As part of my affiliation with @fitapproach and #sweatpink I was given the chance to review the following products. As always you can be sure that my opinions are all my own.
I received a bundle of products from BeFit including BeFit Pre, BeFit Whey Protein, and BeFit Burn. These were to be used along with BeFit workouts that can be accessed via YouTube video following a 30 Day Fat Burn Calendar.
BeFit Pre is a fruit punch flavored powder that is to be mixed with water and taken 15 minutes prior to your workout. The powder mixes very well. I just put a scoop in a water bottle with 6-8 oz of water, shook gently a couple of times, and it was ready. Taste was fine.
BeFit Whey Protein comes in vanilla or chocolate flavor. I received chocolate. (Yay!) Just like the Pre, this powder mixes well and tastes fine. I didn’t notice that icky protein aftertaste that you get sometimes. I actually stirred it into my coffee most days after my workout. I also used the powder to make some protein balls, and they were quite yummy. Made for a healthy afternoon snack.
BeFit Burn is a supplement that is supposed to be taken about 30 minutes prior to your largest meal. It claims to help metabolize or burn fat. I always took mine before breakfast, because I didn’t want to risk any of the “stimulating” effect that may cause me not to sleep well. (In general I don’t do caffeine or anything like that 11:00AM or so, because I’m quite sensitive to it. Having said that, I didn’t ever feel like it caused any jitters or any negative side effects.
Do the products work? To be honest, I don’t know. I have been using a Pre and Post Workout supplement for quite some time. Therefore I can’t say if the Pre really gave me an extra boost or the Post helped in my recovery. All I can say is that they tasted fine and mixed well. I have no complaints. If you don’t currently use a product, these may be something you want to try. As for the Burn, I was conflicted in even taking it. I don’t advocate for “weight loss support” pills. I didn’t see any weight loss as a result of using them nor did I experience any change in my cravings as again I already have a nutrition plan that keeps me on track in these areas. If you are beginning your weight loss journey and need support in curbing your cravings, this product may be helpful.
The 30 Day Fat Burn Calendar includes 10 different workouts that can be found on YouTube that are 10 minutes in length. The calendar lays out a schedule to follow and then about 2 weeks into the program, you double up and do 2 workouts on some days. There are also rest days included. Some workouts require weights, others do not. A simple pair of 3, 5, or 10lb weights would work fine.
Following is a summary of each workout:
Dynamic Strength: I was sore the following day! 14 exercises, 30 seconds each. This is a kettebell inspired workout.
Cardio Extreme: This workout paired well with Total Body Shred the 3rd week of the program. Cardio Extreme utilizes weights. Great full body workout!
Legs and Butt Shaper: Nothing needed for this workout. Killer on the lower body.
Metabolic Booster: No weights needed for this workout. 4 rounds of 4 exercises for 30 seconds but each time they get a little more advanced.
Total Body Shred: Need a set of 3-10lb weights. The workout is 30 seconds of a body sculpting move followed by 30 seconds of power move. Killer workout!
Cardio Burn: Burn is key! I was super sweaty after this one. 45 seconds of weight training and 30 seconds of cardio.
Lower Body Blast: This one is not even 10 minutes long, but it still kicks the booty. 45 seconds of low body move plus 45 seconds of a cardio push.
Toned Abs and Arms: This one resulted in some sore abs and arms the next day.
Maximum HIIT: Big focus on jumping jacks. They come between strength moves.
Cardio Crush: This is basically an abs and cardio workout. No equipment necessary.
Summary: I really liked the workouts! The gals do a great job of showing modifications. Nothing is difficult to follow. Since the workouts are short, you could even view them before actually doing them just so you’ll be a bit more familiar with them. I could easily see myself choosing a couple that I really like and working them in on days when I’m short on time. I definitely felt like I was getting a good workout. I felt it when I was doing it, and on some occasions I felt it the next day!
So often we think if we don’t have an hour to spend working out then we shouldn’t do it at all. But these workouts prove that with as little as 10 minutes, you can make a difference in your health and fitness. I would suggest doing these even 3 times a week and adding in some daily walks. I believe you would see and feel the difference.
Now it’s time for you to get a chance to try these products. This giveaway will go through Sunday night. But don’t wait for the products, head over to YouTube and view the videos and give them a try. Let me know what you think!
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