You don’t need a gym membership or studio class pass to get the body you want. There are plenty of ways to sweat, add muscle, and lose fat from your own home gym. The key is to find the right workout and have the right equipment. Whether you prefer a workout like P90X or T25, or you want to design your own routine, there are some essential items that will get you started with making your garage or basement the perfect place to tone up!
At home fitness doesn’t require you to track heart rate, but with the explosion of wearable technology like the Apple Watch, Fitbit, Jawbone and Garmin, it’s easier than ever to track the intensity of your workouts and truly see which workouts give you the best sweat! We’ve reviewed many on the top fitness trackers on the market and identified some key features you should be looking for in a great piece of wearable technology.
I went on the search for the best at home workout program for women, and came across two popular series: Tone It Up and Kayla Itsines. Since I wasn’t the right guinea pig for these workouts, I asked my wife to try them both for twelve weeks apiece and give me her thoughts and to determine a winner. I even jumped in for a few workouts and can honestly say that both Tone It Up and Kayla Itsines workouts were no joke! In the end, my wife came away with a clear cut winner for which workouts were most effective for her — as well as came away with some amazing results we’re BOTH happy with!
For those who are fans of Hammer and Chisel’s Sagi Kalev comes Body Beast, Beachbody’s 90 day weight lifting video series. I wasn’t sure how much I’d like this program because, I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of lifting heavy weight in general and prefer the body weight movements offered with workouts like P90X. What I found was something unexpected, as I began looking forward to Sagi’s entertaining training style (and the weight training workouts as well!).
Not only have we tried just about every workout series in the Beachbody On Demand list of available programs, but we’ve reached out to others who have done the same to get a feel for whether our take was in line with the general opinion of other Beachbody users. We have surveyed many users to get a collective take on Beachbody On Demand reviews to give you the definitive guide to the best programs to get you toned up, as well as which ones to avoid.
P90X3 really is the gold standard for at home workouts that appeal to anyone and work for everyone. Below, we breakdown what makes P90X3 work so well, as well as additional detail about each exercise, including our favorites.