I have affiliations with Dragon Door, BeachBody, and Fitness Anywhere—reputable, well-regarded companies within the fitness industry. For this page I have selected some of their “programs” that I think are top quality. If you wish to purchase a product that is featured in this section, simply click on its image or text link; you will then be directed to the Dragon Door, BeachBody, or Fitness Anywhere website. As an affiliate, I will get a small commission from your sale; but, your purchase will be made directly from the site you visit. Please note that my receiving commission does not raise the cost of the items listed on this page. Thank you for your business; I appreciate it!
Featured Products from Dragon Door
Convict Conditioning is a 304-page book written by Paul Wade, an ex-con who developed an adaptive calisthenic exercise methodology, ostensibly dubbed “convict conditioning,” while incarcerated at a number of the United States’ toughest prisons. The book is substantial; it has quality photos, and its workout content is presented in an exceedingly easy to follow format. To read more about my experience with Convict Conditioning click here. To order, click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by Dragon Door.
From Dragon Door — “Mastering the HardStyle Kettlebell Swing provides absolutely everything you need to knock it out of the performance park—and enjoy a new life of supreme strength and vitality. Detailed, scientifically-structured progressions give you a rock-solid technical foundation and proficiency. Two bonus, follow-along workouts further instruct and inspire you to achieve the ultimate in fat loss, high-yield cardio and explosive power.” To order, click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by Dragon Door.
From Dragon Door — “In Easy Strength You’ll gain an incredible amount of insight for training beginner to elite athletes, and you’ll discover the tricks for knowing when it’s overwhelming their capacity. Plus, there’s a lifetime worth of sample training regimens divided into the 4 quadrants of physical activity.” To order, click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by Dragon Door.
Featured Products from BeachBody
P90X is the first BeachBody product I ever purchased. And today, some years later, it remains my favorite of their offerings. I guess I hold a certain nostalgia for Tony and his batch of zany kids circa 2004. P90X is a difficult, but succinct program that virtually guarantees results if adhered to properly. You can read my review of it here; to order the program click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
P90X One on One is a set of workout DVDs that can be purchased singularly, or in volume sets. Unlike other P90X products, they are unscripted, they only feature Tony Horton, and they are filmed at a home-gym setting rather than on a traditional set. At the time of this writing there are three volumes of One on One discs, each containing twelve DVDs. To order individual discs, or a set, click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
P90X 2 was created to be a stand alone program—a new and improved P90X. It is structured the same as P90X in that it is a ninety-day program that includes twelve DVD workouts, a workout guidebook, and a nutrition plan. P90X 2 is filmed on a set, and it stars Tony Horton and a new batch of crazy “kids.” To order the program click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
Insanity is a punishing program—BeachBody touts it as “the hardest fitness program ever put on DVD.” I remember, all too clearly in fact, how one of its workouts—“Insanity Max Interval Circuit”—once made me vomit up a cup of grapes. Still, I like it. To read more about my experience with the program, and my thoughts on it its instructor, Shaun T, click here. To order the program click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
Turbo Fire is a high intensity interval training (HIIT) program. It is led by Chalene Johnson, and it includes workout and nutrition guides, a five-day inferno plan, a couple of bands, an instructional video, and twelve workouts on eleven DVDs. I have not done Turbo Fire, but I have several friends who have—all of whom rave about it. To order the program click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
ChaLEAN Extreme is similar to P90X in that it is a three-month, three-phase, cardio and strength course. The popular Chalene Johnson, of which “ChaLEAN” is a rather prosaic derivative, leads the fifteen-routine program. It comes with workout and nutrition guides, a body fat caliper, a resistance band, a thigh toner band, and six DVDs that feature fifteen workouts. To order the program click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by BeachBody.
Featured Products from Fitness Anywhere
The TRX Trainer is a cluster of high-strength nylon straps, adjusters, and carabineers that have been put together to form a singular piece of exercise equipment. It is designed to attach to a high-hanging bar, hook, or tree branch—even a door top. Once you securely attach it to something you can do myriad exercises by suspending yourself via its hand grips or foot rests. You can read my review of the TRX here; to order click on the image. Orders are fulfilled by Fitness Anywhere.