LIFEAID Beverage Co.® signs Golden State Warrior star Kevon Looney

NEWS PROVIDED BY LIFEAID Beverage Co.  | Oct 29, 2019, 13:44 ET

SANTA CRUZ, Calif.Oct. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- FITAID®, one of the most popular items in the LIFEAID Beverage Co. portfolio, has long been a favorite of professional athletes in football, baseball and basketball. And it's one of basketball's rising stars that LIFEAID selected as a partner for upcoming Northern California retail marketing campaigns: Kevon Looney of the Golden State Warriors. The endorsement agreement was confirmed today by LIFEAID co-founder and president Aaron Hinde.

Looney will appear on billboards through Northern California, and will also be featured in digital advertising and social media campaigns. The brand's social media platforms will also support regular prize and giveaway programs tied retailers and also offered directly from the brand.

"I've personally been rooting for Kevon since he first played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in 2016, right here in our backyard," says Hinde, a proud lifelong resident of Santa Cruz, California, which is also home to LIFEAID's headquarters. "While Kevon may currently be injured, what isn't damaged is his ability to inspire as a gifted, versatile athlete with a long future ahead in pro basketball. We're excited to help build one another's brands."

Standing six-foot-nine, basketball player Kevon Looney is known for his versatile athleticism, playing both power forward and center for the Warriors. His ability to guard all five positions is reflected in his jersey number "5." Looney re-signed with the Warriors in July 2019, in a three-year extension. Warriors' coach Steve Kerr called Looney a "foundational piece" for the team.

"Kevon is a disciplined, dedicated athlete who appreciates the impact of proper nutrition. These are core values for the LIFEAID brand," says Hinde.

"I'm proud to be working with LIFEAID. The brand is focused on clean and functional ingredients. Recovery is a major part of being an athlete, FITAID helps meet the demands of that critical part of my game. Also, I'm following the paleo diet so I can drink it as part of my everyday routine," says Looney.

About LIFEAID Beverage Co.® 
With a focus on great-tasting, wellness-enhancing and solutions-driven supplement products, LIFEAID Beverage Co. has become a trusted brand among health- and performance-conscious consumers. LIFEAID offers a range of "vitamins you'll actually enjoy drinking" including: FITAID, FOCUSAID, PARTYAID, IMMUNITIYAID, LIFEAID, GOLFERAID and the newly launched Keto-friendly FITAID ZERO and FITAID RX ZERO. The FITAID line is currently the #1 Post-Workout Recovery Drink in America as well as the Official Sponsor of the U.S. Spartan Race Series. Visit for more information.

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As always, fun was had, memories were made and lessons were learned. Those who could no attend were dearly missed.

Cheers to making 2020 the best year yet!

A special thank you to all of the staff and guest speakers who inspired, empowered and pushed each of us to become better leaders and team members—living intentionally and connecting with ourselves and others on deeper levels:

Meet our heart & soul, the LIFEAID Customer Success Team.

Kayaking down the Russian River.

Costume contest winners: The Minions

© All images property of in-house badass photographer Abby Clayden.

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The LIFEAID Beverage Co. staff took to the streets and beaches of their local community in Santa Cruz, California, this past Friday, April 19, in honor of Earth Day. With trash bags and grabbers in hand, the crew walked the 3-mile loop to the beach area from their office headquarters in the Old Wrigley building off Mission Street. Employees brought family members & friends to help take part in the clean-up efforts which lasted from 4-6:30 p.m., providing some good clean (albeit dirty) fun for all.

"It's important that we all do our part every day to help give back and protect Mother Earth from the litter and trash that all-too-often lines our streets and park trails," said one team member.

At LIFEAID, we like to live by the rule "Pack it in, pack it out," and we encourage others to do the same. This Earth Day, we hope you find your own fun way to support local eco-systems and make the world a cleaner place for future generations.

—Your Team at LIFEAID

Co-founders Orion Melehan & Aaron Hinde led the charge for LIFEAID Beach Clean-Up Day.

©Above photos courtesy of LIFEAID in-house photographer Abby Clayden. All rights reserved.

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September is always one of the nicest months of the year in Northern California. The tourists are gone, the weather is fantastic and it’s hard not to enjoy the bounty NorCal has to offer. The start of Indian summer brings along with it our annual LIFEAID company retreat. This is an incredible opportunity for our entire team to come together, celebrate the accomplishments from the past year and embark on a shared journey of personal and professional development.

At LIFEAID Beverage Co., we have 10 core values that drive our culture and ethos:


  1. Create the most fun, healthy, holistic and fulfilling work environment in Santa Cruz County (and beyond).
  2. Grow deliberately, sustainably and consistently create long-term value for our customers and stakeholders.
  3. Be curious, ask questions, communicate and adopt a growth mindset.
  4. Everyone is an owner—approach your work as such.
  5. Work hard, play hard—have fun doing both.
  6. Create raving fans—of our team members, customers, suppliers and community.
  7. Be solution-oriented, not problem-focused.
  8. Do more with less.
  9. Strive for continuous improvement rather than perfection.
  10. Always play the long game.


Although we practice these core values on a daily basis, the annual retreat brings multiple core values to light all at the same time, allowing us to revisit and focus on them in new ways each year.

This year was extra special to me on a personal level because we embarked on a journey to Lake Don Pedro—a lake I practically grew up on, having spent countless weekends waterskiing there as a kid. Our team rented six houseboats, four Jet Skis and a ski boat. We had professional caterers join us on board to prepare all of our meals, and we brought in seven dynamic speakers to present to our group over the weekend.

It’s amazing how things often work out even better than we could have imagined. I knew it would be an amazing retreat, but we were fortunate to experience what seemed like

a rare, perfect balance of personal development and fun in the sun.

Aside from the occasional mimosa, each morning began with about a 60-minute talk from one of our dynamic presenters. Our entire team gathered around, happily crammed onto the top deck of our main houseboat with our notebooks and pen in hand, eager to learn, grow and be challenged. Little did we know just how much of each would take place!

I should mention that four of our presenters were professional speakers—highly recognized and accomplished authors, TED Talks speakers, leaders and so forth. However, three of our presenters were not well-known, at least not beyond our little circle. They were LIFEAID team members. Honestly, it was pretty amazing being able to empower and then watch individuals on our team get out of their comfort zones, stand up in front of 70 of their colleagues and deliver incredibly well-crafted and powerful messages.

I intentionally gave no direction to any of the speakers when they first asked me what topic I would like them to present on at the retreat. I simply told them about our team, our values and our vision. Then I basically said, “Just deliver a presentation you feel would provide the most value to our group. I trust you.”

Boy, did they ever deliver! As the weekend progressed, a common thread began to develop between each speaker’s message. No one knew what the other speakers were presenting, yet a consistent theme began to emerge. As fate would have it, it was a theme that we all needed to hear.

After three full days and seven amazing speakers, the 2018 LIFEAID Beverage Co. retreat theme can be best summarized this way:

We are all powerful human beings who are manifesting our ability to be agents for positive change in this world. As human beings, our thoughts (conscious and unconscious) are eventually reflected in our words. With our words we create — our words drive our actions and lead to results (both positive and negative). At LIFEAID, our team has been uniquely unified by the common cause of improving the health and well-being of our diseased nation. We each realize and are fueled by the need to get people off of high-sugar, high-caffeine sodas & sports/energy drinks. As an alternative, we are passionate about providing everyone with our clean, healthful products. We possess the power to improve our lives and the lives of everyone we touch by being mindful and intentional regarding our thoughts, words and actions.

By the end of the weekend, we were not the same team we started as.

We had all experienced some “aha!” moments which have forever improved our trajectory as individuals and as a team. We ate, we drank, we played, we laughed, we cried, we danced, we shared, we contributed and — most importantly — we grew. It’s undeniable, watching the people who you care about have breakthroughs that will stick with them for the rest of their lives is what it really is all about.

Our brand is not merely our founders (myself and Orion) or a single product (like FitAid or FocusAid). Rather, it is the collective efforts and inventions of all the great women and men who comprise our LIFEAID team, a team which manifests in each and every one of our products and customer experiences.

While I can say, “I am LIFEAID” and “You are LIFEAID,” I am even prouder still to state that together,


Aaron Hinde

To learn more about Aaron, follow @aaronhinde on Instagram.


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