My story is pretty simple really.
Summer 2009. I saw a very fit couple on the beach and slugged my husband “I bet you they do P90X!” since we’d seen and been mesmerized by the infomercials!
Both of us were a bit lazy and did not work out. I was 40 pounds overweight (and come from a family history of morbid obesity), Andy was one of those skinny-fat guys who had always been lean but out of shape.
We researched P90X when we got home that afternoon and saw that we could get a discount if we became Beachbody Coaches. Sweet! Reading a little further, we saw that Beachbody would actually SEND us customers if we did a good job with the business part of things. My banker brain kicked in: a business where I would not have to work hard to get clients? Yes please! Sounded too good to be true. But I figured we’d just jump out on this limb and worse case, we’d flop on the business side of it yet still get physically fit together!
So we signed up as coaches and started P90X.
After two full rounds, we were officially ripped. Friends and co-workers started asking us what we did, we told them and some of them bought theirs from our website. We made money.
In fact, we paid off all of our debt. I quit my job 8 months in and am a full time mommy to two pre-schoolers. My husband was able to take a year and a half (a YEAR and a HALF!) off of work so we could travel while our kids were still young. Yep, it’s that kind of lifestyle since your business goes where your laptop goes!
It seems like, over the past 4 years being a Beachbody Coach, that it’s been simple and easy this entire time. The hardest work I’ve ever done is in sitting down to read through a training manual or a personal development book!
I’ve found that, if we keep it simple, the business works. I just keep sharing my fitness journey with others publicly, and asking about their lives. If they are looking for a fitness solution, I direct them to my Beachbody website where they can get the best tools out there. I check in on them. Repeat.
Plus, Beachbody has given me over 800 customers since I became a Coach, and it sure is nice to meet new people and make money by just sending helpful emails every now and then!
Truth is, I care a lot about my mission as a Coach: to help people get fit and enjoy a healthy, fulfilling life.
I now have an international team of coaches who are doing the same thing, and I so enjoy mentoring them! Together, we’re better!
Sometimes I think about what my life would look like if I hadn’t said YES to being a Coach. I could have overcomplicated it and spent too long in the “what if”s. I could have whined and complained about learning new things. I could have accepted my initial complacency and laziness (so and so’s not fit, why should I be?). But I sure am thankful I didn’t do those things!
My name is Katy Gillis. I’m an accidental Beachbody Coach who jumped in just in case this could be what I thought it was. It’s blown my expectations out of the water.
They say there is always a catch – not here. Beachbody is awesome – whether it’s helping people get fit, or helping people get paid so they can help those people get fit!
Beachbody has won my diehard loyalty.
That’s my story. Have you begun yours?
I’d love to hear your story. Shoot me a message. Or if you’re inspired to get fit and get paid, research what it would look like to join the Beachbody team!