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 spent a lot of man hours getting my certfications...why? Because there are far too many ways to injure clients just because you dont "know better". Certified trainers & instructors know not to teach above their knowledge base for this reason.
Becoming a Beachbody Coach has the implication that you have training...you don't. You paid for the privilege of selling their stuff...no fitness knowledge required, no prerequisites.
I know a few " coaches", they love giving advice, but their advice is not always accurate, or appropriate. They promote health & wellness without proper knowledge bases...and standing side by side to them legitimizes them, and, in my opinion, brings you down.
Just ask yourself, how do you want to represent your brand?
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.