Sunday, September 29, 2013

Beachbody Coaching: What It Entails

If you find yourself here, I assume you are considering the greatest opportunity in fitness... Becoming an Independent Team Beachbody Coach. Welcome! :)

Beachbody's coaching opportunity is a chance for motivated individuals like you to help others achieve their health and fitness goals, while getting physically and financially fit, yourself!

"Our core purpose is to help people achieve their goals and enjoy a healthy, fulfilling life. The more people you help, the more successful you'll be."

Have you been debating back and forth about becoming a coach for Beachbody? Are you interested, but worried because you aren't at your "goal" weight or haven't yet reached your ideal body? Don't worry. I felt that exact same way before I signed up, but I decided "what better way to inspire people, than to be right there alongside them, fighting through the journey?"

Becoming a coach is the best decision I have made for myself. It is not a "get rich quick scheme", you are not going out and hard selling to people, and you never have to push things on people. It is all about helping people realize their true potential, so they can make the most of their health and better their lives. You succeed by helping others succeed! It is that simple. I was very skeptical, until I took a step back and saw the motivation it was giving me to help others. I felt excited about working out every day, and wanted to eat healthy to show my team and my customers that it is possible. I wanted to lead by example for society, to help end the trend of obesity.

Often times, too many people doubt themselves. They think they aren't good enough, and hold themselves to a low standard. I am here to help you push those doubts aside. If you are passionate, friendly, outgoing, caring, and love to help others, this is the perfect fit for you! No pushy salespeople allowed here. This is a business to help others achieve success, by taking the plunge and going through the journey with them.


Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

Who is the company behind the Coach Business Opportunity?
Beachbody is a successful 10-year-old, $250+ million corporation based in Southern California. We create and sell the nation’s most popular in-home fitness and weight-loss products—high-quality, well-manufactured DVD workout programs, gear, and nutritional supplements that have been proven to work. When you become a Beachbody Coach, you’re teaming up with a solid, stable company and a best-selling brand.

What does it cost to begin?
It only costs $39.99 to start a Beachbody business. That includes your first month’s Business Services Fees and your Coach Business Kit, which comes with everything you need to begin earning income. **Note: this fee is waived if you choose to purchase a challenge pack (fitness program of your choice + Shakeology Home Direct), or just Shakeology Home Direct (which means you would get the flavor of your choice sent directly to your house each month, with free shipping!)

Do I need to be a fitness expert?
No, you don’t need to be a fitness or weight-loss expert to become a Beachbody Coach. You just need to be ready to commit to changing your life.

Do I need to be a slick salesperson?
Not at all—the fact is, just about everybody already wants to get fit or lose weight. And our products can get them there—we have thousands of real-life Success Stories to prove it! To make money as a Beachbody Coach, all you have to do is let people know that they can finally achieve the health, fitness, and weight-loss goals they’ve dreamed of.

What kinds of help and support will I receive?
Once you become a Beachbody Coach, you’ll be part of a whole network of successful Coaches who are there for you to learn from and share with. You’ll also get full access to your online office, which has everything you need to market and manage your business with ease—including your own sales website and email account, a full set of sales and marketing tools, and extensive training guides and videos. In addition, our Coach Relations team is available to answer your questions via email or over the phone. And you’ll have a Coach of your own for extra motivation and guidance.

Will I have to purchase products for resale?
Unlike marketing programs that require you to buy a lot of products in order to participate, the Coach Opportunity has no inventory requirements. If you do want to purchase products for your own use or resale, you’ll get them at a significant discount.

Will I have to handle product inventory, billing, shipping, or customer service?
No—when customers purchase products through your website, we take care of the rest.

How does Beachbody promote its products?
We spend millions of dollars every week advertising our home fitness programs on the major TV stations and cable networks. (You’ve probably seen our famous infomercials for programs such as P90X, Turbo Jam, and Hip Hop Abs, as well as our magazine and Internet ads.) Millions of people already know about Beachbody, and every time we run an infomercial, we get thousands of new customers. We want those customers to shop through your store, so you get the commission on those sales!

How much of a discount will I get on my own Beachbody products?
As Beachbody Coach, you receive a 25% discount on all Beachbody products available in the Team Beachbody store.

How do I get started making money?

I am currently looking to build a team of coaches who are excited to join the Bombshell Dynasty, and that want to motivate, inspire, and help others reach their health, fitness, and financial goals! I LOVE my job, and I want to share this amazing opportunity with you! I want to give YOU the opportunity to grab ahold of what Beachbody has to offer so you can start living the life you want and deserve. Maybe your drive comes from helping people get fit, making a little extra money or being your own boss, becoming a Team Beachbody coach offers unlimited opportunities to succeed. How many people can say they love their job and mean it? What have you got to lose, except those unwanted pounds and all the doubts, the "I can'ts", and the "I'll never be able to's"? YOU ARE CAPABLE OF SUCCEEDING! I want to help you build a successful at home business, and together we can help end the trend!

Are you in?
Join the Beachbody Family today, and make your dreams a reality!

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Sunset Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits

Mashed sweet potatoes keep these biscuits tender and low in fat; the moisture also eliminates the need to add eggs or dairy.

This recipe is a great side to add to any main dish.
It is absolutely delicious, especially drizzled with some wildflower honey!

Here is what you will need:
  • 1 cup mashed cooked sweet potatoes or yams (2 small baked sweet potatoes)
  • 3 Tbsp. canola oil (I used coconut oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray.

Combine sweet potatoes, oil, vinegar, syrup, and salt in a large bowl. Sift in flour, baking powder, and nutmeg.

Cut dry ingredients into sweet potato mixture with a fork until the mixture comes together. Stir in 2 to 3 Tbsp. water, or enough to get dough to hold together.

Drop golf-ball-sized rounds of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake 15 to 17 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned and firm to the touch. Serve warm. Drizzle with honey and ground cinnamon, if desired. (12 servings)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 biscuit
Cal: 80
Fat Total: 3.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Carbs: 12g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 1g

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Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Serve up this reduced-fat version of the favorite party treat with a guilt-free conscience. Don't forget the cute cocktail napkins!

My boyfriend and I often get bored with the same quick foods, so I decided to whip up these amazingly delicious meatballs! I wasn't sure how he would like them, but we made it and he LOVED it. We even had leftovers the next evening, which we rarely ever do. Even our puppy wanted some...

So, here is what you will need...

For the meatballs:
  • 1 lb. of lean ground turkey
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 8oz. can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
  • 1/2 cup green onions
  • 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. ginger

For the sauce:
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium, low-fat chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine meatball ingredients in medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Line a baking sheet with foil (this helps with cleanup). Place cooking racks in foil-lined baking sheet. Shape meatballs, and place on the racks. Bake for about 25 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Transfer the meatballs to a serving dish and cover to keep warm.

Combine the sauce ingredients in a small saucepan and stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Place over medium heat and sit intermittently until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low, and stir for another minute or until mixture thickens slightly. Pour sauce over meatballs, and gently toss to coat meatballs. Serve warm with toothpicks, if desired, or eat on a plate. (makes approximately 37 meatballs)

Tip: If you'll be serving over the course of an hour or two, these keep warm in a chafing dish or on a warmer. Double the recipe if you will be having more guests!

Serve your Sweet and Sour Meatballs with a health side of your choice :)

Serving Size: 4 Meatballs
Cal: 120
Fat Total: 4g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Carbs: 12g
Fiber: 0g
Protein: 8g

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Focus T25: My Fitness Journey

I have been hesitant to write this post, but what good is a transformation story, if you never share it with anyone? At the beginning of summer, I was in a low place with my diet and fitness regimen. It was basically non-existant. I would wake up early, go to school or work all day, eat junk all day long, come home and was exhausted, then I'd eat ice cream before bed... it was a vicious cycle. Before I knew it, the weight was creeping up. My waistline was getting bigger, my clothes were getting tighter, and I finally had enough when I put on my bathing suit sometime around the end of June. I felt disgusting, ashamed, and embarrassed. Now, most people would look at me and say I looked fine. But, I didn't feel fine. I felt like a slob. I wore baggy clothes to hide the weight gain, which probably worsened things. I didn't feel beautiful or sexy. I wanted a change. I needed a change.

One day, while searching for options to get myself back on track, I happened to stumble into the "Team Beachbody" website. I already had done the Beachbody program Turbo Jam by Chalene Johnson, but I bought it on Amazon before I ever knew anything like Team Beachbody existed. So here I was, feeling down about my appearance, with low self confidence... and I decided enough was enough! That was it. I was going to take my body and my health back into my own hands. Excuses were not an option for me. I had been searching for a couple of weeks, when I heard about the release of Shaun T's Focus T25. It sounded like a dream come true. A 25 minute workout that gives you an hour's worth of results, in just 5 days a week. I am a full-time nursing student, I work as a Medical Assistant, and I occasionally volunteer at a Children's Hospital. On top of all of that, throw in studying, family time, taking care of house "chores", cooking, and driving to everywhere I need to be during the week (30 minutes is the closest I drive on a daily basis)... my time is precious, and I didn't have much left of it to give to fitness. This would be the perfect solution. I just knew it.

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Now, I had already made up my mind that I was getting this. No "if's", "ands", or "buts". I took one look at the price, and pushed aside all objections. I wanted this, and needed this. Remember? It was expensive up front, but it cost me less than half of what I had previously paid for a full year's gym membership. The same gym membership I had to force myself to drive to, waste gas to get there, wait for machines, and fight the crowds around my schedule. No Thank You! Not Anymore! Focus T25 was my ticket away from low self esteem and hiding my body under 2 sizes too big baggy clothes. Plus, it gave me all of the tools I would need to be successful and in the best shape of my life. I got the program, the very delicious, nutritional supplement Shakeology, a Coach to keep me motivated, offer support and guidance, and a free 30 day club membership to the team beachbody website, which is full of recipes, discussion boards to ask questions, a place to log your workouts, and meet like-minded people who are working toward their goals just like you.

I started Shaun T's newest program on July 8, 2013. Day one's workout pushed me hard! I had to pause it a few times. It challenged me farther than I have ever pushed myself. The key is, I never gave up! I kept pushing play. I kept pushing myself a little farther and digging deeper. I kept working towards my goal, eating healthy, and drinking Shakeology every day. Day 70 was September 15, 2013. Two days ago. I DID IT! I wasn't sure I would make it through the first week, but I worked hard, I pushed myself, and I completed the 10-week program. I feel amazing. I have energy, endurance, and have increased my strength.

What makes FOCUS T25 unique?
Each FOCUS T25 workout is only 25 minutes, so you’ll always have time to GET IT DONE. Whether you’re looking to get started and want a workout that fits your busy schedule, or you’re simply tired of workouts taking up 1.5 to 2 hours of your day, FOCUS T25 is the answer for you. But it won’t be easy. And that’s why you’ll get the best results of your life.


If you are looking for accountability and support through a healthy lifestyle change, email me at Don't put off until tomorrow, what you could do today. Your health is one of the most important aspects you can take control of. Give yourself the gift of fitness. You're worth it!

...and if price is the problem, email me about how you can get your copy of Focus T25 at a discounted rate.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Why Coaching is My Dream

A little over a month ago, I was very apprehensive about becoming a Coach for Beachbody. I thought I was going to give up before I even began because I can be shy, I didn't want to bother people, I thought that people would judge me, and I didn't understand the reasoning behind the monthly fee since we didn't need to be certified in anything. Then one day it all clicked... and for the record, I was wrong about all of my negative thoughts towards this opportunity. OPPORTUNITY. I use that word strongly. It wasn't just a choice I made to earn money. This opportunity landed in my lap when I felt like I was down on my luck. I was not happy with where I found myself, I wanted a change. A positive change. Something to help turn my spirits around. I wanted to help real people get in better shape. At my job in a medical clinic, I often see patients who do not take care of their health. They are overweight, often smokers, and their diets are far less than nutritious.

I made a decision when I first started nursing school and took a  couple of nutrition classes, that my true passion was health AND fitness/nutrition. My golden dream was to combine the two. After much research, I realized that was not as easy of a task as I had hoped. The hospitals often, if ever, have positions that require both backgrounds. There is usually a registered NURSE and DIETICIAN. Never one person who collaborates with both of those duties. Beachbody gave me that passion back, for being able to help others with their nutrition and fitness! It was a blessing in disguise, and I would not trade it for the world. I truly believe in the programs and products they make, as well as the results those products provide when you use them regularly.

Most of us aren't experts in health or fitness, we don't have all the answers, and we aren't providing the community with a sense of false hope or expectations that they are going to drop 50 pounds in a month and magically have six-pack abs. We are real people, just like YOU. We have other jobs, some of us have families, some are in school, but we all have one thing in common... we have made the decision to better ourselves, and in return are sharing that journey with others.

It is never my intention to sell people anything. EVER! If they do not see value in any of the suggestions I make, that is fine. It is solely my priority to offer them a helping hand, sound advice, accountability, and tips to help them work towards increasing their fitness abilities and improve their health. People have to see the value in something before they are willing to throw the excuses out the window-be it cost, time, etc. It is my job to make them feel comfortable with their decisions so that they will stay committed and continue striving for success. There is nothing better than hearing:

"You have inspired and motivated me to start working out again."
"I've been struggling with healthy eating and would like some suggestions."
"Thank you for helping me take my health back!"

I would LOVE to be your Coach, to offer my support and guidance, and to train you to grow into the best coach you are capable of becoming. I want my team to feel like they have a solid understanding of the business, while understanding the importance of realizing their true potential in order to better help their customers.

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