Challenge Group Guide
Get content you can customize and share with your Double Time™ Challenge Groups.
- Create a Challenge Group in the My Challenge Tracker Coach Portal, and invite your participants to download the My Challenge Tracker App. Alternatively, you can set up a private Facebook® group.
- Review the Product Training Guide for everything you need to know about Double Time.
- Post Week 0 topics to your group's feed.
Challenge Group Best Practices
- Use My Challenge Tracker. My Challenge Tracker was designed to help you run your Challenge Groups and get your customers the best results possible. Using the app, your participants can track their workouts, Shakeology, weight, measurements and progress photos, while interacting with one another in a closed forum. Simultaneously, with the Coach Portal, you can gain insights into your participants’ daily activities to help keep everyone accountable.
- Kick off with a group meeting and set expectations. Whether in person, via Zoom or over the phone, holding an initial group meeting is a great way to set clear expectations that can define a rewarding experience for your participants. It also creates a team culture where participants can feel a sense of belonging and gain encouragement from others. Walk them through the My Challenge Tracker app, showing them how to track their activity and engage within the group. Tell them what they need to do to be successful (i.e., check in daily, drink Shakeology, set realistic short-term and long-term goals, etc.). Share how you and others in the group will support them along the way.
- Share the Team Beachbody meal prep guides. These guides are tailored to different calorie needs and make meal prep simple, providing grocery lists and step-by-step instructions for planning breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks — one week at a time.
- Lead by example with our #1 Vital Behaviour, be proof the products work. Track your activity and share your experiences daily, so your participants can replicate actions that will help them succeed.
- Connect and check in with participants constantly. Hold a weekly zoom call for your challengers to ask questions and share successes and challenges to increase group engagement and morale. Additionally, if you notice someone hasn’t been logging their activity, reach out to them individually to make sure everything is okay and encourage them to get back on track. They’ll be more likely to stick with the challenge if they know someone is holding them accountable.
- Surprise your participants; throw down a challenge. Whether it’s a day where everyone completes 10 push-ups, shares their favourite meal photo and recipe, or does the most squats in a minute, small prizes or contests can help keep your participants engaged and motivated.
- Recognise, Recognise, Recognise! Another Coach vital behaviour, it’s key to recognise the positive changes and healthier lifestyle choices people make, no matter how small. Recognition keeps challengers engaged and motivated. Consider designating a day of the week to highlight someone’s success, or, better yet, do it daily.
- Encourage participants to submit their results to the Beachbody Challenge contest. Everyone loves free stuff. Make sure your participants enter the contest once they complete their challenge to get rewarded with a free completion prize, and a chance to win some cash.
- Continue with the momentum even after your Challenge Group ends. Check out these tips for effectively wrapping up your Challenge Groups and getting your participants to join your next challenge – or transition to become a Coach.
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Beachbody On Demand Check-In Fitness Getting Started Motivation Nutrition Recognition Shakeology Trainer Tips
Week 0(Week prior to challenge start date)
Welcome to our Double Time Challenge Group! You’re about to embark on a very special journey with not only myself and your fellow challengers, but also your workout partner! Double Time is Beachbody’s first partner workout programme. No matter who you’re working out with be sure to keep each other motivated, encourage one another to stick with your new healthy habits, and most importantly—have fun!
I’ll be here for you every step of the way and so will this group. Together, we’ll help each other answer questions, trade tips, and share our experiences and challenges along the way.
Let’s start by getting to know each other. Copy and paste your and your partner’s answers below:
- Where do you live?
- What’s your occupation?
- What’s your relationship with your workout partner?
- Why are you committing to this challenge?
- Have you ever worked out with your partner? If so, when was the last time?
- How can we best support you to reach your goals?
Now here's a special message from Tony Horton himself!
Coach Tip: You can share this video via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/sdWFvTIvtcE—or directly from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.
There is also a kid-friendly version of this video with Tony and Christian, who is featured in some of the Double Time workouts. Share via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/PK4dlYkdSfI—or from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.
If you haven’t already, familiarise yourself with Beachbody On Demand. Not only can you stream Double Time using nearly any device with an internet connection, but you can also use it to access your programme materials (like the Double Time Calendar and Eating Guide), and even more delicious and healthy recipes. You can also save workouts in the Beachbody On Demand app, available for Apple and Android, to watch offline, so you can work out even without internet. 👌
If your partner is between the ages of 8–16, be sure to check out the Kids Calendar on the Double Time Programme Materials page. It will help make Double Time doubly rewarding for you and your kid. You can even help them earn a FREE T-shirt once they’ve completed the Kids Calendar!
💪 Let’s talk equipment and workout space. 💪
The only thing you and your partner need to complete these workouts is a ball! While you can use any ball, like a volleyball or playground ball, I highly recommend the Beachbody Buddy Ball. It’s included with every Double Time kit and Challenge Pack.
Since you’ll be rolling, tossing, and passing the ball with your partner during each workout, make sure you designate an area with enough space to comfortably do the exercises—at least an 8x8 space. FYI, if you have Beachbody On Demand, you don’t have to limit yourself to your home. I download the workouts ahead of time and play them offline in places without Wi-Fi, like my backyard or even on my lunch break at work!
It’s all about good nutrition!
Take some time to check out your Double Time Eating Guide before we start the programme. Over the first few pages, you’ll find simple tips that can help the whole family eat better and a bunch of recipes to help you and your partner get started.
There’s also a ton of yummy, family-friendly recipes featured on FIXATE, a healthy cooking show available on Beachbody On Demand. Best of all, they’re Eating Guide-approved! I suggest you review and bookmark your favourite recipes ahead of time, and then grocery shop for the necessary ingredients—so you’ll be ready to go on Day 1.
Coach Tip: Share your favourite recipe. For example: I love the Strawberry Banana Yogurt Parfait. It’s made of [list ingredients].
Double Time is all about helping you lead a healthier lifestyle. But that’s easier said than done, right? Well, one thing that’s helped me A TON is drinking Shakeology every single day. If you’re not familiar with Shakeology, it’s a superfood protein shake that helps fuel your body with the nutrients it needs and craves. For me, it’s the “missing” link to healthy nutrition that I normally wouldn’t get from my typical diet. Not only can Shakeology help support the maintenance of good health, it also can help to maintain immune function, help maintain proper muscle function, and help protect the body from free radicals by providing antioxidants.
By now, you’ve probably picked your partner. But have you decided WHEN you’re going to work out together?
Determining your daily workout times for the next 30 days is crucial to your success with Double Time. I know this can be challenging (especially if you and your partner are on completely different schedules🗓) but trust me: schedule your workouts out now. You don’t have to exercise at the same time each day. Just make sure you add the workout times to your calendars, and commit to that schedule come Day 1. That way, you both will be more likely to stick with the programme and reach your goals 🙌.
Speaking of goals, have you set them yet? You and your partner don’t need to have the exact same goals, but having a few similar ones can help you stay motivated for the full 30 days. Maybe you both want to eat more vegetables, become 365ers, or maybe you want to establish a consistent workout routine. Whatever your goals are, set at least a few before we officially start the challenge.
Are you excited? We start DAY 1 TOMORROW. This is the beginning of you and your partner’s commitment to a healthier life. Get ready for 30 days full of workouts, healthy eating, and FUN!
But before we start, make sure you check these off your to-do list:
- Pick your partner. Could be your spouse, a friend, or one of your kids!
- Log in and check out Beachbody On Demand.
- Start drinking Shakeology daily.
- Have a soccer ball-sized ball handy—either the Beachbody Buddy Ball or another type.
- Set goals for the 30-day challenge.
- Designate a workout time/space.
- Map out a few Double Time-approved recipes you want to try for Week 1 and shop for the ingredients.
Also, if you want to see your progress over the course of the programme, take your “before” photos and measurements. However, keep in mind there are other awesome non-scale victories worth celebrating…like better-fitting clothes, more energy, or being stronger!
Day 1: Game On!
Day 2: Dynamic Doubles
Day 3: Game On!
Day 4: Dynamic Doubles
Day 5: Game On!
Day 6: Recess (Optional)
Day 7: Rest
You’re ready. It’s time to grab your partner and ball, and hit the play button for your first workout, “Game On!” This cardio routine is a total blast and it’ll help you build endurance while you and your partner learn how to work together.
Now let’s do this! 👊 But before you start, watch this message from Tony.
Coach Tip: You can share this video via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/4zbNSO1CRyY—or directly from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.
For Tony's and Christian's Double Time Day 1 message to kids, you can share via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/qBOeaCBncFw—or from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.
Are you following the Double Time Eating Guide? If you’re new to eating healthy, it’s okay to start slow with the tips in the front of the guide. Focus on introducing one new healthy habit every few days, like eating a serving of veggies with every meal and drinking Shakeology every day! Just make sure you’re being mindful of what you eat so you’re properly fueled for your workouts.
TIP: You can also access your Eating Guide on Beachbody On Demand at any time!
Form is key to getting a great workout! If you’re unsure of how to do a move, watch Tony demonstrate it before jumping in. If you’re still struggling, hit me up here and I’ll do my best to help you nail it. And don’t be afraid to modify! Beachbody On Demand has an awesome modifier feature which shows you how to do the moves at a lower intensity.
You and your partner can each work at your own pace. So you can modify while they go all out and vice versa!
“The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen.”
By now you’ve noticed that Double Time is a little different from other workouts. You could do any workout next to a partner, but with Double Time you’re actually working together as a TEAM. You motivate each other to work harder and stick with it. That’s what makes this programme so effective and that’s how you’re going to build a solid foundation for a healthier life.
Now, what time is it? It’s Double Time! You made it to Day 4. Keep up the great work, everyone!
Coach Tip: Recognise the effort of someone in your group either through high engagement, positive attitude, or great support-building.
For those of you following the Double Time Weight-Loss Plan...how’s it going so far?
If you’re feeling like you can’t give 100% during your workouts or you’re still hungry after eating all your meals, try throwing an extra protein portion in your breakfasts. If that doesn’t work you might need to move up to another calorie bracket. Let me know if you’re having trouble and I’ll try to help you out! You can also check out BeachbodyExpertAdvice.com for all things nutrition.
🎉WOO-HOO! YOU FINISHED WEEK 1.🎉 And guess what!? Today is a rest day. Enjoy it! You deserve it.
How are you feeling so far with the programme? Share one thing that’s been challenging and something you’ve enjoyed.
Coach Tip: Share your experience/feelings during the first week of Double Time to encourage your group members to open up. Example: I was struggling during my first time with Game On!, but by Day 5 I was having a blast challenging my workout partner and laughing the entire time.
Day 8: BOD Squad
Day 9: Double Up
Day 10: BOD Squad
Day 11: Double Up
Day 12: BOD Squad + Abracadabra
Day 13: Recess (Optional)
Day 14: Rest
Hello, Week 2!
You're going to push a little harder with 35-minute workouts each day. Plus, you're going to consume more protein while cutting back on starchy carbs.
We’ve got a new resistance workout on deck today: BOD Squad. You and your partner are going to have a blast as you lunge, squat, and crawl your way toward a stronger you. 💪
I know it’s challenging to stay motivated and committed when life gets crazy, so you and your partner deserve DOUBLE the acknowledgment for what you’ve accomplished so far. Keep it up! 🙌
Ever get to the end of the day and just feel unmotivated to work out? Sometimes the solution is as simple as swapping your snacks...like maybe trade that high-carb, energy-spiking granola bar for an energy-providing glass of Shakeology or a handful of almonds. If you’re still not feeling it, here are 5 easy tips to help you get on track: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/5-reasons-you-dont-work-out-and-5-easy-fixes
I’m sure you’ve heard the quote “Health and fitness is a marathon, not a sprint.” Well you’re steadily heading in the right direction and I’m so proud of you for sticking to it and staying strong. If you’re looking for more tips to boost your health, I found a couple great ones here on the Beachbody On Demand Blog. I’m really working on number 5! https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/easy-things-you-can-do-to-boost-your-health
Over 10 days of Double Time in the books…AWESOME JOB! 👏
I hope you’re having fun with these routines. But don’t forget that what you do post-workout is also important. Here’s an article that gives some great tips on how to properly cool down and jump-start the recovery process: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/things-to-do-after-your-workout
You’re killing it with the workouts but how’s your nutrition?
At this point, you might be missing some of your favourite sweet treats. Totally normal. It takes time to build healthy habits but here are some tricks I have to satisfy my sweet tooth.
Coach Tip: Share some healthy dessert ideas of your own or pull some recipes from FIXATE or the Double Time Fun Family Recipes guide on Beachbody On Demand.
Of course, Shakeology is always a quick and delicious treat that also helps fuel my body with the nutrients I need. Here are some ways I spice up my shakes!
Coach Tip: Share some Shakeology recipes or ingredients you like to use in your shakes.
Like I said yesterday, staying consistent with your workouts can be tough. That’s why Beachbody On Demand has been a lifesaver for me. It helps me stick with my fitness programme by letting me access my workouts and get it done—no matter where I am! Instead of doing my Double Time workouts at home, my partner and I have used it to meet up at [INSERT LOCATION I.E., THE PARK].
Have you guys taken your workouts anywhere yet? Where is the most unconventional place you’ve exercised?
It’s your rest day, but that doesn’t mean you should sit on the couch. Get up and MOVE! 🏃 It’s an awesome day to do the Recess workout with your partner if you missed your chance yesterday. Recess is optional, but it’s a quick, active recovery routine that’ll help you loosen up and improve flexibility.
Day 15: Game On! + Abracadabra
Day 16: Dynamic Doubles
Day 17: Double Up + Abracadabra
Day 18: BOD Squad
Day 19: Game On! + Abracadabra
Day 20: Recess (Optional)
Day 21: Rest
HALFWAY THERE! 🙌
This week we start doing double workouts. 🙊 I know, I know but YOU’VE GOT THIS! Pace yourself and push pause or modify anytime you feel like your form is suffering. You can jump back in whenever you’re ready.
When you’ve done the two workouts, share how you and your partner did in the comments!
Ever wonder what inspired Tony to create Double Time? It all started with the idea that “home is where the health is.” We spend enough time binge-watching TV or mindlessly checking our phones (I’m SO guilty of this 😳). But Double Time is less watching, more doing. It’s about encouraging everyone around you—like your spouse, your friends, or even the participants in this Challenge Group—to be more active, eat better, and share a healthier lifestyle TOGETHER.
All right guys, let’s do today’s workout—Dynamic Doubles if you’re following the regular 30-day calendar OR Power Partners if you’re following the Beachbody On Demand calendar! 👊
Are your workouts scheduled in the morning? If you’re struggling to get out of bed and don’t want to drag your Double Time partner down, this article has great tips on how to get up and stay up: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/9-ways-to-get-out-of-bed-if-youre-not-a-morning-person
Double Time is a 30-day programme so every day counts. In fact, you’ll want to stay moving…even on your rest days. By now you’ve done Recess a few times, so if you want to mix it up, try going for a hike or just take a long walk around the neighborhood. Or if you’re up for it, download a workout on Beachbody On Demand and stream it at the park, at the beach…wherever! Don’t overdo it though. A yoga workout from the Beachbody Yoga Studio would be an awesome recovery routine for a rest day.
Coach Tip: Feel free to replace the Beachbody Yoga Studio workout suggestion with another Beachbody workout you may prefer.
What do you have planned for your rest day?
You know what they say…it's easier to stick with it than to start over! I want you to focus on being consistent with your nutrition. And one of the easiest ways to do that is by enjoying your Shakeology every day!
How do you stay on point with your nutrition? Do you keep Shakeology in the car? Do you prep your meals for the week? Share your tips for being consistent in the comments!
Day 22: Dynamic Doubles
Day 23: Double Up + Abracadabra
Day 24: BOD Squad
Day 25: Game On! + Abracadabra
Day 26: Dynamic Doubles
Day 27: Recess (Optional)
Day 28: Rest
🗣Calling all parents in the group! 🗣
I’m sure you know that kids learn what, when, and how much to eat from you. But sometimes getting them to like kale is easier said than done. Your Eating Guide has a bunch of tips for helping get your kids on board with healthy eating, but if they’re still insisting on pizza for every meal, here are some more helpful ideas: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/talking-to-kids-about-food
Can I just say that I LOVE this group! You all are so inspiring. From [NAME] who always [DESCRIBE SOMETHING THIS PERSON HAS BEEN GREAT AT FOR THE PAST 30 DAYS] to [NAME] who [DESCRIBE SOMETHING THIS PERSON HAS BEEN GREAT AT FOR THE PAST 30 DAYS], all of you have come so far and motivated each other to be better! Thanks for letting me be a part of it.
We are closing in on the finish line. Let’s crush today’s workout…BOD SQUAD! After today, you only have to do it once more before we’re done. Crazy, right?
We’ve got 5 more days to go. But I’m sure some of you are thinking…what’s next? Well, there are TONS of programmes and workouts on Beachbody On Demand. If you’ve got some goals you want to try and reach after you wrap up Double Time, share them in the comments and I’ll try to help you find a new programme to take on!
You know you make a good team when you and your partner can nail Lateral Squat Hoppers! What are some moves you’re doing now that you couldn’t do at the beginning? Do you and your partner have a favourite? Any tips for helping master certain moves?
I want you all to pat yourself on the back and high five your partner. You’ve come a long way since Day 1!
We’re in the last stretch of the programme. After today, you’re only 3 workouts away from completing Double Time! However, you and your partner have only just started on a lifetime journey of better fitness and nutrition. I hope that together you stay strong and motivate each other to lead healthier lives long after you’ve finished Double Time!
Share a post-workout selfie of you and your partner!
Coach Tip: Share your own sweaty selfie with your partner or a picture of both of you during the workout.
You’re done with your last full week. But don’t bust out the treats just yet. Make sure you continue to drink your Shakeology, and stick with your simple food rules from the Eating Guide or the portions in your Double Time Weight-Loss Plan. If you need a treat, try some [INSERT SEASONAL FRUIT]. It’s in season and especially delicious this time of year!
Day 29: Double Up + Abracadabra
Day 30: BOD Squad + Abracadabra
OMG...DAY 30. You’ve got one more workout and you’re done. Congrats on an amazing journey! I am so proud of you for sticking to this programme and committing to a healthier lifestyle.
Remember, this is just the beginning. I hope you and your Double Time partner have had so much fun, you’ve already scheduled another 30 days with Tony! Or mix it up and try a few other workouts on Beachbody On Demand.
Speaking of which, I’m starting another Double Time Challenge Group on [INSERT DAY] and would love you to join me. Just send me a message if you’re interested.
I hope you had as much fun as I did! Thanks for joining!
Coach Tip: You can share this video via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/sSJWOOrH-58—or directly from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.
For Tony's and Christian's Double Time Day 30 message to kids, you can share via a YouTube link—https://youtu.be/tNAQkjvgzcI—or from the Coach Office—https://coach.teambeachbody.com/enca/double-time-challenge-group-guide-videos-2.