About 22 Minute Hard Corps
It’s that time of year again, where we’re all looking for a fresh start and a new beginning—especially when it comes to our health and fitness. But the truth is that most of us don’t have the time to spend hours at the gym.
This is where 22 Minute Hard Corps comes in.
Hosted by Tony Horton, who’s traveled to dozens of military bases over the years “helping troops train to their maximum fitness potential,” 22 Minute Hard Corps is an 8-week program that can get you in the best shape of your life. How?
Each of 22 Minute Hard Corps’ 3 military-style resistance workouts, 3 cardio workouts, and 2 core workouts is designed to engage every single muscle in your body, from head to toe. And although they’re cadenced, fast, and simple (they only take 22 minutes), these exercises are designed to be intense, so that you’ll get results without a lot of complex moves. Which means you’ll probably be “shaking and dripping with sweat” at the end of each one.
If you’ve been following Beachbody for long, you know that the company’s fitness programs are popular, and that a lot of users have achieved amazing results by sticking with them. But is there anything that makes 22 Minute Hard Corps different? And perhaps most importantly, what kinds of results can you realistically expect?
We’ll cover all of this (and more) here. First, let’s talk about the kinds of exercises you’ll be doing in 22 Minute Hard Corps.
22 Minute Hard Corps Exercises
Note: The 22 Minute Hard Corps program was pending release at the time of our research, so any information you’ll read here is based on the program’s short promo video, as well as our experience with other Beachbody programs (more about this shortly).
With this said, it appears that you’ll be doing a combination of:
- Interval Training – Interval training seems to be a staple in most of Beachbody’s fitness programs, which involves “alternating bursts of intense activity with intervals of lighter activity.” For example, you might run in place for 10 seconds, then drop down and do 15 pushups, all for a period of 2-3 minutes. This might be followed by 20 seconds of jogging in place to briefly lower your heart rate. Then, you’ll repeat this several times before moving on to the next exercise.
- Circuit Training – Closely related to interval training, circuit training generally involves quickly moving from one exercise station to another (in a traditional gym format), which often involves both cardiovascular exercise and weight training. In the instance of 22 Minute Hard Corps, this might only entail the use of dumbbells and sand bags (again, more about this soon).
From an ease of use perspective, while circuit training tends to be less intense than interval training, neither would probably be your first choice if you’re overweight, and/or if it’s been a long time since you last exercised. Also, those with painful joints or bad backs might not find these intensity of these types of exercises ideal.
Granted, we’re not saying this necessarily precludes you from programs like 22 Minute Hard Corps—just that you’ll definitely want to talk with your doctor beforehand.
Now, how much will you pay for the 22 Minute Hard Corps program, and what will you get for your money?
Is 22 Minute Hard Corps Expensive?
The 22 Minute Hard Corps Base Kit is priced at $39.90. Again, since the program hadn’t been released at the time of our research, there wasn’t any additional information about exactly what this includes, or what other options will be available post- release.
However, you can sign up to be notified as soon as the program is released.
Most Beachbody programs come with either a 30, 60, or 90-day refund policy (we’ll have to wait and see exactly what’s available for 22 Minute Hard Corps), which you can request by calling (800) 207-0420.
Speaking of other Beachbody programs, let’s take a look at what they have to offer.
Other Popular Beachbody Programs
Say the phrase “exercise videos,” and Beachbody might be the first company that comes to mind for a lot of people. Why?
Because over the past 15+ years, they’ve released some of the most popular fitness programs around, including P90X and P90X3 (both of which are also hosted by Tony Horton), 21 Day Fix, Focus T25 (be sure to check out our Focus T25 10-Week Challenge), and Body Beast.
And if you were to investigate each of these programs, you’ll learn that they’re largely built around the interval and circuit training techniques we discussed above. In fact, when it comes down to it, you might find that the only significant differences between them are the setting, the coach (along with their individual style), and the added perks (workout calendars, nutrition information, etc.).
We’ll come back around to these differences in the final section. But for now, are customers happy with their Beachbody programs?
Customer Feedback for Programs Like 22 Minute Hard Corps
Just to reiterate, 22 Minute Hard Corps hadn’t been released at the time of our review, so there wasn’t any online customer feedback available. However, is there anything we can learn for reviews about other Beachbody programs?
Of the programs we talked about in the previous section, they had an average rating of 3 stars here on HighYa. While some customers claimed to have achieved great results, several others said that the intense exercises hurt their joints, and that achieving the best results is just as much (if not more) about nutrition as it is about the exercise itself.
Ultimately, it seems that most of these complaints didn’t reference the programs, but instead referenced Beachbody’s billing practices. This includes unauthorized charges and recurring shipments (usually related to vitamin supplements), being charged without confirming the order, as well as difficult customer service experiences.
Still amped up about the upcoming release of 22 Minute Hard Corps? Let’s bring it home.
Should You Keep 22 Minute Hard Corps at the Top of Your List?
Perhaps more than any other product, fitness and weight loss programs are highly individualized. In other words, what works awesomely for you might be a total flop for someone else. And this might have nothing at all to do with the exercises; instead, you might not like the coach, their style, or a whole host of other factors.
But since 22 Minute Hard Corps features military-style workouts, if you aren’t motivated by loud instructors and being yelled at, then you might want to explore all your options.
Whichever Beachbody program you choose though, keep in mind that customers commonly note that, in order to maximize results, you’ll probably need to work out more than advertised, and that nutrition plays a key role.
Another important question is what kinds of additional equipment you’ll need for the Hard Corps program. It looks like the participants in the promo video used dumbbells and sand bags, but whether or not they’ll be required, we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the mean time, be sure to bookmark this page and we’ll update our review after 22 Minute Hard Corps is released!