I have gotten so many questions about Shift Shop that I wanted to do a quick post about it– it is going to be an amazing program so I’m glad people are so excited! If you’re interested in the official launch and joining my kickoff group, fill out the application at the end of this post!
Here is a quick video on it– Chris Downing is such an inspiring trainer!
When is Shift Shop going to be available?
Shift Shop launches on Beachbody on Demand on July 13th. You will also be able to buy a physical copy of the program.
If I’m using Beachbody on Demand, how do I get the markers?
They are available now! You can purchase them online here.
What is included in the program (on BOD or in a hard copy)?
The full workout videos, nutrition plan, and workout schedule are included.
What is the meal plan like?
The nutrition program uses Portion Fix to measure out your food. Based on your current weight, you’ll go into a specific bracket for the plan. Unlike other programs you may have done though– it changes throughout the 3 weeks of the program. You might be allowed certain foods in week 1 that you’ll no longer be allowed to eat in week 3.
For example, in week 1 your yellow containers (carbs!) include quinoa, spaghetti squash, oatmeal, and more. In week 2, this list cuts down and you’re allowed the basics like baked potatoes and sweet potatoes as your starchy carbs. In week 3, you don’t get any yellow containers but you increase good fats and proteins and veggies are unlimited.
The nutrition plan mixes up the foods week to week in order to get yourself into that maximum fat burning mode, but you still will be able to use the portion fix containers for sizes.
*Also this nutrition plan is modifiable for nursing which is what I will be doing!
Is Shift Shop geared towards fat loss or gaining muscle?
Shift Shop is geared for everybody! There were people in the inital test groups that had a lot of weight to lose and did, and others who just toned up and were able to build lean muscle. The program includes strength training days and cardio days. It’s great for anyone who wants to lose weight, lean out, and build muscle.
One important note– and this goes for any program…if you want to see results you MUST stick to the meal plan 100%. If you only follow the workouts or only follow half of the meal plan, you won’t maximize the potential of the program.
Is the program hard?
Success is really a mindset– if you approach it positively and push through, you’ll succeed. If you come at it afraid and without a positive mindset, it will be hard. The program itself is for everyone, especially since there is a modifer for those who need it.
Chris will remind you to “try before you modify” so you will give it your all and if you can’t do push ups, for example, you’ll try it on your toes first and then you can modify on your knees. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, YOU CAN DO THIS PROGRAM. It is modifiable, it is totally doable, and trying this program is better than saying it’s too hard and not doing anything at all.
How long are the workouts?
The workouts are different each week. Week 1 has 25 minute workouts with Speed on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Strength on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and abs on Thursday and Saturday.
Week 2 is 35 minutes plus the extra 10 minute abs on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Week 3 is 45 minutes with the extra 10 minutes on Thursdays and Saturdays.
There is a rest day on Sundays with an optional Mobility stretching program on Sundays.
When I have done programs like this in the past, Energize (for pre-workout energy) and Recover (to prevent sore muscules) were LIFE SAVERS and I could tell a distinct difference in my energy and ability to do the workouts – when you do this program, invest in the Performance line! It is all-natural (and also happens to be the official supplement sponsor of Iron Man).
What are the space and equipment requirements?
Although you can place your markers closer together, you do need some space in your living room, garage, or gym for the cardio days. You will need some light-medium weights and I recommend cross-trainer type shoes.
Will this be a good follow up to my current program?
Absolutely! Shift Shop is a great transition from any Beachbody program (and I’ve tried almost all of them!). You really are supposed to change it up every 90 days, whether it’s your nutrition or your workout routine, so your body will be worked in different ways which gets you different results.