25th November, 2012

Fitness challenge group–What you need to know

Increasing my personal fitness has helped improve every aspect of my life.  I’m healthy and know I’m doing everything I can to make sure I’m here for my family.  I’m happier and my self esteem is up.  My productivity is up allowing me to get as much done professionally with the limited time I have available.  For myself, fitness challenge groups are key to this.  I struggled for years working out on my own with very little external support but now challenge groups keep me accountable!


A fitness challenge group is a group of people who are committing to work together as a team setting personal fitness goals.   You will workout on your own time at your own place.   The team will support and motivate each other using online collaboration as the members of the group work towards achieving their goals.  This type of support and collaboration is a key factor to succeeding in achieving your fitness goals.  Usually members of our challenge groups will be working through 60 or 90 day Beachbody programs like P90X or Insanity but if your goal is to just increase your running endurance or go to a spin class three times a week we’re here to support and encourage you.  Challenge groups have rough start dates and end dates but these are not set in stone.   Everyone has lives and life happens.  Challenge groups adapt to “life happening”.  Challenge groups will help you deal with the curve balls that our busy lives constantly throw at us and all too often result in people feeling they cannot make time for fitness.


All groups are overseen by a group of coaches – and my team.  We’ll leverage our experience to support you and answer any questions you have.  If we don’t know the answer we’ll leverage the resources made available to us as Beachbody coaches to get your answer.

How does it work?

First you need to .  This is completely free.  If you’d like to do a program like or you’ll need copies of the workout program and any equipment needed.  Once you’ve signed up I’ll contact you by e-mail to arrange a brief call with you by phone, Skype, or even in person if we can achieve that.  The goal of this call will be get to know you a little better and find out what your fitness goals are.  I’ll also ask you to write me an e-mail outlining your short term and long term fitness goals.   If needed we’ll set your start date and help you prepare.


Once the challenge group has started we’ll collaborate online in a private Facebook group open only to members and coaches of the team.  If you do not have access to Facebook we can communicate by e-mails.  In a nutshell you’ll post each day what your workout was and how you thought you did.  Ask any questions you might have.  If you’re struggling with something put it out there and we’ll help you get past it.


Why are you doing this?

I started working on my fitness a number of years ago.  I have made huge changes to my life, lifestyle with little to no support.  I reached a point where working out “to be healthy” was not motivation enough.  Life was taking priority and I needed to find a new personal motivator.  This is where my team and these challenge groups come in.  I cannot look myself in the mirror if I know that I didn’t make my best efforts to achieve my next fitness goal and workout.  This has had a huge effect and even with a full time + job, a wife, two children and five dogs I’m making time almost every day to workout.  In hindsight I’ve realized that the work I did years ago on my own would have been significantly easier if I had of joined a team!  Are you ready to make a change?  .


If this is something that sounds interesting to you please join us!  If you have any questions feel free to .  I will be happy to answer any questions you might have!


Dad. Nerd. Beachbody Coach. I've changed my world and I'd love to help you change yours.

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