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Beachbody Before and After Success Story: Kimberly Hogan

14 Jun

How do you sum up a best friend? Here’s my shot at it in 140 characters:

Wife. Mom of 2. Commercial Leasing Agent. Former Police Officer. Faith Driven. Classically Trained Vocalist. Mom on a Mission. Success Story!

I’ll let Kimberly tell her own story…there are some “Awww, shucks!” moments in here that make me thankful for a friend like her! Get ’em girl! You look great! I’m so proud of you.

WHO IS KIMBERLY?

My name is Kimberly Hogan, and I work full time doing Commercial Leasing and reside in MI, with my husband, Joe, of 5 years. Joe is a Police Officer, and we met in the Police Academy. Before we had children, I was a police officer too…you can call me a “former” 🙂 We have 2 BEAUTIFUL children. My little boy is sweet, compassionate, outgoing, conversational, and rugged. And well, my little girl who will be 2 in July is my shot of life – a firecracker with the greatest personality. She is a goofball who is super girlie and she goes after what she wants…NOTHING stands in her way. Guess you could say she reminds me of myself a bit!

I am a part of a large family, so I always knew having a family was a must in my life. Along with the importance of my family and my faith in Christ, is my passion and sisterly bond with the FRIENDS who are closest to me. I’ve always heard, “You are the 5 people you surround yourself with the most.” Christina is my best friend and we inspire each other in different ways. Who doesn’t want a best friend who makes you WANT to be better? We’ve known each other for a little over 3 years and this is about the time I started my fitness journey. Christina was a big part of that. She’s the sister I never had (no, literally, I have 2 brothers and have always wanted a sister!)

To sum up my “Who are you?” I have a long list of folks that I love. They’re the first part of who I am. But more importantly, I’m something to someone and want to be the driving force in their life that makes them a better them.

KIMBERLY’S FITNESS JOURNEY

Before and After Insanity - Success Story Kimberly Hogan

I started using Beachbody products because the key to squashing skepticism is actually doing what you’re talking about doing. I figured with Beachbody products, the proof is in the pudding, so why not give it a shot? With my 5’10 tall frame, I can EASILY mask weight gain. After having 2 children, I didn’t feel like a spring chicken anymore. Enter Insanity, Shakeology, Insanity: The Asylum, Energy and Endurance, and Results and Recovery. I choose higher interval workouts, because I knew from my Police Academy training that my body responds much better to in-your-face, drowning-in-a-pool-of-sweat workouts. Mix that with a great meal replacement shake, you have yourself a success.

MOTIVATE US KIMBERLY!

First and foremost, the biggest thing that was always nagging my mind was my “stop and go” fitness. Who hasn’t experienced that awfulness? An example of this is: you start off with great motivation and great intentions, only to find it dwindling down a few weeks later. The worst part? Most likely you didn’t just fall off the wagon, you face planted off that wagon.

Side View - Insanity Results

For me, what finally pushed me to my breaking point in my success was forming a CHALLENGE GROUP. I had a group of 5 people, ALSO doing Insanity and Shakeology, who had the same goal as me. I was the leader. They were watching me. That was it for me. I wanted to be the one walking around in a bikini this summer and not have to suck in my gut.

I wanted to create MY victory. And I did. I want it for everyone else too. No one makes your victory happen except for YOU. You can stare at the success stories, and read reviews on products for hours. The main ingredient most people are missing is the constant DRIVE. I’m just like every other mother out there wanting to create something GOOD for themselves. It wasn’t easy. It took hours of blood, sweat, tears, and planning, but every time I felt the need to quit, skip a day, eat pizza, I went back to my original WHY.

What’s Your WHY? I encourage you to find it!

Back Side - Insanity Results

And one classic shot!

Classic Pose - After Insanity Results

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Christina Volk began teaching group exercise classes and workingout while in college. She obtained a Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Central Michigan University in December 1999. She worked as a Fitness Consultant, Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Coordintor for a massive corporate fitness center; Dominos Farms in Ann Arbor, MI for 4 years. After experiencing success personally using the Beachbody programs, she became an Independent Beachbody Coach and started her fitness consulting business in April 2009. Currently she helps others achieve their fitness goals by leading them to the programs that will best match their needs. She is also a certified TurboKick instructor.

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A DIAMOND BEACHBODY COACH DINNER INVITATION

12 Jun

Last weekend, I got to spend a wonderful evening with some amazing ladies who are my core fitness support system. Even a fitness coach needs a group! This was a wonderful evening spent with wonderful people. There is always one person that stands out when we get together as a group. She inspires me as a woman and a fitness coach. That person is Jenelle Summers.

Jenelle (top row, second from the right) is my business mentor and my Beachboady coach. She’s also the sister of fitness celebrity Chalene Johnson (Chalene Extreme, Turbo Jam, TurboFire). If you’ve done any of her videos, you’re bound to have seen her. She kicks butt in those classes. Once a year, as a special treat, Jenelle invites her coaches who are ranked Diamond and above, to celebrate what we have achieved in our business’, with a fabulous evening out on the town. This year was just that…FABULOUS!

Jenelle Summers - Diamond Coaches Team Dinner

Before I launch into how wonderful Beachbody is and the fact that I’m a WAHM (Work at Home Mom), let me first say that it’s changed my life personally. I’ve used the products, I’ve gotten the results from hard work, and I’m committed to women getting fit and healthy.

I love the fact that I can stay home with my kids, while promoting a healthy lifestyle and running a business supporting that mission. Many people say this on their blogs, in fact, how am I different than any other coach? Questions that might run through your mind when you stumble across my blog are, “Aren’t you out to just sell me a “shake-in-a-bag” or get me signed up as a coach?” Yes. I wouldn’t be being honest if I didn’t say I’d hope you’d choose me to be your coach and try Shakeology (“shake-in-a-bag.”) But… this isn’t the reason I love my job.

I love my job as a fitness coach because it changes people’s lives! I love helping people get fit and healthy!

Yogurt Stop! Diamond Coaches Dinner

Our evening started with a limo bus ride to Yogurt Vi, a very delicious yogurt bar. Girls gotta eat! We then ran down to Lady Foot Locker (not literally, it was a non-workout get together) for some shoe shopping. We’re fitness people; we get excited over a great pair of shoes! After our shopping spree, we arrived at Dick’s Sporting Goods where we were gifted with exercise apparel!

Japanese Steak House Diamond Coaches DinnerLast stop: Dinner. We indulged at Nagoya Japanese Steak House. YUM!!! It was a great night of food and fun, but more than anything, it was a great night with friends; friends that encourage and support me to be a better, happier, healthier person. I dream of the day I can take my Diamond Team to dinner! Not for the money, but for the camaraderie and support of other women just like me. We’re changing lives, one workout at a time!

Thanks for a great night ladies!

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