Steps to Success in Health & Wealth

Sharing My Secrets to Success…

From Unemployment to Tripling my Full Time Income – to Losing the Last 17lbs and Keeping it off!! I started in the same place anyone does…knowing absolutely nothing!! I made a DECISION to Succeed and along the way learned a lot!! I’ve built a TEAM of Friends Sharing with them how to do the same…Together we are creating Accountability and a Support System to take Control of our LIVES!!

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Sharing my Secrets to Success –
CHANGE your THINKING & Change your Life!!
How to Lose the Weight & Keep it Off!!
How to Build a Business with Friends doing what you LOVE!!

I will show you my Steps to Success and HOW you can do the same…it comes down to HOW bad do you want things to Change for the Better??? If not now, when….Let’s Get Started!!!

“You can have everything in life for YOU & YOUR FAMILY that you have ever dreamed about….by surrounding yourself with like minded individuals who share the same PASSION”

Please MESSAGE Me to Get Started!! I look forward to YOUR Success!

Struggle to Success ~ Starting my Business

Your Life Becomes what you Think About Most of the Time ~ The Secret

If you have followed my story, you may know me as a Fitness Instructor, a Turbo Kick Presenter, a Motivator, a Wife…and I am…I am all those things but what I didn’t even know about myself until most recently is that I have become a Life Changer!!

3 years ago I wouldn’t have ever thought that my life would take the turn that it did…but it has…and a lot of it is due to having my MIND in the right place!!  I did receive an Amazing Opportunity that could change my life, but if my MIND wasn’t in the right place to RECEIVE & ACCEPT IT I’m not sure the end result would still be the same.  I have read “The Secret” along with many other Personal Development books designed to help me become the BEST PERSON that I can be.  I recently read a quote by Jim Rohn “Work harder on yourself than you do on your Job…Work your Job and Earn a Living, Work on Yourself and Earn a Fortune!! —-  The Secret ~ Your Life becomes what you Think about Most of the Time… What are you thinking about most of the time? Who are you spending most of your time with? Because the Top 5 People you spend the MOST TIME with is the end result of who you become….wow!!!

I invite you read and watch my story…after Struggle comes Opportunity…the question is are you READY to Embrace It?  It might be your one chance to Change Your Life…I have done “it” and the only way I can possibly say Thank You is to LEAD OTHERS on the same path…I want to help as many people as I can to do the same – find Happiness, Success, Passion & Financial Hope…your Someday just might be Today…its 100% up to you!!

3 Years ago I signed up to start my own Fitness Business as a Rep for the Company that produces P90X, Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, Turbo Fire & More!  Basically I’m a Resource helping people find a SOLUTION to Weight Loss, Fitness, Health & Finances…I decided to sign up because of a couple of reasons—

#1 I love TURBO!!! & Believe in the product 110%

#2 I LOVE Helping People get Healthy & Fit – and with “Beachbody” its easy because the products are INCREDIBLE and they are already in place!! I’m NOT the fitness professional, I’m simply the customer saying hey you should try this, its worked for me & I know it can for you too!!

#3 It’s Online Marketing!! YES I am working my fitness business via social media sites like Facebook, Blogging and more…why? This is where most people are hanging out so why not? Its also makes it 10x easier for me to meet new people and build relationships quickly….and if you think this is “sales”, its not!! It’s building & mentoring a team of people who share the same goals!

#4 I had faith in my Leadership–My Coach is a 25 Star Diamond Level Coach & she LEADS US to Success!! How? A Business Plan is in place all I had to do is LEARN IT and PLUG IN…Webinars, Team Calls & Videos at my fingertips!

#5 Financial Freedom~ Yes this is REAL!! By helping people DO THE SAME THING I AM DOING…the Beachbody Business Plan sets you up for success based on your Goals & Time Comittment…I am working on a 6 figure salary in 3 years…this is a business that is Part-Time that you will do on the side from your full time J.O.B but can and will set you up for the rest of your life….!!!!!

It’s Real, I know it because it’s happening to me!!  I LOVE IT, I’m ADDICTED to it!!  I LOVE TURBO — But what I Love even more is helping others FIND this business and SHOW them HOW they can Change Their Life the same way…..put fear aside…if you don’t do something DIFFERENT, your life will continue on the same path that it is on….take a minute and think about it…WHAT IF you made a decision TODAY to start something for your FUTURE NOW, where will your life be in 2012? 2013?

What would happen if you FOCUSED in a New Direction…

Contact Me (in the upper right hand) and let’s chat…it’s never too late to start!!!  I would be honored to have you on my team!!!!!

Day 30 of P90X Hybrid – It’s been rough

Ok this has been a rough past few weeks!  I started off strong but hit a hault when my IBS started to take control of my life…physically, mentally & emotionally I hit the WALL!!  BUT what’s important is that I got right back on track…and I think that’s what we all have to remember, Fitness is a Journey Not a Destination.  It’s a Challenge, a Struggle…but the journey is worth the ride!! Take a listen to my video blog:

Check out my Shoulders & Arms Workout – I can see the bloat diminishing, my body starting to get lean and change shape!! I can see a big difference from Day 1…one day at a time, that’s all I can focus on

HOW TO Build a Full Time Income as a Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer

Fitness Instructors & Personal Trainers are people who have chosen a career path that they have a GREAT PASSION for!!  But WHY does that mean that they have to earn less?   One of the questions I get asked all the time is….HOW can I make a Full Time Income as a Group Fitness Instructor/ Personal Trainer either by doing more or supplementing with another area of fitness?

Before I answer that, let me tell you a bit about my history…

Who am I: I’ve been a Group Fitness Instructor for 15 years, a Presenter for Chalene Johnson’s Company for 5 years – Powder Blue Productions – including Turbo Kick, PiYo & Hip Hop Hustle as well as a Continuing Education Provider for ACE & AFAA within those formats.  I’ve been a Club Manager for Women’s Fitness Clubs for over 10 years including many different positions: District Management, Group Fitness Director for 9 clubs & Fitness Director in charge of Personal Training.  I now have my own home based business: Online Marketing in the Fitness Industry.  I share this with you to let you in on my experience in many different areas of Fitness…

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Teaching Group Fitness Classes!!! As do ALL Instructors, we CHOOSE to Motivate everyone in our class to not only get a great workout but to teach them that Fitness can be FUN!!  It is the HIGHLIGHT of my day!!  And if my body could handle it, I probably would teach full-time…but not only is not good for my body to overtrain but its also not fair to my students to burn out on them & not deliver the BEST CLASS!  Instructors teach on average 5-10 classes a week and Personal Trainers are in demand at peak times of the day: mornings, evenings and weekends.  Both of these situations explain why it is a CHALLENGE to Build a Full Time Income as an Instructor or Personal Trainer.

In fact, most Instructors & PT’s work full time and do fitness on the side.  But so many of us STRIVE to be able to do our PASSION full time!!! So, is it possible?  What are the Options?

Let’s start with looking at what some of the different positions in Fitness and the Average Salaries…

2010 ACE Fitness Professionals Salary Results

Most Popular Fitness Job Titles
Full Time Part time
Personal Trainer $42,204 annually 

$21.42/hr

$18,648 annually 

$24.57/hr

Avg. Hrs = 16.38/wk

Group Fitness Instructor $31,963 annually 

$17.16/hr

$8,538 annually 

$24.05/hr

Avg. Hrs = 7.5/wk

Fitness Director $41,921 annually 

$20.19/hr

$25,400 annually 

$31.69/hr

Avg. Hrs = 23.55/wk

Pilates Instructor $46,650 annually 

$24.00/hr

$21,560 annually 

$26.57/hr

Avg. Hrs = 15.46/wk

Group Fitness Director $37,226 annually 

$18.87/hr

$17,450 annually 

$18.08/hr

Avg. Hrs = 19.82/wk

Club Owner $80,382 annually 

$33.43/hr

$35,336 annually 

$31.84/hr

Avg. Hrs = 22.18/wk

Options to Make More Income in Fitness:

  • Learning to teach an additional format such as Pilates, Yoga, Turbo Kick, Hip Hop Hustle, PiYo, Strength, Zumba may bring your current hourly rate up (depending on the facility) or give you the opportunity to work more hours as an Instructor!
  • If you are a Group Fitness Instructor, you may consider studying for your Personal Training Certification (or vice versa) Personal Training allows you to work more hours and gives your body a physical break.
  • Club Managers and Owners traditionally make a good salary but they do work long hours due to the responsibility of the staff and team Goals. If you love leading a Team and are a Goal Oriented Individual, this may be of interest to you!
  • Most Fitness Directors teach or train in addition to their required hours to make an additional $5,000-$10,000/yr. to their salary.
  • Becoming a Presenter in your favorite format is another option to add additional income & share with others what you LOVE!!  Powder Blue Productions offers a Training called: All Star Presenter Camp to prepare you for becoming a Presenter or just a ROCK STAR Instructor!!

Another option is “Coaching” You may have heard of an Opportunity Beachbody, the Multi-Million Dollar Fitness Company, has created for individuals to become Reps for their products including P90X, Turbo Fire, Insanity & More!  This is an Online Marketing Business helping people Get Healthy & Fit by simply “recommending” their products and more importantly…building a Team!  It is an opportunity for anyone (not just fitness professionals) but honestly it’s what Instructors & Personal Trainers DO EVERYDAY ALREADY!!  It was a natural fit for me because I love to help & motivate people live a better life….and I could build it as BIG as I want!!!  Ultimately I always wanted to have my own BUSINESS but Financially it was Impossible….NOW I do have my own Business, Schedule my own hours and work for MYSELF all while making a full time income!!  I think its GREAT and the financial opportunities are INCREDIBLE!!  Not to mention you also receive 25% off all the products, SWEET!

December 29, 2008–December 30, 2009 – Beachbody
Coach Rank            Average Annual Income

Emerald Rank         $2751.00

Ruby Rank                $9094.00

Diamond                  $21,966.00 (approx $400/week)

STAR DIAMOND   $164,166 – $930,000!!

***Ranks are based on the level you are at in the business.  I hit Diamond Rank in 12 months and Star Diamond in 24 months, and I’m still climbing!!

Chalene Johnson: Turbo Fire & Coaching Opportunity!!

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Resources to Get Certified as a Group Fitness Instructor or Personal Trainer:

ACE – American Council on Exercise

AFAA – Aerobics & Fitness Association of Americal

Powder Blue Productions: Turbo Kick – PiYo – Hip Hop Hustle

Beachbody:

My Success Story

Connect with me if you would like more information on attending a Powder Blue Productions Instructor Training, Joining my Coaching Team or if you have any other questions.  I would LOVE to help you make your PASSION for Fitness a Full Time Career!!!

Cheers to your Fitness Career, I know you will ROCK IT!!

P90X / Insanity Hybrid…It begins

I am Super EXCITED to be going on a Caribbean Cruise in March 2011 through Beachbody…and this is definitely all the MOTIVATION I need to take my Fitness Program to the next level!!  Last January 2010 I did P90X along with taking Shakeology regularly and lost 11lbs initially in the 90 days!  I felt GREAT but was ready to change my program up, cause I’m going to be HONEST….P90X is rough!!

So here I am ONE YEAR later, I have kept off the weight…now I’m looking to take off the LAST 7 lbs and ultimately increase my lean muscle & Get RIPPED!!  So I am going to be doing a HYBRID of P90X & Insanity!!

I know from the experience from the first time….anytime I change my diet and start to eat clean, my IBS freaks out causing bloating!!  Ugh!  It will take 1-2 weeks to get it all back in balance…here is a clip of my workout of P90X on Day 2

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To hold myself ACCOUNTABLE I am going to blog my journey along the way, including my pics, videos, weight measurements, food log and more!  I know I have a GREAT Workout Program that WORKS!!! Now its just a matter of staying organized, making time & just DOING IT!!

Day 1: 1/ 10/11

Starting Weight – 139

Goal Weight – 7 lbs / 1 jean size

Measurements:


So here I go!!  When you take the GUESSWORK out of the equation, I’m telling you —It is a whole lot EASIER!!!  And that’s EXACTLY what P90x & Insanity do for me, I don’t have to THINK about or ask myself:

  • Is this going to work?
  • Will I see results?
  • What workout should I do today?
  • What should I eat?

The Program includes EVERTHING: A Workout Schedule, A Nutrition Guide & a FREE Coach for Motivation & Support….ME!

Let me know if you would like to join me on the journey or are just looking for additional support by commenting below.  Let’s Do This!

HOPE: 1 Year ago I LOST MY JOB…Now making $1000/wk helping people!!

What a difference an UnShakeable Positive Attitude Makes….1 year ago I was LAID OFF from my full time JOB!!  It was one of the scariest times of my life…I knew in my heart I wanted to do something BIGGER, More SIGNIFICANT with my life than just work for someone else….but this was the PUSH I needed to JUMP IN FACE FIRST!!  I’m so thankful I had a PLAN B – My Home Based Business, a Rep for the Company that produces the Workouts P90X, Turbo Fire etc.

In 1 Year I lost 13lbs and went from making $150/week to $1000/week all FROM MY HOME COMPUTER….!!!!  How??  Simply “chatting” with people and HELPING THEM solve a problem w/ Fitness, Weight Loss or Earning extra income….I use lots of social media sites to meet & chat w/ people JUST LIKE ME who are SEARCHING for a WAY OUT of the negative spiral of a bad economy, no control over their time or future…..Sound Simple? Well I did spend my time LEARNING from the BEST, Chalene Johnson, who is NOW a SOCIAL MEDIA EXPERT!!  Really anyone can learn its just a matter of HOW BAD do YOU Want to CHANGE YOUR LIFE?? Anything is POSSIBLE when you surround yourself w/ GOOD PEOPLE who Push you to DO MORE!!

Beachbody Earnings 2009-2010 – 1 week salary:

11/29/2009    148.24

11/24/2010    1,036.01

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Thank you for taking an interest in me…I am looking for people to JOIN MY TEAM who want LIFE CHANGE: Fitness, Health, Motivation or Income!! I want to help YOU-please reach out to me TODAY!!

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DIAMONDS are a Girl's BEST FRIEND!!

A Night to Celebrate: Diamond Rank…Friendships…Business Success w/ a VIP Limo Night on the Town!

My Team has worked so hard the past year building their businesses, I wanted to CELEBRATE them!! My hubby hooked us up w/ his limo and we took a night off to have some fun, VIP Style!!

Ironically the “Diamonds” who have Achieved this coveted “ranking” have also become my Best of Friends!  I don’t say that lightly…but these ladies truly Inspire Me Everyday w/ their Determination, Goals and Fire to do something Great w/ their Life!!  And they are…changing lives, helping people get healthy/fit and build an amazing business at the same time!

YOU are ALL the Vision I had when I started my Team Beachbody Business – here we are 2.5 yrs later and WOW look how we have grown….

I feel like the LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD to work everyday w/ the Bestest of Friends, Leaders & Go-Getters!!

Cheers to my Diamonds: Lisa Koehler, Kristia Hord, Lizette Reyes & Danielle Laux!!

(Diamonds unable to attend – BFF Shawna Penney & Liz Rodriguez)

I’m so PROUD of Each of You!!

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Fabulous 5 – My Life Success Partners & Best Friends

Meet my Business & Life “Success Partners” AKA the Fabulous 5…that’s what we like to call ourselves!!  We are Independent Beachbody Coaches from across the U.S. who have crossed paths and are NOW planning our futures together!! I firmly believe YOU are the product of the top 5 people you spend the MOST TIME with…if you want to be Successful, then you need to take a hard look at who those people are and possibly make some changes…

Key to Success: Surround yourself with like-minded individuals who share the same passion as you!! ~ Kristina Sullins

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I met Blasi Jacobi (HI APD) in November 2007 at a Powder Blue Productions Camp for APD’s, we were roomies for one night and have been inseparable ever since!  I’m in chicago and she’s in hawaii, but I feel like she lives down the street…we share the same passion for fitness, positive energy and DREAMING BIG for the future!! We hold one another accountable and have a blast doing it!!  It’s CRAZY when you meet someone and within an hour you feel like you’ve known them your whole life…that’s Blasi 🙂

Along the journey of building my Team in Chicago I met Lisa Koehler.  We bonded the first time we roomed together at the Summit in April and I think we realized at the same time our connection—we are both CRAZY, SILLY, FUN and SUPER DRIVEN women who will do what it takes to succeed!! She is the TOP COACH on my Team, currently a 4 Star Diamond, and now one of my bestest friends!!  We thrive off of each other’s Energy and Passion to Change People’s Lives…We Shop till we Drop and Laugh hysterically non-stop!!

There’s is no doubt in my mind that both of these ladies will be standing along side me when we all ACHIEVE 15 STAR DIAMOND RANK and take the stage TOGETHER!!!

and the next up will be…

Shukria Stewart is my APD Girl from Utah!!  We were teamed up w/ Blasi as Camp Turbo Team Captains in 2009 – Team Turquiose!!!  Again…positive energy is magnetic!!! Its an electricity you can feel in the room and it is ADDICTIVE!!  The 3 of us laughed for an entire weekend all while setting goals and having fun…are you kidding me? I haven’t met people like this my entire life!!!  We all roomed together at summit where we met Kristy Fukumoto thru Blasi—all 5 of us in ONE HOTEL ROOM!!!! Wish I took pictures of that mess!

We recently qualified for Success Club Leadership Training in Dallas Texas!! We worked hard so that we could all attend, meet up, spend quality time together and set NEW goals for final quarter….here are the videos and pictures from an INCREDIBLE weekend!! and YES you are going to laugh…after all if you can’t have FUN doing what you LOVE then why are you doing it?

What Happened: Business & Leadership Training – Shop till we drop – Lisa plays in Coaches vs. Corporate Basketball Game – Audition for the next P90 Workout w/ Tony Horton!! – Dinner & Dancing – Non Stop FUN!!!

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