Friday, February 18, 2011

Billy Blanks PT 24/7 Reviews

It was only a matter of time until lots of P90X "copycat" workout programs started popping up. The insane popularity of that home exercise program is creating a whole new market segment for extreme, "boot camp"-style home workout systems that combine full-body strength training and interval-style cardio exercise. One of the new products that's getting a lot of attention is the new Billy Blanks PT 24/7 program. Early reviews are overall very positive and it looks like the Tae Bo King may have created another knockout product here!

The PT 24/7 program is based around a set of 6 workout DVDs and a set of rubber "cardio bands" that are attached to MMA-style workout gloves. At first the site of rubber resistance bands made me cringe. I have literally never found bands that I actually enjoyed using, mainly because I hate having to hold them in my hands while I workout. But apparently Billy Blanks has figured out a nice solution to this problem: resistance bands that are attached to a pair of comfortable gloves, allowing you to use them without having to actually hold onto them during the exercises.

I gotta say, that's pretty damn cool. :)

One thing you can say about Mr. Blanks is that the guy makes some really effective workout programs and sells them for pretty cheap prices. Millions of people around the world have used Tae Bo workouts to lose weight, improve their bodies, and get fitter and healthier. And after all, Tae Bo was popular long before P90X was even invented. It really paved the way for P90X, Insanity, and all the other high-intensity home workout programs that are currently so popular. It's only fitting that Blanks gets a piece of the action with his own P90X alternative that just happens to cost about 60 bucks!

I plan to post PT 24/7 reviews and opinions here as they come in. Also, please be sure to leave your own reviews, testimonials, comments, etc. in the area below. Below is one quick review we were able to get our hands on a few days ago...

I ordered Billy Blanks's PT 24/7 package in January and have been using it for almost a month. I can tell you it's an awesome workout that I highly recommend to anyone who wants to burn fat fast and sculpt lean muscle. These are not easy workouts by any stretch of the imagination but Billy keeps things fun and enjoyable. The workouts are short and you end up burning a ton of calories in about 30 minutes.

The cardio bands are attached to the gloves and are easy and simple to use. But I like to change up my workouts and sometime I'll use very light hand weights instead of the bands, or no weights at all if I'm still a little sore. This is the 4th or 5th Billy Blanks home exercise program I've bought and it seems like every one is better than the last. I'm very satisfied with the PT 24/7 program, especially since it didn't cost very much at all. I know that I'll be able to lose the 15 pounds I gained at the end of last year quickly, hopefully by the end of March!

- Regina Yost

Got a PT 24/7 review of your own? Want to leave a question or comment? Just leave your feedback below. Thanks!



38 comments:

Anonymous said...

hmmmmmm, as of this date, i'd have to say DONT BUY THIS PRODUCT! i say that even though i have no idea if it works or not. far as i can tell, billy hired a sub-par distribution firm and they cant seem to get any orders correct. i gave them my cc number and they even emailed me a confirmation number. nearly 3 weeks later, i still have no product and they have no record of me ordering it. hmmmmmm-- i'm calling the cc company and cancelling the order. hopefully people in indonesia or india havent used my cc yet and distributed the numbers..... we'll see.

Chrissy Weeks said...

My sister got the new Billy Blank 24/7 DVDs a couple weeks ago and let me use them. I really like them so far! They're tough but fun which is what I always look for in my home workout videos. I tried doing them with the resistance band gloves and without. They definitely increase the intensity and make you more sore in the morning. I'll be buying my own PT 247 package later this week. Overall it's a great exercise program that I will recommend to anyone trying to lose fat!

Anonymous said...

Love Billy, love his past products. Unfortunately the distribution firm he has is very disappointing. I ordered the package about 5 weeks ago. After 2 weeks of no response; I called support. I was promised it would be mailed the following week. Another 3 weeks later, I was told product will ship in March???

BlueBeat said...

It stinks that people are having problems getting their DVDs but I received mine within a week after placing my order online. The workout is fantastic. The only thing I don't like is the intensity of the exercises. I can only use the rubber band every 4 of 5 workouts. When I get into better shape I hope to be able to use them every time because I know I'll get better body-toning results.

Jen Hicks said...

Billy Blanks's new PT 24/7 workout is one of the BEST I've ever done. I've been using it for just a week and I've already lost about 3 pounds and I can see that my belly fat is being reduced slowly but surely. I plan to use it at least 3 times a week this spring and hopefully get my beach body ready for summer. Thanks Billy!

dragonstar73 said...

I am thinking of ordering this product but with the negative feedback about the ordering process, I may not...

Anonymous said...

I ordered this product on Feb 20, 2011. It will be 2 weeks tomorrow and I still have not heard anything from the distrubition firm that my order is being shipped out. I check my credit card and it yet has not been charged. I called this morning and spoke to a representative who told me the DVD's are on backorder and I should recieve them in the next few weeks.... and no one from that company could have sent an email indicating this???? I was also asked if I wanted to upgrade my order, the nerve!!! As for my credit card according to rep my credit card will be charged once the order is shipped. Not very good business at all!!! Billy Blanks you are really developing a bad rep here in Chicago....

Anonymous said...

i've been using the new bill blanks 24/7 pt workout for 2 weeks now and i love them. definitely better than p90x or insanity or any of those other hypey workout programs!

Anonymous said...

Well i should be receiving my DVDs anyday now. I am hopeful that they will work - I used the Tae Bo workouts from back in the 90's & I saw results. Hopefully, this is good too. I will checkin in a few weeks.

EdiB said...

Yay I'm so glad Mr Billy Blanks has come out with this new program! I love tae bo and have been doing it for years but I was ready for something new and I was thinking about buying the p90x program until I saw how expensive it is. The PT 24/7 is A LOT cheaper and looks to be just as good if not better than the beachbody product. Plus I already feel comfortable with Billy since I've been working out with him for so many years. I am going to buy PT 24/7 this week and I'll come back to leave a review after I've used it for awhile!

Anonymous said...

I can say that the company taking the orders is the WORSE! They had no record of me ordering it,but my credit card company certainly took the money out. I love Billy Blanks,but the people in the costumer service suck big time!!!

john said...

Buyer BEWARE! I placed an order on 03-21-2011. Called customer service a weeks later. Rep said delivery time is 14 days. Called a week later rep. said we are back log. it's going take maybe 2 or 3 weeks.....what;s the point of advertising express delivery in 14 days when you cannot fulfilled it. A lot people is not going to be happy. I am going cancel and get something else. Who knows they will ever deliver

Chuck said...

I am in the same boat. Looked forward to this product, and 2 months later, still nothing. Called weekly and got the run around. Poor business.. Buyer Beware !!!

Fred O'Conner said...

hi. unlike the posters above i received my PT 24/7 package with no problems. about a week after i made the order in fact. i haven't used it yet because i pulled my calf muscle but i plan to as soon as i heal up. i'll leave a review soon!

Anonymous said...

i just bought the pt 24/7 a week ago from today. i been ready these reviews and i think i made a possible mistake. i agree with the comments about the customer service, they suck. i called to ask why people couldn't order an additional pair of gloves and bands, they were rude. seem to me that they read from a script instead of being upfront with people. plus my cc was charge but no email stating my package was sent. anyway i hope i actually get my package within a another week. if not, i will be canceling my order also. I wonder if Billy knows about all these customer complaints. His distribution company sucks.

Anonymous said...

Are the gloves one size fits all or can you choose a size? My hands are kinda small so I want to know if I would have a comfortable workout.

Barbara said...

I have a question for anyone who is doing this workout.....has anyone had back problems in the past? How intense is this for the back? I've had a lower back fusion surgery, feel great now but don't want to screw it up. This workout looks great and not as intense as the old Tai-bo. Hope the distributor gets their act together though.

ahknisa said...

I ordered Billy Blanks PT 24/7 and it is off the chain! I dont care if you have to wait a YEAR! If you want something that works! You should wait to get it and use it if you dare to get in shape! Billy Blanks is the best and he works out with me and my family each and every day! Thanks Billy and keep up the great motivational speeches!

Anonymous said...

I am having issues getting my product also. I called the customer service line to find out my order status and they gave my a tracking number that was not even in the system. Huh? I may have to cancel my order.

Anonymous said...

i just placed an order of this dvd. right now am hooked on his cardio infernor workout. although the lady said worse case senario it might take up to 4-6weeks. i look forward to working out with him. will update you guys. cheers

Anonymous said...

I ordered PT 24/7 last April 21...I still did not receive it..It is true it takes forever before I can finally try it :(

Anonymous said...

I purchased the PT24/7 program and recieved it in March. I have been using it for about 6 weeks. The only downside is the rubber bands break easily. The company sent me a replacment set, which broke two weeks later. Customer support will no longer repond to my request. I guess I will have to buy some bands from Dicks and improvise. The workout are awsome the goves and bands suck

Anonymous said...

talked to them today. It's on back order. 4-6 Weeks.

Anonymous said...

vthe workout is awful. plus it takes months to get because of the backorder.

1) the diet plan does not have enough calories. 1200 is the absolute minimum anyone should eat, and that’s not typical. he doesn’t provide a formula for calculating your caloric needs. when it comes to nutrition, one size does not fit all.

2) bands are not adjustable. obviously if you’re short you’ll get much less resistance than a tall person.

3) he makes the people on the video chant the entire time 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8, 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. so annoying.

4) the workouts are super easy. anyone who currently exercises with weights of any kind will not find this challenging.

5) he tells you there’s one set left and then has you do two more. i hate that. just tell me how many we’re doing. plus, often he’ll work right and left sides unevenly.

6) he constantly yells “push it. push it. push it. push it. work it. work it. work it. work it.” almost as annoying as the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 chant.

7) what’s up with the blond who’s struggling so hard during the workout? are her bands somehow much more resistant than mine? if so, i want hers.

8) what’s up with the pudgy girl in the back who looks like she’s barely breaking a sweat? not inspirational or aspirational.

don’t waste your money. mine’s going back.

Evan said...

I received the program about a week after ordering it. I have been exercising with it for about 4 weeks. It is the best 30 minute workout you'll ever get at home. I do it 5 to 6 days a week. The workouts are fun and challenging. Make sure you're putting the straps on your feet correctly or they'll come off when you kick and ruin the workout. My one complaint is that the program doesn't give instructions for how to put the straps on your feet. The instructions just say to "put on the straps" There are about 8 different ways to put the straps on, and 7 of them are wrong. Luckily a lady put a video on youtube explaining the proper way to put the straps on your feet. I've tried a lot of As Seen on TV exercise programs in the past, this is the best one I've come across.



PS If you're in great shape and the workout isn't tough enough for you, I'd recommend doing the original Tae Bo DVD's with the bands on. The original DVD's are 1 hour workouts and were designed to be done without the bands, with the bands on they're incredibly difficult.

Rosiem said...

DO NOT ORDER THIS!!!!! I just called to check my order I have been waiting for 6 weeks and when I called they told me they lost my order!!

They offered to take 10 % off my order and place another order for me. They said they are out of stock and it would take another 6 weeks for it to come.

They said they have the 14 DVD's in stock for $180!!!!!

What a joke!!!!

ShannonH said...

I finally decided to order the PT 24/7 video DVDs and they arrived at my home after 2 weeks. Here's my short review: This is a great home workout if you're willing to make an effort. So far I've enjoyed every minute and look forward to getting home from work, popping in a DVD, and sweating for awhile. Thanks Billy for another great home exercise option (I'm also an old school Tae Bo fan!).

Anonymous said...

What people are saying about the arrival time is true, but doesn't seem to be as bad as it was. I just received my order yesterday and that was about 3 and a half weeks after ordering. Longer than stated yes but not that bad, the issue seems to be how long it takes them to get your order in their system. I called after 3 weeks and was told they had no record of my order and a week later I had it on my doorstep. You'll know when they get it in their system because only then will you actually be charged for it, although you will get an e-mail and conformation # right after ordering. After you get charged expect it to arrive quickly, problem is that can take a month or more, expect at lest 3 or 4 weeks vice the two they promise. I actually begin the program on Sunday so nothing to say about that yet, hope I enjoy it though...

Anonymous said...

It did take about 3 1/2 weeks for me to receive this but I got it yesterday, finally. I tried the basics video as soon as I got it and I loved it. It is so much fun and the bands are such a great and different idea. I recently bought another REALLY popular dance workout dvd and I found it a snooze (starts with a Z) but I can't wait to try all the dvds in this set. Gets your motor running and gets you sweating.

mike said...

i recieved mine within 2weeks of ordering it. I love the workout and so does my wife, i highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I also had trouble getting product.Called about a month after ordering and they had no record of me.So I ordered on phone within a week I had 2 Sets on my doorstep and 2 charges on my CC.Worth the trouble 3 weeks in and everyone can tell I have been working out.No weight lost but I do eat what I want that's why I work out.One problem right glove starting to come apart.Prolly why they give you 2 sets.

Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the guys who had problems with the Shipment of their DVD's... but I have ordered 2 sets, one for me and another for my sister and got both of them in 3 weeks time... as for the workouts, It's the best alternative to P90X and Insanity which were just too difficult for me at this present time.... dont get me wrong... PT 24 is not easy in any way but not too hard that it will cause injuries or get you sick. The fact that most of what you do is punching, it feels most of the time I'm doing kickboxing so I forget that I'm even exercising.. IT IS A LOT OF FUN!!! I also love that he speaks to you after every session to connect with you and also... no commercials not like beachbody products. BUY IT!!! you won't regret it!!

Anonymous said...

I ordered and gotten product very fast. I live in Norway and ordered from the states.
Seen alot of videoes of this product and feeling it was gimmicki but was so cheap that I gotten this.
I have tried TurboJam & Turbofire and was alwas full of sweat. I have tried other Tae Bo dvds without sweat.
But after tried the "Basic" dvd I was feeling it on my body and gotten sweat.

LYSA said...

I purchased the product online about a week ago and haven't recieved any shipment emails. After I read the reviews on here about ordering issues / bad customer service etc... I decided to call and check on my order. Well, come to find out the program is in such high demand that they are SOLD OUT and now it's all on back order!! I will still wait patiently for it because I truly believe it will be worth my while! I spoke to a REALLY nice girl who was more than helpful - nothing like the bad customer service calls that I was reading about on here! Hope this helps! :)

Anonymous said...

Just bought mine at Walmart for 76.99. Can't wait to get home and try it!!!

Anonymous said...

I bought mine at Target for $79. Today was my first workout but I had so much fun I am looking forward to tomorrow! The workouts are only 30 min and that is good for me - any longer and I don't seem to have time for working out.

Best of luck to all of you!

paul said...

get to giant tiger now on for guess what 16 bucks ,,,, yes you heard 16 bucks

bangme33 said...

got mine with in a week of ordering, had no problems,
not tried the product yet tho but im starting tomorrow , im used o insanity and p90x so this should be fie