Every 16 weeks, thousands of amazing individuals complete the IsaBody Challenge®, forever changed by what they have accomplished. We are unbelievably proud of each and every one of them and are so honored to be a part of their incredible transformations!

You’ve already met our 2018 IsaBody™ Finalists, and now, we can’t wait to introduce you to 10 extraordinary participants whose incredible stories have to be shared. These 10 honorees will receive US$1,000/CA$1,110 and free tickets to Isagenix events (Global Celebration, New Year Kick Off or Canada Celebration, and one Isagenix University).

Please meet your 2018 IsaBody Challenge Honorable Mentions!


Albert “Vinny” Bucaj
Location: Marietta, Georgia

Height: 6’2”
Age: 52
Total Weight Loss: 6 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 5

A hardworking husband and father of two, Albert found his calling as a New York firefighter where he excelled through his passion for helping others. He felt he had found his life’s purpose until several injuries took him out of the game. Struggling with surgeries and emotional wounds, Albert had started to give up when his wife, Wendy, introduced him to Isagenix. Reminded that life is a choice, not a chance, Albert made his choice to get back in the game with the IsaBody Challenge.





Catherine Galli
Location: Huntington, New York

Height: 5’5”
Age: 33
Total Weight Loss: 100 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 6

In 2016, Catherine hit her breaking point when she was on a trip to an amusement park with her husband and two girls and realized she was too overweight to go on any of the rides. Knowing she had to make a change and vowing that she would never have to explain to her daughters why she couldn’t go on a ride again, Catherine joined Isagenix and the IsaBody Challenge, which has ended up being the ride of her life.





Jason Harynuk
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Height: 6’2”
Age: 35
Total Weight Loss: 20 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1

Jason grew up in a small town where he spent his life centered around sports, particularly baseball. Always active, he had been in shape his entire life – until he reached adulthood and stopped playing ball. He played in the occasional recreational league, but before he knew it, he had managed to get a “dad bod” without having kids! Now done with his first IsaBody Challenge, Jason is down 20 pounds, and the dad bod has been laid to rest.





Jennifer Lindelow
Location: Lilburn, Georgia

Height: 5’1”
Age: 45
Total Weight Loss: 32 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 5

Jennifer’s weight had fluctuated throughout her entire adult life, but after gaining a significant amount of weight following her wedding, she decided enough was enough. With Isagenix products, she lost 32 pounds* and kept it off for the next year. Ready to take things to the next level, Jennifer joined the IsaBody Challenge and gained lean muscle. Now, she’s hitting the beach with confidence and running mountain trails in Colorado.





Jessica Mull
Location: Lafayette, Pennsylvania

Height: 5’3”
Age: 37
Total Weight Loss: 126 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 7

When Jessica found the IsaBody Challenge, it was a dream come true. She was ready to be back in control of her own life, and her determination led her not only to losing half her original weight but also to being named an honorable mention! Jessica no longer makes time for negative thoughts or self-sabotage – she’s too busy doing whatever it takes to help other women change their lives.






John Betts
Location: Anaheim, California

Height: 5’5”
Age: 45
Total Weight Loss: 39 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1

For years, John’s love affair with food was killing him, leaving him as someone he didn’t recognize – someone who wasn’t there for his family. His health was in jeopardy, but he wasn’t doing anything about it until finally, he decided to act. Along with changing his diet, he joined the IsaBody Challenge, started early morning cardio, and focused on his health. He’s now 39 pounds down* and is ready to keep attacking his goals like his life depends on it.





Kenya Elliott
Location: Mesa, Arizona

Height: 5’3”
Age: 40
Total Weight Loss: 450 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 5

When life-threatening medical conditions left Kenya on bed rest with light physical activity, early in her fifth IsaBody Challenge, she questioned how she would transform without intense daily exercise. But, it was also then that she decided that further physical transformation this round wasn’t impossible; it would just be different. She found ways she could still exercise (like the pool!) and focused on her mindset. In this Challenge, she discovered that change is completely up to your mind, and that when life “ups the ante,” it’s up to you to do the same.




Kevin Rice
Location: Southwest Asia

Height: 5’10”
Age: 34
Total Weight Loss: 24 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1

As an active member of the army, Kevin knew that once he started his sixth tour in Southwest Asia, he wouldn’t be able to have any of the treats that reminded him of home. So, he did what any of us would do in that situation and splurged until it was time to go. Knowing it would be hard to get back on track while deployed especially without a kitchen, Kevin was sold when a good friend introduced him to Isagenix. He knew the IsaBody Challenge was the perfect distraction while he was away to get him back to where he wanted to be.





Lydia Hunt
Location: Columbia, Missouri

Height: 5’3”
Age: 33
Total Weight Loss: 77 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 3

When Lydia decided to get started with the Isagenix products, a close friend voiced her doubts and tried to convince Lydia she could lose the weight on her own. Lydia loves her friend but knew she was wrong and set out to prove it. Three IsaBody Challenges later, she did it, making her friend very proud. Lydia has challenged herself and her health to a greater level than she has ever before and is so excited she gets to do this Challenge for the rest of her life.





Robert Evans
Location: College Station, Texas

Height: 6’1”
Age: 50
Total Weight Loss: 31 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1

Robert started his Isagenix journey simply as an accountability partner for his 21-year-old daughter, Emilie. With Isagenix nutrition, Emilie had a great experience, and Robert left his dad bod behind, feeling the energy of his youth return. Now, three IsaBody Challenges later, Robert knows he will never go a day without this nutrition and is so thankful for what this has brought to his family.





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*​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-30 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.