Hello, and welcome to the Fit Club Network! I’m Dave Ward, a husband, father, retired attorney, triathlete and one half of a husband/wife Beachbody Coaching Team! I am currently an Independent Two Star Diamond Coach in my first business center and an Emerald Coach in my second business center. My passion is helping people achieve their goals. Most of the people I work with have fitness related goals. Whether you are looking to increase sports performance or just lose a few pounds, I can help. I also help people achieve their financial goals. I know the path to financial freedom well, because I’m walking down it. Beachbody has had a profound impact on my life, both physically and financially. On January 8, 2011 we held an event in Phoenix where I had an opportunity to tell everyone how I went from overworked lawyer to full time Beachbody Coach in a little over 2 years. Here it is. My life, on video.
My Life Changed
Since the summer of 2003 my life has changed dramatically. That was when Monica and I discovered Beachbody and our friend, mentor, and personal punishment distributor, Tony Horton. We started with Power 90 and we both had great results. We then moved on to P90X. To her credit, Monica has maintained her results since 2003. I, on the other hand, struggled with keeping the weight off and staying in shape.
We moved to Phoenix, AZ in January of 2006 and my downward spiral began. I was working in a law firm that seemed to have a singular goal: run me into the ground and kill me. By January of 2007 I had gained over 25 pounds and weighed 192. I decided I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I pulled out the P90 VHS tapes (yeah, VHS) and rededicated myself to fitness. In 2007, I did 10,000 push ups and 10,000 sit ups. I also lost 20 pounds, most of which came off in those first 90 days of 2007. I had never felt better and decided to pull out the P90X DVD’s again.
In November of 2007, my father passed away after a long battle with a very rare neurological disorder. He was an avid cyclist and the most gentle person I’ve ever known. I had just started a round of P90X when he got really sick and moved to Phoenix to be closer to us. I stuck to the strength workouts, but couldn’t do the cardio. P90X was the only thing in my life at that time that was not falling appart. Everyday, Tony was there refusing to let me make any excuses. In January of 2008 I decided to take on the X full time, and even did P90X+.
At around that time we had some friends in town for the Rock and Roll Marathon. One of them qualified for the Boston Marathon. That was inspiring to say the least. My beautiful and talented wife Monica decided to train for the San Diego Marathon, and I decided to start running for the first time in my life. I thought I could not run because I had knee issues associated with an ACL repair in 1994.
In March of 2008 Monica was awarded a Top Coach honor and off we went to Hawaii. We got to work out with Tony Horton and meet the Beachbody Executives. Carl Daikeler (CEO) and Jon Congdon (President) are really good people, who really understand how Beachbody can change lives, both physically and financially. I am so very lucky to have met them and to have gotten an intimate look at this incredible company.
Another friend of ours is into triathlon. She convinced me to do a sprint Tri in March, and I was hooked. I found that P90X and P90X+ laid such a good base of strength that I was able to do that race with only one week of training (try it). That launched a major entry into the triathlon world. The first big race I did was the San Diego International. That went well and I did a few more races in 2008. In 2009 I decided to do it again and The Beachbody Network News even came and filmed me at the race. All this was really a prelude to a race that I had always wanted to do. The Superfrog Half Ironman, which is sponsored by the US Navy SEAL’s and benefits the familes of these brave warriors who make the ultimate sacrifices for our country. On April 11th, 2010 I completed one of the most difficult Half Ironman courses on the triathlon circuit. I’ve done a few races since then, but I’m mainly focused on increasing my performance on the bike. I love to ride, and it’s just that simple.
2010 was a magical year for us. Monica and I finished in the Top 10 of Beachbody’s Success Club contest. The prize was a week long cycling trip in the south of France. Monica and I decided to go a week early and extend the trip out to two weeks. After a few days in Lyon, we went to see the Tour de France, which was a day I will never forget. We then made our way down to the Marseilles to meet up with the rest of the group and ride with good friends in beautiful places. Read the whole story HERE.
Things haven’t calmed down for us since 2010 either. On September 1, 2011 we moved from Scottsdale, Arizona to the shores of the Pacific Ocean in Coronado, California. San Diego is home for us and Coronado is simply amazing. In case you are wondering, we do enjoy the view. Living here affords us the incredible opportunity to be of service to our Grandparents. Mine are both 94 and they live within 300 yards of our door. Monica’s Grandmother lives in San Diego, less than 20 minutes away. This is how I want to live my life. I spent too many years sitting in an office watching time tick off a clock. Now, it’s time to live.
Please contact me if you have any questions about how I can help you get fit or the Team Beachbody Coaching Opportunity.