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Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 in P90X | 11 comments

P90X Reviews Women – Results From Real Women

My husband Joe normally writes for this site, but today I’m going to share my thoughts in this P90X review for women. My name is Debby, and I’ve been through P90X from start to finish. I tried the classic version, even though it’s the intermediate level. The lean version is meant to be easier, but I usually hear people recommend that you start with classic anyway as it gives a better workout.

At first, I was skeptical if P90X would be the right workout for me as a woman. I didn’t want to bulk up, just lose some belly fat and tone up a bit. I’m going to share my results with you today, after a short review of P90X. I was inspired to try it out by my husband, but also because I found so many stories online of normal ladies like myself succeeding with P90X, so I’ll share some of those P90X women reviews with you as well.

P90X Reviews Women – A Woman’s Perspective

Joe recently put up a comprehensive P90X workout review – so click through (link opens in new window) if you want further details on what P90X is, the equipment you might need and where to buy it online safely and securely. I’ll cover the basics here in any case.

P90X was designed by Tony Horton and the Beachbody team as a kind of ‘advanced’ fitness program. However, it’s actually highly flexible and if you’re a beginner, that should be no problem at all. So whether you’re just looking to get into a regular fitness routine, or you want to trim your body fat or even gain a bit of muscular definition, you can tailor P90X to your needs.


P90X Results From Real Women

As I said, there is a lean workout, which removes all plyometric style workouts (these are the fast, powerful style movements to build strength and athletic performance ). So you can take that option if you want a slightly easier workout and you just want to work your cardio and lose some weight. There is also the ‘doubles’ routine, which involves extra cardio workouts after each resistance workout. You should only consider this if you are really ready to push your body to its limit.

It comes with 12 DVDs with different workouts in each. The types of things you can expect to see are cardio workouts, chest, back, shoulders, legs, biceps + triceps, and then things like Kenpo and Yoga. Kenpo is a type of karate or martial arts that utilizes rapid movements. There is a warm-up and cool-down routine before and after each workout to help prepare your muscles and prevent injuries.

Each workout is around an hour in length, although sometimes it may be supplemented with an additional workout and the time is extended to 90 minutes. You’ll be working out 6 days a week, with one rest day. However, Tony recommends that you maintain a stretching routine even on this day off. It’s certainly not as tough as the workouts, so this shouldn’t be a problem.

Here is a great visual example of the kind of results you can get. This girl tried the lean workout and even with that, you can see remarkable progress:

As you can see, she isn’t using any special equipment when you see her working out. I’m too shy to make a video of myself working out 🙂 but this video shows you a bit of what it’s like.

You can invest in a pair of dumbbells or a set of resistance bands, and the P90X chin-up bar is also useful, but you can get by without them. I didn’t go for the Shakeology as Abby did in this video, but I’ve heard good things about it.

P90X Reviews For Women – My Results

Now if you’ve read our main P90X review, you’ll see that Joe listed quite detailed results including leg and arm measurements and all that. I’m a little less strict about all the small details as he is (and men usually are). So I took down my body fat percentage and my weights on the first day, after 30 days and after 90 days.

Here are my results:

Day 1

Weight = 140 lbs

Body Fat = 24%

Day 30

Weight = 131 lbs

Body Fat = 23%

Day 90 (final day)

Weight = 124 lbs

Body Fat = 19%

I was very pleased with these results. I didn’t bulk up or anything monstrous like that. I just looked and felt slimmer.

Also something I should tell you is that I’ve never felt like I’ve had so much energy as I do now. All throughout the course, you just feel this buzz going through you even hours after working out. You know you’re treating your body well and your body is responding well.

In terms of diet, I didn’t follow any strict plan as such. I tend to avoid junk foods anyway, and I always check to make sure the ingredients list isn’t very long when I buy my groceries. I eat meals like chicken salad, salmon and ratatouille and other things my mother used to make for me. I like to keep things simple. Some people complicate things a bit much, but if you like to record calories and all that, then power to you!

Okay, I think I’ve said all that needs to be said. P90X is great for women. There’s nothing to fear about it – you can do it in your own way, and in any case, it comes with a fitness guide, a nutrition guide and a calendar to help you out. Plus there is online support if you have any questions. We bought through Beachbody. I think Joe says that you won’t get the online support if you don’t buy through the official vendors like Beachbody or Amazon.

>>Buy P90X For Women At Beachbody<<

So that’s it. Go out there and show that women can get amazing P90X results, and share your story with the world too.


  1. I use P90X as well and I love it. It’s the first program that I’ve been able to stick with and I think that’s because of Tony. Great trainer who knows what he is talking about and makes the workouts fun. I started it at 210 pounds, down to 170 and I’m in the best shape of my life.

  2. Although P90X is a great program for women, the woman in the white bikini did not achieve her results through P90X. She is a 2008 winner of the Turbulence Training program (created by Craig Ballantyne).
    Please correct this.

    • Thanks for this. There was a mistake with the image, I’ve corrected it now.

  3. I am twenty eight in a few days mother of four. I want to feel better about all the baby weight I have gained by loosing it and make me feel that after so many years my husband is still attracted to me. Is this the best way for me to get fit?

    • Sorry for the late reply. P90X is a great system if you have baby weight to shed. Did you go for it in the end?

  4. in terms of weight loss, would your wife recommend p90x or insanity?

    • Hey – Debby has been through both now and actually prefers Insanity. She lost a similar amount of weight (she gained it back in between for being lazy!) but prefers the simple approach of the Shaun T workout.

  5. Thanks!

  6. Hi!

    I took a read through your forums, and still can’t find if the doubles work out is what I need. I am quite fit, train alot, and have hit that dreaded “plateau”. My diet is spot on, and I need to change it up.

    My question is simple, would this push me past the plateau, in your estimation, having completed the P90X workouts?


  7. Hi! I’m 20 years old and I am desperate to get my body in good shape for summertime, that I can be proud of. I have been debating on whether insanity or p90x is right for me. I am approx. 130 pounds and not by any means really fat, however I really want to tone up and flatten my stomach more but without getting bulky. I want to look toned and build some muscle. I’ve started insanity before with a friend and we did it for about a week, it was extremely hard. But I’m willing to stick with it but only if it’s the right workout to achieve the results I want. I’m looking for the slim “model” body kind of transformation not super ripped. What are your opinions and advice on what I should stick to?

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