POSTED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:30pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 7:34pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — While you’re thinking about turkey, dressing, and pie, fitness may be the furthest thing from your mind.
But inspiration is everywhere, and this month, a local woman is now the international face of a fitness and nutrition company.
Ashley York decided to change her body after having her first baby, so she turned to the Visalus ninety day challenge.
Her results were so remarkable that she entered the competition to be on the cover of their magazine, and she won.
Over 900 people nationwide entered, and 100 competed to win.
York says she can now use her success to inspire others to get fit and be healthy.
"For me to be in a market here in Louisiana and represent health and fitness and what were all about is amazing,” said York. “What's good about it is, the mission of Visalus is that their huge thing is belief. It took me believing in myself, my husband standing by my side, and the community to get me to this point."
Visalus also gives back. For every 10 pounds someone loses, the company donates a month's worth of food to programs fighting child hunger.