TORONTO, March 18, 2014 /CNW/ - This March, Toronto Police Service,
Canada's largest municipal police force, will be tackling INSANITY®,
the toughest workout ever put on DVD, and competing for the most insane
team results in the Toronto Police INSANITY® Challenge.
Sponsored by Beachbody and the Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association (TPAAA), the 60 day challenge runs from March 17 - May 19. Working out
as teams, police officers must complete five Fit Tests and 52 workouts
over 60 days. The INSANITY® workouts are a combination of plyometric
drills and nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, ab and
core training moves. Beachbody will assign an INSANITY® certified coach
to each team to ensure they are working out safe and getting the best
"Police officers are called upon to make life threatening and saving
decisions instantly," says Mike Bagg, General Manager of the TPAAA.
"Body and mind need to be on the same page and the Insanity Challenge
will help with the physical and mental well being of our members."
Beachbody will award three grand prizes for Most Weight Lost, Best Fit
Test Results and Best Individual Transformation. The winning teams will
win a Beachbody gym for their station including a collection of
Beachbody fitness programs, like P90X®, Focus T25®, and Insanity: The
Asylum®, and an entertainment system.
"We want to give back by providing police officers with the tools and
motivation to get in insane shape and combat the stress and health
risks that come with the job," says Andro Barac, Vice President,
Beachbody International. "It's called Insanity for a reason - the
officers have their work cut out for them, but it's a lot of fun."
As part of this challenge Beachbody will be raising funds for the Toronto Police Widows and Orphans Fund.
Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association
The Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association was formed in 1881 to
promote fitness and camaraderie among members of the Toronto Police
Service. Membership in the TPAAA is restricted to active and retired,
civilian and uniform members of Toronto Police Service. Members work in
the community in support of the Toronto Police Service community
Founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon, Beachbody, LLC,
operates Beachbody.com and TeamBeachbody.com. The Santa Monica, California-based company is the creator of the most
popular at-home fitness and weight loss solutions in the U.S.,
including P90X® and INSANITY®. The Beachbody company mission is to help
people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives.
Image with caption: "Toronto Police officers nail their first Insanity workout with Beachbody Master Trainer Felicia Taub. 228 police officers are participating in the Toronto Police Insanity Challenge from March 17 - May 19. (CNW Group/Beachbody, LLC)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140318_C5172_PHOTO_EN_37925.jpg
SOURCE: Beachbody, LLC
For further information:
Devon Taylor, Instigator Communications, 647-348-7262,
Julie Georgas, Instigator Communications, 416-993-3985,