I became a Beachbody coach roughly 5 years ago. At the time I was on my last 3 months of recovery post Achilles Tendon surgery. I had ruptured my AT while teaching karate class and the injury was devastating and came with a full year recovery timeframe. When I found out P90X3 was coming out (in November of 2013) in January 2014, I was super excited as I had done both P90X & P90X2 prior (as well as Insanity). Knowing P90X3 would be a 30 minute workout sealed the deal. My plan was to finish out the long year back towards full recovery getting into the best shape of my life.
In January 2014 I was invited to join an accountability group for P90X3 by one of my friends. I thoroughly enjoyed posting, adding to the group and encouraging others. My friend in the group said that I posted more than anyone and that it helped her stick to her goal more than her own coach did. That got me thinking. I had been approached about becoming a Beachbody Coach in 2007 but turned the opportunity down at the time. Being a young woman with a seizure disorder, I was leary about coaching anyone in fitness as I had my own challenges relating to it, controlling my heart rate and keeping my core body temperature down. Fast-forward to 2014. I considered the coaching opportunity more intently because I thought my story of injury and subsequent recovery might help other people to leap over other hurdles within their own lives and fitness journeys. It was the end of January 2014 and I took the plunge and became a coach.
Being involved with the Beachbody Community has been a true blessing, not only have I met amazing people, am part of and lead an amazing team of individuals, my personal confidence has improved as well as much, much more . Beachbody, in part, helped my family and I experience 2 trips to Hawaii, have zero student loans, pay off credit cards and be able to have some flexibility within our schedule to devote more time to our sons’ activities.
Additionally, with the Beachbody Community’s focus on growth and personal development I have been able to expand my mindset into a more positive, focused, less anxious one. So much so that over 3 years ago, shy me became a Beachbody Live trainer. Between it and coaching it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Without it, and the continuous personal development readings, trainings and videos on leadership, I would also not be in my 2nd year of pursuing my Masters Degree in the Psychology of Leadership at PSU. Being a part of the Beachbody Community has helped me overcome my fear of pursuing my dreams and making them a reality.
Regardless of your rank as a coach and regardless of your motivation, becoming a coach is a truly amazing experience that not only allows you to help others reach their goals, it also gives you the opportunities and trainings you need to reach your own.