Setting up and running a Challenge Groups is a winning decision on every level. After all, you’re providing others with the ultimate formula to achieve their goals: fitness + nutrition + support = undeniable success! And with the October P90® Challenge Pack promotion under way, you’ll have more opportunities than ever. (The pack will be discounted to $160 USD—regularly $180 USD).
But before you go full speed ahead, discover some simple nuances that will help maximize the experience!
“Challenge Groups are where we have the opportunity to make a major impact on peoples’ lives,” says 6 Star Diamond Coach, Micah Folsom. “People develop healthy lifestyle habits, and it’s also the best place to mold awesome future Coaches.”
Micah shoots for running at least two Challenge Groups a month and uses social media to help hold her groups accountable. “Everyone posts what workout they did that day,” she explains. “They share their triumphs, as well as their struggles.”
She also pays close attention to posts from her challengers. “I make sure I check in to ‘like’ and comment in the afternoon, then again at night.”
Keeping the troops engaged
What tactics does Micah use to keep everyone motivated?
“The most important thing is to keep things light-hearted and fun,” she says. “Put your own personality into the group so your challengers keep coming back for more!”
Another Coach who’s a big believer in ramping up the fun factor is 10 Star Diamond Coach, Heather Foltz. “I always maintain a positive atmosphere,” she says. “I do bonus challenges, have a sweaty pic day, silly day—even ‘flex Friday’.
And on days that Heather’s having trouble keeping her group 100% engaged? “I reach out to those who’ve fallen off a bit,” she says. “Showing them that I truly care makes a world of difference.”
Like anything else, roadblocks are bound to pop up along the way.
Heather combats this by being present and active with her groups—every day. “Your group chose you to be part of their life so stay with them, help them and guide them. They NEED you!”
For Micah, it all comes back to social media. “Getting people to post is my biggest struggle,” she explains. “I let them know up front what the expectations are and remind them why it’s so important to do daily posts.”
She adds, “The more support they give, the more support they’ll get in return.”
Tips and tricks
What are some cool and unique ways to get people excited about your Challenge Groups? Here are some ideas:
- Football is back in full swing! Throw a football-themed party and invite people who you think would be interested in starting a Challenge Group.
- The holidays are approaching. Start a group based on “Losing weight before the holidays.”
- Busy getting your kids to sports games and activities? Rally other parents to start a Challenge Group while the kids are at soccer practice.
- Feeling crafty for Halloween? Create a pumpkin-carving event and invite people who you think might be curious about our programs.
To get primed and ready to lead your next group to greatness, check out all the Challenge Group guides in the Coach Online Office: Sales & Marketing > Business Tools > Beachbody Challenge Group Guides.
Are you up to the challenge?