7 years as a Team Beachbody Coach

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Today, January 4th, 2017,  marks 7 years to the day since we sat at a computer (3 houses ago…) to enroll as a Team Beachbody Coach.

Knowing that this day was approaching, we’ve spent some time the last few weeks reflecting back on those 7 years, doing an honest evaluation of where we are currently AND, most importantly, where we still DESIRE to go…potentially, with YOU, if you’re interested.

The first thing that ALWAYS comes to mind when reflecting on what this experience has meant to us is THE PEOPLE.

The people we’ve met, the incredible friendships we’ve made, the learning and social events we’ve attended and organized, the 1:1 conversations and mentoring that has taken place…the HUSTLE we’ve done together over time. We can’t describe the value that has brought to us. We’re so grateful.

The universe does indeed have a way of connecting you with amazing people who “get” you and who you “get” in return.

A close second is the TRANSFORMATIONS we have witnessed among our friends, within our team and the people they have impacted in communities all over the US and Canada.

We are talking about transformations of all kinds…50 and 100+ lbs weight losses, people overcoming food addiction, dramatic changes in confidence, people learning more marketable skills that they are taking to jobs they love, people getting RIPPED…people running their first ever half and full marathons, parents overcoming financial hardship, people adopting and learning healthy life skills that they TEACH to their kids, people being able to leave the 9-5 workforce or reduce their hours to be present at home more often.

What our team and ALL of Team Beachbody (including the 35,872 coaches that started before us) has achieved the last 7 years is incredible. The number of people that are sacrificing and working hard as “coaches” to achieve generational health change FIRST in their home and then others truly blows. our. mind.

It’s what makes us proud to be a Team Beachbody Coaches and to say that with confidence when someone asks.

We are a company of PURPOSE with an incredible leader in Carl Daikeler. He knows what makes the Coach Network special is NOT that we are a “Multi-Level Marketing” company…

It’s that we are TRANSFORMATION company.

That’s something we believe people WANT to be a part of…

That’s initially WHY we were interested…because the products of theirs that we used which HELPED US make a dramatic transformations. It was something we could stand behind with confidence.

What makes #TeamBeachbody special IS NOT that it's an MLM company, but a TRANSFORMATION company Click To TweetMy mission and focus moving forward is to help more people fall in love with convenient, low-cost products that work and that will help them make the transformation that they SEE as possible.

Our mission is to help people SEE the value of connecting with a group of people that will empower their success WHILE they make their transformation.

Our mission moving forward is to help more parents with multiple competing priorities prioritize themselves and to see the BENEFIT of sharing their experience with others.

Our mission moving forward is to help people understand the pivotal role they can play in public health by focusing on their health AND SHARING what they learn….AND their results with others.

Our mission moving forward is to continue exercising and eating right MOST of the time because we feel it’s our RESPONSIBILITY, and we don’t prefer to feel like shit.

If we focus on these things and on becoming a better version of ourselves over time…good things will also happen with my business…It’s the Law of Reciprocity.

And it’s these principles that have been the foundation of ANY successful Team Beachbody Coach that’s been successful for the long term…NOT that they were a Multi-Level Marketing Pro.

Our mission moving forward IS NOT to find more Multi-Level Marketing Pros to pursue our mission, OR to personally chase a rank or title…

This we have recently become SUPER clear on.

If this message “gets you in the feels” you should message us to learn about partnering up on this mission. We can’t do it alone, and neither can you.

LAST and certainly not least…THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for all of the tremendous support we, along with and our incredible team of coaches has received since we started.

Cheers to MUCH more…


Team Beachbody Success Stories: Dec. 2016

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Meet Jodi C.

Jodi is a fellow graduate of the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, the same college that we graduated from in the early 2000s. We first reconnected with Jodi when she popped up on Facebook as “someone I might know” back in 2013. I have been inviting her to join my monthly accountability groups for years.

Finally, she was intrigued by my Country Heat group in July of 2016 and sent me the following message.

“Honestly, I’m just looking for something a little different. Lately, I’ve done 21 Day Fix & the Body Beast workouts. I’ve gotten away from the accountability aspect of my program and would like to get back to that. I’m not a big country music fan but it sounds like fun. I love to dance.”

Needless to say, Jodi did end up joining my Country Heat Group after doing Beachbody fitness programs on her own for years. She was hesitant about Shakeology at first but now faithfully drinks her Vanilla shake every day! I think it’s safe to say she’s a true believer in Beachbody programs, Shakeology, and my accountability groups!!!

What motivated Jodi to start her transformation?

“To get in better shape & tone up.”

What has she enjoyed MOST about her challenge group experience?

“The accountability…kept me working out even when I wanted to stop.”

What Beachbody Products has she used during her transformation?

“Shakeology, Country Heat, and currently 21 Day Fix Extreme along with 3 Week Yoga Retreat.”

What are her results as of in her 30 day Challenge Group?

“I’ve lost 6.6 pounds & 5.5 inches!”

Way to go Jodi! <3 having you in the monthly groups!


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Meet Katy Elbe – 5K Club Member

We want to extend a BIG, BIG congrats to Emerald Coach Katy Weber Elbe for joining the “5K Club” by hitting the $5,000 earning milestone as a Team Beachbody Coach!!

Katy has been happily married to her husband Matt for 6 years and they have a son, Keaton, who will be 2 in February. They also love Harley, their Labradoodle!

Why did you choose to become a Team Beachbody Coach?

“I began coaching in order to receive the 25% Coach discount, but quickly fell in love with the opportunity to help others in their health and fitness journeys while helping my family with a little extra income, in turn.”

Download this checklist of milestones to work towards earning $500/week as a Team Beachbody Coach.

How has Team Beachbody Coaching changed your life?

“Being a coach has provided me with built-in ACCOUNTABILITY that has allowed me to reach my goals while helping others to do the same. Continue Reading →


21 Day Fix Meal Ideas

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Are you surfing the web for 21 Day Fix Meal or Food ideas? Well, it’s your lucky day.

In this post we share an example day of eating with the Beachbody Portion Fix Containers… and then give you the opportunity to receive a few weekly menus if you like what you see.

THE most common question we get from the people is “what do you guys eat!?!?!?!!”

Well, for the MOST part we are flexatarians. We enjoy a variety of foods but enjoy LOTS of fresh veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds, legumes, healthy fats and oils, whole grains, fish, eggs. We also eat some lean protein, usually grilled chicken.

We rarely have red meat and we limit dairy (…meaning we don’t eat dairy if we aren’t eating pizza or ice cream). LOL!

To be honest, we could do better with our added sugars.Usually, we keep our portions in check here, but if we get off track during the 21 Day Fix or another program these are usually the culprit.

Click Here to Download our COMPLETE 21 Day Fix toolkit for FREE. NON-Vegan and Vegan weekly menus, customizable menu templates and Tally Sheets.

The picture above is an picture of all the delicious foods that Katie ate just on Day 1 of the 21 Day Fix. You can see, we are about QUALITY of calories that FUEL us…and not about substantially cutting calories on starvation diets.

WHY? They are a terrible temporary solution that DOES NOT WORK. We’d rather fuel our bodies to perform for the long term. This is the approach these awesome people used in getting their results.

Anyhow, here’s what you are looking for:

Breakfast = 2 egg veggie omelet, EVOO, avocado (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue container)

Snack = Greek yogurt & mixed berries (1 red and 1 purple container)

Lunch = Amy’s Organic Bowl (black beans, quinoa, squash, chard) & a chocolate raw vegan protein shake (1 yellow, 1 green and 1 red container)

Snack = watermelon (1 purple container)

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Team Beachbody Success Stories: Nov. 2016

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Meet Lindsay P.

We first met Lindsay several years ago when she was working at a retail store at the local mall. We have stayed connected through life’s many ups and downs. Through it all, she has always relied on our challenge groups to get her back on track. Let’s get started…

What motivated Lindsay to start her transformation?

“A few years ago I looked in the mirror and realized that I was fat. I hated myself. In that moment I vowed to make a change, to become my best self, both physically and mentally.

I worked my butt off doing Insanity. Since then, I have been living a fit lifestyle and am addicted/determined to get that workout in 6 days a week.

I stuck to my promise to myself and couldn’t be happier with how this lifestyle change has greatly affected my life.”

What has she enjoyed MOST about her challenge group experience?

“Being part of a challenge group is awesome!! Getting tips and tricks, as well as hearing about others’ struggles is motivating! We don’t have to be alone in the fitness journey! Even though we may be doing different programs, having the support is extremely beneficial!”

What are her results as of today?

“My greatest results came from the first round of Insanity 3 years ago when I lost 20-25 pounds. However with the continued programs, I am more toned and have that beach body!”

What Beachbody Products has she used during her transformation?

“Insanity. Brazil Butt Lift. Les Mills Pump. Insanity Max 30. Shakeology.”

We are so proud of how far you’ve come in your journey mentally and physically Lindsay!

UPDATE: Lindsay has since decided to JOIN OUR TEAM to stay accountable and share her journey with others while earning supplemental income.

Download this checklist of milestones to work towards earning $500/week as a Team Beachbody Coach.

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