His conclusion is interesting:. Instead of compromising the quality of Shakeology, Beachbody refused to make a Vanilla Shakeology flavor until it can be done right. Enter Your Credit Card information and then click on Continue. I have noticed that Gymbody has been paying for ads and claiming to be selling Shakeology at a lower price. Which Shakeology Flavor Tastes Best? It is so expensive that the pricing at a restaurant is famous in a movie for being outrageous. And its my job as a coach to help people understand that 5 is better.
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Many might at first balk at such a price tag, not understanding what exactly it is they're purchasing. So let's break down what you're buying, and why it makes sense. Each shake requires one scoop 48 g to provide you with the complete benefits. Each bag comes with 30 scoops worth g. Compare that to the price of a cup of Starbucks coffee, or a Jamba Juice Shake, and then compare the nutritional value of a this shake with one of those products.
Free monthly shipping uses FedEx shipping service Days with the package being delivered at you address. It's available only in the continental U. Free monthly shipping offer on Home Direct for Shakeology requires a minimum commitment of 2 shipments on monthly Home Direct.
We offer free shipping and home direct through Extreme Fitness Results' Home Direct Program by which you may purchase a product and choose to have that product sent directly to you on a periodic basis every 30, 60 or 90 days depending upon the item purchased.
These future shipments and services will be charged to the same credit card that was used for your initial purchase of the item s. By purchasing a Home Direct item, you agree to the periodic shipment of product or provision of services in future periods without further notification to you. Fitness is a way of life, not simply a question of changing one aspect of how you live. That's why it's important to not only start taking Shakeology, but to also become physically active, and supplement your nutrition with a good dose of fiber.
For the best results, we recommend that you compliment it with Shakeology Boost: The Fiber, which you can read more about here. Also, the best way to ensure weight loss, drop in bad cholesterol and improved energy is to begin an at-home fitness program like the three day.
Here are a few important notes on the Shakeology ingredients from the Bloomberg Business week article: Overall, the Bloomberg Businessweek unbiased Shakeology review was about explaining the Shakeology ingredients and how Darin Olien decides which ingredients to use from around the world.
Why are whole food ingredients better for your health? Ingredients that have very powerful antioxidant and adaptogen abilities like acai berry, Camu-Camu, maca root, and Sacha Inchi.
Darin Olien is on a mission to find the most potent superfoods that the western civilization has never been exposed to or know very little about…. Enough that they can get off their prescription medications. Besides working with Shamans who have used superfoods for generations, Darin is working with Dr.
William Li at the Angiogenesis Foundation. Why do superfoods, from around the world, matter to you? Why did Alissa offer a Unbiased Shakeology review? Is there a difference in benefits between the Vegan and Non-Vegan Shakeology flavors? Outside of how the Shakeology flavors get their taste, the only difference between Vegan and non-Vegan Shakeology is the protein source. Vegan Shakeology uses a rice protein source and the non-Vegan Shakeology flavors use a high quality whey protein source.
Plain and simple, Shakeology is a pure health shake. Susan Casey wrote 13 pages on Darin Olien and the Shakeology ingredients! No one understands Shakeology better than Olien, who created it in , after Carl Daikeler, CEO of the fitness company Beachbody, challenged him to come up with a supplement to match the tagline The Healthiest Meal of the Day. His customer was someone who wanted optimum wellness, wanted to lose weight, wanted cholesterol levels to drop-but had no intention of eating a platter of broccoli each day.
And Olien found them: An alphabet of vitamins and minerals from the purest sources. Green tea and grapeseed extracts, chlorella and spirulina and hydrilla, a spectrum of enzymes. An amazing thing about Darin is the connection he makes with the farmers… Susan reported the following: He believes in cultivating relationships first, supporting indigenous practices, seeking the highest-quality products and paying generously for them.
The farmers he works with have become his close friends. Beachbody even takes the time to educate farmers on sustainable agricultural in order to get abetter quality ingredients and to not damage the ecosystem. Since O, the Oprah Magazine reported on Shakeology in Darin Olien has gone on to include several more Shakeology ingredients from around the world!
Why does having high quality Shakeology ingredients matter? All the Shakeology reviews above have been pretty amazing. Yet, you still may be wondering what people really think about Shakeology. After all, many people run away from even looking at Shakeology once they hear the Shakeology price.
And Qi Heart was the exact same way. That is an amazing Shakeology review and I would like to point out a few things that Qi mentioned…. Shakeology is a Expensive Shake! Often, people will look at the Shakeology price and then not even look at what Shakeology has to offer.
Almost three years later, after Qi heard about Shakeology, she bought Focus T25 and started working out with her mom. Qi was simply amazed when she saw all the ingredients that Shakeology has to offer. She read the Shakeology ingredients and saw that it had Chinese medicine herbs, western medicine herbs, and much more…. In short, Qi Heart states: After seeing the list of Shakeology ingredients, she knew that all the herbs and superfoods are pretty expensive and the price started making sense to her.
Need more energy to workout or need more energy in general? After only 3 days, Qi noticed a huge difference in her energy levels. Additionally, she says that she takes Shakeology in the morning in order to give her sustained energy throughout the day.
Shakeology is not like a energy drink that will have you crashing a few hours after you take it! Do you need more energy? And Beachbody does offer several different flavors that you can enjoy:. Qi Highly Recommends Ordering Shakeology. How do you know when something is worth buying? Can you Really buy Shakeology at Amazon. Many Shakeology reviews will say to look at Amazon.
Beachbody does not officially sell Shakeology on Amazon nor on Ebay. And Beachbody Coaches are also not allowed to sell Shakeology on either site. Click Here to see for yourself! This was reported in NaturalNews.
In short, Buyer Beware! If you want the real Shakeology shake that comes with a Money Back Guarantee, then you need to order directly from Beachbody. Chocolate Shakeology mixes up thick and creamy. Out of all the Shakeology flavors, chocolate is the most ordered and preferred flavor. It mixes up nicely with only water and ice but you are welcome to try several other Shakeology recipes which come with your order or you can find them easily online.
It has a stronger Chocolate taste than the Vegan Chocolate but is not overbearing. Overall, this Chocolate tastes much better than whey protein powders and meal replacement shakes. Chocolate Vegan Shakeology Flavor: Chocolate Vegan is not as creamy or as strong chocolate tasting as regular Chocolate Shakeology.
It offers a nicer Chocolate aroma with a very light, dark Chocolate taste. Vegan Shakeology is my personal favorite and one you may consider as well. Chocolate Vegan Shakeology Nutrition Facts. Greenberry got upgraded on May The upgrade was to include the new superfoods that are already in the other Shakeology flavors and to improve the taste. Before the upgrade, Greenberry had a love it or leave it taste.
While creating the new flavor of Greenberry, they found that 3 out of 5 Non-Greenberry drinkers liked Greenberry enough to add it to their flavor rotation.
Though tasting better, I would only recommend Greenberry if you enjoy healthy green shakes that tend to be on the sweet side.
Greenberry Shakeology Nutrition Facts. Tropical Strawberry Shakeology Flavor Vegan: The Tropical Strawberry Shakeology flavor has the lightest taste of them all. However, I would not drink Tropical Strawberry with only water and ice.
Tropical Strawberry is grainy and watery. Adding a frozen banana will help with the grittiness. If you want a light and smooth Shakeology flavor, look towards the Vanilla Shakeology flavor. Or for a real Strawberry flavor, get the Strawberry Shakeology flavor. Vanilla Shakeology has finally been released after 3 years of research and development. Vanilla Shakeology is smooth like Chocolate Shakeology and has a great Vanilla scent. You can easily change up the flavor with any additional fruits or vegetables that you like.
Of the regular Shakeology flavors, this one would be third best after Strawberry Shakeology. Thanks for your support. If you are unable to draw any other conclusion from my car dealership remark than that they are pyramids — that is concerning. The fact your comment indicates you are concerned with Facebook advertising for someone promoting their business is worrisome also.
If you are unable to understand that MLM is about recruiting and car dealerships are not — that is concerning. I have made a Google search for your knowledge as well as people who come to your site hoping for legit, unbiased information. You failed looking for unbiased information, because the bias of the author is clearly disclosed at the bottom of the article in his bio. Your website confirms a great comment I heard years ago — that the internet is the bathroom wall of society.
Which is unfortunate, for those of us come searching for balanced, intelligent information — not a one-sided chest beating exercise, grounded in unsubstantiated and very biased opinions. You seem to be the only one bringing biased information with that Entrepreneur article to the table. Hope you at least found some intelligent information from the FTC. Based on the comments echoing your sentiments, you have certainly found an audience who drinks your brand of Kool-Aid anyways.
That statement shows a profound lack of critical thinking. Dumb on its surface and painfully dishonest. Try staying on topic instead of admonishing people to go on wild goose chases. Your Googling skills are as a deficient as your critical thinking abilities. Do you have a head injury? You are the one treating the internet like a toilet and thumping your chest like a deranged bonobo.
Smarten the F up! Also note that this webpage is devoted to the subject of Beachbody — e. Your opinions on what a pyramid scheme are not relevant. See the article I posted in the above comment and educate yourself on something other than one sided, biased websites that only confirm your misguided opinions.
Thank you for speaking on behalf of the entire internet as well — believe me, there are people out there with critical thinking skills that will appreciate my comments. Not everybody is like you. Thank goodness for that! The people with critical thinking skills saw through your trick when you posted the Entrepreneur article. And you have the gall to all this site misguided??? Man, you MLM apologists suck so hard; just the worst bottom-of-the-barrel dross imaginable. No one here cares for your petty sniping.
Get on topic or piss off. You suck at trolling too — a mind-bogging example of an inept MLM apologist. Dave, congratulations on being hypocrite of the year. This logic can only be described as, bizarre. Second of all, that article is an advertisement in disguise. Why is it arrogant for someone to call you out in a public forum for your BS? If you choose to write in a public domain, then you sign an unwritten contract to be scrutinized. How are you going to be so offended after putting out an extremely vile posts against the author?
This is obviously a lie, or you have a weird agenda to go to random blogs based on topics you know nothing about and attempt to defame an author. Nobody would come here and write like you have without being some kind of corporate shill or an outraged distributor.
Who should the people trust? Geoff who is a stranger from the internet, or Entrepreneur magazine? It is a dangerous concoction. Some of the choices they do have are as follows:. Geoff, a contributor who has consistently been posting well though-out, well-referenced, fact-based comments here for quite some time versus some anonymous troll crackpot MLM apologist who has yet to make a single incisive contribution or put a single fact on the table.
The wealth of additional information published by mainstream media sources, experts, and government agencies which have established conclusively that the MLM is industry is a shit-filled morass of crooks and liars versus propaganda published by PR people paid by the MLM industry.
Please top talking about Kool-Aid; you sound like an idiot. You came here to discount it. You are a blatant troll and are very, very bad at it. I have no financial bias and no attachment to this website. Your attempt to assassinate my character by doubling down on that article makes you look like a complete lunatic. Your over-dramatized paragraph does not help to make you look more intelligent, but rather is distracting from the attempt to refute my points.
First of all, your use of the word hypocrisy is incorrect and misleading. The definition of hypocrisy is: My emotional fervor has nothing to do with this word, and your inability to use it correctly while continuing to go off the rails makes you look like an idiot. The way that you attempt to attack people, instead of points within the article is absurd, and nobody would have this kind of passion to write as you are writing…just because. If you came to this site and actually looked for unbiased information, then you would not have written anything.
Instead, you posted an extremely biased article, attacked 3 different people to date that have a difference of opinion, and have continued to spout off at the mouth.
This actually made me chuckle. You have to be one of the worst internet trolls of all time to come up with a line like this. You all seem to preach critical thinking — yet display none. Critical thinking involves evaluating information from various sources, not sources that simply align with your preconceived notions. When people have come to support MLM, they present someone financially-biased such as what you did with the Entrepreneur article.
Keep in mind that I objective reviewed that Vemma was a scam years before a court of law agreed with the FTC that it was. This guy even does a great job of describing websites like this.
There are even some facts in here for Geoff and Vogel unfortunately, these facts oppose their preconceived notions, so they are unable to accept them. Pride is a dangerous thing. Dave, this weird psychological projection technique you are trying to use is not going to work here. It would be wise of you to take your own advice and start considering relevant counter-points to your nonsensical platform.
All of my positions have been developed from reading FTC guidelines, clinical studies, statistical studies, and investigative reporting. You have done nothing except distract, defame, and misguide in your posts. You have maintained a ridiculous and unfounded position that has been crippled through sound logic. This website is designed to protect and inform consumers from people like you, and it continues to do great work! In fact, of all the MLM trolls I have encountered here, and there have been many, you are among the most inept.
This is a website dedicated to helping consumers make better financial decisions. You also seem to lack sufficient awareness to recognize the audience. If only you all had the ability to be as critical against the negative information and misinformation the website is spreading — you would be able to construct a balanced argument.
I came to this site for information — not negative propaganda. Any website or person who is unable to accept an opposing view, without getting all bent out of shape is what really concerns me. As I explore the idea of starting a Network Marketing business — I will encourage those I speak with to review both the negative sites like this one, and the positive and allow them to make an informed decision that is right for them.
How about Educating them, with both Pros and Cons of a decision? Empowering them to make a decision that is right for them? What if you had an opposing view that domestic violence is a great thing and improves of the victims? If you actually tried to put a valid argument for MLM not to be confused with Network Marketing , we could have a discussion about it. Instead you simply attacked the well-cited and well-sourced view presented here and tried to claim bias, with no reason for doing so.
You also presented your own clearly marked biased article and tried to the logical fallacy of Argument by Authority. The general population is actually pretty smart. And yes, people are free to make the decision themselves.
They are shown fast cars and vacations. One comment was made from a Beachbody Coach who has achieved great financial success — rather than encourage her entrepreneurial spirit or offer sound financial advice like the website claims to offer — it attempts to discredit the Doctors in her downline. I guess being a website financial information site means it is well postured and more intelligent, and educated than Doctors?
Which comment was this? Did she give names of the doctors in her downline. Was she forthcoming with her identification or potentially someone just trying to validate a scam. Can we confirm that this person makes her financial success from directly selling product to consumers who are not in the organization, or did she build a big pyramid of a downline? So many questions need to be answered before we can evaluate her case. I have invested enough time talking with those who are incapable of seeing things in a different way.
I am going to turn off the comments now. I will use this website and this thread as a great example for those I talk to if I do decide to proceed with an MLM business. You guys all responded as expected and your close-mindedness and inability to share even 1 positive comment about an Industry growing exponentially is evidence of that.
A few companies charity-wash by making small donation so some charities that might be profitable. Look what happened when Vemma had to start playing by the rules. Like any other business model. Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation. You are a degenerate troll that has done nothing but ignore facts and evidence to further your goals.
You have wasted your time by trying to defame people while completely degenerating the conversation. You have used the terms listed above to hide from the reality, and that is why we asked you to have a logical conversation…simple? Again, this is the same stupid deflection crap that makes no sense. We have placed well balanced and articulated positions in front of you, and you have continued to maintain your delusional position while ignoring the actual purpose of the discussion.
You are a terrible internet troll that has tried to use blatantly bad psychological manipulation to further their agenda. Finally, we are getting somewhere. This conversation has not given you a strong footing for recruiting in the future, and probably will make your downline think of you in a different light.
This, again, is some made up nonsense to help with your psychological bull…. This website does a wonderful job of weeding through stinky pile of feces your rambling puts out there. Anyone that gets taken in by MLM can utilize this website as a resource to see through the manipulation and lies. First of all Dave, thank you for not linking the comment sarcasm.
Second of all, anyone who is going to believe a random, biased, anecdotal comment without any evidence is going to be easily deceived. If that person provided a tax return form showing the income they made from Beachbody never going to happen , then there may be something to work with.
Third of all, there are plenty of doctors that are bad business people. Would you assume that a PhD in psychiatry would be great for calculus?
Rhetorical question, of course not. Is this your way of saying you have spent a lot of time trying to hold a conversation with the man in the mirror? That would be your reflection. If you already knew how we were going to respond, then why bother posting in the first place? This seems like a bizarre exercise in futility…. Where is your evidence of this? This is more indoctrinated crap spilling from your mouth.
In fact, now is the worst time to join MLM, because all of the MLMs are offering their products cheaper on Amazon and eBay than they are through distributorships. Stamping your feet out of the door in defeat while trying to proclaim mental superiority is a hallmark of MLM indoctrination.
Your hollow, canned, and utterly useless posts have come fallen short and as such, in a last ditch effort, you try one last time to claim the upper hand by telling us to stop.
Dave, please make good on your word and show all of your recruits this website and this comment section! Oh Dave, you poor SOB. You first appeared 3 days ago making a fallacious argument that an MLM distributor is no different from a sales manager in a non-MLM company, which is demonstrably false. Hardly something that would pass as unbiased or compelling. You proceeded to slag other contributors here as misguided, and then the wheels really fell off your cart.
Since then, the only comments you have posted have consisted of petulant whining and personal attacks. So for all your bitching about how this site is unfair and how we need to read more unbiased information, the only thing you have come up with in support of your charge was that one horribly outdated superficial article authored by the MLM industry PR consultant, which no rational person could construe as an unbiased source, and which by no means refutes any of what has been said here to date.
And you have yet to point out a single statement that is untrue or biased. Either you came here with intention of disrupting the site, or you decided to become disruptive as revenge after your initial superficial comments were eviscerated. Now you have degenerated into full meltdown bitch mode, and witnessing it is equal parts sad and funny.
I think the general population is much smarter than you are. MLMs have a horrific PR problem — entirely deserved. I am going to turn off the comments now… Until you are willing to expand your thinking even 1 percent to grasp that idea — you have nothing more to add to this conversation. How infantile can you be? You are upset because no one is moved by your vapid self-serving statements.
Your inability to sway people is a direct result of the lame arguments you have put forth and the sociopathic manner in which you have conducted yourself. Another post by DB, another series of ad hominem attacks and unsubstantiated arguments. I was told to be a coach I would have to pay the membership fee plus buy at least one bag of shakology per month which seemed outrageous to me.
I ended up buying the challenge kit for21 dayfix which includes the workouts, the portion containers, and blender bottle, and a bag of shakology. I called and canceled and was still charged and still received another bag. I had to call three times in total to cancel, luckily I had the money in my bank account and nothing bounced but all in all it was a nightmare and put a really bad taste in my mouth for the company.
I plan on getting another beach body workout soon because the workouts are great but I will go through eBay and get a used or second hand DVD set. And I had the same problem w cancelling. I got charged 2 extra times and had to have my credit card company fight the charges. That whole experience made me really angry and I now see beachbody for what it really is. Her progress is inspiring to say the least — first of all, her progress with her own health and fitness and, secondly, her success in her coaching abilities and financial situation.
She appears to be strong physically and emotionally, and she has reportedly quit her well-paying full-time day job to coach part-time and make a full-time income. Thankfully I am a somewhat savvy individual, so I have taken all her claims with a grain or two of salt, but my job pays pretty poorly. The only problem is that I am a private person with multiple health problems that I worry about- a.
Also, I do not use my real name on social media because I have been stalked by someone whom I seek to avoid for the rest of my life. Anyway, I shared these burdens with my prospective coach and she said that they have vegan shakes which would sit well with me.
She said that many people with health conditions more serious than mine have become successful coaches and have even improved their state of being. In fact she said my obstacles will inspire other people facing the same challenges. And lastly, regarding my privacy concerns… she said that I could use my middle name but that people will be inspired by me being the real me so, if I use a fake name, that is coming across as a lack of authenticity.
The last bit is what rubbed me the wrong way the most out of everything. I mean the whole thing is weird to me- posting videos of myself exercising in spandex on the Internet for anyone to see is weird enough. Selling powdered shake stuff is also a little weird let alone drinking it. But to feel pressure to use my real name when.. To ask me to put it all out there for just the potential of gain- no guarantee of my success at all- is asking a whole lot of me.
I am so tired of chasing jobs at companies that underpay employees when I could be using my skills and education for people I believe in- myself and my prospective customers- in a field that I believe in- health and wellness.
I hope that if you choose to respond to my comment that you do it in a way that is positive and constructive…. It might help you cut through the hype of the product itself. Hi Bella, stick w your gut and say NO to coaching.
My coach told me how she was 6 months away from quitting her management position w excellent pay to be a full time coach. I fell for the scam and wasted thousands of dollars n it went straight to the top of tge pyramid. If you eat healthy proportioned meals and exercise 30mins a day u will lose weight.
Dont get sucked into the auto ship and scam of coaching. These ppl r liars and they pray on the good intentions of ppl like u and me to line their pockets. Bella, just remember that coaches will say pretty much anything to get you under them in the pyramid. They want you to believe they care about your health first, but think about it. My coach would convince others that you could leave your current job and make a living from being a coach.
One girl fell for it, left her job, and struggled and ended up needing to find another job. And you put a lot of your spare time and money into it. Shakes are not for losing weight but are for improving your health so they say. One time I asked a rep if they could send me a complete list of ingredients and their origin.
I stopped promoting this company after all the horrible incidents with customer service. One girl was over charged on sales tax and took 3 months to get her money back. I also believe this is happening to other people and that they are getting away with tax fraud. Among other fraudulent activities. I had customers get charged and never receive the product. Who wants to inconvenience their friends.
Oh and you end up acting like an expert on health and fitness and unless you have a degree in it, how can anyone do that? I was always afraid someone was going to get hurt and I would feel liable. I made the mistake of getting involved with BB, thinking I could make some extra money! I should have known when my so called Coach would never meet me at my home, only at a cafe. And trust me I tried! The best I could do was sell my increasingly growing over stock of the product at a discounted rate.
This so called Coach of mine would never answer my questions about the money, and kept showing me all these people added to my down line and how all I needed was toget people in my up line to start making money!!! I had probably about 25 people in my downside!!!! Guess it was OK when he was getting me sign up though!!!! To this day I have never heard from this guy and reached out to him once on Facebook and got nothing!!! Anyone know if this is a scam as well?
I know that there dvds are good but what brought about this promotion, when they were pushing the purchase of same? My guess is that Beachbody realized that people would buy a few DVDs and it would be enough for them. It might not be the best value for your dollar. The on-demand deal is not a scam.
I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. If you purchased any DVDs, you get online access to those. I think that they did this to compete with Daily Burn, and similar services. There are so many workouts.
Look at Microsoft, Netflix, and Amazon…. What the idiot failed to realize…. I think a lot of this is going to depend on lifestyle and personality. I personally love the gym. I swim 2x a week, walk on my lunch break, bike to work 2x a week weather permitting , run on the weekends. But… — my husband travels, sometimes a lot. I find it boring. I was already eating healthfully and exercising regularly. So much work to add it up every day, on top of a full time job and not enough sleep.
I have to say that the container system in 21 day fix was a complete godsend. I was able to buy the container system once and lose the weight 3 years ago now and yay! It was a far cry from USDA recommendations for servings of grains a day. It was literally my first introduction to the idea that that many carbs is a bad idea. For 5 am workouts, or when the husband is traveling or the weather sucks, I love the streaming workouts. Variety is good, but sometimes I also just like to force myself to complete a full program that gets progressively harder.
Just generally eating healthfully may work. It may require more than that depending on your age and other factors, but there are many ways to get there too. I know 1 or 2 coaches who were making a decent amount as a side job, but after a few years had to quit. I like the workouts, and the BOD is a good value. It seems pretty reasonable with the rest of the market. There are a couple of free options and some that are much more. I was doing very, very well as a Beachbody coach.
I reached the Diamond level. You can do it in only an HOUR a day. No you cannot do this in an hour a day. I work a full time job. All of their questions, their needs, etc. Trust me, with a team of 20, that takes a lot more than an hour a day.
Because you never know who can relate and that, and in turn, will result in a sale. True -Nobody likes a sales person.
Ask them about their life, their kids, their dogs. Be fake and act like you care. It might lead to a sale because they think you actually care deeply about them. Once the relationship is built, now start in with shakes and workouts. I rank advanced quickly and I was being celebrated as a great leader. The more you do, the more they want. Shortly after my burnout, I went off the radar. Enter my up line who endlessly harassed me and were just plain cruel.
Because I had TWO diamonds on my team. If I quit, those two diamonds would roll up to them along with all of my customers and other coaches. They said horrible things to me -I actually cried a few times they were so cruel. I call this the attempted ladder collapse. The two diamonds on my team would become here. Hello 2 star rank advancement for her! Genuine meaning, not predatory.
I refuse to recruit anyone else into this vultures nest of a business. Meaning, they drank shakes for one month and just stopped. I can imagine why there is a push for distributors to discuss deeply private personal details.
Others who have experienced similar things might identify with the person and could sign up based on the shared experience. A team is everyone on the same level contributing.
Truly, education is the best solution. The more know about the traps of MLMs, the fewer that will fall into them. I wish I had read your post first. I put only a good years worth of effort into this and felt some of the things you did. I could never see leaving my current job to try and make a living as a BB coach. Thank you for sharing that. I tried looking up her law info and its still showing she is a practicing lawyer.
Everyone I went to hs w is selling BB. It took 3 months for them to let me quit. And they continue to charge all fees. I had to call my credit card company and have them fight the charges. No, it is not a scam but it is a multi level marketing endeavor. To even get the possibility of making any money you have to put out quite a bit of money to be a coach or to stay active. You also need to hound everyone you know to buy the products.
The coach who recruited me was very aggressive and appeared to be very interested in me and my life, but the moment I signed, she was pretty much gone. The workouts are great, the shakes and supplements, not so great. I had virtually zero help. Which meant learning it all on my own and making quite a few mistakes that cost me money. The rules change all the time.
And the ways you can earn continue to change and benefit their top diamond coaches. I was a coach for seven years. I hung in there. But it did get harder and harder to make money without nearly accosting everyone you meet with this opportunity for their health and fitness. People are really vulnerable about that. It is no different than any other multilevel marketing company. If you attend all the coach summits and as many events as possible and meet the CEO, celebrity trainers and a lot of the top earners you may get somewhere and you may get some help.
The financial outlay ends up being enormous. And a lot of people not only want to help themselves, but want to help other people be healthy. It really plays on your emotions. But the costs mount and mount. But unless you are a top earner you really are on your own.
If you need something to do and have money to spend, go for it. I recommend you just start your own business doing something that you love and you are good at without contributing to the multi millions made by this company.
When I started out there were about 22, coaches throughout the US. But now with it being in Mexico and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of team beach body coaches. Find something else to do that pays you instead of you having to pay the organization to be a part of it. However, you are entitled to your opinion. Simply because according to the government and the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS they are doing legitimate business.
My personal opinion may be different, though…. The quick analysis from that inside expert is that it costs taxpayers too much money to prosecute them in a court of law.
I hope your previous opinion took this into account. If not, maybe it is worth re-adjusting your view. Thank you for all that additional info. Love the eye opening!! Do I want to trash anyone?
No but this is truly a game changer where my opinion is concerned. The FTC actually did a ton of work to try to stop pyramid schemes in the last couple of years, but the system allows every company a fair trial and those trials tend to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and go for years. The Bloomberg article that I cited explains that we really need new legislation.
This is why it is important to vote for credible politicians and put them to the task of protecting consumers. Thank you for the well researched coverage. They are just there to make suggestions to you on products and becoming your upline when you become a coach. There are some coaches who are pros but most are in it for the money or discount on the products and have no fitness training or certifications.
Furthermore I forgot to mention above that in addition to the business fee and the membership fee about 2 years ago you could No longer get leads via having a membership. The membership only became good for streaming workouts and to keep you at your level.
You had to be a minimum 50 point — read dollar — Success Club member to get leads. So, biz fee, required membership fee to stay at your level and Success Club fee.
I feel in hindsight I was duped and misled. I was a vulnerable, desperate new single mom when one of the original and first multi- diamond level coaches — who was friends with the CEO Carl Daikeler and star trainer Tony Horton of P90x- approached me about it.
She was in touch quite often. The good thing was that the biz she transferred to me came with leads and contacts and a list of people who had bought the products in the past. A business that had already been built I was told. I just had to maintain it and grow it. By the time i signed on the dotted line, she disappeared. I had to teach myself the business which is complicated and convoluted and it cost me a lot in mistakes by not understanding the rules. Nearly everyone jumped ship from the business I was handed.
And my friends got sick of hearing about it on Facebook so they would hide me. I did however make some Money. Typically enough to cover all my expenses and put some in my pocket. It never happened again. I had so much product that I had to buy to keep my PV current so I could get a check.
The only things that seemed to sell were workouts. I could never bring myself to push Shakeology on anyone. I tried it for a while but it took a lot of added components to make it taste decent. Plus it gave us horrible gas. Beachbody said that would happen and to just keep drinking it and it would eventually subside.