A Life-Changing 80 Pound Weight Loss

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Jose S. changed his body and his life with a little help from Shaun T and a lot of determination and hard work!  Check out his amazing 80 lb weight loss and read his story in his own words below!

I work as a host of the television shows EP Daily (The Electric Playground) and Reviews on the Run and happen to work in an industry that, to be quite honest, isn't known to be the healthiest around. That's right, I talk about and review VIDEO GAMES.  While covering video games for the last 10+ years, you quickly realize that fast food is easy food, and event food (SLIDERS) is usually always available.

That lifestyle has definitely taken it's toll on me and about a little over a year ago, after staying up late every night and watching TV, this same infomercial kept coming on ALMOST EVERY NIGHT!  I found myself following Shaun T on Twitter and Instagram and noticed he had mentioned a new type of workout he was planning on releasing soon. Focus T25 was only going to be 25 minutes a day for an hours worth of results. 25 MINUTES?!? How is this sorcery possible? What kind of voodoo is this man aware of that the rest of the world isn't?  I'll believe it when I see it.

Instead of seeing anything more about Focus T25, I started to see pictures of myself and interviews I was doing on TV. What had I become? When did I let myself get out of hand again? How many chins does one man need?!

Focus T25 showed up on my doorstep the Saturday before the Facebook challenge was set to begin. Talk about perfect timing. I took my measurements, took before pictures posted them to Instagram and started the challenge.

I quickly fell in love with it. I couldn't wait to get to the next exercise each day.  I can't tell you how much I love these workouts enough. It's my addiction. No beer, no sweets, no soda, just tons of water, almond milk, meats, fruits and veggies and I'm seeing results that are out of this world. Since I started the transformation of a lifetime, I have become a new man. I feel great, I look great and dog garnet, people like me.

 So here I am, 144 days later and down 82 lbs! I never even imagined this amount of weight loss would be possible, but with proper diet, E&E, R&R, Shakeology and 25 minutes a day of Focus T25, it was even easier than I thought it would be. Just got an email from Beachbody telling me that I won the Beachbody Challenge! Now I'm getting PAID to be in shape?! SAY WHAT?! Who have I become and what happened to that lazy guy who ate until nearly exploding just 5-6 months ago? Oh, he was an 80 lbs growth that I have proceeded to leave in the dust and never turn back for.

I haven't seen the 220's since high school...back in the late 90's!  I've seen the infomercials where people say, "I'm in better shape now than I was in high school," and thought BLASPHEMY! You sir, or ma'am, are lying into the camera.  Well, I guess it is possible! And who knew that if you ACTUALLY DECIDE and COMMIT, you will indeed SUCCEED!

Thank you Beachbody again for these workouts and hope to inspire a few more people to join me on this quest for a fitter world. GOING TO BE A HELLUVA RIDE!

Way to go Jose, we are so proud of all that you have accomplished.  Be sure to share YOUR results with us by entering The Beachbody Challenge.

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Ditching the Diploma and Excelling as a Team Beachbody Coach

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Dr. Mike N. worked hard for his PhD and award-winning career. No wonder his colleagues were shocked when he packed up his office to become a full-time Beachbody Coach! Now working from home in a business he loves, Mike has indeed, found the true meaning of “success!”

Five years ago, I thought I had it all.

I had completed my PhD in Engineering and was working as award-winning Senior Chemist for a leading company. It felt like my years of hard work were finally paying off.

Then came the day I started P90X. In just 90 days, I lost 20 pounds and got ripped! I had so much more energy and the joint pain that had been bothering me was gone.

Before I knew it, my story and transformation were inspiring others to change their own lives. I quickly found a passion for helping people achieve their health and fitness goals—so I signed up as a Coach!

I had no idea pursing this newfound passion would turn into such a viable business! Never before had I understood the true power of networking marketing. Especially when it aligns with work you love doing! Not only do I have the satisfaction of helping others live happier, healthier lives, but I even get paid while on vacation through residual income!

After only a few years of working a few hours a day at my Beachbody business, my income as a Coach started approaching my “day job” salary. That blew me away!
I had spent nine years pursing a higher education. I had spent 10 years building my career in corporate America. I worked so, so hard my whole life. But after all that, nothing provided me the same lifestyle opportunities as that of a Beachbody Coach.

As a Coach, I get to make money helping others. I get to choose how I run my business. I can work from home and take more time for my wife and my two children. What a deal!

It wasn’t long before I decided to retire my career as a chemist. I knew that by putting a larger focus on my Coaching business, I could enjoy a more flexible lifestyle and take on a larger role with raising my kids.

Being a Coach has changed everything for my family and me. It has given me the confidence, tools, and success to be both a provider for my family and a present father and husband.

Anyone can do this. You don’t need a PhD to be successful. You don’t need years of working up a corporate later to provide for your family. The Team Beachbody business model can drive the American Dream—you just have to commit yourself to it!

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#bbsuccess at Coach Summit

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We're here at Coach Summit 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas! Come visit the Success Stories booth in the CORE and snap a photo! Upload your pics to Instagram with the #bbsuccess hashtag, and come find yourself on the big screen at Summit! We want to hear your stories, see your smiling faces, and share your #bbsuccess with the world!


See you there!!

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Transforming Her Life with PiYo

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Kelly K. had let herself go until she discovered PiYo at her local gym.  Since beginning with the program she has shed a staggering 55 lbs and kept it off for over a year.  Read all about her story below:

My youngest son was getting married in Dec of 2011 and I wanted to look good for the wedding. I joined the gym with my soon to be daughter-in law.  I was looking over the class schedule and came across PiYo, I had never heard of it, it sounded funny, wasn't sure how to pronounce it, and had no idea really of what it would be like.  I must say after the first few months of classes, at times I was almost in tears at the end.  Not from pain, though there was pain, (good pain), but from the realization of how far I had let myself go over the years.

I'm not the most coordinated person in the world, I was hesitant to do some of the exercises at first, due to an old back injury (herniated disc), but now it's no problem.  I have balance, I have a waist line again, and I have muscle definition. My boys say I look ten years younger! I have lost 55 lbs. and have kept it off for over a year now.  I like that it challenges me every time. I always feel that I have had a good workout afterwards.  I have more muscle tone now that I have ever had.

Oh, and I know how to pronounce it correctly now!  I’m not at my goal yet, but I am going to get there, and PiYo is going to help!  The before picture was from a family hike up Big Cottonwood Canyon. My boys took turns lagging behind with me since I was physically not up to speed with the rest. Now I joke with them that I will have a six pack before they do! 

There are a lot of things in life that I cannot control, but taking care of myself, that I can control. PiYo is a big part of how I take care of myself.  It makes me feel good when I keep going to class every week, and see that I can do this and stick with it. I love that it has helped me be more coordinated, confident, and physically fit. It does it all; cardio, strength and stretch.  I know the consequences of letting yourself go and not taking care of yourself. I am not about to go back there again.

Congrats on your amazing hard work and dedication Kelly!  If you have experienced a body transformation with PiYo we want to hear about it!  Email your before and after pictures to MyPiyoStory@beachbody.com


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Lose Weight Fast with P90X3

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Katie was a new mom who was not happy with her body. She set a goal - fit back into her pre-pregnancy jeans before her son's first birthday. She found P90X3 and Shakeology, worked out for just 30 minutes a day, and got MAJOR results!! She lost 32 pounds, 21 inches from her body, all in just 30 minutes a day in 90 days! Read about her crazy results in her own words below:

Before I started P90X3 I was depressed about my body. I did not like to get ready and go places because I was ashamed and embarrassed about how bad I let my body go. My little boy was 9 months. I had no excuse to look the way I did. I did not want to sit around another summer hiding in big baggy clothes! I hated going shopping and doing the things I once enjoyed. I wanted to feel like myself again!

I was inspired to change first by my son. I wanted to be able to swim with him in the summer and not be afraid of what others would think of me. I saw someone post their results of their body after they had a baby. I knew that if they could do it, I could too. Since that day I never looked back.

The greatest challenge that I had before beginning the program was my confidence. I had zero confidence in myself. I hated my body and the way I looked in all of my clothing. I was also terrified that I would not be able to do the workouts. The first day I cried because I realized how far I had let myself go. P90X3 gave me my confidence back. Before I could not do a single push up, now I am doing them with no sweat! I feel confident in my clothes and I am finally excited to go shopping! Even bikini shopping!

I like that P90X3 is different everyday. I never got bored with the program and always looked forward to the workouts! I am smaller all over. My face is smaller and I look like myself again. I am proud that I am back in the size pants that I was while I was in high school!

I am a much happier person. My fiance sees my confidence coming back and he loves that! I am able to go out without worries and I feel happy and healthy overall.

Congratulations on an amazing transformation, Katie!! Enjoy the summer in your new bikinis!! :)

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Beachbody Classic is Coming to Coach Summit 2014

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The time has come to strut your stuff!  Last year we hosted the very first Beachbody physique competition showcasing the amazing results of the Body Beast™ program.  This year we are making it even bigger, even more spectacular, and including competitors from ALL Beachbody programs.  Whether you toned up with Insanity™, slimmed down with Slim in 6™ or bulked up with P90X™, this is your chance to show off the fruits of your labor in the first ever Beachbody Classic.

This all goes down at Coach Summit this year at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.  The event is open to anyone who owns a Beachbody program and has completed at least 1 full round prior to the contest dates. In addition, you must be doing a Beachbody program in preparation for the contest. Did we mention trophies?  Yeah the winners will be awarded on stage with trophies almost as beautiful as your fit form!  You know that one of those would look really good on your mantle.

Prejudging begins Thursday, June 19 at 8 AM.  Those selected as one of the finalists will get to strut their stuff at the main event, Friday June 20th at 9:30 PM at the MGM Grand in front a live audience. Click here to sign up today!

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Former Athlete and New Mom Gets Sculpted with PiYo

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Katie H. is a busy mom of two who recaptured her athleticism and sculpted her lean and strong body with PiYo!  Hear what she has to say about this amazing workout from Chalene Johnson below:

I am a 35 year old stay-at-home-mom of 2 great kids and a part time fitness instructor.  I was a competitive swimmer growing up and I have always loved exercise.  After the birth of my daughter in 2008, I packed on some pounds and was ready to get back in shape.  I lost the remaining baby weight but I wanted more.  In 2010 I went to my first PiYo class and fell in love!  Since then I really have transformed my body and the way I look at exercise.  I love that I get a total body workout without having to use any equipment.  It is amazing what a great workout I can get using only my body weight.  I also love that I can make anything high or low impact throughout.  When I leave class I feel incredibly strong and ready to tackle the day.  That is such a great feeling!  The moves flow so well and are still challenging to me, even after three years of doing it.  

This is the best part!  After about 3 months of consistent Piyo, I really started to notice a difference in my upper body and core.  There was much more muscle definition and toning.  Not only was it noticeable to me but all of my friends and family too.  My clothes started to fit better (most of them became too big), and I look better now than I ever have... and that is after the birth of my two kids.  I like how I am lean and muscular.  My legs are significantly stronger too, now that I do the entire workout high impact.  I don't think most women want to look "bulky" and Piyo is such a wonderful tool to lean out.  I hope to continue on this great path of health and I am just so happy to have found PiYo.  It is such a great workout!

Have you had an incredible Piyo transformation?  We want to hear about it!  Send your story and photos to us at MyPiyoStory@beachbody.com

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The Couple That “Resets” Together Succeeds Together

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This husband and wife team took the challenge of resetting to a healthy lifestyle and accomplished that and more in only 3 weeks.  Kristin and John W. lost a combined 29 lbs in just 21 days with Beachbody's Ultimate Reset.  We talked with them to find out about their experience and success and here is what they had to say about it:
    Kristin W. lost 10 lbs in 21 days with Beachbody's Ultimate Reset!

    John W. lost 19 lbs in 21 days with Beachbody's Ultimate Reset!

What was your physical and emotional condition like before starting Beachbody's Ultimate Reset?

John:  Coming off the holiday season, and a busy kid’s sports season before that, I was feeling the effects of too much eating out, too many holiday parties and just the “winter blahs.” My pants were all tight and I was dreading finding stuff in the closet that would fit. This all led to being discouraged and that takes a toll on your general disposition. While I knew I needed to make some changes, I was having a hard time finding the motivation to get started.

Kristin:  Prior to doing the Reset, I wasn’t in bad shape but I had gained weight due to the death of my mother.  I couldn’t seem to get my eating under control.  Based on prior experience, I knew that doing the Reset was just the discipline I needed to break the stress eating and get back on track.  I was right!

 Why did you choose to do Beachbody's Ultimate Reset?

J:  I had seen my wife do the Reset on several occasions, and each time I got closer and closer to thinking I would like to try it myself.  I was always a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to “handle” the vegetarian aspect of the Reset but given my circumstances, I was ready to give it a try. I really liked the idea of a 21-day program – I figured I could do anything for 3 weeks.

How was your overall experience on the Reset?

K:  I had a wonderful experience with the Reset.  One, because my husband decided to do it with me this time, so food prep and mealtime was much easier.  I absolutely love the food and recipes provided in the nutrition guide.  Such a great variety of meals and still the flexibility to swap something you’re not fond of or allergic to.  After the first couple of days, I was never hungry.  As a matter of fact, sometimes I couldn’t even finish my meal.  I also loved letting my body heal from the inside out, and I was doing a lot less laundry since I wasn’t exercising.

What were your results with the Ultimate Reset?

J: Results wise – awesome! Down 19 pounds and a bunch of inches.  One of the best results I had with the Reset was my energy level. I used to get to the afternoon at work and would find myself running to get a coffee because I was so drained. On the Reset, I never had that run-down feeling at all.

How has the BB Ultimate Reset changed your body and your life?  What part of your results are you most proud of?

K:  I’m most proud that I pulled myself – or the Reset – pulled me out of my unhealthy pattern.  Even as a fitness instructor, I find that if you don’t watch your nutrition, you can undo your hard physical work.  It was so nice not to have my “middle” top of mind.  Felt much lighter, brighter and happier even after the first few days.

J: The Reset was a great jump-start to getting back to a healthier way of life and provided a great lead-in to getting back into an exercise program (P90X3); I’m not sure of many other programs that could have given me the results I achieved in that limited amount of time. I still have a lot of work to do but seeing the results gives you the motivation to really jump in and keep going to see more improvement.  It was good to go to the closet and not dreading trying to find something to wear where I didn’t risk blowing the button off.

How important was it to have the support of others during your Ultimate Reset experience?

J:  I did the Reset along with my wife Kristin. Having someone going through the Reset right along with me was critical and would be highly recommended for everyone. It was also great to post in Kristin’s Facebook group page – it helps keep you accountable and in turn may also encourage others. 

K:  As a Beachbody Coach, I have been supporting people with their health and fitness goals for years.  It’s truly that support that makes the difference in someone’s success.  So, putting it out there to my groups that I was "Resetting" helped hold me accountable to my goal.  I also love all of the tools available including Facebook groups for questions.  It is a very user-friendly program with lots of support.

Amazing job John and Kristin!  Way to get after it and set yourselves up for success.  Be sure to enter your results in The Beachbody Challenge.


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Can You Get Results in Only 30 Minutes of P90X3?

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Can you get good results in just 30 minutes of P90X3? Check out Kristin and Levi C… we think the answer is a resounding YES!

Kristin and Levi did their workouts on the same schedule, but at different times. Someone would take care of the kids while the other worked out, and they would switch. On the weekends, they could find the time to do their workouts together. Most importantly, they brought it for only 30 minutes every day and got awesome results! Together, they've lost 29 lbs, with more to come! They started Round 2 right after Day 90, and we can't wait to see their next set of Before and After photos. Read what Levi has to say about their experience:

Levi: All of my life, I have struggled with my weight.  I have always been up and down and never been able to keep it off.  In high school, I weighed 250 lbs my junior year.  That summer I lost about 45 lbs in unhealthy ways.  Then I instantly started putting it back on.  I met my wife and a few years later we got engaged.  We both decided to get into shape for our wedding.  At that time I weighed about 225 lbs.  We did P90X and had great results.  I got married weighing 196 lbs.  Over the next years we had kids and settled into our lives.

That brings us to the start of 2013.  I stepped on the scale and saw 259.  I decided right then I needed to make a change for me, my wife and my kids.  Over the next number of months I tried to eat better and workout more.  I was able to lose a few pounds but nothing major.   However, I couldn’t get what I was looking for because of the time commitment...  There was no way that I could totally commit to a program and get what I needed out of it.  I just gave in that I would never see fewer than 220 on the scale again. 

Then we saw P90X3.  Right away we knew that we had to get it.  I started working out harder in order to get ready for the program.  Just knowing that it was coming motivated me more.  I got down to 225lbs to start the program.  On December 12 2013 I turned 31 years old.  Seven days later we started the program.  Over the next 90 days my wife and I pushed each other as hard as we could.  Even though we weren’t able to do all our workouts together, we talk about them every day.  When one of us has a bad day, the other is there to pick them up.  We truly make a great team.  We even have gotten my parents and Kristin’s mom doing the program.   The best part is that our kids want to work out with us sometimes.  I take great reward in knowing that I might be helping them to not struggle with weight as I have.  

The biggest thing the length of the workouts has allowed me to do is do them in the morning.  With two kids and a business to run, I don’t have much free time.  At only 30 minutes, I can easily do my workout in the morning before work.  That way I don’t have to sacrifice any family time or worry about working out so late that I can’t sleep at night.  Ultimately, that leads to the fact that this has been a life style change for me and I can continue this forever.  Because it’s so easy to work into my schedule and I don’t have to worry about time, I can keep this up.  That’s the best part!! 

After 90 days I am back down to 204 lbs.  A weight that I truly didn’t think I would ever see again.  But the best part is, I know that it is only the beginning.  This program has done more than just get me into better shape.  This has truly changed my life.  Because the way this program is set up, I know that we have made a lifestyle change and will be able to continue this forever.  As Tony says “five to seven day a week for the rest of your life.”  I know that in the upcoming months and years, I will get into even better shape.  I know that I will be able to see my abs and do 20 pull-ups.  This is just the start for Kristin, our kids, and myself, and I can’t wait to see what is still to come.        

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Celebrating Success With PiYo

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Join us as we celebrate PiYo, the newest at home workout program from Chalene Johnson. We're highlighting some amazing success stories of real women, who have experienced real results from this awesome combination of yoga and Pilates.  Previously only available as a live workout class at your local gym, PiYo will be soon be available as an in home workout so you can get these body sculpting moves and get ripped in your own living room!

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One of the incredible women who has experienced an amazing body transformation is Amy A., a mom of 3 who used PiYo and Shakeology to reshape her body and lose over 30 lbs!  Check out her amazing journey below in her own words:

I was 38 years old when I made the decision to dedicate my heart and soul to doing whatever it took to get my health and fitness back. I was the mother of 3 beautiful children, and I was not able to be the kind of mother I knew I wanted to be, or could be for them.  I had spent years in poor health, all the while my doctors said that I was “fine” according to their tests.  I knew I was NOT fine.  I had weekly migraines, digestive problems (indigestion, chronic yeast infections and constipation).  I was fatigued to the point of needing a daily nap to make it through the day.  I was overweight, I had skin rashes and I was mentally beaten down with these physical challenges. I knew that if I could simply start exercising, then I could start turning my health around.

I had met a friend, through our sons’ school who was a fitness instructor at the gym near where I lived, and she encouraged me to join the gym and start attending group fitness classes. When I was ready to join, I did just that.  One of the first classes I attended was PiYo, and I was HOOKED!  I love a good challenge, and PiYo was just the right kind of challenge for me – tough but not impossible to do.  After several months attending classes at the gym, I eventually joined a Beachbody challenge group, which got me started on drinking Shakeology and eating healthier consistently.  THAT is when my life truly changed. Combining the daily exercise with the proper diet and Shakeology helped me lose 36 pounds and initially drop 10 pant sizes. I since gained about 5-6 pounds back in lean muscle and LOVE my body shape!!!!

I have now been instructing for over a year, and I instruct PiYo, TurboKick and BodyPump.  Hands down, PiYo is the base that all my other exercises and formats build from.  By teaching and taking PiYo, I am able to build strength in both my large and small muscle groups, work on balance, get cardio without the impact of most cardio classes or running, and it’s easy for me and my students to pick up quickly.  Everyone that comes to my class are pleasantly surprised by how much they enjoy PiYo and how different it is from all other classes. They keep coming back for more, just as I did!  I’m so thankful for PiYo because it has been a format that is full circle for me.  It got me started and kept me going at the beginning my fitness journey, and now I am able to give back to others by helping them in their journey to health and fitness.

Amazing job Amy!  If you have had an amazing PiYo transformation send us your pictures by emailing MyPiYoStory@beachbody.com

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