Beachbody On Demand

Beachbody on Demand Review: Overview

In a nutshell, Beachbody on Demand is system of streamable workout programs. Think Netflix that you use to get fit instead of veg.
It's what I use when I am at the gym or trying new programs that I don't own. It works well on a smart phone or computer. You can even use some of the video game systems to stream to your tv.
Simple: $2.99/week (billed $38.87 quarterly). I don't know any other gym that offers a huge variety of workouts at any time of day for $2.99 a week.
(Skip down to my Pet Peeve below to check out a more total package that INCLUDES Portion Fix and supplements if you want to attack fitness AND nutrition!)

Beachbody on Demand Review: What Workouts Are Included?

Beachbody on Demand Review - ExtrasThe Member’s Library portion of Beachbody on Demand is launching with the full program of many of the most popular favorites:
Brazil Butt Lift

Also included are downloadable PDF versions of the Fitness Guides, Calendars, Quick Starts, Fit Tests, and Nutrition Guides that would normally come with the physical products. 

Beachbody on Demand Review: “Purchased Programs”

 In the “Purchased Programs” section of Beachbody On Demand, some programs are available to stream if you’re already bought them. And Beachbody says it will continue to add to this portion of the library as well. So if you purchased any of the following, you’ll see them in the Purchased Programs section of Beachbody on Demand:

Beachbody on Demand “News and Noteworthy”

In the “News and Noteworthy” section of Beachbody on Demand, you have the ability to try some of the other programs to see if you’d like to purchase them. So if there have been programs you’re curious about, you can try a workout from them for free. 

The Good, Bad, and Neutral

Beachbody is finally catching up to the 21st century by getting into the streaming game. James has spent countless hours ripping DVDs to phone so that I could stream them while I work out in my garage or gym. This not only makes it quicker for me to get started, but it also ensures that I’ll have these workouts for life since the DVDs get scratched and become unplayable (not much is more frustrating than doing a workout that skips… especially if it skips back and adds time to your workout!!!). So I’m delighted that they’re offering this. But it doesn’t mean I like everything about it. 
  • RENTING VS. OWNING: With Beachbody on Demand, you’re essentially renting these workouts since it’s a membership. Just like you don’t own the movies you watch on Netflix, you don’t own these either. So if/when you cancel your Club Membership (and thereby canceling access to Beachbody on Demand), well, no more workouts for you. Whereas when you buy a workout program, it is yours to keep f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
  • PDFs: While having an electronic version of a manual or nutrition guide is great for some, others would prefer to have something they didn’t have to print off or read on their tablet.
  • Pet Peeve: While the nutrition programs are available on demand, it doesn't include the actual portion fix cups and fixate portion control nutrition program. or Shakeology. These are two key components of my success and the success of most of my clients.  Beachbody has "solved this problem: by creating a new Challenge Pack. You can now get the portion control program, Shakeology (or a performance pack) AND On Demand in one package with a savings of $75.00.

Shakeology Challenge Pack: Shakeology and 90 days of On Demand. Click HERE

Performance Line Challenge Pack: Energize and Post Workout Stack, Portion Fix Nutrition Program and 90 days of On Demand. Click HERE

On Demand Video Streaming Only. Click HERE

Moving Out of My Teaching Comfort Zone and into Sales

I love Mary Kay. There I said it. I love the pink boxes and products. Their mascara? To DIE FOR. When one of my teacher friends announced on Facebook that she was going to become a consultant, I immediately wanted in. I wanted to help  and support her by buying from her.

First, I knew there would be wine at her Mary Kay party. Second, I looked forward to getting together with her and friends to eat brunch, chat, and I already knew I liked the product. The quality is high and I knew I could trust her not to sell me something that I didn't need.

The trust comes from the relationship I developed with her in another part of my life. As teachers, we had shared a summer of professional development. We also shared an income that would not change based on how hard we worked.

Yep. teaching is this weird space in the world where no matter how good you are or how hard you work, your pay does not change. It is what it is. So if you are looking for upward mobility or just some extra cash, you have to look elsewhere.

I find more and more that my friends in education are doing this. And I like to support them, I became one of them when I began my own Beach Body coaching business. Suddenly, being innovative, supportive, and hard working paid actual dollars.

My BB income is directly related to how I work and the time I put in. For someone who has never worked a sales job, this has been powerful.

Two things happened with my teaching friends when I started talking about being a coach on social media.

The first, often happened when I saw them at work. That odd, twisted face of confusion. Sales?Commission? Why would I do that? Some eye rolls. Direct Sales? Multi level marketing? Really Kirsten?

Education was in order. Do you buy cosmetics? Who makes money when you do that? (the sales clerk,Clinique, Macys) Do you pay for a trainer at a gym? Who makes money (The trainer, the gym)?
The difference between when you buy Mary Kay and Clinique? The commission, the profit goes to somebody you know. The person selling the product knows you. Knows your life. I am assuming you all keep people in your life that you trust.

The second thing that happened was that I learned that others were doing it too, for a variety of reasons. Some of them had started it just to get a discount on their favorite products. Others, to make extra money. I started it as a way to doing something for myself...totally unrelated to my students, my school or my own family.

My guess is that all of them found that the ability to sell, in their own time outside of school, was a huge plus. Their people skills as teachers translate well into their new second career and it connects them to others in a fun way.

So yes, I buy Mary Kay. Norwex, and DoTerra. I support my friends in their new business ventures. I buy products that I would use anyway, from people I know. Shopping now means relaxing at home and scrolling Facebook or drinking mimosas at a Mary Kay brunch. It lands on my porch without having to brave the mall.