Becoming a Fitness Coach!

Many times I’m asked exactly what I do for a living … how I was able to leave my corporate job of 14 years a year ago and pursue doing something I love so much: Helping others with health and fitness!


I like to dabble ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love teaching classes, I love social media, and I LOVE using my personal training knowledge to teach others the WHY behind the WHAT when it comes to their personal fitness journey just to help it all make sense!


I stumbled upon Beachbody back in 2010 when I was in front of the TV and saw the Insanity informercial – I knew that I had the chance to try something HARD but NEW and that if I at least gave it a shot it was worth it in the end! I also enjoyed being able to do workouts at my own pace, on my own time, and in my own home! I did adventure into the gym off and on but when I was in the beginning of my journey I felt most comfortable at home.


As the years went on and I learned about personal training and all of the knowledge that went into building workout programs I wanted to help those I met online and who lived in other areas of the country and world as best I could – and that proved to be a huge challenge! I ended up meeting my coach and mentor at my Insanity Live training and learned about the world of Beachbody coaching and a SPARK was set off….


I heard of the coaching opportunity before, but I was not into selling things or anything related to marketing. I’m still not. My goal was to make coaching work for me so that I could use each social media avenue I was on and offer programs I KNEW worked as a way to see others hit their personal fitness goals.


I’ve had countless coaches now join my team – some who are in the fitness world, others who aren’t and just want to help, and those who had their personal story encourage them to pay it forward. Our COMMON GOAL is to help others and use our knowledge and experience to be their success partners .. be their accountability partners and offer ways to keep them motivated and positive! We each use different workouts or a combination of at-home Beachbody options + our own routine + products like Shakeology and Beachbody Performance because we BELIEVE in what they’ve done for us.


Trust me, I’m one who had to see the proof in the pudding with hubby and my own Dad before I tool the leap to being 100% sold! ย I mean, I had my own journey with Insanity, so there is that too ๐Ÿ˜‰


lifting my body


Little by little, I increased my knowledge of the coaching business as I made it my goal to see others lose weight and become healthier from the inside out. I’ve seen over 300 lbs lost in 2 years and also saw my income shift as a direct result of that!


My goal in writing this post was to DISPELL THE MYTHS. Many people see Beachbody coaches are sales people or being all about the gimmicks – I can’t speak for us all but just like with anything in life there are good ones and there are bad ones. Those who are good, come from an honest place and truly want to help others using at-home workout programs that work + methods to check in and be there for support!ย Being a trainer myself I know how hard it is to stick to a plan if no one is there to keep you honest!


  • You don’t have to be a fitness professional
  • You don’t have to want to coach full time
  • You just need a good heart, want to help others, and have the foundation be your personal story and growth with fitness and health!


It IS that simple, and I always encourage those who want more info to JUST ASK – never assume that “all Beachbody coaches” are salesy people with an angle. If I cared solely about the money, I could’ve stayed at my corporate job and depended on a steady pay check each week – this is more to me than that. It’s about lifting others up to see their true potential and use me as a guide to excel!




I’ve learned to just ASK questions and start with a BELIEF that anything is possible if we try and LEARN, right?


I’m opening up my calendar to answer questions about what I do as a coach to anyone wanting more info on ramping up their personal fitness and/or using their experience to entertain the possibility of seeing what coaching can do for you!


http://tinyurl.comJoinTeamPursuit + email me at KatrinaElleP (at) Gmail (dot) com with “Let’s Chat” as the subject!

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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