There’s no doubt that it’s hard to find time to work out, which is why a number of the most popular new fitness programs aim to give you the most fitness in the shortest amount of time. At H.I.T. FITNESS in Spokane, workouts are only 15 minutes long — and that’s all it takes to reach complete muscle fatigue by, paradoxically, weight training in slow motion.
P90X, which is designed for 90 intense days of workouts, gained popularity during last year’s election because super-fit former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan was an adherent. (He lamented on the campaign trail that Portland’s famous Voodoo Doughnuts doesn’t make an asparagus flavor.)
INSANITY, another video program from Beachbody, upped the ante with a total conditioning program in only 60 intense days.