Tara Gray – Team Beachbody Coach

T25 balance

Tara doing T25 balance

Tell us about your company: Beachbody is a multinational corporation that uses multi-level marketing to sell fitness, weight loss, and muscle building home-exercise DVDs, programs & nutritional supplements.  I’m an independent Team Beachbody Coach which means I inspire, instruct, and hold people accountable to their own fitness and nutrition goals, I’m the the secret behind their success. I help challengers find the perfect fitness program to fit their level of fitness. Once we find the perfect program I help them through every step of the way. And the best part is…I do it all from my own home thanks to social media.

How did you get started in the wedding business: I’ve been in the catering business for over 8 years now which is one reason why I market towards weddings. When I got engaged 2 ½ years ago I thought to myself “I want to look my best for my wedding”. I had a friend who was part of my wedding party and we completed our very first Beachbody program (Turbo Fire) together and reached all our fitness goals. After the wedding I thought to myself “There has got to be millions of brides out there that would want to do the same thing I just did and I can help them.”  At that point, I decided to sign up to be a Team Beachbody Coach. Not only am I helping my friends and family but I’m also able to help brides (and sometimes grooms) look their ABSOLUTE personal best on their wedding day.

What makes your company different than other business in the field? I believe we’re different because we can help change a person’s life forever. Weight loss does so much more for a person than you’d think.  Not only does it help their appearance but their self esteem improves, their health improves and they become an all around happier person. It’s very rewarding to watch and know that you helped make such a difference in someone’s life.

Why do you like working with weddings? Someone’s wedding day is a day that they will never forget; who doesn’t want to look their best on their wedding day? I love being able to help Brides & Grooms reach all of their personal fitness goals before their big day; it’s rewarding. This is why I tend to target wedding parties. They already have the motivation of the wedding, all they need now is the guidance and willpower to make it happen!

What was the most difficult situation you have faced with a client and how did you resolve it? I have a client that complains often about how unhappy she is with herself. I’ve sat down with her numerous times to go over the do’s and don’ts in the kitchen, I get her started on the right path of a Beachbody program, I get her going with Shakeology and then she does it again. She just stops cold turkey and goes back to her bad habits. The funny thing is she always gets such AMAZING results when she’s following the program. She just doesn’t have the best willpower. I honestly don’t have a solution or know how to resolve the problem because it’s in her hands. All I can do is be there for her as her friend and coach, and help her when she’s ready to get back on that wagon again.

From a vendor’s perspective, what’s the best piece of advice you can give to engage couple? Be your own personal best. Don’t settle on any aspect of your wedding for someone else. You guys are partners for the rest of your lives, you’re in this together; you’re a team!

What or who motivates you? Beachbody coaching helps motivate me. In order to coach, I have to be a product of the product. I have to “practice what I preach” I can’t go after people and tell them to get up and push play every day if I’m not doing it myself. I have to stay accountable.

What do you do when you are not working? I’m a mother of 2 so I try and spend as much time with my husband and kids as possible.  We like to hike, go camping, take the quads out for a spin; pretty much anything outdoors makes us happy!

What would we be surprised to learn about you? Although I’m a Beachbody coach, I struggle REALLY hard with food. It’s my weakness! Not to mention I work for Creations in Cuisine Catering and for those of you who have had their food will understand how hard it is to resist on a daily basis. But I do resist…for the most part.  🙂

Credits…  Tara Gray- Team Beachbody Coach

About Apropos Creations…  With over 10 years of assisting brides, grooms and their respective families create this moment, Apropos Creations, a local Chandler, Arizona wedding and event planner, who services Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, and the surrounding cities, will make this journey enjoyable and stress-free.  We will be there to offer inspiring ideas and flawless coordination.  Besides our basic wedding packages, Apropos Creations also specializes in multi cultural weddingsdestination weddings in San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and neighboring Bay Area cities and Philippines destination weddings.  We pledge to you our devotion to make your wedding and event as unique as you.  We want what you want, a perfect and beautiful day of memories to treasure throughout time.