Coach Feature: Melanie Hopp ~ Diamond

Coach Feature: Melanie Hopp ~ Diamond

Coach Feature: Melanie Hopp ~ Diamond

On her BIRTHDAY this woman learned that she achieved DIAMOND rank as a coach!!! Even if you don’t understand what it means, please help me CONGRATULATE Melanie Hopp on this ACHIEVEMENT!

HOW WE MET…
Melanie Hopp wasn’t always fit and healthy! As a matter of fact the first time we met in 1998, she weighed 295 pounds as she came to take my BodyPump class. On her second time back, I walked up to her to tell her how glad I was to see her back again. That class was HARD and the chances for ANYONE new to NOT return were high!

She often told me later that the gesture meant a lot to her, but what she didn’t know, was that I was SCARED to death to teach my very first SOLO BodyPump class, and SHE was my ROCK. She couldn’t know that I was shaking like a leaf, but every time I looked at her, I became a little more calm. And that could have very well been her first time to influence someone to NOT QUIT in fitness ~ And that wouldn’t be the last time she would be my motivator at something I was new at!

NOT ENOUGH…
Melanie was COMMITTED to getting healthy! Not only did she lose the weight, she also became a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor. She has not only helped herself, but she made it her full time CAREER to help others change their health for the better! Unfortunately, losing the weight was NOT ENOUGH to negate some of the health problems her body had already developed.

As every FITNESS PRO knows, working in Fitness is NOT EASY! Whenever she worked too much or her nutrition changed, she often got sick. And if you get sick, your kids get sick, you want to go on vacation or to an educational seminar: When you don’t work, you don’t get paid! And that doesn’t even consider the times your clients cancel due to illness, vacation or budget.

CHANGE…
Our Personalities are completely opposite, with her being outgoing, the life of the party and welcoming new people to her circle; and me being that shy, better at one to one meetings and someone who takes forever to get close to new people. Why is that worth pointing out? Because as COACHES we tend to attract people who are “like us” – except that in this case, I didn’t. Maybe it was because we had known each other for a very long time. Maybe it was because she was ready to make a change. Or maybe it was because we both like Sushi and I was excited about the POSSIBILITIES of being a coach while having Sushi with her.

Whatever it was, I am GRATEFUL that she was my very first Coach! I was new at it, I had NO CLUE what I was doing, but she trusted me enough to jump right in and “give it a shot.” She has doubters, she has haters, and she has her own ups and downs, like us all. But she remained consistent, focused on growing a team of people who are more like her, and most importantly, she NEVER QUIT! And as long as you don’t quit, you can NEVER FAIL!

ONLY THE BEGINNING…
Through consistency Melanie has lost an incredible amount of weight. Through consistency she has overcome many obstacles. And through consistency she will grow her team and move her business forward. Melanie is an ENDURANCE Athlete, and that is how I know she will continue to find SUCCESS as a Coach! Diamond is only the BEGINNING!

How Melanie Hopp Became a Diamond Coach

How Melanie Hopp Became a Diamond Coach

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