Hi! How’s it going? Running? Eating? Other-ing?
Vegas has been fold-ing… not really. He just felt the need to lay on my clothes as I was folding. Thanks, cat.
This morning I hit the road for an easy paced 8 mile run and then came back to do a quick strength session. I’ve been using BeachBody on Demand for strength workouts and wanted to share since I think it’s a great compliment to running for cardio.
I‘ve been using Beach Body on Demand for strength training / cross training with my running plan. I don’t have a gym membership right now so I figured I’d use it in place of fitness classes when I first signed up. I wasn’t sure if I’d like it or forget about it or what…
Well, I love it.
I like the freedom of being able to just lace up and go for a run when I want to workout. This is just as easy – I pick a workout on my non-running days or do one after I run. I use it about 2 to 3 times a week depending on what’s on my running or travel schedule.
What Is Beachbody On Demand?
Beachbody On Demand is a website that allows you to stream workouts and do them at home or wherever you have internet. It includes P90X, INSANITY, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, FOCUS T25, 3 Week Yoga Retreat, or any one of over 400 other famous Beachbody workouts.
It’s like having 100s of options for fitness classes right at home.
I click on my go-to workout (I need to change it up, but I really love the one I’ve been doing) and do it while I catch up on reality TV. I feel like it’s a good balance.
There is a calendar that tells you what day to do each workout for 21 days. (There’s also a diet plan you can get separately for the 21 day fix. it’s based around portion control and uses containers for you to measure your food.)
Since I run a lot and prefer running for my cardio I just do the upper body, abs and yoga workouts. I switch it around depending on the week but I usually do the upper fit, dirty 30 and yoga or flat abs. Doing 3 days of either cross training or strength training is good when you’re training for a half or full marathon. But do you.
Since I’ve focused on the 21 day fix and fix extreme workouts up till now I can’t really share my thoughts on the other programs. But I like that there are a lot of strength options and so much variety.
You can get 1 year of BeachBody on Demand for $99 – that is such a great deal – especially when ya look at how much one single yoga class costs ($32 over here). The streaming / on demand option includes the workouts I’m doing and tons more.
Let me know if you have any questions on how it works with running or training. I’m creating a calendar for running AND using 21 day fix as strength training to go with it.
Now I’ve gotta get back to this pile of email that has been building up. I have so much to do – I’m just avoiding everything – that doesn’t make any sense!
And remember I was talking about carrot cake a few weeks ago??
Well, have you seen this Carrot Cake Chobani yogurt?? It’s not the same as a piece of cake but is a fun treat.
Question: How often do you do strength training?
What workouts do you do? At home? The gym?
Disclaimer: I’m not a BeachBody coach, but a rep from Beachbody gave me a gift membership. This post is in partnership with BeachBody. All opinions are my own.