Posts from the Total Makeover Challenge

May 13th, 2015

Congratulations to our #1 Challenger, Naomi Hughlett!!  Amazing Transformation!!!

I want to say, I was moved to tears last night seeing your amazing transformations!! The confidence and beauty you all conveyed was more than inspiring! I am honored to have been even a tiny part of your journey and it’s been an honor to be touched by each of you. You are powerful individuals, that have a profound calling on each of your lives. Keep searching out your hearts desires. This was a wonderful stepping stone in the amazing journey you have ahead! Each day holds blessings and upgrades into your destinies….keep your eyes, and hearts open… the World Needs Each Of You! Blessings to you all and I’m truely excited to see how your lives continue blossom into Greatness!  Written by Leanne Bowden but felt by all on the Shape Your World Board.
May 7th, 2015

Thank you for participating in the voting of your favourite Challenger in the 7th annual Total Makeover Challenge. Voting starts Thur. May 7th 12 noon.  The sponsors of the Total Makeover would like to thank all 10 (plus Wild Card) Challengers for their hard work and commitment to their health and weight loss journey.

The TOP CHALLENGER is chosen based on having the highest combined points in the following categories:

  • Online Public Voting – based on before and after Pictures and Numbers (30%)
  • Sponsor Voting – based on Leadership, Work Ethic & Personal Growth (20%)
  • % of Weight Loss and Inch Loss (20%)
  • Class, Workshops, Gym Participation and Other Challenges (30%)

Check out each contestant’s profile page and see their blogs, videos and photos by clicking on the below individual photos.  Thank you to Kim Mallory’s Beautiful Woman Project, Fusion Hair Design and Chelsea Dawn Makeup Artist for the last set of photos. (to be seen first on each of the challenger’s video)  Also visit www.takethechallenge.com voting page.

The voting will close at noon Tues, May 14th and the TOP CHALLENGER will be announced Wed May 15th at 6:30pm at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford.

THE WINNING Contestant will receive:

  • Trip for 2 to Las Vegas from SHAPE YOUR WORLD SOCIETY
  • I year Gym Membership with THE CLUB
  • $350 Gift Certificate with VANILLA CLOTHING
  • 1 month Membership with THE GODDESS MOVEMENT
  • Boudoir Photo Shoot with THE BEAUTIFUL WOMAN PROJECT
  • Zoom Whitening from CLAYBURN DENTAL

Good luck to all the TOP TEN plus WILDCARD CHALLENGERS!!

Apr 16th, 2015

Congratulations to our TOP 10 ladies plus Wildcard….Jessie Armstrong, Debbie Foote, Tanis Glenn, Nicole Hatt, Naomi Hughlett, Bonnie Johnstone, Shannon Koop-Waters, Mylene Normandin, Lori Nyboer, Diane Palmer and Wildcard Heather Krentz.  Onto the 3rd and final segment of the Challenge.  Sun Peaks …here we come!!

 

Thank you for participating in the voting of your favourite Challenger in the 7th annual Total Makeover Challenge.

The sponsors of the Total Makeover would like to thank all 20 Contestants for their hard work and commitment to their health and weight loss journey.

The TOP TEN are chosen based on having the highest combined points in the following categories:

  • Online Public Voting – based on before and after Pictures and Numbers (30%)
  • Sponsor Voting – based on Leadership, Work Ethic & Personal Growth (20%)
  • % of Weight Loss and Inch Loss (20%)
  • Mini Challenges (20%)
  • Class, Workshops and Gym Participation (10%)

The voting will close at noon Tues, Apr. 14th and the TOP TEN will be announced Wed Apr. 15th 6:30pm at the Little Black Dress Cocktail Party and Silent/Live Auction at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford.

Also we will be announcing our Wild Card Winner who will join the TOP TEN for the 3rd and final segment.

The TOP TEN Challengers plus the Wild Card will continue on for the 3rd Segment of the Challenge which includes the continuation of fitness training and weight loss coaching.   The TOP TEN plus the Wild Card will be whisked off to Sunpeaks to stay at a beautiful chalet www.cornerstonechalet.com and experience a weekend of pampering.

Good luck to all the Challengers!!!!

Thank you to all the TOTAL MAKEOVER sponsors!

 

Congratulations to the 2015 TOTAL MAKEOVER TOP 20 CHALLENGERS…..Melinda Normand, Mylene Normandin,  Tanis Glen, Tara Dawn Meyer, Donna Villeneuve, Jessie Armstrong, Naomi Hughlett, Kristen Van Santen, Mandira Friesen, Victoria Hansen, Deshanna Loyie, Bonnie Johnstone, Riffat Sheikh, Shannon Koops-Waters, Lyndsey Tranter, Nicole Hatt, Lori Nyboer, Diane Palmer, Debbie Foote, Patricia Gratton!!!  The TOP 20 were announced at the Amazing Race event today Sat Mar 7th.

I can’t believe how fast the first segment went by.  It has been 5 weeks and we have seen some incredible weight loss and inch loss results.  In total this group has lost 318.4lbs and 253.5 inches. Amazing!!!

Great first week of fitness training, body analysis testing and consultations on one’s own personal body composition and protein and water needs.  Also reviews of people’s daily caloric needs and how many calories are needed to cut back to lose an average of 2lbs a week. Thank you also to guest speakers Cynthia and Gina from Herbalife for their great Health and Wellness info and their many weight loss tips. 

Congratulations to the 2015 TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGERS…..Melinda Normand, Mylene Normandin, Alyssa Lussier, Michelle Curtis, Tanis Glen, Vicki Waterman, Tara Dawn Meyer, Donna Villeneuve, Jessie Armstrong, Leah Mosher, Kristen Van Santen, Mandira Friesen, Victoria Hansen, Deshanna Loyie, Bonnie Johnstone, Riffat Sheikh, Shannon Koop, Star Martin, Lyndsey Tranter, Jennifer Williams, Aileen Paling, Nicole Hatt, Barbara Moore, Lori Nyboer, Diane Palmer, Dawn Stott, Debbie Foote, Naomi Hughlett, Patricia Gratton, and Heather Krentz!!!

LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATIONS – Midnight Friday Jan 16th.  Be one of the TOP 30 to take the 2015 Total Makeover Challenge.  Lose those unwanted pounds, get into shape, learn to eat the right foods, learn how to walk, talk and present yourself with confidence!!!

WOMEN & WINE AT FUSION HAIR DESIGN.  Wednesday Dec 17th 6-8pm

Have you heard the news? We are excited to host a night of Women & Wine at Fusion Hair Design!

* Learn more about the 2015 Total Makeover contest

* Wine tasting by Mt Lehman Winery

* Enjoy yummy nibbles

* Free mini makeovers!

* Special promotions on retail items (one night only!)

* Stella & Dot table (Get some Christmas shopping done)

Bring a friend and come enjoy a fun girls night out! RSVP if you can but it is not necessary!Bring a friend and come enjoy a fun girls night out! RSVP if you can but it is not necessary!

 

2015 TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE REGISTRATION STARTS DEC 1ST, 2014

The Total Makeover Challenge is a self-improvement program that educates and encourages women to reach their highest potential in personal health, fitness and self-confidence.  Their journey includes weight loss coaching, fitness training, beauty enhancements, personal growth seminars to find one’s personal mission statement, and workshops on how to walk, talk and present oneself with confidence.  Each year this challenge changes women’s lives by giving them an opportunity to find themselves again after losing themselves through raising families, working in unsatisfying careers to just make ends meet or dealing with personal tragedies.  This program gives them the energy, support and confidence to take their lives back.

Shape Your World Society is preparing for the 7th Annual Total Makeover Challenge and is excited to announce Abbotsford News is once again “The Presenting Sponsor”, who will follow the challenge from beginning to end.  

 

Starting Dec 1st, applicants will apply online to tell us why they need a TOTAL MAKEOVER.  A panel of judges will select the TOP 30 Challengers to start their journey of fitness workouts, weight loss coaching, beauty makeover treatments and personal development workshops and seminars.  Challengers are chosen based on their “NEED FOR A MAKEOVER” communicated in their application.

 

 2014 Total Makeover Updates

Fantastic night last night at the final Total Makeover Event!! Congratulations to Jennifer Nelson for winning #1 place. She excelled in all categories including weight loss, inch loss, gym and class participation, sponsor voting and online voting. Way to go JENNIFER!!!!! She receives a trip for 2 to Las Vegas from Shape Your World Society, 1 yr gym membership from The Club, Zoom Whitening from Clayburn Dental, a Glamour Photo Shoot from Level 6 Images and a $100 Gift Certificate from Fusion Hair. Thank you so much to all the sponsors as this would not be possible without you. Also to our Media sponsors, Presenting sponsor Abby News, STAR 98.3, 107.1 Country and E.A. Corporate Care. Also thank you to the Phoenix Lounge for providing such a great hosting event location.

This Wednesday is the last weigh and measure for the TOP 5 plus Wildcard. Then it is off to Earl’s Restaurant in Langley for the Chef’s dinner and complimentary drinks and dinner. THANK YOU EARLS. Voting opens the following day Thursday May 8th at noon for the final round.

TOP 5 and Wildcard off to Sunpeaks for a pampering weekend. Staying at the www.cornerstonechalet.com Spa services of massage and eyelash tinting.

Congratulation to the TOP 5…Jennifer, Sabrina, Brianna, Brittany, Star and the Wildcard Winner, Jackie Stewart.   Fabulous night at the Fashion Show.  The gals looked gorgeous strutting their new shapes down the runway!!!  Raised $2997 at the Silent Auction.  Thank you to all for their hard work and support!

Voting ended midnight Tuesday Apr 15th.   Results will be in soon and the TOP 5 will be announced along with the WILDCARD this evening at the Total Makeover Fashion Show and Silent Auction.   Tickets can be purchased at Go Fusion Fitness or at the door tonight at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford. Wed. Apr 16th.  6pm.

It is $20 a ticket – and you received a free wine or beer or coffee, and you get to enjoy a fashion show featuring local clothing stores.

Come and enjoy fashions by Ronald Allan Clothiers, Suzanne’s, Mark’s Work Wear House & Aldila Boutique.
Lots of Door Prizes!   Bid on over 100 auction items
And Be there when the Top 5 plus Wild Card are announced from Abbotsford’s 2014 Total Makeover Challenge!

SO EXCITED….VOTING STARTS AT 12PM (NOON) TODAY….THURS APRIL 10TH!!!

Congratulations to Larissa for her big 6inch loss this week. She is the winner of the biggest inch loser this week. Yeah!!!!

Final Weigh and Measure tonight!! All the numbers will be added to the TOP TEN profile pages and on the Abby News website. Voting for the TOP FIVE from the TOP TEN starts Thursday April 10th NOON! See below for more info on Voting!!!

Our Top 10 girls are well underway the next segment of the Total Makeover Challenge. The girls are weighing in every Wednesday night. Go Fusion Fitness donates a prize to our weekly “Biggest Loser” Here is an update for the last 3 weeks:

Week #1 Winner was Jennifer Nelson with 4.2lbs lost!!!!
Week #2 Winner was Brianna Lehan with 3.6lbs lost!!!!!
Week #3 Winner was Brianna Lehan with 2.8lbs and 8.25inches lost!!!!!!
Week #4 was Brittany Linde and Karen Dykshoorn each with 5.2lbs lost!!!!!

Way to go Ladies! Awesome job, keep up the good work!.
Stay tuned for the next update next Wednesday night for the FINAL weigh and measure for the segment’s round!

Congratulations to our UPDATED TOP TEN….Sabrina Cartwright, Starlene Lowe, Karen Dykshoorn, Brianna Lehan, Jennifer Nelson, Brittany Linda, Charissa Heppner, Laura Carver, Andrea Chapman and a new welcome to our runner up and now in the TOP TEN….Larissa Winkler. Congrats also to Jackie Stewart who made the TOP TEN but can not continue due to schedule conflicts. She is going for the Wildcard spot in the TOP FIVE…so what out ladies!!!

Congratulations to our TOP TEN….Sabrina Cartwright, Starlene Lowe, Karen Dykshoorn, Brianna Lehan, Jennifer Nelson, Brittany Linda, Charissa Heppner, Laura Carver, Jackie Stewart, Andrea Chapman. And 3 Runner Ups……Larissa Winkler, Michelle Pratt and Erin Karaim. Great Race Day!!! Raised over $3400 for the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation to support the Paediatric Comfort Fund. Congratulations to Brittany for winning the 2 West Jet Tickets. Thank you so much to West Jet for their donation of 2 West Jet Tickets!! Also thank you to RACE Sponsors…Ripples Water, David’s Tea, Thrifty Food and the Running Room. Thank you to Media Sponsors Abbotsford News, STAR 98.3 and 107.1 Country!!

SIGNUP NOW FOR THE TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE!!! The first 30 registered and paid applicants will have their names go into a draw for a AUTOMATIC FREE SPOT into the Qualifying 12 Week Segment!! Register online or in person at Go Fusion Fitness.

ALSO visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShapeYourWorldTMC and learn how you can win ANOTHER AUTOMATIC FREE SPOT!

2013 TOTAL MAKEOVER CHALLENGE
Great event last night at the Announcing of the TOP ONE.  Congratulations to Lynn Thompson for the #1 spot and for Robyne Adlam for runner up.  Great job gals!!!!

Thank you for participating in the voting of your favourite Contestant in the 5th annual Total Makeover Challenge.

The sponsors of the Total Makeover would like to thank all 5 (plus Wild Card) Contestants for their hard work and commitment to their health and weight loss journey.

The TOP CONTESTANT is chosen based on having the highest combined points in the following categories:

  • Online Public Voting – based on before and after Pictures and Numbers (30%)
  • Sponsor Voting – based on Leadership, Work Ethic & Personal Growth (20%)
  • % of Weight Loss and Inch Loss (30%)
  • Class, Workshops, Gym Participation and Other Challenges (20%)

The voting will close at midnight Tues, May 14th and the TOP CONTESTANT will be announced Wed May 15th at 7pm at the Phoenix Lounge in Abbotsford.

The TOP CONTESTANT will win a Trip for 2 to Las Vegas (Thank you to Shape Your World Society), $300 Gift Certificate (Thank you to Go Fusion Fitness), zoom whitening for teeth (Thank you Sevenoaks Dental Group), a folio of professional photos (Thank you to Revival Arts Studio), makeup palette (Thank you Aloette), and 1 hr Reflexology treatment (Thank you Feet For Life)

Good luck to all the TOP SIX Contestants!!!!

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Check out EVENTS page for the upcoming FREE THE CHILDREN COMMUNITY SCAVENGER HUNT!!!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TOP FIVE….Jocelyn, Katherine, Lynn, Robyne and Kim. and the WILCARD WINNER …..Kelly.  Off ot a pampering weekend in Sun Peaks. www.CornerstoneChalet.com

Congratulations to Katharine Wall this week for her 4.4lb loss.  Way to go and the winner of a 1/2hr Reflexology certificate from Feet for Life.

Second Stage Update of the Total Makeover Challenge 2013

 

With the passing of Spring Break and Easter receding into a blur of chocolate eggs, we are getting down to the nitty-gritty in the Total Makeover Challenge. The top ten contestants have been hard at work attending seminars, keeping up their fitness schedules, practicing their modeling skills and seeking out sponsors for the upcoming April 17th silent auction/fashion show at the Phoenix Lounge. Now is the time that we are seeing the ladies’ true dedication and determination to succeed as they balance the needs of their families, jobs, community and self. Inner reserves of strength and the support of friends and family help manage this monumental physical and mental test.

 

In order to prepare the contestants and give them tools to complete these past few weeks, Go Fusion Fitness and the Shape Your World Society hosted a weekend seminar entitled “It’s Your Call” by ichange on March 15th and 16th. It was taught by Trish Warren, Andy Voth, Jenny Clough and Kristen Olynick. The seminar focused on personal growth and was designed to empower the individual by identifying goals and understanding what personal issues may be blocking one from reaching success. Natural gifts and talents were discovered through interactive exercises and coaching. Each participant was able to craft a “Mission Statement” for clarity of purpose while their personal brain preferences were mapped to understand what programmes, organizations and jobs would work best for each of them.

 

Another two seminars the contestants attended were “How To Catwalk Through Life” taught by Annette McLeod on Wednesday, March 13th and “How To Dress Your Shape” taught by Aldila Boutique on Wednesday, March 27th. Here the ladies learned how to strut and clothe their newly toned figures. Annette had the contestants walking tall in their heels in preparation for their foray down the catwalk. Smiling and turning with sass, the ladies showed their inner and outer beauty.  Aldila Boutique helped identify each participant’s body shape and gave instruction on which cuts and styles were best suited to each body. Both seminars stressed that confidence is the best accessory one can wear.

 

Tickets for the fashion show are $20.00 and are available at Go Fusion Fitness. The show starts at 7:30pm on Wednesday, April 17th at the Phoenix Lounge. The ladies will be showing fashions from: Heaven Only Knows, Agape Bridal, Lady Fern, The Bay and Aldila Boutique- and are being beautified by: Fusion Hair Design, Mauve Hair Design, Pinkies Nails and Professional Makeup by Alejandra Thommasson. The top five contestants will be named at the show along with one wild card. All six ladies will be enjoying some well-earned rest and pampering at Sun Peaks the following weekend. The show’s guest key note speaker will be Miss World Canada, Tara Teng, who will be raising awareness about the issue of Human Trafficking. Half of the proceeds from the silent auction, held during intermission, will be donated to Ms. Teng’s charity of choice, The Justice Mission, while the other half will be donated to the Shape Your World Society to help run next year’s Total Makeover Challenge.

 

Yet another community based challenge for the top five contestants (and the wild card) is being held on Saturday, May 11th from 10-2 in both Chilliwack and Abbotsford. It is a “Free the Children” Scavenger hunt. Brittany Clough, Miss Teen Fraser Valley-World has co-ordinated, with the Shape Your World Society, a fund raising activity for the Free the Children Society. Teams of five will compete for points by participating in mini-challenges and raising donations from individuals and participating corporate sponsors. The winning teams in each community will “free” children, being “held captive” in a public area, demonstrating the need for children everywhere to be free to grow up safe, healthy and educated. The top winning team from both communities will win a one week stay in Sun Peaks at the Cornerstone Chalet (www.cornerstonechalet.com). 100% of the funds raised in Chilliwack will go to the Free the Children Society while the funds raised in Abbotsford will be evenly split between Free the Children and Shape Your World. For more information, please contact Jenny Clough at 1-866-528-8799.

 

It has been a long and exciting journey for these women. They have faced physical and mental challenges that have helped them to grow inner and outer strength and test their personal limits. Families  and friends have joined together to support them and thus rediscover the amazing women in their midst. Whether these women carry on to the next stage of the challenge or finish their participation at the show, all are winners and deserve our respect and admiration. Well done: Jocelyn, Katherine, Kimberly, Kim, Laura, Lynn, Robyne, Shannon, Theresa and Tina!

Week 3 Biggest Loser in Weight to Theresa Walsh for her 3.8lb lost.  Way to go!!  A 1/2hr Reflexology treatment!!!

Congratulations to Kim Wass for the most inches lost for Week 2 of the TOP TEN segment. 8.75 inches in 2 week period.   She will win another 1/2hr reflexology treatment.  Lucky girl!!!!

Great ichange seminar.  Lots of breakthroughs…tears, laughter and may AH HA moments!!!!

Congratulations to Kim Wass for the most weight lost for Week 1 of the Top Ten segment.  3.4lbs in one week.  She is the winner of a 1/2hr reflexology treatment from FEET FOR LIFE!!!  Great first Wednesday meeting with modelling lessons and nutritional coaching on FIBRE.

The Total Makeover 4.4km Race was a huge success with over $5400 raised for the Abbotsford Regional Hospital’s Paediatric Comfort Fund.  Also the TOP TEN were announced.  Congratulations to Shannon Janzen, Katherine Wall, Robyne Adlam, Lynn Thompson, Theresa Walsh, Kim Wass, Laura Carver, Kimberley Thompson, Jocelyn Fornswald and Tina Richardson.  Also to the 3 runner ups, Stephanie Waller, Tammy Miller and Kelly Kular.

 

CONTESTANTS will be chosen from a qualifying 12 week Contest starting the week of Jan 21st, 2013. So Everyone has a chance! The TOP TEN will be chosen on the 8th week of the 12 Week contest and will be chosen based on the most % of weight and inch loss (plus some other bonus points)!!! Click on the REGISTER button!!!