The IsaBody Challenge® is a 16-week transformation completed by hundreds of phenomenal individuals. We’re so honored to be a part of each of our participants’ journeys as they dedicate themselves to this Challenge, and in the process, transform their bodies and their lives.

Our Judging Period 3 participants shared inspiring stories of hard work and incredible commitment. Now, we’re so proud to announce our latest Canada IsaBody® Finalists!

John Birr before and progress photosJohn Birr
Markdale, Ontario
Age: 49
Height: 5’11”
Total Weight Loss: 32 pounds*
Challenges Completed: 14

Before starting his IsaBody journey, John thought being a little overweight, having a beer belly, and feeling tired and lazy were just part of getting older, but that all changed with this Challenge. John was skeptical at first, but with the encouragement of his wife, he gave Isagenix a try. He is now a firm believer in the system, though his success has been far from a straight line.

John was a dedicated product user and gym goer through his first three Challenges, but after losing his best friend to a massive heart attack at the age of 42, John’s journey took a turn. He struggled to get through that loss, and as John says, he got really good at drinking beer.

“Eventually, I started realizing I was crazy to work so hard just to spoil my results with alcohol,” John said. “I realized I was no longer happy just feeling OK, and I fully committed to this journey and creating a healthier lifestyle.”

John got serious about the Isagenix System and now truly believes he deserves to feel this good every single day. He only wishes he had realized it sooner. Now, he’s a fit grandfather at 49 and is looking forward to retiring (hopefully) in better shape than when he started working.

“Age is truly just a number, and we can never let that stop us from not just chasing but actually catching our dreams!”

Taiya Farrell before and progress photoTaiya Farrell
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Age: 38
Height: 5’10”
Total Weight Loss: 130 pounds*
Challenges Completed: 5

When Taiya was 9 years old, her sister was diagnosed with schizophrenia. It consumed her parents’ time and energy and completely changed their lives. Taiya started overeating and gaining weight on purpose to win her mom’s attention, and food became her addiction.

Taiya moved out at 18 against her mother’s wishes, and it was when she was three provinces away that she lost her mom to an unexpected accident.

“I felt as if nothing was in my control,” she said.

Soon after, she met her husband, but having a family sent her weight loss struggle on a series of ups and downs. Eventually, Taiya reached her all-time low. She was the heaviest she’d ever been and couldn’t care for her family the way she wanted to.

“We were all suffering,” she said. “Then I had my first IsaLean™ Shake.”

Taiya signed up for her first IsaBody Challenge and decided failure was not an option this time. She learned about the 100-Pound Club and desperately wanted to be a member.

“The 100-Pound Club logo became the screen saver on my phone, and I reached that goal on May 15, 2019,” Taiya said. “On that day, my screen saver became the IsaBody logo to remind me of what I’m pushing for. This company has changed my life forever, and I’m so excited for the future!”

Véronique Collin before and progressronique Collin
Orleans, Ottawa
Age: 24
Height: 5’2”
Total Weight Loss: 0 pounds
Challenges Completed: 7

When you look at Véronique’s Challenge stats, you may notice she hasn’t lost or gained any weight. She’s remained consistent, and that’s why this program is so important to her. For Véronique, the IsaBody Challenge is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing the solution that will help her maintain her healthy lifestyle through her busy life.

“I use at least 10 Isagenix products a day, and I can’t imagine my life without them!” she said. “The added energy and convenience are incredible, and the quality is unbelievable.”

A proud member of START, Véronique attends many Isagenix events and is so happy to have a community that shares her passion for health, fitness, and helping others. She doesn’t know what she would do without the Isagenix products and doesn’t want anyone else to live without them.

“Every day, someone new from Isagenix inspires me to be a better version of myself,” she said. “It’s incredible to be able to share this amazing gift we have with the world.”

James Pearce before and progressJames Pearce
Calgary, Alberta
Age: 56
Height: 5’10”
Total Weight Loss: 5 pounds*
Challenges Completed: 9

Before Isagenix, James would wake up tired, fuel his day with coffee and carbs, snack after work until dinner, and fall asleep on the couch until he woke up in a panic, struggling to sleep through the night. He wasn’t happy, but he thought his life was normal … until his family was introduced to Isagenix.

“We all got on board, but not without questioning ‘how much?’ and ‘what do we do when we’re done?’” said James. “Well, that was over eight years ago, and our lives are so different in such a great way.”

James now wakes up at 5 a.m. well rested and ready to hit the gym. He feels great through work and has the energy for evening activities. His life is so different than it was back then. He knows the Isagenix products work, but it’s also the support, culture, and Isagenix family that helped him turn his life around.

“I believe that age is just a number and that we’re able to slow aging dramatically and live a healthy life with Isagenix,” he said. “I feel so proud to have accomplished this transformation.”

Inspired by these incredible stories? Ready to see yourself onstage as an IsaBody Finalist? Register for the IsaBody Challenge today, and discover how you can transform your life in 16 weeks.


*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