What Is 80 Day Obsession All About ?

Introducing 80 Day Obsession

I am so excited to announce that 80 Day Obsession is almost here!! Autumn Calabrese’s brand new workout program is designed to help you burn fat and get lean ! CLICK HERE to get it first. We can expect these workouts to be released January 2018. This program is all about getting obsessed with taking time for YOU. Self care, self love, good nutrition, and amazing results. Go all in and follow this program.

This program is a  step-by-step approach to building a shaped, curvy butt while  shrinking your core. It’s 80 days of obsessive focus on fitness and nutrition, spread over 13 weeks.

Is it extreme? Oh, yes. The workouts are intense — averaging 45 minutes to an hour in length. And the diet guidelines are every bit as demanding. You’ll be following a specially calibrated macro-nutrition plan perfectly timed to produce amazing results at each phase of the program.

Autumn knows exactly how to transform bodies after years of training clients, creating powerful fitness programs, and carving out her own hard-won success as a bikini competitor. With 80 Day Obsession, she leaves nothing to chance in making sure that your 80 Day Obsession results in a body that’s healthy, fit, firm, and HOT.

Before I go into details , lets talk about what this program is all about.

 

What equipment do you need ?

You will need a set of light, medium and heavy weights, resistance loops, sliders and a mat.

What is the nutrition plan like?

I can tell you that the nutrition plan follows the portion fix containers for measurements but it is totally different than the 21 day fix or other Beachbody programs.  You are eating at specific times of the day and you have a pre and post workout meal.  You can keep it basic and follow the meal plan or you can get fancy with your recipes.  I honestly prefer to keep it as simple as possible.

I replace 1 meal or snack a day with Shakeology  and I use the Beachbody Performance Line every single day.  I use the Energize pre workout, the hydrate during my workout, recovery post workout and recharge 30 minutes before bed at night. It truly is my saving grace.  I will say that it is worth every single penny of investment.  I will be going into more detail with the meal plan in the next few weeks.  The best part about the whole program is that you get to have a reefed day in which you get to have more carbs to refuel and jolt your body back into results.

Who is 80 Day Obsession For ?

  • Those who want a leaner, firmer, more sculpted body
  • Women looking to add some curves without bulking up
  • Anyone who wants a tighter, more defined booty and flatter abs
  • Fitness fans looking for an intense, holistic workout they can do at home

 

WHAT IS BEACHBODY ON DEMAND?
Beachbody On Demand is a platform that allows you to stream 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, PiYO, P90X, INSANITY, FOCUS T25, 3 Week Yoga Retreat, or any of more than 700 world-famous Beachbody workouts that have helped millions transform their lives.

Beachbody On Demand also gives you full access to all of Beachbody’s workouts, including its latest like the SHIFT SHOP, CORE DE FORCE, and YOUv2. Inside, you’ll find the program nutrition guides, workout calendars, and exclusives like SHAUN WEEK: INSANE FOCUS and FIXATE, Autumn Calabrese’s healthy cooking show.
No matter where you are in the world — whether you’re in your house, at the gym, or on vacation — you can access your program guides, your workouts, and more on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. As long as you can connect to the internet, you can work out with Beachbody, no DVDs required. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

 

80 DAY OBSESSION BEGINS JANUARY 13
For the first time, Beachbody On Demand members can experience each day of this program in real time. Starting January 13, each new workout will be posted for you to do along with the cast. Day by day, you’ll feel like you’re part of the action—following along with Autumn and the cast as they progress through the program.80 DAY OBSESSION BEGINS JANUARY 13

The good news? You still have time to get your mind right and your body ready for 80 Day Obsession. If you’re not already a Beachbody On Demand member, be sure to sign up and start getting prepared today.

The program will launch on January 13th and a new workout will be posted each day for 80 days.  If you would like to be a part of my 80 Day Obsession Prep Group please complete this application  to get on the list for all the details as the product is launched. You can also email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com for more info.

 

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Holiday Survival

Did you know that the average person gains 7-10 lbs over the holiday season!?

That is 7-10 lbs maybe on top of what you already wanted to lose or its going to force you to feel sluggish and less energetic for the things you need to get done this season. Its insane to think about all that right ? If you’re someone on your health and fitness journey, the holidays are also about survival mode when it comes to reaching your goals. This is the time of year when most people make excuses as to why don’t have the time to workout or why they don’t have the money to eat healthy.

I know for a fact that if you have a strong desire and motivation to do anything then you will find a way. If you are not highly motivation then you will find excuses instead! I hear it a lot. For the last 2 years of coaching people to reach their health and fitness goals, I see excuses, I see people lose motivation and give up , but I also do see people that succeed. You can stay on track during the holidays! Here are 4 characteristics  you need to have  to stay on track this season and always.


Whypower. A strong driving force or ” WHY”  to change their nutrition and fitness. You can’t “sorta” kind of want to change. You have to really want to change! If your why isn;t big enough, it will be that much harder for you to stay consistent. The work you put it now will be a reflection of your results next month and the month after . The work you put in NOW does not need to be perfect. You just need to have a good balance to get through this tough season. Its possible!

 

Commitment. Commitment means staying loyal to the things you said you were going to do; long after the feeling of wanting to do it goes away. People that succeed are committed. They are willing to do whatever it takes to be successful and they are not quitters. They may feel like they failed from time to time but they are all in !

 

Faith.  People who succeed have faith! They believe that without a shadow of a doubt that somehow , some way , they will be successful at this . Its just that, it’s a series of trials, errors and triumphs before you find what works best for you . Everyone is different.

 

Stick To Planning. Preparation and planning is key. Successful people follow the nutrition plan. Yes , I know most people don’t want to hear this but it’s the truth! The people who have the MOST success are those that really do truly follow the nutrition plan laid out in the program.

 

I am on a mission this holiday season to keep people including myself ACCOUNTABLE and MOTIVATED to continue their health and fitness journey. Have you applied yet?

You can apply HERE and I will be in contact with you

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What Is Gut Health?

What is Gut Health?

I’m sure you’ve seen, heard , or yove u’d a conversation about gut health . Have you heard the term “leaky gut“?
Everything starts in your gut . It’s the “Home” station in your body and basically means it’s the starting point to our health. So why wouldn’t we want to take care of our bodies right ?

Did you know that problems with your immune system, skin, inflammation, digestion issues, emotional health , can all mean there’s a problem with your gut?
It all boils down to what we put in our gut . The majority of people are putting bad bacteria in their bodies and it’s the GOOD bacteria that we need more of !
Here’s the deal … it’s connected to all of our issues. What we feed our bodies causes inflammation. … Sugar , processed foods , and gluten. It all breaks the lining down in our intestines and allows the bad bacteria and toxins we’re exposed to daily leak into the bloodstream.

Crazy right ?

If toxins are leaking out of your gut and into the bloodstream, it’s no wonder you’re feeling horrible .
It affects us in forms of pain; inflammations, fatigue , and auto immune issues …. Serotonin is even affected! So this is what I’ve learned …
If we feed our bodies things that don’t keep it whole, that’s when we see more things like depression and anxiety go up!
Listen to your body, it’s your vehicle. It wants to run at its best. Fuel it do what it wants to do .

Prebiotic!

Biotic means life and antibiotic means death: probiotic gives our gut the good kind of bacteria . Aka Flora! This helps your digestion, boosts the immune stem , and helps your body see and feel good things that are happening to it . The prebiotic in my shake is one of the BEST probiotics that can actually break down the acid in your gut ! Most don’t even get that far .
It’s made out of Whole Foods with no chemical or artificial sweeteners! Whole Foods help heal your body naturally! Don’t rely on meds or do do the job. Medication is not natural and your body doesn’t know how to deal. In return, it will just be a temporary bandaid for what’s really going on.

If you want to try my favorite superfood shake, click here    

 

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Believe In Yourself

How many of us start something new and give up when we encounter the first obstacle ?

I thought that would be me . It used to be me . Many of us quit what we start far too early. What matters is we wake up the next day ready to get back on track and keep going !
Strivers improve in skill knowing that their will be bad days . With effort , your talent builds skill !
I know how challenging it can be to stay the course- especially when it feels like we’re not making any progress because we just can’t see it yet !
If you have ever felt like giving up because the scale or life Isn’t budging or you don’t feel like you’re moving fast enough, I am here to reassure you that you ARE making progress, and this is the critical point where you actually have to “ believe to see.”
In life , we have to have faith and trust the process … even when everything seems to be going wrong . Most people want to quit and give up . Most people want to start a business and give up the second they realize how hard it is. A lot of people start a “diet” and then give up. Everyone is looking for the quick fix and It doesn’t work like that. The key is to change your lifestyle. I have a solution for so many people and I believe “Our” struggles are meant to teach us to be stronger .
A life without struggle is an uninspiring life
Use your struggles and your faith to make you stronger and lift you up .
Stick with it!
Believe in yourself !
Practice consistency !
Spots are opening up in my Wellness Community! Message me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com and we will have a chat.
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What It’s Like Being A Speech Delayed Mom

Many people think that having a speech delayed child is no big deal. Of course its not a big deal until you actually have a child with a speech and language delay. It is definitely not the end of the world and all children develop at different stages on their own time. But it can be so overwhelming at times.

 

” How do you know my child is at high risk for delays ?”

These were the first words out of my mouth after an occupational therapist suggested early intervention. How could this woman tell me this when she barely knew my child for 20 minutes and he was ONE years old. He was fussy that day .  I found myself getting so defensive and hurt. I honestly did not know how I felt .

As a mom, this is a big deal.

It hurts just to get those child development evaluations about your child’s current stage. Start learning colors? He doesn’t even speak clear. Everything is blue or yellow.

Saying shapes ? He doesn’t pronounce his name right. It hurts to hear all those stories about how other kids someone knows started talking late or how common it is.  You don’t want your child to be behind. You don’t know if your child will get picked on or mocked for not talking.You never really know if you’re making the right decision. But you learn to trust your gut and be an advocate.  Kids are mean sometimes. They already notice  that he doesn’t talk and point it out.  They call him a baby. You don’t know if your child is hurt by it  because he can’t even tell you .

The constant fears settle in from time to time. Will my child be able to be mainstreamed ? Will he outgrow this ? Will his diagnosis turn into something else ? It hurts and is frustrating having a child who is speech delayed. It also hurts to admit that because you feel horrible saying it. I feel horrible saying my son has special needs. But I shouldn’t. My son is amazing. He is so smart and one of a kind. He is always smiling and I know he is happy. This is a new and special journey. No  mom wants her child to be behind or suffer. Every mom questions if it was something she did wrong, or didn’t do, when her child has any issue. The self-blame is strong.

When my son had a rough start in to the world, I blamed myself. Did I do something wrong ? Was it because Im a hairdresser and Im around chemicals ? Did I eat something wrong ? I had absolutely no idea my son was going to be born with an airway and heart defect. I had no idea it could lead to his delays. I had no idea my son could qualify for a diagnosis of intellectual delay.

Truth is , none of it matters because Ive learned that  I can only stress about certain things until I cross those bridges. He is my miracle. My children are my everything . I will do everything in my power to be the best advocate and support for them .

It hurts to be told not to worry about the speech delay. He will outgrow it. It hurts to be asked ” What is wrong with your son ? ”

That’s easy for someone to say who hasn’t gone through it, or whose kid advanced with therapy and was done with it almost before they even  started. Your child still struggles no matter how hard you feel like you give.

It hurts to see your child struggle. It’s a helpless, frustrating feeling to see what he goes through and to not be able to make it all better as fast as you want it too. It hurts knowing how fast time flies as you head to therapy and your child has a much busier schedule than you . Its exhausting.

Its both beautiful priceless.  My son is a gift from God and he has taught me so much about life in general. I love my children and Im so blessed to be their mommy.

 

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Carbohydrates And Proteins

 

I’ve had a lot of questions in my Wellness Workshop regarding complex carbs and proteins .I’ve had some questions about how to eat clean or fuel your body so that you see maximum results from your workouts. There was a time when I was considered insulin resistant and my endocrinologist sent me to see a nutritionist . I learned a lot about how our bodies react when we eat the right foods together.

 

Here is what I know :  Any diet that restricts any of the three macronutrients- carbs, proteins and fat is bad news. Each member of this  trio is necessary for your body to function properly. But how much do you need of each? Well here we go, I am going to tell you!

 

Carbohydrates
There are 2 types of carbs, simple and complex. Simple carbs are also known as sugars (often white foods such as flour, rice, sugar and others). They break down easily and tend to send blood sugar levels out of control.

For the most part, you want to avoid simple carbohydrates, with the exception of fruit. Fruits are simple carbs, but they contain vital nutrients and vitamins as well as fiber, which slows digestion.

Complex carbs are high in fiber and improve digestion. They provide you with energy, keep you satisfied after meals and stabilize blood-sugar levels. Vegetebles, fruits and whole grains are all complex carbs. They fall into 3 categories.

Starchy Complex Carbs from Whole Grains
• Amaranth
• Brown Rice
• Buckwheat
• Bulgur
• Cream of Wheat
• Millet
• Oatmeal
• Quinoa
• Wheat Germ
• Whole-grain pasta

Starchy Complex Carbs from Vegetable Sources
• Bananas
• Beans • Carrots
• Chickpeas
• Lentils
• Potatoes
• Radishes
• Split Peas
• Sweet Potatoes
• Yams

High Water Complex Carbs
• Asparagus
• Broccoli
• Brussels sprouts
• Cabbage
• Cauliflower
• Celery
• Cucumbers
• Kale
• Onions
• Spinach
• Tomatoes
• Watercress
• Zucchini
Complex Carbs from Fruit
• Apples
• Berries
• Citrus Fruits
• Grapefruit
• Grapes
• Kiwi
•Lychee
• Mangoes
• Melons
• Pears
• Plums
• Pomegranate

Protein
Protein is primarily found in meat, poultry, fish and eggs, but is also found in dairy and to some degree in vegetable and grain sources. Tofu, chia seed, quinoa and hemp seed are complete proteins. Other plant based protein sources must be eaten in combination in order to be complete. For example, the chickpeas and sesame paste in hummus combine to make it a complete protein.

Lean Proteins
• Beans of all kinds
• Beef tenderloin
• Bison
• Canned salmon, packed in water
• Canned tuna, packed in water
• Chicken breasts
• Chickpeas
• Eggs
• Fresh fish (cod, salmon, tilapia)
• Kefir
• Lean ground turkey
• Lentils
• Low-fat cottage cheese
• Natural nut butters(almond, cashew, peanut, ect)
• Plain non fat yogurt
• Pork tenderloin
• Tempeh
• Tofu
• Unsalted raw nuts and seeds

Health Fats

Healthy fats are an equally important part of the macronutrient triad. In fact, they offer the most energy and help with the absorption of vitamins A,D, E and K. Better still, they are necessary for keeping you warm, protecting your organs and for optimal brain functioning. We’ve been afraid of fats for a long time, but it’s time to embrace the healthy ones, steer clear of trans fats and use saturated fats in moderation.

Healthy Fats
• Avocados
• Avocado oil
• Coconut oil
• Flaxseed
• Flaxseed oil
• Grapeseed oil
• Hazelnut oil
• Nuts and seeds of all kinds
• Olive oil
• Pumpkinseed oil
• Sesame oil
• Sesame seeds

 

 

I hope you find some of this info useful when it comes to how to pair foods together. Pairing a protein , healthy fat, and a complex carb together will keep you full longer, stabilize your blood sugars, and it will allow your food to metabolize better.

To join my amazing Wellness Community or If you have any further questions, be sure to email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser.com

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This group will be specifically designed for the people who have been following me for some time and want to get started on their own health and fitness journey .

This group is for those people who are not quite sure they want to commit to a full month of clean eating , 30 minute excerces, meal planning , and starting a new lifestyle!

It looks and seems overwhelming in the beginning, but I PROMISE it gets easier and I am by your side every step of the way 🤚

I love clean eating and the principles. I started this journey about a year ago and have been able to lose 60 lbs and transform our lifestyle with the way we fuel our bodies. I am really excited to share with you a brand new tool to help you understand the basics of clean eating , introduce you with 30 minutes a day of workouts just 4x a week, and a sampler of shakeology if you would like to try !!!!!

The good news is that this new program , CLEAN WEEK, will let you “ try” and jumpstart this lifestyle for just 7 days and no strings attached!

It’s one week long and will show you HOW easy it is to make healthy choices and give you confidence to take this another step further .

The best part is you do not have to fully commit to a challenge pack, you can sample this , test it out , be part of my amazing community , and let me teach you how to plan and prep, keep you motivated, and share some tips with you!

This group and program is great for beginners of ALL ages who have tried a fitness program and failed or haven’t started because they’re afraid to fail. This is your answer guys !

The first step in making better choices and building better habits is giving it a shot! If you stick with this for the full 7 days, you will start to see and feel changes in your body and be ready to continue on with your journey!

 

If you’re interested, click going and I will be in contact with you

 

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5 Tips For Mental Clarity

It’s the start to a new month and this happens to be my most favorite time of year! Holidays are coming up before we know it , the kids are keeping us busy, life is busy, and it seems to never end right ?

I was mentally so I made sure to recoup. Let me share with you some of my tips for taking care of yourself mentally , because it’s not only about exercise when it comes to health and fitness

1. Journal. A way I like to look at this is calling it a brain dump. It’s one of my favorite things to do . Anytime I feel overwhelmed or mentally cluttered, I wrote everything down from my dreams, visions, thoughts , goals, and it really helps . Anything.

2.Do Something You Enjoy Doing That Relaxes You. Ever since I was a young girl, I’ve always enjoyed getting “ lost “ in a good book and that rarely happens now that I have two kiddos. But I enjoy reading so I make time for it . When I’m feeling exhausted, I make time to just chill out and read or write . If I have a cup of tea or coffee in hand, I’m even better! It helps me relax my mind. This can be anything from shopping for a new shirt to meditating. Whatever it is that you enjoy doing that relaxed you.

3. Don’t Do Anything. This one means everything to me because I am horrible at this. Sitting down and getting the time to read a book is plenty for me. I’m always finding something that needs to be done. I know you mom’s feel me right ? I’m working on this. I try to remind myself that the things I need to do will always be there no matter what . It’s ok to do nothing because it refreshes you.

4. Go Out And Get Some Fresh Air. This might not be true for everyone , but Annie deep breath of fresh air does so much for Our soul. Take that fresh air to the beach and you have yourself a recipe for relaxation.

5.Reflect. I think some people forget to stop and reflect on a daily basis. This is one of the reasons I enjoy my morning routine. It allows me to reflect on all things including gratitude. My mindset is in such a better place . I struggle with  along of things, but I will say that i excel in reflecting and being grateful for where I’m at today. It can be worse and there is always someone out there that has things way worse than you. I’m doing what I can to be the happiest and best version of myself rather than losing myself in life and doing everything for others. Everyone must set aside time to stop and reflect . You’re never going to get off the hamster wheel ( life ) if you don’t .

I hope these nuggets help you as much as they help me. Throughout my 30’s , I’ve been focusing on taking care of my mental health rather than just my physical health . It’s making a huge difference ! We must always make time to grow and learn.

 

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A Guide For Challenge Groups

If you’re a NEW coach or a veteran coach looking for a jump-start, my recommendation is to start SMALL to build your confidence, and then work your way up from there! Keep in mind that this is a CONSTANT learning process, so don’t expect to get it perfect on the first try.

Were you able to rock out a pull-up the first time you tried to do one?! Ummmm….no!

I am CONSTANTLY learning and changing things up with each new challenge group that I do!

Don’t ever give up on yourself and the people that need your help!

 

First of all, what is a challenge group??

A challenge group can be whatever YOU make it out to be.

Basically, you invite people to join you in a private Facebook group (or whatever platform you want to use) where you all work together for a pre-determined length of time and keep each other accountable to accomplish the same goal. If you’ve already participated in a challenge group with your upline sponsor coach that’s GREAT. You have firsthand experience!

If not, you can see if your coach or a teammate/success partner has a challenge group coming up that you can join. Either way, even if you’ve never participated in a challenge group before, don’t let that stop you from taking the first step!! It’s NOT a requirement!

Keep in mind that as coaches we are all familiar with the term “challenge group” . I like to think of fun themes and names monthly….  but your peeps may have no idea what this means. Also, your target audience or ideal client may be intimidated by the word “challenge” so feel free to change things up so you are speaking THEIR language.

Also, if you haven’t done so already I would encourage you to go through the training that is available in your coach online office on challenge groups. You will find this in the Coach Training Academy. Go to NEWS AND TRAINING > COACH TRAINING ACADEMY > BEACHBODY CHALLENGE GROUP TRAINING. You can go through the lessons to get a general idea of what’s recommended and then use that as a baseline/guideline for
creating your first challenge group

 

What are the benefits of running a fitness “challenge” group?

Gives clear, concise, consistent steps about fitness+nutrition+support that we can share with EVERYONE.
Groups help to build your network outside your immediate group of family and friends.
Creates momentum, confidence, and business profits through equipping others for BETTER fitness success!
Creates an organized and systematic way to get focused on helping clients. Also helps with building your team because they typically end up loving the products and their results and want to help others do the same!
Gives you a way to collect testimonials since the POWER is in the stories, not the details of workouts, etc.
Removes the fear of a new coach as they get acquainted with “coaching” others in a group environment.
Creates immediate income for new coaches.
You can teach YOUR new coaches how to duplicate your success using the system you developed as a guideline.

 

What are the Different Types of Challenge Groups?

1. Free 5 or 7-Day Challenge Groups

New coaches who want to practice challenge groups, or veteran coaches who want to change things up or need to kick-start their biz again may want to consider hosting FREE 5 or 7-day challenge groups.

The great thing about free groups is that they can really help to build your network (friends invite their friends, etc.) because seriously…who doesn’t like FREE stuff! Also, when you engage people for at least 5-7 days they typically want to keep the momentum going and then you can invite those people into a longer (paid) challenge group.

The only downside to these free and SHORT challenge groups is that if you’re working with new contacts who don’t know you very well 5-7 days is probably not enough time for them to build trust and a strong relationship with you. However this is something you probably won’t have to worry about until you’ve been a coach for a while.

The possibilities are virtually endless when it comes to these free and short challenges. Make it FUN!!

To help you come up with ideas, simply think of something YOU are struggling with right now.

Clean eating? Sugar? Water? Sleep? Caffeine? Walking the dog?

Chances are if you’re having a hard time with something, someone else is too. Or what about a vegan or plant-based challenge? Or maybe paleo is more your thing? Gluten-free, dairy-free, etc. Like I said, the possibilities are ENDLESS!

For some ideas on short, nutrition related challenges you can do, check out this link:
http://www.challengeloop.com/ideas/topic/nutrition

And of course my favorite…PINTEREST!!

2. Shakeology Challenges

Shakeology challenges are similar to free challenge groups, but participants are required to purchase Shakeology packets from you or the Taste Sampler Kit from TeamBeachbody.com. Since the cost of entry is lower than a challenge pack this is a great option as a transition for people who participated in one of your free challenge groups.

If you’re selling individual packets remember you can’t charge less than retail price ($5 per packet seems to be the standard + whatever you want to charge for shipping). You’ll need to setup a Paypal account if you plan on selling individual packets.

Remember, you don’t have to call it a “Shakeology Challenge” you can come up with a cute and clever name or theme to peak interest.

IMPORTANT TIP: Don’t make Shakeology the main attraction of your challenge…it’s the sideshow! Simply make Shakeology a tool you use to give people what they REALLY want.

3. 21 or 30-day Paid Challenge Groups

Before 21-Day Fix came along 30-day groups were more popular, but 21-days seems like the norm for challenge groups now. I think 21-days is a good time frame, because a lot of people have a hard time mentally committing to anything long term. 21-Days is totally doable in the minds of most people and again…you want to set them up for success. Also, 21-days seems to work a little bit better when you’re trying to juggle other things that might be going on with your business during the month (new coach training, etc.).

For a “paid” challenge group, participants must do a Beachbody workout program and/or drink Shakeology daily for 21 or 30-days. Typically the minimum purchase requirement is Shakeology if they already own a Beachbody program. Again, this is NOT a free group! Invite those unable to make a purchase to participate in a FREE challenge group, sign-up for your free weekly newsletter, stay connected for daily tips on your FB page, offer them a free report you wrote, etc.

You always want to have some type of FREE resource to offer those people who just aren’t ready to make an investment in their health so they don’t lose trust in you. Chances are they WILL come around eventually!

For your paid groups it’s VERY important that you set guidelines and stick with them when you are setting things up. These guidelines include: what are the requirements to join, start/end date, and daily expectations from group participants (how often will they need to report in to the group and what do they need to report on?). You need to stand firm on your guidelines!!

Additional Tips for Paid Challenge Groups

Everyone in your challenge group does NOT need to be doing the same Beachbody program. Restricting it to one program limits the number of people who will take interest. One person may be interested in the 21-Day Fix and another may be interested in Insanity MAX 30.
You do NOT have to require that they purchase a challenge pack. Some people may already have a workout program and may just need to “complete their pack” by purchasing Shakeology.
It’s your call, but I recommend 21 or 30-day challenges start on a Monday and end on a Friday or Saturday morning. It’s a FOCUS and/or kick-start to whatever program or product they’re following. ALWAYS have a deadline date to order what product they need, as well as a start and end date.
You do not have to give a prize to the winner of your challenge, but I think a fitness/wellness related book is nice, or a gift card. But it’s your decision! Typically the winner is the person who has the best transformation and participation. The transformation can be defined as percentage of body weight, inches, or body fat lost. Personally, I like to base my “winner” on participation in the group, because those who participate the most also get the best results! Also, in a way they are helping you run the group by keeping it active and engaging.
Some people WILL stop participating at some point. Don’t take it personally, just connect via personal message to see if they’re OK.
At the end of the challenge period some people may want to continue. Invite them to join your next group and to invite friends/family.
Empower participants and find leaders within your groups. Once a relationship has been built, if you think someone would make a great coach, make mention of it in a private message “Have you ever considered becoming a coach and hosting your own challenge group? I think you would be AWESOME!”
Don’t be afraid to do small groups with 2-3 people. Having more than 8-10 people in the group can make it hard to manage and ensure everyone is reporting daily and getting the help that they need. You can also team up with another coach/success partner and both work on the same group together to help lighten the load.
You have to start somewhere! Each challenge group you run is a valuable learning experience. Have fun and just lift people up! Sometimes that’s what they need more than anything else. Remember, you’re not there to be a personal trainer or nutritionist (unless of course you are) just a support/accountability leader. Either way, my best advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE. The challenge participants will be watching and wondering if they could do this too!!

BRAINSTORM before you Start:

What date will you and your participants START the group/challenge?
What will you call your challenge? “Hot for the Holidays?” “Summer Slimdown”…make it something catchy and appealing! If you need ideas do a search on Google or Pinterest.
How will someone qualify to be a part of this group? Does any purchase qualify them, or is no purchase necessary?
What date will you END the challenge group?
What prize will you offer? A book, a t-shirt, a gift card,…maybe nothing.. you don’t have to give a prize at all! Remember though if you offer a prize the value has to be less than $25 to stay within the Beachbody policies.
Who will you message and invite right off the bat? Make a list.
From what date to what date will you promote it. Give yourself at least 2 weeks to promote. If you suspect people MIGHT want to purchase something or if you’re going to require that, allow 4 weeks. Two weeks to promote/invite and get commitments/purchases, and 2 weeks for them to receive their product(s).
TIP: If you’re a new coach it’s typically recommended that you start with something simple like a 5-7 day “clean eating” group to keep things simple and build confidence. Your upline may have a meal plan and shopping list that you can give your peeps to use. Or, you can use one of the many “quick start” guides that comes with Beachbody programs to re-create your own plan or again, do a search on Pinterest. And think to yourself…”Is this a plan that *I* would want to follow?” Remember, you want to set people up for SUCCESS!!

Once you know what kind of group you’re going to do it’s time to start INVITING!

STEP 1: Initial Invite (If you are reaching out to them first vs. them reaching out to you first)

INVITE with a ONE-to-ONE message or a FACEBOOK post. BEST RESULTS = DO BOTH

This is just ME, but I typically find that personal one-on-one invitations work MUCH better than Facebook posts (not all of your friends are going to see those anyway). But you need to experiment and tweak to find what works best for YOU.

SIDE NOTE: No, everyone in your challenge group does NOT need to be doing the same program, they do not all need to buy a Challenge Pack or Shakeology, or anything. YOU decide how people qualify to get your time and support. When you’re new, it’s helpful to do 1 or 2 short challenge groups (maybe a “5-day Cleaner Eating” or call it a “21-day Kickstart to Get Fit” or whatever you want to call it) without requiring a purchase just to get the BUZZ going that you’ve started a business and these challenge groups are your “quiet opening” , i.e. your practice. In these challenge groups, I just require everyone to eat right and exercise daily…so regardless of what they buy or IF they buy anything, they are reporting in on nutrition and exercise. Make sense?

EXAMPLE Email or Facebook Inbox Message (copy and paste to at least 20-30 friends/family members):

Hey Jill! I’m starting a Fitness Challenge on [DATE] and have space for just a few friends/family…I want to keep it small and just us! It’s going to just be a group of us in the “challenge” to support each other and hold each other accountable. It may not be something you need, or not right now and that’s ok! I started a business helping others on their fitness/health journey WHILE I’m on mine 🙂 I’m not an expert and not a personal trainer so I’m not looking to personal train people or become their nutritionist, but now I have more info and tools and can point you in the right direction or find answers for people. Do you want to join the challenge with us?

EXAMPLE Facebook Posts:

Post with an inspiring picture! Before/After pictures of YOU will get the most traction on Facebook but if you don’t have an “after” picture yet that’s OK! Post a few times per week (choose different times on different days).
You can use your pics or an inspiring fitness picture from Pinterest: type fitness in the search box.
Tag your fellow coaches, family or friends in the COMMENTS section beneath it (NOT in the post itself) so that you get some likes on there and get some EYES on this post!
Tweak the posts below as needed and talk how YOU would talk!
You can word it as seen here referring to customers making a purchase, OR if you’re doing one or your first couple of these for FREE, just say so!
Just curious…if I hosted a free 7-day healthy habits group here on Facebook and gave you a sample meal plan and workout schedule you could do at home would you be interested?

Hey friends!! Anyone want to lose weight/get fitter with me?!?! I’m starting a fitness challenge, like a BIGGEST LOSTER type of challenge on [DATE] for anyone who invests in something to KICK START SOME SERIOUS RESULTS and FAST! For ___days straight, we’ll be working out, eating clean, and keeping each other ON TRACK for ___ days!! Let’s get our bodies BEACH-READY! Want more details?? Then click LIKE or comment below and I’ll message you!

IMPORTANT: In the “invite” message or post, do not VOMIT info all over them about your challenge and do not post the link for them to order yet. Get interest FIRST then see STEP 2!

 

STEP 2: ENGAGE WITH A QUESTION (if they reach out to you first or clicked LIKE on a post…start HERE).

Hey Jill, thanks for your interest in my Challenge! I have a few spots left for this one! I will send the details of the “challenge”, but I don’t want you to feel like you HAVE to invest in ANYTHING in order for me to help you.. I’ll help you regardless! So first I have to ask…what are your fitness and/or weight loss goals? I want to make sure I’m giving you good advice even if you don’t end up wanting to be in the challenge group!

TIP: Get to know more about what THEY want. If they decide NOT to purchase something, at least now you know their goals and can suggest OTHER options and keep communications going and building the relationship. Make this about helping them NO MATTER WHAT 

 

STEP 3: SPECIFIC DETAILS, COMMITMENTS, & EXPECTATIONS

Wow Jill! It sounds like you are completely serious about (REPEAT THEIR WHY FROM STEP 2 AGAIN). I think this challenge group will help you get the absolute BEST results (if you think they DON’T need a new program, or better nutrition, or more accountability, then suggest what you think WILL help them!!).

Typically, based on what they said you should suggest:

1. A couple different programs and why you think they would help them the most, given their situation/wants/needs; maybe a program to hybrid with one they already have!
2. Shakeology to help with 1-2 meals a day AT LEAST until they’re on track OR 21-Day Fix.
3. A challenge pack if they want BOTH Shakeology and a program, to save BIG on both.
4. Suggest some other non-Beachbody option (maybe it’s a walking DVD from Walmart, maybe it’s an app! Whatever!) But make sure they know, you feel they’ll get their best results the fastest with one of 1-3…which would ALSO qualify them for the challenge group. BUT…ASSURE THEM you will still be there to coach them through meeting their goals when they need help!

Example:

You don’t need to buy anything from me in order for me to HELP you…this challenge group/30-day contest is just something I specifically set up to reward my customers with more intimate coaching for better/faster results.

Also, BE SURE to mention: If you already have a coach, do a challenge with THEM, or you can switch to me if you feel they aren’t a good fit. But I don’t want to take you away from another coach if you’re already working with them.

He/She will likely come back with: What’s a Challenge Pack??

It’s 3 things most people need for MAX RESULTS: Fitness + Nutrition + Support.

1) Now we have something called ALL ACCESS On DEMAND where they get the true bag for their buck. Be sure to share with them a few programs you think they will enjoy and share with them that everything is on all access .Your choice of a new fitness program (like T25, P90X3, Insanity MAX, 21-Day Fix, etc);
2) Shakeology on Home Direct. You can cancel later or delay future shipments if you want…no questions asked.

The “challenge pack” price depends on what program you choose.. but they are HUGE savings.

Thanks for your interest! I need this too and am PUMPED to start!!! What do YOU think will help you best?? Do you feel you need a fitness/nutrition KICK or just a little guidance once in awhile? If you’re still thinking, let me know ASAP and I’ll hold your spot for a day or two! 🙂

STEP 4: FOLLOW UP AND GIVE YOUR BEST ADVICE

Personally follow up and let them know you’re just checking back in to see if they want one of the spots you have left. Don’t leave the message without asking a question that is more on a social/personal note. Something like, How was your summer vacation btw?!?

STEP 5: CONNECT THEM TO SOMETHING TO HELP

If they respond back with a “no thanks” be VERY understanding and give them some other NON challenge pack options that you truly think would help like:

1. An accountability group you started on Facebook. All accountability groups should have a start date and end date and a max number who can join. You can’t make yourself available to EVERYONE, ALL THE TIME, EVERY SINGLE DAY, UNTIL THE END OF TIME, FOR FREE if you to run a successful business. 😀
2. Your weekly tips via email.
3. Your tips and motivation on your profile page or your business LIKE page.
4. Keep in touch and help them get what THEY want regardless of a sale.
5. If they already claim to have everything and they seem like a good fit for coaching, then ask if they’ve ever considered becoming a coach!!!

 

I hope you found this info useful. Challenge groups are the bread and butter of this business. There is nothing better than inspiring others through your own journey. Please email me at Jaclyn@TheFitHairdresser if you have ANY questions!

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“Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations” 
Can this be any more true ?
Difficult Roads always lead to beautiful destinations. Here we are … on this beautiful yet difficult journey . 
I was having a deep convo with a client and we were talking about life as a special needs Mom. I’m gonna be flat out honest. I don’t see myself as a special needs Mom. I see myself as an extra needs parent. I’m still getting used to saying it out loud . I don’t even know . I’m on this journey at this very second and I believe I’m doing everything I possibly could. 
A difficult road I’ve been on is accepting a diagnosis for my son. Does this mean he will be in special ed ? Can I mainstream him? Will kids make fun of him? When will I be able to understand him clearly? Will be always have this diagnosis? How do you know? You barely know my son. Nothing is wrong with my son he is perfect. I truly believe my sons

Delays have everything to do with his lack of oxygen after birth and all the blue spells. 
When I first found out about him qualifying for a development delay diagnosis , I was in shock ….Because I don’t see it like that. We could’ve said “ No we decline to accept “ but then I would be that parent who is in denial. We ultimately have decided to do what’s BEST for him. 
I’ve come to find how so many parents don’t even know about all of the amazing resources and help there is out there . Get help for your babies EARLY if you ever suspect something . I was that exhausted and overwhelmed parent . I suffered from
Some depression . Our first years were tough, but these moments are amazing . Some

Parents out there are PRAYING to even have a baby. 
I was that parent who “thought” she was making changes in her health by eating “ fat free” and “ sugar free “ trying to cope with her emotions. I was that angry parent deep down inside for many reasons. I lost

Myself . 
That difficult road has turned into an incredible journey . I’m so proud of our progress. I’m so proud of my

Son. He is perfect. He is so smart and he has taught me truly what I need to do to be a better parent . The acceptance of all of this is opening up these doors for us. I’m seeing a whole new world and meeting so many amazing special parents. Being a coach is my platform to share me and be vulnerable. It’s my platform to connect and help other like minded people. I’ve met so many amazing special parents like me on social media who have become some amazing support . 
I am working on something though. I am super defensive. I am defensive when it comes to people asking me “ what’s wrong with my

Kid” and then offering advice. That I need to work on . Someone told me yesterday ( social worker ) that my son has a “ permanent disability “ if he has a diagnosis , and I immediately said “ how do you know that? He will outgrow all of this “
I shouldn’t have responded the way I did. This is all new to me . But I can definitely give off a really bad vibe if we don’t connect and I know she felt that . As a special parent , we should never feel ashamed to share our journey . People will always have an opinion no matter what . But I would never change our Journey . Things will play out the way it’s all meant to be . #blessed

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