On the outside, Allan Richardson appeared to be the prime example of healthy ageing. Although being an avid Crossfitter, Allan admits he struggled with his health, with years of poor nutrition and stress taking its toll on him.
Finding it difficult to shift excess weight, Allan was excited to receive a call from his Crossfit coach, Isagenix Millionaire*, 12 Star Platinum, 13 Star Crystal Executive, Brett Davis, with a possible solution. “Brett rang me up one day and told me he had been using some great products that he wanted to share with me,” says Allan. “At the time, I was on the lookout for a solution to incorporate into my training and help me change my body.”
Eager for results, Allan said ‘yes’ to Brett straight away, feeling confident with his decision. Little did he know how his entire life was about to change. “Prior to saying ‘yes’ to the Isagenix opportunity, I was a time-poor teacher who had switched careers to a chef thinking it’d allow me more time to see my children,” he explains. “I ended up spending even less time with them, often the last parent to pick them up at after-school-care.”
Struggling to balance his home and work life, Allan was also having trouble with his health, dealing with stress and the after-effects of poor dieting. “It scares me to think of what my future would be like if I hadn’t made the decision to finally take control of my health,” he shares. “Now, at 47, I am the strongest and leanest I’ve ever been. I feel like I’m ageing backwards!”
As his health and strength improved, so did his interest and curiosity. “I began to attend corporate events and my mind was blown,” he says excitedly. “I believe the personal development I’ve undertaken since starting this journey has shaped me into the type of person I always wanted to be but never knew how to become. Over the last several years, I’ve found that the more I help other people achieve what they deeply desire, the more abundant my life has become and this wasn’t a mentality I held before.”
Linking arms with the Prime Time community, Allan is proud to represent the older generation with a focus on healthy ageing and performance. “It has been a learning curve, especially stepping into a leadership role,” he admits, “No matter your age there’s always more to learn and I love that there’s now a community for us. I love that we can talk to people within the same context and feel like we have a voice as some of the things we face are different from our younger counterparts.”
Now 5 Star Golden Circle, 1 Star Executive, Allan believes he has found his purpose. “I’m able to spend more time with my family while helping others take control of their future,” he says. “I have more years in my life now and, even more importantly, more life in those years. I am so grateful to Brett Davis and Samantha Gascogine for introducing me to these life-changing products. My wife, Simone, and two boys, Josh and Will, believed in me from day one and it’s because of them and the incredible Prime Time community that I’m able to live out my dreams and help others live out theirs.”