We’ve all had the thought, “This week, I’m going to get my act together. I’m going to start eating better and using my gym membership more!”

Unfortunately, it’s tough to stick with it and commit to a healthier lifestyle.

Plus, it’s been even more challenging during the trials and tribulations of the past year. That’s what makes it so impressive and downright inspiring that some people have been able to work on their health and achieve their goals while participating in our IsaBody Challenge®.

Our Top 5 Finalists

Our five finalists for Judging Period 1 have proven that moving toward health and wellness is possible no matter what life throws at you. You can even inspire others while you’re at it, just as they have!

Congrats to each of our front-runners. They’ll receive US$3,000 and a chance to become the 2022 U.S. IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner or Runner-Up.

Let’s hear what each has to say about their journey so far.

Brian Stenberg

Hood River, Oregon
Total Weight Loss: 9 pounds*

A teacher teaches us a thing or two about overcoming hurdles.

Having to move his classroom online, Brian faced an uphill battle to stay focused on his health goals while adjusting to the difficulties of the past year.

Brian, like many of us, had been sitting much more, and his daily activity had decreased greatly. When he did have time to work out, he found himself tired and lethargic. He noticed his physical and mental health start to decline. But to his credit, Brian was able to overcome these challenges.

“My saving grace during this time has been the Isagenix shakes and the IsaBody Challenge,” says Brian. He believes that if he had not enrolled, he would have gained some unwanted pounds. “Knowing there is balanced nutrition in the shakes has allowed me to avoid consuming too many calories as my daily activity has decreased.”

Brian is looking forward to his next Challenge and is working to be more purposeful with his workout expectations. He plans on engaging with the IsaBody® community to hold himself accountable.

“Cheers to 2021!”

Cheers to you, Brian!

Carolyn Presley

Champaign, Illinois
Total Weight Loss: 52 pounds*

This retiree uses a daily routine — but disregards age — in her wellness quest.

Carolyn is no stranger to the IsaBody Challenge. This is her 11th one!

She’s happy to report that she’s holding her weight right where she’d like it to be,* and she remains committed to Isagenix plant-based nutrition.

Carolyn is feeling great at 71, and she’s as healthy as ever, even in these crazy times. Her exercise has dropped off drastically due to gym closures in Illinois, but she is excited to get back to what works best for her body — deep-water aerobics and Tabata.

Carolyn starts each day with Ionix® Supreme and Organic Greens along with a dairy-free, shelf-stable prebiotic and probiotic. She follows that up with Complete Essentials™ With IsaGenesis® for women. Finally, she drinks Rich Chocolate Plant-Based Whole Blend IsaLean® Shake with a scoop of Chocolate IsaPro® Plant-Based Protein, a scoop of FiberPro™, and a scoop of Immune Shake Booster.

“I am a healthy senior citizen that is hoping to inspire others my age and younger (especially my family!). My advice? Start now — don’t wait. I retired four years ago and truly believe that I am not really retired. I am just getting started!”

You are an inspiration, Carolyn!

Julie Talkington

Broomfield, Colorado
Total Weight Loss: 38 pounds*

“This is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle,” says this wellness warrior!

Julie has struggled to maintain her ideal weight, even as a high-level athlete. She credits Isagenix with making it an easier battle and helping her be on the winning side.

It’s not just about the weight for Julie. It’s about how she feels inside and out. After taking on the IsaBody Challenge, Julie is happy to report that she has more energy, less fatigue,  and no laziness. She now finds herself excited to work out and more comfortable and confident in her own skin.

“I’m still amazed at the progress I’ve made over the last two years and that I’ve been able to maintain that and still enjoy life!”

For Julie, this has been a total lifestyle change. And now she can confidently say it’s not so much of a battle.

“It’s just my life… and I truly enjoy it!”

That’s what it’s all about, Julie. We’re so excited for you!

Kenneth Thomas

Jacksonville, Florida
Total Weight Loss: 25 pounds*

This wellness transformation is just getting started!

On May 4, 2020, Kenneth’s weight was the highest it had ever been in his life: 195 pounds. With determination and some accountability, he was able to lose 21 pounds.*

Kenneth entered the IsaBody Challenge to continue his weight loss goals of increasing stamina, endurance, and strength; decreasing body fat; and bettering his overall health. Since starting the IsaBody Challenge, he hasn’t missed a single week of going to the gym.

Another goal of Kenneth’s was to try as many products as possible to become an expert and achieve the maximum transformation. Kenneth says he loves the weight loss, performance, and vitality and wellbeing products as well as the Whole Blend IsaLean Shakes, IsaLean Shakes, and IsaLean PRO Shakes. He enjoys both Cleanse for Life® and Ionix Supreme, Isagenix Snacks™, and Collagen Bone Broth. IsaDelight® Super-Chocolates are his favorite when he’s having a sweet craving!

Woah, Kenneth, you are an expert!

Tony Lombardi

Oceanside, California
Total Weight Loss: 50 pounds*

From rock bottom to rock solid. This first responder meets someone who will change his and his family’s lives.

Tony has always been active as an adult. However, he never seemed to be able to get the results he wanted.  That all changed one day two years ago when Tony met a man who left a lasting impression on him.

In August 2018, while on a road trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Tony met a man named Brandon Bullert.  As they talked, Tony learned Brandon was there celebrating being named a 2018 IsaBody Finalist.

In November 2019, following his retirement from the United States Coast Guard, Tony began a second career, which resulted in moving with his family three times in two years. Tony found himself overwhelmed by life and hit rock bottom. He knew he needed to make a change.

Tony happened to see Brandon on social media, so he reached out. Before he knew it, he was on board with Isagenix, and the rest is history.

Since beginning his first IsaBody Challenge last October, Tony has lost 50 pounds, taken 8 inches off his waist, and achieved that “beach-ready body” he has always wanted.* He has transformed not only his health but also his family’s health as well. And he has now discovered a passion for helping others look and feel their best.

“I truly believe I have the best company, team, and most importantly, family to enjoy this journey with. Thank you, Isagenix, for this opportunity!”

No, thank you, Tony!

Be One of Our Next U.S. IsaBody Challenge Finalists

Inspired by these incredible stories? We certainly are. Register for your own 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 IsagenixHealth.net.