Steve Koerner started Body Beast in January 2015, and less than seven months later, he showed up to the Beachbody Classic physique competition absolutely ripped! Not only did he get into the top 10, he entered his results into the Beachbody Challenge, and won the $500 Daily Prize for January 4th, 2016!
Steve is an Independent Beachbody Coach.
Tell us about your life before you started the program. How did you feel about yourself and your body?
I was active and I thought I was pretty healthy. I also thought I was eating good. I always enjoyed sports and work construction, so I am always moving. But I had injured my back at work, and have a herniated and bulging disc in my lower back. According to my doctors, my only solution was back surgery. After two years of epidural shots to relieve inflammation and pain in my back, I decided I had enough. That’s when I started my Beachbody journey. After two rounds of P90X, P90X2, P90X3, and INSANITY, I started Body Beast. My “before” and “after” pics are from the start of Body Beast, and my “after” landed me in the top 10 of the Beachbody Classic .
What inspired you to change your life and begin your transformation journey?
I was tired of having back pain, and wanted to have energy and run around with my kids again.
What is the greatest challenge you faced before beginning the program? How did the program and Beachbody help you overcome that challenge?
Staying consistent with working out. I would always start and stop. I found a Coach on YouTube, Scottie Hobbs, and he helped me with my motivation to see the program all the way through. Now I am a Coach paying it forward doing the same and helping others; I love it!
What in particular did you like about the program you chose?
Back to old school workouts and lifting weights. I liked the structure and how easy it was to follow. The nutrition plan and workout schedule were laid out step-by-step, making it easy to stay on track.
Describe the results you achieved with your Beachbody program. Which achievements are you proud of?
My results were amazing. I placed in the top 10 of the Beachbody Classic at Summit . I am most proud of my abs and that I stuck to the program 100 percent. This showed me that if I see something all the way through and give it everything I have, I can accomplish anything!
How has your life changed since completing your Beachbody program?
That energy that I spoke about, well I have it. I also feel the best I ever have at 44 years old. How cool is that? It gives me confidence to help others on the same path.
How did participating in a Challenge Group help you reach your goals? How did your group support you and keep you accountable?
It held me accountable, knowing I had others pushing me and following my whole journey. It got to a point where I couldn’t wait to check in and make my post every morning.
How did a Beachbody supplement, nutritional product, or program (such as Shakeology or Beachbody Ultimate Reset) support your transformation? What are the greatest benefits you gained? Did you see benefits to your energy, sleep, mood/mental clarity, ordigestion/regularity?
I took Shakeology every day, and have for two-plus years. I can totally tell a difference if I miss it. I take mine every morning on my drive to work, and it gives me the pep I need to start my day. I have more motivation. I naturally have a sweet tooth, and it helps keep those cravings away so I stay on track with my nutrition all day long.+
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*Results vary depending on starting point, goals, and effort.
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