“One of the complaints we hear most often about Fitness DVD’s and workout videos, is that they become repetitive and boring after a few times through. We are out to change that! We post new workouts each week. Each one is unique and different from the last. It’s the same total body workout we do in the gym, except you get to do it anywhere, at any time,” states Jim Steffen, XT50 Co-founder and Trainer.
XT50 fitness was created when Co-founder, Don Manley was at a camp in the remote Canadian wilderness and wanted to train for an upcoming mud run he had on his schedule for later that year. Manley joked with Steffen about recording some of his workouts at his gym and posting them online. The idea became a working concept and ultimately a website in early 2012.
XT50 is by definition, a total body, cross training workout. It is a combination of functional exercises and routines, organized to provide a great workout in a short period of time. All of the online workouts can be done in under 50 minutes (including warm up and cool down), and are designed so that anyone can do them regardless of age and fitness level. Steffen is proud of the fact that in his classes, you may see an elite athlete right next to a total beginner; both of them getting the workout they are looking for.
On the site, each workout video is named after a state in the U.S. and Steffen encourages his clients to visit each one at least once to get in the best shape of their lives. He says that if you can workout at least 2-4 times a week, the results will be undeniable.
“I’ve been in the fitness industry for 22 years and I’ve seen and tried everything,” says Steffen. “I’ve owned a room full of tread mills and elliptical machines and watched people start and stop their fitness routines multiple times in a given year. The thing about XT50 is that it becomes a fitness lifestyle. The results are incredible and I love to see how it changes people’s lives every day.”
Jim Steffen has appeared on Jay Leno, Live! with Regis and Kelly, ESPN’s Sports Nation and numerous other outlets. He regularly speaks to businesses, schools and organizations around the country about the importance of good physical fitness and how it improves everything in your life.