Team Beachbody Scam? – Let’s Take An Unbiased Look At The Team Beachbody Opportunity

Is Team Beachbody a Scam or a legitimate business?

I just want to start by saying that I have first hand knowledge of not only the products that Team beachbody offers, but experience with the compensation plan as well.  You see, I was a rep for them for a time.  My business goals changed and we parted ways on good terms.

During my research before becoming a coach I found the myth of the Team Beachbody Scam to be untrue.

But I don’t want you to simply take my word for it.  I want to reveal the truth about this company.

The facts surrounding the Team Beachbody Scam……

The company is a health and fitness network marketing company.  They also use a great deal of traditional advertising to support their reps which are called “coaches.”  When you reach a certain level in the company you actually get customers and distributors placed in your downline from the company – a very good perk.

Team Beachbody ReviewTheir primary products are the fitness programs like P90X and Insanity to name a couple.  I am an ACE certified personal trainer and Firefighter so I have some knowledge and experience here.  These programs are legit and will challenge people at many levels of fitness.  They are like all workout routines.  If you do them as prescribed you will get results.  Many people who claim the “Team Beachbody Scam” do so based on these programs not delivering the results as promised.  Again, these individuals are making excuses for not getting off their butts and getting the work done.

Team Beachbody also has a line of supplements which is headed up by their flagship product Shakeology.  Shakeology has a ton of great nutrients as well as protein and good carbs from plant sources.  It is definitely a premier product and great for anyone who can afford it.  That being said a month supply costs $120 dollars.  From a business standpoint this is a fairly high price that would need to be sold to a small niche within the health and weightloss niches.  If you’re in business as a coach then you should target people like firefighters, trainers, and anyone who is very serious about their health and willing to invest in it.

Well, what about the Team Beachbody Scam in the business model then?

The intial investment to become a coach is $39.95 with a 30-day money back guarantee.  This is actually much less than the initial start-up costs for most network marketing models.  This cost usually ranges from $200-$1000.  So, low start-up cost is a plus.

The second major aspect of the Team Beachbody business that is different from most is that they do no require any minimum of products to be purchased.  There is no auto-ship.  This can be a double-edged sword.  It means you don’t end up with a garage full of unused product if you don’t need that much of it.  It also means that in order to succed in this business model you must constantly be retailing product.  This may be a benefit for some and a hinderance for others.  I personally do not like sales.  I also automate as much of my business as possible.  This makes me lean toward liking the auto-ship concept as a business owner.

If Team Beachbody isn’t a Scam then how do you make money?

Two ways:

1.  Retail products

2.  Sponsor coaches who retail products.

Here are the ranks for Team Beachbody coaches:

Coach – has established a Team Beachbody Coach account.

Emerald Coach – is Active, has met the Emerald PV requirements of 50 PV and has one (1) personally sponsored Active Coach (or higher) on his right and left legs.

Ruby Coach – is Active, has a minimum of 75 PV, and has one (1) personally sponsored Active Emerald Coach (or higher) on each of his right and left legs, plus one (1) additional Active Coach on each of his left and right legs.

Diamond Coach – is Active, has a minimum of 100 PV, and has one (1) personally sponsored Active Emerald Coach (or higher) on each of his right and left legs, plus three (3) additional Active Coaches on each of his left and right legs.

Team Cycle Bonus example:

In this example, an Emerald Coach has accumulated Team Volume of 540 TV in their strong leg and 200 TV in their weak leg.

Left Leg Right Leg

<200 TV> <100 TV> Cycle #1

<200 TV> <100 TV> Cycle #2

140 TV 0 TV

Cycle Values

Emerald Coaches earn $14 per Cycle

Ruby Coaches earn $16 per Cycle

Diamond and Star Diamond Coaches earn $18 per Cycle

The company also offers a matching bonus based on the number of cycles your personally sponsored coaches achieve.  Coaches can earn a matching bonus on the Team Cycle Bonuses earned by your personally sponsored Coaches. Ruby Coaches earn a 5% matching bonus. Diamond and Star Diamond Coaches earn a 10% matching bonus.

There are more bonuses when you get to the higher ranks in the compensation plan.  Clearly, by now you can see that Team Beachbody is not a Scam.  It is a legitimate business that actually helps people be healthier when it is done right.

The biggest downside of this model for me is that all of your profits are based on people on your team actually going out and selling product in addition to their personal use.

One of the biggest challenges online network marketers face is learning how to drive traffic to generate leads for their businesses.  I struggled with this for some time in the beginning.  However, I learned how to stay laser focused and drive tons of traffic to my sites.  This transformed my business overnight.

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 Hopefully I’ve added value to anyone who is a Team Beachbody coach or who is someone looking into the opportunity.

Please leave me your thoughts about this business or anything else for me and share this with all your friends!

To your success,

Online Lead Generation, list building, traffic generation expert



34 thoughts on “Team Beachbody Scam? – Let’s Take An Unbiased Look At The Team Beachbody Opportunity”

  1. Hi Steve
    From what I have gathered am I right to assume that your business opportunities are more for people who are health conscious and body builders? That would mean that you have a specific target market . From the way you have explain the binary system I do not think that Team Beachbody is a scam…great reading your post and all the best…

    1. Actually Irene I don’t work in the health and fitness arena. I am a network marketing coach. I do have primary company, but its not Team Beachbody. I occasionally write company reviews to inform some of my readers about the different opportunities out there so they can make an informed decision when deciding which company to join. This just happened to be my latest post. Check my homepage for different categories that I write about. The internet marketing and leadership categories may be of interest to you. Thanks.

  2. I agree Dr. Erica. There are tons of reviews for any given company when someone does a Google search. However, most are that company’s reps trying to “sell” someone into joining with them rather than providing unbiased information for the readers. Great insight.

  3. I have to agree with Dr. Erica and Steve, there is an incentive to sell, but may not be the most fair payout option. Thanks for stating the facts and less of an opinion.

    1. Cool. Thanks for taking the time to do some due diligence and get all the facts from an unbiased source. Hopefully it helped in your decision.

  4. Steve my friend… Great review! Team Beachbody is a great opportunity but you must learn how to market effectively. Team Beachbody uses the belly-to-belly approach, which work for some but not the majority.

    1. Ya, JR their model relies on a lot of retail selling of product which can be done well belly-to-belly. However, I prefer online marketing for list building as I can reach so many more people that way. The internet also allows for the automation of most of your marketing efforts too. Thanks for your comment my friend.

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  6. Full disclosure with this comment – I am a star-diamond coach with Team Beachbody (which just means that I’ve helped others get to the diamond rank) and while this post is fairly accurate, the one thing that I have to slightly disagree with is your statement that “all of your profits are based on people on your team actually going out and selling product.”

    Most of my money is earned from the team bonus part of the comp plan (and the 4-7 customers, on avg., that BB gives me every week). And I also have very few coaches who retail a ton. Most coaches just use the products for themselves and on down the line it goes…

    I completely agree that this a very niche business (just as any health and wellness mlm) that looks for people looking to improve their health. But thankfully, with over 200M Americans overweight or obese there is no shortage of customers.

    For me, with the branding and positive reputation that P90X has ($125M in advertising, 50,000 new customers per week), it was a no-brainer to join a company that would help me stay accountable to my personal health and fitness AND let me promote it WITHOUT having to explain what the product was (everyone knows about P90X).

    Great blog. Thanks for the objective review on TBB.

    1. Hey Mark, Thanks for your insight and the slight correction. I take criticism in a positive light. While I am not a Teambeachbody rep I have completed both the P90X and Insanity workout programs and gotten great results. I also agree with you in the fact that the word is definitely out on the Team Beachbody product line which is a huge advantage for anyone considering working with this company.

    2. I’ve been considering for quite some time and now with a serious approach to really wanting to help others help themselves I am ready to work hard. Thanks Mark and Steve :)

  7. you don’t know how you made my day good sir. I am a team beachbody coach a very dedicated 27 year old mother who wants to set a good example make a difference and share what I have found works for me to the world as we attempt to end the trend :).
    Still new at this game and discouraged at times. In moments like this I find such writings. Thank you again Love&Light!

  8. I myself am a TBB coach and I love it!! I have benefitted from the products however, I dont like to be “the pushy saleperson” but I really want to generate some income. how do you suggest I go about this?? Ive been doing it a year.

    1. Hey Rene, we are totally on the same page with regard to selling. That was one of my biggest issues with Network Marketing when I first got started. In fact, it still is. That’s why I got into internet marketing to promote my MLM business. I wanted to generate leads online. Not just any leads though. I use internet marketing to attract people who ARE ALREADY INTERESTED. This removes all of the selling from the equation. You get people coming to you who are already “sold” on the concept that Network Marketing is a great business Model. If you’d like to know more about how to market Team Beachbody online then shoot me an email at I’d be happy to connect with you further and help you with your Team Beachbody business.

  9. I appreciate this blog. Aware of the Beachbody products but unaware of the Beachbody team building concept. You answered questions I had. Thanks for providing a unbiased view.

  10. Thank you so much Steve! I’m just getting into TeamBeachBody for the support (I love to work out but I like the encouragement from people who AREN’T always in my face as well!) and it’s a relief to read what you’ve written here!

  11. I am interested in becoming a Team BeachBody Coach and taking advantage of this business opportunity. I am in no way a “fitness person” but I do know marketing. My question to you though is, I have seen marketers around who claim to be members of Team BeachBody and look legitimate, but are selling the products for half of what other Team BeachBody members sell theres for. Are these other marketers a fraud or is there another program that allows the marketer to adjust the prices to be more appealing to the consumer? Other than this question, your site has been very informative for me. Thank you.

    1. Jessie, Anyone selling the programs for half the cost of the rest of the network is doing so illegally. Any link you are given to purchase from a distributor (coach) will ALWAYS go back to the Team Beachbody website to make final purchase. If you have been taken advantage of by a fraudulent website Please let me know so I can have it reported to Beachbody compliance.

      The information in this review and Marks followup was excellent. As a successful Diamond Coach myself I appreciate the honesty.

      This IS a business and not a free ride. You must work at it. Attraction marketing is key. Focus on helping people get through these programs and any other program and success will come. Focus on sales and you will have a tough time with this.

  12. Great review. I have been on the fence with this since I am a real estate agent and already know sales. I think I may give this a shot. Thanks again,

  13. Hi. Terrific blog. Very informative.

    I am a new coach, just starting out. How do I get over the inviting fear?
    I love my product & it’s working beautifully, but I have a shy factor.
    I want to succeed & have people feel as good as I am.

    Any words of wisom??
    Thank you.

    1. Eva you can learn how to generate leads online….but at some point you will have to talk with peeps in order to sponsor them. However, they will be warm leads at that point and very receptive to your offer :)

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