BodyBoss Review: 12-Week Fitness Program

How is your fitness these days? Give yourself a rating of 1 being out of shape and 5 being in kick-ass shape. If you rate yourself at a number you’d like to improve (like me), I recommend you give BodyBoss Ultimate Body 12-Week Fitness Guide a try. Here is my Body Boss review.

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

Due to a number of injuries over the past 2 years, my fitness level dropped pretty close to a 1 and I gained 20 pounds. I have not been this out of shape in years! Luckily, I got my nutrition on track and lost the 20 pounds earlier in the year. I’ve kept it off through proper diet, but not a lot of exercise.

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

BodyBoss Review: 12-Week Fitness Program

Could I become a BodyBoss?

When the folks at BodyBoss reached out to me to see if I’d like to review their program, I jumped at the chance! I’d read about the program online, but thought it might be too hard for me. Luckily, the program includes a 4-week Pre-Training series to get those of us who need a bit of help up to the BodyBoss level.

The BodyBoss Method in a nutshell:

  •  High intensity workouts are the foundation of the program
  •  12-week program is 4 cycles of 3-weeks
  •  30-50 minute total time including warm-up and cool-down, actual exercises are kept at 24 active minutes
  •  Each cycle increases the difficulty until you are at BOSS level
  •  4 week pre-training program included
  •  Available in online ($49.50), print ($65.90 with free shipping), both (currently on sale for $65.90)

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

Workouts are comprised of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) circuits. You exercise only 3 times a week so it’s pretty hard to go with the “I have no time” excuse. That said, the program boasts exercise times of only 24 minutes, but adding warmups and cool-downs bring some total times to as high as 50 minutes. Each cycle is designed to gradually increase the difficulty level so that your body never gets too comfortable.

Do you need Pre-Training?

The BodyBoss Guide provides a checklist of people who might need the pre- training program like being unfit, having a baby in the past year, being overweight or underweight, etc. It’s a good idea to complete the pre-training guide if you attempt week one and you are too sore to continue.

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

My progress so far

I’ve completed the pre-training and have just started the formal program. All exercises are photo-illustrated and explained in the glossary at the back of the book. I do wish modifications were explained, but good thing they have a growing BodyBoss Method Community on Facebook! It’s an active group where you can discuss and share your progress and concerns with fellow BodyBoss Babes! It really helps! Overall, it’s best to listen to your body and adapt any exercise that causes you pain. Challenging your muscles is one thing, but pain is not to be ignored. Listen to your body and you’ll do fine!

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

If you’re a beginner and need more visuals, I would recommend getting the online version or the bundle. The online version comes with interactive GIFs animations, which guide you through the form for each exercise. I’ve also noticed an upgrade to the online guide recently – they’ve included a Buddy Workout Video for Week 1 of the program where you can watch the video of a trainer and workout her! I hope this extends to the rest of the guide soon. It’s really helpful to have both the online and print versions, depending on your needs.

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

I’m really pleased with my results so far. My cardio and muscular endurance has significantly improved and I’m already seeing more muscle definition. My stomach is flattened, my thighs and arms are tighter and more toned. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt confident enough to share a photos like this. I can’t wait to see what I look like at the end of 12 weeks.

What I like about BodyBoss

  •  Good for a variety of fitness levels
  •  Little to no equipment needed for most workouts (some require hand weights)
  •  Great for travel via online or print
  •  Easy to follow instructions

What I’d like to see in the future from BodyBoss

  •  Modification instructions for folks who need an easier option
  •  Nutrition guide – apparently, one is in the works
  •  Online forums on their website- Folks can use the #BodyBoss hashtag to follow others and use the Facebook group for support.

Review of the BodyBoss 12-Week Fitness Plan

Overall, my body boss review is a thumbs up. I think it’s a solid program. I recommend it for anyone looking to get in shape. For folks who are already in good shape, this program will take your fitness to a new level. If any of these workouts are too easy (first of all, WOW! You are in kick butt shape), you can add heavier weights, ankle weights and more challenging cardio warm ups.

The last 3 weeks of the program are called BOSS level. I am certainly looking forward to being a BodyBoss!

What’s your favorite workout?

Jenn

Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 20 Comments

  1. Stacie

    Your before and afters are really impressive. That worked wonderfully for you, and I think I need to give it a shot. Thanks!

  2. Ashley

    What a great program. I’m looking for something new in my workout so this might be the thing I should try.

  3. Melissa Chapman

    Those were such great before and after pictures, you look amazing. I am a big proponent of the BodyBoss method and know that if done properly works so well.

  4. Michelle Waller

    I love seeing before and after spictures and seeing the programs actually work. I have been looking for something similar, so will need to give this one a try.

  5. Jonna

    This looks like a really great program. I might have to give it a shot.

  6. Dawn Lopez

    I’ve been hearing so much about BodyBoss that I’m going to be checking it out for myself. It seems like a really complete plan.

  7. Amy Desrosiers

    This looks like a nice program I could benefit from. I need a better system for the winter.

  8. Liz Mays

    This sounds like an awesome way to get back in shape and back on track. The workouts sound intense but effective!

  9. Kathy

    This sounds like a great program. This is something that I may need. I need to get back in to doing more fitness.

  10. Lisa Bristol

    I just got the BodyBoss Ultimate Body 12-Week Fitness Guide and I love it. I am looking forward to seeing the results I get with it.

  11. Cyn Gagen

    I’ve heard some really good things about this program before. Once my spinal issue is sorted out, I’d love to try it.

  12. Kristi

    Sounds like it would be a great program, especially after the holidays when I usually eat way too much.

  13. Stacie

    You can already see the difference in your before and after pictures. Good for you. I’ll have to look into this fitness program.

  14. Sarah

    What a great program. I could really use a good fitness program that I can do at home around the kids schedule.

  15. Dawn McAlexander

    That looks like a great fitness program. It’s definitely time for everyone to decide which one they want to try for the new year.

  16. This sounds like a great program to try! Would be a great addition to my goals for next year. I will definitely check this out.

  17. Brianne

    This looks like a great program. I so need to check this out!

  18. Reesa Lewandowski

    I have seen a few people doing this and it sounds like an amazing program. I would love to try it out!

  19. My favorite weight-loss and weight-loss exercises are Squats and also
    Jump Squats.
    I like to practice Squats with weight in the academy, works well the buttocks and the thigh … I love it!

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