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The Beachbody company is constantly changing. Here’s what you need to know about how the latest changes to the Beachbody company will affect your Beachbody on Demand (BOD) membership.
Beachbody has been creating innovative home workouts, nutrition solutions, and providing community support for its members for 20+ years. In 2015, they introduced an on-demand streaming subscription service known as Beachbody on Demand, aka BOD.
Eventually they stopped selling their new programs outside of a BOD membership and, instead, put all of their new programs inside of the BOD library. (You can still buy DVD’s of some of their classic programs like Insanity and P90X, but you won’t find the new programs available to purchase outside of a BOD membership.)
Today, the only way to get access to the newest Beachbody programs is by signing up for a BOD membership.
As a new member, you get access to the latest program that’s being promoted as well as the back catalog of workouts that include over 1,500 unique streaming videos.
Existing members have to wait a period of time (usually several months) before they get access to the newest programs (unless they want to pay more money for VIP early access).
As of June 2022, the price of BOD is changing.
Before June 23, 2022 the price of an annual BOD membership was $99, a 6-month membership was $89.94 and a 3-month membership was $74.97.
After June 23, 2022, the new prices of a BOD membership will be $119.88 (annual), $107.94 (6-month) and $95.97 (3-month).
If you’re in the middle of a billing cycle (and you signed up before June 23, 2022) then the new prices will hit your account at the next payment (after June 23).
Beachbody on Demand interactive, aka BODi (pronounced “BODY”) for short, “is the interactive fitness and nutrition content membership tier to Beachbody On Demand. BODi will include daily live and on-demand studio classes, nutrition content, and more.” (from Beachbody’s FAQ’s)
A BODi membership is how you join a Beachbody Supertrainer for a live workout (known as a BODcast) and then access the library of recorded live workouts (to do again later).
A BODi membership is only available as an ADD ON to a regular BOD subscription.
BODi is $19.95/month on top of your regular BOD membership cost. You can save some money by signing up for a 12-month membership to BODi.
Open Fit is an on-demand streaming subscription service started by Jon Congdon, who co-founded Beachbody with Carl Daikeler in 1998.
The reason you want to know about Open Fit is because the Open Fit library (and its members) are merging with Beachbody.
As part of Beachbody’s realignment strategies announced in a press release in March 2022, Beachbody will be:
“Implementing a “One Brand” strategy: The Company will consolidate its streaming fitness and nutrition offerings into a single platform, Beachbody On Demand (BOD), and market its connected fitness bike under the Beachbody brand. This consolidation will increase the strength of BOD’s platform with the addition of Openfit products and talent to BOD’s already extensive on-demand library, enhance the Company’s value proposition to its customers and partners, and simplify its go-to-market strategy.“The Beachbody Company, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2021 Financial Results and Strategic Realignment Initiatives
So, the good news is that while the cost of a BOD membership is going up, so is the value.
Speaking of OpenFit…
That’s a great question! Here’s what OpenFit sent out to its members via email in May 2022…
Openfit and MYXfitness will be integrating with Beachbody. Helping our Teammates lead healthier lives has always been our goal, and now we’re so excited to bring you even MORE health and fitness content, in one convenient and powerful platform.
With the integrated platform, you’ll have access to:
What happens to my Openfit membership?
Will I pay more?
Will I still have access to my favorite Openfit content?
The Beachbody Bike (formerly MYX) is the name of Beachbody’s newest innovation.
Here’s what you need to know about the Beachbody bike from an interview with Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody:
It’s a bike that’s been sold in studios for the last 6-7 years so it’s a proven commercial grade bike designed to be able to handle 10-15 rides/day. That right there is the difference between the Beachbody Bike and other in-home bikes.
There are other brands that are designed for in-home use, ours is designed for in-studio use, which means it’s got a certain level of stability and adjustability that needs to be able to accommodate someone under 5 feet or over 6 feet. So, I think it goes 4′ 11 to 6′ 8″ and 350 lbs. And you don’t get that with a residential bike.
All of the Beachbody bike versions come with a huge 21.5″ touchscreen, high-grade speakers and high-definition camera (if you want to be a part of the Bodcast) and it’s based around a heart rate monitor that comes with all the bikes.
The real difference between the models is that the Pro version includes a dumbbell rack, a mat and a kettlebell (an accessory kit)–but the bike and screen are all the same.
Ultimately, the real difference between the Beachbody bike and everyone else is the experience on the screen and that’s what I’m super proud of.
We have a massive studio with a huge LED screen with beautiful colorful backgrounds where we bring in 50-100 participants to be in the cast who get to be cued by the trainer live in this immersive, interactive live experience that has no equal in this space.
It’s a combination of formats we created and rides we created. We never have people lift weights on the bike (which some of our competitors do and isn’t the best thing to do in my opinion), and so we do things on and off the bike and it’s a quality experience with this swivel screen that turns all the way around.
The Beachbody company went public in June 2021, with a 3-way merger between Beachbody Company Group LLC, Myx Fitness Holdings LLC and Forest Road Acquisition Corp., and is now called The Beachbody Company Inc.
The cost of your membership is going up (after June 23, 2022) but you’ll be getting even more (in the way of workouts, community and services) with the new price.
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