Sebastian Copeland is an environmental activist, extreme athlete, and photographer. His polar expeditions require an inner drive and a nutrition focus. He was inspired by a golden age of exploration accounts and novels. He has to prepare to face cold winds, freezing temperatures, snow drifts, and the challenge of pulling around a sled with gear that weighs 200 to 400 pounds. He treks over eight hours a day. Personal safety is very important to him, considering a minor injury can jeopardize an expedition. His preparation includes cardiovascular training, core training, and hill climbing. He incorporates Herbalife products into his diet to help him get through a tough journey.
In 2006 and 2007, he stayed on a scientific research icebreaker in Antarctica for six weeks. He and Luc Hardy led the Young Ambassadors of the Arctic to the Canadian Arctic in 2008. He made the documentary Into The Cold: A Journey Of The Soul, in which he and Keith Heger retraced the steps of Admiral Peary. They trekked seven hundred kilometers to the North Pole. He and Eric McNair-Laundry crossed 2300 kilometers of the ice sheet near Greenland on kites and skis. The journey took 41 days, but they broke the record for traveling the longest distance on kites and skis in one day.
Mark Hughes sold the first Herbalife protein shake in 1980. After the death of his mother, he was convinced it was caused by an eating disorder and unhealthy weight loss. He was inspired to start his own business and help people. Herbalife was the fasted-growing private company in 1985. The name was changed to Herbalife International in 1986. The company expanded its business to five more countries in 1988. In 1995, Herbalife began selling personal care products. It began doing business in 32 countries in 1996. Christopher Pair ran the company after the founder died in 2001. J.H. Whitney & Company and Golden Gate Capital bought the company in 2002. Michael O. Johnson became the CEO in 2003 and Richard Goudis became the CEO in 2016.