Become a Coach on our Team

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Last week was an incredible trip! I got to spend the week with 5,000 other coaches on the Oasis of the Seas with stops in Jamaica and Bahamas. I can't wait to share the details with you (that post is coming up!)

{If you'd like to learn more about my journey to becoming a coach, 
you can check that out here and here}

But today I want to talk about something that has been on my heart in a BIG way since coming back: welcoming new coaches to our team. 

Beachbody Coaches Toronto

With my coach being in Florida, and many of her coaches being in the States as well, it means that I only get to see our amazing team a couple times a year. I have the opportunity to connect with them daily through the internet, but it's extra special when I get to see them in person. 

Beachbody Coaches - Oasis of the Seas

These ladies have become some of my very best friends, and without coaching, I probably never would have met them. The coaches on my team are spread out through North America as well - also connected through social media and our awesome support & accountability groups. 

We're all from different places, different walks of life with very different stories. What unifies us? 

A shared passion for helping others while continuing to work on ourselves. 

Dynasty United Beachbody Coaches

On the trip I got to connect with coaches from our larger coach family as well as many other coaches from all around North America. And with every new coach that I met, I realized that was the common thread the bound us together. 

As I've thought more about the culture of our team, I've thought more about the values we share and the qualities that I'm looking for in new coaches:
  • thinks of others first
  • contagious passion
  • can-do spirit
  • stands out from the crowd
  • desire to make a difference
This week I'm hosting a call to share more about coaching and what it could mean for you to be a part of our growing, thriving team.

Fill in the form below to RSVP and I will send you the link. If you're unable to join live, there will be a recording available. If this speaks to your heart, I would love for you to join our call and learn more. 

Fill out my online form.

The Master's Hammer and Chisel Progress

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Progress comes in many shapes, forms, sizes and ways. Sometimes it's obvious and other times you need to hunt for it!

When I started The Master's Hammer and Chisel, I think that I expected my progress to be some HUGE physical transformation and that suddenly I was going to have all kinds of abs and shiny muscles. Okay, so maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but I realized a few weeks in that this was going to be about more than trying to lose inches or shed weight.

I finished The Master's Hammer and Chisel over a week ago and felt extremely proud when I put those weights down.

Mission Accomplished - The Master's Hammer and Chisel

Over the course of 8 weeks and 48 workouts I:
  • found a love for morning workouts (this coming from the gal who used to love snuggling in bed for as long as physically possible)
  • got into a great groove with my eating - sticking with the portion fix container system and eating to fuel my body
21 Day Fix approved snack

21 Day Fix approved meal

21 Day Fix approved taco bowls
  • saw improvement with the amount of weights I was lifting - across the board! The girl who started with 3s and 5s with 21 Day Fix Extreme was using 7s, 10s and 15s regularly with 20s and 25s thrown in on some days. I tracked my weights for every workout and it was incredibly motivating to see those numbers going up workout by workout
  • felt stronger every day. This was attributed to the consistency in my workouts, lifting heavier and new muscles that started to develop and show up on my body
Ashley Gibson Master's Hammer and Chisel transformation
Overall, I saw changes in what my body looks like and spotted new muscles popping out! I'm especially proud of my back, arms, shoulders and lift in my booty. I think back to when I first did Insanity, and can recognize that I've come a long way since then! To me, that is progress. 

Master's Hammer and Chisel flex progress

Fitness and working out is still something that I need to work at, but it's truly become a lifestyle for me. I thrive with my daily workouts in the morning. On rest days I felt like something was missing and craved the endorphins and good feelings that followed a solid sweat session in the morning. I rekindled my love for lifting weights and can't wait to get back to it!

I would recommend this program to anyone looking for a challenge, who has a baseline of fitness (this is not a program to pick up if you haven't worked out in a long time), or is looking for a new challenge or routine for lifting weights. I love the combination of Autumn and Sagi as trainers in conjunction with the meal plan.

Autumn Calabrese and Sagi Kalev bobbleheads

I am looking forward to getting back to this program (perhaps when we get back from the cruise) and look forward to seeing continue progress in many shapes and forms. While my physical transformation may not be huge, there were so many positives that came with completing this workout and overall, I'm really proud that I finished it!

If you would like to learn more about how The Master's Hammer and Chisel could help you reach your goals or choose another fitness program that you can do at home, I'd love to have you in my next challenge group!

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