Summit is always amazing and filled with memorable moments, shared stories, inspiration, and continued learning. In my book, one of the biggest highlights is always awarding the $100,000 Beachbody Challenge Grand Prize to two lucky winners. It’s the ultimate example of the power of the four pillars (fitness, nutrition, peer support, rewards) and Team Beachbody’s unique ability not only to change lives, but to save lives.
It starts with (1) the fitness program. Our male Grand Prize Winner, Andy Arreaga, went nuts and chose INSANITY. Jessica Weiderhold, our female Grand Prize Winner chose LES MILLS PUMP. Then there’s (2) nutrition, specifically Shakeology, which for Jessica helped kickstart her journey, and for Andy, the Healthiest Meal of the Day helped keep his cravings down and accelerated his results. The third layer is the peer support, which they both found with their Team Beachbody Coaches, family members, and loved ones. It’s hard to imagine either one of our winners being where they are without their incredible support systems. And lastly, the financial reward – in this case, the pinnacle of the Beachbody Challenge: $100,000 EACH.
You’d have been hard pressed to find a dry eye in the house at Celebration, as Jessica and Andy accepted their checks on the big stage at Summit. It was amazing to watch their facial expressions, see their gratitude, and feel their sense of triumph, with all their hard work and dedication paying off in a major way. But, what’s even more exciting is all the faces out there that we can’t see. All those faces that sparkle with a glimmer of hope. The ones that look at Andy and Jessica and think, “That can be me. If they can do it, so can I!” That’s the real power of the Beachbody Challenge and Team Beachbody – to inspire hope…and to be there to help others on their journey.
Now, what do you say we get to know these two incredible people a little better…
MEET JESSICA WEIDERHOLD, BALTIMORE, MD
Jessica’s fitness journey started with Shakeology. She lost 11 pounds in 11 days by drinking Shakeology once per day. Then she was ready for another challenge. “I told [my Team Beachbody Coach and best friend], Erin it was time to do something a little more rigorous because by just losing the weight, I was just going to become a skinnier version of myself,” Weiderhold said. “I didn’t want to just run or do anything monotonous. I didn’t want to do a lot of plyometrics with jumping. Beachbody offers a whole array of workout programs. None of them were exactly what I wanted, except Les Mills Pump. I like to lift weights.”
WATCH JESSICA’S STORY:
Click here for more press coverage on Jessica courtesy of the Baltimore Sun.
MEET ANDY ARREAGA, PUERTO RICO
Not to be outdone, Andy Arreaga lost 221 pounds on his way to winning $100,000 as our male Grand Prize winner in the Beachbody Challenge. Andy used a combination of Insanity®, P90X®, Insanity The Asylum, and Les Mills Combat to get his astounding results!
WATCH ANDY’S STORY:
Click here for more press coverage on Andy courtesy of Primera Hora (ESPANOL).
The 2013 Grand Prize winners have been crowned and the race for 2014 has already begun. Are you ready to get rewarded for your results? Ready to transform your health and inspire others? Then submit your results and enter The Beachbody Challenge! Maybe I’ll be handing you a giant check for $100,000 next year…