Rowdy Gaines visits McAllen to speak on nutrition and The LIMU Company
Lake Mary, FL — June 13, 2011 — As LIMU continues to grow in popularity throughout the nation and the world, South Texas was top priority this week. Full-time spokesman and competitive swimmer for The LIMU Company, Rowdy Gaines, appeared in front of 50 people of all ages August 23 at Max Fitness center in McAllen, before heading off to San Antonio Wednesday. Gaines goes around the nation speaking to students about the importance of nutrition and performance, aspects aided by all of the products of The LIMU Company.
Gaines is a former three-time gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer from 1984, and U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame member, and International Hall of Fame member. He also was a member of the swimming analyst team for the television networks ESPN and ABC during the 2008 Olympics.
At the age of 31 he was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare and incurable disorder which causes the immune system to attack the nerves and paralyze the body. After three months in the hospital, Gaines returned home and began to fight his way through the illness. Once he learned how to walk, use a fork, write, and button up his shirt he eventually began to swim again. One year later, he was back on his grind and competing in the Japan World Masters Championships and setting new records in his signature events. At the age of 35 he qualified for the 1996 Olympic trials, but opted to join the NBC broadcast booth instead of competing. He continues to swim today and partly attributes his amazing recovery and sustainability to the sport to LIMU.
“When I first started using LIMU, I instantly became addicted. Before I became a full time spokesman for the product, I told the marketers that I wouldn’t do it unless I was entirely in love with the product,” said the swimming star. “The marketing people were as great as the product itself. I loved it instantly and five years later, here we are.”
LIMU is a liquid fucoidan-rich natural supplement comprised of 83 percent reconstituted Tongan limu. Mixed with various other fruits such as mango, papaya, pears, and apples, this blend offers up complete daily nutrition.
“This product is great, and the good thing about it is that it’s not only for one particular age group,” he said. “Anyone can use it, from babies all the way to grandparents. We are all about nutrition and healthy living and LIMU allows you to practice all of those things.”
Hilda Torres, an independent distributor of LIMU for South Texas, was excited for the event in Edinburg Tuesday.
“Rowdy Gaines works for LIMU and endorses it. He is definitely the face of the company at this time even though he is over fifty years old,” she said. “We wanted to promote his visit to max fitness, not only just to sell the product but also to tell Gaines story of strength and determination.”
Gaines also visited the children’s center at Doctors Hospital at Renaissance Wednesday morning followed by an evening visit at a Ronald McDonald House in San Antonio.