- How much does Beachbody on Demand cost?
- What about BODi? Is that worth the additional cost?
- Is the additional cost worth the added live workouts?
- Why Pay for Beachbody on Demand When I can Google Free Workouts?
- What to Look For in a Good Fitness Program?
- So, is Beachbody on Demand worth it in 2022?
- Is BODi worth the extra investment?
- Final Thoughts - Try it (for free) and see
Is Beachbody on Demand still worth the money in 2022, now that there are so many online fitness options available? That’s what we’re exploring in today’s post. I’m going to share the pros and cons, from the perspective of a fitness professional and an avid online workout consumer.
So let’s jump right in.
How much does Beachbody on Demand cost?
To answer the question of whether or not Beachbody on Demand (BOD for short) is worth it or not, cost is a good place to start. As of right now, the cost for a BOD annual membership is $119 USD. This gives you access to the entire library of workouts on the platform, which is VERY extensive.
So, to that end, is it worth it to you to have access to over 50 full programs (well over 1000 individual workouts) across every conceivable exercise style you can think of, from bodybuilding and bootcamp classes to barre and yoga for $10 a month?
I think so. You simply can’t get this level of quality, accessibility to every fitness level and variety of workouts anywhere else on the internet.
Keep in mind that most online fitness platforms focus on one specific type of movement, like barre, yoga or HIIT workouts. Most of these platforms charge a minimum of $20 per month with much fewer options.
What about BODi? Is that worth the additional cost?
BODi, which stands for Beachbody on Demand Interactive, is a recent addition to the Beachbody on Demand platform. It offers live scheduled classes where you can show up and workout with a trainer in real time, and see others doing the same.
They offer this with most of their workout styles, from barre to spinning, but there’s an additional fee on top of the basic BOD fee.
- Basic BOD Membership: $119 annually (comes with a 30 Day BODi free trial)
- Added BODi Option: $180 annually
- Total cost of both: $300 annually
Is the additional cost worth the added live workouts?
That’s for you to decide. If you’re someone who is motivated to workout in an interactive experience, and loves even more variety than what’s already available, then yes.
If you’re someone who doesn’t care about having even more options or an interactive experience, then maybe not.
Why Pay for Beachbody on Demand When I can Google Free Workouts?
This is a great question! There’s a TON of workouts on Youtube that don’t cost a cent, and you can support individual fitness creators by following their channel and doing their workouts.
I actually think this is a great option, especially if you’re just getting started in home fitness.
The pros of free workouts are that they are free, and there’s no shortage of them on the internet.
The cons of free workouts is that they are interrupted by ad breaks where you have to stop what you’re doing to skip through them (or you’ll end up watching at least 2 ads).
The other con is that these are typically not workout programs - just a single workout. This means that you’re not getting a balanced program that is designed to help you reach a specific goal.
For example, one lower body weight lifting video isn’t going to do much for your upper body, right? One cardio class isn’t going to help you get a sculpted look, no matter how many times you do it.
What to Look For in a Good Fitness Program?
Effective fitness programs are periodized (meaning, they get progressively more challenging) and designed to achieve a specific goal (weight loss vs muscle gain for example). That’s hard to find on the internet with a simple google.
But again, something is better than nothing, so it’s obviously a much better option than sitting on the sofa!
So, is Beachbody on Demand worth it in 2022?
I think so. Not only does it have the most options of all the fitness platforms I’ve seen, it now also includes all the Openfit content (Beachbody’s other fitness program that has now been migrated to BOD at no additional cost). So their inventory of world class fitness programs, just (almost) doubled.
Is BODi worth the extra investment?
Again, I think that depends on what motivates you to actually press play on a workout. If the live element really jazzes you, why wouldn’t that be worth an additional $15 per month? That’s still less than you would pay for one workout at most fitness or yoga studios.
Final Thoughts - Try it (for free) and see
Whether you’re just getting started in fitness, or you’re a fitness enthusiast, online classes are a great alternative to working out in a gym. Honestly, I have not had a gym membership in YEARS and I don’t miss it.
You can try a whole bunch of free sample Beachbody workouts here, but if you want a taste for the entire platform which also includes nutrition classes, meal prep ideas and meditation, then sign up and try it risk free for 30 days. If you don't like it, just cancel and get your $$ back.
The most important thing, in my opinion is that you pick something and get started. Even if it’s just going for a walk. Moving your body is not only amazing for your physical health, but it’s also critical for your mental wellness. As we know, over two thirds of the US population struggles with their weight, but did you know that nearly 1 in 5 adults also struggle with mental illness as well?
While fitness isn’t a panacea for all our health problems, its most certainly a powerful way to combat most of them. And the biggest question I think we should all be asking ourselves is - can I put a price on my health and wellbeing?
Caren is a certified yoga teacher, fitness instructor and ADHD Coach. As the founder of The Fit Habit, she shares ADHD-friendly self-care, food & fitness inspiration, along with practical ways to foster mind + body wellness.