How Do Beachbody Coaches Make Money?

When my husband, Greg and I first started our journey with Beachbody, we had no idea that there was business opportunity tied to it.

How Do Beachbody Coaches Make Money?We had been sharing about how much we loved the products with our friends and family, and encouraging people to get started and even bought Beachbody programs as gifts for friends so that they could get healthy too. And then one day we were introduced to the Coaching opportunity and we couldn’t believe it. But we were curious and asked “How do Beachbody Coaches make money?” And we were surprised to find out that we had literally been doing the job of a Coach without even realizing it…except we weren’t getting paid.

After a quick phone call together, we decided that we wanted to go for it. We thought to ourselves “Hey, what’s the worst that can happen? We get healthy?” And it was the best decision that we could have ever made. It changed our lives and the lives of others so dramatically. And now after 5 years of being consistent, we’ve been able to both become full-time coaches, making multiple six figure income working from home. And now we love answering the question “How do Beachbody Coaches make money?” and educating others on the power of this incredible business.

Check out Greg’s podcast on Why a Home Based Business is better than anything else.

When you become a Coach, you learn about the 4 Vital Behaviors of a Beachbody Coach which include:

  1. Being a product of the product (Loving and using the products if a MUST. We can’t promote something we don’t love to use.),
  2. Doing personal development daily,
  3. Recognizing those on your team as well as your customers and
  4. Inviting others to join you, every single day – in person, on social media, wherever you are 🙂

When you focus on these 4 vital behaviors, you’ll find that helping people become comfortable enough to take the leap into trying a fitness program and or Shakeology becomes much easier, because they’ve seen that you yourself are having results and making an impact in those around you.

So How Do Beachbody Coaches Make Money?

how do beachbody coaches make money - greg and christine plaskettThere are 12 different ways that Beachbody Coaches can make an income, but we’re going to be focusing on the two most common ways:

  1. Retail Commission (short term income)
  2. Build a Team  (long term income)

Retail Commission

How do Beachbody Coaches make money through retail?

Retail is the first way that Beachbody Coaches make money, especially when they are just starting out.

As Coaches, we earn 25% of every product that someone purchases through us—and up to 36% if that product is a Challenge Pack, which is a discounted bundle which includes a workout program and Shakeology.


If a friend purchase Shakeology from you, you earn $32.46 (25% of the cost $129).

How much do beachbody coaches make

If a friend purchases a P90X Challenge Pack from you, you earn $70 (35% of the cost $205).

By the way, customers pay the same price whether they purchase Beachbody Products directly from Beachbody or from you.  The difference is….they get YOU as their personal coach.

How do Beachbody Coaches make money through club memberships?

Team Beachbody Club Membership is another way to earn retail commission as a Beachbody Coach. For every Customer or Coach that purchases the membership, you’ll receive a 40% commission each time it’s billed each quarter. Quarterly membership is $39.95, so you earn $15.98.  The membership allows Customers and Coaches to have extra resources such as:

  • Ability to stream through Beachbody On Demand, popular programs such as P90X, INSANITY, and many others from the Member Library from anywhere.
  • 10% discount on all Beachbody products, including Shakeology, fitness programs, gear, supplements etc.
  • Personalized meal plans, nutrition tips, and delicious, healthy recipes —which is a $120 a month value.
  • VIP access to our celebrity trainers. Watch their videos, ask them questions, and read their motivational articles.
  • Share advice, get community support, and find workout buddies to help you hit your goals on our Message Boards.

Here’s a summary of what is shared above on How Beachbody Coaches Make money:how do beachbody coaches make money - greg and christine plaskett

Build a Team

So how do Beachbody Coaches make money by building a team?

Now this is where the income potential as a Beachbody Coach really starts to flourish.

Team Cycle Bonuses

Beachbody’s business structure is what’s called a “Binary Compensation Plan”. In a Binary structure, there are two legs; an outside leg and an inside leg where you’ll be placing your new Coaches and where those Coaches will place their new Coaches once they start building a team.

There are many different Beachbody Coach levels in the Team Beachbody Coaching Network. But in order to qualify for Team Cycle Bonuses, you must be at least an Emerald Level Coach. An Emerald Coach is someone who has begun building a team of Coaches and has at least two Personal Sponsored Coaches in their downline (one on their left leg and one on their right leg).

Here’s a high level view of a binary structure:

How do Beachbody coaches make money

Emerald Coach structure. One coach on your left leg and one coach on your right leg.


Remember how we talked about retail commission from products earlier? Well, each product has it’s own volume points. What you personally buy and sell is your PV (Personal Volume) and what your Team (your coaches and their customers) buy and sell is your Team Volume. You earn $14-$18 every time one leg achieves 200 and the other leg achieves 100 from your Team Volume. The leg with the higher volume is your strong leg and the lower volume is your weak leg. Strong and Weak legs can flip. Team Cycle Bonuses are paid out weekly.

As an Emerald coach (remember a coach on the left and a coach on the right) you receive $14, and as a Diamond (4 coaches on the left and 4 coaches on the right and one coach on each side is an Emerald) you receive $18.

How Do Beachbody Coaches Make Money

Diamond Coach structure. 4 Coaches on your left and 4 Coaches on your right, with an Emerald Coach one each side.


Here are some examples of volume earnings. I’ll break each one down slowly.

Example #1: This coach is an Emerald Coach.  They have a volume of 272 TV on their left leg and 336 on their right leg. So they can get 200 points from one leg and 100 points from the other leg and earn 1 cycle of $14. Any leftover volume gets carried over to the next week.

How Beachbody Coaches Make Money

Example #2:  This coach is a Diamond Coach. They have a volume of 2000 TV on their left leg and 1000 on their right leg. So they can get 10 cycles. 200 points from one leg and 100 points from the other leg until the volume runs out. At $18 a cycle, they’ll earn $180.

Now remember this coach also earns 25-36% with retail sales on top of this team cycle bonus earning.How do Beachbody Coaches Make Money

Volume Calculations

To do the volume calculation as described above can be very time consuming, especially as your volume grows! Here are a few quick tips on how to figure our how many cycles you earn easily. Also note that the Team Beachbody system figures this out for you every week, but it’s nice to know how you’re doing along the way 😉

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Can I double the weak leg number? (For the example above I can double 1000 to 2000)
  2. If yes, drop the last 2 zeros of that weak number and that’s the # of cycles you’ll have. (1000 become 10)
  3. If no, divide the strong number by 2 then drop the last 2 zeros.


  1. Can I double the weak leg number into the strong number?
  2. If yes, divide the weak number by 100. (For the above example, divide 1000 by 100 = 10)
  3. If no, divide the strong number by 200.

Team Beachbody Compensation Plan Explained:

Click here for the full Team Beachbody Compensation Plan Highlights

How do Beachbody Coaches make money in other ways?

A couple of additional great ways Beachbody Coaches make money is a:

  • 10% Matching bonuses from Diamond Coaches on your team who earn team cycles.
  • Quarterly Bonuses which are .5-2% of company earnings depending on your rank.  And this number can be significant (see example below).

Here’s an example of our earnings over the last five years. Notice our earnings is the Commission sub-total. It’s not just about retail sales. We’ve been successful because we truly love the products. They’ve changed our lives. Along the way we’ve helped hundreds of people on their own health and fitness journey and many of those people have decided to also pay it forward.

How do Beachbody Coaches Make Money



Greg and I are always available to chat and answer more questions all your questions about “How do Beachbody Coaches make money?”, so please don’t ever hesitate to Contact Us.

Beachbody does not guarantee any level of success or income from the Team Beachbody Coach Opportunity. Each Coach’s income depends on his or her own efforts, diligence, and skill. Statement of Independent Coach Earnings.

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