P90X workouts are making a comeback, so grab your gear

Remember your mom's favorite P90X workouts? They're back and here's what you need to know to get started

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Tried-and-true exercise methods, like P90X workouts, are classics for a reason. 

The DVD fitness plan rose to fame in 2005, but nearly 20 years later, it's again gaining traction...even though we stream the content now! Those who've attempted it swear it makes for the perfect workout schedule.

"I think people are less likely to be attracted to exercise fads and will look for more established traditional exercise methods," Rebecca Convey, owner of Kinetic Pilates, previously told us about 2022 fitness trends.

Guess that's why we're revisiting this Y2K program! Find the best workout clothes in your closet and grab a bottle of water: it's time to give your mom's favorite P90X workout a whirl.

What are P90X workouts?

The brainchild of Tony Horton, P90X workouts consist of 12 routines to tackle throughout a 90-day time period for 45 to 60 minutes per day. A combination of yoga, cardio, weight training and muscle building, to name just a few, P90X is a customizable approach, a popular way to get active while still remaining in control of your schedule.

"Hybrid and all virtual models allow for more flexibility around workouts and can make various forms of movement more accessible to a wider audience," certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor Lauren Leavell previously told My Imperfect Life. 

No need to head to the gym or sign up for a group class: P90X is something you can do right from your home, all at your own pace. 

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P90X's nutritional component

Exercise is but one way to level up your healthy habits: however, we'd be doing ourselves a disservice if we opted for sugary and greasy foods on the reg while attempting P90X. (But that doesn't mean it's a no-go entirely, so fear not.) 

The program offers a three-phase nutritional plan to help steer you in the right direction while building muscle and burning fat. (If you've ever wondered if you should eat before or after a workout, allow us to guide you through everything you need to know.) 

Where to find P90X workouts

Remember that DVD tidbit? Well, that's a little early-2000s. Now, with Beach Body on Demand, you can stream up to 75 workout routines right from your TV after that Netflix marathon. Subscriptions range from $9.99 to $24.99 per month. 

Home workout tips

Don't get caught in a rut: these home workout tips will help you make the most out of the program you're trying to pursue, whether it's P90X or yoga. Make sure you're hydrated, switch up the routine—swap those 12 P90X videos for something new each day—and take rest days when you know your body needs a breather. 

If a 90-day challenge like this seems daunting, there's no need to panic. You can certainly handle anything that comes your way, especially with expert-backed tips for how to motivate yourself to work out. Good luck, fitness friends! 

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.