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Week 0 Day 1
Welcome, everyone! You’re on your way to INSANE results in just 30 minutes a day.
Throughout our fitness journey I’ll be posting nutrition and workout tips, success stories and inspirational thoughts, quotes, recipes, and more. This group is also a place for you guys to ask questions, get answers, and connect with each other for the next 60 days. This will be a journey, but the best part is that we’re all in it together!
Now open your INSANITY MAX:30 program and review these materials:
MAX OUT Guide: provides workout descriptions and guidance on how to succeed using the program.
Nutrition to the MAX: An easy-to-follow meal plan that shows you how to eat what you love and lose weight.
No Time to Cook Guide: A guide to choosing the healthiest restaurant, fast food, or frozen meal options when you’re on-the-go.
Week 0 Day 2
Let’s introduce ourselves! We’re all in this challenge together and it’s important for us to get to know each other, support each other, and keep each other accountable throughout our fitness journey.
You don’t need to write a novel—just copy and paste these questions in the comment section with your answers!
Where do you live?
What’s your occupation?
Which Shakeology flavor are you drinking?
Which part of your body would you like to work on the most?
Why did you choose INSANITY MAX:30?
Week 0 Day 3
Choose your daily workout schedule and block off those times on your calendar so nothing else can get in your way. It’s going to be hard, but it’s only 30 minutes. No excuses!
Remember there are two different calendars that you can follow—the MAX OUT Calendar and the Ab Maximizer Calendar. With the Ab Maximizer Calendar, you will complete additional Ab workouts so that you can get ridiculous abs—just like Shaun T. You can also use Ab Attack:10 to complete the program.
Which calendar will you be using?
Week 0 Day 4
Look what you can achieve when you push yourself to the MAX for 60 days! Joe C. lost 25 lbs. and is in the best shape of his life!†
†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
The first week, you may not be able to get through the first few minutes without Maxing Out—and that’s totally OK. The goal is to compete with yourself every single day to increase your MAX OUT time as you go through the program.
If you can increase your time by 30 seconds each day, you will be able to complete the entire program by the end, and trust me—that’s a big accomplishment!
Be sure to keep your calendar handy to record your MAX OUT time. That way you can hold yourself accountable and track your progress.
Also remember that you can always follow the low-impact modifier at any time.
Week 0 Day 6
Some of you may have already done this, but if you haven’t, log in to Beachbody On Demand, where you’ll be able to instantly access INSANITY MAX:30’s workouts, nutrition guide, and support documents!
Week 0 Day 7
1-2-3…smile! Take your “before” photos and measurements today so that, as your body transforms, you can measure your changes against where you began. I know not everyone likes to document things about themselves they wish to change—but trust me, do it now and you’ll be thankful later.
As an extra incentive, if you keep track of your photos, weight, and measurements, when you finish the program you can enter the Beachbody Challenge by visiting BeachbodyChallenge.com. When you enter and submit your results, you will also receive a free gift (while supplies last) to celebrate your success. So keep track of everything! You’ll be amazed by your results in the end!
Week 1 Day 1
Be sure to write down your MAX OUT time. Think of each workout as a Fit Test to monitor your progress each week.
You gotta eat clean if you want to achieve your goals. Clear the cupboards, pantry, and fridge of all unhealthy foods. If it’s not aligned with your goals, toss it—or better yet, give it to your local food bank. Now is the time to go shopping for foods that will help you MAX OUT your nutrition!
Week 1 Day 3
Be sure to follow Shaun T’s instructions on how to maintain proper form during the workouts to avoid injury.
Remember, even Shaun T will Max Out during these workouts. If you find yourself struggling, you can watch the low-impact modifier in full screen during the workout (just select “Modifier” on the main menu screen). Trust me, following the modifier is no walk in the park—you will still get a great workout and see MAX results.
Week 1 Day 4
Have fun with your INSANITY MAX:30 Calendar and write down your MAX OUT time each day as you go through the program. Seeing your improvement will motivate you—and others—to push to your personal MAX during each workout!
Week 1 Day 5
Your first Friday Fight was intense, wasn’t it? Did you win the fight?
What move was the most challenging for you? What move was the most fun?
You should be proud of yourself for getting through the first week!
Week 1 Day 6
How’s your digestion been since you started drinking Shakeology?
Week 1 Day 7
Need some help getting motivated for next week? Watch this chat with Shaun T where he shares his tips for getting started with a fitness program and how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals: https://youtu.be/dU77FqvV75c
Have you been reading your Nutrition to the MAX Guide and No Time to Cook Guide?
Week 2 Day 2
How was your first weekend following the Nutrition to the MAX guide? Did you stay on track? Remember if you’re going out with friends, you can always use the No Time to Cook Guide to order healthy and delicious meals.
Also, try and keep this in mind next time you’re grocery shopping or looking for something to eat:
Eat Less CRAP:
Artificial sweeteners and sugars
Eat More FOOD:
Fruits and veggies
Organic lean proteins
Omega-3 fatty acids
Week 2 Day 3
There are a lot of push-ups during these workouts! Always remember that it’s okay to do a modified version. What’s most important is maintaining proper form.
Here are 3 tips on how to do the perfect push-up (sometimes it helps to practice in front of a mirror to make sure you’re properly aligned):
Get into plank position and make sure your hands are positioned slightly wider than your shoulders. Tighten your core.
Lower your body until your chest almost touches the floor, tucking your elbows in as you do. When you’re at the bottom, your arms should be at a 45-degree angle.
Keep your back flat and do not let your back or hips sag. If you can’t do a push-up on your toes yet, don’t give up! Do them on your knees with your toes pointed up and you’ll still get a great workout.
Week 2 Day 4
You guys are killing it! I am so impressed with you. I know it’s hard but every workout you do and every time you monitor your nutrition and portions, you’re getting closer to achieving your MAX results!
Week 2 Day 5
Today is your second round of Friday Fight: Round 1. I know this workout is NOT easy! A big part of INSANITY MAX:30 is the mental challenge of pushing past your MAX Out time each day and not quitting.
Who is ready to increase their MAX Out time this week? Post in the comments how much further you were able to push yourself today.
Week 2 Day 6
Have you noticed your MAX OUT time increasing? Please share!
Week 2 Day 7
Today is your rest day, so don’t work out hard and let your muscles recover! Try and do some stretching or go outside and get some fresh air. You can even take your Shakeology with you! Here is a delicious Shakeology recipe to enjoy today:
1 serving Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup water
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
½ medium banana, cut into chunks
For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Feel free to use any kind of milk or milk substitute (almond, rice, or coconut milk)—the more milk, the creamier it gets! Enjoy!
Complete this and comment below. (1) Before we started this challenge I felt ______________________. (2) This week I am really proud of myself for ________________________. (3) I promise myself that this weekend I will _____________________. (4) Next week I am going to ___________________________.
Week 3 Day 3
Need some extra motivation? If you listen at the very beginning of every INSANITY MAX:30 workout, when the disclaimers are moving across the screen, you can hear Shaun T motivating the cast before the workout.
How do you motivate yourself each day? Please share with the group.
Week 3 Day 4
This recipe is oh-so-simple, yet oh-so-tasty! Try it and let me know what you think.
Carl Daikeler Vegan Special:
1 serving Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 cup water
1 medium banana
1 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter
For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Enjoy!
Week 3 Day 5
Hydration, hydration, hydration! Water helps curb hunger. Shaun T suggests drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Not only will water keep you hydrated and quench your thirst, it will help you feel full.
Have you been using the Water Bar in the Nutrition to the MAX Guide? Post your favorite way to spice up your water!
Week 3 Day 6
Are you doing your Pulse workout? This workout will help your muscles to recover more quickly and get you ready for the next week ahead. I highly encourage all of you to complete this workout—your body will thank you next week.
Week 3 Day 7
We’ve made it through another week! Do you know that if you keep up the hard work and push to the MAX during every workout, you can get incredible results just like Marques B.? He lost 30 lbs. and looks completely chiseled now!†
†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Can you believe we’ve already made it to Week 4? How is everyone feeling?
Week 4 Day 2
How has MAX Out Nutrition been working for you? Has it helped you identify your unhealthy habits?
Here’s a tip for making fast meals during the week: Try and make large amount of grains (quinoa and brown rice), protein, and veggies, and pair them with your favorite seasonings—ahead of time! Then you can measure out perfectly balanced meals throughout the week.
Week 4 Day 3
I know it’s tempting to jump right from your 30-minute workout back into your busy life, but it’s important to cool down properly. Be sure to take the extra couple of minutes to cool down with Shaun T and the cast after the workout.
Week 4 Day 4
How are you finding your Tabata drills? For those of you who don’t know, Tabata workouts typically involve a combination of intense exercise followed by short rest periods.
How are you liking the Tabata Power and Tabata Strength workouts?
Week 4 Day 5
Food for thought: If you’re drinking Shakeology daily, you’re getting superfoods every day that health nuts spend their lives researching about for optimal health!
Week 4 Day 6
Time is flying by—you’ve almost completed Week 4! Treat yourself with some new duds that show off your hard work, and your favorite fitness brand.
Don’t forget to record your 30-day measurements and weight! Is anyone willing to share their results?
Week 5 Day 2
INSANITY MAX:30 is intense—there’s no doubt about it. The question is, how should you fuel up for these intense workouts, without the risk of feeling sluggish from having just eaten? Check out this article, “ASK THE EXPERT: WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE MY WORKOUT?” https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/
Week 5 Day 3
These Month 2 workouts are INSANE! For many people, it feels like you’re back at Day One. Here are some tips for “How to Think Yourself Fit” and overcome any mental blocks you may have. It will help keep you on track to meeting your goals: https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/
Week 5 Day 4
What advice from the No Time to Cook Guide have you found to be most useful? I’ve noticed myself ordering more grilled food and avoiding fried.
Week 5 Day 5
Here’s a recipe I’m sure you’ll love!
1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 packet instant oatmeal
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Week 5 Day 6
Take a look at Brooke G.’s dramatic transformation using INSANITY MAX:30. She lost 21 lbs.! You will get there too—keep up the hard work!†
†Results vary depending on starting point and effort.
Are you watching your form while doing the workouts? Make sure that you’re taking a break when you need one!
Week 6 Day 2
You should be viewing each second that you increase your MAX OUT time as a milestone to achieving your goal. Just like when runners pick points in the distance to try and push past, trying to get past your last MAX OUT time should motivate you to Dig Deeper and push through the workout.
Are you looking to get even more extreme results and look even more fit after INSANITY MAX:30? Consider trying the INSANITY MAX:30 Ab Maximizer Plan! The program comes with additional 10- to 15-minute ab workouts to pair with your INSANITY MAX:30 workouts. Plus you’ll get Shaun T’s personal 7-Day Ab Maximizer plan, so you can be sure that your abs will be poppin’ like Shaun T’s!
Are you getting in your “me time” every day? That’s what your 30-minute workouts are for! Every time you push play you’re doing something that’s just for you. And it doesn’t hurt that you’re boosting your metabolism, losing weight, and building a strong, lean body while you’re at it.
Why do you work out?
Week 7 Day 3
You’ve been working extremely hard—and we’re almost there! You’re going to feel like a fitness god when this is over!
Week 7 Day 4
What’s your favorite INSANITY MAX:30 recipe so far? I LOVE the Mediterranean White Fish!
Week 7 Day 5
Did you know that Shakeology is clinically proven to help you lose weight and stay healthy, when consumed daily? Have you been consistently getting Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition?
Week 7 Day 6
Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day (or two) of exercise. Life can be unpredictable. Just make a commitment to yourself to get back to your daily workouts as soon as you can.
Week 7 Day 7
If you’re wondering what you should do after you finish INSANITY MAX:30, have you thought about trying the original INSANITY?
It comes with 10 workouts (approx. 40 minutes each) packed with cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. Like INSANITY MAX:30, no equipment or weights are needed. And you’ll get even more INSANE results in just 60 days.
Congratulations! Are you ready to get your hard-earned #IMAXEDOUT T-shirt at the end of the week?
Week 8 Day 2
Believe in yourself. My #1 tip is not an exercise or nutrition tip. It’s simply to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome whatever physical, mental, and emotional challenges you face. If you believe in yourself first, the rest will follow.
Week 8 Day 3
Easiest (and tastiest) way to get your greens? Put them in a Shakeology shake! Does anyone else do this?
Week 8 Day 4
We’re almost finished with Week 8! Are people commenting on your results and asking how you did it? Are you interested in helping others become healthier and hosting your own Challenge Groups?
Week 8 Day 5
It’s one of our last INSANITY MAX:30 workouts together, and I want to see you SWEAT! Post a post-workout selfie after you finish Friday Fight: Round 2. I want to see you as a sweaty mess!
Week 8 Day 6
5, 4, 3, 2, MAX OUT! I encourage all of you to do the final Cardio Challenge, so you can truly see how far you have come! How has your life changed through this experience? Did you #FindYourMAX?
Week 8 Day 7
Congrats on completing INSANITY MAX:30!
Remember to take those “after” pictures and write down your new measurements. You’ve earned your progress and it’s time to show off to others! You can enter the Beachbody Challenge contest and you’ll not only have the chance to win big cash prizes, but you will even receive a free gift while supplies last. Go to BeachbodyChallenge.com for details.