Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health—and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!).

Week two is ending on a high note for our fearless five. As the contestants prepare for a new week, they’re already starting to see progress. Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) is now swapping Friday nights at a bar for Saturday mornings at barre class thanks to Pure Barre. Plus, she (and Brandon, for that matter) discovered what a broiler is while making a healthy Whole30 frittata. Mind. Blown.


  • Speaking of Brandon (@greatistbrandon), his travels came with temptation, but he came out on top. Passing on bread baskets and overpriced pizza, he opted for healthy salads instead—and still remains one of Starbucks’s biggest fans.
  • Darby and Adrienne (@greatistdanda) shook up their 10K training by heading to a Bar Method class and then schlepping a heavy mattress all over the city. They even squeezed in a training session with Sean Fortune of Central Park Coaching to brush up on everything from technique to stretches. Their subsequent relaxing was well-earned.
  • Regina (@greatistregina) feels like a new person after just two weeks. Thousands of burpees (OK, maybe not thousands, but a lot!) left her feeling physically and emotionally stronger, and she got to work on some clinch drills, which is what differentiates Muay Thai from kickboxing (who knew?).
  • Finally, GreatistYou mentor Jessi Kneeland (@greatistmentor) offered some perfectly timed words of wisdom: “Pro tip: celebrate your results. Whether you feel strong, healthy, energized, leaner, or more skilled…unabashedly celebrate the absolute bejesus out of every little win!” Amen.