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Tony Hortons 10 Minute Trainer Exercise Program Review

9.38/10

Tony Hortons 10 Minute Trainer Exercise Program Review

9.38/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Intermediate
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

Beachbody was founded in 1998 and is a leading manufacturer of at-home DVD/VHS fitness programs. All of their fitness programs are at-home video-based fitness programs that are well designed, results oriented, comprehensive, and include all of the necessary components required to effectively achieve your personal fitness goals.

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is a collaborative effort between Tony Horton and Beachbody. Tony Horton is best known for his P90X fitness program, also a Beachbody product

Tony has spent many years as a fitness consultant within the post-rehabilitation, stretching, resistance, and cardiovascular areas of health and fitness.

With Tony's knowledge, Beachbody has produced a fitness program that is tailored to those who have difficulty finding time during the day to exercise. The workouts are short length, high tempo sessions delivered on DVD like all other Beachbody programs. The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is designed to provide all the exercise routines, support equipment and nutritional information required for you to achieve a healthier and more fit body while allowing you to maintain your busy lifestyle.

In addition, the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program includes cardiovascular training, resistance-based training, and isolation spot training to provide a well-rounded workout routine that is designed to promote weight loss, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, increases in strength and lean muscle mass, and a toned and sculpted physique.

Pros

  • Designed For Busy Lifestyles
  • Comprehensive and Effective Fitness Program
  • Workouts Focus on Entire Body Transformation
  • Includes Resistance Band and Dietary Guide

Cons

  • Not A Product For Those Who Have More Time to Spend Working Out
  • Dieting Required For Best Results

Intent of Fitness Program

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is designed for those who have daily time constraints and find it difficult to add an exercise routine into their lifestyle. Each of the exercise workouts are designed to be completed in only 10 minutes, and are well suited for busy professionals and mothers alike. Lack of time is one of the most cited reasons for not consistently working out, and the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program addresses this problem by offering high tempo, intense and targeted exercise sessions.

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program incorporates a technique called "Super Stacking" which is essentially high tempo cardiovascular movements "stacked" with the use of a resistance band to force the muscles to expend more energy. This approach is designed to burn the highest amount of calories within the shortest period of time. In addition, this approach facilitates an increase in lean muscle mass and strength, improves cardiovascular endurance, and improves coordination, balance and flexibility.

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program includes the following:

  • Total-Body Workout
  • Lower-Body Workout
  • Cardio Workout
  • Yoga Flex Workout
  • Abdominals Workout
  • Rapid Results Guidebook
  • Tony Horton's 10 Minute Meals
  • Resistance Band Kit and Cardio Belt
  • Customized Workout Calendar
  • On the Go Workout Cards
  • 2-Day Jump Start Plan

Primary Areas Worked

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is designed as a total body workout that exercises all of the body's major muscle groups. The fitness program is intended to exercise all of the major muscle groups at not only a high tempo, but with the use of a resistance band that is designed to add additional difficulty. This will promote increases in lean muscle mass and strength, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, and a physique that is toned and highly sculpted.

For instance, the 10 Minute Abdominals Workout includes approximately 20 abdominal crunch and core exercises that are performed in just under 10 minutes. The 10 Minute Abdominal Workout exercises include the cross crunch, bridge crunch and cycle crunch, all designed to create high intensity contractions of your abdominals and obliques muscles. Thereafter, slightly more advanced exercises such as the side arm crunch, hip lift kicks to exercise the gluteals, plank position crunches and scissor lifts are performed. All of the exercises are designed to contract your abdominal and core muscles while complementing the back, upper arm and thigh muscles.

The Cardiovascular Core workout follows a similar approach in that approximately 10 exercises are performed within 10 minutes. The Cardiovascular Core exercises include modified front lunges to work the abdominal and thigh muscles, oblique hop squats, and towel hop squats that are designed to tax nearly all your major muscle groups and elevate your heart rate to a level that effectively burns calories. The workout continues with additional exercises such as the speed skater, in which you mimic the skating technique of an ice skater to provide a shoulder rotator, oblique and thigh muscle workout. Also included within the Cardiovascular Core workout are exercises such as the loading dock, a modified woodchop exercise. This exercise, along with several others, is performed with a pair of dumbbells or some other form of additional weight.

Additionally, all the Cardiovascular Core exercises are performed with the cardiovascular/resistance belt wrapped around the waist which is then attached to a fixed object. The intent of the added resistance is to force the muscles to work harder, thereby promoting an increased rate of weight loss, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, and increases in lean muscle mass and strength.

Program Length/Frequency

Each workout within the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is designed to be completed in no longer than 10 minutes. The workouts are separated by exercise type so they can be performed individually or combined if you have more than 10 minutes to perform your exercise workout.

The workouts are DVD-based, so they can be performed whenever you have time to complete them. A workout calendar and schedule are included in the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program to assist you in determining which exercise routine is to be performed and on which day.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is marketed with several success stories that range from 7 pounds and 18 inches lost, to 42 pounds and 31 inches lost. As with any fitness program, results will depend on your initial baseline fitness level, your intensity level, the regularity with which you perform the exercise routines, and your dietary habits. In addition, if you are currently overweight and sedentary, you will experience even greater fitness results.

Because each workout only requires 10 minutes to complete, your overall health and fitness results will partially depend on your dietary intake as well. In general, a dietary intake of approximately 1,200 to 1,500 calories per day is recommended to complement the health benefits derived from the exercise workouts.

A nutritional guidebook is included in the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program and provides all of the necessary information to maintain a dietary regimen that will complement the exercise portion of the program. In all, Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer is a complete fitness program that provides its users with everything they need to effectively lose weight, decrease their body fat percentage, improve their cardiovascular endurance, and increase their lean muscle mass and strength.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is a DVD-based workout program, so a DVD player is required to perform the exercise workouts. The fitness program includes a resistance band and a cardiovascular belt, intended to be used by attaching them to a fixed nearby object such as a door handle.

Normal living room space should be enough to allow you to comfortably perform all of the exercises. However, a bit of rearranging may be required due to the use of the resistance band. The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program does not include an exercise mat. If you are uncomfortable performing floor exercises on your hardwood, ceramic or carpeted floor, purchasing an exercise mat may be beneficial.

Physical Requirements

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is ideally suited for those who consider themselves too busy to start an extensive exercise program but would still like to begin an exercise routine and improve their overall health. Additionally, the fitness program may be suited for those who want to begin exercising but do not want to start by purchasing a more extensive long-term fitness program like P90X. Since the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program exercise workouts require continuous movement, those with pain problems should be cautious when performing the exercises.

Support

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program falls under the Beachbody umbrella, and benefits from a solid customer service network that includes :

  • Customer support FAQ database
  • 24/7 customer support via phone
  • Online support via email
  • Live chat support
  • Online message board community

Cost

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program costs two monthly payments of $ 39.95 plus $ 9.95 for shipping and handling. For the total purchase price of approximately $ 100.00 you will receive 5 exercise workouts, a resistance band with a cardiovascular belt, a calendar and workout schedule, an informational guidebook, a meal plan and workout cards.

The 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is an efficient exercise system that is designed to provide solid health and fitness results, and is uniquely suited for individuals that are pressed for time. In addition, the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program provides a high level of value for those who may have had difficulty adhering to a traditional exercise program in the past.

Summary

Tony Horton's 10 Minute Trainer fitness program provides the necessary exercise workouts, support equipment, workout calendar, schedule and dietary meal plans needed to promote safe and effective weight loss, improvements in cardiovascular endurance, and increases in strength and muscular tone. The fitness program is uniquely designed in that each of the exercise workouts are performed within a 10 minute period. This allows those who have very busy lifestyles a fitness program that supports the obtainment of their personal health and fitness goals.

The exercise workouts require a fairly high level of intensity and must be performed with a high degree of regularity to achieve the maximum health and fitness benefits in the shortest period of time. In addition, it is highly recommended that you incorporate a dietary regimen that is healthy, well balanced, calorie-conscious and consists of whole foods. By doing so, you will combine an effective exercise routine with a dietary approach that is conducive to obtaining the largest health and fitness benefits possible within the shortest period of time.

All in all, the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program is well designed, comprehensive, includes all the necessary support equipment, and has proven through countless success stories to be effective at producing fitness results for even the busiest of individuals. For these reasons, the 10 Minute Trainer fitness program creates a high level of value for the cost and is definitely worth considering.