Beachbody on Demand (How it Works & How to Get the Most Out of Your Membership)

October 4, 2018

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This is your straightforward guide to Beachbody on Demand–exactly how to get the most out of every feature in your membership.

I discussed several awesome exercise on demand options in a previous podcast episode and today I’m breaking down all the parts of one of the most popular options out there today—Beachbody on Demand.

There’s a lot you need to know about this exercise on demand service to get your money’s worth (including several reasons to try it right now that you probably haven’t thought of), so stay tuned and let me explain it to you…

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This topic was featured on an episode of the Crunches and Cosmos podcast. You can listen to the episode here:

Today I’m talking about Beachbody on Demand (BOD).

I’ve been a member for several years and the program has gone through a LOT of changes over that time period.

I’m going to tell you everything you’ll get in today’s BOD membership and how it could really help your exercise routine.

Let’s talk about Beachbody on Demand…

If you’ve listened to a few episodes of Crunches and Cosmos then you know I love exercise on demand services (aka streaming workout services).  These companies give you the ability to play a workout wherever you’re at by using an app or signing in to a website.

Everyone exercises at home at some point. Because even if you have a gym membership sometimes you can’t get there.

You might have a sick child you need to stay at home with, you might not feel like dealing with the traffic or the gym-crowd or maybe the weather is keeping you inside. Whatever the reason, you need to have a way to access workouts at home.

There are several great services on the market today for exercise on demand but they’re all a little bit different.

Beachbody on Demand is one of the best services for streaming workouts.

When you sign up for Beachbody on Demand (BOD) you get access to the library of workouts (over 600 of them) by Beachbody plus some other cool features I’ll get to in a minute.

And just in case you can’t think of any Beachbody programs off the top of your head there’s…Piyo, all of the P90X programs, all of the insanity programs and all of the Autumn Calabrese workouts like 80-Day Obsession and 21 Day Fix, and one of my personal favorites Core De Force.

How much does it cost to sign up for Beachbody on Demand?

As of today, the cost of a BOD membership is:

a chart showing the cost of a BOD membership

All of the payment plans include access to all of the workouts.

You get a price break if you pay for a longer membership plan.

If you have the money then you can upgrade to a Challenge Pack which includes things like equipment and Shakeology (plus a BOD membership).  I have a link in the show notes to a chart that shows you the different kinds of challenge packs on sale as of today.

You can sign up for the free trial of Beachbody on Demand here.

I am an affiliate for Beachbody on Demand so if you use my link it helps support my business.  Thank you for that!!

How do you use a Beachbody on Demand membership?

You can use the app or the website to login to your account.

If you’re not familiar with Beachbody workouts, you’ll find every style you can think of and they’re constantly adding to the library of workouts.

The mobile app doesn’t show the full features that you get with your membership but it has all of the workouts.

If you sign in to your account through a search engine (not the app) then you’ll see all the features in your membership.

On the website you’ll see your workout stats (how many workouts you’ve done) a link to the nutrition channels which are recipe videos (don’t get a BOD membership just for this) as well as links to the Beachbody blog, communities (online forums) and the Beachbody e-store.

To find the eating plans that go with each program you’ll click into the workout program and the nutrition plan is under the program materials tab.  That’s also where you’ll find workout calendars and the eating guides that you can print out.

Using the website you can filter the workouts by program intensity (beginner, intermediate or advanced), workout lengths, program style (cardio, dance, low impact, slim and tone, yoga, etc.) and by trainer.

If you use the app to sign in on a mobile device or Ipad then you’ll see a screen that tells you how many people are currently working out (not sure if that’s just people signed in to their account or actually streaming a workout) and then 3 rows of Beachbody program thumbnail images.

Each image is a workout program.

When using the BOD app you can only filter the workouts by trainer.

You’ll get to the program materials for each workout using the app (which includes workout calendars and meal plans) by clicking into the program itself.

Some reasons to sign up for Beachbody on Demand (that you might not have thought about)

Get ahead of the curve…Beachbody is moving towards this model.  The newer Beachbody programs can’t be bought individually anymore.

The classic workouts will always be incredible.  If you never got around to buying Insanity then now’s your chance to do it (anytime you want).

The exclusives…Beachbody works hard to give its BOD members special content.  They are constantly cranking out workouts that you can only get on Beachbody on Demand.  My personal favorite so far is Shaun Week.

Behind the scenes…we all love the behind the scenes footage with our favorite trainers and crew members.  You get a lot of that with BOD.

The forums…if you love the support and encouragement of other people then jump on one of the BOD forums and chat or message other people who are doing the same workouts you are.  Ask them questions and support each other.

Beachbody wants to keep you happy…they’ve changed their membership several times since I first signed up.  They’ve also added features (removed features) and remodeled their website.

This tells me they’re listening to their audience and working to bring you the best features and experience possible.  And you’ll love being a part of a company like that. 

So, my advice is to sign up for the free trial period which is 14 days right now, and try out all the features and workouts. 

Click on everything on the website and in the app.  Make sure your wifi is good enough to stream workouts and that you don’t have any tech issues.

Another great idea is to have someone gift you this membership! 

People love to give (and receive) fitness gifts so give the gift of a healthier life to someone you love.

Today’s fun positive/motivational tip that will make your day a little bit better

Today’s positive tip that will make your day a little bit better is to find a little girl in your life and tell her how beautiful she is today.

I focus a lot on supporting and encouraging other women, but we learn how to do that as children.

Our lives are so busy these days it’s easy to let time pass without telling our own kids how incredible they are.  So, help another mom out today and tell her little girl that she’s awesome.

Thank you for being here today!  You’re incredible.  There are so many moving parts to your exercise routine…it can be overwhelming…I hope I can make fitness a little easier for you so you can spend your time focusing on other things. 

Links mentioned in the podcast episode:

*I recommend you read this other article I wrote about Beachbody on Demand to learn even more about the program.

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