Wednesday, July 4, 2012

My Beachbody Summit Story, WOW!

Words cannot express my experience at the Beachbody Summit, but I am going to try. It all started in 2011, when I made the decision to attend Summit 2012. I took out a payment plan and started saving. I wasn't sure what to expect, was nervous, kind of scared, but I was all in!
When we landed in the Airport, we took a shuttle to the hotel. My husband, Don, and I checked in, and then crashed from the long day. All I could think about, was a live workout with Turbo Fire Fitness Celebrity, Chalene Johnson, in the AM.
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We awoke early, due to the time change~ at 4AM, and got ready for the workout. We had some time prior, so we walked the MGM hotel and streets of Vegas. All I can say, is Vegas is about size! The workout time was near and we wanted front row positions. As we waited on Chalene, the room filled with about a thousand people. WOW, what a fun time working out with Chalene! People cheering, and we sweated the calories out! FUN FUN FUN!
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Following the workout, we took quick showers, got something to eat, and then went through some of the most exciting training classes we've been through! So many good-looking and healthy people! As we listened to the stories, we found it wasn't always like that for the majority. Many fighting Obesity issues, health issues, financial, and so on... I personally learned so much and about so many people wanting to pay it forward. Exciting day, but the upcoming Saturday was going to be a day to remember!
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I awoke again prior to sunrise, but as the sun started coming up outside the MGM hotel, thousands started gathering across the street in the large Tropicana Hotel Parking lot. A large stage stood in front, and people were camped out already. At 6:30AM sharp, the noise started to raise, and the first of the Beachbody Celebrity Fitness Instructors took to the Stage. With over 5,000 Coaches on the pavement, we worked out with Tony Horton, Chalene, Les Mills Pump fitness stars, and others...! What a workout, stopped to take many pictures, as I've never had this experience before!
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As the lines of Coaches started heading back to the hotel, I gathered my thoughts for the day. We headed to the training class that was just as exciting, and again, with just as many success stories! As the classes ended, we finished our dinner, and prepared for what would be one of the top events of my life.
We wanted a good seat, so we arrived an hour early, finding a line of people also excited to get started.
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Beachbody Summit event was more than I've ever thought. Watching the Elite Coaches and listening to their life changing stories brought tears to my eyes. We watched the individuals struggling with Obesity Videos, now looking fit and healthy, tell their stories. I have never cried and laughed so much in my life.
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As I landed back safely in my home time, I reflected on what I had learned; stories I heard, the people I met, and I can truly say I am blessed. I can only Thank God for the positive changes in my life. It wasn't always like this for me. I was stressed out with my job, health issues, husband laid off, and struggling in 2009. In 2010 I became a Coach and was able to retire early from a Teaching position. Now, I am traveling with my husband on business vs., having to be apart while he travels. Our future has been changed, and this is only just the beginning, and what a bright future ahead!
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I would love to talk with you about your WHY, and about Paying It Forward! Call me, at: 513-748-3635, or email me, at: cincyfit88@aol.com . Thank You, Beachbody, for making this opportunity available for anyone!
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Sincerely,
Darlene Cook

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