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LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/25/10 11:44 AM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
How can anyone HATE Tonya. She is so incredibaly smoking hot. She is what motivates me through these DVD's. I have done P90X and that is a great series of disc's, but Insanity is all almost the same thing. A lot of cardio and all the same moves just in a different sequence. She is into each workout 100% and keeps the tempo up. I teach classes like this and if I had more students like her (I wouldn't be able to focus) it would make the class go by a lot easier. Does anyone know her last name so I can add her to my Facebook?HAHA. Really though, if it wasn't for her I don't think I would continue with those dvd's. You got to have good looking women in order to sell this stuff. If it was all average looking women then nobody would be interested. I would like to see more of her. Maybe her own workout program. Keep it up Tonya, lookin good.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/25/10 4:35 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
Check out http://www.taniaante.com/ for her Tania's website. She has a link to her facebook page on there
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/25/10 6:06 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
You don't know how glad seeing your thread makes me feel....ha...I swear to buddha I was just telling my wife the other night about this chick on the Insanity vids that simply pisses me off. She's got this little pursed lip blow out deal and over-exaggerated arm movements every time the camera hits her.--And that is waaay too much fakery for me. Seems like ol' Shaun T.'s got a little thang for this girl. To top it off, I just did my second fit test tonight and as you know she's one of the fit-testers. Funny thing tho, in this and the vids, she tries to blow the top off the exercise, but has crap for form. And there stands Shaun T. telling everyone to put form ahead of speed. Guess she get a hall pass.--Shaun T. definitely puts her form first....haha

But lo and behold!! Tonight after my fit test, what did I discover??--Why yes, I know what I saw...that same chick is on the hip hop abs commercial that comes on after the fit test--- This gal has had serious "pectoral" improvements, ifunowhutimean....haha...too damn funny. No wonder the camera dudes and ol Shaun T focus on her chest...uh, i mean, her workout movements, so much.

But yes surprisingly she pisses me off too and I'm a guy (I noticed many of the positive comments about her were from guys)...so you're not alone. Wish Shaun T would pay attention to some of the other folks and the camera guy and the editors would have been thinking with their big heads when they put this series together.

All in all, though, the workouts are ass-kickers, but I've come to realize that P90X is more my style...and just this last Fall, I dropped 30lbs doing P90X. I've only dropped a couple pounds with Insanity. I think I'm sweating more...but the hard core muscle/weight routines involved in P90X seem to chew up the calories even more than all the freakin hopping around in Insanity. I'm going to continue the Insanity program though...follow it thru to completion and hope I don't throw a friggin shoe at this little chick---my tv--- before it's over.

haha...so I know you started this thread back in Sept. 09-- Did you get thru it okay? Throw a shoe at your tv?--Please tell me how you made it...this is very distracting and you can't avoid seeing her then getting pissed off all over again.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/25/10 6:51 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
i understand that feeling that someone annoys you - it is a horrible feeling to have. it actually makes me feel worse about myself than the people i am criticizing. maybe if you try to concentrate on the workout and don't think of the people as people but think of them only as 'actors' or something.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/28/10 8:10 AM as a reply to teresefla.
Tonya/Tanya or however you spell it actually motivates me.

1. She's super fit
2. She's small
3. She's positive
4. She's intense

I look at her and think. Man, I'd like to be where she is one day. She isn't all bulky yet she's one of the fittest people there. I'm also looking to be fit and chiseled, but not super bulky.

I don't mind her acting.. It works for me

Each one of the Insanity cast members should have profiles on here. Their back stories might be a good motivator for me.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/28/10 9:24 AM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
Guess, I've never really paid that much attention to Tonya...although Shaun does seem to have his "favorites" and she is one of them. I try not to focus too much on the individuals, unless Shaun T 'calls' them out.

During the first month I noticed that Anna and Ariel (redhead & very pale) never seemed to break a sweat. Also noticed that Anna never seemed to take a break and works thru all of the workout, that was until the other night...they were doing the switchkicks on the floor and as the camera panned to someone she was in the background taking a break. I notice some take "breaks" all the time, while others seem to push it their limits...Blond Ariel and Anna both seem to push hard (harder than some of the guys). Now that I'm into month 2 I focus more and don't take as many breaks so I don't notice as much about those on the DVDs as I did the first month.

I believe we could all make comments about the various individuals on the videos...however for the most part I enjoy the effort they put forth...even if some are 'playing' for the camera. (Just my thoughts).
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
1/31/10 5:33 AM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
I'm the complete opposite! I absolutely love Tonya and I would love to look just like her! I think she's got incredible motivation and strength. She rarely ever stops to take a break! It's totally motivating for me!!! I think everyone yells and makes faces at different points...who doesn't?!!! I find all of them pretty inspiring actually! There is one girl that gets on my nerves a little and I don't know her name but she's super skinny with kinda curly, poofy hair. But even she doesn't bother me that bad, I'm just focused really hard on just making sure I push myself as hard as I can! I actually found your post because I was looking for pictures of Tonya to put on my fridge to motivate me even more!!!
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/2/10 1:09 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
WOW..... all this tania hate? she doesn't bother me.... heck.... i'm too busy doing my own thing to watch the tv and see what tania is doing.....

do you all really have the time to watch the tv and see all this going on?????
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/2/10 1:35 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
I agree that Rachel is awesome!!! I find her the most inspiring and motivating. I actually find myself disappointed during the DVDs where she is absent. I think that BB is trying to provide several background exercisers for Insanity because of the intensity of the workouts. Almost everyone needs a break at some point, and if there are only 4 or 5 exercisers, at some point you won't have anyone doing the workout sufficiently. Also, providing serveral different types of background exercisers gives those of us at home a chance to find ourselves in someone on screen, or at least someone who really motivates us. Rachel is that person for me. Like her, I started out as a size 6 and felt pretty good about that. I'm a spinning instructor like her, and before Insanity, prided myself on being in pretty good shape. Like her, I too found myself struggling in the warmup the first week. But someone else may be more motivated by a different type of person. Tonya isn't my favorite, but I'm usually too busy trying to squeeze out a few more reps to pay much visual attention to the screen once I'm in the workout. I think Shawn spreads himself out to everyone in his background pretty evenly. Tonya can keep up pretty well so she would be a natural choice for someone in Shawns immediate background. But I love Rachel!
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/2/10 3:21 PM as a reply to esteroali.
Tania is pretty. She kicks butts with Insanity and can guarantee that she can do it better than anyone on here that is hating on her. Not just Tonia but anyone else that you all are hating on in any of the other workout programs (ex: Dreya).

I bet that if any of you all that's hating on her were on these workout programs, you all would have people hating on you all as well! Or are you just dandy with no imperfections and everyone loves you all??? emoticon


Tania keeps me motivated and i don't watch these workout programs so that i could hate on people. I watch them to hopefully have a body like theirs.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/2/10 6:39 PM as a reply to desertbriez.
desertbriez:
WOW..... all this tania hate? she doesn't bother me.... heck.... i'm too busy doing my own thing to watch the tv and see what tania is doing.....

do you all really have the time to watch the tv and see all this going on?????


exactly

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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/5/10 2:22 PM as a reply to calmb4thenorm.
Just happened to find this thread... I get a good kick out of it.

I never really minded Dreya... she always worked hard and did things just about perfect. I also love watching the faces she makes in Legs & Back doing the Toe Roll Iso Lunges. She's obviously burning and fighting through it... then yells "Booty!" when she's done.

As for the Insanity girls, Ariel (blond) is by far my favorite. She seems very real and at the same time has perfect form and doesn't slouch at all. I wish I knew here whole name so I could learn more about her. Anna drives me a little crazy... she works very hard but those "climbing everest" and "like a girl on the highschool playground" comments in Max Intervals annoy me.

Also, props out to Rachel. I'm pretty sure she was a test group person. She's the Pam of Insanity.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/10/10 8:16 PM as a reply to dexterryu.
I find Tanya mildly annoying... mainly because I'm jealous that she has the energy to ham it up so much while doing an Insanity work out! emoticon

All I know is that we have a mirror in our work out area, and I can only imagine what people would be saying about me if I was on one of these DVDs LOL. I have noticed that when the going gets tough, I stick my tongue out. So yeah, I don't feel like I have a whole lot of room to judge anyone else...... although the guy who adjusts his bits during the work out and then puts his hands behind his back makes me laugh! : )
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/10/10 9:12 PM as a reply to Britishchick.
Just read the whole thread and found it pretty funny. Im only in my first week of insanity so I dont know a lot of them by name but I definitely have noticed tanya already. She doesnt really bother me yet though.

Who I did notice already was ariel which I think is the blonde with ponytail on Shauns left. Noticed her because from Ive seen she is smoking hot.

I do like the tip to try and beat the people in the back and will try it tomorrow because I have pure cardio for the first time tomorrow.

Im a 3x p90x grad and dreya nor any of the other people ever annoyed me. Except for Katie in back and biceps. The worst part of the whole workout is at the end when your doing whatever pullups you want and Tony asks her which shes gonna do and she says, "im gonna do corn on the cob!!!" Annoys me for two reasons. 1. She is lifting like 10lb weights the whole time and using the chair so for her to come and declare shes doing the hardest pull up so enthusiastically like shes dominating the workout really tilts me 2. Her whiney voice annoys me. Ive seen those videos so many times each and nobody bothers me but she has tilted me since the first time i did back and biceps.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/11/10 9:28 AM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
Haha! I know what you mean! emoticon

You have Rachel and Ariel who are working at it so hard, and really pushing themselves, then it pans to Tonya who is hamming it up so obviously. The part I hate the most is on Core Cardio and Balancing, when you are doing the oblique stretches (towards the end, you are connecting the elbow to the knee, standing up), the way she does the exercise is so dramatic compared to the others. The fit test is pretty bad too...she sounds like a giddy little school girl who wants Shaun T's attention. I find Alysia and Rachel much more motivating, inspiring and REAL. emoticon

Thanks for the laugh today!
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/15/10 10:18 AM as a reply to venusvegas.
Why so much hate for Tonya???

She's a beast. i do agree maybe Shaun T goes to her a little too often, but hey, can you kill him for that? she's hot!

anyway, i don't mind her at all. i'd rather have people like her on there working hard than a bunch of slack-asses.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/15/10 7:52 PM as a reply to gallagdh.
Great thread.

I kinda feel like I hit the jackpot with Insanity, because my name is - wait for it - Tonya! It's not a very common name, so the fact that Shawn T is always talking/yelling at her means he's almost like my own personal trainer. I never get that kind of attention from Tony!

Almost all of the women in Insanity are so motivating to me. Incredible bodies, great form and work ethic. I love that they look like female athletes rather than the model-types you usually see in fitness videos. Tania's faces are goofy, but she radiates so much constant positive energy while doing something incredibly difficult that I really appreciate her.

I only find myself annoyed at the people who aren't working very hard. When I happen to look up at the screen, I always want the camera on the person who's going hard and got the best form.

Maybe once a high level of fitness is reached doing these videos the annoyance becomes more pronounced. Wesley Idol in Kenpo X just kills me. Dude, you're the one who supposedly created it and you can't get your ass down in a decent squat? And/or throw a kick/punch with a smidge of effort? I'm not sure if I feel annoyed or just superior at this point, lol. Now when Katie brags she'll be doing corn cob pull-ups in Back & Biceps I find myself just laughing at her.

In the end, I love that Tony and Shawn T. both have their favorite henchwomen!
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/23/10 3:39 PM as a reply to tikiti.
Okay...the hottest woman is in, I think, two of the videos. Long dark hair, and she's wearing a gray "Insanity" shirt with a bare midriff in the CPR video. Anyone know who I am talking about? I think she's also in Cardio Abs.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
2/23/10 8:02 PM as a reply to johnsolo.
johnsolo:
Okay...the hottest woman is in, I think, two of the videos. Long dark hair, and she's wearing a gray "Insanity" shirt with a bare midriff in the CPR video. Anyone know who I am talking about? I think she's also in Cardio Abs.



I believe her name is Liz and totally agree with you.
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RE: LOVE Insanity- HATE Tonya!
3/9/10 7:10 PM as a reply to werkinoutgirl.
Ha! I always complained about Dreya, and then same thing...I started Insanity and I can't stand Tonya! Why is she featured so much?
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