How are you all doing? I just returned from an amazing Coach Summit in Nashville attended by 25,000 Team Beachbody coaches! I was so happy to have about 100 coaches from our team attend. We are all fired up and ready to help so many more people become fit and healthy this year! I was very fortunate to be recognized as a Top Level coach as well as more importantly celebrate the recogniction of my team. This is all due to my amazing team of customers and coaches! I want to thank you all for being so supportive and allowing me the opportunity to be your coach!This is the COOLEST part! At the Saturday night closing ceremony Beachbody awarded the $100,000 Team Beachbody Challenge prize to one guy and one girl who had the best results and most votes. I was so EXCITED to see it was Justin Wells – a member of OUR TEAM – who won!!! Justin lost over 160 pounds by doing Beachbody programs and drinking Shakeology, and he is a huge inspiration! Click to see his story! and if you would like to also enter the BB Challenge then let me know so I can work with you personally. What touched me so much was his WHY. He made the hard decision to try and keep doing for his young son. One decision, One decision can set so much in action. I am here to help. The first step is reaching out to me.LOTs of Exciting announcements. They are all listed below, but one of the most important one is the new HEALTH BET starting Sept 5th. Check out my video below about the Health Bet. Basically, it is SUPER simple. Do 3 workouts a week and drink 5 Shakeology a week for 4 weeks ONLY and get a piece of over 1 MILLION Dollar pot. All you need to do is log your workouts and Shakeology via the challenge app (I set you up with it- takes less than 5 minutes). LOG = get money. 🙂 You can complete this form for my team Health Bet Challenge Group, or email me to get in.
Here is a quick video about it too! I made a Facebook live video (follow me here- www.facebook.com/christinamariebove but I am technology challenged and can’t upload it lol. Do here is info video: https://youtu.be/Z_9otA4NqoM
FIXATE COOKING SHOW with Autumn Calabrese and her brother, professional chef Bobby Calabrese, is coming late August to Beachbody On Demand!!! Autumn will be showing you how to cook with the Fixate Containers and will showcase many new recipes. This is going to be a staple on BOD with new episodes coming out every week!
The FIXATE 2 cookbook is also coming out later this year
New on BOD (included with your membership) is 3 WEEK YOGA RETREAT! A program for beginners into Yoga, experiencing it on your own terms without getting forced into a pretzel!
NEW PROGRAM ANNOUNCED: Joel and Jericho’s* new program, CORE DE FORCE is coming out November 1st! This Martial arts-inspired program features a unique flow with rounds just like boxing, so you give it your all for 3 minutes then break, then go to the next round. Do a 3 round fight, 6 round, or 12 rounder! It is up to you! It is all core work and for anyone who has done Les Mills Combat, you know how much that works the core and those results you get from it. This will be even better! *(Meet Joel and Jericho later in this newsletter!)
THE 20’s Premiers August 8th on BOD! Reality Show where 20 people are competing to be the next Beachbody Celebrity Trainer, and we pick the winner!
AUGUST CHALLENGE PACK SPECIALS – ALL THE TOP ONES ON SALE FOR AUGUST FOR $140! 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, PiYo, Hammer & Chisel, Country Heat, 22 Minute Hard Corps, and more…. They never put all these on sale for the whole month before! It’s crazy!
Remember, when you purchase a challenge pack you get access to my private Facebook support group! This will give you motivation, tips, and support to help you stay active and engaged so you can stay on track and reach your goals. We also give away prizes, make new friends and have a ton of fun! Would you like to take advantage of this special sale and join an upcoming challenge group? If so, email me, or message me on Facebook.
IN THIS ISSUE: Challenge Packs Galore! – All of Our Most Popular Challenge Packs on Sale in August! :: Article: How to Set Achievable Fitness Goals :: Recipes: Barbecue Chicken Flatbread; Chocolate Peanut Butter Shakeology Ice Cream
Dance Your Way to Fitness with Country Heat!
Throw on a cowboy hat – the latest way to lose weight has gone a little country.
From the creator of the 21 Day Fix, here comes a country dance-inspired cardio program with six simple routines set to the country tunes fans know and love.
Autumn Calabrese says her new workout is designed to get you moving with high-energy, low-impact workouts that are doable for all fitness levels.
“You can have different goals and still use the program,” she says. “It could be for weight loss, toning, just getting back into fitness, or getting into fitness if you’ve never worked out before. But it can also be for the person who really likes cardio and just looking for something new and fun to do.”
Country Heat is a 30 Day program with 30-minute workouts that require no equipment. The Challenge Pack includes Shakeology, five dance workouts plus one full-body dance-conditioning workout, a quick-start guide, a 30-day program calendar, portion-control containers and a nutrition guide, plus a bonus line dance.
Anyone looking to add a new element to an established fitness routine may want to give this program a try, especially fans of other dance-based workouts like Zumba and CIZE.
“Country Heat was inspired by my passion for country music, and my love of both fitness and dance,” Autumn said. “I created this program for people who have been looking for a fun and easy alternative to fitness, and I’m confident people will quickly see just how effective it is to work out while having fun!”
She’s a former Reebok-sponsored fitness model with an infectious personality. He’s a former Marketing Director for Gold’s Gym and a true fitness pioneer.
Say hello to your new, internationally recognized Super Trainers, Joel and Jericho. Look familiar? They should. Joel and Jericho spent years as Master Trainers for Les Mills and educated thousands of new instructors around the world. And in December 2016, they’re kicking down the doors with their new 30-day workout Core De Force!
Core De Force is the first program from our newest Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews. From strength training to dance to yoga, they’ve helped thousands get fit with all kinds of workouts. And they’ll be the first to tell you… if you want to transform your entire body and shed the belly fat, nothing beats this mixed martial arts-style training. It’s going to be a knockout.
How To Set Achievable Fitness Goals
If you made a resolution this year to get fit, you may have noticed how difficult it was to actually stick to that. If your resolve has faded, now is the time to evaluate what you are doing and set realistic goals that you can actually achieve. Here is some advice from Self magazine, and a few tips I’ve learned along the way.
Be SMART About Your Goals
SMART stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely—all of which are important in reaching a fitness objective. SMART goals can help keep you on track and remind you of your priorities, so you’re able to follow through with every workout or healthy meal you have planned.
You need to be very clear about what you want to achieve. A fuzzy goal like “get healthy” is too broad. Do you have a specific number of pounds you want to lose? Are you trying to shape up for an event? Do you want toned arms (who doesn’t?) or some muscle definition? Knowing your specific goal will set your path right from the start.
Writing down your specific goal guides what you do, and tracking your progress is key. Take measurements. Take pictures (you will be glad later). Monitor your weight, without being a slave to the scale. Track how far you walk, or how fast you run. Evaluate if you are doing what it takes to achieve your specific goal.
If you have a big goal in mind, break it down into mini goals to keep you on track. Structure your days around meeting these goals so that they become incorporated in your lifestyle. If you want to run a marathon, set small mileage goals and work your way up. If you want to lose weight, prep your meals, keep healthy snacks handy, be aware of your calorie range and write down what you eat, or park your car farther away to get in a quick walk. If you struggle on your own, try teaming up with someone who also wants to make consistent changes. Or try one of my free Facebook groups! You will find supportive people on the same journey for accountability and motivation. Message me for info.
Create a goal with some type of motivation attached to it, like “I want to lose 10 pounds in two months to be ready for my wedding.” This can give a bit of relevancy to your goal. Whether you want to feel confident at a big event or perform better during everyday activities, pinpoint why a goal is important to you.
Setting deadlines creates a sense of urgency. Be honest and realistic about what you will be able to accomplish in a given time frame. “If losing 10 pounds is at the top of your list and you’re willing to make sacrifices in your social life and at work, we can attain that more quickly,” says Nike trainer Jason Loebig. And if not? That’s completely fine, too he says—you just need to adjust your expectations so they’re in line with your schedule and commitments.
Once you have your goal in place, it’s all about the follow-through. Be accountable to yourself, and the results will follow.
BBQ Chicken Flatbread Pizza
Serves: 4 servings
2 whole wheat flatbreads (or 6½-inch whole wheat pitas)
½ cup low-sugar barbecue sauce
1½ cups shredded cooked chicken breast
½ cup canned black beans, drained, rinsed
½ cup corn kernels
½ medium red onion, chopped
½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Place flatbreads on a large baking sheet.
Spread barbecue sauce evenly on flatbreads.
Top flatbreads evenly with chicken, black beans, corn, onion, and cheese.
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Top evenly with cilantro and drizzle with lime juice. Serve immediately.
Click to Watch How It’s Made!
A Healthy Hot Weather Treat!
Chocolate peanut butter ice cream that’s good for you? And takes less than 10 minutes to make? Believe it. This is the ice cream you’ve been waiting for. It’s rich and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness, and it’s made from just four ingredients. It’s so simple, you don’t even need an ice cream maker.
1 ripe medium banana, peeled, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup almond milk, unsweetened
2 tbsp peanut butter, all-natural smooth
2 scoops chocolate Shakeology
Combine frozen banana slices into a food processor with almond milk, peanut butter, and a scoop of chocolate Shakeology, and blend! You might need to stop the food processor and use a spatula to scrape down the sides once or twice, but when the ice cream is ready, it will be perfectly smooth, frosty cold, and very soft. Enjoy it right away, or place it in the freezer for 20–30 minutes for a firmer, more scoopable ice cream.
DON’T MISS THESE DEALS! All of Our Most Popular Challenge Packs are on Sale in August!
Beachbody Challenge Packs are the complete package, offering total support for achieving health and fitness goals. The formula? Fitness + Nutrition + Support = Success. Challenge Packs include:
One fitness program
One free bonus DVD for ordering through me
One month’s supply of Shakeology OR Beachbody Performance Energize and Recover for pre-workout energy and post-workout muscle restoration
FREE 30-day trial membership to Beachbody On Demand (stream your workouts anywhere!)
$2 Super Saver Shipping!
Exclusive, private Fitness Support Group
You get me as your Coach!
Many of these are also available as KICKSTART Challenge Packs that include the 3-Day Refresh – a healthy cleanse to jump-start your weight loss and help you break bad eating habits. Don’t wait another day to start your health and fitness journey! Message me for info!
The name says it all. 21 Day Fix – a combination of proven workouts, a nutrition plan, and results in just 21 Days.
3 Week Yoga Retreat Coming to Beachbody On Demand in September!
Want to try yoga but too intimidated by the complicated poses? Or, do you think you’re simply not flexible enough to contort yourself into a pretzel? Then, you’re going to love 3 Week Yoga Retreat, coming in September exclusively to Beachbody On Demand.
This beginner yoga program will guide you through three weeks of basic yoga classes and help you feel less stressed, improve your flexibility, and increase your balance. The program doesn’t require any equipment (though a yoga mat, yoga block, and a strap are all helpful), and we’ve included a modifier for each of the moves.
3 Week Yoga Retreat was designed so you can easily follow along. Beachbody did an extensive search to find four trainers that you’ll not only love, but who are also masters of the practice.
After completing one 30-minute or shorter class a day, you’ll have a deeper understanding of yoga by the end of 21 days. You’ll also have the confidence to hold your own in any yoga class!