Fitness Lifestyle

Athlete Spotlight – Damian Stoy

March 7, 2017
Photo Credit: Lindsey Hintz

New this year to the Flora ambassador team is Damian Stoy. He’s the owner and founder of Wholistic Running which offers professional coaching with an emphasis on injury-free running and holistic nutrition. Here is his athlete spotlight.

As you know, I’m a passionate vegan athlete and the vegan market is exploding. Flora is the premier company able to bring plant-based products to all types of athletes. I’m such a huge fan of Flora products because they are plant-based, effective and powerful. Plant-based athletes would greatly benefit from incorporating Flora products into their daily routine. As a plant-based athlete, some of my favorites include Flora 7 Sources (plant and algal based DHA), Floradix Iron + Herbs and Flor-Essence.” – Damian Stoy

Full Name: Damian Stoy

Nickname: Lost Boy

Birthday: 9/24/81

Age I am: 35

Age I feel: 18

My occupation: Coach and professional runner.

What I do for a living: Help and inspire others to achieve their goals.

Resident of: Montana but currently reside in Park City, Utah.

Grew up: Poconos, Pennsylvania

First job: Lifeguard

Childhood ambition: To be a National Park biologist which I was for about 9 years.

Dodgeball or kickball: Dodgeball. There’s more running.

Sunrises or sunsets: Both

Introvert or extrovert: Introvert. but I love close friendships.

Morning or night: Either. I love running during the warmest, sunniest part of the day.

Messy or clean: Clean. But don’t ask my girlfriend.

Tea or coffee: Flora’s Holy Basil Tea (US/CA) for sure!

Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate. 80% dark or more.

Peanut butter or jelly: Almond butter with anything.

Mac or PC: PC

Ferris wheel or roller coaster: Neither. Give me a mountain to climb!

Inspired by: My mom and dad who taught me to do what I love.

Biggest supporter: My beautiful girlfriend Lindsey.

Proudest moment: In 2015, I made the prestigious list of “Greatest Vegan Athletes”. This is something I’m very proud of.

Favorite movie: Shawshank Redemption

Passionate about: Nature! Not only do I love spending lots of time outdoors but I also put a lot of effort in helping protect the environment.

Music when running: Rarely but on occasion I’ll listen to anything from Pearl Jam to Roy Orbison.

One word to describe me: Passionate.

Wouldn’t be caught dead: Eating meat.

Not many people know: In high school I got lost in the woods overnight. It fueled my passion for being outdoors.

Tattoos: No way.

If I had a superpower: To be able to run forever. I’m working on it.

Pets: Not currently but I love animals.

Perfect day: Run with Lindsey. Eat. Repeat.

I indulge on: Life.

Hidden talent: Diving. I was an Academic All-Conference Diver at the University of Massachusetts.

Workout routine: Run 5-6 days a week. Strength work 2-3 days. Plus lots of hiking, yoga, and most importantly, having fun.

What I eat before a run: Flora Goji Berries, Baobites (US/CA), or a banana.

Amazing meal: Anything and everything Lindsey makes. Healthy and super delicious!

Dessert is: 88% dark chocolate.

Midnight snack: Oatmeal with goji berries, Udo’s Oil (US/CA), cinnamon, and ginger.

Fueled by: I love Flora 7 Sources Oil! Floradix Iron + Herbs (US/CA) is amazing and I love Flora Teas (US/CA).

Flora products I love: Flor-Essence (US/CA) is amazing and powerful. I love that Flora products are vegan and plant-based.

Average weekly mileage: 70-80

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