Why You’re Not a Beachbody Coach…

So maybe you’re perfect for it!

You’re creative. You are passionate. Self motivated. Driven. Smart. Funny. Genuine. You “get” social media.

You love putting together that perfect outfit (even if you rarely have the opportunity to actually get dressed up these days). You’ve been talking about green smoothies for years, your friends know you’re going to try to get them to eat things with ingredients like “maca root”.

You can relate to me and my crazy children-filled life and we would probably be friends in real life if we were around each other in real life. You even know a little bit about Beachbody stuff already. Maybe a friend’s cousin’s ex girlfriend is a coach and you see her talking about it on Facebook.

You buy organic when you can. You want to feel good. You value your health. But you’re also no one to shy away from opening a bottle of wine after a long day and finish that baby off while watching a Scandal marathon (no judging here!). You want to be your own boss. You have it all… the perfect combo to be an rockstar coach on our team. But you aren’t one.

I think I know why…

1. Some Beachbody coach, somewhere, who was not properly trained (or good at their job) gave you a bad taste towards the whole thing.
Maybe it’s someone in your Facebook feed. Someone who is obnoxious. Or someone who is constantly trying to sell you something. Or someone who will randomly message you out of nowhere asking you to sign up with them as a coach (awkward!) and you’re like, “I don’t even know you and also, maybe say hello first before you try to recruit me, bozo.” Maybe you’ve seen people talking about nutrition who don’t know anything about it and it made you feel like the whole thing is a sham. I get it. I see those people too. And they annoy me too. Because they make me look bad. But even more than that, because they are turning off people like you, you who might be looking for something just like coaching. You who might be ready to take your future into your own hands, be your own boss, get paid to cultivate positive change in people’s lives who so desperately are looking for it! Just know that there is an easier way, a more genuine way, a way with integrity and passion and a desire to constantly be better than we were yesterday for ourselves and to inspire others. 
2. Someone told you that MLM (multilevel marketing) is a scam. So you think it’s a scam. 
Fair enough. My grandpa once told me that overweight people had watermelons growing in their stomachs from eating

Here are some polaroids from my recent trip to CanCun - paid for by Beachbody!

Here are some polaroids from my recent trip to CanCun – paid for by Beachbody!

watermelon seeds on accident and I was terrified of accidentally swallowing a watermelon seed for like 10 years. But then I learned more about how the stomach works and how watermelon seeds work and I realized that I was not in danger of growing a watermelon farm in my belly. Just like as I learned about multi level marketing (a legit business structure) and Beachbody (a legit company) I realized I wasn’t in danger of being scammed. (Ps. Network marketing is one of the only places where women get paid the same as men for the same work. Unlike… you know… EVERYWHERE ELSE. /end feminist mini rant.)

3. You don’t look like a fitness coach
What does one look like? Do I look like one? I don’t think I do. Maybe I do because I mostly put up photos of myself in yoga pants. But other than that, I’m not sure if I’ve got the look. Coaching isn’t about being a finished project that people can look at and think, “I want to have her abs/arms/whatever.” At least not on my team it isn’t. It’s about being a person that is continually working to become the best possible version of yourself that you can be… nutritionally, physically, mentally, spiritually.  And sharing that journey. And helping others who want to start on that same journey themselves. So what does that kind of coach look like?
4. You’re so busy, and you just don’t have enough time
Yup. That might be true. Why are you so busy? Are you working your butt off at a job you hate to make enough money to enjoy the teensy tiny bit of free time you have? Are you wasting your life away on Pinterest and Facebook? Are you juggling kids and a house and running your family? Yeah, we’re all busy. Here’s the thing… coaching creates freedom. Yes, it takes some consistency and time but you’re building the way to freedom. Freedom to quit that job you hate. Freedom to use your internet surfing skills to make you money. Freedom to go from stay at home mom to work from home mom that can retire her husband and enjoy more time as a family because Beachbody is now their household income. Catch the vision for a hot minute. What would your life look like if you were a successful coach? Would you travel? Sleep in? Spend the mornings playing with your kids? Take family vacations? Do yoga at 3pm? I can see it. Can you?
5. You’re too broke
Ah the old catch 22. Coaching can earn you money but you don’t have the money to start it. It’s $39 to sign up as a coach. It’s free to sign up as a coach if you buy a challenge pack (so if you have plans of joining one of my challenge groups or you already have, you can sign up as a coach for free!) You don’t have $39 to change your life? Maybe you don’t. And if that’s the case, maybe you do need this more than you think! I’m not promising you the moon and stars, although they are there for the taking. But I will give you the tools and training you need to make any of your wildest dreams come true. We are stronger together.

This life is too short to not live all out doing what you love!

This life is too short to not live all out doing what you love!

Coaching has changed EVERYTHING about my life. Opened up doors for me and my family to be more investing in our family, our church, our dreams than we ever thought possible. Instead of working everyday to build someone else’s life we are living FULL of purpose and passion. Ready to jump in? Message me, let’s talk it out, I’m ready to help you shine!

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Comments

  1. Hey, hope all is well, found this after someone on my facebook page posted it. Honestly, there is something missing in this article though. Please don’t take what I say to offense, it’s just a thing that’s missing from my opinion. None, of the above describe why I didn’t get into BeachBody. I never joined (despite my friends best marketing skills) because I’m a student of exercise science and have a license in athletic training (which is just a tad bit under physical therapy). Most BeachBody coaches I have come into contact with , know absolutely nothing about human anatomy and that’s a problem. I know coaches don’t call themselves “trainers” or “experts” but if you are going to use the name of a coach then I believe BeachBody should require some sort of education for their coaches. I joined a group once that my friend had and some of the stuff being posted on there were horrible. Real customers with rotator cuff injuries or ACL tears coming out of post rehab being encouraged to take part in some exercise routines that would further injur their shoulder or that they weren’t ready for when it came to post rehab from an ACL tear.

    I also saw people giving horrible nutrition advice to people who had diabetes. Did you know in many states it’s illegal to give nutritional advice to someone with a medical condition?

    However , later on in life I did open up my own fitness studio with a licensed nutritionist. I have certified personal trainers on staff who continue their education. And I look to open a part with physical therapists on board as well.

    This wasn’t to bash you, but to bring up a concerning topic, that BeachBody should hold itself responsible and have an education requirement, whether it is a personal training certification or an associates degree in exercise science.

    Sorry for the long comment, once again I mean no offense.

    • Hi Hector,
      Thanks for your thoughtful response!!! I appreciate your thoughts. The heart of coaching really is to simply provide motivation and emotional support for those who are looking to make a change in their health. At no time should we be providing medical help – but I don’t think it’s wrong for us to share basic nutrition information as we learn about it – obviously there’s a line that can be crossed if we are advising someone with a specific medical condition – but most of the time, the nutritional advise I am giving are basic things, such as “stay away from things labeled ‘fat free’ and eat fresh fruits and vegetables instead.” or “Here’s a delicious whole food recipe I am loving.”

      The value that a coach brings though – when done correctly – is amazing. I was reading a study where individuals who were literally going to DIE if they did not make health changes were sent off with this information and less than 2% of them actually made the health changes. Even when they knew they would DIE by continuing on in their unhealthy habits. HOWEVER, those who were surrounded by others, were put in a group with someone who cared and peers who were on the same journey were 80% more successful. There is power in CARING for someone, ENCOURAGING them, providing them with the EMOTIONAL support and accountability.

      I don’t need to be a fitness professional and I don’t claim to be, there are plenty of them out there and I so RESPECT and appreciate their role in the health and fitness world. But, we have an EPIDEMIC of obesity and nutrition related disease and simply giving people information isn’t working. I think what is missing is this role of a coach. Being an emotional support to someone, helping them change their mindset, believing in them and pushing them to be better, when they may already feel defeated or in bondage to their current health habits.

      I hope that makes sense, and again, I do so appreciate your thoughts and agree with you – as coaches we should know what our role is and what it is NOT because it could be dangerous if we over step our bounds.

      Thanks again – Vanessa

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