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 decided not to go with beach body I simply buy a few things wholesale that I use with my clients during their workouts and keep them on hand so they can buy one for at home such as resistance bands and foam rollers. Since I do mostly pole dance fitness with a focus on strength I also sell X-Poles and I have one more step for my pole specific certification. Then I will learn and license a full pole program and I have become all about taking as many pole related workshops as possible to keep things fresh. Thanks for your replies.
If you are interested in the specific workouts, get the training for each class, a lot of those classes rock…but lining yourself up with the title of beach body coach-personally, I dont think adds to your legitimacy.
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 am a Beachbody coach as well as running my own personal training business. Its a great way to expand your reach and help people who you would not otherwise be able to help. The programs are great and well known so you already have media attention and marketing that you don’t have to do yourself. The business is what you want to make of it. If you would like to find out more, let me know as the team I am an is made up of mostly Fit Pros and we have training specifically for those in the fitness industry and tools that you can use in your current business.
To answer your second question, you do not have to be a coach to obtain one of the certifications like P90X or INSANITY.
Hey all, I am a Beachbody Coach and a NASM trainer. It is a great way to supplement your training business. There is no requirement or quota to sell a certain amount of product and the coach fee is very reasonable for all that you get. Bottom line, if you choose to sign up as a coach you get a 25% commission on anything your clients buy and personally I’d rather have that coming my way than to have my clients head over to G_C. Check out this video if you want to know how other trainers have used Beachbody as an engine to build their training business. Feel free to connect with me if you have any questions.