Overcoming Adversity With IsaBody Challenge® Finalist Toby Giles

March 8, 2019,

Shilpa Dattani

  • Weight Loss During Challenge: – 22.22 lb / – 10.1 kg*
  • Total Challenges Completed: 1
  • Solutions Utilised: Weight Management

When Toby Giles started his Isagenix journey, he’d just experienced the worst few months of his life.

After the tragic suicide of his dear friend and business partner he was forced to redirect all his energy into his business, which was feeling an impact.

“I had to steer my ship into calmer waters again,” Toby says of this rocky time. On top of the emotional toll that grief was putting on him, stress and lack of sleep resulted in Toby neglecting his health.

For the first time in his life, he stopped taking care of his nutrition and he lost the motivation to stay fit and healthy.

“I was drained, and I couldn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. On top of that, I started to lose the lean physique and strength I had been so proud of.”

Inspiration for a fresh start

Just when he needed a fresh start, Toby was introduced to the story of Paralympic Gold Medallist and fellow Isagenix Associate Mark Colbourne MBE. It gave Toby the inspiration he needed.

“He completely put things into perspective for me.” He had to get back on track, for both his own sake and his family’s. “I needed focus, confidence and stability back in my life. I had to get my business back on track and, more importantly, I needed to focus on my wife and my daughter.”

He enrolled in the IsaBody Challenge in January of 2018 and got started on an Energy & Performance system, while following his own strength and conditioning fitness program.

“Those who say it is easy are right”, Toby jokes, “it was ‘easy’ because I worked hard, consumed the right nutrition, and stayed consistent.”

Since Toby began his journey, he has lost weight, gained lean muscle, and is sleeping a lot better. Not only that, but he was named an IsaBody Challenge Finalist, winning £1000 prize money. He is now in the running to win the European Grand Prize of £5000 and the Global Grand Prize of $50,000 USD.

Toby has found staying consistent with his nutrition and fitness program is the best way to get results

Holding yourself accountable

For Toby, the best thing about taking part in the IsaBody Challenge is having a clear goal. “Every single day you have to wake up and challenge yourself to achieve this goal that you’ve set for yourself. That keeps you accountable.”

Toby finally feels like he has reached that distant light at the end of the tunnel. “I’m 38 and have to say I’m pretty chuffed to have my ideal body back. And the energy I have is been amazing.”

Since transforming his life, he has found joy in sharing Isagenix with others. “I absolutely love being able to help people make their lives better and simply become happier.”


*Weight loss should not be considered typical. 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. As part of the weight loss phase, the participants took part in a calorie-controlled regimen of Shake Days and one Cleanse Day per week. 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. For more information on the study, see IsagenixHealth.net.

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