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Woman from Kirksville, MO Wins $250,000 for Losing Weight and Beating Hypertension

Million Dollar Body(TM) Is Awarding Over One Million Dollars to Help People

Lose Weight and Get in Better Shape

ANAHEIM, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness website has just announced the $250,000 Grand Prize winner in its Million Dollar Body Game(TM), an ongoing incentive competition that is giving away over $1,000,000 this year to spur people to lose weight and get in shape. Kimberly Barnett, a former soldier, prevailed over six other candidates who themselves won $50,000 for their personal accomplishments and joins Earl Broghfman, who also won $250,000.00. Here's the story of MillionDollarBody's Grand Prize winner.

Kimberly Barnett, of Kirksville, Missouri, is a single mother and a US Army veteran of Operation Desert Storm. Given her military background, she was fit but also addicted to cigarettes. She quit smoking spurred by the pleading of her 7-year-old daughter who "didn't want her to get a black heart and die."

Kimberly managed to stave off a tough nicotine habit but like countless ex-smokers, her appetite spiked and she dove into over eating to compensate. She figured the weight gain was temporary but guessed wrong and added 58 pounds in the first year.

"The problem was I kept eating even after I developed hypertension and was put on medication," Kimberly recalled. Aside from the medical issues, it was hard for her to physically move around. She dreaded the walk up to the scale saying aloud over and over, "please don't be over 200." Yet she clocked in at 208.

What turned things around for Kimberly was an infomercial for Turbo Jam. She committed herself to the program and worked the 58 pounds off in less than a year.

"Using the Beachbody programs really helped me get fit and healthy, and being a part of the Beachbody community lead me to some great friendships and huge rewards," said Kimberly. Working with a coach, she keeps reaching for new goals. She has advanced from Power90, to P90X, and now a second round of P90X. She still sticks with her Turbo Jam workouts in the mornings because she finds them so fun.

Kimberly's evolution has relieved her doctor who not only declared her hypertension free but also asked her to speak at her public health seminars. Thrilled to be educating others, she's also become a coach to show the tangible results that Beachbody programs, and discipline, can bring.

Like other winners, Kimberly's story is available to inspire others. Web visitors can follow her experiences at

"Kimberly is a deserving winner of our $250,000 Grand Prize," declared Carl Daikeler, CEO of

"Yet, she and Earl Broughfman and our six $50,000 champs are not the only winners. Every Beachbody and Million Dollar Body customer wins in some way. Just by following the winners' stories online, people have the extra motivation to make positive life changes and become healthier," he continued. "Obesity is an epidemic in this country. Losing weight takes perseverance and our kind of honest, healthy approach. Seeing others who put in the effort and get the results helps everyone stay motivated and focused."


Launched in January 2007, Million Dollar Body (MDB) is the peer-support division of, including the Million Dollar Body Game. MDB also houses the company's network marketing channel, giving customers the added incentive to get results and earn an income for helping others to succeed with a healthy lifestyle.


Founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon, is based in Beverly Hills, Calif., and is the creator of the nation's most popular in-home fitness and weight loss solutions. Beachbody products include Power 90(R), Kathy Smith's: Project YOU(TM), Yoga Booty Ballet(R), Slim in 6(R), P90X(R), Hip Hop Abs(R), and Turbo Jam(R), among many others. Beachbody programs combine challenging video-based fitness workouts with easy-to-follow diet guidelines, superior nutritional supplements, and an unparalleled customer service and peer-support system. The company's mission is to help people achieve their goals and lead a more healthy, fulfilling life.

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