Challenge Group Guide

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        Getting Started

  1. 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.
  2. Post the prep week 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 Behavior, 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. 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 favorite meal photo and recipe, or does the most squats in a minute, small prizes or contests can help keep your participants engaged and motivated.
  • Recognize, Recognize, Recognize! Another Coach vital behavior, it’s key to recognize 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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(Week prior to challenge start date)
Day 1
Getting Started / Motivation

Welcome to our SHAUN WEEK Challenge Group! Whether you are looking to jump start a new fitness regimen, get back on track, or simply amp up your workout schedule, you are in the right place.

SHAUN WEEK: INSANE FOCUS is a seven-day, full-body boot camp that will surely challenge you – but don’t let that scare you. I will be here to keep you motivated every step of the way and want you to treat this as your support group. Ask questions, share your experiences, and connect with other members. Staying accountable to each other is the best thing you can do to ensure your success.

Also, know that, although SHAUN WEEK is designed to be tough, there is a modifier option for every workout. If you find yourself struggling at any point, take a step back and follow the modification move. There’s no shame in using the modifier – just be sure to give it your best shot.

Let’s kick things off with introductions. Copy and paste your answers to the questions below:

  1. Why are you committing to SHAUN WEEK?
  2. Where do you live?
  3. What's your occupation?
  4. Are you drinking Shakeology and/or taking any Beachbody Performance supplements?
  5. What can we do to help you succeed?
Day 2
Getting Started / Beachbody On Demand

If you haven’t already, get familiar with Beachbody On Demand since this is where you’ll stream SHAUN WEEK! Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • You can stream your workouts from your laptop, tablet, or smartphone. You can also stream Beachbody On Demand through your TV using Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast or download the Beachbody On Demand app for iPhone and iPad.
  • While SHAUN WEEK doesn’t have a specific eating plan, you can access nutrition plans from dozens of programs, such as FOCUS T25® and INSANITY®. I encourage you to start one. You’ll want to back up your workouts with a healthy diet.
  • Beachbody’s healthy cooking show, FIXATE®, features some awesome easy-to-follow recipes prepared in perfect portions for healthy weight loss.
  • Aside from SHAUN WEEK, you can access more than 600 workouts, so your fitness regimen doesn’t have to end after SHAUN WEEK.

Log in now: (Subscription fees apply. See website for full details.)

Day 3
Getting Started / Fitness

As you prepare for SHAUN WEEK, be advised that two of the workouts incorporate weights. You should get at least one set of medium weight dumbbells, but for even better results, have a light set for your upper body and a heavier set for your lower body. Weights are needed for the Insane Weights (Day 3) and Ripsanity (Day 5) workouts.

Need help determining how much weight you should use? Always lift the heaviest weight that will allow you to complete not only all of your sets of a given exercise, but the entire workout.

I also recommend getting a good mat for the 25 Abs (Day 4) floor workout – such as the Beachbody Core Comfort mat.

Day 4

“Joining a group is great because you get to share your experiences, your ups and downs, and maybe someone else can give you a tip on how they got through a struggle you're having. I'm all about being in an accountability group. When you have people relying on you and you're going through those workouts together, helping each other, it makes the whole process that much more powerful."

Words directly from Shaun T, and I couldn’t agree more. I hope you are as excited to be here as I am to have you. Together, we are going to crush it!

Day 5
Getting Started / Nutrition / Shakeology

I mentioned yesterday that SHAUN WEEK doesn’t have a nutrition plan, but I want to stress the importance of eating right as you complete this boot camp. Working out is only half the battle. For the best results, you need a combination of exercise AND healthy nutrition.

Definitely look at the nutrition plans available on Beachbody On Demand. Because SHAUN WEEK is only 7 days, you have a lot of flexibility as to which nutrition plan you choose. However, to make sure you're properly fueled and recovered for these demanding workouts, we recommend one of these options:

  • If you want to keep this week 100% Shaun T, use the INSANITY Elite Nutrition Plan.
  • If you want to use the portion control container system, try the Portion Fix® Eating Plan. When calculating your Calorie Target, select "Extremely Challenging" under star B. (But you probably already knew that.) Note, you can purchase the portion control containers here if you don't already have them:

If you’re not ready to commit to one, at the very least, try to maximize your fruit and veggie intake and minimize processed foods while completing SHAUN WEEK.

Another way to keep your nutrition in check is by drinking Shakeology daily. Shakeology is a superfood supplement shake packed with premium proteins, probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and more. It can help you lose weight, curb junk food cravings, gain more energy, and get more “regular.”* I drink it every day and love how it makes me feel. Plus it tastes great!

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.

Day 6
Nutrition / Beachbody Performance

I’ve said it before – SHAUN WEEK is going to challenge you, and I promise you're going to be drenched in sweat after each workout, so be sure to stay hydrated!

It's crucial to your performance during a workout. Staying hydrated ensures you maintain your body's fluid balance, as just a little loss of fluid through sweat can significantly impair your power and performance.

Of course, water is always great choice for hydrating! Another option is Beachbody Performance Hydrate. It’s loaded with electrolytes and unlike most sports drinks you’ll find in the grocery store, it has no artificial flavors, sweeteners, or colors, and it works wonders at keeping me hydrated during my workouts.*

*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.

Day 7
Getting Started / Fitness

Who’s ready to crush a week of intense, sweat-drenching workouts, starting tomorrow!?

Have you thought about where you will work out? One of the reasons I love Beachbody On Demand is you can basically do your workouts wherever you have internet connection. And for times when you don’t have internet, you can save several workouts to view offline using the iPhone app. (Hint, hint: you have no excuses to miss a day of SHAUN WEEK.)

When determining your workout space, keep in mind that SHAUN WEEK includes a good amount of jumping exercises, so I recommend you stay away from hard surfaces like cement. Your body will thank you for it.

Now, switching gear a bit. Shaun T has a few pointers that will help you succeed with SHAUN WEEK. Check out the video!


Day 1: Insane Basics
Day 2: Pure Cardio 2
Day 3: Insane Weights
Day 4: 25 Abs
Day 5: Ripsanity
Day 6: Speed 4.0
Day 7: Dig Deep
Day 1


As you get into your workouts, you’ll notice a chair modifier option. While still challenging, these modifications allow you to avoid having to go completely down to the floor to complete the exercises. If you decide to use the modifier, just make sure your chair is sturdy and securely stationed.

Day 2
Nutrition / Shakeology

It’s Day Two and I want to talk nutrition!

Have you heard the saying, "You are what you eat?" Well, it's true. Think of your body as a machine and the foods you put into it as fuel. If you feed your machine high-quality foods, it will run smoothly and efficiently. Feed it junk, and your machine will be sluggish!

And speaking of fueling your body with the right stuff, one of the easiest ways to do it is by drinking Shakeology every day! It's not just delicious, but all nine flavors are packed with good-for-you stuff as well. Did you know that it contains proteins and fiber to help reduce hunger and food cravings? Plus, every amazing flavor, including the dairy-free vegans, has phytonutrients with antioxidant properties, vitamins, and minerals—all to help your nutrition.*

What are you fueling up with today?

*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. 

Day 3

Anyone feeling sore?

If you are, that's GOOD! It means SHAUN WEEK is working. Because you're pushing your body in new ways, you're breaking down the muscle so it can rebuild stronger.

To reduce soreness, stretch after your workouts. 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. (And we don't want that!) I suggest doing some basic stretches for your back, chest, hips, quads, hamstrings, and calves for 30 seconds each after finishing your workout.

To further reduce tension in your muscles, try Beachbody Performance Recover and consume it within 30 minutes of completing your workout. In addition to 20 grams of protein and a blend of BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids), it also includes pomegranate juice that can help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) from intense workouts.* It's totally helped me stay consistent helping speed my muscle recovery. Message me if you're interested and I'll tell you more.

*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. 

Day 4

We are more than half way there! WOOHOO!

Today is 25 Abs, which is a floor workout. You’re going to want to grab a mat to use for this workout or just find a clean area where you feel comfortable laying on the ground.

Day 5
Beachbody On Demand / Fitness / Motivation

Coach tip: Celebrate the success of someone in your group. It helps you build rapport and dialogue with your community and encourages them to stick with SHAUN WEEK. Sample post: [Name] is crushing the workouts this week! Tag [Name] in a post and congratulate her on her hard work!

You all are crushing SHAUN WEEK! Keep it up!

SHAUN WEEK is tough, and your body is definitely going to need some 'lovin' once you are done! Consider trying yoga to improve strength and flexibility. Beachbody On Demand has a great Yoga Studio, which features classes with Beachbody Super Trainers and Yoga Experts. Classes range from 10 minute (or less) specialty workshops to 60 minute flows, so you can find the class that’s just right for you.

Day 6

Now that we're almost at the end of the challenge, hopefully you've developed a bunch of new habits that will help you continue living a healthier life.

Drinking Shakeology is one of the habits I've stuck with since I completed my first-ever Beachbody program. I've been drinking the stuff over the last [insert length of time you've been drinking Shakeology], and I really believe it's what's helped me stay consistent and is life-changing, nutrition and otherwise.

Day 7
Beachbody On Demand / Motivation

CONGRATULATIONS! You finished SHAUN WEEK! I’m so proud of you!

So what’s next? The great thing about Beachbody On Demand is you have access to a ton of programs, such as Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 and INSANITY, so you can easily continue your health and fitness journey. As amazing as your results may be now, imagine what they could be after another round.

I'm actually starting a new [insert group name] Challenge Group on [insert date] and would love it if you joined! Just message me if you are interested.