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May 6, 2015

Our Top 5 Favorite “Fitness” Things

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.
ASICS-GEL-Kinsei-5-Running-ShoeDon’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. 

[button size=”medium” color=”green” href=”http://amzn.com/B00ES81J6Y” ]ASICS Men’s GEL-Kinsei 5 Running Shoe [/button]

[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.

Cellucor C4 Extreme Workout Supplement, Icy Blue Razz
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!

2XU-Compression-Shorts
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.
Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands
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.
Vivobarefoot Men's Stealth Running Shoe
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.

April 8, 2015

Best Workout Shoes for P90X, Insanity, T25 and More!

Below is our latest version of our opinion on what we like and feel is the best workout shoe for the programs we coach people through, like: P90X, Insanity, Insanity Max:30, T25, 21 Day Fix and more.

For more information or questions, click HERE.

March 5, 2015

Beachbody On Demand

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.

June 22, 2014

Options, Options, Who Wants Options?

Next Set of Accountability Brings Variety

So as we come out of the 2014 Beachbody Coach Summit, we always have cool new programs (like PiYo, 3 Day Refresh and soon P90) but this Summit was different and I’ll tell you why in a minute.

First Things First

piyo.001Alisha 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!!!

10494841_10152413602947891_4944241702169083858_nAmanda 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.

10486971_1438153039788330_639825400781518537_nWe’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 11, 2014

PiYo – Now Available!

PIYO Workout, Coming to Your DVD Player!

Piyo is a workout designed by celebrity trainer Chalene Johnson, creator of Turbo Jam, Turbo Fire, Chalean Extreme and more.  Piyo is a high-intensity, low-impact workout for a new kind of STRONG.

For those of you who have ever taken a PIYO workout at your local gym or YMCA, big news!!!!  You can now do it in the luxury of your home.  Now the flexibility to take it with you when you travel or do it on the days between classes in your living room.

What is Piyo?

Piyo will carve an intensely defined physique-without jumps, without weights, and without joint strain. Using body weight, PiYos uses low-impact, high-intensity movements inspired by Pilates and yoga. The result? Long, lean, muscles, a high, firm booty, and tight, flat, sexy abs. PiYo will work every single muscle to stabilize, stretch, and strengthen every inch of a body. And since Chalene Johnson cranked up the speed and the fun, crazy calories will be burned too!   Workouts are for the most part 30 minutes a day with 1 or 2 workouts that are 20 and 48 minutes long.

 

Who is Piyo For?

Anybody.  It’s true.  You need zero equipment, so it’s great for travel.  If you hate Yoga like I do, but you know you need to work on flexibility, now you can without feeling like you’re doing Yoga.  It’s great for people with injuries and can actually help you repair your body while also shedding pounds.   Here’s a sneek peek:

For more information or questions, contact us today! [email protected]

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