I’m writing this post for a couple of reasons ….
- To dispel rumors about being a Beachbody Coach
- To encourage others to take the leap that I did to live their DREAM!
In 2010 I was introduced to the world of Beachbody. I initially saw it as a company who made at-home workout options – including Insanity which was my ‘drug of choice’ – We all know I talk and talk and talk about Insanity because it literally changed my life inside and out! My transformation didn’t stop there … I kept growing on the inside, as a person … as a leader … going from being shy to confident because I’d found what I loved to do – encourage others with my story and help them see their potential with their personal fitness story!
To tell you the truth, the kicker that helped me believe in the coaching opportunity wasn’t entirely the fact that I met my coach and mentor when I became an Insanity Live instructor, or the fact that I decided to try Shakeology because I was still skipping breakfast …
The kicker was seeing the fact that just changing one meal a day to Shakeology was changing my husband’s life … and would later on change the life of my awesome Dad too … and my lightbulb began to shine brighter!
I went from seeing the whole ‘fitness journey’ story of mine go from being about the physical change to the internal change … prevention of medications that weren’t needed for hubby and my dad … seeing myself become more and more confident and less anxious and depressed … seeing those who I knew were watching me be inspired to start their own journeys and not only give Beachbody a shot as a customer but also as my partner and friend … and many of which are now coaches on my team …
It’s unfortunate that some coaches with Beachbody see it strictly as a means to make money. I can’t tell you how many times someone asks me what I do as a coach and mentioning the word “Beachb…” can spark a “whatchu talking about, Willis?” face.
IT’S NOT ABOUT SELLING, IT’S ABOUT SHARING AND ENCOURAGING …
Just being honest with you, if I was in this for the money I could’ve just stayed working my corporate job with a stead paycheck and loads of benefits – BUT I KNEW my story and those of those around me including friend and family weren’t meant to just HAPPEN. So many of our loved ones and friends suffer from chronic disease or are unhealthy – and MANY like ME don’t want to join a gym and that’s okay. I’ve been able to blend my life as an instructor IN the gym and also help others who want to workout at home – to each their own! There are days I want to stay home and days I want to be around others – it can be a combination!
The goal is to show there ARE ways to use effective programs that work in the home – with proper guidance and support – and superfood nutrition such as Shakeology or even high quality post- and pre- workout options with Beachbody performance to get anyone to where they want to be – as long as they are HEALTHY!
Before you ask:
No, you don’t have to be a fitness professional to be a coach
Yes, you should ask a fitness professional specific medical and workout questions
No, I wasn’t paid to write this post
Yes, I do believe coaching changed my life.
We stopped DREAMING when we were little – most of us did. I felt I started dreaming again when I wasn’t in the same routine of going to work and coming home and not truly doing something I knew was making a difference in the lives of others.
My team is full of hobby coaches .. coaches who love the discount solely … and those who want to work from home on their own schedule and coach full time. We have moms and fathers and teachers and medical professionals … extroverts and introverts …. THERE IS ONE COMMON THREAD AND GOAL THAT TIES US TOGETHER: That’s a need and want to help others live a fit and healthy and longer life!
I encourage anyone who wants to learn more just to ASK – I have an open schedule and would love to chat health and fitness and even how coaching could work in anyone’s life – like my husband says “What do we have to lose?”
If we do this the honest, loving, and right way – it’s not about sales, it’s about inspiring positivity in others! It’s all about BELIEVING and LEARNING and knowing you can DREAM again!