No Longer Resisting a Rest. . . From Stress


The David Atkins Story

I am happily married, a father of three beautiful girls, and a New York State Police officer.

Physical fitness has always been a part of my life. However, I started gaining weight after the birth of my children, and even though I did manage to still go to the gym four times a week, I wasn’t getting results.

After my best friend was killed in the line of duty and my mother-in-law passed away from cancer, my perspective on life took a huge shift. I became very aware that I don’t know when my last day on earth will be, and I realized that without my health, I have nothing.

Dedicated to getting healthy, I began P90X, and the rest is history. Beachbody quickly became a part of my daily living.

I signed up as a Coach for the discount initially, but after seeing Coaching success stories throughout Team Beachbody, I began thinking that maybe Coaching was something I should really get on board with.

My wife and I had a ton of debt between credit cards, student loans, car payments, money owed to my father, and so on. We were living paycheck to paycheck. Shopping for groceries became stressful. Life was stressful. We argued about money frequently, and it was not good.

Having three daughters between two full-time working parents, we were paying thousands of dollars a month in daycare. When one of our girls got sick, it was always a debate as to who would have to take a day off of work to stay home with her. It caused stress both at home and at our jobs.

After attending Coach Summit, I felt determined to fully dedicate myself to my business. Within two years of setting this new standard for myself, my wife and I were able to pay off over six figures in debt! My wife became a Coach, too, and our joint income grew well into the six figures!

Recently, we were able to retire my wife from her well-paying, full-time job of 13 years. She now stays home, works her business, and is available to our daughters every day. Life is so much less stressful, and it’s really brought the family closer together.

This business has completely changed our lives and given us a freedom we never had before. We’re able to pay cash for unforeseen expenses. We’re able to take vacations that we never had been able to take before. And we’re able to put money aside each month for our daughters’ college education.

I now look forward to being able to retire from the state police in just 2 years. Being able to retire at the age of 41 and stay home with my family full-time is something I could never have dreamed of!

Our goal is to buy a beach house on Long Island when the time comes. We always tell people who are thinking about becoming Coaches that mediocrity is not a way of life. Don’t settle for anything less than your dreams. An opportunity to create your own life from home does exist—and it exists with Team Beachbody.

As told to Beachbody Success Stories.

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