Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 1.0 Review

I’m sure we’ve all been tempted by scam Instagram accounts preaching “bikini body ready in 2 weeks” or other complete rubbish. But when the preacher has more than 3 million followers you know something must being working for the customers. 

Before being apart of #KaylasArmy:

Around 2 years ago I decided I would set my self the target of becoming more active and get into good eating habits. You know, not reaching for a can of coke and instead for some water or fitting in a short 20 minute run in my free time, little things like that. And those little things turned into a passion and in fact spurred me on to to looking deeper into the health and fitness side of things. I had always had a passion for healthy food since I was young and always enjoyed being active, but nothing negative could come from expanding my seriousness in health and fitness. So I thought, why not give it a go?Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.12.17

I started experimenting with different YouTube videos and rather enjoyed them. I then got into the habit of doing the same 7 minute workouts consistently, and started to gradually make the workouts more intense by doing them over and over again multiple times. 6 months on, I’m doing the same 3 workouts and eating relatively healthy – not limiting any calorie intake, just getting into good habits… and I find myself at a plateau. A very stubborn plateau. So I became to get fed up with not seeing any improvements and I’m trying harder than ever. Confused? I started to dread doing these same 3 workouts because I knew that the energy I put into this, no positive change would come of it.

This could have made me hate exercising, healthy eating and everything I had recently grew a huge passion to. A passion that gave me so much satisfaction, and health benefits and became a huge part of my life. Working out started to seem like a chore and not a hobby. It seemed a shame to throw away all those blood, sweat and tears. So I decided to branch out.

Branching out:

I scanned the Internet for inspiration, and found nothing but a load of silly diets. I was determined I wouldn’t fall in that worryingly deep pit. I then signed up to my local gym and I loved it! I would do cardio workouts the first few weeks and then built up the courage to venture into the weight lifting area, nothing serious just a change of scenery. Today, I still only use the weight machines and a few small free-weights just because I think my body is still developing so I ought to not push myself too hard that might result in injuries later in life.Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.11.55

A few months on and I find myself doing yet the same routine of running, cross-trainer, floor work, and weights. If you can’t tell by know, I lose interest relatively quickly, especially in exercise. And it’s VERY important to switch up your routines, allowing you to work different muscles each time and therefore build results all over your body.

The day I decided:

I had been a keen follower of Kayla for around 2 years, and I had always been tempted into investing in one of her bikini body guides. But for some reason I always felt out of my comfort zone and not very confident when contemplating whether to buy her guide or not. However, I found myself at another plateau which meant I was desperate for something new. It was time, and I was ready to squat the hell out of my butt!

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Whether you’re a mum, a student or even someone who doesn’t want to spend money on a gym membership, you will definitely benefit from this guide and have the time to complete it without having to sacrifice precious free time. I did the majority of the weeks during school, which ended at 5 so what I’m trying to say is that it hardly takes any time whatsoever. Just take a peak at her constant flow of other customer’s results on her Instagram (kayla_itsines) and you’ll know what I’m talking about.

As soon as I downloaded the guide, I was raring to go. I couldn’t wait for a new challenge, and to hopefully to see some new results. You can either order it as a booklet or immediately download it onto your iBooks on your phone, ipad etc. Before starting, make sure you have a yoga mat, 2x 4-6 kg weights, a skipping rope and determination. Throughout the booklet, Kayla will introduce new equipment such as a bench or bosu ball, but I just made use out of what I had and it worked for me!

For the first week or two, I struggled. And I’m not saying it takes a huge amount of will-power to complete those last minutes of lunging or skipping or whatever other crazy stuff Kayla’s got you doing, but you do feel like giving up sometimes. Sometimes you feel like skipping a workout and saying “I’ll just work extra hard tomorrow.” I’m not saying I never ever skipped a workout, of course I did! But only a few, only when I felt so run down that all I wanted to do was sprawl on my bed and sleep. But that feeling of victory and satisfaction is definitely worth it, take my word for it! Throughout the course of the 12 weeks you will be doing a whole mixture of push-ups, squats, lunges… you name it and Kayla’s probably got you doing it one-handedly (warning: those spider push-ups are a killer).


I actually started to see results within the first week. I felt stronger and lighter. I started to see definition in my legs. A month ago I could only do 6 push-ups in a row before collapsing on the floor, but now 12. Things like that really make you realize how much these 30-minute workouts are changing you, physically and mentally. Mentally, because you know you can do it. You know if you push yourself that little bit more, you’ll be that step closer to achieving your goal (and making Kayla proud.)

What am I going to expect to be doing?

For 12 weeks, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday you will be doing 2×14 minute HIIT legs and cardio, arms and abs or full body workouts. You will also be given different stretch routines to do after each workout. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays you will have the choice of doing LISS workouts such as 40 minutes of walking or a gentle jog or cycle, nothing too intense just something to keep your muscles moving.Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 11.10.41

I would explain more, but really Kayla leads you through all the way till the very end, making it easy to follow. She gives you helping hands like how to do a certain exercise, which stretches to do and tips on not giving up. Kayla just wants you to feel more confident, happier and healthier.

So why not give it a go and trust me. This is not a sponsor, I just really wanted to share my experience with you and hopefully lead you on to a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Join Kayla’s Army NOW!

4 thoughts on “Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide 1.0 Review

  1. crosstitchery says:

    Love your post – I’m on Week 10 of my first round and loving it so far. I love the routine and the variation of exercises, and I agree, those spider push ups such! I haven’t seen as much progress as some on her Instagram page, though I don’t follow the HELP guide at all. Small progress is still progress though, whether mentally or physically! 🙂
    Erin x


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