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Why I became a BuyWell Ambassador (Q+A with Alysha Newman)

What do a Team Canada Olympic athlete and a natural health and wellness marketplace have in common? Turns out, a lot.

Transparency, honesty and a fierce commitment to helping Canadians live better are just some of the values we share with our Ambassador, Alysha Newman.

Alysha is a record-setting pole vaulter and Olympic athlete from Ontario who’s been pushing boundaries from a young age. Being an elite competitor has taught her a lot about dedication, recovery, resilience and has kept her open to the possibilities that come with change. 

When Alysha joined forces with the BuyWell community, her main goal was to make a positive impact and help motivate people to live a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

So, we asked her a few questions about joining our team!

Q: What’s the number one value that drew you to help support the BuyWell mission?

A: Trust is a value I live every day. I depend on having a loyal and honest relationship with my coaches, family, friends, and coworkers. If there is something, I’ve learned through the trials and tribulations of Olympic competition is that communication and honesty go a long way. The fact that BuyWell strives to offer Canadians quality products and does so with transparency and integrity is really important to me.

Q: You already make a big impact by representing Canada at the Olympic games, why was it important for you to advocate for BuyWell’s mission? 

A:. Since the day I could walk, I’ve dedicated my life to sport, and it’s been an amazing ride.  And while I continue to represent Canada on the elite level, I desire a deeper impact with my fellow Canadians. Joining forces with BuyWell allows me to help make wellness more accessible for all. I want to impact others in this positive way and help to push people past their, perceived, limits because we all deserve happiness and health.

Q: What did you first expect when you met BuyWell Founder, Amanda LeBlanc, and the rest of the team?

A: Going into the office for the first time, I was a little nervous. I knew Amanda was kind and generous and extremely driven to make a difference. And, to my surprise, every single person on the BuyWell team was the same way; real, honest, passionate and motivated. I’m so excited every time I meet with the team because I feed off everyone’s positive, creative and motivated energy. I can honestly say that I haven’t felt anything like that since my commonwealth gold medal!

Read more of Alysha’s Q+As here and here!

Alysha Newman

Alysha Newman

Olympic Athlete, Pole Vault
Alysha Newman is an Olympian, a World Championships finalist and a Commonwealth Games Gold medalist in the women’s pole vault. She’s the Canadian record holder for the event and is targeting a podium performance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Alysha was born and raised in London, Ontario where she was a competitive gymnast before a back injury forced her out of that sport and into track & field. This pivot has helped her learn to overcome adversity in the most positive way. Good nutrition and attention to overall health and wellness are key to helping Alysha perform at her best while remaining a well balanced young woman. Outside of sport, Alysha enjoys music and fashion and sharing her passion for life on social media. She makes time to visit with school children to talk about the importance of living a balanced lifestyle and learning through failure and adversity. Alysha is a graduate from the University of Miami and now lives and trains in Toronto.