Father of Four Transforms Into Fitness Competitor
A struggle with weight haunted Hans Heymans for most of his life, and working a desk job for years as an adult didn’t help his waistline either. Instead of attempting to make a change, Hans made excuses for years – justifying his weight gain.
The time came for Hans to stop making excuses and start making changes. With four young kids and a very busy schedule, it was hard for Hans and his wife to have nutritious meal options that made sense for their lifestyle. He needed a solution.
The Blueprint for Nutrition
Hans was talking about his frustrations with a colleague when she shared with him that she had been using Isagenix products. Intrigued, Hans wanted to learn more. He had tried to lose weight in the past, but many of the weight loss programs involved restrictions that Hans didn’t want to do. He attended a Sip and Sample party his colleague hosted to learn more about the products. At first, Hans was skeptical that he would benefit from what Isagenix was offering.However, after purchasing a Value Pak anyway and following the system as directed, Hans started to see results, which excited him and prompted him to get more products. He appreciated the education and training materials Isagenix offered surrounding products and systems so he knew how to use them correctly.
“Isagenix has a blueprint that’s easy to follow,” Hans said.
Up until this point, Hans was only focused on nutrition but had started to incorporate exercise when he realized his energy was increasing. His colleague noticed his weight loss and suggested Hans enroll in the IsaBody Challenge®, so he did. The weight kept coming off and the lean muscle started to pile on.
“I saw my six-pack for the first time in 20 years,” Hans said.
No Trainer Necessary
The next goal Hans set was to achieve his dream of competing onstage in a bodybuilding competition. As a child growing up in Belgium, Hans idolized famous actors like Sylvester Stallone and Jean-Claude Van Damme. In fact, he left Belgium and moved to Canada with hopes of working in the movie industry. He always wanted to have a strong, athletic body like the men he idolized in movies but never thought it was possible for himself.
While many people hire a trainer when preparing for competition, Hans decided to research the process and learn what to eat and which products to use. When he wanted more support, he checked out the IsaBody™ Facebook group. If Hans saw someone post a transformation that he admired, he would reach out to that member of the group for tips, tricks, and advice.
Hans loves the IsaBody Facebook group because it helps him remain accountable. Through the group, he can access real people’s transformations instead of aspiring to be like a celebrity in the movies.
Hans reached a major milestone by competing onstage and placing in a bodybuilding competition.
“Standing onstage I was literally living my dream,” he said.
Inspiring and Motivating Others
With the help of IsaBody and good nutrition, Hans released weight and gained at least five pounds of lean muscle. * He drinks IsaLean™ Shakes daily and eats protein-heavy meals, all while making sure to cleanse with Cleanse for Life® at least once a month.
Hans plans on continuing to participate in IsaBody and is setting even more intense goals for his competitions, one of them being to bulk up and to build more muscle in his chest. Hans hopes that soon he and his wife can inspire others to join them on their Isagenix journey, build their business, and spend more time with his children.
“I can live a life I love, because I love working out and I love motivating people,” Hans said. “I can be motivational and inspirational.”
*Results not typical. Weight loss, muscle gain, lifestyle, and other results depicted here reflect exceptional individual experiences of Isagenix Customers and should not be construed as typical or average. Results vary with individual effort, body composition, eating patterns, time, exercise, and other factors, such as genetic and physiological makeup. In a two-phase study performed from 2015-2016 by Skidmore College in New York, researchers evaluated use of Isagenix products for weight loss. 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 and lost an average of 24 pounds after 12 weeks. View the study results.