I have read a lot of comments and talked to people who have said they really want to do P90X but its just too expensive for them. I understand $120 might seem like a lot for a home workout program at first. But you really have to break down what you get to justify the cost of it.
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When you buy P90X you get:
1. 14 one hour long workouts. Its like buying 14 different movies. A new movie on DVD costs $15. Since each P90X DVD isn’t an hour and a half like a normal movie lets say each DVD is worth $10. So 12 workouts X $10 = $120. I’m not going to count the bonus workouts.
2. The 100 page P90X workout guide book shows you exactly what to do and more importantly how to do it. The Men’s Health: Book of Muscle sells for about $23 on Amazon. Its a book about the different types of exercises you can do. I did not buy it but it looks very similar to the P90X workout guide except that its not program specific. So let’s say the P90X guide book would sell for $20 on its own.
3. 114 page meal plan called the P90X 3 Phase Nutrition Plan. Its full of recipes and tells you what and when to eat. The closest book I could find to this was Eat Fit: Be Fit which sells for $26. I did not buy it but the description looks similar to the P90X Nutrition Plan. Let’s say the P90X meal plan book would sell for $20 individually.
4. P90X Calendar to keep track of your progress. I won’t give it a $ value.
Adding it all up:
14 P90X workout DVDS $120
P90X Guide Book $20
P90X 3 Phase Nutrition Plan $20
So based on those numbers, P90X is under priced by $40. If anything, Beachbody should be selling it for more. Of course I don’t want them to but they can justify the $120 cost of it.
I look at it as a investment now. I’ve done 4 rounds of P90X and it basically has become my workout plan. No more going to the gym. If you look at how much a gym membership costs a year you would be saving money. My gym membership use to cost $720 a year. Trainers and meal plans were extra…a lot extra.
Don’t talk yourself out of buying P90X because of the price. Its a investment into your health and fitness. Give it a shot. I know you’ll get hooked on it like I did. If your still concerned about the price then sign up as a Beachbody Coach like I did and get a 25% discount on it.