Precision Nutrition Winners | January 2016

January 2016 Precision Nutrition
$125,000 Prize Winners.
We just surprised our latest winners with $125,000 in prizes — and caught their reactions on video.

By John Berardi, Ph.D.

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Scroll down to watch us surprise Grand Prize winners Lisa and Spencer and hear how they managed to transform their bodies and lives this year. Also, meet the rest of our January 2016 PN Coaching winners.

Every six months in our Precision Nutrition Coaching Program, we give away $125,000 to the men and women who have the best body transformations.  (That’s $250,000 every year.)

The people you’re about to meet started working with us online in January 2015, and over the course of the past year, they were able to completely transform how they look and feel. They lost weight, gained muscle, boosted their health, and inspired their friends and family.

There were no diets, fads, or crazy workout routines involved in their transformations.

Instead, each person followed Precision Nutrition’s effective 12-month nutrition and exercise plan, stayed consistent with our online coaching platform, and received accountability and support from a dedicated PN coach.

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Lisa

Lost 54.1 lbs and 48.7 total inches!

  • Age: 40 years
  • Weight Lost: 54.1 lbs (from 222.5 lbs to 168.4 lbs)
  • Total Inches Lost: 48.7 inches (from 256 inches to 207.3 inches)

“All we get is one body and one life — and we can’t waste either.”

At 39, Lisa had everything that was supposed to make up a great life: a home, a loving husband, and two beautiful kids.

But she was far from happy.

50 pounds overweight, overly-stressed, and in constant need of muscle relaxants to help her lower back pain, Lisa was at a low point in her life.

“I wore sweats all the time because they were the only thing that fit. I beat myself up every time I looked in my closet for something to wear. God forbid we had to go somewhere nice.”

Lisa knew that she needed to put herself first and find a balance. Not just for her, but for her family, too.

Click play on the video below to hear her story — and watch her reaction as we surprise her with a check for $25,000.

Want to get results like Lisa? Learn more about the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program for Women.

$25,000 Grand Prize Winner: Spencer

Lost 56.3 lbs and 32.5 total inches!

  • Age: 52 years
  • Weight Lost: 56.3 lbs (from 246 lbs to 189.7 lbs)
  • Total Inches Lost: 32.5 inches (from 266.5 inches to 234 inches)

“I wanted to look like I used to look; I wanted to be proud of my body.”

Spencer knew what he was doing. He worked out a few times per week, lifting weights, and doing cardio. But like lots of guys, he had a hard time staying consistent with his nutrition.

“Physically, I was a mess. I was frustrated with my jean size and hated dressing up. I looked like crap. I’d have beers and drown myself on the weekends to try and forget it.”

He wanted to look in the mirror and feel proud of the reflection looking back — but he still had a long way to go.

Click play on the the video below to hear how Spencer found his focus and took control of his health and fitness.

Want to get results like Spencer? Learn more about the Precision Nutrition Coaching Program for Men.

Meet our other women’s winners:

Heather

$10,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 41 years

Weight Lost: 38.2 lbs (172.5 lbs to 134.3 lbs)

Total inches lost: 25.6" (223.2" to 197.6")

I learned it's about progress, not perfection. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. This carried me through an all-inclusive Mexican vacation, a week in wine country, and a beyond crazy year at work.

- Heather

Pam

$10,000 Women's Winner:

Age: 53 years

Weight Lost: 35 lbs (169.3 lbs to 134.3 lbs)

Total inches lost: 32" (224.6" to 192.6")

After struggling with overeating, I learned to heal my relationship with food and discovered the joys of living an active lifestyle. One of the first things that clicked for me is the idea that '75% consistency equals great transformation.' I took that to heart early on and it guided my behavior and led to life-changing results.

- Pam

Daphna

$2,500 Women's Winner:

Age: 48 years

Weight Lost: 76 lbs (231 lbs to 155 lbs)

Total inches lost: 61.3" (266.8" to 205.5")

In the year of PN coaching, I have lost 76 pounds, am down to my lowest adult weight ever from my highest adult weight ever, lowered my cholesterol to a healthy level, and achieved great feats of physical strength, flexibility, and endurance. I was thrilled to have a progressive strength training programming that I could stick to, and now personal trainers at the gym who hounded me to sign up for their services stop me and ask me what my secret is.

- Daphna

Kimberly

$2,500 Women's Winner:

Age: 35 years

Weight Lost: 39.3 lbs (209.6 lbs to 170.3 lbs)

Total inches lost: 32.3" (237" to 204.7")

The greatest gift PN has given me is the deprogramming of all the mental rubbish and anguish that comes from years of trying to lose weight and battling emotional eating. I now have a little mini coach sitting on my shoulder telling me I'm doing great, no matter what.

- Kimberly

Marg

$2,500 Women's Winner:

Age: 64 years

Weight Lost: 18.2 lbs (163.2 lbs to 145 lbs)

Total inches lost: 18.4" (214" to 195.6")

The Precision Nutrition Program has been nothing short of miraculous for me. I have spent four decades of my life not understanding how to eat and live. And I have spent those same four decades on every variety of programs and diets. This PN Program has taken me along a path I did not know existed. Every change I made was my own choice. Nothing is 'bad', and the changes are so small and incremental that they have stayed with me. I have felt such a powerful sense of pride and accomplishment.

- Marg

Judy

$2,500 Women's Winner:

Age: 27 years

Weight Lost: 38 lbs (210 lbs to 172 lbs)

Total inches lost: 38.8" (247.8" to 209")

Being a returning client, I really learned that it's about making lasting changes. PN taught me how to go through every seasonal challenge, sickness, struggles, injuries and stressors and still make progress on what's important to me. I'm now stronger and more confident... but the biggest thing is that I learned its OK to put myself first sometimes.

- Judy

Marieke

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 38 years

Weight Lost: 53.8 lbs (285.8 lbs to 232 lbs)

Total inches lost: 20.9" (289" to 268.1")

Weeks before the start of Precision Nutrition Coaching, I stood in a grocery store and felt hopeless. I didn't believe I could ever become someone who wanted to eat nutritious food. Precision Nutrition has made me a believer.

- Marieke

Karen

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 48 years

Weight Lost: 22.2 lbs (172 lbs to 149.8 lbs)

Total inches lost: 10" (221" to 211")

My year of PN Coaching: Growing confidence through slow steady habit practice and positive change. Joyful freedom from the all-or-nothing eating-taskmaster. New discoveries of my strength/capacity

- Karen

Jen

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 34 years

Weight Lost: 15.4 lbs (159 lbs to 143.6 lbs)

Total inches lost: 18.7" (213.4" to 194.7")

The successes I have achieved during this year in PN have included many positive 'inside' changes in addition to a leaner, stronger, more capable body. For the first time in my life, I am proud of my physical appearance, athleticism, and commitment to a healthier me. A place the old me would only be in her wildest dreams.

- Jen

Marguerite

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 38 years

Weight Lost: 47.1 lbs (222.2 lbs to 175.1 lbs)

Total inches lost: 52.9" (261.8" to 208.9")

The best thing about Precision Nutrition is that it's given me the insight to determine what my goals really are, the tools to get there, and the self-confidence to believe I'll succeed. The weight loss is just a bonus!

- Marguerite

Bonnie

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 50 years

Weight Lost: 14.7 lbs (135 lbs to 120.3 lbs)

Total inches lost: 25.5" (206.3" to 180.8")

Precision Nutrition Coaching has laid the foundation for me to better take on life's challenges and have rich, rewarding experiences. It's helped me turn ‘someday' into everyday.

- Bonnie

Audrey

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 43 years

Weight Lost: 14 lbs (151 lbs to 137 lbs)

Total inches lost: 19" (221.4" to 202.4")

I've lost 15 lbs this year, and while that number doesn't seem that dramatic, my body (and outlook) have changed in more ways than the 15 lbs alone would indicate. I am loving my perfectly imperfect body.

- Audrey

Lori

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 55 years

Weight Lost: 40.4 lbs (207 lbs to 166.6 lbs)

Total inches lost: 30.7" (251.5" to 220.8")

PN Coaching has been life-changing as my relationship with food is now one of eating to live versus living to eat. I have accomplished so much growth in lifestyle habits – strength physically and confidence in my path ahead. PN Coaching has given me the tools, knowledge, habits and confidence that I am a strong, lean, healthy, and fit person now and into the future because I have accomplished a change in my lifestyle not just done 'a program.'

- Lori

Nora

$1,250 Women's Winner:

Age: 36 years

Weight Lost: 31.6 lbs (175.8 lbs to 144.2 lbs)

Total inches lost: 26.8" (226" to 199.2")

I mostly signed up for PN to work on eating healthier. What I learned instead was to treat myself, my body and my mind well. Now I feel physically and emotionally transformed. Losing 30lbs in the process was merely a side effect.

- Nora

Meet our other men’s winners:

John

$10,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 38 years

Weight Lost: 63 lbs (221 lbs to 158 lbs)

Total inches lost: 40.6" (256.1" to 215.5")

I am extremely pleased with the weight I've lost over the course of this year's PN Coaching program, but what I've gained on the inside is even more exciting. I've learned to become more connected to both my body and mind, to effectively manage stress, and to overcome challenges and recover from setbacks. Not only am I more happy with how I look, but I also FEEL better physically, and have a more positive attitude!

- John

Dale

$10,000 Men's Winner:

Age: 46 years

Weight Lost: 37 lbs (226 lbs to 189 lbs)

Total inches lost: 12.1" (249.3" to 237.2")

I feel confident in making good choices, in living a healthy and happy lifestyle, and confident in who I am and what I am capable of. Even though I had already been a CEO and a CEO coach for years, I often struggled to feel like I belong. Now there is no boardroom or leader or situation that I don't feel a comfortable and easy match for.

- Dale

Michael

$2,500 Men's Winner:

Age: 50 years

Weight Lost: 25.2 lbs (169.8 lbs to 144.6 lbs)

Total inches lost: 15.4" (229.4" to 214")

Precision Nutrition did awesome things for my wife, so I knew what to expect, but I thought I would just make some improvements in my workouts, nutrition, and habits, and call it good. But my PN journey exceeded all my expectations: at 50 years old, I look better than I ever have (and feel better too), thanks to the principles PN teaches, the advice of my coaches, and the support of my peers.

- Michael

Owen

$2,500 Men's Winner:

Age: 45 years

Weight Lost: 67 lbs (236 lbs to 169 lbs)

Total inches lost: 42.1" (261.7" to 219.6")

PN is life-changing in every imaginable way. There's no comparison between who I am today and who I was back at the beginning. Everything has changed for me; my wardrobe, my fitness, my enjoyment of life and especially my outlook and inner peace; I also look completely different, which shocks those who haven't seen me for a while!

- Owen

Jess

$2,500 Men's Winner:

Age: 28 years

Weight Lost: 58.8 lbs (214.9 lbs to 156.1 lbs)

Total inches lost: 49.1" (262.4" to 213.3")

PN has altered my approach in ways that I cannot fully describe on paper. It has changed my life and given me sustainable habits that I can use for any situation and/or duration. They turned my nightmare (over 260 pounds) into a dream (single digit body fat and under 160 pounds).

- Jess

Bryant

$2,500 Men's Winner:

Age: 32 years

Weight Lost: 39.4 lbs (210.8 lbs to 171.4 lbs)

Total inches lost: 27.5" (237.2" to 209.7")

The biggest thing I've learned is to accept setbacks and recognize that they are not the end of the world, to use them as learning experiences and to examine them for their underlying motivations. It is never too late to start again.

- Bryant

Steve

$1,250 Men’s Winner:

Age: 28 years

Weight Gained: 19.6 lbs (159 lbs to 178.6 lbs)

Total inches gained: 10.2″ (210.7″ to 220.9″)

I went into PN expecting to come out with better knowledge of nutrition and working out. While I gained both of these, the biggest thing I took away with PN is confidence. After a lifetime of people “skinny shaming” me, it feels damn good to put on muscle mass. It changed the way I look at myself. It adds a certain level of confidence I didn’t have before.

– Steve

Charles

$1,250 Men's Winner:

Age: 25 years

Weight Lost: 80.2 lbs (356.4 lbs to 276.2 lbs)

Total inches lost: 45.1" (300.8" to 255.7")

Over the course of one year Precision Nutrition coaching has helped me change my all or nothing approach to fitness and nutrition. By encouraging me to take small daily actions towards my goals the PN program has helped me make healthy new habits a daily reality. I feel that I have been given my life back and I believe I have been given the tools to continue to strive for progress rather than perfection.

- Charles

Kjetil

$1,250 Men's Winner:

Age: 28 years

Weight Lost: 38.5 lbs (199.1 lbs to 160.6 lbs)

Total inches lost: 24.3" (236.2" to 211.9")

For me the biggest impact this year, is not the fact I`ve lost a ton of weight and started eating better, but the fact that I`ve changed the way I view the world. I changed careers during the year and started my own successful, health and fitness business. Its something that's only been in my dreams. I feel the program and my coach have made me open my eyes and realized that anything is possible.

- Kjetil

Fred

$1,250 Men's Winner:

Age: 70 years

Weight Lost: 44.7 lbs (267.7 lbs to 223 lbs)

Total inches lost: 22.7" (272.5" to 249.8")

A year ago I had trouble picking a golf ball out of the cup, had knee pain before I finished 18 holes of golf and was reluctant to dance with my wife. I imagined the mirror laughing when I got out of the shower and had a body like Santa. After a year of PN I am almost at my school graduation weight, dance with wife and play pain free golf except when I look at the score. None of this would have happened without my PN coach who gave me solid alternatives when I was struggling and that magic ingredient -- encouragement!

- Fred

Meet a few hundred more Precision Nutrition clients

To view all the men’s and women’s finalists from the January 2015 Coaching Program, click one of the links below.

To view all the men’s and women’s finalists from all of our Precision Nutrition Coaching programs, click one of the links below.

Of course, if you’re interested in working toward a body or health transformation of your own, consider joining our next Precision Nutrition Coaching group. We’re opening up a few spots in the coming weeks.

Want to know more about Precision Nutrition Coaching?

Twice per year we accept new clients in our Precision Nutrition Coaching program, where we coach men and women to help them eat better, move more often, and improve their health.

The results, to date, have been nothing short of remarkable. Over 450,000 pounds of fat lost, and over 35,000 lives changed in the process.

Get on the PN Coaching presale list today

If you're interested in Precision Nutrition Coaching, we strongly recommend you join the presale list below. Choose your program and add your name to the list. We'll send you more about the program and give you the chance to register 24 hours before everyone else. You'll also get our lowest price ever — $97 USD per month — a 45% savings off the general public price.