We are THAT team.

We are THAT team.

Jul 22, 2016

WHY do we do what we do? We are crazy by some definitions.  We love working out and being active -even on “vacation”.  We like eating healthy….well we like junk food too but 80% of the time we try to keep it clean.  Its not easy to own your own business of any shape or size because we are it for the most part.  We don’t have a staff.  We are busy parents and Johanna works full time.  So why do we do it? Mainly, its this burning desire to make a different in people’s lives and fight these trends of obesity and poor health that are way to prevalent in our culture.  We see poor health and obesity robbing people of the freedom to really enjoy life as they could and live life to the fullest.  We believe a healthy and active lifestyle is a major key to living your best life.  We also want to reach as many people as we can because good health should be accessible to EVERYONE! Our DREAMS: We also do a lot of what we do for our family.  Family and faith are at the center of everything we do.  We want to be healthy and role model a healthy lifestyle to our kids so they grow up with that being “normal” vs. a lifestyle of being tired, sick, and in and out of doctors offices.  We also want the health and freedom to create lots of memories doing fun and active things as a family.  We want the freedom of time to do that and the freedom to design our own life and schedules.  We want the freedom to give more freely of our time and resources to people in need and spread love and health and fun to everyone.  God has blessed us with an amazing family and talents to help people get fit and healthy so we try and use those gifts to bless others around us in any way we can. What keeps us UP AT NIGHT? That even with all the things we do, there are more people we could reach and more people we should be helping.  If we could have 15...

Find Your Why and Reach your 2015 Goals

Find Your Why and Reach your 2015 Goals

Jan 1, 2015

This is the time of year that many people make New Years Resolutions or set goals for themselves to work on in the upcoming year.  We see a lot of people decide or recommit to exercise regularly, lose weight, or achieve a performance-based goal like running a 5K or hiking the grand canyon.  The reason that many people don’t keep their resolutions is that they are simply wishes or dreams without attaching powerful reasons to work on these goals or constructing a specific action plan to achieve them.  So this year we are encouraging you to do two things a little differently and really achieve your biggest goals this year.  We want you to #FindYourWhy and use #REALsolutions to make an action plan for your best year yet! To #findyourwhy, you need to take your goal and attach some powerful, typically emotional reasons you want to achieve that goal.  First jot down a few reasons why you want to reach your goal.  Why is it important to you?  How will your life be changed or impacted by achieving that goal?  Who will benefit?  How will it feel to achieve your goal?  What would you be able to do that you aren’t able to do now?  Once you determine some strong reasons you want to achieve your goal, put up pictures or reminders to help keep you on track when it gets challenging or tough to keep working toward your goal when you may feel like quitting.  Accomplishing new goals will almost always involve behavior and lifestyle change which is not always easy and definitely doesn’t happen overnight.  To keep going when you don’t feel like it, you need a reason stronger than your excuses.  This will help you stay on track and this is what we are calling “finding your why”.  It may also be that you don’t have strong reasons for the goal you want to achieve.  It could be that its not the right time for you to work toward your goal.  We still encourage you to go for any goal you wish to achieve.  But finding strong, emotional motivators will make it more likely that you will see success. Once you...

Stepping up to Help More People!

Stepping up to Help More People!

Sep 18, 2014

The statistics are staggering.  Overweight and obese people make up more than two-thirds of our adult U.S. population!  We have decided to step up our efforts and help more people get fit and healthy and try to reverse these trends.  But we need YOUR help!   Anthony and I are entering a major push phase with our business – specifically our Team Beachbody business but really this emanates through everything we do.  We have set a crazy outrageous goal to add 20 people to our team of coaches in 30 days.  Quite simply, we need more help to really impact the amount of lives we want to impact with fitness, nutrition and building healthy lifestyles.     We were attracted to Team Beachbody because of their integrity and their mission to end the trend of obesity and make peoples lives better.  We truly believe we have the best model to do that.  Beachbody had a thriving fitness infomercial business and had sold millions before the coach network was created.  So its not really just about the products or sales. This is really about people helping people, neighbors helping neighbors and creating a community and culture of health and fitness.  Over the course of our time with them, we have had great success and really learned the successful model of state of the art fitness programs, clean & healthy eating with no gimmicks or magic potions, support and accountability and offering rewards for success.     But in order to grow our reach and ability to help change thousands of lives, we need to create a big team of people focused on being role models and leaders and helping others.  Team Beachbody offers an incredible opportunity to create income, freedom from debt and financial security for our family as others in our company have already achieved these goals.  We want to take others with us on that journey and help other families create wealth while helping others live a healthy life   .   We are sick and tired of the trends.  We have GOT to help more people and make a difference and to do that we need a BIG team of people.  The...

Join Team INSPIRE!

Join Team INSPIRE!

Aug 6, 2014

Ever heard us talk about our Beachbody Coaching team and thought, I might like to be a part of that?  Or maybe you are just wondering what the heck IS a Team Beachbody Coach?  Well, a Team Beachbody coach is someone who likes and uses Beachbody workouts or products, recommends them to others and wants to help others see success in their health and fitness goals.  Coaches do not need to already be certified trainers or instructors (although they can be!) but rather people who love fitness and want to share that with others.  Its really that simple.  Some people love Beachbody programs and products and simply want to become a “preferred customer” and save 25% off their Shakeology or fitness programs.  Others are looking for an opportunity to build a business based on helping others in fitness or add to their existing fitness business and reach more people with online training options.  Work from home on your own schedule.  Work just a few hours a week or grow and full time income and fire your boss!  The opportunities are truly endless with Team Beachbody. Anthony and I have started our own coaching team called Team INSPIRE because we focus on inspiring others to reach their goals and true potential in fitness, business and life.  We are looking for lots of others who want to join us in this mission.  You get to workout and improve your own health and fitness and when you are ready, start helping others around you. If you are interested, take a look at this 7 minute video with more about Team Beachbody and complete our Coach Application form below and we will contact you to set up a phone or video call.  You can join for as low as $39.95 or FREE if you purchase (or have ever purchased) your own Beachbody Challenge pack.  You don’t have to stock inventory, make a minimum monthly purchase or pay a hefty monthly fee.   Fill out my online form. Use Wufoo integrations and get your data to your favorite...

The Next 90 Days…. What If?

The Next 90 Days…. What If?

Aug 6, 2014

  Anthony’s Challenge What if ? What if I applied myself even more and worked to improve areas of my life that could really positively impact lives? That was the question I was asking myself after coming off a very exciting month for our family where we saw growth in our business, personal fitness results, and wrapped up with a awesome family vacation. So what could I possibly be asking “What If” about? I was very confused why there was something nagging me deep down telling me I could do more, telling me I could experience so much more for myself, our family and all the clients we help with fitness.  So I started to take a look at the areas I wanted to experience growth in and set up goals and action steps to give it my all for the next 90 days. Through the course of this blog series, my goal is to truly enjoy the process of working hard to be the best version of me and experience a sense of accomplishment.   Here are the areas I want to improve in ….   LIFE AREA GOAL ACTION STEPS Family More quality time – Creating memories – Experiences Planned activities like pool – outdoor adventures  – Birthday Trip to Washington DC Faith Igniting God’s vision for my life Attending Elevation Church – Listening to sermons- getting involved –   reading the Bible Fitness and Nutrition Complete P90X mixed with PiYo and for nutrition will   incorporate Carb Cycling with focus on natural foods Accountability Coach – Johanna – Program based on   P90X and PiYo programming. Knowledge Gain knowledge that helps me grow in all areas to help my family and   others. Listening to audiobooks like The Slight Edge and John Maxwell series.   Reading and applying the books How to win friends and Influence people – The Greatest   Salesman in the World – Launch – The Compound Effect – Business Growth Help more clients both online and in person with our   programs. Empower our team of Beachbody Coaches to grow and help others. Daily efforts of staying in contact with clients and   coaches. Taking advantage of...

What Beachbody Coaching Has Done for Us

What Beachbody Coaching Has Done for Us

Jun 9, 2014

                      Johanna and I have been in the fitness industry for the last 16 years in some fashion working for wellness centers and commercial gyms and through our LLC Ferguson Fitness promoting fitness competitions and offering specialty fitness classes like Stroller Strides.  Through the last three years, our family has gone through a lot of transition.  Johanna and I left the corporate gym we were working for at the end of 2010.  It was a big risk and we didn’t have a great plan of what we would be doing exactly but the long hours and negative, stressful environment were wearing us down and destroying our family and we knew we had to make a change.  We started out planning to open our own small fitness franchise but quickly realized we didn’t like the franchise model or headache of owning a bricks and mortar business.  So when Johanna was hired as a professor in the Jefferson College Health & Exercise Science program, we decided to try building our own fitness business.  I began personal training as an independent contractor and we developed our own boot camp program which transitioned into our very successful P90X training program.  As we were meeting with new potential clients, we had a lot of people who couldn’t make the times work for our boot camps or couldn’t train with me consistently enough due to schedule or budget.  I began to see we needed a way to reach more people. Once I got P90X certified, we began to see more and more information about Team Beachbody and the coaching opportunity.  I already had a coach account set up to get a discount on P90X certification but we didn’t understand what exactly a Beachbody coach was or what one did.  So Johanna, the researcher of the family started reading up and finding that there were coaches out there helping lots of people through online fitness challenges, building teams of coaches and making significant income doing so.  What?!  Make significant income in fitness?  This is unheard of!  Plus, we had found a way to reach and help more people – exactly what...