May News from your Coach!

Greetings from your Coach!

When I think of May, I think of the ‘unofficial’ start to summer. This is the month many kids get out of school for summer, many pools open for the summer, and many of us will be donning summer clothes for the first time in months. If getting in shape for summer is a goal, now is the time, and I’m here to help! This month we have lots of great options that will hopefully inspire you anew!

Here is all the news for May:

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It’s a proven fact that we are more likely to achieve our health and fitness goals if we work on it together with a friend or a group of friends. Sometimes it takes being accountable to someone else to get us in the habit of being accountable to ourselves, and that's when being a part of an accountability group can make a world of difference to our success.

If you’ve never joined a challenge group, I encourage you to reconsider! It's always incredibly inspiring, supportive, and motivating to be a part of one, full of people who are doing amazing things and keeping their promises to themselves and to each other. Together we are stronger! My groups are always free – the only cost is access to the program we’re doing.

Here are some great options starting soon!

Challenge Du Jour - Starting Monday, May 16th

For this challenge, I’m teaming up with my amazing coach, Tania "The Machine" Baron. (You may remember her as the modifier from T25 and Insanity, also in the cast of Cize). This group will last 4 weeks and each day we will do the Challenge Du Jour workout in Beachbody OnDemand and replace one meal or snack with Shakeology. It's definitely going to be a large, fun and lively group!

If you haven't tried Beachbody OnDemand, this is a great time to see what everyone loves about's super convenient to be able to stream workouts anywhere you have a fast internet connection. There's even an iPhone app you can use with it.

We’ll never do the same workout twice all month, so if you’re someone who gets bored easily, this is the challenge for you!

Also this challenge group will NOT take place on Facebook. For this challenge, we will be using the special Beachbody Challenge Group app. So if you are social media averse, please consider this option.

All you need to participate in this challenge is Beachbody OnDemand and Shakeology. If you already have both, just let me know and I’ll add you to the group. If you don’t have them yet, you can get them in a challenge pack.

Get the OnDemand Club Challenge Pack with Shakeology

comes with 3 months of club membership and a 30 day supply of Shakeology

Get the OnDemand Club Challenge Pack with Performance

comes with 3 months of club membership and a 30 day supply of Energize Pre-workout and Recover post-workout supplements

Insanity Max:30 – starting Monday, May 23rd

From trainer Shaun T comes this incredible 8-week program like no other. It’s a mental challenge as much as a physical one as you strive each day to go just a little further than you were able to go the last time. These 30 minute high intensity workouts will push your limits, and you will love every minute! No equipment required…in this program, your own body is your equipment. I’ve completed this program twice now. It’s one of my all-time favorites, and it’s even more fun to do as part of a group.

If you already own the program, you are good to go, just email me and I’ll add you to the group. If you don’t have the program, you are in LUCK! Insanity Max:30 happens to be one of the May Challenge Pack promotions, so you can get the complete program PLUS a 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 days of access to Beachbody OnDemand for only $140! This is an amazing value, the lowest price ever on this awesome program.

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Get the Insanity Max:30 Challenge Pack

comes with 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand

Get the Insanity Max:30 Kickstart Challenge Pack

comes with 30 day supply of Shakeology, 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand AND the 3-Day Refresh!

The Master’s Hammer & Chisel - starting June 6th

For this challenge, we’re going to build strong, sculpted bodies with seasoned trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese. This will be an 8 week challenge with 30- to 40-minute resistance-training workouts designed for efficiency and effectiveness.

If you tend to stick to ‘just cardio’ workouts, this is a great chance to incorporate weights into your life. The truth is, weight training can have even an greater impact than cardio on fat loss, bone density, joint health and even helps with cardiovascular health. The benefits of weight training don’t end there! Recent research also indicates lifting weights actually changes the structure of the brain. Weightlifting can slow down brain shrinkage, improve memory and improve gait in older age. Sold yet? Join me for this challenge! More details in this flyer:

If you already own the program, just email me and let me know you’d like to be added to the group. If not, click below to order.

Get the Hammer & Chisel Shakeology Challenge Pack

comes with a 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand

Get the Hammer & Chisel Performance Challenge Pack

comes with a 30 day supply of Energize Pre-workout and Recover Post-workout supplements and 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand

Here's Autumn from Hammer & Chisel with a Chocolate Mocha Shake recipe

How to Make Healthy Chocolate Mocha Shake—Shakeology Recipe | Autumn Fitness

Get your dance on and save!

For the month of May, you can save on the CIZE challenge pack! Forget everything you dread about working out. CIZE really puts the fun into exercise – all you do is dance! This 4 week program from Shaun T has 6 different dance routines, choreographed like the professional dancers but broken down into step-by-step fun. Most routines are between 35-40 minutes long. I did this program last August and it was so much fun. You don't have to be able to dance, you don't have to be in good shape at all...this program is truly for everyone!

The video below is completely embarrassing to share, but I just have to show how much fun it is AND show that if I can learn the moves, anyone can. When I first tried this dance routine, I was an uncoordinated mess and couldn't get the moves at all! I truly thought this routine was impossible. But just a few days later I managed to get through the whole thing! And had sooo much fun! OK, I still don't look like the professional dancers, but it's not about how it looks to someone else. It’s about moving your body, losing yourself in the music and having fun. AND if you think you can't get a great workout from just dancing, think again!

Your challenge pack comes with a 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 days of free access to Beachbody OnDemand.

AND when you buy Cize, you also get access to Cize: THE NEXT LEVEL in Beachbody OnDemand! This is a whole new series of dance routines, basically doubling the number of dance routines you’ll have access to! It couldn’t be more fun!

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Get your CIZE Challenge Pack

comes with 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand

Get your CIZE Kickstart Challenge Pack

comes with 30 day supply of Shakeology and 30 day club membership with access to Beachbody OnDemand AND the 3-Day Refresh!

Eat Clean Recipe! Banana Apple Muffins

It seems like I always have a couple of bananas on the counter that are getting a little past their prime, and these Healthy Banana Apple Muffins from the FixAte cookbook are a great use for them. The kids love them, and they're Mom-approved too with no refined sugar and no refined flour. Make a double batch and freeze individual muffins for a great grab-and-go breakfast.

Each one of these counts as 1 purple and 1 blue in your meal plan.

Autumn’s Banana Apple Muffins

Serves 9, 1 muffin each


2 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup mashed ripe banana (about 2 medium bananas)

1 tbsp butter, melted

1 ½ cups almond flour

¾ tsp baking soda

1 dash salt

½ cup chopped or grated apple (about ¾ medium apple)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Prepare nine muffin cups by lining with muffin tin liners or coating with spray.

3. Combine eggs, banana, and butter in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.

4. Combine almond flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; mix well.

5. Add almond meal mixture to egg mixture; mix until blended.

6. Add apple; mix until just blended

7. Divide batter evenly between prepared muffin cups.

8. Bake 16-18 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

9. Transfer muffins to rack; cool.

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What does your perfect job look like? Are you doing it right now? Have you ever thought about becoming a coach? You can't beat the perks:

1. Work at home

2. Flexibility

3. Be your own boss

4. Get healthy and stay motivated

5. Help other people

6. Be a part of a team that's like family

Are some of these on your 'perfect job' list? If so, maybe coaching is for you! You don't have to be an expert or know everything about the company. You don't have to be a certain weight or fitness type. You don't have to "sell" anything.

What do you need? You need to want to try. You need to take a chance at something better for you! You’ll be trained and mentored by me and get the support of the entire amazing team. It’s really a wonderful way to work at home and help change people’s lives for the better. I have a new coach training starting soon, so contact me if you’d like to get started!

Or if you're not interested in coaching as a career, you can also become a coach without doing any actual coaching…many people sign up purely for the great discounts.

Coach sign-up fees are waived with the purchase of a challenge pack, and you’ll start enjoying a 25% discount on any of your purchases including Shakeology. Plus if any of your friends order Beachbody products through you, you’ll earn a 25% referral fee on their purchases.

Now is the perfect time to talk to me about it! Every coach who joins my team in the month of May with a challenge pack purchase will receive a FREE copy of the FIXATE cookbook (a $19.95 value)!

That’s it for this month! If you’d like a little extra accountability, please join my free accountability group on Facebook at

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Thank you for being a valued customer and please email me at if you have any questions at all! Don't forget---I am always here to answer your questions and concerns or just to cheer you on!

Keep pressing play and never give up!

Your coach,


Heather "Fit Coach Gillis" and Team FitQuest

Creating an inspiring community for those on a quest towards better health, with a focus on eating whole foods, finding exercise that makes us happy and gets us results, and sharing each others' victories and challenges. It's not about perfection, it's about making progress every day!