On September 14th Traci and I arrived in Chicago and wanted to charge our batteries with a little pre-camp workout. After spending about 15 minutes searching for the gym in our massive hotel I talked Traci into an old school version of shoulders and arms. I call it "old school" because unlike P90X we bombarded our shoulders for 12 sets, followed by 12 more sets of just arms. Traci was loving me...Not! While we were pumping iron, we noticed 3 gals clearing out a small space in the corner of the gym. One of them was setting up her laptop while the other two were chatting and warming up. I wasn't sure what they were up to at first, because I couldn't figure out why they weren't just lifting weights or peddling away on one of the stationary bikes like everyone else.
What were these three women up to? Why are they here and not using the fitness equipment? Why are they doing a fitness video in a gym? What's up with Bogarting part of the gym floor for they're private workout? My gym rat brain was having a tough time figuring out what was going on. As they were setting up and stretching I looked over and noticed the cover of their workout. I saw two words. Beachbody & Turbo Jam! At that moment I had two thoughts simultaneously. How cool is this and why aren't they doing Power 90? While wrangling with my ego I turned to Traci and told her that we were in the midst of some Beachbody peeps. At that moment one of the girls recognized me. My frail ego was back in tact, until the three starting swooning all over the much cooler My Beachbody girl.
Their names are Kim, Monique and Sharon. All three work for the same company and were attending a conference at the hotel. They live in different parts of the country and stay connected through e-mails and the Beachbody web site. They had meetings all day every day and still managed to find the time to burn and churn during their conference. After our initial hellos the girls got busy and Traci and I went back to our weights. As I watched them workout together, push each other and have a blast in the process, I couldn't help notice the contrast between them and the other people on bikes and treadmills zoning out while watching TV. It was another very clear reminder that Beachbody is way ahead of the curve. We get it! Our programs work! We bring people together. And we're changing the face of health and fitness.
Thank you Sharon, Kim and Monique for a job well done. Thank you for staying connected and working hard. Thank you for your commitment and desire to get and stay healthy. Thank you for joining the Beachbody fitness revolution!