You’re wondering if it really works and if the people in the infomercials are just photoshopped actors who are just scamming you to sell you products.
I totally understand that it’s pretty hard to believe that you can actually get results like the ones you see in the infomercial for the beachbody power 90 program.
However, I’m going to ask you to set your skepticism aside for a moment so I can share my beachbody power 90 story with you.
My Personal Beachbody Power 90 Review Story
Back in 2000, I gave birth to my first son in August. I was working in an office and basically ate whatever I wanted when I went on my Lunch break with my co-workers.
I was in total denial about how much weight I had gained, but after I gave birth to my son, who was only 8lbs 7 ounces and I was still in the 200lb Range, I knew that I had eaten, one too many plates of Rice, Beans, Plaintains and Steak!
After around 8 months after giving birth, I got truly sick and tired of still wearing my Maternity Clothes! YES I was still parading around town with an 8 Month old and sporting the maternity clothes that I was wearing WHILE he was IN my belly, I decided that enough was enough and I had to do something about my weight. I had lost a little of the weight I had gained from the pregnancy, putting me around 185, which for me, was the highest I had ever been (at that time, anyway… we will get to how I ballooned to 225 years later in a follow up post, so stay tuned for that!)
Beachbody Power 90 Infomercial – Hook, Line and SINKER I was SOLD.
So one night, like most Americans do, I was up late watching TV and I happen to catch an infomercial.
Prior to the infomercial, I was throwing money AND Time away on purchasing Quick Fixes, Diet Pills, Doo-hickies and Gadgets and Workout programs, like Tae-Bo, that just weren’t motivating me to stick with it.
But there was something ‘Special’ about this workout program.
All this talk about ‘Sectional Progression’ and the testimonials from Average people that were just like Me, really had me intrigued. Then on top of that, was the fact that you REALLY had to WORK OUT. I mean REALLY Workout.
This wasn’t a QUICK FIX.
The Beachbody Power 90 Program was based more creating a LIFESTYLE of health and fitness rather than just a ‘Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’ approach.
So Starting out at 185lbs I decided I could Stick to this thing for 90 Days and Fully Commit and I would give it my all.
The Beachbody Power 90 Workout Routine
Power 90 was Beachbody’s Flagship Product. I actually purchased it when it was on VHS tape and you had to pop it into a VCR! But I just had a feeling that this would be the workout I could finally commit to from home, without investing in a Gym Membership, which I could not afford at the time, and have to put my baby in the daycare.
I loved that I could do the workout from Home and See Results in only 90 Days.
The Beachbody Power 90 Workout Routine Consists of Alternating Days of Sweat and Sculpt and includes the Following:
Phase 1-2 Sweat (Which is basically Cardio Moves including a Power Yoga Warm-Up, High Heat Moves like Jumping Jacks and running Lunges, and Kick Boxing Cardio and Punching like Hooks and Upper Cuts! Very Fun Workout!) and the workout is completed with 100 Ab Reps, called Ab Ripper.
Phase 1-2 Sculpt Consists of Strength Training. It’s a Full Body Workout in that it starts with Pushups, Bicep Curls, Swimmers Presses, Chest Flys Etc, using Dumb bells (you must purchase separately) and rounds out the workout with Walking Lunges and Standing Squats for a full body Complete workout.
You stay on Phase 1-2 until YOU are ready to move on to Phase 3-4 or in about 4 weeks. Whichever comes first.
Once You Move on to Phase 3-4 You can expect to do MORE of the same Moves from Phase 1-2, except you will have one additional rep each sequence. PLUS you will have one extra Sequence all together in the SCULPT Workout that you didn’t do in Phase 1-2 which includes Wrist Curls, Alternating Calf work, Back Extensions and Chair Dips, just to name a few. Oh YES and instead of doing 3 sets of walking lunges, you will do 5, that is ‘alot’ of Fun and trust me, you’ll feel it the next morning! ha!
So what were My Beachbody Power 90 Results?
I lost a whopping 55lbs in a little over 90 Days and went from a size 16 to a size 6. I could totally kick myself because my Original before and after photo, side by side comparison, were deleted from my computer when it crashed years ago, BUT I do have some progress photos and my AFTER Photos where you can see me with my Baby and I’m obviously Skinnier. See Some of my Pics Below
What is Included in the Beachbody Power 90 Workout
Just so you know, the Beachbody Power 90 Workout HAS Been Re-packaged since I purchased it in 2001, so it’s gone through a bit of an evolution, but the workout itself remains the same.
Total Body Transformation in 90 Days!
This in-home boot camp for dramatic body transformation uses Tony’s Sectional Progression™ technique, which gives you an effective workout in as little as 30 minutes!
With Tony’s Fat Burning Express plan, you can lose up to 10 lbs. and 10 inches in your first 6 days!
- Sculpt Circuit 1-2
Easy moves to tone and firm your body. (29 minutes)
- Sweat Cardio 1-2
Burn fat and shed inches. (36 minutes)
- Sculpt Circuit 3-4
Next level for sculpting lean muscle tone. (38 minutes)
- Sweat Cardio 3-4
Accelerated fat and calorie blasting. (42 minutes)
- Program Guide
No guesswork! Follow the program day by day.
- 90-day calendar
Track your progress and stay motivated.
Plus 5 FREE gifts!
- New Fat Burning Express DVD
Jump-start your metabolism in just 35 minutes.
- Fat Burner Meal Plan
Lose weight and still enjoy your favorite foods!
- 6-Day Fat Burning Express Plan
Lose weight fast!
- Success measurement card and tape measure
Stay motivated and absolutely achieve your goals!
- And a Power Sculpting Band FREE!*
Guaranteed to work—or your money back!
We’re so sure you’ll succeed with Power 90, we extended the money-back guarantee to a FULL 90 days! If you’re not 100% satisfied with your progress, return the program within 90 days for a refund of the purchase price, less s&h, but keep the Fat Burning Express plan valued at $90 as our gift.
Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.
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If you recall in the beginning of my post, I mention how I ballooned up to 225 lbs (this was recently in 2010). I will share another blog post that will go into how I gained this weight and how again, I turned to my tried and true, Power 90 Workout program to jumpstart my weightloss once again.
The Beachbody Power 90 Program is really perfect for anyone who hasn’t worked out in a while, that has been sedentary for more than a few months, and wants a solid program to get them back into shape without opting for the Quick Fix of Gadgets, Doo-hickies, Pills or starvation diets.
The Beachbody Power 90 Workout System is designed for someone who is not afraid to do the work to get healthy and fit but also falls into the categories below:
- You really don’t love to workout
- You don’t like going to the gym (wasting your time for no real results!)
- You don’t like the vicious cycle of ‘Starting, Failing…. Starting, Failing… Starting, Failing….Quit!’
- You Like to eat good foods
- You Like to have a measurable ‘light at the end of the tunnel’
- You’re good at following directions
The Beachbody Power 90 Workout System is also Great for People who are OVER 200lbs
Take it from me…
It doesn’t matter that if you are reading this, you are over 200lbs.
I’m here to tell you that if you just take it one day at a time, and commit to the process and just MODIFY (I will be having lots of modification videos coming soon that will help you modify the more challenging moves) You will still get results with the program!
As a matter of fact, I’m about to Launch my ‘Power 90 – Pay it Forward Project” Designed specifically for people that are over 200lbs so that they can break the 200lb Barrier, just like I did with the program! (Stay Tuned for that!)
Beachbody Power 90 Pros and Cons
Ok so Last but Not least, let’s go over the Pros and Cons of the Beachbody Power 90 Program.. and there ARE a Few. Knowing this upfront will give you as much information from the get go to decide if this is the program for you. I’m just gonna keep it real cuz I don’t want unhappy customers.
- Workout is SIMPLE YET Challenging. Not alot of Fancy Moves or Choreography. Just Good ‘ol Solid, working out.
- Phase 1-2 is only 35 Minutes, Phase 3-4 is approximately 40 Minutes. You’re In, You’re Out, You’re Done!
- Simple Eating Plan, all spelled out for you.
- Tony has a Great Sense of Humor and will keep you chuckling through the workout and he keeps you motivated. It’s alot like paying a Celebrity Trainer but having him to yourself for your workout at home.
- Simple System. Only 2 Disks, Alternating Days of Cardio and Strength.
- Only 90 Days
- Timer on the Screen to keep you Motivated (I cannot tell you how many times I’ve looked at that countdown clock and then just pushed through the last few moves cuz there were only a few seconds left so I made the best of it!)
- You have the option of Playing the DVD WITH Music, or you can Shut it OFF.
- Comes with a Resistance Band so you Don’t HAVE to purchase Weights
- Being that we are in 2012 and Power 90 Came out in 2000, You may feel that the quality of the DVD is outdated. Tony Horton is about 42 (now 55?) So that may bother some.
- Tony Horton has a Sense of humor, and although I think it’s Awesome, some personality types think he is annoying. I’m just there to workout and get results, so either way, I’m good!
- If you don’t like using Resistance Bands (which I personally hate!) You will need to get a decent set of Dumbbells if you don’t currently own any. (I Got these from Amazon and they are a Great Bargain: LRF – 40 lbs to 60 lbs Adjustable Cast Iron Dumbbells! The #1 on market (50 LB) )
- The Music Track is HORRIBLE. Think of it as ‘Elevator Music’ for Fitness. It’s Pretty CRAPPY and Unmotivating. That’s why I tell All My Clients to either Design their OWN Playlist on their IPODS and set the ‘Music Option’ to OFF OR Just buy the ‘ESPN – Jock Jams 3 – CD’ From Amazon.com and Pop that in your Boom box.
Jock Jams has some GREAT Music and this is actually the DVD that I did with my Original Round of Power 90 in 2001.
Some of the Songs include:
|1. It’s Awesome Baby||Dick Vitale|
|2. Tribal Dance||2 Unlimited|
|3. Ready To Go||Republica|
|4. I Like it Like That||Tito Nieves|
|5. C’Mon & Ride it (The Train)||Quad City DJ’s|
|6. Let’s Go||Espn|
|7. Da’ Dip||Freak Nasty|
|8. Jump||The Movement|
|9. R.O.W.D.I.E||Jock Jams Cheerleaders|
|11. No Diggity||Blackstree, Dr. Dre|
|12. The Chant||Espn|
|13. Let Me Clear My Throat||DJ Kool|
|14. That’s the way I Like It||K.C. & The Sunshine Band|
|15. Supersonic||Sabrina Sang|
|16. Fired Up||Funky Green Dogs|
|17. Robi Rob’s Boriqua Anthem||C&C Music Factory|
|18. Don’t Stop Moving||Livin’ Joy|
|19. Don’t Stop, Get it, Get it !!||Jock Jams Cheerleaders|
|20. Cotton Eye Joe||Rednex|
|21. The Jock Jam||Espn|
|22. The Chicken Dance||Ray Castoldi|
Personally I’m Motivated By Music and Power 90 Seriously Lacks in that Department, but it totally makes up for it by being a Simple, Solid, Straightforward workout that both a Beginner or a more seasoned athlete can Go to for GUARANTEED Results!
Make Sure to Book Mark this page so you can stay tuned to the Power 90 Series of Blog Posts I will be sharing in the days ahead and you will also learn how you can get involved in my ‘Power 90 – Pay it Forward Project’.
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