Post # 1
So I’ve been contemplating buying the Insanity workout and I think I just need the extra push to just go ahead and do it (or not to do it). I really need to introduce a good workout into my life and I don’t want to spend the money on the gym. Besides, with my job and daily commute I don’t have much time to make it to the gym…and I don’t like crowds lol. I know I could just go running but I am simply not a runner. I’ve tried, really hard, to be a runner. My Fiance loves it but it just doesn’t work for me. I get shin splints easily and I just find it dreadfully boring. I also suck at coming up with exercise routines by myself but like I said I don’t have the money for a personal trainer.
Are there any bees that have done Insanity that can give me a push to buy it or not to buy it? Did it work for you or was it a waste of money? Any before/after pictures or stats would be greatly appreciated too 🙂
ETA: I’m most likely going to buy it off Craigslist or Ebay (from a reputable seller) so it won’t be the ridiculously high price from the infomercial
Post # 3
Try looking on youtube for workouts before you buy anything. Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown is amazing, and FREE.
Post # 6
@IzzyBear: I’m in the same situation. (PS DATE TWINS!) it is SO expensive but a friend of mine wants me to get it and do it together and keep each other accountable. But for $120 it seems like a LOT of money!
Post # 7
If you struggle with shin splints it might not be for you. There’s a lot of jumping around that may aggravate them (or your downstairs neighbors if you live in an apartment or condo). If you think your shins can handle the jumping it’s an excellent workout (I run quite a bit, and it’s hard work for me).
Post # 8
@IzzyBear: Amazing, high intensity, short duration workouts that target building muscle and losing fat. Free!
Make sure you start on a “day off”…you will be jell-o the next morning!
Post # 9
I can’t wait to try Insanity too! I plan on purchasing it when I have a home.
Post # 10
@pharmy: My friend recently put me on to bodyrock.tv great workouts! I could do without the the porno sounds that the instructors insist on doing though. LOL
Post # 11
@TwoStatesBride: yeah I wouldn’t buy it from the informercials…it’s too expensive. I’ve found some sets on Craigslist and Ebay for around $55-$60. Yay date twins 🙂
@SquidWeds: I seem to only get shin splints when running on hard surfaces like the street. I can run on a treadmill and be fine. I would be doing this workout in my garage which has an area rug so it would soften “the blow” to my legs
@pharmy: thanks for the info. The only problem with that is I have to exercise in my garage because when I jump around or get on the floor my puppy thinks I’m playing and won’t leave me alone lol. So I can’t really get on the interenet out there :
Post # 12
I believe it is a great workout but a lot of people I know, including myself, have injured themselves doing it. Usually foot or ankle injuries. There is A LOT of jumping and not much of an alternative to the high impact without feeling like you’re doing nothing.
I definitely saw a pin on Pinterest that said you could get all the P90X and Insanity workouts for free online although I never checked it out personally.
I only voted not to buy it because I know there are ways you can get it for free. But it is a really intense, but great, workout where you don’t need equipment.
Post # 13
@VaVaVoomBee: thanks for the input. The fact that you don’t need any equipment was a huge selling point for me. I tried P90X for like a week (my friend’s ex bf had it)but you just need to much crap for it that I don’t really feel is needed
Post # 14
@IzzyBear: I have Insanity, P90X, Turbofire, and Brazil Butt Lift! All from beachbody.
I would recomend Turbofire. I LOVE it. It is really upbeat and fun. I’m like you-i get bored exercising. I actually found Insanity got boring because you basically do the same exercise for 1 minute, then another one for 1 minute..and so on. Turbofire is not boring AT ALL! I lost 12 lbs doing it too. I do know that some like Insanity though, but this is just my recommendation.
Post # 15
@IzzyBear: That depends on your ability to stick with and PUSH yourself.
Insanity, P90X, Crossfit, Powerfit, Bootcamps…they are all the same with one huge difference and that is having someone in the flesh encouraging/pushing/motivating you. My Darling Husband got Insanity for me and I didn’t like it. I wasn’t motivated enough to do those crazy workouts on my own and frankly I didn’t have the expertise to know if I was doing them correctly to get the full advantage.
I joined Powerfit (again same routines and intensity) but instead of having to do it on my own I have someone there at all times helping me along. Also, they ensure that I am doing each activity (which always varies from day to day) CORRECTLY and with the right posture etc. That is a huge issue with these intense at home workouts. At first I didn’t think I had the time either but eventually after loving it I found I could make time, as impossible as that sounds.
I vote that you try out a free sample online of Insanity and at the same time find a local Crossfit/Powerfit/Bootcamp and check it out as well (most offer a few days free). At the very least you can get an idea of the intensity and motion that you will need to push yourself to have if you opt to do it at home.
Post # 16
@memo: thanks for the recommendation!!