Most people know that I’m a Beachbody coach. But do they also know what I do? I wanted to share exactly what I do as a Beachbody coach – it’s not something I need my degree in accounting and communication studies to do but I truly do love it and it’s the most fulfilling job I’ve ever had! I am so glad I faced my fears as a Beachbody Coach and went for it.
Beachbody coaching has connected me with so many incredible women (both challengers and fellow coaches), it keeps me accountable in my own fitness journey, and it helped me quit my full time job so I can work part time from home and spend significantly more time with my daughter. I get so much happiness from helping others feel more confident, energized and healthier as a result of using these programs. A lot of what I do as a coach is stuff that I would do anyway – building relationships, working out, eating healthy, sharing recipes… I just can’t believe I get paid to do it!
What Does a Beachbody Coach Do Every Day?
I want to break down what I do into daily, weekly and monthly activities since I don’t really do the same thing each day. There are, however, certain activities that I do most days.
What is the Time Commitment of Beachbody Coaching?
I’m not a full time Beachbody coach. When I first started coaching I probably spent 3-5 hours a week on it. I would estimate that now I spend 10-15 hours a week, depending on the week, on my business. At least 50-75% of the work I do on my business is in small pockets of time throughout the day and week, often from my phone, and a few days a week I sit down for 30 minutes, an hour or sometimes more, and work on the computer. The amount of time you put into this business is truly up to YOU. The more work you put in, the more you’ll get out (as long as you’re being smart about the time you spend!)
I do a lot of learning and training by listening to podcasts or calls while in the car to save time. I started coaching while working full time (and a lot of coaches work full time!) and now that I work part time I wouldn’t necessarily say I have all that much more time to work on my business since I also have another part time job and I’m also home with my 2 year old daughter two full days a week (she’s in preschool two morning and my mom comes one day a week), but I make it a priority. The beauty of this business is that I decide when I want to work and I decide when I want to take time off. It’s up to ME and no one else – I have no boss!
Every day (or most days) as a Beachbody Coach, I:
- Do a workout (either a Beachbody workout or a run)
- Eat healthy foods (but I also indulge in some of my favorite foods like pizza and beer – I don’t feel like I have to have a perfect diet just because I’m a coach!)
- Drink my Shakeology
- Share my fitness journey with others on social media (for me, that’s Instagram. I try to post to Instagram daily but I do take days off. As you know if you follow me on Instagram, I don’t post about Beachbody or even about my workouts every day. I also include other parts of my life and how my working out fits in with that. I’m simply sharing my story and hoping it resonates with others!
- Check in with my challengers via the handy Beachbody Challenge Tracker app. I share my workout and shake with them and like/comment on their posts. I do this throughout the day in little pockets of time that I’d probably just be scrolling social media anyway.
- Respond to emails from people asking me about challenge groups, coaching, or anything!
- Engage in conversations with new people on social media. You won’t find me cold messaging strangers asking them to buy a product. I build relationships over time and people decide when/if it’s time for them to join me.
Every week (or most weeks) as a Beachbody Coach, I:
- Work on personal development. This includes reading a personal development book (right now I’m reading Judgment Detox by Gabby Bernstein) and learning from successful Beachbody coaches (I always listen our our weekly Wake Up Call podcast in the car and my team regularly hosts other trainings that allow me to learn as much as possible).
- Check in with my team. I have a team of Beachbody coaches who I sponsor and mentor. I check in and connect with them regularly both one-on-one and in our team page. I try to get together with my local coaches at least quarterly and am happy to get on a call with my coaches monthly or as often as they want to chat.
- Check in with MY coach, Kelley. She happens to live very close to me and is also a runner so we usually do this on a run but also via text or IG chat. This is all very informal – we don’t have set meetings.
- Write 1-2 blog posts. You do NOT need to be a blogger to be a successful Beachbody coach but I love writing. And as you know if you read my blog, it’s not all Beachbody and I’ve been doing this for 7 years. I would do it even if I wasn’t a coach so I really can’t even count it as work.
Every month (or most months) as a Beachbody Coach, I:
- Host a challenge group. Challenge groups are essentially monthly online accountability groups where people start a Beachbody program on the same day. Leading up to the group I give people tips to prepare for the challenge, recipes, etc. Once the group starts, I post daily (which I schedule in advance) with some words of encouragement and usually an optional task (set 3 goals for the week, share a photo of a meal, post a sweaty selfie, let us know what you’re struggling with, tell us something you’re proud of, let us know what your favorite workout was this week, etc).
- Invite people to my challenge groups or to coaching – I follow up with people who showed interest before, invite people who I’ve been talking to for a while (like I said, I don’t cold message), or people who have reached out on social media.
- Sometimes I also host free groups. Some coaches host these monthly, but I just do them every few months. I’ve hosted free bootcamps and recipe groups, for example. These take place either in the app or in Facebook and are totally optional.
- Participate in a Coach Sneak Peek event. This is either a phone call, or more recently, a Facebook group, where coaches from my team and I share different aspects of and address commonly asked questions about coaching with people who are interested in learning more about it. Our next event is next week, March 5-9. If you’re at all interested in learning more about coaching, please join us! Fill out this form, contact me on social media, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Events I Attend as a Beachbody Coach
- Every quarter there is a training meeting called Super Saturday. These events are held all over the US and it’s a great way to connect with other coaches in person, do a live workout (sometimes with a celebrity trainer like Tony Horton from P90X), and learn valuable business tips. I don’t make it to every Super Saturday but I enjoy them every time I go!
- Beachbody Summit takes place every summer. This is 3 day conference where thousands (20,000 plus) Beachbody coaches get together and hear incredible speakers, connect with other coaches, learn about new programs and products, get recognized for their success, and have a ton of fun! Last year I went to New Orleans with my team and we had a blast! Unfortunately I can’t attend this year’s event due to the twins coming but I’ll be there next year for sure!
- Every year there is a fabulous vacation just for Beachbody coaches called the Success Club trip. You can earn this trip fully paid for (you plus a guest) by meeting certain qualifications. This year it’s in Mexico and next year it’s a Caribbean cruise. I’ve already signed up for next year’s trip and have already earned half of my trip to be paid for (plus am working my way toward the bonus $500 onboard credit!) just in the first two months of the year. The reason I’m not going this year is, again, the twins!
Are You Interested in Becoming a Beachbody Coach?
This is generally how I spend my time as a Beachbody Coach. Every coach is different and has different priorities, methods of coaching and time commitments. The top activity for success as a Beachbody coach is simply following a program and sharing YOUR personal journey with others, whether that’s on social media, in person or in some other way! And trust me, it was scary for me to share online at first too, but it was worth it (and got a lot easier!).
I love talking to people about this opportunity – it’s changed my life in so many ways and I can’t help but invite others to experience it with me. I personally mentor the coaches who join my team and will set you up with training and tools to succeed. I’ll be here every step of the way with you and we’ll truly become friends along the way.
If you want to learn more, I’m happy to answer all of your questions via email or a phone call. You can email me at email@example.com. Also, my team and I are hosting our next coaching sneak peek event next week, March 5-9 where you can learn more about our team and hear the answers to commonly asked questions about coaching on your own time. There’s no obligation to do anything more than learn! If that date has already passed when you read this, reach out because we do coaching sneak peaks events monthly.
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