(Closed) Should I buy Insanity? *See updates before commenting*

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Should I buy Insanity?
    Yes : (24 votes)
    59 %
    No : (9 votes)
    22 %
    Other...please list suggestion in comments : (8 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    9917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Try looking on youtube for workouts before you buy anything.  Jillian Michael’s Yoga Meltdown is amazing, and FREE.

    Post # 4
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014


    Post # 6
    3196 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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
    363 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @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
    8473 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I can’t wait to try Insanity too! I plan on purchasing it when I have a home.

    Post # 10
    7422 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @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 # 12
    76 posts
    Worker bee

    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 # 14
    1541 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    @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
    11172 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    @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.

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