“I’ve helped more than 1,000 people lose well over 20,000 pounds. Want to be next?”
When Marc Gray read this message on Ardis Samuels’ LinkedIn profile, he just knew she was someone he needed to get into contact with. Now, more than a year later, both him and Ardis are extremely grateful for their friendship, and Marc is thanking Ardis for his life.
Choosing to Fight
In October of 2014, Marc was told he would never walk again after a severe car accident left him with a fractured hip. He couldn’t put any pressure on his right leg, and muscle atrophy set in. The lack of physical activity led to weight gain, and Marc started to face numerous risks with his health.
If you were facing a similar situation, would you give in or keep fighting? For Marc, the answer was to fight.
A Helping Hand
When Marc saw Ardis’ post on LinkedIn, he reached out. He mentioned he was getting ready to have bariatric surgery to help him lose the weight he had gained, but Ardis knew she couldn’t let Marc go through with the surgery without giving the Isagenix System a try first.
“Ardis told me to just give her a shot and that I wouldn’t regret it,” said Marc. “Now, the only thing I regret is that I didn’t start earlier!”
Marc’s Success With Isagenix
Marc lost 147 pounds* with Isagenix and became a member of the Isagenix 100-Pound Club. By exercising regularly and living an overall healthy lifestyle, he also overcame many of the other obstacles he faced.
“My doctors told me I’d never walk, but I’m determined, especially if someone tells me I can’t do something,” said Marc. “It was an accomplishment to even walk again, but after losing the weight, I’m able to go-kart and ride bikes with my kids — something I haven’t done since I was 13 years old!”
Living Life to the Fullest
Marc and Ardis were looking forward to attending New Year Kick Off 2019 together and finally meeting one another in person, but an emergency surgery left Marc in the hospital. He had to have a full hip replacement, but luckily, his determination won again. Marc stayed focused on maintaining his healthy lifestyle throughout his recovery, and thanks to the help of Isagenix and his supportive Coach, he’s now back to living life to the fullest.
“I love what I do with Isagenix,” said Ardis. “I feel like I’m changing people’s lives all the time. And someone like Marc, I’m so grateful I was able to do that for him. I appreciate his friendship so much.
“Now, he’s changing lives with Isagenix, too, and I keep telling him, ‘This is only the beginning!’”
Building a Friendship and a Business
Marc’s weight loss has now climbed to 165 pounds,* and he and Ardis remain close friends. Marc has decided to follow in her footsteps by starting his own Isagenix business.
Connecting With the Right People
When Ardis first seized the Isagenix business opportunity, she did a lot of research and decided that LinkedIn was a great way to reach people.
“It’s a no-nonsense, business-oriented platform,” she said. “Just ask Marc. People who find me on LinkedIn are ready for something different. They want to see the story and the before and after photos of people who have seen real results. Ninety percent of my team is from LinkedIn.”
Turning Personal Triumph Into Business Success
As Marc builds his business, he’ll take Ardis’ advice to heart. But, most of all, he’s excited to share his own story and is proud of how far he has come. He hopes that his personal success with Isagenix may inspire others to start their own weight loss journeys.
“As I continue to work hard in my Isagenix journey, I continue to lose weight and gain muscle,” said Marc. “I’m living my life to the fullest.
“If you want to reach your goals, you can never give up! Rely on your Coach, your family, and your Isagenix family. When you’re down and out, they’ll be there to pick you up.”
*Weight loss should not be considered typical. A two-phase 2016 study published by researchers at Skidmore College showed an average weight loss of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. The study evaluated the use of Isagenix products in men and women 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. 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. For more information on the study, see IsagenixHealth.net.