Shannon Golladay’s Beachbody Coach Story

My story started after my first daughter was born in June 2009. I felt tired, out of shape, depressed and blah. I went from 137 lbs. before she was born up to 199 lbs. the day I had her. I thought that was how it was going to be, but I didn’t want it to be like that. I tried to get in shape on my own, but my results were SLOW!

Going From Blah to in Shape with P90X and Insanity

During this time I watched my cousin’s wife lose over 80 lbs. using P90X, and I wanted to do whatever she did! So I did P90X faithfully for 90 days. Then I did Insanity for 60 days. I felt AMAZING! I lost all of my weight plus a little more and became a HUGE fan! After my second daughter was born, I didn’t want to go through what I did the first time so I jumped all into Beachbody programs and my progress went twice as fast.


I recommended the workouts to everyone I knew and sent those people to a personal trainer in my area to buy them from him. When I found out I could earn a commission from recommending the programs, I was all IN! I decided to become a coach to pay it forward and help other moms who were in the same STUCK place that I was. I love inspiring and motivating moms to lose weight, gain confidence and get their bodies back. I thought it was awesome that I could get paid for it!

I Wanted to Quit my Job to Stay Home with our Girls

My first goal was to earn $1,000 a month to quit my part-time office job to stay home with our girls (4 months and 2 yrs. at the time). I loved my job as a Public Relations / Marketing Director, but I didn’t love leaving our little girls to go to work. I made my first $1,000 a month in the business after about five months. Things were going pretty awesome at this point. I loved being a coach, and I loved the flexibility it gave me.

A few months later I let distractions get in my way, which stopped me from progressing any further. I let doubts, insecurities, what people said get in my way. At this point, I continued to help my current customers and coaches, but I stopped going for big goals.

Moving from Utah to Arizona

About 10 months as a coach, our family of four moved from Utah to Arizona. My husband and I both quit our jobs and thought my husband had a job in AZ. It turns out his job didn’t really get going until about 8 months later. This was one of the hardest places I’ve ever been in my life. We were scraping by financially, fighting daily, and we were on the verge of divorce.

The words of one of the founding coaches I met personally continued to ring in my ears during this time. He said, “Follow your passion. Do what makes you excited to wake up every morning.”

Kicking my Fears in the FACE!

In March 2013, I decided to let go of my fears, insecurities, worry, doubts, etc. and jump all IN to my Beachbody business again. We were struggling financially more than we ever had at this point, and I wanted to see the potential of Beachbody Coaching.

I went to a Super Saturday in Arizona and shared my story there. One of the guys from Beachbody’s Corporate Office was there and asked if he could work with me. I was so excited! I said yes, and we started working together soon after. Below is a video from that Super Saturday.

I took my income from about $1,000 a month in March 2013 to earning my first  $1,100 weekly paycheck in March 2014 while I was on the Beachbody Cruise without Internet! This was one of those moments when it became real to me that I could really make a full-time income as a Beachbody Coach just for helping people get healthy and fit and helping coaches on my team do the same thing.

Since then, I’ve been able to pay off ALL of my credit card debt (it was up to $12,500 at one point), go on some fun trips with my family, stay home with our girls and earn MORE than I was at my office job.

Hopeful Instead of Stressed and Worried

Now I’m more motivated than ever. When we found out that my husband wouldn’t be working for about 4 ½ months from the middle of August 2014 to the beginning of January 2015, I wasn’t worried or stressed.

This time, the news didn’t bother me because I have my Beachbody business to keep us afloat. Beachbody has changed my life physically and financially. I have earned approximately $66,721 from mid Dec. 2011 to Sept. 25, 2014 working part-time hours. About $48,721 is from the past 1 ½ years when I started really getting serious with the business.

It hasn’t been easy, just like any business isn’t easy to get off the ground, but it’s been the best decision I’ve ever made. I’ve lost over 50 lbs., gained confidence, grown as a person, helped hundreds of people get in the best shape of their lives, helped coaches turn into leaders, pay off debt and more. It’s been an amazing journey, and I’m grateful for all of the people who I’ve met along the way. This is just the beginning.

My next goal is to double my income in the next six months by helping even more people be physically and financially fit, and become an Elite Coach in 2014.

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About The Author


Hi! My name is Shannon Golladay! I'm married and have three little girls. I am passionate about helping moms feel and look amazing! I struggled with my weight during and after my pregnancies. I found a way to workout at home and get in awesome shape! Now I'm paying it forward and helping other moms like me reach their goals.

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