Bart and Courtney Emken own DogBoy’s Dog Ranch in the Austin, TX area, and have started their coaching business Fit Club Austin to help others reach their goals. We know how hard it is to take care of your body every day. With the help of Team Beachbody, Bart has lost 50 lbs., and continues to work every day to stay healthy. Our coaches have been such a big part of our success. We want to pay it forward and help you too.
My journey began with Beachbody on Christmas Day 2007. I was fat. I was sad. I was alone (I thought). I had given up trying because I was tired of failing. I was just tired. My wife gave me a ticket to Washington state to see my family and my best friend. On that trip I realized that something had to change. I tied a knot in the end of my proverbial rope. I began exercising again and making healthy food choices. I began to lose weight. I was getting “better.” I had seen commercials for P90X for months and was finally swayed to invest in myself even more and I purchased it.
Shortly after, I was contacted a Beachbody coach, Monica Ward – a free coach. I waited for the “sales pitch.” It never came. All I got was friendly, caring and concerned phone calls and emails. We talked about goals, fears and failures. Then we talked about goals achieved, fears erased and successes! She inspired me to be the best version of me. She introduced me to a community of like-minded people. She helped me become the person I wanted to be. Because of Team Beachbody and the fitness family I’ve learned to love, I am inspired to continue to grow and become an even better version of myself.
I want to “coach” as many people as I can. I want to inspire INSPIRATION in the new people who come into my life. I want to teach my old friends that if they want to become old, but stay young in body and spirit, that I can help them do anything they dream. I want EVERYONE to feel the incredible lust and zeal for LIFE that I have. I believe Beachbody and Monica came into my life so I would go out and bring life to those who feel fat, feel sad, feel alone and have given up because they are tired of failing. This is a journey everyone should go on. Take this journey. You will not be sorry…
I want to help you achieve ALL of your goals and live and a happy, healthy and fulfilling life.
As a child, I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, which was a defining moment in my life. People have always envied me because of my small stature, but I can assure you that living with Crohn’s Disease is no picnic. I also suffer from pain in my right SI Joint, which I had surgically fused in the 90′s. That left me with chronic, severe back pain that I still struggle with today.
My journey began in the summer of 2010. Bart came home from Beachbody’s Annual Coach Summit, begging me to try Shakeology. I had been pretty sick, and I was willing to give it a try. I am so glad that I did, and I have been drinking it every day since then. Shakeology has cured my Crohn’s symptoms. I don’t worry about where the bathrooms are in public places anymore, and I don’t worry about what I can and cannot eat. My gut has never felt better! Although I can’t do high impact workouts like Insanity, I have had a lot of pain relief from Beachbody yoga workouts and stretch routines, as well as low to no impact programs like Slim in 6. I am starting to show definition in my arms, which I’ve never had before! Soon, I won’t just look fit, I’ll BE fit!
My reasons for being a Beachbody Coach are different than most. I want to stay active to reduce pain, and I drink Shakeology for my nutritional needs and to stay digestively healthy. Shakeology has changed my life, and I want everyone to feel as healthy on the inside as I do! Beachbody coaches are some of the most wonderful, caring, people I know, and I am so proud to be a part of the Team Beachbody family.
We would love to help you on your fitness journey. And we are always looking for people to join our team to help others. We’d love to hear from you if you think you might be interested in finding out more!