Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Joining a Challenge Group v. Joining a Gym

It is New Years Eve and like many people, I have a New Year's Resolution to lead a healthy lifestyle. THIS has been my resolution for every year that I can remember. Knowing this, gyms will run specials and have HUGE promotions about why joining a gym is the best way to start 2015 out on the right foot.

There are TWO components that make up a healthy lifestyle: Diet and Exercise. The gym will have you covered on one of those --- the exercise. But what about the nutrition and your diet? THAT is where the results happen; in the kitchen, not the gym.

I have a solution for you that gives you the two components to a healthy lifestyle AND the support necessary after the New Year's Resolution hype and adrenaline goes away. Join a Challenge Group!

First, what is a challenge group?
A challenge group is a closed, private online support group for people who are looking to learn the basics of a healthy lifestyle. It provides support, accountability, and motivation. In order to be in a challenge group, you need three things: (1) ME as your Beachbody Coach, (2) a Beachbody program that I will help you choose, and (3) Shakeology.

Here are the reasons that a Challenge Group is the way to go this year instead of the gym membership.

1. A Challenge Group takes the GUESSWORK out
By utilizing an in-home fitness program, you are given a program that was created by professional trainers and nutritionists. They have outlined for you which workout to do on which given day. No more walking on a treadmill or staring at the rack of weights, trying to figure out what to do! Also, my fitness program is mine forever. I get to keep the amazing program and everything that came with it! It belongs to me, not the gym!

2. A Customizable Nutriton Plan
Every Beachbody program comes with a meal plan that is easy to follow, customizable, and utilized REAL food that is easy to find in your local grocery store. Also, with me as your coach I will provide you with sample meal plans to set you up for success right away in the kitchen.

3. No Commute
When I belonged to the gym, it was a 15 minute commute both ways. That is 30 minutes just in driving to the gym. By the time I would get a decent workout in, my total gym time with commute was pushing two hours. NOW, I workout in 30 minutes or less and never had to fight traffic, find childcare, or fight the crowd at the gym.

4. No Awkward Stares

Judgement is all around us, everywhere we turn, and the gym is not exempt! By working out in my living room during my daughter's naps, I am able to really focus on what I'm doing and not have to be ogled at or judged. The only one witnessing my flexibility (or lack-there-of) and yoga poses are my curtains.

5. Support and Accountability
The gym is a great place to get a great workout, as long as you stick with it. If you are anything like me, you are really good at going to the gym for about a week, and then you fall off of the wagon. The support and accountability that my coach and challenge group provided me was what got me into the best shape of my life. The group members picked me up when I failed and triumphed with me when I succeeded. They pushed me and helped me turn my healthy week into a healthy life.

So are you ready to take the plunge and give a challenge group a try? I have a group kicking off on January 12th. Help me ROCK your Resolution and start 2015 on the right foot. If you're interested, fill out the application below to join my challenge group.

Online contact and registration forms from Wufoo.

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