Why Shorter Workouts Work!

Want to get you and your customers ripped—and much less likely to quit? Spend less time working out. Yes, you heard that right! Fitness legends Tony Horton and Shaun T are here to explain why shorter workouts are changing the game and why P90X3 and FOCUS T25 are the perfect programs for short-term gains and long-lasting success.

Ready for more traditional, time-consuming workouts this year? Not so fast.

Multiple-hour sweat sessions are so 2013. This year, it’s all about efficiency. Not a minute wasted. Get in, get out, and get on with the rest of your day.

It’s true; shorter, more intense workouts are all the rage. That’s because now you can slash your workout time in half—without sacrificing the results.

Intensity, not duration, that’s the key. And to prove the point, we’ve enlisted the help of two men who pretty much invented the word intensity: Tony Horton and Shaun T.

There’s never been a better time to learn about the benefits of shorter workouts. With the arrival of the FOCUS T25 Challenge Pack and the extension of the P90X3Challenge Pack in January, you’ll be ready to educate your customers—and help get them in the best shape of their lives!

Shorter is the new longer
The rise in popularity of shorter workouts is no accident. There’s science behind it.

“Studies have shown that shorter workouts can be as effective, or even better than longer workouts,” says Shaun T. “The goal is to make every second and every minute of your workout count.”

A major benefit of shorter workouts is that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise. “People are more likely to train harder when the routines are shorter,” Tony Horton teaches. “For example, you’d run a 200 meter race faster than you would a 10k.”

Makes perfect sense. But how will P90X3 and FOCUS T25 do in the long run? 

Beat the burnout
The shorter time frame in programs like P90X3 and FOCUS T25 help eliminate one of the biggest problems with more conventional programs: burnout!

“Burnout happens when your body isn’t prepared to do what you’re asking of it,” cautions Tony. “It also happens when you can’t make the time to do one hour-plus workouts.” He adds, “This is one of the many reasons why we created P90X3. It’s P90X® and X2 intensity in just thirty minutes.”

FOCUS T25 is, as the name suggests, 25 minutes. And Shaun says the variety in T25 is the perfect remedy to beat workout boredom. “We constantly change the focus minute by minute so you work one part of the body and rest others,” he says. “That’s what makes it so effective. No nonsense. Just results. 25 minutes and then you’re done!”

The skinny on the new programs
So what is it exactly that separates these new programs from the pack?

“P90X3 is very unique because it combines muscle confusion from P90X, muscle integration from P90X2, and muscle acceleration in fast paced workouts,” says Tony. “It’s brutal, but still awesome.”

Shaun serves up a couple reasons why T25 may be your go-to program. “It’s a total body training program combining cardio, resistance, upper and lower body circuits, strength, and core,” he says. “We’ve effectively selected moves and sequences that are necessary to see results. No matter what your age or fitness level, you can do this.”   

The resolution solution
It’s been well documented that most people fail at their January fitness resolutions. Tony offers up some stats for us. “The average person will abandon their New Year’s resolution between February 15 and March 1,” he says. “The reason for this is that good intentions are not well planned out and become overwhelming after a while.”

That’s where P90X3 and T25 will really shine: Long-term appeal. “The variety, fun, and short duration of X3 allows the user to stay consistent from January 1 through December 31—and beyond!” exclaims Tony.

Shaun explains why T25 will keep you and your customers engaged all year long. “Do it first thing when you get up. During your lunch break. Before dinner or before bed. 25 minutes is doable and manageable. There’s no excuses, people.” You have the time, now get it done.



Events Mean Everything

Coach Summit. Super Saturday. Leadership. Team Beachbody® events have the power to alter the course of your business. Want proof? Look no further than rockstar Coach, Mike Ryan. Read why he thinks events are the best possible forum for networking, and what you can gain from consistently showing up—and listening up!

After attending Beachbody’s first Leadership Conference in 2009, Mike Ryan’s business was officially on the launching pad. In fact, he saw an increase of 500% over the following 12 months.

He continued to go to meeting after meeting. Networking. Bonding. Sharing successful business strategies. Learning from the best. And soon, he was well on his way to building a powerhouse organization.

The bottom line? Team Beachbody® events are absolutely essential.

We sat down with Mike to hear—in his own words—some of the powerful  insight he has gained from going to events over the years.

As told by 15 Star Diamond Coach, Mike Ryan:

The information I’ve gleaned from events has literally changed my life. Not only have I met some of my closest friends at these networking events, but I’ve dramatically improved my business.

After all, it’s through education, training, and knowledge shared within our close network that we grow as a Team. What other business thrives on this level of camaraderie?

A lot of new Coaches don’t realize that Team Beachbody® events provide a unique opportunity to absorb valuable advice from Top Coaches and create dialogue to generate new ideas.

Summit, Leadership, and Coach trips only happen once a year. That’s why it’s crucial to attend a Super Saturday event every quarter. I like to think of Super Saturday as a networking life preserver between annual events. They’re an awesome way to continue building relationships with fellow Coaches and take away specific actionable items.

For Coaches who don’t live near a Super Saturday event, I’d suggest they host their own. Super Saturday events are easy to put together, and it’s a great opportunity to build your brand and improve your leadership skills.

When you’re around a group of great Team Beachbody Coaches, you can’t help but feel a zest for life and gain moments of clarity. The energy is so vibrant and contagious, and you learn so much.

So show up. Be moved. Be inspired. Jump in the deep end. And whatever you do, do it with passion.

See you at the next Team Beachbody event!

Sign up to attend a Super Saturday event: //tbbcoa.ch/SupSatList

Register to host your own Super Saturday event: //tbbcoa.ch/Jan11_SupSat

Don’t miss out on the biggest Coach event of the year, Summit 2014. Register now: //www.coachsummit.com/



Cancun, Here We Come!

The Bahamas. Walt Disney World. Our past Success Club trips have been downright legendary. But in 2015, we’re set to boldly go where no Team Beachbody® Coach has ever gone before: spectacular Cancun, Mexico! Learn why this exclusive trip is destined to be the granddaddy of them all—and why you and your Team simply can’t afford to miss out!

Break out the sombrero and suntan lotion; Team Beachbody is headed south of the border to Cancun, Mexico!

Can you say fiesta of a lifetime? Our all-inclusive (yes that means food and drinks are included) 2015 Success Club trip will be all that and more.

Situated on the south-east coast of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is the ultimate dream destination. White sand beaches. Lush jungles. Turquoise crystal clear waters. Not to mention the largest coral reef in the entire Northern Hemisphere.

Let’s just sum it up in three words: Heaven. On. Earth.

Your date with destiny
Take out your smartphones and mark April 15-19, 2015, in your calendar. Now.

Prepare to spend five sun-drenched days and four blissful nights at the world-class Moon Palace Resort and Spa.

Talk about surreal surroundings! This breathtaking, beachfront paradise in the heart of the Mayan Riviera is a five-star experience featuring: expansive oceanfront views, spacious, rooms, and a variety of incredible specialty restaurants to satisfy your every culinary desire.

On the relaxation meter, Cancun is a definite 10. Imagine lounging with other Coaches at one of the gorgeous, lagoon-style pools or rewarding yourself with a well-deserved massage at the luxurious spa.*

And for those who seek a little adventure and fun in the sun? Read on. We’re just getting started.

Activities abound
The activities on this trip will be off the charts. Sweat it up in a heart-pumping workout with our celebrity trainers. Swim with the dolphins in the pristine waters. Play a round of golf on a beautiful, 27-hole course.*

There’ll be something for every member of the family from sunrise to sunset. Enjoy hiking, snorkeling or even ride endless waves of fun on the thrilling flowrider (a simulated wave machine). In other words, it might be a good idea to leave your watch at home.

And as for the night life? You and your friends can hang out at your choice of cozy bars, or dance the night away at the chic Noir Nightclub. Not a bad way to cap off an action-packed afternoon.

Celebrate your success
The best part of all? You’ll be celebrating your success with fellow Beachbody Coaches who’ve been in the trenches with you all year long. You’ll also be meeting some of your Facebook friends for the first time and making tons of new friends along the way.

This kind of bonding experience is second to none.

And what would a Success Club trip be without an opportunity to learn from some of the best in the business? You’ll have the chance to share best practices, ask questions and get advice from our elite panel of Coaches.

Keep the perks coming
We haven’t even mentioned one of the biggest perks of all: You and your Team can show up with tons of Resort Dollars before you even arrive! This means as you earn Success Club points throughout the year, you’ll be able to turn them into Resort Dollars for the trip.

Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:

Resort Dollars

  • Earn $5 in Resort Dollars for every Success Club point in 2014.
  • If you qualify for Success Club, you can earn $10 in Resort Dollars for every point earned that month.
  • Earn a bonus $100 Resort Dollars if you achieve Fast Track in 2014.
  • Maximum that can be earned is $1,000 in Resort Dollars.
  • PLUS: All Resort Dollars earned in the month of January 2014 will be doubled

Travel Cash

  • Earn $300 by qualifying for Success Club 5 every month in 2014 and enroll 12 new Coaches with 90PV
  • Earn $750 by qualifying for Success Club 10 every month in 2014 and enroll 12 new Coaches with 90PV

Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity—commit to Cancun today! Rooms are only available on a first come, first serve basis so you’ll need to act fast. Lock in your space at www.Cancun2015.com. (Elite and 5 Star registration begins on January 9th at 9am PST. Premiere registration opens om January 10th at 9 am PST with standard registration for all Coaches starting on January 11th at 6pm PST).

See you in the tropics!

*Spa, dolphin swim and golf activities are not included in the “all inclusive” package deal



2014 According to Carl

Hey, Coach!

I was asked to write an “open letter”, but instead, I am writing this letter directly to YOU (and you know who you are.)

If you’re like me, you had some tremendous successes last year. But, that means we both also had a few setbacks and perhaps we both fell “asleep at the wheel” a few times on our way toward our “Big Dream.”

I would have a hard time finding ANYONE who couldn’t relate to that experience. That’s life. And it doesn’t matter if you had that experience as a Coach or in your “regular” job. Life is challenging. The trick is to choose the challenge and take it on.

By taking action in a specific direction, YOU decide what your challenges will be and whether those challenges are temporary hurdles in front of achieving your goal, or mountainous obstacles that truly threaten your wellbeing. It’s all in the choices.

Now, as we kick off this New Year, you virtually have a clean slate (although not really, because there are consequences to choices we made last year.) But that doesn’t mean you can’t direct ALL your energy toward what you want out of life—starting NOW!

Like any year, last year I made a lot of mistakes. But in hindsight, my biggest mistake happened at the very beginning of the year, when I let two months go by without re-invigorating our Coaches to the importance of our work, and really asking you to join me in re-committing to our mission to help more people.

I didn’t see everyone engaging in the 3 Vital Behaviors as a whole company until the Success Club trip to Disney World last year – and I should have made a bigger effort to get the business in gear right from Jan 1. Yes there was some traction, but it didn’t set-in during the critical New Year’s Resolution season when so many new people are open to joining a challenge group, or taking a Shakeology “daily dose of dense nutrition” to start feeling better about themselves sooner rather than later.  If we’re not hitting hard from Dec 26th to the end of January, we miss that low fruit on the tree! And I take responsibility for that; because I forgot to tell you just how important it is to get out strong and loud and be even more enthusiastic in January when people NEED TO SEE AND BE INSPIRED BY YOUR ENTHUSIASM!

Yep. I blew it last January. But not this year. This year, I’m calling you out right up front, and asking you to join me in stepping up the intensity so we start the year off with some serious momentum. We’re on a mission, and I need your courage right now.

I intend to drive this network to help more people than ever before in a very profound way. And I want that to include PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND LOVE. Some of them you have spoken to before and they turned you down, some people you assumed would not be interested in what we do, and others you just never got around to inviting to a challenge group.  I want us to reach them all – anyone who could be a positive addition to our mission, and I need YOUR HELP bringing them in so our team gets stronger and our positive energy compounds on what turned out to be an amazing finish to 2013.

I also want to maximize the release of a few VERY EXCITING products at this year’s Summit, which will get even more people healthy and fit.  I can’t do it with the impact I want, without your help building the momentum now. I need you at Summit and I need your entire team at Summit.  (Yes, I need a lot from you.)

Last year at Summit we all wrote down our Big Dreams.  This year our theme is to ‘Never Give Up’ on those dreams.  But I’m not waiting until Summit to make sure you don’t give up – I’m reminding you right now:  It matters that you take action and make it into Success Club every month. It matters that you listen to the Monday Wake Up call every week. It matters that you are at Summit in June.

And it matters that you know how grateful I am for every single bit of effort you put into this business with the intent to help people every single day – especially in January, now. There are MILLIONS of people who need our help. MILLIONS of people who are counting on you to step up to the challenge, to lead by example, to never give up.

We have the best fitness programs and nutritional products in the world. We have the best army of Coaches, and an incredible team at corporate to support you on your mission. That’s what makes us unstoppable. Together we can do amazing things, so let’s kick off this New Year stronger than last year. Let’s not waste any time; make it a priority to take action to accelerate your progress toward your Big Dream NOW.

I refuse to give up, if you refuse to give up.

Let’s do this!




January 2014 Hotlist

January Success Club Incentives

January Challenge Pack Promotions

This month we have two Challenge Packs for you to get 2014 started right. First, P90X3 Challenge Pack has been extended throughout the end of January! It is still $180 (down from $205).

And on top of that, we have the return of the T25 Challenge Pack also $180 (down from $205). Both Challenge Pack deals are good through January 31.

For more information on the January Challenge Pack Promotions visit FAQ 9655 in the Coach Online Office.


Are you ready for the ultimate Success Club trip? Pack your bikinis, lather on the sunscreen and say hello to Cancun, Mexico! The 2015 Success Club trip will be held on the majestic Southeast coast of Mexico on the Yucatan Peninsula. Imagine a breathtaking five-day adventure with white sands, crystal clear waters, lavish spa treatments, spectacular coral reefs and aquatic life, lush jungles and more.

  • Elite and 5 Star registration begins on January 9th at 9am PST. Premiere registration opens om January 10th at 9 am PST with standard registration for all Coaches starting on January 11th at 6pm PST.
  • For location, qualification and full details check FAQ: 9647 in the Coach Online Office.
  • For registration and payment information: FAQ: 9642 in the Coach Online Office.
  • Dates to remember:
    April 15 – 19, 2015: Start your countdown now to Success Club 2015.


Team Beachbody is offering all eligible Coaches the chance to earn double Resort Dollars during the month of January 2014. Double Resort Dollars may be used as a credit against the cost of a registered resort room at the 2015 Success Club Trip in Cancun, Mexico.

In order to qualify for this promotion you must earn Resort Dollars in the month of January 2014.

  • Earn 5 Resort Dollars for every Success Club Point.
  • Earn 10 Resort Dollars for every Success Club point in months you qualify for Success Club.
  • Earn 100 Resort Dollars if you achieve Fast Track in 2014.

How does it work?
All Resort Dollars earned in the month of January, 2014 will be doubled.

For example, if you earn 5 Success Club points in the month of January but did not qualify for Success Club, you would earn 25 Resort Dollars which will automatically be doubled to 50 Resort Dollars (25 Resort Dollars x 2 = 50 Resort Dollars) in January 2014. Also, if you earn 5 Success Club points in the month of January and qualified for Success Club, you would earn 50 Resort Dollars which will automatically be doubled to 100 Resort Dollars (50 Resort Dollars x 2 = 100 Resort Dollars) in January 2014.

  • Don’t forget to register for the 2015 Success Club Trip to start earning your points.
  • For more information FAQ: 9652 in the Coach Online Office.

Product & Training Spotlight


January 11th is right around the corner, which means Super Saturday is almost here! Super Saturday is a quarterly event when Team Beachbody Coaches come together from all over the US, Canada and around the world to share success stories and best business practices. Most importantly, this event gives you an opportunity to meet your fellow Coaches face-to-face as well as interface with Beachbody executives.

Register to host your own event in your hometown or check the growing list of events to attend in your area. Also, see where Beachbody executives will be.

Executive City
Carl Daikeler Dallas – Sat 1/11
Miami – Sun 1/12
Jon Congdon Puerto Rico
Jeff Hill Toledo, Ohio
Michael Neimand Pittsburgh
Denise Needham Winnipeg
Arnauld Nakaha Little Rock, AR
Jeremy Redd Washington DC
Doug Moss Los Angeles
Orange County
Coby Mitchell Green Bay, WI
Louis Ross Idaho Falls
Nate Farnsworth Atlanta
Keichun Graves Denver


What are you waiting for? Summit is quickly approaching and space is filling. Register today and start your year off strong with an investment in your business.

  • Register for Summit here: //www.coachsummit.com/
  • Date to remember:
    June 19 – 22: Mark your calendars and pack your bags. Coach Summit 2014 is coming!


How would you rate your productivity? According to The Productivity Institute, only 20% of the average workday is spent on “crucial” and “important” things, while 80% of the average workday is spent on things that have “little value” or “no value.”

Team Beachbody® Custom FranklinCovey® Training Workshop brings you The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity: Time Management Training. This 2-day world-class training workshop will transform your life by making five fundamental choices that will dramatically increase your ability to achieve extraordinary outcomes in your business and personal life. Valued at $2,000, this training is available to you for only $249 and features customized workshops that will teach you how to affectedly increase individual, Team, and organizational productivity. Make a smart investment in your time today.

  • January Location: New York City, NY: January 25th – 26th (8am – 5pm)
    Westin New York – Times Square
    270 West 43rd Street
    NY, NY 10036
  • More upcoming locations: Toronto, Ontario; Seattle, WA; Nashville, TN; Houston, TX; Pittsburgh, PA; Los Angeles, CA
  • Register here for January’s FranklinCovey Training Workshop: https://bb.pulsemob.com/event/fctrainings/
  • Date to remember:
    January 25 – 26: Team Beachbody® Custom FranklinCovey® Training Workshop in New York City, NY.



Beachbody’s Celebrity Trainers’ New Year’s Resolutions

They’ve shown you muscles you didn’t know you had. They’ve paved the way to the six-pack of your dreams. But our Beachbody Celebrity trainers aren’t super human. They too have goals—and even make New Year’s resolutions!,  They’re about to tell all, including  their personal challenges and  their plans to make 2014 unforgettable.

The gang’s all here: Tony, Shaun T, Chalene, Leandro, Debbie, Sagi, and Dan & Rach. Team Beachbody’s celebrity trainers are ready to tackle 2014 – are you? For the first time, our trainers share their big goals and motivations for 2014. Watch out, they just might inspire you all over again!

Click on their quote to read their full hopes and dreams for 2014.

Tony Horton: Power 90®, P90X®, P90X2®, P90X3

“Never show up to a holiday party hungry.”

In 2014 Tony Horton is looking forward to some big product launches, proposing to his longterm girlfriend, and holding a free handstand for an absurd amount of time. Click to find out what else he has up his sleeve.

Q & A:
What is a healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

Never show up to a holiday party hungry. Because I’m that kind of guy, I’ll give you two reasons: If you must drink alcohol, drink a 10oz glass of water between every alcoholic beverage. You won’t get as intoxicated, act as stupid, or pack on as many calories.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

I have three…
1. Run a sub-24:30 5k
2. To hold a one-minute free handstand.
3. 40 clean, full range of motion, pull-ups in a row.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

The success of P90X3, the launch of my Tony Horton apparel line, the sale of Tony Horton Kitchen in 7-11 convenience stores around the country, and successful sales of “The Big Picture,” my third book with Harper Collins.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

Finding a creative way to ask Shawna Branon to marry me. I’m open to any and all suggestions.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Kick some ass!

Shaun T: Hip Hop Abs®, Rockin’ Body®, Insanity®, Insanity ASYLUM, FOCUS T25

“Moderation is the key.”

The creator of Focus T25, Insanity and many more of your favorite workouts, knows moderation is key. Finding balance in 2014 is one of Shaun T’s main objectives along with helping as many people as possible get fit.

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

I never starve or deprive myself. Moderation is the key. I try to find balance. I make sure to workout in the morning-—that makes me feel great and makes me want to eat well, too. I choose to eat the things I really like, not waste my calories. If I want a glass of wine, I drink a glass of wine. Same goes for dessert, one piece of pumpkin pie-—not the entire pie!

What is your New Year’s resolution?

To keep helping people around the world start moving.
Personally, to be happy and healthy and to take a little more time to take care of my body.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

Changing more lives, inspiring and motivating as many people as I can.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you to overcome it?

Taking care of my body. I have to find balance between staying in shape and working out too much. I worked my body a little too hard this year.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?


Chalene Johnson: TurboFire, Turbo Jam, ChaLEAN Extreme

“If you’re flexible you know you’ll get there it just might not be the way you planned.”

Personal development and fitness guru, Chalene Johnson, knows the most effective way to achieve your goals is to write them down and hold yourself accountable. Read on to see how she is applying that strategy to her personal goals in 2014.

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

I have no problem upping my workout. I don’t believe much in denying yourself treats. I’m not much of a disciplinarian when it comes to nutrition, I just believe in balance. But you better balance it. If you are going to eat more or drink more, your workout better be a half hour longer or considerably tougher.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

I try to think of resolutions as a way to be better at just one thing. And my New Year’s resolution is to be on time. Certain things I’m on time for without fail, but there are regularly scheduled activities that I show up to late and I want to be there early.

And I will say when you make a resolution its important you put it in writing and let the world know so that you don’t fall off around mid-February.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

The release of my new program #duh – the secret, not so secret one. I’m looking forward to giving Coaches a program that I believe is an offer we’ve been missing. I’ve never created something that literally makes your body feel younger. It’s easy on your joints, restorative and gives people crazy results. We have a lot of kick-your-ass, beat-you-up programs, but every day when I finished filming for this new program I felt great.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

For me my biggest challenge is putting too many things on my plate and being tempted to take on opportunities and in doing so sacrifice time with my family. I overcome it by writing out my priority statement and making sure other people know about it. I make it known that my priority is first my family. I’ll say “yes” to something if it doesn’t impact my family. It’s important that you put your statement at the front of your mind so you stick to it and make it known – whether it’s weight loss or a personal challenge or sobriety etc. If people know what your statement is they will do a better job to support you.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Clarity. Flexibility. Gratitude. If you’re flexible you know you’ll get there it just might not be the way you planned. And the more you feel blessed the more blessings will come to you.

Sagi Kalev: Body Beast

“I always celebrate the little things in life. You have to appreciate anything and everything.”

When it comes to health goals, Body Beast’s Sagi Kalev makes sure to ask himself the right questions. It’s how he stays centered and focused on his health goals. What questions is he asking? Read on to find out.

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

Asking myself the right questions. How is this serving me? What’s the pay off? And does it get me closer to my goals or further away from my goals? The answer is you always know the truth. So be truthful to yourself. That will change your mindset, your temptations, and ultimately your decisions.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

I don’t have one. I set up new goals, improvements, challenges, personal development and learning/studying throughout the year. Instead of setting up New Year’s resolutions, figure out what your values are. Align your values with your goals. My top values are: God, health, family, and growth. For me, every day is a new day, a new opportunity, and new experiences. It’s not about the year or the number.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

I’m looking forward to influencing and inspiring as many people as possible—especially kids! I want people of all ages to learn what being a “beast” truly means.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

Starting school again. One is completing my Naturopath Doctorate degree, and the other is completing a Strategic Interventionist coaching program. My biggest challenge is time, since I work full-time as a health practitioner. My second biggest challenge is maintaining balance in my physical, emotional, and spiritual life. How will I overcome this? I’ll begin by hiring a new assistant and asking for help when I need it.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Decide. Commit. Succeed. LOL! I am a fearless, honest, worthy man. After all, I am the Beast.

Leandro Carvalho: Brazil Butt Lift

“My biggest challenge is to find balance between work and play.”

The Brazil Butt Lift master, Leandro Carvalho, fills up on healthy foods first so he doesn’t overdo it on the sweets. And in 2014 he’ll be channeling that healthy energy into two new projects. Find out more here.

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

Having small meals throughout the day. Then, when I get to the holiday party I choose the healthy dishes first so I don’t get tempted with the rich foods and desserts. Then I can enjoy a small portion of the sweets because I’m not too hungry.

What is your New Year’s resolution?

“Less is more” is the driving force behind my New Year’s resolution. I will be more focused, and direct my energy into two projects : an obesity weight loss program and I also want to expand Leandrofitness studio!

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

I am looking forward to peace, love, and to use my knowledge and experience in fitness and nutrition to help millions of people live more fulfilled lives. This will make me have a happy 2014!

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

My biggest challenge is to find balance between work and play, so I don’t get burned out.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Acceptance, Motivation, Action.

Dan Cohen: Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat

“Preparation is key… Eat clean and train mean!”

Les Mills’ Dan Cohen is a lean, mean training machine who is revved up for the events and growth opportunities surrounding Les Mills in 2014. Find out what is in store…

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

I know that I can rely on my training regime. I’ll train at least once every day. I include stretching and mobility as a “training day”; sometimes I’ll even do our technique-focused Kata and stretch sequence that’s featured in the Les Mills COMBAT DVD twice in the same day!

What is your New Year’s resolution?

To stop trying to kick higher than Rach – haha! I’m getting old!
My real resolutions are going to be a continuation of my 2013 goals:
• Help and listen to people that I meet—both at home and when I travel.
• Build on any opportunities for small humanitarian/community work.
• Continue to support the growth of Les Mills and Beachbody. We have some awesome events planned and are really looking forward to connecting with the instructors/Coaches.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

There are so many exciting events and opportunities planned for the next 18 months, so it’s a challenge to choose just one! We’re excited about the continued development of the LES MILLS™ programs that are delivered in fitness clubs all around the world (there are over 15,000 clubs offering LES MILLS™ classes now). Rach and I are constantly working on BODYCOMBAT, our martial arts-based class, CXWORX, a core training class, and SH’BAM™, a high energy dance class.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

Consistency, this seems to be my Achilles heel.

I know that preparation is key – preparing for long business trips and making sure I have the right nutrition for the job. It’s important to stay away from the “quick fix” that we see on TV – sugar drinks, cereals, take out foods; anything that contains ingredients that are difficult to pronounce. Eat clean and train mean!

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Determined, Patient, Awesome.

Rachael Newsham: Les Mills Pump, Les Mills Combat

“I want to keep encouraging people to be fresh with their workout possibilities and challenges.”

Next year, Rachael Newsham of Les Mills Combat can’t wait to help folks attack their fitness from a fresh angle. She’ll be traveling the world working out with Les Mills fans and helping to expand the brand.

Q & A:
What is your New Year’s resolution?

I have a few: One is to continue to push the button on fitness for as many people, in as many places, as possible. This means I want to keep encouraging people to be fresh with their workout possibilities and challenges.

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

The trips where I get to meet, and work out with Les Mills enthusiasts around the world. I hope that in 2014 at least one will be with the Beachbody crew. – Coach Summit in Vegas this past year was off the chain insane!

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

Hmmmm, if I had a twin that would be awesome! Together we would continue to develop our LES MILLS programs (like BODYCOMBAT and SH’BAM) making sure they remain the world’s best group fitness classes, get to all the events we need to be at, and do all the other things my role requires. Time management, I guess is my answer.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Buzzy, Brave and Bright.

Debbie Siebers: Slim in 6

“Burn more and sweat more!”

This holiday season Debbie Siebers ramped up her cardio, sweated more and combated sugary holiday temptations with plenty of vegetables. Read on to hear how she’ll carry her healthy habits into the New Year.

Q & A:
What is one healthy habit that gets you through the unhealthy temptations of the holiday season?

I up my cardio. Burn more and sweat more! I also like to eat a vegetable salad or have a Shakeology drink before going to a party so I am less tempted to indulge!

What is your New Year’s resolution?

My New Year’s Resolution is to take an online Nutrition Course to expand my knowledge and expertise in health and wellness. I can’t wait to share that information with my customers!

What are you looking forward to in 2014?

I’m looking forward to finding the perfect opportunity in 2014 to expand my brand. This will allow me to continue to help others live healthier, happier lives with the focus being on healing and wellness! I also plan to do more speaking engagements on the importance of setting goals and how to overcome compulsive overeating.

What will be your biggest challenge for 2014 and how are you planning to overcome it?

My biggest challenge for 2014 will be moving again in March. Ugh! I just relocated to Colorado in September and the house I am leasing isn’t what I had hoped or expected. I plan to overcome it by accepting the situation, enjoying where I am and getting to know the neighborhood so I can make the best choice for myself.

Three motivational words to describe your frame of mind for 2014?

Hmmmmm….This is tough as so many come to mind like Persistence, Patience, Gratitude, Abundance, Acceptance, Courage, Strength, Positivity. But if I have to narrow it down: FAITH, WISDOM, and DETERMINATION.


Conquering Success Club

When it comes to training, inspiring, and motivating others to be the best they can be, there may be no one more driven than 15 Star Diamond Coach, Melissa McAllister. So what two words does this determined diva instill in her Team to achieve greatness? Success Club. Melissa’s here to talk Success Club strategies and give you specific tools to get your whole Team on board.

Q. How has Success Club played a part in your business success?
A. Making Success Club is on my to-do list every single month as a MUST accomplish. It’s completely non-negotiable. I’ve hit Success Club consistently every year, every month—and my business has thrived because of it. I’ve become addicted to that feeling!

Q. How has Success Club helped your Team excel and build their businesses?
A. When you first become a Coach, there can be lots of information to absorb. Success Club simplifies things because it’s an easy-to-understand, attainable goal to strive for. It’s reassuring to know that if you hit Success Club 5 in any given month, you are taking the necessary steps to build your business.

Q. As a leader, why is it important to hit Success Club?
A. My Coaches know how busy I am. So when they see me hit Success Club month after month after month, it shows that if I can do it, so can they. They have witnessed the continual growth in my business and it rubs off on them. I know I can’t ask people to do something I’m unwilling to do myself!

Q. How do you teach the importance of Success Club?
A. The first thing I do is share the story of when my own Upline Coach talked to me about Success Club. She told me that if I hit it for nine consecutive months, I’d get to go on a cruise. That was all I needed to hear to put the wheels in motion! I teach my Team that Success Club is an amazing reward for hitting a very attainable goal each month. I also explain that this is duplicable and building a strong Team takes doing and teaching easy-to-learn systems.

Q. Why should leaders make sure their Teams qualify for Success Club every month?
A. Recognition, business growth, and rewards! When Coaches hit Success Club consistently, they receive all these things, and much more. That’s what keeps them engaged and THAT, in turn, creates strong, thriving, rewarding businesses.

Q. Tell us about how you’ve leveraged the new Success Starters program?
A. Recognizing those new Coaches that hit Success Club in their first, second, and third months really fuels their fire to hit it again. I also ask my Team to share the enormous business-building benefit of attending Summit with their new Coaches and to share how new Coaches who hit Success Club in their first three months and become Success Starters get a FREE ticket to Summit. It’s a win-win!

Q. Do you use the Coach Basics program to help Coaches qualify for Success Club?
A. Absolutely. It gives me peace of mind to know I’m doing everything possible to start my Coaches off right. One of the first homework assignments I give in Coach Basics is to have them start a Challenge Group. This way, they can get their feet wet and gain a better understanding of Success Club—and how the business works.

Q. The Compound Effect: how does that play into hitting Success Club?
A. The Compound Effect is a powerful tool to help Coaches understand and get on board with the concept of Success Club. It’s not the first month that makes a world of difference in your pay, or even the second and third month. It’s the act of hitting it on a steady, consistent basis that adds up to huge gains.