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July 29, 2013

Shakeology Sample Packages! Try Before You Buy!

Now You Can Try Shakeology for a Week, for $35!

We’re now offering a 7 Day Supply of Shakeology Samples for you to try for a week!  That way you can truly see the benefits of what it can do for you.  Also included, a 5 Day Nutrition Guide FREE of charge!

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Why are we offering the week’s worth?  Especially when Shakeology comes with a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee?  We totally respect the financial decision you make when you try a bag of Shakeology.  I know what an amazing product it is and how it has helped me improve my health.  Not only did it help me lose weight, but it lowered my cholesterol 48pts!  My doctor was so impressed he asked if he could refer people to us to get it.  I obliged.  But some people like to try before they buy.  So now you can.

But first, some of you may not know much about what Shakeology is, so let’s help answer some of those questions.

The Benefits of Shakeology

The benefits of Shakeology are amazing, I mentioned my story already, but I also have seen friends of mine who were diabetic get images-1off their medicine by using Shakeology (low glycemic) to help control their weight and blood sugar.  I’ve had friends with Chromes Disease say that it helps control their digestive issues.  See for yourself, the testimonials of many others on the benefits of Shakeology.


What is Shakeology?

Instead of me telling you, I’ll let Darren Olien explain it; since he co-created it.

What Doctors are Saying About Shakeology


Now You Can Try Shakeology for a Week!


Just reach out to us today and we’ll set it up for you, you can mix and match or do all 7 packets in the same flavor.  7 Day supply also comes with a 5 day Nutrition Guide that will help teach you some new eating habits to compliment your Shakeology shake each day as well.  Totally up to you if you want to use it, but it’ll add to the benefits.  Especially since Shakeology will also help you kick your cravings for the junk!

Flavors include:


Chocolate Vegan (brown rice protein instead of whey protein)


Tropical Strawberry (brown rice protein instead of whey protein)


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July 12, 2013

How Many Calories Does Focus T25 Burn?

How Many Calories Do You Burn Doing T25?

I’m getting asked this and “how much the average calorie burn is supposed to be for the T25 workouts?”, A LOT! In a previous post I wrote all about the Focus T25 workout, so I’ll keep this one short and just stick to calories on this one.

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The Focus T25 Calorie Burn Surprised Me

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Focus T25 Calorie Burn

1,279 calories burned… When I looked at my T25 calorie burn, I was shocked…  I’m not sure why it did, after all it is a Shaun T workout, and anything he has his hands on, you know is going to be killer. I guess it is because the workout went by so quickly, a 25 minute workout is not long at all.

I’ve been a fan of Shaun T’s workouts for years, starting with Insanity and then moving into The Asylum workouts, never did care much for Hip Hop Abs (but that’s because I’m rhythmically challenged).

It’s no secret that you can burn anywhere from 600-1,000 calories during an Insanity or Asylum workout.  A lot of it has to do with the Max Interval Training and how that works with your body.  So when you figure up your calorie burn for Focus T25, it is very similar, just in a nice little short 25 minute package.  Your T25 calorie burn will definitely depend on your effort level, that’s no secret.

Your T25 Calorie Burn Will Vary

At the time that I wrote this, we are still in the Alpha Phase of Focus T25, so I’m basing this off what we’ve experienced so far.  When I do the cardio workouts, I hit around 600 calories, not counting the after burn that your body goes through for the next several hours afterwards.  When we do the Ab Intervals workout, the calorie burn is lower, due to the fact that there’s not as much cardio as there is in the “Cardio” workout itself or the Speed 1.0, Total Body Circuit, etc.

On Fridays however….it’s what Shaun T calls Double Day.  It’s optional, but it’s where you do 2 workouts back to back.  If you don’t want to double up, you can do the 2nd one on Saturday, but I’d rather have my weekends off, so we get it out of the way.  And yes you can skip that 2nd workout all together, but at that point in the week, you’re on a mission and don’t want anything to stop you from your success….so you usually willpower through it.

On those double days, it’s nothing for me to hit well over 1,000 calories just during the actual workout, not counting the after burn.  If you factor the after burn into the mix, you’re EASILY going to hit 1,500-2,000 calories as your body tries to rebuild and figure out what in the world just happened.

In Summary, The Calorie Burn Rate for Focus T25 Works

I know it sounds too good to be true, but just experience it and you’ll believe.  We did a workout with several ladies at my wife’s office and they were shocked too. Now keep in mind, a lot of them had to do the modifications that you’ll see Tonya do in the workouts, but they were in a flop sweat!  Several of them said they sweated more and felt like they got a better workout in 25 minutes than they do at their Zumba or gym workouts.

Think there might be something to it?  Maybe 🙂 What’s your calorie burn like?


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July 12, 2013

Focus T25 Get It Done Nutrition Guide: Know How It Works?

Everything You Need to Know About T25 Nutrition. Get it Done and See Results!

The beauty of the Focus T25 Nutrition Guide is, it’s SMART!  We’ve seen this with all the Beachbody nutrition guides that come with the programs, they’re geared to make whichever workout it’s paired with work for you.  They are set up so you can’t fail, unless you just don’t try.  So let’s examine what’s makes the Focus T25 Nutrition Guide so easy to follow.

Focus T25 Nutrition Guide Basics

The whole goal of the Focus T25 Nutrition Guide is to “get it done!”  This workout program was designed for those of you who don’t have time.

Time is the one commodity that we cannot afford to waste, but we end up wasting the most of.  So if you’re committed to a smart 25 minute a day workout regimen, what sense would it make to not have a nutrition guide that was just as simple and quick? Exactly. Get it done is just that. It’s simple and it’s easy and fast.

Before you read anymore, right now, I want you to…

Stop Counting Calories!

focus t25 nutrition guideWhile the guide gives you 2 options (we’ll get into that in a minute) of what your daily caloric intake is, you don’t need to be stressed about counting every single little calorie you put in your mouth, unless you’re one of those people who thrive on that and you have a check list for every detail of your life… have at it.  But I know I hate counting calories, so I don’t.  What I do, is make sure that the calories I consume are the right kind of calories.

This guide definitely helps out with that.

What’s in the Focus T25 Nutrition Guide?

The table of contents reads like a 1st grade Dr. Seuss book, it’s very simple:

  • Overview / The 4 Step Calorie Quiz (more below on this)
  • Suggested Calories Per Meal
  • Want More Customization?
  • Nutrition Troubleshooting
  • 25 “Keep It Real” Foods
  • Recipes

That’s it!  The whole thing you can glimpse through in 5 minutes and start to get it.

Now maybe you think that’s too simplistic, but I’ll remind you, if you bought this program… time is an issue.  Are you really going to spend hours researching diet and nutrition tips?  Why would you when you have a team of very smart “nutrition experts” that have done this for a long time and work with everyone from athletes to stay-at-home-moms; and know what they’re presenting to you and how to make it work?

T25 Nutrition Calorie Intake

This is where the T25 Nutrition plan or any plan can screw people up, but have no fear, it’s simple and easy.

On page 6 of the guide, there is a very simple 4 step calorie quiz that you take.  Be prepared, it’ll take some time… about 15 seconds!  Based on your score, either 3 or 4+ you will go with either the 1,200 calorie day plan or the 1,600 calorie day plan.  Also keep in mind that those are negotiable.

We see people get into programs and feel like they have to nail it at exactly 1200 calories.  Again I’ll say, don’t be so hard on yourself to the point of making it too difficult; you won’t stick with it if you do.  What you might find is that during your workouts, you feel really tired or lacking the energy needed to make it through the workout, or you might find yourself really dragging at the end of the day…if that’s the case, you need to play with those numbers a little.  Try adding 100 calories or so a day and see what happens until you find your sweet spot.  Same could apply in the opposite direction, you may find yourself needing to back off 100 calories.  Don’t be too attached to the numbers.  If you’re eating the right kind of foods, your body will tell you when it’s working.

The Calorie plans are broken down into 5 meals/snacks a day, with a caloric value on each one, so you’ll know when and what to eat and how much, depending on whether you’re in the 1,200 or the 1,600 calorie plan.

These are suggestions and guidelines, but you don’t want to starve yourself all day and then eat a 1,200 calorie dinner.  Good luck with that.

The T25 Nutrition Guide Offers Customization

I have to say this was really cool.  Say you have a lot of body fat to lose, then you’ll focus more on the recipes that are marked with a “P”.  Those are the are the meals with a higher protein percentage.  Maybe you’re just trying to shed a few pounds, you’ll focus more on the meals that are marked with a “C”.  These meals have a higher carbohydrate percentage so that you can have more energy during your workouts and less risk of plateauing.


This is where I struggle and I have a feeling you may too:

  • if you struggle with temptations or cravings, answer for that
  • want a boost before your workout, answer for that
  • hungry at bedtime, answer for that
  • starving all the time, answer for that (I kinda gave you that one earlier)

Focus T25 “Keep It Real” Foods

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I LOVED THIS PART!  Why?  I’m a visual person, not a bookworm.  In addition to the T25 Recipes, this is a list of 25 foods that you can carry around with you on your phone as a picture or a list, that you can always use to fall back on.  It’s your “safety net” so to speak.  When in doubt, grab this list!  Again, keep it simple!

T25 Recipes

I’ll be the first to say, I’m not a cook.  My wife will attest to that.  But with the T25 Recipes, it consist of 25 recipes with 5 ingredients and only 5 minutes to prep…HELLO?!?  Even I can do these.  Finally, I can bring something to the table, literally.

Remember when making the recipes, go organic when possible.  I’ve known Shaun for years and I know how picky he is about this part, so do what you can.

One little tip I got from Shaun, sweet potatoes are your friend, amazing food and great source of carbs.  They are loaded with what your body needs from a nutritional standpoint.  I knew this about Shaun before I saw him on Dr. Oz praising this amazing food.  So if you like them, love them more!  If you want to see more on this, check out our You Tube video where he talks about it.


In Summary

That’s it, simple.  If you decide to do this program, we’ll support you and help you in any way possible.  We have amazing Focus T25 Challenge Groups that are there for accountability via Facebook and YouTube, etc.

How we do this? We have local Fit Clubs here locally in Charlotte and in other cities that we can plug you into for that face to face interaction.  If you would like more information on anything you’ve read or Focus T25 in general, feel free to contact us today.

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