Monday 3 September 2012

Turbofire complete workout

My reasons for change
My first time trying this complete workout was last year..... I used to exercise regularly before my children were born (seven years ago) I would often wake up at 6am and begin my 30-minute workout of Tae Bo. by Billy Blanks before heading off to work.... So  seven years later, I knew I needed to get back to a fitter and healthier lifestyle, I found myself binging on crisp's and chocolate most evenings and could easily eat half a packed of biscuits with my tea.... After having my children I didn't put on much weight and always weighed around 10 stone which is normal for my height of 5ft 7in...but my hips had grown as had my legs and although I just could squeeze into my size 12 trousers "which to most would seem a perfect size", I knew my body was changing for the worse,I felt sluggish and had little energy, and noticed my metabolism was slowing down as the weight was sticking to places I never used to even notice.
On researching new workouts I came across Turbofire I watched several clips on YouTube and it seemed right up my street "kicking"punching" and it had great reviews.

TurboFire is the intense cardio conditioning program from fitness innovator Chalene Johnson. Its a 90-day workout-Schedule Included in Box, but you can shorten if desired, the set contains 12 DVDs ranging from 10 minutes to 60 minutes long. This is an intense cardio  routine based on HIIT- high-intensity interval training,a good selection of moves from kickboxing to hip-hop.And has excellent music remixes, TurboFire pushes you past your limits. Chalene's "New to Class" option gives you the breakdown on how to do each move with the right form.
Here are the 12 workouts in a little detail.

1. Get Fired Up - Chalene Johnson will explain each of the parts of this fitness regimen to obtain the best results from it and accomplish your fitness goals

2. Fire 30 / Stretch 10 Class – You will be punching, kicking and moving to the great music of “Give Up The Funk”

3. HIIT 15 Class / Stretch 10 Class – Here’s your first high-intensity interval training workout and will make you feel fantastic after burning so many calories in a very short workout

4. Fire 55 EZ Class / Stretch 10 Class – Don’t let yourself be fooled by the title! you will be sweating and burning calories to “Dazzey Dukes”

5. Fire 45 Class / Stretch 10 Class –  you dance, you punch and also you kick on the beat of “Wiggle It”

6. HIIT 20 Class / Stretch 10 Class - You can find 7 “fire drills” for 2o minutes with the beats of “Turn This Mutha Out”

7. Fire 45 EZ Class / Stretch 10 Class – Take a break from "fire drills". But having a break does not mean simple or ineffective!

8. HIIT 25 Class / Stretch 10 Class – 25 minutes of the most intense HIIT drills yet with Chalene!

9. Sculpt 30 Class / Tone 30 Class – This workout is fantastic to firm up your muscles using this type of resistance routine

10. Stretch 40 Class / Stretch 10 Class – This workout is built to allow you to increase your flexibility to offer you a lean, long look

11. Core 20 Class / Stretch 40 Class / Stretch 10 Class – This workout targets your tummy to provide great abs!

My review
The first time I ever attempted this work out I decided to just have a go and see how I got on - NOT so smart really.... I selected fire 30 workouts a pushed play......what a workout I was put through my paces and could barley keep up-but as I'm so competitive I gave it my all I stopped only to catch my breath and have a sip of the end I was shaky and exhausted, my face was as red as a beetroot- but I loved it and from that point I was hooked. Ok, I should have started with the new class option but that's me jump in think later.
I managed to stick to the schedule of workouts almost everyday for 13 weeks squeezing the workouts early morning before the kids got up and some evenings....and boy did I see those changes, I lost two inches off each thigh- which are my problem area
And inch off my back and waist and two inches off my hips- I was more aware of my eating habits which were great. I felt fitter, stronger and had so much more energy, plus I was enjoying the workouts they were fun the music was great and each workout whizzed by....
My the end of the 13 weeks my stomach was flat my abs were getting firmer I was over the moon... I decided to keep up the routine but unfortunately I pulled my back- and had to stop for a while- and as my life is crazy at the best of times, I fell out of the routine.So now I'm back on track, I absolutely love turbofire and now mix it up with a bit of Hip Hop abs-( I will review this one soon). I found sticking to the schedule included in the box-helped I stay on track and achieve good results.
But now I do my own schedule(select workouts I want to do) and fit in with my life,as and when I can three to four times a week.

I paid £55 pound from a seller on E-Bid but it's available to purchase via Beachbody UK or amazon UK for £100.

Equipment required
In the box, you receive a Lower Body Band - But you will need a Resistance Band/Towel/Mat

 Fitness level
If your new to fitness start with the new to class option there is a moderator throughout all the workouts she goes at a slower pace, so I would recommend following them if you are new to fitness if have existing injures-always remember to seek advice on exercising if you have existing injuries.
Overall I love this workout its one of the best I have ever done - moreover because its fun and effective and will always remain one of my fitness favorites.

This is my personal review on a product that I have purchased and achieved results.