ZYIA Active Review: Premium activewear at a premium price
ZYIA Active operates in the clothing MLM niche, specifically marketing activewear.
ZYIA Active is an active lifestyle brand. It is also a culture that believes in embracing activity with excitement, vigor and delight.
ZYIA Active operates in the US, Canada and Australia. The company doesn’t provide a corporate address on its website.
ZYIA Active’s website Terms and Conditions however points to a Draper, Utah mailing address.
Heading up ZYIA Active are co-founders Erin and Jeremiah Badley.
Erin Bradley serves as ZYIA Active’s CEO. Jeremiah Bradley is Chairman of the Board.
Erin Bradley claims she and her husband created ZYI Active because they
wanted to create something that would get women out there together to become healthier, more active and to feel more purpose in life.
I realized that one of the best ways for me to stay energized and positive was to get outside with my friends and do something active or adventurous, or preferably both.
It led me to want to be more active with my own family. It helped me be more productive in other areas of my life as well and I found myself becoming closer to being my best self.
Being active and getting outside helped my family get away from electronics and distractions.
I wasn’t able to establish whether Erin Bradley had an MLM history prior to ZYIA Active.
Jeremiah Bradley first appeared on BehindMLM in 2015, as then co-CEO of Agel.
Jeremiah Bradley started with Agel Enterprises from the beginning after finishing his college degree in International Studies at Brigham Young University.
Agel launched in 2005. In 2013 it was sold of CVSL. CVSL rebranded itself to JRJR33 and went on to collapse in July 2018, dragging Agel down with it.
It seems Jeremiah Bradley got out a few years before JRJR33’s collapse (possibly while Agel was in decline), with ZYIA Active launching in 2016.
Read on for a full review of ZYIA Active’s MLM opportunity.
ZYIA Active’s Products
ZYIA Active markets a range of activewear for women, men and kids.
ZYIA don’t specify where their clothing is made but do provide information on fabrics used.
Most of the fabrics that Zyia uses are 4-way stretch fabric to help with stretch ability, compression, form, fit and comfort.
To achieve the kind of performance-enhancing comfort a professional athlete expects from their clothing, we include many other design features and technologies.
Our tops made from copper-infused fibers prevent the growth of odor-causing bacteria.
These garments fight stink between washings and are ideal for those who perspire a lot or who have to pack their used workout wear around in a gym bag.
A full catalog with retail pricing is available on ZYIA Active’s website.
ZYIA Active’s Compensation Plan
ZYIA Active pays affiliates for making sales to retail customers. There’s a retail bonus if a sales volume target is hit, although this also includes an affiliate’s own order volume.
Residual commissions are paid through a unilevel team. And Rank Achievement Bonuses reward affiliates for growing their ZYIA Active business.
ZYIA Active Affiliate Ranks
There are eleven affiliate ranks within ZYIA Active’s compensation plan.
Along with their respective qualification criteria, they are as follows:
- Representative – sign up as a ZYIA affiliate and generate and maintain 200 PV
- Junior Representative – maintain 200 PV a month, generate 1500 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 600 first-level GV a month
- Senior Representative – generate and maintain 300 PV a month, generate 3000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 2000 GV a month (1200 first-level GV)
- Director – generate and maintain 500 PV a month, generate 10,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 10,000 GV a month (2000 first-level GV)
- Senior Director – maintain 500 PV a month, generate 15,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 20,000 GV a month (2500 first-level GV)
- Executive – generate and maintain 600 PV a month, generate 20,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 50,000 GV a month (3000 first-level GV)
- ZYIA Executive – maintain 600 PV a month, generate 25,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 100,000 GV a month (3500 first-level GV)
- Double ZYIA Executive – maintain 600 PV a month, generate 30,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 250,000 GV a month (4000 first-level GV)
- ZYIA Elite – maintain 600 PV a month, generate 40,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 500,000 GV a month (3500 first-level GV)
- Presidential – maintain 600 PV a month, generate 75,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 1,000,000 GV a month (10,000 first-level GV)
- ZYIA Presidential – maintain 600 PV a month, generate 150,000 in accumulated PV and generate and maintain 5,000,000 GV a month (20,000 first-level GV)
PV stands for “Personal Volume”. Personal Volume is sales volume generated by retail sales and an affiliate’s own purchases.
GV stands for “Group Volume”. Group Volume is PV generated by an affiliate and their downline.
First-level GV is GV generated by personally recruited affiliates only (not the whole downline).
ZYIA affiliates earn a 20% to 25% retail commission on sales to retail customers.
- Representatives to Senior Directors earn a 20% retail commission rate
- Executives and higher earn a 25% retail commission rate
Note that if a ZYIA affiliate generates 1000 PV in a month, they receive a bonus 8% for that month (PV includes an affiliate’s own purchases).
ZYIA Active pays residual commissions via a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any level 1 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
ZYIA Active caps payable unilevel team levels at ten.
How many levels a ZYIA Active affiliate earns residual commissions on is determined by rank:
- Representatives don’t earn MLM commissions
- Junior Representatives earn 5% on level 1 (personally recruited affiliates)
- Senior Representatives earn 5% on level 1 and 2% on level 2
- Directors earn 5% on level 1, 3% on level 2, 1% on level 3 and 0.5% on levels 4 and 5
- Senior Directors earn 6% on level 1, 3% on level 2 and 1% on levels 4 to 7
- Executives earn 8% on level 1, 4% on level 2, 1.5% on level 3 and 1% on levels 4 to 9
- ZYIA Executives earn 8% on level 1, 4% on level 2, 1.5% on levels 3 to 5, 2% on levels 6 and 7 and 1% on levels 8 and 9
- Double ZYIA Executives earn 10% on level 1, 5% on level 2, 2% on levels 3 to 9 and 1% on level 10
- ZYIA Elites earn 11% on level 1, 5% on level 2, 2% on level 3, 2.5% on levels 4 and 5, 3% on levels 6 and 7 and 2% on levels 8 to 10
- Presidentials earn 11% on level 1, 5% on level 2, 2% on level 3, 3% on levels 4 to 9 and 2% on level 10
- ZYIA Presidentials earn 11% on level 1, 5% on level 2, 3% on levels 3 to 5, 4% on levels 6 and 7 and 3% on levels 8 to 10
Rank Achievement Bonus
ZYIA Active rewards affiliates for qualifying at Junior Representative and higher with the following one-time Rank Achievement Bonuses:
- qualify at Junior Representative within 3 months of signing up and receive $50
- qualify at Senior Representative and receive $75
- qualify at Director and receive $100
- qualify at Senior Director and receive $200
- qualify at Executive and receive $500
- qualify at ZYIA Executive and receive $1000
- qualify at Double ZYIA Executive and receive $5000
- qualify at ZYIA Elite and receive $10,000
- qualify at Presidential and receive $12,000
- qualify at ZYIA Presidential and receive $15,000
Joining ZYIA Active
ZYIA Active affiliate membership appears to be attached to purchase of a “Starter Kit”.
This is from ZYIA Active’s support FAQ;
The Starter Kit is $295 (including a $100 gift certificate) and remains that price regardless of the five items that are included in the kit.
Typically our starter kit includes five items. Those items can include a hat, a pair of joggers, a bra, a tank, and a pair of leggings.
ZYIA Active Conclusion
I can’t really comment on the women’s clothing but ZYIA Active have a pretty broad Men’s range that covers the bases.
Prices are a little on the high side. ZYIA Active is charging a premium so you’d want to hope their clothing matches what you’re paying.
Things to pay attention to are fit, durability and moisture wicking. Unfortunately other than fit, you can’t measure these pre-purchase.
For their part Zyia Active claims to tick the boxes;
Zyia offers long lasting quality clothes that fit great and that can be used for running up a mountain, doing yoga in the gym or just running errands with the kids.
As someone who owns a few hundred dollars of activewear on rotation, with any new brand I find it’s best to test-spend. Wear the item for a few sessions and then gauge how its holding up.
One thing I particularly appreciated was ZYIA Active’s subtle branding. Nothing worse than exercising in advertising billboard apparel.
Of the two Erin Bradley seems to be the driving force behind the company. After Agel she brought Jeremiah along for the ride. Or at least that’s the impression I got.
In any event Jeremiah Bradley certainly has the experience, and that’s likely reflected in ZYIA Active entering its sixth year of business.
If the Bradley’s corporate bios are anything to go by, both seem to lead active lifestyles and presumably, like anyone who’s built an activewear wardrobe, knows what to look for in their gear.
They walk the walk and talk the talk, so to speak.
On the compensation plan side of things the glaring omission is ZYIA Active not having any retail volume qualifiers.
This is offset somewhat by ZYIA Active’s high’ish PV requirements. 200 PV is the starting point. If you’re qualifying via self-purchase and aren’t making sales, that gets expensive pretty quickly.
Especially seeing as clothes aren’t instant consumables. On the flipside, especially when it comes to clothing, garage fulls of inventory loading is still a thing (MLM thrift store dumps aren’t hard to find on social media).
Given ZYIA Active’s starting PV requirement is 200, I requiring 100 PV of that to be retail is pretty reasonable. This scales up with the higher ranks, topping out at 600 PV halfway at Executive.
Certainly 300 PV in retail sales a month out of a 600 PV requirement isn’t too much to ask? That’s a lot of clothing to otherwise hoard so ideally anyone at Executive is making more than 300 PV a month in retail sales anyway.
The good news is these PV amounts don’t leave any room for grey areas. If you’re a prospective ZYIA Active affiliate you’ll want to be asking your potential upline what rank they are.
Check what the PV requirement is for that rank and ask to see evidence of retail sales. Remember, you’re being pitched on a business opportunity. You don’t need to know how much your potential upline is earning but there shouldn’t be any hesitation proving retail sales.
This is the weakest point of ZYIA Active’s compensation plan, in that it is possible to sign up, commit to a monthly buy and then get paid on recruiting others who do the same.
Even if they wind up giving away the copious amounts of clothing that’d add up to every month, it would still mean ZYIA Active is operating as a pyramid scheme.
Bit of a strange niche to focus on recruitment over retail on but I have to point it out. As well as it being preventable on ZYIA Active’s part. Maybe they’ll address this in the future.
Failing which run a test-spend on ZYIA Active clothing if you’re interested. Give it a few weeks and wash cycles, and, if you think the business is a good fit (no pun intended), run the upline due-diligence and go from there.