Somebody contacted me yesterday and in the message was something that I did not expect to see.
Usually its a comment saying something like “Hi” or “Can you tell me more about _____.”
It was neither. This is what the person decided to send me.
iM SORRY BUT INSANITY IS NOT WORTH 119 BUCKS, 100 BUCKS OR EVEN 50.ALL THE EXERCISES IN THE DVDS ARE ONES YOU COULD PUT TOGETHER YOURSELF JUST BY DOING AEROBICS AND THE OTHER EXERCISES ON A DAILY BASIS. THIS IS JUST N EXAMPLE OF SOMEONE TAKING A BUNCH OF WELL KNOWN EXERCISES…PUTTING THEM IN A STRING OR ROUTNIE, CALLING IT A WORKOUT, AND TRYING TO SELL IT FOR AS MUCH AS THEY CAN. PEOPLE ARE JUST STUPID ENOUGH TO PAY THE ASSHOE THE MONEY.
Its funny when people use all caps. I like to yell their response out loud when I read it back. But let’s go through the comment and see if they are onto something.
The good news is Beachbody On Demand is now a thing where you can view Insanity and every other Beachbody workout online for $99 a year.
But If people could “put together” moves on their own then why don’t they? If it was “well known” that you need to workout on a daily basis to stay in shape then when don’t people do it? The price issue is debatable as most of the cost involved with the dvds has to deal with IP rights.
Something I’m guessing which would bring the price down to $50 if Beachbody chose not to protect their intellectual property. But why are people “just stupid enough” to fork out the $120 to buy it?
I’m not sure if this person has ever done the Insanity workout but while some of the moves are things I’ve done before (pushups, jumping) Id say over 90% was new to me before starting. And I’m somebody who did workout five days a week. I had never done a HIIT program before.
So if I never heard of the HIIT routine before than how am I ever going to know what to do. Yes, I could have done hours of research into HIIT moves, written them down, and then researched how to make a workout program successful over a 60 day period.
But for $120 I could have all of that packaged and sent to me in which all I would have to do is follow the plan. Otherwise I probably would (not) have spent at least 20 hours making up some crap routine. Why do all of that when I could pull out the credit card and buy something that has worked for tens of thousands of people along with getting a 60 day money back guarantee? The biggest problem with this persons comment is they assume too much.
NOT A Ripoff
You get so much for just $120. The biggest things that come to mind are an education in those new moves along with what a HIIT program is. The cast members and Shaun T are all at different levels of fitness so there is somebody you can pick and try to keep up with. This really helps with the motivation.
But the biggest reason why the Insanity workout is not a rip off is it’s a challenge. I don’t care how in shape you are. The Insanity workout is tough. Even Shaun T has to take breaks. There are very few people who can get through an entire workout with good form and with not throwing up. For $120 you can have a challenging workout ready to go everyday with your only goal being to finish it.
It might take you a year (6 rounds) or 6 months (3 rounds) to be able to do it all with no breaks. And when you can’t get anymore out of it you take a break. Put it on the shelf for 6 months and get at it again. You get a lifetime of challenging and instructed workouts to do for $120. That type of training would probably cost around $1000 a year at a gym with membership fees and class costs.
I’m sure I could think of a couple more reasons to explain to this person why the Insanity workout is not a ripoff but I think these do enough justice. Insanity is no joke. There is a reason why professional athletes and thousands of other people don’t mind forking out the $120. It’s because it works.