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Turbo Fire: It’s a workout and a half (review)

September 22, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

What I like about it: It’s not just about cardio, which it does almost fiendishly well. It’s also about overall body strengthening and conditioning. Check it:

Turbo Fire DVD List

  • Fire 30 class/Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • HIIT 15 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Fire 55 EZ Class/Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Core 20 Class/ Stretch 40 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD*
  • Fire 45 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • HIIT 20 class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Fire 45 EZ Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • HIIT 25 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Sculpt 30 Class/ Tone 30 Class DVD*

Turbo Fire Advanced DVDs (may need to be purchased seperately)

  • HIIT 30 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Fire 60 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Abs 10 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD
  • Upper 20 Class/ Lower 20 Class/ Stretch 10 Class DVD*

* = incorporates the use of a resistance band and/or lower body band

With minimal equipment needed, this workout provides an intense conditioning experience in the comfort of my little home workout studio. Let me say that again: it is intense. It’s definitely not for someone who doesn’t already have some sort of regular activity plan incorporating cardio, strength, and flexibility training.

Chalene has Allie up on stage doing modified moves if you don’t want to go completely bonkers with intensity or if you have a physical issue that prevents you from going all out. It helps me definitely in this regard. Chalene is great at always having someone on hand demonstrating modified moves in all her workout videos. That’s something that’s usually not present in gym classes, but I think it should be. Not everyone is at the same level as the instructor, after all.

A cool thing about this workout system is each workout’s length is right in the title. Only got 10 minutes? There’s an Ab workout or a stretch you can do. Only want to work upper body today? Get rockin’ with Upper 20. Or, follow the schedule included with the DVDs. It’s helpful in that the schedule starts with the workouts that are shorter in duration, culminating in Fire 60 somewhere after the 20th week. Holy majoly, Fire for 60 minutes??? I’m not there yet 🙂

Turbo Jam is a great introduction to this type of activity, and it will help a new person get into the condition needed to keep up with Turbo Fire. Not only that, Turbo Jam is hellaciously fun. I still use it and enjoy it. Check out a previous post I did featuring a video from Chalene outlining the differences. Or, visit your local park, gym, martial arts studio, or basketball court, and get your sweat on until you feel ready for Turbo Fire.

My personal objective is to combine Turbo Fire with my regular martial arts training to get my body stronger, kicks and punches with more power, and be able to hang with the seasoned athletes. Having a six pack would be a plus, I’m not going to lie 😉

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