In September 2011 the owner of Workout Anytime Powell, John Heifner, was approached by a young man by the name of Jeff Sherwood with a challenge. The challenge is for Knoxville to lose 100,000 pounds collectively in 2012. Some may think that 100,000 pounds is a bit dramatic and maybe Mr. Sherwood has set the bar too high, but the owner of Workout Anytime Powell does not share that belief. Once Mr. Heifner heard Jeff’s plan for achieving his goal he immediately agreed to sponsor the weight loss challenge.
The plan Jeff Sherwood has for helping Knoxville to become 100,000 pounds lighter is to get people to take the Body By Vi 90 Day Challenge from ViSalus Sciences. This weight loss challenge is the #1 challenge in the United States and people everywhere are astonished by the results they are getting after only 90 days.
“It’s a no brainer!” Jeff says when talking about the ViSalus challenge. “All people have to do is choose from one of four challenge kits, replace one or two of their meals per day with ViSalus shakes, and sign up for the challenge. By enrolling in the challenge, participants have the opportunity to win amazing prizes from ViSalus Sciences, and Workout Anytime Powell has even helped to sweeten the deal a little more.”
Jeff and Workout Anytime Powell have arranged for challenge participants to be eligible to win free gym memberships from Workout Anytime Powell, t-shirts, Hard Knox Bootcamp classes, and even an Amazon gift card so that the grand prize winner will be able to buy some new clothes after all of the weight they lose. These prizes are in conjunction with the prizes that ViSalus Sciences already gives away which total $10,000,000 annually.
“There are a lot of great things about this challenge that get me excited” states Jeff. “Not only do people have the opportunity to lose weight and win prizes by taking the challenge but they also have the opportunity to do it for FREE!” All challenge participants have to do is refer three friends or family members to take the challenge with them and sign up with a challenge kit that is equal or greater value than the one they are on and they are eligible to receive their challenge kit for free month after month.
Some people are even finding that they like sharing the challenge so much that they want to make a business out of it. ViSalus Sciences has an excellent compensation plan that allows people to start out as an Independent Distributor and quickly advance through the ranks. In fact, once a person reaches the level of Regional Director (2nd level) they become eligible for the BMW bonus. ViSalus pays $600 for its Regional Directors to drive a black BMW every month that they maintain the level of Regional Director.
Jeff Sherwood is also working to get local businesses on board to raise money to donate to a charity that will provide meals for children whose family cannot afford to provide them with the nutritious meals they need to be healthy and develop properly. His goal is to raise $1 for each pound that is lost and once the goal is achieved to donate all of the money to the kids.
The entire challenge is set to take place on Facebook. Challenge participants will go to a fan page set up by Mr. Sherwood, upload their before pictures, tell about their weight loss goals, and make daily updates about how the challenge is going for them. Prizes will then be distributed every 30 days to those who get their friends to click the like button on the challenge participant’s status updates that are posted at the 30, 60, and 90 day marks. This is another unique factor to the challenge that has never been seen before in Knoxville.
When asked why he chose Facebook as the medium to hold the challenge Jeff responded, “It’s simple, people want to know that they have the support of their loved ones when they are trying to make changes in their lives such as losing weight. It also gives people the opportunity to meet, support, and get support from others who are taking the challenge with them. This way people do not feel like they are trying to take the challenge by themselves and they are more likely to succeed with their weight loss goals.”
Bottom line, this is a weight loss challenge unlike any that have ever been issued in the city of Knoxville. People are going to have the opportunity to lose weight, get healthy, win awesome prizes, get free ViSalus products, earn residual income for promoting the challenge, and a whole lot more thanks to the effort of Jeff Sherwood and the sponsorship of Workout Anytime Powell.
“I just want to see people losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. Plus it would be awesome to be able to help kids get the nutrition they need” says Jeff.
The challenge is set to kickoff on January 1, 2012 just in time for people to start on their weight loss resolutions for the New Year, but there is a Pre-Resolution challenge that kicks off on October 1, 2011 and runs through December 29, 2011. If you act fast you can get a head start on your weight loss goal and then start a new challenge on January 1st.
To find out more information about the challenge or get signed up you can visit www.bodybyvichallengeknoxville.com and follow the steps listed.
If your business would like to get involved in supporting the challenge by making a donation you can contact Jeff Sherwood by phone by calling (865) 274-6921 or by emailing him at [email protected]