Dennis Wong is the co-founder of YOR Health, a company based in Irvine, Calif., that offers nutritional products to an international clientele. In 1968, Dennis came to the United States with his family in search of a better life, leaving behind crowded government housing in a densely populated area of Hong Kong. A self-made millionaire, Dennis Wong has achieved the American dream.
Q: You studied electrical engineering, then established a successful real estate career, and eventually moved into marketing. Now the health industry is your business focus—that seems an unusual path to take. What led you to change directions from engineering to business to health?
Dennis Wong: Two things motivated me. My health began to fail, and I didn’t want to let down the people who depended on me for employment. After a lot of hard work and countless research hours, my sister and I partnered with the premier product development manufacturer and co-founder of the largest direct-sales nutritional company in the world. At the risk of sounding trite, it was a match made in heaven.
Q: Could you explain the YOR Health Best Body Challenge?
Dennis Wong: When my health became a priority for me, I set about making some changes in my life. After seeing what a healthful lifestyle accomplished, I wanted to help others experience the same benefits. The YOR Health Best Body 8-Week Challenge is a way to transform your body and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Each group of new participants competes to lose weight and build muscle. Prizes are awarded to 24 winners a month. The rewards are two-fold: a healthy body and spectacular prizes. The championship of each category also wins a trip for two to an undisclosed location.
Q: That sounds like a great way to become motivated. How does someone participate?
Dennis Wong: New challenge groups open up on the 1st and 15th of each month. To be eligible to join, individuals must be either a current YOR Health customer or a YOR Health independent representative.