Day 2 started exactly how I thought it was going to. I woke up at 5 am after getting 4 hours of sleep because of the time change. I was “feeling it” a little from the Diamond Coach party yesterday but knew the best remedy for that would be an hour long Insanity workout with Shaun T at 7am.
The room they had us set up in was a bit small and was hot. I knew sweat was going to be flying around every where once we got started. I told my buddy Gianni to be ready for this one as he’s never done Insanity before. Upon getting started I could tell that he was like “really?” He told me he almost passed out during the warm up. Insanity is no joke.
The workout ended up being a lot of fun as Shaun T got us working out in groups trying to challenge each other to do as many “high knees” as we could for a minute each along with a drill where one person stays in a “plank push up” for a minute while the other person jumps laterally over that person. Nobody was stepped on so that’s cool. Anything that I was feeling from the night before had been sweated out for sure. Look at how dark my shirt is from the sweat. Here are some photos from the workout session.
The next thing on the agenda was the business part of the Beachbody Coach Summit. There was a 3 hour meeting where CEO Carl Daikeler discussed how the amount of coaches has almost doubled since last years summit. A couple highlights of the meeting was when they unveiled the “Diamond Pack.” Its a package that coaches can buy that has a lot of Beachbody’s top selling products like P90X, Insanity, Power 90, and Turbo Jam along with business building materials and supplements. I bought one because they give a deep discount on it. The other highlight was when they were about to reveal the Vanilla Shakeology. However, they went on to inform us that they found out a secret amongst the food manufacturing companies where they don’t use all natural products to give it that vanilla taste. When Beachbody found out, they decided to axe that flavor until it could be produced with all natural products. Its good to know that Beachbody decided to take the honorable route and not allow a product to be sold just to make a buck. President Jon Congdon introduced the corporate team. Chalene Johnson gave us a run down on how social media works. Michael Niemend told us how much money we could theoretically make. Brett Blake told us how much Beachbody is spending on advertising and how they plan to grow Team Beachbody. Somebody even proposed. Here are some photos from it.
When the meeting was over I ran into Brett Hobel who is the creator of RevAbs. I have not done RevAbs yet but Gianni has done it and loves it. His wife has been doing RevAbs and has lost 3 dress sizes since starting the program. This has caused Gianni to have a man crush on Brett. He told Brett to “Rev it Up” and they had a moment. I got a photo with him and then headed to the business break out sessions planned for the next 3 hours. I was even asked to share a couple of my tips on how I keep in contact with my customers and getting the word out about Shakeology. Its been awhile since I had to speak in front of a crowd so it made me a little nervous but I pulled through. There was a lot of great info shared during each of the three sessions. Most of it was new to me so I really enjoyed it. When the breakout sessions were over it was time to get ready for the party that night. We headed back up stairs, relaxed a little and headed back down.
The party was a dress to impress occasion and it was the first time I had worn a suit to a job/business related event in over two years. Some of the highlights included Andrea and I both going up on stage to accept our Top Coach awards and me getting recognized for making it to 2 Star Diamond Coach. They gave us a Tommy Bahamaish shirt that said Top Coach on it. They announced that the winners for Success Club will be going on a cruise in the Caribbean. You can view it at the Coach Destinations site. I’m in the video on the site describing the Top Coach trip to Hawaii from this year. I have my eyes on the trip they announced for the Top 10 Success Club point earners who make it to Beachbody Elite status. Its a 10 day biking trip through France. I’ve got my sites set on being there and getting my Tour De France on. Pablo Bressan was recognized for winning Top Coach of 2009 and received a $10k bonus check. Congrats Pablo.
The best part of the night happened when Beachbody gave away $25k each to Jeremy Yost and Cammie Lusk for having the best transformations. Jeremy lost over 173 pounds doing P90X. He said he had to modify almost every move during his first couple rounds of P90X because he physically could not do it. Jeremy just stuck with it and kept “Bringing It.” If you think about it, he lost a full grown man. Cammie’s story was very inspirational too. She has MS and is confined to a wheel chair. Her and her husband worked together to modify P90X so she could do as many of the moves as she could. Cammie ended up losing a lot of weight but had bigger gains in her overall health. There were lots of tears in the room as we all got to see her transformation video.
When Debbie Siebers was done handing out bonus checks (this does not include their week to week earnings) to Yolanda Harris and Christine Dwyer for over $100k (for reaching 15 Star Diamond Coach (nice work ladies)) and Carl was done talking, the party started. Everybody hit the dance floor. I remember seeing people do some “Airborne Heismans” from the P90X Plyometrics workout. Tony Horton hit the floor with his girlfriend and battle danced a couple guys. The women (including my girlfriend Andrea) all wanted to dance with him and jumped in whenever they could. We partied until 2 am and called it a night. The festivities would not start until 10 am the following morning so we made the most of the night. Here are some photos and the Beachbody produced video from the night.