Challenge Group Guide


Get content you can customize and share with your INSANITY MAX:30 Challenge Groups.

        Getting Started

  1. Create a Challenge Group in the My Challenge Tracker Coach Portal, and invite your participants to download the My Challenge Tracker App. Alternatively, you can set up a private Facebook® group.
  2. Review the Product Training Guide for everything you need to know about INSANITY MAX:30.
  3. Share this message from Shaun T with your challengers.
  4. Post Week 0 topics to your group's feed.

        Challenge Group Best Practices

  • Use My Challenge Tracker. My Challenge Tracker was designed to help you run your Challenge Groups and get your customers the best results possible. Using the app, your participants can track their workouts, Shakeology, weight, measurements and progress photos, while interacting with one another in a closed forum. Simultaneously, with the Coach Portal, you can gain insights into your participants’ daily activities to help keep everyone accountable.
  • Kick off with a group meeting and set expectations. Whether in person, via Zoom or over the phone, holding an initial group meeting is a great way to set clear expectations that can define a rewarding experience for your participants. It also creates a team culture where participants can feel a sense of belonging and gain encouragement from others. Walk them through the My Challenge Tracker app, showing them how to track their activity and engage within the group. Tell them what they need to do to be successful (i.e., check in daily, drink Shakeology, set realistic short-term and long-term goals, etc.). Share how you and others in the group will support them along the way.
  • Share the Team Beachbody meal prep guides. These guides are tailored to different calorie needs and make meal prep simple, providing grocery lists and step-by-step instructions for planning breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks — one week at a time.
  • Lead by example with our #1 Vital Behavior, be proof the products work. Track your activity and share your experiences daily, so your participants can replicate actions that will help them succeed.
  • Connect and check in with participants constantly.Hold a weekly zoom call for your challengers to ask questions and share successes and challenges to increase group engagement and morale. Additionally, if you notice someone hasn’t been logging their activity, reach out to them individually to make sure everything is okay and encourage them to get back on track. They’ll be more likely to stick with the challenge if they know someone is holding them accountable.
  • Surprise your participants; throw down a challenge. Whether it’s a day where everyone completes 10 push-ups, shares their favorite meal photo and recipe, or does the most squats in a minute, small prizes or contests can help keep your participants engaged and motivated.
  • Recognize, Recognize, Recognize! Another Coach vital behavior, it’s key to recognize the positive changes and healthier lifestyle choices people make, no matter how small. Recognition keeps challengers engaged and motivated. Consider designating a day of the week to highlight someone’s success, or, better yet, do it daily.
  • Encourage participants to submit their results to the Beachbody Challenge contest. Everyone loves free stuff. Make sure your participants enter the contest once they complete their challenge to get rewarded with a free completion prize, and a chance to win some cash.
  • Continue with the momentum even after your Challenge Group ends. Check out these tips for effectively wrapping up your Challenge Groups and getting your participants to join your next challenge – or transition to become a Coach.

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Week 0

(Week prior to challenge start date)
Day 1
Getting Started

Welcome, everyone! You're on your way to INSANE results in just 30 minutes a day.

Throughout our fitness journey I'll be posting nutrition and workout tips, success stories and inspirational thoughts, quotes, recipes, and more. This group is also a place for you guys to ask questions, get answers, and connect with each other for the next 60 days. This will be a journey, but the best part is that we're all in it together!

Now open your INSANITY MAX:30 program and review these materials:

  • MAX OUT Guide: provides workout descriptions and guidance on how to succeed using the program.
  • Nutrition to the MAX: An easy-to-follow meal plan that shows you how to eat what you love and lose weight.
  • No Time to Cook Guide: A guide to choosing the healthiest restaurant, fast food, or frozen meal options when you're on-the-go.
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Day 2
Getting Started

Let's introduce ourselves! We're all in this challenge together and it's important for us to get to know each other, support each other, and keep each other accountable throughout our fitness journey.

You don't need to write a novel—just copy and paste these questions in the comment section with your answers!

  1. Where do you live?
  2. What's your occupation?
  3. Which Shakeology flavor are you drinking?
  4. Which part of your body would you like to work on the most?
  5. Why did you choose INSANITY MAX:30?

Day 3
Getting Started

Choose your daily workout schedule and block off those times on your calendar so nothing else can get in your way. It's going to be hard, but it's only 30 minutes. No excuses!

Remember there are two different calendars that you can follow—the MAX OUT Calendar and the Ab Maximizer Calendar. With the Ab Maximizer Calendar, you will complete additional Ab workouts so that you can get ridiculous abs—just like Shaun T. You can also use Ab Attack:10 to complete the program.

Which calendar will you be using?

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Day 4
Success Story

Look what you can achieve when you push yourself to the MAX for 60 days! Joe C. lost 25 lbs. and is in the best shape of his life!

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

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Day 5
Getting Started / Fitness / Trainer Tip

Are you all ready to MAX OUT soon?

Be sure to watch this video of Shaun T explaining how to MAX OUT. It’s really important: https://youtu.be/tK70M8GGjgU

The first week, you may not be able to get through the first few minutes without Maxing Out—and that's totally OK. The goal is to compete with yourself every single day to increase your MAX OUT time as you go through the program.

If you can increase your time by 30 seconds each day, you will be able to complete the entire program by the end, and trust me—that's a big accomplishment!

Be sure to keep your calendar handy to record your MAX OUT time. That way you can hold yourself accountable and track your progress.

Also remember that you can always follow the low-impact modifier at any time.

Day 6
Getting Started

Some of you may have already done this, but if you haven’t, log in to Beachbody On Demand, where you’ll be able to instantly access INSANITY MAX:30’s workouts, nutrition guide, and support documents!

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Day 7
Getting Started

1-2-3…smile! Take your "before" photos and measurements today so that, as your body transforms, you can measure your changes against where you began. I know not everyone likes to document things about themselves they wish to change—but trust me, do it now and you'll be thankful later.

As an extra incentive, if you keep track of your photos, weight, and measurements, when you finish the program you can enter the Beachbody Challenge by visiting BeachbodyChallenge.com. When you enter and submit your results, you will also receive a free gift (while supplies last) to celebrate your success. So keep track of everything! You'll be amazed by your results in the end!

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Week 1


Day 1: CARDIO CHALLENGE
Day 2: TABATA POWER
Day 3: SWEAT INTERVALS
Day 4: TABATA POWER
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 1
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Trainer Tip

Be sure to write down your MAX OUT time. Think of each workout as a Fit Test to monitor your progress each week.

Take a look at Shaun T's message for you for Week 1: https://youtu.be/_ZfLcX7xL-c

Day 2
Nutrition

You gotta eat clean if you want to achieve your goals. Clear the cupboards, pantry, and fridge of all unhealthy foods. If it's not aligned with your goals, toss it—or better yet, give it to your local food bank. Now is the time to go shopping for foods that will help you MAX OUT your nutrition!

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Day 3
Fitness

Be sure to follow Shaun T's instructions on how to maintain proper form during the workouts to avoid injury.

Remember, even Shaun T will Max Out during these workouts. If you find yourself struggling, you can watch the low-impact modifier in full screen during the workout (just select "Modifier" on the main menu screen). Trust me, following the modifier is no walk in the park—you will still get a great workout and see MAX results.

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Day 4
Motivation

Have fun with your INSANITY MAX:30 Calendar and write down your MAX OUT time each day as you go through the program. Seeing your improvement will motivate you—and others—to push to your personal MAX during each workout!

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Day 5
Check-In

Your first Friday Fight was intense, wasn't it? Did you win the fight?

What move was the most challenging for you? What move was the most fun?

You should be proud of yourself for getting through the first week!

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Day 6
Shakeology

How's your digestion been since you started drinking Shakeology?

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Day 7
Motivation / Trainer Tip

Need some help getting motivated for next week? Watch this chat with Shaun T where he shares his tips for getting started with a fitness program and how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals: https://tbbcoa.ch/2994ZsQ


Week 2


Day 1: CARDIO CHALLENGE
Day 2: TABATA POWER
Day 3: SWEAT INTERVALS
Day 4: TABATA POWER
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 1
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Nutrition / Trainer Tip

Watch what Shaun T has to say as we start Week 2: https://youtu.be/wyQIQlBsXmA

Have you been reading your Nutrition to the MAX Guide and No Time to Cook Guide?

Day 2
Nutrition

How was your first weekend following the Nutrition to the MAX guide? Did you stay on track? Remember if you're going out with friends, you can always use the No Time to Cook Guide to order healthy and delicious meals.

Also, try and keep this in mind next time you're grocery shopping or looking for something to eat:

Eat Less CRAP:
Carbonated drinks
Refined sugar
Artificial sweeteners and sugars
Processed foods

Eat More FOOD:
Fruits and veggies
Organic lean proteins
Omega-3 fatty acids
Drink water

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Day 3
Fitness

There are a lot of push-ups during these workouts! Always remember that it's okay to do a modified version. What's most important is maintaining proper form.

Here are 3 tips on how to do the perfect push-up (sometimes it helps to practice in front of a mirror to make sure you're properly aligned):

1. Get into plank position and make sure your hands are positioned slightly wider than your shoulders. Tighten your core.

2. Lower your body until your chest almost touches the floor, tucking your elbows in as you do. When you're at the bottom, your arms should be at a 45-degree angle.

3. Keep your back flat and do not let your back or hips sag. If you can't do a push-up on your toes yet, don't give up! Do them on your knees with your toes pointed up and you'll still get a great workout.

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Day 4
Motivation

You guys are killing it! I am so impressed with you. I know it's hard but every workout you do and every time you monitor your nutrition and portions, you're getting closer to achieving your MAX results!

Day 5
Check-In / Motivation

Today is your second round of Friday Fight: Round 1. I know this workout is NOT easy! A big part of INSANITY MAX:30 is the mental challenge of pushing past your MAX Out time each day and not quitting.

Who is ready to increase their MAX Out time this week? Post in the comments how much further you were able to push yourself today.

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Day 6
Check-In

Have you noticed your MAX OUT time increasing? Please share!

Day 7
Rest Day / Shakeology

Today is your rest day, so don't work out hard and let your muscles recover! Try and do some stretching or go outside and get some fresh air. You can even take your Shakeology with you! Here is a delicious Shakeology recipe to enjoy today:

Greek Strawberry-Banana
1 serving Strawberry Shakeology
1 cup water
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
½ medium banana, cut into chunks

For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Feel free to use any kind of milk or milk substitute (almond, rice, or coconut milk)—the more milk, the creamier it gets! Enjoy!

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Week 3


Day 1: CARDIO CHALLENGE
Day 2: TABATA STRENGTH
Day 3: SWEAT INTERVALS
Day 4: TABATA STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 1
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Trainer Tip

Check out this video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/zbbsJMhqiA0

What are your goals for this journey?

Day 2
Check-In / Motivation

Challenge of the Day!

Complete this and comment below. (1) Before we started this challenge I felt ______________________. (2) This week I am really proud of myself for ________________________. (3) I promise myself that this weekend I will _____________________. (4) Next week I am going to ___________________________.

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Day 3
Motivation

Need some extra motivation? If you listen at the very beginning of every INSANITY MAX:30 workout, when the disclaimers are moving across the screen, you can hear Shaun T motivating the cast before the workout.

How do you motivate yourself each day? Please share with the group.

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Day 4
Shakeology

This recipe is oh-so-simple, yet oh-so-tasty! Try it and let me know what you think.

Carl Daikeler Vegan Special:

1 serving Chocolate Vegan Shakeology
1 cup water
1 medium banana
1 Tbsp. all-natural peanut butter

For the best taste experience, use a blender and add ice. The more ice, the thicker it gets. Enjoy!

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Day 5
Nutrition

Hydration, hydration, hydration! Water helps curb hunger. Shaun T suggests drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day. Not only will water keep you hydrated and quench your thirst, it will help you feel full.

Have you been using the Water Bar in the Nutrition to the MAX Guide? Post your favorite way to spice up your water!

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Day 6
Fitness

Are you doing your Pulse workout? This workout will help your muscles to recover more quickly and get you ready for the next week ahead. I highly encourage all of you to complete this workout—your body will thank you next week.

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Day 7
Success Story

We've made it through another week! Do you know that if you keep up the hard work and push to the MAX during every workout, you can get incredible results just like Marques B.? He lost 30 lbs. and looks completely chiseled now!

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

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Week 4


Day 1: CARDIO CHALLENGE
Day 2: TABATA STRENGTH
Day 3: SWEAT INTERVALS
Day 4: TABATA STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 1
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Trainer Tip

Check out this week's video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/7WzZQTHF0m4

Can you believe we've already made it to Week 4? How is everyone feeling?

Day 2
Nutrition

How has MAX Out Nutrition been working for you? Has it helped you identify your unhealthy habits?

Here's a tip for making fast meals during the week: Try and make large amount of grains (quinoa and brown rice), protein, and veggies, and pair them with your favorite seasonings—ahead of time! Then you can measure out perfectly balanced meals throughout the week.

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Day 3
Fitness

I know it's tempting to jump right from your 30-minute workout back into your busy life, but it's important to cool down properly. Be sure to take the extra couple of minutes to cool down with Shaun T and the cast after the workout.

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Day 4
Fitness

How are you finding your Tabata drills? For those of you who don't know, Tabata workouts typically involve a combination of intense exercise followed by short rest periods.

How are you liking the Tabata Power and Tabata Strength workouts?

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Day 5
Shakeology

Food for thought: If you're drinking Shakeology daily, you're getting superfoods every day that health nuts spend their lives researching about for optimal health!

Day 6
Motivation

Time is flying by—you've almost completed Week 4! Treat yourself with some new duds that show off your hard work, and your favorite fitness brand.

Check out the full line of INSANITY MAX:30 apparel for sale on TeamBeachbody.com!

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Day 7
Rest Day

Be sure to use your rest day to do the things you love. Spend time with family, take a walk, or go see a movie. You want to keep your life in balance and ensure you're managing your stress levels.

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Week 5


Day 1: MAX OUT CARDIO
Day 2: MAX OUT POWER
Day 3: MAX OUT SWEAT
Day 4: MAX OUT STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 2
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Check-In / Trainer Tip

Congratulations on starting Week 5! The intervals will be longer now and the rest times will be shorter—but you can do it!

Check out this week's video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/ZTKlO8xnyk8

Don't forget to record your 30-day measurements and weight! Is anyone willing to share their results?

Day 2
Nutrition

INSANITY MAX:30 is intense—there's no doubt about it. The question is, how should you fuel up for these intense workouts, without the risk of feeling sluggish from having just eaten? Check out this article, "ASK THE EXPERT: WHAT SHOULD I EAT BEFORE MY WORKOUT?" https://tbbcoa.ch/2b8rvT7

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Day 3
Fitness

These Month 2 workouts are INSANE! For many people, it feels like you're back at Day One. Here are some tips for "How to Think Yourself Fit" and overcome any mental blocks you may have. It will help keep you on track to meeting your goals: https://tbbcoa.ch/2aUwJEG

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Day 4
Nutrition

What advice from the No Time to Cook Guide have you found to be most useful? I've noticed myself ordering more grilled food and avoiding fried.

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Day 5
Shakeology

Here's a recipe I'm sure you'll love!

Apple Oatmeal
1 serving Vanilla Shakeology
½ cup unsweetened applesauce
½ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 packet instant oatmeal
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

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Day 6
Success Story

Take a look at Brooke G.'s dramatic transformation using INSANITY MAX:30. She lost 21 lbs.! You will get there too—keep up the hard work!

Results vary depending on starting point and effort.

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Day 7
Check-In

Who's pumped to go into Week 6?


Week 6


Day 1: MAX OUT CARDIO
Day 2: MAX OUT POWER
Day 3: MAX OUT SWEAT
Day 4: MAX OUT STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 2
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Trainer Tip

Take a look at this week's video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/z1L3WPuwGKI

Are you watching your form while doing the workouts? Make sure that you're taking a break when you need one!

Day 2
Motivation

You should be viewing each second that you increase your MAX OUT time as a milestone to achieving your goal. Just like when runners pick points in the distance to try and push past, trying to get past your last MAX OUT time should motivate you to Dig Deeper and push through the workout.

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Day 3
Nutrition

Did you know that Team Beachbody is a great source for healthy and tasty recipes? Here is a recipe for a healthy and delicious grilled pineapple dessert, check it out: https://tbbcoa.ch/2ayWWHN

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Day 4
Fitness

Are you looking to get even more extreme results and look even more fit after INSANITY MAX:30? Consider trying the INSANITY MAX:30 Ab Maximizer Plan! The program comes with additional 10- to 15-minute ab workouts to pair with your INSANITY MAX:30 workouts. Plus you'll get Shaun T's personal 7-Day Ab Maximizer plan, so you can be sure that your abs will be poppin' like Shaun T's!

Message me if you're interested!

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Day 5
Shakeology

Shakeology isn't just for shakes. Try these delicious Vanilla Energy Balls: https://tbbcoa.ch/2aZ2E4Z

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Day 6
Motivation

Are there small behavioral changes that you could easily make to be healthier? Check out "15 Small Changes to See Big Results."

What simple changes can you make to be healthier? https://tbbcoa.ch/1RXnQs2

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Day 7
Rest Day

I hope you're tracking your MAX OUT time during every workout. Anyone want to share his/her improvement so far?

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Week 7


Day 1: MAX OUT CARDIO
Day 2: MAX OUT POWER
Day 3: MAX OUT SWEAT
Day 4: MAX OUT STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 2
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Trainer Tip

Check out this week's video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/hYGhEOf8peQ

Congrats on making it to Week 7 of this journey!

Day 2
Motivation

Are you getting in your "me time" every day? That's what your 30-minute workouts are for! Every time you push play you're doing something that's just for you. And it doesn't hurt that you're boosting your metabolism, losing weight, and building a strong, lean body while you're at it.

Why do you work out?

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Day 3
Motivation

You've been working extremely hard—and we're almost there! You're going to feel like a fitness god when this is over!

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Day 4
Nutrition

What's your favorite INSANITY MAX:30 recipe so far? I LOVE the Mediterranean White Fish!

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Day 5
Shakeology

Did you know that Shakeology is clinically proven to help you lose weight and stay healthy, when consumed daily? Have you been consistently getting Your Daily Dose of Dense Nutrition?

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Day 6
Motivation

Don't beat yourself up if you miss a day (or two) of exercise. Life can be unpredictable. Just make a commitment to yourself to get back to your daily workouts as soon as you can.

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Day 7
Fitness

If you're wondering what you should do after you finish INSANITY MAX:30, have you thought about trying the original INSANITY?

It comes with 10 workouts (approx. 40 minutes each) packed with cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. Like INSANITY MAX:30, no equipment or weights are needed. And you'll get even more INSANE results in just 60 days.

Message me if you're interested!

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Week 8


Day 1: MAX OUT CARDIO
Day 2: MAX OUT POWER
Day 3: MAX OUT SWEAT
Day 4: MAX OUT STRENGTH
Day 5: FRIDAY FIGHT: ROUND 2
Day 6: REST or PULSE (optional)
Day 7: REST
Day 1
Motivation / Trainer Tip

Check out this week's video from Shaun T: https://youtu.be/Bwt2sHzl9Xw

Congratulations! Are you ready to get your hard-earned #IMAXEDOUT T-shirt at the end of the week?

Day 2
Motivation

Believe in yourself. My #1 tip is not an exercise or nutrition tip. It's simply to believe in yourself and your ability to overcome whatever physical, mental, and emotional challenges you face. If you believe in yourself first, the rest will follow.

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Day 3
Shakeology

Easiest (and tastiest) way to get your greens? Put them in a Shakeology shake! Does anyone else do this?

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Day 4
Check-In / Motivation

We're almost finished with Week 8! Are people commenting on your results and asking how you did it? Are you interested in helping others become healthier and hosting your own Challenge Groups?

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Day 5
Motivation

It's one of our last INSANITY MAX:30 workouts together, and I want to see you SWEAT! Post a post-workout selfie after you finish Friday Fight: Round 2. I want to see you as a sweaty mess!

Day 6
Check-In

5, 4, 3, 2, MAX OUT! I encourage all of you to do the final Cardio Challenge, so you can truly see how far you have come! How has your life changed through this experience? Did you #FindYourMAX?

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Day 7
Check-In

Congrats on completing INSANITY MAX:30!

Remember to take those "after" pictures and write down your new measurements. You’ve earned your progress and it’s time to show off to others! You can enter the Beachbody Challenge contest and you’ll not only have the chance to win big cash prizes, but you will even receive a free gift while supplies last. Go to BeachbodyChallenge.com for details.


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