Piña Colada With Collagen Boost

A sweet, ice-cold piña colada on the beach sounds heavenly, right?

But in reality, that means a lot of sugar and sunburn. So protect yo’self before you wreck yo’self with this healthier piña colada with a collagen boost.

This piña colada recipe features unsweetened coconut milk beverage, coconut water, frozen pineapple, 2% Greek yogurt, and a scoop of Collagen Boost for gorgeous skin and nails.

One taste and you’ll never go back to the original.

Pro tip: Don’t have Beachbody Collagen Boost yet? Get it here.

Pina-Colada with Collagen Boost

Piña Colada With Collagen Boost

Skip the sugar and sunburn this summer and sip on this healthier Piña Colada with Collagen Boost.

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk beverage
  • ½ cup frozen unsweetened pineapple
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut water
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp. reduced-fat (2%) plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop Collagen Boost
  1. Place coconut milk, pineapple, coconut water, yogurt, and Collagen Boost in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth. 

  2. Serve immediately.

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
Fat ½
Dairy ½
Fruit 1

P90X3 Portions
Carbohydrate 1
Fat 1
Protein 1

Container Equivalents
Purple ½
Red 1
Yellow ½
tsp. ½

2B Mindset Plate It!
Enjoy as a part of breakfast.

If you have questions about the portions, please click here to post a question in our forums so our experts can help. Please include a link to the recipe.

Now Available: Collagen Boost

First things first: You’re beautiful just as you are. Period.

But even living your best life can take a toll on your skin and nails.

Which is why you deserve a boost — specifically, Beachbody Collagen Boost.

Our new collagen supplement is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that’s been shown to help increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and support healthy nails.*

All you need is one small scoop a day and you’re on your way to gorgeous skin and nails in as little as 30 days!*

Collagen powder supplement

Here are even more reasons to add Beachbody Collagen Boost to your daily routine:

  • Because Beachbody Collagen Boost provides a potent, bioavailable form of collagen peptides, it helps deliver measurable, clinically studied results with just 2.5 g per scoop;* no need to store or lug around a huge tub.
  • Beachbody Collagen Boost is unflavored. You can simply add it to any hot or cold beverage, yogurt, or shake.
  • Features a patented ingredient that delivers select collagen peptides scientifically shown to help stimulate the body’s own collagen production.*
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, color, or preservatives.
  • Single ingredient, no fillers.
  • Can starts working in as little as 30 days!*

Beachbody Collagen Boost will be available for purchase in the U.S. on TeamBeachbody.com starting July 15th.

Collagen powder with oats

3 Easy Ways to Add Collagen to Your Routine

  1. Add a scoop of Collagen Boost to your daily Shakeology.
  2. Add a scoop to your coffee or tea.
  3. Mix a scoop into your yogurt bowl or soup.

Collagen Powder Benefits

Your body produces collagen, an important structural protein.

Collagen works with another protein called elastin: Collagen fills out your skin, while elastin helps your skin “snap back” when stretched.

But starting at about 20 years old, your collagen levels begin to decline.

Beachbody Collagen Boost is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that can help replenish your body’s collagen levels.*

Some collagen powders recommend up to a 20-gram serving, but Collagen Boost helps deliver results in a 2.5-gram serving of premium collagen peptides.*

Want to learn more about what collagen does and how it works in your body? Click here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Collagen Smoothie

Try This Glow Getter Shakeology With Collagen Boost

(Makes 1 serving)
Made Without Dairy, High in Fiber, High in Protein, Quick ’n’ Easy

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat/1% milk)
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
  • 1 scoop Collagen Boost
  • ¼ cup unsweetened frozen raspberries
  • 1 1-inch slice fresh peeled ginger (or ½ tsp. ground ginger)

Instructions

1. Combine milk, ice, Shakeology, Boost, raspberries, and ginger in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a serving glass. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

Calories: 215
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 364 mg
Carbohydrates: 21 g
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 9 g
Protein: 21 g

†The Nutritional Facts have been estimated for this recipe.

Collagen powder benefits

See the Beachbody Challenge Winners!

They achieved mind-blowing fitness transformations with Beachbody’s proven system of fitness, nutrition, and support, and your votes helped them win $100,000 each and the title of “Grand Prize Champion” in the Beachbody Challenge contest 2018–2019.

This year’s $100,000 Grand Prize Champions are Hannah Day, a mother of two from Illinois, and Chris Pandolfo, a father of two from the United Kingdom!

Beachbody Challenge Grand Prize Champions

Hannah Day Lost 117 Pounds in 11.5 Months!

Hannah’s incredible transformation came about courtesy of 21 Day FixShakeology, and almost a year of consistent effort with the support of her Coach Taylor Macklin.

“21 Day Fix is amazing! I did [seven] rounds of it. It was simple to follow, and it broke down what I needed to do to succeed. The portion-control containers were exactly what I needed to help me understand portions and what kind of foods I should be eating.

The thought of going to the gym at 237 pounds mortified me. So, the fact that I could do these workouts in my home made me actually want to work out. I have lost 117 pounds doing Beachbody.

My body is now lean, healthy, and I’m STRONG! I feel amazing! I’m so confident in who I am now, from the inside out!”

Chris Pandolfo Lost 168 Pounds in 1.6 Years!

Chris achieved his inspirational transformation with a variety of fitness programs on Beachbody On Demand combined with Shakeology and the support of his Coach Scottie Hobbs.

“Being part of a Beachbody Challenge Group was absolutely critical. And Shakeology is the nutritional foundation for my life, the rock upon which my castle has been built.

The more I used it, the better I felt. The better I felt, the more mindful I became about everything I consumed. This change in my body and mind has led me to get into the best shape of my life, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Now that I have lost 168 pounds, I actually have a life!”

Beachbody Challenge Runner-Up Transformations

In addition to the two $100,000 Grand Prize Champions, six remarkable Runners-Up won $15,000 each for achieving their life-changing transformations.† See their results!

Kyndra Matzdorff

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

Josh Jentick

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

Staci Neal

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

Sylvie Cardinal

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

Matt Spiker

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

Phil Wisner

Beachbody Challenge runner-up

The Beachbody Challenge

The Beachbody Challenge is a transformation contest that rewards people for achieving their goals and leading healthy, fulfilling lives.

“It’s not about losing the most weight,” says Arthur Maier, director of the contest. “It’s about transforming your life in healthy and positive ways — whatever that may look like — through hard work and commitment to simple, everyday lifestyle changes. And, the prizes that we offer — from the free shirts to the big cash prizes — are an additional incentive for everyone who goes on that journey.”

Everyone who enters their transformation story into the Beachbody Challenge contest wins a free shirt as a reward,* and more than 50,000 contestants claimed that prize over the last year.

Additionally, the top eight most inspirational transformation stories of the year receive special recognition at Team Beachbody’s annual Coach Summit event and big cash prizes — from $15,000 up to the grand prize of $100,000!

For more information and to enter your results, visit BeachbodyChallenge.com. 

 

Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States (incl. DC), Puerto Rico, Canada, and the United Kingdom, who are Team Beachbody members and are 18 years or the age of majority or older at the time of entry. Contest begins 12:00 PM PT on 1/2/19 and ends 11:59 PM PT on 7/18/20. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received, the quality of a contestant’s submission materials, community voting, and sponsor’s application of the judging criteria. Total prize ARV: $358,800.00. For complete rules and eligibility requirements, see here. Sponsored by Beachbody, LLC in the United States, Beachbody UK Ltd. in the United Kingdom (as the promoter), and Team Beachbody Canada LP in Canada.

Results vary based on starting point and effort and following Beachbody’s exercise and healthy eating plan. The winners featured are independent Team Beachbody Coaches.

*Free shirts available while supplies last.

Introducing Beachbody Collagen Boost

First things first: You’re beautiful just as you are. Period.

But even living your best life can take a toll on your skin and nails.

Which is why you deserve a boost — specifically, Beachbody Collagen Boost.

Our new collagen supplement is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that’s been shown to help increase skin elasticity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and support healthy nails.*

All you need is one small scoop a day and you’re on your way to gorgeous skin and nails in 30 days!

Collagen powder supplement

Here are even more reasons to add Beachbody Collagen Boost to your daily routine:

  • Because Beachbody Collagen Boost provides a potent, bioavailable form of collagen peptides, it delivers measurable, clinically studied results with just 2.5g per scoop; no need to store or lug around a huge tub.
  • Beachbody Collagen Boost is unflavored. You can simply add it to any hot or cold beverage, yogurt, or shake.
  • Features a patented ingredient that delivers select collagen peptides scientifically shown to help stimulate the body’s own collagen production.*
  • No artificial flavors, sweeteners, color or preservatives.
  • Single ingredient, no fillers.
  • Starts working within 30 days!

Beachbody Collagen Boost will be available for purchase in the U.S. on TeamBeachbody.com starting on July 15th.

Collagen powder with oats

3 Easy Ways to Add Collagen to Your Routine

  1. Add a scoop of Collagen Boost to your daily Shakeology.
  2. Add a scoop to your coffee or tea.
  3. Mix a scoop into your yogurt bowl or soup.

Collagen Powder Benefits

Your body produces collagen, an important structural protein.

Collagen works with another protein called elastin: Collagen fills out your skin, while elastin helps your skin “snap back” when stretched.

But starting at about 20 years old, your collagen levels begin to decline.

Beachbody Collagen Boost is a high-quality collagen peptide powder that can help replenish your body’s collagen levels.*

Some collagen powders recommend up to a 20-gram serving, but Collagen Boost delivers results in a 2.5-gram serving of premium collagen peptides.

Want to learn more about what collagen does and how it works in your body? Click here.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Collagen Smoothie

Try This Glow Getter Shakeology With Collagen Boost

(Makes 1 serving)
Made Without Dairy, High in Fiber, High in Protein, Quick n’ Easy

Total Time: 10 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: None

Ingredients

1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or low-fat/1% milk)
1 cup ice
1 scoop Strawberry Shakeology
1 scoop Collagen Boost
¼ cup unsweetened frozen raspberries

Instructions

1. Combine milk, ice, Shakeology, Boost, raspberries, and ginger in a blender; cover. Blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a serving glass. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving)*

Calories: 214
Total Fat: 5 g
Saturated Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Sodium: 357 mg
Carbohydrates: 24 g
Fiber: 9 g
Sugar: 10 g
Protein: 19 g

*The Nutritional Facts have been estimated for this recipe

Collagen powder benefits

Tofu Caesar Dressing

In a traditional Caesar salad, it’s really the creamy, tangy, savory dressing that’s the star of that show that pulls everything together.

But the anchovies, cheese, and egg in Caesar salad dressing mean it’s off-limits for vegans.

Luckily, it’s easy peasy to re-create this delicious dressing in vegan form by swapping in a few creative ingredients — silken tofu and nutritional yeast.

Tofu Caesar Dressing

Re-create the classic Caesar dressing in vegan form by swapping in a few creative ingredients — silken tofu and nutritional yeast.

  • 1 (10-oz.) package soft silken tofu
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. vegan Worcestershire sauce (or reduced-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp. cracked black pepper
  1. Place tofu, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and yeast in blender or food processor; cover. Blend until creamy.

  2. Store refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Condiment

P90X3 Portions
½ Protein
1 Fat

Container Equivalents
½ Orange (Regular and Vegan)

2B Mindset Plate It!
A delicious accessory for salads and veggies for both vegan and regular plans.

If you have questions about the portions, please click here to post a question in our forums so our experts can help. Please include a link to the recipe you’re asking about.

See the Ultimate Portion Fix Results

Portion control is a key part of eating healthy.

But what does a healthy portion look like? Is it different for proteins, fats, and carbs? And what about treats?!

All excellent questions and Ultimate Portion Fix can help you get answers for those questions and more. And here’s visual proof of what Ultimate Portion Fix can help you achieve!

Ultimate Portion Fix before and after

Melanie B. Lost 12 Pounds†

“I am an emotional eater and I’ve often gotten to the point where I’d overeat as a way to punish myself. I’d also go for long hours without eating, and then gorge myself to the point of being in pain physically.

The Ultimate Portion Fix videos are gold. There is a lot of negativity surrounding the word ‘diet,’ so I like that Autumn works to change your mindset about what a diet means and what a diet consists of.

Autumn really cemented the reasons WHY it’s important to eat a balanced diet and experience the joy in preparing food for yourself and others in your life.

Ultimate Portion Fix has helped me find a healthy, balanced relationship with food, leaving me feeling in control, happy, and enjoying food again.”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Jennifer V. Lost 11.6 Pounds†

“I was eating way too much per meal before Ultimate Portion Fix. Besides eating more than one recommended serving on a box of processed food, I simply wanted to have it all.

With the Portion-Control Containers, I’ve learned that a full serving of healthy food is more than an adequate serving per meal.

To me this is not just a program, it’s a healthier way to choose your daily intake of food. Realizing when you can properly fuel your body throughout the day without unnecessary sweets, sodas or coffee.

I have my Shakeology first thing in the morning with fruit, just shaken in a bottle with unsweetened almond milk. Simple and delicious!”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

David P. Lost 16 Pounds†

“I realized I was overeating at every meal. With Ultimate Portion Fix, I found the right balance in almost every situation.

It gave me a simple plan to beat my unhealthy eating habits — mainly emotional eating. I really enjoyed how easy it was to follow. The information was simple and informative.

Ultimate Portion Fix is a game changer. Finding a way to manage my portions then implement those same principles for the whole family is groundbreaking.

I have leaned out, gained muscle and feel incredible.”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Lyda F. Lost 6 Pounds†

“When you learn to give your body what you need, you will learn to feed yourself correctly, enjoy the food and lose weight in a simple way.”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Amanda F. Lost 9.8 Pounds†

Ultimate Portion Fix has helped me live a lifestyle instead of a diet.

It’s been pretty easy to stay 100 percent on portions and the containers — portion sizes are everything!

I drink my Shakeology every morning with unsweetened vanilla almond milk and a banana. It gives me a jumpstart to my morning!

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Lisa F. Lost 5.4 Pounds†

“I’ve always struggled with nutrition. So choosing a nutrition pathway first has helped me stay accountable with the Portion-Control Containers.

I love that Ultimate Portion Fix still gives you flexibility and incorporates the whole family. I do a lot more self-reflection and tuning into my emotions than ever before. I am more aware of the decisions I am making surrounding food.”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Mandy G. Lost 10 Pounds†

“I have lost 10 pounds and 8 inches! I LOVE Ultimate Portion Fix. I feel in control again — I’m much more observant and look at food differently.  I have Shakeology every day — it’s so easy and quick. And it’s my treat for the day!

I will stick to this plan — it just makes sense. I don’t feel deprived. I feel in control. The Portion-Control Containers are here to stay!”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Molly H. Lost 11 Pounds†

“My body has changed in ways that I cannot explain. I feel AMAZING! I don’t feel like I am on a diet; it truly has been a lifestyle change.

Ultimate Portion Fix made me aware of how important it is to incorporate all food groups. I never realized how many fruits and vegetables I should be eating. And I learned that I no longer have to be restrictive in my eating to see results.

I realized how much I was emotionally eating before. I used food as a coping mechanism so often in my life in the past.

I learned more about the “why,” instead of just “here’s what you’re supposed to eat.”

I am legitimately a happier person today because I am not completely obsessed with food all the time. I’m not thinking about what treat I’ll eat to make myself feel better — because I don’t need to.”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Kaleena K. Lost 13.4 Pounds†

“My biggest struggles with nutrition revolve around portion control, sugar cravings, and staying on track with anything consistently with a constantly changing schedule.

Ultimate Portion Fix helped me cut out processed food and sugar. I very rarely have cravings anymore; this is a big deal because for as long as I can remember, I’ve always needed sweets after eating to feel satiated.

I used the Portion-Control Containers with 80 Day Obsession, but Ultimate Portion Fix helped me to understand the science behind it.

It really helped me understand portions, what they are, and why they are in these amounts. I have gotten better at knowing what each container looks like on a dish.

I have started to break that emotional tie to eating. I tend to eat my feelings and this program has changed that as well.

I’ve gone out to eat and been able to get the meals I order down to appropriate sizes after using the containers at home and seeing them out on a plate.

I absolutely feel like all the information in this program sets a person up to be successful. I love that the information is being presented in multiple ways — videos, the log book, and the workbook.

Having references to look back on when clarification is needed is part of what makes this program so unique.

This isn’t a diet. It is learning how to take control of your eating for a lifetime of taking better care of yourself. It’s sustainable and something you can do all the time, with or without any workout program.

I’ll be using Ultimate Portion Fix to help teach my kids to have a healthy relationship with food. I love that now I know how to fuel my body.

While the weight loss has been great, the best part is how I feel!”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Charna M. Lost 12 Pounds†

“One of my biggest struggles is being an overeater and loving sweets. But I honestly can’t believe how differently I’m eating now. Like, who am I??

I am BLOWN away! Even with ‘slip-ups,’ I am improving so much.

And the weight is starting to feel like it’s falling off! I don’t feel like I’m working for this. It’s all starting to feel like a natural process and an actual lifestyle.

Being mindful of what’s going into my body has been making the biggest difference.

Spending time using the Portion-Control Containers and having an actual visual of what I should be eating and has made me realize that I’m eating too much of some things (peanut butter) but not enough of others (fruits).

Drinking Shakeology was an easy way to sneak in a fruit and extra greens, and the best part was using it to attack my late-night cravings by pretending it was ice cream!

This is something my family and I will continue to do in our everyday lives and an important lesson I’ll continue to teach my children!

I’m so grateful to have learned this while they’re still young so I can break the cycle of bad eating that was passed down to me!”

Ultimate Portion Fix Before and After

Chris P. Lost 17 Pounds†

“My biggest struggle was the mental understanding and connection to my nutrition and Ultimate Portion Fix nailed it out of the gate.

I am making more healthy choices now because I want to. I’m more mentally aware of ‘why’ I am doing something and it feels amazing to be at peace like this!

I am so in love with the way the program is presented! Ultimate Portion Fix is broken down into really simple terms for anybody to be able to understand AND implement.

If you are a control freak like me, ‘trust the process’ is scary. Fear of ‘missing out’ is scary, but knowing you need a change and fear you will always feel like the way you are feeling is even scarier. Stop for one minute and ask yourself: What if it works?

I love, love, love Shakeology. It’s a really quick, healthy way to start my day. I also use it to get in extra containers/servings too, by adding frozen berries and sometimes spinach.

I learned cool nutrition tips like adding in riced cauliflower! It’s an awesome healthy hack that I’ve passed on to my kids. #momwinning!”

 

†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. The testimonials featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their maximum results.

Tabitha L. Lost 121 Pounds in 1.5 Years

Tabitha wanted to set a good example for her six kids, but she struggled to lose the baby weight.

But with the help of her Team Beachbody Coach/mom, Tabitha did it.

She absolutely crushed tough Beachbody workouts like T25, CORE DE FORCE, 80 Day Obsession, and several others.

The result: Tabitha lost 121 pounds and got her life back — now she can run around with her kids, she finished a 5K (!), and is the role model she always wanted to be for her kids.

Read more about her incredible journey:

Tabitha’s Life, Before

“As a mom of six, I struggled with my weight from the time I gave birth to my now-17-year-old.

I continued to gain weight after each kid and I tried so many quick-fix methods. If it could get me quick results without me having to change my eating habits or working out, I was going to do it.

But the weight always came back. I topped out at 297 pounds after my first three kids. I was miserable and unhappy for years.

I had allowed myself to gain 90 pounds during my pregnancy with my sixth kid. I love my kids but hated I was back to where I told myself I never would be after struggling with being almost 300 pounds for about 15 years.

I was absolutely unhappy with my body. I couldn’t be a role model for my kids if I was teaching them unhealthy ways.

Tabitha’s Transformation†

“Beachbody has been my saving grace. My mom/Coach has been my biggest supporter and my team has been my biggest motivation.

I was determined to lose the weight. I gave it all I had, program after program. I drank Shakeology and started incorporating Beachbody Performance supplements when I started 80 Day Obsession.

I started with CORE DE FORCE, then The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, PiYo, TurboFire, CIZE, 21 Day Fix, T25, 22 Minute Hard Corps, SHIFT SHOP, Clean Week, Shaun Week, and most recently, 80 Day Obsession.

I absolutely love Beachbody On Demand programs. They are hard but very doable. They pushed me to get better and better and push myself harder and harder.

I am amazed that my results came from my very own living room with two little boys with me daily!

CIZE may be at the top of the list, but 80 Day Obsession definitely helped with finally starting to tone my body in areas I never thought possible. The eating plan for 80 Day Obsession helped to really focus on my body thinning out and toning.”

Tabitha’s Life, After

“Losing 121 pounds is something I never would have thought I could accomplish. It’s not that I doubted the programs, but more of doubting I could push myself to that point.

I look forward to my daily workouts. I have the energy to keep up with my kids. Running around, sports with them, wrestling, etc. I can do physical activities with my kids without having to get winded after only a few minutes.

I completed my first 5K which was important to me because I have never been a runner. Stairs are no longer a challenge. I just feel amazing. My self-esteem is through the roof.

Being active with my kids is something I’ll no longer take for granted.

There is no going back for me. I will be the role model my kids need to teach them healthy habits they can go through life with.”

 

†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. The testimonial featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their maximum results.

Experts Tips for Your Best Workout Hairstyle

It’s time to level up your “workout hair/don’t care” philosophy, ladies.

To be clear, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with pulling your hair in a ponytail and calling it a day. And we’re certainly not advocating a 30-minute hairstyling session before you work out.

But a hairstyle that can go from a workout to a working lunch is worth a little extra time.

And who better to dispense hairstyling tips than a professional stylist?

Kelly Thorpe styled Beachbody Super Trainer Jericho McMatthews‘ gorgeous locks for her new fitness program, Morning Meltdown 100.

Morning Meltdown 100 hairstyles

But 100 workouts means a LOT of hairstyles that had to be gorgeous and functional.

Morning Meltdown 100 workouts range from HIIT to active recovery, so a hairstyle that worked for one type of training might not work for another.

We spoke with Kelly to get her tips on how to achieve the best workout hairstyle, her hair dos & don’ts, and more…

How did you and Jericho come up with her workout hairstyles for Morning Meltdown 100?

“Brainstorming together and Pinterest! One hundred workouts required quite a lot of different styles so we had a lot of fun collaborating and seeing what would work.

The main things we took into consideration were how her hair would flow with each style of exercise so it’s not in the way of the movements, making sure the braid or ponytail doesn’t move her mic while she’s teaching, and making sure it’s solidly secured.

I have some bobby-pin secrets that keep her hair in place forever! ;)”

Morning Meltdown 100 hairstyles

What are your top 3 dos/don’ts for workout hairstyles? 

“DO take into consideration what kind of exercises you plan on doing.

Core workouts on the ground don’t lend themselves well to a messy bun faux hawk (a favorite of Jericho’s and mine!) or having your hair flip in your face if you’re doing downward facing dog.

DON’T Use measly, weak hair ties. Strong, cardio-proof hair ties will give you more confidence to work out to your fullest potential.

If you can’t get your tie to loop around your hair at least three times, you might need to double up or find a new brand.

DO wear a style that makes you feel confident. Do you feel better in some cute Dutch braids instead of just a low pony? Take the extra take to make yourself feel fabulous — it will show in your workout.

DON’T be afraid of product! Perfectly clean hair can easily slip out of braids and ponytails, which can be distracting during your workout.

Pomades, spray waxes, and clays give hair texture and grip (and some added sexy volume!) so your ‘do stays in place while you get your workout on. Whether we’re doing a simple ponytail or an intricate braid I always use hair products to keep Jericho’s workout hairstyles in place.

DO keep in mind how you style and secure your braids. How much fast movement and head turning will you be doing during your workout?

A heavy hair tie at the end of a thick braid can act like a knot on the end a rope, which does not feel good making contact with eyeballs!

Instead, try a thin clear elastic to secure a classic braid or go with some French braids to keep your hair more secured to your scalp.

DON’T feel like you have to wash your hair after every workout. Just like adding product to hair gives it more texture and manageability, day-old hair has more natural oils that will help give you volume and better ability to style your locks.

Just a little towel off and a good hit of dry shampoo and you’ll have great hair again for tomorrow’s workout.”

What Are Your Favorite Hairstyling Tips and Tricks?

“Hair product before you style! Waxes, spray clays, and pomades before you style give your hair better texture and grip before you start sculpting a cool ‘do.

If I have no other legacy to leave behind, this would be the one and only: Do NOT open bobby pins.

Bobby pins grab just the right amount of hair on their own — when you open them beforehand, they pull in too much hair and can lose their strength and grip.

Instead, from a 90° angle, grab a little bit of the surrounding hair to “fold over” the area you’re securing and just push the pin directly into the style.

The surrounding hair helps secure the hairstyle and the bobby pins will grab just the right amount of hair so it will stay for hours.”

Workout Hairstyle Ideas

And yes, we get it — no one has a professional hair stylist on speed-dial for pre-workout styling, but a little visual inspiration can help you come up with the best hairstyle for you.

Check out some of the gorgeous workout hairstyles that Kelly created with Jericho:

1. Braid Hairstyle

You’ll see a lot of amazing braid hairstyles in Morning Meltdown 100, but a simple braid “faux hawk” is great for stretching and workouts where you want to keep your lovely locks away from your face:

Morning Meltdown 100 hairstyles

2. Braid/Bun Hairstyle

This hybrid braid/bun updo is ideal for strength workouts. You don’t want your hair tangled up or in the way when you’re lifting weights, so pulling it up and away is a great way to keep all your hairs securely in place.

Morning Meltdown 100 workout hairstyles

3. High Bun Hairstyle

No time for braids? Then a high bun is a no-brainer. If your workout includes floor work, this high bun keeps your hair out of the way (stylishly, of course) and prevents the awkward “I can’t lay flat because my ponytail is in the way” situation.

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Workout Hairstyle Essentials

Having the right tools to create your ideal hairstyle is key. Here’s a list of basics that you’ll want to have before (and after) your workout:

  • Strong hair ties
  • bobby pins
  • workout headband (thick & thin)
  • styling products like pomade or spray wax
  • dry shampoo
  • leave-in conditioner

The Bottom Line

With a little workout hairstyle inspo from Jericho and some basic hair-care tips, you can create your own work of (hair) art that will hold up while you’re crushing your workout — and the rest of your day.

Kim P. Lost 154 Pounds in 16 Months

Kim’s journey started when she decided that she was no longer going to let her weight dictate how she lived her life.

She was determined to set a good example for her children and set them up for success.

With the help of 21 Day Fix and Shakeology, Kim lost 154 pounds and is now in the best shape of her life!

Read more about her amazing journey.

Kim’s Life, Before

“Before I started this journey, I was morbidly obese and struggling physically and emotionally. I felt like I was always being judged due to my size.

I hated seeing myself in pictures because I couldn’t believe what I had let myself become.

I felt like a hypocrite at work. I’m a physician assistant and part of my job is to counsel my patients on their health. But who was I to give any kind of health advice while weighing over 300 pounds?

I remember walking into restaurants and feeling nervous that I wouldn’t fit comfortably into the chairs or booths, or at a picnic if a plastic chair would break underneath me.

We would be doing rounds in the hospital and I would pray that we would take the elevator because I would get embarrassingly winded and my legs would burn going up the stairs.

On airplanes, I had to have the window seat so I could put the armrest up between myself and my husband because I barely fit in the seat. Not to mention I had to buy a seatbelt extender.

My weight was the one thing in life that I felt like I had failed. No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to get my weight under control.

In 2014, I had started losing weight and getting in shape when I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. And it was at my doctor’s visit that I found out I was pregnant.

Two weeks later, we found out it was twins! My pregnancy took a huge toll on my emotions and I ended up gaining almost 90 pounds.

After I delivered my twins, I finished my cancer treatment but battled with postpartum depression, which made it hard to lose the weight.

In the summer of 2017, we took the twins to the boardwalk in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. But I couldn’t fit on the rides with them; they were so upset and couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t go with them.

It was at that moment, looking in their tearful eyes, that I knew I had to take drastic measures because this couldn’t be my life.

I could not let my weight dictate my life and how I would raise my children. I certainly didn’t want them growing up with bad eating habits and making lifestyle choices that would set them up for failure.

It’s truly awful to bring up these feelings, but it serves as a reminder of where I’ve come from and where I never want to be again.”

Beachbody On Demand results

Kim’s Transformation†

“My friend and colleague Andria is a Team Beachbody Coach and recommended that I start with 21 Day Fix, the Portion-Control Containers, and Shakeology.

The beginning was hard. The Portion-Control Containers were easy to use, but they really showed me how insane what I was eating before. I had to cut out unhealthy snacks, but thankfully Andria sent me recipes using Shakeology to make healthier snack options!

Shakeology helped me push through plateaus and re-focus when I felt like I was getting off track. Learning to use it in other capacities than as just a shake was paramount for me and it’s proved to be an integral part of my health and wellness journey.*

The Beachbody On Demand programs are easy to use and easy to access. I really liked that the workouts could be modified until my fitness level improved. In the beginning, I had to modify the modifier!

With two toddlers running around, my free time is very limited, so the duration of the workouts and the ability to work out at home eliminated the excuses and helped me be 100-percent committed.

I loved 21 Day Fix and eventually graduated to 21 Day Fix EXTREME. CORE DE FORCE was a lot of fun and I really liked Joel and Jericho’s energy.

The ability to travel with my workouts made consistency possible when I would have otherwise easily fallen off track on vacations and during travel in the past.

And the FIXATE cooking show was a great resource for new recipes to keep meals from getting boring.”

Kim’s Life, After

“I’ve lost 154 pounds, which is almost half of my body weight, and I am in the best shape of my life!

I was wearing size 26 pants and 1-2x tops but now wear size 8 pants and small tops.

Working out is now a regular daily event. My kids always ask me when it’s time to exercise! I’m super active and can keep up with my four-year-old twins with ease. I’m much more confident and optimistic now.

I don’t worry about weight limits, chair or booth sizes, and I can join my children on all the rides at the boardwalk and amusement parks.

My attitude at work has improved and I feel like I’m able to counsel my patients appropriately.

Most importantly I feel like I’m going to be a positive role model for my children by leading by example and teaching them good eating habits and an active lifestyle that will stay with them forever.

I don’t feel like there is anything I can’t do now!”

 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

†Results vary depending on starting point and effort. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss and muscle definition. The testimonial featured may have used more than one Beachbody product or extended the program to achieve their maximum results.