It’s no surprise that the most popular New Years Resolution, year-over-year, is health related.

Whether it’s losing weight, getting fit, or improving your diet, health is at the top of every single list. With so many people interested in trying to improve their well being, I thought it was only fitting to feature someone who is CRUSHING her health goals. And not only is she improving her health, but she is killing it as a business. I’d like to introduce you to an incredible Beachbody Coach.

What Is Beachbody?

Beachbody is a direct to consumer, multi-level health & fitness company. They offer a range of products and exercise regimes.  You’ve probably heard of their smash hits P90X and Insanity, but they also offer a ton of other cool workouts incase those seem a little too extreme. And believe me, I’ve done the Insanity workouts and they are INTENSE, but man it felt good when I wasn’t sore!

Beachbody promotes their products through a network of coaches. Coaches are representatives who use the Beachbody products and programs, and encourage others to join their team and improve their health. I’ll talk a little more about Beachbody’s structure in an upcoming post, but for now I want to feature Daniela’s story. She is accomplishing her health goals, while at the same time, increasing her wealth and contributing to her family’s overall income. But enough from me, this side hustle story is best told by the woman herself…

Introducing Daniela LaVerde, A Diamond-Level Beachbody Coach

A Photo of Daniela, Beachbody Coach

My name is Daniela and I’m 34 years old. I am a wife, and Mom to a crazy little 4 year old boy. When my son came along, my husband and I decided I would be a stay at home Mom. 

Awesome right?

The first 2 years were amazing. I loved all the time I had at home with him, I loved not answering to anyone, I loved being on my own schedule and not missing out on any of his little milestones. Until just after my son’s 2nd birthday when it hit me… We are broke… one income is TOUGH! In addition to that, I felt miserable. I hadn’t lost any baby weight and I had NO energy.

So I decided something had to change

I already had the Beachbody 21 Day Fix Program, and like most people, I gave up on it multiple times. One of my best girlfriends also had the program. She got amazing results, and became a coach… And I was so jealous, but in a good way lol… let’s say envious. Once she became a coach I wanted to join her Challenge Group and kick some serious butt so I could show off my results to help her business. So I did it… funny that when I was doing it for someone else I was able to stick with it, but I failed when it was just for myself. 

So I completed my 21 days and I was amazed… this actually worked. Of ALL the programs that I’ve spent my money on in the past, this one ACTUALLY WORKED. It was the most amazing feeling.  At that point I knew I had to do something to keep this up.

Here is the thing, I knew I would give up on my own health & fitness goals, but I would never give up on a community. So that’s when I had the talk with my friend…

“Is this a real business, a real job?  Do you really get paid? How much? Be honest!”

She gave me the honest answers and I was happy with them so I decided I HAD to do this too. And so I started coaching as a side hustle one year ago, and today, I’m a full time Beachbody Health and Fitness Coach.

I help individuals who are looking to make a change and improve their health.

I help them find the best program for them that Beachbody has to offer.  We look at their needs, goals and preferences and I help get them started on a program. I also offer them the support, motivation and inspiration they need to get through the program and reach their goals. My team and I also hold monthly online Accountability Groups for those doing full programs. We also run shorter, fun little free groups once a month.  The groups are anything from Clean Eating, to Squat Challenges… anything to get people started on their path to a healthier lifestyle.

It Doesn’t Take a Lot of Money to Get Started, But It DOES Take Commitment

It only costs $49 to sign up as a coach, and that fee is waived when you buy a new program.  I currently pay a  monthly $20 business fee to Beachbody which covers the administrative tasks like handling returns, record keeping, and customer service support. Aside from this, I pay for my monthly super foods shake, which I was drinking anyway, and now I get a sweet coaches discount on it!

Crush your health goals, increase your wealth. A side hustle story

In terms of time commitment, I completed a New Coach Training Course, which was 10 days long and took me about 10 to 15 minutes per day to complete.  I also do my own extra training. Like right now I’m working on completing my Canadian Personal Training Specialist Certification. Although extra training isn’t mandatory, I want all the info I can get my hands on!

The real commitment comes with having to get up, show up and do my darn workout everyday even when I don’t want to do it!

“But Do You Actually Make Any Money?”

This is a question I get asked A LOT! And the answer? Hell yes I do!

At first it was enough money to cover my own exercise products…. Then it covered my cell phone bill… Then my car payment… And now, here I am, less than a year later able to contribute to my family’s income while still being able to stay at home with my son.

This is the potential. Starting small, and continuously working at my business, AND working at my health. This was the perfect opportunity for me.


That’s just a small glimpse into the Beachbody Coaching Business. Daniela is the perfect example of someone who has found success with a direct to consumer brand because it embraces her passion for staying fit and getting healthy.

I’ve known Daniela for a long time and I follow her on Facebook . I personally love the recipes, tips and tricks she provides. I also really appreciate her sense of humour. She acknowledges her stumbles, but makes herself and others better one day (and one workout) at a time. She has definitely motivated me to blow the dust off of my old treadmill and start 2017 off on the right foot.

So if you have health & fitness at the top of your “to-do” list this year, contact Daniela by visiting her Facebook page and try a Beachbody Program! The worst that can happen is that you get healthier, and the most that can happen is that you become interested in coaching, and helping others achieve their goals…. Definitely a win-win situation!

If you’re interested in learning more about direct to consumer brands & multi-level marketing businesses, stay tuned, because I’ll be talking about direct selling and related statistics in an upcoming post.

Happy New Year Side Hustlers!

I just want to let you know that I am PUMPED! Not just for the posts I have lined up, but for the New Year in general. Bring on 2017! I got my blogging feet wet in 2016, and I’m really excited to amp up my commitment and passion for this space. So thank you for reading, may the new year bring you health, wealth and happiness (or all three, at the same time, if you’re lucky!).

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