Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PIYO is just around the corner!

The release of PIYO as an 'at-home workout' is just around the corner.  After teaching this class at the gym for YEARS, I can't wait to see it!!  

If you want to see the preview video, just follow the link: 

PIYO Video

Email me if you want me to keep you posted of the release date.  I'd be happy to help!  

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Want to know more about TurboFire®? Here ya go!

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.  Scroll to the bottom for MY review.

What is TurboFire®?
TurboFire® is a crazy-intense and crazy-fun cardio program designed to awaken your inner athlete and help you get a leaner, sexier body—fast! This 90-day program is packed with kickboxing drills, aerobic exercises, and intense intervals perfectly choreographed to the hottest music, so you stay motivated to push hard and get awesome results. Award-winning fitness expert Chalene Johnson (creator of other successful programs like Turbo Jam® and ChaLEAN Extreme®) is with you every step of the way, until you’re hooked on the adrenaline high, burning tons of calories, and shedding those extra pounds.

Why is TurboFire® effective?
The science behind TurboFire® is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)—also known as “Fire Drills”—where you can burn up to 9x more fat and calories than with traditional cardio. HIIT means working out at your max in up to 1-minute intervals, followed by a short rest. This is the kind of athletic training that top athletes do to get in amazing shape, because it ignites the AfterBurn Effect, where your body continues to burn calories long after your workout is over. Just 4 minutes of HIIT can be more effective than 30 to 45 minutes on a treadmill or stair climber. The workouts are tough, but there’s always a modifier, and Chalene even includes low impact classes so you can still get incredible results without jumping.

How does it work?
Exercising at your max in short (less than 1 minute) intervals improves aerobic and anaerobic energy release and cranks up your body’s metabolism to burn calories faster. So you burn more stored body fat to help you recover from the workout. This occurs because the intense intervals fatigue your muscle groups. In turn, your body works overtime to replenish the tired muscles with oxygen, creating the AfterBurn Effect, which can scorch calories for up to 24 hours after you have finished class.

What makes TurboFire® unique?
TurboFire® is a high-intensity workout set to the hottest music that pushes you beyond your limits every time. More intense but less “dancy” than Turbo Jam, it can be used as a graduate program for Turbo lovers. Other extreme programs, like ChaLEAN Extreme® and P90X®, focus on building muscle and burning fat through weight training. TurboFire®, along with its HIIT training, helps you achieve your maximum transformation faster than any other cardio program. And unlike INSANITY®, the TurboFire® program can be repeated indefinitely.

TurboFire® is for...

• Anyone who wants to shape a lean body, sexy legs, toned arms, and tight abs, FAST.

• All workout levels – although TurboFire® is considered an advanced program, there are special features to help beginners stick with the program.

• Anyone who enjoys working out to music and is a fan of kickboxing and intense cardio.

Chalene Johnson is your class instructor.
A New York Times best-selling author, Chalene is a devoted mother of two. With 20 years of experience as one of the most popular fitness instructors in the nation, Chalene has learned that a class setting encourages the excitement and energy you need to get the most out of your workout. Now she’s bringing that same experience to your home. Unlike her Turbo classes in Southern California, you won’t need to make a reservation or stand in line for an hour. Chalene’s already saved the best spot in class for you. Anytime you want to turn up the burn, just Push Play.

MY review:
TurboFire® was the program that I went to after Turbo Jam®. A natural progression especially since I was already a Turbo Kick® instructor so maybe I was (am) a little biased. ;) Anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this program even more than I did Turbo Jam®! There are the "FIRE" classes which are modeled very much after the Turbo Kick® classes you find at the gym (30, 45, 55, and 60 minute versions). And then there are the HIIT workouts. Yeah, they are only 15, 20, 25, and 30 minute classes but they are INTENSE. Talk about an afterburn too...wow! I know they say this program can be for any level of fitness, but I believe it's a pretty advanced program - especially the cardiovascular aspect of it. It's definitely more intense than Turbo Jam®, but you can make any program more or less intense by what you put into it - am I right? Chalene is spot on with keeping you motivated throughout the workouts. It's almost like she could see me and tell me to keep going when I was starting to fizzle. I think that I lost the most weight with this program and it's the one that I always keep going back to. It can be a bit dance-y at times, but I believe this one is definitely "sportier" than Turbo Jam®, especially those HIIT workouts (no time for messing around in those!). If you want a kickbutt workout...here you go!

Want to know more about Turbo Jam®? Here ya go!

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.   Scroll to the bottom for MY review.

Turbo Jam® is an in-home fitness program that combines kickboxing, dancing, and body sculpting moves to help you burn calories and tone muscles. Trainer Chalene Johnson teaches you her signature “Elite 11” moves, then uses them in a variety of ways to raise your heart rate and keep it elevated so you burn the most fat. The workouts are set to high-energy dance music that feels more like a party than exercise.

Why is Turbo Jam® effective? 
*Turbo Training is a technique that adds intensity to the workouts and increases the calorie burn. In the middle of each workout you do a short, supercharged cardio interval, which increases your aerobic capacity and is one of the most effective ways to burn fat and calories.

*Chalene’s signature moves are easy to follow. They target specific muscle groups or body parts to strengthen and sculpt your entire physique, with special emphasis on your abs and core. The workouts can be done by anyone at any fitness level.

*The Turbo Results step-by-step guidebook includes a simple weight-loss meal plan, a daily workout calendar, and a guide to help you make good choices when eating in restaurants.

*Elite 11 flash cards will show you how to perform each of Chalene’s signature moves so you can burn the most calories in every workout.

*Jump-start your weight loss with the Turbo Slim® rapid results program, an easy-to-follow meal plan and measurement tool to help you lose up to 10 pounds in 10 workouts.

*The Turbo Sculpting Gloves increase your muscle activity by up to 96% so you get toned fast.

What makes Turbo Jam® unique?
Turbo Jam® is a combination of martial arts-style training and dancing. Chalene’s fun, motivating personality makes the workouts upbeat and energetic. The addition of Turbos (high-intensity intervals) improves your fitness while increasing your calorie burn. And when you use the Turbo Sculpting Gloves, you can raise the intensity even higher.

Who is the target audience?
*Fitness beginners - The signature moves are easy to learn, and Chalene breaks them down for you.

*People who want to lose weight and get toned. Turbo Jam® burns maximum calories while sculpting lean muscles.

*Women who don’t want to build big muscles. The workouts are designed to lean out your body, not create bulky muscles.

*People who want to lose weight fast. The Turbo Slim® rapid results program helps you shed up to 10 pounds in 10 days.

*People who want fun workouts to keep from getting bored. The variety of workouts and Chalene’s enthusiasm will help you stick to the program and have fun with it.

Equipment needs
*You’ll need dumbbells or resistance bands.

*Turbo Jam comes with a pair of weighted Turbo Sculpting Gloves.

Who is Chalene Johnson?
One of the most popular fitness instructors in the country, Chalene is an experienced, highly motivating workout leader. With her guidance, you’ll learn the proper form and technique for working out with weights or bands, even if you’ve never done resistance training before. She’ll keep you from getting bored and inspire you to do your very best.

MY review:  
Turbo Jam® was the first program that I did through Beachbody. Yes, I was already a Turbo Kick® instructor so maybe I was (am) a little biased. ;) Anyway, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this program!!! It's a bit of a dance-y version of cardio-kickboxing and it's for any level of fitness. It is perfect for learning the moves if you are someone who has trouble with choreography. (In other words, you may want to start here and then go to TurboFire®.) It's less intense than TurboFire®, but you can make any program more intense by what you put into it - am I right? Oh, and Chalene's energy is contagious! The sculpting dvd's are no joke (especially the lower body one) and the weighted gloves make any of the workouts KILLER! I HIGHLY recommend this one!

Want to know more about Tai Cheng™? Here ya go!

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.  

Dr. Mark Cheng worked with Beachbody® to create Tai Cheng
A martial arts master trainer with more than three decades of experience in Tai Chi—Dr. Cheng used 21st-century sports science to develop Tai Cheng™, which can help your vitality improve with age.

What can Tai Cheng™ do for me?
The Tai Cheng™ workout is based on classical Tai Chi techniques, ancient Qi Gong practices, and modern corrective exercise patterns that both rehab and prehab the body, improving the body’s metabolism, joint function, stress management, and athletic performance!

The Tai Cheng™ program shows you how to customize a workout that feels good, challenges your body, gives you energy, improves circulation, straightens posture, opens your joints, reduces painful trigger points, and promotes balance and flexibility so that your health actually improves as you age.

Who is Tai Cheng™ for?
Tai Chi and the other ancient modalities within the Tai Cheng program are made for EVERYONE. This 13-week regimen delivers tremendous benefits, whether you’re doing the first level moves and using the support of a wall, or you’re an elite athlete who is looking to improve your athletic performance in safer, more holistic ways.

What can I expect in a Tai Cheng™ workout?
Every day, Tai Cheng™ takes you through a gentle, energizing warm-up and teaches you a new Tai Chi move. These workouts are designed to improve balance, awaken dormant energy sources, tone and strengthen your muscles, soothe stiffness, and increase your range of motion.

How long is the Tai Cheng™ program?
Tai Cheng™ is a 90-day program, divided into four phases. You will learn six Tai Chi movements in each of the first three phases; each of these phases is three weeks long. In the fourth phase, which is four weeks long, you learn how to put multiple movements together in sequence.

What kind of equipment will I need?
All you need to do Tai Cheng™ is a 6’ x 6’ space, about an hour a day, and a foam roller, which is included with the program.

Want to know more about Slim in 6®? Here ya go!

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.  

What is Slim in 6®
Slim in 6® is an in-home workout program that helps you melt away fat and sculpt a leaner, sexier body in just 6 weeks. Because the moves are so easy to follow, Slim in 6® can work for just about anyone, even people who have never exercised regularly. Trainer Debbie Siebers combines cardio and light resistance exercise to burn calories and tone your whole body without creating bulky muscles.

How does Slim in 6® work? 
• Debbie’s Slim Training® technique combines cardio with light resistance moves to create fast weight loss and body-shaping results.

• You gradually increase your strength, endurance, and energy over three phases of intensity. And because you train the same muscles 6 days a week, your body becomes lean and toned, rather than bulky.

• You can lose up to 25 pounds in just 6 weeks. Guaranteed or your money back!

Who can benefit from Slim in 6
• People who want to lose weight and get toned without bulking up

• Fitness beginners

• People who want a low impact or non-extreme workout

• People who want to lose weight fast

Tips for success:
• Follow the workout calendar that’s included in your program.

• Do Slim & Limber and Slim & 6-Pack after your regular workout 3 to 4 times per week (you can alternate these by doing Slim & Limber one day and Slim & 6-Pack the next day, or you can do them both on the same day if you have time).

• To jump-start your results, begin your 6-week transformation with the 6-Day Express Plan, which can help you lose up to 6 pounds and 6 inches in your first 6 days.

• Push Play every single day.

• Make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need for healthy weight loss by supplementing your diet with ActiVit®, Slimming Formula, and the 2-Day Fast Formula®.

What’s included in Slim in 6
• 3 body-slimming workouts on 3 DVDs

• Workout Calendar

• Tools to help you succeed, including the 6-Day Express Plan, a weight loss eating plan, and a guidebook

• 2 bonus workouts: Slim & Limber and Slim & 6-Pack

• Plus 3 FREE bonus gifts: Slim Training Resistance Band*, 24/7 online support, Cardio Core! Express workout

What tools are available to challenge advanced users?
• Heavier resistance bands*

• Slim Series® workout program

• Slim Series Express workout program

Who is Debbie Siebers?
• A real person who has had her own struggles with weight. She lost more than 40 pounds with her Slim Training method and has kept the weight off.

• She’s been a leading fitness expert for more than 20 years.

• Her signature Slim Training technique has made Slim in 6 into one of the best-selling home-fitness programs in the U.S.

• Debbie has been featured on TV many times, including Fit TV’s health and fitness show Fitting It In, CNN, E! Entertainment Television, and various network TV stations. Debbie thrives on helping motivate people to find discipline, and balance mind, body, and spirit to achieve their healthy living goals.

*Resistance Bands contain natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions.

Want to know more about Rockin' Body®? Here ya go?

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.  

Rockin' Body®
Get a hot new Rockin' Body with Shaun T's high-octane dance party that will have you sweating off the pounds to all your favorite dance-floor hits!

Shaun T is back! The creator of the best-selling Hip Hop Abs® has created a revolutionary new program to burn the fat off your ENTIRE body!

Want a Rockin' Body®?
You’ll dance and sweat to some of the hottest hits of all time like "Holiday," "I'm Coming Out," "I Love Rock N' Roll," and more!

Get Rockin’ Results with 5 Rockin' workouts!
  • Mark, Move & Groove
    Shaun will have you dancing and sweating with his breakthrough Mark It and Move It technique. (15 minutes)
  • Disco Groove
    Hit the dance floor and shake your groove thing in this off-the-hook workout guaranteed to burn some serious calories. (35 minutes)
  • Party Express
    Give Shaun 25 minutes and he guarantees a workout—without sacrificing results! (25 minutes)
  • Shaun T's Dance Party
    It's a calorie-burning dance party in your living. (45 minutes)
  • Rock It Out
    This rock-and-roll strength routine with shape, sculpt, and tone your new lean body from head to toe while it sends your metabolism soaring. (45 minutes)
Enjoy these easy-to-use tools for maximum results
  • My Quickstart Guide
    Just follow this simple workout calendar and you'll be on your way to your very own Rockin' Body.
  • Never "Diet" Again guide
    This easy-to-follow plan shows you how to eat simply and healthy and is filled with Shaun’s favorite meals and recipes
  • 24/7 Online Support
    Chat live with Shaun and get to know an amazing online community that will help you succeed.

Want to know more about RevAbs™? Here ya go!

The below info is from the Beachbody® Coach training manuals and website.  

RevAbs - Your 90-Day Ab Solution

Get the sexy six-pack abs you’ve always wanted with RevAbs. This ab-focused workout is specifically designed to burn off the fat and give you rock-hard results in just 90 days. Trainer Brett Hoebel teaches you special techniques to work your entire core from six different angles, so you get better results, faster.

Reveal Your Six-Pack
With Brett Hoebel's proven Abcentrics™ training technique, you'll learn to work your abs from six different angles, and to engage your abdominal muscles throughout your entire workout so every move counts. You'll build a lean, strong physique with a variety of lively exercises, including the acrobatic martial art known as Capoeira.

Here's what you get with RevAbs

12 Workouts on 10 DVDs:
  • Abcentrics. Abcentrics teaches you Brett’s proven technique for firing your abs to get maximum results. Master this, and you’re on your way to an awesome six-pack. (approx. 8 min.)
  • Capoeira. In Capoeira, you learn Brett's favorite moves from this unique Brazilian martial art. (approx. 15 min.)
  • Fire Up Your Abs. Scorch calories with explosive cardio intervals and Brett's Six-Pack moves, his signature ab circuit that works your core from 6 different angles for 6 times the results. (approx. 40 min.)
  • Power Intervals. Rev up your metabolism with high-intensity cardio that includes intervals of lower-body resistance moves. You'll melt belly fat, sculpt lean legs, firm your glutes, and work your abs—all at the same time. (approx. 30 min.)
  • Total Strength. Strength training is essential if you want great abs. Strong, lean muscles are your best friends in the fight against fat. (approx. 45 min.)
  • Mercy Abs. Short but tough, this ab workout pushes you hard and leaves you begging for mercy. (approx. 15 min.)
  • Rev It Up Cardio. Forget boring treadmills. This workout is spiced with capoeira and kickboxing moves to burn the fat off your abs and your entire body. (approx. 45 min.)
  • Fat-Burning Abs. Feel the burn with new ab and cardio combinations that will have your heart pounding and your abs screaming.
    (approx. 40 min.)
  • Power Intervals 2. Kick up the intensity with lower-body resistance moves and even more extreme cardio for increased belly-fat burning. (approx. 30 min.)
  • Strength & Endurance. Rock-hard abs, meet rock-hard body. This total-body workout defines your abs and sculpts your entire body. (approx. 30 min.)
  • Merciless Abs. Make your abs pop with this 15-minute ab shredder. Brett ups the intensity and shows your core no mercy. (approx. 15 min.)
  • Full Throttle Abs. Go for all-out intensity in this fully charged ab workout that will blast the fat and make your midsection rock-solid. (approx. 40 min.)
  • Full Throttle Intervals. Shift into high gear with hard-core intervals that will rev up your results. Go longer and harder. (approx. 45 min.)
You also get these tools:
  • RevGuide. Get the most out of RevAbs and learn the personal weight loss philosophy that Brett teaches all of his training clients.
  • RevAbs Day-by-Day Calendar. You’ll always know which RevAbs workout to do each day for maximum results. It also helps you keep track of your progress.
  • Measuring Tape and Tracker. Watch the inches melt away and log your RevAbs results with our handy measuring tape and progress tracker.