The competition is over, the votes are in, and the winner of “The 20s” is Megan Davies! The 28-year-old fitness trainer from Coral Springs, Florida proved that she has what it takes to become the Next Beachbody Super Trainer, and won a guaranteed contract to create her very own fitness program with Beachbody. With this, she’ll have the chance to change people’s lives.
Over the course of the competition, Megan had to complete a variety of tasks, overcome challenges, and create two 20-minute workouts, that you can try on Beachbody On Demand today! You can also log in to watch any episodes of THE 20s that you might have missed. Not a Beachbody On Demand member? Go here for your FREE 30-day membership.
Keep reading to learn all about Megan, Beachbody’s New Super Trainer!
Have you always been into fitness?
I’ve been into fitness my entire life. Growing up I was a dancer, gymnast, and was always outside playing sports. Dance fueled me to get into gymnastics. I always wanted to flip around and do the tumbling and whatever else I could do.
What was that like?
Gymnastics taught me a lot. It made me the athlete I am today because you learn so much core strength and balance and agility. My favorite apparatus was the beam. I wouldn’t be able to do a single thing today, but back then I liked doing backflips and other moves. But eventually, I was like, I’m getting really tall for this! It’s getting really hard to get my butt over my head like these other girls! I was like, maybe this isn’t the sport for me.
What did you move on to?
At 14 I decided to do my first fitness and figure competition. You get on stage and dance, but you also have to perform strength moves like one-handed push-ups and handstands and splits and all kinds of stuff.
Did you win?
Nice! How many have you won since?
I don’t know how many competitions I’ve won anymore. I’ve been competing since I was 14 years old, and doing anywhere from three to five competitions a year. But my gym is covered in trophies, so I’ve been doing something right.
Do you still compete?
I still compete, but not as often. I’ve been really busy owning my own gym with my family but I do it every once in a while to let myself know I can get back into that kind of shape and get shredded like that. My clients like to see that I can do that stuff and be really strict too.
What’s your personal nutrition strategy?
A long time ago when I didn’t know anything about nutrition and how I should be eating for my shows, I cut out fat completely. At one point, I was on the treadmill getting ready for a show and I went to straighten out my ponytail and a chunk of my hair fell out. At that moment I was like, I need to educate myself and learn what I need to be eating. So now I don’t cut any food groups out. I just eat a healthy balance of everything every three hours. A lot of chicken, fish, brown rice, sweet potatoes, and vegetables. All day vegetables.
What’s your favorite?
Broccoli. I think the most bang for your buck is in broccoli.
How do you make it?
I’m a pretty plain eater, so as long as I’m getting the nutrients I need at the time I need them, I don’t care what it tastes like. It will get so bad that sometimes when I’m getting ready for a show I’ll have plain egg whites so often that I stand over the sink and eat it just in case I spit it out.
Do you drink Shakeology?
I do. I have a couple of my own recipes that I’ve made since I’ve been here. I use the Vanilla Shakeology and do a teaspoon of grated fresh ginger and a pear. The other one is with the Strawberry Shakeology, I do a cucumber and some lemon. It’s like refreshing and cold and crisp.
Sounds tasty! It’s all about getting the right stuff to help fuel your workouts. What’s your regimen these days?
I do a lot of speed work, sprint training, agility work, and weight training. I’ve loved weight training ever since I was young. I love upper-body exercises. I’m not a lower-body person. I can probably lift just as much with my upper body as with my legs. I like pull-ups and bench presses. My favorite body part to work is my back.
Why is that?
I’m good at it? [laughs] I can do a lot of pull-ups. They’re fun! [laughs]