The Good: Low cost, limited equipment or monthly fees. Builds endurance and strength. Can be done from home.
The Bad: Home workouts can get lonely without a group to cheer you on, and without the accountability it can be hard to push through. The DVD programs can get repetitive if you repeat them often.
What is it?
Beachbody workout programs vary from the 21 day fix that focuses on nutrition and learning basic body movements, to Body Beast and Hammer and Chisel that work into free weights and building muscles. With more workout programs introduced every 6 months or so, there are always a few new options on the horizon.
The Beachbody program works best if you join into a challenge group, which is a 3 week starter group put on by a coach to help with accountability and support. I run them once per month so if you’re looking to get plugged in I’m always here to help. Here’s how to get started:
- Find a Coach, Beachbody coaches are able to match you with a program that will fit your goals, and support you with accountability and community to get you there. Work with me here.
- Join the Challenge Group and get the Program, The 21 Day Fix is a great starter program to get squared away on both working out on a routine basis and set up to eat right with clean ingredients and portions. Looking to start out a bit more aggressive? Spring for P90x30 or Hammer and Chisel.
- Do it Completely, no slacking or augmenting unless you have a medical issue that makes a move dangerous and just un-doable. Follow the plan no matter what. It takes three weeks to get a habit established so do it right and make it stick.
- Reap the Rewards, Yep, you’re going to get hooked and you’re going to love it. Welcome to the healthiest addiction in the world.