Athlete Spotlight - Damian Stoy

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 Facebook or website: