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Team How To Be Fit Head Coach Rich Dafter

I am a full time dad and Team Beachbody coach and that pretty much sums up my life. That life revolves around my deep Christian faith, raising up my two daughters and being a Team Beachbody coach and giving people the chance to get healthier, fitter and to have better quality of life with all that the Team Beachbody opportunity has to offer. As I mentioned in the video, I've been a runner for over 50 years and I have been coaching and personal training for over 30 years. For the last almost 10 years, I have been a full time Team Beachbody coach. Outlined below are the opportunities that Team Beachbody has to improve your health and fitness and I will be your full time Team Beachbody coach to guide, motivate and inspire you to reach your goals and have a positive and fulfilling life. More...

You can contact me by email at, by text at 505 463-8865 or message me on Facebook.

The Team Beachbody Club and The Beachbody Challenge

With the Team Beachbody Club membership you get a 10% discount on all Beachbody products, including Shakeology®, fitness programs, gear, and supplements. Stream hundreds of workouts from our massive collection of world-class programs including P90X and INSANITY. New workouts every month, so you'll never run out of streaming options when you're on-the-go! Personalized meal plans that help accelerate your progress. Your own personal Coach, who can help take your results to the next level with individualized guidance and support. When you enter The Beachbody Challenge you will get in the best shape of your life using the world's best all-in-one-package of fitness, nutrition and support. Get rewarded with a free T-shirt and a chance to win over $100,000! Just complete any Beachbody® fitness program (every Challenge Pack includes one) and share your results with us. We're giving away over $1 MILLION this year, including two $100,000 grand prizes, $500.00 daily cash payouts, and more! Click here to learn more about the Team Beachbody Club and here for The Beachbody Challenge

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Team Beachbody Business Membership and Opportunity - Become a Health and Fitness Coach

What does it mean to be a Team Beachbody Coach? It means getting a 25% discount on all Beachbody products. That is benefit #1. It also means that you can earn an income while you help yourself and others live healthier, more fulfilling lives. It's being passionate about helping to end the trend of obesity in this country. All by doing what you love—staying fit and healthy, while inspiring others to do the same. Click here to learn more about the Team Beachbody business membership and coaching opportunity

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My Pledge To Your Health and Fitness

To take you from where you are now to where you want to be. With Beachbody products like Shakeology and The Ultimate Reset, you will start making the fundamental changes in your body that you need to make in order to be able to have the energy to work out and recover each day and get the most out of Team Beachbody workout DVD's. I will guide you to the full resources of the Team Beachbody community and opportunity. Click here to get started on creating a positive, healthy lifestyle and a lifelong habit.

My Mission - To Help You to Work Out Regularly,
Eat Nutritiously and Stay Accountable

Whatever your current level of fitness or the current state of your health, I have a nationwide team of over 500 coaches and personal fitness consultants ready to guide, motivate and inspire you. By working out regularly, eating nutritiously and being accountable, your goals will become reality. My commitment to your goals is my #1 priority and I will work tirelessly to help you achieve those goals and set new and greater goals for yourself and your family.

Resources and Tools has over 1,000 articles on subjects ranging from aerobics to yoga. Whether you are a cyclist, runner or doing the X, I have information and resources that you can use to help you reach your goals. The dedicated Google search box above will help you find everything that you are looking for on my site.

Use the links below to learn more about the Team Beachbody community and to get the most out of your membership. You will learn more about the benefits of the SuperGym and how you can create meal plans for the entire week with My Meal Planner. Need motivation and inspiration? Click on the Success Stories link below.

Scroll down and you will find links to on social media as well as links to my blogs. My P90X blog, which has had well over 1 million visitors, is packed with information on every program in the X family - P90X, P90X +, P90X2 and the new P90X3 workout program.

Work Out

Having a workout program, plan and accountability are essential to your success. There are literally hundreds of workouts that will give you the body that you have always wanted if you have the support and accountability that will keep you on track.

Save up to 40% on Beachbody workouts with Beachbody Challenge Packs. Each Challenge Pack includes everything that you need to succeed as soon as you open the box.

Team Beachbody Incentives & Prizes

With The Beachbody Challenge, you always have an incentive to work out and submit your results to Beachbody.

  • Win a FREE T-shirt - Just complete any Beachbody® fitness program (every Challenge Pack includes one) and share your results with Beachbody

  • Win the $500.00 Daily Prize - Just complete any Beachbody® fitness program and submit your before and after pictures along with the other contest information and you are eligible to win.

  • Win the $1,000.00 Monthly Prize - Complete any Beachbody® fitness program or have an Ultimate Health transformation from using Shakeology or the Ultimate Reset and submit your before and after pictures along with the other contest requirements and you are eligible to win.

The Past - The Story That I Had To Tell

Prior to May 1985, I was super fit and super healthy, routinely running between 50 and 70 miles a week. Between March 16th and May 5th 1985, I ran 34:32 for 10K, 57:46 for 10 miles, 53:20 for 15K, 27:38 for 5 miles and 16:26 for 5K. I was 34 years old. On May 17, 1985, at around 5:00 pm on a Friday night, I was driving home with my then five year old daughter and we hit a van broadside. The van had been stopped in the left lane of a four lane road with its left blinker on and unexpectedly made a right turn out of the left lane directly in front of us. That accident, although we both survived, in an instant, ruined my health and changed my life. On Sunday, May 19th, I ran the Midland Run 15K (which I had run and eventually would run or try to run, 13 years in a row) and ran 53:03.

The next day, Monday, I had what seemed to be a toothache. This began a ritual of going back and forth between dentists and ear, nose and throat specialists, each saying I had a sinus infection and not a toothache or a toothache and not a sinus infection. After 3 years and 13 doctors and specialists, a root canal, extraction of a tooth and countless prescriptions for antibiotics, a dental specialist found a hairline fracture in the tooth that had actually been damaged by the car accident, which had allowed bacteria to enter my jawbone, cause an infection in the jawbone and a cyst to form in the adjacent sinus. I had to have oral surgery on my jawbone with no Novocaine (it would spread the infection) at 9:00 one night and then later, surgery to remove the cyst in my sinus, but my health issues continued.

Thinking that my health nightmare was finally over, I was devastated to find out over the next 20 years that my health was irreversibly ruined. Three doctors, two of whom were specialists and the last at the University of Pennsylvania hospital, confirmed a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome and a systemic yeast infection from the overuse of the prescribed antibiotics. The doctor who performed the surgery on my sinus also performed a Caldwell Luc procedure which "opened up my sinus" and permanently altered the sinus in such a way that I cannot blow that left nostril and I have had perhaps as many as a hundred sinus infections in that sinus since.

Out of a $10,000.00 settlement from the car accident, I got about $3,000.00 (the lawyer took the rest) and out of that, I bought my first Polar heart rate monitor in 1986 - a Polar Vantage XL. That is what led me to become a Polar authorized dealer. At my worst, I was so weak that I had to sleep on the floor downstairs because I could not walk up a flight of stairs and obviously could not work. Even on a yeast and sugar free diet and the antifungal Diflucan (at $12.50 per pill per day, with no health insurance) to combat the systemic yeast infection, I only functioned at about 50%. Given my physical gifts and will, however, that was enough to lead a somewhat normal life. I became a personal trainer to have a healthy occupation (for many, many years I had managed a woodworking shop, but could no longer do the physical labor and it didn't seem like a healthy occupation given my compromised immune system). I also started my website to spread the gospel of fitness (a college aptitude test showed that I should be a brick layer or a minister, so helping others with their physical walk through life seemed just right) with an e-commerce business selling Polar heart rate monitors.

As for running, it came back at times, (My last marathon in 1995, I ran the Philadelphia Independence Marathon again) but I would never know what to expect from my body which was constantly being battered by health issues. I basically lost all confidence in my running. My marriage also failed because my wife wanted me to be able to make more money, but I simply couldn't. I moved to Albuquerque because New Jersey was too damp and the climate here is much better for my yeast issues and to run. I also needed to get away from a racing scene that I once dominated and which had become a source of embarrassment. I began personal training in earnest, as well as coaching running at the high school and club level. At first, I ran well here, but the arrhythmias (high heart rates when I was running) that I developed, became much more frequent. In fact in my first race here, the Albuquerque's Finest Half Marathon, I had an arrhythmia at 5 miles walked to 6 miles, stopped for my heart rate to come down from over 200 and still ran 1:30:00. At the finish, I mentioned to a local doctor/runner that I had to walk because I had an arrhythmia and he scoffed, "If you had had an arrhythmia, you would be dead." Runners don't like to hear excuses or reasons and although I had a few very good races here, I began to avoid them. My challenge was for me to deal with, not complain about.

Life was bearable and running an e-commerce business was not too taxing on my physical reserves. I could run, which many, many other people couldn't do and I could work the hours needed to run my business. I thought that life was good. But then Polar changed direction in the US market and my e-commerce business was in jeopardy. In January of 2007, I became an Independent Team Beachbody Coach to become part of a nationwide fitness company that I thought could benefit my e-commerce customers. It was something that I could do part time and in retrospect, I now know that it became the blessing of a lifetime. When I was no longer able to continue with Polar in the fall of 2007, I had another business to fall back on that was almost stress free compared to the stress that I felt doing e-commerce.

Life Today as a Full Time Independent Beachbody Coach

By becoming a full time Team Beachbody Coach and using Beachbody workout DVD's instead of beating myself up all of the time trying to run, I have completely overcome my health problems. My health has improved to the point where I can say that I am no longer at the mercy of a chronic illness and can also say that at 58, I am super fit and super healthy. I owe everything to Beachbody for helping me win this battle in my life that lasted 22 years. The next chapter in my success story will be becoming debt free and eliminating the yoke of debt that I still carry from the Polar business failing last year. One success story is great, but I will have two success stories thanks to Beachbody.

With my fitness websites and fitness blogs, I am fully committed to helping you achieve your health and fitness goals. I am a Team Beachbody Coach so that I can coach and mentor people online to achieve the same goals. I am constantly promoting the benefits of Beachbody products, the Team Beachbody Club and achieving financial freedom and personally answer all of your phone calls and emails. I welcome any questions that you may have and always answer my emails promptly. Direct your email questions to

If you would like to visit my websites and blogs they are:
Beachbody Coach Site
Guide to P90X Blog
Take Charge of Your Body for Life

Richard Dafter
President and OEO (Only Executive Officer)
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Rich and daughters Grace and Carly in one of our favorite pictures together (February 2009)
Grace, Carly and Dad

Polar Ambassador 2016

Polar Ambassador 2016As head coach of Team Howtobefit, I am also blessed to be able to offer you Polar products as a 2016 Polar Ambassador. I have been using Polar heart rate monitors for 30 years and it is my privilege to now be part of Team Polar. Having also been a Polar authorized heart rate monitor dealer for many years, I can offer you excellent support and customer service. Click here to contact me if you have questions or need recommendations.

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