March Check-In

Hi team! I know today is the last day of March, but I hope this month has treated you well!  I’ve been a bit quieter than normal, but that’s because our family grew by one this month!  We welcomed our baby boy to the world on March 17th and have been focusing on making sure...

Tom’s Hammer ...

Round 1 of Hammer & Chisel officially ended as of a few weeks ago and I wanted to update you all on my Hammer & Chisel results and give my thoughts on the program.  This is the first program I’ve done that has two trainers and I had the pleasure of participating in a...

22 Minute Hard Corps

Tony is at it again with a pretty cool new workout!  If you follow him at all, you know he does a lot of work with our military and visits different bases around the world quite often.  The workouts he puts our military through are intense, and he wanted to bring that to all of us!  So...

How Many Calories Does ...

I see the question on message boards, in Facebook groups and elsewhere – “How many calories does Hammer & Chisel burn?”  It’s a great question, because how many calories your workout burns can make a difference in your nutrition plan.  If you’re...

February Check-In

Happy February Team! We’re roughly 2 months into the year, and this is when it can be really tough to stick with your plan. The workouts might seem less exciting and the nutrition plan might seem tough to stick to, but if you keep it up now and push through this is when you really...

Active Maternity –...

With just three weeks to go until my due date, I’ve been working out to Active Maternity – Trimester Three for about eight weeks now and wanted to post a review for all you future mamas out there! In case you missed my last review, I talked about the Trimester Two workouts...

Secret to Success

Whether it’s your fitness journey, your Coaching career, your day job, or many other areas of your life, it’s easy to see others be successful and wonder how they did it. Well it’s your lucky day because I’m going to fill you in on what their secret to success is....

January Check-In

Hi team! I hope your 2016 is off to a great start! This is right around the time where the struggle gets real to keep up with your New Year’s resolutions, so I thought it would be a good time to reach out. If you’re hanging in there, that’s awesome! You are well on the...

2 Week Hammer & Ch...

I’ve done both Body Beast and the 21 Day Fix, so I have good experience with both Sagi and Autumn as trainers, so when I heard that they were releasing a program together, I was super excited! I was probably like many guys who thought the 21 Day Fix wasn’t that hard and was...

2015 Review & Look...

2015 is nearly two weeks behind us and 2016 is in full swing! I thought I’d take some time to reflect on how 2015 went and where I want to be in 2016. I think reflection is always a good thing and the new year is the perfect time to analyze your goals, realize what’s working...

Active Maternity –...

Hi everyone! It’s Rochelle here (Tom’s wife) making an appearance on Team New Body! I’m super excited to be posting here today and to announce that starting this year, I’ll be joining Tom as a coach via our current team. As you may or may not know, Tom and I are...

Happy December team! How are you planning to end 2015?  Are you losing or are you building momentum?  I really hope it’s the latter.  The beginning of a new year is always a common time to refocus on your health, but there’s no need to wait until January.  I know my diet...

Order Hammer & Chi...

Today is the day!  Sagi & Autumn’s new program, The Master’s Hammer & Chisel is officially released!  I am pumped to take a shot at this workout because I’ve really enjoyed Body Beast and the 21 Day Fix.  So I’m excited to see how they work together to...

October Check-In

Hi team! I hope October has been going well for you! It’s been a busy time in our household and a lot of exciting things have been happening. Plus it’s been beautiful out with cooler temps and fall colors so I can’t complain about much 🙂 I’ve switched my...

21 Day Fix Review

I honestly never thought I would even do the 21 Day Fix.  I had been doing Body Beast for about a year and have always thought the 21 Day Fix was more geared towards women.  But Rochelle said she wanted to work out with me again, so I figured we’d give it a try.  The workouts are...

Monthly Check-In

Hi Team! It’s nearing the end of August, so I wanted to get my monthly check-in out to you all! I hope your summer has been a great one! As we head into fall, it seems like schedules always get busier. If you have kids, it means school, extra-cirriculars, sports etc are all starting...

Beachbody Performance R...

At Summit, Beachbody released a brand new line of supplements called Beachbody Performance. They were designed with the latest research available, headed by Harvard trained scientists. Before making a post about them, I wanted a chance to give them a try so I could give you first hand...

July Check-In

Hey Team! I know it’s been too long since you’ve heard from me. Things have been pretty crazy on my end, but I’ve still been responding to messages and emails, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need some help! I’ve also been bringing it with my workouts,...

21 Day Fix Challenge

As some of you know, I’ve spent the last year doing Body Beast, with some powerlifting thrown in.  It has been a ton of fun, I’ve made lots of good friends, and I’ve met a lot of my goals.  We even had a sweet powerlifting competition that brought out the best in...

CIZE is Here!

I know many of you Shaun T fans have been waiting a while for this.  Well today is the day, CIZE is now available!  For those of you who don’t know, CIZE is a workout program that’s centered around getting you moving through dance.  You learn dance moves from Shaun T and...

Big 3 Competition

If you’ve been following the blog lately you probably know I’ve been doing Body Beast for quite a while and have even mixed in some powerlifting training as well.  It’s been a ton of fun for me, as it’s been a good switch in routine, and the powerlifting gives me...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! I hope your weeks are going great!  Can you believe we are almost 90 days into the new year?  If you started at the beginning of January, you could be finishing up a round of P90X right now.  It certainly can seem like a daunting task when you’re starting out, but...

Insanity Max 30 Initial...

For the last 9 months I’ve mainly been focusing on putting on muscle and getting stronger.  That means I haven’t exactly done a ton of cardio.  But now that I’m focused on losing a bit of fat I need to cut the calories back a bit and add in more cardio.  That’s...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team New Body! I hope your March is off to a great start!  We’re finally breaking into spring around here and I love it!  We’ll still get some cold days and some more snow, but we’re nearing the end.  At least the snow provides some extra exercise! I’m...

How Many Calories Does ...

I realized that my article, How Many Calories Does P90X3 Burn?, is getting pretty popular, so that must mean people are looking for that kind of info.  I know it helps me to know how many calories other people burn in certain workouts so that I can compare the numbers that I see.  Plus,...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! Happy Thursday!  I hope you’ve been rocking February!  I know for me, this time of year is always tough.  Winter is getting long and I’m severely lacking in Vitamin D, but hopefully in a couple short months things will warm up and it will almost be time for...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Thursday Team New Body! We are officially 1 month into the new year!  This is often a time when those New Year’s Resolutions can seem like a thing of the past.  How have you been doing so far in 2015?  Are you still hanging in there or did your initial motivation wear off?...

21 Day Fix Extreme

For you 21 Day Fix Fans, Autumn has done it again and stepped it up a notch.  She just released the 21 Day Fix Extreme today and has a lot of people excited about that.  Her goal with this program is to help people take their fitness to the next level.  The cool part is that she also...

Beachbody On Demand

This has been a long time in the making and people have been asking about this for years!  When will we be able to stream Beachbody workouts??  Well the answer is VERY SOON!  Beachbody On Demand is very close to being a reality.  This is going to be a huge win for people who travel a...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! I realized it’s been a while since I’ve sent a check-in out to you, so my apologies for that!  Things have been pretty busy around here but I haven’t forgotten about our team!  There’s a lot of action going on in our Team Facebook Group, so don’t...

Beast Rules

I’ve been doing Body Beast for a good 6 months now and I’ve absolutely been loving it.  It’s a great program if you’re looking to focus on resistance training and want some serious motivation!  I’ve been loving my results and I have a huge group that...

New Year’s Resolu...

I feel like New Year’s resolutions can really get a bad rap.  Sure, many people set out with goals to get healthier, lose weight, start saving money, etc and they don’t achieve their goals.  But that’s life.  Not everyone is going to stay focused, but that...

Weekly Check-In

Merry Christmas team! Christmas has sure snuck up on me this year as it always seems to!  But I love this time of year.  We get to celebrate the birth of Jesus and spend time with family and friends.  It really doesn’t get better than that.  For many of my family members, it...

Health Benefits of Pets

This is not a typical post on my blog, but we just adopted a puppy and I thought it would be interesting to look into the health benefits of pets.  I’ve often heard that kids who grow up with pets are healthier and that people who own pets are healthier in general.  It makes...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! Happy Wednesday!  This week is is often times a pivotal week for people in their fitness journey around the holidays.  Thanksgiving food often spills over into the weekend, but come Monday morning there are two ways to go.  Do you let the food keep coming and slack off with...

Order Insanity Max 30

The day is finally here!  I’ve seen test group results and the previews looks awesome.  All you Shaun T fans can finally get your hands on his new program and order Insanity Max 30. I love how this program is designed, and think these are some reasons why many people will order...

Thanksgiving Check-In &...

Happy early Thanksgiving team! I just wanted to say thank you for being an awesome team to be a part of!  You continually motivate me and keep me focused on my health which I love, and hopefully our team provides a place for you to stay encouraged by seeing other people striving to get...

Check-In

Hi Team! Long time no check-in, right?  Sorry about that!  I’ve been crazy busy lately, so I haven’t been writing as much, but I’ve been trying to stay plugged in with our Facebook group.  If you’re curious about what I’ve been up to, this will give you an...

Order P90!

P90 is here!  If you’ve been waiting for a refresh of the original Power 90, then the wait is over.  This is going to be an amazing program for those of you not quite ready to tackle an extreme program like P90X or Insanity, but will provide enough challenge to help you get...

Weekly Check-In

Hey team! Happy Wednesday, I hope you are crushing this week so far!  Up north where I am, it seems like summer came to an abrupt halt and we’re on the fast track to winter.  With colder weather and it being pitch black out when I get up, it can certainly make it tough to feel...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Can you believe September is already here?!?  I think it’s just crazy and it feels like this year is flying by.  I hope you enjoyed your Labor Day and had a chance to spend some time with friends or family. Now that I’ve been a Beachbody Coach for over...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! Happy Wednesday!  Sorry I’ve missed a couple check-ins, it’s been a pretty crazy month around here.  I hope you’re still plugging away and working towards your goals.  I’ve found that this time of year can be really difficult for a lot of people.  I...

Comparison

Ever find yourself wishing you looked like someone else?  That celebrity you see in a magazine, the people you see on TV or just someone else you look up to in general?  I think this topic can apply to many areas of our lives, but I feel like it’s really rampant when it comes to...

Chris Pratt Loses Weigh...

I’m kind of a big Parks and Rec fan, and if you’re familiar with the show you know Chris Pratt as Andy Dwyer.   I love his character on the show and just find him hilarious. A while back we were at a movie and I saw a preview for Guardians of the Galaxy.  Now I can’t...

Diets Don’t Work

There are tons of diets to follow out there.  Southbeach, Zone, Atkins, HCG, the list goes on and on.  I’m sure you’ve probably tried one before, right?  How did that go?  Did it work?  And if it did, how long did the results last? Typical Diet Results I’m guessing...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Hard to believe that July is almost over, but it is!  Summer is moving right along quickly like it always seems to.  If you look back on this month, what are some things that you are proud that you accomplished and what are some things you’d like to improve...

Body Beast Sale

If you’ve followed my journey at all you know I’ve done a few rounds of Body Beast.  If you haven’t, you can check out my Body Beast Results and Body Beast Review.  If you like hybrids, check out my P90X/Body Beast Hybrid.  Needless to say, it’s by far one of...

Shakeology Clinical Tri...

A lot of products out there have anecdotal evidence of people using the product and having a good experience.  It’s true for a lot of the reviews I write and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that in my opinion.  It’s great to hear the experience of others,...

3 Day Refresh Results

I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about the “3 Day Refresh results” other people were having.  I’ve never been big on doing cleanses and have actually never completed one, but I was hearing that people were losing 3-5 lbs and feeling great...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Can’t believe we’re already at mid-week again!  Seems like it sneaks up on my every time.  So far my week has been laser focused, in large part due to the Year Of The Beast group I’m a part of.  The energy and motivation is crazy.  It’s a...

Fitbit Flex Review

These days there are countless devices to monitor your health, workouts, weight, etc.  Nike, Polar, Garmin, Fitbit, etc., the list really goes on and on.  I’ve had a heart rate monitor for a long time, but I’ve never had an activity tracker.  So when I was offered the...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! To all my friends in the US, I hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!  I know that can certainly come with lots of parties with too much food and drink.  I definitely ate a bit more than normal, but it happens and it’s ok as long as you get back on track...

Year Of The Beast

I meant to post this earlier but got caught up with all the holiday fun over the weekend.  One thing that I am SUPER pumped about is a new group I just joined called Year Of The Beast, or YOTB as we refer to it. So what is it? It’s a group of dedicated guys and gals who are...

3 Day Refresh

I announced this previously, but wanted to make a dedicated post to it.  Beachbody just released a new product, called the 3 Day Refresh.  I think they did this because they’ve seen how popular the 3 Day Shakeology Cleanse has been for people, but wanted to bring a product that...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! I hope the last couple weeks have been going well for you!  It’s nice that summer is finally here, I know many of you are taking advantage of warmer weather to workout outside which is great.  We’ve been trying to get outside as much as we can on our bikes or just...

How Many Calories Does ...

I get this question from people on our team and see it on message boards all the time, “How many calories does P90X3 burn?“.  This comes up a lot when people start looking at their nutrition and need to know how their workouts affect the number of calories they need to eat....

Summit Update Part 1

Every year Beachbody puts on their Coach Summit.  It’s a weekend to gather Coaches from around the nation to inspire them to keep doing their part to end the trend of obesity, build relationships and introduce new things coming from Team Beachbody!  Unfortunately I was not able to...

PiYo Workout Program!

Attention all Chalene Johnson fans!!!  Her PiYo workout program is going to be released in less than one week!  I for one am pumped that she’s releasing this workout.  I know she’s been doing PiYo for a long time, but she finally made a program for you to do at home. I...

Weekly Check-In

Hey Team! Now that we’re back from our 10 day excursion to Peru, I wanted to send another check-in to see how everyone is doing!  We had a blast on our trip and took advantage of the time to experience a new culture and unplug from the busyness of our daily lives.  It was a much...

Weekend Update

Hey team! You may have been wondering where the check-in was on Wednesday, but don’t fear, I was planning on a weekend update this time 🙂  I know for many people, including myself, weekends can be an incredibly tough time to stay on track with your fitness and nutrition plans....

Happy Memorial Day

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have served our country or have family members that have, and especially to those who have lost a loved on in the line of duty.  It’s an unbelievable gift to live in a country with as much freedom as we have, but I know that comes...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope you are all having a fantastic week!  It’s already the middle of May and it feels like summer is right around the corner.  It’s not quite warm enough to go to the beach, but it feels like that’s coming up soon!  I really like getting...

Non Scale Victories

Ever get frustrated by what the scale is saying?  I know I have.  You put in a lot of hard work, feel like you’re eating well, but the scale won’t budge.  I think that can be a fairly common occurrence, and unfortunately, it can be very discouraging and lead to people...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope May is starting off well for you!  I might be a little biased since my birthday was on the 3rd, but I think May is the absolute best month of the year!  It’s finally warm enough to not wear a coat outside and we can get back into summer activities....

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope this week is treating you well!  It feels like many people on our team are really hitting their stride which is fun to see!  I love that our team motivates and supports each other.  If you feel like you’re missing out a bit, don’t forget to...

Spot Training

Do you have a “trouble area”?  A particular part of your body that seems like it just won’t or can’t burn fat?  Most people that I talk to have an area like this.  For some people it’s their lower belly, their hips, their legs.  For me it’s...

P90X-X2-X3 Hybrid

I am a huge fan of hybrid workouts.  If you’re unfamiliar with what a hybrid is, check out this post: Creating a Hybrid.  I think it’s a great way to combine some of your favorite workouts into an entirely new workout that might challenge you in a different way.  I’ve...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope your weeks are all going great!  Even though I can still find snow on the ground in some places, I think it’s finally time we can put our winter jackets away here.  It already seems like people are generally in a better mood.  One thing I get excited...

Track Your Progress

One of my favorite Tony Horton quotes, “How do you know what to do, if you don’t know what you did?”  He says it in both P90X & P90X3.  He’s talking about tracking your progress.  At the time he’s encouraging you to write down the weight you used, or...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! The last two weeks have been super busy around here, so sorry for missing the check-in last week!  We did finish up the first 90 days of P90X3 and now are in week 2 of the Elite Block.  It’s an extra 4 week block that’s optional, but we thought it would...

My P90X3 Results &...

Rochelle and I just recently finished up the first 90 days of P90X3, so I wanted to share our P90X3 results and give you my thoughts on the entire program.  I’ve been writing reviews along the way, which get a little more detailed about all the individual workouts.  So you can...

Breaking Plateaus

Hitting a plateau is a very common thing when it comes to a weightloss journey.  For a while you’re doing great, losing lbs and inches and you feel like momentum is on your side.  Then all of a sudden it just stops.  And you can’t really figure out why because you...

Find Something You Like

The number one topic I get questions on or see people struggle with is motivation.  “How can I stay motivated to workout?”  “How do you stick with your plan so well?”  “I wish I was as motivated as you.”  These are all pretty common things I hear....

Summer Slimdown Challen...

With basically 60 days left until Summer, Team Beachbody is doing what it can to help you get ready.  Recently Team Beachbody has been offering different deals every month, and this month is no different.  I think it’s a pretty cool thing they do, and I’m pretty excited...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Welcome to April!  I always find a good April Fools joke pretty funny, did any of you pull a good prank yesterday?  My Coach pulled a pretty funny one, although I wasn’t fooled for a second.  In any case I’m glad that we’re getting to warmer...

How Bad is Fast Food

When you’re trying to improve your health nutrition is a critical factor in how well you’re going to do.  A phrase that I think is very true is that exercise will account for 20% of your results while nutrition will count for the other 80%.  You really can’t out-train...

P90X3 Phase 3 Review

Now that we have less than two weeks left of P90X3 Phase 3 I figured I’d write up my thoughts on this phase, similar like I did for my P90X3 Phase 1 Review and P90X3 Phase 2 Review.  This last month has gone by really fast, but it’s been a ton of fun!  If you’ve been...

Weekly Check-in

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope your week is off to a great start!  This marks day 3 of our 14 day clean eating challenge and so far so good!  I like the extra push it’s giving me to tighten up my diet and make sure I’m fueling my body with healthy foods.  Sometimes just...

Trigger Points

Ever find yourself snacking mindlessly?  Or starting to crave junk food at the same time every day?  One thing I’ve realized in my life, is that there are certain trigger points/times in my day when eating healthy can be tough.  I bet if you think about it and really analyze your...

Minimalist Shoes

One trend that I’ve seen become pretty popular is barefoot training, or people wearing shoes that are as close to barefoot as you can get.  A lot of people argue that we were meant to run/walk in just our bare feet, so putting shoes on that alter that movement is counterproductive...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Don’t Wednesdays always seem to come up fast?  This week seems to be flying by fast, and even more so, our first round of P90X3 is already in week 10!  Although our plan is to do the Elite Block, which will add 4 weeks to the plan.  I really wanted to test...

Tony Horton Fitness ...

I’m obviously a huge fan of Tony Horton.  I have completed P90X and P90X2 a number of times, and just about have my first round of P90X3 under my belt.  His workouts are great and just plain work.  I’ve noticed on his YouTube channel that he’s been posting quite a few...

14 Day Clean Eating Cha...

Are you struggling to nail your nutrition?  Do you find yourself snacking mindlessly?  Does it seem like it’s nearly impossible to stick to your plan because you get all sorts of cravings and just end up giving in?  Believe me, I’ve been there.  I know it can be incredibly...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! The weather is finally turning a corner here, plus with daylight savings the sun is out later into the evening so I’ve been in a really good mood this week!  I know we’re most likely not done with snow and a bit of cold weather, but it’s nice to...

Beachbody Discounts in ...

Beachbody’s mission is to help people live healthier and more fulfilling lives, and to help people reach that goal, they have world-class products.  One thing that inevitably can be a barrier for people is the cost of the products.  But thankfully they do run specials every month...

Eating Your Workout Cal...

When starting a new workout program, this question comes up a lot.  “Should I eat my workout calories?”  Or I get questions about pre/post workout drinks and if those have to count.  So I wanted to clear up some confusion here as these are all super common questions.  Your...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! Can you believe it’s already March??  If you started a 60 day program like Focus T25 or Insanity at the beginning of the year, you should be finishing up right about now.  And that must be a great feeling!  I think it shows that 60 or even 90 days goes by...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! There are only 3 days left in February, which I find a bit crazy!  Time is definitely flying by quick.  If you made some commitments to yourself at the beginning of the year I hope you are sticking with them!  It’s really encouraging to see what can happen...

P90X3 Phase 2 Review

We’ve just finished up the 3rd week of P90X3 Phase 2 and I can’t believe this 90 days if flying by so fast!  It seems like it wasn’t that long ago that I wrote my P90X3 Phase 1 Review. We took a short trip to warmer weather over President’s Day, but only ended up...

Age Is Just a Number

Tony says it all the time in P90X3.  One of his favorite lines is, “aging is for idiots.”  He is a great example of how you can look and act young no matter what your age, as he’s in his mid 50’s and has no problem keeping up with the 20 and 30 year olds in the...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! After being in southern California for four days, it was a little tough to come back to the cold and snow again, but I do have to say I’m enjoying being back in our home gym and making all my meals again.  Being on vacation certainly makes it tough to stick to...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I hope you’re all having an awesome week!  It seems like Wednesday can always be a turning point for motivation in a week.  You can either get tired and slack off the rest of the week, or you can get energized by the momentum you’ve built from the...

Support At Home

What do I do if my spouse/family/parents don’t like that I workout/eat healthy/etc.?  This is a topic that comes up A LOT, especially when people are just starting out on their fitness journey trying to get healthy.  Everyone has different situations.  Sometimes it’s a...

Friday Fun

I don’t really do this very often, but I thought I’d post a fun video since it’s Friday.  Recently the man himself, Tony Horton, challenged my Coach, Wayne Wyatt, to a burpee challenge.  Here is Wayne’s response video, along with some other folks that are rocking...

Weekly Check-In

Happy Wednesday Team! I got super busy last week, so sorry about missing that weekly check-in!  It’s pretty crazy that January is already over!  Did you accomplish what you wanted to in January?  Is 2014 off to a good start or do you need a little boost now that it’s...

Order 21 Day Fix

Ever struggle with portion control?  I know I do and it’s probably one of the biggest food struggles that people have.  Overeating is incredibly prevalent, especially in the US.  Think about going out to eat.  Most meals could feed at least 2 people.  So it’s no wonder...

IIFYM – What The ...

Over the last year or so I’ve been hearing a lot about a new nutrition plan to follow, or moreso a way of eating.  I’d see people talking about IIFYM and honestly for a long time I had no clue what it stood for.  So if you’re in that boat, don’t feel bad.  It...

P90X3 Phase 1 Review

Rochelle and I are about 3/4 the way through Phase 1 of P90X3, so I wanted to write up a bit of a review on how the workouts are going so far.  In case you missed it, we are doing the workouts together!  It’s our first time actually doing an entire workout program together, so...

Weekly Check-In

Hey TNB! I hope your weeks are all off to a great start!  Crazy that we’re already into the 3rd week of January, February will be here before you know it!  Since we’re a few weeks into the new year, I think it’s interesting to think about new year’s resolutions....

21 Day Fix Intro

There’s a new Beachbody trainer, Autumn Calabrese, on the scene and there’s a lot of buzz around her new program.  It’s called the 21 Day Fix and the test group had a lot of success.  As the name implies, it’s a 21 day program, so it goes quick.  The workouts...
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