Q. Should personal trainers become Beachbody Coaches?
A. It depends.
This is a question and a topic that has come up more than a few times so I decided to write a post on it and give my opinion on personal trainers becoming Beachbody Coaches.
This isn’t something that I can answer with a simple “yes or no”. The answer will vary depending on each specific person and what they want. In this post I will explain some of the benefits of personal trainers becoming Beachbody Coaches, along with some of the business cons of being a personal trainer.
5 Reasons Why Personal Trainers Should Become Beachbody Coaches
1) Expand your business nationally (and even internationally).
A downside to being a personal trainer is that you are limited by location. You are only able to work with clients in your local area. By becoming a Beachbody Coach you can work with people virtually all across and the country and throughout Canada (and eventually across the globe once we launch into more countries).
This opens up huge opportunity and fixes the problem of being “handcuffed” to your local area.
2) Stop relying on “hours worked” to determine your income.
Typically personally trainers are paid by the hour. Work a hour, get paid for that hour. Pretty simple concept and it’s how most people in every job are paid.
Beachbody Coaching is different. It doesn’t matter if you work 2 hours, or 200 hours. You will be paid on what you and your team produces.
I personally earn money while I’m asleep. If I check my Team Volume before I go to bed at night, and then check it again when I wake up in the morning, it’s always higher. While I slept my Team Volume grew, which means my Team Cycle bonuses also grew.
*Sidenote – It does take some time and effort to get to this point. At the time I’m writing this post, I’ve been a Coach for over 6 years.
SEE ALSO – How Do Beachbody Coaches Make Money
3) Do you have a plan in place for when clients cancel your services?
Let’s face it, it doesn’t matter how great you are, there will be times when clients cancel. Maybe their budget becomes tight, they move away, or whatever the reason, clients are going to cancel.
As a Beachbody Coach you could recommend Shakeology and Beachbody workout programs as cheaper alternative for them and a way to continue on their health and fitness journey working out in the comfort of their own home.
4) Save your clients money. Save your time. And accelerate results.
Working one-on-one with a personal trainer is not cheap. (According to payscale.com the wages for personal trainers range from $9.86 on the low end to $47.69 on the higher end.)
So let’s use a rate of $20/hr, working out 5 a week. That adds up to $100 a week, or over $400 a month!
If someone wants to see results quickly, they should be working out 5 or 6 days a week, so you don’t want to cut out on the amount of days per week they are exercising. One solution could be to create a hybrid program for them to follow.
Instead of spending 6 days a week with a personal trainer, they could spend 2 days with a personal trainer, and 4 days working out with a Beachbody program at home.
This would save your client money, while still producing results for them, and freeing up more of your time to work with more clients. It’s a win/win for everyone.
5) Create an additional stream of income from recommending Shakeology and other Beachbody nutritional supplements to your existing clients.
As a Beachbody Coach you would earn a 25% commission on all of the sales you make. So each Shakeology sale would earn you $32.48, recurring every month as long as the customer was drinking Shakeology. (I have customers that have been ordering every month for over 4 years.)
A quick example of how this can add up.
Let’s say you have just 10 customers drinking Shakeology, loving it, and re-ordering every month.
- 1 month earnings – $324.80
- 1 year earnings – $3,897.60
And that’s only from having 10 Shakeology customers.
As you can see from the 5 points I made above, deciding to become a Beachbody Coach can be a great way for any personal trainer to expand their business on several different levels.
A main deciding factor should be whether or not you are fan of Beachbody’s products and believe in them to provide great results. A simple way to gain a “belief” in the products is to use them yourself. So if you haven’t done a workout program all of the way through, sticking to the schedule and the meal plan, that would be my first recommendation (challenge) to you.
Also, try Shakeology and do your research on it…it’s a top notch quality product.
If you’re not a fan of the products, becoming a Beachbody Coach is not going to be a good fit for you.
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Don’t Look At Beachbody As Your Competition
Be open minded. Often times I talk to a personal trainer that has negative preconceived notions about Beachbody workouts, and think that their way is the best and only way. They see Beachbody as competition. Maybe they are thinking to themselves, “if they can work out at home and get results, then they won’t need me and I’m out of a job”…don’t think like this.
Be open to new ideas. The fact is, getting in shape is simple (but not easy), exercise and eat right. For most people the specific movements they are doing are not what is important, it’s doing something, ANYTHING, that matters most.
I’m open to all kinds of exercising, Beachbody is not the ONLY way. I have a lot of friends that are fans of Crossfit, I’m sure it’s great. This is not about “my workout program is better than yours”.
What Kind Of Personal Trainer Are You?
“Personal trainer” can be a vague term.
You might be a hourly employee at a gym, or maybe you own your business and own your own gym.
For personal trainers that own their own business, (or gym), this could be a great way to expand your business.
For gym owners, there’s also the opportunity to become certified (or hire someone that is) and teach live classes in your gym. There are opportunities to become certified and teach live classes for:
- Turbo Fire
Just some ideas…lot’s of possibilities!