What are the best Beachbody products?
Beachbody hasn’t just rebranded to BODi but they also merged with several fitness companies, like OpenFit and MYXfitness exercise bike, to increase their workout portfolio.
Additionally, Beachbody also offers a selection of physical products including shake powders, supplements, and fitness equipment.
With the hundreds of products on the BODi website, these are the six that will help you show up for life.
The Best Beachbody Products
In the last quarter of a century, Beachbody (now rebranded to BODi) has released thousands of fitness programs, dozens of supplements, and several comprehensive nutrition programs.
If you’re like us and you’ve been around since the DVD days, you might already have your mainstay programs and products. But if you’re new to BODi, there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed.
Of the hundreds of options, which are the best BODi products?
We’ve been with Beachbody for 12+ years, used almost every product, helped over 15,000 people, and our helpful BODi articles are read by 140,000+ people each year.
Our information is based on data and results, not hype. The goal of this article is to help you start with the best, most tried-and-true BODi products.
Top 6 Best Beachbody Products
In one 2000 study by Stanford and Columbia, researchers compared what was more popular with consumers: a 6-jar jam display or a 24-jar jam display.
It turned out that shoppers were ten times more likely to buy from the 6-jar jam display. Those who had to choose from 24 jams were so overwhelmed that they chose not to buy anything at all.
To help you take action and get the best results, this is our shortlist of the 6 most effective Beachbody products to consider. Like jars of jam, with these few, you’ll cover your fitness and nutrition bases while avoiding analysis paralysis.
We personally go with the 12-month plan which saves the most money. Without a doubt, this is the best Beachbody product and the most valuable.
This is why you know the Beachbody name in the first place. BODi is the fitness video streaming platform with hundreds of programs, including P90X – the one that made it famous decades ago when they only sold DVDs.
There are live classes, programs with calendars, and nutrition plans — all taught by the best of the best. We can vouch for them, as BODi has been our sole trainer for the last 10 years, through marathons, pregnancy, six-packs, and more. No matter your goal, we can guide you to a program that will get you there.
If you’re looking for our list of the most effective workout plans, we’ve got you covered in our article titled, ‘The 8 Best Beachbody Workout Programs Based on Results.’ From yoga and barre to weightlifting and running, there’s a growing library to choose from.
Hands down, this is the best Beachbody product in the nutrition category. Vegan Chocolate is our go-to in the 30-servings bag. If you want a flavor or recipe recommendation, feel free to reach out in the comments.
As of my last count, BODi sells dozens of nutrition products and supplements in a variety of flavors. Page after page, it gets overwhelming, but we’re only going to recommend three products in this article. You can ignore the rest.
The first is Shakeology. In a quick sentence, it’s an outstanding product full of high-quality nutrients that is often overlooked because of its crappy marketing.
I guess this is part of the shift from Beachbody to BODi to be more inclusive, but for years Shakeology was marketed as clinically proven to support weight loss. Cool, but that barely scratches the surface.
Ryan and I have had Shakeology for years because it’s like our nutritional health insurance. It’s packed with the best superfoods the world has to offer with a full balance of phytonutrients, probiotics, adaptogens, and minerals that keep us healthy even when our day gets away from us.
Best of all, it’s delicious! Blended up with a banana, almond milk, peanut butter, and a handful of frozen spinach that you don’t even taste, it’s like a dessert. Unlike so many that we’ve tasted.
We actually didn’t appreciate the value until testing Shakeology alternatives on the market. Its quality, taste, and focus on nutrition outperform every other shake we’ve found, with the exception of one.
That’s Ka’Chava, who is a complete copycat. Except Ka’Chava is even more expensive. We also drink Ka’Chava but still prefer the taste of Shakeology.
Here’s our complete Shakeology review if you want to learn more, but we recommend the chocolate and vanilla flavors more than any other. Additionally, if you want to read our Ka’Chava review, we share our experience after drinking 30 bags
If you’re a new customer, then you can save $100 by bundling your annual BODi membership with a bag of Shakeology. This is sold as the BODi Shakeology Total Solution-Pack. This includes another favorite: Portion Fix Portion-Control Containers.
This portion-control kit is the 3rd best Beachbody product. It has worked magic for us and tons of Beachbody customers. It’s simple but effective.
The premise is that you’re allowed to eat anything you want — as long as they fit into the containers.
We’ve always followed the meal plan set out by 21 Day Fix, regardless of the program we’re doing. The meal plan can be found under the ‘Program Materials’ section of the program. It will help you calculate your daily target calories based on your goals, and show you how many containers you can eat daily.
Our biggest takeaways from using these portion control containers are that it restricts carbs quite a bit, and also you get to eat a lot of food. We never had a day where we were still hungry, outside of craving a few more carbs.
After using the containers for months, we got to the point where we knew our portions by heart, so we no longer brought them out to restaurants or used them in the kitchen. It became engrained, and I was able to have my big transformation with these containers and the BODi weight lifting program, Body Beast.
In our experience, the most valuable items in the Portion Fix Kit are the containers and the Fixate Cookbook. The recipes are delicious, good for bulk meal planning, and the portion math is done for you which simplifies the program.
The 3-Day Refresh is a 3-day detox plan that provides packets of digestive sweeps, Shakeology, and an hourly meal plan to detoxify your body. All you need from your pantry are some fruits and vegetables. The plan will tell you exactly when to eat what.
We’ve used the 3-Day Refresh ourselves to kickstart a new weight loss program or just after a vacation of horrible eating. We’ve helped hundreds of clients do it as well, and most lose 3-7 pounds. One of our teammates, Rodney, lost 13 pounds.
After several times, Ryan still finds it a bit hard. There are fewer calories than you’d normally consume, so while it’s not like a fast (and we’ve actually done a 3-day water fast before), it’s still a challenge. We recommend you do it on a weekend if you’re worried about low energy at work.
What we love about the 3-Day Refresh is that it brings your body back to a good place, cultivates gut health, and cleanses the bad stuff out as you start a new routine.
Who is 3-Day Refresh not for? We don’t recommend it for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, if you’re petite with an excellent diet already (like Alex) you may not see any weight loss benefit, but you’ll still feel amazing afterwards.
We recommend chocolate.
While 97% of Americans and people who follow a western diet are not protein deficient, we recommend protein powders for people following a heavy strength training plan to support muscle recovery.
There are tons of protein powders on the market, but we like Recover Protein Powder by BODi because it’s delicious (we get chocolate) and it’s high-quality.
If you’re tackling a heavy workout program like LIIFT4, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, P90X, or Body Beast, and looking to gain muscle, consider adding Recover. We drink it right after a workout.
We’ve tried the whole performance line, but Recover is the only one that made the cut for our list of best Beachbody products. It adds significant value. For example, one double-blind clinical study showed that using Recover reduced post-exercise muscle soreness by over 50% compared to a placebo.
Even though the study was small, those results are drastic. If you want protein powder, look no further than Recover.
6. BODi Bike
A few years ago, Beachbody purchased MYXFitness as a way to enter the home cycling market. They also nabbed one of Peloton’s top coaches, Jennifer Jacobs.
The BODi Bike isn’t for everyone, as the entry-level bike costs $1399, but if you’re interested and have the budget, it’s pretty awesome and immersive. Financing is available and sometimes we can provide a promo code (email us for one).
We’ve used both the BODi Bike and the Peloton Base Bike, and hands-down recommend the BODi Bike. First off, it’s cheaper, smaller, doesn’t require special shoes, and has a swivel screen that includes the whole BODi workout library.
So, you can consolidate your home gym and swivel the screen around when you just want to do a weight lifting workout without the bike.
And, man, it’s such an incredible workout and the one that gets us sweating the most. Our favorite cycles have been with coaches Jennifer Jacobs, Shaun T, and Idalis Velazquez.
If you’re all in for the BODi Bike, feel free to email us to make sure you get the best price and financing options. We’ve seen some pretty steep discounts (currently there’s a $700 discount). Keep in mind, they do offer a 30-day home trial.
Closing Thoughts on The Best BODi Products
Surprised that we only mention six products out of the hundreds on the BODi website?
While there might be a specific product that you’ve been looking for, I think most of us are looking for the unique products that really sets BODi apart.
So much of the gear you need you can get on Amazon. And honestly, a lot of the supplements you just simply don’t need.
For us, the top three best Beachbody products are the BODi membership, Shakeology, and portion-control containers. If you start with these three, you’ll be golden.
What do you think? Did we miss your favorite products? Comment below and share them!
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Since we have been following Beachbody programs since 2008 and drinking Shakeology since 2014, we have a lot of experience.
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