November 23, 2015
Time for some Black Friday BARGAINS! These are available from November 23rd to December 1st while supply last. Here are a few of our favorites – just click their name for more information about each one and to purchase.
May 6, 2015
On our YouTube Channel, we showcase a lot of things from shoes to pre-workout formulas and much more because people always ask us, “What is that?” or “What are you wearing?”. So now without further ado … you’ll be in the know!
#1 – ASICS Kinsei 5 Shoes
By far our favorite shoe to workout in for several reasons. They are extremely comfortable, don’t have to be broken in and are really good for cross training and lateral movement.
Don’t be fooled by the fact that they are listed as a “running shoe”, trust and believe they are great for the workouts we do. Shaun T himself turned me onto them. They can be a little pricey, but are well worth the money and look really slick.
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[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00AW7INDW”]ASICS Women’s GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe [/button]
#2 – Cellucor C4 Extreme Workout Supplement
Now I know there are a lot of pre-workout formulas, these are just “our” favorites. C4 right now, is Todd’s (mine) favorite pre-workout formula. It gives you the tingle, the flavors are amazing and it definitely pushes you through your workout.
Alisha on the other hand loves the E&E pre-workout that we sell ourselves. Both are amazing and will help you push through. The E&E is a good start for people who have never tried a pre-workout before and it’s safe for all levels of exercise and will give that extra push in a safe way.
C4 is little more extreme and I would only say to use it for the more extreme workouts or when playing sports. I use it before tennis and any of Shaun’s workouts or even the resistance training workouts that Tony has in the P90X family. You can purchase E&E here on our site by clicking the SHOP tab. To get some C4, the best price and hassle free way is through Amazon with the link below.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B005RCDW8S” ]Cellucor C4 Extreme Workout Supplement, Icy Blue Razz[/button]
#2XU Compression Shorts & Tights (Men & Women)
Love, love, love these! If you workout a lot, you probably wear some type of compression shorts, or you should! I’ve bought so many pairs at the workout chain stores and after a while they begin to develop the “funk”, fade and just don’t seem to hold up well at all. Well that’s before I found these beauties. It’s another gem that Shaun turned me onto, first off they last forever, he has several pairs that he’s had for years! The screen-printing on them seems to hold up better which keeps them looking like they did the day you bought them, and they don’t develop the funk!
But you want to know what I love about them the most? The way the fit. A lot of compression shorts fit me weird, it’s hard to find the pair that doesn’t push your skin up and make you look like you have a “muffin-top” and then there’s some that are too big or after a while break down and become too loose. These have hardly any waistband on them at all so it dramatically cuts down the “muffin-top” push which let’s face it, makes you feel better about yourself when you look in the mirror. If you look in the mirror and you feel like you look fat before you workout, you’re mental state going in is going to suck. These fit you the way all shorts should.
These are the only compression shorts I feel comfortable enough in, to workout in just them…with no shorts over the top of them. They are pricey, but when you consider you don’t have to buy any more for a LONG time, they pay for themselves in that and in the way they make you feel.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591HGRU” ]2XU Men’s Compression Shorts[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591Q392″]2XU Men’s Compression Tights[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B005NK7CYY”]2XU Women’s 3/4 Compression Tights[/button]
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00591QN9W” ]2XU Women’s Compression Tights[/button]
#4 – Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands
We’ve used a couple of different push-up stands in the past, and we love the Beachbody ones that you can purchase on our SHOP tab, but we also found these little beauties on Amazon and love the versatility and lightweight features of them.
They travel well and we’ve even done plyometric push-ups with them.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00MBEVV8S” ]Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands[/button]
#5 – Vivobarefoot Men’s Stealth Running Shoe
This is a brand new one to our world, but quickly moving up the ranks. I’ve been skeptical of minimalist shoes and the “working out barefoot” approach, but I’m intrigued and am exploring it.
Darren, who you may know from Shaun’s workouts like Insanity, Asylum and more, turned me onto these. They essentially allow you to workout barefoot, but with something on your feet. They cut down on wearing shoes that may mess up your kinetic chain and the way your body absorbs shocks from jumping as well as the way you run. I’ve tried them outside and it was a little weird, but I love them inside in our workout room (granted it has padding and carpet), but when I wear them inside I notice my feet do respond well to them. If you are someone who has pain in your arches and feet hurt when you workout, you should definitely look into these.
[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B008K9X6S6″ ]Vivobarefoot Men’s Stealth Running Shoe[/button]
Again, these are just our favorites. It doesn’t make our way the right way or your way the wrong way, just what we . If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.
March 12, 2015
How 60 Days COMPLETELY Changed Gary’s Life and Look!
My name is Gary. I’m 37 years old. I have a beautiful wife and 4 wonderful children. I am a restaurant manager so that means crazy hours and lots of snacking. I have worked in restaurants since I was 16 years old and enjoy it a lot. I have been a little heavy most of my adulthood until about six years ago. My wife and I were going to take a trip to Hawaii. I had to lose weight fast so I did the South Beach diet and gained the weight back as soon as I stopped the diet. I then crossed paths with Todd Midgett who turned me onto P90X. WOW!! I was in the best shape of my life. Things were great being in shape weighing 168 pounds. I slowly stopped working out and became lazy. I even purchased Insanity and gave up 2 weeks in. Over time I had managed to reach 220 pounds. I have never been so over weight. My life was good but there was something missing. I was too embarrassed to go to the pool. I was even hesitant to go to the beach. How did this happen and why don’t I get off my butt and do something about this ran through my head every day. I finally made the decision this January to give Insanity another go. Thank God I did! A group of friends said they wanted to start an Insanity workout group. What better time than now. I committed to them and myself with the support of my loving wife. I go every night to my buddies house where 7 of us hold each other accountable. It’s been great doing the workouts. Throughout the pain and agony I found a way to “dig deeper”. I now have so much energy. We have all come a long way. I am proud to say that I have lost 25 pounds so far. We will be starting Asylum in a week. Can’t wait.
March 5, 2015
Finally You Can Stream Your Favorite Workouts!
We’ve heard for years how much easier it would be if you could just stream your favorite workout while on the go, now you can!
Beachbody On Demand has launched and it’s now LIVE! There is now an impressive library in there now and there’s much more to come! Check out this video explaining how it works.
If you have any questions regarding how to get the Club Membership, feel free to reach out to us.
September 20, 2014
What’s a Good Program for Beginners? P90!
For those of you who didn’t already read previous post from us about P90 or know about it already, it’s a revamp or relaunch of Tony Horton’s first program “Power 90” that eventually launched the successful P90X franchise. Much like with the Star Wars movies, where they went back and gave you the previous 3 movies after movies 4, 5 and 6 were out….here comes P90. The workout before P90X, P90X2 and P90X3.
Now, some of you know, Power 90 is what we started with. P90X was too intimidating and I felt Power 90 was a good start for me, well this is the same deal. P90 is for those of you who need a entry level workout that could take you into a P90X or P90X3 (not P90X2, it’s a graduate program to P90X).
Breakdown of the Schedule
So they basically took the Power 90 outline and expanded it, but yet kept it the same. Power 90 was set up for you to rotate between 2 dvds for 30 days (Sweat 1 and Sculpt 1 both 30 min) and then in month 2 you would graduate to the next dvd (Sweat 2 and Sculpt 2, both a little longer versions of the month 1). They both also had an abs workout that you would do on the Sweat days.
So what they’ve done now is take that model and expand it and I’m glad they did, it needed it. They basically have made it a 90 Day program (like P90X) but for beginners or for people who need a less intense workout.
There’s 2 schedules to follow, one is cardio based and one is sculpt based. Sweat schedule has you doing the cardio workouts 3 times a week, where the Sculpt schedule has you doing the resistance workouts 3 times a week. Then you have a cool ending to your week with the Saturday Special workout.
So month 1 you do Sweat A and Sculpt A, month 2 you do Sweat B and Sculpt B, and month 3 you do Sweat C and Sculpt C. This I’m glad to see, because after 30 days, you’re going to be ready to move on to something new. I found that to be true for me when we did Power 90. There are 4 additional workouts that you can buy (Speed Sculpt, Speed Sweat, Speed Abs and Horton’s Greatest Hits) on a bonus dvd. I’m not sure what the exact price of the bonus dvd is, but feel free to check with me or click the shop tab on this site and you’ll be able to check out all the options. Based off what we’ve seen in the past, it’ll probably be $59.95. That’s been the pattern on the bonus dvd’s with the previous X workouts.
Like with all the programs, Beachbody did an amazing job with the nutrition guide in the sense that they kept it simple. It’s about a 1,200 daily calorie intake, has some amazing ideas for snacks and it tells you when to eat and make it work for you. It uses Michi’s Ladder (you’ll get that with the program) and an easy portion control system, which is genius and is about as simple as it gets when it comes to what to eat and what not to eat….so freakin’ basic and simple. Don’t worry, we got your back on this if you need it.
So like with all launches, P90 will be available in the Challenge Pack form (which is always the better way to go) especially when it’s on sale and we can offer swag….which we always do!
But this Challenge Pack has something cool attached to it that’s different. $5 from the first 50,000 challenge packs sold, will go to Wounded Warriors, a cause that’s near and dear to Tony’s heart. Want to know more or donate directly visit: http://bit.ly/1pn1ca1
The challenge pack will be on sale starting 9/23/14 and through October for $160. Which is a savings of $70 if you were to buy everything separately. It comes with a month’s supply of Shakeology, our free swag and much more….you’re basically getting the program for $30 and have set yourself up nicely in the first 30 days to really get a good start with the Shakeology and the bonus tools.
We will be starting a Challenge Group on October 6th! So please reach out to me if you’re interested or have any questions so we can get you in the group asap.
Our Commitment to You
This program is near and dear to my heart. It was the first program I ever did and it started my journey to where I am today….it changed my life and set me on a path that would allow me to develop amazing relationships with people I would have otherwise not met, like my man Shaun T who I love dearly and wouldn’t be able to call a friend had this program not come into my life.
I want that for you, a lifestyle change that truly changes your life. I want you to be the best “you”, you can be. If you’re struggling right now and need a start or a nudge, this is it.
Let us coach you through this. I was 255lbs, I remember the struggles, I’ve been where you may be now. I want to help you! Commit to this program, give me 2 weeks and if after that it’s not for you….send it back. IT’S OK. I won’t hate you, the last thing I want is for you to be miserable, because you won’t want to do it….and you WON’T do it.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. If you’re ready to join the Challenge, just click HERE.
September 17, 2014
P90 About to Launch!
As I write this, I’m on a plane to Scottsdale AZ for the annual Beachbody Leadership Event, where this time, P90 will be one of the highlights of discussion.
This program is near and dear to my heart. It’s what launched Alisha’s and my fitness journeys. Albeit, it was me who needed it the most, P90 (formerly Power 90) was the program that I went with in order to “build up” to P90X. It’s funny, P90 is what most people call P90X, “Oh, I got that P90!” or “PX90”. Now the confusion will just be even that much worse, but never the less, the program is and will always be a great program.
Who’s It For?
Honestly, anyone. I know we’ve been saying that a lot, with T25 and 21 Day Fix, but it is true. I see this as yet another option for those people who have a lot of weight to lose and are intimidated by the thought of working out. I know because that was me almost 7 years ago.
If you’re someone who just wants something that’s not as intense and more of a “casual” approach to working out, meaning, it’s a starting place or a re-starting place for you, then I would say it’s for you.
I also see this as a great program for people like my dad, who at the age of 63, is realizing he needs to stay active, you know the saying “A body in motion, stays in motion”. That’s him. He needs this. You may need this.
Again, we’ll find out more details this week and actually workout with Tony and see what the new workouts are like, so I may come back and add more categories to this list.
From what I know, it will be very similar to the original Power 90. But as this week goes on and we get more information, I will share that with you. I’m excited to see a group of people go through this program and I would be honored if you would allow a former graduate (me) to coach you through it. Below is a link that will allow you to send me an email and get on the mailing list for all the information as we get it. I’ll make a point to get it to you first before the rest of the world hears about it. Plus you’ll have the opportunity to get our swag, if you so choose to go on this journey.
But for now, sign up and we’ll get excited together as we learn more this week!
Click Here to Get the Info and you’ll also be able to see my Power 90 pics and watch a short video on the new P90!
June 22, 2014
Next Set of Accountability Brings Variety
First Things First
Alisha is SUPER excited about PiYo, coming off a really bad quad injury and having knee issues from the past, she’s looking forward to a low impact workout that really helps the body heal injuries and get lean and strong without any equipment. I too will be mixing this in to my routine for flexibility improvement.
Alisha is wanting to start an All Female PiYo Group for just the ladies in July starting on Monday July 7th. If you’d like to be in that private Facebook PiYo Accountability Group, please contact her immediately at [email protected] and she’ll hook you up. Oh yeah, did we mention free PiYo swag for the group….yep, you’ll get it. More on that soon!
21 Day Fix Still Going Strong!
YES, we are still launching 21 Day Fix Groups all the time. There’s always a 21 Day Fix group going on, with it only being 3 weeks long, it’s not hard for you to jump in and use it as an opportunity to start some good habits. We also have 5 Day Clean Eating Groups, that are even a simpler step than that! So that could be an option to look into. Again, just reach out to my awesome wife, [email protected] and we’ll get you all the info. The cool thing about the 21 Day Fix, is we use the container system for all the programs that we do, so we’ll be right there with you on the daily nutrition and the workouts are amazing, especially the ab one!
Now for MY PEEPS!!!
Amanda and I (she’s my workout partner on You Tube if you don’t know) pride ourselves on trying to get better all the time. We sometimes push too hard and don’t take breaks when we should, but we’ve gotten better. As our thirst for knowledge and change grows, we reach out to people who know more than us so we can learn and get better, after all, if we get better…then we can pass it on to you and help you get better.
I’ve known Keith Queen (from P90X3) for years and recently got to be friends with Sean Callahan (from X2, X3 and good buds with Tony H) over the last year or so. The man is a pull-up beast and very wise when it comes to fitness, they both are. As you can tell, he was killing me in the workout. Amanda and I took the opportunity to learn from them and will so again in September when we meet again for another workout to measure gains (little contest we have going).
What Amanda and I learned was that we were on the right track, BUT I wasn’t bringing it to you in a way to where you could really go on the journey with us. In other words, we were having a lot of fun behind the scenes and not including you! Not sure why, you can hate us later. Point is, we came up with some cool ideas and now know how and what to share, so you can do it with us. To view the videos from our workout here’s Part 1 and Part 2.
We’re starting a P90X3 Group, also on July 8th, where we will coach you through the X3 program for 90 days….but…we’re also going to post some fitness challenges each month that you’ll do in addition to the X3 workouts. Stuff that will help you improve on your X3 results and also use what your are learning in X3 and apply it outside of the workouts.
AND YES….this group too, will get SWAG! Not only will you get swag if you purchase the X3 Challenge Pack (I know some of you already have and that’s cool) but all of you will be featured on a Leader Board each week and compete for some cool prizes! If you already have the program, cool, jump in! If you need it, I got it! All I ask is you be a customer of ours. After all, I’m sending you the swag! So if that’s YOU, then contact me immediately at [email protected] with any questions or to get more info on how to get in the group!
It’s going to be a GREAT SUMMER, don’t wish you’d been a part of it. Get in with us today. I’m serious….now.
June 10, 2014
Becoming a Beachbody Coach Changed My Life
It’ll be 6 years this September that we decided to take a leap of faith and start our own business as Independent Beachbody Coaches, hence the birth of NC Fit Club. Had I known at the time how much social media and YouTube would change and grow our business, I may have chosen a different name. But so far, people seem to realize that just because we’re based out of North Carolina, that doesn’t mean we can’t coach them. In fact, most of the people we work with aren’t even local to us…so I guess they don’t mind the name!
The Day I Took the Leap of Faith
I remember Monica (my free Coach at the time, more on that HERE) asking me for 6 months to become a coach. Why? Because she saw something in me that she knew “wasn’t normal”. She saw me lose vast amounts of weight with Power 90 and P90x and encouraging others to do the same and she knew that I had what it took to help others.
So why did it take me 6 months to say yes? I wish I knew. I would probably say a lack of faith in myself, the fear of a networking business, the idea that I could actually own my own business didn’t seem realistic (see first reason). There’s a 100 excuses I came up with and that I hear from others everyday . It makes me smile, because when I get the “I don’t have time” and “I’m not a good salesman/woman” lines from people, who I think would help change others lives, I think “You have no idea”.
It’s Not Sales
First off, the business has grown and changed so dramatically over the last 6 years for us, we finally have an understanding, through much personal development, that it’s not about sales…it’s about relationships. I tell people all the time, if you think this is sales, then you’re right….it’s not for you.
It’s taking the time (and not that much) each day to just do the simple tasks that it takes to be successful. It’ s like your workout, it’s like your parenting, it’s like anything in your life that you are good at or want to be good at it. If you’ll be consistent and true to yourself, you be so much more to so many people. You’ll experience a freedom of living the life that you knew you were meant to live. A life without regret, a life of amazing opportunity and a life that will touch people in a way you never knew possible.
Who’s Destiny Do You Hold in Your Hands
The answer is not just yours, it could be many others. In the video I talk about how Monica changed my life. She had no idea at the time what she was about to do for me by partnering with us. This business is about developing true relationships with people, who when they commit, you help to change their lives through instilling in them a belief that they can do it. How? By figuring out the real reason for why they want to become healthier, what the weight they want to lose truly represents. Maybe it’s insecurity, maybe they don’t want to end up dead at the age of 45 like their parents. Maybe it’s to get off blood pressure or cholesterol medication. Whatever the reason, you’re their support, their cheerleader and most importantly their friend.
There are so many stories and so many people who’s lives we’ve been lucky enough to witness amazing change in, that would not have been possible without our Beachbody Coaching business.
What if I told you that when I was almost 100 lbs. overweight, that Monica was almost halfway across the country in Phoenix, Arizona while I sat in Charlotte, NC? You’d think, how could a lady in Phoenix help me in Charlotte? It’s simple, because she cared. She cared enough to plug me into a support system that works. She surrounded me with people via Facebook and Message Boards (yes back before FB was popular) and she took the time to talk to me each week and keep me on track and accountable to my goals.
What if you could do that for someone else? What if you could create something that gave your family a new lifestyle and a healthy one at that?
And most importantly, WHAT IF, you only did it to save money while you worked on yourself? That’s fine too!!! We have amazing programs, you may not be ready to coach and just want to work on losing weight yourself! That’s fine, but why not save money while you do it?
Are you ready to take a leap of faith? Or do you want to live a life of regret? Who’s destiny do you hold?
Feel free to see my own transformation HERE.
March 31, 2014
Here’s Our Hybrid Schedule for April
As part of our Sexy Summer Slimdown Challenge, we’re taking P90X3, Insanity, Asylum (1&2) and some of Tony’s One on One’s to create what should be a great hybrid. If you don’t have all the programs, no worries. Here’s a video explaining:
Complex Upper X3Total Synergistics X3
|1Asylum 1– Speed and Agility||2Asylum 2—Power Legs||3One on One—
|4X3- CVX and ARX3||5Asylum 2–Championship|
|7Asylum 2—Upper Elite||8Asylum 1—Vertical Plyo||9X3—Eccentric LowerTriometrics||10One on One—Just ArmsX3—Isometrics||11X3—Pilates and MMX||12One on One—30/15X3—Agility X|
|14Asylum 2—X Trainer||15Asylum 2—Power Legs||16One on One—On One LegAsylum 2 Abs||17One on One—Plyocide||18One on One—4 LegsTotal Synergistics—X3||19Asylum 1—Game Day/OT|
|21X3– Incinerator and The Challenge||22Asylum 1—Speed and Agility||23One on One—Upper Body X||24X3—Eccentric Lower or Complex Lower and Triometrics||25X3- MMXYoga||26Asylum 2—Championship|
|28One on One—Chest Back and Balls||29Asylum 1—Vertical PlyoARX 3||30One on One—Just Arms||1Asylum 1—Speed and Agility||2X3—CVX andIsometrics||3X3—The WarriorAsylum 2 Abs|
|4||5 Asylum StrengthAsylum 1||6 X-Trainer||7 Back and 6 pack||8 Power Legs||9 Plyocide||10 Game Day/OT|
|11||12 Upper Elite||13 Vertical Plyo||14 Speed and Agility||15 Base and Back||16 MMX and CVX||17 Championship|
|18||19 Chest, Back, and Balls||20 Power Legs||21 X-Trainer||22 Back to Core||23 Decelerator and Triometrics||24 Game Day/OT|
|25||26 Upper Elite||27 Speed and Agility||28 Asylum Strength||29 Vertical Plyo||30 Base and Back||31 Championship|
If you need any help or want more information, just email me at [email protected]!
March 21, 2014
P90X3 Got Me Back to Where I Was 6 Years Ago!
I haven’t been this lean since I did Insanity the Asylum, 6 years ago. Difference was, this time I had to work much harder…due to the fact that I was 39 this time and not 33. Plus I had the help of the 21 Day Fix Nutrition Containers that I worked in the last 30 days. That was a game changer!
One of the things P90X3 taught me, was that my body responds well to pull-ups, push-ups and weights, but in the style that Tony Horton has you do them. My whole journey started with Power 90 and P90X. That’s when I got the craziest and most dramatic results. That’s not to say the other programs didn’t work, because Asylum got me the leanest until now. P90X3 seemed to match those results and actually add more muscle, but to be fair, X3 is 90 days and Asylum is only 30…so it’s kind of a wash.
My P90X3 Video Review
Here’s more detail and review of P90X3.
To join our next P90X3 Challenge Group, click HERE and let’s do this together!!! You have a full 90 Day return policy….so what do you have to lose besides weight?!?
March 10, 2014
First It Was Tony Horton, Now You!
In honor of March Madness and basketball fever, we’ve decided to offer you the opportunity to challenge us to a workout move of your making….
To submit your video for the March Madness Challenge, click HERE!
January 29, 2014
These 2 Women Continue to Inspire
We check in with our 2 P90X3 girls as they approach the halfway point, can’t believe how fast this is going!
Week five is kinda a love/hate relationship. I love doing the upper body workouts minus the push-ups, plus the max was awesome! I hate for some reason that I cant explain, the lower body workouts. I’ve hated them since p90x.
Going into week 6, I was disappointed in my week 5 performance and mindset.
I made it through Block 1 of my P90x3 Lean journey! As Block 1 came to an end, I noticed my form improving, especially those involving balance. I credit Yoga for that.
After the first 4 weeks, there is a Transition week or recover week before starting Block 2. I enjoyed the break from the more intense moves, i.e. donkey kicks. Additionally, my muscles needed the breather to focus on stretching. Dynamix became my favorite workout during this time. You do have the option of completing Dynamix on your rest day during each block, but I had chosen not to, so Transition week was my introduction to it. It’s a great recovery and stretch routine that incorporates more dynamic stretches as opposed to the longer holds in Yoga…Love it. Pilates is introduced in Transition week as well. I’m a newbie to Pilates, so I was pretty shaky during the routines. My core was on fire! I’m looking forward to the transformation this workout will have on my mid-section, aka “My Trouble Zone”.
Now I’ve ventured into Block 2; Yay!! So far I enjoy it more than Block 1. The new routines include:
· Triometrix – A great plyometrics workout that includes 3 levels of intensity per move. The levels shown also work as modifications for those at different stages in fitness. You will feel the burn for sure during these 30 minutes. · MMX – This one is martial arts based. It’s a fun one. I can’t help but feel a little badass after doing it!
· Incinerator – An upper body killer! My lower body is much stronger than my upper, so this one is a difficult one for me.
My progress in numbers: I’ve maintained the 2 pounds lost during my first month. However, overall I’ve noticed more leanness and definition to my muscles. Very happy about that!