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22 Minute Hard Corps REVIEWED (with Result Photos!)

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Tony Horton’s 22 Minute Hard Corps military-inspired boot camp workout is 22 intense minutes that will test your endurance, agility, and strength.  We’ll look at what’s included, 22 Minute Hard Corps results, and frequently asked questions below.
22 Minute HardCorps By Tony Horton

I combined the laser focus and no-nonsense simplicity of Military PT with the science behind quick workouts that deliver maximum results. So you get a program that works your whole body and that’s straightforward enough for you to do on Day One. – Tony Horton

What is 22 Minute Hard Corps?

22 Minute Hard Corps was inspired by military-style workouts and is designed to get you max results in 22 minutes. For 8-weeks you’ll use eight routines that alternate between total-body cardio and resistance workouts. You do one a day, six days a week. All of the moves we’ve seen from this intense workout are full body as well – each day you’ll be pushed to your limits!

Everyone in the video is also veterans.

The workout is set up as a boot camp class. The moves are easy to learn, but they require maximum effort for those 22 minutes. Veterans have compared it to their daily PT.

Preview of the workouts:

What do you get?

22 Minute Hard Corps is an 8-week program and includes 3 strength workouts, 3 cardio workouts, and 2 core workouts.

Each workout is set to a cadence and your goal is to keep up.

The 8-week program includes total-body workouts designed to maximize strength gains and fat loss. Each workout alternates between functional resistance, cardio, and core-focused training.

Your Workouts

  • Cardio 1 – You’ll do 7-moves to get your heart rate up throughout the full 22 minutes.
  • Cardio 2 – The exercises push you past your plateau. Expect sprints, mountain climbers, moving planks and gorilla crawls.
  • Cardio 3 – These 3 rounds include floor work and plyo moves which will have your legs screaming. You’ll do spider crawls, climbers, fast feet, lunges, and burpees.
  • Core 1 – In this 10 minute, 10-move series, you’ll work your lower back, abs, and obliques.
  • Core 2 – The same moves from Core 1, but now you’re doing 22 reps per move!
  • Resistance 1 – 5 simple moves put into circuit training. You can use a sandbag or medicine ball for resistance.
  • Resistance 2 – It consists of burpee presses, squat jumps, chin-ups, pull punches and corkscrew lifts.
  • Resistance 3 – Plyometrics are introduced into the strength training portion to increase your muscle endurance.
  • Battle Buddy Bonus Workout – You can do this with a friend or solo. It contains 2 rounds of 8 moves each with 22-second breaks in between rounds.

Your Nutrition

  • Nutrition Guide – a basic approach to getting results while just working out in 22 minutes a day!

22 Minute hard Corps Hell Week

But that’s not all:


  • Quick Start Guide – Includes your PT Fit Test so you can track your progress over the 8 weeks.
  • Your 8-Week 22 Minute Hard Corps Workout Calendar
  • Hell Week Challenge Card – an extra week of bonus Hard Corps workouts.
  • Cold Start Pre-Workout Warm up – If you workout in the morning this is super nice.
  • Battle Buddy Bonus Workout
  • Online support from us and Beachbody.
  • 60 Day Money Back Guarantee

View the DVD kit or the Performance Challenge Pack

Other 22 Minute Hard Corps Ordering Options

You can stream it using Beachbody on Demand or get the DVD kit.

The best deal is to stream or choose the challenge pack (base +Shakeology here). There is also a Performance Challenge Pack if you’d like supplements before and after your workout.

There is also a Deluxe Kit.

It includes everything above plus ad additional cardio, strength and core workout. You’ll also receive a set of containers for your meal plan, a sandbag for max results, and a Shakeology cup.

But does it really work?

22 Minute Hard Corps Results

Beachbody always does a test group for selected Beachbody coaches. Here are real peoples’ 60-day results!

22min hard corps before and after 22minutehardcorps results 22 Minute HardCorps before and after Darby 22 Minute Hard Corps Before and After

I’m out of shape, can I do this workout?

Yes – there is a modifier in every workout. Plus you can take the moves at your own speed to help you get stronger each day and challenge yourself.

Our 22 Minute Hard Corps Workout Review

We tried the workouts, and love that it’s something you can do almost anywhere! 

It was cardio intense, but it did use my body weight as resistance. The warm-up and cool down are very short to non-existent, but I had no problems with that or the moves.

The moves included a set certain amount of  reps for each exercise:

  • T-Jacks
  • Bear Crawls
  • Lateral Shuffle
  • Forward Lunge Twist
  • Basic Burpee
  • A-Skips
  • Run Lunge Squats
    Repeat 3x – Varying the Number of Reps Each Round

Equipment Needed for 22 Minute Hard Corps

You’ll need dumbbells and either a pull-up bar or a resistance band with a door attachment. In addition, you may want a jump mat or a sandbag. I used a medicine ball.

Who is Tony Horton? Does he really know what he’s doing?

Tony Horton created P90X, P90x2, and P90X3 and is a leader in the home-fitness industry. He has also included military-style workouts and moves within P90X3 in the “Warrior” workout and toured dozens of military sites in the past and currently still does. We have been so honored to meet him on several occasions through Beachbody coaching.


We absolutely love him and his workouts. He has always done a great job of blending cardio, agility, strength and core strength with flexibility in his workouts, and we know this one will be just as strong.

Should I do Shakeology or the Performance Challenge Pack?

There is no bad choice. If you are needing a quick healthy breakfast or lunch, I would suggest the Shakeology pack.

If you are a meal-prep wonder and want to have MAX energy and reduce muscle soreness (while still growing muscle) I would do the Performance pack.

Get Started with 22 Minute Hard Corps Now:

  1. Shakeology Challenge Pack – Get Beachbody On Demand & Shakeology for 30 Days + 22 Minute Hard Corps (Canada’s Link)
  2. Performance Challenge Pack – Get Beachbody On Demand & Your Pre & Post Workout Supplements for 30 days +22 Minute Hard Corps (Canada’s Link)
  3. The 22 Minute Hard Corps Base Kit (or Canada’s Link)
  4. The 22 Minute Hard Corps Deluxe Kit with extra workouts (or Canada’s Link)

Beachbody on Demand Review

If you want to start the program immediately, check out the Beachbody on Demand.

This is Beachbody’s streaming service, and it gives you access to stream this workout along with 100s of others including P90X, P90X2, and P90X3.

Please comment below if you have any questions!


  1. I’ve never heard of Tony Horton before. I always find it interesting to see what new exercises regiments are coming out and to hear background behind some of their creators.

  2. I am not familiar with Tony Horton.These workouts definitely sounds like something I need after the baby is born!

    1. ummmmm very very sad you haven’t heard of Tony….but you SERIOUSLY MUST put him in your daily life. P90X-3 is only 30 min. 22 Min hardcorp takes about 30 min. You will be hungry for that body that is coming!

      1. While doing 22Hard Corps , do you add another program to your daily workouts (since it’s only 22 minutes) or not?
        I was thinking adding P90X3 to it.
        What are your thoughts?
        Thank you,

        1. Hey Sandra! You can do it alone and get some great results if you’re also following the nutrition plan. You can also always add in something too though. I think P90X3 would be a great addition. It would be similar to the doubles schedule in P90X3. :) Does that help? Do you have any specific goals in mind? Are you working with a coach already?

  3. I have never heard of Tony Horton before. This sounds like a great workout! I bet my husband would really love this.

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