This is one of those stories that exceeds my wildest expectations when we started the P90X Certification side of the business. I received this email from TBB Coach Rob Gross and was completely blown away. Check it out.
For me personally, it has not always been about the business aspect of Beachbody or P90X, but the health and lifestyle changes of my friends, family and community. I never really took the time to build my business. I have over the years seen obesity (myself included), as well as Diabetes become so prevalent not just in our community, but across the nation. As I looked into my own community, I saw children that could barely run from home plate to first base without working up a sweat and having to stop to walk. Kids would rather sit in front of a TV with a bag of chips than go outside and play, ride a bike or hit the pool. We’ve all seen it.
For me, that is where my journey began. I decided to make the changes in my home first. I was 50 lbs over weight, pre-diabetic, had liver issues, hypertension and a messed up back & knee from my service in the Army…Oh yah, and depression. I tried other diet plans and workout programs, but nothing would stick. I would yo-yo from plan to plan and weight to weight. One night, I saw the P90X infomercial. I taped it. I watched it a dozen times before making the call to order. Once I got it, I would love to say I immediately opened it, and pushed play…but that would be a lie. Even then I tried to come up with excuses. Too busy, too tired, my back hurts, etc. The thing that finally made me push play was seeing a picture of me and thinking who is that fat guy…Oh wait…That is me.
It was not easy, but nothing worth having is. Over the next several months, I struggled, but made gains. I learned to modify. I learned to eat right. But most of all, I learned to live. I learned how to be healthy. I learned how to change my life, and my family’s life. I started to believe in it. I started seeing the changes, and others did as well. Before you know it, I was on my 3rd Round of P90X, was down 50 lbs. Better than that, I had my health back. My last physical showed my labs right smack where they should be. No more medications! My liver function was back to normal. No more depression! I could see myself now having a healthy happy life and being the active parent I wanted to be for my kids.
So now along comes P90X Qualification and Certification. I had a friend show me the info on it. “You should do this! You are a walking around example of what P90X can do for you!” So I signed up for the qualification. I really enjoyed it. I think it really reinforced in me the knowledge I had gained from living the lifestyle. I had planned on stopping with that.
Then, about 2 weeks before Certification in Champaign, I got an FB message from Mark Briggs. I had asked a question, and he replied. In his reply, he asked if I was planning on attending. I sat there for a while thinking about it. I looked at my wife and asked her what she thought. Her reply was short and sweet. “Do it!”
And just like that, every piece of the puzzle started to fall into place. I was asked about that time if I would do a Kid’s Fit Class in the area during the summer through Summer Rec. The next day, I got asked about doing a Fit Club for adults in the area. The week before Certification the local paper ran a story on our family and living the fit lifestyle. It was like it was meant to be!
So I went to Champaign, and had an amazing time! I cannot say enough about the trainers, the knowledge I gained and really the confidence that I got from the program. That truly inspired me to come home and work to see those changes in my community and the kids in this community.
So now, here we are today, a few weeks since Certification. How has Certification affected me? I have 2 amazing Fit Clubs with 25 to 35 people in attendance at each. I have completed a home studio gym where I soon will be working one on one. I have had a Fit Kids program where kids and parents exercised together in a fun atmosphere. I have been enlisted to teach the Summer Recreation Kids Fitness Program and have more kids signed up for it than any other program. I have given presentations about P90X and Nutrition to several groups. I have been asked to help train local athletic programs as well! And for the first time, I see a direction with my personal Beachbody Business. I have signed up 7 new customers; have a coach signing this week, and another coach likely next. I also have the local Fitness Center Manager likely going to Cert as well.
Was P90X Certification worthwhile to me? YES! Will it be worthwhile to my community? I think that will be a HUGE YES (even if we shrink as a community due to weight loss)!
I cannot say thanks enough!
P90X Certification is about taking your business to the next level. It provides some serious backbone to your desire and passion to help people. As evidenced in Rob’s story, you now have the power to motivate people to start their fitness journey, the expertise to help them see it through, and the clout to get stories written about you in the local paper. (Okay, I can’t promise the last one – but it’s possible)!
Check out the upcoming P90X Certification workshops in a city near you.