Focus T25: Core Speed

Focus T25: Core Speed is the ‘bonus workout’ you get for ordering 'through your coach’ from Team Beachbody. It is not in the calendar anywhere, so I recommend tackling this one when you need some cardio and when you want to give your core some work.

I decided to do it today since it was 'Rest Day’ on the Focus T25 calendar and I wanted to get the review out there for you!

So… here. we. go!

  • Length: 25 minutes unless you count the Shakeology commercial and Shaun T kablam intro at the beginning and cool down at the end and it is really about 30 minutes.

  • Equipment needed: 'Nada’ (you better tap into your counting/dancing ability and take a deep breath)

The music is hilariously awesome in this workout and Shaun T does his amazing talking/singing in tempo. Tonia is the modifier here, again, so if you need to modify the moves watch the gal on the right. :)

Forewarning: this workout is fast, has a lot of moves, requires you to be semi-coordinated and is awesome cardio. Be prepared for your heart rate to be up in the clouds. I am giving you photos of myself doing some of the moves and what was on the screen. They’re random - I apologize but hopefully it helps you! If you want the condensed version - scroll down to the Final Thoughts.

*Round 1 consists of 3 levels, round 2 is also 3 levels, and then you 'take it from the top’ twice. AND THEN, you fall over in shock.*

Round 1 / Level 1

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

  • Up + over

'Push. Live. Breath. Exhale.

  • Zigzag hop

'Come on, you’re an athlete, so make this work. Keep the good form’.

  • Squat hop + crisscross

  • Burpee + crisscross - This is EXTREMELY fast and I had a hard time crossing as fast as they did!

21:00 minute marker: Round 1 / Level 2

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

  • Up + over

  • Zipzag hop

  • Squat hop + crisscross

  • Burpee + crisscross

18:28 minute marker: Round 1 / Level 3

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

'Focus on your planting of the feet. Chest up, butt back… knee… up and over…’

  • Up + over

  • Zipzag hop

  • Squat hop + crisscross

  • Burpee + crisscross

17:13 minute marker: Round 2 / Level 1

  • Hop up + back + jab out

  • Squat thrust + hook knee

  • Single arm burpee - OMGGGGGGGGGG!

  • Crisscross + half-tuck jump - this eventually turned into move my legs and jump.

  • Quick jab combo

  • Side hop uppercut

  • 180 degrees hop squat + in + out

  • 2 + 2 power knee

13:02 minute marker: Round 2 / Level 2

  • Hop up + back + jab out

  • Squat thrust + hook knee

  • Single arm burpee

'SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES GOIN’ BACK. SQUEEZE YOUR ABS GOIN’ BACK!!’

  • Crisscross + half-tuck jump

  • Quick jab combo

  • Side hop uppercut

  • 180 degrees squat + in + out

  • 2 + 2 power knee

10:32 minute marker: Round 2 / Level 3

  • Hop up + back + jab out

  • Squat thrust + hook knee

  • Single arm burpee

  • Crisscross + half - tuck jump

  • Quick jab combo

  • Side hop uppercut

  • 180 degrees hop squat + in + out

  • 2 + 2 power knee

I realized that I have not been watching the 'clock’ during this workout (like the others). This is probably because there are so many moves and you are moving so fast - there’s no time.

9:18 minute marker: Jog recovery

'Now breathe for a second. Keep jogging. Look - here’s your work - we’re going all the way from the top.’

Basically, you’re about to go 'balls out’. I am sweating my butt off.

'Let me fix myself up because I gotta be ready to go’.

8:50 minute marker: From top / Level 1

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

  • Up + over

  • Zigzag hop

  • Squat hop + crisscross

  • Burpee + crisscross

  • Hop up + back + jab out

  • Squat thrust + hook knee

  • Single arm burpee

  • Crisscross + half-tuck jump

  • Quick jab combo

  • Side hop uppercut

  • 180 degrees hop squat + in + out

  • 2 + 2 power knee

6:21 minute marker: From top

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

  • Up + over

  • Zigzag hop

  • Squat hop + crisscross

  • Burpee + crisscross

  • Hop up + back + jab out

  • Squat thrust + hook knee

  • Single arm burpee

  • Crisscross + half-tuck jump

  • Quick jab combo

  • Side hop uppercut

  • 180 degrees hop squat + in + out

  • 2 + 2 power knee

3:51 minute marker: Jog recovery

3:33 minute marker: From top / Level 2

  • Quick feet up + back

  • Moving quick jab

  • 1-2-3 clap

  • “L” squat

  • Up + over

  • Zigzag squat

  • Squa