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Hey it’s Val,
With the next Valslide Master Trainer Workshop rapidly approaching (June 7 in beautiful Santa Monica, California) and the recent onslaught of press, I have been getting a ton of interview requests about the Valslide…
Of course they always love to ask about my celeb clients… but there’s a lot of interesting little facts about the Valslide you may not know. Here are 10.
Did you know…
#1. Jennifer Garner, Jessica Biel and Rachel Nichols were my first clients I tested the Valslide on.
They had each been training with me for a while, and they are natural beauties, so obviously they were already in good shape…
But the Valslide effect was obvious right from the beginning.
Not only did they start to feel it immediately but I could tell in a few workouts that I was on to something.
Plus, Valslide is fun fun fun!
#2 Valslides are made with love in California.
Each pair of Valslides comes from a small manufacturing plant in San Diego. I love that I am able to go visit Axel, the owner, whenever I feel the need to tweak the formula or color.
There is often much discussion about our secret formula for the slipperiness or the next color we want to offer.
I know it’s popular for companies to take their business to China for cheaper labor and materials but I am proud of the fact that our business is here in the US.
I was born in California, as was the Valslide and we strive to bring a little Cali magic to your workouts. Each pair is shipped with love and sunshine.
#3 The Valslide® was originally gray.
There are still some of those original gray ones floating around, but now Valslide comes in Classic Green, Ninja Black and Hottie Pink. Which is your favorite color?
#4 Fitness pros love the Valslide.
I make it a point to attend workshops and seminars each year as well as seeking out the best pros in the business for some one on one time.
I am lucky to call many of the best, my friends.
The first 3 elite coaches that I showed the Valslide to were, Michael Boyle, Mark Verstegen and Alwyn Cosgrove. If you don’t know who these guys are and you are in the fitness business, you want to make it a point to get on their email lists and start reading or watching everything they offer.
I thought I had something special with the Valslide. With their validation, I knew I did.
I remember showing it to Mark Verstegen, president/founder of Athletes Performance. All I had to do was pull it out of my bag, throw it on the ground and he knew immediately Valslide was something special.
#5 Access Hollywood was the first TV show to let me demonstrate the Valslide.
That day back in January 2008, was a very, very good day.
I remember turning on my computer as the segment was airing on the east coast. I literally refreshed my browser about 10 times and it was just all Valslide sales. Then it calmed down until it hit central time and when it aired in LA, it was like Christmas morning, my birthday and New Year’s Eve all at once. It was a very very good day for Valslide.
#6 I didn’t set out to name a product after myself.
I actually tried a bunch of other names but they either were taken or didn’t make sense. Names like the Pocket Slide, Slippery Slide and Super Slide.
Now it seems like it could only be Valslide. My name is Valerie, I was always called Valerie, now most people call me Val and I like it. 🙂
#7 Jennifer Garner demonstrated the Valslide Reverse Lunge and the Valslide 1 arm slide in 5 inch Loubitans and a pencil skirt on the Ellen Degeneres show.
She couldn’t have been cuter or more generous.
That was another very good day.
#8 The Valslide is universally recognized for killer butt and abs moves.
Michael Boyle has said if you only do one move, make it a Valslide Reverse Lunge. But, butt (he he) and abs aren’t all it’s good for. Consider the Valslide Push-up Fly. This awesome chest exercise was featured in Men’s Fitness magazine and is super popular with even the most beastly of men.
#9 A paper plate is not a Valslide®.
#10 The first Valslide Master Trainer Workshop was October 5th, 2013.
The next Valslide Master Trainer Workshop is coming June 7th, 2014. Be one of a small group of fitness professionals that have earned the title, Valslide Master Trainer.
The movement is already under way. Come join the party.
Love and Lunges,