The Focus T25 Review – Detailed Must-Read Review of Focus T25

The Focus T25 workout created quite a stir in many fitness circles. If you’ve heard about Beachbody and their products you are already familiar with what it is – a dvd workout program designed to give you a great looking body.

Focus T25 workout review

If, on the other hand, you’ve done some of their workouts over the last couple of years, as I did with the Insanity Workout and the Insanity Asylum, it is justifiable to have big expectations for this one as well.

We decided to make this Focus T25 workout review as to give you the most detailed information about the Focus T25 workout and set your expectations straight. Hence this review is slightly different from other Focus T25 review out there.

Namely, I’ve finished the Insanity workout, went for an on and off relationship with it for a while, then completed the Insanity Asylum.

So writing the Focus T25 review from my perspective would have been wrong for couple of reasons. First, any results I would have witnessed could have been easily contributed to my previous investment in fitness, and second I will never get to know the full scope of what the Focus T25 workout is capable of.

And here steps Bojan, the co-editor of this site, who decided to took the challenge and write about it in this Focus t25 workout review. He was out of shape for couple of years back, not overweight per say, but lacking muscle definition and wanting to burn some fat tissue, not familiar with any of the Beachbody exercises no matter how hard I tried to persuade him. Long story short, being the perfect lab rat for this Focus T25 review, he stepped in.

And as to add more weight to this Focus T25 review, he will write about his whole experience, and me, being the fitness addict and having tried all of the exercises in the Focus t25 workout, will just add my occasional comment as to compare the Focus T25 workout with the rest I’ve completed.

How and why I started with the Focus T25 workout

Bojan:

The Focus T25 workout… So where do we start? If you’ve read the introduction by Slavko, you might guess how fun this trial was. After a while of going back and forth, he convinced me to try it out. Not that I was skeptical or anything of the like (seeing the results he got from Insanity and Insanity Asylum), but knowing how hard those workouts were I never really seemed to harness the will power.

That and not having time were my go-to excuses whenever he would bring the subject of fitness up. Now that I’ve never tried Insanity is not entirely true. He probably don’t even know this, but I’ve once put one DVD and did the warm up after which I decided to abandon exercise altogether. To say it was hard would be a huge understatement.

He tried convincing me on a couple of occasions, reassuring me that I would reach my fitness goals – achieving less body fat percentage by losing weight, adding some muscle mass and definition, and overall an improved physical condition – but weighting that on one side of the scale against how hard the process was going to be, I somehow never seemed convinced enough.

And when the Focus T25 workout came out, he couldn’t say it better, I was the perfect lab rat for this Focus T25 review.

If you already bought the Focus T25, you can stream it with the new Beachbody On Demand streaming service, which allows for streaming of workouts anytime, anywhere. You can read more in this Beachbody on Demand review.

What does the media say about the Focus T25 workout

Focus T25 workout - media coverage

By the way they Focus t25 workout marketed you can tell that it distinctly differs from the other ones in the line. Whereas Insanity was introduced in the lines of working out hard, this is more about working out smart.

The biggest asset, and something Slavko was very skeptical about at the very beginning, was the time needed for each workout – only 25 minutes. And this was the biggest leverage for making people buy it when you think about it. It also was something that made more experienced fitness guys like Slavko disregard the Focus T25 workout altogether at the very beginning, not anymore though.

Another thing that makes the Focus T25 workout different is how many days per week you are about to invest. While both Insanity and even more so Insanity Asylum Require 6 days per week, here you will work out only for 5. That is, if you don’t count stretching on Sunday – which cannot be really thought of as a workout. The Insanity Max 30 workout with 30 minute workouts emerges as a competitor for Focus T25. The Max 30 workout is thoroughly explained in this Insanity Max 30 review.

What else caught my eye was the fact that the Focus t25 workout was divided into phases, which were said to provide progress as you go along. Unlike Insanity, here you start slow and build up from there.

Slavko bought the Focus T25 workout and decided to set a date.

He said that he will go over each of the workouts once and see how they compare to the other programs, and judging on the experience he had with those programs as well as being a fitness coach for a while, he would guess on what kind of results I should expect.

Shaun T – the person behind the Focus T25 workout

Shaun T - Focus T25 review

If infomercials haven’t drilled this information into you yet, let me do that in a second. Shaun T is the person behind the Insanity workout as well as The Insanity Asylum Vol.1 and Vol.2, Hip hop abs, etc… He has a degree in sports science and a minor in theatre and dance. Choreographer, dancer and a fitness trainer for quite a long time, it is fair to say that he is up to the task.

It is said that Shaun T made the Focus T25 workout for Carl Daikeler, the CEO of Beachbody, creating a program which will allow for staying in great shape while coping with busy schedule.

He also invited over Tania, from the Insanity workout program, who was post pregnancy, having given birth to her son couple of months prior to the workouts with the test groups started taking place. Her transformation with the Focus T25 workout is something that created quite a buzz in the fitness community.

Over the years I learned to appreciate Shaun T quite a lot, having done both Insanity and  Insanity Asylum. He is an incredible motivator, being able to push me through hell when I did the Asylum.

Having said that, I will try every workout of his that comes out in the future, and this makes me slightly biased towards his products, but I will try to hold my enthusiasm in check and not make this Focus T25 review look like a sales letter. Instead I will try giving you the most informed opinion on why the focus t25 workout either suits you or not. I hope Bojan will do the same.

Focus T25 review – what should you expect?

Focus T25 Review - What should you expect

Before continuing with Bojan’s thoughts about his experience, let me share with you what I’ve told him after going over the exercises myself.

First of all it was apparent that the Focus T25 workout was fairly easier in comparison with Insanity. Not to mention Insanity Asylum. If not trying to race against the clock and go all out on every set, I was somewhere in my comfort zone.

This meant that business wise, Beachbody decided to target a slightly different demographic – people who wanted results, but were afraid of punishing themselves with insane amount of exercise day after day.

It is really interesting to know that all you have to do today is only 25 minutes of working out. With Insanity, especially the second month videos, it was a constant struggle, knowing that I will be in agony for a whole hour. I learned to love it though, but some people seemed less pleased with that and ended up feeling frustrated, eventually giving up.

Here, in the Focus T25 workout, you have only 25 minutes, and unlike Insanity or Asylum you can do modifications.

Another great thing about the Focus T25 workout is that it can satisfy a larger demographic as well – fitness beginners can easily progress to a rather formidable level, while fitness veterans can also get what they want if they simply push themselves as hard as possible (these exercises are, the majority of them, bodyweight exercises meaning that you use your own body as to supply the resistance. And instead of counting reps, you do as many as you can in 30 seconds or one minute. Here is where those who want a challenge can push themselves- just try to do one more rep every time).

Having this said, the Focus T25 workout is not for everybody. If you decide to do handful of repetitions of one exercise in 30 seconds and expect results I hate to break it to you but it won’t happen.

This requires mental power and willingness to break a sweat. As long as you are sweating and giving your best you are golden.

tania - focus t25 reviewAnother thing that is great is that here you also have Tania from the Insanity workouts (little do people know that she helped Shaun create some of his workouts), and she does modifications to almost every exercise. While this wasn’t that much important to Bojan since he tried to keep up with the rest of the crew, it might be for someone who is quite overweight or have struggled with an injury in the past.

Which brings me to another point – while advocating the Insanity workout, many people complained about the level of intensity thus fearing injuries. Here this problem is addressed very nicely. Not only that the warm-ups start slower and then build up in progression, but Tania is modifying each exercise, so the chance of injury is almost non-existent.

You will find her modifications very useful, especially with the one arm planks.

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What is in the box?

Bojan:

Focus t25 workout review - in the boxYou will get the 10 workouts from the calendars (alpha and beta phase) as well as a bonus one from phase beta. Also you will be given the Focus T25 nutrition guide and the Focus T25 calendar. Along with these you will also find a resistance band (a 15 pounds one) which can nicely substitute the dumbbells. Though I prefer dumbbells over a band. There is also the quick start review which is there as a formality. Anyway…

Focus T25 calendar

The schedule in the Focus T25 workout is really simple. You have this calendar for month one (the alpha phase) telling you which workout you do each day. Every Saturday is rest, Sunday for stretching (though this is so easy it is really a treat to your body and not an exercise at all).

Fridays are, as I mentioned earlier, intended for double takes – two videos back to back. This is of course if you feel you can make it, and while it adds quite a lot to overall results, you can really decide to follow up on them maybe every other week (kinda what I did). Then for the beta phase you simply put the beta calendar and that’s pretty much it.

You will also notice that the Focus T25 calendar for the schedule has two boxes under every workout. The one is for “nailed it” and the other for “barely made it”. Checking them without subjective excuses will allow for better understanding of your progress. In retrospect it pays out quite a lot.

Focus T25 review – the Alpha phase

Focus T25 Review - The Alpha phase

The Focus T25 workout is divided into three phases. And I can easily see Beachbody turning this into longer series. They did so with the Insanity when Asylum and Asylum Vol.2 followed. This on the other hand, building more of a foundation for fitness novices, can stretch for much further.

There are three phases, each building onto the previous one.

Phase alpha is consisted of five workouts, and over the course of the first month it serves as a preparation and building a solid foundation for your fitness progress. The workouts are still pretty hard, but it never leaves you wasted like Slavko complained when he first started Insanity.

I used to go to the gym way back, and it always seemed like a huge waste of time, going back and forth, deciding what to wear each day etc. The relief here was that the Focus T25 workouts took exactly 25 minutes, and that was it. No additional sets, no “do this additional video for better results” nothing. Just 25 minutes. Except of course the optional double take every Friday, where it is advised to complete two videos back to back.

Sometimes I followed through on this and other times not (mostly at the beginning) but it worked out great at the end. Besides, you are doing this in the comfort of your own home. Which brings me to another important point- you do not need so much space as it is required for Insanity, and definitely far less space than you need for the Asylum. This was a BIG plus for me.

And the workouts kinda flew really fast.

What I suspect helps in this time perception is the music. And it should, considering the fact that they’ve spend quarter of a million dollars just for the music alone (Don’t take my word for it though; it might only be a rumor). It slowly builds up, in a way dictating the dynamic and tempo of the exercises, helping you push more and more providing additional focus. And then all of the sudden it is all over.

What I especially liked here was the cast size – handful of people, great camera angles, allowing you to pay better attention to form.

What I didn’t like was the fact that there is no rest. This actually makes the Focus T25 workout really hard considering the 25 minutes it takes to do it.

Granted, you have exercises designed to lower your heart rate here and there, but overall it is all intensity all the time. You will be surprised how much sweat will come out of you in only 25 minutes.

What is interesting in this phase is that you are faced with a huge lifestyle change (working out and eating healthy by following the nutrition plan), and yet you are not overwhelmed whatsoever.

I guess this is due to the fact that Focus T25 has you working out 25 minutes per day, not making you fatigue, not creating any major food cravings, leaving room for more stress and energy to be put into healthy choices and habits. Not to mention that your schedule will not take any hit at all. Another thing I liked a lot.

Focus T25 Alpha phase review – The workouts

Focus T25 review - Alpha phase schedule

I will jump in here for a second and try to comment on the videos from a somewhat more experienced point of view. Here is what I think each of them does:

Cardio

It is interesting how the cardio starts slow here and then gradually builds up. It mainly focuses on the lower part of the body, preparing your calves and quads for what is about to come.

What is interesting is that it targets the lower abs as well, which probably provides for the biggest weight loss around the abdomen area that is to come. The moves are not that much complex but it will wear you down nonetheless.

Ab intervals

This is a great ab workout and it will probably leave you sore in your abdomen for days the first time you try it and even afterwards.

What is great here is that Shaun T combines specific abdominal exercises with cardio centered ones. This burns quite a lot of fat in that specific area, and builds even stronger and denser muscle. Your lower abs are targeted a lot again.

Lower focus

As the name implies, this focuses on your lower part of the body, mainly your thighs, making this exercise slightly harder than the previous two. It is to blame for the drop in pants size you will be quick to notice. A lot of specific and almost static exercises which are centered around your thighs and butt.

Speed 1.0

You will notice that this Focus T25 workout review hardly touched the subject of performance. Bojan doesn’t pay that much attention to that probably. I however, being obsessed with fitness, do. And speed 1.0 is probably the first video in this phase that is centered more towards athleticism than specific body sculpting exercises.

The lot of leg work causes you to be light on your feet, improving your speed, jumping power, agility, balance… This also provides for a lot of cardio and even better results in the lower part of your body.

Total body circuit

This Focus t25 workout is unlike the others since it introduces you to the exercises and then they repeat themselves adding more intensity. It is a circuit progression type of training, similar to the Insanity Asylum.

It also introduces some more complex movements, like the shoulder tap push-up, the plank walk followed by a jump into a squat position, as well as the spider lunge which will target your oblique abs.

We can say that this workout is centered more upon the upper body when compared to the others and it is a perfect introduction to the beta phase.

Focus T25 Alpha phase review – the results

By the end of this phase the Focus T25 workout started working as I hoped, yet without the frustration of feeling exhausted and fatigue as I expected.

The first week was hard mostly in the sense of trying to catch breath, taking breaks more than I expected, and getting used to some soreness due to years of inactivity. Then I guess my body adapted, and I felt like a different person.

What strike me the most was that almost every part of my body felt tighter, and I felt my energy levels to be greatly increased. Also, my conditioning improved quite a lot and I felt like I can do things I wasn’t able for quite a while.

By the second week I was sleeping like a baby (not that I had any problems before though) and was quite alert throughout the day. I guess that’s what exercise does to you.

Following the nutrition guide for the most part and having completed the first two weeks, I decided to check on my progress.

Measurements showed positive reassurance – Almost 8 pounds lost, and judging on muscle definition, I guess it was all fat tissue. The most noticeable results showed around the waist area, and thighs. Though the chest felt more flat, and arms quite more defined.

By the end of the first month, alpha phase, I’ve lost 5 additional pounds and seemed to have even more of a muscle definition. What I noticed the most was my physical conditioning which was by now greatly improved. I guess I could have done some of the Insanity videos with ease now.

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Focus T25 review – The Beta phase

Focus T25 Review - The Beta phase

Bojan:

By now it showed very clearly that alpha phase was not only a foundation and preparation for improved overall shape, but also a lifestyle redesign. I was eating healthier, having more energy, feeling stronger and more confident. I kinda started loving fitness and waiting for those 25 minutes in the day where I will now push myself harder.

And beta phase is exactly that – pushing harder.

Focus T25 Beta phase review – the workouts

Focus T25 review - Beta phase schedule

First of all the workouts shift gear, centering quite more upon core strength. One of the videos – dynamic core- requires so many ab contractions that you feel the switch in intensity from the alpha phase right away.

The speed video requires way more leg work and ups the ante quite a bit too.

But what made this phase even more interesting was adding the resistance. I used 12 pound dumbbells, and these two workouts – Rip’t circuit and upper focus – have increased my upper body strength by quite a lot. I also started to notice more muscle definition, especially in the shoulders and arms.

Slavko mentioned that he recognized more exercises from the asylum workouts in some form, so I guess that added to the aspect of strength. Even the cardio video – core cardio – tackles strength quite noticeably.

As for speed, I noticed being even lighter on my feet and my coordination, balance in space, and control over the whole body as a whole have increased exponentially.

The warm-ups are also getting noticeably harder, making you able to jump right into the hard part more easily. Needless to say, every move becomes more dynamic while lot of new ones are being introduced.

What is also noticeable at first is that the music is slightly more dynamic, and the speed 2.0 video will have you dancing like you wouldn’t believe. I was also surprised when I heard flute during the core cardio video – I guess that rumor about Beachbody having spent all that money on music was not out of nowhere.

I especially liked the upper focus video exercises, and this video actually challenges your strength by introducing as complex exercises as the chest fly with your legs raised.

What I didn’t like were the modifications. If they made sense a lot during alpha phase, here they seemed very easy and rather funny. Anyway…

Focus T25 Beta phase review – the results

By the time week two was under way the abs were showing quite a lot, and if I flexed them I could already see nice blocks separating and even see the line where the lower ones are going to appear separated too. I noticed that there was no fat around my thighs any more, and both the hamstrings and quats were lot more defined.

At this moment I felt not only encouraged, but even had great results to show. I went for a weekend away with a group of friends (I think it was right after the second week) and they all were amazed by my transformation. Little did they know that I was only half way from the real results.

This brings me to another point – in a conversation I once had with Slavko, he complained about not being able to go over the Asylum workout videos while he was away on a vacation. With the Focus T25 workout though this is not that big of a deal, since you don’t need a lot of space and they all last for 25 minutes.

12 pound dumbbells are not that big of equipment if you think about it. And we are talking beta phase here. Alpha doesn’t even need any additional equipement. Besides, instead of dumbbells you can take the band with you and still have an equally challenging workout.

Let me jump in here for a second and say that the beta phase adds quite more strength work from what I’ve noticed. And like Bojan have said it also introduces a lot of complex movements that tackle others aspects of your overall fitness, such as flexibility, agility, explosiveness and power above all. Speed and coordination are also addressed quite a lot too.

I find this phase to be perfect for those who are already in great shape and would like to spend the minimum time on maintaining it or even improving some aspects of it.

It provides muscle contractions, especially in the abs (the dynamic core video is somewhat derived from the Asylum Vol.2 program – a lot of burn in a short period of time without doing any traditional ab workouts) every time you do it. This translates into breaking plateaus and constantly seeing progress.

Focus T25 review – the final results

Bojan:

The focus t25 workout is indeed divided into three phases. However, having in mind that the third one – the gamma phase – is purchased separately and is optional in case you want to go even further, it is concluded that the Focus T25 workout is really just the alpha and beta phases. Therefore, this Focus T25 review covers the results I got from two months out of which one was the alpha phase, and the other beta.

Focus T25 Review - The Gamma phaseThe gamma phase is really – as Slavko says – a ticket to the Insanity Asylum and elite training, so I will leave it to him to go over the workouts in another review. I will try it myself too, but since I finished the beta phase I was doing videos here and there as to keep in shape, so I might give it a week or two as to prepare to step into gamma.

Here are the results after two months with Focus T25:

  • Lost over 22 pounds.

    Now I really have to buy some new pants. Many of the people I know noticed this and some have even said that I look different not only in my body, but my face as well.

  • Six-pack.

    I have a six-pack and I still lift up my shirt just to make sure it is there – this is awesome.

  • My legs are all muscle.

    I guess this is where I notice the biggest change, and probably why pants refuse to fit, but are loose instead.

  • Increased muscle definition in the arms.

    I never imagined having such muscle definition in my arms, especially shoulders, and chest too. And albeit my back is not that muscular it is 100 percent different from what it was before.

  • I look like an athlete, I feel like an athlete.

    I can do almost anything with my body. Two days back I went playing basketball with some high school friends of mine, and to say that I was physically superior would be an understatement. Writing this down brings such a smile on my face even now.

  • I started loving fitness.

    Being a competitive swimmer when I was young was very fun. All these years have passed and I really forgot how fun physical exercise can be. I had a love and hate relationship with fitness for quite a while, but now it has become a part of who I am.

  • I eat better, I sleep better, have tons of energy.

    There is no way I’m skipping exercise for two days in a row . Now I usually do beta videos (mostly upper focus, dynamic core and core cardio here and there), but mix in some alpha here and there just for the fun.

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Focus T25 nutrition guide

Focus T25 review - nutrition guideAs with all Beachbody programs, what they try to sell is not a set of exercises, but rather a complete approach towards being healthy and looking and performing great.

Same deal here. In the package you will receive a nutrition guide featuring principles of healthy diet tuned to meet your goals, as well as meal recipes which will help you make better food choices.

The recipes are exactly 25, made with 5 ingredients and in a very short time.

The carbs and protein and fat ratio is similar as with the Insanity program, meaning that roughly 40 percent of your meals are consisted of carbs, the other 40 of protein and the rest are fats.

You are also given the calorie quiz, which helps you determine how many calories per day you should eat. Note that I never counted calories, but simply followed the principles outlined into this book.

What is also great about the Focus T25 nutrition guide is that it lists 25 healthy foods that you should have at home at any time.

There also are three common questions which they address into this nutrition guide, such as: What if I notice food cravings, what if it is really late and I feel like I’m hungry, and what if I want to do a double charged workout in terms of intensity.

Co-editing this site I’ve learned a lot about nutrition myself, but it was still interesting to flip through the nutrition guide.

Focus T25 workout vs The Insanity

The Focus T25 workout vs The Insanity workout

Many people are trying to compare these two workouts, so I feel it’s important to give my two cents on the matter. Shaun T himself has said that these workouts should be seen as two completely different entities.

You see, The Insanity workout is for someone who has the mental readiness to do whatever it takes to get to great results. It is for someone ready to “die” during each workout, and it is understandably harder.

However, the Focus T25 workout, albeit not wearing you down that much can still provide for similar (will tell you to what extent different) results. Here are the points where they differ:

  • The Focus T25 workout lasts only 25 minutes while The Insanity workout can go up to an hour.
  • The Focus T25 workout builds up every workout down from zero, while Insanity starts with high intensity right away.
  • The Focus T25 workout guides you slowly through fitness, allowing for modifications, while with Insanity it is drooling over the floor every single time.
  • The Insanity workout is harder, but due to the length of the workouts can cause catabolic effects (too much stress to the body) which in turn allow for only small amount of muscle gain (that’s why it will burn every ounce of body fat you have on you), while The Focus T25 workout can add some bulk too.
  • In the Focus T25 workout there is more leg work and interesting dance moves, as well as more strength based exercises. The Insanity though is the king of cardio.
  • In the Focus T25 workout there is weight or resistance added into the equation, while the Insanity workout is only about using your own body weight.
  • Both last for two months, and both cost pretty much the same, though with the Focus T25 workout you get a band as a bonus included into the package.

Where can you buy the Focus T25 workout from?

There are couple of places from where you can purchase the focus t25 workout, and here is what I think about it:

The official Beachbody page (USA & Canada) or (UK) is where I got my copy from. You have the option to pay via three monthly payments of only $39, which is quite convenient. Buying from there you also get a 30 day money back guarantee.

You can also consider buying it from Amazon where you can choose between new or used packages. Some of the Focus T25 reviews over there mentioned package arriving was not complete, but knowing Amazon it is probably not big of a deal, they usually take care of things like that.
There is no money back guarantee though, or 3 monthly payments.

No matter where you decide to buy Focus T25 from, it is up to you to make it work.

Final words from this Focus T25 review

Even though fitness addicts like Slavko say that this is not that hard, I struggled quite a lot at the beginning. Beta phase was also painful at the start. So the Focus T25 workout is not for everybody. It requires quite a lot of will power despite the fact that you have only 25 minutes per day.

The lack of frustration and mental struggle associated with workout programs like the Insanity workout made it easier to enjoy the ride and focus more on nutrition and leading an overall healthy lifestyle. I look way better, I feel a lot better and my physical readiness is off the charts.

I will definitely continue doing the Focus T25 workout since I’m hooked now, and it seems that the results continue to improve. I owe it to Slavko for convincing me to take the challenge.

If I have to describe Focus T25 using a sentence I will probably say that it is a gradual progression that gives you ripped looks and pro level of athleticism for only 25 minutes per day.

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  1. Med

    Great review as always:)!!!

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    • Slavko Desik

      Thanks Med :)

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      • Robert

        Hi Slavco,
        Just ordered T25 at the weekend, great review, I’m 8 months since ACL replacement due to an injury, bought Insanity, never used it at all because of the high impact stuff but this one with modifications looks like a winner for me, I’ll send you my results in 2 months!

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        • Crystals

          Hi Robert! I am now also 8 months post ACL and am going to attempt T25. I would love your review please!!!!

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      • Sharon

        Hi! I am considering whether the Focus T25 is right for me, and your review gave me the impression that you could advise me. I am a 49 year old woman, not terribly out of shape but with chronic muscle/tendon pain and inflammation, maybe like fibromyalgia. I am a bit overweight and a vegetarian. I really need a fitness routine to tackle my pain, strength and wellness. Given that I can start by using Tania’s modifications, do you think I could handle this?

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        • Crystal

          hi Sharon, your comment is me exactly (49, vegetarian, etc) and wondered if you purchased this set and how it worked for you. I am considering buying it but don’t want to waste my money. I hope this msg gets to you and that you are well.

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          • Michelle

            Hi Crystal…..
            I’m 52 with a bad knee (running was fun until the fall) and a torn ligament in my shoulder. I am on week 4 and have lost 10 pounds of menopause weight that i could not lose on my own (it’s been 2 years). I am so excited to continue on this program. It is well worth the money spent and I always say if I can do it so can anyone!!!

            Good luck!! :-)

    • Abi

      Thank you for the great review! I am going to order Focus T25 this weekend :) I am a bit scared though.. I am very unfit lol!! I tried insanity months ago & gave up on the 3rd day. My calves were in so much pain I could barley walk! I’m pretty sure I hurt myself lol. I just recently started the Atkins diet.. Not sure if you are familiar with this diet but I was just wondering if this diet is okay while doing T25?

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      • sara silva

        Hi!i’ve done atkins last year in november and in one week i’ve lost 4kg! you will definetly see results,but if you are working out you NEED more carbs especially for this one ,its very challengung and if you’re muscles are “starving”because healthy carbs are the fuel to your muscles,you’re not gonna make it,its gonna be to hard to keep up and your body will not lose the amount of weight you want.,eat veggies like broccoli,spinach,squash,kale.fruit 2 pieces per day,quinoa and brown rice before you workout,like 2 to 3h before and keep with the protein amount daily and you will see awesome results ! If you want help with that i can definitely do it just email me or facebook me x) sara_danielasilva@hotmail.com (email) fb https://www.facebook.com/sara.silva.7146557

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      • sara silva

        By the way i’ve just started this week t 25 x)

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    • IceMan

      Hi Guys

      I have been reading reviews on Focus T25 and this is the best I have read so far.

      I have a question though, I’m 33yrs old and a smoker. Would you recommend this workout for me? I am an ectomorph who wants to build muscle mass.

      Thank you in advance!

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      • Becky

        Yes! You definitely can!
        Just maintain a healthy diet and quit smoking!

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      • janssen

        yes, why not. I am 48 and i started last year with insanity and since last month i am doing t25 focus. only u have to take care about your diet. eat healthy and some discipline. rgds

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      • mf

        Im 33 and Im also a heavy smoker, but it does not matter here! – I have just started T25 – you have to start slowly, start with 30 day shred or similar to condition yourself into workin – after 2-3 weeks your power is ON!

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    • Monide

      Hi I’m monide great review .my concern is I’m doing t 25 my kids love it and doing it with me is it safe for them they’re 14 and 11 ?my 11 years old has a healthy weight but my 14 years old is over weight and she already lost 3 lb on week 1 and she wants to go all the way .please help thanks

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  2. Jenny

    Thanks for this great t25 review guys! I already started the program and so far I love it. I did Aerobic in the past, but the cardio here is really hard to compare. 25 minutes of pure focus and pushing as far as I can.
    I have one question though. Is it really that important to follow the nutrition guide? Doing some exercise prior to Focus T25 workout I already changed my diet and now eat healthy. What do you think?
    Once again, thanks for this great review.
    Jennifer

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Jenny,
      To answer your question- no, you don’t need to follow the nutrition guide. Follow the principles of healthy eating though, and you will be fine.
      Take care, and drop as a line or two as to share your experience with the program.

      Reply
  3. Donniecia

    I just started Tuesday! I can barely lift my arms, but I love the convenience! Thanks for the review.

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    • Slavko Desik

      You are welcome Donniecia :)

      Reply
      • Nathaniel

        I read the review. Very detailed, clear & motivating. I look forward to my purchase & results.

        Thanks

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  4. Jennifer

    Great review! Do you guys have any before & after pics from this?

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      I think Bojan never took pictures. Though I will check with him again. As for myself, I have some, but the results on those are mostly from doing Insanity:Asylum.

      Edit: Note that I haven’t completed the program. This focus T25 workout review only covers the results Bojan got with it. In this comment section, from now on, he will be answering any questions that you guys might have that are more specific.

      Cheers

      Reply
  5. basim

    So how much did you weigh before and after ??

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    • mf

      look for the fat loss not the weight loss:)

      Reply
  6. Tinka

    Insane focus t25 review. I was concerned when I got this that it would be extreme like Insanity, but they had a person doing a lower impact which made it easier for me to hang in there. Otherwise, I would not have been able to make it thru the entire 25 minutes.

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  7. High Intensity Workouts

    Hey there,

    I just wanted to stop by to mention that this is above and beyond one of the best and most comprehensive reviews that I have read to date. I have not yet done the Focus T25 program, but as an Insanity graduate, I found the comparison between the 2 programs to be very informative and useful.

    This gives me food for thought about whether I should run through Insanity again or save some serious time with T25.

    Thanks for sharing.
    David

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    • Slavko Desik

      You are welcomed David. Focus T25 is definitely going to be the new black in fitness with the holidays approaching and all.

      Reply
      • Daniel

        Hi ,
        I’m in the last half of insanity which is going well my body is heaps stronger , I have ordered asylum to follow & was wondering ( if I survive that ) do you think that T25 would be enough to maintain form as an everyday program ?
        Thanks
        Daniel :-)

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  8. Darlyn

    Wow, Extreamly thorough review of the focus t25 workout. My question:

    I am 43 y/o female, exercising 5 days a week, exercises varies between step aerobi, elliptical for an hour, or some strength training machines. Do you think Focus T25 is something I can do as a 43 year old?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Definitely Darlyn. The modifications are there in case you need to cope with overwhelming intensity. Though this type of training allows you to progress dramatically in how far you can push yourself.

      Reply
  9. Louis

    I really appreciate your comprehensive focus t25 review. I am not following the meal plan — in fact, I just signed up to receive meals delivered from a weight-loss company — Anyway — thanks again for such a great review.

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    • Slavko Desik

      Thanks Louis. And way to go with your customized diet plan.

      Reply
    • Fifof

      Am am 54 year old African French woman. I started insanity in April 2011! So at 52. I had not worked out at all for at least 10 years. I stuck with the program and did it! I lost 20 pounds, dropped from size 10 to 4 in 4 months. I did the workout back to back for 18 months and kept a random workout DVD 3 times a week for 6 months and did it again back to bake until now. But I got bored and decided to see what was out there new by beach body?! And OMG I found out only a week ago that T25 was out!! Living in France I had never heard of it. I bought the entire workout, up to gamma and can’t wait to receive it. Your review has helped me understand that for someone who’s done insanity it might not be all that difficult. Am sooo motivated!!!! Thank you for your review, I don’t need to read anything else

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  10. Reed

    Hi slavko!

    Great job on this focus t25 workout review! I really enjoyed reading it. I’m thinking about starting it, but I’m a smoker. Do you think it can be a problem? Need your advice.

    Take care,

    Reed.

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Reed,
      While I was coaching people with the Insanity program, smoking was really a big concern. And as much as Focus T25 is lighter in terms of intensity, this might be a problem as well.
      Though I noticed an interesting phenomenon with people doing Insanity who were smoking at the time. Most of them said that their urge for smoking had somewhat diminished. I don’t know why is this the case, but couple of people have reported the same thing.

      Anyway, it depends on how much you really smoke.

      Have a great day

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      • mf

        I agree:) since I started working out my urge to smoke has diminished a lot:)

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    • Simon

      Hi, I saw this post and just had to comment, I have completed the insanity programme and I am a smoker I tried to give up whilst exercising but it failed I do however smoke less. I still stick to my insanity programme and I am physically fit. If you try to stop smoking whilst trying to complete any type of programme your more likely not to complete the programme. Do one thing first then you are likely to succeed at both. (I’ve gone from 40 smokes a day to five a day and still weening myself. I’ve found this has help me to complete the programme and cut down soon to stop :-) hope this helps smokers out there. I agree also with the other comment your urge to smoke does deminish somewhat. We all get there in the end. Good luck

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  11. Nicky

    Hi

    There is a chance I may be able to start with the focus t25 workout, but I’m not sure if I can follow the diet plan. Do you think it’s crucial for the end results?

    Thanks.
    Nicky

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Nicky,
      The diet plan is for those who are unfamiliar with healthy way of eating. You can make sure to eat healthy and have the exact same results regardless of whether you follow the diet plan or not. Make sure to follow the basic principles though (types of food, protein-carbs-fats ratio etc.)

      Take care

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  12. Niang

    This review was very informative! I have really been trying to reach my fitness goals and I really want to start with the focus t25 workout. This may be a dumb question but while doing this program are you still supposed to do other forms of exercise, like I usually run a couple times a week, would I still need to do this? Sorry if that’s a dumb question I just want to have all my facts straight before I start.

    Thanks

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Niang,
      No, doing the workouts is enough. Sometimes it is even counterproductive to do additional exercise, since it stresses the muscles when they should in fact rest. It might also create a catabolic effect, which is counterproductive to weight loss.

      Have a great day

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      • Sean

        What about combining T25 with a weight training regiment? I am interested in starting T25 but don’t want to lose the gains i’ve made in the gym over the last 6 months. Lately I only do cardio 1-2 times a week other than a quick warm up before lifting for 1-2 hours.

        The plan would be to do T25 in the morning (ideally fasted cardio) and weight training later afternoon. typically focusing on 1-2 muscle groups per day.

        And is it just me or does it seem that from a basic comparison of nutrition facts that a shakeology drink can be substituted with a whey isolate protein shake and multivitamin combo? I’m still on a broke college kid budget and can’t afford all these shakes and supplements as well as buy fresh produce regularly.

        Great article, very insightful! Hope to hear from you soon!

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    • mf

      Hi there Niang!
      The T25 session a day is right to keep the body – but there are no cons to stop me, you or anyone to be active the whole day!

      Reply
  13. Tom

    So i started the workout about two weeks ago and i even learned things in this focus t25 review that i didn’t know I just have one question, i have about 14% body fat all really in my stomach/belly area, will that disappear as i finish the t25 workout?

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    • Slavko Desik

      It really depends on how much you push yourself, how healthy you eat and so on… But, all in all, if you follow everything, it will.

      Reply
  14. Lee

    This review is amazing! I watched the infomercial once, and have been saying I will buy it ever since. I know this sounds like a lie, but I figured I would try to find a real review, and base it off of that. Plus, my beachbody coach/ friend is doing it and loves it. Anyway, I am buying this today.

    With finishing insanity about a year ago, I think I can do this. :)

    -Good Luck to Everyone!

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Lee,
      If you finished Insanity, you can definitely do this.

      Good luck

      Reply
  15. Lee

    Thanks Slavko!
    Now I’m waiting the five to seven days for it to arrive. :-) I’m excited….but nervous. I will keep u guys updated!
    -Aggie Lee

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Lee, how are things going so far?

      Reply
  16. Sharee

    I love the review…just what I needed!!! I have a question for you,
    I’m 43 year old woman, 5’5 1/2, 207lbs ( gained over 20lbs in 3months…stress from my moms hospitalization and now her full time caretaker). I have just started Atkins, bought a treadmill (its being shipped as we speak and just joined a running club) and would love to lose 20lbs before my first run ( undiagnosed knee issues). Do you suggest this program to jump start my fitness program? I just want to feel better before 2013 ends…Help!?!

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Sharee,
      From how you describe things, it seems as though you are a good candidate for this program. The knee issues, if by any chance activate themselves, can be easily controlled by doing the modified versions of each workout.

      Reply
    • mf

      you should consult youe doc lady to modify some of this stuff:) bless

      Reply
  17. dan

    Hi, the guys are using weights (or resistance bands) for some exercises later in the program. Is there somewhere a recomendation what weight should be used? For example 5kg for men and 2kg for women? thanks

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Dan,

      Bojan himself used 6kg, but it all depends. If you want more mass, you can easily up the ante and go for higher, say 10 (I would never recommend more than this since it becomes hard to do the workouts properly, and the whole cardio concept is less effective).

      However, bear in mind that lighter weights and more repetitions can cause you to lose more weight and have more muscle definition, than say heavier weights and less repetitions.

      Find the middle and you are golden.

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    • mf

      I do not want big mass – but nice body – using 2kg – woman – enough

      Reply
  18. Lee

    Day 4 of T25… Loving every minute of it… :)

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      I just saw this, ignore my question above :)
      Waiting for another update though :)

      Reply
  19. Kenya

    This was a good review, very helpful. Thank you!
    I just purchased Focus T25 last night. I’ve got a lot of weight to lose (about 80 lbs). During the ordering process, they offer other beachbody products and I was curious as to whether they were worth the investment. I was most curious about the Shakeology meal replacement shakes they offer. It’s a bit expensive but sounds like it would provide a good, healthy, meal for the start of each day. Is it worth buying? Has anyone had a good experience in drinking the Shakeology drink and was it beneficial?

    Thanks!

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Kenya,
      The Shakeology meal is great if you know what you are spending your money for- a healthy meal replacement. Many people hope for wonders to happen once they start using Shakeology. I, myself, used it for a while, and aside for giving me more energy than usual throughout the day, there is nothing magical about it. What I aimed for then was pragmatism- not having to worry about whether or not I eat healthy once per day. If you eat very healthy, and enjoy preparing your meals, then this is not a necessity per se. Otherwise it will help a lot.

      Take care, and good luck with Focus T25 :)

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  20. Suzie King

    Hi Slavko

    Please can you help me. I started my weight loss and body sculpt journey with Weight Watchers then took up running and Insanity.
    I completed month 1 of Insanity exactly as stated but kept to the WW diet regime. So have lost 22lb and nearly three dress sizes.
    However when I started Month 2 of Insanity my energy levels went through the floor and I gave up 1 month ago as I just couldn’t finish the hour long set.
    I am still running twice a week roughly 5-7 miles at a time, I am still at WW and now have joined the gym mainly for weights.
    However I would like to go back to Shaun T as I miss it and still have weight to lose. Please can you let me know in your opinion whether I should go back to Month 1 will that help me lose additional weight? Whether I should get T25 instead or whether even having taken a months break I should go into Month 2 and ‘Push through it’

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Suzie, and sorry for the late reply.

      Insanity is, without doubt, going to bring better results in terms of weight loss. However, since you can handle both cardio and resistance training, you can try Focus T25 as opposed to month one of Insanity. To tell you the truth, even though Insanity is harder, it is better doing T25 and pushing as hard as you can, keeping correct form, than going over month one or two from Insanity and barely doing the exercises right.

      Personally, I would advise anyone to go with Insanity if he can handle the intensity and has the time. But many people are far from objective, never going out of their comfort zone while working out, while still expecting results. Therefore, I always advise to go with something that will make you work smart, instead of working hard. However, you can push very far with Focus T25 as well if you have the discipline.

      Hope this helps

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  21. Hristina Andonoska

    Hey guys thanks for this great and inspiring review….I have finished alpha phase, and today (this Tuesday is my Monday :D) I started beta phase…but I haven’t lost as much weight as others :S…for five weeks, only 1 kg, and 2 cm on my thighs and stomach…my legs are slimmer too…but I don’t follow the nutrition guide (cos I don’t have one hah)…is that the problem or may I continue “my nutrition plan” (starving some days) which includes milk (with honey, cinnamom and flax seed-I don’t have that much time for eating early in the morning since my working hours are 7 am), yogurt, soup (just the fluid), cucumber with yogurt, cashews (yeah and i do cheat sometimes..maybe this is the reason), apples, tangerines etc…..

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Hristina,

      Look for the results in the mirror and see if the cloths fit better, forget about the scale. Muscle weights the same as fat, but it’s denser, hence occupying less volume, and giving you a better, more defined look.

      As for the diet- starving is wrong, very wrong. That way, you make the metabolism to slow down. Also, the muscles need nutrients in order to recuperate. Multitude of other processes in the body as well. Having a great looking body, without all this is impossible.

      You don’t necessarily have to follow the nutrition guide, but try to incorporate the basic principles into your own diet.

      Hope this helps
      Cheers

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  22. Chris

    Hi Slavko,

    First off, this is a phenomenal review…it was a joy to read.
    I just have one simple question that I’d like to ask. Is there a lot of jumping or running in place with this workout? I live on the 3rd floor and don’t want to disturb my neighbors beneath me.

    If there is jumping, will the modified exercise shown by Tania provide an alternative? I guess that’s two questions… :-)

    Thanks

    Chris

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    • Scott

      Chris

      There is ALOT of running and jumping.

      Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Chris,

      There is a lot of jumping. The idea is to get as much intensity into 25 minutes as possible. And plyometrics- jumping, thus helps a lot.

      The modifications are really not going to provide for the same effect if you think about it. Not if you are at a better level already.

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  23. Sam

    Hi!

    I’ve made the decision to buy T25. I have a couple of questions:

    I have bursitis in my right elbow. Will I be able to do all of the exercises? Also I have cerebral palsy (very mild) in my right side of my body. Will that be an issue? One last question: Will the exercises disturb my downstairs neighbors? Is there alot of jumping up and down?

    Thank you,

    Sam

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Sam,
      As for the jumping, yes, there is lots of it.
      Your other question I cannot really answer, since I’m not exactly qualified. You can consult your physician, and show him the infomercial- it pretty much describes most of the exercises.

      Cheers

      Reply
  24. Reebs

    Hey,
    Great review!

    I had completed Insanity last year and have been having difficulty getting back in to a healthy regimen. So I started T25 this week. But because its less intense Im wondering if it will have the same affect? I want to lose the weight I accumulated, gain tone and definition and overall strength. Thanks for your help.

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Reebs,

      While it cannot provide for the same burn as Insanity, you can still try and push yourself further. What I’ve found recently is that by doing so you activate your fast twitch muscles and hence achieve more of a muscle growth.

      As far as body fat percentage- Insanity will always get you lower. Nonetheless, applying intensity, pushing hard, while paying attention to form (there are some more complex exercises here in the beta phase) will make you see great results.

      Take care and enjoy Focus T25

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  25. Catherine

    Hi!

    I’m 55, 5′ 1″ and need to lose 80 pounds. I have never liked to exercise. However, I have had periods where I worked out until I lost interest or became too busy to work out. Once, about 25 years ago, I pushed myself, got into the habit and got very fit (lost approximately 20 – 30 pounds). I always maintained a healthy, attractive weight. However, in the last ten years, I have steadily gained weight. I have never been as heavy as I am now nor needed to lose as much weight. I have bad knees and lately my wrists are bothering me. I’m concerned about the jumping and pushups/planks. I have never been so overweight and literally dream everyday of getting my (once awesome) figure back. My doctor recommends exercise, Do you think I’ll be able to complete T25, even beginning with the modified exercises?

    Thanks in advance for your reply.

    Catherine

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Catherine,

      Out of what you described, Focus T25 seems to be the perfect match for you. It’s all about being dedicated and showing up day in and day out. The results will come.

      Take care

      Reply
  26. Gabrielle

    I am on my 3rd week, 4th day into T25. I am considerably lean to begin with, eat healthy, watch caloric intake, and do herbalife shakes at least once a day. I decided to do T25 mainly because I wanted the abs, and to lose fat in my butt & thigh region. Although I feel great, body is tight, I have yet to lose an inch on my arms, waist, or thigh area. My jeans have become tighter actually! My legs are bulky and I am considering take days off during the week and just running instead. I thought muscle was to be lean-er than fat? HELP! I want looser pants not tighter pants!
    Do I stop t25? Lose the fat and then build or continue t25 in hopes that I someday lose inches on my legs

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    • Hills

      Hi Gabrielle I have the same issues as you and have stopped T25 and reluctantly gone back to Insanity (out of fear!!!)
      I’m hoping you’re gonna tell me you’ve continued with T25 and its working or that someone will answer your question…….

      Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Gabrielle,
      Kudos for being dedicated! That your body is tighter overall, but you are still waiting to lose inches, two things come to mind. On the one hand, it can be possible that while you are gaining some muscle (with people who are new to exercise this usually happens earlier in the workouts) fat tissue is still not being burned enough. Although this doesn’t sound very likely to me since being so far in the program, you should have seen at least some stages of fat loss.

      Which brings me to your diet and intensity of the workouts. Diet wise, I’m interested if you felt hungry or underfed at the beginning- since starting with exercise and eating healthy one usually does. If you never did, you should then maybe cut some calories off your diet. Again, this is only me saying things that come fro the top of my head.
      As for intensity, try to go faster and push more when the pure cardio aspects of the workouts come.

      If you can,drop as a line so we know how are things going.

      Hope this helps,
      Take care and enjoy the journey

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  27. Biljana

    Hey guys, excellent review! I’ve been out of shape for a year or two and gained 10 kilos so I am thinking of starting with T25 asap! I’been also following a rather vegetarian (and vegan at times) diet plan…any tips or recommendations? Thanks.

    Reply
    • Shell

      I’m vegetarian too and am very interested in the response. Just ordered my set and can’t wait to get started, never done anything like it before.

      Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      As long as you are eating healthy, mostly paleo diet, every workout will have the effect it was designed to.

      Enjoy the program and drop us a line to let us know how are things going.

      Reply
  28. Laurie

    Hello! Thanks for the excellent review. I am really considering purchasing. My only question is … Do you recommend ordering with the Gamma workout too? I don’t see a review for that one here. Please let me know. Thanks.

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Laurie,

      My advice is to buy the program without the gamma version first. And why am I telling you this? Since the gamma version (albeit being different in many respects) is an extension to the original two months program. It goes so that if you like the program, you will enjoy the gamma version too. But if you find Focus T25, out of any reason whatsoever, to be not suitable for you, then you just return the program. That is, since I still don’t know if they have the same deal for the gamma phase.

      I’m thinking about doing a review of the gamma phase, but am now currently with the Asylum Vol. 2 (review coming soon). Go with the original program, and then if you feel like it, order gamma.

      Have a great day :)

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  29. Hristina Andonoska

    Hello everyone…and happy new year :)

    I am in my second week of gamma…I love the exercises, I sweat a lot, cos of the weights, it’s not just the cardio :P, and I feel great…I have to get ripped during this phase, this is the plan (hihihi).
    I’m still not loosing weight, but that’s cos I’m not eating right….and i know that, but don’t want to admit it…nevemind…I am a size down so far, stomach, thighs and legs, are slimmer, upper body (this is for the girls, breasts are intact, just firmer) is firmer, a lot….and you do have more energy…I was starving during alpha, eating alot during beta, and still eating (I promise to stop) during gamma…but if I stop eating toooooo much carbs, the scale will go down, I know that…(just wanted to share my thoughts with you)…looking forward to the review though and write sth about P90X3, I wanna try these after gamma (if there isn’t any delta or so :P)
    bye bye for now :)

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  30. Daniel

    Hi Slavko ,
    Just dropping you a line I am an Insanity graduate which I loved however I didn’t get all I wanted so I am doing Asylum now . I also purchased T25 for my wife who struggled with Insanity & I am doing that of an arvo . This month I am not working so have the time to dedicate to both programs so far so good . Any thoughts on doing both?
    Daniel

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Daniel,
      I’m also an Asylum addict :) Combining it with sports, biking, and everything else when I think about it. Takes time to get into decent shape- condition wise, that is (if you enter straight into the Asylum after being out of shape for a while), but once you are there after a week or so, there is nothing that you cannot do :)
      If you have the energy, I cannot see why not. Though go and see a doctor and make some tests; I for sure must one day.

      Take care

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  31. Alexa

    Hi!
    I am on day 5 of T25 and it’s kicking my butt! I like it though. I’m very out if shape and follow the modifier 50% of the time and sometimes have to pause it to catch my breath. Also I’m super uncoordinated and have problems keeping up with some of the moves( mostly the dance like ones or the complicated buildups). I’m wondering if this will get better? I’m worried I won’t be able to follow beta! Did you have trouble keeping up at first?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Alexa,
      It’s normal not being able to coordinate all the moves at the beginning. Some people are more agile, and that’s their thing. Don’t worry though- my brother had the same problem when working out with Insanity, but once you get a better hold of the moves and the routines, it all comes into place.

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  32. T

    I do the 5/3/1 workout 3x/week. Would it be feasible to do T25 on my off-days? Too much?

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      I’m not familiar with the 5/3/1 workout, sorry.

      Reply
  33. christen

    Hey guys, great review!
    I’m definitely considering buying focus t25. I work 12 hour night shifts and its hard to find time to go to the gym, and even after 1-2 hours there I don’t feel I got an incredible workout the way I did when I tried insanity (about 3 years ago), nor the results.

    I do have a couple of questions for you if you don’t mind:

    1.) How loud would you say the program is? What I mean is, I live in an upstairs apartment- are my neighbors going to think I’m seconds from falling through their ceiling or come knocking on my door?
    2.) Approximately how much space would you say is needed to complete the workouts? We do have a small workout room with a tv (if the workout is too loud to do in my living room), but it is pretty filled up with bikes and treadmills, leaving only a small amount of space for floor exercise.

    Thank you guys so much! I really want to make sure I have a place to complete the workouts before I spend the money on the program, that way I have no excuses when it arrives. I definitely have 25 minutes a day, so I’m hoping the other details fall into place as well.

    Thanks again!

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Christen,
      In comparison to Insanity, there is less power jumping, as well as somewhat less space required. I hope that helps.

      Reply
  34. Phil Kilbride

    Brilliant review, thank you.

    Can anyone tell me what T25 is like on the knees?

    I tried Insanity but my 37 year old knees were screaming blue murder – very painful and, frustratingly, I had to stop (years and years of football and running have taken their toll).

    Any thoughts would be much appreciated.

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Phil,
      I cannot say for sure, since I don’t know how much of a problem with your knees you got there. Though, if you do the modifier when there is some pain, I think that you can avoid headaches about the knees completely.

      Reply
  35. George

    I just purchased the T25 and am excited to use it. I’m thinking of purchasing a workout mat but the one on amazon is about $160.00. Is it recommended to get an exercise mat? I am thinking i will need it for protecting my knees and joints.

    Thanks,
    George

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hey George,
      You can really go without it if you find something else. I for one like to workout on a carpet, covered with a stiff textile mat.

      Reply
  36. Zach

    Hi, I’m 15 years old and i weigh about 248. Do you think that by the end of T25 I will definitely have a 6 pack?

    Reply
    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Zach,
      Definitely is a strong word since I don’t know about how will power you have in order to follow the schedule, push through the workouts with all you have, stick to a healthy diet. All things considered, I think you will need either one more cycle of the program, or maybe better- the gamma phase afterwards. Still, you say 248, but I cannot guess your body composition, and other things like your conditioning etc.

      Give it a try, it will give you the best progress for the time/energy/money.

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      • Theresa

        I was just wondering if this program is good for someone who is 64, out of shape (5’3″ and weigh 208). I am fairly healthy, have a few issues with my knees (arthritis) and recently tore my rotator cuff. I am looking for a program that I can safely start. I just completed a program on proper eating, but I need to add exercise.
        Thanks for the information!

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  37. Eric

    U failed to respond to 2 key questions. Before and after pix. If u don’t have before ones then what about after ones? Also what was your before and after weights.

    Reply
    • Slavko

      Hey Eric,
      As for pictures, it’s really up to Bojan, though he doesn’t want to post them online. I respect that, so I cannot ask him to. Weight wise, he was 84 before he started, 73-4 after Focus T25 (kilos).
      Hope this helps

      Reply
  38. Rosemarie

    Awesome review! I just started today completed day 1 and feeling pretty good. I see in your review that you did not mention the shakeology. Did you not use it? Did you just follow the nutrition guide?

    Thanks,

    Reply
    • Slavko

      Hi Rosemarie,
      I used Shakeology during Insanity, and it was great. Bojan however didn’t use it. There is no reason if you are eating healthy and having enough time to stick with that sort of diet.

      Reply
  39. Cindy

    Hello, My husband got our family the T25 program for Christmas. Every morning we do it-even before breakfast. We are now in week four, but I have lost only about two pounds. I am 54 and weight 204 lbs. What can I do to help speed up the weight loss so I can do the workout easier?

    Reply
    • Slavko

      Hi Cindy,
      What about your diet? Are you eating clean enough, and balancing carbs and proteins almost equally? Also, how hard do you push yourself during the workouts? Can you talk while working out? How many breaks do you take? Are you paying attention to form?

      Would like to know some of these so I can give you a better answer.
      Take care

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  40. Cha

    I’m 35 and I have rheumatoid arthritis for at least 15 years now, because of my condition I can’t bent my wrists anymore. Will I be restricted in a lot of exercises?

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    • Slavko

      Hi Cha,
      Probably, though I cannot say for sure. You can talk to a physician and see if he can help you with this.

      Take care

      Reply
  41. norma

    How does t25 compair to ruthless workout?

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  42. Michelle

    I just purchased T25 seems like a decent workout and the fact that Shaun talks thru it helps you forget how much longer the workout is if you focus on him..Also having Tanya there to do the modified is super as we all not at the same fitness level. My issue is that I am a bit overweight and all the fitness people on the video look like Barbie and Ken and there are no real size people on their…even if I worked out 3x a day for 365 days my body would never allow for me to look like her so in that aspect I think it stinks.

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    • Slavko

      Hi Michele,
      Glad that you like the program. As far as the crew behind Shaun T is concerned- I know how some of them looked before they did Insanity, and Focus T25. Some of them even did Asylum. In the infomercials for these programs, they were clearly far from the shape they are in now. It’s more motivating to put them in the videos I guess; the test group got great results too. I believe that it is better to strive for perfection in order to reach perfection. Just my two cents :)

      Take care and drop us a line from time to time.

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  43. Melissa

    Spot on. Phenomenal explanation and insight. T25 is a great workout program! My only additional advice is for people to make sure they are eating enough to compensate for all the calories you burn. Your body needs food and energy to build muscle!

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  44. Nicole

    I have to disagree with one point. I did insanity and turbofire programs and still struggle with this. I think the key to keeping any workout tough is to keep that insanity mentality of digging deeper. Going as hard as possible safely. This keeps any workout tough for me anyway.

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  45. Angie

    I am 48 year old women and 40-50 pounds overweight. Of course I am not in shape and have not exercised in a long time. I am concern that I will be able to handle. I need to lose the weight for me. I broke my ankle about 2 years ago so it does still give me some problems. Do you think this will work for me? Of course I know I have to put the work in to get results.

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    • Slavko

      Hey Angie,
      I cannot see why it wouldn’t. If you can do the exercises ( you mentioned your ankle), then as far as you push hard and eat clean, you will have great results. 40-something pounds seem like a lot to me, but it can be done if you either go over alpha and beta phase again, or up the ante and go with gamma after you complete the program.

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  46. Patti

    I am 60 years old. (gosh, that sounds old!) I have not exercised for quite awhile and so obviously I am out of shape, out of breath, and out of strength! UGH! Do you think I would be able to do this T 25 program? I have the beginning stages of arthritis in my hands and wrists but other than that I am “healthy.”

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    • Slavko

      Hi Patti,
      The modifications will help where you cannot follow the actual exercise. After a while you will be able to follow the whole workout and progress more. As far as you eat clean and push hard, there is no reason not to see great results.

      Have a great day

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  47. Vicki Dott

    Your review was terrific….I was reading the reviews on their website and it was great to read an”unbiased” review…we are going to order right now…thanks for helping make the decision easier:)

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    • Slavko

      You are welcome Vicki :)

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  48. CLAUDIA

    Im 23 years old and Im really weight. Will I really get results in a week?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Claudia,
      You will definitely see results. However it is up to your level of commitment. That is, eating clean, pushing as hard as YOU can during the exercises, having 7-8 hours of rest.

      Reply
  49. Kim

    I was thinking of doing the T25, but when I was younger (13) I had cancer and now have a side effect from chemo where my left arm doesn’t fully extend. So doing push ups/pulls ups are not really an option. Would this still work for me? What can I do to modify those type exercises? I would be at the very bottom of the beginner stage. Thanks for your help!

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Kim,
      This really depends on the results you want to achieve. The upper body development, will require some form of push-ups, or at least some modified exercises where you are in that position. The leg work in the videos should provide for a great cardio session regardless of whether or not you are doing the push-ups, but achieving great results in the general sense of the word- I think push ups are a must.
      Hope this helps

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  50. Mar Dol

    Can you build significant amounts of muscle with this program? I am trying this as an alternative to P90x and I’ve got some gains through it. So will T25 give me the same level of muscle development? Thanks. I am asking this because T25 is more on cardio and I’m scared my muscles may shrink.

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Mar,
      Shrink, I don’t think so. But yes, P90X should provide for more muscle gain. The beta phase can really add up mass, but only if you use heavier dumbbells, The gamma phase also. While not very efficient in the muscle building area as P90X, it will still add up some, and make you even more ripped.

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  51. Sharon

    I’m a newly 49yr old female that is very active but with one problem. I have o/a in my left knee and can not bend my knee in a 90 degree angle. Since starting the T25 program-in my 2nd week-my knee is getting much better. I follow Tania-the modified version-. the only problem I have is when Shaun change to a new exercise I have to wait to see the Tania so I modify myself until I can see her version. in yr next videos can you show the modified version first then show the power versions. But overall-Great program. Love It. Thank U Shaun and Thank U Tania-My Modifying Best Friend. ; )

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    • Slavko Desik

      Great to hear that Sharon. Soon enough you will be able to learn the movements by heart, and you can do the modified versions without even looking :) Also very glad to hear that the knee is getting better.

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  52. Nina

    Can you continue the alpha over and over again until you master it before going on to the Beta phase?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Nina,
      Sure, I cannot see why not. If you are not obsessed with the time frame of two months to complete the program, that is. If you are not into shape, you will feel more confident, and enjoy the workouts more this way.

      Take care

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  53. Tocarra

    Awesome review i was thinking of doing the T25 i’m only 27 i’m 53 lbs overweight maybe you can help me. I get bored really fast doing the same thing( in workout dvd’s) or maybe it just seems that way because i can’t find time to workout with 3 kids being a house wife. Overall i’m struggling w/carb intake and i’ve tried everything some workouts are too intense for me hopefully this is less intense than billy blanks. My ears are all open to any suggestions! Thanks in advance and god bless you!!!!

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Tocarra,
      From what I see, you are about to fall in love with Focus T25 for couple of reasons. First, it is fun rather than boring. The sequences, the music, Shaun T himself… This program does a great job motivating you and keeping you interested. Then, as far as intensity goes, you can always do the modified version. Though be sure to always push yourself as much as you can.

      Take care and keep us informed about your progress.

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  54. Max

    Hi Slavko:

    In your review you mentioned that you lost 22 lbs. I don’t see where you stated your original height, age and weight. I believe it would be beneficial to the readers if you state this is where I started and this is where I ended based on performing one cycle of the alpha and beta phases.

    People have a tendency to want to compare themselves to others. It just seems to be human nature. For example, if a person that starts off weighing 250 lbs and another person starts off weighing 175 lbs and they both put forth similar efforts. The person weighing 250 lbs will burn more calories all thing being equal.

    A good idea for me was purchasing a heart rate monitor capable of calculating the calories burned based on the height, weight, and age. This way I know the calories going in and being burned while I ate various things during the day.

    Thank you.

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Max,
      I, personally, only went through the workouts once as to be able to evaluate them better. My friend, and co-editor of this site, Bojan did the program in its entirety, and he went from 84 to I believe 74-3 (will check this for sure with him).
      comparing to others helps in some respects, though every individual is quite different. For one, you might be able to build muscle quicker than me, and by that accelerate the fat burning process. Things like rest, food (types of food mostly, not quantity, mind you), other activities during the day, might make a heart rate monitor obsolete to a point.
      As long as you are eating the best you can, having 7-8 hours of rest, and pushing past YOUR limits, you will achieve maximum results.

      Cheers

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  55. Stephanie

    Great, detailed review. Did my first attempt today and it kicked my butt! Can’t wait to keep going. This review inspires me to keep it up! Thanks guys!

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    • Slavko Desik

      How are things going so far Stephanie?

      Reply
  56. Ana

    Great review! I am considering my options and this sounds like the right type of exercise program for me, but I am also wondering, what is your take on online programs like daily burn? it sounds also really fun, and the TV commercial shows before and after photos of people’s transformations, which makes me think that it might work, but I haven’t found any thorough reviews on it; I don’t know important stuff like how much time do I have to invest in order to lose 16 lbs, (how many months, how many hours a day), also, it doesn’t seem like it includes a fitness plan…

    I know you said you were inclined to choose Shaun T.’s programs over others, but since you are a fitness guy and seem to really know what you are talking about, I really would like to know your opinion on programs like that, or even better, an objective review.

    I guess I not only want to lose weight, (I mean, don’t get me wrong, I really want to lose weight, and fast!), but I also want to have fun and not getting bored by doing the same routine over and over again. Any advice?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Ana,
      Fitness is a lifestyle, and I hope that most people interested in these programs are ready to adopt it as such. That being said, your concern about boredom is quite solid. If something is to become part of your daily routine, for months ahead, it should be fun and interesting in every sense of the word.
      I prefer these programs partially because of that- not only do they provide for great results, but the combination of people involved, the exercises, the ambient too make for a very interesting journey I never get tired from.

      As for any alternatives, other than Insanity, Asylum, Focus T25, and some glance on P90X, I haven’t tried much. Been preparing for the release of a fitness program myself. It should be finished, I hope, as soon as summer starts. The concept is very similar- workouts in a video format, crew behind me, paying great detail to production. That is filming, audio, providing for a nice and encouraging atmosphere.

      Till then, I cannot recommend something more than I recommend this. Or Insanity and Asylum if you are ready to invest yourself way more. These programs are designed so to satisfy the user and are thus made with great attention to detail. I don’t know about the one you mentioned, but my general understanding is that most productions usually ship a product before they invest enough into its production. Beachbody (the company behind Focus T25) is a multimillion dollar company, and they can afford to invest both time and talent into the production of these workouts. That’s why, quality wise, there is a huge gap.

      Take care and feel free to ask me anything else.

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  57. Kevin

    Is there an age limit to using T25? Any people in their late 50’s or older using the program?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Kevin,
      I don’t think there is a limit to it. Though, as every individual is different, you should consult your doctor if you have any major doubts.

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  58. Elda

    Hi,
    I should be receiving T25 tomorrow in the mail. I’m extited to start but at the same time quite nervous. My goal is to burn body fat and tone up my body as I am only 120lbs. I am worry that I will end up losing too much weight.
    Any suggestions of how or what to do to reach my goal?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Elda,
      As for preventing a lot of fat loss, you can always modify the diet. Eating more calories that you burn (forget about counting them though) will always prevent you from losing more fat tissue. Though I would’t be concerned that much about that. After you lose the excess fat tissue that you have, your body will not be able to go much lower in body fat percentage. Besides, moth two- the beta phase- will make sure you add up some muscle and get ripped.

      Take care

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  59. Hristina Andonoska

    Hey Elda, my sis has your weight…she lost body fat, only three lbs of weight and has tighten up a lot…so do not worry….:-D

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hey Hristina, how are things going so far?

      Reply
  60. Ted

    What about the review of the Gamma phase of the workout program that comes with the deluxe edition? Is it necessary? Or should I not bother getting the deluxe edition?

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    • Slavko Desik

      Hi Ted,
      It depends on your expectations really. The gamma phase, from what I can tell, is a ticket to a more serious training regimen. If you are ready to step into this type of ‘torture’ then by all means go ahead. It is a preparation for something like Insanity: the Asylum- the hardest program from Beachbody made thus far.

      The alpha and beta phases are enough if you ask me. Though, if you want even more results in even less time, go and get the deluxe edition. The thing is, you need to be ready to commit yourself to some ‘torture’ :)

      Take care

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  61. Jene

    Randomly stumbled upon this post while looking for a good way to work T25 into marathon training, and just had to comment to tell you that this is, by far, the best and most comprehensive review I’ve seen of this program. I’ve done multiple rounds of Insanity and couldn’t find much that compared the two, in detail. Thank you! I did my first T25 video this morning (Beta – Speed 2.0) and it seems like it will be a good tool for maintaining my fitness level without spending an hour killing myself with Shaun T. I think it’s just what you make of it – the level of intensity that you bring will dictate how well it works for you.

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    • Slavko Desik

      Exactly Jane! And it is the perfect training performance wise. When is the marathon taking place btw?

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      • Jene

        I’m running the New Jersey Marathon on April 26. It will be number 5 for me, trying to get down to that elusive Boston Qualifying time :)

        I’ve been using Insanity as part of my training plan since 2011, running 3 days per week using the FIRST method, 2 days of Insanity for the HIIT, and two days of weight training. I even kept Pure Cardio in the rotation throughout my pregnancy, though the floor work required modifications and I obviously stopped jumping around like a madwoman. I’m just running out of time for the full hour of Insanity between work and two small children. I’m hoping T25 is my magic solution.

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  62. Alexis

    Just started this morning, and I loved it! Great review!

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  63. Kelsey

    I just finished my first week. I’ve had to use the modifier quite a bit. Would it be okay to do Alpha twice before going onto Beta? I want to be able to nail it all!

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    • Slavko

      Sure thing Kelsey. If you are not in a hurry to finish the program in two months, it is even better.

      Take care

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      • Manlio

        Excellent review! I had the same question about repeating alpha phase twice. I think I’ll do it now! I’m on my third week now, awesome training program.
        Not following the nutrition guide but a good and healthy diet. Is the nutrition guide really impacting on the results?thanks!

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  64. Veronica

    The most thourough and in depth review I have ever seen. Excellent job.
    I have always excercised but I have slack down over last 2 years after having 2 kids back to back and being in my 40’s
    I have been trying for the longest to go back to my old fitness level but I couldn’t decide for a specific work out that could be effective and time efficient. You have convinced me to go with Focus T25. Thanks a bunch
    I did insanity after my first child and only lasted 6 weeks (only could worked out 4 days a week). It was so hard on my knees and my c-section area. Even though I didn’t finish the program, I got the results I was looking forward.
    I never could go back to start Insanity again, it hurt just to think about it.

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    • Slavko

      Hey Veronica

      For those who are not specificity chasing Hollywood looks in record time, Focus T25 is the alternative to every other program out there. Yes, Insanity will bring better results. But if you are not in a hurry, why bother with all the intensity and longer workouts. So I’m glad you are enjoying Focus T25 and achieving great results.

      Take care

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  65. Jean

    I just received the DVDs and have completed disc two. I am enjoying the workouts and the modifications when needed. My question is, since I started on Saturday, I will be finished for this week on Wednesday–can I just add my favorite for Thursday and Friday and then begin back again on Monday?
    Thanks!!

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    • Slavko

      Sorry for not replying on time. I’m glad you are enjoying Focus T25. How are things going now?

      Have a great day

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  66. sara

    I just started today and did Alpha cardio today. I had to follow the modifier most of the time – what can I do to improve my performance?

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    • Slavko

      Hi Sara, just take yourself to the limits day after day. But you probably noticed this by now :) How are things going?

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  67. Aggie Lee

    Okay, this may sound odd, but I need your help!

    I have done T25 on and off for a while. I finally got to the point where I did week 1 and 2 straight and then I took 2 weeks off. Then I did week 3 in 4 days. I have not started week 4…. sigh (Its been 2 weeks.)
    If I go full blast now until the end, and eat considerably healthy… Is it possible to have a great body at the end??? :/

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    • Slavko

      Hey Anggie,
      There is no strange question here, believe me :) I’ve done variations with workouts like you wouldn’t believe.
      The program is designed to give results if you are following the pattern. Not to the letter, but still. The reason why it is important to do one workout per day, or maximum of two, is the fact that recovery is as important as exercise. So, if you are not in a hurry, try stepping back and doing one workout per day, or maybe the occasional another.

      Have a great day

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  68. Mike

    Hey,
    Great review! I am a 27 year old male and I am in my fourth week of the T25 alpha phase. I plan on going all the way through gamma. I currently weigh 207 pounds and I’m 5′ 7″. In addition, I’m on the paleo diet. I lost about 8 pounds or so since I first started the program. My goal is to get to about 160-170, even 180 would be huge, but I essentially just want to lose all the fat and have a flat stomach with a toned upper body. You think this program can take me there?

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    • Slavko

      Hey Mike, how are things going? Sorry for not replying on time, but I guess you are now in a whole other shape :) Drop us a line if you are reading this, thanks

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  69. Ali

    I just started T25 today, in the past I have always been fit. However during the past two years I have been really struggling with depression which has lead me to being the heaviest I have ever been. I am really excited to see result, I think that this program being only 25 mins a day will help me to stay on track and not give up. I found that being so out of shape, the first few workouts can leave you so sore that is hard to workout for days, I found recovery compression tights make all the diffrence in the world!!! They are kind of on the expensive side ($75-$150 depending on brand and where you buy them) If I sleep in my revcovery tights, I notice a 90% reduction in sorness the next day which helps me to give more during my work outs. For those out there that are in a similar situation, invenst in a pair of recovery rights (I found two brands in particular, 2XU and SKINS) I prefere the 2XU brand. My recovery tights are worth their weight in gold!

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    • Slavko

      Hi Ali,

      Tanks a lot for your advice. I haven’t had much experience with recovery thighs, but it seems like they help. How are things now? Did you managed to get in great shape? Drop us a line if you can.

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  70. Colleen

    I am from the Caribbean. I need to know if T25 recommends any form of supplements to help you. Beachbody workouts are always recommending supplements but you don’t know this until you buy the workout program

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    • Slavko

      Hi Colleen

      The recovery formula is something Beachbody always stands behind. They also favour Shakeology as a meal replacement. But I’ve done couple Beachbody programs and achieved AMAZING results even without any supplement.

      I hope this helps

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  71. Jim

    I’m 53, male and just finished the Alpha phase this morning. This was a great review and will be very helpful for anyone looking into this program. Since Jan 2013, I have lost 47 pounds by going to the gym, joining Weight Watchers and now T-25. I have serious issues with my shoulders, but am able to keep up with the crew by modifying as needed. I think if you stick with it, you will get results. Now comes Beta, and yes Shaun T is a beast, but for 25 minutes a day, He’s my coach, I’m in his gym and I need to focus.

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  72. Adamsrib

    I am 61 with rheumatoid arthritis. I understand Tania (sorry if spelled incorrectly) does the modified version of the workouts on the videos, but wanted to know if even that is good for me. I don’t want to purchase and find out I am doing myself harm. I wish I have maintained exercising after retiring from the Military in 93. Bad me. I need to get back to a healthy bod.y

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    • Slavko

      Hi Adamsrib

      If you are still considering the program, I think the modifications will do the work. They might even appear to be therapeutic. But this is my guess only, so you need to consult a physician.

      Take care

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  73. Denise

    HELP NEEDED: I’m considering starting the T25 program but would like to know if it’s OK for someone with knee problem. I was thinking maybe I could do the modified variations instead.

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    • Slavko

      Hi Denise,
      You would always consult a physician, but I’ve seen many people actually getting better after starting Focus T25. The modifications are said by many to work amazingly well in regard to knee or back pain.

      Take care

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  74. Jenni

    Thank you for the review! I am looking to lose A LOT of weight over the next year. I am 42 yrs old, 5’5″ and let’s face it, fat. 265lbs fat. I sit at a desk 10hrs a day. I do not exercise. Ever.
    My husband is getting ready to leave on his 2nd deployment, I would like to surprise him with a much smaller me when he returns in June 2015. I don’t have a ton of time to get to the gym and quite frankly, I get very intimidated when I do go. I understand the commitment and the will power it will take, as well as diet changes and all of that; but my question is – is this program right for a very overweight, very out of shape person or should I look at something less intense?
    Thank you

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    • Frances

      Hello Jenni! I’m responding to your comment as another overweight mom, and wife! I’m 42 yrs. old as well, and I have a desk job (meaning I spend 8 hrs. a day at my desk). With a very active 5 yr. old I don’t have time to go to the gym, plus I feel intimidated by it as well. I started T25 on March 3rd, and I’m on my 2nd week of the Beta phase. I’ve lost 25 lbs. so far, and 2-3 inches waist, chest, and arms. As an overweight busy mom it helps to be able to do this work out in only 25 minutes, and I follow Tania (the modifier). I’m more flexible, and feel more energized! I can’t wait until I finish Beta to see the final results. I went from a very sedentary, out of shape person to working out 5 days a week, with stretch on Sundays. Walking used to be a chore for me! My body has felt the impact in a very positive way! By the way, I started T25 at a whopping 338 lbs. and I’m down to 313 lbs. I’m 5’10” and I still have a long way to go, but I’m headed in the right direction. Eating healthy, and working out with T25. Hope this helps! Best of luck, and go for it!!! You can do it!!

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      • Slavko

        Hi Frances,
        Kudos for your AMAZING results! And I’m so glad you are motivating others to follow in the same footsteps- thanks a lot! Stay sharp, follow your plan of healthy eating and exercise, and continue with your awesome progress. I’m sure you are going to reach your goals.

        Have a great day

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  75. Hannah

    Hi! Thank you for your thorough review. I’ve been contemplating whether I should get T25 or not for awhile and your review has sold me. I’m now on week one but I’ve been doing barre pilates for over a year almost 5 times a week. I was hoping I could still do my pilates and do T25 but you’ve mentioned in your previous comment that it could be counterproductive if another workout regimen is combined with this. So, my question is, would it still be okay to do my pilates class and T25? or should I stop pilates for during these 10 weeks of T25? There are some push ups and repetitive weight lifting during the pilates class. Thank you so much in advance for your advice.

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    • Slavko

      Hi Hannah,
      If the pilates workouts are wearing you down, then it is wiser to pause them, or at lest skip a day or two and then do them again. If you are not particularly tired after completing the Pilates workouts, then you can only reduce them in frequency. Make sure you are eating right and resting properly though.

      Hope this helps.

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  76. JS

    I just finished the Alpha phase and am on day 1 of T25 Beta. I LOVE the program, and I’m getting very good results. My resting heartrate is way down, my strength and endurance are way up, and I’m actually developing ab and upper body strength! I’ve lost weight already, and my clothes feel much looser. I don’t have the carb/junk food cravings that I used to have. There are exercises that I flat out couldn’t do unmodified at the beginning of the program that I can now do easily. The fact that each video is only 25 minutes makes it easy to fit into your day, and that promotes good exercise habits. I find myself looking forward to my next T25 workout! I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to improve their fitness, including folks who want to use it to “build up” to doing Insanity.

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  77. JS

    A tip for anyone who might be interested: The Insanity “Elite Nutrition” guide is available free online as a PDF you can download. I found it recently and printed it out. It has a lot of really good information…similar to the T25 nutrition guide but with much more detail. I’m using the Insanity “Elite Nutrition” recommendations, but am limiting my calories to the number recommended for T25.

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  78. Andre

    Dear Slavko and friend Bojan,

    First off, thx for the honnest and sincere review guys. I have a question about t25 for you guys. Im 6’3” male and weigh about 140. Im 15 years old btw. im already skinny and fit. i play basketball, and run track. my question is will t25 improve my muscle mass and actually make me fill into my frame better? cuz i don’t want to lose weight neccesarily.(my mom already says im wasting into nothing) i feel like i cant keep up with myself growing all the time:( (on a side note i eat pretty healthy and eat alot, and im pretty sure my matabolism is off the charts high) i like the idea of 25 hard min a day and not being dead aka insanity. so in a nutshell im trying not to stay a tall totem pole and want to be toned and strong so i can excel in sports and in life, and as well be satisfyed of my body. would t25 that? i know your post is kinda old and i just read it, and srry for the long review but if you can answer my question it would mean alot to me. thanks again for the great review slavko!:) keep exercising you two. nice work completing insanity. (make sure to tell bojan congrats on his new body and thanks for his personal experiance using t25)

    sincerly,
    Andre

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  79. Wendy

    Excellent review! I am expecting my T25 in the mail any day. I am 50 and 130 pounds currently. I am in overall good health. Is there an online support group for me? I am hoping to get in the best shape of my life!

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    • Andre

      Thats great Wendy!! You can do it!

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    • JS

      Beachbody, the company that makes T25, has a website with message boards and support groups. Some of the site features you have to pay a fee to access, but much of it is free. I’ve found it very helpful and motivating.

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  80. Xaneb

    Hello!

    I’ve noticed in a lot of the before and after photos of women that they tend to look really ripped and box-y. If I want to maintain a feminine lean/toned hourglass figure, can I still achieve muscle toning and weightloss with T25 without the intense muscle definition? Also, I have noticed that the women in the pictures seem to have gained muscle mass around their thighs, which gives a bulkier and often rigid look. Is there any way to avoid the “ripped look” results with T25, which may even include a different diet plan than from what is suggested.
    As I realise this workout is not catered to specifically women or men and it’s a general means of a full body workout, would you say it’s not for me? Although the thought of such fantastic results as it claims is definitely tempting but would that necessarily put me at the risk of losing a feminine figure?
    Thanks!

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    • Slavko Desik

      A lot depends on how heavy you lift. If you go with lighter dumbbells, it is VERY hard to gain mass.

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  81. Ginger B

    I would like a question answered. My daughter who is 15 and going into her sophomore year of HS has been thrown into cross-fit by her coach. She has had multiple injuries and can hardly practice her trade because of this. She would be penalized if she doesn’t attend, but is afraid she won’t make the team because of not being able to practice because of the coaches obsession for this sport of cross-fit. I have read in several studies that cross-fit is not good for children and teens skeletal system because they are still growing. I would like to know if this T25 would be a good help for her to build resistance and tone up? She has been begging me to buy these for her, but I have been rather leery of it. I don’t want her to get even more injured, but it sounds to me there are agility moves in this training workout. Please help a very distressed and concerned mother. We have got to do something to protect her from the injuries of cross-fit. Thanks!

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    • Ally

      She won’t be doing anyone any good if she can’t play. That is something to take up with the athletic director. Seems a bit extreme and unfortunate.

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  82. Nicki

    Hi! Great review! I picked up the video set this weekend and I am starting today. Right now my main question is about meal timing. Do I eat right before, an hour before, do the routine and then eat? I’m not sure what’s best and help would be appreciated!

    Thanks
    Nicki

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  83. Galia

    I am 47, completely out of shape. BMI: 24. I am doing T25 Beta Phase week 7. I am really happy with the results even when I have not lost the weight I expected, but this time I haven’t follow the diet. I did Insanity 2 years ago and the change was amazing. My concern now are the knee pain. I started to follow Tania, but even though I have to stop the work out from time to time in order to do not quit the circuit. What can i do? I always do exercises, since 9 years old. Thank you in advance for yor time. Nice review of T25. Shaun t is Amazing!

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  84. Eric

    Hi Slavko
    Is there a lot of jumping for height in T25?
    I can only do it in my basement which has a low ceiling. I can just barely touch it with flat feet (about 1-1.5ft above me).
    Thanks, Eric

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  85. Danny

    Hi Slavko,
    I am on third week of Beta cycle. I am 6.2 tall and I lost five pounds (dropped from 202 to 197). I noticed that most of the fat lost is around my belly. I can even see the two lines in the outer section of the abs, all of which I did not see for the last 5 years. I am using 15 lbs dumbbells while exercising and the resistance is perfect. Do you recommend adding weight lifting after the workout to increase the muscle mass, or should I stick with T25 if I wanna get ripped and have the muscles defined. Thanks.

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  86. sandra

    hi there everyone, i just bought T25 and am superexcited to start Monday–I have a 9month old and a 4yr…i am 29 (almost 30) and have about 40lbs to loose…i’m really hoping that this program and a healthy diet can achieve that. does anybody else have results similar to this that they can vouche on/for? i need to get my pre-mom body back and need it for myself mentally. thanks

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  87. Ally

    I’m struggling with frozen shoulder. This three phase injury is the freeze (PAINFUL!!! Having a baby hurt less), frozen – pain subsides but mobility very limited and finally the thaw – also painful but on the mend. I’m in phase 2 – frozen mode. I was told that it has to run its course (approximately 3 years) so I did nothing and became a blob. Despite this setback, I decided to start doing T25. It’s been only two weeks so far, I love it but struggling still. The biggest challenge is I mistakenly thought that the ab workout would focus on abs. There is so much shoulder work by the end I’m toast. My arm is sore and I feel slighted. Any suggestions to modify the abs…because of the shoulder? Thank you!

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  88. Minnie Tang

    Hi Slavko,

    I don’t want to gain muscle.

    I have started Alpha for 2.5 weeks, 4-5 times a day, mainly Cardio and Speed 1.0, for 25 or 50 min, but I followed Tania mostly. I am a small Asian lady at my 40s, and I want to lose some of my waist. So far I have gained 2 kilograms, while eating is pretty much the same, or even less. I feel that my legs are harder and swollen, and my thighs are bigger, judging from my regular trousers. I always have problems with my big legs with muscles, and will definitely quite T25 if it builds more muscle at my legs. Please advise if T25 will create leg muscle, and what to do to see some results in weight loss, or at least waist loss. Thank you so much.

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    • Minnie Tang

      Sorry, I mean I do Alpha 4-5 times a week (not per day!)

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  89. optingforinsanity

    Hi,

    I’ve completed Insanity and am now partway through the Alpha phase of my T25 blog. I have to say, I’m LOVING Focus T25! The shorter workout time makes such a sweet difference when it comes to fitting exercise around my daily chores. I loved Insanity and will go back to it some day but for now, T25 is definitely a more practical routine for my lifestyle… and it works just as well!

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  90. Mugo

    Hey
    Which t25 phase is best for losing weight ? I have completed all three phases in the past and I’m not too keen on gaining muscle at the moment..

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  91. Steve

    I’m considering doing T-25 and Insanity later, but I have some programs already in place. I appreciate your enthusiastic review and I don’t doubt that you got results, but there’s some problems I read here.

    The Spot Reduction Myth.

    for example: “What is great here is that Shaun T combines specific abdominal exercises with cardio centered ones. This burns quite a lot of fat in that specific area, and builds even stronger and denser muscle. Your lower abs are targeted a lot again.”

    What I mean is, if you only do the ab exercises, it doesn’t mean the fat loss is limited to the abdominal areas. There will be some losses elsewhere too.

    What’s true however is that targeted areas stimulate growth in muscles there, which indirectly burns fat in that area.

    So there. I hope I’m not being a dick here. I’m just expressing an area of concern, which if clarified, should not detract from this otherwise great review.

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  92. Nikola

    Bojan and Slavko:
    Momci hvala vam na ovom prilicno obimnom review-u. :) Pozdrav! :)

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  93. Kerryanne

    Hi there, would it be bad for me to do hip hop abs on an evening if I do t25 on a morning?

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  94. Mehdi ghasemi

    Hi
    I am a 21yrs old I am 52kg and i have170cm height, i want to increase my muscles , I love T25 very… But i want to know it is good for my goal or not ? and i do martial arts ( kung fu , sambo) , If T25 be better for me I leave those . please guide me, if it is possible i want a comfortable diet too.
    thanks!

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  95. David D

    Great review. I would point out that although abdominal exercises will strengthen and tone muscles in the abdomen, these exercises won’t specifically burn fat in that area. That’s not how the body works. It is the increased burning of calories in general which reduces body fat. Amounts of fat lost from various areas will be determined by individual genetic factors. In the same way as some people put weight on around their waists but have very skinny legs, or others might put a lot of weight on their bum and less on their waist.

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  96. Julie

    Hi can you do T25 in the morning and insanity at Night

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    • Slavko

      Hi Julie,

      That’s something I will advice you against. In fact, not only is it pointless in terms of achieving results, but it is dangerous as well.

      Thing is- and all the science aside for now- the body reacts well to stimulus that is somewhere in the range of 30-45 minutes or so of exercise. This can depend from one person to another, and one goal to another as well. however, both programs offer similar aspects (cardio, resistance moves, compound movements…) Therefore, it is unwise to do two sets of exercise per day. With any program out there, that is. And especially with programs as advanced as these two are.

      Go with Focus T25 if you have less time, and are struggling with something as challenging as Insanity. Up the ante by doing more reps, adding more weight, etc.

      Hope this helps

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  97. Amber

    I am a 36 year old woman, 5’7″, 180lbs. It has been 20 yrs since I have had true exercise (mostly softball and swimming in school). Is this workout recommended for someone who has little experience with working out? I wouldn’t know what to do in a gym, and I feel that this may be a good place to start especially with the modified exercises available. Once the gamma phase is completed, what is next? Do you just repeat the phases again? Change to a different program?

    Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions!

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    • Slavko

      Hi Amber and sorry for replying so late.

      From what you gave me as a description Focus T25 is perfect for you. There is the modification to every move in case you are lagging behind, and the workouts are short, fun, and very immersive… The flow kinda gets you going. As far as progress goes, after the alpha and the beta phase, you can chose to either hit the Gamma phase, or start over only this time pushing yourself harder (meaning more reps, heavier weights…). After the Gamma phase, the choice, though very broad, is subjective. You can continue with it if it turns your switches, or change to either Insanity or my favourite Insanity Asylum.

      Take care

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  98. Sandi J Smith

    Let me start by saying that I’m 46, was in ok but not great shape before starting and do not love to exercise. Also have kids, a spouse that travels most of the time so everything falls to me, along with a full time job. Having said all that, Focus T25 is amazing!

    Now three weeks into the Alpha phase, the results are obvious. I’m looking and feeling stronger. The workouts go by quickly, I find myself looking forward to the next day. Using the modifiers still produces results.

    It’s a great program that’s doable, even for those of us that tend to be overwhelmed by the daunting thought of exercise.

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    • Slavko

      Hey Sandi, glad to hear that!

      How are things going now? I take it that you are probably finishing the beta phase? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

      Keep being dedicated and have fun!

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      • Sandi

        Slavko,

        Was sidetracked by illness, yesterday was the first workout for weeks. Much to my surprise, I missed Focus T25! Going to ease back in with a week of Alpha before hitting Beta.

        Looking forward to getting back on track. To all you doubters, it works! Please take your before photos, I’m sorry that I didn’t.

        Sandi

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        • Sandi

          Slavko,

          Got serious – completed a full second round of Alpha today. I feel amazing! Noticeably leaner, stronger and flexible.

          Excited to start Beta tomorrow. Stay tuned!

          Sandi

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          • Sandi

            Week 1 of Beta done! Not as intimidating as was fearing but a challenge none the less. Can totally see an amazing body by the end. Well worth the time commitment. Will update next week.

          • Sandi

            Week 2 of Beta complete! It’s very doable and results keep coming. So excited about the program that I ordered Gamma. Stay tuned…

          • Sandi

            Beta Week 3 complete. Finally got back on the scale – down 4% body fat. Yay! Looking forward to continued results. Will check in again next week.

          • Sandi

            Week 4 of Beta done! Looking forward to finishing this last week and starting Gamma. Already trying to decide what’s next after that. Any suggestions?

            Continuing to see and feel the changes in my body. Legs and arms are leaner, abs getting defined. Overall noticeably more flexible.

          • Sandi

            Yes! Completed Beta this morning. Longer, leaner, stronger. Down 7 lbs, 5% body fat, one cloths size. Amazing! Starting Gamma tomorrow.

            Focus T25 works!

          • Sandi

            Week 1 of Gamma done. Workouts are a different type of challenge, mostly non-stop weights. Excited to see end result in a few weeks.

          • Sandi

            Week 3 of Gamma done! Opted to do the Hybrid workouts, guess I’ll do the Strength next. Still enjoying workouts and results.

          • Sandi

            Patting myself on the back for finishing Gamma! Feeling good, looking good and ready for more! Weight hasn’t changed much in this cycle but percentage of body fat still decreasing. Did the Hybrid version, guess I’ll do the Pure next. Giving my body a break, will start next week upon returning from a business trip.

            In conclusion, Focus T25 is a realistic program. Doable, results/progress even using modifiers. I’m happy to have invested both my time and money, absolutely no regrets!

  99. maigan

    Ok…
    I’m about to start this t25 next week and afterwards will be posting my results, including pics if possible. I’ve dedicated this year to being my year. New everything. I do have 4 kids, full time job, and married 9 years. Im already eating more healthier, and no junk food. Now to start the exercise. If anyone wants to have a workout buddy, send me an email. Edackrhh@gmail.com. i do have my own personal goal, which im shooting for by my birthday in aug. But, lets see what happens after the 3 months, and if this works. Wish me luck. :)

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    • Slavko

      Hey Maigan,

      It will, it will work. Just stay dedicated as you seem to be now, and everything will fall in its place. The workouts and the diet plan are a no-brainer really.

      Feel free to ask any questions that you might have down the road.

      Take care

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    • ana B.

      oh have you started your workout already? i just got mine and will start tomorrow–i was wondering if you have a buddy already :)

      and good luck to us! i too aimed for thi year to being my year, cheers!

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  100. Maria

    Hi,

    I had my son 7 months ago and put on 50lb after he was born. I have been running on the treadmill every morning for weeks but don’t seem to be losing weight very fast. I eat healthily already but want to know if anyone has lost their baby weight as I’m worried that I won’t lose the weight.

    Thank you :-)

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    • Slavko

      Hi Maria,

      Eating healthy and doing one round of Focus T25 (alpha and beta) is enough in order to not only lose weight, but tone your body as well. You can, if you like to take it slow the first time, even do a round of gamma (an additional phase), or repeat the workout program again for incredible results. Nonetheless, the results with Focus T25 will be better than any other program you can put together on your own. The fun is twice as much as well.

      Take care

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  101. Kelly

    Hi,
    Just ordered the T25, really looking forward to trying it! Always used to be active and slender, then the past 3 years, piled on stupid amount of weight, now wanting to tackle it the healthy way.
    I’m 5’9 and currently 200lbs (was 238lbs!) I have managed to lose quite a bit of weight before doing T25 just through diet and the gym, but now want to kick things up a little…
    How much weight do you think I’ll lose by the end of the 10 week cycle? I really am dedicated, so will power and effort isn’t a concern..
    Thanks :)

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    • Slavko

      Hey Kelly,
      Congrats for being so motivated and determined, that says pretty much everything about how far you will go with the results. Enough intensity, correct form, and following a nice schedule of rest and healthy balanced nutrition, I cannot say for sure, but expect around, or more than 20 pounds.

      Take care

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      • Kelly

        I thought around about that amount.?
        Can’t wait for it to arrive!
        I will post and let you know the exact figures when I complete the cycle.
        Thanks for the reply.. and good luck to anyone else about to try the Focus T25! :D

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  102. Shay

    This has to be the best review of FT25 I have read. I am on week three of Alpha. I have not lost any weight yet but I feel allot better and notice I am able to do more of the non modified moves. I am starting from a place of extreme non fitness. Do you know of people who did two rounds of Alpha before moving on to BETA?

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    • Slavko

      Hey Shay,

      Congrats! Track the change in appearance- that’s more important. Sometimes the scale will show very little change, but the mirror sings a different tune. As for doing alpha twice before continuing with Beta, not only are people doing it, but I will advise you as well.

      If you are still struggling between doing the modifier and the original moves, this strategy will help a lot- when you start Beta, you will take more advantage of those exercises (able to push more, able to do nearly all moves without modifying). If time is not a problem (if you are not obsessing over the two months frame) then repeat Alpha by all means.

      Take care, and enjoy the rest of the program :)

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  103. Naquias J

    I was wondering if anyone used the beachbody supplements… and if so… which ones are better for the t25… i just started mine on monday. Thanks in advance for any feedback.

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    • Slavko

      Hey Naquias,

      While many people advocate the P90X recovery formula, I think there is nothing, say special about it. You can go with a whey protein powder just as well, and achieve the same effect.
      The other thing that people who do these workouts are talking about very often is Shakeology. Now this is not a supplement, but a meal replacement shake. This is excellent if you want to replace one meal with something that is perfectly tailored to answer your nutrition needs (especially good for people who are having a hard time to follow a healthy diet plan, more specifically while outside the house, say work).

      However, a balanced and healthy diet plan is really all that you need. Consider supplementation only if you struggle with meeting your required protein intake. Shakeology can be used in combination with healthy diet, though the difference you will feel is minimal.

      This is from my personal experience at least.

      Take care

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  104. Jim

    Hi Slavko,
    Great review!
    I have just ordered T25 & greatly looking fwd to starting it, I have been recovering from cardio problems for the last few years, the meds and inability to exercise hard have taken their toll! I am now med free and feeling ready to get back on form, 50yrs old and now 200lb though with a general good fitness level based on my treadmill vo2 max scores. I have a resting HR of 58 & very healthy diet, I feel that T25 would be perfect for me while keeping an eye on my Hr max of course, I know that HiT works well for me over short periods, I currently do 20min controlled intensity sessions.
    What are your thoughts and advice please,

    All the best:)

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    • Slavko

      Hey Jim, sorry for replying so late

      You just described the perfect candidate for Focus T25. I don’t know about your cardio problems, and might have advised differently, but having in mind that Focus T25 offers a modifier for every move if necessary, there is nothing to worry about.

      Anyway, with your current amount of workout, Focus T25 sounds great. You can up the ante by phase Beta, and enter ready enough to even consider heavier dumbbells (say 10-12 KG).

      Have you started with it? What is your impression by now?

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  105. Jim

    Further to my previous post, T25 arrived today and I have completed Alpha day 1 :).
    My question is Intensity- I sooo much want to tick ‘nailed it’, however, due to lower back prolapsed disc and a dodgy knee I mixed the workout 50/50 with the modified moves-also keeping a keen eye on my Cardio, I gave 100% and my Hr was 160-180 constant! This surely is too high? Should I back of and do mor modified moves? My calculated Hr max is around 170? Im also diagnosed heart disease though have the all clear from Doc.
    My problem is taking it easy as I am committed and want results.
    I burned 360 calories on day 1 by my Hr watch!

    Any advice most welcome-do I slow down?

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    • Slavko

      Hey Jim, didn’t see this post…

      Great job, I would say keep it up, but there is no harm in easing your way into the program. Might even prove more useful over the long haul. Besides, if you can spare an extra week or two, why not slowing down now, and upping the ante as you go, adding additional two from the beta phase at the end.

      Have the needed rest, eat clean, and you will be able to improve on your performance very soon I guess.

      Keep it up and tell us how it goes whenever you can.

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      • Jim

        Hi Slavco,
        THIS IS AWESOME!
        I am at day 4 of Alpha week 3, perhaps using 30% modified moves to look after myself (knees & back probs) and keeping a good eye on my Cardio rate but still giving 110%, the results are astonishing me already, I have already dropped 11lbs since Alpha day 1! My Cardio is measurably improved by 10% by my Treadmill Vo2 max test score! ( I can now move fwd from several difficult years of heart problems)
        I look forward to sharing my end results, @50 years old & regardless of my health issues I seam to be Nailing it so far, I have no doubt this shall put me in the best shape ever!
        THANK YOU!

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  106. Lou

    Hi, very useful review, thanks. I am in my 40s and over the last five years have done minimal exercise and gained a lot of weight. This programme sounds ideal for increasing fitness, achieving weight loss and looking better, but i am a little concerned that a couple of women found their thighs got bulkier? Really really don’t want that! Any thoughts on how to prevent that? Or is it unavoidable with this kind of workout? Thanks!

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    • Bojan

      Hey Lou,

      I’m a guy, and hence more likely to bulk up. That being said, I haven’t noticed any increase in thighs size at all when I did the workout. If anything, they got leaner.

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  107. Mary

    Hi!
    Very great review. I’m also now starting this programme and I’ve been looking around to see some after photos and now I’m quite confused about one thing.. Of course I want more strength in my body etc. but one of my biggest wishes is for my thighs to be slimmer. It seems for me that in most ‘before and after’ photos legs aren’t slimmer, just more muscular and I really don’t want that. I want them slim and then muscular not to give more muscle to my already big thighs. Should I be concerned?

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    • Bojan

      Hey Marry,

      Gave the same answer to Lou above. I’m a guy who did the workout, and if my thighs didn’t get any bigger (they slimmed in fact), I cannot see how girls can achieve that. There is enough cardio that will drain fat from your thighs, and not a lot of weight and resistance involved so you can build that much muscle.

      Hope this helps

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    • Sandi

      Mary,

      I’m into Alpha week #3 for the second time around. Have not bulked up at all – legs are leaner, more defined and stronger.

      Good luck! Take pictures. You’ll be amazed with the results.

      Sandi

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  108. Lyn

    Hi, I’m two months post pregnancy, after a cesarian delivery my obstetrician said that I would have full muscle strength at 12 weeks. Do you think I could start T25 already? I am becoming impatient and want to get as fit as I was before I became pregnant, sadly I have lost most of my pre pregnancy fitness. I have also done the Insanity exercises and they were tough!

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    • mf

      you should look for some low impact sets now

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  109. Skyy

    Hi guys! Love your review! I do have a question though. I’m a 35 year old female, 5’7, and weigh about 135 and am interested in starting the T25 workout. I don’t really need/or want to lose too much weight ( 5 lbs max) but more so really, really need to tone and get my heart in shape. Do you think this would work for the toning or would I be more likely to lose more than I want?

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    • mf

      try something lighter for the start or just modify T25 – you are not obliged to keep the pace in some of the sets – just do it as much as you can and in no time you are nice Lady:) . Remember to lose fat not your body (weight) – I have lost some inches here and there still having the same result on the scale. 173cm/64kg but after some months working out I look much, much better:)

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  110. Sam I Am

    Slavco,
    I just purchased T25 because of your from the heart review. Great job.

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  111. TJ

    I started T25 5 months after having triple bypass heart surgery. I am just 36 years old and was always in relatively good health. My problem was mostly genetics. While I don’t necessarily recommend this type of workout for people who went through my type of surgery,I felt up for the challenge and motivated.I am finishing up the alpha phase this week and already see amazing results and I feel great. Love this program.I can’t wait to see the end results.

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  112. Jim

    I did Insanity and like T25 (no matter how annoying Tanya is!). I was wondering if you could recommend a program for someone who does a lot of running and cycling. The Beachbody programs are very heavy on core and leg work, which I don’t need nearly as much as I need upper body workouts. I’m exhausted if I try to run after a Beachbody workout and am often too tired to run if I do the workout first. Any advice would be great. Thanks! Jim

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  113. mf

    T25 is surely not for the begginers, one shoud get some conditioning first.
    I mix those sets with others and I luv IT! It is like dancing which I luv, I am sweating all around, but I want more, and really feel great doing this!

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  114. mf

    Beres Hammond – Warriors Don’t Cry

    It’s either you’re in or out
    gotta know what you’re all about
    Be bold and strong
    Tell yourself you’re not doing wrong

    Once you’re in you’ve got to take it
    Make your mind up son and face it
    Because Warriors don’t cry

    I know lots of folks will hate you
    and not because they want to
    but sometimes they don’t even know why.

    So don’t watch the crowd
    Their duty is to be loud
    Believe in what you’re doing
    and feel proud
    Cause when you fall along the way
    People will have lots to say
    They don’t even care if you make it through the day

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  115. Anthony

    Hello!

    I need some help. I workout 1 1/2 using kettle bells, perfect push-up, and roller 4 times a week and Friday running in the threadmill

    I physically look fine and just want to maintain. I want to try T25 to finally cut the time I spend working out and be able to do more things for work .

    The problem is I am accustomed to using weights, if I start aloha, then I will not be using weights for one month which can waste my years of training with kettle bells.

    I don’t want to loose much but maintain and tone up more , although I am lean but I want like a shorter 25 min workout versus an 1 1/2. Workout that makes me rest in between exercises longer

    Hope you can help decide

    Plus my worry is the doubles on Friday. Can I just do Monday through Thursday and do double on Thursday? Or perhaps do the doubles before Friday , but like on Thursday?

    I like having Friday’s not be to intense if possible by doing two workouts. I would rather comprise much in 4 days versus 5, but I can do 5. I just don’t feel like doing doubles on Fridays if possible but ranted on a Thursday

    Hope to hear from you.

    Thanks

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    • Sandi

      Anthony,

      I competed Alpha and Beta, currently week 2 of Gamma. I doubt you would lose anything with Alpha. My suggestion would be to do the workouts to get fimiliar with the exercises then move into Beta when comfortable.

      As for the training schedule, I rarely worked out on Fridays at all. Did the double workouts on whatever day there was time, most weeks it varied. Serval weeks I did two or three workouts in a day knowing that there were days ahead that I wouldn’t have time to do any.

      That’s just my experience, hope that helps.

      Sandi

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  116. Anthony

    Thank you for your rely. You mean you can do three workout away if I will miss a day?

    If I wanted 4x a week an I do two double workouts and the other 2 days 1 each to make it 6 workouts like the original plan?

    I don’t want to lose muscle since alohadont have waits and I have been doing push-ups and kettlebells for years . I don’t want to lose all the strength too

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  117. Anthony

    Thank you for your reply. You mean you can do three workouts a day if I will miss days?

    If I wanted 4x a week an I do two double workouts on two 2 days then the other days 1 each to make it 6 workouts like the original plan, will it work?

    I don’t want to lose muscle since alohadont have waits and I have been doing push-ups and kettlebells for years . I don’t want to lose all the strength too

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    • Sandi

      I have done 3 workouts in a day. It’s tough and wouldn’t do it often. Usually do two workouts a couple days a week, keeping it at the recommended 6 per week. Really depends on my crazy schedule. It’s a great program, listen to your body.

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  118. Anthony

    So I can do two doubles and expect same results???

    Even for bets you can mix and gamma doing doubles meow than once a week?

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    • Sandi

      Based on my experience, I would think you would still see results. Or at the very least, not lose anything. All I know is that by doing workouts when possible, worked for me. Think the key is staying consistent. Good luck!

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      • Anthony

        For doubles is it suppose to be back to back, or must I do it on a separate time on the same day?

        If so, If I finish the first one do immediately switch to the next DVD and not do the cool down for th first one?

        Will I quit the KB perfecto yahoos and ab roller and focus on these or integrate..

        You see, I may have plateud for years but strength due to lifting KB 4 times a week has given me such strength and power. Losing that to do ALPHA with no waits scares me

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        • Sandi

          Did you decide to try out Focus T25? If so, what do you think?

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  119. Anthony

    I feel doing doubles more … Can I do three doubles to make it 6 workouts 3 x a week

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