So it’s taken me a week to compile my thoughts and recover from Beachbody’s annual Summit! I apologize for the delay, but there was just SO much to absorb and process, that I needed time to reflect.
Let me start by saying that I am a major skeptic! Everyone kept raving about how important and monumental Summit was, that I absolutely HAD to attend! And sometimes I worry that all the hype surrounding an event will result in a major letdown. But this was certainly not the case, everyone was right; Summit was “epic.” Cheesy, yes. True, absolutely. What I love most about Beachbody is their commitment to creating a healthier world and this year's motto was vey fitting: "Every One Matters." Beachbody coaching is really about 3 simple things:
I achieved Success Starters (helping 3-5 new people in each of my first 3 months as a coach), which earned me a FREE ticket to Summit! My husband and I love to travel, we’ve never been to Nashville, I love to learn and attend conferences, and I’m really trying to become a full-time Beachbody coach, so attending was a no-brainer!
Unfortunately, I had doctoral classes all week and missed a few events (like the Opening Ceremony!), but I came to terms with my commitments and accepted the fact that I’d be arriving a little late.
I kicked off my Summit experience by hitting up one of the Shakeology bars in Music City Center. Each day they had four different flavors to choose from. You just purchase your ticket and grab your Shakeo to go! They also added their new Focused Energy Boost to one flavor each day, which provides a natural pick-me-up without the jitters, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. It includes 100 mg of natural caffeine from Guarana and Green Tea. But since I’ve completely eliminated caffeine from my diet, I skipped this add-in. However, everyone was raving about how energized they felt!
Their other Boost options are:
Power Greens: supports the body’s natural acid/alkaline balance.
Digestive Health: supports regularity and digestive health with a blend of 7 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
You can purchase the Boosts here:
I spent each morning in Bridgestone Arena for the General Session.
Christine Dwyer presented on “The Team Beachbody Difference.”
The key takeaways were:
- People don’t believe in your products, they believe in what YOU believe in.
- Amateurs hide behind the product and behind the labels. They sell.
- Pros offer value and a servant’s heart.
- YOU have the power to impact someone’s life.
So coaches, don’t hide behind marketing materials and try to sell. Be authentic. Be real. Build relationships and you will change someone’s life.
She shared pictures of the run-down home she grew up in, talked about how she and her three sisters were raised by their abusive father, how they were dirt poor and shopped for clothes at church donation centers.
Then she showed a picture of her current home and two happy children. Her home is magnificent, enormous, stone, and absolutely gorgeous. There were tears in everyone's eyes.
In my opinion, she was the BEST choice as Summit opener.
Tesha Bachman, an up and coming coach was then brought on stage to share her story. What resonated with me was:
“If Beachbody wasn’t plan A, it wouldn’t have worked.”
She and her husband quit everything they were doing (albeit dead broke) to focus on their coaching business…and it paid off.
This makes me question my loyalties and where I rank Beachbody. Where do you? Is it your option A? Are you giving it your ALL to MAKE it work?
AHHH and my favorite: Chalene Johnson! She was INCREDIBLE! She presented “From Mine to Ours” and focused on maintaining positive relationships while in this business.
What was her number one tip? Have more sex (with your spouse)! ;) Needless to say, she received a standing ovation from the gentlemen in the audience!
I also got to hear from this year’s Top Coach, Melanie Mitro, last year’s Top Coach, Lindsay Matway, CEO Carl Deikeler, top Beachbody earner, Jenelle Summers, legendary author Simon Sinek, and National Geographic photojournalist, Dewitt Jones.
I spent the afternoons in breakout sessions:
- Creating High-Performance Coaches (with Mindy Wender & Chris Reed)
- How to be a Top Performing Leader (with Brigitte Linford & Stephanie Chico)
- From Invitation to Transformation: Creating Challenge Groups that Work (with Alli Upham & Brittany LeGette)
- Shifting the Mindset: From Hobby to Career (with Michelle Myers & Emma Whaley)
- Leveraging the Power of Your Story (with Tarah Carr & Leslie Kortes)
- Shakeology: Creating Value and Long-Term Loyalty (with Darin Olien, Barbie Decker & Raina O’Dell)
Friday night, Sean and I were privileged to attend the Stars, Stripes, and Success Party! I qualified for the party by helping enough new people in both May and June and was super stoked to rub elbows with the Top Coaches! It’s funny how they are like celebrities in our own little world and I was star struck whenever I saw one of them!
Beachbody knows how to do it up! The BBQ and music were both amazing!
Saturday, Sean and I woke up at 5 AM to head to the SuperWorkout on Broadway with Beachbody’s celebrity trainers and 30,000 other people! It was an incredible experience and Sean actually enjoyed it!
When I heard other coaches refer to Summit as the "Grammy’s of Beachbody," I thought they were exaggerating. Nope. The closing ceremony felt like something straight out of the Olympics! What I love about this company is that they are ALL about recognition and praise. Everything they do is to honor their coaches and that was crystal clear in each session and ceremony. Fireworks, special effects, you name it. Beachbody actually made the Grammy’s look cheap!
Sean was a huge skeptic of Beachbody when I first started coaching. But Summit flipped the switch. He is amazed by the company and is committed to making this work for our family.
If you want to learn more about coaching, what it takes, what it costs, how you earn money and ALL these recognitions, complete the quick form below and I’ll be in touch.
I’m hosting a 5 Day Sneak Peek into Coaching August 2nd-6th via Facebook and an informational webinar on August 6th at 8:30 PM EST. Both are obligation free and informal. I hope to see you there so Beachbody can change your life like it has mine!
Read more about my first 6 months as a coach here.
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