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4 New Finalists Named in Popular IsaBody Challenge

New group of honorable mention honorees also announced


Isagenix, a global health and wellness products and solutions company, announced four new finalists in its annual total body transformation program, the IsaBody Challenge®. They are: Melissa Stokes (Apache Junction, Arizona); Rick Maxwell (Oceano, California); Isaac Medina (Edinburg, Texas); and Hans Heyman (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Out of the tens of thousands of people expected to complete the IsaBody Challenge this year, and the more than 17,000 who completed this last 16-week challenge, these four individuals represent the first group of finalists selected. In total, 14 finalists will be identified between now and July 2018, and all of them will compete for a chance to win the Grand Prize of $25,000 or the Runner-Up Prize of $10,000. All finalists will also receive a $3,000 prize; an all-expenses-paid trip to the Isagenix Global Celebration in Nashville, Tennessee, in August; and a trip to Costa Rica, as well as other prizes to recognize their achievements.

Each of these individuals will be introduced onstage at the New Year Kickoff (NYKO) 2018 event, which will be held Jan. 11 – 13, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. The IsaBody Challenge and NYKO are both annual events hosted by Isagenix.

“Successfully completing an IsaBody Challenge takes a great deal of commitment and follow-through, so I want to congratulate everyone for the work it took to accomplish such a positive lifestyle transformation,” said Jim Coover, Isagenix co-founder and chief executive officer. “Tens of thousands of people take part in the IsaBody Challenge every year, but only a handful of them are publicly recognized. Standing apart from all of these other individuals and being recognized is a testament to the successful journey each person has undertaken.”

For more information on the transformations of Melissa, Rick, Isaac, and Hans, visit

In addition to the above finalists, 10 people also garnered honorable mention recognition in conjunction with NYKO 2018. They are: Nikit Malhotra (St. Augustine, Florida); Nathan Aferi (Charlotte, North Carolina); Deb Bryce (Rye, New Hampshire); David Rush (New York, New York); Kevin Cooper (Downers Grove, Illinois); Melissa Barkell (Butte, Montana); Chris Lupo (Gilbert, Arizona); Tammy Webb (Edmonton, Alberta); Christine Manukyan (Glendale, California); and Colleen DeVeyrac (Kamloops, British Columbia). To learn more about the honorable mentions, visit

The IsaBody Challenge is a 16-week contest that rewards participants for their total body transformations. Each participant is judged on their “before” and “after” photos, as well as a personal essay describing their journey. The contest looks for the most inspirational and motivational stories about how participants have made healthy body and life transformations. The IsaBody Challenge, which is open to anyone over the age of 18, has been completed more than 100,000 times by participants across the world since 2014. For more information on the IsaBody Challenge, visit

About Isagenix International

Established in 2002, Isagenix International believes that everyone deserves to experience a healthy, joyful, and abundant life. The global wellbeing company artfully crafts more than 175 effective products and offers a supportive community for its more than 550,000 customers worldwide. Isagenix shares its products through a network of independent distributors in 26 markets: the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, South Korea, Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and Switzerland. The private family-owned company has its world headquarters in Gilbert, Arizona. For more information, visit​.