Does the Focus T25 System Live Up to its Promises? What We Found Out in Week 2 May Surprise You!

In our Focus T25 Week 1 article, we began putting the System’s claims to the test. We found two participants, each with different body types and exercise habits, who agreed to complete the 10-week program, and report back to us their findings.

While we were just getting warmed up during that first week, now that we’ve completed week 2, we’re beginning to see some trends emerge. But before we delve into what these are, let’s first find out what our participants had to say about their second week in the T-25 program.

Test Subject #1

Now that you’re in the second week, are the Focus T25 routines easier to complete?
Yes, they are a little easier this week, because I feel like I’ve learned some of the routines better, and I’m not as confused on the steps. However, it’s still very hard.

Are you now able to do the regular routines, or are you still doing the modified versions?
I’m still doing lots of modified versions, but I always start by following Sean T. When I can’t handle it any longer, or if I get confused, then I turn to Tanya and do the modified workout.

Do you like the T25 system, more or less?
I like it more now because it’s a little more familiar, and I know what to expect.

How much weight did you lose this week?
This week I’m back to my starting weight. I did the workout on all days, but I was not perfect with my food plan. My main downfall was that I ate late, and even though I stuck to not mixing my carbs with protein, I know that when I eat late I don’t lose weight. Also, with this system you can’t just lose weight doing the workouts alone. You have to stick to your (or their) food plan, because that’s going to be the most important part. I feel like this will just help you build strength and tone your body as you are losing weight, based on your nutrition plan.

How much total weight have you lost so far?
At this point, none, since I gained my 4 pounds back from last week. But honestly, I thought I would lose at least 1 pound this week, so I was very surprised that I didn’t. I didn’t think that my one cheat meal and eating late a few nights would affect me that bad.

Have you experienced any noticeable results from the Focus T25 System?
Yes, I definitely see results in my glutes, as they’re more perky and firm. I also do feel stronger and I can push myself more during the workout.

Do you want to give up?
No, I like the workout. I feel very good about myself when I’m done each day.

Do you feel like you’ve made progress over the past 2 weeks?
I feel like I made progress with the workout itself, as I can now do some of the moves much better than the first week.

Is there anything that you really like about T25?
Yes, Sean T is great! He is very motivating and very pleasant. He really does encourage you throughout the whole workout. I also like that there are so many different moves, and you never get bored. Because of this, time flies by fast.

Is there anything that you really don’t like about Focus T25?
I still don’t like that you have to do an extra workout (stretching) once per week, which brings the total number of days you work out to 6. Also, on Fridays you’re asked to do an additional hour-long workout, which they claim is “optional.” However, if you can’t do it on Friday, the System says that you can do it over the weekend, which doesn’t sound optional to me. I’m ok doing this, but it just feels a little sneaky. I rather know the whole plan upfront, and all the little details. Then, when I’m down and not into it, I wouldn’t say, “Well, this isn’t what I signed up for.”

Daily Breakdown

Day 1 – Cardio:
I like this video. Compared to others (like the Ab workout), this one is more fun and more doable.

Day 2 – Total Body Circuit:
This one is hard, and I hardly make it through. I often feel like giving up, but just find myself pushing through. At the end I get a good boost of energy and power.

Day 3 – Speed 1.0:
I like that all these videos are different, which makes them less boring. Even though this is Speed One, I still can’t follow Sean T 100% of the time.

Day 4 – Cardio:
I like this video, since you break a good sweat and there are lots of different moves. But, like nearly all of them, it’s still hard for me.

Day 5 – Lower Focus:
This day is hard, and I sometimes feel like I might black out. But I push myself and see it through. I always start out by following Sean T, but still find myself doing the modified versions a lot.

Day 6 – Stretching:
This is my favorite workout of them all, but there are times at the end when it’s difficult to keep up because you have to keep looking up at the screen. I guess when I’ve memorized more of the workout this part will get easier.

Test Subject #2

Now that you’re in the second week, are the Focus T25 routines easier to complete?
Yes, it definitely got easier during the second week.

Are you now able to do the regular routines, or are you still doing the modified versions?
I’m doing much less of the modified versions than during the first week because I feel stronger.

Do you like the T25 system, more or less?
I like it more now because I am finally starting to feel (and see) results.

How much weight did you lose this week?
Two pounds, but I feel like I would have lost even more if I would have controlled my eating habits better. So, even though I did not, the T25 program helped me to lose weight and to get more toned.

How much total weight have you lost so far?
Four pounds.

Have you experienced any noticeable results from the Focus T25 System?
Yes, I feel like my hips narrowed some, and my glutes have a better shape. Also, my thighs got harder.

Do you want to give up?
Because it’s only 25 minute it encourages me to keep going so no I don’t want to give up. But sometimes in the middle of the work out I do want to give up because it gets very hard.

Do you feel like you’ve made progress over the past 2 weeks?
Yes, I feel stronger and I’ve lost 4 pounds.

Is there anything that you really like about Focus T25?
I like the fact that the workouts get me to sweat so hard.

Is there anything that you really don’t like about T25?
I don’t like the fact that you have to stretch on Sundays, which is also 25 minutes long. Also, some of the workouts have parts where the moves are complicated, and they’re going so fast that I can’t keep up. But it does get easier each week.  In addition, there is only one ab-focused day each week, and I thought it was best to work out your abs every day in order to see big results. Because of this, I don’t feel like T25 will give me the results on my abs like I expected. On some weeks the ab workout is “optional,” but I guess I’ll know for sure at the end of the program.

Daily Breakdown

Day 1 – Cardio:
I barely made it. It was very hard for me, but I got in a good sweat.

Day 2 – Total Body Circuit:
Even though I barely made it, I still sweated hard like I worked out for an hour.

Day 3 – Speed 1.0:
I nailed this workout. It’s one of my favorites, because it’s steady and there are breaks in between each new move.

Day 4 – Cardio:
I didn’t watch what I ate that day, and I barely made it. I had to push myself hard on every single move.

Day 5 – Lower Focus:
This workout just focuses on the lower body, and it’s very difficult because all of your energy goes into the lower area of your body.

Day 6 – Stretching:
This is not just stretching, and you feel like you get in a little workout and burned some calories after you’re done. All of it is quite doable.

Does the Focus T25 System Make Good on its Claims?

Looking back at our original Focus T25 review, at its most basic, the program claims to be “guaranteed to provide you with all the benefits of an hour-long workout, condensed into 25 minutes per day, five days per week.” Does it live up to this claim? Well, the answer is both yes and no.

This is because both of our T25 Challenge participants were pleased with each workout’s intensity and 25-minute length, but were disappointed by the fact that it’s advertised as a 25-minute per day, 5-day per week program, when the reality is that you’ll have to complete an additional 25-minute workout each Friday, and a sixth workout on Saturday. While this may not initially seem like a big deal, keep in mind that these extra workouts actually increase the program’s weekly length by 40%.

Also, our participants have found that proper nutrition is a key player in the program’s success. Participant 1 found that she needs to stop eating late in the day, while Participant 2 found she needs to control her eating habits. As with most fitness programs, working out is only half the battle: you have to feed your body the proper nutrition throughout as well.

So far, the Focus T25 program seems to be living up to its promises. But will this trend continue? Find out next time in our Week 3 wrap up!


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