Want free collagen?
Join our rewards program!

  1. Share $10 Vital Credit and FREE Sampler with your friends
  2. Get FREE Samples when you first share! Plus 100 Points for each friend who uses their Vital Credit!
  3. Cash in your points for FREE Vital Collagen and Merch!
Terms & Conditions

The Ultimate Game Changer®

Our three-phase system combines collagen with premium ingredients to help you conquer every movement.

Explore Vital Performance™

Our Brand

Vital's Collagen 101

What is Collagen

So, what are the benefits of collagen? Read more

A Day in the Life of Performance Influencer Relations Manager Dan Caron

by Dan Caron - March 02, 2019

Welcome to The Vital Life, where we spotlight Vital Proteins employees. This week, corporate trainer Dan Caron gives us a peek inside his day.

the vital life

A typical work day for me starts at 4:50 A.M. when I wake up and get ready to train Vital Proteins CEO Kurt Seidensticker for our morning workout. I don’t have an appetite for solid food in the mornings – I’m kind of like a baby – so I start my day off with a protein shake, which has been my go-to for over 10 years now. For the past few years, I’ve been using our collagen products and experimenting with a few. The main product I add to shakes is our Dark Chocolate Blackberry Collagen Peptides; it’s one of my favorites! Recently, I’ve been adding a serving of our Matcha Collagen, which is loaded with antioxidants, a serving of our Veggie Blend, and a serving of the Dark Chocolate Blackberry Collagen Peptides. I personally shoot for 35-40g of protein in this early-morning shake to fit my daily needs.

RELATED:Can I Take More Than One Vital Proteins Product at the Same Time?

From there, Kurt picks me up at or around 6 A.M. and we go work out at Equinox. Once we’re done, I drink another shake, post-workout. This one contains a serving of one of our Collagen Whey products. I use the whey post-workout for rapid absorption and the full amino acid complex to help my muscles recover. Once cleaned up, Kurt and I head to the office to start our day of work.

My day to day requires me to be on social media a lot since I work with influencers who promote our brand. I also train other Vital Proteins employees at a local gym where I’m known as the “Vital Trainer.” My clients regularly wear branded t-shirts to work out and promote our company.

RELATED: A Day in the Life of Vital Proteins Employee Amber Karadsheh

Work in the office usually ends between 5 or 6 P.M. for me. Then I take an Uber home. During the ride, I clear out my Instagram DMs. Once home, I usually eat, shower, update my workouts, and attempt to reply to emails so the next morning isn’t spent cleaning out my inbox.

post workout shake

Before bed, I always crave something sweet – preferably chocolate. This is when I get creative with my shakes and add peanut butter, fruit, and whatever else I am craving. I mix them with almond or coconut milk for a creamier texture. Then, I add any chocolate-flavored Vital Proteins products. Lately, it’s been our Dark Chocolate Sports Greens mixed with frozen blueberries and honey or maple syrup. It’s delicious. I drink this before bed and feel relaxed and ready to take on the next day, which consists of the same schedule. (I’m a creature of habit.) There is one key difference, however. On the weekends, I treat myself to a cup or two of Vital Coffee and our Mocha Collagen Creamer.