ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

First Impressions: Shaun T's Insanity Fit Test

Updated on February 14, 2011
The Full Shaun T's Insanity Program
The Full Shaun T's Insanity Program

A New Beginning

I've made the decision: I'm going to try Shaun T's Insanity.

It was tough coming to this decision, though. Up until now, the hardest workout I'd ever done was Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred, and that was a year ago. So, can I really do this super hard workout? Today I tried the Fit Test to see if I am worthy.

Is Insanity Right for Me?

Preface: I am overweight.

No, that's not accurate enough. I'm obese, according to my BMI.

So, I was scared that maybe Insanity was too hardcore for me. It's hard to answer the question online. Some say only people who are already 'in shape' should try this. Others say anyone should do this as long as they push themselves.

Remember, ask a doctor before starting something like this.

What is the Fit Test?

Though Insanity comes with about a dozen workout videos, it all begins with the Fit Test.

The Fit Test starts with a warm up. And in Insanity, the warm up is like other video's regular exercise.

Once you're warm, Shaun T busts out 8 different moves with a 1 minute break between each. You're supposed to do as many of each move as possible, then write down your results.

Then, you perform the Fit Test every two weeks to see your results and improvement.

The moves you do are: Switch Kicks, Power Jacks, Power Knees, Power Jumps, Globe Jumps, Suicide Jumps, Push-Up Jacks and Low Plank Obliques.

Fit Test: My First Week's Results

This was hard, but not impossible. I was proud of myself that I could get through the warm up. I could also do each move, though some much better than others. My results:

  • Switch Kicks = 35
  • Power Jacks = 28
  • Power Knees = 50
  • Power Jumps = 3
  • Globe Jumps = 6
  • Suicide Jumps = 4
  • Push-Up Jacks = 5
  • Low-Plank Obliques = 20

It looks like jumping is my weakness. I'll have to work on that!


Though I'm still concerned about whether I'm in shape enough to do the Shaun T's Insanity workout, the Fit Test proved to me that it's worth a try.

Tomorrow marks the beginning of the really hard stuff: Plyometric Cardio Circuit. I'll let you know how it goes.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)