Category Archives: Power90

Daily Success 4/18/2013 – I was diagnosed with prostate cancer—then things just got worse

Before I began my health and fitness journey a year and a half ago, I was in ridiculously bad shape, and had been for quite some time. Eight years ago, at 42, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer—then things just got worse. By the time I was 47, my 5’ 9” frame was struggling to lug around 223 lbs., I was on high cholesterol meds and a CPAP machine for sleep apnea, had chronic knee problems, and was ALWAYS exhausted. All I’d do was work, eat, nap, watch TV, and sleep—day, after day, after day. But that hadn’t always been my life.
I used to be a personal trainer for a national health club chain for 2 years, and even served in the U.S. Marine Corps, graduating with honors from Boot Camp. But as the years passed, I indulged in all things unhealthy, and got fat and lazy. Then I watched a Marine buddy of mine on Facebook drop weight with P90X and thought that maybe, just maybe, Beachbody had a program that would fit into my busy schedule, and sure enough they did—it’s called 10 Minute Trainer, and it completely changed my life.

In the beginning, my workouts were only 10 minutes. But I worked my way up to doing 20-minute workouts, and before I knew it, I was exercising 30 minutes a day. And even though each session was short, the workouts were fun, challenging, and delivered results. I also started drinking Shakeology daily, which boosted my energy, gave me the nutrition my body so desperately needed, and it took away my cravings for junk food and sweets.

After just 3 months, I lost 40 lbs., ditched my high cholesterol meds, have tons more energy, my knees are better, and I no longer use a CPAP machine. Also, my thighs are slimmer, my butt’s smaller, and I finally have a six-pack—even Marine training couldn’t give me the rock-hard body 10-Minute Trainer enabled me to build.

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Since completing 10-Minute Trainer, I’ve done The Ultimate Reset®, lost and additional 16 lbs. and lowered my cholesterol even further. But I didn’t stop there. I’ve also conquered Power 90®, Insanity®, and P90X® and have never been in better shape in my entire life. Now I’m a Beachbody Coach and run monthly Challenge Groups and a weekly Fit Club. I have several private and public Facebook groups and pages—all so I can help people with their health and fitness goals. Beachbody is such a huge part of my life and I couldn’t be happier.

Daily Success 2/24/2013 – From third grade on, I was always self-conscious about my body



I have been heavy my entire life. From third grade on, I was always self-conscious about my body. Even though I had great friends and a wonderful family, I always had low self-esteem. I was never comfortable when I had girlfriends because I was terrified they’d dump me for someone thinner.

After college, I finally got a job at a bank. I bought a new car, started saving money, then decided it was time to attack the one thing that was holding me back. I wanted to finally feel comfortable in my own skin, stop wishing and start doing. And that decision changed my life. All I had to do was Press Play!

The fact that Power 90 was marketed as a “boot camp” program really appealed to me. Working out with Tony was really fun. I loved the mixture of cardio and weight training, the yoga, low impact, high impact exercises and kickboxing. Most of all, I loved watching the weight just fall off— 20 lbs…. 30… 40… once I lost 50 lbs., I could hardly believe it. The Activit vitamins and Shakeology helped a lot (I truly believe I wouldn’t have lost half that weight wthout Shakeology!). Losing my chipmunk cheeks made me feel so much better about the person looking back at me in the mirror!

I always dreamed about having 6-pack abs. Being able to see the definition in my ab muscles in my Day 90 photo is one of my proudest achievements. I never imagined the compliments I would get after finishing Power 90. People don’t believe I got the results I did in just 3 months.

But I did, and I’m so proud.

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Daily Success 1/15/2013 – For years I’d been popping pills…

Click here to find out more about the Beachbody Challenge and Challenge Groups8-Keresha-ShakeologyFor years I’d been popping pills to deal with my arthritis, diverticulosis, coronary artery disease and gastroesophageal reflux disease—and I was only 46. Add to that a diet of junk food and Diet Mountain Dew, and I was playing Russian roulette with my life. I needed to stop, but didn’t know how.

When it came to getting fit, I had as many “I Can’ts” as I had medical issues. But after reading a few “success stories”—just like this one, I got a Coach and he recommended Power 90. I forced the issue by posting my “before” pictures on Facebook for all my friends and family to see. Talk about fully committing. There was no way to back out now. It didn’t matter how old and tired I felt, I couldn’t allow myself to fail in front of the people I love.

Then I addressed my diet. It took me two weeks to wean myself off of Diet Mt. Dew, but I did with the help of Shakeology. Shakeology was amazing, I suddenly had energy and didn’t crave the caffeine at all. Next, I replaced the junk with much healthier foods and I began to feel better almost instantly.

I lost 26 inches and over 10% of my body fat. I can do push-ups and jumping jacks and moves I never thought I could. I feel amazing! The best part of all, I’m not taking any more medication. I have no arthritis pain, no heartburn and absolutely no symptoms from diverticulosis. At 46, I feel better than I did at 36. You just can’t beat that!

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Daily Success 1/2/2013 – diagnosed with Lyme disease, Kurt change his life…


Three years ago I was diagnosed with Lyme disease and its intense antibiotic regiment zapped ALL my energy. Since just getting out of bed was a huge struggle, exercising was out of the question. As a result, I gained a ton of weight. After a year of being completely exhausted and missing out on living life with my two teenage boys, I took matters into my own hands and joined a Fit Club where I was introduced to my Coach, Power 90® and Shakeology®.

Within the first 2 weeks of doing Power 90 and drinking Shakeology, I lost weight, gained energy, and felt a million times better. Now I eat 5 meals a day and Shakeology is always one of them. And I have to say, I truly believe that delicious shake was key to my increased energy and getting better sleep, which then gave me the oomph to workout.

Turns out, my greatest challenge was in my head and not what my body could or could not physically achieve. At first, I wasn’t sure I could do an “at home program” and stick with it for 90 days. But boy was I wrong! Working out at home was so much better than any gym experience I’ve had in the past. Tony and his team are very motivating. And the online Beachbody community was an essential part of my success.

In 90 days, I lost 18 pounds, a total of 11.5 inches, and dropped two waist sizes (36 to a 32). But my most important achievement has nothing to do with my looks—and everything to do with how I feel. Now I have so much more energy, sleep better, and my overall health has improved greatly. Thanks Beachbody. And my sons thank you, too.

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