Monday, August 14, 2017

What is Core de Force?

CORE DE FORCE is an explosive mixed martial arts-inspired total body workout designed by Beachbody Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews to blast fat and carve your waist in just 30 days - with no equipment. For best results, both the meal plan with Shakeology and the workout plan are essential.

Who is the program for?

This program is for anyone who wants to tighten up their midsection, create a stronger core, and achieve more definition. CORE DE FORCE is a great program for intermediate or advanced exercisers or graduates of Insanity Max:30, TurboFire, or P90X. Beginners and people who are looking for significant weight loss can follow the modifier and still drop serious weight too.

This is also a great program for anyone looking to try a mixed martial arts inspired workout. Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews included Boxing, Kickboxing, and Muay Thai moves in the workouts. The high energy mix of combinations, bodyweight training, and cardio is designed to give you fast results in 30 days.

What is the workout Schedule?

1 Workout a day, 7 days a week for 30 days.

What size workout space is needed?

6 Square feet of space is recommended.

What shoes are recommended for the program?

Cross Trainers or tennis shoes. I personally recommend a low profile shoe with multi-directional tread. If the sole of the shoe is too thick, it could cause you to roll your foot because of the quick movements.

Where can I purchase Core de Force and Shakeology?

You can click on my link below and see all options available to you. Once you place your order, please email me at so that I can add you to my accountability group and help you get started. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you may have.

Click Here for Core de Force Challenge Pack Link
Sunday, August 13, 2017

What is the Shift Shop?

Shift Shop is a new program released from Beachbody in July. It is a breakthrough rapid-rebuild program that helps anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, get LEANER, FASTER, STRONGER—and lose up to 10 pounds—in only 3 weeks. The SHIFT SHOP comes with 6 cardio and strength workouts, 2 bonus workouts, a nutrition plan that ramps up on protein and veggies while reducing starchy carbs, and world-class training tools.

What makes the SHIFT SHOP so effective? 

The program is only 3 weeks long. In those 3 weeks, Chris slowly builds you up to longer workouts. Week one consists of 25 Minute workouts, Week 3 has 35 Minute Workouts, and Week 4 has 45 Minute Workouts. Not only does he build you up to the longer workouts, there's also an incredible modifier for every workout. So there's no need to feel intimidated. And Chris is such an amazing motivator that you'll find yourself pushing for that extra rep or two just when you thought you couldn't. He really gets you to shift your mindset.

What makes the SHIFT SHOP unique? 

The SHIFT SHOP uses a “ramp-up” method that starts you off slow—then gradually increases the intensity week by week—all while refining your nutrition. In Week 1, you start with 25-minute cardio and strength workouts you can really do, and a nutrition plan you can stick with. Starting in Week 2, you’re pushing a little harder, for 35 minutes, and consuming more protein to fuel the burn. But it’s nothing you can’t handle. Then in Week 3, your shift has kicked into high gear, with intense 45-minute workouts and clean eating. I'm not gonna lie, those 45 minute Cardio workouts in Week 3 are tough, but the results are worth it.

Chris Downing is all about inspiration

An elite functional trainer, Chris is driven by the philosophy: Empower. Love. Inspire. His engaging, motivation-based approach helps you grow stronger, both physically and mentally. Remember, the SHIFT SHOP is about more than helping you get fit and lose weight—it’s about shifting your body and mind to a place that allows you to reinvent yourself.

Shift Shop, My Results

The last 3 weeks have been a challenge for me for sure, both physically and mentally.
Months ago I watched as coaches on the team that I am a part of completed the Test Group for Shift Shop. They were some of the first people to do the program and they killed it. I watched their struggles. I watched them overcome those struggles. And I watched them transform inside and out because of this program.
Their journey is what inspired me to take one of my own. I was searching for something to get me back on track and Shift Shop is that something.
So over the last 3 weeks I've been pushing through this program and drinking my Shakeology every single day while following the meal plan. I did not feel hungry or deprived one bit. Let me assure you, there is so much food on this plan. It's amazing how much you can eat when you are eating the right foods.
I feel so great after only 3 weeks that I'm going to continue this program into round 2. In 3 weeks I've lost 4.4 lbs and 10.5 inches!
I'm so glad that I did not put all of my focus on the scale for this program. If I did, I'd probably be disappointed in my results. I wouldn't be able to see the stronger muscles that I've been building. I wouldn't be able to see the mental shift that doing this program has given me.
Over the next few weeks I will be sharing with you my journey through my second round of Shift Shop. But for now, here are my Before and After pics from Round 1.

If you've been looking for something to get you back on track or to get you started on your own fitness journey, please comment below or shoot me an email. I'd love to help you.

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