Husband’s View of Coaching

“Angie, you were doing it anyway!”

My husband is so stinking smart, for many reasons, but recently he pointed something out that made lightbulbs turn on over my head!

Last week he agreed to sit down with me for a live interview, sharing his thoughts about this whole coaching gig, from his point of view. How it’s affected me, our family, our income, our physical and mental well-being, our future goals, etc. We both know that spouses can be one of the main reasons people either jump in to something like this, or don’t.

Now this is a guy who won’t sugar coat anything! He’s the most honest person I’ve ever known in my life – incapable of speaking anything but the truth and exactly what’s on his mind! He even warned me that he might say something that wasn’t necessarily what I’d want to hear…but I took my chances.

He pointed out that it was a big adjustment at the beginning. I was spending time on my laptop and phone learning how to build a successful at home business. I was changing the way we ate as a family, and of course I was making sure I got my workout in every day – no matter what.

As a result, I was developing a new-found self esteem and confidence in myself. I was sharing my story on Facebook. And these things were new and different! He has always been very supportive of me, but he does not like ‘different’.

I started dating my husband when I was 15 years old! GASP! And he knows me better than anyone! To see such rapid changes happening was no doubt a little disconcerting. But he hung in there. We adapted. And we continue to make adjustments to be sure that we are doing what’s right for ourselves and for our family.

But he pointed out a couple of things that really stuck out to me.

He said, “When I considered the alternative – you going back to work, away from home 8-10 hours a day, buying a new work wardrobe, correcting homework all night, commuting to and from work, paying for before and after-school care, missing ball games and kids’ activities, etc…Beachbody coaching was the clear winner!”

And in a recent follow up discussion with him he said, “Well…you were doing it anyway – using the programs, working out, trying to eat healthy – you might as well get paid to do it! The extra money you were making was just a bonus!”

See how smart he is?! 🙂 And he’s right. I WAS doing those things anyway, but without all of the support, accountability and money in my bank account!

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Want to learn more?

Have questions? I did too! My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner. So you owe it to yourself to get the info you need to decide if coaching might be a good fit for you too!

Let’s chat!

 

Cash for Christmas

WOW! EVEN I AM SURPRISED BY THIS!

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3 years ago around this time of year, I was a brand new coach, just working on my own fitness goals and enjoying my 25% discounts on Shakeology and workout programs. I started running some challenge groups with my friends and family members, just to stay on track during the holidays.

And in the process, I kinda paid for Christmas!

These were my earnings as a new coach from mid-November to the end of January. You bet your cherry red nose that money came in handy! Four kids with long wish lists! wink emoticon
Oh, and I also lost 24 pounds doing it!

Would you consider doing a job that consists of working on your own health and fitness, sharing your story and helping others with the potential to earn around $500/month in your first 3 months (more or less depending on the work you put into it), and unlimited potential to grow from there! Four years in, I now make more than I did as a full-time teacher, working flexible hours, from home, where when and how I want, and when I need time off…I take it! I am my own boss! I’ve been able to contribute to my family income, and earn enough to take family vacations and save money for college (4 kids!). On top of that, I’ve earned free trips for my husband and me! All things I never thought possible!

Or are you already drinking Shakeology and/or sharing your fitness journey and inspiring your friends and family into health and fitness? Than it’s a NO-brainer for you to be a coach! Help just 3 people with their fitness goals, and your own Shakeology is paid for each month!

With the holidays approaching…you might owe it to yourself to at least learn more about it! My only regret about being a coach is that I didn’t start sooner. I had reservations and concerns. I was worried that I would have to push sales, have home parties and that it was a pyramid scheme (PS – pyramid schemes are illegal – this is not a pyramid scheme).

I would love to show you how to earn some cash for Christmas!

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

There is never any pressure, but I’m always happy to answer questions and share my story. I had lots of reservations, but I’m so happy I took this leap of faith!

Interested? Provide your information below, and we’ll chat. 🙂

*For anyone who is not a coach or already working with another coach.

What is Coaching? 3 Day Sneak Peek – YOLO

If you had told me 2 1/2 years ago that I would spend the afternoon taking professional fitness pictures with a friend, I would have died laughing…like really…fer real. DEAD from laughter!

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Instead, there I was, with a fellow coach-friend, who was also pinching herself and wondering how she came to be standing in front of a camera, dumbbell in hand, promoting her fitness business.

Sometimes our craziest ideas turn into our defining moments!

Had I not decided to sign up as a coach around 2.5 years ago, not only would I not have been planking poolside, but I would be at LEAST 25 pounds overweight, self-conscious, uncomfortable, depressed and not blessed by the many many amazing people that I have met through this business.

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I joined for selfish reasons. I wanted the discount. I was a huge fan of Beachbody products and programsShakeology_discount already, and I just wanted to save some $$ on Shakeology. But then I fell in love with helping other people find the same kind of success that I was experiencing! And SOMEBODY PINCH ME – because I get PAID to do this! As much, if not more than I did as a full-time teacher; working part-time hours, from home or wherever I happen to be each day: chillin’ poolside, under a blankie on the couch with my kids…

little_piggiesI get to be home with my kids!…instead of spending my days with other people’s kids. And that is worth MORE than anything to me!

I can go on family vacations for as long as I want and not have to worry about begging some jerky boss for time off – I am my OWN boss! Not only that…but the money I make is making it possible for us to do MORE travelling, take vacations we wouldn’t have been able to afford before, save money for college educations (x4!), and buy a new family vehicle!

If you’ve ever thought about doing this, or just want to know more…stop wondering! Join me for my upcoming 3 Day Sneak Peek! Hear my story, learn the basics and ask ANY questions you have!

No commitments.

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The group will start on Monday, May 18. I’ll just share my story, explain the ‘basics’ of the business and answer ANY questions you might have!

Like….

 

  • How much time does it take?
  • Do you have to be a fitness professional?
  • Do you have to be a nutritionist?
  • Do you have to be in top physical condition?
  • How much money do you make?
  • How will I learn WHAT to do and HOW to do it?

Are you curious? Just a little? My biggest regret is that I didn’t start coaching sooner. I didn’t understand it, because I didn’t take the time to learn about it. That’s why I want to let you take a little peek, and decide if this is something that you might enjoy, too! Learn at your pace, be a fly on the wall…whatever floats your boat! 🙂 ‪

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Ready to take a peek?

Story Time!

STORY TIME!!!story_time

I have a story to tell, and I just need to get it out!

Once upon a time, about 2 and a half years ago, there was this mom who was desperate for a change.

SPOILER ALERT! (It was ME!)

I was slowly gaining weight and losing every last shred of self-confidence I had – which wasn’t much to begin with. I was seriously considering just giving up and resigning myself to what I thought was inevitable: stretchy waistbands and spending the rest of my life on the couch trying to convince myself that it didn’t matter. Who cares!?

I cared.

I decided to do something about it – one last BIG effort to see what could happen if I really gave it my all! I knew about Beachbody and Shakeology through my good friend Jenelle Summers (who had also introduced this whole coaching business to me – which I did not understand at the time). I wanted to try Shakeology and some new fitness programs, but I was reluctant to spend that kind of money and I was VERY skeptical of Shakeology, but intrigued enough to try it and see – expecting to chalk it up as a big, dumb mistake!

Then, I did something really CRAZY! Despite warnings from my friends and family that it was a big scam and a pyramid scheme (SCARY!), I signed up as a coach simply so I could save 25% on my big dumb mistake!

What happened next blew my mind! In my first 3-6 months, I lost 24 pounds, about 20 inches and felt better than I had ever felt in my life!

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And something else. I was running these support groups for my friends and family members to keep pyramid_schememyself on track, and they were losing weight and getting fit and healthy, too! I was HOOKED! I had found my passion! And I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up! A Beachbody Coach! *Oh, and nothing bad happened. It wasn’t a scam or a big scary scheme after all!

I have hosted at least one support group every month since I started and the transformations I’ve witnessed are UN-f’n-believable!! It’s the most amazing feeling to be part of that! I have a basic need to help people, and coaching fulfills that need for me! This is why I get up in the morning, excited to get to work!

I wholeheartedly believe in these products and programs because I’ve seen first hand how they’ve changed people’s lives – including mine!

I’m just a regular ol’ mom of four amazing kids, wife of my high school sweetheart, and former first grade teacher who took a giant leap of faith and boy did it pay off – BIG time! I work part time hours, at home, with my kids, when I want, where I want and how I want. Just 2 years after starting, I now make as much moo-la as I did working full time as a teacher, spending my days with other people’s kids. I am proof that anyone can do this!

And what’s SUPER awesome is that I have this whole amazing team of coaches, with the same passion and drive, and we are having 10 tons of fun growing our businesses together! Some of them I’ve never even met in person! But I will SOON and I absolutely canNOT wait!

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*If you’ve ever thought about doing something like this, don’t be like me and wait 5 more years to find out how incredible this opportunity is! Message me, let’s chat. You can ask me anything! And if you decide this is something you’d like to try. I’ll be with you every step of the way!

THE END (or just the beginning! It’s up to you!)

Life Changing!

I just felt like I needed to share this today. I really don’t share this to brag, but to show you what is possible when you take a leap of faith and do something that has the power to change your life!

This business changed my life. <PERIOD!> In more ways than I ever imagined possible!

*Keep reading for an invitation to a short presentation about what coaching is all about, and if it would be a good fit for you, too!

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Would it be life changing for you to earn about $2000 in one month?! I know it’s a pretty big deal for me and my family! I am by NO means a TOP earner in this company, but being able to contribute to my family at this level, from home, doing something I’m SO passionate about; meeting new people, sharing my journey, getting in the best shape of my life, etc…well it’s more than I can comprehend some days!

I was having lunch with my husband yesterday – something I can do since I work from home – and we were reflecting back on the last 2 and a half years. We were both struck with how positively this business has affected our lives! We were discussing the money that we’ve been able to save, the vacations we’ve been able to take, and our FUTURE! This extra income is making a lot of things possible that we never imagined! I am SO grateful, I can’t even find the words.

I LOVE what I do. I know there are a lot of doubters about this kind of business…I know, because I was one (and so was my husband)! But we have been able to see first-hand that this business changes lives! This isn’t a scam or a pyramid scheme (ps – a traditional corporate structure is WAY more of a pyramid scheme than this!). In this type of business structure, you have the opportunity to be at the top of your own pyramid, and even out earn the people above you! Where else is that possible?

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I am just a 43 year old mom of 4 who had a crazy idea one day to sign up as a coach. And it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. <PERIOD>!

  • I have lost 24 pounds. (and kept it off!)
  • Friends and family members have had amazing transformations too!
  • My family is more focused on health & nutrition.
  • I’ve met SO MANY amazing people!
  • I have replaced my full-time teaching salary doing something I love!
  • I work from home.
  • I set my own hours.
  • I am my OWN boss!
  • I get to help people every day!
  • I love my job! (How many people can say that!?)

If you would like to learn more about what coaching is all about, and if it’s a good fit for you, sign up below for my 30 minute webinar. No commitments, no pressure, just information and an opportunity for you to have all of your questions answered!

Busy Mom Nutrition Tip – Healthy Alternatives

I don’t think I’ve ever tried posting a Vlog! But I’m going for it today!

If you’re having trouble convincing your kids to get on-board with healthier eating…I get it! Been there. Done that! My kids did not react well when I told them I would no longer be buying hot dogs or chicken nuggets at the store. That’s not to say that they will never eat them again. I am all for special occasion allowances. However, I just don’t add these items to my grocery list anymore!

I’ve found ways to substitute healthier alternatives, for the foods that they love. And of course, it’s a work in progress! We are always looking for new foods to try! The wonderful thing is that the kids are so much more aware of the foods that they eat. They read labels just like I do! And that makes my heart go pitter-pat!

So here is my vlog! What do you think?

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Which yogurt would you pick? Carrageenan is an ingredient that you will find in some yogurts, soy milk, ice cream, etc. It’s added to make foods thicker, creamier and to create a ‘fuller’ feeling to low-fat foods. The problem is that carrageenan could be causing inflammation, gut irritation and even cancer. Beginning in the 1960s, researchers started linking the ingredient to gastrointestinal disease in lab animals, including ulcerative colitis, intestinal lesions, and colon cancer.

Make sure you scan your labels! If you see the “c” word…RUN!

 

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21 Day Fix Extreme is HERE!

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21 DAYS – EXTREME RESULTS

The 21 Day Fix was an absolute game-changer! I’ve seen amazing results over and over again! People losing 10-15 pounds in just 21 days. AND nobody is starving, OR killing themselves at the gym for 1-2 hours a day!

Well NOW you can kick it up a notch and get seriously shredded in the shortest time possible with 21 Day Fix EXTREME, created by Autumn Calabrese. This breakthrough 21-day fitness and nutrition program combines simple portion control, clean eating, and extreme 30-minute workouts to deliver a body that is hard, lean, and defined.

What is 21 Day Fix EXTREME?
• A 21-day program that features simple portion control, clean eating, and extreme
30-minute workouts.
• The portion-control containers take all the guesswork out of how much you should eat.
• The Eating Plan will tell you exactly what to eat and when—and how to eat cleaner than ever.
• This is how you get seriously shredded in 21 days.

What makes this program different?
• No other program has you eating this well and working this hard. It’s going to take guts, intensity,
and drive. But it’s only 21 days.
• The 30-minute workouts are extreme. They combine steady-state aerobics, resistance training, and
explosive power moves that target every muscle in the body—to help you get shredded in a short
amount of time.
• Seven workouts; one for every day of the week so your mind never gets bored and your body
never adapts.
• For your nutrition, you’ll not only be practicing portion control—you’ll be eating ONLY clean foods.
No treats. No cheats. No excuses.
• Autumn has included her own competition nutrition plan, which she uses to get stage-ready and
ripped in 21 days.

Who should do the 21 Day Fix EXTREME?
Women and men who:
• Are impatient to get serious results.
• Don’t want to make longtime commitments or have tried and failed at longer, more complicated
diet plans.
• Are serious with a “No BS” attitude toward workouts and nutrition.
• Have a dramatic short-term weight-loss deadline, or need a final push to achieve the hardbody
they’ve always wanted.
• Don’t have much weight to lose, but want to get shredded and have defined abs.
*See info below about my test group!

Check out a quick preview:

This month you can get EXTREME results and $AVE some cash too! And of course…you have options!

1) BASE Kit: comes with all 7 workouts: Plyo Fix Extreme, Upper Fix Extreme, Lower Fix Extreme, Pilates Fix Extreme, Cardio Fix Extreme, Dirty 30 Extreme, & Yoga Extreme + a BONUS workout: The Fix Challenge. You’ll also recive 2 sets of the color-coded portion control containers and a Shakeology shaker cup.*The Base Kit does NOT come with Shakeology. PLUS 3 FREE GIFTS! The 21 Day Fix Extreme Eating Plan, Countdown to Competition and 24/7 support! AND FREE SHIPPING! (this month only)

2) CHALLENGE PACK – Save $70: Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. With the Challenge Pack, customers will receive:

  • EVERYTHING in the Base Kit
  • Shakeology (Choice of 30-day supply on Home Direct)
  • Team Beachbody Club (30-day FREE trial membership)
  • OPTIONAL: Sign up as a coach and receive your free Business Starter Kit & have your first Business Service Fee waived. And start earning money!

3) KICKSTART CHALLENGE PACK – Save $95 

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  •  EVERYTHING in the Challenge Pack PLUS the 3 Day Refresh to ‘kickstart’ your results!

JOIN MY TEST GROUP!
Starting on the 16th, I will be running a Test Group for anyone doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme, or The 21 Day Fix. We’ll do the programs together! You’ll get the daily support and accountability you need to dig deep and get results! I’ll provide motivation and recipes and be available to help you reach your goals – 24/7!

Choose your option(s) below!DEADLINE to commit is Friday, Feb. 6

Be patient – the site is bound to be overloaded today!

21 Day Fix Extreme – Base Kit

21 Day Fix Extreme – Challenge Pack

21 Day Fix Extreme – Kickstart Challenge Pack

Shop for other 21 Day Fix AND 21 Day Fix Extreme options

To Join my Test Group, sign up below:

JUST LAUNCHED!!! Insanity Max:30

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Fingers crossed that there will be no sell-out of this program, but act fast just in case!
Base Kit Insanity Max 30 Includes:
  • 12 Workouts on 10 DVDs
  • 150 NEW moves
  • “Nutrition to the Max” Guide
  • “No Time to Cook” Guide
  • 60-Day “Max Out” Wall Calendar so you know which workouts to do each day
  • Max Out Guide
  • Bonus Workout “Sweat Fest” if you order from a Coach
Deluxe Kit Insanity Max 30 Includes:
Everything the Base Kit includes (not sure if the Bonus workout is!)
Plus 3 more workouts:
  • Max Out Abs
  • Max Out 15
  • Max Out 360 Abs
AND…
  • Mat
  • Shaker cup
  • Calipers to measure Body Fat
  • And YES….those color-coded portion control (21 Day Fix) containers!
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PRICING

Base Kit  – Retail $119, Club Member $107.87, Coach $89
Deluxe Kit – Retail $239.70, Club Member $215.73, Coach $179.78
*Challenge Pack – $180
A STEAL, because you get Shakeology + the NEW Insanity Max 30.
A one-time order of Shakeology by itself, with shipping (because there’s no $2 shipping deal if you’re doing a one-time order) would be somewhere in the ballpark of $150 depending on where you’re located. So it’s like getting Insanity Max 30, a program that gets RESULTS and you’ll have it for life, for $20-30. Or you could think of it as getting the discount on Shakeology. Either way, it’s a great deal!!NEW Coaches can sign up with the challenge pack, save $39.95 on the sign-up fee, AND start saving 25% right away as well as earn a 25% commission when friends and family buy through you!
Psst…I’ll teach you HOW!
EMAIL ME FOR MORE DETAILS! ➡ angieinprogress@gmail.com

*When Shaun T was asked how is it different from Insanity and T25, he said essentially (i.e. not direct quote) it’s his only program that truly pushes you to test and track your limits so you can improve your fitness level. But he went on to say “ANYONE CAN DO THIS PROGRAM” because you can choose to see the modifier the whole time and because you can get more done in less time than Insanity (which is easier time-wise and mentally); yet it’s more intense than T25. He went on to say the modifier moves are still very effective to sculpt your body and admittedly in some instances MORE effective in building muscle and fitness than the jumping!
Check out this video preview!

 

You can order with the following links: 

Challenge Pack

Coach Sign-up + Challenge Pack

Deluxe Kit

Base Kit

 

*Be PATIENT with these links! There are a LOT of people all trying to order TODAY! Please let me know if you have any trouble, or questions!

Also…TODAY is the LAST day to save on Black Friday Specials! Prices as low as $5.95! Save 50%-80% on popular & programs!

SHOP HERE!

New Insanity MAX 30

The NEW Insanity Max 30 which is scheduled to be available in a couple days… sometime on Tuesday December 2 HERE or through your coach’s site if I’m not your Coach.
These workouts are 30 minutes of pure intensity.
BUT, if you’re not up to the intensity, there will be a modifier and you can select to ONLY watch the modifier the whole time.
The whole idea of this fitness program is for you to find, and continuously challenge, your max endurance at your max intensity… burning loads of calories and fat in the process. The before and after transformations have been jaw-dropping!

What does it mean to MAX OUT? Well, on day one, you might make it through just three minutes before you need your first break. That means you MAXED out but it doesn’t mean you stop all together. It means you take your first break and get back to it. The next day you push yourself to make it longer until you need your first break… and so on. You’re always pushing past your fitness plateaus. You don’t coast through 30 minutes just so you can say you did it. You find your MAX each time – and that’s where you make significant changes to sculpt your body and hit a new level of fit! OF COURSE nutrition plays a role too and that’s why it comes with the “Nutrition to the Max” guide and the Deluxe Kit comes with 3 extra workouts and the 21-Day Fix containers. 

Scheduled to be available *sometime* Tuesday Dec 2.

If you are not a Coach, you don’t have a Coach, and you would like for me to be your Coach, please send an email to CoachRelations@TeamBeachbody.com to request that I be your coach. My Coach ID is 186682. My customers will get an invite to my next challenge group but space will be limited, so stay tuned!
I hope there’s no sell-out of this program, but everyone should act fast just in case!
Base Kit Insanity Max 30 Includes:
  • 12 Workouts on 10 DVDs
  • 150 NEW moves
  • “Nutrition to the Max” Guide
  • “No Time to Cook” Guide
  • 60-Day “Max Out” Wall Calendar so you know which workouts to do each day
  • Max Out Guide
  • Bonus Workout “Sweat Fest” if you order from a Coach
Deluxe Kit Insanity Max 30 Includes:
Everything the Base Kit includes (not sure if the Bonus workout is!)
Plus 3 more workouts:
  • Max Out Abs
  • Max Out 15
  • Max Out 360 Abs
AND…
  • Mat
  • Shaker cup
  • Calipers to measure Body Fat
  • And YES….those color-coded portion control (21 Day Fix) containers!
PRICING
Base Kit  – Retail $119, Club Member $107.87, Coach $89
Deluxe Kit – Retail $239.70, Club Member $215.73, Coach $179.78
Challenge Pack – I don’t see anywhere OFFICIAL that has this price yet. I’ll keep you posted. A challenge pack includes the Base Kit + Shakeology HD and allows you to become a Coach with no start-up fee.
Here are some slides from a webinar Shaun T hosted with Beachbody detailing Month 1 and 2 workouts. I’m excited ALREADY!

I hope this was helpful and you’re excited for this!
Please reply back to this email if you have any questions.
Have a Fit Day!
Angie

 

BLACK FRIDAY SALES ARE STILL AVAILABLE

*Through December 2 or while supplies last!
SAVE 50%-80% on popular workout programs & equipment!

CLICK HERE to shop Black Friday SALES

BLACK FRIDAY SALES ARE COMING!!!

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Black Friday Sales will start Wednesday 11/25…

Through 12/2, or while supplies last

Get on the Black Friday Email List HERE, to get FIRST access!

 

Save Even More as a Beachbody Coach

If you sign up now, you can actually get an ADDITIONAL  25% off the Beachbody black friday deals and earn a 25% commission anytime a friend orders something. Join my team of coaches. If you have questions on coaching, you can also email me at angieinprogress@gmail.com.

Beachbody Black Friday Deals 2014

The Beachbody Black Friday Sale is a great way to change out your workouts and get excited and motivated during the holidays.

Check out the deals being offered below!

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Click for 1st Access by E-mail to Beachbody Black Friday Deals Here

I will email everyone the deals first before sharing the details here or anywhere else so make sure to get on the list now.

 

OTHER Deals Available through the end of November!

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For more details on the PiYo Sales…click HERE!

 

And FREE in December, I am hosting the 24 Days of Fitness!!!

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This time of year can be very difficult to stay on track with holiday parties, cookie trays and SO many opportunities to over-indulge. It is pretty common to gain 7-10 pounds over the holidays!

NOT YOU! Not this year!!!

Starting December 1, right after Thanksgiving weekend, I am hosting a FREE 24 DAYS OF FITNESS Challenge! It’ll be FUN and totally laid back!
It’s my gift to you!

Let’s focus on NO gaining, but at least maintaining over the holidays! That’s do-able RIGHT!? You can still enjoy the season without the extra pounds!

DETAILS
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Support
Accountability
Tips on eating clean.
Healthy holiday recipes.
Daily fitness challenge (fun, but effective)
And NO holiday challenge would be complete without…
PRESENTS!!!

Sign up HERE
and I’ll send you instructions to join the private Facebook group.

*Available for those in US & Canada, if you’re not a coach and not currently working with a coach.