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Beachbody Workouts for College Students or People With Very Little Space
Are you away at college and trying to avoid the "freshman fifteen"? Or do you live in an apartment that has very little space, but you still want to work out? Beachbody has several workouts that can help! In this hub I'll provide a little information on a few programs that are suitable for people who live in a college dorm or small apartment.
10 Minute Trainer
This is the first program that came to mind when I started putting this list together. This program consists of 5 workouts that are all ten minutes or less. You'll also get a resistance band which is used in some of the workouts - this is the only equipment you'll need for any of these workouts, so it's easy to store in a dorm room or small apartment, or even if you go on a trip and have to stay in a hotel. The base kit also has workout cards for times when you don't have a DVD player available - all you have to do is look at the card for the workout you want to do and you'll know what moves you have to do. This workout also comes with instructions for 10 Minute Meals for people who have very little time to prepare meals. You can view the trailer for this video below.
21 Day Fix
This workout is best for those who want to lose a few pounds in a short amount of time, or those who are beginners to fitness, because the workouts can be done at any level of fitness. 21 Day Fix combines 30 minute workouts with easy to follow color coded portion control cups to help you plan your meals -- if you can fit it in the cup you can eat it. The basic kit includes the cups as well as 7 30 minute workouts - 6 basic workout as well as a 30 minute plyometric workout, and a shaker bottle for those who use Beachbody's Shakeology products. Check out the video below for more information on 21 Day fix.
if you've checked out my review of P90x and thought "I could never do that," then check out P90 - it's less extreme than P90x, so people at lower fitness levels will be able to do it. It works because of a technique called sectional progression. The cardio, strength and stability moves in P90 work the back, shoulders, chest, biceps, and legs, and every move also helps strengthen the abs. The ten workouts are arranged in three phases - each phase is designed to ease your body past its old limits, so after 30 days you're leaner and more solid, after 60 days you're seeing muscles you never knew existed, and after 90 days you'll have a lean, strong body you've never had before.
This workout is great for people who live in college dorm rooms or small apartments because you don't need a lot of equipment to do the workouts - you only need resistance bands, which are provided in the kit you'll receive, or you can use dumbbells if you have those. Check out a short video about P90 below.
If you're a busy person, but you have a little more than 10 minutes to spend working out, Focus T25 may be a good choice for you. The workouts are 25 minutes long, and you do them 5 days a week. The only equipment you need for this workout is a workout mat and a resistance band - the resistance band is provided in the base package, so this is another good workout for people with little space. For more information, check out the video below.
Another good choice for college students or people with little space to workout in is Turbofire. Most workouts are only 30 minutes long, although there are some that are longer, and they don't require any equipment, though there is additional equipment you can purchase if you choose to. The workouts provided in the base kit include Fire Starter, the introductory class; Low HIIT 20 and Low HIIT 25, two low impact high intensity interval training workiouts; Fire HIIT 30, 40, 45 and 55 classes which are longer and higher impact, Extreme HIIT 15, 20 and 25, which are even higher impact, a 10 minute stretch class and a 10 minute ab class.
Now after reading all the names of the products I just listed you're probably saying to yourself "Didn't you just say the workouts were only 30 minutes long?" Yeah I did, but keep in mind you don't have to do the longer workouts if you don't have the time, and if you don't feel you're up to that level yet.
Check out this video about Turbofire: