Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

TOPIC: Shaun T- FOCUS T25....success stories??

← Previous 1 3 4 5 6 7
← Previous 1 3 4 5 6 7
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
July 20, 2013 9:13 AM
I want to get this....I have looked at the Beachbody website and saw those success stories but looking for "real" success stories! I am trying to convince my husband that we NEED this and we can do it together :-)
July 20, 2013 9:50 AM
Not a success story yet! Will be at the end! Just finished my second week, just worked out with T25 rotation only.! lost
8lbs and 6inches. In my opinion it is a excellent program! just be prepared to work!The time passes by so fast on the workouts.
Edited by sumer_13 On July 20, 2013 9:52 AM
July 20, 2013 10:12 AM
You will only find the test groups' success stories at this point as this is a program that was just released to the public. The test group are real people and they purposely select individuals that are dedicated and looking to change their fitness/health. Then they have the test group in the actual final videos that they release.

I just completed week 1 of T25 and have to say that I collectively really love the program so far. I have to mentally get around only working out for 25 minutes but after completing the doubles on Friday I can say that I definitely got in a good total body workout throughout the week.

I have completed both P90X and Insanity and this is the first time I have felt that both my lower and upper abs got worked really well. And I enjoyed the ab workout as well. :-) My problem areas are mostly my legs and butt and there are some great moves that really work your gluts and all over your legs (calves, outer thighs, etc)

Anyone can do this workout with the modifier that is included (Taina is the modifier and she was also in Insanity) -- She was a part of the test group and lost her weight she gained after having a baby recently (since Insanity). The time really does fly by -- even when I did the back to back doubles on Friday (which you can not do or do one in the morning and one in the evening) it didn't seem to drag out since there was a change in focus from the two DVDs. If that makes sense?! :-)

I am really looking forward to the Beta phase (2nd 5 week program after the first 5 week alpha program) since it will be stepping it up a notch.
July 20, 2013 10:37 AM
I just finished the first week of it, and I really like it. It is definitely hard and I have to modify most of the time, but it isn't as intimidating as Insanity. I tried Insanity a couple years ago, similar health level, and the last 3 workouts I did I ended up in the fetal position at the end trying to not throw up. Not really a great reintroduction to fitness! These workouts remind me of stuff I did as an athlete in high school, and I really like that. I haven't tracked my measurements like I probably should. I'm also not really following any nutrition program. I know nutrition is the key to losing weight, but I find I eat healthier when I workout, so I'm concentrating on making exercise a habit first.

Good luck!

July 20, 2013 6:35 PM
My wife and I are going to start on Monday but I will be doing doubles with P90x strength stuff.
July 20, 2013 7:29 PM
I'm on week 3 day 2. I LOVE IT. I'm down 2-3lbs. (I was maintaining in a 1lb range at a BMI of 22 when I started) and I've lost inches. it goes by super quick and even though it's intense at times by the time you realize how hard you're working it's almost over. And when I'm done I feel like I've gotten a great workout. I love that it's only 25 minutes. I have 5 kids so being able to get it done so quickly is huge for me.
July 20, 2013 8:25 PM
Starting Week 4 on Monday, lost several pounds and inches through the workouts and following the nutrition guide.

I enjoy the program a lot, and I can't wait to start the Beta and Gamma phases. It isn't nearly as intimidating as Insanity, but you're given the opportunity to push yourself just as far. I recommend it to anyone.
July 21, 2013 5:41 PM
A couple questions for you:

Did you do the 5 day fast track plan? (I'm doing it/starting my first day of T25 tomorrow and would love any advice you have)
Do you feel like you have enough energy eating with the nutrition guide?
What are the biggest cons about eating with the nutrition guide?

Any other insight or tips you can provide in regards to the nutrition guide would be super helpful. Thanks!!
July 21, 2013 6:32 PM
I'm not a success story yet, but this is my favorite at home workout plan so far. I just finished week 1. I lost 1.5 pounds and 2" overall this week. I did Insanity before this, but couldn't finish the 2nd month with the 45-60 minute workouts. I can do a class at the gym for an hour, but not at home. My attention span is too short! :)

It is hard, but I LOVE that Tonia does modifications. There are a few things I can't do, but I just modify and keep going. And 25 minutes (technically 28 because I do the 3 minute cool down) is perfect for me to fit in before work. It leaves me feeling like I got my workout done, but yet if I really want to go to a class at the gym after work, I can still do it. Last week I followed the T25 schedule, and also did a 60 minute pure strength class at the gym. I'm traveling this coming week, so I've scheduled T25 on my calendar each day (I do it in my hotel, using my work laptop). Anything else will be a bonus.

I recommend it!
(note: I'm not a Beachbody coach. I have no financial interest in recommending it.)

As far as eating: I did the test that camp with the meal plan, and it says I should eat 1600 calories/day. I don't follow their meal plan, but I am watching my calories (My goal is 1500/day, but go up to 1600 sometimes without worrying about it).
July 22, 2013 9:36 AM
just wanted to chime in... im going into week four and i don't really believe in weighing myself and let's be honest, you have to measure yourself in the SAME spot every week and i just cant do that... that being said, i have been taking photos of my progress this far and let me just say that i have lost some of that stomach 'pooch' and slimmed down my love handle area... and that is only three weeks in! i cant wait to see what 10 weeks does!

bottom line, T25 is awesome!
July 22, 2013 5:24 PM
Amayarnell awesome to hear!! I'm doing Combat now but would really like to try T25.. I love Shaun T. I love finishing a program and looking back at the pics to see progress. An amazing feeling!
July 22, 2013 5:52 PM
I just started this program today and love it already. That 25 minutes goes by pretty fast.
July 22, 2013 6:23 PM
I just started the program last week and I love the results so far. The program is amazing, not long but an amazing burn with sweat pouring off you.
July 23, 2013 7:04 AM
I'm getting it at the end of this month and will start the August 5th challenge! I'm so excited! I've tried other beachbody workouts and I've loved them, but I am super excited about this one! I calculated how long it took for me to go to the gym - and it's almost 3 hours of wasted time AND I don't feel like I get a fabulous workout in, soooo this is going to save me some time to be able to do this at home! I'll check back with you guys to see your progress and share mine as well. Thanks!
July 23, 2013 7:16 AM
I've been on the fence about getting this workout, but after reading these replies I think I'm gonna get it. One of my MFPers does it and burns crazy calories for only 25 minutes and as much as I love doing longer workouts, would like to have a nice quick workout where I'm still burning a lot of calories.
July 23, 2013 8:03 AM
It hasn't even been out a month yet, so you won't find anyone who's actually completed the program to give "success stories."
July 23, 2013 12:48 PM
Awesome to hear that everyone likes it! Is anyone on here a Beachbody coach that wants me to order through them??
July 24, 2013 1:45 AM
I will echo what others are saying in that you will not necessarily find success stories other than the focus group since T25 has only been out for a month :)
I am in week 2 of the program and, in week 1 I lost 5 pounds and 5". I love it so far!!
July 25, 2013 6:59 AM
I have been a regular exerciser for several years but this workout is tough. I am in week 3 day 4 and I am still having to follow Tonia a lot which kinda bums me out. I am dripping sweat by the time I am done. I love it!
July 25, 2013 10:48 AM

I have been a regular exerciser for several years but this workout is tough. I am in week 3 day 4 and I am still having to follow Tonia a lot which kinda bums me out. I am dripping sweat by the time I am done. I love it!

Why do people use how sweaty they are as an indicator for quality of workout? That makes absolutely no sense.
July 25, 2013 11:14 AM
Is there anyone who completed the second month of Hip Hop Abs? I would like to know how the T25 difficulty compares to Total Body Burn 2.
July 25, 2013 11:17 AM
Didn't this just come out a few weeks ago?
July 25, 2013 11:36 AM

Didn't this just come out a few weeks ago?

July 25, 2013 11:37 AM

Didn't this just come out a few weeks ago?

I haven't done either program so I can't say from experience, but has a guide on their site as to the difficulty of each program. Hip Hop Abs is considered one of their entry level programs while T25 is rated on the same level as Insanity (for intermediate to advanced users), so I'll bet that T25 is way more intense.
July 26, 2013 8:46 PM

I want to get this....I have looked at the Beachbody website and saw those success stories but looking for "real" success stories! I am trying to convince my husband that we NEED this and we can do it together :-)

I ordered it as well---checked out Amazon for reviews and it seems to be mostly Beachbody peeps claiming it changed their life and they lost weight in one session. *hurl*. I would like to hear from non Beachbody people who have tried it and are seeing results. I like the idea that it is 25 minutes. I plan to use this on days I can't get to the gym. I like a high intensity workout; I have done P90x and Insanity moves and got too used to them. This looks to kick it up a notch if you need some new juice. Love the fact that they have modifications, too. Will be watching this thread for real success stories. So glad you started this thread:)

Message Boards » Fitness and Exercise

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.