Our Very Own Beachbody Transformation Winners
Congrats to Clinton & Mechelle!
We are SO lucky to work closely with Clinton Blankenship and Mechelle Wiesenthal—and are super stoked that they both were recognized as Beachbody transformation winners in the Beachbody Challenge this year!
A Naval Officer Nails His Beachbody Transformation
Clinton Blankenship is a Naval Officer and former college athlete who works out intensely. He built up his endurance, strengthened his core, and increased his flexibility with PiYo. While doing the program with his wife, he lost 17 pounds and four pant sizes! You’ve got to read his inspiring story:
Mechelle Wins the Beachbody Challenge
We are incredibly proud to have Mechelle Wiesenthal as one of our fabulous coaches—and couldn’t be prouder that she recently became one of the 2013 Beachbody Challenge Winners. Check out her awesome success story:
“Before I started my weight loss journey I felt like I was trapped in someone else’s body. When I looked in the mirror I saw a very unhappy and defeated person. But the worse I felt, the worse I took care of myself—it was a downward spiral. After having two kids my body was beat up and I had stretchmarks and loose skin everywhere. It was a very dark and bleak time for me. I never thought I looked as big as I was. But when I saw myself in pictures, there was no denying my size. I desperately wanted to change and be a good role model for my children. I wanted to watch them grow up happy and healthy. And I really wanted them to be proud of me, instead of ashamed.
Since my heart surgery in 2008 to correct a lifelong problem of irregular heart rhythms, I no longer had an excuse as to why I couldn’t exercise. So I chose P90X, mainly because I didn’t think I could do it. Sounds absurd, I know! But once I took the P90X Fit Test, it lit a fire in me and I wanted to complete P90X more than anything I’ve ever wanted. And that desire is what carried me through the doubt, the struggles, the challenges, and the injuries. It’s what ultimately brought me to a place where I now feel comfortable and happy about my body.
P90X fit me like a glove. I looked forward to every single workout and am SO proud of my accomplishments! My body became toned and fit and my athletic ability went through the roof. I was able to do things in P90X that I never fathomed, and as a result I went from 237 lbs. to 146. A size 18 to a 6. And I lost 7 inches in my waist, 6 ½ inches in my hips, 9 inches in my chest, 3 inches off my arms, 5 inches off my thighs, and I lost 13% body fat!
Besides being in love with P90X, I’m completely obsessed with the Results and Recovery Formula! I made it my personal challenge to burn at least 500 calories a workout so I could “earn” my Recovery drink. I felt amazing when I knew I had earned it, my energy went through the roof, and I felt like I was taking the very best care of my body. I’ve recently begun using Shakeology and I cannot tell you how much I love that one too! I was expecting it to taste weird, but instead, it’s so thick and delicious and I look forward to it every day.
I know I was the one who put in the work, but I owe so much of my success to my Challenge Group and my Coaches, Monica and Dave W. The Challenge Group became an integral part of my life, and still is to this day. Feeling like part of a team held me accountable, even when nobody on earth would know if I skimped on a few reps here and there. And if it wasn’t for Monica and Dave’s ongoing support, I honestly don’t think I could have succeeded the way I did. I’ve never met anyone like them, and am extremely grateful that they believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself. They made me feel like I mattered and that I was capable of anything. Their wonderful example motivated me to become a Beachbody Coach and I’m so excited to see what this next part of my journey is all about!
My life is nothing like it used to be before Beachbody. Today I’m active, fit, and happy! I no longer worry about clothes or whether I can keep up with my kids. I know I’m setting the best possible example for them and that makes me so proud and hopeful for their future. Beachbody is so much a part of my life now I can’t imagine waking up everyday and not pushing play. I know there will always be challenges and I know I will always work hard to maintain what I fought so hard for. But by committing 100% I got the results I had always dreamed about. It was all SO worth it! Thank you Beachbody.” ~ Mechelle Wiesenthal, Independent Beachbody Coach with the Fit Club Network.”
Sign up for the Beachbody Challenge
YOU can change your life, too. Take the Beachbody Challenge and win cash for getting fit. Why not??? All you have to do is select any Beachbody program and, once you complete it, share your results for your chance to win cash and prizes. Learn more about it here: