Beachbody On Demand Review – Everything you need to know

This Beachbody on Demand review, as you would expect from Lifestyle Updated, brings about the most detailed description of the program available at this time. It’s July already, and we’ve been waiting for quite a while just to make sure everything was included.


As the internet has already revolutionized fitness years ago, it was a due time for Beachbody to finally join the party. And having reviewed nearly most of their popular workouts so far, it is expected that we say our word for the Netflix of fitness as well.

Beachbody fans, those who already bought some of the workouts, but also those who encounter this brand for the first time… Read ahead, I’d like to think that all of your questions will be answered. Contrary to some, this review aims to cover both the good and the ugly. And there is much to cover.

Keeping this introduction short, I will start right away.

What to expect from this review?

First of all, who am I to review such a product, and what gives me enough credibility? Beachbody has been around for more than a decade, and the workout programs spiked attention so much so that hundreds of thousands of people search for them online each month.

Many of those have no idea what to expect, aside from marketing innuendos stretching far and wide. Some even end up buying the workouts, not fully aware of what lays in front of them.

Is this workout compatible for me, is a question better asked before you make a purchase.

So far, being a fitness aficionado for most of my adult life, coaching for a while, and having written some of the most visited reviews on the net, I watched this site receive feedback in the count of thousands. Positive, negative, questions so many that I cannot even catch up answering… Long story short, I know what to look for when reviewing fitness products.

It saddens me to say this, but for the time being we do not recommend Beachbody on Demand. At all!

This review goes over all the nuances of the program and why it is probably the best option on the market. But there is another side to it that is terribly flawed.

While you will read everything you need to know about Beachbody on Demand as you scroll down, let me just say that all of that is totally separated from how awful some individual experiences of using the program are.

In short, the platform is filled with marketing innuendos to get you inside the Beachbody Club Membership, as well more than casual malfunctions of the log-in option, after which customer service is not up to the task. Programs are missing from the library; the service fails when log-in; error pages showing every now and then…

In all honesty, I’m saying- read the review, know what BOD is, but wait for a while until they sort some things out.

On a related note, we’ve just launched a workout program that is totally customizable, free to try out, and way cheaper than Beachbody On Demand.

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What is Beachbody on Demand?

It is a huge library of online workout programs available for streaming – most of the Beachbody programs that have been released so far, and new releases and updates every once in a while. The access is unlimited, meaning you can watch any number of workouts per day, on any device, irrespective of location or time.

beachbody-on-demand-review-2You can, simply by choice, use your laptop, tablet, and smartphone to play each of these videos, thus granting yourself true mobility when it comes to fitness.

Included inside are personalized meal plans, calendars to track your progress and all the info from each Beachbody workout that you’d get otherwise. As long as you are participating, these tools are all yours along with the vast library of workouts and customized plans- as long as you are participating, you have a great incentive to work on achieving your shape.

The list goes on to include a 10% discount on all future purchases from Beachbody, and gives you the opportunity to attend live chats with each of the trainers.

It was released on the 1st of March, and with a weekly price of $2.99 and a whole month of a trial period for free, Beachbody on Demand has already jumped in front of competitors.

Here is what Tony Horton had to say about it:

It’s fucking great. It’s about time.

But let us dive deeper into the workouts, the user interface, and every minutiae of it.

Why Beachbody on Demand?


Supposing that you are anxious to read the pros and cons of this program let me start right away. Here are the sweet bits first.

Beachbody on Demand is a massive library of professionally created workouts. Over one hundred videos and still growing. Many programs as a whole also included:

  • Insanity
  • Insanity the Asylum Vol. 1
  • Insanity the Asylum Vol. 2
  • Hip Hop Abs
  • Hip Hop abs deluxe
  • Rockin Body
  • Shaun T dance party
  • P90X
  • P90X2
  • P90X3
  • Power 90
  • Ten Minute Trainer
  • Tony one-on-one Vol. 1
  • Tony one-on-one Vol. 2
  • Tony one-on-one Vol. 3
  • Brazil Butt Lift
  • Thai Cheng
  • Turbo Fire
  • ChaLean Extreme
  • Get on the ball
  • Plus 10 more programs…

Also it allows Premium Club members to stream DVD programs they have purchased from Beachbody. Programs available to stream after purchase under Purchased Programs currently include: 21 Day Fix, 21 Day Fix Extreme, Body Beast, Focus T25, Insanity MAX:30, P90, PiYo and the Cize workout.

Variety in programs

While some target losing weight, others aim for more muscle definition or bulk. And since this Beachbody on Demand review won’t describe each workout program separately, allow me to reassure you that most of them are far better than you’d hope for.

The question that was ricocheting around though, was not whether these workouts are great or not, but were they great for a specific goal (say losing weight, building muscle, getting more definition). It’s hard to make a mistake when you have all of them to compare and decide what to go with.

Besides, taste changes over time, and you might want to build more muscle where you previously wanted to lose more weight or vice versa. As compared to DVD programs, Beachbody on Demand makes it far easier.

Change pace, diversify, build custom programs and never get bored.

Truth be told, I tried a handful of workouts from Beachbody, and all of them gave me results I haven’t quite hoped for at the time. However, after a while, boredom most definitely kicks in. You either have to pause for a while only to come back to the same routine, or change to another program which translates into another purchase. And since Beachbody programs last for about two or three months (some of them one), you will be spending five times the money, while still remaining tied to your DVD, TV or laptop.

You can customize your schedules, and create hybrid workout programs so you never get bored. The net is full with customization templates, and there are two of ours that I’m sharing for free bellow.

One month trial period for free

Meaning you don’t have to pay a dime for the first 30 days, and there is no obligation whatsoever – you can stop the trial period and that’s that. The second month, and all that follow cost $12 per month.



Mobile is the new black – and you will be going mobile with this one. Working out in the park, in your backyard (a huge advantage in summer if you don’t have the ventilated space), or even making your garage workouts far easier to set-up. Besides, working out with friends was never made easier, due to the fact that you can now workout outside.

Live chats

Frankly, I always thought that one thing was always missing from each Beachbody workout. Motivation. Most people giving feedback on my previous reviews sometimes struggled to keep the pace going. This dramatically changes with live chats. Try listening to Tony Horton, or Shaun T, or Chalene Johnson answering to questions, and then tell me about not being motivated enough. These guys know their craft.

Other sweet bits

  • 10% discount on all things Beachbody.
  • Most of the deluxe packages are included – meaning, you will get access to the latest versions of each workout program.
  • T-shirts can still be earned
  • Videos in HD, instant streaming
  • This is kind of an online gym with a bunch of personal trainers that you can take anywhere you want. The level of accountability is the same – as long as you are paying, you are more likely to participate. This gives you a better incentive to work out, and utilize all of the tools available at your disposal- which makes it more likely to stay in shape, and improve your performance, muscle mass, and burn fat tissue.

Why not Beachbody on Demand?


I always like to say that flowery prose doesn’t have any place on Lifestyle Updated. When I sit down to write reviews, I like to include all the negative aspects of a program, as well as try and predict the features or lack of them thereof where you might face frustration.

This program is hardly an exception. And there are some bugs to be found.

  • First, it is frustrating to rely on online streaming, only to find out that the hotel where you are staying doesn’t have a stable and fast internet connection. At this point you are cursing yourself for not bringing the DVDs along. You can turn on the online mobile data on your device, and connect right away but that is not the point sometimes… which brings us to the next issue.
  • Mobile data being drained fast. Often times, we all forget to turn off our mobile data, and the workout might start streaming from there instead of a Wi-Fi connection. Needless to say, it will drain your data fast in the following days, especially if you’d like to enjoy HD quality videos. However, this means that you will have an option to stream the workouts even in places where there is no internet connection.
  • There is nothing that makes these workouts give better results when streaming than they would give otherwise when on DVD’s. Aside from the personalized meal plans, everything else is exactly the same. The live chat may be a plus, but many people never use that feature. This makes me think that giving someone motivational tools is not enough. If you don’t have the drive, no live chat can make you sweat.
  • You are renting the workouts. The moment when you stop paying, you cannot stream them no more. With the DVDs you own the workouts for life.

However there is another side to this – while the cost is 12$ per month, or just 2.99$ per week, which totals to a slightly more than paying for a single workout in DVDs, you have access to all the workouts, and no shipping costs are included. You can sign up and start right away – while enthusiasm is high- instead of waiting for the workouts to arrive at your door. The free trial is still there btw.

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FAQs about Beachbody on Demand

Many are floating around the net, so I thought why not answer them here as well. Read ahead, this will reveal much more info about the program. An extension of the Beachbody on Demand review, if you so prefer.

Are there any subtitles for the workouts?

Yes, some of them. The workouts that currently have subtitles are:

  • 21 Day Fix
  • 21 Day Fix Extreme
  • Body Beast
  • Insanity Asylum Volume 2
  • Insanity MAX:30
  • P90
  • P90X2
  • Slim In 6
  • Focus T25
  • Tai Cheng
  • TurboFire

And the list of subtitled programs may expand in the future.

This was a major concern a while back, and a couple of readers have pointed it to me specifically. No subtitles means that those who are hearing impaired cannot follow up with any of the workouts. This is a huge advancement in fitness, since nobody else is doing it by the time of writing this review.

What are the system requirements?

This is a question that I’m surprised only a few people are asking. When I was signing up, that’s the first thing that came to mind. In order to save you some additional trouble searching for this info around the net, here are the details.

Optimal System Requirements

The following system requirements are recommended for optimal streaming playback. If one or more of the requirements are not met, videos may still play, but possibly with poor quality or playback issues, such as slow buffering or low resolution. For best results, use a system that meets all requirements for digital streaming.

Bandwidth (download) 3 Mbps (or higher)
Speed (ping rate) 100 ms (or lower)
Desktop Operating Systems
Flash Mac and PC desktop browsers must have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed and enabled in their browser
PC Windows 7 or 8.1
OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
10.9 (Mavericks)
10.10 (Yosemite)
Mobile Operating Systems
iPhone/iPad IOS 7.1.2 and newer
Android 4.3 (Jelly Bean) and newer
Chrome Version 42.0.2311.90
Firefox Version 36.0.1
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer 11
Safari 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – Safari 6.2.3
10.9 (Mavericks) – Safari 7.1.3
10.10 (Yosemite) –  Safari 8.0.3

Is there an app for IOS or Android?

While Beachbody on Demand is compatible with Android and IOS software, there is sadly no app at the time of writing this review.

Can I play the videos through multiple devices?

Yup, you can. For example play them on your laptop in the morning, then on your smartphone in the afternoon, and your iPad in the evening. Don’t though- heart attacks were known to happen from working out three times per day. :)

Can I start with one workout and then play another from another program before the first is completed?

You can. Play one workout from Insanity, and then another from P90X or Turbo Fire, or Hip Hop Abs…

Is there some sort of a daily challenge competition going on?

There is – the Challenge Du Jour. A special set of workouts that changes daily. Lots and lots of exercises to go through.

What about workouts not included like for example P90, Insanity Max 30, or Focus T25?

You can preview them in a special section of the site. The membership program does in fact allow previewing each next workout that comes out. You can as well add them to your library by buying them.

Some additional tips


Why they do a very poor marketing in order to familiarize you with the features Beachbody On Demand has, is really beyond me. There is much to add in this review on the subject on how to make the best use out of it.

You can, for example:

  • Start with one workout depending on your fitness level, and then continue with another that supplements it. And there is much to say about which one to choose as your first, and which one as your second.
  • Most people I know of, that bought Beachbody workouts, almost always made a second purchase.

Migrating from one workout program to another is now far easier – thing is, you can learn more about which one to start with. Here is some guidance, courtesy of Lifestyle Updated.

  • While you can mix exercises and create customized schedules, my advice is to complete one full set before going to the next. Trust me, this pays off – for you will boost your discipline, while allowing the program to work (like for example not interrupting the process in the middle – changing a program right before results start to show). It also translates in staying more accountable. Then, you can start another workout program.
  • If you go down the road of mixing workout programs, like for example Insanity and P90X, my advice is to pay attention to two different approaches before choosing which.
  • – Mixing similar workouts videos (for example both of them being cardio centered, or both of them being strength centered)
  • – Or mixing complementing workout videos (cardio centered videos from Focus T25, and Yoga ones from the P90X series…)

I personally would go with the first option, till I move closer to my goal, and then change to the second and diversify in order to amplify the results.

As for custom schedules, here are two of them. Being space restricted, I will hold onto publishing more.

Custom schedule 1

Month 1

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 Total body circuit Lower Body Yoga flex Ab sculpt Total body burn Yoga flex Rest
Week 2 Total body circuit Abs Lower Body Yoga flex Total body burn Ab sculpt Rest
Week 3 Alpha Cardio Lower body Total body burn Yoga flex Total body circuit Alpha lower focus Rest
Week 4 Alpha Cardio Lower body / Abs Total body burn Yoga X Alpha Cardio Ab ripper X Rest

Month 2 & 3

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 Total body burn Lower Body / ab sculpt Alpha cardio Yoga X Shoulders and arms Alpha total body cardio Rest
Week 2 Alpha cardio Plyometrics Shoulders and arms Yoga X Alpha total body cardio Ab ripper X Rest
Week 3 Alpha cardio / Yoga Flex Plyometrics Shoulders and arms Yoga X Alpha lower focus Alpha total body cardio Rest
Week 4 Alpha Cardio Plyometrics Shoulders and arms Upper X Yoga X Alpha total body cardio / ab ripper X Rest
Week 5 Alpha Cardio / Yoga Flex Plyometrics Shoulders and arms / Ab ripper X Yoga X Upper X Alpha total body cardio – abs Finish

Used workouts:

hipHopAbs-workoutComparison-logoTotal body burn, Ab sculpt
focusT25-workoutComparison-logoAlpha Cardio, Alpha lower focus, Alpha total body circuit
10MinuteTrainer-workoutComparison-logoAbs, Lower body, Yoga flex
p90X-workoutComparison-logoAb ripper X, Plyometrics, Yoga X, Shoulders and Arms, Upper X

Custom schedule 2 – more advanced

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 Speed and Agility Strength Power legs Off day stretch Back to core Pure cardio Rest
Week 2 Vertical Plyo Strength Insane abs Max recovery Speed and Agility Back to core Off day stretch
Week 3 Vertical Plyo Strength Ab shredder Off day stretch Max recovery Gameday Rest
Week 4 Speed and Agility Strength Back to core Power legs Insane Abs / Ab shredder Off day stretch Gameday

Used workouts:

insanity-workoutComparison-logoPure Cardio, Max Recovery, Insane abs
theAsylum-workoutComparison-logoSpeed and Agility, Strength, Vertical Plyo, Back to core, Gameday
asylum2-workoutComparison-logoPower Legs, Ab shredder, Off day stretch

Closing note of this Beachbody on Demand review

By now you’ve probably leaned closer to either disregarding this program, or subscribing for the free trial. My intention is not to convince you of either one, but present all the facts you need, and answer all of the questions that you might have. The hope goes that I successfully managed to do so.

If you have more questions, the comment section is right below. Until then, you can check the free trail and see what changes within a month or you can check out the workout platform we’ve just launched, one which is completely customizable, free to try out, and way cheaper than Beachbody On Demand.

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40 opinions already. What's yours?

  1. Genny

    Excellent article. I signed up for the “free trial” and have yet been able to do a workout. There seems to be a “503” that pops up, saying “we’re working on our site but you keep working on yiur body…” Called them up & they said to clear my browswer history & to download Google Chrome. After 2 frustrating calls with BB staff, I said “cancel”
    Thier webiste is THE most confusing. A lot of sneaky marketing inuendos. They said…”oh, you’re not a membef of beach body club…? Team Beach Body….no, I’m not. I simply want to stream workouts. That’s all!!! I have searched other live streaming workout sites….and no doubt, BB has the most videos available, but their marketing tactics are a huge turnoff.

    • Lanan

      I have just started Beachbody on demand and so far I like it. But I also really like the Nike+ app which is free.

  2. Amber

    I also had problems with my free trial. I received the order confirmation email, but I wasn’t able to access the videos. I emailed customer service and was told my login info would be sent in a separate email, I checked my email for a few days and never got an email. I emailed customer service again, no response. I ended up getting busy with work and forgot about the trial. I just contacted them to cancel and was informed that I had already been charged yesterday, but wouldn’t be charged anything else since I cancelled. After complaining and re-going over the fact that I never even had access to the videos I was told I would be refunded $41.30 that surprised me because the membership agreement said “As a Premium Club member, you’ll have unlimited access to Beachbody® On Demand for the next 30 days—absolutely FREE! After 30 days, you’ll automatically continue to receive all the benefits of your membership for only $2.99 a week, billed $38.87 quarterly in advance to the credit card you provide today. Your own personal Coach may contact you to help provide guidance and support.” The Rep. I was talking to informed me that the $38.87 didn’t include tax.. I agree that BB is sneaky, if there are extra fees it should say that. At no point during the ordering process did it say anything about tax and why would anyone assume that they would be charged tax for a VOD service.. I won’t be ordering any of BB products again.

    • Elizabeth

      lol not including tax is sneaky? Really? Do you tell the cashier at all the stores you ever go to that they are being sneaky too? lll

      • Britt

        Elizabeth, There are a lot of online services that do not include tax and if they do they state it in the cost beak down. Beach Body should state it plainly that the cost is billed 38.87 PLUS TAX, but it doesn’t. Even B.B.’s coaches don’t realize there’s tax on the online service. I spoke to my coach (who has been with BB for about 3 years so she isn’t new to the program) about it and she had to call coach relations. So… YEAH, not telling your customers or your coaches the cost for a product is “X” PLUS TAX is pretty sneaky… Elizabeth, if you are a coach dont criticize BB customers and their questions, comments or concerns. show some empathy and positive vibes, and maybe we will stay BB customers…

      • Patrick

        Yes, I consider that sneaky. Though, not the fault of the cashier. It’s the fault of the tax system in America and how they choose to deceive citizens. Europe, on the other hand, includes sales tax (VAT) into the price of their items for sale. So when you walk up to a counter and order a 2 euro soda, you pay 2 euros. That’s it. Not 2,12 euros (or similar).

        So again, yes I think it’s sneaky and it should be changed.

      • hola

        I smell a troll…

    • Dottie

      Thank you! You saved me from making a big mistake! I’ve had terrible experiences with free trials, I just cancelled one yesterday. You would think I would have learned my lesson by now.

  3. Hannah

    Anyone having issues with purchased programs not showing on the BOD? I reached out to customer service twice but got no resolution. They just confirmed I purchased the product with a generated date, time and amount but said nothing about it showing on my BOD. Upon trying again I got the exact same response. Urgh.

  4. Franco Gallinaro

    I was very interested in the 30-day free trial for live streaming all the workout vids that BB offers, but after reading the reviews from many disgruntled users, I’ll wait until they get the kinks worked out, and/or change their marketing tactics to reflect an appreciation for ethical business practices!
    Franco Gallinaro

  5. Jamyha

    I agree with Franco Gallinaro… I think I will wait until the kinks are removed…

  6. nesly

    Yup its seems to me its a rip off they are charging people that havnt watched the videos thats a shame i havent tryed the 30 day trial i hope i can or just might order the dvds

  7. SweetMarie

    Yes I was extremely excited as well. I’ve ordered from BB often & have always enjoyed their products. I just heard about this yesterday & was so eager that I’ve already told others. I always read reviews before signing up for a recurring cc bill…glad I did. I’ll wait-sorry BB.

  8. Laura Burley

    Wow guess i will have to wait too. Why cant BB fix problems?

  9. K.C

    Has anyone had good success yet?

    • erik

      I have had it for over a month and love it. I purchased a Roku device and use the BB streaming app that is on it. 100% worth the subscription cost because now my GF and myself can tryout different workouts that they put on it before deciding to buy the entire program. I’m not entirely sure what everyone elses problems were but I have been using the on demand service since January and love it

      • erik

        I forgot to mention that the article is a bit outdated. They do have an On-Demand App for Roku streaming devices that works great with your account. I have my hooked up to my TV in the workout area and just turn on the TV and start working out.

      • Marisa

        Hiya hun are you still using it and did there charge you the 38 pound ? Then 2.99 a week .I am in two minds getting it .I got hip hop abs dvd and it really good .but seen the beechbody on demand sound fantastic. I don’t want to get rip off

  10. Bere

    I signed up today and mine work jst fine. I was a little confused at 1st bc I didn’t have a password but looked thru my email and found the one with instructions. I was a little disappointed that’s the videos I wanted are not available like t25 insanity max 30 so I’ll be canceling mine as well and jst buy the videos why pay 40 every 3 months and don’t have the videos I really wanted to use.

  11. Patricia Flanagan

    I received a large bottle of Activit which I did not order. I ordered Shawn T Cize and received a free Bottle of Activit. I specifically said at the time of ordering that I did NOT want to continuous supply of ACTIVIT with automatic payments from my account. I was assured that I would not receive any more in the mail. There was nothing in the Box no invoice just a leaflet, which I find offensive, no telephone number etc. This is a huge rip off and bad marketing policies. I am reporting this marketing scam to the Better Business Bureau, and I will continue to blog blog blog telling people not to get involved in this money making scam.

  12. NIkii

    Sure am glad I read this first. I was considering going the route of BOD this summer when I was on the road for a month. Guess I’ll have to take my DVD player after all. Or, buy a cheapie laptop just for dvds.

  13. Andy

    I love the online option especially when I will just do this once. It will cost me $38 for a P90x3 (compared to 120)and I am happy about it. I stream workouts straight to my Roku player and works like a charm.

    Also, free trial is good as a lot of people give up within first one month, in that case you don’t spend a dime.

  14. Karlee

    So I signed up for the free 30 day trial to do Beachbody on demand and could not log in…it kept telling me to upgrade. I called the customer service line and the rep told me that I wouldn’t have access to BD for 24-48 hours! Tell me why it says on the website that ‘you’ll have INSTANT access and can start working out right away’ LAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Savannah

      That was my problem, I just emailed them to cancel because I’m not dealing with it. Plus, they don’t have the greatest reviews for on demand. Not the workout themselves just the system. Yeah I’m not sure why they say instant. I mean no other video subscription makes you wait so I don’t understand why you have to wait. If they email me saying that, I’m just going to tell them it makes no difference I just want to cancel. Thank God I didn’t go ahead and just buy it, because I was about to because I already know they have good workouts.

  15. Letha

    Be forewarned, if you sign up for Beachbody on Demand and decide to also purchase one of the premium programs (eg. Cize) that doesn’t come with the basic package, should you decide to cancel your membership you automatically lose the premium program which you’ve already out right paid for.

  16. Carlos

    It would be useful if you dated your “reviews”, so readers can get an idea of how dated the info might be. When they started the online streaming and when you did the review would be critical. Hopefully things get better as time goes on.

  17. LEILA

    It was awful and a waste of money. subscribers cannot cancel, you have to go through customer service. there are sneaky charges. UGH.

  18. Stacey

    So glad I read this before trying the 30-day trial! I’ve had difficulty with customer service before and was reminded of that experience reading these reviews. Thanks. I’ll just stick with what I’ve got. No need for more headache.

  19. terri latour

    To whom it may concern at Beachbody:

    I received a package this afternoon in the mail from you and in it was a bottle of vitamins. I am sure I never ordered this. I am already taking something that has more strength in the vitamins and minerals. I do not appreciate receiving anything that makes my life have extra hassles. I don’t want your product and I certainly do not want to pay for it. Now, I imagine that I need to go to extra trouble sending back a product and it causing unnecessary hassle for me. I need to know if I need to send your unordered product inorder to not owe you any money. Please DO NOT SEND ME ANYTHING I DID NOT ORDER. I want this cleared up. Terri Latour

  20. Savannah

    I just got the free trial today, but when I clicked the link and signed in, it said I had to upgrade my account to a 3$ a week membership so I’d be paying like 90$ a month for the account and on demand. So I cancelled of course. They do have great workouts so I wish it was way cheaper. I already have T25 but it’s on my laptop that is becoming dysfunctional so I can hardly use it these days. They would do insanity in the Army for people who were overweight, and you could see the progress some of those people were making. I feel like that’s just a lot of money so I went hunting for some reviews and now I’m more confused. I wish Netflix had workout videos! But I’ll just stick with the free ones on YouTube.

  21. Yvonne Chacon

    I need to get in shape. I’m fat and need help

    • Joe Mama

      Just get T25 on Amazon. It is a great product and you can get it without dealing with BB’s sales staff and tricks. Once you have it, be prepared to follow it. Every day. You can’t start skipping. And you will have to start to tweak your diet too. But that gets easier after you start to lose the initial weight. Also it’s critical that, no matter what, you force yourself to stick with it through those first couple of weeks before you really start to see any results. But if you can get over that hump, you’ll get into the positive feedback loop. And then you’ll be amazed where you get. The diet changes will cause the weight loss and T25 will give your body shape and strength and endurance. It’s awesome.

  22. nancy

    is Piyo a part of beach body on demand?

    • Jess

      No, I don’t think it is.

  23. Lacey Sturgis

    Is the 3 week yoga retreat part of BbOD?

  24. Savanna

    Does anyone have any insight on the nutrition plans that come with the BOD membership? I’m torn because I really want to do Insanity, but why pay $120 for the DVD when you could pay a little more and have access to a variety of workouts for the year? However, I think that it would be very helpful to have the nutrition plans that come with insanity, and BOD says you get access to some but I’m not sure if they’re the same. Thoughts?

  25. Jane

    This might be a good program and a good deal. As a matter of fact I had bought Beachbody products in the past, but their add pops up in the middle of my workout and that totally aggravates me. I have a rhythm going and it is interrupted because I have to stop and wait five seconds before I can skip the add. The can put the add before the start of my workout, but don’t interrupt me during my workout

    • Slavko

      Beachbody on Demand is workout programs made simplified – meaning, you can access your workouts online as well (still not sure why Beachbody isn’t creating an online interface and streaming for each program as they launch them- we are 2017 are we not?)

      Other than that, there is not a single improvement on workouts per say – you are still doing Insanity, or P90X or any other just online instead of the more inconvenient way.

      And even though programs like Insanity or Focus T25 or P90 or 21 Day Fix are amazing, you still have to pay 12$ per month on top of the price you’ve already paid, for the privilege of streaming them online (plus a terrible user experience on the platform, and a lot of advertising gimmickry). They focused on the worst possible network marketing these recent years, and fallen behind competitors with a terrible lack of innovation.

      That’s why we created Fitness Updated in the first place, as an answer to this obvious gap.

      Check at the beginning of this article, or simply visit the official page and try the free 7 day trial ( ) Our workouts are just as fun and engaging, and the interface and user experience is miles ahead. Plus, Fitness Updated has advanced customization unlike any of the Beachbody workouts I’ve been reviewing for so long.

      Love this company very much (!) but it seems as though they cannot keep up with new trends and user needs. Would love for it to be otherwise.

      Take care

  26. Alex

    I was about to take the plunge then saw the only way to cancel the automatic renewal is to call their Customer Service. Not sure about most of you but I’m still gun-shy from the days of trying to cancel an AOL membership. Sounds lame but that’s enough to keep me from trying the Beach Body On Demand service.

    • Slavko

      Beachbody are sneaky like that :) Their new marketing channels did put a shadow over an otherwise amazing company.

      Maybe check our own workout platform here
      It has a free 7 day trial (no credit card needed, no cancellation needed therefore). Plus it’s supper affordable if you do decide to buy.

      Take care


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