2012 Year In Review

by Coach Jimmy Hays Nelson

I know it’s cliche to say, but seriously, I cannot believe another year has flown by!  And the thought of starting 2013 just sounds very futuristic to me.  As a kid I assumed by 2013 our world would resemble something from a Transformers cartoon.

If you are a consistent reader of my blog, you know one of the mantras I repeat often is to celebrate your successes.  It is so easy to only focus on those things we haven’t achieved yet,  constantly looking to our left and right comparing ourselves to others successes.  But I want to challenge you to sit down, look at your calendar, and relive 2012 in your mind.  Remember where you were 365 days ago, and pat yourself on the back for the things you DID do this year.

Like any good Coach, I need to follow my own advice and lead by example.  So today I wanted to do a brief 2012 Year in Review for our family and business.



Last March my wife Kelly and I were treated to a free vacation to the gorgeous Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas thanks to the amazing people at Beachbody.  It was our first adults only vacation since our son was born.

The trip was a blast.  Sun, Fun, Friends…. oh and did I mention LIVE workouts with INSANITY creator Shaun T, Mr. P90X Tony Horton, and the always entertaining Leandro Carvalho from Brazil Butt Lift fame!


Five years ago when I became a Beachbody Coach, I did it more as a hobby.  This was a cute thing on the side that might bring in some extra income, but mostly it was done so we could get a discount on products and workout programs we really enjoyed.  As this little part time venture grew, my wife Kelly was quick to let me know that one of her dreams was to be a stay at home mom the same way her mom was for her.  She told me this before we had any kids!

Honestly, to me, it was one of those ‘someday’ dreams, but I wasn’t sure when/how it would actually become a reality.  In fact, when I started our company, Kelly was pretty skeptical, but loved me enough to let me try this ‘Beachbody Coach Scam Thing’.

Well in May, Kelly stepped away from her corporate job working for an aerospace company to join me at home to build our business and raise our son Asher full time!  It’s like we are living an amazing dream!

Coach Jimmy


This one just happened this past week!  But I was so excited to see that our Facebook community topped 10,000 people!  I just wanted to thank you for making it a place where anyone that needs some support, encouragement, or tips on reaching their goals are welcome!



My team of Beachbody Coaches refer to themselves simply as THE CREW.

This marked the first year we had multiple events exclusively for our team.  It started with our Pre Beachbody Coach Summit meeting.  It was an amazing time for recognition and rewards for our team.  We also had special guest speakers Shaun T, Tony Horton, and Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler.

Then later that year we had our first CREW TRAININGS event.  Where a select group of our team gathered in an all day extensive training in Chicago that included a group workout in Centennial Park and ended with a fun night out in the Windy City.

And last, but certainly not least was the CREW-BILEE incentive trip in New Orleans.  This was a trip that was awarded to the top performers on our team.  They were treated to a fun weekend in New Orleans in a plush vacation home!  They also had the opportunity to learn from some of the top earning Beachbody Coaches that we had join us as special guests!


I am excited the Beachbody Coach army, who have committed to helping End The Trend of Obesity, is closing in on 100,000 strong members that have chosen to lead by example while reaching out to help others at the same time.

I was very honored to earn the exclusive title of ELITE Team Beachbody Coach in 2012.  It is reserved for the top .01% of the Team Beachbody Coach Network.   The reason I am very proud of this accomplishment is because of what it represents.

Beachbody designed their Elite program to recognize Coaches who helped their organizations see success as a whole.  And specifically, to those that are helping brand new Coaches have initial success after sign up.    I truly value those people that choose to step up, and partner with The Crew.  Seeing that select group have early success is a driving passion of mine.   This award was confirmation that the trainings, systems, and support we have set up for our team are working!


This year has been packed with so many amazing blessings it would be impossible to list them all here.  But I wanted to go over some brief highlights most of all because none of these bullet points are possible without you and your support!

Your goals, dreams, plans are very important to us!  2012 yielded some amazing results, but I truly feel like we are just getting started.  So hang on, keep plugging in, and 2013 will be your best year yet!

I hope you and your loved ones have a very blessed holiday season!

All the Best — Coach Jimmy


What Jimmy's Trainees & Crew Members are saying

Tulin E.

"I was a skeptic. Thanks to Coach Jimmy's leadership 1.5 years later, I earn twice the income of my previous full time job, we lost 150 lbs as a couple, and helping hundreds of plus size women. Fitness has become our family's life bringing us closer together!"

Andy Tuttle

Branch Mgr, Oak Mortgage Group

"Coach Jimmy's constant support and encouragement has helped me be a better "me". Down 17lbs. More engaged in my marriage. More focused in my business. Couldn't have done it without you. Thanks Coach!"

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