Happy New Year everyone! We’ve been approached by a Beachbody coach about offering some exercise and nutrition classes as well as Shakeology products at our community Rec Center/gym. I am wondering if any other people have experience with this, if you would allow it, why or why not? Did it conflict with group fitness, personal training or any other offerings or add to them? ANY and ALL help would be appreciated!
Most personal trainers would say that offering nutritional supplements is outside the scope of practice unless they also have specialty education in nutrition.
There is no requirement for education to become a beach body coach. It is a network marketing company similar to Tupperware, DoTerra, Stampin’ Up! and any number of other companies that sells products and asks customers to become salespeople, who ask customers to become salespeople, who ask customers to become salespeople….
Others’ opinions will vary. My opinion is a very strong absolutely not.
Again, I’m not saying that you should sell Beachbody. But if your facility is going to do it, consider the way the facility would profit from doing so. This might not work with a rec center, but a privately owned facility I used to work for set up one of the owners as a distributor, and then they got commission on all of the sales that their employees made (the employees made commission, too). Very profitable for the owner to be at the top of the pyramid.