For this month’s Champions Spotlight we’re happy to introduce you to AdvoCare Distributor Janell Larkin!
As an avid half marathon runner, personal trainer and United States Army® veteran of 28 years, Janell knows all about hard work and determination. Since joining AdvoCare in 2016, Janell has been a Distributor who is passionate about the products and helping others feel their best. She is dedicated to helping others improve their lives in the gym as well as in the classroom as she teaches JROTC classes at her local high school.
We applaud and thank Janell for her incredible service to our country and her commitment to teaching her students. We’re so glad she is part of our AdvoCare family.
Favorite Spark® flavor(s)
Spark® Grape and Spark® Passion Fruit
Favorite AdvoCare memory
My favorite memory was taking Spark for the first time before a workout. It was a totally different experience for me. I typically work out for about an hour, but when I first tried Spark I felt so good I kept going 30-45 minutes longer! It was a total game changer for how I felt when I worked out and in my life in general.
What is your favorite way to stay active and healthy?
I love running. In September I completed a 100-mile running challenge, and try and run a half marathon at least once a month. (Interviewer note: Janell is 60 years young – a running inspiration!) I also love strength training, and abdominal workouts. As a certified personal trainer I work hard on myself so that I can help others work hard and reach their goals.
What’s the most important message you are sharing with your Junior ROTC students?
The most important lesson I teach my students is to be responsible citizens and by that I mean be responsible for their actions and choices. I teach them to believe in themselves and set goals that will make them happy in life.
How did you discover AdvoCare?
Dekeshia Alexander, who I think is an awesome AdvoCare Independent Distributor, introduced me to OmegaPlex® and also gave me samples of Spark. The rest is history!
How has AdvoCare impacted your family?
It has allowed my family to take their fitness to a different level. My family and friends bring me so much joy, and being able to work on our health and fitness together is so fulfilling. I even got my husband, who was my hardest sell (ha!), to try AdvoCare products, and now he loves Catalyst®. My adult sons take Spark® and BodyLean25®. We’ve all seen a difference in how we feel.
How has your experience in the Army helped you in building your AdvoCare business?
The Army taught me how to multi-task on a whole new level. My last job in the Army was a training NCO (non-commissioned officer) and I had to be able to do a lot of different jobs at the same time. So when it came to raising my family and building my businesses I knew I could juggle my different responsibilities because of my past experiences. With me it’s always God, family, and the rest fits in. I always prioritize taking care of my family who supports me running my personal training business 3 days a week. The Army was incredible training to be able to take advantage of all the opportunities I’ve been given and to give my all.
Any fun mixture of AdvoCare products or recipes you enjoy?
How do you share the products?
I started by sharing with my family and close friends. Now, I use social media and always carry products with me to share with coworkers and people who I may have a chance to talk with throughout the day. I also encourage my personal training clients to find AdvoCare products that work for them.
How have you grown since first becoming a Distributor?
Honestly, I was a little shy (though I am not a shy person) about asking people to try the products, but Dekeshia was a mentor and gave me tips on how and when to share. Now, I am confident when I talk about AdvoCare!
If you had advice for a Distributor just starting out what would it be?
Share your experience with AdvoCare. Your personal story can help inspire others to reach their goals. Just like with my JROTC students, inspiring people to believe in themselves makes all the difference.
What is your favorite non- monetary part of being with AdvoCare?
I like that the products work for me, my family and my clients. I have also stepped out of my comfort zone. AdvoCare has helped me build relationships with people outside of my family.
What’s something you have learned through AdvoCare?
I have learned that people not only want to live healthy, but they also want to know that you care about them and aren’t just selling them products.
Personal testimonies reflect individual experiences and are not necessarily typical of the results you may obtain. Results vary with individual effort, consistency of use, body composition, eating patterns and exercise. The 24-Day Jumpstart® is a program to kick start long-term weight loss, health, and wellness. If you have a medical condition or are pregnant or nursing, AdvoCare recommends that you consult your healthcare professional before starting an AdvoCare product regimen.