Eminem Does Insanity and Body Beast

Eminem Does Insanity

You can have an addition to most anything.  Usually these are unhealthy addictions.  Eminem has used Beachbody at home workouts to help beat his additions.  Below is the article from Men’s Journal.

I’m not sure exactly when I finally got it. In the early days, I just went with the flow: If I could hit a gym, I’d hit up a gym. If someone suggested a workout that seemed legit, I might try it, but it wasn’t a priority. Everything has to work around the music. Still, I wanted to stay fit even if I never wanted to get big. I worked out with Dre a few times, and I had to lift the kiddie weights. I’ve always been more into cardio, because when I’m performing I have to keep my wind up. It’s never cool to be out of breath — anywhere, doing anything — but especially onstage. So I ran and did regular sit-ups and push-ups. For a while I even got into boxing.
For close to a year, I worked with the late Emanuel Steward [who’d trained Thomas Hearns, Wladimir Klitschko, and others]. I wasn’t doing so hot at the time, drinking a lot and taking pills, and Emanuel offered to come out to the house to train me, to motivate me. What am I going to say — no? He was incredible. He taught me fundamentals, the mechanics of boxing. A lot of basic shit I thought I knew, I didn’t know. But I wasn’t that motivated; I wasn’t taking it too seriously. Once I got sober, that changed. 

Recovery = Running
In 2007, I overdosed on pills, and I went into the hospital. I was close to 230 pounds. I’m not sure how I got so big, but I have ideas. The coating on the Vicodin and the Valium I’d been taking for years leaves a hole in your stomach, so to avoid a stomachache, I was constantly eating — and eating badly.

When I got out of rehab, I needed to lose weight, but I also needed to figure out a way to function sober. Unless I was blitzed out of my mind, I had trouble sleeping. So I started running. It gave me a natural endorphin high, but it also helped me sleep, so it was perfect. It’s easy to understand how people replace addiction with exercise. One addiction for another but one that’s good for them. I got an addict’s brain, and when it came to running, I think I got a little carried away. I became a f*&^^% hamster. Seventeen miles a day on a treadmill. I would get up in the morning, and before I went to the studio, I would run eight and a half miles in about an hour. Then I’d come home and run another eight and a half. I started getting OCD about the calories, making sure I burned 2,000 every day. In the end I got down to about 149 pounds. I ran to the point where I started to get injured. All the constant pounding from the running began to tear up my hip flexors.

Mixing It Up
So when I was starting to dial back on the treadmill, I tried out some of those workout DVDs you do at home. One of the first ones was Shaun T’s Insanity workout. I know a lot of these DVD guys are wacky, but I’m alone in my gym; I need someone on the TV yelling to motivate me. Besides, some of this shit is entertaining.

When I first started the Insanity workout, I alternated my routine, running one day and doing the Insanity the other. Then I stopped running altogether because it was too much to do them both. The Insanity won. After a while I started plateauing on that, so I mixed it up. I did the P90X for a little while (and I still do that ab workout because it’s the most challenging), but then I moved on to the Beast.

Now every morning before I go to the studio, I do the Body Beast workout with free weights, bench, and pullup bar at home. It’s just me, so it helps that the Body Beast dude is over-the-top. The routine is pretty intense, too. The first time I did the legs, I couldn’t walk for two days. Now I’m doing arms one day, chest the next day, legs the next, and I’m still functioning throughout the day. And I can finally do it without pausing the DVD.

I still hate pullups. They’re a motherfucker, but I do them. I even fill out the log afterward. I guess I’m pretty compulsive working out. I feel like if I step away from it for too long, if I have a crazy week and take a five-day break, it’ll be like starting over. I’m afraid that if it goes beyond that, I might lose the motivation. Once you’re at a place where you’ve made progress and you’ve got some time invested in it, you don’t wanna quit and give up what you started. —as told to Mark Healy


Cize – The End of Exercise!


Cize is the new dance program by trainer Shaun T.  This is a great break from traditional workouts.  He call’s it Cize – because it’s the end of ExerCIZE.

Get the CIZE Challenge Pack (Save $70) or just the workouts here.

Shaun T breaks down every move in step-by-step in this program.  So even if you think you can’t dance, you can!

If you love workouts like Zumba (this is MUCH more fun) then you will love this!  And a bonus, you will burn a ton of calories.

The program is 4 weeks long – but you can repeat it as many times as you like.



The Master’s Hammer and Chisel

The Master

I am SO excited for this program that Beachbody announced at Coach Summit 2015!

Two top trainers, Autumn Calabrese, the creator of the 21 Day Fix, and Sagi Kalev, from Body Beast, have teamed up to create this program.

It it slated to be released December 2015 with a Sneak Peak for Beachbody on Demand members starting October 2015.

If you want more information on this program as it is released, leave me your email HERE.

Be sure and watch the You Tube Video also!

21 Day Fix Challenge Group – August 3

21 Day Fix

Our next 21 Day Fix and 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Group is starting August 3rd!  The Challenge Groups are held in private groups on Facebook.

Challenge Groups (another word for accountability group!) are a great way to workout at home and have daily support from me as your Beachbody Coach, other Beachbody Coaches in the group and other participants just like you!

For more information on how to join head to my Challenge Pack page and choose to purchase the 21 Day Fix Challenge Pack or 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack.

If you are just beginning your fitness journey I would recommend the regular 21 Day Fix Challenge Package.


Why Choose Home Workouts?

Everyone has their own reasons for what workouts they do.  As long as we get moving and have some education on why and what we are doing then gym workouts, boot camp in a parking lot workouts (so not for me, can you say HOT?) or home workouts are ALL great!

For me I LOVE my home workouts for many reasons and the main one is time.  When I was going to a gym or studio it was simply taking up to much of my time.  30-45 minutes to get there depending on traffic, 1 hour class/workout and then 30-45 minutes to get back home.

I also do work full time as a Paralegal, have 2 kids, a husband, 3 dogs and 1 cat.  So my time outside of work is valuable to me.

Fast forward to Beachbody products that I was introduced to in 2013 with T25.  I slowly made myself and my fitness a priority.  There is absolutely no excuse for me to not workout.  When at home I can go from workout to shower and dressed all within one hour.  Not home and traveling?  Well that is what Beachbody on Demand is for.   See, no excuse!

What I LOVE about Beachbody workouts is the variety of workouts available and the community that wants you to succeed.  The Beachbody relationships just can’t be beat!

I’d love to chat with you more on how home workouts CAN work for you.  Email me and let’s get started!

Want to open a FREE Team Beachbody account and just poke around?  You can right HERE.

Ready to get started right away with Beachbody on Demand?

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