Costa Rica. Since then, he has focused on big wave riding and has taken top spots in contests such as the Puerto Escondido ‘QS, the Quicksilver Pichilemu Big Wave Championships, and the Pawa Tube Fest in Pascuales, Mexico. Gabriel participates in both ASP and Big Wave World Tour events, proving his unique wave riding abilities.

2012 – 2nd place Pawa Tube Fest. Pascuales, Mexico
2011 – 3rd place Quicksilver Pichilemu Big Wave Championship
2010 – 2nd place Quicksilver Pichilemu Big Wave Championship
2009 – 3rd place ISA World Surfing Games. Costa Rica
2008 – National Champion – Peru
2008 – 2nd place Puerto Escondido ‘QS
2008 – Best Tube. Cabo Blanco Billabong Tuberiders

2014 Results

Cristiano Ronaldo Wins FIFA Ballon d’Or Again

Congratulations to Herbalife-sponsored athlete Cristiano Ronaldo, winner of the FIFA Ballon d'Or* for a second time!

The prestigious FIFA Ballon d'Or is awarded each year to the best performing soccer player, as voted on by coaches, team captains and journalists from around the world.

*Herbalife" is not affiliated with FIFA.

In the competitive world of professional sports, good nutrition can be a key advantage.

Cristiano Ronaldo believes that good nutrition is essential for fueling athletes. That's why the 2013 FIFA Ballon D'Or winner joined forces with Herbalife to promote great nutrition and an active lifestyle for people of all activity levels.

Click here for Herbalife Nutritional Sports Products

Heather Jackson wins 2nd place in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship

Huge congratulations to sponsored Herbalife Athlete Heather Jackson for taking 2nd place in the Ironman 70.3 World Championships last weekend in Vegas. She beat her record of last year when she came in 3rd....

Click here for the interview after the race with Triathlete editor-in-chief Julia Polloreno 

Below Heather talks about her training earlier in the year and nutrition she takes. Herbalife 24 Rebuild Strength directly after a hard session or race and Herbalife 24 Hydrate on rest days.

Cristiano Ronaldo has officially signed a sponsorship deal with Herbalife

Herbalife has announced that it is now the Official Nutrition Sponsor of  Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese international, who plays his club football for Real Madrid in Spain, is recognized as one of the best players in the world on the pitch and a global sports icon off the field. Herbalife will work with Ronaldo to develop and optimize his personal nutrition program and provide him with a range of sports nutrition products.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest football players in the world, and someone who embodies our philosophy of good nutrition being at the core of a healthy, active life, and a key advantage in the competitive world of professional sport. His passion and belief will undoubtedly translate into tremendous opportunities for Herbalife and our independent distributors. We love and share his commitment and enthusiasm for this relationship and are excited about the future together," said Michael O. Johnson, chairman and CEO of Herbalife.

The five-year, multi-million dollar contract with Ronaldo includes global publicity rights and various joint promotional activities. It also includes the opportunity for Herbalife and Ronaldo to work together to develop a new co-branded range of sports nutrition products.

"I believe strongly in the importance of the right nutrition for me as an individual, both on and off the field. I am looking forward to working with Herbalife, as a company that shares my passion and brings such expertise and knowledge in the area of sports nutrition,” said Ronaldo.

Ronaldo joins more than 100 other Herbalife-sponsored athletes and teams.

Marathon Des Sables 2013 using Herbalife24 Prolong by Ryan Liska

The 28th Marathon Des Sables took place in April and below is a video of what the competitors might expect. Marathon Des Sables is quoted as being the "toughest race on earth" The winner this year was Moroccan - Mohamad Ahansa.

Herbalife 24 Prolong was put to the test by Ryan Liska, his product testimonial is below.

"I just finished the Marathon Des Sables; a 6 day 150 mile foot race across the Sahara Desert. Aside from water rations, competitors are completely self-sufficient meaning if you want it, you carry it on your back from day 1, food, gear,everything. Proper nutrition is the key to success; the food you choose to carry has to give you the biggest “bang for your buck.” because pack weight is such an issue. Also, your appetite for solid food diminishes in temperatures of 120+ degrees. Herbalife Prolong was absolutely essential to my success. Prolong has a subtle taste, it isn’t chalky, and doesn’t make the consistency of your water “thicker” so it’s an easy way to take in calories and you barely notice you’re doing it. Other competitors found their products from other companies hard to stomach out there. I was able to take in an appropriate amount of nutrition with no stomach issues, no cramps, and maintained high energy during each stage.The ability to take in proper nutrition left me feeling better and more recovered each morning. Prolong carried me through one of the toughest endurance running races on the planet and I will never race without it." Ryan Liska Ultra Marathon Endurance Athlete

Marathon Des Sables slideshow here

More Herbalife 24 Sports Performance Testimonials

'Using Formula 1 Sport has a incredible fast impact on my energy level, a perfect on the go shake with my busy lifestyle, I've never felt better'. Dieter Klandar

'Herbalife 24 helps me recover faster, its amazing! everything in one range" Ragnar Bragvin Andresen, Norway.

'Overall an excellent product range. Exceptionally well designed.' Jack Cutforth, Team Herbalife Wheelbase Elite Cyclists UK.

'Since using Herbalife 24 as a complete package I've seen my recovery improve and energy levels increase which is astounding considering I am a massive Herbalife product user anyway. I didn't think this was possible, Herbalife have certainly raised the bar for sports with 24 which is awesome. ' Ian Grant , Cyclist UK.

'Prolong – I thought it would be difficult for the body to absorb such a nutritive drink, but it proved otherwise. It's great!' Rafeal Arroja, Portugal.

'Prolong has really been the big difference. Before I had gel, bars, bananas and a lot of things in my pockets, when I was racing. Now, Prolong gives me everything I need during the race. This helps me to concentrate and focus on the biking, and not think about when to eat and how'. Kjell Kirkeng, Norway.

'Wow I love 24! Started on it 10 days ago as part of my Triathlon nutrition programme in preparation for a half Ironman on 25th Sept. Last Saturday had F1 sport at 06:00 swam for an hour had Prolong at 08:00 then raced 5k at 09:00 set a PB and won my age group, what more can I say?! Ian David Cyclist, UK

"On average, I run 35-40 miles per week and compete in various 5K, 10K, half/full marathons. I've found that using F1 Sport and Hydrate prior to my sessions, Prolong during and Rebuild Endurance post session have really made a significant difference in my performance and energy levels. As an example, I completed a 5K run earlier this week in just over 21 minutes, which was at least 30 seconds faster than any previous time I had recorded! What made it more remarkable was that after recording my time, I then proceeded to jog/run at my usual half-marathon pace for a further 5K! I believe that the quality and content of these products are fantastic and well able to fuel all levels of aerobic or strength workouts " Lee, UK

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