We’re back with another in-depth look at a popular and effective home workout program. As a reminder, you can check out our favorite calisthenics apps and programs here.
This time, we’ll cover Beachbody “INSANITY” with Shaun T.
If you haven’t heard of Beachbody, you haven’t been hanging around home fitness connoisseurs for long enough.
Founded in 1998, Beachbody has brought some of the most popular fitness programs to the center stage and delivered them into the hands and the living rooms of millions of customers.
Over the years they have diversified into many avenues of fitness from high-intensity cardio to yoga and met the consumer demand with uniquely motivating video products.
INSANITY by Shaun T is a 60-day full-body conditioning program that uses bodyweight training and high-intensity cardio to tone muscles and lose weight. As the program proclaims, it provides a year’s worth of results in 60 days of intense training.
The program is broken down into 10 workouts focusing on everything from plyometrics to full burst cardio and recovery.
Each workout provides a unique combination of strength, endurance, and core workouts designed to streamline results and maximize weight loss.
In this review, we go through the program’s inclusions, who might be interested in purchasing it, and what the customers are saying.
We hope that by the end of our quick review our readers might have a better idea of whether or not Beachbody INSANITY is right for them.
What’s Inside Beachbody INSANITY?
The workout program is scheduled as follows.
1 workout a day. 6 days a week. For 60 days.
Each day is comprised of one of these 10 base workouts, and the schedule intensifies as it progresses.
The only recommended equipment is an exercise mat.
- Dig Deeper and Fit Test (30 min)
- Plyometric Cardio Circuit (42 min)
- Cardio Power and Resistance (40 min)
- Cardio Recovery (33 min)
- Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs (55 min)
- Core Cardio and Balance (37 min)
- Max Interval Circuit and Fit Test (86 min)
- Max Interval Plyo (55 min)
- Max Cardio Conditioning and Cardio Abs (65 min)
- Max Recovery (47 min)
Bonus Workouts Include:
- Fast and Furious Abs (45 min)
- Max Interval Sports Training (55 min)
- Insane Abs (33 min)
- Upper Body Weight Training (48 min)
These high-intensity interval training sessions are meant to get the heart pumping, the sweat gushing, and the calories burning.
How Much Does it Cost?
Beachbody INSANITY can be purchased in two main ways.
Standalone INSANITY Base Kit: $120 USD (one payment, not including shipping)
With the purchase of the base kit, customers get the entire 60-day program on DVD, along with a nutrition plan, a fitness guide to get you started, a calendar to help you track progress.
24/7 support is also provided should you purchase directly through Beachbody. Bonus workouts are often added to the program as selling points at different times.
Beachbody on Demand Membership: $160 USD (per year)
INSANITY is also available through the Beachbody on Demand subscription, a membership program that gives users access to many of the most popular Beachbody programs.
With annual membership customers also receive a Shakeology Challenge Pack along with all the goodies in the base kit.
Beachbody on Demand allows users to access the INSANITY program online or from a smart device, which some users may prefer.
Remember, this is a year membership that exceeds much more than just the INSANITY program.
For those just interested in INSANITY and nothing else Beachbody-related, the base kit is the way to go. INSANITY Base Kit can be purchased through various third party online retailers, so be sure to shop carefully.
Who should try Beachbody INSANITY?
As the name suggests, INSANITY is a more advanced program that aims to achieve ambitious cardio and bodyweight fitness goals.
It is normally recommended that those participating in the program have an average level of fitness.
While the goals of the program range from weight loss to advanced muscle tone, absolute beginners are encouraged to prepare themselves before starting the 60 days.
It is also recommended that those with medical conditions, pre-existing injuries, or those who may be pregnant to avoid the program until they feel ready, or until after a medical professional has given them the go-ahead.
As the program does NOT require any specialized equipment, it is perfect for those interested in working out from the comfort of their own home or not wanting to invest in expensive gym memberships.
The most important requirement of this program is the commitment in order to see the results.
The Buzz about Beachbody Insanity
When it comes to home fitness and calisthenics, there will always be aspects of programs that are subjective and those that remain constant.
The INSANITY program requires dedication and commitment and is by no means a walk in the park.
A quick google search will land curious buyers with hundreds of testimonials of delighted customers who re-sculpted their bodies using the program.
Some are believable, some seem a bit over the top. That’s marketing for you.
After researching the program, there is no question that with a 60-day regimen of high-intensity cardio and a weight loss nutrition plan to go with it, people could see great results with INSANITY.
Losing excess body weight normally comes down to a disciplined diet and consistent exercise, two things the program emphasizes.
Shaun T. gets very positive reviews from customers who respond to high-intensity coaching and motivational cues. While a small number of people may not like his performing style, his reputation in the fitness world clearly lends to an avid following.
As with any new home fitness program (and a new instructor), it’s important to give them a trial before you buy to see if he or she is a fit with your personal vibe.
For those looking to take their fitness goals to the next level, Beachbody INSANITY will burn fat, tone muscle, and increased cardio conditioning-fast.
If you are ready to put in the time, pour out the sweat, and commit to yourself for 60 days, you will see results.
More importantly, the discipline of achieving daily exercise goals will contribute immensely to both your physical and mental health.