I started P90X on Sunday, May 3, 2009. My roommate bought the program. It comes with a doorway pull-up bar, resistance bands, recovery drink, and of course the CD's. The initial investment kind of sucked because I dropped over $100 on weights and another $80 on a heart rate monitor. The program is legit. There is no promise of magic pills or special equipment to get into shape, just intense hour long workouts and a nutrition plan. I will not be following the nutrition plan because of the cost of making gourmet-like healthy meals. I can eat simple chicken, fish and beef meals. I looked at it and determined that it was similar to my workout diet, and I already know what foods are healthy and which ones aren't The workouts are kicking my butt! I always thought I was in pretty good shape as it is no problem for me to run a couple miles, but wow! I actually threw-up the first day because I was pushing myself too hard to keep up with the demonstrators (still finished the workout though). My heart rate is consistently in the high-end of my target zone for the duration of the hour long workouts. Here is a layout of phase 1 (30 days). Day 1: 1 hour of Chest and Back, then 16 min. Ab thrashing. Day 2: 1 hour of Plyometrics (killer) Day 3: 1 hour of Shoulders and Arms, then 16 min. Ab thrashing Day 4: 1.5 hours of intense Yoga (this sucked) Day 5: 1 hour of Legs and Back, then 16 min Ab thrashing Day 6: 1 hour of kick boxing called Kempo Day 7: Stretching or Rest I'm already seeing minor results from just one week. Anyone who is in decent shape and wants to take their body to a next level should look into this. I'll keep you guys updated and try to get before picks posted.