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U.S. District Court Rules in Favor of GOLO and Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit

NEWARK, DE (January 16, 2024) – Judge Dale A. Drozd from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California recently issued a nine-page decision granting GOLO's motion to dismiss a false advertising class action lawsuit filed against the company by Vincenzza Bubak in 2021. 

The dismissal comes early on in its procedural status and reflects GOLO’s consistent view that the lawsuit was without merit.

"We are very pleased with this result and the Court's decision here,” said Chris Lundin, GOLO’s CEO.  “GOLO has always been and remains committed to providing our customers with safe, effective, and sustainable solutions to their health, wellness, and weight loss needs."

“There has been some misleading information online about this case, and the Court’s ruling for GOLO should provide clarity to the record,” added Keith Walter, GOLO’s General Counsel. “This decision also validates GOLO’s position from the outset that this class action lawsuit should have never been filed, and I am glad to see it concluded with the Judge applying recent Ninth Circuit precedent.”  

About GOLO:

GOLO has provided health and wellness solutions since 2013 and has over 4 million customers. Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, GOLO has distribution centers in Wilmington, Delaware, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Dallas, Texas, and employs over 130 people.

GOLO’s flagship products are the GOLO for Life® Plan, a servings-based healthy eating program, and the patented Release® dietary supplement.  The health benefits of GOLO and Release have been confirmed in clinical studies and there are over 100 studies on the safety and efficacy of the ingredients in Release. 

The Release supplement contains seven plant-based ingredients and three minerals.   Key ingredients in Release have been extensively studied and shown to improve metabolic efficiency, help balance key hormones associated with weight, enhance the immune system, increase energy, and reduce stress and mental fatigue, common factors associated with dieting. Release contains no caffeine or stimulants. 

GOLO’s dual action and back-to-basics holistic approach to weight loss and wellness focuses on metabolic health, sustainable behavior and lifestyle change, resulting in steady weight loss. GOLO provides a safe, affordable, and effective total wellness solution. 

GOLO’s approach does not include the use of weight loss drugs which come with numerous potential side effects and significant health risks. GOLO firmly believes that weight loss drugs are ineffective for long-term weight loss and do not address the root cause of weight gain. GOLO encourages and empowers people to embrace healthy lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and emotional well-being instead of quick-fix drugs or fad diets. By adopting a holistic approach to weight management, GOLO can help individuals achieve lasting results and lead healthier, happier lives. 

In 2023, GOLO donated over $350,000 to US charities, including The Food Bank of Delaware, Special Olympics of Delaware and Nevada, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Delaware. The company also delivered over 215,000 balanced, nutrient dense GOLO Foods meals to food banks and food pantries in New York, Delaware, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Nevada, and Texas. The company aims to distribute over 1 million meals this year to help address hunger and promote the health benefits of consuming nutrient-dense foods.

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GOLO Named to Newsweek’s America’s Best Customer Service List

NEWARK, DE, (October 10, 2023) – GOLO, the health and wellness solutions company, has been named to Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2024 in the “Nutrition and Weight-loss Program” category. Newsweek’s America’s Best Customer Service 2024 rankings are based on research conducted in 2023 by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The rankings run from September 2023 to September 2024.

"We are incredibly proud and honored to receive this recognition from Newsweek," said Jennifer Brooks, President and Co-founder of GOLO. "We have some of the most passionate and loyal customers in the industry - and providing them with exceptional service is a top priority that we work hard to deliver on every day."

GOLO was founded on a single idea: to help people achieve a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. Today, the company has reached over four million people worldwide.

“When it comes to achieving a healthier lifestyle, no one does it alone, which is why the role of customer service is so vitally important,” added Brooks.

The 2024 America’s Best Customer Service rankings were identified from the results of an independent survey of more than 30,000 U.S. customers who have either made purchases, used services, or gathered information about products or services in the past three years. In total, over 200,000 evaluations were collected. The survey was conducted on retailers and service providers from 166 categories, providing results for a broad spectrum of customer experiences in traditional retail, online, and service segments. For each category, the most relevant brands were included in the scope of the survey according to reputation, turnover, or market share.

Earlier this year, GOLO's customer-driven TV advertising campaign was also recognized and honored for its industry thought leadership and impact.

To learn more about GOLO, visit golo.com or view company updates in our newsroom.

About GOLO

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier lifestyle. GOLO has reached over four million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656.

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GOLO and Project Fit America team up for the second installment of their school grant program in Delaware to support physical education

Delaware public elementary schools are invited to apply through November 10. One school will be selected for the grant.

NEWARK, DE (September 19, 2023) - Project Fit America (PFA), a national non-profit that creates and administers exemplary fitness in education programming for elementary and middle schools, is launching the second year of its philanthropic relationship with Delaware-based GOLO. This year’s grant, a total of $10,000, will fund the development of a Project Fit America grant program in GOLO's corporate home state of Delaware. 

Last year, the grant funded by GOLO was awarded to John R. Downes Elementary School in Newark. The school received fitness equipment and a dynamic supplemental physical education curriculum with games, activities, and challenges for children. Project Fit America will also provide on-site training support with the school's physical education teacher representative for the next two years.

How schools in Delaware can apply for the 2023 Grant:

For more information on how to apply or to request a grant application, please contact Project Fit America via email at info@projectfitamerica.org and include GOLO PFA Delaware Grant in the subject line. You can also call 800-711-4348. Grant submissions will be accepted now through November 10, 2023. Only public elementary schools in Delaware may apply for this grant. One school will be selected as the recipient of this grant.

"We're excited to expand our partnership with the team from Project Fit America by bringing this amazing opportunity to another deserving school in Delaware," said Jennifer Brooks, President and Co founder of GOLO. "We've seen first-hand how Project Fit America's work in local communities truly makes a difference, providing funding, equipment, and other resources that schools need. We can't wait for year two!”

"We are honored to have the continued partnership with GOLO for this second year of grant giving and support for fitness in education," said Stacey Cook, Director of Project Fit America. "We will be able to impact hundreds and hundreds of students. They love the lessons, games, challenges, and activities, and so do the PE teachers. It is a win-win for all, as the need to help children become active, fit, and healthy will never diminish."

Project Fit America programs are designed to help increase children's fitness levels through fun and innovative activities by providing much-needed physical education equipment, on-site teacher training, curriculum materials, and lesson plan support supplies. Project Fit America programs are also customized to each school individually and can be adapted to existing PE programs and curricula.

GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives or visit the GOLO Newsroom

About Project Fit America

Project Fit America is a national (501) (c) (3) charity that works at the grassroots level with schools and front-line educators to create new opportunities for kids to be active, fit, and healthy. They believe in fit kids, one school at a time. When Project Fit America comes to a school, kids never want to miss PE and teachers report seeing fantastic changes not just in their students’ health, but in their attitude toward fitness and healthy lifestyles. For more information, visit www.projectfitamerica.org.

About GOLO

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over four million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656.

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GOLO Advertising Campaign Wins AdSphere™ Award Top Direct-to-Consumer Television Advertisers and Brands Recognized

Customer-focused campaign takes home win for Best of Category (Brand/DR) for Health & Fitness 

NEWARK, DELAWARE – April 27, 2023 – GOLO, the nationally recognized health and wellness solutions company, has been named the winner of the Best of Category (Brand/DR) for Health & Fitness by the 2023 AdSphere™ Awards. The Award recognizes top advertisers and brands across a wide range of industry categories representing all facets of the direct-to-consumer television industry. The complete list of AdSphere™ Award winners can be found online at drmetrix.com/adsphere-awards.html 

GOLO is being acknowledged for its popular testimonial-driven broadcast advertising campaign showcasing its customers’ inspirational stories. The campaign is designed to demonstrate that getting healthy is not only possible but achievable and sustainable. 

“We are honored to receive this award,” says Alex Razzook, Chief Growth Officer of GOLO. “We know that our customers are the face of our business, and this award is especially meaningful for us because it provides further proof that putting our customers first is the best way to share the GOLO story.” 

“The direct-to-consumer television industry grew to over 22 billion on national cable and broadcast networks in 2022,” says Joseph Gray, founder of DRMetrix. Since inception, the Adsphere™ research system has expanded its monitoring coverage to over 140 networks having detected over 110 million airings, 117,00 creatives, and over 16,000 direct-to-consumer brands. 

ABOUT GOLO 

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over two million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656. 

About DRMetrix 

DRMetrix, an iSpot.tv company, monitors over 140 national television networks, tracking all short-form, 5-min, and long-form commercials that include web addresses, QR Codes,mobile app response, SMS, and/or toll free numbers. The AdSphere™ Awards recognizes top direct-to-consumer advertisers and brands across Brand/DR, Lead Generation, Short-Form Product, and Long-Form industry classifications. 

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GOLO Sponsors 2023 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Tim Selinske US Masters

Taps into the growing popularity of disc golf in US 

NEWARK, DE (May 18, 2023) – GOLO, the health and wellness solutions company, today announces its sponsorship of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) Tim Selinske US Masters event in Eugene, Oregon. Scheduled for May 25-28, 2023, the event will feature 400 - 500 professional and amateur disc golfers. 

"We're incredibly excited about our sponsorship of the PDGA Tim Selinske US Masters Championships," says Jennifer Brooks, president and co-founder of GOLO. "Disc golf is a versatile, healthy lifestyle activity that continues to grow in popularity and in its ability to inspire people, including our GOLO customers, to get up, get active, and have fun." 

The 2023 PDGA Tim Selinske US Masters Championships will offer qualified, age-based players the opportunity to compete for a national title and enjoy the culture and diversity of the pacific northwest and Eugene, Oregon. 

“We are absolutely thrilled to have a premier health and wellness company like GOLO onboard as a sponsor," said Rebecca Duffy, Operations and Logistics Manager, PDGA. "Their support speaks to the growth of our sport and the entire disc golf community.” 

Headquartered in Newark, Delaware, GOLO and its brands empower individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives. 

About GOLO 

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over two million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656. 

About Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) 

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is a membership-based organization boasting more than 200,000 lifetime members across 54 countries. The PDGA is also the governing body for the sport and sanctions competitive events for players of every skill level. There are more than 9,800 disc golf courses worldwide, with more being installed every day. 

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GOLO Donates $100,000 to Support Local Nonprofits, Charities and Community-Based Organizations

NEWARK, DE (May 23, 2023) – As part of its ongoing commitment to support local community-based initiatives, GOLO, the Delaware-based health and wellness solutions company, recently donated over $100K across seven organizations. The organizations receiving donations are Meals on Wheels Delaware, the Police Athletic League of Wilmington, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware, Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, Veterans’ Multi-Service Center, Special Olympics of Delaware, and Girls on the Run Delaware. 

"These donations further our efforts to partner with organizations from our community that are making real and tangible differences in people's lives," says Jennifer Brooks, Co-founder and President of GOLO. 

The funding will support a variety of initiatives in the local community, including meal delivery programs for seniors, summer camp programs for teens, youth health and leadership education programs, Veterans’ services, and more. 

Donation beneficiaries: 

Meals on Wheels of Delaware 

Meals On Wheels Delaware’s (MOWD) mission is to raise funds, other resources, and awareness to support meal delivery programs for homebound seniors in Delaware. In collaboration with meal-delivery programs throughout the state, MOWD strives to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of hot, nutritious meals. 

"We are incredibly grateful for the strong and committed partnerships we enjoy with community-focused businesses like GOLO," said Anne Love, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels Delaware. "This donation will help ensure that seniors in our community will be able to receive freshly prepared, nutritionally balanced meals delivered to their door by a caring volunteer each weekday at lunchtime." 

The Police Athletic League of Wilmington 

The Police Athletic League of Wilmington provides youth a safe haven after school to channel their energies in positive directions to promote self-esteem, good life choices, and healthy lifestyles. Their center has a full-time police officer and dedicated staff who work to enhance the positive moral development of young people through a large variety of sports, education, and recreational programs. 

"We would like to thank GOLO for their support and generous donation," says Christopher Purnell, Executive Director of the Police Athletic League of Wilmington. "This donation will allow us to continue our efforts in our health and wellness and summer camp programs for youth and families. We strive to build brighter futures, and with this donation, we can continue doing just that for our community." 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware inspires and enables all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, caring citizens. Led by passionate professionals, its Club and school site locations encourage the youth to grow, learn, and play their way toward a brighter future. 

"We are excited and thankful for our community partnership with GOLO," says John Wellons, President/CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. "Their support of our health and life skills programming for teens will ensure that our members have important exposure to academic support and workforce opportunities along with receiving mentorship and education on healthy lifestyles.” 

Ronald McDonald House, Delaware 

The Ronald McDonald House of Delaware provides a temporary residence for families of seriously ill or injured children receiving treatment at area hospitals. In addition to providing a place to stay, the House offers nurturing and supportive environments where families can be together and find comfort. 

“On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff and volunteers, and most importantly, the families we serve, we thank GOLO for their generous donation and continued support of our mission,” says Pamela W. Cornforth, President and CEO, Ronald McDonald House, Delaware. “At the Ronald McDonald House of Delaware, we believe that nothing is more important than family and providing them comfort, care, and togetherness during their child’s medical crisis. By providing a “home-away-from-home” to families who travel far distances to receive medical treatments in Wilmington, we allow our families to experience all of the comforts of home, including accommodations, nutritious meals, and a supportive community. Our families are then able to focus on what matters most – the well-being of their child.” 

Special Olympics Delaware 

The mission of Special Olympics Delaware is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for more than 4,200 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community. 

“GOLO has been a strong supporter of our Summer Games and sponsor of our Healthy Athlete station for many years,” says David Halley, President and CEO, Special Olympics of Delaware. “Their support will allow free health education, activities, and screenings for over 500 athletes attending our Summer Games. We could not offer these free programs without their involvement and support. It truly is life-changing!” 

The Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) 

Veterans Multi-Service Center (VMC) exists solely to “serve those who served” this great nation, our Veterans. The organization is dedicated to advancing the cause of Veterans, advocating on all levels, giving voice to their concerns, bringing equity and quality to their earned benefits, and a just resolve to their needs. 

"It is only with the support of companies like GOLO that we're able to offer transformational services for Veteran families in the local community," says Joe Brooks, Executive Director of Veterans Multi-Service Center. "GOLO is truly a leader on this front, and we hope others follow." 

Girls on the Run Delaware 

Girls on the Run inspires girls of all abilities to recognize their individual strengths, while building a sense of connection in a team setting. Volunteer coaches facilitate lessons that blend physical activity with life skill development to enable girls to adapt to whatever comes their way. 

"We are grateful for the support of local corporations like GOLO, which allows us to continue our strategic goals of reaching many of the underserved girls in our community who may not have otherwise been able to participate in our program," says Kim Chitty, Executive Director, Girls on the Run Delaware. 

About GOLO 

Founded and headquartered in Newark, Delaware, GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives. 

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over two million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit www.golo.com or call 800-730-4656. 

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GOLO, the Health and Wellness Solutions Company, Increases its Support for Community-based Initiatives with Donations to Three Organizations

NEWARK, DE (June 6, 2023) – As part of its ongoing commitment to support community-based initiatives, GOLO recently donated $60,000 across three national organizations: One Warm Coat, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, and Wounded Warriors Family Support. The funding will focus on various initiatives, including coat drives for children and families, support programs for children with cancer, and veterans' services. 

"Our donations to One Warm Coat, Wounded Warriors Family Support, and Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation further reinforce our commitment to organizations that positively impact our communities," says Jennifer Brooks, Co-founder and President of GOLO. 

Donation beneficiaries: 

One Warm Coat 

One Warm Coat's mission is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Over the past 30 years, One Warm Coat has facilitated more than 43,000 coat drives, collecting 7.3 million coats that have been distributed through 1,400 nonprofit partners across all 50 states. 

"One Warm Coat is grateful for this generous contribution from GOLO, which will help provide warmth to thousands of children and adults this year while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability," says Beth W. Amodio, President and CEO of One Warm Coat. "More than 37 million Americans are living at or below the poverty level, and these individuals and families need and deserve shelter from the elements and the knowledge that someone cares." 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation 

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) shares the vision of their founder and creator, Alexandra "Alex" Scott — a cure for all children with cancer. Their mission is to change the lives of children with cancer through funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families, and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer. 

"We are grateful to GOLO for joining us in the fight against childhood cancer," says Liz Scott, Alex's mom and Co-Executive Director at Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. "Their support allows us to continue our mission to fund critical research as well as to provide support to families looking for a cure." 

Wounded Warriors Family Support 

Wounded Warriors Family Support is an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to the families of those who have been wounded, injured, or killed during combat operations. 

"Through our partnership, GOLO has made significant contributions towards improving the quality of life for veterans and their families," says Kate McCauley, CEO and President of Wounded Warriors Family Support. 

About GOLO 

GOLO empowers individuals and communities by helping them take control of their health and wellness. Click here to learn more about our charitable giving initiatives. 

GOLO® products provide safe solutions to weight-loss and wellness while helping individuals transition to a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. GOLO has reached over three million people worldwide who now have a chance at healthy, sustainable, and affordable weight loss. For more information about the GOLO for Life® plan, visit golo.com or call 800-730-4656. 

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