So you want to get into P90X, but aren’t ready to make the plunge just yet? Do you think it’s just another cheesy infomercial?
Thousands of people have used P90X to lose weight. Beachbody, the company behind P90X, has chronicled the weight loss success stories of hundreds of people that have used their products to get real weight loss results.
Below are just some of these stories.
Please keep in mind that these are sourced directly from the Beachbody website, and are not fabricated in any way. Beachbody has testimonials from all of its products, so we only included the people who used P90X during their weight loss journey. Some people did the P90X program just once, and others continue to do it multiple times a year. (P90X is great for staying in shape too, not just losing weight.)
Start getting inspired! These real people and their real stories are pretty amazing!
Dhalma Bean had always been in good shape. The former Marine even considered herself a typical gym rat, losing the baby weight from her first child almost immediately. But her second child arrived seven years later, and when Dhalma went back to her gym routine, she no longer got the results she wanted.
It wasn’t just the lack of fitness results that frustrated and depressed her; Dhalma was putting on weight, too.
Then catching a P90X infomercial, she thought Tony Horton’s Muscle Confusion workout seemed intense and a little “crazy,” but the former Marine knew that’s exactly what she needed.
“A girl can do pull-ups. Now, when I first started doing P90X, this is my version of what a pull-up was . . . and that is about it. I couldn’t even barely move my elbows to get my body over the bar. I needed the chair the whole way . . . but now it’s a little bit different. So watch out now. I’m not like busting out a 100, but I can still get my body up.”
With P90X and proper eating habits, the 29-year-old cut 21 pounds and six inches from her waist. She’s now started running 10K’s.
Kathryn was never overweight as a child, but 29 years of bad habits finally caught up with her, taking a serious toll on her health and appearance. Chronically only eating one meal a day, she slowed her metabolism down to a crawl. An addiction to fast food made Kathryn’s diet even more dangerous. Years of relying on the drive-thru for her daily meal led Kathryn to top 250 pounds on the scale. After having a C-section and an operation to remove her gallbladder, Kathryn knew she had to start eating better.
Initially, she thought that cutting back on fast food would be enough. Sure, Kathryn was a size 14, but she felt like the average American woman. It wasn’t until her daughter got older that she realized just how damaging her lifestyle really was. The “aha” moment came when Kathryn handed her daughter a french fry.
What on earth was she doing? Kathryn lived on fast food for years, and now she was about to send her daughter down that same road. It was time for a serious change. Kathryn was going to get healthy and set the right example for her daughter.
A bodybuilder friend and Beachbody Coach told Kathryn all about P90X. She read reviews online, and she was excited to try it. Kathryn especially liked it when people complained about the program being too hard. She was looking for a challenge, and more importantly, she was looking for results.
From day one, Kathryn started losing weight and never looked back.
It was surprisingly difficult for Kathryn to find motivation from friends and family members. Many people who had known her for years told her that she was fine the way she was. Fortunately, Kathryn’s Coach is always checking up and encouraging her. He genuinely cares about her progress.
After 90 days of Pushing Play, Kathryn has dropped nearly 100 pounds. In addition to using P90X, she now eats small, healthy meals several times a day. Kathryn is already thin; now she wants to build muscle. Why can’t you have six-pack abs after having a C-section? Kathryn is getting there, and she’s living proof that anyone can make a total body transformation.
Before her total body transformation, Suzy was ready to give up on herself. Like other moms, she believed that she had already given up on her career, interests, dreams, and body. On most days, Suzy felt trapped at home and was almost ready to walk out on her family. After suffering postpartum depression following the births of all three of her children, Suzy was afraid that she didn’t enjoy being a mother. It was then, during her postpartum depression, when she reached 175 pounds.
An eating disorder that Suzy struggled with throughout her life became so bad that she was making herself sick. She would go all day without eating and then binge eat at dinner. To combat her poor eating habits, Suzy would go to the gym as often as possible, but she never saw results. Eventually, she decided that sitting around, feeling miserable, and wanting to give up weren’t the ways she wanted to spend the rest of her life. It was time to find a way to be healthy.
For 3 months, Suzy watched the infomercial for P90X whenever she saw it on TV. Suzy wanted to lose weight and get healthy, but P90X looked like it could deliver more. Is attaining six-pack abs possible after having three kids? Suzy didn’t think so before, but maybe, she thought, with this program, she could have the body she fantasized about. She finally picked up the phone and placed the order.
It’s not easy to find time to “Bring It” when you’re a full-time mom. It’s even more difficult when you also have to overcome fear and self-doubt. Each day Suzy decided to Push Play, she worked on trusting the process and having faith in the program. After 60 days, she was ready to quit. Sixty days, she figured, is farther than most people get.
Fortunately, part of her wasn’t willing to stop. Had Suzy given in, she would have missed the best part—her nonstop energy and six-pack abs.
After 300 days, Suzy has lost 10 percent body fat and several inches off her chest, waist, and hips. Her body has changed completely. For the first time in her life, Suzy has a healthy relationship with food, and she feels great about her body. Wearing a bikini at age 44 is pretty exciting—so is completing a half marathon. Anything is possible with P90X along with support from WOWY and the Message Boards.
Making her way to the gym about three times a week, Suzanne DiTommaso was never really healthy. She smoked and ate what she wanted. When Suzanne finally quit smoking, the weight came on, as did a pain in her chest caused by acid reflux.
“When you have a lot of weight in your belly and esophagus region, it will cause this reflux. It goes up your throat and up your chest, and it mimics cardiac symptoms.”
Now, on top of feeling unhealthy, run-down, and needing to take acid blockers, her 40th birthday was looming. Suzanne had a family, and she worried about their well-being should something happen to her. The gym membership she was paying for wasn’t working for her or her husband.
“There was something missing in the formula at the gym. We didn’t have anybody to help us. We didn’t have anybody to ask questions. I had seen the P90X infomercial several times, and it looked like something that we could do together.”
They loved that P90X was a complete plan, with a workout and nutrition guide. Following the guide, Suzanne cleaned out all the junk in their kitchen.
“You’ve got your workouts and your nutrition guide. I think all the time about people who say, ‘Well yeah if I had a celebrity trainer who would tell me how to work out and tell me how to eat then I could look like celebrities too.’ But here you have it all.”
Her biggest obstacle was when she would work out. She had a full-time job and a child. But when she decided to order P90X, she made a commitment, recognizing that if it was going to work, she would have to make some sacrifices. That meant working out at 4:30 AM.
“We got up and did the first workout, and it was a little comical, but we were serious about what we were doing, and we were serious about our commitment to each other and our commitment to the program. I remember it being day three, day four, day five, and thinking, ‘We’re doing this. We can do this.’”
The workout was tough, but by days eight and nine, Suzanne noticed changes in her body. Then she hit day 30.
“I saw an amazing difference in my clothes. By day 90, forget it, I couldn’t wear my clothes. That’s a whole new problem that you might encounter if you do P90X. You’re going to need new clothes, but that’s a good problem to have.”
She needed new clothes, but what she didn’t need was her acid reflux medication. Now, she’s completely free from the pain in her chest and has dropped 15 percent of her body fat. She’s often complimented by people who tell her she looks 10 years younger.
Growing up, Lina always loved food. As an active kid, competing in swimming and diving in high school, she never had to worry about what she ate. Once she started cooking for herself, and later for her family, nutrition became more important. Although Lina was making healthy meals, she never understood proper portion size.
As her family grew, Lina didn’t make time to exercise, and she watched her body balloon from a size 6 to beyond a size 14. Over the next 12 years, she tried walking, swimming, cycling, and even several home exercise videos, but she always found herself in the same predicament. It seemed no matter what Lina did, the weight was not coming off. She just decided to accept it.
During Lina’s last pregnancy, she couldn’t bear to look at the numbers on the scale after she weighed in at 198 pounds. The real wake-up call came when a woman asked if Lina were having quadruplets. By the time she gave birth, Lina weighed more than 200 pounds.
Her transformation finally began after her husband started P90X. He was working out and learning more about nutrition and portion sizes. Over his first 90 days, he lost a bunch of weight and got into the best shape of his life. Gradually, the whole family’s eating habits began to change. Lina knew that she needed to get healthy for herself and her children. Her husband Pushed Play, and now it was time for her to do the same.
Because Lina was nursing, she was concerned about dropping weight too quickly. She started out by following the nutrition plan that came with P90X. Slowly, the weight began to come off, and Lina started to see results.
Then she decided to “Bring It” and began doing the workouts with her husband. Lina maintained a safe weight loss that allowed her to continue nursing while achieving fantastic results. She remembers one day in particular when her son hugged her and said, “Ouch, what is that?” Well, he had hugged Lina around her waist and bumped into her hipbone—something that had been hiding under layers of fat for pretty much his entire life.
Another exciting change that Lina saw was how her children began to view their health. Her daughter once turned down eating pizza because she wanted to “eat something healthy, instead.” Her oldest loves to have hot lunch at school, but only on salad bar days. I guess it has rubbed off on everybody, and they’re all in the best shape of their lives! Lina’s family goal is to work together and maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle, and, of course, Bring It!
Wanting to lose weight for her wedding, Cyndi dusted off Thin Thighs Guaranteed! and Great Buns Guaranteed!, finding the results better than going to the gym each day, which became expensive and inconvenient. After her wedding, Cyndi became pregnant with her fourth child and gained back the weight she had worked so hard to lose.
Working out with Power 90, Cyndi kicked it into high gear and began to see results. However, her life got hectic and her workouts fell to the wayside. About a year later, she ordered Slim in 6, and then committed again to Power 90, along with a healthy diet. With the support of the WOWY® community, Cyndi gained self-confidence and is now able to fit into the leopard bikini she longed to wear. She’s also now an MDB coach. She plans a 60-mile walk for breast cancer in the future.
Before Jocelyn began her transformation, she was depressed, overweight, and completely unhealthy.
In fact, she could hardly look at herself in the mirror anymore. Two pregnancies had taken a toll on her body, and she was finding it hard to bounce back. Low energy levels made taking care of her children extremely difficult.
Jocelyn napped every day, drank large amounts of soda, and smoked a pack or more of cigarettes a day. She could hardly function, let alone give her daughters the love and attention they deserved. And to top it all off, her relationship with her husband was struggling because of her unhappiness.
One day, while holding her youngest daughter, she looked into her eyes and just started crying. She knew that she needed to change her life right then and there. If she wanted to be there for her daughters, then she needed to take better care of herself first. She wanted both of her daughters and her husband to have the loving, fun, happy, and healthy mother and wife they deserved.
Jocelyn knew that a gym membership wasn’t right for a busy mother like her, and she preferred to work out in the convenience of her own home. So when she saw an infomercial for Power 90, she was intrigued. Looking at the Team Beachbody Web site, she learned more about the different Beachbody fitness programs; visited the Message Boards and saw the amazing online community; and realized that this was something she could do, especially with the extra support.
After getting results with Power 90, Jocelyn ordered Turbo Jam because it looked like so much fun. Since the results kept coming, she soon decided to give P90X a try.
Over the course of her transformation, Jocelyn has tackled some big obstacles. From quitting smoking and drinking soda to changing her diet, she’s met every challenge head on. Now, her life is unrecognizable compared to what it used to be. She’s lost a total of 85 pounds and 29 percent body fat.
Finally, in the best shape of her life, Jocelyn looks forward to showering her kids with all the love and attention they can handle. With her feelings of depression nowhere in sight, she and her family now enjoy their time together so much more than she ever thought possible.
Visiting the doctor for a routine check-up, Michelle was shocked to see that the scales tipped at 196 pounds. The doctor told her she was obese. Somehow, 46 pounds had crept up on her.
She committed to Power 90 and lost 10 pounds in the first 30 days. With dedication and hard work, she continued to lose weight. However, she did not adhere to a healthy diet and the pounds began to catch up with her again. Michelle knew that she would have to make a lifestyle change.
With a second round of Power 90 and Power Half Hour, Michelle’s weight dropped to 150 pounds. Wanting to kick it up a notch, she started P90X and lost the last stubborn 20 pounds. Losing a total 56 pounds has empowered Michelle to take her life back.
After her first pregnancy, Jill felt tired and out of shape. She felt like everyone was telling her that being out of shape and tired was a trade-off for being a good mother. After a late night of feeding, Jill came across an infomercial for Slim in 6, ordered it, and in just six weeks felt like she “started living again.”
She then completed Power 90 and lost over 50 pounds with both programs. Wanting to stay in shape with now three children, Jill, inspired by P90X transformation stories, took it to the next level. With a new sense of self-confidence, Jill has the energy to be a super mom.
Update: Jill has lost four more pounds. She is using heavier weights now for all of her workouts, and she has added more protein to her diet. Since she won in June, two members of her family passed away, and in July, Jill tore all of the muscles in her left leg while playing softball in the rain. In September, after six weeks of intense physical therapy, she finished a triathlon in honor of her lost loved ones.
Now, she’s two weeks into her third round of P90X and she’s loving it. “I’m going to do this for the rest of my life,” she says. Also, by going on family bike rides—pulling her kids behind her for extra weight—Jill manages to get a killer cardio workout, spend some quality time with the kids, and set a good example at the same time—way to multitask!P90X Reveiws and Testimonials