Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The Costa Rica fund

I've mentioned more than once my fondness for exercise programs like P90X and Insanity and TurboJam and a few others, all by a fitness company called Beachbody.

I started using them about 6 years ago in preparation for my wedding.  I was getting fitted for my gown and the seamstress told me that the dress was ever-so-slightly tight around the bodice, but that if I lost 5 pounds, I wouldn't need any alterations at all.

I had been doing home exercise programs since I was in college, but I was bored with my collection.  Then I saw an ad for P90X in Esquire magazine.  The program didn't promise any quick fixes or easy weight loss -- just great results if you were committed to working incredibly hard 6 days a week for 90 days.  I liked the no-bullshit approach and the money back guarantee, so I ordered it, figuring that if I didn't like it, I could return it and get my money back.

Long story short, I rocked my wedding dress, got into the best shape of my life, and became a devoted consumer of Beachbody products.  I've used 5 of their programs and then just started a 6th, TurboFire, this morning.  I've recommended the programs to friends and relatives, who have become similarly addicted.

Now I've drunk the Kool-Aid in full.

The company has a coaching program in which you can sign up to become a coach and a rep for the company's products.  I've been thinking about doing it for a while.  There are people I've read about it who have been able to turn their coaching gig into a full-time job that allows them to work for themselves and quit their day jobs.  I don't see myself doing that, but I would like to be able to help people get in shape and at the same time, maybe make a little bit of money that I can use as a vacation/rainy day fund.

So I signed up. 

I'm not going to give a hard sell, because the products basically sell themselves.  Here's my page -- it will link you to all the information you could need about the programs, products and coaching opportunities.  After a couple of days, I'll move this post to a separate page (linked at the top of the homepage), and I'll put some links on the sidebar.  Check it out.


  1. That's awesome! I could benefit from something like that, if I was at all self motivated! I can't work out alone in my house... it's too small anyway, our only tv is in our tiny bedroom.

    What's the costa rica fund, just vacation?!

  2. Yeah, just vacation (so far). We're trying to plan a vacation in December to go to Costa Rica (or maybe Puerto Rico, or maybe Mexico). Jason and I met in CR so it would be fun to visit the old haunts and take the kids, start teaching Zeke how to surf.

  3. Just fyi - I went to puerto rico last year and did NOT like san juan. If you're thinking some kind of resort it might be fine, but the city was pretty shady.

  4. There's good surfing there, so we were going to look into that. Haven't made any plans yet -- all still in the daydreaming stage.