World Football Challenge – 2012

Herbalife has announced today that it will be the title sponsor and official nutrition company of the 2012 World Football Challenge for the second consecutive year. The soccer exhibition tournament, which takes place July 18 through August 11, brings together many of the world’s most accomplished and celebrated soccer clubs to play in major sports venues across the U.S. and Canada. The competition gives soccer fans the unique opportunity to see global superstars play live and experience first-hand the fast-paced, skillful competition that has made soccer the most popular sport in the world.

As the “Official Nutrition Company” of the event, Herbalife will also provide teams with Herbalife24, its line of comprehensive performance nutrition products that help power athletes on and off the field.

Now in its third year, the Herbalife World Football Challenge is hosted in partnership by CAA Sports, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), the world’s leading entertainment and sports agency, and Major League Soccer (MLS), the top-flight professional soccer league in the U.S. and Canada. More than half a million fans attended the event last year and sports fans across North America will once again enjoy a summer of top international matches in 2012.

The 11 teams confirmed to participate in the 2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge include UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea FC, Serie A champions Juventus FC, La Liga title holders Real Madrid, Scottish Premier League champions Celtic FC, and European powerhouses Liverpool FC, AC Milan, and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), along with Herbalife-sponsored MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy, D.C. United, Seattle Sounders FC, and Toronto FC.

All details regarding the Herbalife World Football Challenge including ticket information, teams, match schedule, event sponsors, and broadcast information can be found on the event’s official site:

2012 Herbalife World Football Challenge Schedule (as of May 29, 2012)

Date Game Venue City
July 18 Sounders FC v Chelsea FC CenturyLink Field Seattle, WA
July 21 Toronto FC v Liverpool FC Rogers Centre Toronto, ON
July 22 Chelsea FC v PSG Yankee Stadium New York, NY
July 28 D.C. United v Juventus FC RFK Stadium Washington, D.C.
July 28 Chelsea FC v AC Milan Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL
Aug. 2 LA Galaxy v Real Madrid Home Depot Center Carson, CA
Aug. 5 Real Madrid v Juventus FC Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV
Aug. 11 Real Madrid v Celtic FC Lincoln Financial Field Philadelphia, PA


Best DVD Workouts?

Herbalife24FIT is a  DVD workout, designed to build your fitness in an effective and sustainable way.  24FIT  is a 24-week program, divided into three phases, each lasting eight weeks.   Phase 1 – Stability, Phase 2 – Strength, Phase 3 – Power.

Over the course of each eight-week phase, you will be alternating between two types of  workouts:

  • Strength Training Workouts will focus on your physical structure, your muscles, bones, joints and connective tissue.
  • Metabolic Workouts will improve your metabolism (how your body burns calories).

Why The Best DVD Workouts?

Herbalife24FIT is better than any other home workout program because:

  • You will be less likely to quit the Herbalife24FIT workout once you get started because it follows scientific training principles. Originally created for professional athletes, the program progresses your fitness naturally, so that you not only keep going, but never want to stop!
  • It is designed to protect your body from injury. 24FIT is a program of handpicked exercises proven to make your body more resilient to injury. It also includes built-in rest days to allow for recovery and make your body stronger.
  • 24FIT trains your body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for more efficient energy usage. It makes you a “better butter burner.

The workout program was develeoped by Robert Forster a Physical Therapist and Performance Specialist, who has worked with many top athletes including Pete Sampras.

What Is In Energy Drinks?

Many energy drinks are high in sugar, and high in calories and low in nutritional value.

Here is a comparison of LiftOff with other energy drinks:

What is in energy drinks

The B Vitamins and Anti-oxidants helps with athletic performance. So in summary, you can take an energy drink for its nutritional value as well as just boosting energy levels at the time.

Interview With Badminton Ace Saina Nehwal

Herbalife has announced renewal of its brand endorsement partnership with Indian badminton ace, Saina Nehwal.

The Commonwealthy badminton champ has been a sponsored sportsperson for Herbalife since 2009.

Herbalife, which has in its portfolio brands such as Formula 1 nutritional shake and Afresh energy drinks, sells its products through a network of  distributors worldwide.

Mr Ajay Khanna, Country Head, Herbalife India, said the company will provide Saina all the support she requires during her preparations for competitions scheduled for 2012.

BBC 50 worldwide contenders for 2012: Saina Nehwal

Tennis Nutrition

Sports sponsorship news: Herbalife now are the Official Nutrition Sponsor of Spanish tennis player Fernando Verdasco. Welcome to Team Herbalife!