I get asked frequently if someone needs to be a personal trainer to become a Beachbody coach so I thought that I’d address that question here for everyone.
I did become a certified personal trainer after purchasing Beachbody’s P90X program and realizing while I was laid up with a torn meniscus that all the magazines and books that I had around the house to catch up on were all about fitness. I think sometimes it takes a light bulb moment like that to realize what you are actually passionate about and that was it for me. I loved everything about fitness and so I ordered the online course and became certified as a personal trainer.
When my knee was healed and I could go back to working out I completed the P90X program and fell in love with the Beachbody programs and the results I achieved with them. After P90X, I tried Turbo Jam, then Turbo Fire, Insanity (which was a little too much for me) and then I found my “soul mate” workouts in Les Mills Pump and Les Mills Combat. In fact, I loved Combat so much that I took another course to be certified to teach boxing fitness classes.
While looking through the P90X packaging, because I’m one of those people who have to read everything before I can start a program; I saw that Beachbody was looking for “coaches” to be distributors for their products. Since I had just gotten my personal trainer certification, I thought that it might be a perfect fit for me but at the same time I still had some weight to lose and wasn’t sure I should do it. I did some more research and talked to some people and realized that needing to lose another 30 pounds that I’d put on while recuperating from my surgery could work to my advantage as a Beachbody coach. I could share my journey and experience and hopefully inspire others along the way.
What I’ve found as a Beachbody coach is that you don’t need a fitness background and you definitely don’t need to be a personal trainer. While I think that my experience has helped, it’s more the experience of using the products and programs that is the most helpful in being a coach. And the major key to success is sharing the story of your journey! No matter how much or how little overweight you are, people can relate and want to share that journey with you and do what you did to get success.
Sharing the journey