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Five Finalists Named in IsaBody Challenge To Compete for $25,000

Isagenix International, a global health and wellness company providing nutrition and lifestyle solutions, has announced the first five U.S. finalists of its annual total-body transformation program, the IsaBody Challenge®. The first Judging Period’s finalists are Heather Keachof Exeter, New Hampshire; Jose Castaneda of San Antonio, Texas; Shaun Ashman of Mansfield, Texas; Michael Doran of Malone, New York; and Tami Schiltz of Madison, Wisconsin.

Finalists will receive $3,000 each as well as event tickets and paid expenses for themselves and a guest to New Year Kick Off 2021. Each finalist will be introduced onstage at the event, where the IsaBody® Grand Prize Winner and Runner-Up will be announced. The IsaBody Challenge and New Year Kick Off are both hosted by Isagenix.

The five finalists were selected out of thousands of people across the United States who completed the IsaBody Challenge during the most recent Judging Period. A total of 15 finalists will compete for a chance to win the grand prize of $25,000 or the runner-up prize of $10,000.

“We’re proud to congratulate these outstanding individuals for the impressive transformations they achieved by combining hard work and perseverance with our superb nutrition solutions,” said Travis Ogden, chief executive officer of Isagenix. “These finalists are an inspiration to the Isagenix family as well as to their own families, friends, and communities.”

Meet the Finalists

Heather Keach, New Hampshire

Age: 23

Total Challenges Completed: 2

Total Weight Loss Over Completed Challenges: 86 pounds*

Heather has struggled with her weight her entire life. She remembers being the only senior at her high school to get cut from the varsity field hockey team because she couldn’t run half a mile. She continued to struggle as she gained and kept on weight after two pregnancies. Isagenix and the IsaBody Challenge were a turning point. Today, Heather is 86 pounds lighter and feels the difference not only physically but also mentally.* She has more energy for her kids, has a strong marriage, and is now focusing on goals that are not tied to the scale.

Jose Castaneda, Texas

Age: 41

Total Challenges Completed: 2

Total Weight Loss Over Completed Challenges: 23 pounds*

Jose wakes at 4:30 a.m. each morning to work out. It’s tough, but he knows it’s up to him to keep going on his health and wellness journey. Jose has become a faster runner, a stronger swimmer, and a better cyclist as he’s lost weight while gaining mental and physical strength. He is a husband, a father, an athlete, a small business owner, a warrior and a veteran. This Challenge and the Isagenix community’s support have helped him become a stronger version of himself.

Shaun Ashman, Texas

Age: 40

Total Challenges Completed: 2

Total Weight Loss Over Completed Challenges: 39 pounds*

After retiring from Major League Baseball to co-parent his daughter, Shaun continued to eat what he wanted, whenever he wanted, despite no longer exercising seven days a week on the field. Over the next 10 years, he ignored his gradual weight gain of 50 pounds. It wasn’t until he couldn’t fit into his favorite suit for his daughter’s daddy-daughter dance that he decided to make a change. With the help of Isagenix nutrition, Shaun began his transformation. Now he couldn’t be more excited for the future and for living life to the fullest with his daughter.

Michael Doran, New York

Age: 48

Total Challenges Completed: 7

Total Weight Loss Over Completed Challenges: 61 pounds*

During the summer of 2017, Michael had grown weary in his lifelong search for health and wellness. He was overweight and a poor role model and felt there was no light at the end of the tunnel. The cycle of trying and failing ended with Isagenix, and Michael not only achieved an impressive transformation but also inspired his family to make healthy changes too. Michael has become a positive example for others, and he and his family are living healthier lifestyles than they ever thought possible.

Tami Schiltz, Wisconsin

Age: 37

Total Challenges Completed: 7

Total Weight Loss Over Completed Challenges: 6 pounds*

Tami’s first memory of hating her body was in third grade. She struggled with emotional eating habits in high school and college, gaining 40 pounds during those years. A degree in exercise and sport science and master’s in nutritional science didn’t help, nor did becoming a registered dietitian. Now Tami not only has a better relationship with food and great nutrition, but she’s also following her dreams to share her story with others and inspire them to achieve their health and wellness goals.

To see the finalists’ before and after photos, visit the Isagenix blog. To learn more about Isagenix, visit the Newsroom, like the company on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter and Instagram.

*Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. 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. 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.

About the IsaBody Challenge

The IsaBody Challenge is a 16-week contest that rewards participants for their total-body and life transformations. Participants are judged on their before and progress photos as well as their personal essays describing their journeys. The contest looks for the most inspirational and motivational stories about how participants have made healthy body and life transformations. The IsaBody Challenge is open to all Isagenix customers and members over the age of 18 in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and South Korea. For more information, visit the IsaBody Challenge page.

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​.