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10-Minute Trainer Workout: Does it Work?

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Tony Horton, the maker of P90-X, developed a program called the 10-Minute Trainer Workout and we put it to the test to see if it works.

The program is designed for busy men and women looking to lose weight and get in shape without spending a lot of time at the gym.

"I absolutely thought it was too good to be true. 10 minutes a day doesn't seem like a lot," said Jessica Miller from Waunakee.

Baseball, dance and daycare pickup make for a busy night and working out falls lower on the priority list for Jessica.

"After having baby number three 18 months ago and gaining 50 pounds with that pregnancy, it did not come off as easy as it did with the other two kids," said Jessica.

Jessica bought Tony Horton's basic 10-minute trainer kit. It consists of cardio, total-body, lower-body, abs and yoga flex workouts. The program also comes with tools like resistance bands and cardio belts.

The 10-Minute Trainer Workout comes with a specific calendar. It recommends you do the program seven days a week for four weeks. For example, the first day requires you do cardio, lower body and abs.

"When I initially read the book, I instantly felt disappointed. I thought 'Oh no, this is not what I thought it was'," said Jessica.

Each week Jessica kept a video journal of her progress. In one of her entries, she noted that going into week two, the biggest difference she noticed was that her balance was definitely better.

There was one part of the program she thought was misleading.

"The calendar that they give you, they actually have three workouts a day listed, which is not 10 minutes, which is 30 minutes," said Jessica.

Jessica took her measurements at the Princeton Club on April 10 and her final measurements on May 9.

"I lost 2.25 percent of my body fat. I lost 7 pounds, but I lost 12.25 inches, a majority from around my waist," said Jessica.

Jessica gives the 10-Minute Trainer Workout four out of four stars.

"I think it works. I think the resistance bands are a huge part of the workout," said Jessica.

For the test, we looked at the 10-Minute Trainer Basic Kit, which costs $79.90, plus shipping and handling. There are two other kits, which cost more money.

It's important to keep in mind that results may vary based on your food choices, workout intensity and the amount of time you commit to the program.

Click here for more information about the 10-Minute Trainer Workout.

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