BBG (Bikini Body Guide)/ SWEAT by Kayla Itsines is a fabulous work out to attain and maintain fitness and improve tone after 40 (or actually any age!). This program improves strength, stamina, and tone! Let me give you a bit of back ground on this program!
What is BBG/SWEAT?
Kayla Itsines is a personal trainer from Australia that provides a variety of workouts that are appropriate for all ages and fitness levels! I began using her work out programs in 2017 and have experienced astonishing results with regards to my tone and my strength and my overall fitness! My youngest daughter started using one of the programs called Bikini Body Guide or BBG as Kayla Itsines calls it. Don’t let this title scare you! It is appropriate for people whose goal isn’t a bikini body! If fitness is your goal then this is your program!
BBG workouts are available in PDF as well as in an app format. I used the PDF initially, but then progressed to the point of using her app. She has a variety of programs, however, the one that I am familiar with and use is her basic BBG program on her SWEAT app. She does have guidance for gym work outs that incorporate free weights and weight machines as well as yoga, but I do not use those work outs so I will not speak to those in this recommendation review. She also has a nutrition guide that I do not use and will not review here.
What Does the BBG/SWEAT Program Consist of?
The BBG PDF and the SWEAT application that I use provide a list of exercises with instructions, recommended weights if any, and repetitions for each exercise.
She has four exercises per circuit. Each circuit is 7 minutes long. You repeat each circuit twice with 30 seconds to 1-minute rest between making the total work-out is 30 minutes. The program consists of resistance training, cardio, recovery and a weekly challenge. There are three resistance work outs are divided up into legs, abs, and arms.
Beginner circuits are more total body and as you progress through the program the work outs are more focused. Kaila also recommends cardio 4 times per week. Her cardio recommendations include 3 Low Intensity Steady-State (LISS) and 1 High-Intensity Interval training sessions per week.
Her recovery recommendations include two stretching type activities. She also includes a fun, short and intense weekly challenge! These are fast moving and higher rep work out of the familiar movement that were done during the week. So essentially this plan is for exercising daily.
I found that the program exercises are easy to modify! For example, I have a difficult time with completing the full push up, so I modify with knees down and my strength is still improving and my tone is still fabulous!
Who Do I Recommend This Program For?
- anyone who is able to commit to 30 minutes 3 times a week.
- those who likes to sweat!
- whoever loves a challenge!
I have personally been using this fitness program for over a year and I love it!
In keeping with the theme of my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, this is one of the BEST movement plans for me. Why is it the BEST? Because I DO IT!
Follow the link to her website and start your journey! She offers some great discounts!
In my ebook, Second Chance at Health-Learn to Love Active Living and Clean Eating, I can help guide you to the eating plans, and movement plans that will benefit you.
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