So this is a big deal.
It is an ABSOLUTE honor to officially announce and CONGRATULATE my team, SPARTA NATION, on being a 7X ELITE TEAM in Team Beachbody! Sparta Nation, my team of the most positive amazing people on the planet, just achieved something very few have done. Sparta Nation is a 7X ELITE TEAM. "What does that even mean?" you might be saying to yourself. I get that. It means that our team wakes up every day with a fire in their heart to help others and because of that, we've achieved something only a handful of other teams in the network have achieved.
We started this team in my kitchen and are now more than 35,000 strong. We are girls and guys next door, who get up every day, take our kiddos to school, press play, drink a shake, read a book, and invite others to join us on this incredible journey. We're just like you. And that's a BIG part of what makes THIS so special. That 'we' are NOT special. We just get up and try to make a difference every day. We get up and work to connect people with solutions that help them FEEL better, have more confidence, enjoy life.
What we DO isn't all that special. Yet THIS TEAM is so very very special. I cannot even imagine what my life would be like without these people in it...this extended family...these people who inspire me every day.
It's crazy that a conversation on a blue bench in a YMCA 16 years ago continues to change my life every day. The Waukesha YMCA group ex director sat down next to me as I waited for my girls to finish up their gymnastics lessons and said a few words to me that changed my life. She said, "I've seen you in class. I think you should be teaching. I'd like you to start in January." And just like that, with those 3 sentences, the course of my life completely shifted.
I taught my first class. I found and fell in love with Turbo. I met Chalene Johnson and became a Master Trainer. We moved to Indiana. I became aBeachbody coach. And what started with one conversation on a blue bench in a YMCA has turned into a tribe that continues to change my life every day.
While it might be corny, it's true. I truly do wake up every day with joy and gratefulness and an overwhelming sense of how blessed I am that Mary from the Y had that one conversation with me. Pretty cool, isn't it, how one conversation can have the power to change the course of our lives? Elite team or not, we all understand how amazing one conversation, one person, one event can be in our lives.
BIG TIME CONGRATULATIONS to the INCREDIBLE teams who are part of SPARTA NATION who ALSO achieved ELITE:
•Team 360 Fit Nation- April Kever and her team achieving this for the FIRST TIME!!
•Team Body Electric - Jenny Swisher and her crew becoming a 2X Elite Team!
• Team Fit Fighter Nation - Erin Young and her team becoming a 3X Elite Team!
...and the biggest hug and congrats to the one who started it all...
•Team Platinum Presenters, the BIGGEST team in all of Team Beachbody -- led by MY coach, Christine Dwyer. Platinum Presenters is an 8X ELITE TEAM!! Such an honor to be part of Platinum Presenters!
What a blessing it is to be on this journey with all of you!
This year was challenging, it was frustrating, and it will absolutely turn out to be pivotal in our growth. Because what CHALLENGES us CHANGES us, if we choose to GROW through what we GO through. My word for 2017 is JOY and celebrating this incredible team is nothing but JOYFUL.
Today...we celebrate. Tomorrow, we wake up and get back to the business of helping people. Because that's what we do. Because that's who we are.
Want to be part of this movement? I'm always looking for more life changers. JOIN OUR TEAM today!
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!