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The Good: Low cost, limited equipment or monthly fees. Builds endurance and strength. Can be done from home.
The Bad: Home workouts can get lonely without a group to cheer you on, and without the accountability it can be hard to push through. The DVD programs can get repetitive if you repeat them often.
Beachbody workout programs vary from the 21 day fix that focuses on nutrition and learning basic body movements, to Body Beast and Hammer and Chisel that work into free weights and building muscles. With more workout programs introduced every 6 months or so, there are always a few new options on the horizon.
The Beachbody program works best if you join into a challenge group, which is a 3 week starter group put on by a coach to help with accountability and support. I run them once per month so if you’re looking to get plugged in I’m always here to help. Here’s how to get started:
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