OnUp Water

Meet the OnUp Ambassador Team

We’re dedicated to helping you go onward and upward so we’ve partnered with like-minded athletes in the Twin Cities. The OnUp Team is a community of fitness enthusiasts who authentically love OnUp Protein Water, share a belief that exercise helps you become the best version of yourself, and are committed to inspiring others to incorporate OnUp into their fitness and wellness routines.
Andrea Nisler
6 Time CrossFit Game Athlete & Gym Owner
"OnUp is the only protein I will drink. Who knew protein could taste so great!?"

Andrea is an accomplished CrossFit athlete and owner of Timberwolf Fitness in Roseville, MN. She grew up playing a variety of sports. Having excelling at several, it was hard to choose a favorite. CrossFit appeals to her because it combines a variety of sports and creates a sense of unknown each day - the workouts are ever-changing!

After finding success in the sport from the competition side, Andrea wanted to spread her love for CrossFit. In 2019, she purchased Timberwolf Crossfit in Roseville, MN (now Timberwolf Fitness). She enjoys showing people of all backgrounds and ages how awesome the sport is. Not only does she enjoy watching people transform their bodies and get into great shape, she loves being part of such a welcoming and fun community!

Andrea is also sponsored by P10 Performance and Misfit Athletics.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
Competitions. Being prepared and at peak performance.
Favorite Workout?
Anything with a heavy barbell and a ski erg.
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The Lakes! I love swimming and exploring new lakes.
Holly Janiszewski
Personal Trainer
"I love that OnUp is an easy, on-the-go, clean protein."

Holly’s calling is to inspire her community to fall in love with fitness. That is why she founded Holly J Fitness and the Holly J Fitness App. She loves leading her training clients on their paths to personal betterment - mind, body, and soul.

Holly understands the power of fitness in transforming lives and wakes up each day with the same goal: to help others gain confidence in and out of the gym and build lasting habits for a healthy and happy life.

A Minnesotan at heart, her passions include lakes, the Minnesota Gophers, and the Minnesota State Fair. Holly is a longtime volunteer and fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a proud lululemon ambassador, and an obsessed dog mom. She and her husband Joe live in Minneapolis with their Golden Retriever, Surly.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Blood Orange and Triple Berry
What Motivates You?
Sharing my passion for fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Favorite Workout?
Any HIIT workout OR squats!
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
Access to all the yearlong outdoor activities!!
Andrea Toppin
2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
"Nutrition is key to the recovery process. I’m stoked about the killer amount of protein OnUp has for quick recovery."

Andrea is an aspiring chiropractic professional and an elite marathoner with a passion for healthy living. She is excited to provide holistic, patient-centered care by combining her training experience and professional expertise. She understands the value of a strong recovery and is excited to show patients how nutrition contributes to the recovery process.

Andrea competed in the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials with a qualifying time of 2:42:12. She’ finished 10th among women in the 2017 Twin Cities Marathon. While on cross country at Iowa State, they were Big 12 Champs, All-Region, and NCAA qualifiers.

Andrea is also an elite athlete for and sponsored by Oiselle and GenUCAN. She is a brand ambassador for Corosglobal and Frogsong Farm CBD.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut
What Motivates You?
Becoming a chiropractor and helping others.
Favorite Workout?
2 mile trail repeats - it's about getting into a rhythm!
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
It's so hard to pick! I love how nature is mixed within both Minneapolis and St. Paul. I've traveled the US a lot and the Twin Cities are my favorite hands down.
Emily Niswanger
Integrative Dietitian & Resident OnUp Nutrition Expert
"As a dietitian I love OnUp water because of the high quality ingredients. There is nothing else like it on the market!"

Emily is an integrative and functional nutrition registered dietitian, ultra marathoner, and sustainable eating advocate. She is the founder of Anywhere Nutrition, a monthly meal plan membership with seasonal, macro-balanced meal plans. The meal plans are gluten, dairy and soy free and even come along with full dietitian support for any cooking or grocery shopping questions.

When Emily is not working, she is planning her next trip around the world. Emily and her husband Jeff have traveled all around the world including Tanzania in 2019 to summit Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain in the world.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
Any challenge. I love training for long distance races.
Favorite Workout?
A steady mid-distance run
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The food! We love trying new restaurants, especially for Indian cuisine.
J.C. Lippold
Mindfulness Coach & Community Mover
"It is often hard to actually implement your outlined steps to improve your state. I love the ease at which OnUp helps people increase protein in a tasty way."

J.C. once bought a pair of shoes that had the words, "be better than you were yesterday" inscribed on the insole. He went and bought different insoles. He believes that humans live their fullest and brightest lives when they cease aspiring to be better than they were yesterday and start focusing on being as good as they are today.

Inspired by his passion for storytelling, music, the creativity and capacity of the human body, and the people in his life, J.C. is a master student & a mindfulness and movement facilitator. While he has personally completed 27 marathons and coached thousands to state championships, 1st place finishes, and personal bests, he is passionately working to remove the words "I am not a runner" from common language. The focus instead is on movement and conversation through initiatives like 5K Everyday Conversations that welcome everyone into daily, conversationally paced runs.

J.C. is also a brand ambassador for lululemon and The Center of Movement.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Pineapple Coconut
What Motivates You?
When people affirm that they're already enough in their current state and consider growth and big dreams to maximize their opportunity to live.
Favorite Workout?
Outside, all ages, community movement events
Best Part of the Twin Cities?
The ease and access to trails and parks to move in.
Nick Mathew
CrossFit Open Athlete and Head Coach
"Packed with electrolytes, fast acting protein, and a refreshing taste, OnUp makes for some great fuel!"

Nick was ranked 1st in Minnesota and 59th in the world in the CrossFit Open. He is continuing his journey to win the CrossFit Games! Nick also has experience in bodybuilding, powerlifting, and obstacle course racing.

Along with balancing a career with fitness, Nick is the General Manager and Head CrossFit Coach at CrossFit Minnetonka, and is the father to a beautiful little girl and family. Nick's goal is to make a positive impact in the lives of as many people as he can.

Nick loves incorporating OnUp into his training. He's even been incorporating it as intra-workout fuel during his longer training sessions. He is excited about the great opportunity to back a delicious product and make great connections with all of you.

Favorite OnUp Flavor?
Tart Cherry
What Motivates You?
The idea that you can do whatever you want if you are willing to put in the work it takes to achieve it.
Favorite Workout?
Lifting some really heavy weights