Fitness junkies back in the day didn’t have the luxuries that we have today. Back in the day people would occasionally go to the gym, do some cardio on a bike machine or the treadmill, and perhaps something else that’s now irrelevant.
Fitness, was often associated with going to the gym, which pretty much made working out not an option for a lot of people.
But, Beachbody started a movement that made working out at home a possibility, and even popular. Beachbody gave working out at home a “face lift”. They gave the consumer more variety, from bodybuilding programs, to yoga and meditation programs, to pure cardio programs. Ever since Beachbody came into the fitness scene, working out has never been the same.
The purpose of this article is to try and give you an idea of what the best Beachbody program is. And along the way, breakdown how Beachbody revolutionized the fitness industry.
Each Beachbody workout has a different purpose, and are very different from each other. While some were designed to help you lose a lot of weight, others were designed to help you gain weight. Some of them go on a more spiritual route, incorporating things like Yoga, and meditation.
Each trainer within the program has their own unique style. They have their own way of motivating you, and helping you reach your fitness goals.
Created by the famous fitness trainer Shaun T, the Focus T25 program is an extremely entertaining, challenging, and quick way to losing a lot of weight. Each workout is only 25 minutes long. But don’t let that fool you. The workouts contain no breaks whatsoever. So it’s 25 minutes of sweating and grinding.
This program combines the muscle toning power of Pilates, with the incredible flexibility of Yoga to give you a toned, and slim looking body. PiYo requires absolutely no equipment, there’s no cardio, and it’s a very engaging and fun program. The methods used are actually quite genius, to be quite honest. If you would like to read more about PiYo, go check out my comprehensive PiYo review.
This is Beachbody’s bodybuilding style program, designed to help you gain tons of lean muscle mass. This program helps you make all kinds of muscle gains by using a technique called dynamic set training. Which is a more intense variation on the traditional bodybuilding style of training. The Body Beast program is a total of 90 days, and was created by the champion body builder, Sagi Kalev. Read my Body Beast review my clicking the link.
Literally everyone has heard of P90x, and if you haven’t, then you’ve likely been living in a cave on a desert island. P90x is a 90 day program that incorporates a technique called muscle confusion. This technique is designed to keep you from hitting plateaus in your training. Which, will keep your progress coming at an exceptional rate. This program is nothing short of awesome. Tony Horton is an amazing personal trainer, who keeps you motivated to finish every workout, and leaves you wanting more.
The Insanity workout forever changed my approach to doing cardio. Shaun T, the creator of insanity, created this program to push you to your limits, so that even the average person could become an elite athlete. This program is only second to P90x in terms of success stories, and copies sold. And for good reason. Insanity is by far one of the toughest workouts ever created.
This my friends, is the sequel to the Insanity workout. And, would be what most would consider to be the hardest workout ever created. It’s a 30 day program, that will transform your body, and give you a new idea of what pushing yourself to the limit means. If Insanity wasn’t enough for you, this program will be more than enough, that’s a guarantee. This will make you into an elite athlete, and make you perform better than you ever though possible.
This program differs from most Beachbody programs, in that instead of gaining results slow and steady, you get results fast and furious. This program puts a unique twist on meal planning and portion control. In fact, many people would say that this is some sort of diet plan, rather than a workout routine. But, the results speak for themselves. People seem to get results at an incredible rate with the 21 day fix.
To figure this out, I did a lot of research, using YouTube, Google, pretty much every social media outlet I could think of, and tried to determine which programs had the most amount of followers.
My way I did my research on Youtube, was to gather the number of videos created about each program. The top 5 Beachbody programs on Youtube were:
In that order.
The way I did my research on Google was to find the search volume for each workout. In other words, find out how many people were searching for each product. The results for this were:
In that order.
The way I did my research for social media, was I went to each of the product pages, and added up the number of followers across all social media. Meaning, I added up Facebook followers, Instagram followers, Twitter followers, and so on. Here are the results from this:
In that order.
In the end, it ended up being a very close race between P90x and Insanity. But, based on overall numbers and the popularity of the product, I am going to give the most popular award to P90x. I think this is the right decision because it’s what got Beachbody started in the fitness industry. It created amazing transformations, and continues to do so. Overall, I would choose P90x over Insanity. But, it is a very close race between the two.