Soooo here it is: the announcement I foreshadowed in a previous blog post!
I’ve decided to add Beachbody Coach to my toolkit! And because I know some of you may roll your eyes or be like WTF, I’ll explain more about my decision FAQ style for your reading enjoyment.
The Beachbody company is the parent company of so many popular home exercise programs: Insanity, P90X, the 21 Day Fix, PiYo, Brazil Butt Lift, Cize… just to name a few. They’re also the creators of Shakeology, a nutritional supplement, along side a long list of health and fitness supplements.
What is a Beachbody Coach?
I’ll be the first one to tell you that I do NOT like that every Beachbody representative gets the label “coach.” In order to become one, you simply have to purchase a business starter kit and BAM you’re a “coach.” And let me tell you, that’s mildly infuriating to those of us who have been educated in some form of coaching. Not that these people are without value: the passion and commitment I have seen from some of them is phenomenal and something to aspire to. But the problem with the word “coach” in general is that there is really no definition of what one is, Beachbody and beyond…
But I’ll get off my soapbox and tell you what the role of a coach is: a Beachbody coach is there to provide you with support and accountability through the proven workout systems to guarantee your success. Typically, this is done through what are called “challenge groups” where you pick a workout program, and we as a group go through it together and hold each other accountable so we get the results we want and tackle those excuses. A Beachbody coach is also who you typically will purchase a workout program or supplement through.
So… you’re a sales person?
NO. Oh my God, no. If you know me at all, you would know that I would make the absolute WORSE salesman. I just do NOT have it in me to push products on someone or be shady or dishonest… and if I tried, you would DEFINITELY be able to tell. It’s almost embarrassing. Heck, I’m even having difficulty writing up this post because I’m afraid people will think I’m pushing products on them!
If you’re not a sales person, then what are you doing?
My goal with this approach to my health coaching practice is to provide an affordable option to more people, and be able to help more people. Even if you HATE the thought of network marketing products, generally I think most people can agree that the quality of the Beachbody workouts is extremely good. If you follow the program and keep an eye on your nutrition, you WILL get results with them. And I am in an excellent position to provide you with an added bonus if you choose a Beachbody program through me: FREE health 1:1 coaching sessions (which I would normally charge $97 for)!
I thought you were against products and supplements?
To a point, yes. I do NOT believe that Shakeology itself or P90X is going to change your life. A product cannot do that. Only YOU can do that. Products and supplements can be great tools, especially if you’re just getting started, but let’s be real: you’re probably not going to be doing the 21 Day Fix every day for the rest of your life. That’s where the health coaching part of it comes in, and that’s where Beachbody with me as your coach is different.
Tell me more about how Beachbody programs and your health coaching will work.
As of right now, this is all brand new and subject to change, but here is the deal:
- Purchase a Beachbody Challenge Pack through me (includes a workout program of your choice, Shakeology, and a free trial to the Team Beachbody online community) and get 3 FREE 30+ min 1:1 coaching sessions: one before you start, one during, and one after the program.
- For every Shakeology or supplement purchase (including automatic home delivery), receive one free 30+ minute 1:1 health coaching session
What if I already have a Beachbody program I want to use… can I still get coaching with you?
YES. Be on the lookout for my challenge groups, and it is absolutely FREE to sign up! If you just sign up for the challenge group but have already purchased a program, you will be a part of my daily accountability group. If you have a program already but add on a Shakeology purchase, you’ll get the FREE 30-60 minute 1:1 laser coaching session as well (which can be phone or Skype).
Are you still offering 1:1 health coaching without Beachbody products?
YES! Visit my Work With Me page for details on that! Beachbody is simply providing me with another avenue of reaching more people versus my signature 12 week program.
It seems like you’re giving away a lot of free coaching sessions. What’s the deal?
I genuinely ENJOY coaching. Health coaching has changed my personal life and it KILLS me not to be able to share it more, especially if the only thing holding someone back is the cost. Money should never stand in the way of becoming happier and healthier. I teamed up with Beachbody because I truly do think their products are phenomenal and they WORK, and this avenue of health coaching allows me to coach more and reach more people… and that’s really all I want to do. Would I like to make this my full time job? Absolutely! I love it! And hopefully I’ll get there! But even if I can’t, at least working through Beachbody I’ll know I’m touching way more lives than I would be on my own.
WTF is Shakeology (or OMG I can’t believe you’re actually going to sell that sh*t to people)
Let me first put this right out there: I will never pressure you to buy Shakeology. While I think giving it a try is harmless and worth a shot, if it doesn’t work for you, that’s fine! For some people, shakes just aren’t their thing.
To put it simply: Shakeology is a nutritional supplement shake packed with a variety of super foods to give you multi health benefits, such as weight loss, increased energy, improved concentration, improved digestion, etc. (I think this is a great video about it). While it does pack a protein punch, it’s not intended as a protein shake – it’s more of a meal/snack replacement with a TON of awesome nutrition. A lot of people think it is just a pricey scam, and while the price is up there, if you look at the ingredients and the nutritional content, I don’t think there’s a parallel.
I can tell you that from my own experience, Shakeology has helped with my digestion and sensitive stomach, keeps me fuller longer, and gives me about the same energy “burst” as coffee but is way healthier. And it cures that junk food craving because I’m essentially drinking a big ol’ chocolate/PB shake daily. So for me, I love it, and I’ll continue to purchase it myself, but if you don’t love it, that’s cool too! I would encourage you to definitely be open to trying it, however, because I do believe in it and think it has a ton of benefits, but again: if you try it and hate it, THATS FINE! You’re not kicked out of my coaching practice 😉
Where can I browse/purchase Beachbody products from you?
When is your next challenge group?
SEPTEMBER! Keep an eye out on my FB page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you more info!
Sorry that was so long! Hopefully I answered any questions you may have been thinking! I’m really excited for this opportunity. Although I’m terrified at the thought of “sales,” I’m SUPER excited about being able to reach more people. I believe in the power of coaching, and I’ve witnessed my ability to help people change their lives. Let’s change yours.