Ya’ll it’s been a minute since I reviewed the best beacbody workouts for weight loss, particularly now in 2023, when SO MANY new programs have been added to the Beachbody (now called BODi) platform.
So in this blog post, I’ll review the best Beachbody (BODi) workouts for weight loss in 2023, based on the “oldies but goodies” and the “latest and greatest”.
But first…. let’s be clear about something….
Beachbody is to Weight Loss as Books are to Reading
Meaning, even if you have access to all the best books in the world (which you do), you’re not going to read any of them if you don’t make the time and commitment to doing so. This is the same with Beachbody or any fitness platform. Beachbody does create results - but only when you do the work.
Okay, rant over. Let’s get into it.
The Best Beachbody Workouts in 2023 (in Rank Order)
21 Day Fix Extreme - Original or BODi Super Block
If you're looking for a workout program that will help you lose weight and give you that toned look, 21 Day Fix Extreme is a great choice. This program is challenging, but the workouts are only 30 minutes long. The program also includes the famous 21 Day Fix Portion Meal Plan, which is now called Portion Fix. I will be honest and say that I think this plan is too low in calories, but I will leave it to you to decide what’s best for you.
The original 21 Day Fix Extreme launched back in 2018 and it was an immediate hit for good reason. It’s one of my favorites for weight loss. Hands down, if you want the best results, start here. It’s freely available with the BODi annual membership.
21 Day Fix Super Block
If you’re new to Super Blocks, they are basically a remix of the most popular programs on Beachbody. So it’s not surprising that they created a new version of this killer workout. Now, this is NOT the extreme version, but you’re still going to get amazing results.
The 21 Day Fix Super Block is still 30-minute workouts with weights and cardio, but the moves are new and updated based on the latest research in exercise science. This is an upgraded feature, so if you have the BODi Annual Membership, you can snag this for an additional $29 USD. If you don’t have a BODi membership, you’ll have to get that first.
Here’s a sample workout from the 21 Day Fix Super Block that you can try.
Barre Blend - Original or Super Block
It should come as no surprise that Barre Blend is on my top list of 2023 Beachbody weight loss workouts - because it’s my current favorite. I love Barre Blend because it’s the perfect blend of strength and cardio along with flexibility and mobility training.
I got epic results from Barre Blend (the original version) and I’m about to jump into the Barre Blend Super Block. Like the Super Block mentioned above, this is a whole new set of workouts created by Elise Joan, the Super Trainer. I love her style of workouts - both her barre workouts and her yoga strength workouts that are available on BODi for free.
The cost of the Barre Blend Super Block is $29 USD, and the orgional program is available for free on the BODi annual membership.
Here’s a sample workout from the Barre Blend Super Block for you to try.
Chop Wood Carry Water
Ya’ll if you’re into hard workouts - then this one gets the 2023 choice award. Amoila Cesar never fails to kick butt with his epic workout programs, but they aren’t for the newbie or the faint of heart. This latest program is special because it’s a hybrid of functional training and weight lifting, so a little different than his typical style.
You’ll see a lot more mobility in these workouts, designed to train you for everyday life stuff (hence the name Chop Wood Carry Water).
This workout actually looks a lot more fun than his previous workouts which are more hardcore. It also gives you the option to choose between a 4, 5 or 6 day per week workout schedule. So if you’re crunched for time, there are still great options for you.
Right now, this is a premium workout, so there is a cost of $49 in addition to the annual membership, but if you hold out, eventually this one will be freely available in the BODi annual membership. Unlike Super Blocks, which will always be an upgrade.
You can try the Sample Chop Wood Carry Water Workout right here.
Best Beachbody Workouts for Beginners?
Some of the best Beachbody workouts for beginners from the full program offering include 21 Day Fix, PiYo, and yoga. These programs are designed to be low-impact and easy to follow, making them a great choice for people who are new to exercise.
However, now that BODi now offers more single, 30-minute workouts that are recorded live, you don’t even have to follow a specific workout if you don’t want to. You can choose anything that looks interesting, just by selecting the style of workout you prefer, or searching all the single workouts based on your favorite trainer.
My best advice for beginners is to start with something that feels good and that you enjoy doing. That will help with consistency, which then gives you results.
Remember what I said before - Beachbody is to weight loss like books are to reading. You have to commit to doing the work first. If you can master that, no matter which program you choose, the results will come.
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.