Hi everyone!! This is Daphne Walter….Welcome to “Work Your Wheels.” I came up with that name back in 2008 when I owned a Stroller Strides Franchise (stroller fitness for moms). Back then “wheels” literally meant the tires on the stroller! However, since becoming a Beachbody Coach in 2011, that “business” name has taken on a whole new meaning (and so has my life!)
I am born and raised, and always have lived in, California girl. To break it down quickly, my major roles are Wife, Mom, and Beachbody Coach.
I haven’t always been into health and fitness. Well, not as consistent I should say. It wasn’t until 2011, a few months after having my second daughter, that I decided to take back control of my life. I was 25lbs over my “comfortable” weight, tired, suffering from postpartum depression, and had no energy to make it through the day. I had just decided to retire from my corporate job to be a stay at home mom, and had no idea how I was going to make time to lose the baby weight, help support my husband with the finances, and at that point, just make it through a full day without struggling..to make it through a full day!
A friend of mine introduced me to Shakeology and Turbofire – and I was skeptical. I had seen all the infomercials that Beachbody had at the time, and although it all seemed wonderful, I didn’t believe that I was capable of having the results as the people I saw on TV. I mean, they are actors, right??? WRONG! I invested in myself for 90 days and lost 23 lbs, said good-bye to my postpartum depression, felt the BEST that I had in almost 5 years and had more energy EVERYDAY than I ever had before. I would actually cry because I felt so good!!! I thought after having kids I was just supposed to look and feel like a “mom,” and that was what life had handed to me.
But I knew I wasn’t ready to settle. I knew I didn’t want to give up.
It was then that I decided to make health and fitness a #1 priority. It was my job as a parent to set a good example for our children, and I never wanted to go back to how I felt before. I also changed my focus from being a “discount coach,” who just received 25% off of the Beachbody products, to becoming a leader and helping people. If I felt this amazing, I wanted others too as well. So “Work Your Wheels” then became the movement to get fit, using any wheels necessary- arms, feet, belly, fingers, toes, strollers, bikes, wheelchairs…whatever you’ve got! And that’s how this journey began. I first helped out a couple of friends, then a few more. Next thing I know I’m not only helping others, but I’m continuing to have personal success with each new workout program that I do. Our team of coaches will now be at over 3000! And remember those infomercials I didn’t believe in?? I found myself in one!!
Since joining Beachbody, I have not only got in to the best shape ever, but I have grown more as a person. I’ve reached milestones I never thought possible, and I’m continuing to develop myself on a daily basis. I never realized how much inner strength that I was building through all the personal development, relationships, and inspirational stories, until I found myself going through a time with no choice BUT to be strong. I can honestly say that I “made it through” with the help and support of the Beachbody community and the growth I have had since becoming a coach.
Over the years I feel that my purpose as a coach keeps getting more defined, and that I have new stories to tell, and support to offer. You can say that “Work Your Wheels” now not only includes your physical wheels, but your inner ones as well.