We tried Shaun T’s latest workout for our Transform 20 review! The 20-minute step workout challenges your mind and body to push past its limits and see maximum results in just 6 weeks. We’ve also included a sample workout below!
If you’ve not tried it yet, it’s a lot like Insanity Max 30 without breaks. While it’s challenging, you don’t have to be super coordinated in order to do it, and you can choose to use the exercise step or not.
What is Transform 20?
Beachbody’s Transform 20 is a fast-paced extreme workout created by Shaun T. The 6-week program is just 20 minutes a day, but there are no breaks! T20 offers a total body transformation! It uses an aerobic step and also has strength workouts included.
Transform 20 is perfect for someone:
- looking for an intense workout that’s quick
- that loves Shaun T’s workouts
- wants to tone up and get shredded
- anyone looking for a no-excuses workout
- that loves full-body workouts using no weights (just body weight!)
How hard are the Transform 20 workouts?
I’m not going to lie – these workouts are killer. There is a lot of jumping and endurance-style moves that will have you soaked in sweat in under half an hour. The moves are pretty easy to learn, but the pace he has you do them is what makes it so hard. There are no breaks, and as soon as you think you’ve got your pace down he adds in a “Transformer.”
What’s a Transformer?
It’s a single move that Shaun T wants to you go all-out on for 1 minute. He’ll have you do 3 “Transformers” in each workout. Ab crunches on your step or mountain climbers are two examples of Transformers.
Can Beginners Do Transform 20?
Yes, beginners can try to do these workouts by following the modifier in every workout. Keep in mind the workout is intense though. Beginners should always go at their own pace and not worry about keeping up with the advanced exercisers in the workout.
What equipment do you need for Transform 20?
Can you use any step for Transform 20?
You can choose to purchase a step like Shaun T’s, use a gym-style step (left side of the picture), or no step at all. Shaun T has said it doesn’t matter what type of step you use; however, we’ve found that most people liked using the Beachbody step or one with the same dimensions.
The Transform 20 step is 11″L x 27″W x 4″H. If the Amazon step is sold out, here are a couple more step options available on Amazon – 1 Step and 2 Step. All 3 are very similar to the Beachbody one. You can also order the Beachbody step here.
Transform 20 Cast & Music Details
There are 5 women and 4 men in each of the workouts, and you see the same cast members each day. I have to admit – the music in the program is pretty annoying! It’s very robotic, and Shaun T does these weird voice-overs in each “song.” The voice-overs made it hard to hear his cueing as well.
Transform 20 Results
If you’re looking for a program to help you lean out, this is definitely a great choice because it’s quick but effective. Each of these before and after photos are after just 1 round of the program. They also did not use the bonus strength workouts; however, they are still a great choice to incorporate.
Check out all of the Transform 20 before and after photos.
Transform 20 Workouts
It’s a 6-week program broken down into three 2-week phases. The 3 phases are called Commit, Climb, & Conquer. You’ll workout 6 days a week for 20 minutes a day.
Transform 20 Calendar
While every workout is filmed live and doesn’t repeat, the type of workout is similar each week. There are 6 types of workouts you’ll do for 6 weeks. There are also additional strength workouts you can mix in.
6 Types of Workouts
- Burn – Get ready to blast fat and rev your metabolism with this cardio workout!
- Faster – This fast-paced aerobic workout helps you torch fat and increase your endurance.
- Stronger – This is a slower paced strength workout that helps you tone your entire body!
- Powerful – Get ready for plyometrics and strength moves to build muscle and power. There is also a low-impact option for each plyo move.
- Cut – HIIT training with muscle burning isometric holds and pulses to get you shredded!
- Balanced – An active recovery workout designed to help your flexibility, core and overall performance.
- 10 Min Abs
- 10 Min Best Butt
- 10 Min Cardio
- 10 Min Recovery
- 15 Min Abs
- 20 Min Abs
Bonus Strength Workout Hybrid
Shaun T also included strength workouts to mix in during your first round, or you can always make a hybrid out of them. All of these bonus workouts are included with BOD for no additional fee! You can sub them into the original workout calendar as seen above or add them to another workout for a greater challenge!
- Built Stronger 1.0
- Built Stronger 2.0
- Built Stronger 3.0
Cardio with Weights
- Rip ‘N Cut 1.0
- Rip ‘N Cut 2.0
- Rip ‘N Cut 3.0
You may also like our LIIFT4 Hybrid!
Are the workouts low impact?
The workout isn’t being listed as a low-impact workout. It can be modified to be low-impact though.
How many calories do you burn?
I burned between 160-200 calories per workout. Your calorie burn will vary based on your heart rate and physical size. The most accurate way to track your calories burned is with a heart rate monitor or fitness watch.
Transform 20 Meal Plan
The nutrition plan uses the portion control containers and the Beachbody Performance line. You’ll be eating approximately 30% protein, 40% carbs and 30% healthy fats. Shaun T doesn’t include a cheat day with this program, but he does talk about how nothing is completely off limits.
You can also choose to follow the 2B Mindset. We had several friends that were breastfeeding, and they found the 2B Mindset to work better for them.
What’s included with Transform 20? How much is it?
The workout program includes:
- 2 prep workouts
- 36 unique workouts
- 6 bonus weighted workouts
- Basic Nutrition Guide
- 2 wall calendars (samples seen above)
You can also choose an option that includes the workout step, Shakeology, or workout supplements. If you have a Beachbody on Demand membership, you can try it for no additional cost!! If you don’t have a Beachbody on Demand membership yet, you can choose to get just the membership or a challenge pack. Below we’ll outline the pricing of all of your options!
There ordering options go from the most expensive to the most affordable:
- Mega Challenge Pack
- Workouts + Shakeology + Workout Supplements + Step
- Workouts + Shakeology + Step
- Workouts + Workout Supplements + Step
- Workouts + Step
- Just Beachbody on Demand for Workouts
Is Transform 20 on DVD?
No, this workout is only on Beachbody on Demand. Since the workouts are all unique, it wasn’t really feasible to do them on DVD. It also seems like Beachbody is moving away from DVDs as a whole.
Luckily, streaming is pretty easy to use! You can even stream to your TV through a streaming device. With your streaming membership, you get access to 700+ of workouts and their nutrition guides. You can start a free trial now! After the 14 day trial, it’ll renew unless you cancel. It’s $39 a quarter (about $12 a month) until you cancel.
Try A Transform 20 Sample Workout
Still not sure this workout is for you? Try a sample workout with Shaun T now!
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Shaun T’s Transform 20 Recap
- People lose 3 to 7 lbs in the first week
- Uses a workout step (can be bought with it or on its own)
- Modifier Included
- 20 Minutes a day
- 6 workouts per week
- It’s a 6 week program
- Workouts include three 60 second drills to track your progress
- It contains no repeating workouts
- No DVD option
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