Why I Needed Community to Reach My Weight Loss Goals
Herbalife Weight Management Program includes amongst other things a balanced diet and regular exercise. (individual results may vary)
Brian Young, Herbalife Nutrition Preferred Member
I’ve struggled with my weight almost my whole life. In high school, my friends and family called me Biggie – it was a nickname that followed me into adulthood until I discovered Herbalife Nutrition.
I learned about Herbalife Nutrition in August 2015. One day, I was at the gym working out, and this guy taps me on the shoulder, and it’s my old friend Ace who I hadn’t seen in a few years. I remembered him as an average looking guy like me, but when I saw him at the gym, he was much leaner and he looked great.
I was like, “Dude, what are you doing? You look great.” He explained that he had started to pay more attention to his nutrition and had been working out with a bunch of friends. Before our conversation ended, he invited me to join him at his next group workout.
My First Time at an Independent Distributor Fit Club
The first time I was invited to an independent distributor’s Fit Club, I immediately felt the positive vibe and sense of community. I met a lot of people, and the coaches took the time to get to know me.
Everyone was really sincere and genuine – they welcomed me with open arms, and I knew at that moment that I wanted to be a part of this community.
At the Club, there are different types of workouts. Upstairs, there’s body sculpt and downstairs is body blast. You get your sweat on! Upstairs, you do different variations of sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, and lunges. Downstairs, it’s a little more intense: you’re working at a faster pace and doing as many reps as possible.
I love coming to the Club because we all have the same goals; we have the right mindset. We want to look good, get fit, and live healthier lifestyles. It’s like a family to me, and we’re always encouraging each other.
The Power of Community and Social Support
I’ve been trying reach my weight loss goals through different methods for years. It wasn’t until I joined the community that I learned about the importance of good nutrition and tried different workouts that, combined, are helping me reach my fitness goals.
I had a gym membership, but it’s just not the same. The difference is the motivation I receive from not only the coaches but also my workout partner. This pushes me harder and harder to work out every day.
I also made a lot of new friends who became more than just workout buddies – we actually hang out together and enjoy activities outside of the Club, like hiking, biking, swimming, and camping.
I’m very thankful to be part of Herbalife as a member because of the people I’ve met and the progress I’ve made toward my fitness goals. When I signed up as a Preferred Member, I thought I was just getting a discount on the products, but what I discovered was a whole community of positive and supportive people who are all working toward the same goals.