Week of Hard Labor


Body Beast’s Sagi Kalev is back with five grueling days of intense weightlifting routines that will work your entire body to exhaustion. A WEEK OF HARD LABOR is Beachbody’s toughest weightlifting workout series to date, so you can get the results you want — as long as you’ve got a “whatever it takes” attitude.

When you’ve crushed your first round of A WEEK OF HARD LABOR you’ll be glad it’s over, but Sagi knows you’ll be back for more. These five routines can be used for a lifetime — do them over and over again, or add them à la carte to your workout regimen to target whichever goal you’re focusing on that day. You’ll need a few sets of dumbbells, a bench or stability ball, a pull-up bar or door attachment kit, and a resistance band. Get ready to work starting Tuesday, September 5, right after Labor Day weekend, exclusively on Beachbody On Demand.


• Those who want to start getting ripped, toned, and add muscle.
• Those who want to start losing weight.
• Women who are looking to add some curves.
• Body Beast fans.
• Sagi fans.
• Fitness fans who want a hard-hitting, classic weightlifting workout.

Will I really get a good workout in only 1 week?

A WEEK OF HARD LABOR is a challenge — possibly the hardest weightlifting routines you’ve experienced, and they’re designed to create results.

Is there an eating plan?

Yes! There will be a five-day eating plan that keeps your nutrition clean and optimized for performance. It includes sample menus, so you can see how easy it is to eat right, as well as variety-packed food lists. It also explains the best ways to use Beachbody Performance and, of course, Shakeology to get results!

Sounds really hard. Can I actually do this?

One week is a manageable commitment. Sagi’s right there with you every step of the way — but be sure to listen to your body and only push to your own limits.

Does this require equipment?

Weights. How much weight depends on you. Someone who has never weight-trained likely won’t need a lot, but Sagi would use a ton (maybe literally). For the most flexibility in your weight selection, we recommend a 50-lb. adjustable set to start. If you want a low-cost place to start, we recommend getting a set of each range of dumbbells: light (3 lb.–5 lb.), medium (10 lb.–20 lb.), and heavy (25 lb.+). Then adjust your weight assortment based on your ability and progression in the program. You will also need a bench or stability ball and a pull-up bar or resistance bands with a door attachment.

How long are the workouts?

Four 45-minute workouts and one 25-minute ab workout designed to work your entire body focusing on different muscle groups each day:
• Chest & Back
• Legs
• Shoulders & Arms
• Total Body
• Core

Who is Sagi Kalev?

Sagi Kalev is a respected trainer who has proven that he can deliver jaw-dropping, transformative results with Body Beast and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.

The two-time Mr. Israel is more than a big, muscular guy. He’s an expert on how the human body operates. He’s appeared on the cover of dozens of bodybuilding magazines, including Muscle & Fitness an amazing 11 times. He’s a Master Professional Personal Trainer and an IFBB Propta Hall of Famer.

What Is Beachbody On Demand?

If you found your way to this exciting A WEEK OF HARD LABOR announcement but aren’t really sure what Beachbody On Demand is, here’s a brief explanation.

Beachbody On Demand is a platform that allows you to stream Body Best, P90X, INSANITY, 21 Day Fix EXTREME, INSANITY MAX:30, FOCUS T25, 3 Week Yoga Retreat, or any of over 600 world-famous Beachbody workouts that have helped millions transform their lives.

Beachbody On Demand also lets you sample Beachbody’s newest workouts, including the SHIFT SHOP, CORE DE FORCE, and YOUv2. Inside, you’ll find the program nutrition guides, workout calendars, and exclusives like SHAUN WEEK: INSANE FOCUS and FIXATE, Autumn Calabrese’s healthy cooking show.

No matter where you are in the world — whether you’re in your house, at the gym, or on vacation — you can access your program guides, your workouts, and more on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. As long as you can connect to the Internet, you can work out with Beachbody, no DVDs required. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

ON SALE NOW! Get EVERYTHING you need for amazing results during the week of Hard Labor workouts and beyond with Beachbody on Demand, a complete nutrition plan and 30 day supply of Shakeology.



JOIN ME and we’ll get ripped together!

February – Short Month – BIG Goals!

So…I’m about one and a half weeks away from finishing up Body Beast! I will definitely be repeating this program. I have REALLY loved it! My only regret is that I didn’t chart my progress very well throughoutbeast_flex the last 3 months. Boo for me! I’m always STRESSING this in my challenge groups, and then I don’t follow my own recommendations! Really dumb move on my part! BUT…I know I’ve made progress! I flexed in front of the mirror the other day and surprised myself! Where did those arms come from?

marathon_finishOver the summer, when I was training for the Chicago Marathon, strength training sort of took a back seat. Being a busy mom of 4 AND training for a marathon takes a LOT of time! But I really missed lifting weights and could ‘weight’ to get back to it! (See what I did there? As you can see…my arms aren’t looking particularly ‘ripped’ in my marathon picture! 🙂 And that’s one of the great things about weight-training, you can really see results FAST! And in a couple of weeks…I’ll be starting my NEXT program…21 Day Fix EXTREME! (More about that later!)

So, now that I am in the ‘off season’, I’ve had time to do Body Beast AND work in some runs each week, too! I truly love to do BOTH!

Back in December, I did a fun little challenge to see if I could run 50 miles during the month. It was such a silly little thing, but it turned out to be VERY motivating! It was fun to tick off the miles as I went! And doing it in such a busy month, while living in Michigan in the winter…well…I was feeling pretty good about it!

So I’m doing it again!!!

Who wants to do it with me?


50 miles in 28 days is totally do-able! It’s only an average of 1.8 miles per day!

I’ll have a group on Facebook for the month to help us keep track, stay motivated and cheer each other on until we reach our goal!

Who’s in for this FUN, FREE, FEBRUARY 50 group? Sign up to join me!