Meet Our Elite Athlete Ambassadors
Meet our outstanding Elite Athletes who are #poweredbybits ambassadors - click on their photo to see their blog!
JASON WILLIAMS: Jason is a Canadian born, Pro Ice Hockey Player! Jason currently plays for Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL. Jason is a former Detroit Red Wings player and Stanley Cup Champ! "BITS have given me positive results for game day, which is key for the type of intensity hockey entails. BITS have given me positive results for game day, which is key for the type of intensity hockey entails!”
SEAN WHITE: Sean is a Canadian National Team rugby 7's & 15's player! Sean made his Canadian debut back in 2009 against Japan and was on the 2011 Rugby World Cup 2011 Canada squad! "I love the idea that you have a high performance product that can be so diversely used by any age or any range of athlete. Many products are just aimed to market a name and the effects vary, not this one. ENERGYbits work and they work very very well on a consistent and reliable basis."
DIMITRI TSOUMPAS: Dimitri is a former CFL Calgary Stampeders guard. Dimitri retired after the 2013 season after suffering head injuries. He is a three time CFL All-Star and Grey Cup Champion. Now he is one of the trainers for the Calgary Stampeders and is an advocate for head injury awareness in sport. "I really believe in the product, I think that the algae is a must have product for most athletes out there, and would like to recommend and spread the word."
PHIL THOMPSON: Phil is an optometry school graduate who just opened his own practice, Thompson Eye Center, in Kansas City, MO. When he is not in the office, you can usually find Phil running or cycling around Kansas and Missouri. He is a dedicated triathlete and currently part of the Moxie Nation Team. "Using ENERGYbits helps me take my training to the next level, but also leaves me fresh and ready to examine patients at the office the rest of the day."
ATSUKO TANAKA: Atsuko is a Canadian National Team Ski Jumper. She made history soaring through the sky in 2014 Winter Games in the first ever Women Ski Jumping event! "I choose BITS because it works. Feeling better during training and more energized in general, it's like running on a full tank of gas! It's also WADA safe which is must for athletes, and because its not a supplement you can mix it into your daily smoothies."
NANCY SWIDER-PELTZ JR: Nancy is a 2010 USA Long Track Speedskating Olympian in the 3000m event, finishing 9th place! She is also pursuing her college education at Wheaton College. "BITS completely fit into my lifestyle because it will help my daily energy levels in workouts and keep me energy sustained throughout. It will improve my digestion because I can cut out other vitamins and reduce the amount of work my digestive system has to do to break down all those pills."
MERRIT (BUDDY) SOSNOSKIE: Merrit currently is an outfielder for the Florence Freedom baseball team. Merrit bats left, throws left and is also a personal trainer. He graduated from Francis Marion University. “BITS have been very beneficial to my baseball career so far. No more jitters, dehydration, and fear that the product that I am taking may contain a banned substance or chemicals and ingredients that are not beneficial to my long-term health."
JACOB SOSNA: Jacob is a Canadian National Team sprint kayak athlete going for Rio 2016! He is a bronze medalist in 2013 Pan AM Games and won the Jr. Men’s K-2 200m at the 2013 Nationals. "I am an Elite Athlete partner because of the immense benefits ENERGYBits has to offer to my training regime. Through the use of this product I find myself to be more energetic and fully recovered from my workouts and I continue to use ENERGYbits to help me gain an edge on my opponents."
OLUSEYI (SEYI) SMITH: Oluseyi is a Nigerian born, Canadian National Team Track & Field athlete! Oluseyi competed in the London 2012 Summer Games in the 4x100m team relay event. " I am looking to perfect my diet to help my training and competitions. I read and heard good things about BITS. I include BITS before, during and after training to help energy levels, focus and recovery. It is all about getting the best training effect."
MARIA SAMSON: Maria is a Montreal born Women's Canada Rugby National Team athlete. Maria was named the athlete of the year in 2012. She has also received the Colette McAuley Award for 2013! "BITS are a clean and simple way of getting that extra energy boost through your workout. Being able to train at the highest level is extremely important and I believe BITS help me do just that."
AMANDA RULLER: Amanda currently plays for the LA Temptations LFL player and former sprinter for the University of Regina! Amanda competed in the Miss Petite Canada Pageant and won several titles."As an athlete, I am constantly asked what I use to fuel my body during practice or competition. Having a partnership with BITS would help increase awareness of the product among Canadian athletes like myself and help fuel their many athletic goals."
EVAN RANKIN: Evan currently plays for the Kölner Haie of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga hockey league! He plays right wing and shoots right.“I take 20-30 BITS during my stretch before warm-ups and then take them immediately afterwards for recovery...It generally helps me to decrease the time it takes to recover so I can get back out there faster! So it's not like an energy boost but it is more of an energy sustainer!”
BRANDON PRUST: Brandon is a forward for the Montreal Canadiens NHL! Brandon shoots left and formally played for the Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, and New York Rangers. He enjoys watching Broadway shows, baseball, and playing golf. "I feel the benefits of BITS on a daily basis. It obviously has great influence and it fits everything I stand for."
DAVID OLIVER: David competes in the 110m hurdles outdoor and the 60m hurdles event indoor for Team USA. "I take BITS for a variety of reasons. My number one reason is because it provides me steady energy. I also like the fact they are certified for my sport and don’t contain any banned substances, that is the most important thing to me when it comes to what I ingest from a supplemental standpoint.”
MARC NESTER: Marc is an elite triathlete from Arlington, VA and is a member of the Moxie Triathlon Club. "Too many times today people take supplements and things in which they have no idea what is really in them, only to find out that there was a banned substance in the supplement that they were taking. With ENERGYbits, there is no question what is in the product because it is all natural."
MARIE-EVE NAULT: Marie-Eve plays defense for Canada Women's National Team & KIF Örebro Sweden. Marie-Eve is a 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and represented Canada in the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup! "I believe that to be at your best you have to take care of your body and with BITS being natural and healthy, it is exactly what I am looking for. I think it will help me get that extra edge in training and ultimately in games!"
NOELLE MONTCALM: Noelle is a Canadian National Team athlete in the 400m hurdlers. "Using ENERGYbits will fit into my sport because as an elite athlete, it is important to ensure what I am ingesting is clean, natural, and effective. ENERGYbits gives me the energy I need right before practice. I especially love that ENERGYbits are a food and not another supplement."
KIMBERLY MCRAE: Kimberly is a 2014 Olympian Canadian luge athlete! She had raced her way to many podium finishes & finished 5th in Sochi! Follow Kim's journey to the 2018 Winter Games- the best is yet to come! "ENERGYbits have given me the chance to train harder and stronger, by keeping me healthy and recovered to face any challenge in the gym. In sports every BIT counts!"
CHANTAE MCMILLIAN: Chantae is a 2012 Olympic Heptathlete for Team USA with her eyes set on Rio 2016! Chantae is from Tennessee and alumni of the University Nebraska where she started her heptathlon career- she left setting records across the board! Some notable finishes are All-American & Big 12 Champion! "I love being outdoors, being active, whether on the track or off, and choosing natural products to consume. ENERGYbits supports my lifestyle!"
Tyler is a player for National Canada Sledge Hockey Team. He wears the Maple Leaf with pride and is a proud 2014 Paralympian. "With BITS, I see a healthy way to increase performance throughout the hockey season. BITS will provide me with what I need to perform at my best during the months of training leading up to Sochi as well as helping me prepare during the Paralympics in order to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing home a gold medal."
CIARAN MCGOVERN: Ciaran is a Canadian born professional volleyball player who plays in Germany for SWD Powervolleys and Canada! “After trying ENERGYbits I am excited to add an all natural food to my diet and routine. The product is unique, healthy and can be used by a variety of different people. I will use BITS before matches and practices to stay focused and stay away from the dreaded energy crash that athletes never want during or after."
OLUWASEGUN (SEGUN) MAKINDE: Oluwasegun is a Nigerian born Canada track and field 2012 Olympian! In 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie Games he won gold in both 200m and 4X100m relay. Also, he is a 2013 IAAF bronze medalist in the 4X100m relay. "This is a product that I use extensively and partnering with this cutting edge company provides an excellent opportunity to associate my brand with a clean product."
RACHEL MACHIN: Rachel is a heptathlete for the Canada National Team! Rachel is on a mission to make the Rio 2016 team! She started track and field at the young age of 15. Rachel also does some modeling on the side when she is not training for track. "I am so excited to spread the word about a company focused on ideas that I also share. BITS fit perfectly with my busy lifestyle as a quick source of energy to keep me going throughout the day and keep me going higher and higher!"
DAVID LAPINS: David is an elite athlete of the Canadian Water Polo National Team and his position is hole set. He first made his debut on the National Team in 2011. David began playing water polo at the young age of 8 and quickly excelled in the sport. He won a bronze medal at the 2012 Pan Am Games in Montreal. "ENERGYbits will help to push me through my tough training."
STEPHANIE LABBE: Stephanie is a Pro KIF Örebro player in Sweden and Canada National Team Women's goalkeeper! Stephanie is a 2008 Olympian and competed in the 2011 World Cup Team! "I like to take 30 BITS right before training and games to give that edge. I believe to be at the highest level you have to have the highest quality of energy going into your body at all times, and that’s why ENERGYbits are right for me!"