I have been getting a ton of questions lately about what it is a Team Beachbody Coach does, which actually seems like a very easy question to answer on the surface. But then when I really started to think about it, it becomes a pretty hard question to answer simply.
Because honestly, I can’t say what it is that every Beachbody Coach does, because everyone is different. Yes, there are some commonalities, but there are lots of differences.
In this post, I’m going to cover what I do as Coach, qualities I see of great coaches in our organization, and a sample of what my day looks like.
No Special Requirements to Become a Beachbody Coach
There are really only a few qualifications needed to become a coach.
- Be 18 or older.
- Live in Canada, United States, or U.S. Territory at this time.
- Tax(ss) identification number.
As you can see from this short list, there is very little required to become a coach. You do not need a degree, a certificate or anything like that.(giving health advice is not something all coaches should be doing)
There are also some similar qualities I see in people who tend to do the best.
- A passion for helping others.
- Commitment to leading a healthy lifestyle and share what your are doing with others.
Remember that just because someone is a Beachbody coach does not mean they’re a fitness trainer. Coaches are meant to provide support & motivation to others. The Beachbody program does all the teaching.
You do not have to be in top physical shape to be a great coach. It is about your journey rather than the final destination that will help you inspire others to reach their goals while you reach your own.
Rules to abide by:
- You cannot make false claims.
- You cannot be deceptive in any way.
Understanding a Little about Advertising
I would say for every 200 or so comments I receive on this blog, I’ll almost always get one rant-like comment mentioning how I only say this and that because I am a coach, and I get paid to say it and then try to lure people to purchase from Amazon instead.
Here’s the thing though: there are literally hundreds if not thousands of fitness-related courses, programs, books and equipment that I could easily review on this blog. Even if I was not a coach, I could still link to Beachbody programs on amazon as an amazon associate and earn a referral fee.
So, why do I work with Beachbody? I chose to work with them, because the programs are very well laid out in a very simple and easy-to-understand manner. Any person could get phenomenal results if they commit to the program. The supplement line, while more expensive than most, feature quality ingredients from whole foods, which align with my healthy living philosophy.
I only write about and review the programs I’ve done. There are lots of Beachbody programs I do not really get into on this blog for one reason or another.
This all falls in line with how Beachbody uses word-of-mouth marketing(WOMM). Most companies rely on this type of advertising to some extent. Basically all companies hope you fall in love with their product, use it, and recommend it your friends and family. But they don’t pay you for it.
With Beachbody, it’s a little different. The love of the products is still there, because they produce results, but here is the best part: they give back to the people (coaches) who share their programs and experience!
Beachbody Corporate Support
Beachbody corporate provides a lot of support to new coaches with in-depth training materials. There is no handholding. You are responsible for creating your own success or lack thereof.
It is very easy to sign up as coach and just do – well…nothing. I know this is obviously not what most people intend to do, but unless you’ve worked for yourself before, it can be a challenge at first to set time to actually get to work instead of doing the hundreds of other things that we all have taking up our time.
Corporate trainings and events.
Beachbody holds four quarterly Super Saturday events at which company insight is shared for the upcoming four months followed usually by a 1-2 hour training session.
Beachbody has one large yearly corporate event “Coach Summitt” for recognition and training. This one event attracts about 25,000 coaches with guest speakers like Gary Vaynerchuk and Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler. It is a must-attend for all coaches.
The Beachbody corporate training tells you what you should be doing, and I mentor people the how to’s and best practices I’ve found to do so.
My Personal Experience with Beachbody Coaching
I will admit to being more of an introvert until I get to know and feel comfortable around people. I am not going to be out pestering my friends or neighbors (if I had any neighbors, lol)…though some friends have taken interest naturally from me just sharing what I do and admiring what kind of lifestyle we now lead.
The internet plays a huge role in how I coach. I provide support one-on-one through online support groups, and I’m also always available by email or text.
Internet marketing has a larger learning curve than calling your 10 closest friends or handing out business cards at the car wash does. I also believe it has a much larger upside.
My #1 goal has always been to provide the most helpful and informative resource whenever and wherever I post.
This has lead to:
- Growing this blog to over a half a million pages views in a single month.
- 3,000+ email subscribers in the past year and a half.
- 5,000+ twitters followers, 10k+ pinterest followers.
- Success Club 10 All-Star Legend
- Over $650, ooo total amount of customer orders.
The major benefits of using the social media and blogging as a coaching outlet is you often do not have find people to coach, they naturally come to you if you’re providing quality information and services.
As a coach, whenever you talk about coaching you need to lint to the Income Disclaimer. These numbers I can verify as real, as the one of the high earnings development ranks does match my 2016 income.
A Sample of My Day
If you ever had a job at McDonald’s, you know they have a system for doing everything from making a Big Mac (I do not recommend these!) to cleaning the bathrooms.
My System = Plan of Action pages with checklists.
I create what I like to call Plan of Action pages and checklists for pretty much everything I do. From sending emails, running online challenge groups, social media posts, messaging people, YouTube videos, etc, I store these pages on my google drive to be able to share with team members and print copies when needed.
For example, here is my personal how to write a blog post plan of action. (which you can use, but just be sure to make a copy in google drive)
How I Plan My Work Days
Every Sunday night, I sit down and have my weekly review. I make note of what I did and what I did not do. What worked, what did not. This will help me lay the plans for the following week.
At the end of every day, I will plan what I need to get done the next day. I use the most important task (MIT) productivity habit of focusing on 1-3 things that will move me closer to my goal for the week.
This most important task will then be put at the beginning of my list for the next day.
A sample day for me looks like this:
- Morning routine (water, light cardio, stretching, reading)
- Checked in with ongoing support group
- Message 2 people on Facebook to see how they were doing with their program
- Post a motivational post with a short tip to Instagram
- Outline next week’s blog post
- Sent a welcome email to new clients, sent a new blog post broadcast email
- Respond to emails, blog comments, and social media
- Complete my activity tracker for the day
How much time I spent working depends upon the day. I always go for at least one straight hour a day, and other days, it is four to five hours. But, not Sundays. Sundays are always a complete day off for me.
If you made it through this entire post, I hope you found it informative. I will close with my two keys of being an amazing coach:
- Commit and share your healthy lifestyle.
- Mentor to other coaches who join you to do the same.
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