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 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, 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.

Top 5 Tips for Getting a Six-Pack Post Baby

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Is it possible to get a six-pack post baby? Absolutely! But, as with anything else worth having, it will take hard work, commitment and consistency. The good news is, you already have six-pack abs post baby. The bad news is, they are potentially covered in a layer of excess fat tissue and stretched skin. Here are my Top 5 Tips for Getting a six-pack post baby. Six pack abs are something that all women want, but few achieve. And unfortunately, you cannot get a 6 pack by doing millions of crunches alone. But here are some steps that will help you toward nice abs after pregnancy.

  • Get six-pack abs after pregnancy by burning mid-section fat.  Add strength and resistance training to your daily post-pregnancy workout routine. If you need to lose a few more pounds of “baby weight,” I would recommend that you at least 4 days of strength training. Unfortunately, it is not possible to “spot train”, but if you want a 6 pack, you will need to develop lean calorie-burning muscle.  If you typically only do running for your cardio, add some resistance training on the elliptical or stepper. Be sure to keep your abs nice and tight the entire time you are on the machine.
  • Get six-pack abs after pregnancy by adding interval training into your daily post pregnancy workout. Adding plyometrics and/or sprint drills to your daily workout routine will effectively burn fat calories! I typically do sprint drills at least 2 times per week (short and long sprint with back pedals and shuffles). I also do plyos almost every time I workout for at least 5 minutes.
  • Get six-pack abs after pregnancy by doing pilates and other ab exercises. It is important to keep your belly button in toward your spine when you are performing ab exercises after pregnancy. Do not push your abs/stomach out when you are doing the movement. Work on all areas of your abs — including your transverse obliques. It is also important to strengthen your lower back and hamstrings to stay balanced.
  • Get six-pack abs after pregnancy by eating clean. Nice abs are made in the gym and in the kitchen! You can workout all day, but if you are not eating the right foods, you are working out to achieve a six-pack in vain. Log your food on caloriecount.com to see if you are getting the right amount of nutrients. Stay away from white carbs and empty calories. Instead, eat whole grains, fruits, veggies, lean protein, and good fats. If it comes from the ground or has a mother — it’s fair game.
  • Try this post pregnancy ab circuit and purchase my Body After Baby Boot Camp DVD for a total body workout that will target post-baby problem areas.

Before I got pregnant with Emma and Cole, I did not have a six-pack. There were times that I had good definition in my abs, but I usually ruined it with eating too much ice cream. :) However, I was satisfied with how my abs looked. After I delivered, my stomach still looked pretty flabby for the first week. 10 days after I delivered, my abs looked fine under clothes, but it took me a couple of months to get my abs to a place that I felt comfortable in a bikini. A couple of months can seem like a long time if you are used to having a six-pack. But if you are in that spot right now, don’t quit! Commit to eating well and doing the right kind of workouts, and be patient! In honestly, even now, I do not have a perfect “six-pack,” but I am content with how I look, and my core has never been flatter or stronger. I hope you find the same satisfaction! But remember to keep things in perspective. Best wishes!

My Honest Opinion of Shakeology After 6 Months of Consistent Use

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Read below to hear my honest opinion of Shakeology – a meal replacement shake made by the makers of P90X and Insanity.

For years, I’ve preached whole food nutrition. For virtually my whole 10 year career as a trainer, I was opposed to meal replacements and in the more recent years, opposed to BeachBody’s Shakeology. Frankly, like many of us, I was sick of spammy sales techniques used to sell the shakes and I felt the shakes were grossly overpriced.

It’s been 6 months since I partnered with BeachBody and honestly, I didn’t want to even try the shakes – I simply wanted to represent the workout programs and offer them as an at-home workout option for my clients.

I reluctantly purchased a challenge pack when I enrolled with the chocolate vegan shakes. The first few times I tried the shake I could barely choke it down, so I decided I would simply focus on the workout program side of BeachBody. Well … Brandon signed up as a coach around the same time that I did, and he ordered the vanilla shakes. He found an awesome recipe with the vanilla protein and I got hooked on the taste. That started a 6 month journey with Shakeology, and I am excited to tell you all about it.

Watch my Shakeology video story below.

If you’re not able to watch the entire video testimonial, I will briefly share my experience since I started drinking the shakes consistently. Last winter I was sick often. And by often I mean, constantly. I was on antibiotics for strep for 61 total days last winter. I was exhausted, and weak. I was breastfeeding Cole and always feeling hungry and depleted.

This winter, guess how many times I have been sick — 0. I’ve been feeling stronger and more energized than ever before. Not only that, I’ve struggled with a metabolic disorder since my teen years. I’ve never in my life had regular cycles until I started drinking Shakeology.

I truly believe that in spite of my best efforts, I wasn’t getting enough nutrients via whole foods for the past several years. Now I am, and I haven’t felt this healthy, strong, and confident in years.

Friends, I haven’t posted about Shakeology even one time on my personal Facebook page because I truly wanted to try it long-term before promoting it to my friends. Listen, I now stand behind this product 100%. I won’t leave a spammy message in your inbox asking you to purchase this product from me. However, please know that I stand behind these meal replacements 100% and I would love to bring you on as a client via a Shakeology bag purchase. For a limited time, if you purchase Shakeology through my site, I will gift you with $10 Target Gift Card. You will also have access to my online accountability group.

These meal replacement shakes are perfect in a few scenarios.

  1. If you’re a busy mom or working professional like myself, there are many occasions where you are not able to cook a full nutrient dense meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The shakes are a brainless, healthy meal and you can be 100% confident that you are getting the nutrients you need.
  2. Are you looking to lose weight or shake a craving for processed foods? The shakes fill you up with the right nutrients making it possible to resist junk food.
  3. Are you breastfeeding or do you have a picky toddler? The shakes are perfect for providing important calories.

Fill out the form below if you would like information on Shakeology and my current client promotion which includes a Target gift card.

Instagram Academy: Register Now

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Do you own and operate a small business? A wellness business, blog, Etsy or product shop, makeup business, apparel brand, or do you simply want to build your brand and platform? 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 I have experienced a tremendous amount of success via IG initiatives.

Last year I produced both a Fit Pregnancy and Body After Baby DVD. As a result of my Instagram conversions (customer orders) alone, I sold out of Fit Pregnancy DVDs before I even got my first shipment in, and I covered the production costs for my Body After Baby DVD within the first day or so of sales. Instagram is a phenomenal platform.

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

Ladies, I am so excited to present an Instagram Academy for those of you who own and operate a small business! Learn how to effectively leverage Instagram for your business and implement strategies with proven ROI (return on investment). Your family will thank you for investing in this 30 day course where you will learn successful strategies, receive detailed templates, one-on-one consultations, and accountability.

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. 

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, February 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 February 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.

Register below:

My Encouragement File

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Yesterday I was on a phone call with a mentor of mine. We were discussing some challenges I’ve experienced in my business recently. Ultimately, I appreciate lessons “learned the hard way,” and believe that nothing accelerates my business and leadership skills more than resistance. However, she suggested that I create an “Encouragement File” to reference when I face an inevitable set-back.

My intention is to maintain optimism as it is crucially important in business and for society. Set-backs always accompany a business, however, the most important predictor of success is the measure of optimism. For me, focusing on my client success stories is a great way to stay positive.

I receive countless messages from clients on an every day basis and wanted to compile a few of them to glance at in the future. I think you will find these recent testimonials and quotes inspirational as well.

A FB message from a current client: “You are the motivator! You gave us the key to unlock the door to our goals. I swear the first time I did your pregnancy dvd I thought “this lady is crazy, I can’t be doing all this with a bump”… But I kept at it, and I was stronger for it. I bounced back right away after I had my baby, I attribute that to the cardio from your dvd. And now, a year later, you have taught me that being accountable is important. You need to show up everyday, maybe not kill a 5 mile run everyday, but at least attempt it. So thank you!”

An email from a current client: “I just want to Thank You for inspiring women to know we can still be in great shape and still be a Mom! This has been the best decision to join your group!” 

An email from a boot camper: “We had dinner reservations at an amazing french restaurant, and I had the absolute best Hanger steak and grilled veggies… I told my husband that I had no idea you could eat clean and still have great food! I still feel so great, and each day I feel like I gets easier and easier to stick to clean foods. Bring on week 3! :) :) :)” 

10978655_821116104621539_4305223332279042325_nA FB post from a current client: “Happy for you ladies losing weight & pant sizes! I lost 4 lbs & I have more energy than ever! I’ve been so busy the last week and not been posting updates or pictures. But I love seeing all the good food ideas! I’m finally in the habit of eating breakfast every day now! (Huge goal of mine).”

A testimonial from a former online and in-class boot camper: “I have had the pleasure of participating in Amanda’s in-person and online bootcamp. Before I joined Amanda’s bootcamp, I had been working out and trying to eat healthy on my own for a couple of months.  While I had seen some initial improvements, I had definitely hit a “wall” in terms of loosing weight, gaining strength and increasing my stamina.   Amanda gave me great information on more efficient workouts and better nutrition, but more importantly she gave me the motivation to keep going when it was hard.  And, honestly, it was hard sometimes, BUT it’s worth it!  So far I have lost 12 lbs through Amanda’s bootcamps but more important than number on the scale is how much better I feel: I am sleeping better at night, feeling more alert during the day, my mood is brighter and I am less stressed! The number on the scale is just gravy. I know I would have quit if it hadn’t been for Amanda and the other ladies at bootcamp.  It helps so much to have that support and accountablity of people who want you to succeed.  If you are local and can attend an in-person bootcamp, I highly recommend it – its great workout with great people, and it’s actually pretty fun!  If a in-person bootcamp doesn’t work for you, Amanda has some great resources for online bootcamps too, so either way you win!”

A testimonial from a Whole30 client: “Back in Dec I decided I needed to make a change.  I had been following a young inspiring mom on Instagram . She had two young kids and was getting her workouts in, why couldn’t I do that? She offered quick workouts with no running. That really appealed to me because I’m not a runner. Amanda was starting a whole30 group on Jan 1st. What better day to start? I had been interested in whole 30 but I hadn’t seen many whole 30 challenges.
 I NEED someone to hold me accountable which is where Amanda took over! I texted her daily pics of my food and workout completion. She answered all our questions and provided daily motivation to stay on track! The workouts are great! I loved I could do them with my son if needed. They were quick and I didn’t live on the treadmill. We finished our whole30 jan 31st! Days 7-10 were rough. We felt horrible and were wondering if we made the right choice. I’m glad we stuck with it because we feel awesome now! We don’t crave sweets or bread. We don’t feel bloated after eating or sluggish. We have energy!! There are no issues with digestion and irregularity anymore. We just feel better! Whole 30 isn’t about losing weight, but we did! Together we lost 12 lbs in 4 weeks. The hubs lost 7 lbs and I lost 5. Whole30 changed the way we think about food. We are so glad we decided to take the journey with Amanda and the whole30 group! Thank you Amanda!”

Wow, it is truly humbling to help women become the very best version of themselves. I sincerely appreciate each and every one of my clients, and I hope that I can help you in the future too. If you would like information about my online, in-gym, or boot camp training programs, please feel free to fill out the form below. 

 

Why YOU Should Join the Team INSPIRE Community

It was an exciting week for Team INSPIRE. We hit some milestones and records within the BeachBody company. Our organization reached a certain rank within 6 months (One Star Diamond) which was much faster than anyone else in our up-line. So great!!! I am continually thankful for my partnerships and relationships built over the past 6 months.

Recently, I’ve been getting so many thoughtful emails and social media messages regarding Team INSPIRE. Our team is 150 fitness fanatics and professionals strong after 6 months. AMAZING!!!

Team INSPIRE is a community of fitness fanatics and professionals all working to develop and accelerate our own unique wellness brands by focusing on the unique purpose that drives our businesses.

Our goal is to service our clients with a customized and supportive approach to help them reach their individual fitness and nutrition goals in the quickest and most effective way possible all while maintaining a positive body image and healthy balance. We work from a positive and solution-focused framework aimed to consistently inform, empower, and energize while facilitating intrinsic motivation and connectedness

We seek to be the most professional and influential fitness community in the US and Canada. We are passionate about serving our clients and building our businesses with sound marketing strategies. We are committed to helping our team members and clients become the very best version of themselves.

Today, I want to share a quick video about why YOU, a fitness fanatic and/or trainer, should join the Team INSPIRE community and add a BeachBody leg to your fitness business.

First let me mention that I believe the fitness industry is the very best industry for us moms and young female professionals. I have been part of the fitness industry for 10 years and I become more passionate about helping other women start a successful wellness business every year. Read my post about why I am committed to uplifting and empowering women in 2015.

In this video, I mention 5 pain points in my fitness business over the past 10 years and how Team INSPIRE has actually helped to remedy each and every pain point. The topics include:

1. Trading dollars for hours: For 10 years, I built a linear fitness business. Of course, I’ve raised my rates, but I was still simply working more to make more and trading dollars for hours. Team INSPIRE and the BeachBody (makers of P90X and INSANITY) leg of my business has provided a stream of residual income for my business. There are plenty in the BeachBody company who are generating an easy 6 figures after a few years of hard work and I am thrilled about the un-capped potential.

2. On an Island: Team INSPIRE is a network if 150 passionate, uplifting, and inspiring fitness fanatics and professionals. Prior to creating Team INSPIRE, I had the feeling of being on an island in the fitness industry. Many like-minded individuals were simply competitors versus teammates. I have literally never been part of such a unified and passionate group all working toward the same goals. As a trainer and fitness professional, you were meant for more. You were meant to do more with the people around you. There is a high cost for setting the bar low or trying to do things on your own. I encourage you to consider joining Team INSPIRE.

3. Client Cancels: One of the biggest pain points in my business has been client cancels. Especially in the winter, I get frequent gym session cancels. When it’s cold and dark outside and a client is tired, or the roads are icy and snowy, it’s not uncommon for me to get a text within hours of a client session with and excuse about why they can’t attend. Even with a great cancel policy, I still end up sitting around with wasted time at the gym between sessions. Very frustrating. Each time I have a cancel, I think about how thankful I am for my online clients via BeachBody programs. My online clients can’t cancel on me. And in reality, over the years, my online clients have been more successful since they have an entire week of workouts laid out for them.

4. Meal Planning and Nutritional Guidance: It’s been a challenge for me that I can’t provide my clients with a good meal plan. See, as trainers, we are not qualified to provide a specific meal plan. Due to my partnerships within Team INSPIRE and with BeachBody, I am now able to offer nutritional services, meal plans, and the Shakeology meal replacement. Our team is even working on a cookbook together right now, and my clients have really been benefitting from Shakeology. Watch my Shakeology video review from last week.

5. Running a Business: Even with the great certification courses and resources available to us as trainers, I find that most trainers still have a poor understanding of how to run a business or market online. Because of my background in digital marketing, I truly believe that any trainer who wants to take their business to the next level has the most potential to successfully scale a business as part of our team.

I am fully aware that many BeachBody coaches are not going about things the proper way. They are selling versus sharing. However, if you can’t beat them, join them and do it better. Be part of the solution. Be known as someone who stands for something and hopes to INSPIRE by example. Partner with Team INSPIRE and join with us as we help people become the very best version of themselves.

If you would like more information about Team INSPIRE, please visit the application page on my site. It would be my pleasure to speak with you to determine if you would be a good fit for our community.

Fill out the form below to request information about Team INSPIRE or set up a brief consult about partnering with our team.

5-10 lb Weight Loss Boot Camp: Register Now!

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Do you have good intentions to get strong and healthy for your family, but you’re not sure where to start. Perhaps you still have 5-10 lbs of weight to lose, or you workout but have a hard time finding healthy recipes and a meal plan that works for your family and busy schedule. I am here to help YOU and it would be my absolute pleasure to inspire you to reach your fitness and nutrition goals.

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! Join my Fit Parenting Eat Clean Challenge and Online Boot Camp — Weight Loss Edition. 45 days – includes workout plans,  grocery list with foods to focus on to fuel your family, recipes and healthy 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 6 week Eat Clean Challenge and Online Boot Camp – Weight Loss Edition will start on February 9.

What can you expect from my Eat Clean Challenge and Online Boot Camp?

  • Convenient multi-week, Eat Clean and Online Boot Camp 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 copy of my Fit Pregnancy or Body After Baby DVD
  • FREE one-time consult

Here’s how it works:

  • Six week Eat Clean Challenge and Boot Camp starting on February 9.
  • Participants may choose from a two tier pricing structure that includes a 6 week workout plan, and eating clean plan.
  • Moms will be given a grocery list 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.

The Fit Parenting Eat Clean and Online Boot Camp program will be only $20 per week, payable via cash, check, or PayPal. For the FIRST time ever, I am also offering a second entry option. Purchase a 21 Day Fix meal plan and meal replacements to try through the program, and I will give you my Boot Camp program for FREE (no additional charge). The meal plan 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 for the Fit Parenting Eat Clean and Online Boot Camp below. I am only accepting the first 10 moms 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. 

My Honest Opinion of Shakeology After 6 Months of Consistent Use

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Read below to hear my honest opinion of Shakeology – a meal replacement shake made by the makers of P90X and Insanity.

For years, I’ve preached whole food nutrition. For virtually my whole 10 year career as a trainer, I was opposed to meal replacements and in the more recent years, opposed to BeachBody’s Shakeology. Frankly, like many of us, I was sick of spammy sales techniques used to sell the shakes and I felt the shakes were grossly overpriced.

It’s been 6 months since I partnered with BeachBody and honestly, I didn’t want to even try the shakes – I simply wanted to represent the workout programs and offer them as an at-home workout option for my clients.

I reluctantly purchased a challenge pack when I enrolled with the chocolate vegan shakes. The first few times I tried the shake I could barely choke it down, so I decided I would simply focus on the workout program side of BeachBody. Well … Brandon signed up as a coach around the same time that I did, and he ordered the vanilla shakes. He found an awesome recipe with the vanilla protein and I got hooked on the taste. That started a 6 month journey with Shakeology, and I am excited to tell you all about it.

Watch my Shakeology video story below.

If you’re not able to watch the entire video testimonial, I will briefly share my experience since I started drinking the shakes consistently. Last winter I was sick often. And by often I mean, constantly. I was on antibiotics for strep for 61 total days last winter. I was exhausted, and weak. I was breastfeeding Cole and always feeling hungry and depleted.

This winter, guess how many times I have been sick — 0. I’ve been feeling stronger and more energized than ever before. Not only that, I’ve struggled with a metabolic disorder since my teen years. I’ve never in my life had regular cycles until I started drinking Shakeology.

I truly believe that in spite of my best efforts, I wasn’t getting enough nutrients via whole foods for the past several years. Now I am, and I haven’t felt this healthy, strong, and confident in years.

Friends, I haven’t posted about Shakeology even one time on my personal Facebook page because I truly wanted to try it long-term before promoting it to my friends. Listen, I now stand behind this product 100%. I won’t leave a spammy message in your inbox asking you to purchase this product from me. However, please know that I stand behind these meal replacements 100% and I would love to bring you on as a client via a Shakeology bag purchase. For a limited time, if you purchase Shakeology through my site, I will gift you with $10 Target Gift Card. You will also have access to my online accountability group.

These meal replacement shakes are perfect in a few scenarios.

  1. If you’re a busy mom or working professional like myself, there are many occasions where you are not able to cook a full nutrient dense meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The shakes are a brainless, healthy meal and you can be 100% confident that you are getting the nutrients you need.
  2. Are you looking to lose weight or shake a craving for processed foods? The shakes fill you up with the right nutrients making it possible to resist junk food.
  3. Are you breastfeeding or do you have a picky toddler? The shakes are perfect for providing important calories.

Fill out the form below if you would like information on Shakeology and my current client promotion which includes a Target gift card.

ActiveMotion Bar Review

I’ve the privilege to review an ActiveMotion Bar and workout DVDs via a partnership campaign with Sweat Pink. I received my ActiveMotion Bar a few weeks ago and immediately popped in one of the DVDs to test it out.

Wow — the workout was far more challenging that I was expecting!!! The bar is only 8 lbs, but after several minutes of the strength training moves, the 8 lbs feels like 80.

Here is a short clip of me demonstrating the ActiveMotion Bar.

The ActiveMotion Bar comes with a series of videos for beginner through advanced. I feel very confident recommending this bar and workouts to all of my clients regardless of their level of fitness. There is truly something for everyone.

The ActiveMotion Bar workouts are based on the concept of Disruptive Training. Visit their website to learn more about the science behind the ActiveMotion Bar.

If you’re looking for a fun way to switch up your workouts – I highly recommend the ActiveMotion Bar workouts.

Whole30 Online Boot Camp: February 2015

10420134_10100108588116754_5994285805596852570_n (1)I am continually blown away by the commitment and amazing results from my online boot camp clients. It’s no secret that my Fit Parenting Online Boot Camp is tough, but is it also extremely effective. I was privileged to work with over 1,000 online clients in 2014 and the ladies who followed my plan and put in the hard work required saw awesome results!

Here are three quotes from this past week alone!

A FB message from a current client: “You are the motivator! You gave us the key to unlock the door to our goals. I swear the first time I did your pregnancy dvd I thought “this lady is crazy, I can’t be doing all this with a bump”… But I kept at it, and I was stronger for it. I bounced back right away after I had my baby, I attribute that to the cardio from your dvd. And now, a year later, you have taught me that being accountable is important. You need to show up everyday, maybe not kill a 5 mile run everyday, but at least attempt it. So thank you!”

A client comment when she filled out the registration form: “I ask that you please consider adding me to the bootcamp even if you’ve reached your 10 mom limit. I was at a Christmas party last night with one of your past participants and was blown away by how fantastic she looks…such a huge transformation since October!”

An email from a current client: “I just want to Thank You for inspiring women to know we can still be in great shape and still be a Mom! This has been the best decision to join your group!” 

My online boot camp clients who are most successful follow the workout plan, but also eat clean and stick to a modified Paleo plan. I absolutely love the Paleo lifestyle and am so pumped to be leading a Whole30 online boot camp starting on January 1. We will follow the Whole30 lifestyle plan, but here’s the deal. This does not mean that we will be counting calories and restricting or depriving ourselves. The goal will be to eat more REAL food. There are very few plans that allow you to lean out while also building muscle. I feel fabulous when I follow the Paleo lifestyle and what better time to try Whole30 than January 1?

For this online boot camp, I will create a unique workout plan (5 days per week of workouts) with no long cardio or running involved. The boot camp will also come with a FREE copy of my Body After Baby DVD workout.

The Whole30 Online Boot Camp program will start on February 1.

What can you expect?

  • Specific food list and recipes 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 copy of my Fit Pregnancy or Body After Baby DVD
  • FREE one-time consult

Here’s how it works:

  • 30-day program starting on February 1.
  • Participants may choose from a two tier pricing structure that includes a 30 day 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 individuals.
  • 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 Fit Parenting Online Boot Camp program (results guaranteed) with nutrition component based on the Whole 30 Paleo lifestyle. Second, for the FIRST time ever, I am also offering the option of simply the group accountability, consultation, nutrition guidance, and recipes based on Whole 30. If you choose my boot camp program and nutrition component, it will be only $20 per week, payable via cash, check, or PayPal. Option 2, (group accountability, consult, nutrition guidance, and recipes based on Whole 30) will be $10 per week.

Please register to join below. I am only accepting the first 10 moms 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.

 

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