Focus T25 optimizes your workout time to deliver a fast-paced, full-body exercise routine in just 25 minutes. Developed by Shaun T, renown for creating ‘Insanity’, this high intensity exercise program is the latest craze sweeping the fitness community for those who are ready to get down to business with their workouts. No rest combined with pure focus ensures that every second counts.
As a busy working mom, I often find that I have hardly enough time to shower in the morning, let alone squeeze in an good workout. I tried getting into a schedule of going to the gym, but found myself falling into an ineffective routine of doing the same thing day after day.
Not only was it boring to maintain this schedule, but I wasn’t seeing results. Also, any time one of my kids got sick or something else came up–not to mention vacation weeks and summer when all the kids are home–my gym time was the first thing to go. Even when I had best intentions, I found myself increasingly frustrated by not being able to fulfill my workout commitments. Meanwhile, I was gaining weight, unable to wear the clothes I wanted to wear, embarrassed by the way I looked, and feeling increasingly sluggish. My family has a vacation scheduled for October, and the last thing I want to do is feel this bad about myself while we are in paradise. My friend told me about Focus T25, and I decided I had nothing to lose.
My Experience With the Focus T25 Workout
I explained to my kids that I needed 25 minutes to myself every day to feel good and be healthier. I gave them the option to workout beside me, or to find something quiet to do during that time. I was surprised, but they were totally on board. My 12 year old daughter loves doing the program with me, while my sons usually do a puzzle, read, or play with their handheld gaming devices during that time. I love that I get to set a positive example for them. By watching me work out, hopefully they will learn what an important component physical fitness is in every day life.
I’m not going to lie. Focus T25 is HARD. You will definitely find yourself sweating and feeling the burn. But the great thing about that is you’ll know it is working, by the physical effects. When I go to the gym, I sometimes “phone it in.” What is the point of exercising if you don’t break a sweat? I have no problem with that now thanks to Focus T25. But it’s the good kind of sweat, and I feel great afterwards. Not only that, but as your body gets stronger, the workouts get easier. You’ll feel better, as well as gaining a great sense of self confidence. And my sleep has gotten better since I started the program–a wonderful and unexpected benefit.
The Beachbody community is great–so supportive and encouraging. They even encourage you to send in your “BEFORE” and “AFTER” pictures after 10 weeks on the program; if you do it, they send you a free “NAILED IT!” shirt.
Shaun T, who created the INSANITY craze, also designed the two-part Focus T25 program, including the Alpha Cycle, which is focused on setting the foundation for total-body fitness, and comes with an on-screen modifier so even the most fitness-challenged can get started toward better health right away. The Alpha Cycle includes workouts designed to target cardio, speed, total body, abs and lower body.
After the Alpha cycle, you progress to the Beta Cycle, which is focused on strengthening your core and elevating the Alpha areas while adding in circuit training and upper focus. My arms have always been a trouble spot, so this aspect has been particularly appealing to me.
The Focus T25 program also comes with additional tools, such as the Quick-Start Guide, which delivers great tips on how to get started and keep at it, a nutrition guide, and a workout calendar. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get not one, not two, not three but FOUR free gifts including a stretch workout, 5-day fast track, resistance bands, and 24/7 online support, which is particularly useful if you are ever feeling demoralized or ready to quit. Fitness experts and peer encouragement will help keep you on track with the program and with your future fit self.
This innovative workout program is brought to you by BeachBody. If you haven’t heard of it by now, it’s THE place for innovative at-home fitness and health. The program costs just three monthly payments of $39.95 at the Beachbody website, and the shipping and handling is totally free. There is also an option to pay all at once. One of the best parts is the 30-day money back guarantee; in other words, there’s no reason not to try it.
My Overall Review
- Even the busiest person has 25 minutes to spare in their average day.
- The short-duration, high-intensity approach has been proven to be more effective than longer, less intense sessions.
- The program is both dynamic and engaging–25 minutes fly by.
- You will see results so quickly that the workout becomes easier and easier.
- It’s good for your body and soul.
- With it being a short 25 minute workout, there aren’t many breaks (as in…zero) between stages of the workout. Be prepared for that and drink lots of water.
- It isn’t easy! But just ask any participants-the pain is definitely worth the gain.