Dream team line-up made the difference

Paula Anderson

Paula Reece

Paule Stieferl

Marcus Straub





Paule Stiefler had a dream to offer a makeover to someone with the technology used at her business, Le MedSpa.

“In essence, I wanted to give back to someone who may never seek that kind of attention, improvement and growth. It took a few years to bring it to realization and it finally happened last year,” Stiefler said.

The skin care industry has been Stiefler’s livelihood since she was 20 years old. In Grand Junction, she founded her own skin care distribution company with a line of specialized products before opening Le MedSpa.

“I am very passionate about skin health, health in general and about living life with positive energy,” she said.

Stiefler’s role with The Body And Soul Makeover project was to gather a team of experts willing to donate their services to give the winner the opportunity to transform at a level greater than skin deep.

Coordinating the team of technicians who were experts in their fields was key to getting all the skin improvement treatments Linda Reese needed. These included the services of Le MedSpa dermatologist Dr. Richard Stiefler, who administered all the injections, liquid face lifts with skin fillers and Botox.

Le MedSpa also offered Reese body sculpting treatments to permanently decrease stubborn fat, such as love handles and muffin tops and encouraged her to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

“Seeing someone making real strides in feeling better about themselves, increasing their confidence and fulfilling their dreams is very rewarding and affects me deeply,” Paule Stiefler said. “I feel that ... we are all, collectively, truly making a difference in another person’s life.”


Paula Reece and her husband, Dale, owners of Crossroads Fitness, were actively involved in the Body and Soul Makeover project for the second year in a row.

“It is not only a project that helps one or two well-deserving people in our community, but it actively brings together businesses focused on one goal,” Paula Reece said. 

“There is a magic in the air during the reveal that just makes you feel good to see our winners feel so good,” Reece said. 

Crossroads provided club memberships to the winner and runner-up. They met with a trainer, recorded measurements, discussed goals and planned how to achieve them. The winner actively worked with the trainer to build strength and lose weight.

“The winner is actively on her way to better health by exercising consistently, meeting new people and working towards her goals,” Reece said.

Crossroads Fitness has the goal of providing individuals with a positive and rewarding experience that targets their interests and needs. 

Located near the airport, Crossroads Fitness has provided quality equipment, current fitness trends and a clean, comfortable atmosphere for 28 years.

Crossroads Fitness Downtown is located in the lower lobby of the Alpine Bank building. This club’s unique feel pampers its members with bagels, gourmet coffee, towels, fresh flowers and executive locker rooms.

With two locations and more than 300 classes, members stay motivated.


Marcus Straub was Linda Reese’s life coach on the Dream Team.

Along with a few others members of the team, Straub was involved in the process of selecting a winner and helped plan, coordinate, strategize and execute the event.

“My primary responsibility was to provide life coaching and, where desired, business or career coaching to the winner,” Straub said.

Straub meet with contestants for an hour once a week for 12 weeks.

“My objective was to assist them in making real and lasting changes within themselves and their lives so they can experience greater levels of meaning, fulfillment, success and happiness.”

Straub’s other objective was to support the work of his fellow team members as they worked to help the contestants.

“I became involved as a way to fulfill my purpose of helping as many people as I possibly can in my lifetime,” Straub said.


Paula Anderson has been writing and speaking her message of healthy eating for several years through her business, Eat Well, Be Well. She has done presentations and private coaching on the topic throughout the Grand Junction community and she is a regular contributor to Grand Valley Magazine.

Anderson is also a certified Wellcoach.


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