Chances are you’ve probably heard the radio ads about texting a number to receive your free trial of Beachbody On Demand. I always found this ad a little confusing, because it mentioned you’d get access to the 21 Day Fix workout program in addition to the P90X and Insanity programs.
The confusion was that the 21 Day Fix program was considered a “featured program,” meaning you had to upgrade your membership or purchase the program separately to gain online access. I’m guessing this was an oversight, but luckily today, that has all changed.
That’s because as of June 1, 2017, the Beachbody On Demand free trial offer includes access to every single Beachbody workout program ever produced.
The 14-day free trial offer to Beachbody On Demand is a no-credit-card-charge promotion. There are no hidden costs with this promotional offer, but I still wanted to take the time to write a complete breakdown of exactly how the trial works.
Did Beachbody Change the Terms of the Free Trial?
Yes, there are two significant changes that went into effect on June 1, 2017:
- The Beachbody On Demand went from a 30-day free trial to a 14-day free trial.
- New/featured programs are now available to free trial members as well as every subscription level.
You Now Get Access to All Workouts with the Free Trial
You used to not be able to access the featured programs and new releases with the free trial of Beachbody On Demand. That meant almost every Beachbody program released in the last couple years was not available.
On June 1, 2017, this changed. Now all programs, including the previous “featured programs” like the 21 Day Fix, PiYo, 22 Minute Hard Corps, CIZE and new releases like Core De Force, YOUv2 and Country Heat, are now available during the free trial period. You all also get access to any new programs released throughout the year.
The Free Trial Includes More Than Just Workouts
Beachbody workout programs are not just about the workouts. The reason the programs work for people is that these workout programs cover everything including a comprehensive nutrition plan, meal plans, and workout calendars.
You get access to all of the:
- Nutritional guides
- Quick start guides
- Workout calendars
- Progress trackers
Basically, everything that would come with a physical program purchase is available in digital format during the free trial. You can also track workouts and create custom meal plans based on foods you like with your account.
How the 14-Day Free Trial Offer Works
If you started the Beachbody On Demand free trial offer today, your credit card would not be charged until 14 days have passed.
If using a web based calendar like google calendar, adding a reminder for a couple days ahead of time will help you remember when your trial is up.
How to Sign Up for the Free Trial Offer
I started this article talking about the radio ad and about texting to get the free offer. This works fine. You’ll receive a link to accept claim the offer.
You can also go directly to Team Beachbody and select the 3-Month Standard Beachbody On Demand Membership. This page also includes four other purchasing options (which we will discuss below) that come with a 30-day money back guarantee, but you will be charged immediately.
The one you want to select is located on the bottom right of this Team Beachbody page (see the image below.)
Beachbody On Demand Costs After the Trial Period Ends
Billing is not my favorite subject as it often gets a little confusing, but I will try my best to explain how it works without writing a novel length explanation.
After the 14-days, you are automatically enrolled into a quarterly membership of Beachbody On Demand. Beachbody offers 3 membership types to Beachbody On Demand.
- 3-Month, also referred to as a quarterly membership
- 12-Month, also known as the All-Access Annual Pass
Beachbody on Demand Quarterly Membership billing example:
January 1, 2017
April 1, 2017
July 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
The 6-month membership is charged once every 6 months. The Annual-Access Pass is charged just once a year. All memberships require no obligation to stay subscribed, meaning you can cancel easily at anytime and not be charged.
You can also upgrade your account to the Beachbody On Demand Annual All-Access Pass or the 6-month billing by contacting customer support.
To get the best value for your money, the Annual All-Access Pass is best, but you can still take advantage of the free trial offer. Simply sign-up for the free trial, and then upgrade after or right before your 14-day free trial period passes.
How to Cancel the Beachbody On Demand Free Trial and Not Get Charged
I would cancel at least 3 days early to make sure your cancellation request is processed correctly. I believe you will still have access to the programs for the remainder of your trial period.
Be sure to have the email address you used when signing up available when you cancel. Your customer account number or order number may also be required. The same procedure above applies to canceling any membership.
What if you miss the 14-day window and your card gets charged?
I would still recommend calling and explaining what happened. Beachbody is all about customer satisfaction, so it is worth a try to find out if they would refund. Just call asap.
Hopefully this review of the Beachbody On Demand free trial offer has answered any questions you might’ve had.
But if not, please leave a comment below if you have any other questions or feel something else should be added to this post. Thanks!