Bodyboss Review

Bodyboss Review: My Opinion Of The Workout Guide

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bodybossHey there! My name is Jessica P. and I’m a single mother with a young daughter that lives with me (I was awarded custody).

My life has been really hectic the past year or so. I found out that my husband was cheating on me with a “younger model” he had been sneaking around with for months. We had begin together for years; they had been together for months.

I don’t need to bother you all with the gruesome details, nor am I really in that place emotionally, but I will just say that it was a very tough breakup for everyone involved, and the pain was immeasurable.

Shortly afterwards, I developed a terrible habit. I would laze about all day, do the bare minimum required, and binge eat to feel better about myself. I wouldn’t know it at the time, but I was going through a sort of depressed phase.

I began to pack on a lot of pounds, and there was no end in sight. I lacked the motivation to change my ways, and lacked the energy to hit the gym or do anything requiring effort.

One day, I realized that I had to make a change. I needed to get back to who I was or I might never recover…

So I hit Google and Pinterest to figure out what the newest workout trends were. I wanted something that was shaking up the place, something to slap me in the face and guide me towards my recovering.

Bodyboss Method Review


Okay, now for real… No more of the sob story. I swear. I just wanted to help explain the sort of mindset I was in when I finally discovered the Bodyboss method, which I’m now going to share my honest thoughts on with you.

So, this is page is going to be for anyone and everyone that is wondering whether or not the Bodyboss Method guide is worth buying.

I’ll start off with the most obvious thing – the price. It is freaking expensive! I was on a budget at the time (or rather, I wasn’t about to let myself get taken advantage of again) so I was especially aware at the time, but the online PDF guide costs almost $50.

That’s a decent chunk of cash, especially if it’s going to be one of those workouts that people drop the next day.

But that might be OK, as long as it was worth the money.

But I have to say that Body Boss wasn’t. I’ll try and explain exactly why…

For starters, I wanted more than a simple PDF guide with a few images here and there of exercises. I mean, I have access to Google Images just like anyone else.

I wanted to be GUIDED! But as it turns out (I found this out later when I was venting on online workout forums) a lot of workout guides are exactly like this. What’s more, it turns out that Bodyboss is expensive when compared to many other similar programs.

So what on earth had I spent so much money on it for?! Ugh. Stupid, hasty Jessica.

Anyway, I invested in the guide and overall the information and workouts were… okay. I guess. But I was let down by the lack of overall value in the method. I thought I would get my socks blown off.

Socks = On.

I followed the workouts for about a week and a half before I just gave up. This wasn’t a simple case of me losing motivation, rather, I just found that the method was BORING and kind of hard to follow.

Again, this is my just my opinion. That said –

I don’t know if it was because the workouts weren’t anything special, or maybe I was just a little salty because it was so expensive, and I was disappointed from the get go… Either way, I found that it wasn’t for me.

My Abandoned Bodyboss Results

 So yeah, I gave up after a week and a half. Call me a quitter, see if I care!

The guides really just weren’t exciting or intriguing in any way, really. I wanted to be motivated to keep pushing.

Honestly, what I like is a little personal touch from the person instructing me, which I just didn’t feel like I was getting from Bodyboss. Sorry Mr. Boss, but I was not into it.

Now I would love to tell you all that I had mind-blowing results after just a week and a half… but this isn’t some late night infomercial. My Bodyboss Results were nothing to write home about.

I did manage to meet a few like-minded women at the gym who I ended up ranting to. They told me the routine was very similar to ones they give out at the gym for free.

Thanks, Sam. If only you had told me sooner 🙁 …

Do the Bodyboss Workouts Work?

I don’t know. Maybe? I can’t really flat out say they had no merit. I just found that they weren’t anywhere near what I needed at the time. I was looking for something I could follow to the letter.

And while you probably (maybe) CAN follow Bodyboss to the letter and get good results… shouldn’t you be able to have some fun while you’re at it, too?

Also, I sort of think Bodyboss is for more intermediate people. Not for busy stay-at-home mommys. You can follow it without gym equipment at least.

That said, I found the solution that I needed. A workout more geared for busy beginners, one that was WORTH THE PRICE too. I got it at

The BodyBoss Alternative I use and Now Recommend

I was pretty upset after the failure of the Bodyboss workout, but I was more upset with the idea of staying unhealthy and feeling fat, so I decided to once again look for a new workout.

However, this time I was able to find a community of people that had also had negative experiences with the Bodyboss program. It was there that I was given a recommendation that ended up changing my life.

That would be the bikini body workouts, created by Jen Ferruggia.

Gosh! Things would have been much simpler if I had just found the Bikini Body Workouts from the get-go. Cheaper, more effective, more content.

The Bikini Body Guides come with a workout manual, free workout DVDs to use as instruction, a nutrition guide so you can plan out your meals, shopping lists, and more. You should honestly just go to and see what I’m talking about. The full program is only $29.99.

Bodyboss Method vs Jen’s Bikini Body Workouts

Here’s a table so you can see exactly what I’m talking about. Hard to argue with cold data.

TypeBikini Body WorkoutsBodyboss Method
12 Week Program (Basic)$29.99$49.50
Nutritional GuideFREE$39.90
Interactive VideosFREENOT INCLUDED

It’s pretty clear to see how and why the Bikini Body Workouts from Jen Ferruggia are a wayyyy better deal.

I’ve been following Jen’s method for a month now and I’m actually enjoying it. I learn a little more everyday, I sweat good and the food she recommends is actually delicious.

Losing weight isn’t easy, but I can’t imagine it getting any easier than this.

All that said – I’m not trying to say that the Bodyboss method workouts are completely ineffective. I know that some people can still see some pretty fantastic results with them.

All I’m going to say is that I am not one of those people. I took that in stride, adapted, and moved on.

In a sort of twisted way, the Body boss method is how I ended up with a much better workout program, so I do owe them a bit of thanks for the new body I’m rocking.

If anyone here has any comments or concerns about the Bikini Body Workouts or the Bodyboss Method, feel free to ask them in the comments section and I’ll try and address them. One thing I won’t do is send you either guide for free.

People worked hard creating these programs, so respect their effort!

If you’re going to pull the trigger and invest in one of them, I would have to recommend the Bikini Body Workouts over Bodyboss. It’s still up to you at the end of the day, though.

Bodyboss Coupon Codes and Discounts

Piyo couponIf you’re looking for a Bodyboss coupon code or discount, good luck! I tried everywhere and NOTHING worked.

I went to all the popular coupon sites, but every single one said the same thing – No results for “Bodyboss coupon. code Please try again later.”

However, if you’re looking for a coupon code or discount for Bikini Body Workouts, Jasmine in the comments section below found a website offering a promo code at Using this, you can save 15% off!

I paid full price for my copy of the guide, but with a deal like this, the value just gets even higher.

UPDATE: My Before and After Results With The Workout

I’ve gotten your emails people, relax! I know people wanted to know how I’ve been progressing.

These are my results:

results so far
If you like my transformation, there are plenty of others before and after results on Jen Ferruggia’s website!

After about six months, I lost a total of 50 pounds!

The first few weeks were the most rapid weight loss, and the craziest change of my mentality. I remember waking up full of energy, even before my alarm would go off. I would hop out of bed ready to take on the world.

I didn’t get brain fog halfway through the day. I had the energy to keep up with my energetic daughter. I felt more confident every time I looked in the mirror.

It got so easy I almost forgot I was “following a workout”. I just became a woman that works out. Fast forward 6 months later and I can say that I surpassed who I used to be.

It’s the best feeling of the world. It really is.

To anyone reading this, follow whatever workout works best for you. If it’s bodyboss, go for it. If it’s the bikini body workouts – trust me, you’ll love it.

Good luck! I hope that this Bodyboss review somehow managed to help you. It turned into something very different than usual, but I think this might actually help more people.

Both the old and the new Jessica wish you good luck!

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    1. Hey Jasmine,
      Thanks for reading my review and thanks so much for sharing. If it will help others save money then I have no problem with it at all. I wish I had known about it earlier 😛

      Good Luck,
      Jessica xx

  1. What ever you do, DO NOT subscribe to the Beachbody products ahhhhhh! She charged me even after I unsubscribed and was a pain to get out of. I didn’t read the reviews before I downloaded it but really wish I did because there seems to be a lot of people with the same problem. Money hungry…
    On a positive note, congratulations on your success. Sorry to hear about your mom, it must be hard being a carer but I am sure your mom appreciates all your help. The program you’re following looks really good, I might give it a try myself. Is it a one time payment? I don’t want to get locked into anything like I did with other Beachbody workouts app.

    1. Hey Rachel,
      Just had a look and I can see what you mean. A lot of people are complaining about getting charged and how it wasn’t worth it etc. I’m not a subscriber to… subscriptions myself.

      Thank you for your kind words. It does get hard sometimes but I know she would do the same for me. The workouts I follow now are a one time payment with no monthly fees, which is very nice.

      Good luck!

  2. Congratulations Jessica on your transformation!
    I’m on week 3 of Jens bikini body workouts and also seeing good results. I love all the before and after pics on Jens site and seeing your results is very inspiring. Lets do this!

    1. Thank you so much Sharon 😀
      I also like looking at before and after transformations to get motivation. I’ve been looking at my old photos and regret not taking action earlier… but not much I can do there. Jen’s bikini body workouts are a godsend in my opinion.

      Good luck and let us all know how your own transformation goes.
      Jessica xx

  3. I’m a fan of Beachbody and their workouts but do admit a lot of them are very expensive. It is good but you are right, the workouts are nothing new. At first I was excited to do the workouts but lost interest in it after the second week. Probably my own fault because I suffer from depression and find it hard to stay motivated. That said, I wanted to thank you for sharing discount codes for this product as well. I might try it out next time I’m motivated…

    1. Hey there Nicki. Sorry to hear you have depression and I hope you have support from friends or family. Not sure how severe your own case is, but I have been down that road before and it’s brutal. I’m here if you ever want to chat.

      Thanks for chiming in
      Jessica xx

    1. Hey Henrietta,

      I’m glad my Body Boss review helped! Beachbody’s Bodyboss Method is probably good but it’s way more expensive than it has any reason to be 🙁 . Thing is, the more I read about it the more I see mixed reviews with people not completing it.

      Thanks again for commenting. I love hearing from you gals 🙂

  4. Hi Jessica,
    Thanks for putting this out there. I’ve been reading so many mixed reviews about Beachbody products and the Bodyboss and it looks like most of the people who have been on the BBG don’t finish! Sounds like a lot of money to waste if you do not finish it.
    I’m going to buy Jen Ferruggia’s program that you suggested, looks really good. Quick question before I do – how many days per week did you workout to lose your weight?
    Feeling excited 😀

    1. Hey there Edith,
      I workout four days per week and I do all my workouts in the morning. I have a playlist of music I listen to which pump me up! And I do all my workouts at home.

      Good luck darling xx

  5. Thanks for your review Jessica, I just purchased Jen Ferruggia’s guide and I must say it is really good. One question – is the upgrade to level 2 worth it?

    1. Hey there Martha,

      Thank you for reading my blog 🙂 I Bought th elevel 2 when I first bought Jen’s bikini body workouts. In my opinion it is worth it but you don’t have to buy it. I’m not up to level 2 yet but had a look through and can tell it’s gonna make me sweat.
      Good luck Martha, let us know how it works out for you xx

  6. Hi Jessica!
    I’m from Mexico, I just buyed this program and I’m very excited!!! Could you tell me if I have to buy of aditional equipment???

  7. Hi Jessica,
    I am so glad I read this review! I ALMOST bought Kayla’s program this morning UNTIL I read this blog. Thank you!
    I plan on starting Jen’s BBG tomorrow. Your results are amazing and you look fantastic… amazing! My main 2 questions are:
    1. Did you follow to eating plan she provides too?
    2. And did you do the at home workouts or the in-gym version with the equipment?
    Thank you so much!

  8. Hi Jessica! I’m Clarissa from Malaysia. Your story on Jen Ferruggia workout is very interesting and I’m thinking of purchasing it. I checked out Jen Ferrugia’s website to find more about the workout but I could’nt find the explanation on the beginner level and advanced level as mentioned in your blog. Could you please help guide me on the workout and how to purchase it?

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