Workout – Focus T-25 Week 1
August 3, 2013
This past Monday was the beginning of the T-25 workout challenge group I joined. I am proud to say I “nailed” week 1 and have completed the first week of the 10 week program.
I have actually had Focus T-25 for 4 weeks and started using it 4 weeks ago. I was on week 4 but started over on week 1 for the challenge group.
This workout is great! I am loving the results I am seeing from it and the fact that it is only 25 minutes long and you work hard the whole time and sweat a lot! At the end of the 25 minutes there is always a 2 to 3 minute cool down stretch segment with Shaun T. The 25 minute workout is perfect for those who don’t have an hour a day to spend working out. There is one day a week on the calendar rotation that is a “double” workout day though and that is Friday. So, that day you workout for 50 minutes or you could do one of the workouts on Friday and do one on Saturday if you can’t fit both on Friday.
This past Friday was my first day doing a “double” Friday. The previous 3 weeks I had followed the schedule but was only doing 1 of the 2 workouts on Friday. I am so glad I pushed myself yesterday and did both. I will say I did not do them back to back. I did the Lower Focus first, took a 45 minute water and 1 cup of coffee break out on my patio, then I came in an pushed play again with the cardio workout. I felt really energized by the end of the cardio workout.
Another great thing about this workout is that you don’t need a bunch of equipment to do them. Most of them require no equipment or just an exercise mat.
This workout is a Beachbody workout. My Beachbody coach is Joanna and here is her facebook page link if you would like to contact her for more info on Focus T-25 and the challenge group. Just click on the highlighted link.
The first 5 weeks of the rotation are called the Alpha cycle and the last 5 weeks are called the Beta cycle. The Alpha workouts for week one were: -Cardio -Speed 1.0 -Total Body Circuit -Ab Intervals -Lower Focus & Cardio for double day and Stretch on Saturday or Sunday. So far the Total Body Circuit workout is the hardest one for me but I am able to get through it – I have never sweat so much before in 25 minutes! Also, while doing this workout I noticed that the girl in the back and I have the same shoes – I noticed this the 2nd time I did the workout. I thought that was funny because how often do you own the same shoes as someone in a workout DVD?
I have been working out regularly for the past 10 years on my own. I do all types of different workouts to stay fit. I would recommend this workout to anyone looking to lose weight or be more fit and energized. There is a person in all the workouts who does a lower impact modification of all the exercises and you can always start with that and progress to the more advanced level. Of course you should always consult your physician before starting any new exercise program.
I am not affiliated with the workout program, Focus T-25, or with Beachbody. I am just a mother of 3 boys, blogger and designer who likes to exercise regularly to stay fit and wanted to share the info on this program.
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I’ve done Insanity and it won. Tough workout. Congrats on your success with T25. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.
I’m feeling really motivated right now! Thanks for sharing your workout with Throwback Thursday. I’m impressed!
Kimberlee, Hi! I am so happy you linked up to Throwback Thursday! I am a huge Beachbody fan and have been doing T25 also. Wait until you get to Beta. So fun and challenging! Great job pressing play. Kim
Hi Kim! I actually am in the Beta phase now – on week 3. I also went to ShaunTervention last Sat. in Dallas – it was awesome!! I posted about it on my blog about 4 days ago. Considering getting Gamma – have you done that yet?
Thanks so much for sharing! People have such great things to say about this program but I get a little put off from Beachbody coaches pushing it. It’s great to have a review from an impartial judge! You had one of the most viewed links last week and will be featured tonight on Tips and Tricks Tuesday!
Thanks for linking up – hope to see you this week!
Have you done Jillian Michaels 30DayShred? Just wondering how this compares to that (as I have done that). I quite liked it, and liked that it only cost $6. I SO hesitate to shell out over $100 for these types of programs because I know that I’m picky, I’m not sure if it’s something I would like enough to stick with. I’ve heard good things about this, I just would need to try it before thinking about investing. I wish there were some free streamable trials …
Hey there! No, I have not done that workout. I have a yoga one by her and have tried a couple of others by her from the library. I also do a lot of Cathe Friedrich workouts and they too are kind of expensive – but I love her stuff.
I have posted week by week – I just did week 4 recently – on my blog to give updates on the workout. I don’t like to shell out that much for workouts either but I am glad I got this one. Shaun T is very positive and motivating and I love the fact that you are done in under 30 min. – except on Fri. when you are suppose to do a double workout day which is pretty tough! I am not a Beachbody coach I am just a person doing this workout who likes it. I believe you can order the dvd’s and can return them within 30 days if you don’t like them – if you are interested in trying them out.
I just signed up to be a Beachbody Coach! Love their programs! My husband and I have been doing Combat and Insanity is next. Thanks for linking up with us today!
Great review. Twenty-five minutes for a great workout sounds good! Way to push through on Friday and thanks for linking up with us for Tips and Tricks Tuesday!
Do you see a difference in yourself since you started T-25
Yes – I am noticing lots of things – good changes. I have been in this challenge group for 4 weeks now but it is actually week 7 of the workouts for me. I have a lot of energy during the day, feel much healthier, sleeping like a rock at night(didn’t have too many sleep issues but I feel like I am sleeping more deeply), my clothes are getting loose and I am not really trying to lose weight, and my core is getting much tighter and more defined which I am definitely liking. I also love that it is only 25 minutes + a 3 min. cool down at the end.