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Posted by Barry on Nov 3, 2010

Beachbody Coach – Why Would I Want To Do That?

Many of you are still in the first month or two of Round 1 of P90X, and focusing on the workouts and nutrition is your primary objective — as it should be!  However, I don’t want you to be so focused on the immediate goals that you miss a long-term opportunity that your hard work is creating for you.  Let me talk to you about Beachbody Coaching ….

And please read this before you decide it’s not for you, because that’s what I thought as well, and it wasn’t until after I finished Round 1 that I decided to become a coach.  There were 3 main reasons I decided to become a coach:

1)  Built in accountability.  I was nervous that after my 90 days, I would slip back into old habits and start backsliding.  By committing to coaching, I knew that I had to keep Bringing It!

2) Passion for the program.  After seeing the results in my own life, I’ve realized that the programs and supplements really do work.  No gimmicks!  I’m a believer in P90X, Insanity, 1-on-1′s, P90X Plus, and Shakeology.  I use them daily.  And if others see the change in me and want to do the same for themselves, I can think of no better way than through these products.  I’m a walking advertisement!  Plus, even before I started coaching, I would find myself having P90X and Shakeology conversations several times every day … not because I was approaching others about it, but because they were approaching me due to my transformation.  They saw that something was working for me and they wanted whatever it was that I was doing!

3)  Financial compensation.  Being a coach only costs $15 per month, which I more than save on my own Shakeology purchase each month (coaches get 25% off all Beachbody products).  So even if no one buys anything through me, ever, it still pays for itself just on my own Shakeology.  Plus, I like to add workouts and equipment from time to time, which I save 25% on as well.  Finally, if others that I coach also purchase Beachbody equipment, workouts, or supplements, I get a commission on that as well (this is where many have turned beachbody coaching into a full time job, or at least a very nice side income).  But the best part about the financial compensation is that as my players succeed and become coaches themselves, I succeed more (there is a point system so that as the team grows, we all benefit).  I am committed to your success because it makes me more successful.  And you will then be committed to your customers’ success because it will make you more successful.  It really is a win/win situation for everyone involved, as long as you are willing to put in the work to become a “product of the system” with your own fitness.

Should you consider coaching?  Ask yourself the following:

  1. Are you already buying Beachbody products at full price?  If so, you’ll come out ahead by being a “coach”, even if you never coach anyone but yourself!
  2. Do people ask you what you are doing?  Do they notice your transformation in progress?  If you find yourself talking with others about P90X, Insanity, etc. on a routine basis already, why not benefit from it when others do it based on what they see in you?
  3. Are you a believer in the products?  Have you been amazed at your own progress?  Being a product of the system means you don’t have to sell anything.  You are simply available to answer people’s questions and encourage them to get in the game!  I’ve absolutely loved getting to know many of you all, and to see your progress toward your goals.  It’s really fun!

As I look back, I wish I would have signed up as a coach sooner.  I might not have gotten many customers during that first round, but knowing that my “coaching career” awaited me, I might have dug even deeper toward my own transformation.  Also, I would have been saving money on the supplements and workouts I already bought before becoming a coach (I paid full price for Shakeology, the Protein Bars, and the Recovery Drink for 3 months).  I could have saved a bundle!

One word of warning.  If you want to become a coach to make a quick buck, DON’T SIGN UP.  People know if all you are trying to do is sell them stuff they don’t need and that you don’t even believe in.  Beachbody coaches don’t “sell” anything (at least I don’t).  I just tell people what worked for me, what I spend my own money on (whether it be Beachbody products or other products), and truly invest in helping others get where they want to go.  That’s the way to become a successful coach, and hopefully my players see that in me.

Anyone who I already coach that signs up to be a coach will have full access to all of my tips on setting up a website, getting started, and plugging into the coaching community for support.  I will still be your sponsor.  I won’t leave you on your own.  You can make it as big or as little as you want.  I don’t regret at all my decision to sign up as a coach.  It’s been a blast!  And honestly, P90X is really starting to get popular, and it seems like people ask me about it all the time.  The big boys at Beachbody have already put all the advertising dollars into this monster.  All I have to do is keep Bringing It myself and be a walking advertisement!  It sells itself.

Oh, and did I mention that in late 2011 the NEW version of P90X is coming out?  The current, classic P90X version is over 7 years old and still growing in momentum nationwide (and world-wide) thanks to Beachbody’s marketing and infomercials.  When the new version (P90X:MC2) hits the market in 1 1/2 years, the momentum will pick up even more and the demand will increase.  Those of us with the foresight to get into the business side of this product earlier rather than later will be that much further ahead financially.  It really is a great time to get on board with coaching.  It’s not easy.  You have to work hard at the workouts, and you have to be committed to helping your customers stay on track with motivation, answering their questions, and being available to them.  It takes time and effort! But I’ve found that it’s so much fun, and as I talk with you guys, it rejuvenates me and keeps me fired up!

If you are toying with the idea of coaching, e-mail me and we will set up a call to discuss it further.

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