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As I begin to get leaner and wiser in my journey towards health, I have really come to appreciate the workout programs that Beachbody, a health and fitness company, has to offer like PiYo and Shakeology.
The workouts are challenging, but easy to follow and in a lot of ways, I feel Chalene Johnson is in my living room pushing me to do one more burpee as I loudly sob like a madwoman. So, when Beachbody announced it’s newest service called Beachbody On Demand, I began to look into it….with some reservations; after all, I am happy with the workout I have now. But then, my mind began to race…
What if I start getting bored with my workouts?
What if I want to switch things up?
Do I really need to lug around these workout DVDs everywhere I go?
It’s a bit of a pain if you ask me; so when I heard about Beachbody’s On Demand service, the myriad of workouts in it, including my PiYo workout program, and how I can access it with any device with internet connection, I decided to give it a try.
So, for all my peeps thinking about trying this out, here is my Beachbody On Demand Review.
What is BeachBody OnDemand?
BeachBody OnDemand is an online service that provides hundreds of BeachBody world-class workout programs, including P90x, Cize, PiYo, Turbofire, Insanity, and other well-known BeachBody fitness programs and can be used with any device via an internet connection like a smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.
So basically, it’s your way of bringing the gym with you EVERYWHERE you go. What I especially love about using BeachBody OnDemand is the convenience.
Many a time I have forgotten my workout DVDs at home, and for a brief moment, the thought of skipping a workout struck a chord in my heart…you know that feeling? That happy excitement of not having to do a workout that will kick your butt, but terror that such complacency will render you a lazy blob with atrophied muscles.
But lucky me, I was in an area that had wifi, and I always bring my tablet with me on trips. So, I logged into my onDemand account, loaded up my PiYo workout, and pushed play. 30 sweaty minutes later, I packed up the tablet as a sign of completing my workout. How awesome. A portable gym….now that is a cool use of technology 😉
Does BeachBody OnDemand cost anything?
Yes and No.
BeachBody OnDemand is free for the first 30 days. This was especially great for me, because I am a firm believer of test-driving the car before purchasing it off the model floor.
When the free trial is over, Beachbody On Demand is $38.87 for 3 months of service (billed on a quarterly basis), which works out to be $12.96/month or $2.99/week. With the unlimited access to hundreds of workouts in the Member Library (about $3,100 value) Beachbody OnDemand is a pretty decent replacement for a gym membership (in the past, I have paid anywhere from $20-30/month). Plus, I do like having a ton of programs to choose so I don’t get too bored with the same workout moves day after day.
And of course, one other comforting thing that put me at ease is knowing I can cancel this service at any time simply by calling customer service before the next month begins. Call me non-commital, but I like knowing I have an out and not contractually obligated into something I don’t want.
Is Beachbody On Demand Convenient?
I am a firm believer of trying something before making a judgement call. When I first saw BeachBody OnDemand appear as a service, I thought it was a silly idea. Who would ever think to use this? I have my own workout DVD, so this is just redundant. I finally had the sobering realization when I forgot to pack my PiYo DVDs in my travel bag on the way to a wedding; I got to my hotel, searched for the DVDs, cried out in desperation, and then, in the same breath, realized I can access the same program on my iPad.
All I had to do was open my tablet, type in the search bar for “BeachBody OnDemand”, login, and pick any workout I wanted to try, not just my PiYo workout.
Beachbody On Demand is a great option for anyone who loves Beachbody workouts, likes the convenience of not carrying around the DVDs everywhere, and wants access to a ton of free workouts from past Beachbody programs like P90, P90x, T25, Chalene Extreme, and Hip Hop Abs (just to name a few). You might say I felt like a kid at a candy store, but for working out and getting muscles and stuff.
What are your thoughts about BeachBody OnDemand? Interested in trying it out? Share and comment below!
xo- Amanda, The Buzzed Coach