Meet Your 2018 Judging Period 2 IsaBody Honorable Mentions!

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We see so many incredible transformations each year, and these 10 amazing people selected as IsaBody Challenge® Honorable Mentions are no exception. In addition to the five new IsaBody™ Finalists, these 10 participants went above and beyond to transform their bodies and lives with Isagenix.

These 10 honorees will receive US$1,000/CA$1,110 and free tickets to Isagenix events (Global Celebration, New Year Kick Off, and one Isagenix University).

Let’s meet your 2018 Judging Period 2 IsaBody Honorable Mentions!

Opie (Scott) Buchanan
Age: 44
Height: 6’2”
Total Weight Loss: 117 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 3
Location: Berlin, MD

Opie gave up everything to care for his family; his wife’s battle with cancer and his son who lives with a disability left Opie with little time for himself. He ended up losing sight of his own health, resulting in him weighing more than 325 pounds. He finally decided it was time to make a change and entered the IsaBody Challenge. Throughout his three Challenges, he lost 117 pounds*! Now the Buchanan family is living happier and healthier lifestyles under one roof.

Deb Gagnier
Age: 52
Height: 5’5”
Total Weight Loss: 10 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 4
Location: Tecumseh, ON

Deb’s fourth IsaBody Challenge was more than just a physical transformation. Life threw her several curveballs, but her commitment to the Isagenix System helped her grow, not only physically, but emotionally, too. Now Deb is 10 pounds lighter and is ramping up her physical performance with the help of products like AMPED™ NOx and AMPED Recover. She is now living healthier and has even become a certified TRX coach!

Denise Wiggins
Age: 52
Height: 5’2”
Total Weight Loss: 58 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 7
Location: Collegeville, PA

Denise entered her seventh IsaBody Challenge with an action plan that helped her earn the title of Honorable Mention! In addition to losing 58 pounds* since starting Isagenix and lowering her body fat percentage, Denise committed to three workouts a week, built up to 22 situps in one minute when she previously couldn’t do one, and stayed true to the Isagenix System to fuel her nutrition. Now she’s feeling great and looking even greater!

Jerry McGill
Age: 52
Height: 5’11”
Total Weight Loss: 70 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 6
Location: Lexington, SC

Jerry celebrated his two-year Isagenix anniversary with his sixth IsaBody Challenge and a victory in mental toughness. An early injury during an obstacle course race sidelined him, but he didn’t let it stop him from overcoming and going for the gains! Jerry changed his training to work around his injuries and discovered there was an endurance athlete deep inside. Now he’s 70 pounds lighter* and swimming, running, and cycling through his new lifestyle! He is also set to complete his first Ironman this May!

Mert Karakilic
Age: 40
Height: 5’9”
Total Weight Loss: 116 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 6
Location: Coquitlam, BC

Mert battled unhealthy weight gain his whole life, but he isn’t sure where it all started or why. He simply knew that he wanted to be alive to see his young son grow up and one day get married. He knew this would require a change. Committing to a completely new lifestyle and the Isagenix System, Mert dropped an incredible 116 pounds!* He’s earned the title of Honorable Mention, but more importantly he’s taken steps to ensure that he’ll be there for his son’s future.

Chelsey Thoele
Age: 26
Height: 5’3”
Total Weight Loss: 9 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 2
Location: Kodak, TN

Chelsey was fighting for her life. After leaving an abusive relationship and relocating 1,500 miles away with her daughter, she was finally ready to take her life back. Her close friend Audrye McLeod introduced her to Isagenix and it was the lifestyle turnaround Chelsey had been seeking. But she wanted more. She decided to join the IsaBody Challenge and ended up losing 9 pounds. Now happily married with three children, Chelsey is living her best IsaLife™!

Jason Hill
Age: 38
Height: 5’10”
Total Weight Gain: Gained 22 pounds of lean muscle*
Number of Challenges: 3
Location: Spartanburg, SC

Jason is a seasoned competitive bodybuilder, but the continual grind of on- and off-season training meant his physical appearance suffered when it wasn’t showtime. Jason was ready for a year-round body and a healthier lifestyle to match. The IsaBody Challenge was just what he was looking for to sculpt a physique that wasn’t just built for the judges —it was made for a whole new life.

Jocelynn Cabral
Age: 29
Height: 5’4”
Total Weight Loss: 100 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 5
Location: New Bedford, MA

Jocelynn started her Isagenix journey when both she and her husband joined the 100-Pound Club. She is now a certified spin instructor! What came in between? Five IsaBody Challenges, hard work, discipline, and an absolute love of the products. It started small, but Jocelynn’s dedication paid off big.

John Stankiewicz
Age: 24
Height: 5’11”
Total Weight Loss: 10 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 3
Location: Goshen, CT

A little public pressure went a long way for John. He declared his commitment to conquering the IsaBody Challenge on social media. After announcing his goal to achieve a total physical transformation to his Isagenix team and all of his social media followers, John wondered what he had gotten himself into. But, after six years with Isagenix, he knew it was time to go all in. He lost 10 pounds and proved that he’s a man of his word. He even credits the IsaBody Challenge as a turning point in his life and business.

Jordon LeDune
Age: 28
Height: 5’6”
Total Weight Loss: 36 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1
Location: East Grand Forks, MN

Life after the Marines left Jordon feeling upside down. Battling PTSD and combat stress disorder, Jordon let poor health choices, both physical and mental, consume his life. He didn’t see light at the end of the tunnel, but like all Marines, he wasn’t about to run or retreat. Inspired by his love for his five-year-old daughter, Jordon pulled himself up and, with the help of a friend who introduced him to Isagenix, Jordon used the IsaBody Challenge to begin building his new life. He lost 36 pounds* and says Isagenix helped give him passion and a reason to smile again.

*Results not typical. Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix Customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. In a two-phase study performed from 2015-2016 by Skidmore College in New York, researchers evaluated use of Isagenix products for weight loss followed by weight maintenance. As part of the weight loss phase, the participants took part in a calorie-controlled regimen of Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week and lost an average of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. During the weight maintenance phase, the subjects who continued the calorie-controlled program using Isagenix products better maintained their weight loss in comparison to those who transitioned to a traditional diet after 52 weeks. View the study results