Even though we made it to 11pm the night before we still woke up at 4 am as we were use to Detroit time. With nothing else better to do I headed to the gym at the resort and got in 4 miles on the treadmill. While being in there I saw some more Coaches there than I did at the pool yesterday. We exchanged some hello’s and got to work.
There was nothing planned by Beachbody until 7pm that night so we had the whole day again to do whatever we wanted. We spent a good part of the day looking around the city of Hanalei and took a drive until the road ended. Along the way we stopped at a couple of beaches and caves. It seemed like every time we got out of the car it was raining. This was a common theme for the whole week unfortunately. It would rain for 15 minutes then stop for an hour then rain, stop, rain.
When we were done sightseeing for the day we headed back to the St. Regis to get ready for the welcome dinner put on by Beachbody. It was the first time I would get to meet all of the Top Coaches. It was cool to finally be able to put a face with a name. To get the dinner started CEO Carl Daikeler said a few words of thanks for putting in the effort to make it on the trip and was followed up by President Jon Congdon (think “Congdon Curls” for you P90X junkies) saying something similar.
It was a terrific dinner and we had a great time. Beachbody decided to even give out a $300 gift card to all of the coaches which was unexpected and greatly appreciated. Even though Beachbody was paying for our breakfasts, a couple dinners, and a activity during the 4 days we were there it still did not cover every thing. We had sticker shock when Andrea and I paid $62 for breakfast the previous morning.
Andrea and I had our picture taken with Tony Horton and she became one of his favorites as they have the same last name. After the dinner was over we headed upstairs to have a couple drinks and I met Jason “Puckhead” Diebold. I found out that he was from Michigan and we talked it up for awhile. He told me how much P90X changed his life and that he is now doing the Beachbody Coach business full time like me. I thought I talked a lot about P90X but Jason took it to a whole new level, like a permanent level. He pulled up his shirt and showed me his tattoo that read “Body by P90X.” I had to take a picture. After getting the photo it was time for bed as the time change was setting in. Tomorrow was going to be our first day working out with Tony Horton so some rest was needed. Here are some photos from the day.