Not Ready for P90X? How to Ease into Fitness
I won’t lie—the P90X and Insanity workouts are hard. If you feel you’re not ready for P90X and would rather ease into fitness, our friend and fellow coach Nicola Wright from Get Fit With Nicola has some great ideas and alternatives for you.
Anyone can do P90X and Insanity if they modify the program. However, that may not be the best thing for you and your fitness.
Starting a fitness program is one of the best things you can do for your health. Exercising regularly reduces the odds of sickness and disease, helps you lose weight, strengthen your bones and muscles, and definitely have you feeling better about yourself and improving the overall quality of your life. This is why it’s recommended that a healthy adult should do no less than 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity every week PLUS strength training exercises at least twice a week.
But, if you haven’t exercised for awhile or you have some health challenges, you don’t want to dive in the deep end of the pool. It may be best to ease into fitness and gradually work up to a tougher program like P90X.
Nicola wrote a helpful post about fitness scheduling, P90X and Insanity alternatives, the Pay it Forward Free Workout, and how to use Shakeology as part of your fitness journey. Check it out:
Starting a new fitness program is a big decision, but it doesn’t have to overwhelming you. Careful planning and a steady pace will increase the likelihood that you’ll actually stick with the program over the long term and make fitness a healthy habit that lasts a lifetime.