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P90 Workout Review [Your Guide Before You Buy]

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As the girl that struggled to do a “man-pushup” until she was 20, I was excited about Tony Horton’s new P90 workout! I’ve always wanted to do P90X, but I felt like I couldn’t master the habits or proper form needed. Now, Power 90 allows you to build up to that extreme workout.

This is NOT the old Power 90.

It’s completely revamped by Beachbody and Tony Horton to help you start to lose weight and tone up in 90 days.

Tony Horton Power 90 P90 Workout ReviewWhat is P90?

Beachbody and Tony Horton paired up to create a workout for those that have never worked out before. It also is a great workout program to get back into healthy habits.

This program is designed for beginners, older people, and anyone just looking for a simple to follow workout.

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  • The workouts are easy to follow.
  • Low-impact modifications are so much better than any p90x program.
  • There is special attention to proper form.
  • The workouts are still challenging.
  • Everyone has time for 25-36 minutes!

This program gets you back to the basics and seeing results!


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This is the program that you should try when you’re up late at night and see the infomercial. Unlike advanced workouts like Insanity, P90 is designed for beginners to intermediate exercisers.

It’s going to give you GREAT results while getting you ready for an advanced workout.

P90 Results

p90 before and after

This new workout will help you get results without the crazy moves that can leave you feeling like a failure or increase your chances of an injury. It’s going to open the door for your fitness journey, and it also comes with a simple-to-follow meal plan to help you get MAX results.

You can expect to burn 100-300 calories per workout on average as well. This calorie burn plus a healthy diet is going to help you lose weight and tone up!

What Results Can I Expect?

You’ll be doing a mixture of strength, cardio and flexibility training. So you should be expecting to build lean muscle and lose weight if you’re following the meal plan.

The P90 Workout is if for you if you:

  • need an effective, straight-forward approach to fitness
  • want to lose weight while building muscle
  • have never worked out before
  • if you’re over 50 and looking to get back into shape
  • need something that is easy on the joints
  • have been intimidated by other workouts before

If you don’t fit those categories, you could find it too easy. It’s a great program – it just has a distinct target client I think.

Other beginner to intermediate workouts that I personally have more fun with are:

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Why Tony Made P90

Whether you used to be in shape and feel fitness has now passed you by, or you’ve never worked out a day in your life, my P90 workout is your easy-to-follow way to lose substantial weight, have the energy to run and play with your kids, and feel better in everything you do—without the agony of high-intensity exercise.

About the P90 Workouts

  • Simple to follow workouts
  • Mixes strength and cardio workouts in the calendar
  • There is light jumping – which can be taken out if necessary
  • There is a modifier in the workout and every move can be modified
  • The workouts range from 25 to 36 minutes.
  • The three additional ab workouts are 6 to 14 minutes.
  • It’s a 90-day program just like P90X
  • Favorite workout of the program? Saturday Special. It mixes yoga, cardio, kickboxing, and a little resistance training in 25 minutes.
  • 3 Phase System

P90 Schedule

You’ll workout 5 days a week with P90.

Each phase is 30 days and is labeled: A, B, and C. In each phase, you’ll be doing cardio Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Your strength days are Tuesday and Thursday.

Each month has new strength and cardio workouts, and each month you’ll progress to a new challenging workout. The phases also help you continue to see results and break any weight loss plateaus.

Based on your goals, you can choose a specific P90 Schedule.

You have the choice of Sculpt or Sweat. Sculpt is going to take on more muscle, and Sweat is going to focus on weight loss.

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P90’s 3 Phase Schedule

Phase A

The focus is on form and getting the most out of each exercise even if your modifying.  You should expect basic, but challenging, resistance training moves.

Sweat A combines cardio with a couple resistance moves to get your whole body engaged and heart rate up. You’ll also start Ab Ripper A which is all about tightening your core and building that 6-pack!

Phase B

Now that you’ve gotten the basics and gotten stronger, Tony challenges your endurance in both the strength and cardio workouts. You’ll also get a few new moves in Sweat B, but they are still straightforward and easy to learn.

Ab Ripper B also ups the intensity of new core moves.

Phase C

In the last phase, you’ll focus on muscle definition. I really loved the intensity of this phase, and it really shows you how much you’ve accomplished so far.

There are 10 workouts total in the program that you’ll use through the 3 phases.

How long is Each P90 Workout?

Sweat A 25 min
Ab Ripper 8 min
Sculpt A 28 min
Sweat  B 32 min
Ab Ripper B 14 min
Sculpt B 31 min
Sweat C 36 min
Ab Ripper C 15 min
Sculpt C 42 min
Saturday Special* 25 min

P90 Workout Questions Answered

Who should do this program?

Anyone should be able to do P90, but you should always check with your doctor before starting any new workout. It’s great for someone looking for a non-extreme workout or someone that is a little older (45 to Baby Boomers) that is looking for a great workout.

P90 is designed for someone that hasn’t worked out before or that hasn’t worked out in a while. With that said, there is someone doing more advanced moves as an option so an intermediate to advanced exerciser could still do the program and see results.

How is it different from P90X, P90X2, and P90X3?

P90 workouts are tailored to beginners. The moves are going back to the basics — simple to master but challenging. 

What Equipment Do You Need for P90?

You’ll need dumbbells, yoga mat, towel, water and about a 6ft space.

Here’s a little more about the program:

P90 vs P90X

These two programs are so different. P90 is going to be full-body workouts whereas P90X focuses on certain body parts each strength day.

P90 is low impact and goes at a slower pace than P90X.

P90X workouts are 50-90 minutes long,  whereas, P90 is 25-36 minutes.

I know it’s tempting to think a shorter workout means fewer results, but it really doesn’t.

The results people saw from P90 and P90X3 (the 30-minute version of P90X) were about the same as the original HOUR program!

P90 is also better for beginners. The meal plan is a bit more updated than the original P90X as well.

I recommend P90 for beginners and P90X3 for those considering P90X but short on time.

Does it also include a P90 meal plan?

Yes, and it’s also straightforward and easy-to-follow.

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How Do I Order The P90 Workout Program?

P90 is now available only to stream through Beachbody on Demand. (Beachbody DVDs are going away)

If you’re not familiar with streaming, check out our Beachbody on Demand review.

The good thing about streaming is that you’ll get access to over 1,400 workouts for one price!

So you’ll be able to stream P90X, P90X2, P90X3, 22 Minute Hard Corps, Double Time, and so many other workouts for no additional cost! 

You can even stream workouts to your TV and download workouts!

It’s $39.95 a quarter or $99 a year for a membership.

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The P90 Challenge Pack Includes:

  • The 10 Workouts
  • Nutrition Plan
  • 4-Step Power Plan
  • “How to Hit It” Tutorial
  • 6-Day Shred Meal Plan
  • Your 3 Phase Workout Calendar
  • BONUS: Access to our 21 Day Challenge

It includes everything above plus a month’s supply of Shakeology.

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Will you try the new P90 Workout Program?

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  1. Good morning,

    Could your tell me where the Horton’s Greatest hits is meant to be used in the p90 calendar?
    I understand that the speed ones replace the others but where does that fit?
    Would it be an option to use the speed workouts for additional weeks to extend the program?

    Many thanks