What You Should Know
Insanity: the Ultimate Cardio Workout and Fitness DVD program was designed by Beachbody. The program can be found on the Beachbody website and several other online retailers. The program is designed to be used systematically for sixty days. The company claims that following the program for that time period will allow customers to achieve an ‘insane’ body, partially due to the fact that workouts burn up to 1,000 calories an hour.
Beachbody, was founded by Product Partners, LLC, in 1998. They have since developed numerous fitness DVDs and created a variety of nutritional supplements and exercise gear. One of the most important benefits for their clients is their vast online support community. However, most of their products, including the Insanity program, are designed for those who have a small amount of weight to lose or for those who are already at their ideal weight and simply want more muscle or definition.
List of Ingredients
The Insanity program is about $130.00 plus shipping, depending on where it is purchased. The program includes ten workout videos, a limited nutrition guide, and a calendar to record progress. Each of the DVDs contains a different workout. The length of individual workouts range from 30 minutes to 80 minutes each. The personal trainer featured on the videos is Shaun T. Exercise alternates between long intervals of intense anaerobic and aerobic and short rest cycles to make the program more of a challenge. Regardless of where the product is purchased online support is available on the Beachbody website. Beachbody does note, specifically, that while you may lose weight while using this program it is not a weight loss program. Because of the calories burned they recommend specific supplements and adequate caloric intake.
- The Insanity program can be easily acquired online.
- There is a 30 day 100 percent money-back guarantee provided with the Insanity program if purchased directly from Beachbody, less shipping and handling.
- The program offers a nutrition guide.
- The official website has the feel of an infomercial.
- This product is not for beginners or those who are moderately out of shape.
- Although there are weight loss claims, the product is designed more to tone.
- There are no appetite suppressants recommended.
The Insanity program has received good reviews from people who have been interested in toning their bodies, rather than in actually losing weight. For those who are extremely dedicated to following the fitness program, it is likely that it would indeed be effective in strengthening and toning the body of one who was already at or close to their ideal weight. However, this product is not really appropriate for someone who is moderately to severely overweight because the program requires a great deal of physicality that is not possible for someone who has been primarily sedentary previously.