LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViSalus, Inc., the company behind the #1 90-Day weight-loss and fitness challenge platform in North America, announced today that Ernest Ross has earned the rank of 5-Star Ambassador in only 17 months. Ross now joins ViSalus' elite leadership ranks and qualifies to earn up to $250,000 of the Ambassador Million Dollar Bonus. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131114/LA17005) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120816/LA58521LOGO) A Georgia native, Ross' focused passion is to help people become healthier. Working as a fitness trainer in his local market, he was introduced to ViSalus' Body by Vi Challenge ™ through a client. After witnessing the results of others using the Vi-Shape ® Shake, Ross was thrilled to join the company. "I've always been passionate about helping people improve their health and fitness, so I was simply telling everybody I knew about the Body by Vi Challenge," said Ross. Although Ross had no previous experience in network marketing, he was determined to succeed. After only six months of encouraging people to take on The Challenge and enrolling more promoters, Ernest became a Vi Ambassador. "I got involved with ViSalus for all the right reasons," said Ross. "You can't do it for the money; it's more than that. It's about changing people's lives." The Challenge has taken Ross' fitness and professional dreams to an all-new high. "Achieving 5-Star Ambassador is amazing and a great feat," said Ross. "It's a wonderful feeling to set a goal and reach it, and I'm ecstatic for my family, my team and ViSalus." Ross has helped thousands of individuals nationwide, and he attributes his success to the realization that ViSalus' mission perfectly aligns with his passion for health and nutrition. As he works toward earning the Diamond Ambassador rank, he advises people to promote The Challenge with their heart. "Don't rely on business cards; go out there and get personal," said Ross. "People will see your heart and read your passion, and you will always win."