Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout – Base Kit

Get an hour’s results in just 25 minutes a day. The only thing standing between you and the results you want is time. That’s why trainer Shaun T experimented for the last year to design a program that delivers the same kind of results you’d expect from an hour-long program, in under 30 minutes. The result is FOCUS T25—and the name implies the intent: If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes and you do it 5 days a week, you will get results.

The FOCUS T25 base kit includes 11 workouts on 9 DVDs, Quick-Start Guide, Nutrition Guide, ALPHA-BETA Workout Calendars, 5-Day Fast Track, and a B-LINES Resistance Band (15 lbs.).

$ 139.80

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  1. 1,492 of 1,735 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Don’t let the 25 minutes fool you, you will work in this program, July 10, 2013
    Frieda “Frieda” (Deep South, USA) –

    This review is from: Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout – Base Kit (Sports)

    This is a good, fun workout program with the production quality you would expect from a Beachbody product (note: I am NOT a BB coach, so have nothing to sell you, I’m just giving my opinion).

    This program is neither Insanity nor Asylum. It’s about as intense as Insanity without all of the crazy plyometrics but with a little of the additional strength and agility from Asylum, but I wouldn’t say it has the same focus as Asylum. Asylum is really geared more toward the very serious athlete, while T25 is more geared toward the very serious fitness enthusiast. To be honest, most of us aren’t training for a professional level sport, so this is not a problem and you get an amazing workout in just 25 minutes. And it doesn’t require all of the equipment of an Asylum-type workout, just a mat and the included band or some weights if you have them.

    There’s a Shakeology commercial before each workout, which is really annoying, but the discs are programmed so that you can fast forward through them.

    Good, quick workout. You get a lot of workout in a little time with less impact than Insanity. If you want to shape up but don’t have hours a day, this is an excellent choice. It’s not a fitness program for a professional athlete. If that’s what you are looking for, maybe Asylum 1 and 2 might work for you, but most professionals really need personal professional coaching and much more than 25 minutes a day, not a mass-market DVD program.

    My box contained a strength band. The band is made of latex and is NOT wrapped separately, so if you have a bad latex allergy, you need to be aware of this.

    Each workout has a modified option. If you have done other Shaun T workouts, you’ll remember Tanya. Tanya shows the modifications in these videos (she’s not as obnoxious as in Insanity, and actually does a very nice job as the modifying fitness model). The modifications are mostly low-impact choices, which are nice if you have any joint issues.

    Although I didn’t get injured doing Insanity or Asylum, I did have some pretty bad knee pain by the end of each program and had to take a break from working out. You can still get a pretty intense workout doing the modifications if you really put effort into it.

    I like this addition because it allows for more people to do this workout if they are at different levels, or it allows for me to take do a week of lower impact in the middle if I want to give my joints a break without having to take a whole week off. The modifier is also nice for people who want to easy into a program or have joint issues or other problems. It allows more people to have access to a great workout program. I really commend BB for putting this in and hope they include it in all of their future programs.

    T25 has you working out five days a week, with a double workout on the fifth day. Then you rest completely for a day, and stretch the second “off” day (there’s a stretch DVD). Like the title implies, each workout is 25 minutes.

    Another reviewer said she didn’t think this program was as intense as other Shaun T programs, but I think that if you want to push yourself, you can certainly get a great workout. If you are already in great shape, you may want to jump right to the Beta phase for the harder workouts.

    There are virtually no breaks in these workouts. There may be “rest” exercises, but you will be working the whole 25 minutes, not even a water break. Warmups are short, and the cooldowns are an extra 2-3 minutes after your 25 minute workout.

    The workouts have what Shaun T calls “progressions.” Most exercises start with a piece of the final exercise, and you build on that first movement until you have the whole final movement. Please don’t think that means you will work any less. The first move of a progression is still quite a workout and the closes thing you will get to a break in your 25 minutes. You can take it easy, or really keep pushing. Then there are periodic “burnouts” where you do the final movement hard and fast.

    Separated into two segments: Alpha and Beta. You can turn off the music, or have it play normally or, if you already know the workout, you can set it to play loud but still hear Shaun T a little through the music.

    Each exercise is noted on the screen, with a countdown timer for the whole workout. There’s also a moving thermometer-type bar to let you know how much of each exercise you’ve done and how much is left. The next exercise will start to flash five seconds before so you know it’s time to switch.

    ALPHA (month 1)

    This is a month of foundational fitness. If you already have excellent base fitness, you may want to think about moving straight to Beta, or just doing a week of Alpha before moving to Beta. It’s relatively analogous to the first month of…

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  2. 402 of 473 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing DVD set, December 16, 2013

    This review is from: Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout – Base Kit (Sports)
    I’ve been playing around with a few different typed of diets, between paleo and keto mostly. I lost a lot of weight and started to feel a lot better so I was able to introduce some workouts into my routine.

    I have been feeling very down about my body, because even though I have lost a lot of weight i do have so much excess skin around my stomach area and its really getting me mad. I thought by this point I would have a 6-pack or at least a flat tummy. Not the case. I bought Saun T’s workout DVDs and ive been following them religiously.. because why not? I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this to anybody who asks, even though its really tough, well, it really works.

    My current diet is a mostly paleo diet, and its simply ripping me into shape. Even though I am not really a supplement person, a friend of mine got me on to a Garcinia Cambogia supplement, which has been helping me progress even faster. Even though lots of these kinds of supplements are BS, I can feel it working.

    Saun T’s workout DVDs are really killer, so if you arent up to it then i wouldnt recommend doing them, but if you have it in you, just go for it!!! what else do you have to lose?


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  3. 942 of 1,162 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    What’s the difference?, July 13, 2013
    VTkillabee (VA) –

    This review is from: Shaun T’s FOCUS T25 DVD Workout – Base Kit (Sports)
    First off a little about me. I’m in my thirties and I have done various at home dvd’s like Gilad, P90x, Insanity and Insanity Asylum. I have also worked with trainers and worked out on my own but I am by no means a fitness expert. I know a lot of people have asked what is the difference between Insanity and this new workout? I know Shaun T himself has said that the programs shouldn’t be compared but it is inevitable.

    So if you look at the first month of Insanity and take away the stretch those routines are roughly a half hour or less which pretty much equals the same amount of time as Focus T25. Now I have only done the first month workouts but here are some major differences I’ve noticed. T25 features progressive exercises. For example when you do switch kicks you start standing on the floor with no jumping and simply do a low switch kick. After around thirty seconds you will then jump and do a normal switch kick while still keeping your legs low. After this you progress to kicking your legs at waist level which is a normal switch kick. As a result of this it seems that T25 is more low impact than Insanity. I would have very sore knees from Insanity and it seems that is a common occurrence with that program. In addition to this once you have exhausted one body part Shaun T will introduce a different exercise focusing on a different part of the body. I have also noticed less push ups (in the first month). If you have Insanity then you know that push ups are in nearly every workout. There is also a burnout in T25. After you do a set of moves you then combine them and push as hard as you can(although you will be pushing the whole video). The moves will be the final progressive movement for each exercise and it usually occurs halfway thru the workout and at the end.

    I have to say I really like the production value of these dvds. The clock in the bottom left corner is a plus. One thing people might now like with this series is that you switch from one exercise to another without instruction beforehand. I’m sure after you do the routines a few times this won’t be an issue. Also as others have mentioned this workout isn’t really 5 days a week and 25 minutes a day. Yes the workouts are 25 minutes plus a 3 minute stretch. Then on the 5th day you do two workouts which is almost an hour. In addition you have a stretch on the 7th day after you get the 6th day off. I don’t think many people would be bothered by this but it just seems very misleading to how it’s being advertised.

    Overall I would have to say that I have really enjoyed the workouts. There is a good variety in DVD’s although there are some moves repeated in some discs. I know I thought the workouts might be too easy but when you are pushing hard for 25 minutes without a break you will be drenched in sweat and it felt like a great workout to me. If you’ve done Shaun T’s programs before you will find some old moves along with some new ones in this set. I highly recommend this program and I truly think the 25 minute lengths actually help mentally more than with time. When you know you only have 25 minutes to push as hard as you can and knock it out then it makes it easier to get up and do. Thanks for reading!!


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