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Beachbody or Kinobody - an overview of both

Some of you may be aware that I started a 90-day Kinobody 90-day challenge this month - the Kino Warrior 2019. Some of you may be wondering why I would do that instead of sticking with doing a BeachBody program since I’ve been raving about these since 2007. I will address each of these points in this blog, plus more, including what supplements I prefer.

 

I started the Kinobody challenge because my son had been doing it and got great results. He only worked out 3 days a week, and I was curious as to what the programs were all about. I’ve learned that the best way to find out is by getting first-hand experience, so I signed up for the challenge, and purchased the $50 program (it was $20 off, so perfect; normally it sells for $70). So, let’s talk about what I’ve learned thus far, and compare it to Beachbody programs.

 

KinoBody offers us various very challenging programs that give us only the strength-training part of our exercise program. The creator of the program - Greg O Ghallager - has put together several programs for men and women that really help us focus on the best way to build strength, something we all need as we age so that we can be strong and energetic regardless of our age. He also encourages us to do cardio on the other days and to take a day of rest to recover our body completely. In addition to the strength-training program, he challenges us to be mindful of what we eat and has written a great plan addressing that, since many of us truly have not mastered the eating part of our fitness plan.

 

BeachBody offers us a lot more programs than KinoBody, ranging from beginner programs to very challenging ones; they are all created by professional trainers that have taken the time to create programs that will help us reach our fitness goals. All the programs are designed for those of us who need guidance on our fitness journey so that we have an all-in-one exercise plan that incorporates strength-training, cardio, stretching (though some programs skip this important day, unfortunately), and a day of rest (some also skip this day because it’s just a 21 day program, so I definitely don’t like that since our body needs a day of rest). The professional trainer who designed the exercise program also has put together a book with an eating plan for us to follow and a calendar to know what to do on what day. The programs definitely simplify our life because there is no guess-work. We simply turn on our routine for the day and do it. We do need to follow their nutrition program as well if we want the best results, of course. 

 

So what would I recommend? BeachBody or KinoBody? It really totally depends on what our goals are! If we have a cardio routine we love to do, and we want to truly challenge ourselves, we can just get a KinoBody program to guide us on our strength-training exercises Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and do the cardio routines Tuesday and Thursday; I also highly recommend incorporating a stretching routine on Saturday  since it makes our body and muscles more flexible. You can work out in the gym if you prefer, or you can accommodate it to your home - you decide. Personally, I prefer working out at home, so my son helped me make some adjustments to the exercises so I can do that. If you are just a beginner and have no clue what to do for cardio or for stretching, then consider signing up for the BeachBody of Demand membership, which I have, where you pay once a year and can get all the programs to be streamlined. You can decide what program you want to follow and can see everything online - the routine video, as well as the calendar and all the other program materials (which used to come with the box when we ordered the DVD program)

 

As far as supplements go, the KinoBody supplements are good for you. They are made with organic ingredients and are gluten-free;  they contain no artificial flavoring or sweeteners, and no unnecessary chemicals or preservatives, and they come in many flavors. My son loves them; I personally don’t like the after-taste of the sweetener they use, though it’s a good-for-us one, so I don’t drink them (they are all powders). It’s a personal preference. They do not offer protein powders because Greg O Ghallagher wants us to focus on getting our protein from natural sources.

 

My choice of supplements is still Young Living and always will be; they offer me a variety of ones that make me feel the best physically and mentally. The ingredients are excellent! I use a concoction of supplements when I do my workouts; this concoction hydrates me, nourishes my body and mind, and energizes me: I combine an ounce of Ningxia Red with a half tsp Sulfurzyme powder, 2 Multigreens capsules (I open them up and pour out the powder), 3 drops Lime oil, 10-12 ounces of water, and a couple ounces of peach juice ;  there are days I substitute the juice for a NingXia Nitro packet, but it’s not necessary. Young Living does offer protein powders and both flavors have ingredients that are good for us but keep in mind that they are not vegan-friendly; also, they are sweetened with sugar, and I would rather have a powder sweetened with stevia. You decide for yourself, though! Look at the ingredient list on ones you’re interested in and decide for yourself. Natural sugar is always better than artificial sweeteners, of course, but some people’s bodies can’t properly digest any sugar, so stevia-sweetened products are some of the best ones for them to use. Some brands I like and that you may want to try out, if you don’t want to go with the Young Living protein powder, would be the Ascent (I love their Lemon Sorbet flavored one especially) and the Ancient Nutrition Bone Broth, which comes in various flavors (I personally prefer the S’mores flavored one). 

 

So there you have it! I like both KinoBody and BeachBody, you just need to decide what works best for you after reading this post. As far as supplements, I personally prefer the Young Living brand ones, as I mentioned, but my son opts to choose some of the ones Kinobody offers. We both use various protein powders to help us reach or protein goals, but we also get a lot of protein from sources like ground turkey, steak, chicken and beef/ground beef, as well as eggs, raw milk, greek yogurt, and raw cheese.