Beachbody and personal training?
I have seen quite a few personal trainers out there that are either Beachbody coaches or are working for some sort of shake company. I have no intentions of selling shakes or supplements but the BeachBody program seems to also sell very popular workout programs and I wondered if it would be worth it be become a coach even if I don't have any intention of ever selling a shake or supplement to a client. Not that I think there is anything wrong with them I just don't want to do anything that could even sort of get my certification revoked. I am also not much of a meal replacement gal myself and it is really hard to endorse a product you don't use. I just thought once I get a website and blog up and running it might be a supplemental income to sell the videos.
Second question if you want to get certified to teach one of the Beach body workout programs do you have to be a coach first?
I agree with Harris on this one. In order for you to sell anything, you need to believe in the product yourself. You should have a strong idea of what you want your mission and philosophy in personal training to be--it will serve as your foundation for you to refer to when things like this come up. It will also make your decision-making process easier!
Best of luck to you.
This is a reflection of the industry as a whole in that there are NO regulations.
Once you get "certified" you will be obligated to follow their program, since they sell products, I am sure there is a pressure side to it.
Follow your gut instinct and be the best YOU can be.
To answer your second question, you do not have to be a coach to obtain one of the certifications like P90X or INSANITY.