My name is Danielle McKean, I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 7 years now and we have 3 beautiful girls, Emmie, Sadie, and Haylie. We recently made the move from sunny South Florida to gorgeous North Carolina, but we’re both originally from Chicago! We met in Florida at church camp when we were 15 and had a whirlwind of ups and downs during the years but made it back to each other somehow with the help of God and lots of prayer! My faith matters to me as I’m a student of His word daily. I am amazed at the good work He has done and continues to do in my life and the lives of those around me. His love is unconditional and sustains me. I have faith in His plan and purpose for my life, so far it’s been one heck of an adventure!
I’ve been a Beachbody Coach for 3 years now, but before I became a coach I was a full-time hairstylist for 10 years. After working many years in salons and then starting a family, I began working from home. I wanted to simplify my life and be home with my family, working in a salon all day and being on my feet for several hours was mentally and physically draining. After working from home for a couple of years and having our first baby, life became very stressful and even more so after having the second baby. It actually became more stressful doing hair from my home because it interfered with my family time and putting my girls to sleep as I worked many late nights. I soon lost my passion along the way. Then enters this Beachbody coaching and gained PASSION for helping others do what I thought was nearly impossible at one point.
I called our life a rat race where we were drifting from scene to scene. My husband was a master boat mechanic for the past 10 years and used to work crazy long hours while picking up many side jobs around my hair schedule to make ends meet. He would get home from a long 10-hour day and I would rush to feed and bathe the girls, then off to daddy day care they went. I had always wanted to be a stay at home mom but knew that it couldn’t happen unless my husband or I took on more work. Until one day God knew what he was doing when he sent my hair client to share about the challenge and opportunity that was Beachbody. I did research for a couple days and the more I learned about what Beachbody had to offer, the more I fell in love. It was a heaven send now looking back.
From day one I knew I wanted this opportunity to work because we NEEDED it so desperately and I was tired of our busy routine. I wanted quality of life and freedom instead of the rush life. I was living off of coffee, we were financially drowning and it was taking a MAJOR toll on our marriage. It wasn’t until a trip to Disney that made me wake up and realize I needed to make a HUGE change, not only for myself but my family. I had ordered the Insanity Challenge Pack before we left, which my husband did NOT know about. I charged the entire thing!! I knew I would hear about it later on, but knew something was going to come out of this and had that gut feeling saying, “this is IT”
A trip to Disney with 2 VERY young kids under the age of 2 is a NO NO, and on top of that, we didn’t even have the money in the first place to go. What we really needed was an adult trip for just US! To top it off Justin’s back gave out on him, as he’s had a bad back for years and I felt like I had to completely take over and drive us home. It SCARED me, like what if this is our future? I say it was a blessing in disguise because it made me realize SO many things that I wouldn’t have if that trip didn’t take place. Our family needed a change!
We got home and there was my challenge pack at the front door, I couldn’t wait to start! My husband, of course, was not thrilled and very unsupportive after I told him my plans of getting in shape, helping others, and building a freedom for our family. Looking back I get why he felt the way he did, it’s not easy when you don’t have the money to invest. I had always been a believer in the saying “you have to spend a little money to make money.” Even though he wasn’t happy, he loves and supports me and had faith in me to see where this would go.
I put my head down and got to work on myself like it was my JOB! I woke up early and stayed up most nights for months because I knew deep down that this pack was going to change my life. I took on the hardest challenge there was, Insanity, and boy does it live up to its name! I honestly fell IN LOVE with Shakeology. I started having energy, my body was transforming, and my mind was becoming renewed! I felt ALIVE for the first time in a long time. I began drinking Shakeology and didn’t feel that afternoon slump like I used too. I used to take a nap every afternoon while my kids slept. Shakeology also helped me jump start my weight loss and shed the rest of the pounds. I don’t know what I would do without my shake for lunch every day! Now I get up at 5:00 am to workout and eat 6 small meals a day with Shakeology being one of them and Justin has also gotten on board with me.
I feel the best that I have ever felt in my entire life. I felt I had lost the Danielle I once knew after I had kids and this changed it all for me. I started sharing with everyone I knew and people were just asking me naturally what I was doing. When you are HAPPY, feel good and radiate, you attract others that also want and crave that in their life! I realized that what I had to offer is in-demand and that everyone NEEDS this. It’s the solution.
The rest was HISTORY!
I started to build a team of coaches, Team Rise & Shine, that were like-minded people that wanted MORE out of life. I started going to events where I would hear success stories of weight loss and coaching success stories. I started to say “WHY NOT ME?” IF they can do it why not me? I have a story just like them. They would go on FREE vacations, pay off all debt, work from anywhere, and live a life that is very FREE. I knew I could do this. I knew it was going to take work and getting out of my comfort zone, but I was all for it since I knew it could provide my family with the FREEDOM we didn’t have. It was a major AH-HA moment for me like a wake up from this daze I had been in for a couple years; having kids and settling with working hard not smart. I became Diamond after being in business only 6 months, and then after a year I became Star Diamond, and the success kept coming!
Thirteen months in, my father passed away and I was devastated. It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to endure in my life and was unsure what was going to happen with everything at that moment. What kept me hanging on was my family and family team of coaches. Beachbody gave me a reason to keep going despite all the depression and emotions I was having; it was the source of outlet and therapy I was craving daily. The support and love drove me to keep going and to make my father proud since he always wanted me to get a college diploma and not go to beauty school. I felt succeeding with Beachbody would prove not only to him but to myself, that I CAN be successful with whatever I’m passionate about and I knew I could build that with a route. I know he’s smiling down and so proud of this journey I took on 3 years ago. It has made me a stronger and a better person on so many levels. No matter what obstacles come my way I know CAN persevere with FAITH and staying laser focused on my why, which is my family.
After 3 years as a Beachbody Coach, I became the leader I always wanted to be, empowering others to change their life in a profound way. I have shared my story, held trainings for many top coaches, and hosted our local quarterly events. At first, it was totally out of my comfort zone to start doing these things, but as I began to get comfortable I realized that God gave me this platform and the ability to share my story to help others! There is no greater feeling than someone saying “you’re an inspiration and thank you for inspiring HOPE to change my own life”. I am so fulfilled and I know without a shadow of a doubt this is my calling on this earth!
Coaching has brought success beyond my wildest dreams and I know this is just the very beginning! I fired myself from doing hair in 2014 to spend more time with my family, brought my husband to work less, paid off ALL our debt, put our girls in a private Christian school, went on PAID vacations, got into our dream home and now we’re saving, which we didn’t do before. The income BLOWS my mind but what really amazes me, is my team of coaches that God sent me, all working for the same goals and dreams everyday. They want better for themselves and their family. Making the decision to become a coach and get in the best shape of my life completely changed my life on many levels: mentally, physically, and spirtually. I am forever grateful to God for bringing me this opportunity of a lifetime!
This is so much more than just a health shake or a fitness workout, it’s FREEDOM, it’s having a greatquality of life. My girls don’t know what’s coming to them as they’re going to live a very BLESSED life and I’m so happy I’m in tears knowing that I’m going to be able to provide that for them, saying YES to whatever dreams and aspirations they want to pursue! Justin and I don’t have to worry like we did before, our marriage is stronger than ever. There is a peace in our marriage because we know God is in control and that he has a plan for our life with this journey. I can be the wife, mom, and person I have always wanted to be because I can now be PRESENT, we can be present.
It’s now my become my purpose and passion to encourage others, wherever they are on their life journey to stay in faith. You can find the support you need to reach your goals and the guidance you need to create more freedom for your family. God is allowing me to do this through health and fitness.
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