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...

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....

P90X Body Beast Hybrid ...

This past week I finally finished up my P90X Body Beast hybrid, so I wanted to share my results from the hybrid and also my thoughts on how it’s laid out.  I really had a lot of fun with this schedule and I think the programs complement each other pretty well, so it was a pretty...

Low Impact Workout Prog...

I know most of my experience is with the more intense workouts from Beachbody.  I’ve done Insanity, P90X, Asylum and now P90X2.  But for some people, especially those with bad knees or bad backs, those workouts are not a good fit.  Some people really need a low impact workout...

Brian Gets Shredded

Brian is a fellow coach and really has an inspiring story.  After being medically disqualified to fly aircraft in the military he started gaining weight steadily in his new civilian work.  He was eating out all the time and always making excuses for why he couldn’t work out....

The Dr. Gets His Health...

John is a fellow coach and has an awesome story.  He’s a surgeon, and like many other people in the medical field, he spent a ton of time helping other people get better but didn’t take time for himself.  He had been letting his busy life get in the way as an excuse to not...

P3 Training in P90X2

Clearly a lot of time and research has gone into making P90X2 an elite workout program.  One thing I’m particularly excited about is the P3 training in P90X2.  Dr. Marcus Elliot is the originator of P3 training, and if you check out their website, you can see that what he’s...

E&E Pre-workout Re...

I’ve never been a big pre-workout guy, but when Beachbody came out with their Energy & Endurance Pre-workout Formula, I wanted to give it a try so I could let you all know what it’s like.  So hopefully this E&E Pre-workout Review is helpful. In the past I have avoided...

Tropical Shakeology Ava...

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!  Beachbody’s way of celebrating is to release the newest flavor of Shakeology, so Tropical Shakeology is available now!  If you missed my post earlier this week about what makes the new flavor great, check out my article: Tropical Shakeology...

Tropical Shakeology Ing...

I’ve posted a few times about the release of Tropical Shakeology, which is now available.  I get questions around what the difference is from Chocolate and Greenberry, so I wanted to focus on the Tropical Shakeology Ingredients.  Tropical Shakeology is going to be a vegan formula,...

What Supplements do I n...

I often get questions around supplements.  Why should I use supplements?  What supplements do I need?  What supplements do you use?  All of those are very common questions.  And it’s very understandable because there are a ton of supplements out there and it can be pretty...

P90X Insanity Hybrid

People often ask me if they should do P90X or Insanity, especially when they’re just starting out.  Depending on what your goals are and what you have available to you as far as space and equipment, P90X or Insanity might be a better fit.  But in my opinion, a P90X Insanity hybrid...

Track Your Progress

If you read my posts you know I strongly encourage everyone to make goals, and write them down.  I think that’s very important to you seeing success.  If you don’t know what you want to accomplish, how will you ever know if you’re successful?  You won’t know,...

Gimmicks

We’ve all seen the infomercials for things like the shake weight, ab toning bands, etc.  They all promise that if you just use them for 6 minutes a day you’ll get ripped like the people on the screen.  They’ll even show you the scientific research showing you how if...

New Year’s Resolu...

As 2012 starts there are a ton of people making new year’s resolutions.  They are finally going to tackle one of their goals.  And probably the most popular resolution or at least the first one that comes to mind is losing weight.  This makes a lot of sense, especially since most...

My Year in Review

A year ago, I was in the worst shape of my life.  I wasn’t working out consistently and my diet was poor.  I had just stepped on a scale to see the highest number I had ever seen, 217 lbs.  I knew I wasn’t in great shape, but I didn’t know that I was at my heaviest...

Les Mills Pump Now Avai...

Les Mills Pump is here!  Until January 4th it is only available through a Team Beachbody coach (like me)!  So if you’re looking to get this right away check out the links at the bottom of the page. Personally, I am going to be doing P90X2 starting at the first of the year, but for...

Is Shakeology too Expen...

When it comes to Shakeology there are typically two kinds of people. People are either skeptical and think it’s too expensive or they’ve given it a try and know that it’s worth the money.  Now obviously there are exceptions to this, but I find this to be true in most...

Les Mills Pump

Les Mills Pump is a new Beachbody workout program coming out sometime later this month which sounds like an awesome program!  This might be familiar to some of you, as there have been Body Pump workouts being offered at local gyms for quite some time.  And now, it will be offered...

Your Attitude Matters!

How do you react when things are tough or don’t go your way?  When people question what you’re doing does it fuel you or discourage you?  Do you assume you’re going to reach your goals or do you not really think you’ll ever get there?  Why am I asking all those...

Why I’m a Team Be...

I get questions from time to time from friends and family about why I’m a Team Beachbody coach.  They might think I’m a little crazy about my workouts and nutrition (which might be true!), but they don’t fully understand the coaching aspect all the time.  So I wanted...

Best Christmas Gift

Don’t know what to get your friends or family this year or just hate Christmas shopping?  I know I struggle at times to figure out what to get my family.  But this year, Beachbody has made this a little easier for everyone by making electronic gift cards available.  So you can...

Starting Insanity?

I see questions from people starting Insanity all the time whether it’s on the message boards or from people on our team. I get questions about what to expect and when you should start seeing results. Since these questions are so common I wanted to write a post for those who are...

P90X2 Equipment

If you’ve been following the development of P90X2 or have any of the Tony Horton 1-on-1 workouts from Volume 3, you’ve probably noticed that there is going to be some extra equipment used in P90X2.  But if the extra equipment isn’t in your budget or you don’t have...

Bulking Pt. 2 (for wome...

I find that women often have the exact opposite concern than the guys do when it comes to bulking up.  I’ve heard it a ton, and you might even be thinking it yourself, “I don’t want to lift weights because I don’t want to look like a man.”  Often times...

Bulking Up Pt. 1 (for g...

I know there are lots of guys out there who are looking to bulk up and often find it frustrating trying to add muscle mass.  And there are some people who think you can’t do it with P90X or other Beachbody workouts.  So I figured I would write about how you can add lean muscle...

Getting Enough Zzzzzz&#...

I’m writing this post to myself just as much as everyone else out there.  I am definitely guilty of not getting as much sleep as I should.  But it’s incredibly important to get your sleep because your body needs rest!  Especially if you’re doing an intense workout...

Rochelle’s ChaLEA...

When I started thinking about doing ChaLEAN Extreme this winter, I was a gym member struggling to make time during the week to get to the gym for a good workout. I had been fairly consistent, mostly doing cardio, but NEVER weights. It’s easy for women to be intimidated of weights at...

New Beachbody Challenge

Want to get paid for working out?  The new Beachbody Challenge is a great way to do just that and can serve as motivation for the workouts!  It’s basically a competition to reward the people who really commit to living a healthier lifestyle and achieve great results.  The top...

6-pack Abs

I think we’ve all seen plenty of infomercials for products promising to give you the 6-pack that you’ve always wanted.  Usually all you have to do is put this big strap around your stomach and in no time you’ll look like the people on the screen.  They even show you...

Which Version of P90X?

When you’re just starting P90X, you might be wondering which version of P90X to do.  The program outlines 3 different versions and schedules that you can follow: Classic, Lean, and Doubles.  So which should you choose?  In my opinion, 95% of the time, people should be following...

Protein Basics

When doing intense workouts like P90X or Insanity, it is extremely important to make sure you’re fueling your body with enough protein so that your muscles can repair and grow.  But it can be confusing as to how much protein you really need and where you should get it from.  I see...

Hate Making Lunch?

I feel like this is an issue that almost all working adults can relate to.  Who doesn’t hate making lunch?  You’re busy enough with your work, family life, kids activities, sports, etc. that it can seem like a big burden to make your own lunch either the night before or in...

Getting Started

When you’ve decided to make a change and get back in shape, lose some weight, or build some muscle, I think a difficult thing can be knowing where to get started.  What equipment do you need?  What should you be eating?  How often should you eat?  What supplements should you...

Presidential Active Lif...

I just got some news from Beachbody today that’s pretty exciting!  Starting today officially, Beachbody has been recognized as an advocate for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA)!  You may be wondering exactly what that is, so I went to the PALA website,...

Team New Body on Facebo...

Having a motivating and encouraging team can play a huge factor in keeping up with your workouts and nutrition, so I thought it was about time for Team New Body to get on Facebook!  I created our very own Facebook page so that it’s easier for you all to post questions and bounce...

Dealing with Injuries

Getting injured is never fun, but it does happen from time to time.  It’s incredibly important to not skip the warm-up and stretch to each workout to each workout, and during the workout you need to attempt to keep good form even when you’re super tired.  Doing those two...

4th of July weekend

First off, I just wanted to say happy 4th of July to all the Americans on our team!  I personally love the 4th of July because I always get to spend it with extended family which is a blast.  But one incredibly tough thing is trying to stick to a diet or nutrition plan when...

P90X vs. The Gym

    After many years of working out at the gym and now having experience with Beachbody workouts like P90X and Insanity, I thought it would be good to let you know why I prefer P90X to working out at the gym.  As a disclaimer, I am by no means saying you can’t get in...

P90X2

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, P90X2 has already been filmed and is scheduled to be released this fall.  There aren’t a ton of details out about it yet, but it’s going to be 14 discs total with all new workouts.  I know Tony and the other creators have been...

Summit Updates

There were so many great things to come out of the Coach Summit conference this year that I wanted to break down the news into a couple of posts.  There are some really great opportunities coming and some are already here, so I wanted to make sure you were all aware of them! The first...

Black Bean, Avocado, Ch...

I wanted to begin to add some recipes for some common meals that I eat that I think are not only very healthy, but really tasty too!  So here is my recipe for black bean, avocado, chicken salad: Ingredients: -2 cups of baby spinach -1/4 cup of black beans -1/2 cubed avocado -6 oz. of...

Round 2 Hybrid

So now that I’ve completed Insanity, P90X, and Asylum as stand alone programs, I’ve decided that for my next round I want to incorporate what I see as the best workouts from each program to make my Round 2 Hybrid.  I think all of the programs are great, but they all have...

Best Time to Workout

A common question that I hear a lot is around when you should workout.  Should you workout in the morning?  Should you workout at night?  Should you workout on an empty stomach or after a meal?  These are all really good questions, and I really don’t think there is any hard and...

Intro to Beachbody Coac...

When I got started working out with Beachbody programs, I didn’t even know what a coach was.  I really didn’t even know who Beachbody was.  I knew about P90X, then saw an infomercial for Insanity and decided to start with that to get in shape.  I really had no concept of...

Calorie Tracking Resour...

I know I say it a lot, but I really believe tracking what you eat every day is crucial to getting great results.  When I read the message boards and see that people are frustrated with not seeing good results, often times they are not tracking their calories.  Sometimes they mention...

Asylum Review

After completing Insanity and then P90X, I was eager to jump at the chance to be one of the first people to tackle Asylum.  My coach actually put together a competition with another team to see who would get the best results from this 30 day program.  Asylum focuses on sports...

Healthy Snack Options

Snacking is important, but can often be the culprit for ruining people’s diets.  It’s the time between meals when you get hungry and those salty and sweet foods look so tempting.  It’s easy to grab a bag of chips to “just have a few” when that turns into...

Be Prepared

It seems a lot easier to stick to any workout program or nutrition plan when you’re on your regular schedule, but often times workouts don’t happen or any sort of nutrition plan goes out the window when a special event happens.  And it can take 2-3 days to make up for one bad...

Power Stands Review

If you’ve done P90X, you know it requires a ton of push ups.  I’ve never done a program that requires so many, but I absolutely love it!  In the workouts there are a ton if different kinds of push-ups, so they keep it fresh. The only problem I’ve found with push-ups,...
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