We are kicking off the new year with 10 amazing IsaBody Challenge® Honorable Mentions! In addition to the five new IsaBody™ Finalists, these 10 participants went above and beyond to transform their body and their lives with Isagenix.

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

Let’s meet your NYKO 2018 IsaBody Honorable Mentions!

Chris Lupo
Age: 48
Height: 6’3”
Total Weight Loss: 17 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 5
Location: Gilbert, Arizona


Before Chris started with Isagenix and joined the IsaBody Challenge, he spent a year recovering from knee surgery. During that year, he became depressed, unmotivated, and let himself go. Once he discovered IsaBody, he found the accountability he needed to transform and loved his results so much he kept going, Challenge after Challenge. Now, five Challenges and 17 pounds* later, Chris is looking toward the future and focusing on building an Isagenix business with his wife. As a strength coach for 25 years, Chris knows that Isagenix is the key to healthy living as he approaches his 50s.

Christine Manukyan
Age: 37
Height: 5’11”
Total Weight Loss: 29 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 7
Location: Glendale, California


Christine never wore a two-piece bathing suit because she was so ashamed of her body. After successfully completing multiple IsaBody Challenges and losing weight, her view on body image changed. Not only did she wear a bikini, but she also competed and placed in multiple swimsuit competitions, even recently placing as a finalist! During Christine’s most recent IsaBody Challenge, she faced personal struggles but used the accountability and discipline of the Challenge to push through and succeed.

Colleen DeVeyrac
Age: 51
Height: 5’4”
Total Weight Loss: 27 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 9
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia


When Colleen was in her 20s, a horrible car accident changed the course of her life, causing severe and constant pain in her body. As a former athlete, she always tried to stay active, but the pain prevented her from doing the intense workouts she was used to, and her small frame ballooned up to almost 200 pounds. After seeing her now sponsor’s posts on social media, Colleen eventually reached out and began taking Isagenix products and joined the Challenge. It also helped that Colleen’s partner Katrina was involved in IsaBody and experienced amazing results, so she was inspired to do the same. “The IsaBody Challenge continues to keep me focused and on track,” said Colleen. “I love feeling motivated and inspired!”

David Rush
Age: 38
Height: 5’9”
Total Weight Gain: gained 10 pounds of lean muscle*
Number of Challenges: 1
Location: New York, New York


David spent years eating poorly, not exercising, and enjoying nightlife a little too much. He reached a point where he knew he needed to make a change and vowed to do so. He joined the IsaBody Challenge, gave up drinking completely, found confidence at his job, began learning Chinese, and started a running club at work! David gained 10 pounds of lean muscle* and signed up for a marathon and a triathlon. “I saw the light and stepped into it,” he said. “There is no turning back.”

Deb Bryce
Age: 57
Height: 5’4”
Total Weight Loss: 32 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 2
Location: Rye, New Hampshire


A rough childhood and toxic relationship in her adult life created a lot of self-esteem issues for Deb. In her 50s, she found herself obese and unhappy – angry with herself for allowing her body to get to where it was. As a lifelong athlete and a state police officer, this was not the norm for Deb. She promised herself she would transform into the best physically and mentally before she reached her 57th birthday. Deb joined Isagenix and the IsaBody Challenge, released the weight, and now said that she is stronger than ever and has her quality of life back. 

Kevin Cooper
Age: 46
Height: 5’10”
Total Weight Loss: 42 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1
Location: Downers Grove, Illinois


Kevin reached an extremely low point in his life and felt like he had hit rock bottom. Fortunately, he ran into 2016 IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner Alvie Shepherd at his gym, and Alvie shared what he did to transform his life. Kevin decided to give Alvie’s advice a try, and joining the Challenge helped him find the confidence he needed to move past his low point. Today, Kevin has released over 40 pounds,* his Isagenix business is growing, and he spends quality time with his family, laughing and enjoying life.

Nikit Malhotra
Age: 47
Height: 6’1”
Total Weight Loss: 16 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1
Location: St. Augustine, Florida


There was a time when health issues held Nikit back from pursuing his potential. After a trip to the ER helped him realize how much he needed to work on his health, Nikit listened to a friend who introduced he and his wife to Isagenix. Once he was signed up, Nikit enrolled in the IsaBody Challenge and released 16 pounds,* gained lean muscle, and built up his strength!

Tammy Webb
Age: 36
Height: 5’4”
Total Weight Loss: 11 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 1
Location: Edmonton, Alberta


Although there was a point in her life where she was in very good shape, personal struggles and a divorce caused Tammy to let herself go. “I started to coast through my days without a purpose,” Tammy said. She was a long-time product user and tried the IsaBody Challenge twice but never completed it, which left her feeling embarrassed once she gained weight. Tammy reached a point where she decided she’d had enough and finally completed her first Challenge, released the weight, gained back her confidence, and found the energy to commit to daily action and good choices!

Nathan Aferi
Age: 48
Height: 5’10”
Total Weight Loss: 15 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 2
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina


A fear of failing caused Nathan to hesitate before enrolling in the IsaBody Challenge, but when he did, his hard work paid off. Before finding Isagenix and IsaBody, Nathan was praying for some type of solution, and his prayers were answered when a friend introduced him to the products. Nathan regained his energy, released weight, and is now on a mission to help as many people as possible.

Melissa Barkell
Age: 46
Height: 5’11”
Total Weight Loss: 63 pounds*
Number of Challenges: 8
Location: Butte, Montana


An unwanted divorce and personal family struggles haven’t held Melissa back from completing her IsaBody Challenges. Consistent workouts, a healthy diet, and daily IsaLean™ Shakes are all key components to the success Melissa has experienced after multiple Challenges. Today, she is grateful for the support she receives from Isagenix and IsaBody and is accepting her new reality while creating a vision for her future!

*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. 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. View the study results.