WHAT I ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE
Personalized nutrition guidance is included in my VIP One-on-One Coaching. For my Back to BASICs and TONE Your Body clients, I provide my personal grocery list and menu planner. Plus, both those programs offer nutrition guidance and support via accountability and my coaching, curriculum, etc. Inside both of those programs, we focus on nutrition, for an entire week, in specific ways. I also cater in different ways to clients nutritional needs/goals, as needed.
Quite frankly, I feel confident in my experience and knowledge as an active Mom, advocate of whole/real foods, and a personal lifestyle of moderation and balance. I've also been through 2 healthy and fit pregnancies where I gained 20lbs for each one. I dealt with post-partum recovery (from C-sections!) and breastfed both my kids for 2 years total. I have plenty of knowledge and personal experience in the areas I feel my clients need the most assistance in, without any kind of formal education or licensing.
WHAT IS TO COME FOR 2018
I do have an exciting nutrition focused project I'm working on for release in 2018 that I'm really excited about. I think it will really help women a LOT, I just have to fine tune the curriculum and set up.
WHAT IS BRAND NEW FOR SHAPE HER NOW
The NEWEST piece I'm excited about debuting today is my brand new affiliation with IdealFit.com You might be familiar with IdealFit as they are a popular leader in the nutrition supplement industry. I became aware of them when I was researching BCAAs (branch chain amino acids) back when I was training for my half marathon, last year. What I love about IdealFit is they have a whole line of nutrition supplements formulated specifically for women. They also offer their IdealRaw line that is vegan/gluten free/non gmo/organic, and their IdealShape product line is focused primarily on weight loss.
As an IdealFit Affiliate, I'm simply able to share affiliate links with clients (and on my online platforms) and share discounts as well. Just like any affiliate program, I receive a small commission for products bought through any links I provide, just like any other blogger or online "Influencer" you may follow with affiliate partnerships. With IdealFit, I'm not required to pay any fees to the company and there is no recruiting or anything like that. IdealFit is NOT a Multilevel Marketing Company (MLM). It's simply a company with an online storefront whose affiliate program I've joined to be able to share their products with my online fitness community and clients.
In addition to what I have planned for 2018, and all I already have in place, I'm excited about this addition to Shape Her because I can recommend and share dozens of awesome products to my clients that will aide them in their nutrition goals.
WHAT THIS MEANS MOVING FORWARD
Personally, I'm now drinking the IdealFit Meal Replacement shake each morning, mixing their Protein Powder for workouts or afternoon pick-me ups, and using their BCAAs. (They have a yummy variety of flavors for everything!) I'm excited to try out their other products as needed.
After receiving MANY recent questions about nutrition (what to take, when, what I use, etc.) I started praying about it and reached out to IdealFit, chatted with them, and was accepted into their Affiliate program. I am really excited to be able to better serve my clients. A good example of this was recently one of my clients was talking about how she's been struggling giving up sodas. I offered her up the recommendation of a great alternative you can find at any grocery store, and I shared one of my affiliate links to an IdealBoost drink mix that helps with that soda craving in a much healthier way as well. I was delighted, and felt more confident as her Coach, to be able to offer her several options that she could choose from!
In total transparency, on a regular basis I'm asked about the meal replacement shake I drink and recommend, the best and tastiest protein powder, what kind of supplement somebody should take....and more. Now, I'm thrilled to be able to point people to these products that I personally use, are yummy, good quality, and affordably priced. (That last part is HUGE for me, and I know you too!)
I've created a new Nutrition tab on my site, up top. Click on it and give it a look around to see what I'm talking about. There's the products I'm taking, the most popular, and those I'd recommend. You can click on the image to be directed to the link where you can see pricing and more details about the product. Many of the items have discount codes listed as well, so don't miss those!
Answers to questions you might have:
Honestlly, initially I was drawn to them because of the IdealFit line that is formulated specifically for women. I love that. Also, I REALLY appreciate that their products are so reasonably priced! I know from working with women these 3 years that quality products at a reasonable and affordable price is KEY! Plus, I just really like their stuff!! (and there's a ton of it to choose from!) Like I said, I ran across their products when I researched my own BCAAs purchase back when I was training for my Half Marathon last year. I liked that they were formulated for women and that they had REALLY yummy flavors.
What products does IdealFit carry?
They have 3 main product lines:
IdealFit - protein powders, meal replacement shakes, and supplements (pre-workout fuel, BCAAs, etc) specifically formulated for women.
IdealRaw - protein powders, meal replacement shakes, and supplements that are all vegan/gluten free/non gmo/organic.
IdealShape - protein powders, meal replacement shakes, and supplements that are for either men or women and focus primarily on weight loss. There's also drink mixes and snack bars too.
Why affiliate yourself with another company?
Being an affiliate simply means I get personalized order links and discounts to share, but I do my own thing. I run my own programs. I promote my own products. I make my own stuff. I just have their inventory to pull from and recommend if it's needed for a client. And sometimes, it might not even be needed and will never be discussed with a client. I feel it makes me more qualified to be able to go into their inventory and send recommendations to clients, based on the needs they ask me about. I pay absolutely zero money to IdealFit and am not required to do ANYTHING for or with them. They utilize this affiliation program for "Fitness Influencers" to be able to get their products on the market, while simultaneously helping our clients at the same time, and make a small kickback from it. (And I truly mean SMALL kickback) IdealFit is not a multi level marketing company.
Will this change anything you do moving forward?
You'll just see me talking about a different brand of protein powder, supplements and meal replacement shakes than before. You'll also see me share order links for those coupled with discount codes when applicable. You probably wouldn't have really noticed much, but I felt the need to be 100% upfront about the affiliation since I receive % of sales through my affiliate links shared. :) (You know me, I'm pretty transparent!)
If you have any questions, let me know!