Top 5 Workout Programs - 30 Minutes or Less!

In my 20's, I used to literally walk outside of my apartment and be at the gym.  I used to workout for an hour or more a day and strive to have the perfect body.  And then I become a mom...

As women we are programmed to care for others.  We tend to put ourselves last and let our health take a back seat to the other things going on in our life.  When I become a first time mom this was true for me too.  Until after my second child, Hailey, was born and I became tired of being tired!  I was putting all of my energy into my kids and had none left to take care of myself.  But, we were also on a tight budget that didn't allow for an expensive gym membership.

I borrowed P90X from my sister-in-law and committed to following the program.  It took me 5 months to complete the 90 day program, but when I finished I was in the best shape of my life.  Then I found out I was pregnant again (funny how that works) and everyone told me with the THIRD child it would take a lot longer to lose the baby weight.

With 3 kids, I cut back to 30 minute workouts and found that I could still get in great shape, maintain a healthy weight, and have tons of energy - all while doing the workouts from the comfort of my own home, on my schedule, and with little to no equipment.  They have allowed me to find a healthy balance in my life where I am able to take care of my family  while also taking care of myself.

Here are my top 5 programs (and the runners up).  I invite you to check them out and click on the links for more info or to order.  Have questions or can't find what you're looking for?  Email me and I'll help you select or customize a program that will help you reach your health and fitness goals.

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  1. P90X3

    This is my all-time favorite program purely because of the variety of the workouts.  The base kit contains 17 different workouts, including cardio, resistance training with free weights, Pilates for core strength, and Yoga for balance and flexibility.  Each workout is 30 minutes, warm up and cool down included.  The program is challenging (intermediate - advanced), but there is a modifier on screen for those just starting out.  In the 3 month program, I lost 13 pounds and 17.5 inches (see my before and after pics to the right)!  For more information and/or to order this program, click below:

    P90X3 Challenge Pack (workouts plus Shakeology, a complete nutrition shake that helps with weight loss, curbing cravings, increasing energy, and maintaining proper nutrition AND a 30-day BB On Demand membership to stream your workouts)

    P90X3 Base Kit (includes workout program only)




    20fd15e5-e850-41c2-8a68-5b61caa9cfbc2 & 3.  21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme

    This 3-week fitness AND nutrition program has it all - a balance of cardio, resistance training, Pilates, and Yoga, plus an easy-to-follow nutrition plan that focuses on portion control (no calorie counting required).  This ain't no cut your calories so low that you're starving type of diet.  You'll get to eat REAL food - chicken enchiladas, pulled pork, grilled fish tacos, and even "strawberry cheesecake" - while losing weight and toning.  I've done 4 rounds of the regular program (beginner to intermediate) and 6 of the Extreme program (intermediate to advanced) and the AVERAGE WEIGHT LOSS among the hundreds that have completed this program with me is 8-10 pounds in 21 days.  Click
    HERE to check out some of their success stories and/or click on the links below for more info.

    21 Day Fix Challenge Pack (workouts plus Shakeology and 30-day BB On Demand membership)
    21 Day Fix Base Kit (includes workout program only)
    21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack (workouts plus Shakeology and 30-day BB On Demand membership)
    21 Day Fix Extreme Base Kit (includes Extreme workout program only)
    Fixate Cookbook - over 100 healthy recipes that are all 21-day fix approved!
    Fixate Cookbook with Portion Control Containers





    4. Insanity Max 30hooray

    If you want an insane workout that'll whip you into shape and burn 400-500 calories in just 30 minutes, this is it!  It is without a doubt the hardest program I've ever done, but I felt amazing after every workout.  You'll slim down and tone up with short effective workouts - no equipment needed.  This program is about challenging yourself to beat your "max out time" from the previous week.  You're allowed - even encouraged - to take breaks as needed, record your "max out time," and then jump back in.  You'll be amazed at your progress in just two short months!  Click on the links below for additional information and/or to order.

    Insanity Max 30 Challenge Pack (workouts plus Shakeology and 30-day BB On Demand membership)
    Insanity Max 30 Base Kit (includes workout program only)


    5. PiYoIMG_2298 (1)

    This no-weights, no-impact program combines the muscle sculpting, core firming benefits of Pilates and the strength and flexibility of Yoga with fluid movement that will help you burn excess fat while you sculpt and define your body.  This is the perfect program for anyone who wants to slim down and tone up without jumping, running, or using weights.  Click HERE for success stories about this program and/or on the links below for more information.

    PiYo Challenge Pack (workouts plus Shakeology and 30-day BB On Demand membership)
    PiYo Base Kit (includes workout program only)



    The Runners Up...

    Focus T25 - this cardio-based program will whip you into shape in just 25 minutes a day, 5 days a week - no equipment needed!  For more info or to order the Challenge Pack (with Shakeology and BB On Demand membership, click HERE.  For more info or to order the Base Kit (workouts only), click HERE.

    Hammer and Chisel - create a "masterpiece" physique and build a strong, sculpted body with this 60-day program.  For more info or to order the Challenge Pack (with Shakeology and BB On Demand membership, click HERE.  For more info or to order the Base Kit (workouts only), click HERE.

    Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack - Why choose just ONE workout program when you can get access to HUNDREDS OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS, along with a Challenge Du Jour (Workout of the Day) and exclusive sneak peaks for all the new workouts coming out?!  The Club and Shakeology Challenge Pack gives you 24/7 streaming access to Beachbody's most popular programs from anywhere you have an Internet connection so you can take them anywhere and push play anytime you like, all while fueling your body with Shakeology to maximize your results.  Click HERE for more info and/or to order.


    Can't Find What You're Looking For?

    Click HERE to explore other workout programs and/or fill out THIS SURVEY and let me help you find (or customize) your perfect program.  If there's not one already out there, I will help you create one that suits your interests and enables you to achieve your goals!