When a person gains weight and is categorized as overweight or obese, they often lose some of their self-esteem and confidence. They may feel self-conscious and uncomfortable about how they look, especially if they go to the beach, a pool or a gym. Carl Daikeler’s life’s work has been focused on helping people rebuild their confidence and self-esteem.
In the first part of Daikeler’s career, he was an NFL producer. He developed memorable halftime shows for live and televised audiences. In 1990, he joined the infomercial industry. The industry was growing, and he had a big part of that growth. Daikeler’s specialty was producing segments for health and fitness items. Those were popular with people all over the USA, and he spent some time determining why. He ultimately put together the ideas and facts that going to the gym is pricey and a hassle, people have busy lives and can’t always fit in a trip to the gym, childcare or juggling work schedules is hard, and people don’t necessarily want to exercise in front of someone else.
The 1998 launch of Beachbody helped solve a lot of these problems for people. Daikeler’s business was a huge hit. He initially released 12 DVDs, and each of them had a 30-minute workout. People found them to be motivational and enjoyable, and they stuck with the program. It wasn’t long before Daikeler was asked to film more, and he did. He produced a few new workouts each month. By 2015, there were more than 300 options. He also set up Beachbody on Demand and OpenFit, a social and fitness app.
Nutrition also plays a role in weight control. To help people with that aspect of fitness, Carl Daikeler developed Shakeology. The product line was released in 2009. He created a sampler pack and large envelope sizes to accommodate people’s needs. The protein powder is available in two varieties: whey and plant-based. Consumers mix the powder with the cold milk of their choice, and they create a refreshing and satisfying shake. Just one serving of a Shakeology shake contains 16 grams of protein and fiber.