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Beach Body Review - Do These Weight Loss Products Really Work? Are high prices and customer complaints deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

beachbody-product-imageThere’s been all sorts of discussion about Beach Body weight loss products, so we created an in-depth review, examining the ingredients, side effects, level of customer service and scientific studies. Furthermore, we took the time to sort through hundreds of dieter comments and customer reviews found online. At this point we summarized the information we found to give you the facts you need.

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What You Need To Know

Beach Body LLC is an American company that focuses on products for diet and weight loss. This brand offers a number of fitness programs, workout DVDs, diet supplements and gear for exercising at home. Some of their products include P90X, TurboFire, Body Beast and Hip Hop Abs. All Beach Body products are available through the official website. According to the website, this company’s goal is to help you “transform your life” with nutrition and exercise.

Beach Body has been around since 1998 and is rated very well by the Better Business Bureau. It’s also nice to see that this company comes out with all sorts of fitness programs that can be done at home. Furthermore, Beach Body provides online support to customers, but read on…

Steep Prices!

According to our research editor, “It’s clear that many of the Beach Body products are quite expensive. In fact, many customers have actually complained about the fat price tags on these fitness programs.”

One user stated, “One disk was defective and beach body does not wish to do replacements. Wow $160.00 and they don’t want to do a replacement.”

Another said, “For $150 with tax and shipping, I don’t think so!”

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Numerous Customer Complaints

If you surf the web a bit for Beach Body products, you will encounter quite a few customer complaints. In fact, one user said, “This workout is NOT for anyone with knee or hip issues. While they show a modified version throughout, there is a lot of twisting, jumping, high knee moves, and quick movements. This is the second Beachbody workout series to cause me injury, when I had absolutely none before.”

“Money SCAM. I ordered My beach body T25 workout by phone and was given the whole sales pitch and I confirmed the price three times with “Rosa” my sales person. As a “special” she was throwing in numerous freebies like a few free discs, stretch bands, mat, protein shake and vitamins. Yes it sounded too good to be true so I am again checked the price of everything and was told twice that it was all the same and these extras were free as I was paying all at once and not using the three installments. I received my box of T25 and all the “free” goodies only to find that the cost was more than double ($295.40) what I had been quoted ($119.85 + S&H).” said another customer.

Our research has told us that if there is some individual part of a workout program or diet product that is very concerning (a painful/difficult exercise routine, high price, too many customer complaints) the probability of real weight loss success is slim. Therefore, if Beach Body does cause a lot of user complaints, this could be a big dilemma.

The Science

There is really no clinical research discussed on the official Beach Body website. This is not very surprising since this brand focuses more on exercise and physical fitness. Most people already know that regular physical activity is good for weight reduction and overall health. However, for us at DietSpotlight, we need to see documented science in order to stand behind a weight loss product.

The Bottom Line

Anyone can see that Beach Body has stood the test of time, and they certainly offer a number of fitness programs on DVD. While it’s wonderful that this company encourages exercise, we do not recommend Beach Body. First of all, there are a lot of customer complaints about the exercise programs being too difficult. There are also complaints about the DVDs not working properly. Moreover, the cost of many Beach Body DVD sets is very expensive.

If you need to drop excess body fat more quickly, we encourage you to go with a weight loss program or diet supplement that contains proven ingredients, does not cost you a fortune and is supported by real science.

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What You Should Know

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Beach Body is a company that was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon. This company offers products/programs like Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Booty Ballet, Turbo Jam, Slim in 6, Power 90, P90X, and Kathy Smith's Project: YOU. With these products, users get online support and diet guidelines to assist them with shedding excess body fat and attaining the figure they desire. While the official Beach Body website offers fitness programs, supplements and fitness gear. Virtually all of their products/programs are suitable for both women and men. Under the supplements link on the Beach Body website, you'll find products like Slimming Formula, 2-Day Fast Formula, Meal replacement Shake, Performance Formula, Results and Recovery Formula, and ActVit Multivitamins. It appears that all of these Beach Body supplements and workout plans can be purchased directly through the official website. As posted on the site, all of these products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee. A convenient 1-800 number is provided to assist users with any questions, orders and concerns. Furthermore, a "diet and support" link is offered on the Beach Body homepage, and can be accessed and used by all members with passwords.

Product Features

Beach Body is a company that offers a variety of weight loss and fitness plans. By incorporating daily regimens with proper diet and the right fitness gear, users are supposed to achieve their weight loss goals. There are a number of success stories posted on the official website for Beach Body products. The best sellers appear to be P90X, Hip Hop Abs, Tony Horton's 10-Minute Trainer, Turbo Jam Maximum Results, and Slim in 6. Anyone can sign up on the website for a free email newsletter. There is also a "customer service" page provided.

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  • Beach Body weight loss and fitness products come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
  • Workout programs are suitable for men and women.
  • Success stories are posted on the official website.


  • This line of products calls for drastic lifestyle changes.
  • Website may be confusing.
  • Additional equipment must be purchased for some of the workout and weight reduction programs.


The Beach Body line of products may be suitable for some women and men that desire a lifestyle change in order to shed unwanted pounds and/or get in better shape. Most likely these programs will work for those who're willing to devote the time and effort to them. However, for those that desire a simple weight loss plan you may want to continue your search online.
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18 User Reviews About Beach Body

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  • 1
    Your Name

    Horrible horrible do your own workout at home.


  • 2

    I did not have a good experience with the Beach Body’s Multiple Vitamin. I would appreciate if the information about the Multivitamin sale is clearer. I kept being surprised by the charges. And when I called the Customer Service, they do not give me a clear instruction. For example, when I cancelled the Vitamin orders and wanted to return the bottle, I was instructed to send it back and get a tracking number to be sure that you will receive the bottle back. But there was no mention of calling you back to provide that tracking number. Hence, I just waited and waited for the refund. And I was surprised once more when I was continued to be charged after returning the bottle already. I called again and another customer representative asked me for the tracking number. He told me that I needed to call back to give the tracking number. Nobody mentioned that to me before!!! So I hope that your customer service will make an effort to make it really clear for other clients. Thank you for your attention!!!


    Your Name

    its actually common sense that you call back for to provide shipping label for the agent to check if it has been shipped back to the company, once they verified that product was returned then they can process refund… you are not the only customer they are dealing with so how will they know if you dont inform the company???? duh!!!


  • 3

    My daughter started this diet with exercise video six weeks ago. She did the morning fruit drinks, ate a lot of chicken, fruits and vegetables and is down 40lbs. She is tall, 5’11” and now weighs 160. She looks fantastic and said she feels the best she ever has. I’ve tried all sorts of diets, basically felt deprived and hungry. She has posted pictures of her meals. She is not starving!She is recommending it to all her friends.


  • 4

    I do enjoy the DVDs I have slim in 6 that I purchased through the company horrible customer service they over charged me then charged me for the website use which was supposed to be 6 months free. So when my husband wanted P90X for christmas I bought it through Ebay. Great products bad company.


  • 5

    Beachbody is awesome. I am a coach and making money on just motivating people! Love their supplements (ActiVit Toning) and love their dvd’s!


  • 6

    I called today to return a partial part of some products from Beachbody. What should have been an easy request ended up turning into a yelling match!! And I was yelling because the customer rep was shouting at me. I couldn’t believe it. I was questioning billing technigques and he got defensive and started talking down to me. That was it! I am the customer and if i see something suspicious going on, I will ask questions.

    I am so mad right now I can’t see straight. I was really excited about starting P90X in November, but I refuse to use this company every again. I am scared to death my installemnts won’t get credited now and with all the horror stories I am seeing now about this company, if I won’t still keep getting charged for products I don’t own. What is wrong with this company? I thought they cared so much about their customers. Or was that just smoke and mirrors to get more money.

    STAY AWAY from this COMPANY!!! If you can order their products from anywhere else do it!!! TRUST ME their FREE products they promise you–ALL LIES!!! Example. I just ordered Rockin Body and Hip Hop Abs! I was suppose to get two free workours per product. Oh I got them alright but they are on the SAME DVD as all of the other workouts. So if you return the product…your “FREE ITEMS FOR JUST TRYING US OUT”…go back also. They give nothing for free!!!

    So look at the item descriptions on beachbody and search for the product on Amazon or EBAY or anywhere else. I just don’t want to see any more innocent people get ripped off by this company.


    Your Name

    Horrible. Don’t do it


  • 7
    Ms. Tee

    I’ve been using the Slim in 6 and Slim Series programs. I like them. You start off slowly then work your way to a higher intensity. I enjoy working out from home, and not having to pay for an expensive gym membership. I did get assigned a coach on team beach body that didn’t help me much. I contacted someone else in the team beachbody community whose results I was impressed with, and they told me that coaches get a percentage of what you order. I didn’t know that! I had just ordered Slim Series, and hated the fact that the unhelpful (and I might add, out of shape coach who was also trying to loose weight)got a percentage of my purchase, and she didn’t even do anything, and is very unknowledgable.


  • 8

    I sat in on a meeting today with a Team Beachbody coach trying to sign up a friend of mine. Being in the fitness world for 20+ years as a Fitness Director, Certified Personal Trainer and Instructor I was appalled by the sales pitch and lack of knowledgable information regarding actual exercise advice. When the product of an MLM company is disguised as knowledge by people who call themselves coaches, it is more than concerning. Personal Trainers work with contradincations to exercise specific to each client. Only the strongest or youngest participants would be able to do a P90X or Insantiy DVD without potential risks for injury. This is a marketing pyramid scheme designed to get people money by haphazardly signing coaches/clients up underneath you and has nothing really to do with long term health or wellness. A quick fix by looking at people who supposedly got ripped on these DVD’s and shakes. The only thing getting ripped (off) here are the folks buying into this. An exact term used today by the coach. Get people to “buy in”. I wanted to scream!!!! This company should be ashamed of themselves. These people emphasize helping other people while their intent is to help themseles make more money by climbing up the pyramid. Are there any honest people left in the world?????


    kathryn C.

    I chose insanity because P90X has 90 minute workouts & requires a chin up bar. I am 45 yrs old and modify some of the excercises so I don’t injure my knees. Years ago I taught aerobics & did power lifting 6 days a week (you would never know this because I am petite)and even did wide grip pull ups. Now due to scoliosis I should stay away from heavy weights. I am surprised INSANITY has NOT hurt my back! It’s helping me a lot. It’s given me the strength to pull weeds for an hour which would normally kill my back. I agree that if you don’t use common sense you will easily injure yourself! I am shocked how strong I am since I am only on week 3 but am giving it my all. I purchased it for $94 on Ebay. I agree with Nadine that if you don’t know what you are doing or are really out of shape you will hurt yourself!!



    Maybe you haven’t noticed, but beachbody coaches are not represented as fitness gurus, they are simply knowledgeable on the products and are represented as such. Beachbody also has several programs besides P90X and Insanity and neither of these are promoted as beginner programs. They have even partnered with the American Diabetes Administrattion to develop a lifestyle changing program for people suffering from type II diabetes. before you quickly put down a company, you should know a little bit about it.



    The coaches should definitely have a LOT of knowledge before pointing out an optimal start meal plan/workout for the others into a plan though, right? I want an optimal health plan, not someone with a lucky guess. I know I would have to double check the coach to really see this knowledgeable background that should be had…. instead of another way of selling a product over & over to earn money & discounts & do a mediocre job of following through with the people they “truly” care about using the products. That is great that the company?? has partnered with a Diabetes-related group, definitely but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything if the coaches are as knowledgeable as I am when doing light internet research.


  • 9

    They sent me 2 shipments one week apart from each other. And the second one costs more then the first one. I called the number on the back and of course I got a foreigner who was very difficult to understand. He tried to put the blame on me. Then he wanted to refund me only for the cheaper first shipment rather then the more expensive second shipment. He’s going to email me a return shipment email but it’s been two hours and I haven’t received it yet. We’ll see if it shows and more importantly we’ll see if I get any money returned let alone the correct amount. This was the second item that I ordered from beachbody but never again.



    my mother in law started beach body a little over a year ago. she was pre-diabetic and well over 200 pounds. she started with just the shakeo and slow paced walking. i have to add that she had a great coach who offered her good support and motivation, but this was all done via email and facebook along with her other group members of her 90 day challenge. she is now 145 pounds and still going strong, she has stopped all her medications and lives a healthy lifestyle. i too, tried the shakeo for a few months then moved out of state and forgot to change my address, they shipped my order to california where i use to live. when i called to let them know they where absolutely amazing. they refunded my money within 48 hours and didn’t even request that i return the order. and i was even canceling my subscription. i couldn’t afford it anymore with the new move but the customer rep didn’t even try to push me to stay.
    i my not be taking the shakeo anymore, but i still apply everything i learned about healthy eating and use the tools that beach body introduced to me. over all i think if you can afford the $125 a month and are serious about loosing weight and getting healthy no one offers all the tools you could ever need better than beach bodies. and for those who have had a bed experience, do the company a favor and report the representative who did you wrong and allow the company to fix the problem, cuz I’m positive that isn’t there policy .



    Their coaches and my upline coach are actually dangerous and will eventually hurt somebody. I think they really need to change the name away from coaches as they know nothing about coaching and most know nothing at all about safety in fitness nor weight loss. Example one, my upline coach when asked if a pregnant client should continue said “My wife was pregnant until her third tri-mester before she stopped T-25, she should be ok” REALLY ! this is the advise to give to a pregnant client doing T-25, not she should confer with her doctor on this matter? Point 2 – coaches are bragging that they lost 7 pounds in 7 days on the 21 day Fix ??????This is unsafe weight loss, but TBB coaches are congratulating the person ?? Obviously no concern for the person who may end up hurting herself more in the long run than that short term weight loss program. Additionally, you have people diamond coaches telling people that the sudden rash/acne on the face they got from Shakeology is from toxins leaving their body ????? What !! Give it a few weeks !! WHAT!! This is dangerous and sad as none of them are trained and they are all misleading innocent people with the term “coach” people are taking this and asking advice and getting advice, but BAD ADVICE! If you want to help people stop your out of control coaches and stop calling them coaches. Coaches are trained, these people are not they are all salespeople whose goal is to get you into an MLM scheme to buy home direct $99 dollar bag of meal replacement which is not regulated by the FDA nor has had a scientific study done on the product to make such claims. One more point on the $99 protein powder, the doctors that rave it are paid by Beachbody, hardly unbiased.



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    Phil, my daughter is now coaching because she had such good results. Does that make her a knowledgeable person on what is harmful? No way. Having success yourself does not qualify you to give health advice. Most are meant to give you support, not advice on exercise and eating habits.

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