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San Antonio Woman Named Grand Prize Winner of 2017 IsaBody Challenge

Runner-up prize awarded to Kingston, New York, resident

During a special ceremony yesterday at the Isagenix Global Celebration 2017 event in Las Vegas, Helen Costa-Giles of San Antonio was named the grand prize winner of the 2017 IsaBody Challenge®. The IsaBody Challenge and the annual Celebration event are both hosted by Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing sustainable nutrition and lifestyle solutions.

Helen, 38, was one of 15 finalists and one of more than 35,000 individuals from the U.S. and Canada to complete this year’s IsaBody Challenge. Her personal transformation story, which included completing five IsaBody Challenges, releasing 90 pounds, and gaining an impressive amount of lean muscle, was the top choice by a panel of Isagenix judges.

“Winning the grand prize is a huge honor, especially when you consider all the amazing transformation stories the judges had to choose from,” said Helen. “A lot of hard work, determination and ‘excuse dropping’ has gone into getting where I am today, and being recognized in front of my peers definitely makes my personal transformation and journey rewarding. Most importantly, this now means I have a bigger platform to help inspire others and share the impact Isagenix has had on my life. It just took one person to believe in me before I did.”

As the 2017 IsaBody Challenge Grand Prize Winner, Helen receives a $25,000 prize as well as an all-expenses-paid vacation to Costa Rica in honor of her IsaBody Challenge achievements. At the same ceremony, Jim King of Kingston, New York, was named IsaBody Challenge Runner-Up and receives a $10,000 prize, along with a trip to Costa Rica with all the other contest finalists.

“This is a big moment for our IsaBody Challenge winners, but it is also a huge moment for us. We are so pleased to have Helen and Jim represent Isagenix as this year’s IsaBody™ Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up, respectively,” said Jim Coover, Isagenix co-founder and chief executive officer. “With more than 35,000 completions this year, it is an amazing accomplishment to be an IsaBody Challenge Finalist. Being chosen as the top two from this tremendous group of 15 speaks volumes about the hard work Helen and Jim have undertaken to successfully bring about positive changes in their lives. They are an inspiration to all of us.”

To learn more about Helen’s grand prize-winning transformation, you can read her finalist profile at Isafyi.Com/From-Overweight-Mom-To-Spartan-Beast-And-Isabody-Challenge-Finalist/ and her recent profile in “People Bodies Online” For more details about Jim’s journey, go to

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About the IsaBody Challenge

This 16-week contest 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 entered by more than 240,000 people from the U.S. and Canada since 2011. For more information on entering the next 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​.