This is a sponsored post by BodyBoss, but opinions are 100% my own.
When I started exercising 5 years ago, I was a cardio bunny and never touched weights.
Though I did lose weight doing those things, I didn't feel strong at all. My body felt weak and picking up books or grocery bags was a serious pain for me.
Once I started incorporating weights, I felt rejuvenated. All that time, my body was craving weights and body weight exercises.
Bodyweight training is not only good for your muscles and bones but also has the following benefits:
- Increased flexibility and core strength
- Aids in lean muscle mass
- Decreased stress levels
- Increased metabolic rate
- and a million other things that are good for your mind and body
Are you intimidated by a gym setting? Are you short on time? Do you travel a lot and need a workout program on the go?
I recently tried out the Ultimate Body Fitness Guide by BodyBoss and had such an overwhelmingly positive experience.
Honestly, I wasn't expecting too much from the workout program. The program didn't require heavy lifting like I'm used to at the gym. Yet, there were days that I was sorer than I have ever been. My workouts are usually slow and the exact opposite from high-intensity. This guide was ALL about high-intensity workouts, which was something my body wasn't used to.
My workout time was also cut in half when using BodyBoss's program, and this was because of using HIIT exercises.
HIIT (high-intensity interval training) is where it's at if you want to burn the maximum amount of fat in the shortest amount of time. You all have probably heard of HIIT by now, and it's because it works.
The BodyBoss program consists of 4 cycles of 3 weeks (creating a 12-week program) that is designed to help you reach your body's optimal performance. The workouts are always under 24 active minutes, and only 3 times a week. Each workout targets different body areas e.g. Mondays are for Legs & Booty; Wednesdays are for Arms, Abs and Core and Fridays are Full Body workouts. Warm-up and cool down exercises are also suggested in the book – so you can just follow the guide throughout.
The Ultimate Body Fitness Guide costs $49.50 and includes the following:
- Online version or 200-page booklet
- 12-week step by step training program
- 4-week pre-training program
- 60 exercises across 48 workouts
- High-Intensity Circuits
- Body Goals Worksheet
- There are also suggested exercises on Tuesdays and Thursdays to keep your heart pumping – so you do not have to worry what exercises to do on days when there are no HIIT circuits
The program allows you to either choose an online version, or you can purchase a package that includes the online version and 200-page booklet. You also get a bonus 4-week training program that will prepare your body better for the 12 weeks ahead (for people who are new to high-intensity workouts)!
After working out for so many years, I've begun to want workouts handed to me. I get bored with the workouts I create, which is why I was ready to start BodyBoss's workout program. Not only that, I saved money because I didn't have to go to the gym and I can choose to workout anywhere, anytime. I prefer exercising outdoors, or at least in my house because I can workout at my own pace. When I'm at a gym, (especially when it's crowded), I feel rushed on equipment and space on the floor.
Would you ever try BodyBoss's Ultimate Fitness Guide?