Ordinary People. Extraordinary Bodies.

Meet the winners of the 2009 Million Dollar Body Game! One man and one woman from four different age groups were selected as the best of the best of the 2009 Success Stories. And on May 1, 2010, at a gala ceremony in Los Angeles, California, Cammie Lusk and Jeremy Yost were each awarded the Grand Prize of $25,000. Check out the stories that made it happen for all of our finalists.


Cammie L. before and after photo
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  • Cammie L.
  • [wheeliechick]
  • Age Group: 30–39
  • From: Beatrice, NE
  • Lost: 74 pounds
    15 percent body fat
    12 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: 000danlusk
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P90X gave me strength. It gave me hope. It gave me power... I started believing that I could once again be the person I was before multiple sclerosis.

Just over a decade ago, Cammie L. was very active—playing sports and enjoying life. But it changed almost overnight, when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of multiple sclerosis. M.S., according to the Mayo Clinic, is an autoimmune disease that attacks the nervous system, and for Cammie, only 28 at the time, it was absolutely devastating.

"Within a week, I couldn't lift my leg. I couldn't walk. They told me I would get to a point where my husband wouldn't be able to take care of me anymore—that I wouldn't be able to be around my kids."

As her condition worsened, Cammie couldn't take care of herself or her kids. Chemotherapy slowed her digestion to a halt, and she virtually stopped eating. She felt like a burden on her family, and slipped into depression.

"It got so bad that I thought they would be better off without me, because I was such a burden to them."

But a slow change took place when Cammie's husband Dan got involved with Beachbody®. He started P90X® and so did their three boys. Cammie wanted in.

"I wanted to start working out so that I could be the wife and the mom that my kids and my husband deserved. . . . I wanted to prove to myself that my disease does not define who I am or what I can do."

Researching different workout techniques and reaching out to P90X creator Tony Horton for help, Dan devised a set of modified workouts Cammie could do from her wheelchair.

"The one we had to concentrate on the most was the cardio program. . . . If they were showing a front kick, I did a punch. If they showed a side kick, I did a high sword.

"P90X gave me strength. It gave me hope. It gave me power. . . I started believing that I could once again be the person I was before multiple sclerosis."

Cammie struggled with the workouts, because for years, her slow digestion wouldn't let her get enough calories to stay energized. She found one solution with Shakeology®.

"Shakeology made my body come ALIVE!"

"I looked forward to each and every day and finally realized that I could do something great, because I now had the energy and the strength to do just that."

Dan is truly grateful. "My wife after 11 years is now physically active again, and after 11 years, she looks great. She feels great. Her appetite is back . . . and we attribute that to the Shakeology, just kick-starting her system again and getting everything moving the way it was supposed to."

With Shakeology and modified workouts, Cammie has made major progress. Her leg strength has increased, and she can now ride a stationary bike—something she hasn't been able to do in more than 10 years.

"If I can do that, if I can do P90X, if I can make my legs work to ride a bike, there is hope that I can walk again."

She's dropped 70 pounds and cut her body fat from an unhealthy 35 percent to a healthy 20 percent. She says she's no longer embarrassed to wear tank tops and buys jeans even smaller than the ones she wore in high school. For all of Cammie's hard work and dedication, she is a $25,000 Grand Prize Winner in the 2010 Million Dollar Body Game®.

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Jeremy Y. before and after photo
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  • Jeremy Y.
  • [matdad]
  • Age Group: 30–39
  • From: Georgetown, KY
  • Lost: 161 pounds
    35 percent body fat
    17.5 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: fun2BfitLV
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Around every corner, Tony was saying, 'Do your best, and forget the rest.' So many times I felt like he was talking to me.

At only age 33, Jeremy Y. already felt like he was knocking at death's door—tipping the scales at 370 pounds, on medication for his dangerously high blood pressure, and walking with a limp due to severe arthritis.

"I had no energy for my family, especially for my two young active sons. I basically avoided anything other than being inside the house on the couch."

He was complacent about his weight and didn't realize the dangerous lifestyle he was living. A friend confronted Jeremy about his weight.

"He asked me how I would feel if another man had to replace me and raise my sons. Um, I was speechless . . . it made the situation really real for me. It forced me to think of the real events that would occur if I didn't change my ways."

A high school athlete, Jeremy started asking buddies what they were doing to get in shape and found that many were doing P90X®. When he saw the way their eyes lit up when describing P90X, Jeremy knew the program was for him.

"The most appealing characteristic that they described was the variety. There was days when they did strength training, days where they did cardio, days when they did stretching, and that really interested me."

He loved the workouts, but there were major obstacles in his quest to get fit. He continually faced the temptation to eat poorly, and the arthritis in his ankle caused him intense pain.

"When I first started P90X, I swear I used every modification that Tony could throw at me. Whether it was from being so out of shape or physically being too big or my ankle, I had to modify everything. I really struggled. But around every corner Tony saying, 'Do your best, and forget the rest.' So many times I felt like he was personally talking to me."

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Todd R. before and after photo
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I just wanted to be around for my children for a long time so I could play with them and do the things they wanted to do.

Twenty-nine-year-old Todd R. was a far cry from the in-shape high school football player of his youth. Now weighing 333 pounds, he could barely keep up with his 2-year-old daughter.

"We'd play for a few minutes, and I'd have to take a break and tell her well maybe tomorrow we'll play again or maybe in a little while because I'd be out of breath."

His day consisted of sitting in front of a computer at work, watching TV when he got home, and eating whatever he could get his hands on, but with a second child on the way he kept thinking he should do something about his weight.

"My wife was pregnant with our second child, and I just wanted to be around for them for a long time so that I could play with them and do the things they wanted to do."

Over and over again, Todd told himself that he needed to make a change for his family. Then he finally realized he had to make a change for himself. He didn't want to be the fat guy anymore. He wanted to live an active, healthy life.

"I also realized that I had to do it because I wanted to do it."

Todd felt like he had watched a hundred infomercials for P90X®. The program looked great. It wasn't a gimmick, just good old-fashioned diet and exercise—just like he used to do when he was on the high school football team. While researching P90X on the Beachbody® Web site, he thought he wasn't quite ready for the X, but he was ready for Power 90®.

"I was reading through some of the Message Boards. I realized I probably wasn't ready for P90X. That's when I stumbled upon Power 90. One of the forum members had a lot of success so I said OK, I'll start that."

But before starting the workout, he went through the meal plan. Following the nutrition guide, he cleaned out his cupboard and threw away all the junk food. Then he began day 1. It wasn't easy at his size, but he kept Pushing Play despite sore knees and an aching body.

"The Beachbody programs make it so easy. They give you the nutritional information. They give you easy-to-follow programs, and they're there for you every step of the way with the Message Boards and with all the tools that they have."

After 90 days of Power 90, Todd dropped 63 pounds and was ready to bring it with P90X. Two rounds later, he had shed a total of 133 pounds, and now he's lost 161 pounds. One-hundred sixty-one! He no longer gets winded when playing with his kids, and his healthy lifestyle has caught on with everyone in the family. Todd's wife is eating healthier and exercising. His oldest daughter is making smart snack choices without being reminded. For all of Todd's hard work and dedication, he is a $5,000 winner in Beachbody's Million Dollar Body Game®.

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Victoria T. before and after photo
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I'm a role model to my friends and family. I have people asking me how I've lost weight. My mom asks me for fitness advice.

Overweight, inactive, and miserable, Victoria T. says she felt like she wasn't really living life. Ashamed of her body, Vicky avoided having her picture taken and hated shopping for new clothes. She even started wearing men's clothing.

"I wore men's jeans because I was disgusted with the way I looked in women's clothing. I couldn't find women's clothing that I liked the way that they fit me. I was ashamed and embarrassed by the way I looked in women's clothes."

But there was no easy solution, no magic pill that would make Vicky thin. What she needed was a reason to get dedicated to a new, healthy lifestyle. She found all that and more with the birth of her first son.

"I wanted to be a positive role model toward my son. And I knew to do that I had to make a drastic change in my life. I didn't want my son to struggle with weight his entire life like I had done."

Vicky's transformation journey began when she found Turbo Jam® through an infomercial. She surprised herself by enjoying the workouts and finding a level of energy she hadn't had in years.

"Chalene is so motivational and encouraging that you pop in the DVD, the music comes on, it's so upbeat and encouraging that before you know it your workout is done and you didn't even feel like you were working out."

Still, finding time to get fit wasn't easy. With a husband, a new baby, and a difficult work schedule, not to mention painful health issues, Vicky fought to make time to better herself.

"A new baby, working third shift left little time for myself. But soon I realized that I was important, and I needed to make the time for myself. Once I realized that, things became much easier. I realized it didn't matter what time of day I Pushed Play, as long as I did it."

Couch potato no more, these days Vicky isn't afraid to show off her body and is happy to have her picture taken. But more importantly, she's become an inspiration for those around her.

"I'm a role model to my friends and family. I have people asking me how I've lost weight. My mom asks me for fitness advice. And it's really a great honor and a great sense of accomplishment to have people ask you what you've done to lose weight and to ask you for advice."

She's become a self-professed workout addict and has completed not only Turbo Jam but also Slim in 6®, Power 90®, and ChaLEAN Extreme® as well! All that effort has helped her lose more than 90 pounds and 10 inches from both her waist and hips. That's incredible! For all of Vicky's hard work and dedication, she is a $5,000 winner in the Million Dollar Body Game®.

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Altaf R. before and after photo
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  • Altaf R.
  • [Alfa]
  • Age Group: 40–49
  • From: Levittown, PA
  • Lost: 40 pounds
    9 percent body fat
    8 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: littlemargie
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In 90 days, Altaf lost 40 pounds, cut his body fat by nearly 12 percent, and gained muscle in his arms, chest, and legs.

In 2001, Altaf was involved in a car accident that left him in severe pain. He required cervical spine surgery, which left him physically disabled and in even more pain than before. Oxycontin and Ultram worked to ease the pain, but the extensive damage to Altaf's body affected him mentally as well. He was diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety, and panic disorder, for which he took Paxil, Xanax, Wellbutrin, and Ambien. What's more, Altaf also suffered from sleep apnea, a disorder that is characterized by stoppages in breathing during sleep. He had to use a CPAP machine just to sleep through the night. And that's not even all of it. Altaf also battled diabetes, reflux disease, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In total, he was taking 12 different medications each day.

Prior to the accident, Altaf was a vice president at a major financial institution, and he had been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, earning black belts in three different styles. It was par for the course for the former high school athlete. After the accident, though, Altaf could no longer practice martial arts, or play any sports for that matter, and he was forced to go on medical leave from his job. There were times when the pain or depression got so bad that Altaf would stay in bed for weeks. He couldn't visit his kids or spend any quality time with them, and the side effects of the medications made it difficult to have meaningful communication with anyone. Altaf's life was in disarray.

Altaf felt like he had hit rock bottom. Then one day when he saw an infomercial for P90X®. He was intrigued by the difficulty and intensity of the workout. Right then and there, Altaf made a commitment to himself to try the program. He thought of it as the last chance to take his life back. Altaf knew it would be a difficult challenge, and there was a strong possibility that his injuries would prevent him from succeeding.

By the end his first 90 days, Altaf had lost 40 pounds, cut his body fat by nearly 12 percent, and gained muscle in his arms, chest, and legs. Altaf's wingspan increased, too. More importantly, he no longer has to take most of his sleep and depression medication. The physical and mental strength Altaf gained from P90X allowed him to take control of his life. He's no longer depressed or anxious, his diabetes is under control, and his cholesterol and blood pressure are back down to normal levels. Altaf does still have to use pain medication as needed, but the pain in his back has decreased substantially.

Now, Altaf has more energy than his kids. Friends and family members are extremely proud of his accomplishment, and a bunch of them are looking into P90X for themselves. He's back and loving it! Every aspect of Altaf's life has changed for the better. It was a long 3 months of sacrifice and hard work, but the rewards have been immense.

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  • Joyce B.
  • [Joycey]
  • Age Group: 40–49
  • From: Vestal, NY
  • Lost: 75 pounds
    17 percent body fat
    10 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: Doug Couch
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This was the ultimate life-changing moment for me. It was now or never, and I chose now.

As an overweight 49-year-old mother of two, Joyce B. found herself depressed. She was an emotional eater, and while she did her best to hide her depression, her body reflected her unhappiness. Joyce lacked the energy for physical activities, and all her excess weight caused many physical ailments.

"The extra weight, being 260 pounds, was too much for my feet to take. My feet had worn out, and I was just in dire straits. It was awful."

Joyce has a family history of obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attacks. When her father suffered a heart attack, Joyce cared for him but watched as his health continued to deteriorate. That was a bit of a wake-up call for Joyce to do something about her health.

"Here I am looking at my
future . . . heart attack, stroke, cancer, high blood pressure, arthritis. These are a few of things that I had to look forward to if I didn't make a lifestyle change myself."

She had lost a little weight, but while caring for her sick father she gained 90 pounds. Then she bumped into an old professor who had always preached the benefits of health and fitness. She was embarrassed by her weight. Having ordered
Slim in 6® previously, Joyce started the program the next day. She worked out but didn't follow the diet plan, and when the 6 weeks were up, Joyce realized something.

"I found out I was looking at the program as change, OK, didn't look past the 6 weeks. Now what? I didn't look forward. I looked at it as a beginning, an end, and I sort of went back to my old ways."

Joyce didn't get the results she wanted, but her ultimate turning point and true decision to make a lifestyle change came from her friend and Beachbody® Coach Earl Broughfman. Earl was the 2007 Million Dollar Body Game® Grand Prize Winner, having dropped 140 pounds. He told Joyce that he could and would help her, if she committed to doing the work. Earl has been an inspiration to countless others, and he was to Joyce. This was her turning point.

"There began the online coaching from Earl Broughfman, and when someone who's lost 140 pounds says to you, 'can I help you,' it's a little difficult to say 'no, thank you.' I couldn't say no. I couldn't run. I couldn't hide. This was the ultimate life-changing moment for me. It was now or never, and I chose now."

It wasn't easy, but soon Joyce started seeing results with Slim in 6. She struggled with her diet, but with guidance from Earl and Beachbody's online support, Joyce was able to stay on track. "I needed that connection. I needed the accountability. I needed support, and Beachbody was the answer for me. No matter if I wanted to run away from it. If I thought I couldn't do it, I always kept coming back to Beachbody."

Joyce moved on to Power 90® and has lost 75 pounds. She's shed 20 inches and dropped 6 whole sizes. By incorporating Shakeology® into her diet, she's seen her cholesterol drop by 32 percent. Thirty-two percent! Joyce even came up with a motto to help her stay committed. The motto? "2009 is mine." For all of Joyce's hard work and dedication, she is a $5,000 winner in Beachbody's Million Dollar Body Game®.

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  • Marty H.
  • [Kayakjak]
  • Age Group: 50–59
  • From: Benkelman, NE
  • Lost: 55 pounds
    6 percent body fat
    10 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: jteselle
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I have more endurance and stamina, and love that I'm able to "Bring It "with my kids and P90X!

Running was a lifelong passion for 50-year-old Marty H. He ran so much, in fact, that, in his late 30s, he ran out of cartilage in his knees. After ten knee surgeries, doctors told him he might not run again.

"I had ten knee surgeries . . . various knee surgeries . . . to repair the damage," Marty recalls, "but I still had excruciating pain in both knees. I was taking painkillers and arthritis medicine to control the pain."

He tried to stay active with cycling and strength training, but whatever good that did was overpowered by bad eating habits. In just a few short years, Marty gained 60 pounds and says he looked like "a bloated bullfrog."

Marty remembers his turning point: "After a visit to the doctor, and weighing in at 232 pounds, I was just totally devastated. My cholesterol was up. My clothes barely fit. I knew I had to make a change."

By 2008, Marty found himself on the brink of obesity. Catching the P90X® infomercial, Marty became intrigued by the workout. So he ordered P90X, and started Pushing Play the same day it arrived. It was hard at first, because he couldn't really jump. But he modified the workouts to reduce the impact on his knees. He thought if a guy with one leg could do plyo, so could he.

"I just love P90X and the workouts." Marty tells us. "Tony Horton makes the workouts fun, and it's like you're right there in the gym with him and his buddies. . . . There's so much variety, and you don't get bored like you would on a treadmill."

Using the P90X Meal Plan to clean up his diet and the WOWY SuperGym® for support, Marty continued on his fitness journey, and results came quickly. Additionally, over time, he noticed his knees getting stronger—strong enough to start running again.

"My knees were pretty much pain-free after the first few weeks," Marty gloats. "I was no longer taking any medication . . . I kept after it, and on day 90, I was a new person. . . . My friends in college had noticed the change and couldn't believe the difference in me."

After losing 55 pounds and 10 inches off his waist, Marty says he looks and feels like a 20-year-old again. He's competing in 5Ks and giving the competition a run for their money. He's so excited about his results that he's become a Beachbody® Coach to help others. For all of his hard work and determination, Marty is a $5,000 winner in Beachbody's Million Dollar Body Game®. Way to go, Marty!

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  • Annette M.
  • [MacD]
  • Age Group: 50–59
  • From: Ruther Glen, VA
  • Lost: 19 pounds
    10 percent body fat
    2.5 inches from waist
  • Products Used: P90X®
  • Coach: LBurns
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I felt like I could find that 10 minutes, that I didn't have an excuse.

Obesity runs in Annette M.'s family, so she always struggled with her weight. As a child, she was teased mercilessly about her weight and suffered from low self-esteem.

As she got older, Annette tried to give the outward appearance of being happy, but inside she was miserable. Annette especially remembers the cruelty in elementary school.

"I can remember my mother forcing me to wear girdles. I covered up my miserable feelings inside by always being really jolly, and I would put on smiles hoping that no one could see through them."

Literally bursting the seams of many of her clothes, she admits that the only time in her life where she could be considered somewhat fit was during her 40s. Her husband walked out on her, a newborn baby, and two other very young children. The only way to relieve the stress of her life at that time was to go to a gym.

It didn't work. Being a teacher and a mother of three left Annette no time to take care of herself. Then she caught an infomercial for 10-Minute Trainer®. Only 10 minutes to lose one jeans size, she thought? Intrigued, she felt like she had to give it a try.

"I felt like I could find that 10 minutes, that I didn't have an excuse."



First 10 minutes, then 20 minutes, then 30 minutes. Annette became leaner and more toned. But she realized that just working out wouldn't be enough. Utilizing the meal plan on the Team Beachbody® Web site, she learned how to eat healthily.

As a 57-year-old woman and a $5,000 winner in the Million Dollar Body Game®, Annette says her fitness journey has not ended. She knows she has to continue working out and eating right. But while continuing on her journey, she wanted to help others get fit. Annette is now a Beachbody® Coach and says that she already has inspired five other teachers at her school to start using Beachbody products.

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