THE Event of the year!
25,000 Coaches, mostly women, from Canada, the US and the UK, flew into Indianapolis, Indiana on July 10/11th till the 14th for one mega event full of inspiration, information, trainings, workouts, shopping and a whole lot of friendship making.
If you asked me even 2 years ago where I thought I’d be at this point in my life I would have looked at you discouraged, unsure and a bit puzzled since I hadn’t thought outside my daily routine in a while. I mean, I was moving up in the ranks in my corporate career, taking on new challenges and pushing myself. I was a Mom…a good one at that and a wife but what I wasn’t was really happy.
On paper, I had everything anyone could possibly want but I wasn’t happy and much of that stemmed because of the way I felt about myself. You see, this former National Taekwondo fighter (4th dan blackbelt) turned fitness model competitor was an athlete no more. Those 50 lbs I gained in my 1st pregnancy I held onto for about 6 years until I decided to say yes to something outside what I knew worked.
But fast forward… I lost a ton of weight, I gained a whole lot of people. An army of women that support one another, push each other and it’s none of that cumbaya crap, either. It’s, legit, women empowering and pushing each other to better themselves every damn day. Most of these women I met for the 1st time last Summit in 2018 and it felt like we had just seen each other since we’re ALWAYS in contact.
This business, although a great one, isn’t JUST that. It allows me to do something I passion dearly, to help others on their path, mentor others in their brand building as they strive to do the same, it’s pushing me daily both physically AND mentally. It’s allowing me to grow. Yes, grow…when was the last time that really happened to you? It’s also allowed me to do some travelling. This year, we were back in Indy for this year’s Summit and it was just as fantastic as the previous year. This year especially because my team experienced amazing growth which means we’re impacting more lives!
So, what happens at these annual events anyway? Let me take you through the 3 days!
Thursday, July 11th: This Mama flies in with one of my local Coaches. Who do we see on the connecting flight to Indy (connecting because apparent;ly Montrealers don’t fly to Indy…very….) none other than Beachbody celebrity trainer Chris Downing creator of Shift Shop! Up since 4am, we had some much needed downtime and did some shopping at Beachbody’s MEGA pop up store to buy some gear that is brand new in the collection or we didn’t find online. (Some damage was done, my friends…let’s just keep it at that) ANDDDDD we met Chris Downing there for a 2nd time that day!
We had a chance to dine with a few other Coaches from our team before heading to the opening ceremony/event at Lucas Oil Stadium where Beachbody made ALL the announcements of upcoming programs and products that got the entire stadium raved up. Can I just tell you…with 25k like-minded positive thinkers in one stadium the energy was not just crazy but as infectious and I want to totally be part of this type of crazy. Needless to say, we left there pumped for what’s to come and for the entire event.
Friday, July 12th: As Coaches who purchase their ticket to the invent, you get to workout LIVE with one of the Celebrity trainers like Shaun T (Insanity) and Autumn Calabrese (21 Day Fix). I had the privilege to workout with cutie Joel Freeman for a LIVE workout straight out of his last program LIIFT4. All the leg soreness…all of it! This, friends, is how my Friday started bright and early at 7:15am!
More announcements, info and inspiration in Lucas Oil for a few hours right before lunch. Post Lunch, Coaches found their way to seminars that revolve on how to better yourself as a Coach, in your business, time management (since most of us have full time jobs outside Coaching), etc…trainings given by other very successful Coaches in a topic they, themselves, have mastered so it’s 1st hand experience. Every presentation was great and so much info was provided. Thank goodness for my phone. I took SO many shots of the screens as info was projected.
Fast forward a few hours, we dolled up and went to Tequila, a Mexican bar/resto. Ate some yummy food and had a few cocktails (who am I!? I never really drink but, hey, had 2 that night cause why the hell not) then ended the evening dancing our hearts out. Lucky for us, the hotel was just down the street so we didn’t have far to go once we were ready to call it a night! And it needed to be a slightly earlyish night since we were ALL waking up at the crack of dawn for a LIVE 90 min workout with all the Beachbody trainers who all got to be in the spot light for about 15 min. each.
Saturday, July 13th: We FILLED the streets of downtown Indy and at 6am started the MEGA workout. Crazy?! Pretty much but so so so much fun!
We positioned ourselves RIGHT outside out hotel, luckily, so we had quick access to breakfast then showers!
By 9:30am we were back at the stadium where we got a chance to see Rachel Hollis in the flesh. You guys, I like her books but love was a big word and I was definitely not as goo goo eyes as most Coaches were about here. I have to admit though, she was AMAZING live. She was so great and every single word that came out of her mouth had me like “yup…yup…hahaha…so me….so true…” on and on and on. LOVE!
More training sessions in the early PM. Team got dolled up, again…dinner then our group picture. We have such a great team. Women from different backgrounds, careers, so many of us are Moms….a few husbands were there…and a cure little 4 month old.
The event closed out with celebrations of people’s successes both career wise and also the Beachbody Transformation Challenge. SO many emotions and so many tears…it was insane! 1st, the celebration of the Coaches successes….why is that cool?! Well, ordinary people from different backgrounds with different stories and struggles, worked hard and impacted enough lives that they now get to celebrate such big wins not only in their business, in their lives, in the lives of their families but in the lives of their clients, as well. And, not sure about you, but I love learning about how people get to where they are today!
For the Beachbody Transformation Challenge…out of 50,000 applicants, 8 finalists were selected. 2 in each of the 4 age categories and 1 of each sex. Winners (1 woman and man) get each $100k and the other finalists walk away with $15k.Pretty awesome, right?!? Even more awesome….their stories. How far they’ve gone and how they all said the same thing. How this experience, this journey, as hard as it was, changed their life and brought them back; it saved them. It saved them…cue in the water works stadium wide! I’m not kidding. Putting aside the amazing feeling of being there to witness this, it gave each and every Coach a renewed sense of purpose whether one was needed or not. If ever someone is not 100% sure about this…the journey and all the hard work…those stories and celebration just showed us the WHY! The significance. The IMPACT we can make on a life.
The festivities went on till late that evening and with us having to wake up at 3am to catch a super early flight (Mama wanted to see her babies sooner than later), we called it a night…still only went to bed at 1pm chatting away in our room but all the sleep deprivation was totally worth it.
Tired, sleepy and sore, I was full of ideas and inspiration I’m looking forward to putting into my challengers, coaches and business.
My goal next year is to go to Summit with 10 of my personally sponsored Coaches. Year 1 I had 1, year 2 I had 2…next year I want 10 ladies to be joining me on this. I want to know I am building a team of women than want to impact as much as I do, that are enjoying the journey as much as I do and are ready to build their EMPIRE alongside with me!
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