Meet Rebecca...a wife, mom, former 5th grade teacher, coach and without question, a #FierceFemale.
Here is her story....
How did you become a coach?
I discovered coaching after a couple years on my journey with Beachbody. I found P90X through an infomercial in 2011, but didn’t know anything about coaching or challenge groups or anything… I just wanted to lose some weight and get healthier. As someone who was always overweight, had no knowledge of what healthy eating really looked like, and had never been described as active or fit or athletic, I felt like success with P90X was a LONG shot. But, after a year of P90X and TurboJam I had lost over 60+ pounds and felt better than I had my entire life.
It was about that time that I became curious about this Shakeology thing Tony Horton kept talking about, and I reached out to a friend on Facebook about it since I had seen her drinking it. She shared it with me, and I ordered a bag with the full intention of sending it back because I felt it was too expensive and wouldn’t really make THAT big of a difference.
After 30 days I realized I HAD to find a way to fit it into our tight budget and that’s when the opportunity to get the discount with a coach account was presented… and I jumped in! But not to actively coaching… I wanted nothing to do with that. Just wanted to save money. After several years, I realized that I could use my heart and passion for teaching and my newly discovered passion for health and fitness to help other people realize their potential, and that’s when I started actively coaching, engaging with the team, and running challenge groups regularly.
What has coaching done for you and your life?
Coaching has been a huge blessing in my life as a wife and mother! Most importantly, coaching has kept me accountable to my OWN health and fitness journey which also means I’ve been able to keep my wife accountable to her journey and show my daughters what healthy looks likes and feels like right inside our home… that fitness and health isn’t “extra” but it’s just part of who we are as a family. It’s also allowed me to be a stay at home mom… something I always wanted to do, but never knew it was a possibility with my career in teaching and my family needing that teaching income. Coaching allowed me to positively impact the lives of others which, in turn, allowed me to create an income from anywhere. While I build the beginning stages of it while I was still full-time teaching, the flexibility of being able to truly work the business from anywhere to whatever extent I want, has been a blessing for my entire family.
What is your favorite part of being a coach?
My favorite part about coaching is the community! From my challenge groups to our team of coaches, I’ve met and connected and built friendships with women I never would have connected with had it not been for coaching. As someone who grew up with not a lot of close friends, it has been a great blessing for me personally. I love helping other people uncover their potential and seeing the light bulb come on when they realize they’re stronger than they ever knew. Being a leader in these positive spaces is something I am proud of in a world that so often turns to negativity.
What advice do you have for those considering coaching?
My advice for people considering coaching – do it. Do it and go all in. Give it one year, and if your life isn’t better in a year from your decision to be a coach on our team, just be a customer and rock that. No one I went to high school or college with (including myself!) would have ever put “future coach” on their radar of where I’d be in my life. Never. I didn’t have any fitness experience, was overweight, had no business experience. But I had a solution that changed my life. And I had the heart to help others by sharing that solution. Everything else can be learned.
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!