Nicole Menjares Rouwenhorst
As a wife and mom of 3 kids, I was exhausted all of the time, grouchy, and found myself turning to wine almost every night to "unwind." I was living a mediocre life and had given up on a lot of dreams, passions, & talents that I once had.
I was sick of how I was living & how I was feeling in my own skin. I didn't even want my husband to touch me.
✨Then Team Beachbody came along. I was invited to join a workout challenge group. At first, I thought, "no way"..."I'm good!" But then I realized that this may be the thing I needed to snap me back into shape. As a former collegiate athlete, I love working with a team. I love being pushed and encouraged by other like-minded people.
So I jumped in! I started with a 21-Day program that helped get my nutrition back on track & get my heart pumping! Although I was too heavy too do all of the moves in that first round, I didn't quit. I modified when I had to, and began to get stronger. After those first 21 Days, I was hooked! I loved the short-term victory of finishing a program in 3 weeks. I loved that I saw results only after 21 days. I loved the strength I was building, and I loved the support of my group!
That is when I decided I needed to pay this forward by becoming a coach! As a coach, I am not some perfect fitness guru. I am just an ordinary wife & mom of 3 kids (and 2 fur babies), who was tired of feeling weak & unhealthy, so I changed! I am a average girl who follows these at-home workouts, drinks my super food shake everyday, and eats clean in the right portions 80% of the time. I help others get connected to programs that will work for them. I encourage my team of coaches and customer challenge groups to live their best life & become the best version of themselves. I share my health & fitness journey (the good, the bad, the struggle, and the rewards) and invite others to join me! I Dare 2 Dream and I won't be stopped!
Honestly because I wanted a discount on the products! I'm always looking for a deal! When I found out you could cancel at any time, no strings attached, no obligation to "sell" I was all for signing up as a coach! I had absolutely no intention of using this opportunity to help me financially nor did I have any interest in helping change others lives. When I signed up I was in a dark negative place trying to find myself and become comfortable in my skin once and for all. I needed something for me! Thankfully during all this soul searching, fat blasting and muscle building I found my PURPOSE. I found my PASSION!
I was given this opportunity to grow as an individual and transform who I was. And by doing just that and sharing my story I have been able to change SO MANY OTHERS LIVES in a matter of months! ❤
To hear people thank you and tell you they don't know where they would be without me offering them this same opportunity feels so incredibly rewarding. It's an addiction at this point! I AM OBSESSED WITH HELPING OTHERS TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR LIFE! I am determined to transform the world one person at a time! I am held accountable because of my challengers! I am in love with this lifestyle #IAmTeamBeachbody
Because 9 years ago I was so incredibly lost. I was no longer the easygoing, high energy girl who loved to laugh and play ball but instead a mean and self destructive young woman who turned to alcohol to "unwind".
About 7 years the fog lifted and I began my search to find myself again.
It was a long journey of ups and downs but less than 5 years ago, I finally found my tribe and myself.
Without Beachbody I would have never done Insanity and began my journey of pushing past my mental limits. Without Insanity I would have never known there was a support system just waiting for me to reach out and I most definitely would have not finished the program without that support.
I knew I wanted to pay it forward and help others get past their mental hurdles to achieve things they never believed were possible!
I Dare 2 Dream because I have been there and I understand the struggles of changing your lifestyle to a healthier, more fulfilling LIFE.
I AM 2 Legit to quit what I have started and will not rest until I help as many people as I possibly can be happier then they are now because they feel uncomfortable in their own skin.
I Bet My Life on this team and on our mission.
I am a wife, a dog mom, a daughter, sister, aunt, friend, a dreamer, a believer, a positive mindset, and I am a coach.
18 months ago I "signed up" to save some money on this shake I was drinking. At that moment, I could have never dreamed it would turn into what it has today.
I get to wake up each day and love it. I get to workout, I get to have energy, have healthy meals, live a healthy lifestyle and get to spend time helping others do the same.
Trust me when I say I really never thought this would "work" for me. I never realized I would be this passionate about changing my own lifestyle, and then paying it forward to help others. I never knew this was my dream job.
I have learned so much along this journey not only about this amazing company and what it can do for me and others, but I have learned about myself. What makes me happy, sad, angry...and then how to manage those feelings. I am a better and happier person now thanks to all of this.
I am almost 28 years old and the healthiest I have been in many years. And I attribute the success to my teammates, my fellow coaches and my challengers. Without surrounding myself with these awesome positive like-minded people every single day- I don't know where I would be today.
I'm going to leave you with this piece of advice- no matter where you are at in your life right now- you are not stuck. You can achieve whatever it is you put your mind to. You can reach those goals you have set so high that you thought you'd never get there. It's possible, doable, and you will get there. I believe in YOU.
The transition from one child to the 2nd was emotional.
So much had changed in so little time. With a 19 month old and a newborn, I was becoming someone new and at the same time I felt so lost.
My body had changed a lot, my emotions had gone wild, clothes weren't fitting well, and the task of even getting myself dressed seemed pointless.
My kids are my world, but I knew that if I wanted to be the best mom I could be, I needed to find me again.
Health awareness has been a big part of my life for a long time. I love the fact that our health is something we can take the reigns on.
I've always loved researching and learning and always taking a more natural route whenever possible.
I used to love going to fitness classes at local gyms, mingling with people alike, but with 2 babies under the age of 2 and the nearest gym being 20 min away, I had to find a way to make home fitness work for me.
My search for home workouts led me to a YouTube video where I met my coach. She introduced me to this opportunity that has changed me physically and mentally ❤
Now I get to pay it forward to others. I get to help them transform from the inside out. Not all transformations are physical. There is so much more!
Because of this, I have helped other women, men, and mamas like me have self worth, confidence, and stronger relationships because they are happier with themselves.
I AM team beachbody! Part of an amazing community of people who are bettering their lives from the inside out. People who lift each other up instead of tearing one another down. I am so grateful to be where I am today.
Welp...I thank God everyday with this challenge I took on....(the thought of it being only 10 days helped). Lol turned out it was Insanity which is a 60 day program but, the actual challenge lasted 30 days. I told my Coach "I got this, no worries". Ummm yeah right I damn near heeled over in my bedroom with just the Fit Test!! #SndIThoughtIWasInShape
Before I started this challenge. I drank at least EVERY weekend and some week days. I had no goals. I didn't have a passion. I had what felt like nothing besides...jealousy.
Fast forward a bit to this 3ish year mark...I've allowed myself to BELIEVE in ME.
I was asked to be a Coach. #SayHuh Ummm HELL NO girlfrannnnnn....who do you think I am (to my Coach). I can't help people. I can't stick to a routine. I can't motivate people. I can't inspire anyone. I can't quit my 4 other jobs. I can't....I can't....I can't....let me ask you this? How many times do I share that I "can't" do anything!? NEVER. Not anymore anyway.
...Because I decided to stop my bull shit excuses of not ever being "good enough" and "never being successful"....I was jealous of success...OTHER PEOPLE's SUCCESS.
What I started to do was put my FAITH into BELIEFS and I started to see a change in ME! I was happier...I felt damn good. I looked good.
I never had a huge weightless story...never will but what I do have is an emotional transformation.
I gained LIFE again.
I am a LIFE changer.
I'm a motivator.
I fail forward.
I share the good.
I share the ugly.
I face my fears.
I am passionate.
I'm a giver.
I'm a lover.
I share emotion.
I seek change.
I enjoy challenges.
I push others to succeed.
I lift people up.
I am a Leader.
I am confident.
And because of this opportunity I am FOREVER changed. I am PROUD to be a Team Beachbody Coach.
I love my Team and the community of friends I surround myself with daily...after all it brought Dan into my life. We would have never met if I said NO to change. I'd call that #Winning
I was searching for something and little did I know an infomercial workout would lead me to my best friend, a community of positive people, and got into the best shape of my life! Its allowed me to work from home when I got laid off. Its given me my dreams!! Its given me TIME with my kids.
Now I get to pay it forward to others. I get to help them make the changes in life through workouts that are so much more than physical. Women now have self worth, they are confident, their relationships are stronger because they are happier with themselves.
I am team beachbody! A community of amazing people who are bettering their lives from the inside out. People who lift each other up instead of tearing down. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?
I did stand up comedy in NYC, the comedian before me was having a horrible set, he took it upon himself to point out my size, and once he got that laugh it was on. I walked onto the stage where I was known for my weight, not because I was funny, but because I was fat.
So what changed, I was sick of being fat, I wanted to know what it was like to run without feeling like I was dying. I'd watch way to much women's soccer and I became obsessed with wanting to look fit. I did my research on what would work for me, I saw a doctor, got a full medical screening, where they told me I had issues with my heart that could kill me. Damn. No one wants to hear they are going to die if they don't change the way they live. I guess you can say women's soccer saved my life.
I watched a friend lose weight on Facebook. I watched as she changed her life for the better her post were positive, she was buying smaller clothes, and it looked like something I could do, so I did it.
My weight loss started slow, I had a lot to lose, literally, but I didn't give up because I had become accustomed to giving up. People laugh when I say my commitment to my health is the longest relationship I've ever had, and it's been physically and mentally rewarding. There a lot of short cuts out there, do they work, I don't know, I'm pretty old fashioned when it comes to certain things and I know I need to sweat, I love feeling sore, I love the way my lungs feel when I'm working out, I love the way my heart feels as it beats after a 30 minute workout. I love the way my clothes look after dropping 45 lbs. I did that.
I did it by believing that I could do it. I did it with Beachbody. Its saved my life, my sanity, my bank account, my friendships. I had a hope and a dream and it's coming true. I don't care if you think I've become some walking talking advertisement for Beachbody, I've found something that works for me and I'm sticking to it. I am Team Beachbody.
Losing my job hit me harder than I ever expected. I had a hard time finding a job even with a degree and credentials in my field. It was a very long 4 months, and it would have been even longer and harder without Beachbody.
My workouts kept me sane, and from crawling into an even darker place. There were some days that I would start my workout in tears, because I was so frustrated with my current situation. By the end of my workout, I had felt better and had been able to focus on what I needed to do. Without these daily workouts and needing to check into my small group of challengers, I may have spent more of my days literally doing nothing and feeling sorry for myself and my situation.
I will always be Team Beachbody. It makes me feel amazing. It makes me push myself outside of my comfort zone. It makes me make new friends. It makes me connect with old friends. It makes me to be a better person. And it makes me work towards my goals for health and happiness. #iamteambeachbody
Then I got laid off of my job, through no fault of my own. So a few short weeks after I signed as a coach, I decided to announce on Facebook what I was doing. I figured I had nothing to loose because I was going to get my discount either way, but if I could help others in their fitness journeys it was going to be a bonus on my part.
#ownyourday #bringthejoy #IAmTeamBeachbody #team2legit
2 years ago, I was in a burning tail spin. I was depressed. Angry. Overweight. Feeling worse everyday. Joint pain. Medicines. No hope that I could change. I compensated by being arrogant and unkind to those closest to me. I was literally failing at life. Stressed to the utter maximum and hating all of it.
When your daughter ugly cries because she is watching you slowly destroy your marriage and she begs you to change, it is bad.
I needed SOMETHING to let me know I COULD change. I had all but given up. I had tried gyms. Trainers. Self help books. Conferences.
I needed hope. And then I saw an interview with some guy who had lost 118 pounds. He looked happy. He said if I can do it, you can. I had weighed myself that morning. His starting weight and mine were identical. I don't believe in coincidences. So I reached out.
My emotional life was out of control and for some reason I thought if I could lose some weight people around me might treat me different. It was a selfish, totally inaccurate idea. But it is what I thought.
All I wanted to do was lose some weight and stop hurting. To look good for my wife again. Feel better about myself instead of looking in the mirror and wondering who the heck that was looking back at me.
I went all in. Bad timing in my life to do it. It was summer. We were moving. But I did the program and I did it to a T.
I lost 25 pounds in 21 days. The change was AMAZINGLY NOTICEABLE.#likewow
But something really different happened. I felt better. Not physically. MENTALLY. I felt more positive. Suddenly things seemed POSSIBLE for my life and my family, not just wishes and dreams. And all I got from Team Beachbody was encouragement. Support. Answers that worked.
I felt if I could do this, I could do anything.
And I realized that my unhappiness was my fault. It was because of me. I was responsible. Not anyone else. Me.
Team Beachbody changed my life.
Knowing how this has changed things for me, I KNOW this can change people's lives. So much more than weight loss or looking good in a swimsuit or clothes that fit better. This changes how you see yourself. It changes you to your soul.
And I can tell when I am plugged in and when I am not. The "Old Doug" that was unkind, arrogant and unforgiving shows up. I have to reset and get back into the things that make me a better person.
So I work out at home. It saves me time driving around town and missing time with my family. I drink a Superfood Shake because I am off all but one medicine. I can walk and run and not hurt with every step.
And I can smile. TRULY SMILE and feel good about myself and the people around me. Funny thing, fix you and everyone around you brightens up. #weirdhowthatworks
I never wanted to be a coach. But I realized what had happened to me. I realized that what a lot of people are looking for in their health, their relationships, their faith and their finances could be found here. To NOT share what was working for me like NOTHING EVER had before would have been selfish. If you can help and don't, what kind of person are you?
So I became a coach.
Instead of blowing smoke and making nice sounding motivational sayings, I really have a way to help them now. To make changes that are everything. They could not kick me out of here.
I Am Team Beachbody.
It's unfortunate that when I think of what defines me it starts with
I FELL and had to have two knee surgeries.
I GAINED weight and wasn't "me" anymore.
I MISSED my 20s. They were a blur and I was in physical therapy and taking a variety of medications for pain, high cholesterol, acid reflux, and IBS.
I RENEWED myself through volunteering in the community, revisiting my faith, and my husband motivating me to get back to feeling like myself by dancing again with Hip Hop Abs.
I DEVELOPED more health issues when I had my son and was numb from the jawline down and we were in distress. He is my miracle baby.
I SUFFER from nerve and fibromyalgia pain.
I CONQUERED my fears and started over again. I completed Slim in 6 and fit into a bridesmaid gown that was impossible 6 weeks prior!
I HAD my baby girl a month early. She is my miracle baby.
I COMMITTED to focusing on my health again for me and my children.
I MADE myself a priority.
I LOST 26 pounds by drinking a superfood powerhouse of a shake every morning and pressing play consistently with Beachbody at-home workout programs.
I FOUND strength again. I couldn't pick up my two children when I needed to carry them and knew I had to change.
I BECAME more confident and believed in myself again.
I HAVE support from an incredible team of like-minded people. We all have struggles. We all have goals. We pick each other up when we feel down. We check in with each other and motivate one another to keep going!
I WANT to be a positive example for my children and for my loved ones.
I LOVE to help others on their path to health and wellness as I continue my own journey.
I AM who I AM because
I AM a daughter to two amazing parents that have provided me with love and support and they have shown the world what true love is.
I AM a sister to two fun-loving sisters that have given me some of my favorite memories in life.
I AM a wife to my best friend that has shown me unconditional love and encouragement day in and day out.
I AM a mom of two beautiful children (and a beagle!) that bring me overwhelming joy every day.
I AM a teacher. I do what I love and I love what I do!!!
I AM a coach. I love motivating others as we become the very best verisons of ourselves together!
I AM Team Beachbody.
The last year and a half of my life has taught me so much. As a mother I've learned selflessness and sacrifice. I've learned to love with a fierceness so strong it can be scary. I've learned that God puts things in our paths for a reason, even the tragedies and heartbreak serve a purpose. And I've learned that through all of that growth, I still have so much to learn.
Coaching has changed my life, there's no doubting that. I share this opportunity with so many people because I see a piece of myself in them. Unhappy about some aspect of their life (health, money, family, mindset) and struggling to figure out what that next step is. But I always hear:
"I can't do what you do"
"I wish I was brave enough to try it"
"I don't think I'd be good at that"
And what all these people - what YOU - don't realize is that you're wrong. You can do what I do, you are brave enough to try it, and you can be good at this. Do you know how I know that? Because I was just like you. I said those same things too but the only difference is that I had reached the end of my rope. I woke up one day and decided that that was not the person I wanted to be or the life I wanted to live. That I was meant for greatness and I would give that to my family.
Beachbody has given me the avenue to help so many amazing people and it can do the same for you. These coaches are regular people just like you and me. Regular people that had enough, needed a change, and took the leap. You and I are no different, we all begin at the same place. All you have to do is take that leap.
I'm a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a grandaughter, a friend, a coach, a strong woman. I am Team Beachbody!
3 years ago I was bummed about how I was feeling and really didn't like myself deep down inside. I might not have really shown it or told many on how I felt. I was sad and kinda depressed inside. i was talking to some random girl at the time name Alesha Rose . who knew she would have ended up being my coach and friend for 3 years! she has been a great supporter and mentor to me. She invited me to her accountability groups and talked to me about this super good shakes beachbody had going on.
I first I was not to sure about being in a group and posting about my results and how I was doing. I was very shy and well, I didn't know anyone on there. To be honest I didn't post on there until day 7 about how I was doing. I was logging on every day and see how every would encourage each other and help out with their struggles no one was judging you. ( after all we are all there for the same reason ) I honestly loved how everyone was so positive. I started to log my stuff in and ended up going for a 2nd round with these amazing strangers I didn't know. I ended up losing 8lbs and 5inches.
21 day fix changed my life and I got my life back.
During my pregnancy I was thankful I had beachbody in my life. I struggled after birth and I didn't lose the baby fat right away. I used these amazing programs and the support of my team to keep pushing even though it was hard and there were days I wanted to give up.
And now I feel way better about myself. I have gotten to meet to many amazing people with this company. I have come out of my comfort zone in so many ways! I'm more happy and confident with myself then ever before. And now I get to pay it forward to help others who have felt the same.
I wanna thank my coach alesha for never giving up on me. Also to the people that have been with me since I first started my journey. Also to the people now that are in my journey to a healthier, happier ME!
I became a coach... For me, for my husband, for my kids. I was tired, I had sore joints. While I was already exercising I did not look fit. My weight was going up so quickly. I wanted to teach my kids how to eat for nutrition. So when they are 30 they are not going how did I get this way. I want them to see how good fit feels. I could have just joined as a member or a discont coach, but when I want something I tend to go all in. I will be Team Beachbody for life! I love how fit I feel after just 2 months. The Shakeology is amazing! No more daily Asthma meds, no more daily Ibprophen! No more sleeping 10 hours and still feeling tired! I love feeling more confident from the inside out!
Then one day I decided I had enough I wanted more out of life, I wanted to wake up in the more excited about the day. So I started working on myself I committed to a fitness program with a group of ladies(who became my friends) for 21 days and at the end I was blown away not only could I see physical changes but my whole mindset had changed, I look forward to waking up in the morning and I had the energy to be engaged in life!
After seeing the life changing effects this had on my life I wanted to pay it forward and share with others!�de0a Now I get to see women become more confident and comfortable in the beautiful person God created them to be!
I am team Beachbody! A community of amazing people who am bettering their lives from the inside out. People who lift each other up instead of tearing down. I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity!❤
Michelle Hamilton Torres
2 years ago I was lost. I was unhappy & uncomfortable in my own skin. I felt alone. My coach, Mayra M Perez-Brittsan reached out and helped me find my footing. She showed me that I wasn't alone. That there was a whole support system.
One year later, I took another leap. I decided to become a coach. I wanted to give back. To help others that were lost, frustrated, uncomfortable, unhappy. There is a better way! There is support out there. And you don't have to do it alone.
Today, I love my life. I'm in better shape both physically and mentally than I have ever been. I have a tribe of amazing ladies ( & gentlemen too) who I can reach out when I need it; who will share my stuggles & cheer my victories. We change lives. How can it get any better than that?!?!
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