The reward is the workout. Beyond building muscle, a great workout improves my memory, cognition, sleep, range of motion, flexibility, immune system and it makes me more durable, physically and emotionally. That doesn’t mean I don’t indulge, I just feel less guilty about a big old chocolate chip cookie or a piece of key lime pie. But I have to earn those things.
Let’s talk about P90X3. What sets it apart from the other programs?
It’s an excuse killer. The workouts are only 30 minutes. Each workout has incredibly efficient sequencing of movement so you are getting the most out of your 30 minutes. There is not a single moment wasted.
If you haven’t done the other P90X programs can you jump into X3?
Yes – X3 is for all those people who wanted to do P90X but didn’t because they thought it was too long. P90X3 is accessible to most people because, much like P90X, there are a ton of modifications.
Do you have a favorite workout in P90X3?
Isometrics – I think it will blow people away. It’s a routine they’ve never seen before. I’m also excited to finally introduce Pilates into my repertoire.
Going into the holiday season, why do P90X, X2 and X3 make great gifts?
P90X is for someone who’s curious and doesn’t know what to do. P90X2 is for any and every P90X graduate and there are millions of them. P90X3 is a brilliant gift for all the people who have seen their friends and family do P90X and say, “I would buy it, but I don’t have the time.” Everyone has a half an hour to get in shape. And if none of those apply and the thought of exercise seems daunting, well, then you give them 10 Minute Trainer!
What are the benefits of drinking Shakeology in conjunction with the P90X programs?
Training requires fuel. Shakeology gives the body all the ingredients it needs to heal and repair so you can keep going.
What Shakeology flavor is your go-to?
I’ve been a Greenberry guy from the beginning. But right now I’m really into the new Vanilla. I’ve been adding berries, cashews and almond milk–yum!
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Show up to anything and everything that challenges you.