Mark your calendar for July 28-31, 2016 and get ready for your life to be changed! We are headed to Nashville, TN for Beachbody Summit and the experience will make you better. I was fortunate enough to attend Summit 2015 last week and here are the Top 5 reasons that I already bought my ticket to go back.
5. It will make you appreciate your family
I didn't think I was going too far outside my comfort zone by attending Summit. I used to travel all the time for my pharmaceutical job and we were so busy that the time flew by and I was away and back home before I knew it. Summit was way different. We were still very busy, but traveling with different people and attending physically demanding events as well as mentally and emotionally challenging workshops really made me reflect on what is most important to me...my family.
Maybe you signed up as a coach to get the 25% discount on products, maybe you want to start selling a few things through your site but you're not sure how. Summit is the place for you. There are tons of coaches in your same position that you can talk to and exchange ideas. There are also several break-out sessions where top coaches offer their best practices to duplicate. I learned so much about Shakeology from Darin Olien who created this amazing nutrient-filled meal replacement and why it's so important to drink it every day. Did you know that you can feel full but still lack nutrients? We have a ton of food in our country, but we are lacking micronutrients in our soil. In the last 50 years the potato lost 100% of vitamin C and 50% of its vitamin A. Say what?! Shakeology contains the missing link in our nutrition. But it's not enough to hide behind the product, it's our job as coaches to share how Shakeology and other Beachbody products like T25, P90X, and the 21-Day FIX have improved our lives. Our story is our most powerful tool in helping others. Craving more information and tips like this? You will want to head to Beachbody Summit next year.
This is a picture of a girl named Lara, myself in the middle and my friend Lisa on the right. Lisa and I were just checking things out at the Music Center the morning that Summit began and we randomly ran into Lara who we ended up seeing time and time again among the other 25,000 coaches in attendance. We met so many nice, fun people who were on a path to improve their lives just like we were. Every single person we ran into had a story and their own reasons for becoming a Beachbody Coach. Some of them had met their coach on Instagram and followed them for years before deciding that it was something they were ready to do. Others had coaches that were their good friends who had asked them 3-4 times to join them as a Beachbody Coach and it just took time for them to be ready. Hearing all these stories from all these cool people was inspiring and it really gave me hope that this business works and even if it takes time to build a team it DOES HAPPEN. Many of the coaches we met were Emerald Rank, some were Diamond Rank, and over 50 people in this company have made over $1,000,000 from being a Beachbody Coach. That's pretty amazing. What's more amazing? The number of people they have helped and believed in to get to that point.
On the final morning of Summit at 6am we worked out in the middle of the busiest street in Nashville to pumping loud music with 5 Celebrity Trainers including Sagi, Tony Horton, Chalene Johnson, Autumn Calabrese and Shaun T. It was one of the coolest things I have ever done. The people who reside on the street were a little unsure as they opened their windows and stuck their arms out with cell phone cameras, but we were on fire with so much energy that it's amazing the city is still standing. It was hot and intense, but it was absolutely amazing to work out with so many dedicated people. Fist bumps and high fives radiated through the crowd as though we were instructed on command. The energy was palpable. And this was just the LAST workout of Summit!! There were opportunities on each of the other days to get great workouts in as well. I chose to do Cardio Fix with Autumn Calabrese on the first day and P90X Yoga with Tony Horton on Day 2. It's one thing to work out with these guys every day at home on your TV screen, but live and in person is an out-of-body experience. They literally come around and correct your form and offer encouragement. It's like a Star-Trek fan getting "beamed up" or getting to hang out with the "real" Superman. These celebrity trainers are truly larger than life and their energy is contagious. If you want to work out harder than you've ever worked out before, better get to Summit next year.
1. You will become a better person
So often we go through life on a schedule and we are planning around school, holidays, vacations and whatever else life throws our way. Summit is an opportunity to live in the moment and grow as a person. Personal Development is one of the three vital behaviors that each Beachbody Coach must exhibit (along with Inviting and being Proof of the Product). All of the above reasons will make you better, but there is also an opportunity to listen to top leadership experts when you attend Summit. Simon Sinek was truly inspirational and taught us what it means to be a leader. We learned how through our own biological makeup the chemicals Endorphins, Dopamine, Seratonin and Oxytocin affect our decision making and motivation level as well as our interactions with others. He taught us that leadership is a choice and not a position. Dewitt Jones opened our minds with his photography and showed us how to find opportunity in any situation. Personal Development is key to being better and Summit offers a slew of it.