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! 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 you go!

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