How a Team Beachbody Coach Earns Money

There was a time not too long ago I was walking through the parking lot with a friend to do some Christmas shopping, and while chatting on our way into the store, we passed by a car covered with decals of P90X and Insanity – along with their Beachbody coach URL.

My friend says, “I’d do that to my car, too, if I got paid.” It took a minute to sink in, but my friend wasn’t aware how Beachbody coaches earn money from the coach program!

I looked at my friend and asked, “You do know I’m a coach right?” and she replied, “Yeah, but you don’t do that – you do online stuff.”

I Didn’t Know Any Better Once Either

I’ll be the first to admit when I’m wrong or don’t know any better. If you look at my About Me page, I didn’t really know much about Beachbody coaching when I first started out three years ago. I was just chronicling my experiences and my results with the BBL at-home workout program.

I was already investing numerous hours each week into answering comments and questions, as well as writing articles (which I love to do!), but it wasn’t giving me anything back in return other than satisfaction and gratitude. My boyfriend suggested I should monetize, because he could see the satisfaction I had when helping others reach their health and fitness goals.

But for some reason, I felt like if I made money when someone clicked on a link and ordered a program, I was taking advantage of them. Obviously, I would be a horrible salesperson, but that is honestly how I felt.

How I Started Earning Money As A Coach

I started by adding links to this site to purchase Beachbody programs on As an Amazon affiliate, I was earning 4% per sale, which is definitely not bad – at least it is something, right? A workout program selling for $139.80 would earn about $6 per sale.

It was only after really doing my homework on what coaching was really all about that I decided to become a coach. Not only am I able to continue doing what I love to do by helping others reach their health and fitness goals by providing support and motivation, you can also earn an honest living from it.

As a coach, you earn 25% commission on workout programs, equipment and nutritional orders, which means that if you sell a program (typically they’re $119.85) you would earn $29.96 with your coach account – a considerable amount more than an Amazon sale. Plus if a person orders through Amazon, they get placed with a random coach who may not really care about their customers’ needs, which really bothered me. Now, if people order through me, I become their coach – what a bargain! :)

And, as even more added incentive, workout program orders placed directly through a Team Beachbody Coach gives you a free bonus workout. These are often incorporated into the program schedule or can be used to add workout variety.

There it is…not too long of a story, but the how and why I became a Beachbody coach.

And Even Worse, I Mean Better…Paid Weekly!

As an Amazon affiliate, payments are sent almost two months after a commission. As a Beachbody coach, payments are sent weekly by electronic deposit for the prior week! That means you can earn extra cash each and every week. I prefer this over the biweekly or monthly payouts that other companies use,

3 Main Ways a Coach Earns Money

I believe there are nine total ways a Beachbody coach can earn commissions and/or bonuses. But, these are three areas that I would like to highlight.

  • 25% Commission on all product sales – Programs, nutritional supplements, equipment, etc. will earn you a base 25% commission per order. Every time your customer orders, you earn 25% no matter if that is a once-a-year order or one of the popular monthly autoship programs.
  • 45% Beachbody Club commission – With the release of Beachbody On Demand streaming workouts, the Beachbody Club membership just became a whole new ball game. Right now, you earn 45% commission on Club membership fees for life.
  • Team Bonus – This feature, like many referral programs allows you to refer people, and as a by-product, you can earn what is called the team bonus. Bonuses are earned and paid on a weekly basis also.

If you would like me to go into more depth or cover the total ways a Beachbody coach makes money, please leave me a comment below.

You Want to See How Much I Make?

Sorry! That is between me and Uncle Sam. I have paid off nearly all my student loan debt eight years early, gone on multiple family vacations, started saving for retirement (fancy, eh?), oh and I make more than I did working 50 plus hours a week – all with this side coaching gig. No joke.

But honestly for me, it is not all about the money anyways. It is about how many people I can help live a more fulfilling, healthier and happier life. So, instead of the customary money shot, here is a look at the amount of people in one day who joined me in transforming their lives.


Remember, a coach is not a trainer like Shaun T or Tony Horton. A coach is there for support and to provide motivation!

Statement of Earnings:

***Team Beachbody® does not guarantee you 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.

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And as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this topic or questions in general. I will try my best to help you.


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