Ignition is 32-minute plyometric workout, with explosive high intensity movements. This workout is designed to burn the maximum amount of calories in a short period of time.
So I’m always into finding workouts that are challenging but a) friendly to beginners/have solid modification opportunities and b) not fat-shaming.
This one does both. I don’t think the trainer once talks about losing weight or being thinner—everything, from body change to the workouts themselves to talking about burning calories, are spoken of in a sense of training and becoming more fit. At one point he talks about “your body changing” but he doesn’t say “getting thinner” or “losing weight.” It’s about being stronger. The one time he talks about having a good body, he talks about how “getting in shape isn’t just about having a fantastic body, it’s about how you move,” and talks about correct form.
He provides a modified workout and encourages it, talking about beginners but also mentioning how modifications can be useful for fitter people. He sets up a competition between two fit people, a man and a woman, saying he bets the woman can jump higher. She does, regularly. He encourages recovery and water, reminds you to dry off so you don’t slip and that kind of thing. He also tells you stuff like, “you’re an athlete now. You’re one of MY athletes.” and “I’m proud of you” and “keep saying to yourself, ‘I will do this’” and “bring me your best effort” and “think about how amazing you are, how amazing your body is.” It’s very, very encouraging, and damn, is it a hard workout.
Best part is that this requires minimal space and no extra things other than your body and some sneakers (you’ll want the traction). It’s only 32 minutes long and it’s hard and it’s a good one. Don’t be scared by the fact that all these people look super fit—yeah, they are, but this workout doesn’t ONCE talk about being a specific size (even when he’s talking about why you might be doing a workout like this, he says, “healthy, kids, family”), and is friendly for beginners and experts alike. And even if you need a low-impact workout, believe you me, the modifications are hard as they are. So if you’re looking for this kind of thing as well, I highly recommend it. :)
Do these workouts in order (fat burner, legs, butt, abs, arms) in order to get a workout that works every muscle. All inspired backonpointe’s workout challenges. Love her blog, you should check her out.