If you’re reading this Team Beachbody Coach review, you’re likely wondering “Should I become a beachbody coach?” Or, maybe you’re already a Coach and getting cold feet. 

My goal with this article is to provide a 100% transparent and impartial review of the Team Beachbody coaching opportunity.

We’ll be unbiased, giving you the pros and cons, as well as informative, sharing the real-life experiences that my wife, Alex, and I have had.

I decided to write this article because there’s so much misleading, conflicting, and polarizing information out there. Plus, I think I have a unique story.

As a man, I was never going to be on board with the #girlgang and #bossbabe cliché stuff that you commonly see with Beachbody Coach social media posts.

Instead, I worked my butt off for five years building a successful business the “old-fashioned way,” and three years pivoting our business efforts in a new direction. I’ll share what we did (and are doing) below.

Frankly, I don’t care if you decide to be a Coach. But I do want you to know what you’re getting into, and I want you to know that there is more than one way to do it.

Here’s our story and an unbiased review of the Team Beachbody Coaching opportunity. 

Team Beachbody Coach Review

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My Coaching Story

I started as a Coach in January 2014 as a side gig. With amazing mentorship and loads of hard work, I recruited hundreds of coaches and thousands of customers.

Back then, this was done through word of mouth and a successful Facebook group page for running ads. There are a lot more strategies nowadays.

I am extremely grateful for the opportunity and how it gave me the tools, relationships, and training to be an entrepreneur. But after years of working the business on the side, I grew sick of being a Coach.

Literally, I was diagnosed with burnout from working the two jobs at once.

So, we decided to walk the walk and live out our dream: in 2018, Alex and I quit our engineering jobs to travel South America while coaching remotely. We did this to celebrate our new marriage and for me to recover from burnout.

But, as you may have already guessed, actively coaching full-time turned out to be as hard and busy as the job I had just left.

It Works If You Work

I want to be honest here: coaching can work.

I did it the traditional way through recruiting, posting, and managing, but it was a lot of work for the pay. Frankly, you need to have help, a large following, or superpowers to sustain the pace needed to earn a six-figure income.

However, there’s more than one way to coach.

We never quit coaching, but we’ve now integrated it within a broader business plan. While we still collect a paycheck and very much guide our clients and team, we don’t actively recruit or invite anyone.

So, you could say we went a different route with our coaching. Alex and I built this website to share our lifestyle brand. Since we love Beachbody products, we recommend them in helpful articles like this one: ‘The Best Beachbody Workouts.’

We also love other products, like Vibram FiveFingers and MasterClass, so we recommend those too. 

When people are interested or have questions about Beachbody, they’ll reach out to us. Not the other way around.

We’re not saying our way is the “right” way at all. It took years to build this website. But just know that you can become the type of coach you want to be because there’s more than one way to do it.

Alex and I love our current career and lifestyle and could never go back to being active “team-building” coaches.

That’s why our Team Beachbody Coach Review is as unbiased as they come. We’ve seen the bad as well as the potential for good.

Why I Got Started As A Team Beachbody Coach

I began as a coach in 2014 when I was 25 years old. By then, I had been working as a chemical engineer for four years.

I loved my job as an engineer. However, just two months into my career, I realized that working an 8-5 with only 14 vacation days per year put a damper on my hobbies and quality of life. 

Therefore, when I learned about coaching I was eager to create more freedom in my life.

It was just another day at the office when my manager, Mike, a 35-year-old with two kids, announced that he was retiring to be a Beachbody Coach full time.

I couldn’t believe it. You could make that kind of money with online fitness? I was signed up under him within days. 

It helped that I was already addicted to the workouts. Focus T25 helped me bounce back from an Achilles tendon rupture and surgery. And by bounce back, I mean I felt like my high school soccer self again. 

So, buying Shakeology, enrolling in coach training, and asking people if I could help them get healthy was a no-brainer. 

Was Coaching A Success?

Now that I’ve taken a step back from active recruiting, people always ask me, “Is being a Beachbody Coach worth it?”

My answer is… it depends. I’ll share my opinion on who should give it a try and who absolutely shouldn’t.

1. The Money

I am going to start by talking money because it’s important. Sure, there are other benefits of coaching, and Coaches say all the time, “It’s never been about the money for me.”

It doesn’t have to be about the money, and no job ever should be, but at the end of the day your paycheck correlates to how many people you’re helping. Plus, is your partner going to let you dump a ton of time into a business if it’s not generating any income?

If your metric of success with Beachbody Coaching is to make money, our best, truthful guess is that the average active Coach is making around minimum wage.

Alex is an “Emerald” Coach and earns an average of $2,000 a month. While I am a lifetime rank Diamond Coach, I earn far less because we direct all new clients through Alex.

This income is well above the average Coach, but far below the Star Diamond Coaches earning six figures. 

Here is our income so far this year. 

Team Beachbody Coach Review Income

How Much Do Beachbody Coaches Make?

The average earnings of all coaches in 2020 is published yearly and is not a secret. However, the chart is complicated to read, so here are the main points:

* The top Coach of 2020 earned $3.26 million USD. Pretty incredible, but highly unrealistic for the average Joe like me.

* The vast majority of Coaches (76%) make an average of $37 a month. These are the Coaches who have a few customers but haven’t recruited their own Coaches yet.

* The next largest segment is the 19% of “Emerald” Coaches (like Alex). We think this is the most representative group of people who are actively working the business and have started to recruit their own Coach network. The average income for this group is $262 monthly.

The thing not shared is how many hours these Coaches worked. When I worked the business “traditionally” — meaning I sent out Facebook messages to recruit customers — I was probably putting in 25-hours for a $300 weekly paycheck.

Why Coaches Do It For Such Low Wages?

For two reasons, I had no problem working this hard for low pay.

First, I found it fulfilling to help people become healthy while gaining entrepreneurial skills in a low-risk setting.

Second, the income is residual so I knew that if I consistently helped people that income would increase exponentially. 

Today, our Coach business is very different but a lot more efficient. Now, we use our website to talk about Beachbody products and send out a weekly newsletter that occasionally mentions Beachbody.

We still run accountability groups (via BODgroups) and help guide our team members who reach out to us with questions.

It’s really hard to say how many hours we “put in,” especially given that Beachbody is only one portion of our website and business.

Over the past two years, we’ve spent thousands of hours building and growing our website. It was hard.

However, outside of that legwork, Alex and I spend a combined 2-hours a month working directly on Beachbody for $2,000 between the two of us. All of our new customers come through the website. 

Below is a screenshot of our new customers in the past business week. 

Team Beachbody Coach Review Customer Orders

I am not sharing this to “toot my own horn” because I’m still learning and am not earning enough through Beachbody to replace a full-time salary yet.

But when I ask myself if I think coaching was a success from a money perspective, I’d say it has been for me.

2. The Job Satisfaction

Of course, success as a Team Beachbody Coach has other metrics. We have helped thousands of people adopt a healthy lifestyle, many of whom are close friends and family, or became close friends. 

Additionally, coaching has impacted our health significantly. We are thrilled that when we start a family, we’ll be great role models for our children. To be honest, if this was the only benefit, it would be enough for me.

Lastly, coaching totally changed the course of our lives. We currently run an online business, live abroad, and work whenever we want.

Our monthly income from Beachbody enabled us to do that because it supported us while building our website and expanding our income.

We’re not sure what we’d be doing if we hadn’t started as Coaches, but I know for sure I’d be far less healthy and still carefully counting my vacation days. 

Do We Recommend Team Beachbody Coaching?

It depends.

We’ll dive into the pros and cons below, so I’ll only say a few things here. 

Overall, it is a low-risk opportunity that has a very inexpensive barrier to entry. As far as “owning” your own business goes, that’s an important perk.

Plus, there’s a high chance that you and your loved ones will get healthier after becoming a coach. This is the biggest perk and one that can’t be underestimated.

But, it’s naive to think that it’s easy to earn money. While it may be a more glamorous side hustle than driving for Uber, there’s no guarantee with Beachbody that you’ll make any money after putting in hours of work.

Who should absolutely be a coach:

Someone who loves the products and wants to help their friends and family get healthier.

If this is you and you’re thinking “Should I become a Beachbody coach?” The answer is a resounding yes. Give it a shot and enjoy the discount. 

And if you want to earn a decent income, you’ll likely need 2+ hours a day to work, a long list of prospects to invite, a well-thought-out business plan, a ‘failure equals progress’ mindset, and a good mentor/upline coach.

Who should absolutely not be a coach:

Pretty much everyone else. If you like the products, but don’t love them, then find another job.

That said, if you want to build a business without being tied to one product or company, there are many ways to create passive income. Such as, selling courses, affiliate marketing, advertising, and sponsorships. Beachbody is just one option.

If you already have a large social media following or website (or plan to in the future) and are looking to partner with Team Beachbody as an affiliate, that is a no-brainer. 

Lastly, you no longer need to sign up as a “discount coach” to save money on your Shakeology. Beachbody recently created a preferred customer program. 

Bottom line: We recommend Team Beachbody Coaching as long as you’re still on board after reading our pros and cons below.

Team Beachbody Coach review: The Cons

These are the things we (and the majority of Coaches) dislike about Team Beachbody coaching. 

This list of “Cons” is in order of most to least annoying.

1. Inviting

This is the number one most important activity for Coaches and, commonly, the most uncomfortable.

After all, prospects don’t steadily flow after you sign up and make a post on social media.

Why Is Inviting So Bad? 

Not all inviting is bad, but if you want to earn a nice income it’s difficult to hit recommended numbers.

Our coaching businesses ebbed and flowed over the years, but I always knew I could ramp up by inviting 5-10 people a day. 

Sending 5-10 messages or emails isn’t so insurmountable, but to be the professional and not-spammy Coach that I strived to be, these had to be quality invites with follow-up.

Therefore, I would spend time understanding the prospect’s motivation, learning about what worked in the past, answering basic nutrition questions, and then inviting them to try a program. 

This required a lot of time, massive tracking spreadsheets, and a constant connection. 

Since I tracked my revenue and invites, I knew that my business grew significantly when I invited 300+ brand new prospects each month. Mustering that kind of energy is tough.

And how do you find 300+ people a month to talk to? This is where it gets uncomfortable for people who don’t have a large social media following… they have to talk to people within their network, usually on Facebook or Instagram.

Reaching out to people you haven’t chatted with since high school, for example, is really hard to do and can open you up to both reward and ridicule.

Between the two of us, people were far ruder to me than they were to my wife. In fact, no one was ever mean to Alex.

Despite her only ever experiencing the upside of reconnecting with and helping old friends, she still found inviting more uncomfortable than I ever did when we had to tap into our personal circles.

If you want to be a successful Team Beachbody Coach, it helps to have an audience or following that brings prospects to you.

2. It’s An MLM

Just like Amway, Avon, Herbalife, Rodan and Fields, and Mary Kay, Beachbody sells through multi-level marketing.

Multi-level marketing (MLM), also known as network marketing, is controversial because the pyramid-shaped commission structure is tied to how many people you can recruit as customers and Coaches.

While this doesn’t really bother me (it is legal after all, and a common business model), I quickly found out that a lot of people judged me for drinking the Kool-Aid and trying to “pressure my friends into buying stuff.” 

Eventually, I got over that initial shock of people hating my new business venture. It teaches you to have thick skin. Learning how to not fear rejection is a highly beneficial life skill. It shows you that a “no” really means “not now” or “I don’t have the right information yet.” 

I feel like I was just in a job interview, putting a positive spin on a negative. However, the bottom line is some people hate MLMs, so you better get over that or you probably shouldn’t be a Team Beachbody Coach. 

MLMs Have Many Unqualified Salespeople

Like all MLMs, Team Beachbody is all over social media. When people share their product or business opportunity tactlessly, it quickly turns a lot of people off and undermines the company’s credibility.

This is a shame because the quality of the products is high.

You know the post. A highly filtered, sweaty workout selfie with some lady holding up her pre-workout “super mama go-go juice.” To this day, I still cringe when I see a Beachbody Coach post on Instagram like this.

This is the stuff that ruins it for everyone. (By the way, no offense meant if this is your style and it works for you. As a man, I just find it alien and unappealing).

No one makes a tacky post intentionally, but the problem with many MLMs is the lack of formal training, accreditation, and repercussion. Beachbody offers all of the training materials, but it’s not mandatory to do them or take a test to pass.

Plus, we can all agree that it is 100% not okay to pretend to be a health coach when you’re not, and too many Beachbody Coaches act like they are without the proper certification.

Beachbody never wants their Coaches to act this way, which is why they created programs by expert nutritionists and outstanding fitness trainers.

The job of a Beachbody Coach is to simply make recommendations and share resources, and never to pretend to know more than they do. But many do.

The truth is, I probably was like that eight years ago. I remember being crushed by the comments on my first post on Facebook about Beachbody because I was pretending to be an expert when I wasn’t.

Over time, I learned how to be more professional and started learning and researching as much as I could about the fitness and nutrition industries.

But, you can’t escape it: Beachbody is an MLM.

3. The Grit, Grind, and Hustle Mindset

Maybe I am getting old, but the whole wake up at the butt crack of dawn and start grinding attitude is a recipe for disaster.

No, I don’t want to sleep when I am dead. I’d rather sleep while I am alive so that I can actually feel alive. 

For most Team Beachbody Coaches, it starts as a part-time job earning supplemental income. Therefore, coaching hours replace leisure time (for the few that have it) or sleep (for everyone else).

So that you can understand why this mentality is so prominent within Team Beachbody (and all other MLMs), here’s the typical path a successful Team Beachbody Coach follows:

  1. Start using the products, get results, fall in love.
  2. Sign up to be a Coach so you can get a commission when friends and family want to join you.
  3. Get a glimpse at the earning potential and start working a couple of hours before and after your day job to make a supplemental income.
  4. Make a run (1-3 years if you’re really good) at earning a full-time income by working 40+ hours in addition to your day job.
  5. Quit your day job when your family no longer needs it. 

I made it to number 4. There were times when coaching consumed my mornings, nights, and weekends, leaving me just enough time to do a decent job at my actual job. 

To make a full-time income, you have to build your team of Coaches and lead them to be successful.

After 4 years juggling my full-time job and coaching on the side, I was massively burned out with medical issues caused by severe sleep deprivation. 

Being a successful Team Beachbody Coach takes time, so if you don’t have the time, or you’re not motivated to spend it on a side business, it’s not right for you. And please don’t borrow time from your sleep. It’s not worth it.  

Ultimately, Alex and I did reach the dream by quitting our jobs but it was because we learned how to be more productive and expand our audience using our website and newsletter as our platform.

4. Coaching is a “Scam!”

Coaching isn’t a scam, but there is a common storyline for why people (rightfully) feel this way.

Let’s say you’re a Coach, and you want to convince your friend to become a Coach with you. 

Your instinct is to rave about all the success stories and tell them how awesome and life-changing the opportunity has been for everyone on your team. Sure, it requires a lot of work, but you can tell them all about that after they sign up.

Here’s an example of setting the wrong expectation. This is a classic script Coaches use all the time.

“Hey so-and-so, keep up the hard work with P90X. Your posts are inspiring others in the Challenge Group. Have you ever considered becoming a coach? You’re doing everything already except getting paid!”

Yeah, everything but inviting, which is pretty much everything if you want to get paid. 

Bringing on a lot of Coaches who have the wrong expectation or bad information is problematic.

Team Beachbody, although better than some other MLMs, has a high Coach dropout rate of around 50% by the end of the first year (we’ve read that other MLMs are closer to 75%). These are the Coaches who turn away from the opportunity and tell everyone it was a scam.

And why wouldn’t they? They were expecting to work out, drink Shakeology, post selfies on social media, and start collecting a paycheck.

But then they find out how hard it is, only sign up their mother, and feel embarrassed to quit because they made huge proclamations on their social media posts. The only way to recover their pride is to shout out, “Scam!”

That’s not at all how a successful coaching business works. We’re not saying those people didn’t try hard, but their upline Coaches should have had a more honest conversation, support network, and training materials for them.

This goes to show how important it is to choose your upline Coach wisely when signing up. If you’re serious about coaching, don’t simply sign up under your best friend.

Find a Coach who is professional, reliable, has a long history at the company, and is seriously invested in your success. 

5. Income Is Tied To Shakeology

To make significant income as a Team Beachbody Coach, you must have customers ordering Shakeology or Performance Supplements on a monthly subscription.

The best product to start customers with is the Challenge Pack, which is most commonly a bag of Shakeology and an annual Beachbody On Demand membership. 

This is an easy sale because it’s an amazing bargain. You get Beachbody On Demand for a year ($100 value) plus Shakeology ($130 value) for a bundled price of only $140.

Therefore, you’re getting Shakeology for $40, which is a downright steal.

The hard sale comes when the customer has to decide if they’ll continue ordering full-priced Shakeology ($100 – $130 a month) going forward. 

My point is not to complain about how hard it is to sell Shakeology. Instead, my point is that to make this sale, you better have an unshakeable belief in the product.

I did (still do) and the sale was rarely easy. We love Shakeology and continue to share a bag monthly, which we have to pay extra for to get it shipped by a third party to where we live in South America.

But isn’t it expensive? No, it’s in line with similar products. It’s premium quality and there is nothing else out there that compares (except for Ka’Chava which is new a copycat formula sold for the same price). 

If you’re going to be a Team Beachbody Coach, you better love Shakeology and be happy to invest in it monthly for your health. If you don’t, you won’t sell it and you can wave goodbye a significant portion of your paycheck.

Team Beachbody Coach review: The Pros

Now that we are all thoroughly depressed by that list of cons, let’s move onto the pros. These are the things that we (and the majority of coaches) love about Team Beachbody Coaching. 

This list of “pros” is in order of most to least amazing.

1. Freedom Of An Entrepreneur

Freedom. This is what originally attracted me to coaching.

I loved the idea of being able to make a living doing something I enjoyed from my laptop anywhere in the world. While living in China for 2 years, my coaching business thrived. That was extremely eye-opening back in 2015. 

With coaching, you’re the boss. You decide when you work and it’s completely location independent. Plus, how many business opportunities are there with no start-up costs?

Beyond paying a small service fee (~$15 a month, depending on your state’s taxes) to manage your Beachbody website and Coach Online Office portal, that’s it. The Coach Online Office is a highly useful resource to grow your business. 

You don’t need to carry any inventory, and the customer pays straight through the Beachbody website. You never need to ask anyone for their credit card information.

Additionally, as a Coach, there’s no pressure to do anything with the business. For me, it was normal to coast when times were crazy and double down when work needed to get done.

In addition to location and time freedom, the most beneficial part of becoming a Coach is the opportunity to awaken the entrepreneur inside of you. Starting a home business and putting yourself out there is a bold step. 

Next, you’ll be reading personal development books, working alongside other motivated coaches, learning from top coaches on your team, and strengthening your business skills. 

I would never have cut it as an entrepreneur without support and direction from the Team Beachbody Coach network. The community introduced me to all kinds of business strategies, personal development opportunities, and thought leaders in the online business space. 

Team Beachbody Coaching enabled us to leave our jobs and make a living as self-employed digital nomads. While we have our coaching income to thank, it’s our confidence as entrepreneurs gained through coaching that’s the real hero.

2. The Products and Challenge Groups

For me, it was the love of the products that got me started.

The workouts on Beachbody On Demand are world-class. In our opinion (and according to our data), the workouts are the most accessible, efficient, and cost-effective out there.

We don’t understand why anyone would work out any other way. How can you do better than having Tony Horton or Shaun T in your living room?

As for Shakeology, we drink it like it’s our health insurance, and go to great lengths to import it to where we live in South America.

If you’re going to be a Team Beachbody Coach, you must love the products. They’re what makes the opportunity so unique.

I don’t know about you, but I’d much rather sell products that are proven to provide lasting health benefits rather than leggings, essential oils, wine, or a weight loss wrap that supposedly works.

The Challenge Groups are another cool aspect of coaching.

Beachbody gives you a free platform to run accountability groups on their app, called BODgroups. And if you don’t want to, then you can join your Coach’s group instead. It’s pretty relaxed, and you only take on as much responsibility as you want.

In the group, you’ll support your customers and hold them accountable. To hold them accountable, you must lead by example. Therefore, coaching is an incredible accountability tool for your own health and fitness.

3. The Company

Most MLM companies don’t last more than 5 years. Typically, that’s because their product isn’t what it’s cracked up to be or the leadership team makes bad decisions.

Beachbody has been around since 1998, and the coaching network, Team Beachbody, was started in 2007. 

Currently, Team Beachbody is comprised of 450,000 independent distributors or Coaches. In my experience, the leadership team has incredible integrity and values the coaching network above all. 

If you decided to start after reading our Team Beachbody Coach Review, you’re part of an established company that has stood the test of time. With all those years of experience, they’ve done an amazing job of creating business tools, tracking, and analytics in their Coach Online Office. 

What’s more, is Beachbody has unparalleled brand recognition. They’ve been running TV infomercials since 1998 and workout programs with world-renowned celebrity trainers such as Autumn Calabrese have made Beachbody a household name.

Thanks to non-gimmicky products, successful advertising, and the Coach network in the trenches helping people get results, Beachbody’s annual revenue is over $1.3 billion.

Worried that the Coach and customer network is already too saturated and you could only be successful if you started in 2005?

Think again. Did you notice what happened with the pandemic?

Virtual workouts for at-home exercise is the fastest growing fitness trend in the world jumping from #26 in 2019 to #1 in 2020 and 2021. There are plenty of people who are new to working out at home and this trend is here to stay.

This point is underscored by Beachbody’s growing bottom line. 

4. Personal and Business Development Training

The training I received as a Coach was top-notch. There is a Coach Basics training provided by the company. Beachbody even provides corporate mentors from their HQ once you reach certain ranks.

But, the best training is provided by top Coaches on each team, which are usually held within Facebook Groups. I found these training groups most useful because the leaders hold you accountable for implementing daily lessons. 

What’s amazing about the coaching network is it’s very collaborative. Rather than competing against other Coaches for a promotion, it’s truly a team effort since you benefit from the success of your team.

Therefore, if you’re willing to put in the work, your Coach and team will do everything they can to help you focus on productive work. If something worked great for one Coach, they share everything they know with the team.

5. The Events and Culture

The corporate-sponsored events, such as Team Beachbody Coach Summits and Success Club Incentive Trips are awesome. The parties, presenters, and entertainment at these events are always very memorable.

I’ll never forget watching Tony Horton play the air guitar alongside Billy Idol on stage in Nashville (private concert for top Coaches), or listening to Gary Vee swear left and right while telling us Coaches to work harder.

Since we love to travel, it was always exciting to go on incentive trips. 

The events are really fun, and the culture is highly inspirational. The official mission statement of Team Beachbody is: “Help people achieve their goals and live a healthy, fulfilling life.”

When I worked as a chemical engineer, I rarely felt that my work was making a positive impact on people and the world. Conversely, being part of Beachbody’s mission was truly inspirational. 

If you sign up to be a Coach after reading our Team Beachbody Coach Review, you better go to the events. I never would have been so excited about the opportunity if I just worked at home with my laptop.

Honestly, without attending events, I doubt you’ll get on board with the mission and have the belief required to run a successful business. 

You have to qualify for the incentive trips, but anyone can (and everyone should) go to the Coach Summits. There are also local events each quarter called Super Saturdays that are a good opportunity to meet other Coaches get a taste of the company culture.

At nearly all the events, you’ll have an opportunity to work out with and sometimes meet the Super Trainers. 

6. The Commission Structure

Alex and I promote many of our favorite products on this website, and we’ve come to realize that Beachbody’s commission structure is very generous.

With Beachbody, you’ll earn a 25% commission for retail products and a 36% commission on Challenge Packs, and a 40% commission for Beachbody On Demand subscriptions.

To put this in perspective, the commission we earn from a site like Amazon is closer to 5%, and a good affiliate program for other companies is 15%-25%.

Another important perk with Beachbody is that you’re earning residual income. Every time your customers re-order, you receive another commission. This is why hard work at Team Beachbody Coaching can snowball into huge paychecks. 

Official disclaimer: Team Beachbody® does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. See Team Beachbody’s Statement of Independent Coach Earnings for the most recent information on the actual incomes of all Coaches.

Before we wrap up the pros section of our Team Beachbody Coach review, here is an invitation video that’s worth watching. We have a lot of respect for Carl Daikeler, the CEO of Beachbody.

Look for the sweaty bro in the P90X3 t-shirt at the three minute mark… that’s this guy. 

Team Beachbody Coaching FAQs

What is a Beachbody Coach?

Someone to support and motivate people along their health journey.

Your job as a Coach is to help guide customers into helpful fitness and nutrition programs created by Beachbody. Then, hold them accountable for their goals. 

It is not a Coach’s job to pretend to be anything they’re not, namely a certified personal trainer or nutritionist if you’re not.

Everyone who signs up with Beachbody is automatically assigned a free coach, or, you can also request a certain Coach if you know their Coach ID. The hope is that your Coach is competent, genuine, and helpful!

How does Beachbody Coaching work?

Since this was meant to be more of pros and cons review of the Team Beachbody Coaching business, we didn’t fully answer this basic question. 

For a quick summary of the business opportunity, click to play the below video created by the Beachbody corporate team. 

How do you get paid?

Your customers never pay you directly. All the coaching work you do to support and help them out is free.

You get paid by Beachbody weekly based on how much product you sell. You also get a 25% discount on retail products.

Lastly, you can qualify for bonuses based on the sales that your team produces.

What percentage do Beachbody Coaches get paid?

With Beachbody, you’ll earn a 25% commission for retail products and a 36% commission on Challenge Packs, and a 40% commission for Beachbody On Demand subscriptions.

How much money do you make as a Beachbody Coach?

The average earnings of all coaches in 2020 is published yearly and is not a secret. However, the chart is complicated to read, so here are the main points:

* The top Coach of 2020 earned $3.26 million USD. Pretty incredible, but highly unrealistic for the average Joe.

* The vast majority of Coaches (76%) make an average of $37 a month. These are the Coaches who have a few customers but haven’t recruited their own Coaches yet.

* The next largest segment is the 19% of “Emerald” Coaches. This is the most representative group of people who are actively working the business and have started to recruit their own Coach network. The average income for this group is $262 monthly.

* Alex (Emerald) and me (lifetime Diamond) passively earn an average of $2,000 a month. 

Can you make money as a Beachbody Coach? Absolutely. 

How much does it cost to be a Coach?

The $40 sign-up fee is waived if you buy a Challenge Pack (Shakeology + Beachbody On Demand) or are active military. So the cost to start is about $140-$180, but with the benefit of receiving these products.

Monthly, the Business Service Fee is about $15, depending on taxes where you live. This fee is also waived for active military. 

Do Beachbody Coaches pay for on demand?

Yes, they pay for it and no discount is provided. Beachbody coaches don’t get anything for free.

However, as a coach you get a 25% discount on products like Shakeology, Performance Supplements, or gear and a 15% discount on apparel. 

Is Team Beachbody Coaching a scam or a pyramid scheme?

No and no. 

Sure, sometimes Coaches sound scammy and the commission chart looks like a pyramid, but the opportunity is completely legitimate and anyone saying otherwise was misinformed.  

While Team Beachbody Coaching is not a scam, you will lose money if you sign up and don’t sell anything.

I think this is why some people feel they have been scammed, in addition to not knowing what exactly they are signing up for. 

Is Team Beachbody Coaching saturated or am I too late?

No. Anyone can start anytime and become successful over time. The growth potential of Beachbody is huge. Global expansion is still in the early stages and as the saying goes, “There’s plenty of room at the top.” 

Am I qualified to be a Coach?

Yes. You are not required to have any business or coaching certifications. 

Closing THoughts

So, that wraps up our Team Beachbody Coach Review. We did our best to thoroughly address many aspects of the business opportunity.

Hopefully now you have a better understanding of how it works and whether or not you’re interested. 

To sum everything up, we’re grateful for Team Beachbody Coaching because it’s improved our lives drastically. However, we’re also grateful that we’ve found a way to grow our business and share the products without having to recruit anyone. 

If you have specific questions about something we skimmed over or didn’t address in this article, please ask in the comments and we’ll help clarify. 

Also, if you’ve made it through this long Team Beachbody Coach review and the list of cons didn’t scare you off, then you’re probably ready to give it a shot.

Reach out to us by email if you want us to be your upline coaches. Just know that we like to do things much differently. 


For other Beachbody product related questions or our other reviews, head over to our Beachbody Page


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