Garden of Life Brand Ambassador Gigi Marvin hails from Warroad, Minnesota – aka “Hockey Town USA” which has produced the most professional and Olympic hockey players in the United States. A forward with the Boston Blades professional hockey team since 2011, she also plays for the Women’s U.S. National and Olympic Hockey Team. (jersey #19) She holds four gold medals with the U.S. National Team in international competitions and was a silver medalist in the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Games.
I’ve been on Team USA since 2006 and have won two Olympic silver medals (’10 and ’14) and won four World Championship gold medals (’08, ’09, ’11, and ’13). I also play for the Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League (NWHL). The NWHL is the first North American women’s professional hockey league that pays its players.
Hockey runs in Gigi’s family and her grandfather was the coach for the men’s U.S. National Hockey Team. We wanted to know a little more about her life on and off the ice, so she answered a few questions for us recently.
Q & A:
Hometown: Warroad, Minnesota
Most Significant Career Highlight: Silver medals in the 2010 and 2014 Winter Olympics
Favorite food: Buffalo burgers
My Health Food Store: Trader Joe’s
My Favorite Garden of Life supplements: FucoProtein bars – chocolate with Macademia Nuts!
My Secret to Staying Healthy: Living an active lifestyle
My Significant Others: Family and friends
My Favorite Song: Any Shania Twain song or “More Than Conquerors” by Rend Collective
My Favorite Movie: Finding Nemo or Ice Age
My Favorite Holiday: Christmas!
My Favorite Item of Clothing: RinkRat 19 tee shirts
What I Want to Be When I Grow Up: A hockey player
My Favorite Super Hero: Superman, because I would LOVE to fly!
Charities or Causes I Support: Defending the Blue Line
If I Could Change One Thing About Myself, It Would Be: I’d own a plane so I could fly my hometown fam and friends to come visit me in Boston!
Upcoming events or competitions: USA events: 4 Nations Tournament in Kamploops, Canada (Nov 2-9), Christmas Selection Camp in Blaine, MN (Dec 26-31), and World Championships in Malmo, Sweden (March 25-April 4).