Technically, yes — but there’s so much more to it.
Beachbody is home to exercise plans and supplements, the Portion Fix eating plan, Shakeology, Shakeology Boosts, Beachbody Performance supplements, Daily Sunshine, Team Beachbody Coaches, the Beachbody Community, and so much more.
What Is Beachbody?
First, a brief history lesson: Co-founders Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon started Beachbody in 1998 with big dreams and one mission: To help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives.
With a comprehensive approach that combines fitness, nutrition, and support, they created a complete solution for people who want to transform their lives, physically and mentally.
Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or just learn more about nutrition and exercise, Beachbody has programs, products, and content to help you accomplish those goals.
How do all the proven fitness and weight-loss solutions in the Beachbody world work together? Let’s take a closer look and break it all down.
Pro tip: If you’re familiar with Beachbody, then click directly to the sections you want to know more about!
The Beachbody Ecosystem
It’s important to remember that everything in the Beachbody ecosystem works together in a strategic, cohesive way.
It’s not just a random assortment of programs and products. Each piece has a place in your fitness and health journey, no matter where you’re at, with Beachbody On Demand as the foundation:
- Beachbody On Demand (BOD) is Beachbody’s streaming platform that’s home to 700+ workouts, with programs like CORE DE FORCE, Clean Week, SHIFT SHOP, PiYo, and Autumn Calabrese’s 80 Day Obsession.
- Most programs include an easy-to-follow nutrition guide. You can find free recipes and program- and calorie-level specific meal preps, and more on the Beachbody Blog.
- Several of the guides are based on the Portion Fix Container system and incorporate Shakeology, Shakeology Boosts and Beachbody Performance supplements to help you get the best results.
- The Ultimate Beachbody On Demand Guide is the hub page for all things BOD. This in-depth, comprehensive guide will help you understand how our system works.
- Team Beachbody Coaches are available for guidance and one-on-one support and the Beachbody Community is a place where you can ask, answer, share, and connect with like-minded people.
- The Beachbody Expert Advice section of the Community gives you access to registered dietitians, certified trainers, and other experts who help create our products. If you have a question about any of the fitness or nutrition products on BOD, you’ll find answers there.
Once you join BOD, you can pick a program by fitness level or type of exercise, then stream it right on your desktop, TV, tablet, or mobile device.
You also get access to exclusive content like Fixate, a cooking show featuring 21 Day Fix creator Autumn Calabrese and her brother, Bobby — Autumn and her chef brother show you how to make healthy Portion Fix-approved meals.
All you need is an Internet connection and you can take all this great content wherever you go.
Here’s a sample of the variety of programs available:
Beginner Beachbody Programs
Double Time: Tony Horton’s low-impact, family-friendly program features simple, fun moves that you can do with your kids, partner, or a friend. It also comes with an eBook of healthy recipes that everyone in your family will love.
Intermediate-Beginner/Intermediate Beachbody Programs
SHIFT SHOP: This unique three-week program from Super Trainer Chris Downing ramps up the intensity each week.
The workouts emphasize drills that build agility, strength, and endurance, while the nutrition plan refines your diet to maximize muscle growth and fat burning.
PiYO: This is a low-impact workout, but don’t be deceived: Chalene Johnson puts you to work with a combination of a yoga and Pilates, with extra cardio and strengthening exercises thrown into the mix.
This cardio-heavy program demands a decent amount of jumping, but as with all Beachbody programs, you can follow the modifier moves.
Intermediate-Advanced Beachbody Programs
Body Beast: This weightlifting program focuses on building and defining your muscles, and shedding fat.
It includes two 90-day workout schedules — one that focuses on gaining muscle mass, and the other that focuses on getting lean and ripped.
Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews break down all the moves to demonstrate proper form.
Advanced Beachbody Programs
Six days a week for eight weeks, you alternate between muscle-building workouts and sculpting, cardio-based workouts.
P90X3: In this program from the P90X series, Tony Horton takes you through variety of workouts inspired by mixed-martial arts and Pilates, as well as upper- and lower-body strength training, so you’ll never be bored.
You’ll work out six days a week, with an optional active recovery workout on the seventh day.
You’d have to eat a whole lot of different foods to get the phytonutrients, antioxidants, enzymes, pre- and probiotics, fiber, adaptogens, vitamins, and minerals in a single glass of Shakeology.
Shakeology works to benefit your overall health, helping to support healthy energy and support digestive health.*
This powerful superfood protein shake can also help start to clean up your diet by curbing junk food cravings and satisfying hunger.*
On its own, Shakeology does not replace a meal, but it can be a part of a balanced meal when combined with other healthy foods like fruits, nuts, seeds, nut butters, avocados, or various milks.
Drink a morning shake with a healthy breakfast that has a mix of carbs, protein, and fat and you’ll be setting yourself up for success for the rest of the day.
(Note: We don’t recommend Shakeology for kids. But we got your back, parents: Check out the Daily Sunshine section below…)
Beachbody has easy and effective ways to customize your shake to your specific health and lifestyle needs: Shakeology Boosts. There are three boosts to choose from and they each do something a little different for your body:
Focused Energy is an effective pick-me-up that contains ginseng and natural caffeine from guarana and green tea to support mental clarity, alertness, and focus.*
Power Greens contains veggies like cucumber, kale, and spinach to deliver a full serving of vegetables in each scoop.
Digestive Health is a powerful boost that helps support regularity with a unique blend of soluble and insoluble fiber.*
While Shakeology was created for adults, we’ve got your kids covered, too: Daily Sunshine is a healthy (and tasty!) shake formulated for kids and their unique dietary needs.
It can be a struggle to get kids to eat right, so our goal was to create a healthy and easy snack that you feel good about giving them. (Add water + shake it up = done.)
It comes in two kid-approved flavors — Chocolate and Strawberry Banana — and provides the building blocks of nutrition that kids need every day: an organic fruit and veggie blend, protein, and healthy fats.
Daily Sunshine is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO, and it contains NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives.
To help you make the most of your workouts, there’s the Beachbody Performance (BBP) supplement line.
Hydrate When you sweat, you lose more than just water, you also lose minerals called electrolytes. Hydrate replenishes your body by providing an ideal balance of electrolytes and sugars.*
Recover has phytonutrients shown to reduce inflammation caused by exercise. That means less soreness and faster muscle recovery so you can get back to working out again as soon as possible.*
Recharge targets muscle repair post-exercise — even while you’re sleeping.*
Creatine helps delay fatigue, boost muscle growth, and accelerate recovery, both between sets and workouts.*
If at any point in your journey you need support, information, or motivation, there are plenty of resources available to you:
Here’s just a taste of what’s available on the blog:
- 7 Clean Eating Meal Prep Tips
- Where Does Fat Go When You Lose Weight?
- 10 of the Best Lower Back Exercises
- 35 Vanilla Shakeology Recipes
- 21 Day Fix Results: She Lost 109 Pounds — and Kept It Off!
The Beachbody On Demand Community
Having an accountability partner or group can give you that extra kick in the rear when you’re dragging, and support when you’re not sure if you’re doing things right.
That’s where the BOD Community and Team Beachbody Coaches come in:
In the BOD Community, you can get advice from Official Beachbody Experts, share recipes, post your success story, ask for tips, or start your own conversation.
Your free Team Beachbody Coach can help you stay on track with one-on-one support and Challenge Groups: A group made up of people who are all committed to getting healthy and fit.
Step 1: Sign up with Beachbody On Demand. You can choose one of two plans:
* 12 Month All-Access With Shakeology Challenge Pack: This includes access to all our programs and future releases, exclusive trainer workouts, a 30-Day supply of Shakeology, a set of Portion Fix containers, and a free personal coach.
* 12 Month All-Access Plan: This plan includes access to 700+ workouts, new program releases, and exclusive trainer workouts.
Step 2: Find a program that works for you. You can take an interactive quiz to find the program that fits your goals.
Step 3: Each program comes with its own nutrition plan that includes food lists, recipes, and easy-to-follow guidelines. Most plans are based on the Portion Fix Container System and incorporate Shakeology and Beachbody Performance supplements to help you get the best results. Talk to your Coach to make sure you have everything you need.
Step 4: Get going!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.