Posts Tagged "beachbody"

I Started PiYo Today

So, I may be writing this post on Tuesday (East Coast Time), but until I actually go to sleep, it’s still Monday in Suz’s World!

Here’s my Cliff’s Notes backstory: I’ve pretty much been idle (fitness-wise) since July, due to some health issues. They’re weren’t super serious, but your girl is paranoid, so I stopped all my workouts. Everything is now under control and, after meeting with my doctor last week, I feel confident enough to get back to working on my fitness!

But taking 6+ months off is a huge deal! Especially since the I think that’s the longest I’ve been idle in over a decade. I can’t remember ever taking a break that long. So it was a daunting task to start contemplating getting back in the game. One thing is for certain, I am going to take my time getting back in shape. One of the worst things I can do is try to do too much, too soon, and end up injuring myself.

To sort of ease myself back into a routine, I chose Chalene Johnson’s PiYo workout from Beachbody. I’ve always loved me some Chalene, and feel that a low impact & hybrid Pilates/Yoga workout is a great place to start. My longterm, goal is to get back to my soulmate workout, TurboFire, but for now, baby steps is the move.

So, today was Day 1, where Chalene walked me through the terminology, much of which I was already familiar with, having done many of her workout programs. But it felt great because it was like a long stretch that my body needed. Two thumbs up. Looking forward to getting after it tomorrow, and modifying as needed!

Here we go!

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Spring Fitness Plans, Where Are You?

Do you have yours? I don’t!

Usually by this time of year, I’ve already decided on my plan for the year and am well on my way. But this year is different. I didn’t really take any time off, until the temperature spiked and hit 80. Then I was just outside enjoying myself and running. And yes, running is a workout, but it wasn’t planned.

I typically start ChaLEAN Extreme in March, and by April, replace the included cardio, with my own Couch to 5k training. And I did start CE at the beginning of March, but like I said, the warm weather threw me off!

So, what am I going to do? A friend started the new BeachBody Les Mills pump program last month and is absolutely raving about it. It’s a different concept than CE in that it’s about a ton of reps, and mixing up what I do can only help my fitness, right? So, I’m thinking of borrowing her DVDs and seeing if I’m into it. I always love a challenge! (See, I’m not a coach anymore and still allllll about the BeachBody products!)

But at the same time, I’ve still been thinking about an Extreme Body Workout like P90x. Remember I started it last year and promised I’d come back to it? And since then, P90x2 has even been released with just as big a buzz, from what I’ve read on 90 Day Review. Decisions!

Whatever I decide, I need to do so relatively quickly. I can’t stand when I’m not on a fitness routine! It creates a nice schedule and calmness in my life that I need! Plus, bathing suit season is drawing near, as well as sundress season. Even though I work out year round, I always ramp it up when the weather starts getting warmer!

What workouts are you doing these days? Anything new and cool? I’m always looking for a recommendation!

This is a guest post provided by Fitness Alliance

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Last Day for Free Beachbody Coach Sign-Ups!

Beachbody lured me into the fold back in November when they started the free coach sign-up promo period. It was supposed to end on December 31st, but the wonderful Carl Diakler extended it one more week for those who may have been overwhelmed over the holidays, or those who had just set their New Year’s resolution and want to jump in early!

Well that all ends after today!

I’ve been asked a few times what Beachbody coaching really is. To be honest, to me, it’s just as much cheerleading as it is coaching! People automatically think “oh, personal trainer” or “oh, trying to sell me something”, but that’s not it at all!

I’m simply encouraging people to get fit and healthy. Now, often times it does mean I’m recommending Beachbody products, but that’s because I’ve done so many of their programs and LOVE THEM! Turbo Jam, ChaLEAN Extreme, Insanity, TurboFire, and now P90x! I’m a believer!

But, you also know that I provide training podcasts for running 5ks and soon, 8ks. I do that for free because it helps not only me, but also countless others. (Just read the comments on the podcasts page!) That’s not a part of Beachbody, and I share those! And remember my raves on Jillian Michaels videos?

Bottom line, if I think something is great, and works, I’m gonna talk about it! I was already talking about Beachbody products over a year before signing up for coaching. It was like, “you mean I can get paid for doing what I already was doing? Plus I get a deep discount?! SIGN ME UP!”

And now is the perfect time, even if you can’t sign up today when it’s free (it’s regularly one-time fee of $39.95). This is the time of year when people are gung-ho about getting back on track with their fitness. If you’re one of those people also embarking on that journey, why not join and cheer others along while you do the same? That’s a perfect set-up for a coach as you become a product of the product.

As you progress with your commitment, you share your story and inspire others who will also want to do what you do. Instant credibility! Your business will grow and you’ll start to bank some income on the side.

If this sounds good to you, then take advantage of this opportunity today and join me as a Beachbody coach. If you have questions, there are a million ways to contact me. (See sidebar “Find Me On”) I’m here to help!

If you have a few minutes, check out an informational video after the jump…

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Starting 2011 With A New Fitness Challenge: P90x

Last year, my fitness journey included Turbo Jam, Couch to 5k training, ChaLEAN Extreme, and TurboFire. And, I’ve been hinting at it for a while, but I am now officially committing to P90x to start off my 2011 Fitness Journey.

I was debating starting the year with a modified round of TurboFire + ChaLEAN Extreme, and hit up P90x after that. But I decided to stop delaying things and take the plunge, so that’s what I’m starting today. My commitment should be applauded even more because today’s my birthday!

I expect P90x to be a challenge both physically and mentally. I’ve mentioned before how much my attention span sucks, and that was the driving force behind my constant delaying in doing the program. I don’t know what it is, but after about 45-50 minutes, I subconsciously become extremely aware that I’ve been working out a while. I then worry about my focus/form for the remainder of the workout.

TurboFire has a few workouts that I thought would push my attention span, but it turned out to not be an issue! The workouts are so fun that I didn’t even notice how long I had been working out! I hope Tony Horton will be able to do the same for me because I’m a little worried! I’m sure, after a few days/weeks, it’ll become second nature, but until that happens, I hope it’s not that large of a hurdle.

So, who else is starting a new fitness routine today? ‘Tis the season! And, if you’re making plans to start a program (like P90x), why not sign-up a become a Beachbody coach? Sign-up is free for 1 more week, you’ll get your program at a 25% discount, and be able to set up an online shop from which others can buy fitness videos & accessories. This is the time of year where you can really make a difference and help others along their journey, as you start/continue your own! To be able to do all that while making money on the side makes it that much sweeter! Think about it, and if you have any questions, hit me up!

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Beachbody Noob: What’s My Style?

I’m back with another video, as I continue the path in establishing my own Beachbody coaching business. It’s still slow going, but I’m beginning to find my way. The real obstacle is figuring out a non-pushy way to introduce the business to people you think would be perfect to join you, after you first identify them.

My brother just referred to me as a “drug pusher”, which made me laugh, but at the same thing, is it really a bad thing? I’m addicted to working out & Shakeology! I’m trying to find other people that I think feel the same way as me. If others love working out, and want to make $$ encouraging others to do so, what’s the harm in that? So, darn right I’ll talk to them about it! But it wouldn’t be the only thing I talk about. That’s not my style! I’m not going to be “that coach”!

But, keep in mind, this business is all about network marketing. The first steps you take will probably be courtesy of people you already know. I’ve found this to be especially true as the 1st coach I signed was my best friend! So, as this journey unfolds, I will continue to share videos as everything happens. I think it’s more genuine & raw this way.

So, watch my video about figuring out my “style” with regards to growing my business. This was my 1st time using a webcam, and I didn’t rehearse LOL. Enjoy!

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