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The Beach is Calling…Punta Cana LV Lifestyle Getaway

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The Beach is Calling…Punta Cana LV Lifestyle Getaway

It won’t be long before many of us are ready to kick Old Man Winter to the curb. Le-Vel is gearing up for our next incentive trip, and it’s the perfect winter escape!

Qualified Brand Promoters are headed to The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The Hard Rock is an all-inclusive resort. So, whether guests prefer to pack their days with activity or simply hang out on the beach, they’re going to love this Getaway.

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The Place to Stay

An all-inclusive resort, The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is consistently ranked as one of the best resorts in Punta Cana.  Get ready to feel like a superstar from the moment you check in.  Rooms are modern, high-tech and luxurious with private balconies, spa tubs, dual showers, plush bathrobes and slippers, and even your own liquor dispenser.  Breakfast in bed after living it up all night?  No problem, the 24-hour room service is included, just like everything else in your stay.

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Never Get Bored

Beaches please!  You’ll be sitting pretty on the beach with crystal clear water and pristine sand.  Your all inclusive resort offers spa services, golf and a nearly 5,000 square-foot fitness center with instructors. You’ll find plenty of shopping, restaurants and bars and a nightclub. The on-site casino includes an exclusive gaming lounge.

And did we mention the restaurants? The Hard Rock has nine of them, ranging from steakhouse, Italian and sushi to brick-oven pizza, deli and ice cream parlor.  In fact, the resort is huge and full of areas to explore.  One look at the map of the property will tell you that it is a wonderland in paradise. Adventurous guests can explore the greater Punta Cana area to swim with dolphins, zip-line, kayak, sail, windsurf or sightsee.

  • The Puntacana Ecological Foundation is a 1,500-acre ecoreserve in Puntacana Resort. It’s home to natural lagoons, cold water springs, gardens, a tropical forest and iguana habitat.
  • The Scape Park at Cap Cana offers daylong tours. Swim in a natural cave pool or sinkhole. Zip-line, go mountain biking, horseback riding or take a snorkeling cruise.
  • Dolphin Island Park lets you swim alongside dolphins or sea lions in your snorkeling gear. For those who prefer a bit less adrenaline, greater Punta Cana offers plenty of shopping and beachcombing.

pinterestGetting Excited?

Planning a trip is a big part of the fun of taking a trip.  If you are going to join us in the Dominican Republic, check out our Punta Cana board on Pinterest and start getting excited for your upcoming trip.

Le-Vel is thrilled to offer this incredible getaway to qualifying Brand Promoters. We’re looking forward to  catching up with all of you, celebrating your successes and sharing some of the exciting plans we have for 2017! We’ll see you in Punta Cana!

 

 

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Meet Paul Gravette Co-CEO of Le-Vel

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Meet Paul Gravette Co-CEO of Le-Vel

Meet Paul Gravette

The Co-Founder, Co-CEO and Co-Owner of Le-Vel, Paul Gravette, took a few minutes out of his busy day to talk to us about the business and give a little insight into one of the men behind the world’s fastest growing wellness company.  From advice Paul has received to what’s fueling his passions, get ready to be inspired!

Early Lessons

Before launching Le-Vel with fellow Co-Founder Jason Camper in 2012, Paul Gravette was a seasoned entrepreneur, having spent 25 years involved in technology, communications and other ventures. Early in his career, Paul says, he was fortunate to meet several businessmen who taught by example and had a profound influence on him – particularly with regard to their work ethic. “I learned in my first business experience that if you really expect to achieve your dreams, you have to understand that dreams don’t happen without sacrifice. “I was around people who held each other and themselves accountable and worked hard 6-7 days a week.”

As Paul built companies from the ground up, he often thought of the best piece of advice he ever received, “’Paul, you don’t have to be 26 or 66 to figure things out in life.’ I think of those words at least once or twice a month. Advice is abundant about how to develop yourself in the business world. The key is to take time and absorb the advice, so you can grow from it.”

 

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Forming The Dream Team

When he first met Jason Camper, Paul says, “I knew his name, and he knew mine, but we’d never been in business together. We started chatting on the web, and I wanted to get together to sit down, notepads and pens in hand, and figure out what would make a very different and effective business model. When we first connected, one of the things that went really well for both of us was that we felt like we could shift an industry for the better, in a very positive direction.

We really focused on building a business that people could connect to for free. We wanted to build this business through a free customer network. We wanted to build a powerful customer acquisition model where a customer could simply refer two customers and get product free. We kind of grew from there.

“When we were first starting the company,” Paul continues, “we established our lanes to run in. That meant that I was going to go out and build the future network of this business and make sure the network felt a strong connection to our company and had the tools necessary to be successful. Jason was going to oversee the handling of the day-to-day operations, the infrastructure.

That said, we both had to wear a lot of hats; for instance, at the end of every day, if we needed to handle customer service issues, we did it. Shipping stuff out on our end, mailing out packages, whatever it took to get the job done and allow the company to grow. Today, it’s very different because we have many people who fill the spots we once held. I’m out in the field about 20 to 30 percent of the time. The other time, I’m working on everything we’re creating that allows us to continue evolving and improving: software, new projects coming in, reports within the software, studying the database, timelines for the business, everything.”

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A Passion for the Business

So why build a company and an opportunity around health and wellness? “Talk to anyone as it relates to their health, or their parents’ health, and you quickly have a conversation going, because it matters to everyone” Gravette says. “Unfortunately, most people are not giving you the best report, which means a lot of people can benefit from improved health and wellness. My theory is that if you see a niche, carve it out! 

There are tens of millions of customers who love supplementing their health to feel better or would love to do it if they came across the right product and company, so being in the health and wellness industry is a great place to be to help people.  It’s very fulfilling when you lay your head down at the end of each day; I hear so many stories when I’m traveling. People tell me they can’t believe how good they feel now. What would give me more fulfillment than this? It’s one of those things you can’t help but be passionate about.”

If he hadn’t been an entrepreneur, Paul says he would have gone into “entertainment, media – or, I would have done something related to my passion since I’ve been a child, automobiles.” In Paul’s off-hours, you might be surprised to learn that “I have an eye for design – landscape, architecture, interior concepts. I’m very big on visualizing how it all comes together. I’ve designed multiple homes—the landscaping, where the trees need to be, the interior decoration including the furnishings and the best layout. So many people go in and want to do landscaping, or build a home, and they just go with the plan developed by a designer, but you can build your own plan.”

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One Happy Man

When asked if there’s anything on his “bucket list” he has yet to tackle, he responds, “I don’t really think about things like that. I’ll tell you what, though — I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing — but if everything years from now is right where it is today, I’ll be one happy man. It’s not that I’m complacent, it’s just that I’m thankful for my life, my family, and my ability to help millions of people everyday.”

As he reflects over his life and his career, what accomplishment is Paul Gravette most proud of? “I’m proud of all of my surroundings. I’m proud of my faith, my family, and I’m definitely proud of Le-Vel.”

 

 

 

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Strivin’ and Thrivin’: Reviews from Thrive Promoters

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Strivin’ and Thrivin’: Reviews from Thrive Promoters

Here are just a few of the latest Thrive reviews shared by independent Brand Promoters and customers whose lives have been changed by Le-Vel:

“As I sit here on my way back from my sixth Lifestyle Getaway and seventh earned trip by Le-Vel, I cannot help but think back over the last 27 months. Today is my first day of being a Work At Home Mom (WAHM) all because of the one decision to say YES to a friend when asked to experience THRIVE. Never in a million years did I think these simple three steps in the first 30 minutes of my day would change my life physically. And now Le-Vel has given me time freedom to be with my kids anywhere their activities take us because I can take this opportunity anywhere, share with anyone and everyone, plus continue to grow as a business.” — Shelly Joice

“Today, 20 months later, I still give THRIVE all the credit for the amazing, full days I have! I chase my 2, 2 ½ and 4-year-old grandchildren with joy. I drive my 2017 Cadillac (earned through Le-Vel’s auto bonus program) thousands of miles by myself to visit family all across the country. I volunteer with excitement to give back to our communities in various ways. My days and hours are full of activity but, most of all, full of love and JOY! I didn’t see this kind of fulfillment in my future two years ago before THRIVE. Now I look ahead with anticipation, planning for a full, rewarding, giving life of joy!” — Trish Foxall

“Every once in a while, I come across photos from two to three years ago, and I am astounded as to the difference. I look back and think of how down I was feeling, overworked and exhausted. Each morning, I wake up feeling happy, motivated, and with more energy than I can ever recall having had before. All summer long, I’ve hiked on my days off and had a blast! I look better, I feel better, and this gave me the motivation to take my life in the direction I am meant to follow. Watch me go!” — Krista Gebel

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“What began with a simple question (‘What is that on your arm?’) has now turned my health, happiness, energy, and wellness to a whole new level. THRIVE entered my life and within one day of three simple steps, I knew I had found my answer to fully enjoying my exciting life again! Within three days, gone was the life of planning naps to accomplish my dreams, gone was my crankiness of handling the next task, and BOOM — what was found was my full, authentic self! This brings me more joy than any words can even describe!” — Moe Garcia

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“I recently deployed overseas for six months and was glad that I had THRIVE with me. It helped me focus and perform my job well through the stress of being away from family. At 40 years old, I just received my highest score ever on my yearly Physical Training test for the Air Force Reserves — even better than I did 10 years ago!” — Ben Hancey

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Take it Outdoors: Fun Fall Workouts

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Take it Outdoors: Fun Fall Workouts

For many of us, the summer was near-endless. Brutal temperatures took the fun out of outdoor exercise. And now, Mother Nature is rewarding us for our patience. The temperatures are beginning to fall even so slightly. Crisp air not only brings relief; it opens up the outside once again. Fall is the perfect occasion to take your workout outdoors. Without the oppressive heat and humidity, your only limit is your imagination. Need some inspiration?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Rake and bag the leaves in your yard – or volunteer to help an elderly neighbor. Manual labor can elevate your heart rate just as fast as a traditional cardio workout.

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  • Take your run to a new trail or path in your neighborhood. For starters, varying up your route helps eliminate boredom. Exposure to different surfaces (sidewalk, grass, street, trail, sand) also could help you avoid overuse injuries and strengthen your leg muscles.
  • Go for a hike, and take in the fall scenery. Don’t have the foggiest idea where to find a hiking trail in your area? Check out these suggestions.
  • Set your alarm for a few minutes earlier (it’s a good habit, anyway!), and treat your dog to a good, brisk walk before the day begins.

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  • Take the kids to your local park for a good game of Frisbee.
  • There’s no time like the present to try a new sport. Head to an area lake for canoeing or paddle boarding.
  • Take an evening bike ride while the sun sets, and feel the stresses of your day melt away.

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  • Train as a family for a 5K. You can almost always find a 5K in your community, and many of them are likely to be themed races, which just makes these events that much more fun.
  • Try an outdoor boot camp. What sounded torturous in July may be a fun way to work out with your friends in November. Community boot camps have become wildly popular in recent years for the camaraderie and convenience they offer busy adults.

With shorter days and longer nights, changes in daylight can leave you feeling low on energy. Now is the time to practice a bit of self-care, making sure that you fuel your body with the right nutrition, get plenty of sleep and block out time for exercise on your calendar. Keeping your commitment to fitness is one of the best ways to boost your mental and physical health throughout the fall. Smart decisions now establish good habits that can help keep you on the right track during the winter months.

Quick, Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Thrive All Day

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Quick, Healthy Breakfast Ideas to Thrive All Day

Whether or not breakfast really is the most important meal of the day remains up for debate. Some of us – and particularly those who begin their day with a workout – can’t live without it, others claim to get an upset stomach from it, and still others simply don’t feel hungry. Nevertheless, breakfast time is the first opportunity you have to fuel your body and prepare it for the demands ahead. A growling stomach can put a real damper on your morning.

One of the biggest obstacles to breakfast is, unsurprisingly, lack of time, which leads some of us to head to the nearest drive-though. While that’s better than nothing, it’s probably not much better.

The reality is that you can fuel your body with a healthy breakfast, and it doesn’t have to take long at all to prepare. With just a little planning, you can give your body the nutrition it needs. If you’re not that hungry in the morning, that’s fine; even a small snack will help you avoid becoming ravenous later. Making a healthy choice in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. A satisfied stomach won’t be as tempted by the box of donuts on a coworker’s desk, or by a greasy drive-through sandwich.

Le-Vel’s simple, three-step THRIVE regimen is one of the easiest ways to get the nutritional support you need, and quickly. Begin with THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Capsules, apply your THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Derma Fusion Technology (DFT) and then enjoy THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Mix. This 1-2-3 start to your day is done before your workday begins, but you’ll feel the benefits – including everything from mental clarity to digestive support, weight management, joint and lean muscle support – all day long.

Check out these easy, nutrition-packed breakfast ideas:

  • Our favorite, of course!  THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Mix in Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry or Apple Pie. It doesn’t get much easier – or tastier – than a THRIVE shake. Mix and go. It may taste like dessert in a glass, but this gluten-free, ultra-micronized shake formula is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, enzymes, probiotics, amino acids and plant extracts. And THRIVE Premium Lifestyle Mix delivers a variety of benefits including lean muscle support and weight management.
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  • Sliced cooked eggs in a pita
  • English muffin topped with peanut butter and sliced banana; reduced-fat cream cheese and sliced strawberries; egg, tomato and veggie sausage patty; avocado; or turkey

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  • Whole wheat wrap spread with almond butter and topped with fresh fruit of your choice
  • 1 (6- to 8-ounce) container of unsweetened reduced-fat Greek yogurt topped with almonds and a teaspoon of honey
  • Overnight oats: There’s no wrong way to do this. If you’ve got a mason jar or a small bowl or container, pour some unsweetened almond milk or reduced-fat milk into the bottom, then add your choice of ingredients: a dollop of yogurt, chia seeds, maple syrup and/or peanut butter. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, stir in some chopped banana or other fruit, chopped nuts, whatever floats your boat.

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  • Whole-grain pancakes: Make your own, and freeze them in individual portions. Grab and go in the morning.
  • Homemade breakfast cookies: And you don’t even have to bake them. Here’s a recipe.
  • Mini grab-and-go quiches (mix of egg whites and whole eggs, your choice of sautéed veggies, chopped turkey bacon, sprinkle of reduced-fat cheese). Pour into a greased muffin pan, and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Every morning starts with a decision. Will you fuel your body for sustained energy and performance, or will you hit a mid-day slump and crash? It’s up to you.