This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the IsaBody Challenge®. The past decade of Challenges has changed hundreds of thousands of lives. With 23,500 completions for 2016—our highest year of completions ever—we’ve narrowed it down to 15 amazing IsaBody™ Finalists. The 2016 IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner transformed beyond the physical and battled over 20,000 contestants to take home the title, gaining the opportunity to represent Isagenix for the next year.
Now, it’s time to reveal the 2016 IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner.
Congratulations to Alvie S., our 2016 IsaBody Challenge US$25,000 Grand Prize Winner!
A former professional baseball player, Alvie fell into an unhealthy lifestyle after retirement and knew he had to get his life together. Years of feeling dissatisfied with his life, combined with partying, caused his weight to skyrocket to over 300 pounds, culminating in a health scare that resulted in surgery but ended up being a wake-up call for Alvie.
“When I woke up from surgery, I decided then and there that I was going to finally make the changes I desperately wanted to for so long,” he says.
“I visualized my name on that wall and how much of an honor it would be, and it literally gave me the chills.”
Introducing the 2016 IsaBody Challenge Runner-Up
For the first time ever in the U.S., in honor of the 10th anniversary of the IsaBody Challenge, we are excited to announce the 2016 IsaBody Challenge Runner-Up, the recipient of US$10,000, Daniel P.!
Along with the Grand Prize Winner, the Runner-Up will serve as the face of the IsaBody Challenge and help others transform their bodies and their lives.
Daniel was devastated after losing his older brother in Afghanistan in 2009. He entered the army after graduating from West Point and endured more hardships on his deployment to Afghanistan.
In 2015, Daniel and his wife, also an army officer, made the decision to leave the military. Daniel found a corporate job and his wife focused on building their Isagenix business.
Corporate America was an adjustment; no longer was Daniel in the fast-paced, adrenaline-fueled environment he had grown accustomed to. Plus, his job required travel, giving him no time for exercise, which lead to overeating, an apathy toward fitness, and disappointment in who he was and where his life was headed.
Daniel hesitated when his wife suggested the IsaBody Challenge. But then it hit him: He needed to make his daughter the reason to get healthy, not the excuse not to!
As a result, Daniel released 23 pounds and eight percent body fat while gaining inches of muscle,* but his journey extends beyond physical transformation.
“I regained my identity and have a newfound hope for what my future holds,” he says. “It’s not all about six-pack abs; it’s about what it does for your family.”
Our IsaBody Finalists
The IsaBody Challenge is a 16-week transformation Challenge in which participants begin their own personal journey to better health.
With over 23,500 completions for 2016, this has been our biggest Challenge year to date. Congratulations to all of our deserving Finalists! Our IsaBody Challenge community is proudly represented by these amazing individuals who not only took control of their own lives, but are helping others transform their lives as well.
The following individuals can proudly say they are among the elite IsaBody Challenge participants. Not only are they in phenomenal shape, but all fifteen Finalists received US$3,000 cash, tickets, and accommodations for them and a guest to 2016 Celebration, and a luxurious, all-expenses-paid vacation for them and a guest on the IsaBody Escape in Costa Rica, and personal photo shoots.
2016 Celebration Finalists
Evelyn K. from Cave Creek, Arizona, lost 229 pounds!*
Kristy T. from Thunder Bay, Ontario, lost 31 pounds!*
Mike A. from Airdrie, Alberta, lost 33 pounds!*
Kareem D. from East Hartland, Connecticut, lost 27 pounds!*
2016 Top Achievers Finalists
Chris P. from Boscawen, New Hampshire, lost 115 pounds!*
Jennifer L. from Calgary, Alberta, lost 100 pounds!*
Joy D. from Chandler, Arizona, lost 20 pounds!*
Yovanka M. from Toronto, Ontario, lost 105 pounds!*
2016 New Year Kick Off Finalists
Brenda M. from Longview, Washington, lost 100 pounds!*
Bob D. from Windham, New Hampshire, lost 34 pounds!*
Spencer I. from Montpelier, Idaho, put on 30 pounds of lean muscle!*
Justin S. from Christiansted, U.S. Virgin Islands, lost 21 pounds!*
Amanda M. from Crestview, Florida, lost 38 pounds!*
Everyone who entered and completed a 2016 IsaBody Challenge received:
- A $200 product certificate
- An exclusive IsaBody Challenge T-shirt
- An IsaBody Challenge Achievement certificate
- One entry into the 2016 IsaBody Escape, Costa Rica
Congratulations to our Employee IsaBody Challenge Winner, Tara Flis. She lost 25 pounds during the corporate IsaBody Challenge!*
Do you want to be a part of the action? Register for the IsaBody Challenge today in your Back Office, and be a part of the incredible transformations!
*Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 9 pounds after 30 days on an Isagenix System. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet.