Post # 1
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
I keep seeing this everywhere, and I admit the advertisements are starting to get to me. Ever since I quit martial arts this year, I’ve been bummed that I haven’t been exercising as much. We can’t afford another gym membership, and I loathe working out in public. Now that we’re moving we finally have a spare bedroom and I’m really excited that I finally have a decent amount of space to move around in. But of course most BodyBoss reviews I’ve found seem pretty biased.
I’ve tried workout videos before, Jillian Micheals and Insanity, but I always felt really turned off by the host. Like, I know some people like that tough love approach, but I don’t, and I just feel like crap that I can’t keep up. Is BodyBoss the same? Is it easy to stick with or does it get boring super fast doing the same junk over and over again? I don’t have a lot to lose, ideally 10-15 lbs, and mostly I really just want to tone up. We can buy some inexpensive work out gear, but nothing extravagent.
Any thoughts or experience?
Post # 2
I’ve seen all those BodyBoss ads! Haven’t tried it myself, though.
Have you tried Pilates? Blogilates on YouTube is great, and they actually just won the Streamy award for best exercise YouTube channel. She’s so happy all the time that some people hate it, but I like her. She emails out a monthly calendar, so the workout is always different even if she reuses the same videos occasionally.
I also have all 4 Crush programs, which is a newer workout brand that most people don’t know about. They have a HIIT program (basically the same style as BodyBoss) called Go! that’s 30 minutes and it changes every day.
Post # 3
TwinkleBoss : I did BodyBoss gearing up for my wedding last month and really really liked it! It’s a no nonense, no equipment, 12 week program. They send you a hard copy book if you want it, but there’s a e-reader guide to the exercises too. The only part of the advertisements that’s misleading is the time commitment (ads say 24 min, 3 days/week). It’s actually closer to 30-40 min for the first 6 weeks and then closer to 40-50 min the second 6 weeks. The actual workout is probably 24 min, but there’s rests in between sets and warm-up/cool down that’s not counted in the ads. You work out 3 days a week, one day is legs, one day is arms and abs, and one is full body power moves. You get different exercises for each day (like 6-8 exercises/day) and you repeat 3 times in circuit format with short rests in between cirucuits. I didn’t lose much weight, but I did tone up quickly. You take progress pictures every 2 weeks and by week 6 I was already seeing big changes in my arms and abs!
Post # 4
TwinkleBoss : I haven’t done BodyBoss, but I’m doing Kayla Itsines BBG which I think is a pretty good comp. They’re 30 minute workouts, you can follow along on an app or just print out the PDF and I think it’s great! It’s progressive so it gets harder and changes it up as you go through 12 workouts, but you repeat some sets or exercises so you can see progress. The best part for me is the super supportive positive coach. I’m sure bodyboss will be similar, I know a lot of people just call it like a cheaper BBG. The only equipment I need for BBG is a mat, a step, two dumbells, a medicine ball, and a jump rope.
Post # 5
mepayne : Not to hijack things from the OP, but I wanted to ask if there is a schedule for her pilates workouts? I am looking for a schedule and something to follow on a daily or every other day time frame. I usually can dedicate about 20-30 mins to these type of workouts.
Also, OP, I signed up for BeachBody On Demand and I like all the variety of videos you can follow. You get access to Slim in 60, all the P90X videos, and a bunch more that might interest you. There is a cost but I signed up for a 6 month thing and I found I used it enough to make it worth the cost.
Post # 6
andromeda99 : You can sign up for her monthly calendar, which is a schedule of which videos you do and when! They usually run about an hour total, but if you can only do about 30 min, just pick and choose a couple videos from the day’s list.
She also posts a playlist on YouTube every day of that day’s workout videos. So, here’s today’s: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSCcAGyv98icxYJWBumN-mUNtj-HQgNWQ
And the beginner’s calendar: http://www.blogilates.com/blog/2014/12/30/new-beginners-calendar-2-0-for-2015/
Honest to goodness, the most lean/toned I have EVER been was when I was doing her stuff consistently.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
I’ve not tried BodyBoss but I’m using an Australian program called TiffXO which is run by one of the trainers from the Aussie Biggest Loser. I love it – it’s six 45 minute workouts a week (if you do all of the options) plus an amazing meal plan. I’ve got arm definition for the first time in my life and I’m starting to get tummy definition as well. Can’t recommend it highly enough.
Post # 8
- Wedding: Disneyland - January 2016
Thank you guys for the suggestions! I’m really excitied to look into these and hopefully get my exercise routine back in order. I’ve been trying to lose 10 lbs for a while now, and even if that still doesn’t work, at the very least I’d like to swap out some of that fat for muscle! My husband and I are sloooowly but surely getting our eating habits in proper order, so the fitness has to come next 🙂