As a beach volleyball Olympic gold medalist, Kerri Pottharst understood the importance of fuelling her body with the right nutrition. Throughout her life, Kerri didn’t pay too much attention to supplements and chose to focus on eating wholefoods to keep her body in peak condition. It wasn’t until she retired from professional sport that she began to notice the weight slowly creeping on and her energy levels lacking.
A sceptic of supplements for as long as she could remember, Kerri was introduced to Isagenix® by her former beach volleyball partner, Isagenix Legacy Club Millionaire*, 7 Star Golden Circle, 5 Star Crystal Executive, Natalie Cook. “I wasn’t a shake drinker or supplement taker whereas Nat was a lot better with those things,” she admits. “When Nat introduced me to Isagenix, I was reluctant to get involved as I didn’t think the products were for me. I especially didn’t want to be involved with network marketing.”
As a trusted friend and former team member, Kerri respected Natalie’s opinion and although Kerri didn’t want to use the Isagenix products, she couldn’t help but watch intently from the sidelines. “I stalked Nat’s Facebook regularly and checked out who she was hanging out with,” she laughs. “Everyone seemed genuine, positive and supportive and the transformations were awesome.”
It took 18 months for Kerri to say ‘yes’ to Isagenix. “I was invited to coach a junior national team in Mexico and I was trying on some of the clothes I was going to take with me and they were pretty tight,” she says. “Since retiring, I had become lazy with my nutrition and, as I had undergone six knee surgeries, I wasn’t exercising as much. I wanted to use the Isagenix System purely for weight loss and had no interest in building a business.”
Using the Isagenix System, Kerri not only managed to lose the extra weight, she also experienced a surge in her energy and focus. “As a retired athlete, I do a lot of coaching, sports commentary, motivational speaking and I’ve written a book so my life is busy,” she explains. “Since beginning my Isagenix journey, my mental focus and clarity has improved drastically. I’m also more energised and am applying myself to tasks more effectively which has allowed me to become more productive.”
Falling in love with the products was just the beginning for Kerri. Seeing an opportunity to help people achieve their own health goals, she began to learn more about the Compensation Plan and how to build an Isagenix business. “I loved the idea of building a team,” she says. “Since retiring in 2006, I was often working solo but now I’m part of this uplifting, positive community that I never imagined I’d be involved with.”
Achieving the rank of 3 Star Golden Circle, Executive, Kerri is now a proud professional network marketer and she couldn’t be more excited for the future. “I love that within our community we have created a space for Prime Time members,” she says. “The needs of the older generation are different to the needs of the younger generation and Prime Time is the perfect opportunity for older people to come together, share ideas and continue to grow.”
*Isagenix Millionaires are defined as Isagenix Associates who have cumulatively earned $1 million or more with Isagenix. Earning levels for Isagenix Independent Associates that appear in this publication are examples and should not be construed as typical or average. Income level achievements are dependent upon the individual Associate’s business skills, personal ambition, time, commitment, activity, and demographic factors. For average earnings, see the Isagenix Independent Associate Earnings Statement found at IsagenixEarnings.com.