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Is P90X Another Beachbody Scam?

No. Unequivocally no. P90X is a professionally produced workout DVD that is unquestionably effective and when used as intended it produces guaranteed results.

But instead of just ending the post there, I would like to address the issue of Beachbody scams, since P90X is produced by BeachBody. Before I begin, let me just say that I don’t work for Beachbody, a relative or friend of mine does not work for Beachbody, I don’t know Carl Daikeler or anybody else at Beachbody.  The reason that I care what you think about Beachbody is because I am a Sagitarius and I always want the truth to be told, so let’s get going.

Beachbody and Carl Daikeler are trying to change the pitiful state of our health and fitness in this country by selling fitness products that include workout DVD’s like P90X and Hip Hop Abs, workout accessories like chin up bars and resistance bands and supplements like recovery drinks and meal replacement shakes. There are many, many companies doing the same thing – some good and some bad. No one would disagree that Beachbody sells good products. Beachbody also has an online fitness club, which is unique and excellent by the way, that has perhaps 500,000 members. And finally, Beachbody runs infomercials that you see on the weekends if you are flipping channels. If there are any complaints, they stem from the operators who answer the 800 numbers that appear in the commercials. Whether it is a handful of operators which is most likely since in every company, organization, etc. there are always a few bad apples or systemic I don’t know, but apparently some people have gotten annoyed because the operators are trying to upsell them. That means if you order a workout DVD, they might suggest resistance bands to go with it or a recovery drink for after your workout. Every retailer does that. One issue that arises, however, is the option to purchase supplements on Home Direct. That means that if you buy a thirty day supply of a vitamin, it will automatically be sent to you again in 30 days and you will be billed every thirty days. If you choose that option and then get a charge on your account that you forgot you agreed to, then, yes, I am sure that you would complain, but did Beachbody make you agree to something that you didn’t want to?

Finally, the online fitness club comes with a 30 day free trial. After that, you are billed $2.99 a week for three months in advance and again every three months if you continue to be a member. Can you imagine billing half a million people for $2.99 every week? That would be absurd. You get a free month. If you want to continue, you are billed for the next three months in advance (about $40.00) and then again in three months, but only if you want to continue. If you don’t want to continue in the club and you forget to tell Beachbody, well, you are automatically billed and all you have to do is tell them and they will reverse the charge. If you choose to complain about the charge, then that is your right and that is why some people think that Beachbody is a scam.

What happens when people complain and it gets on the Internet? You type “Beachbody scam” in Google and sites like http://www.infomercialscams.com appear and people have the opportunity to voice their complaints. And even if the issues have been addressed by the company and individuals reprimanded if that was necessary, the complaints will stay on the Internet probably forever. That is the truth and that is all that I care to address. Otherwise, you can think what you want about Beachbody, but you won’t find a company trying harder to sell products that will improve your health and fitness and doing it with all good intentions.