Is Beachbody Coaching Legit?
My goal with this article is to provide a 100% transparent and impartial review of the Team Beachbody coaching opportunity. I’ll be unbiased, giving you the pros and cons, as well as sharing the real-life experiences that I have had. I decided to write this article because there’s so much misleading, conflicting, and polarizing information out there. And, I think I have a completely different spin to my business that I want to share. If you're considering coaching, I truly want you to know what you’re getting into, and I want you to know that there is more than one way to do it.
CAN'T ANYONE COACH? HOW IS THIS PROFESSIONAL?
Okay, one of the questions I get when I'm recruiting into coaching is the concern that if "anyone can be a coach", is that some kind of joke? How can just anyone help to get others in shape, shouldn't they be actual professionals?
Actually, no and here's why. Coaches do not design the workout programs and coaches do not write the nutrition plans. These are done by the actual personal trainers and nutritionists that Beachbody hires to design their programs. So when you see the word "coach", all that means is that person is the link between you (the customer) and the product (workouts, nutrition plans and supplements). Coaches are the ones who motivate, inspire and lead by example, showcasing their healthy lifestyle, of course using Beachbody designed programs. Coaches take other Beachbody customers under their wings and form our infamous accountability groups aka we nail your feet to the floor and make you follow through on your promises to yourself (do the workouts, eat well and get the results). We literally just COACH someone through their own journey by supporting and encouraging them. So, no, we are not the professionals.
HOW CAN I COACH SOMEONE IF I AM NOT AT MY GOAL WEIGHT YET?
Totally valid question! Here's why I believe that some of the best coaches are people who are not yet at their end results...they're super relatable. Ever go on Instagram and scroll to find "fitness motivation" and come across a really fit woman showing you workout moves? Did you think to yourself "yeah, I could never do that, I can't be her, I don't look like her"? I know I have! And then did you find that mom who is also 25 lbs overweight killing it in her photos showing how she's not perfect, messes up and still has the discipline to keep going? She shows her mombod, proud AF and seems to not care what anyone thinks of her less than perfect figure? That's truly inspiring to so many women who are starting at that exact same point. Not quite there yet. Figuring it out. Or not even striving for that perfect body, because what even IS that anyway?
So, yeah - coaches meet people where they are in their journey. You'll most inspire the ones who are just like you and who can see themselves in your story. See how I started and learn how to start an exercise program when you feel overwhelmed.
I SEE SUCCESSFUL COACHES, BUT DON'T THEY SPEND ALL DAY ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO ACHIEVE THAT?