What is REALNation?
We use the same set of tools to achieve our goals: a video workout library (think a "fitness Netflix"), nutritional resources that avoid extremes, personal coaching, and an ongoing group accountability. You can read more about how I got started in coaching and the evolution of REALNation here.
REALNation is a virtual women's fitness community committed to building fitness and nutritional habits rooted in self love, body positivity, personal growth, & the power of community.
Workouts + Nutrition + Accountability
The toolkits the women I coach receive includes a year membership to a virtual fitness video library called Beachbody on Demand (BOD). This library contains 60+ fitness programs (over 1,500 workouts) designed by over 30 personal trainers. These "super trainers" bring a wide range of experiences to the BOD platform and feature a personal trainer for NBA athletes, a professional ballerina, a national track champion, and competitive weight lifters.
BOD caters to all fitness levels (beginner to advanced) and nearly fitness genre imaginable (HIIT, pre/postnatal exercises, barre, weight training, yoga, pilates, running, boxing, country line dancing, etc.). The average workout is 30-35 minutes, but some are as short as 10 minutes and others as long as an hour.
The workouts stream to any device and can even be downloaded and viewed without internet access. Watch the video below to learn a bit more about BOD!
Nutrition is a crucial component to wholistic health and many of us have received so many mixed message about what is "healthy" when it comes to fueling our bodies. The toolkit REALNation women receive includes access to two nutrition programs that are ways of eating, not a short-term "diet."
The first program, Ultimate Portion Fix, is more structured and ideal for those who want to be told what and how much to eat. It re-trains your eyes, brain, and body to know what a balances day feels and looks like nutritionally. The second program, 2B Mindset, is based on a more intuitive and flexible eating style. It's optimal for people who prefer less structure and is ideal for those struggling with "stress/emotional eating," as the creator (a certified nutritionist) struggled with this herself for years before losing 100 lbs.
Watch the video below to take a look at all the nutritional resources that come with your toolkit!
REALNation women purchasing a challenge pack also receive a free month sample of Shakeology, a smoothie made of whole food ingredients that I drink daily to help with my own energy level, stress management, and wholistic health.
I drank a knock off version of this for six months, but after extensive research decided to switch back to Shakeology because it contains fewer soy fillers, artificial colors/flavors, and chemicals compared to other protein and superfood shakes. It includes a full serving of protein, adaptogens, phytonutrients, pre and probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Clinical trials have shown Shakeology to lower cholesterol, lower blood sugar, and assist with weight loss, as well as assist with energy level and curbing cravings.
Watch the video below with Daren Olien, the co-creator of Shakeology, to learn why and how Shakeology is far more than "just a protein shake."
REALNation women can also try the Performance Line, which includes two plant-based supplements called Energize and Recover. Henri (my hubby) and I both use these for our own workout routine. Watch the videos below to learn a bit more about what makes these two nutritional supports unique and helpful in your wellness journey.
The women I coach receive three levels of accountability & support:
I work one-on-one with each woman to find the best starting fitness program, create a game plan to overcome challenges or changing life circumstances (pregnancy, travel, injury, etc.), and support them throughout their fitness journey.
REALNation BOD Group
The women I coach log their workouts daily inside of a private app where I also post a check-in post each morning. This post includes content that is educational, inspirational, or challenging. This community works as a cross between a "virtual locker room" and a "fitness diary." Women log their own fitness journey (workouts, progress photos, nutritional info, struggles, celebrations, questions, etc.) and cheer one another on when they are struggling.
REALNation Cohorts (Optional)
Those seeking even deeper relational connection and support may request to join a REALNation Cohort of 5-7 other women. I do my best to match women based on geography, season of life, and occupation. Each cohort decides the frequency and format for connecting. Some do a text thread, others do a Zoom call, Marco Polo, or Facebook group.
The toolkits for the group range in price depending on the time of year, but typically fall between $160-220 one-time for the year for your entire household. That comes to less than $0.60 a day for virtual gym membership that includes both the TOOLS and ACCOUNTABILITY for success, including:
1,500+ at-home workouts tailored to your unique needs
Lifetime access to nutrition programs designed by certified nutritionists and personal trainers
A year of 1:1 coaching around your goals
Daily group accountability via a private app
One month sample of clean, plant-based nutritional tools to help you maximize your workout, results, and energy
"Results or refund" guarantee
The women I coach say this system is beautiful because it provides what they want and need while also freeing them from what they DON'T want in a fitness experience.
No more gym commutes during rush hour
No more hauling your gym clothes to work or car
No more judgment or comparison in a crowded room
No standing outside a fitness class waiting for it to begin
No staring at machines or dumbbells wondering what to do
No more plateaus or feeling like you're going it alone
Membership in my virtual gym comes with a 30-day, money-back guarantee. So if you try it and decide it's not for you, we'll set you up with a refund. But if you are anything like the women I coach, you'll fall in love and wish you had started this sooner! Click here to get started today.
Want to kick it up a notch? Many women find that COACHING is actually the missing link for their own accountability. If you'd like to explore not only starting your own journey, but helping others do the same and earning an income while making an impact, let's chat!
REAL PEOPLE, REAL RESULTS
For me, the biggest value of this program has been the accountability with you and the others and the variety and fun of the workouts. I went from living a basically sedentary life to now working out 4-5 times a week!
I have been much more consistent working out than I was at the gym. I am thrilled with that! I can see some improvement in my core strength already.
Thank you again for being there for me…I really don’t know if I would still be working out as hard as I was a few weeks ago without your encouragement. I was starting to plateau and not see any improvements, but I know with REALNation I can do this.
HENRI (MY HUBBY)
I'm so thankful for Beachbody during this pre-pregnancy journey. Since I started in October 2019 I've lost 30 pounds. I feel so much stronger and feel much more confident about what will hopefully be a prenatal season of life very soon <3
Thank you so much, Erin! I mean seriously. With my parents being in such poor health and only in their 40s, I just knew that was going to be me. Beachbody is such an amazing program and I’m so excited for how It will and has changed my life. Thank you for your constant encouragement and the laughs along the way. I love your posts and your kids are such sweethearts. The support means everything and I just know this is another answer that God has provided.
I remember last year I started following you on Instagram and telling you no from like March until July. I was going through infertility along with COVID. My mental health was not good and every month you’d send me a message to ask if I wanted to join and finally in July I asked for prices, which I should of done in. March because I could not believe how little it cost, lol. Now I’ll never join another gym. I’ll do Beachbody for life. Although I’m still trying to grow my family, my overall health and mental health are so much better than they were!! Thank, Erin, for being so consistent with asking me. I wish I would have said yes soon!
I first 'met' Erin nearly two years ago. She changed my life! I am not really on a weight loss journey, though I sure could do with it, but she has allowed me to gain mobility and strength as I have a tumor growing in my left knee and one in my right foot. I was diabetic when I met Erin and she's helped me get rid of that, too! She has totally changed how I think about lots of things.
I just wanted to let you know that I feel great, I didn’t think I was going to enjoy the program as much as I am and I’m so glad I bit the bullet and joined. My favorite part of this journey has been the accountability of the BOD Groups, I enjoy seeing people’s post and I even feel like I constantly check that rather than my instagram
Thank you once again for not giving up on me. Your Instagram posts are my motivation. God bless you for all that you do.
“[Since joining REALNation] I can lift heavier, do sit ups, need smaller clothes, and most importantly, I can pick up my 42 pound child and twirl her around. That last one has been my biggest goal since starting this journey.”
I've officially lost 15 pounds since my first round through the program! Tons of non-scale victories as well, but I am very pleased to have made so much progress with my weight loss especially because of my health goals with a higher risk for breast cancer. I am so grateful for the BOD resource...especially amidst the pandemic, moving across the country, starting a brand new faculty job, etc….Thanks for all you do to support this amazing group of women!
Today marks 1 YEAR - that I have been working out 5 days a week! In that time, my weight has fluctuated 3 lbs up and down from 123lbs over the course of the year (which during a pandemic seems GREAT!). I've gained so much muscle and strength. I'm very thankful for these workouts and this community.