Vi Model Tony Stubbs is known for his high energy and toned physique. What you might not guess about him, however, is that despite his early career as an athlete, he wasn’t in good health on the inside until he joined The Challenge in 2012. By the time he came to Vi, he had real health concerns and a dislocated shoulder. It was then Tony made the decision to transform his life from the inside, out—one Vi-Shape® Shake at a time.
The Change that Comes with The Challenge
Today Vi-Shape makes all the difference for Tony, who has already built 20 lbs. of lean muscle and is living a healthier, happier, injury free life. Additional favorite Vi products include Vi-pak® and NEON Energy Drink®.
“It’s all about striking a balance between 80% good nutrition and 20% physical fitness,” says Tony, adding, “And it’s about making deliberate choices—like the choice to take at least 30 minutes out of every day to do something physical.”
Tony lives and breathes this mantra. He drinks at least one Vi-Shape Shake a day and stays active by teaching Zumba, Total Body Blast, Body Combat classes and more at a local gym in Houston, where he is a Certified Group Fitness Instructor.
“Your mindset is so critical,” says Tony. “Whatever kind of body you want, you can have it, but you have to first make the decision to change your life—the beauty is you can change anytime.”
When promoting The Challenge, Tony emphasizes process over immediate results.
“It takes at least 90 days to make a transformation. The Challenge is not a quick fix,” says Tony. “A lot of my Customers are starting from scratch and working against years of bad habits.”
Life Changing Health & Wellness Tips
Tony ensures Customers understand the importance of giving Vi products time and being consistent. His top tips include:
- Plan and prep meals on the weekend for the entire week. This will save you time and prevent you from deviating from healthy meals.
- Set aside 30 minutes a day for any physical activity. It can be anything as long as it gets your heart pumping.
- Don’t deprive yourself. Reward yourself with a healthy, sweet treat like a Chocolate Chip Nutra-Cookie or even a massage every now and then to celebrate weight-loss or fitness milestones.
Giving Back Feels Good
At the end of the day Tony, his team and Customers circle back to one of the most important facets of The Challenge—charity.
“When you’re working toward your own health and fitness goals and helping feed children in need at the same time, it feels so good,” says Tony, adding, “It is about the kids, but it starts with us first. So we have to lead by example.”
And he’s led by example from the start. From achieving a healthy lifestyle and optimal fitness to winning the Vi Model title, Tony truly embodies the Vi Pillars of Life, Health and Prosperity. His long-term vision is to work with his team to ensure kids around the world adopt healthy eating and exercise habits.
For Tony, winning Vi Model is just the tip of the iceberg. He has many more years ahead of impacting lives with his message about The Challenge. We can’t wait to see what’s next for this Vi Champion.
Look for Tony’s feature in our NEW and FREE digital Challenge Magazine at challengemag.vi.com.