You’re doing what? Beachbody coaching? What the heck is that?
In the last few weeks I made a decision to try a new adventure for myself. It’s kind of funny how it evolved actually. I first came into contact with Beachbody when the women’s soccer team at the school where I was working (assistant coach of women’s basketball) started using a workout program called P90X for their off season workouts. Eventually our athletic trainer had the women’s basketball team doing some of those workouts too, and I, work out lover that I am, started doing those workouts with the team. I’d always thought that workout DVDs would be sub par workouts, that I’d have to wear a weird leotard and tease my hair. But P90X was absent of spandex, and even more, it was challenging and fun. One of my roommates at the time ended up also buying P90X so I would jump in with her sometimes or borrow her workouts and do them on my own.
I eventually bought my own set of P90X DVDs off of craigslist. I used those as my own ‘off season’ workouts after I started playing basketball professionally overseas, and took them with me to Australia, then to Germany, and back again. I loved them.
Fast forward to this summer I was working out in this tiny gym in Victor, Iowa. (Victor is right in the middle of nowhere if you’re looking for it on the map)…In the gym they had a whole library of workout DVDs and a tv/dvd player. I picked one off the shelf- The 21 Day Fix. Again, I found myself loving the workouts (I even blogged about it here).
When we moved to Ankeny I needed some sort of workout plan. Still loving the 30 minute workouts of The 21 Day Fix I decided to go on to the Beach Body website and order the DVDs. I had not realized that Beach Body was the company that owned all sorts of workout programs I had heard of before- not just P90X but Insanity, and others. I also had not realized that there was such a thing as a Beach Body coach. When you buy one of their workouts you get a free coach. I thought “free? why not?” I had no idea what a coach even was supposed to do.
That started me on my journey to where I am now. Honestly at first I was SUPER skeptical of being a Beach Body Coach. I didn’t want anything to do with network marketing and I wasn’t sure if this type of coaching was my thing. But I kept thinking…I am PASSIONATE about health and fitness. I have seen my own life change dramatically through changing my nutrition (for more on that see this post)…
I am a firm believer in not only rehab, but pre-hab- building up functional strength so that rehab is much less likely to ever be necessary! I believe our bodies are gifts to be treasured and taken care of. I also find it enjoyable to see what my body is capable of, challenging it without harming it. I’d had a lot of personal experience of my body needing special care and learning how to help it.
When I was in college the athletic trainer and I joked that the training room was my actual home. My dorm room was where I visited sometimes. I was constantly needing rehab. I broke my foot the fourth game of my freshman year and it was just one thing after another after that (again, you can read more in this post).
I know first hand how treating your body well through nutrition and fitness improves your life. It is burning desire in me to help others to see, with food especially, that changing what they eat can change their lives. I decided that becoming a Beach Body coach was just an extension of what I was already doing- helping people in this way however I can. As a coach I can not merely recommend products and workouts, but I can give accountability, ideas for meal planning, and be a source for inspiration, breaking through plateaus, ideas for getting the most out of workouts and recovery, and just be a line of help.
So now I’m official. It’s still my goal to help people in whatever way possible. If that includes through Beach Body that’s great, if not, that’s great too. I just want to see people see changes. I want to be a part of their story of “I used to ____but now…”
Do you need that type of story? One of my friends put it something like this “you were a talented basketball player, imagine if you’d had a book of exactly the workouts and plays that you needed to win, but no coach. It’s laughable right? To think that would be a good way to help a player be their best? It’s the same with people’s health and fitness journeys…They want results and a long term commitment, they will be so much more likely to get there with a coach.”
If you’re interested in learning more about what I offer as a coach and/or joining the online fitness and nutrition accountability group shoot me a FB message or an email! I would love to help you change your story.