In 2009 when the recession hit New Zealand, Sandra Castle-Dodson was made redundant at the advertising agency she worked for, leaving her in a vulnerable position. “I went from getting dressed every morning and heading into an office filled with amazing people to having to motivate myself to get out of bed,” shares Sandra. “It was a daunting time.”

In an attempt to stabilise her financial situation, Sandra started two home-businesses. Combining her passion for fitness and her expertise in sales, Sandra began operating her own footwear line and a promotional marketing business. “One-on-one contact with people is what I do best,” says Sandra. “I wanted to continue to work with people as it’s my passion. I was in search of a way to continue to help people while utilising my years of experience.”

Having grown up in a home with a focus on health, Sandra carried healthy habits throughout her life. “I’ve always had a holistic approach to health which I thank my parents for,” says Sandra. “I’d been slim and fit my whole life but once I met my husband, Tim, that changed. For the first time in my life I felt secure, supported and comfortable in my relationship. With that bliss came comfortable habits and that caused weight gain.”

Eager to release excess weight, Sandra was on the hunt for a solution. “I first heard about the Isagenix opportunity through a lady I met at a health retreat in Thailand, Kim McPherson,” says Sandra. “3 Star Golden Circle, 1 Star Crystal Executive Kim was an intensive care nurse with a passion for health. I added her on Facebook and followed her journey closely. I found Kim to be trustworthy and genuine so I reached out to her and it wasn’t long before giving Isagenix a go and had a Premium Pack on its way!

Within a week, Sandra began to feel the changes. With newfound determination and mindfulness, her body reacted to the intake of fantastic nutrition. “My mind felt clear and motivated,” says Sandra. “I gained energy and felt very positive about the products and my progress. In my first 30 days I released 9kgs and went on to release a total of 22kgs over a three month period. This tells me I had weight to lose and that a healthy diet made all the difference.”

Sandra’s belief in the products grew and it wasn’t long until friends and family began to notice her transformation. “I saw an opportunity to combine not only my passion for helping people but also my passion for health and wellness,” says Sandra. “I began to attend corporate events and work on my personal development, with a particular focus on helping older people.”

Sandra, now 2 Star Golden Circle, Crystal Executive is a strong advocate for events, working hard to get her team to as many events as possible. “Events allow people to experience the incredible culture of Isagenix,” says Sandra. “Having a lot of older members in my team can mean that other priorities like family and career commitments will make it difficult for people to attend events but I never gave up. Now I have a handful of my team coming with me to UIA in Auckland and many have already purchased their Summer Kick Off tickets!”

Passionate about the health and wellness of the older generation, Sandra couldn’t be more excited to participate in the Prime Time community. “I think Prime Time brings a lot of integrity to Isagenix,” says Sandra. “We come with a lot of life experience and wisdom that we can offer. Many people are struggling and are looking for a sense of community and Prime Time offers that now. Getting older doesn’t mean you no longer have passions, dreams and goals and I’m so glad to have discovered mine.”

Be sure to join our Prime Time community today at where you’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who are on the same path as well as participate in a growing community where everyone has a similar goal in mind. By signing up, you will receive information about upcoming online meetings and activities.

Weight loss should not be considered typical. In a study performed in 2012 by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers, subjects lost an average of 4.1kg with an average of 0.9kg of the loss from visceral fat after 30 days on an Isagenix Program. The subjects also had a greater level of adherence and had more consistent weight loss from week to week compared to subjects on a traditional diet. Always consult your physician before making any dietary changes or starting any nutrition, weight control or exercise program.