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Core De Force Review – 90 Day Results

It is official.  My 90 Day Results of doing Core De Force with the Nutrition

Real 90 Day Results - Core De Force

Real 90 Day Results – Core De Force

Plan are in.  Have you ever had a life changing event?  This was for me.  Over the course of 90 Days, I got stronger, leaner, lost a total of 40 lbs and an overall 12 inches, with about 6 of those inches being right around my belly button.  I didn’t lose anything off of my biceps or thighs.  The targeted fat came off primarily right where I needed it to, my core.  There is no such thing as spot reducing but this is where I carry the extra weight.  This program targets the core and strengthens those muscles like no other program I’ve ever seen.  The progression of workouts with the modifier to follow as needed makes it doable, fun and you are able to work up to do harder moves and longer workouts as your strength and stamina increase.  This is an incredible program.  The program starts slowly with kicks and punches and increases intensity with knees and elbows as you progress through the program while adding body weight exercises.  No equipment needed.  This isn’t a typical kickboxing course.  This is an overall fitness program.  Balance, Coordination, Timing, etc.  It’s all there.  In addition to physical stamina, you will also be challenged emotionally.  One of the Ladies in our Test Group was videoing herself and at the end of one of the workouts, she collapsed and started crying because she was releasing some of the emotional baggage she had been carrying.

The nutrition plan is designed to change with the workouts.  It starts, not with counting calories, but with portions of proteins, vegetables, fruits, carbohydrates, healthy fats, and oils.  The portions are based on your weight and goals and increase as the program length and intensity increases.  It is incredibly well thought out and designed.  Coupled with Shakeology and the Performance Line (pre-workout (energize), during workout (hydrate), post-workout (recover), and night time (recharge)), you have all of the supplemental nutrition your body needs in order to optimize your workouts.  The supplements are absolutely incredible.  They are all designed to work hand in hand with the nutrition program.  I can’t imagine doing this program without Shakeology and the Performance Line.  I was concerned about the nutrition for the program because the Test Group started on August 22 and went until the Monday before Thanksgiving.  That means it was right in the middle of football season with Halloween and the State Fair thrown in for good measure.

Over the last few years I had lost myself.  I have always loved food.  I grew up eating comfort food on a farm.  I was very active when I was younger and played outside, worked in the garden, worked in the fields, especially tobacco in the summers and had a higher metabolism as a teenager/young adult.  As I got older, I naturally got more sedentary and began gaining weight.  I graduated from a military college and was in great shape then.  After marriage and several children I was much more heavy than I had ever been.  Thankfully, I found P90X.  I had tried every fad diet to lose weight.  I knew joining a gym wasn’t the answer and didn’t like running.  I was stuck until then.  After losing weight and getting in shape with P90X and some of the other Beachbody programs, my life took another turn.

Over the last few years, my Mother began battling Alzheimer’s/Dementia.  I didn’t realize how much it affected me emotionally but knew I had once again begun my emotional eating.  I slowly but surely began putting on weight again until I felt emotionally out of control and although I knew what I needed to do, I felt out of control and powerless to stop my self sabotage.  It always seemed that I self sabotaged myself every time and then made excuses for my behavior.  This was no different.  My Mother lost her battle with Alzheimer’s/Dementia in October of 2015.  I gained even more weight over the winter months last year.  I finally made a decision to do something about it this past summer.  My plan was to get back to my roots and do a full 90 Day Round of P90X.  It was during that time in early August that I received an email from Beachbody Corporate inviting me to participate in the Coach Test Group.

As I said above, I was excited and apprehensive but this is a program that has changed my life.  Is it your turn?  It certainly could be.  I have been through the Coach Test Group.  I can help you.  We have Challenge Groups starting soon.  Contact me and let me help you.  If you don’t think this is the best program you’ve ever done and the nutrition plan isn’t brilliant, send it back for a full refund.  I can guarantee you results, not only physically, but emotionally, and Beachbody backs it up with a 30 day money back guarantee.  Get in touch with me and I will be your Coach through the program.  No more excuses.  No more wishing or wasting time and money on fad diets or gadgets that don’t work.  Some fad diets work, but you lose muscle and fat, and when you get off of the fad diet, you gain back all fat and end up being more unhealthy than when you started.  I know.  I’ve been there and done it.  This will actually add muscle to your body, with no equipment needed, while strengthening your core.  All body weight exercises, including kicking, punching, knees, elbows, all functional movements.

The Challenge Pack comes with Shakeology, a 30 Day Trial to Beachbody on

Challenge Pack

Challenge Pack

Demand and of course, the Core De Force program with nutrition plan and portion control containers.  I will also be your Coach and place you into a Challenge Group similar to the one I was in for accountability.  If you want to get in shape, I mean REALLY get into shape, now is the time to contact me and let’s get you started.  If you decide to purchase the program, you can do so here, or by clicking the logo above, but get in touch with me so I can help you through the program.

To your health!!

Jay Floyd



Les Mills Pump Review

Les Mills Pump Review

Les Mills Pump

Les Mills Pump

So, short and sweet for my Les Mills Pump Review.  Les Mills Pump is taught in gyms, literally all over the country and, it works!!  Beachbody has teamed up with Les Mills and their instructors to bring it right into your home.  It’s an incredible workout that is relatively easy on joints.  You don’t lift heavy weights so you won’t get bulked up.  But what you will develop is long, lean sexy muscles that are functional.  We’ve had people lose weight and get in shape and they’ve done it right at home, in limited space, with limited equipment, without ever stepping foot in a gym.  Yes, it’s that good.  So, the question is, what are you waiting for?  If you couple Les Mills Pump with Shakeology, you have everything you need to get great results, right at home.  Instead of me telling you everything about it, watch this video.  It does much more than I ever could to tell you what it’s like and what it’s about.

Les Mills Pump Review – What You Get!

The LES MILLS PUMP Challenge Pack includes 7 fat-blasting, lean-muscle-building workouts that can reshape your body without bulking you up. The secret behind LES MILLS PUMP is THE REP EFFECT, which requires that you use lighter weights at a higher rate of repetition so you can burn up to 1,000 calories per workout and get leaner faster.

Here’s what your Challenge Pack includes:

7 Fat-Blasting, Lean-Muscle-Building Workouts:

  • PUMP CHALLENGE. Start firing your muscles with fundamental resistance exercises that will give you visible results in no time. (20 minutes)
  • PUMP AND BURN. Feel the burn with compound moves that work several muscles at once to scorch fat and calories. The bigger the burn, the bigger the results. (30 minutes)
  • PUMP AND SHRED. Start shredding while you build endurance and churn through fat stores with each repetition. THE REP EFFECT is in full effect here. (45 minutes)
  • PUMP REVOLUTION. Drive your heart rate up with quick tempos and big moves like power presses and power lunges. This is calorie burning and lean muscle building at its best. (55 minutes)
  • PUMP EXTREME. Weights won’t be the only thing lifted here as you focus on intensity and targeted muscle training in this extreme workout. (55 minutes)
  • FLOW. Increase flexibility, decrease soreness, and improve your alignment as you stretch and lengthen your entire body. (20 minutes)
  • HARD-CORE ABS. Carve out your core and define your back with moves that hit your muscles from every direction. It’s 360-degree training for your entire midsection. (20 minutes)
  • Plus, PUMP BASICS. Learn how to assemble your barbell, adjust your weights, and get proper grip and stance techniques to get the most out of your LES MILLS PUMP workout program. (10 minutes)

Equipment to build your perfect body:

  • Rep Effect Barbell. The ultimate body-transformation tool that’s the secret weapon to accelerate your strength training and fat loss. This barbell is perfectly weighted and just the right size, so you get the most out of every workout. It also has a padded grip designed for comfort, and it’s easy to assemble and store.
  • 2 5-lb. and 2 10-lb. Soft-Coated weight plates. Add intensity to your workouts by adjusting your weight load. These vinyl-coated plates double as hand weights and make it simple to create the ultimate body-shaping challenge.
  • 2 Speed Safety clips. Designed for simple “snap and go” action, these clips securely hold the weight plates on the barbell so your body can make the most out of every rep. Easy to put on and take off during workouts.

Incredible tools to maximize your LES MILLS PUMP workout:

  • Lean, Strong & Unstoppable Fitness Guide. Map out your 90-day transformation with this step-by-step guide. It includes a workout calendar, a chart to track your weights, and training guidelines to maximize results.
  • Get Lean Nutrition Guide. Fire up your metabolism using this
    3-phase nutrition plan. With more than 50 delicious recipes and customizable meal plans, you’re on your way to big-time fat loss and a lean, strong body. Also, includes a 7-day jump-start program for quick results and brand-new “smoothie bar” Shakeology recipes.
  • Tape measure and measurement tracker. Track your progress and watch the inches melt away through each phase of your LES MILLS PUMP transformation.

Exclusive Bonus Workout: LES MILLS PUMP: CORE

If you order The LES MILLS PUMP Challenge Pack on, you’ll receive LES MILLS PUMP: CORE DVD workout. A $19.95 value—FREE!


  • A 30-Day Supply of Shakeology—The Healthiest Meal of the Day.*
    Simplify your nutrition with the convenient and delicious daily superfood protein shake that helps give you energy for your workouts, reduces junk-food cravings and may help you reach your fitness goals faster. A nutrient-dense combination of antioxidants, phytonutrients, adaptogens, and many other rare ingredients gives your body superfoods you can’t get from a normal diet. 100% vegan option now available.


FREE 30-Day Trial Membership in the Team Beachbody Club.
When you’re part of the Team Beachbody community, you have all the tools, support, and accountability you need to commit to a healthy lifestyle. Including:

  • 10% discount on all purchases
  • Meal plans personalized for your goals
  • VIP access to your favorite trainers and Beachbody® experts, including live chats, exclusive videos, nutrition tips, and delicious recipes
  • Your own personal Coach for guidance and support
  • Access to SuperGym®, where you can win cash or prizes just for logging your workouts every day
  • Message Boards and chat rooms to help you find new friends and workout partners, and get advice and support from the entire community

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
We’re so sure you’ll love this Challenge Pack, we’re giving you our 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not completely satisfied, simply call Customer Service to return it within 30 days for a refund of the purchase price (less any s&h).

So, if you want to know more, Contact Me and let’s talk about it.   To order a Challenge Pack, just click HERE but before you do, talk to me about being a Beachbody Coach and you can save 25% on everything you buy.   We really do have the best fitness programs, best nutritionals and best support out there.  That’s a fact.

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

Shakeology Good For Children

We have had this question come up a lot lately for some reason.  It may be because we’ve started our Shake and Shed program where you can give Shakeology a test drive for 10 days for $50 to see how it works for you.  It’s funny that people ask this question because it really is great stuff.  But first, let’s talk about why Children would need to supplement their diets.

According to emedicine, as of December, 2012, approximately 21-24% of American children and adolescents are overweight, and another 16-18% is obese.  These rates have been steadily climbing although there have been indications that among certain ethnic groups in certain locations in the U.S., there has been a slight decline.  With the availability of relatively cheap, fast food coupled with our fast lifestyle this trend isn’t likely to reverse itself any time soon.  If people eat breakfast at all, it’s something processed or sugary.  Lunch in our schools isn’t the best in the world as documented by Jaime Oliver and reported by WebMD.  It used to be that overweight and obese children in schools were the anomaly and usually meant that the child didn’t have to work and their parents were relatively rich.  Now this was years and years ago.  As we’ve begun to get further and further away from farm living and working outdoors, the rates of obesity have gone up proportionally.  Kids don’t go outside to play anymore.  They sit inside and watch TV, do their homework and play on gaming consoles for most of the day.  The average child watches about 4 hours of TV a day, on school days.  Also, the nutrients in food aren’t what they used to be.  The body knows what it needs and wants.  If a child eats and doesn’t get the right proportion of nutrients, even though there may be plenty of food, it will send signals that it needs more until it gets the fuel it needs.  Parents have not taken responsibility for their children and in a lot of cases, children follow their parents example.  Their parents aren’t active and don’t workout so why should they?  It’s truly a matter of “like father like son” as we’ve heard so many times.  It’s time to break that cycle.

Shakeology Good For Children – In the Words of Isabelle Daikeler

Isabelle Daikeler is the wife of CEO Carl Daikeler.  She did a workshop a couple of years ago with Darin Olien, the other formula expert of Shakeology.  They both have so many letters after their names that I can’t begin to list them all.  You can google her and see videos and all that though.   Suffice it to say she’s an expert.  She told Carl she wanted to do a product for Beachbody called Shakeology but she wasn’t going to cut corners and it wouldn’t be cheap processed crap.  Carl told her and Darin to go for it and they did and what they have come up with is absolutely amazing.  So, Shakeology is the answer.  Cutting to the chase, someone in the audience asked this question.  “Is Shakeology Safe and Good for Children?”  I’ll never forget it.  Isabelle stood up and put her hands on her hips as if offended, she was being a bit dramatic although it was very lighthearted, and she said “Why is it that people ask that question, but they never ask if it’s ‘safe and good’ for their children to go through the local fast food drive-thru?”  We all had a good laugh but it illustrated her point perfectly.  Why do we not care about putting crap in our children’s bodies most of the time?  We buy them snack cakes and hot pockets and oreo cookies and chips and sodas but give them something healthy and all of a sudden, there is a push back from people.  It’s absolutely amazing when you think about it in those terms isn’t it?

Shakeology Good For Children – and Amazing for Adults!!

I’ve probably talked about Shakeology enough on here for awhile but I just needed to reiterate this because of all the questions we’ve had.  Obesity is a health crisis in our nation.  We are killing ourselves, literally, with something that is needed for our survival.  Obesity costs employers and health care institutions a TON of money every year.  Shakeology has a 30 day money back guarantee and the Chocolate, if mixed properly with ice and almond milk, tastes like a Dairy Queen Blizzard!  Can you imagine your child getting the best nutrition you could put in their bodies every day before they head off to school?  What about you getting the best nutrition in your body you can get before you head off to work?  You need to eat breakfast.  You might as well make it something good and with the 25% discount that is available, it is much cheaper than the typical fast food biscuit and coffee.  It’s certainly MUCH cheaper than a coffee from your local coffee joint.  My advice is just do it.  Shakeology is Good for Children, and AMAZING for adults.  We are doing Shake and Shed 10 day trials right now.  Contact me about getting yours and see how you and your children feel.  I’m betting you feel great and never want to go back to feeling sluggish and lacking energy again.  If you click on the picture above and decide to order it, let me know so I can add you to our list of people to stay in contact with and also, make sure you get on HD (Home Direct) so you get free shipping!!  Let me know if you have questions.  Just do it!!  Check out this video.  You’ll love it.

Tai Cheng Review

Tai Cheng Review

Tai Cheng Review

Tai Cheng Review

As soon as I saw Dr. Mark Cheng on stage at the Beachbody Coach Summit a couple of years ago, I knew Tai Cheng was for real.  After doing Tai Cheng I knew I would be doing a Tai Cheng Review.  I had to.  I have also told you I Love Martial Arts.  I had taken Taekwondo and had messed around with other forms until I found a great instructor and started taking Classical Jujitsu.  I loved all of that and I knew a little about Tai Chi but I didn’t know much.  I knew it was an art form that focused on slow movements but also could be explosive when actually used in a combative form.  So, I was intrigued to find out more about Tai Chi through the program Dr. Cheng created called Tai Cheng by Beachbody.  The focus of the program is balance, coordination, mobility, agility and vitality.   There are times of slow and controlled breathing followed by slow movements.  As Dr. Cheng says, you have to just let go and concentrate in the moment.  By learning to put the Tai Cheng movements together, you’ll experience increased balance and strength, improved joint function, a wider range of motion, less stiffness, greater flexibility, and an overall feeling of natural energy and well-being.  I have done Tai Chi with an instructor since doing Tai Cheng and it is for real.  Dr. Cheng shows the application of the movements so you can visualize an opponent.  I decided to do Tai Cheng while doing the Ultimate Reset and not being able to workout hard.  So, for my Tai Cheng Review, my suggestion is, do it.

Tai Cheng Review – Who is it for?

For my Tai Cheng Review, I have to tell you, Tai Cheng is for you!  As I said, I did Tai Cheng while doing the Ultimate Reset and not being able to workout hard.  But, Tai Cheng is PERFECT for everyone, including people who can’t do high impact cardio.  If a Doctor tells you that you should stay away from intense cardio and high impact for health reasons or if you have an injury or even if you are morbidly obese, but that you need to walk and work on balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility, etc., Tai Cheng is for you.  For athletes who have been working out hard and need a little break to work on other aspects of their fitness, this is a perfect program.  I can tell you, from me working out personally, that my balance, coordination, flexibility, agility and many other things improved.  Dr. Cheng works on the abductors, adductors, rotators, flexors, and entensors.  The muscles that move you as well as the muscles that stabilize you get focused on.  If you know someone who is getting older, and needs to work on balance, PLEASE get them this program.  Tai Cheng will help them with balance.  Balance and flexibility is something that goes away as we get older simply because we don’t work on it.  How many times have you heard of older people falling and breaking a hip and never recovering?  That kind of fall can be prevented with a program like Tai Cheng being practiced.  It’s worth the effort to do this and as a part of my Tai Cheng Review, if you know someone who is getting older, get the Tai Cheng Challenge Pack for them.  I promise you won’t be sorry!!  Contact me for more details.

Tai Cheng Review – What you get

  • DVDs 1–3:  You’ll learn 6 Tai Chi moves, combining them into a fluid routine that builds strength, increases your
    overall range of motion, and reduces pain.
  • DVDs 4–6:  Dr. Cheng teaches you 6 new moves to increase your energy; burn calories; and build greater stability, strength, and balance.
  • DVDs 7–9:  You’ll be introduced to the final 6 moves that you’ll need to learn on your way to becoming a Tai Chi Master.
  • DVDs 10–12:  The last 3 discs will guide you through performing all 18 moves in a powerful, yet graceful
    health-boosting routine.
  • Master Scroll DVD:  Learn everything you need to master Tai Cheng. Dr. Cheng breaks down each of the 18 Tai Cheng moves, so you can watch exactly how each move is done and be ready to learn them from Day 1!

Tai Cheng Review – You’ll also get these valuable tools for optimal results:

  • “Easy Does It”  Fitness Guide:  Filled with practical tips on form, technique, and mind-body realignment, it shows you how to complete Tai Cheng to improve your health, energy, and mobility.
  • “Feel Better Food Plan” Nutrition Guide:  Use this guide to find delicious, easy-to-make meals and snacks that’ll help you feel younger, healthier, and more energetic.
  • 90-day Daily Workout Calendar:  We’ve done the work for you so you always know which sequence to do, and when. Just follow along and chart your progress.
  • Blue Foam Roller:  Work out everyday kinks and pains and loosen tight muscles as you develop better balance, posture, and flexibility.
  • Tai Cheng Tape Measure:  Track the changes in your entire body as you get healthier and stronger.

Tai Cheng Review – In addition, you’ll receive these 6 FREE BONUS gifts
(A $250 VALUE!):

  • Applied Tai Cheng: Travel and Sport (BONUS DVD): Learn how to use Tai Cheng to get more enjoyment out of your favorite sports. And, discover exercises you can do while traveling—even on a plane!
  • Low-Resistance Strength Band:
    Use it to build up your strength and balance.
  • Medium-Resistance Strength Band:
    Step up to the green band for more resistance.
  • “Just Eat This” Week-long Menu Plan:
    Receive a week’s worth of healthy meal recipes to help you make the right food choices.
  • Removeable Floor Tape:
    Create your Tai Cheng foot placement grid with low adhesive strips that leave no sticky marks to clean up afterward.
  • FREE Team Beachbody® 30-day VIP Club Membership:
    Stay motivated with positive peer support, chat with trainers, receive expert diet and fitness tips, and get 10% off Beachbody® gear, programs, and nutritionals.

Turbo Jam Review

Turbo Jam Review

Turbo Jam Challenge Pack

Turbo Jam Challenge Pack

Yes, I’m doing a Turbo Jam Review.  Don’t act so shocked!!  When you think about getting in shape, most people think about going running or hitting the treadmill or an elliptical in the gym.  I had someone ask me the other day if they should get an elliptical or a treadmill.  My answer was simple.  Get the treadmill.  A treadmill can hold a lot more towels when you use it for a week and then start using it as a towel rack.  Of course, I was being a bit sarcastic (insert shocked face here), but it’s true for most people.  I know because my wife talked me into getting a treadmill several years ago.  She used it for about a week.  I used it a lot more than she did but it was just boring to me.  I would run for awhile and then that was it.  I much preferred running on the open road where there is scenery and changing conditions, but I do know that a lot of people LOVE running on a treadmill or an elliptical.  They are a strange breed for sure.  But, there are options out there if you think you fall into that category of people who will get a piece of equipment like that and then not use it.  The answer is simple.  Get a Beachbody program and workout at home and pick something that is fun.  Beachbody has a lot of great workouts and it may take looking at a few but there is one out there that we call your “soul mate” workout.  When I think of a fun workout, even though I’m a “manly man”, the first one that comes to mind is Turbo Jam.  So, of course my Turbo Jam Review will include some fun, right?

Check out this video made by Beachbody.  This is better than any Turbo Jam Review I could do.

Turbo Jam Review – My Impressions

My Turbo Jam Review wouldn’t be complete without my experience.  When I did my first Turbo Jam workouts, it was almost on a dare from my wife.  I wanted to find out what it was about because she was doing it and loving it.  She told me I’d love it too.  So, I told her I wanted to do some Cardio.  She handed me “Cardio Party”.  I did OK with it, but truthfully,  I didn’t break a sweat.  By the time I figured out what the moves were, she had moved onto something else.  I told my wife and she laughed and told me to do “Learn and Burn”.  I watched it and had my A-HA moments on the moves.  After that, I went back in and put in Cardio Party again the next day and…WOW!!  I not only broke a sweat, I broke out into a flop sweat!!  And, yes, I do have to admit.  It was fun!!  I have to admit, still though, that Turbo Jam isn’t my soul mate workout, but it is fun.  The music is off the hook.  The workouts are low impact also and she throws in some Capoeira moves that are fun to do.  Have I mentioned this workout is fun?

Chalene Johnson makes sure everything is fun and lighthearted, and I love it when she calls me “Baby Doll” because of course she was thinking of me when she said it to the camera!  The mood of the workout is serious though.  Oh, and have I mentioned it’s fun?  I would love to think I look good dancing, but this is a workout I make sure I do when no one is around and watching.  I still occasionally pop a DVD in and do it, but I have to be in the mood for a Turbo Jam workout.  I love it when the sirens go off and it’s Turbo Time.  I really think this set of workouts would be invaluable in your collection.

Right now, also, you can get a Turbo Jam Challenge Pack that comes with Shakeology, weighted gloves and everything you see below.  Also, as always, you have a 30 day money back guarantee on everything that Beachbody has.  Contact me and let’s get you moving to get you in great shape for summer.  You won’t regret getting this workout.  So, for this Turbo Jam Review, my opinion is, of course, get it!

Turbo Jam Review – What You Get!!

  • Learn & Burn – Chalene shows you the “Elite 11” moves you’ll use throughout the workouts.
  • Turbo Sculpt – A 40-minute tighten-and-tone session to reshape, trim, and flatten those problem areas.
  • 20 Minute Workout – For when you’re short on time.
  • Cardio Party – A turbocharged, 45-minute dance-fest.
  • Ab Jam – A standing ab routine that attacks your core from every angle.

Tools for optimal results:

  • “Elite 11” flash cards. To show you the signature moves.
  • 24/7 Online Support. Access live chats with Chalene and an amazing online community.
  • Turbo Results Fitness and Nutrition Guide. All the information you need, plus Chalene’s favorite meals, daily workout calendar, and dining-out guide.

3 bonus gifts:

  • Turbo Sculpting Gloves. Scientifically proven to increase muscle activity by up to 96 percent, for faster results.
  • Punch, Kick & Jam. An advanced workout specially designed to tap into the power of the Turbo Sculpting Gloves. (50 inutes)
  • Turbo Slim® rapid results program. An easy-to-follow meal plan to help you lose up to 10 inches in just 10 workouts. Includes a measurement card and tape measure for tracking your progress.

As a Beachbody Coach, I highly recommend getting this program.  If you have any questions about my Turbo Jam review, get in touch with me.  I’d love to help you get in the best shape of your life and start your fitness journey with this program.

P90X Review

P90X Review

P90X Challenge Pack

P90X Challenge Pack

A lot of people are afraid of P90X.  I guess I was just so tired of being overweight and not happy with myself that I was ready to try about anything.  You’ve read what i said about how I found P90X.  I’ve also told you what you can expect with P90X.  But I haven’t really done a P90X review yet.   So, here it is.

P90X was developed by Tony Horton for Beachbody.  It was a followup to the P90 program that he had developed earlier.  In the old days before P90X, people did P90 multiple times and they kept asking “What’s Next?”  So, Tony developed the program with Muscle Confusion in mind.  The theory, which has been proven, is that muscles adapt when you work them the same way all of the time.  Changing routines is what causes muscle growth and not allowing them to adapt is what gives them stamina and builds them.  It really is common sense when you think about it.  What most people do though, is go to the gym and they have their favorite thing either because it’s easy for them to do, they know how to do it, or they just don’t want to try something different.  P90X forces you out of that comfort zone in a major way.  There are also two different versions, lean and classic.  I always recommend classic for a lot of reasons, the main one being, resistance burns fat in many people better than cardio.  Most people think to burn fat, you have to do cardio and that simply isn’t true.  Muscle burns fat just sitting there so, doing resistance will add muscle, increase metabolism and give you a sleek and slender look you are looking for.

You need to know, as part of my P90X review, that P90X is hard. It’s supposed to be.  To get the best use of the program, I recommend a set of quick change dumbbells.  A pullup bar is also needed for the pullups that you’ll do.  Don’t worry if you can’t do a pullup.  You can put your feet in a chair and modify them.  I also recommend getting your chin over the bar and then take your feet out of the chair and slowly lower yourself.  Pushups can be done from your knees if you have to.  In the beginning, that’s what I did, but I made progress fast.  Tony shows how to modify all of the moves.  You can also do the program with resistance bands if you don’t have the dumbbells.  To get the absolute best out of the program, I highly encourage you to get them though.  My P90X Review wouldn’t be complete without recommending the P90X Recovery Drink for after the workout and P90X Protein Bars.

P90X Review – How is the Program Set Up?

As a part of a P90X Review, you will want to know how the program is set up.  The program is basically broken into resistance, cardio, resistance, yoga/flexibility, resistance, cardio, flexibility.  You do all of that for 3 weeks.  Then, you have a recovery week where you do Yoga, Core Synergistics, and flexibility.  Another 3 weeks like the first phase followed by another recovery week and then 4 weeks like the first 3 weeks followed by the last recovery week.  It is set up to keep your body guessing so it doesn’t have a chance to plateau.  P90X is definitely a program where you will get out of it what you put into it.  I’m going to give you a video at the end of this that is my story of starting P90X.  Yes, it hurts.  Yes, it’s hard.  But yes, you can do it.  I highly recommend getting this program.  It’s the hottest selling workout program out there and for good reason.  Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians are doing it.  Firefighters, Policemen and Stay at Home Moms are also doing it.  It can be modified and you will have the time of your life and when you complete the program, you’ll be able to brag to your friends while wearing a new Tshirt you’ll get for free by submitting your results.  Kill your fear, get the P90X Challenge Pack and let’s get you in the best shape of your life!!  I can’t wait to hear you giving me YOUR P90X Review.

 P90X Review – What You Get

My P90X Review wouldn’t be complete without informing you of Challenge Packs.  We didn’t have Challenge Packs when we first got started.  It sure would have made figuring the nutrition part of the program out.  The Challenge Pack comes with the entire P90X program along with your choice of Shakeology.  You will also receive Shakeology every month and get free shipping.  It’s an incredible deal.

  • 01 Chest & Back –  Upper body exercises for strength and definition.
  • 02 Plyometrics – An explosive jumping cardio routine.
  • 03 Shoulders & Arms – A combination of pressing, curling, and fly movements will help you get stronger and more defined.
  • 04 Yoga X – Strength, balance, and flexibility will enhance your physique and calm your mind.
  • 05 Legs & Back – Squat, lunge, and pull for an allover workout.
  • 06 Kenpo X – Punching and kicking for endurance, balance, coordination, and cardio.
  • 07 X Stretch – Prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance.
  • 08 Core Synergistics – Intense exercises to build and support the core.
  • 09 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps – Targeted strength and upper-body exercises.
  • 10 Back & Biceps – Tone and tighten these showcase muscles.
  • 11 Cardio X – A low-impact, fat-burning cardio routine.
  • 12 Ab Ripper X – Sculpt your six-pack and work your entire core.

Tools for optimal results:

  • P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan.   Tells you what to eat to change the way your body uses food and burns fat.
  • P90X Fitness Guide.   Learn how to customize your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.
  • “How to Bring It” Video.   Get an overview of the P90X system and tips on how to get started.
  • P90X Calendar.   Schedule your workouts and track your progress every day.
  • Online Support.   Get access to fitness experts, peer support, and extra motivation.

You’ll also get:

  • P90X Plus.   5 extreme Tony Horton Workouts on 4 DVDs.

Here is my P90X Review in video form.

Slim in 6 Review

Slim in 6 Review

Slim in 6 Review

Slim in 6 Review

I am not writing this Slim in 6 Review because of something I’ve read.  I’m writing this because, yes, I’ve done Slim in 6.  Slim in 6 is a program that I didn’t think I would like, and seemed a bit hokey.  It seemed like the girl thing to do.  Slim in 6 wasn’t something I really wanted to do but as a Beachbody Coach, I thought I needed to in order to get a feel for the programs so I could either recommend and/or help other people through it.  But, it was kind of like Mikey in the Life Commercial.  I not only liked it, I LOVED it.  And, I still do.  There are times now when I want to switch things up and do a double on a day or something like that and I still will pop in a Slim in 6 DVD and do it.  I have also done the Slim Series but I doubt I do a review on that.  I may one day.  It’s basically just ramped up versions of Slim in 6 though and I highly recommend it.  So, for this Slim in 6 Review, I will focus on the basics of Slim in 6.

Slim in 6 Review – What to Expect

Slim in 6 was filmed in a studio setting that isn’t what you’d expect.  It’s all about working out and real working out though.  For Slim in 6, Debbie Siebers starts you off with lunges and squats and follows it up with more lunges and squats.  The good new is it works.  The bad news is, it hurts, in a good way.  But, everything is modifiable and for me, it was good to know that it was fairly easy on my knees.  In the beginning I couldn’t bend all the way down and didn’t have the flexibility I needed to move the way they do in the videos.  But the more I did it, the more I found myself pushing and getting the most out of it.  The program basically starts with a relatively short 36 minute session of Start It Up.  Once you start feeling good and you can do the program with medium intensity and relative ease, you move on to Ramp It Up which is 57 minutes long.  After a couple of weeks, you should be ready to move on to Burn It Up.  The thing that surprised me is the way she moves you through the exercises.  You start standing and doing lunges and squats and progress to upper body work with resistance bands for upper body muscle tone.  Then, you go to the floor work that hits your glutes, quads and hamstrings in ways you can’t imagine.  I tell people, Slim in 6 makes my eyeballs sweat because men don’t cry.  It’s tough.  What’s funny though is, she does it in a way that’s enjoyable, as sick as that sounds.  It’s great when you can push through all of the floor work.  Even though it felt like you could fry an egg on my butt, once I pushed through the pain, I found I could do more reps and everything did start to firm up.  If there is one program that is fast and enjoyable that you can see nearly immediate results from, I would have to say it would be Slim in 6.  Coupled with Shakeology in the form or a Slim in 6 Challenge Pack, you will not be disappointed in what you see.  You will begin to see the fat melt away, your thighs, hips and butt getting slimmer and firmer, and you will feel more confident about yourself.  The Slim in 6 program also has all three components needed for a balanced workout.  You will have cardio, resistance and flexibility.  The Slim & 6-Pack Ab workout is also second to none.  Also, we have met and worked out with Debbie Siebers live and we’ve had the opportunity to hang out with her at Beachbody events.  My suggestion for my Slim in 6 Review is, if you are thinking about it, knowing we are headed fast toward Swimsuit Season, get this program with the Challenge Pack.  You will not regret it.  Contact me and let’s talk about it!!

Slim in 6 Review – What You Get

Slim in 6® includes:

  • Start It Up! – Introduces you to the basic Slim Training moves for burning calories and reshaping your body. (36 minutes)
  • Ramp It Up! – Helps you burn more calories each day to accelerate your results. (57 minutes)
  • Burn It Up! – Takes slimming and toning to the next level to complete your body reshaping. (64 minutes)

Tools for tracking your progress:

  • Simple Steps to Success! – A guidebook that helps you get the most out of your program for your best results.
  • Step-by-Step Nutrition Guide – Helps you make the right food choices so you lose weight faster.
  • Motivational calendar – Lets you chart your progress.
  • Tape measure – Helps you watch the inches melt away.
  • Free online access – Get diet and fitness tips and amazing peer support.

 Plus 2 bonus workouts:

  • Slim & 6-Pack  – Advanced abs routine for flat, sexy abs. (16 minutes)
  • Slim & Limber  – Flexibility routine to revitalize you on your days off. (17 minutes)

Plus 4 FREE gifts:

  • 6-Day Express Diet Plan –  Helps you lose up to 6 pounds and 6 inches in your first 6 days. Also includes a handy measurement tracker.
  • Cardio Core! Express workout  – New moves to burn fat while tightening and strengthening your core. (35 minutes)
  • Slim Training Band  – Resistance band to help you burn fat and tone muscle even faster.

Insanity Review

Insanity Review

Insanity Review

Insanity Review

As a part of my Insanity Review, I think it is only fair for you to know I have not done a total 60 days with Insanity.  There are a lot of reasons for that.  I was excited and a little fearful when it came out.  I have done all of the DVDs and I’ve done over 30 days with it when I started incorporating other programs in with it.  So, I feel like I can write a decent Insanity Review because of that.  I knew I was in good shape because I had been doing P90X and some other Beachbody Programs.  Insanity was totally different than anything else Beachbody had ever produced.  In fact, it was totally different than anything ANYBODY had ever put out.  People know about Interval Training.  Most people, when they go to a gym or go out for a run, go at a constant pace.  They get on the treadmill or elliptical or go out and run and they never change their routine or their pace.  The heart rate goes up and stays there.  With Interval Training, most programs go at a slow pace with short bursts of intensity.  Insanity stands that on it’s head and goes for long periods of intensity with short rest periods.  Shaun T. really pulled out all the stops with this program.  The first set of warmup exercises were all I needed to know I was in for a tough ride.  The fit test showed me that even though I was in shape, this was a different program I was getting involved with and I knew I was going to love it.  I had to stop and take a break during the first 10 minutes.  I remember going to the pool and talking to one of the lifeguards and I remember telling him, if he can find anybody he knows and they will come to my house and we put in the first DVD, if they can hang with it and do all of the reps at the speed they do it on the DVD, I will give them $1,000.  It was that hard.  There is no way you can do that at the pace they go unless you have been doing this particular program for awhile.  After I did the first day of Insanity, I couldn’t stand on my tip toes for 3 days.  My calves got burnt UP.  So, for my Insanity Review, I can simply tell you, if you want to get a great workout in and have fun and sweat and do something REAL, do Insanity.  It’s crazy fun.

Insanity Review – What you get

01: Dig Deeper & Fit Test – To start, Shaun will put your body to the test and see what you’re made of. (30 min.)

02: Plyometric Cardio Circuit – Burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyo and sweat-inducing cardio. (42 min.)

03: Cardio Power & Resistance – Build lean muscle and upper-body definition with strength-training and power moves. (40 min.)

04: Cardio Recovery – Shaun goes easier on you once a week so you’re ready for the next round. (33 min.)

05: Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs – Skip the intervals—this nonstop cardio workout is all extreme. (55 min.)

06: Core Cardio & Balance – Take a break after month 1 and gear up for month 2 with this workout. (37 min.)

07: Max Interval Circuit & Fit Test – The interval circuit that’s more intense than anything you’ve ever done before. (86 min.)

08: Max Interval Plyo – Push your legs ’til they beg for mercy with power and plyo, all at your MAX. (55 min.)

09: Max Cardio Conditioning & Cardio Abs – Get pushed to your limit with this extreme cardio workout. (65 min.)

10: Max Recovery – Give it a rest and build strength for another round with intense moves and stretches. (47 min.)

Tools for maximum results:

  • INSANITY Elite Nutrition Plan. A food plan designed to fuel your body for these intense workouts.
  • INSANITY Fitness Guide. It contains only the information you need, so you can start working out right away.
  • INSANITY Calendar. Track your progress and set workout goals.
  • Fit Test Tracker. Shows you how much your fitness improves.
  • Online Support. Stay inspired with round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.

 Insanity Review – Who Should Do It

As a part of this Insanity Review, you should know it is high intensity and high impact.  If you have heart problems, back or knee problems or anything that will cause further injury or hurt you if you are jumping, Insanity may not be for you.  Consult your physician if you have any doubts.  As always, it can be modified.  I said at the beginning of this Insanity Review that I have never done a full 60 days of Insanity.  The reason is because about 30 days in, my knees start to bother me so, I listen to my body and back off.  I’m a little older at 47 than some of the people who get after it and do Insanity full speed.   I have also not been kind to my knees in the past with some of the activities I did in my younger years from football to skiing to volleyball.  So, my knees start to bother me with all of the impact.  So, I back it down and do something else and then come back to it as a hybrid workout program where I incorporate the Insanity workouts with other things I’m doing.  I love Insanity but my body isn’t cut out to be a cheetah.  I’m built more like a Rhino so Body Beast has been GREAT for me.  I do still love Insanity though.  That is why I wanted to write an Insanity Review.  My recommendation for you is, if you are interested in getting it, we have a 30-day money back guarantee and coupled with the P90X Recovery Drink and Shakeology, you have everything you need to be successful.  And of course, I will be your Coach so how can you go wrong.  So that’s my Insanity Review.  Contact me and let’s get you moving on a new you with Insanity!!

Body Beast Review

Body Beast Review

Body Beast Review

Body Beast Review

Body Beast is a relatively new program.  I started with P90X when I found the Beachbody programs, but I am starting tomorrow with my 3rd round of Body Beast.  So, I figured this was a good time to do a Body Beast Review.  I have done several rounds of P90X and many other Beachbody programs.  I worked out for a couple of years hard with P90X and I LOVED the results and it was a great place to start.  I highly recommend P90X also.  I really think I will do more 90 day rounds of P90X and/or Insanity.  However, when Body Beast came out, I was totally stoked.  I was a little afraid going in because I hadn’t lifted weights in so long.  This was exactly what my body needed though.  Flexibility is easy enough to incorporate by stretching before and after the workouts because the workouts are relatively short.  I have told people I had tried to embrace my inner cheetah with P90X, and my inner gazelle with Insanity, but now it was time to embrace my inner rhino.  For me, it was time to get in great shape and transform my body by putting on muscle.  I had lost down to about 220 lbs doing P90X and P90X+ but I don’t think I looked good.  I actually feel better now than I did then, but it took P90X to get me to where I needed to be so Body Beast could do it’s thing.  As part of this Body Beast Review, it’s important to remember that we are all different and our bodies respond differently to different workouts and nutrition programs.  Should women get Body Beast and should women lift weights?  YES!!  Muscles are sexy, on men and women.  Don’t worry about bulking up too much as a woman.  Women have typically 10 times less testosterone than men, so, you won’t look like the incredible hulk and, if you are not happy with the muscles you start seeing, stop working them.  They will go away, I promise.

Body Beast Review – Equipment

My Body Beast Review of course has to cover the equipment needed.  I already had the Bowflex Selecttech 552 dumbbells I purchased to do P90X.  I also had the Beachbody/P90X pullup bar.  What I didn’t have that was recommended was an adjustable bench and the EZ Curl bar.  After thinking about it and talking to some people, I decided to go ahead and get the EZ Curl bar offered by Beachbody.  I had a big stability ball that came when I ordered P90X2, so I decided to use that instead of the bench.  I could have just used the dumbbells and not gotten the EZ Curl bar but I wanted the best results possible.  There are modifications using the dumbbells instead of the bar and a resistance band doing pull downs instead of the pullup bar.  So, it is somewhat modifiable.  The weights you use are basically determined by what you can do.  If you want to do it “right” and get everything you need, you’ll need dumbbells (up to 50 lbs max to start most likely), an adjustable bench (stability ball), EZ Curl Bar with weights (25, 10, 5 and 2.5 lb plates), a pullup bar.

Body Beast Review – The Supplements

When I ordered it, I did basically what I did with P90X and ordered the recommended supplements with it.  I already had shakeology that I also used but I ordered the Fuel Shot, Creatine, Suma Root and Whey Base Shake.  The Fuel Shot is an after workout drink that replenishes what your body lost during the workout and helps rebuild your tissues and muscle fibers.  Creatine is also taken after the workout and pulls water into the muscles and tissues to help build muscle fibers and help with the healing process after the workout.  Suma Root helps with natural testosterone production and helps with muscle building.  Whey Base Shake is the supplement I added to the shakeology and helps develop muscles as well.  I love all of the supplements available for Body Beast.

Body Beast Review – The Workouts

You can’t have a Body Beast Review without talking about the workouts, right?  I have a bad shoulder and starting out slow and building up, I never really had any problems with these workouts at all.  In fact, my shoulder feels better than it has in a long time.  I’m stronger and not doing all those pushups for a little while really helped it I think.

BEAST BASICS: – Sagi gives you an overview of the complete Body Beast™ system, starting with basic moves and the science behind the program, and moving to two essentials of getting big—nutrition and supplementation. He wraps things up with weights, equipment, form, and safety, covering everything you need to “beast up.”

Build: Chest/Tris – Focused on the muscles of your chest and triceps, a combination of Super, Giant, and Single Sets create strength and definition.  (49 minutes)

Build: SHOULDERS – Focused on creating stunning deltoids.  (38 minutes)

Beast: Abs – Ab work is here for more than looks. A strong core helps you lift heavier weight safely and helps you improve your posture. (11 minutes)

Build: LEGS – Say goodbye to skinny legs. Focused on powerful quads, hamstrings, calves, and glutes. (38 minutes)

Build: BACK/BIS – Create that “V” shape—bigger lats, traps, rhomboids, and biceps. Get ready to pull and curl.  (50 minutes)

Bulk: Chest – Uses Super Sets, Force Sets, Progressive Sets, Combo Sets, and Multi-Sets with an increase in resistance to help bulk your pecs. Different angles and exercises hit different fibers of the fan-shaped muscle. The addition of Progressive Sets really focuses on muscular hypertrophy.  (30 minutes)

Bulk: Back – Uses Super Sets and Force Sets with an increase in resistance to create a massive back. The addition of Force Sets creates a focus on hypertrophy.  (29 minutes)

Bulk: Legs – Progressive Sets, Force Sets, and Super Sets to help you transform chicken legs into tree trunks.  (40 minutes)

Bulk: SHOULDERS – Super Sets and Progressive Sets that focus more on the posterior delt (or back of the shoulder), creating an even more 3-D appearance. Added weight and lower reps help pronounce the hypertrophy effect.  (35 minutes)

Bulk: ARMS – Focused training with Progressive Sets, Force Sets, and Super Sets to create huge biceps and triceps.  (36 minutes)

Beast: Abs – Ab work is here for more than looks. A strong core helps you lift heavier weight safely and helps you improve your posture. (11 minutes)

Beast: Cardio – You didn’t see this workout in Pumping Iron. A highly new-school performance-oriented cardio workout to not only help cut you up, but to increase your ability to get bigger. (30 minutes)

Beast: Total Body – A circuit routine for your entire body. Good to have when reality sets in and you need to (*gulp*) miss a workout day or two.  (39 minutes)

Plus, mass-building training tools:

Book of Beast. Get all the details on how to train and eat like a Beast. Includes workout descriptions, training tips, and a 3-phase eating plan complete with recipes and supplement instructions.

Body Beast Training Schedules. Track your daily workouts and push yourself HARD.

My Body Beast Review and recommendation is, if you want to put on some serious muscle, get it, or Contact Me and we can talk about it some more.

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review

Beachbody Ultimate Reset Review

Beachbody Ultimate Reset

Beachbody Ultimate Reset

I have to admit, when I first heard about the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, I was a bit skeptical.  OK, I was a LOT skeptical.  I had seen cleanses and things like this in the past.  We had done the fad diets.  We had done the Atkins diet.  We had done the Hollywood Diet.  We had done the fruit juice diet.  We had done cleanses and faddy kind of things.  So, I was like yeah yeah yeah when I heard we were coming out with a 21 day program to cleanse, revitalize, detox and reset you.  Just the name, Beachbody Ultimate Reset to me was a bit strange.  But, we had trusted Beachbody in the past and had great results with everything we did that they had put out.  I knew the guys that put it together, Darin Olien and Isabelle Daikeler, had been around the block a couple of times.  They had developed Shakeology and are still constantly striving to improve it.  I knew they had started to go into production with Vanilla Shakeology but had stopped it because of a little known secret that you can call something “All Natural Vanilla” and have it packed full of chemicals.  Beachbody never got into the Phen Fen market because in Carl Daikeler’s words, they knew instinctively they weren’t going to dance with the devil.  So, why not give it a shot?  30 day money back guarantee so what was there to lose?  We decided to order it and keep an open mind about the Beachbody Ultimate Reset and see what happened.

What is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset?

The Ultimate Reset is a complete, 3-phase daily program that provides you with everything you need to Reclaim your body’s natural balance, Release the harmful materials you may be storing within you, and Restore your system to its maximum health.

Six Supplements

Detox, alkalinize, oxygenize, mineralize, optimize, and revitalize—just what your body needs for an Ultimate Reset.

Extensive Support

from your Team Beachbody® Coach and other team members available online anytime.

Participant Guidebook

with all the information you need, plus a three-week eating plan with recipes, cooking tips, shopping lists, and more.

Two DVDs

How To Reset, explaining how to get started on the program, plus the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Cooking Class!, showing you just how easy it is to prepare healthy Reset recipes.

Reset Bracelet

symbolizing your dedication to transforming and ultimately resetting your life—and reminding you to give thanks for all you have.

Reset Caddy

to make sure you’ll never have to worry about forgetting your supplements.

When doing the Beachbody Ultimate Reset, there are some supplements you take every day and some you take only during week 2.  Detox is only during week 2 and is what it says, detox clay draws toxic compounds from the gastrointestinal tract, and the proprietary herb blend restores your system to optimal digestive health.  Alkalinize helps to bring your body back into a healthy pH balance for improved immunity.  A lot of studies have been done showing cancer has a hard time growing in a basic environment and most people’s eating habits cause their bodies to be more acidic.   There is still some debate on it and studies are ongoing but the results appear to be positive.  Oxygenize helps the body eliminate waste from the tissues, which assists energy production and the transport of nutrients.  Mineralize contains highly beneficial trace minerals that aid the digestive tract, regulate water content, and support cellular function—ordinary salt does not.  Optimize is a basic supplement that helps promote optimal immune and inflammatory responses in the body.  Revitalize restores the balance of healthy bacteria in your digestive tract for a stronger immune system.

Our Results from the Beachbody Ultimate Reset

The bottom line is, Melanie lost about 10 lbs and I lost right at 25 lbs.  I really didn’t think I would lose that much weight.  Neither did she, but the amazing thing is, we did.  We were also concerned about the food we had to eat.  Some of it we had never eaten before but the nutritional information they give you, along with the shopping lists AND the recipes made it so easy.  It was absolutely amazing when we got into it.  The program slowly weans you off of meat products so by the end, you are eating nothing but fruits and vegetables.  I thought it would be hard but we actually did week 3 while on vacation at Disney World.    We heard some people experience flu-like symptoms in the beginning as the body starts to cleanse itself.  I had pains in my shoulders like a bad crick and Melanie had some lower back pain.  A hot bath with epsom salts cleared that up and some stretching and drinking a LOT of water also helped.  I even went to get a massage.  Some other people we’ve talked to experienced no symptoms at all.  When we finished, we felt so good.  The crazy thing is you don’t workout while you are doing this.  Your body is doing it’s own internal workout so rest and light stretching or brisk walking is recommended but nothing heavy duty.  When we finished, we were amazed at how much excess weight fell off and how good we felt.  We slept better at night an had much more energy.  There is no doubt that we will be doing the Beachbody Ultimate Reset again in the future.  No less than once a year.  It was hard at first but so worth it in the end.  If you are thinking about it, just do it.  Go order the Beachbody Ultimate Reset Challenge Pack and Contact Me so we can get you moving in a Challenge Group.  We also have facebook groups to guide you and answer your questions.

If you want to know more, go to Beachbody Ultimate Reset and check out the science behind the product.  You’re going to love it and with a 30 day money back guarantee on a 21 day nutritional program, how can you go wrong?