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August 2019 Newsletter Released!

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I’m Back on Track

3 weeks after my eye surgery for a detached retina, I have slowly started to get back into working out…slowly…only using about 1/2 my usual weight on moves, not pushing too hard in cardio, focusing on form and loving the feeling of actually moving again. I know many folks don’t ‘like’ working out but not being able to do something you really need to (to be more healthy) is really hard. I always took for granted I was able to workout…now I feel almost lucky to be able to do it…when you can’t do something for a bit you find out how much it means to you…still can’t see much out of that eye and working within my docs rules I do feel a bit better now that I am working on getting back on track…

Beachbody just wrapped up its annual Coach Summit, with their grand finale awarding two $100,000 grand prizes for weight loss transformation and six $15,000 runner up prizes!

This year Hannah Day won the women’s category and Chris Pandolfo won the men’s. Anyone can enter the Beachbody Challenge, if you have a transformation story click here for your chance to win next year’s contest! You can enter every 30 days after you complete a program. Everyone who enters will receive a gift, typically a shirt with the program name on it. The winner’s stories are featured in this newsletter.

NOW is the perfect time to start your transformation, because Jericho McMatthews just released her new Morning Meltdown 100 workout on Monday. This program will have 100 unique workouts, and each workout has a modifier so that anyone can do it. Also, I just started a new MM100 support group on Facebook for my team, so I hope you will come join us. People in the group are sharing their workouts and meals, and coaches are sharing tips, advice, and motivation.

The MM100 packs are on sale this month for $20 off, so it’s a great time to get started and join my support group. Are you ready?


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Results vary based on starting point and effort and following Beachbody’s exercise and healthy eating plan.


  • Meet the Beachbody Challenge Grand Prize Champions!
  • 6 Important Things to Do After Your Workout
  • Morning Meltdown 100 VIP Early Access is Here!
  • Introducing Beachbody Collagen Boost
  • Recipe: Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad
  • Recipe: Orange Creamsicle Shakeology
  • Want the Scoop on Coaching? Just Ask!

Meet the Beachbody Challenge Grand Prize Champions!

They achieved mind-blowing fitness transformations with Beachbody’s proven system of fitness, nutrition, and support, and your votes helped them win $100,000 each and the title of “Grand Prize Champion” in the Beachbody Challenge contest 2018–2019.

This year’s $100,000 Grand Prize Champions are Hannah Day, a mother of two from Illinois, and Chris Pandolfo, a father of two from the United Kingdom!


Hannah Day Lost 117 Pounds in 11.5 Months!†

Hannah’s incredible transformation came about courtesy of 21 Day Fix, Shakeology, and almost a year of consistent effort with the support of her Coach Taylor Macklin.

“21 Day Fix is amazing! I did [seven] rounds of it. It was simple to follow, and it broke down what I needed to do to succeed. The portion-control containers were exactly what I needed to help me understand portions and what kind of foods I should be eating.

The thought of going to the gym at 237 pounds mortified me. So, the fact that I could do these workouts in my home made me actually want to work out. I have lost 117 pounds doing Beachbody.

My body is now lean, healthy, and I’m STRONG! I feel amazing! I’m so confident in who I am now, from the inside out!”


†!Chris Pandolfo Lost 168 Pounds in 1.6 Years

Chris achieved his inspirational transformation with a variety of fitness programs on Beachbody On Demand combined with Shakeology and the support of his Coach Scottie Hobbs.

“Being part of a Beachbody Challenge Group was absolutely critical. And Shakeology is the nutritional foundation for my life, the rock upon which my castle has been built.

The more I used it, the better I felt. The better I felt, the more mindful I became about everything I consumed. This change in my body and mind has led me to get into the best shape of my life, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Now that I have lost 168 pounds, I actually have a life!”

The Beachbody Challenge

The Beachbody Challenge is a transformation contest that rewards people for achieving their goals and leading healthy, fulfilling lives.

“It’s not about losing the most weight,” says Arthur Maier, director of the contest. “It’s about transforming your life in healthy and positive ways — whatever that may look like — through hard work and commitment to simple, everyday lifestyle changes. And, the prizes that we offer — from the free shirts to the big cash prizes — are an additional incentive for everyone who goes on that journey.”

Everyone who enters their transformation story into the Beachbody Challenge contest wins a free shirt as a reward,* and more than 50,000 contestants claimed that prize over the last year.

Additionally, the top eight most inspirational transformation stories of the year receive special recognition at Team Beachbody’s annual Coach Summit event and big cash prizes — from $15,000 up to the grand prize of $100,000!

For more information and to enter your results, visit

Results vary based on starting point and effort and following Beachbody’s exercise and healthy eating plan.

6 Important Things to Do After Your Workout

So, you had an intense workout. Your legs are shaking, your mouth is dry, and your shirt is drenched. All you want to do is collapse on the ground and not move until you stop wheezing and your face stops beating bright red. Before you call it a day and throw in the sweat-soaked towel, there are a few crucial things you need to do to jump start your recovery process, prevent injury, and make sure you’re prepared for your next workout.

Don’t worry, these post-workout tips aren’t complicated and they won’t add too much time to your exercise regime. These six tips will help you cool down, refuel, and recharge after your workout so you can be ready to give it your all the following day.

1. Keep moving.
It’s tempting to just plop down on the couch or jump in the shower the second you finish your final rep, but our bodies need time to transition back to our natural resting state. That’s where the cool down comes into play.

There are two different ways to cool down – dynamically and statically. Dynamic cool downs keep your body moving, and include walking or light jogging. This helps lower your heart rate, reduce post-workout soreness, and promotes healthy blood circulation to carry nutrients and oxygen to the muscles you just exercised, says Meghan Kennihan, NASM Personal Trainer and RRCA and USAT Run Coach. She recommends five to 10 minutes of light jogging or walking after your workout.

2. Stretch and/or foam roll.
The second way to cool down is by doing static stretches. Your muscles are constantly contracting during exercise, which leaves them tight unless they’re properly stretched out. Too much tightness in your muscles can set you up for injury down the road.

Kennihan recommends doing some basic stretches for your back, chest, hips, quads, hamstrings, and calves for 30 seconds each after you finish exercising to loosen all your muscles.

To further reduce tension in your muscles, try foam rolling. “As you reduce tension, you’ll boost blood flow, which will help speed up recovery,” says Trevor Thieme, C.S.C.S. and Beachbody Fitness and Nutrition Content Manager. “Don’t just roll the muscles you targeted in your workout — give every muscle group at least five rolls, starting with your calves and working your way up your body.” 

3. Hydrate.
“One of the most critical things to do after you workout is to rehydrate effectively and fully replenish any fluids and electrolytes lost,” says Priya Khorana, M.S. and ACSM-accredited Exercise Physiologist.

Water is the best option for hydration, but if you’re significantly dehydrated, Khorana recommends sipping a hydration formula to replenish your salt and electrolytes.

4. Refuel.
How you refuel your body after a workout is key to the recovery process.

“Post-workout, your mission is to supply your muscles with the building blocks (amino acids) they need for repair and growth,” says Thieme.

Endurance athletes should also replenish glycogen, which Thieme describes as “the stored form of glucose — your body’s go-to fuel source.”

Beachbody Performance Recover  ideal for both these purposes. This post-workout supplement is full of fast-absorbing whey protein, pomegranate extract to help reduce exercise-induced soreness, and “just enough carbs to give you a head-start on glycogen resynthesis,” says Thieme.

Click here to save $10 on Beachbody Performance Recover during August.

If you want to eat whole foods after your workout, it’s important to eat something balanced with not too much fat. Think of tasty snacks like chocolate milk, a turkey sandwich, or cottage cheese with chickpeas.

5. Record your progress.
Before you mentally check out after a workout, take a couple minutes to record what you did. Along with specific details about what the workout entailed (heaviness of the weights, number of reps, distance, etc.), include notes about how you felt before, during, and after exercising.

“If you keep a workout journal, it helps you to figure out which exercises energize you, which drain you, and which are the best workouts for your body overall,” says Kennihan. “Also, if you get injured you can look back at your journal and see instances where you may have gone too hard or worked out through soreness or pain.”

If old-school journaling isn’t your style, invest in a watch, fitness monitor, or app that automatically tracks your workouts or lets you log your progress quickly. 

6. Clean up.
Cleanliness isn’t usually high on the list of post-workout priorities — but it should be. Whether you work out at a gym or in your living room, exercise equipment like mats, benches, and weights can be breeding grounds for germs. Before you carry on with your day, and especially before you eat, take a few minutes to freshen up. 

Morning Meltdown 100 VIP Early Access Is Here!

Save $20 on Challenge Packs!

Morning Meltdown 100 VIP Early Access is now available — time to turn up the music and get to work!
Your morning has the power to set the tone for your entire day. For many people, it’s also a chance to get in a little “me time.”

So what better way to start your day strong AND do something good for yourself than with a workout — one that leaves you feeling accomplished, energized, and ready to take on whatever life throws at you?

That’s where Super Trainer Jericho McMatthews comes in. With her new program, Morning Meltdown 100, Jericho is going to help you unlock the very best version of yourself by helping you achieve an incredible goal: to complete 100 workouts!

What Is Morning Meltdown 100?
Morning Meltdown 100 is the newest workout program from Beachbody Super Trainer and CORE DE FORCE co-creator Jericho McMatthews.

Every morning, she’ll lead you through a 20- to 30-minute workout that can help you rev up your metabolism, burn fat all day, and build your best body ever — all working toward helping you live your BEST LIFE.
There are 100 unique workouts in total, and each one is designed to help you transform your body.

“Waking up and sweating means starting your day with an endorphin rush, which instantly boosts your mood and sets a positive tone for the rest of your day,” Jericho explains. “You’ll feel happier, more accomplished, and less stressed, and you’ll have extra energy to tackle the rest of your day as it unfolds.”

What Kinds of Workouts Are Included in Morning Meltdown 100?
Jericho created the program with tons of variety to help keep your body progressing.

“Expect to see a well-rounded variety of training modalities across the board, including HIIT, resistance, active recovery, mobility, and more,” she says.

That variety is key to helping you transform your body in just 100 days. Not only will it help you optimize your results and prevent training plateaus, but it will also help you avoid burnout and boredom.

Right now Morning Meltdown 100 Challenge Packs are $20 off, and I’m ready to plug you into my accountability group! Let’s get started!

Save $20 on Morning Meltdown 100 Challenge Packs!

Introducing Beachbody Collagen Boost

Every year Team Beachbody’s Coach Summit serves as a stage to introduce new products and programs, and one that brought the house down this year was new Beachbody Collagen Boost
This new supplement is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that’s been shown to help increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and support healthy nails in as little as 30 days.*
Collagen powder benefits
Your body produces collagen, an important structural protein. Collagen works with another protein called elastin: Collagen fills out your skin, while elastin helps your skin “snap back” when stretched. But starting at about 20 years old, your collagen levels begin to decline. Beachbody Collagen Boost is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that can help replenish your body’s collagen levels.*

Beachbody Collagen Boost can fit easily into your daily routine:

  • Some collagen powders recommend up to a 20-gram serving, but Collagen Boost helps deliver results in a 2.5-gram serving of premium collagen peptides.
  • It is unflavored. You can simply add it to any hot or cold beverage, yogurt, or shake.
  • It features a patented ingredient that delivers select collagen peptides scientifically shown to help stimulate the body’s own collagen production.*
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, color, or preservatives.
  • Single ingredient, no fillers.

Want to learn more about what collagen does and how it works in your body? Click here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Click Here to Purchase Beachbody Collagen Boost!

Watermelon and Heirloom Tomato Salad

This bright, delicious, and fragrant blend of summer ingredients is sure to delight the senses.

  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped basil (or mint, chives, or parsley)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon, rind removed, cut into 2-inch triangles
  • 3 medium heirloom tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 medium red onion, sliced thin
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese (about ½ oz.)

Combine oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper in small bowl; whisk to blend. Set aside. Arrange arugula, watermelon, heirloom tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, and onion on a large serving platter. Drizzle evenly with dressing. Top evenly with cheese. 

Orange Creamsicle Shakeology

The flavor combination of tangy orange and creamy vanilla is a favorite summertime pick-me-up. Vanilla Shakeology blended with ice and equal parts unsweetened almond milk and orange juice tastes surprisingly close to the original.
If you buy orange juice, but don’t plan to drink it all at once, try freezing the unused portion in an ice cube tray. Once they’re frozen, transfer the orange juice cubes to a plastic bag and store them in your freezer.
One well of an ice cube tray usually holds about one fluid ounce, so for this recipe, just pop four orange juice ice cubes (that equals half a cup) into the blender, along with the ice.
  • ½ cup 100% orange juice
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Vanilla Shakeology
Place almond milk, orange juice, ice, and Shakeology, in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

What Exactly Is a Beachbody Coach and What Do They Do?

Beachbody coaching is not about selling; it is about sharing. It really is a very simple business that lets you turn weight loss and fitness into profit. The Beachbody coaching business can be broken down into four points:
1. Share Beachbody products.
Simply share our fitness programs or our nutritional products, or both.
2.  Coach people who use Beachbody products.
Help someone get the BEST results when they purchase a fitness program or one of our nutritional products.
3. Share the Beachbody business opportunity.
Talk to other people who you think would be a great fit for becoming a Beachbody coach.
4. Coach people who are actively working the business.
Help coaches, who sign up through you, learn more about the Beachbody business and become more successful.

Whether you’re thinking about coaching for the discount, trips, meeting and working out with the trainers, a financial opportunity, or are just curious, Contact me and let’s talk!
** Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill.


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