Bikini Boot Camp: Register Now!

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Ladies, are you ready to kick it into high gear? Are you a motivated women who needs to lose 5-20 lbs and wants a specific meal plan to follow? Not only can you be fit and strong this spring – you can be in the BEST shape of your life. I promise. I am starting a BRAND NEW online boot camp program with my clients next Monday – Bikini Boot Camp! You will be following my personal workouts and have the option for a detailed meal plan. No weigh-ins, no restrictive diets, no gimmicks. Just women working together in a supportive community to be STRONG, FIT, and HEALTHY for our families and for ourselves. PS: Be sure to read the testimonial from a client in my last boot camp round at the end of this post. 

Nutrition is CONFUSING. How much should you eat? When? How? Why? I am so pumped to be offering a very specific MEAL PLAN option with details about exactly what and how much to eat as part of this boot camp. No starvation, no nasty foods, and even some of your favorite goodies are permitted. Let’s get you healthy the right way!

For this very exclusive boot camp, I am looking to work with 10 busy, motivated, fit women, who have 5-20 pounds to lose and want to lean out their midsection. Women who are willing to prepare whole, clean, nutrient dense foods, and workout 5 days per week, but simply need some accountability and a specific workout and MEAL PLAN to follow.

10420134_10100108588116754_5994285805596852570_n (1)It IS possible to be in the best shape of your life AFTER having kiddos. And not only that – it’s possible to have great abs! This online program is 45 days – includes my personal boot camp workout plans, a specific meal plan with containers to manage portion sizes, recipes, accountability, motivation, and access to me. Fees will apply because after 10+ years in the fitness industry, I know we are all more successful with follow-through if we put our money where our mouth is. However. I am 100% confident that I can find a plan that fits your budget.

The Bikini Boot Camp will start on March 30.

What can you expect?

  • Specific meal plan and portion control containers to take the guess-work out of cooking
  • Convenient multi-week, online program that fits your busy schedule
  • Accountability and a supportive approach that keeps you on track to accomplish your goal
  • Affordable package option that is among the lowest cost option you’ll find
  • The focus, quality, intensity, and commitment you’d expect from me, a trainer with 9+ years of success!
  • FREE one-time consult

Here’s how it works:

  • Six week program starting on March 30.
  • Participants may choose from a two tier pricing structure that includes a 6 week workout plan, and meal plan.
  • Ladies will be given a grocery list and meal plan with foods to focus on to fuel their families
  • All participants will be added to a group online with supportive, like-minded women.
  • Boot Campers will be expected to follow a 5 day per week workout plan that includes written workouts and hyperlinked videos.
  • Exercises will be appropriate for all levels with modified options for beginners. The workout will include plyometrics, running drills, and pilates.
  • Participants will be required to pay in advance and fill out all health forms, waivers, and liability forms before the Boot Camp begins
  • Participants will be required to log their food and do daily checkin’s with me via text or email.

This program has two options. First, you may purchase my NEW tried-and-true personal online Bikini Boot Camp program (results guaranteed) with grocery list based on the Paleo lifestyle. Second, for the FIRST time ever, I am also offering a specific meal plan option per my new partnership with the makes of P90X and Insanity. Purchase the BeachBody 21 Day Fix Extreme Program and meal replacements to try through the program, and I will give you my Bikini Boot Camp program for FREE (no additional charge).  If you choose to simply do my Bikini Boot Camp program (comes with grocery list based on the Paleo lifestyle) it will be only $20 per week, payable via cash, check, or PayPal. If you participated in Amanda’s Boot Camp program earlier, you will receive a $20 discount.  The BeachBody 21 Day Fix Extreme Program and meal replacements (perfect for breakfast or lunch) is $160 (plus tax and shipping).

Please register to join below. I am only accepting the first 10 ladies who register. After you register, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. You may pay via PayPal, check, or cash. I will also send you the health forms, waiver and liability forms. Payment (in full) and all forms are due prior to the start of Bikini Boot Camp. Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

Register below. I will be accepting the first 10 registrants. 

Read this testimonial from a client in my most recent online boot camp below:

“I feel stronger – physically and emotionally. The challenge was a success and would definitely recommend to a friend!
My will power with food is much higher and I am pleased at the progress I’ve made and know the battle with food will be continuous and I will have to be intentional. I am reminded of the importance of caring for my health and wellness as a foundation to keep balance in my life and to enable me to be the best version of myself.  That there will be seasons of my life when I can devote lots of time towards athletic goals, but that there will also be seasons when there things take priority.  When those seasons come, I can still maintain fitness. I am reminded that 20 minutes of something, is more than a whole lot of nothing.
I have realized that it is the commitment to yourself that is most important, valuing your word. At the end of the day, when you don’t want to workout, reminding yourself that “I said I was going to do this today” and then honoring that promise – brings self worth, and value.
I am very glad I decided to do this challenge. As a former cross country and track athlete, for high school and college I feel pretty competent in the exercise arena. In college, I worked with strength and conditioning coaches twice a week for four years. I have completed 2 whole30 programs on my own.  Although I had the knowledge and experience; sometimes you just need a little help. Sometimes you need to relearn things that you’ve forgotten. Sometimes you need to surround yourself with people who are striving for the same goals. And Sometimes you just need a little INSPIRATION.
I have truly been inspired by Amanda Tress for her passion, enthusiasm and encouragement – but mostly it is her hard work ethic  that is so evident not only in the workouts on the exercise videos, but also in her professionalism, online posts, emails, phone conversations, and new business endeavors.  It challenges me to do more, be better, and give it (the workouts and this life) my best effort.
Lastly and most importantly from this challenge, I have found inspiration within myself through: a changed attitude, commitment to myself, accomplishments, dedication, self-awareness and growth. I look forward to tackling more goals and striving everyday to be the best version of myself.  After we move, I hope to get a chance to do some dreaming of my own and look forward to where they will lead me.”

Arm Workout to Tone and Strengthen Your Arms

This past winter I focused on strengthening my arms. It paid off – I’m stronger now that ever, and I feel great heading into bikini season.

Are you hoping to tone and strengthen your arms too?

Here is a recent circuit that I completed and really felt the next day:

  • 10 to 1s with 10 lb weights
  • Bicep curls with 20 lb weights – two sets of 10 reps
  • Vertical chest press with 30 lb weights – two sets of 10 reps
  • Tricep extension with 25 lb weights – two sets of 10 reps
  • Tricep pull down with 90 lbs – two sets of 10 reps
  • Traveling push-ups 10 sets of 10 reps
  • Forearm push-ups 10 sets of 10 reps

If you’re hoping for a great circuit that you can do at-home — try my backyard boot camp for an awesome burn. Enjoy!

Instagram Academy: Register NOW!

Do you own and operate a small business? Are you hoping to scale your business and earn a 6 figure income? If so, you need to be active on Instagram and implementing effective strategies for long-term results. It’s a non negotiable.

As a digital marketing consultant, I am continually tracking trends, strategies, new social media channels, and implementing campaigns for my clients. Over the past two years, Instagram has continued to explode in popularity and my clients have experienced a tremendous amount of success via IG initiatives.

If you haven’t gotten started on Instagram yet – it’s ok! Create an account today and implement my unique 20/20/20 Instagram strategy (video below) and join my Instagram Academy for maximum results.

This course will help you maximize your time on Instagram, build a tribe of like-minded individuals, increase conversions, and take your business to the next level. Results guaranteed. 

I have been blown away by the professionalism and quality engagement from my current Instagram Academy course ladies! It is a true pleasure to offer my Instagram course resources and help 20 business women accelerate their IG platform. We cover branding, apps, video, follow strategies, story telling, pin-pointing the unique purpose that drives our individual brands, hashtags, when to post, personal development, and most importantly, content marketing. Content marketing on Instagram is the creation, distribution and marketing of valuable and relevant content to attract and acquire a clearly defined audience with the objective of driving profitable customer action. It would be my pleasure to help YOU ramp up a successful IG platform to drive more follower engagement, leads, and ultimately – conversions as well. 

Read this quote from one of the current participants.

“I am not usually one to brag, but I am really in awe of the power of Instagram marketing. I have a business FB and Twitter but I really don’t utilize them like I should. Ever since I have really been putting the effort into IG our sales have been booming. On Saturday, we restocked all of our tees in pretty large quantities and sold out of nearly everything in less than 2 hours. I was literally in tears. In less than three months I never could have imagined that our little business could grow so rapidly and I owe it all to Instagram. Just wanted to say thank you to Amanda for helping to keep me focused!”

Watch the video I recently filmed for the FitFluential blogger community to learn about my unique 20/20/20 Instagram strategy for small business owners. Through the 30 day course, you will learn and implement tangible strategies like this one to accelerate your IG platform growth. You will have access to templates, group accountability and giveaways, and personal one-time consults with me.

The 30-day Instagram Academy Course will start on Monday, March 23.

What can you expect from my Instagram Academy?

  • Convenient multi-week, Instagram Academy program that fits your busy schedule
  • Accountability and a supportive approach that keeps you on track to accomplish your goals
  • Affordable package option that is among the lowest cost option you’ll find
  • The focus, quality, intensity, and commitment you’d expect from me, a digital marketing consultant with years of experience and a track record for success!
  • FREE one-time consult

Here’s how it works:

  • 30 day Instagram Academy starting on March 23.
  • All participants will be added to a group online with supportive, like-minded business women.
  • Participants will be expected to implement tangible weekly and daily strategies and participate in group giveaway.
  • Participants will be required to pay in advance.
  • Participants will be required to log their progress and do regular checkin’s with me via text, email, or social media.

The Instagram Academy will be only $97 for the full 3o day course, payable via cash, check, or PayPal.  Registration is closed.

WHOA: Saucony Triumph ISO Review

Saucony Triumph ISO ReviewThis week Brandon and I had the privilege of reviewing the new Saucony Triumph ISO running shoe via a campaign with FitFluential LLC. Brandon has been overdue for some new kicks, so I was thrilled when we were presented with the opportunity for him to receive the shoes. I want to be sure you are able to read the genuine review from his mouth (versus mine) in case your significant other is looking for some new running shoes! I asked Brandon to write-up his honest review, and here is what he has to say about the new Saucony Triumph ISO running shoes.

“Can’t believe that I got a pair of shoes to review!  I’m always a little bit jealous when Amanda gets products to try out.  I got a chance to review the men’s Saucony Triumph ISO (size 11w, btw), as part of a FitFluential LLC campaign.

Here’s a little bit about me as an athlete.  I was a college sprinter and hurdler, but now, I’m just trying to keep up with Amanda and get in shape for the pool season. I still like to run and do power lifting.  You may have seen me on Amanda’s Body After Baby DVD.  :)

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These are great shoes!  They are my 1st pair of Saucony’s since 2005, and I love their new updates.  I think I might switch back to Saucony from Brooks and Asics.

I love the reflective colors (not going to miss them!). They have a great fit and feel like I’m just wearing socks – it’s their ISOFIT system.  They are extra-cushiony on the heel, too.

I ended up getting the wide version of the shoes, since I have big feet, and they’re not bulky at all.  They will still provide enough support for me with their PWRGRID+ for my running and lifting, and walks to the park in the Spring.”

Check out this video with 3D animation featuring new technologies in the Triumph ISO.

We were both very impressed with the packaging, free T-shirt, and phenomenal shoe quality from Saucony. Brandon will enjoy these runners for several months and he looks forward to purchasing a second pair when he’s due for replacements.

Thank you Saucony and FitFluential for the opportunity to share our authentic review of these new shoes!

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Millionaire by 30: Tips for Success

1901964_832024983530651_6881882378397129431_nIs one of your goals in life to be financially successful? Would you like to earn a six figure income by leveraging your strengths and pursuing your passions? Would you like to be self-employed and work toward your own goals versus someone else’s? Have you often considered how to become a millionaire by the time you turned 30?

5 years ago, I would have said — YES. I’m serious – just ask my former co-worker, Matt, and my boss, Scott. I distinctly remember walking into work one day and telling them I would be a millionaire by 30. I actually believed it. And even better – instead of laughing at me, they both asked me how I was planning to accomplish this goal. The truth is – I had no clue how I was going to accomplish my goal, but I knew, I honestly believed, I would be a successful businesswoman by 30. At the time of that very bold declaration, I was working 70 hours a week and making about 30,000 per year. I was a glorified secretary for a college admissions office, and ramping up my own fitness business training clients for $10 per hour. Brandon and I were living in a 500 square foot apartment and scraping by. HA! So – how did I do it? How did I make a shift from trading dollars for hours to creating a thriving business?

Here are a few of my tips for success based on my experience.

1. Believe you have what it takes to be successful. Your reality is a reflection of the things you believe most strongly are possible.

2. Surround yourself with positive people who are supportive of your dreams. Most of my friends laughed at me 5 years ago when I talked about my dreams and goals (I was 23, I am now 28). But I didn’t let that get me down. I knew I had what it took to be successful. I kept my supporters close. I still routinely check-in with friends who believe in me and clap when I succeed. These are friends I would lay down my life for. When you find like-minded friends who lift you higher – keep them close for the long-term. The company you keep will either be your flight or downfall.

11035583_831172733615876_1503677162698254669_n3. Remain optimistic. The best predictor of success is optimism. If you can push through inevitable challenges and hurdles with a smile on your face and hope for the future – you will be successful.

4. Create a scalable business and prudent streams of passive income. Early on in my fitness business, I realized I would not become a millionaire by trading dollars for hours via gym sessions. I decided to create online boot camps which are easily duplicatable and scalable. I also decided to partner with the makers of P90X and INSANITY to generate a prudent stream of passive/residual income. This is “paying off” in significant ways.

5. Write down your goals. With very few exceptions, professionals who write down their goals are successful. Create attainable, measurable, and specific goals quarterly, monthly, weekly, and daily.

6. Identify your strengths and leverage them. Become an expert in an area of strength. Be the smartest person in the room regarding a certain topic. For example, over the years, I have become and Instagram expert. I love this social media platform, and I truly don’t know anyone who has more experience helping others ramp up their IG platform to effectively generate qualified leads and conversions for their small business. As a result, I’ve had the opportunity to do a lot of consulting work to earn money sharing my Instagram strategies.

7. Realize that it’s not what you know – it’s who you know. Truly. I believe there is some benefit in a college education, but it’s extremely important to network and develop genuine relationships through your early 20s. When my classmates were studying for Gen Ed History (a class where I never even took the time to purchase the semester textbook – sorry Dr. Mach), I was busy skipping class and working at a local financial planner and prospecting companies all over our area to network with business leaders. Ultimately, I received a C in the class and some amazing relationships that have served me extremely well over the years.

8. Find a unique purpose that drives your business. In order to work your business with passionate excellence for the long-term, you need a purpose that goes beyond yourself. For example, my passion is to help women be the very best version of themselves. I find that I am truly fulfilled when I help others exceed their potential physically with fitness plans, or professionally via my marketing mentorship program.

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9. Save early. Brandon and I worked extremely hard in our early 20s to pay off his college debt before he graduated. He secured a position at the local Air Force Base where they paid for his graduate school education. We put every extra penny toward our investments. We maxed out our Roths and Brokerage accounts. I learned the value of short-term stock bonds, mutual funds, matching programs at Brandon’s workplace, and other long-term investment scenarios including real estate. I am 28 and Brandon is 27 and our money is working for us in huge ways. At 26, I was able to make a strategic decision to build our dream home in a neighborhood with several custom-built million dollar homes. The value of our home has already increased significantly, and I feel very confident in our home re-sale value moving forward.

10. Prioritize personal and professional development every single day with no exceptions. Besides the blessings of God, professional development is the greatest door opener in your life. Read for at least 30 minutes each day or until you find 4 quotes and nuggets of truth to share.

I sincerely hope you found these tips helpful. I would love to learn more about you, your goals, your unique passions, your small business, and why you hope to be financially successful. If you would like information about my business mentorship program or Instagram academy, please fill out the form below.

 

 

Eat Clean Extreme Weight Loss Boot Camp

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Nutrition is CONFUSING. How much should you eat? When? How? Why? I am so pumped to be offering a very specific MEAL PLAN with details about exactly what and how much to eat as part of my next online boot camp. No starvation, no nasty foods, and even some of your favorite goodies are permitted. Let’s get you healthy the right way!

For this very exclusive boot camp, I am looking to work with 10 busy, motivated, fit women, who have 5-15 pounds to lose and want to lean out their midsection. Women who are willing to prepare whole, clean, nutrient dense foods, and workout 5 days per week, but simply need some accountability and a specific workout and MEAL PLAN to follow.

I am here to prove that it IS possible to be in the best shape of your life AFTER having kiddos. And not only that – it’s possible to have great abs! This online program is 45 days – includes my personal boot camp workout plans, a specific meal plan with containers to manage portion sizes, recipes and healthy holiday treat tips, accountability, motivation, and 24/7 access to me. Fees will apply because after 10+ years in the fitness industry, I know we are all more successful with follow-through if we put our money where our mouth is. However. I am 100% confident that I can find a plan that fits your budget.

The Online Boot Camp with MEAL PLAN program will start on March 16.

What can you expect?

  • Specific meal plan and portion control containers to take the guess work out of cooking
  • Convenient multi-week, online program that fits your busy schedule
  • Accountability and a supportive approach that keeps you on track to accomplish your goal
  • Affordable package option that is among the lowest cost option you’ll find
  • The focus, quality, intensity, and commitment you’d expect from me, a trainer with 9+ years of success!
  • FREE one-time consult

Here’s how it works:

  • Six week program starting on March 16.
  • Participants may choose from a two tier pricing structure that includes a 6 week workout plan, and meal plan.
  • Ladies will be given a grocery list and meal plan with foods to focus on to fuel their families
  • All participants will be added to a group online with supportive, like-minded moms.
  • Boot Campers will be expected to follow a 5 day per week workout plan that includes written workouts and hyperlinked videos.
  • Exercises will be appropriate for all levels with modified options for beginners. The workout will include plyometrics, running drills, and pilates.
  • Participants will be required to pay in advance and fill out all health forms, waivers, and liability forms before the Boot Camp begins
  • Participants will be required to log their food and do daily checkin’s with me via text or email.

This program has two options. First, you may purchase my personal tried-and-true online boot camp program (results guaranteed) with grocery list based on the Paleo lifestyle. Second, for the FIRST time ever, I am also offering a specific meal plan option per my new partnership with the makes of P90X and Insanity. Purchase the BeachBody 21 Day Fix Extreme Program and meal replacements to try through the program, and I will give you my Boot Camp program for FREE (no additional charge).  If you choose to simply do my boot camp program (comes with grocery list based on the Paleo lifestyle) it will be only $20 per week, payable via cash, check, or PayPal. If you participated in Amanda’s Boot Camp program earlier, you will receive a $20 discount.  The BeachBody 21 Day Fix Extreme Program and meal replacements (perfect for breakfast or lunch) is $140 (plus tax and shipping) and will still include a FREE copy of my Body After Baby DVD.

Please register to join below. I am only accepting the first 10 ladies who register. After you register, I will send you an invoice via PayPal. You may pay via PayPal, check, or cash. I will also send you the health forms, waiver and liability forms. Payment (in full) and all forms are due prior to the start of Boot Camp. Please let me know if you have any questions at all!

Register below. I will be accepting the first 10 registrants. 

BeachBody Partnership Honest Review – The Good | The Bad | The Awesome

Wow it’s been exactly 7 months since I linked arms with BeachBody – the makers of P90X and INSANITY. It’s honestly been a whirlwind. I want to share a few highlights and my honest opinion and experience with you. I will also share the kind of professional that we are hoping to partner with on Team INSPIRE moving forward.

When I joined BeachBody in the summer, I was at a breaking point in my career. I was working for a few high paying, very high maintenance clients via my marketing company. I was trading dollars for hours in all areas of my business. My family was being put on the back burner – my own health was on the back-burner, and I was simply at max capacity.

I decided to consider a residual income stream, and after checking out a few opportunities, BeachBody seemed like a perfect fit. My first two weeks as a BeachBody coach were a complete whirlwind. I on-boarded 15 coaches within the first 5 days of joining and created Team INSPIRE. We decided that we were going to run our businesses differently than most coaches we had encountered, and set up a mission, vision, and standards by which we would run the BeachBody leg of our businesses. We have stayed true to our passion for marketing versus spammy sales, and our organization has grown to 164 (now 172 since I wrote this post) team members in less than 7 months – pretty crazy.

After only two weeks with BeachBody I was feeling confident enough about the earning potential that I decided to fire two of my highest paying clients. These were clients that were paying me between 2 and 3 thousand dollars per month, but simply taking up far too much of my time, and they were clients who I wasn’t excited about working for. You know the ones that when they call, you kind of cringe – I was working on projects that didn’t leverage my strengths, and it was a daily stressor. BeachBody afforded me the opportunity to focus on my own fitness brand and on mentoring ladies via my Team INSPIRE – which is my true passion in life. I absolutely love to help women set up a thriving wellness business using sound marketing strategies.

So, what are we doing as Team INSPIRE BeachBody coaches? We are building out our own unique brands and positioning ourselves as experts in the fitness industry. The BeachBody programs are an option for our clients who want to work with us in an online training capacity. We lead with our own brands, but BeachBody allows us to distribute their programs as well, and earn 25% commission on the workout plan sale. We are also able to work a Shakeology business which is the meal replacement shakes. I was truly hesitant to try to promote those shakes, but now I 100% believe in them, and they have been phenomenal for my clients.

The past 7 months has been a lot of hustle – a lot of hard work, but it’s paid off. I am now generating around $700 per week via my BeachBody business (max was $950 earned in one week since I wrote this post), and the best part is – most of that is residual income. The BeachBody company is very generous and I am confident that next year at this time, my salary will have at least doubled.

It has been a true joy to work with my team, and I can’t imagine life any other way. I’ve personally become so much more focused and productive over the past 7 months, and I’ve learned more about leadership this past year than ever before.

One of the pain points for my particular BeachBody business has been some weaknesses in my recruitment strategy. For example, early on, I didn’t do a great job of screening applicants before they enrolled on our team. Through the months, there have been a few ladies who have joined us who are simply looking for a get rich quick scheme. Unfortunately, this is not the business or team for ladies who want a get rich quick scheme, so I had to make some tough decisions and ask these individuals to leave. Also, there are some ladies who have joined us who quit at the very first point of resistance. Listen, starting up any business is hard work, and resistance, challenges, and ups-and-downs are inevitable. I have invested precious time in team members who immediately quit at the first sign of hurdles. This is unfortunate, and it’s truly my error for not screening a potential team member during the interview process.

This takes me to a discussion on who we are hoping to partner with moving forward on Team INSPIRE. We are truly the most passionate and unified group of female professionals I have ever been a part of. We are positive, hard-working, and genuine in our mission to make the world a better place one person at a time. When I consider the ideal new member of our team, it has much less to do with educational background, career background, or number of social media followers, and more to do with authenticity. Simply put, we are hoping to partner with good people. Team members can be trained on marketing strategies, however it’s much harder to train someone to be consistent, steadfast or positive. The people on our team who have truly thrived are women who are genuinely passionate about helping others become the very best version of themselves. If you are a fitness enthusiast or professional, and you’ve considered a partnership with BeachBody, I would love for you to apply for consideration and a place on our team. I will be opening enrollment mid-march, and would be happy to chat with you for a few minutes about our team and how the partnership works. If you are a passionate, professional, positive, steadfast, and genuine person who is excited about fitness and nutrition, we would love to have you as part of our community.

Please fill out the form below if you would like information about Team INSPIRE and the application process.