Basically the Netflix of fitness, Beachbody on Demand now allows you to stream from a library of established workout programs. This includes well-known programs such as P90X®, Insanity® and more. Beachbody being a recognized brand in the home fitness industry, it is no surprise that so many people have since hopped on this subscription since it’s launch.
Having empowered more than 20 million customers worldwide, Beachbody made a name for itself in the fitness industry with it’s smash hit workout programs such as P90X and Insanity. It has ever since established numerous high-quality workout programs that each caters to different fitness goals.
Their Body Beast program for example, can help you put on lots of muscle if that’s what you’re after. Other programs like the P90X3, aims to improve your overall fitness with just 30 minutes a day, and programs like the 21 Day Fix will allow you to keep in shape through meal portion control – without any of the calorie counting.
Beachbody programs are originally presented in DVDs, but all that is about to change as you can now conveniently put on any of their workout programs on your computer, phone or tablet.
How Does Beachbody on Demand Work?
The access to its huge library of online workout programs are unlimited, meaning you can watch any number of workouts per day, on any device, no matter your location. Also included inside are tools to aid your fitness progress, such as personalized meal plans and tracking calendars.
The list of benefits goes on besides its streaming service:
- 10% OFF on all purchases at Beachbody’s website
- T-shirts from their Apparel line that can be earned
- Access to live chats with celebrity trainers
- One-month free trial
- Videos are all in HD
As long as you remain subscribed, you will have access to all the tools above anytime and anywhere.
What are The Programs Available for Streaming?
If you’ve heard or associated with the programs from the Beachbody brand, you would be able to name a few popular ones from the top of your head. Then, you might be wondering which are the ones available through their streaming platform. The full programs included are:
- Insanity the Asylum Vol. 1
- Insanity the Asylum Vol. 2
- Hip Hop Abs
- Shaun T dance party
- 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
- And 10+ More Programs
When we mentioned “full programs”, we’re referring to the inclusive of bonus workouts that comes with every program. For example, with the P90X2, V-Sculpt and X2 Chest + Shoulders + Tris are normally workouts you’d have to purchase separately. With Beachbody on Demand, they’re all included.
Wrapping Up with The Pros and Cons
Pros of Beachbody on Demand:
30-Day Free Trial: This is one of the streaming services in the market that allows you to try it free for a whole month. You can basically make full use of it’s unlimited access without paying a single cent for the first 30 days.
Discount on All Purchases: As long as you’re part of the service, you will always be entitled to the 10% discount on all purchases at Beachbody – Apparel, gear and supplements.
Price: At $2.99/week, that would amount to just a little over $150/year. That is the price of about one and a half Beachbody DVD program. At the same price, you gain access to more than 10 full programs online. Plus, hiring a personal trainer outside would cost you at least $50 an hour. With Beachbody on Demand, you will be paying a hell lot less for a hell lot more.
Shipping Cost: Because it’s an e-product, there will not be any shipping costs. The DVD programs on the other hand, would cost up to $15 to get it physically to you.
Portability: As long as you have access to the internet, you’re ready to stream and start working out anywhere and anytime.
Start Instantly: With the DVDs, of any programs for that matter, you will have to wait and anticipate for the arrival of your purchase. Obviously with the streaming service, you start instantly.
Cons of Beachbody on Demand:
Internet Connection: If you don’t have access to the internet, you won’t be able to stream the videos. So if you’ve decided to stream workouts in your hotel room over your holiday trips, you better hope that the Wi-Fi is working. Otherwise, mobile data will be your alternative but it will drain fast while streaming videos.
Double Purchasing: If you’ve previously bought a Beachbody DVD program and don’t know how to rip it into your computer, you’ll still have to sign up for Beachbody on Demand just to have the same program readily available on your devices.
Owning vs Renting: With the DVD purchase, you basically own the program forever. On the other hand, the moment you stop your subscription to Beachbody on Demand, you won’t have anymore access to the workouts. We advice that if there’s only one program that you’ll be interested in and will commit to, get the DVD instead.
Purchased Programs: Not every Beachbody program in the book is available for streaming. Programs like the 21-Day Fix, PiYo and T25 requires you to buy in the “Purchased Programs” section. There will however, be samples of such programs for you to stream and try out before you make a purchase.
If you live and breathe the 21st century of apps, you will have no problems with Beachbody on Demand. It will serve you exactly like your Netflix and Spotify subscriptions; Pay a small monthly fee and have access to a huge library of online resources. Despite some of it’s cons, It is still the best way to get started instantly at a very low cost.
However, if you’re certain that you only need to stick to one workout program, you should go with the DVD options. For example, if you would like to just improve your overall fitness and you don’t have so much time in a day, you might want to check out the P90X3 and stick to it throughout your busy schedule.