I have an amazing team of Beachbody coach’s who are all remarkable people. Every once in awhile I like to feature one of my member’s incredible results, whether in business, workout results or both. This is a guest post from Team Beachbody Coach, Pete Haack. Pete has an incredible story and wait until you see his workout results. He is now paying it forward as a Beachbody Coach to help others achieve amazing results.
Check out his story:
I’m often asked to share my experience of starting up the Beachbody programs and eventually becoming a Team Beachbody Coach. It’s definitely been a journey that has changed my life. Now I hope that through the opportunity I have been given to become a Coach that I can pay it forward to help others to do the same.
I was involved in Track & Field in high school and college. During my senior year of college, I was involved in a car accident on my way to class one day. Another driver ran a stop sign and hit my car directly on the driver’s side at a high rate of speed. The impact left me in the hospital for a week with a fractured spleen and unable to finish my last outdoor season. At the time of my accident I weighed 155 lbs. Over the next few years I consistently put on more and more weight until I decided I needed to do something about it. I had gone up over 200 lbs. and was looking at upgrading my wardrobe yet again to accommodate another new pant size.
I started participating in open Track & Field meets as a way to motivate myself to stay in shape. In my first meet I ran the 200 meters and fell down about 30 yards from the finish line. Not a good start, but I didn’t give up and continued to run one meet a year for the next few years. One day while practicing on the track I felt a pop in my hamstring. It ended up being a pretty moderate hamstring strain and took a little over a month to come back from. One thing about hamstring injuries is that they are difficult to shake. I continued to have the same injury year-after-year until I saw some research on hamstring injuries and the impact of improving balance and core strength to reduce the likelihood of injury. I viewed a presentation that showed the rehabilitation and off-season exercises that major universities were using for their football and track athletes to prevent these injuries. One night, while watching the P90X infomercial, I realized that P90X incorporated many of these same moves into its program. I ordered the program in February of 2010 and haven’t looked back.
This past track season I decided to use Insanity: The Asylum during the season to stay in shape and reduce the amount of time I would spend training on the track. My conditioning had improved so much after using the program that I decided to go to Cleveland, Ohio to run in the USA Track & Field National Masters Championships. I felt like I was in great shape and if I continued the Asylum program I would only get better. Due to a condition in my calves that limits my ability to train regularly on the track, I took an unusual approach and used Asylum as my primary training program and only incorporated one or two workouts on the track each week. It proved to be successful as I achieved my goal of winning a medal by placing third in the 400 meter dash at the National Championships in my age group.
It was at this point that I found myself promoting the Beachbody products to everyone I knew and had even convinced a few people to purchase P90X. When people who were on the program had questions, they asked me. I was already doing many of the same things I do now, but without actually being a Beachbody Coach. I remembered a blog post I had read months earlier where Tony Horton wrote about the coaching opportunity, and I figured I should look into it more closely. It didn’t hurt that I could get a discount on Beachbody programs and supplements.
The truth is that I know what I have gained from the Beachbody programs and support system on Team Beachbody. I wish that there was a way to take this feeling that I have of being fit, happy, and healthy and bottle it up and hand it out to everyone. Being a Beachbody Coach and sharing my story is the next closest thing I can think of. There is such a great feeling from being a part of a company that is working to put an end to obesity and bring wellness to others. One of the greatest joys in life is being used for a purpose and I feel like this is mine.
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