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Take The Beachbody Challenge!

Take The Beachbody Challenge! |

Take The Beachbody Challenge! |

Are You Ready to Take the Beachbody Challenge???

UPDATE: We have since created our own version of the Beachbody Challenge—you can enter both and your chances are MUCH better at winning! Check out the Fit Club Network’s Healthy Bod Challenge.

What is The Beachbody Challenge?

The Beachbody Challenge is a health and fitness transformation competition sponsored by Beachbody that rewards people for completing any Beachbody fitness program and sharing their results.

The Beachbody Challenge is open to everyone. Just for entering, you get a free t-shirt. You have the opportunity to win a $500 daily prize, $1,000 in the monthly contest, and $100,000 in the yearly grand prize contest.

In order to give yourself the best chance of success, you’ll want to commit to:

  • Following a Beachbody fitness program from start to finish
  • Drinking Shakeology on a daily basis
  • Learning basic nutritional theory and eating to fuel your body for workouts and recovery
  • Posting daily accountability in one of our private Facebook groups

If your transformation is selected as the BEST in your age and gender category (18 to 29, 30 to 39, 40 to 49, 50+), you could win up to $100,000!

Back when it was called the Million Dollar Body contest, Monica WON!!! It can really happen, which is why we encourage our customers to enter!

Here’s a motivating video about the Beachbody Challenge:

And, here are the official Beachbody Challenge rules and all of the success stories that have come out of this awesome weight loss transformation contest:

Our Own Beachbody Transformation Winners

We are SO lucky to work closely with Clinton Blankenship and Mechelle Wiesenthal—and are super stoked that they both were recognized as Beachbody transformation winners in the Beachbody Challenge this year!

Clinton Wins with PiYo

Our Very Own Beachbody Transformation Winners |

Clinton Blankenship is a naval officer and former college athlete who works out intensely. He built up his endurance, strengthened his core, and increased his flexibility with PiYo.

While doing the program with his wife, he lost 17 pounds and four pant sizes!

You’ve got to read his inspiring story here—Naval Officer Gets Fit with PiYo

Mechelle Wins with P90X

Our Very Own Beachbody Transformation Winners |

We are incredibly proud to have Mechelle Wiesenthal as one of our fabulous coaches—and couldn’t be prouder that she recently became one of the 2013 Beachbody Challenge Winners.

Here’s her awesome success story:

“Before I started my weight loss journey I felt like I was trapped in someone else’s body. When I looked in the mirror I saw a very unhappy and defeated person. But the worse I felt, the worse I took care of myself—it was a downward spiral. After having two kids my body was beat up and I had stretchmarks and loose skin everywhere. It was a very dark and bleak time for me. I never thought I looked as big as I was. But when I saw myself in pictures, there was no denying my size. I desperately wanted to change and be a good role model for my children. I wanted to watch them grow up happy and healthy. And I really wanted them to be proud of me, instead of ashamed.

Since my heart surgery in 2008 to correct a lifelong problem of irregular heart rhythms, I no longer had an excuse as to why I couldn’t exercise. So I chose P90X, mainly because I didn’t think I could do it. Sounds absurd, I know! But once I took the P90X Fit Test, it lit a fire in me and I wanted to complete P90X more than anything I’ve ever wanted. And that desire is what carried me through the doubt, the struggles, the challenges, and the injuries. It’s what ultimately brought me to a place where I now feel comfortable and happy about my body.

P90X fit me like a glove. I looked forward to every single workout and am SO proud of my accomplishments! My body became toned and fit and my athletic ability went through the roof. I was able to do things in P90X that I never fathomed, and as a result I went from 237 lbs. to 146. A size 18 to a 6. And I lost 7 inches in my waist, 6 ½ inches in my hips, 9 inches in my chest, 3 inches off my arms, 5 inches off my thighs, and I lost 13% body fat!

Besides being in love with P90X, I’m completely obsessed with the Results and Recovery Formula! I made it my personal challenge to burn at least 500 calories a workout so I could “earn” my Recovery drink. I felt amazing when I knew I had earned it, my energy went through the roof, and I felt like I was taking the very best care of my body. I’ve recently begun using Shakeology and I cannot tell you how much I love that one too! I was expecting it to taste weird, but instead, it’s so thick and delicious and I look forward to it every day.

I know I was the one who put in the work, but I owe so much of my success to my Challenge Group and my Coaches, Monica and Dave W. The Challenge Group became an integral part of my life, and still is to this day. Feeling like part of a team held me accountable, even when nobody on earth would know if I skimped on a few reps here and there. And if it wasn’t for Monica and Dave’s ongoing support, I honestly don’t think I could have succeeded the way I did. I’ve never met anyone like them, and am extremely grateful that they believed in me when I didn’t even believe in myself. They made me feel like I mattered and that I was capable of anything. Their wonderful example motivated me to become a Beachbody Coach and I’m so excited to see what this next part of my journey is all about!

My life is nothing like it used to be before Beachbody. Today I’m active, fit, and happy! I no longer worry about clothes or whether I can keep up with my kids. I know I’m setting the best possible example for them and that makes me so proud and hopeful for their future. Beachbody is so much a part of my life now I can’t imagine waking up everyday and not pushing play. I know there will always be challenges and I know I will always work hard to maintain what I fought so hard for. But by committing 100% I got the results I had always dreamed about. It was all SO worth it! Thank you Beachbody.” ~ Mechelle Wiesenthal, Independent Beachbody Coach with the Fit Club Network.”

Be Like Bob & Win BIG!

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My best work with Team Beachbody involves a man named Bob Taylor. He’s one of my most memorable customers—not just because he won the Beachbody Challenge, but because of the dramatic transformation in his health that I am honored to have been a part of.

Bob ended up winning $31,000 AND prizes just for getting healthy—but, most importantly, he won his health back. Let me tell you his story—and then give you two opportunities to be like Bob.

 I met Bob in late 2013, when he was 49 years old. Like too many 49 year olds, he was packing around an extra 50 pounds. After hurting himself in a whitewater rafting accident, he gained another 50, ultimately weighing in at 266 pounds. He’s about 5’8″ (Bob claims to be 5’10”).

As a result of this weight gain, he was on all kinds of medication for pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome. He also had to use a CPAP machine (that’s the oxygen mask device that people wear at night to prevent them from dying from sleep apnea).

Bob decided to get healthy and set a goal to lose 50 pounds by age 50 and committed to work with me to reach it. “50 by 50” was our mantra. He tried P90X, but it was too hard. After some prep work, he got into my P90X3 Challenge Group in January of 2014.

The timing couldn’t have been more perfect. At the time, I was really looking for someone to coach to the finals of the Beachbody Challenge.

I was first inspired back in 2009, when I connected with a coach named Tommy Mygrant and watched him coach a guy named Gregg Bird to a win. I also watched my friend and business success partner, Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson, coach a guy named Michael through the Ultimate Health Challenge. I saw that it was the pinnacle of who we are as Coaches and I REALLY wanted to help someone in the same way.

So, I started working really closely with Bob. We talked on the phone a lot.

I remember one day he told me how he had to travel a lot for work and every single time he went through airport security he would get pulled into secondary inspection and have to show everyone his “gas mask” and explain.

“It’s so I don’t choke to death in my sleep because I’m so fat.”

He was so embarrassed and angry at himself about what he had let transpire. I knew he’d do whatever it took. (I love it when people get a little pissed off. It’s an effective motivator IF you can channel it in the right direction.)

Bob ended up losing 97 pounds (that number is even higher now). We made it all the way to the Beachbody Challenge Finals! He earned about $31,000 and I earned about $11,000. This was NEVER about the money for me, so I did what I said I was going to do in the beginning—match my winnings and donate it all to the Navy SEAL Foundation. (I did something similar back when the new P90 workout was released and got to donate to the Wounded Warrior Project. Feels SO good.)

Besides the privilege of announcing “My friend, Bob Taylor” as a Finalist on the stage, one of my other greatest moments was writing a $22,000 check to the Seals.

Bob didn’t win the grand prize, but we didn’t care. We both knew we had just had our finest hours—personally for Bob and professionally for me.

So, then what happened with Bob?

I’ve seen so many people (including myself) climb big mountains, only to come tumbling down. Bob was determined not to let that happen, so he started running—5k’s, 10k’s, half marathons, and then a few full marathons. Then, he caught the triathlon bug—sprints, Olympic distance races, and a couple of 70.3 Half Ironman ones.

Well, that 54 year old man, who just five years previously had one foot in the grave, finished a FULL IRONMAN in Texas—a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile marathon. He didn’t just finish—he crushed it with a total time of 12:33, which was 75th out of 236 in his division (M50-54), 746th out of 1916 males, and 924th out of 2969 total entrants!

I am brought to tears by the small role I played in helping Bob turn his health around. So, yeah, be like Bob. Set a goal to win a workout challenge contest, NAIL IT, and win some cash.

I want to give special thanks to Jonathan Gelfand, who cherishes his role as the Administrator of The Beachbody Challenge and to the rest of Beachbody’s corporate team—Jeff Hill, Michael Neimand, Carl Daikeler, and Jon Congdon—for the opportunity you offered both Bob and myself.

And, of course, BIG thanks to Bob. I love you, man.

How to Enter the Beachbody Challenge

It’s okay to skip this step IF you’ve already completed the program and just want to submit your fitness results. If that’s the case, just go right to Step 3.

If you’re ready to commit to getting fit, let’s connect—I’ve coached someone to a win before and I would love to do it again!

Although you can totally do this on your own, we encourage you to take advantage of our FREE coaching—both one-on-one and in our private Facebook group(s). It’s an added measure of accountability, motivation and knowledge. We have made use of online groups for several years now and we’ve found that the people participating have much better odds of success.

Click on the button below to assign me as your coach and I’ll help you get started. First, I’ll direct you to the programs that I think will work best for YOU, then we’ll work together to state and plan your goals and, finally, I’ll show you how to properly tracking your progress. (HINT: One of the first steps is to take a “Before” photo to remember what you looked like and submit your results when you’re finished!)


Beachbody has made fitness and nutrition affordable with Challenge Packs, which include both the program (or many programs with Beachbody on Demand) and discounted Shakeology or Performance.

You don't have to purchase a pack to enter the Beachbody Challenge, but if you need a fitness program and want to try Shakeology or Performance, it's definitely the best way to go to get a substantial discount—and FREE shipping and handling—on both products.

You get the most bang for your buck with the Beachbody On Demand Challenge Pack, which gives you live streaming access to 700+ workouts along with all program materials AND nutrition guides.


Did you get serious results from your Beachbody program? Then, it's time to submit your transformation story!

If your entry is selected as the top transformation in your age and gender category for the month in which you entered, you'll win $1,000 and a shot at the Grand Prize. Plus, you'll have a chance to win daily, quarterly and bonus prizes, including cash and an all expenses paid trip. You "win" a t-shirt just for entering!


Beachbody is a REAL Solution!

If you are wondering if Beachbody has a fitness solution for you, IT DOES.

If you are wondering whether our work as coaches makes a difference, IT DOES.

If you are wondering whether it is all worth the effort, IT IS.

If you are wondering whether you have what it takes, YOU DO.

You have NOTHING to lose—except weight, of course—by entering the Beachbody Challenge! If you have ANY questions, pop us a message:



Author: Dave

Father, retired attorney, cyclist (road & track), skier, surfer, recovered triathlete, half of a dynamic coaching team and co-founder of the Fit Club Network. Living my passion as an entrepreneur helping people achieve their fitness and financial goals.

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