SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beachbody, renowned for its innovative fitness and nutrition content streamed on the Beachbody On Demand platform, has launched “30 Day Breakaway” – its first-ever running program that utilizes a combination of strength training and running workouts that can be done outdoors or inside with the goal of getting healthy, fit and actually completing a 5K on day 30.
Created by Super Trainer and accomplished track-and-field athlete, Idalis Velazquez, “30 Day Breakaway” is designed for both novice and experienced runners alike, with participants following her trademark resistance workouts followed by interval run training with specific training protocols, 3 times a week.
In addition to being Beachbody’s first running centric program, “30 Day Breakaway” is also the company’s first program produced concurrently in Spanish and English thanks to its bilingual instructor.
The program is designed for anyone who wants to experience the joy of running a 5K and feel all of the associated health benefits. With that in mind, Beachbody is encouraging members to run in its first virtual “5k race,” the 30 Day Breakaway Virtual 5K, from November 21 – November 29, to raise funds for Hope of the Valley – a rescue mission dedicated to eliminating poverty, hunger and homelessness in the San Fernando Valley. In addition to funds generated from the virtual event, Beachbody will match up to $500,000. As an added incentive, participants will be eligible to receive a limited-edition 5k race medal when they submit their “30 Day Breakaway” 5k race time and transformation results.
“With people feeling cooped-up at home this year, ‘30 Day Breakaway’ is perfectly timed to give people a new outlet to get healthy and fit,” said Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler. “I’m proud to be one of the first people to do this program, especially since I’m not a runner, so this is my chance to learn while also doing good within our community. And we’re hoping to maximize the $500,000 match for our charitable partner, Hope of the Valley this November.”
“I’m thrilled to be partnering again with Beachbody to introduce ‘30 Day Breakaway,’” said Idalis Velazquez. “As a NASM-certified personal trainer and creator of Beachbody’s Spanish program Mes de Más, this one-on-one running and resistance program to get you 5K-ready is a dream come true for me.”
“30 Day Breakaway” combines a mix of running and resistance training six days per week for 20 to 45 minutes per day. Different types of running (or walking) workouts use individual rates of perceived exertion (RPE) — from moderate, steady-state efforts to speed work — to help participants to adapt and progress quickly. In the event of inclement weather, a Rainy Day Cardio routine has been created to help participants stay on track.
The main calendar is geared toward new runners who want to become comfortable with consistent running. The program begins with three walks or runs per week and progressively builds up to five, all while lifting on certain days to help build lean muscle. Alternate calendar options include:
- The Advanced Runners Calendar is for people who love to run already or want to step up their commitment by pairing runs with a lifting routine five days per week for all 30 days.
- The Time Crunch Calendar is for people on a tight schedule. It offers either a run or lifting routine for the day that can be completed in 30 minutes.
“30 Day Breakaway” is available for VIP Early Access beginning October 19 through Beachbody On Demand with the purchase of one of several Challenge Packs, which includes a 1-year subscription to the complete library of Beachbody On Demand content, including more than 80 other fitness programs. To learn more or to join the Beachbody community of more than 2.5 million members, please visit www.BeachbodyOnDemand.com.
Beachbody, a worldwide leader in health and fitness headquartered in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon with the mission to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. Beachbody's formula of world-class fitness, nutrition, motivation and support has proven again and again to deliver results for its customers. For more information, please visit Beachbody.com or BeachbodyonDemand.com.
About Idalis Velazquez
Idalis is a NASM-certified personal trainer and creator of Beachbody’s Spanish-language program, Mes de Más®. She’s been a dedicated athlete since her days in Puerto Rico, where she ranked nationally as a track-and-field star for 10 years. Now Idalis is going back to her roots to show you how running can power a total-body transformation. In the 30 Day Breakaway, she’ll be running in some of the most breathtaking locations to inspire you to do the same—to break away at your own pace, even walking if you need to while you work your way up to a run, so you can get allover body-defining results in just 30 days.