I have collected my share of fitness dvd’s over the years and some of them were good and some of them I just got bored with after a couple of weeks. Once I joined the gym, I didn’t think much about in-home fitness dvd’s. That is until I started hearing about P90X. I knew it was a fitness program on dvd and I once caught a glimpse of the infomercial and was impressed by it.
Then not too long ago, I learned more about Beachbody® products and realized they produce some of the most popular dvd’s around. I had heard of Hip Hop Abs plenty of times. Soon after, I signed up with the Team Beachbody Club, became a coach, and have started P90 (the program before P90X.)
I’m into day 9 of P90 and here is what I like about the whole system thus far:
Accountability – Unlike other fitness dvd’s you can buy, Beachbody has created a way for you to be accountable. If you join the Team Beachbody Community, you can log in your workouts, team up with buddies who are also doing the same program you are, join groups, utilize the message boards, and use personalized meal planners (paid version of club.) It is a good way of feeling part of a group and it keeps track of your overall progress too (calenders, before/after stats, etc.)
Progression – The workouts are set up for progression. For example, in P90, there are 4 phases. You start in phase 1-2 and progress into phase 3-4. Average progression from phase 1-2 to 3-4 happens at the 30 day mark but can vary depending on how you feel. I can tell you after day 9, I have noticed improvement in my overall strength already.
Meal Plans – Food is my biggest obstacle. Working out is fun for me but I just couldn’t get my eating habits down. I was so happy to read over the meal plans that come with the programs and the ones you can use in the club. Sure, I could get healthy recipes online, but that brings me back to the accountability issue. Participating in the club and knowing that I want results at the end of 90 days pushes me to eat properly.
Time Saver – I quit the gym recently and I have no regrets about doing so. One thing I’ve noticed is that I’m saving myself a lot of time by working out at home. I can do my workouts any time I want and they don’t take long at all. I’m done within 30 – 40 minutes and I feel great afterwards. It’s convenient, I get it done, and move on with my day.
If you are struggling to find a fun way to exercise without investing time and money in a gym, I recommend checking out Beachbody® products. I think their programs are a great resource for people who just want a simple way to get in shape while making it fun at the same time. It is working out great for me so far and I am documenting my progress over at my other fitness blog.
I am an Independent Beachbody® Coach – Making purchases or becoming a coach through my web site below, will allow me to team up with you in the club, introduce you to my coach, offer support, and answer any questions as well: