Many people look at themselves and want to start losing weight, but they’re not sure how to take the first step. Carl Daikeler is on a mission to make it easy for people to start exercising and maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle. After spending 13 years producing halftime shows for the NFL and a variety of infomercials, Daikeler and a co-founder developed Beachbody. The program started out with around 12 DVDs. Each DVD had a workout that a person could do at home with minimal equipment.
Beachbody’s popularity grew at a fast pace. People loved being able to exercise at home and not have to experience the shame of going to the gym. They could do it at the time that worked for them, and they didn’t have to drive anywhere or pay ongoing gym fees. Carl Daikeler continued filming more workouts, and he was the start of many of them.
In 2009, Carl Daikeler added Shakeology to the wellness program. Shakeology is a nutritional supplement. As a protein powder, it provides a person with 16 grams of protein per serving. People mix the powder into the milk of their choice. The resulting shake is a satisfying meal replacement or substitute for a sweet treat. Shakeology includes a vegan protein as well as a why protein option. The available flavors include chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, salted caramel and more.
They created Shakeology to fill the common nutritional gaps in Americans’ diets. Each serving contains fiber and vitamins that are missing from a fast food-centered diet. Swapping fast food meals with the shakes and doing one of the Beachbody workouts every day will help a person lose weight and keep it off.
To continue making wellness a convenient option for Americans, Carl Daikeler and his associated created the Beachbody on Demand subscription service in 2015. Subscribers could access any workout any time. This meant they didn’t have to store hundreds of DVDs or keep up with a DVD player. The OpenFit app joined the service in 2018. Both the on-demand streaming service and the app soared in popularity during the pandemic.