Founder of the SHIFT Formula, Barb McDermott has helped countless people suffering from diabetes (type 1 and type 2), cancer, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain, weight gain, pre-diabetes, depression, and other ailments.
For over two decades, Barb and her husband owned and operated a chain of health clubs. She also hosted her own exercise television show and produced top-selling exercise videos. As a highly sought after fitness instructor, Barb would watch member after member slip into declining health with steady chronic weight gain, despite religiously exercising. Little did she know… the solution would present itself through her daughter Erin.
Along with her health and fitness experience, Barb is the real-life mother of Axl Heck, eldest son on the ABC hit comedy, The Middle. Her son Charlie’s ability to make her laugh provides the comic relief that strengthens her ability to push through tough times. “She who laughs, lasts!"
But it wasn’t until her daughter Erin was diagnosed at age 16 that Barb began the journey that would lead to the SHIFT Formula®. Despite following doctors’ orders and the general protocol for healthy living…..exercise, balanced organic foods diet….her daughter was, like many of her health club members, progressively slipping away…steady weight gain, steady health decline. Only a mother can understand the pain and suffering of a child crumbling under the weight of a lifetime life-impacting disease. Which is why Barb took matters into her own hands.