According to Web MD, the Insanity workout program can be purchased online from the company Beach Body or from its infomercial for $120, as of July 2014. Amazon also sells the basic course on its website for $144.00 including free shipping, as of July 2014. The package of 10 DVDs includes free online support tools, with support from fitness experts and peers.
Beach Body describes its Insanity workout program as a 60-day, home-based, exercise-intensive weight reduction and body-shaping program designed to produce what it calls "insane" results. The program consists of 10 DVDs, that Web MD says is possibly the most difficult, cardiovascular workout on the market. Web MD calls it a full-body circuit-training program that uses a person's own body weight for resistance.
Beach Body explains that each workout session lasts up to 60 minutes; the workout is divided into 3- and 5-minute exercise blocks of time, separated by only about 30-second rest periods. Beach Body calls it "Maximum Interval Training" because it keeps a person's body working at maximum capacity the entire time, not just in short bursts of rapid exercise.
Web MD states that all that is needed for the Insanity workout is a TV, DVD player, the DVDs and tennis shoes, plus a lot of will power to continue the program. According to Web MD, the actual exercises are much like sports exercises, such as jumping jacks and push-ups, but the intensity of them is what makes the workout difficult, but also rewarding.