Have you ever heard of Shaun T. Fitness? If no, I’m going to tell you a bit about this famous trainer and his extremely popular T25 workout program. Shaun T. Fitness (Shaun Thompson) was born in New Jersey and now is an American fitness trainer who has been recognized for his fitness programs such as the T25 Workout itself, Insanity, and Insanity Max:30. In 2012, he got married to Scott Blokker, and now the two men are bringing up two twin sons.
If to mention education, Shaun Thompson graduated from Rowan University with a bachelor’s degree in sports science. Also, he learned dancing and acting, and the second activity he was really bad at.
So, what is T25, otherwise known as Focus T25? It’s a set of DVD workout sessions with explosive full-body training based on the high-intensity interval training (HIIT) method. The thing is that you have to work at the maximum intensity for 25 minutes (that’s why T25). The results: you lose bodyweight and excess fat, build your muscles, improve health, and overall wellbeing.
The program is created for 10 weeks and includes 10 different workouts for 25 minutes each. There are three phases — Alpha Phase, Beta Phase, and Gamma Phase. The first two don’t require any equipment and work each group of muscles for 30 – 60 seconds. Each workout targets a different kind of exercise (it’s the plan for the first phase):
- Full body circuit
- Focus on the lower body
- Speed training (the first type)
And here is the plan for the second phase:
- Core cardio
- Strong core workout
- Rip’s body circuit
- Focus on the upper body
- Speed training (the second part)
The third phase, Gamma Phase, requires additional equipment and includes 4 DVDs. It’s created for experienced workout enthusiasts who know what high-intensity training is:
- Maximum body circuit
- Rip’s Up upper body intervals
- The Pyramid (it’s a kind of strength and cardio endurance test)
- Speed training (the third type)
Lots of certified personal trainers admit that T25 is an effective fitness program but not everybody can use it. Don’t forget that you have to train for 25 minutes without any breaks which make this program super exhausting. If you have arthritis, joint pain, some physical limitations, or you are expecting a baby, it’s better to avoid such an intensive kind of sport. But, in general, you can give it a shot, and perhaps you will jump on the bandwagon to the satisfied purchasers!