I am in awe right now. I just came back from the best conference of my entire life. For the last 4 days, I was at the 2021 Beachbody Leadership Retreat at the Princess Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. I learned, I grew, I sweat and I laughed alongside coaches, super trainers and corporate leaders who I have admired & learned from over these last 5 years!
The entire weekend was beyond my expectations & I’m so fired up and filled with belief. I want as many other women as possible to experience this with me and be a part of Team Run the World and Beachbody!
My Path From Accountant to Top Beachbody Coach & Leader
In my past career as an accountant, I dreaded conferences and trainings. The only reason I enjoyed trainings a little bit when I worked at PwC is because I got to travel with my coworkers who had become friends and it meant I didn’t have to do my actual job of being an auditor! I didn’t have a passion for accounting and the learning sessions were boring.
I used to question my work ethic and drive when I worked in accounting. Even though I was smart and would set career goals, I never really had the motivation to give my job any extra effort above and beyond. It wasn’t until I became a Beachbody coach and truly loved what I do that I realized that when you enjoy the process, you are more likely to put in the hard work required to make it to the top level of your company.
It took me four years to make it to this event, which is reserved for the top Beachbody coaches in the company. I qualified and attended the event last year virtually, but this year was my first in person Leadership event. I did not have a quick “rise to the top” success story with Beachbody coaching. Through my effort, I made a nice side income for the first few years, it took a while to grow into a leader and have my own team and increase my income. In the meantime, I was rewarded with extra accountability to my own health and fitness, an incredible community of friends, growth in personal development and business skills, and much more. And now, that patience and hard work has truly paid off.
As an Elite, and currently ranked 14 coach in the entire company, it was pretty incredible to realize that after so many years of watching and learning from the top coaches & wondering if I could ever get there too, that I am finally one of them. This retreat really felt like a full circle moment!!!
How Beachbody Coaches Can Qualify for the Leadership Retreat
Beachbody’s leadership retreat is only for 5 Star Diamond and above coaches and their guests.
Elite Coaches, which have additional requirements and are considered the top coaches in the company, arrive a day early for extra pampering, parties and trainings. As an Elite coach with a certain level of continued success in 2021 (read here for full details on qualification), I not only earned my hotel room for 4 nights at the 5 star Princess Resort, but also a $300 travel expense credit and nightly gifts delivered to my room!! (The highlight was a beautiful bag and a pair of cycling shorts to wear on my new MYX bike!!). All meals (& most drinks) were paid for and they were healthy & delicious!
I was able to also bring a guest – either a spouse OR a 1 star diamond leader on my team. I chose to bring Tracy McIntyre, one of my leaders from Team Run the World. It was such a terat to be able to reward her for her hard work and show her truly how well our company takes care of it’s top leaders! I know she’ll be getting her own invitation next year!!!
What Happens at the Beachbody Leadership Retreat
Day 1 – Wednesday
The retreat is 4 days long, beginning on Wednesday with the Elite party. Unfortunately, despite being just an hour and 15 minute flight from San Diego, my coach Kelley and I got stuck at the San Diego airport due to a technical issue on the plane and didn’t arrive to the hotel until 30 minutes before the party ended!! We did our makeup in the Uber on the way there, changed in the lobby bathroom and headed straight to the party.
The party was “bojo beach” theme and took place around one of the gorgeous pools at the resort. The food was healthy and delicious and one of the highlights was getting to see my name in lights on the 2021 Elite board! But the most impactful moments were being in community with my teammates, not just from our smaller team but from our larger team, Diesel Nation and our sister team Together Rising.
Day 2 – Thursday
On the morning of day 2, the elite coaches and their guests got a special workout with Shaun T. I had tears in my eyes as we started the workout and Shaun reminded us of what we’ve been through over these last 1.5 years of the pandemic – not just business wise, but LIFE wise. It’s been such an emotional, hard time and to finally be back together was incredible.
After the workout we had breakfast and then headed to the special Elite training. Beachbody brought in KK Karissa Kouchis, nationwide trainer for Tony Robbins and creator of Unleash Her Power Within. Her training was all on mindset and creating an empowering identity and it was INCREDIBLE!!
In the evening was the main event opening reception. First, we have the opportunity to get professional headshots taken! The event was great and I got the chance to talk to Amoila and get a photo with him! I told him I’m a runner and he said he was training to run a marathon before Covid. I joked that I can help coach him when he’s ready to do it again by combining 645 with his marathon training.
Day 3 – Friday
Friday was a big day of trainings. We started the day with a workout with Jennifer Jacobs, the new Beachbody trainer who came over from Peloton. She’ll be launching her first program in January called Job 1. Can’t wait for this one – it’ll be nice and short 20 minute workouts which will be great for runners! Kelly, Tracy and I went for a run right before the workout and it was the perfect combo!
During the daytime sessions we learned about some exciting new products and programs coming out including a version of 2B Mindset for pregnant and postpartum women and a Gut Health program from Autumn Calabrese (nutrition and workouts).
KK came back for another session and really helped us all hone in on our vision and what roadblocks are holding us back from getting there. We danced a lot during the session too! It was incredible.
That night we had a free night. We went to the pool for a bit and then our smaller team of 6 went out to a causal dinner and called it an early night.
Day 4- Saturday
Tracy and I got up and did a 4 mile run and then we went to the workout tent for our last workout with Amolia!! It was amazing of course. He’s my current favorite trainer. I’m about to wrap up 645 and feeling incredible.
We had our final sessions with trainings from top coaches and in the afternoon we had the chance to test out the new MYX bikes. I got to do the session with Jennifer Jacobs and it was incredible!!! So fun and sweaty!!! My MYX bike gets delivered tomorrow and I’m so excited!
The final party was Saturday night and I had no idea what to expect. It was incredible. There’s an event venue on the edge of the property that is western themed. There was a really talented country band playing, delicious BBQ food and all the super trainers were there! I ate dinner at the same table as Autumn Calabrese and danced with Jericho McMatthews! Our CEO Carl got on stage and played the drums. We danced and sang and laughed all night. It was the most fun I’ve had in a really, really long time.
I came home Sunday just glowing with happiness. I’m tired, but I’m also pumped. This is my dream job. I am so thankful that I love what I do so much and that I get to do it with teammates that are genuine friends who I have so much fun with.
Coach Info Session
My belief that this level of success and fulfillment is possible for ANYONE with the heart and work ethic is at an all time high. I want to invite you to learn more about coaching and becoming a member of one of the top teams in Beachbody, Team Run the World.
I am teaming up with my 2 other Elite teammates, Kim and Kelley to do a special coach info session tomorrow night at 5:30 PM PT! This call will be specifically focused on people who are really wanting to take coaching seriously to grow a business and become leaders! As your mentor, I will teach you everything you need to know to be successful. It’s up to you to put in the work, but it’s SO worth it and we’ll have so much fun!
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