Move Your Ass Monday: TurboFire Update
Or more so this week, move my ass monday. I wanted to share with you guys what I’ve been up to workout wise. As I mentioned before I had recently added TurboFire to my workout routine. I’ve spent some time with it (although I haven’t done every workout included quite yet) I thought I’d share some thoughts on the program.
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This program is primarily a cardio workout regimen, although there are also strength, toning, ab, and stretching/yoga workouts included. It’s pretty well rounded and that’s impressive.
The workout is listed as a 90 day program, but personally and yes I’m stating this matter-of-factly as Beachbody Coach, that I never do any program day to day as listed by the book. Of course you can adhere to the guidebook and do each set workout as planned, or you can wing it like I do. I personally decided to aim for adding 3 TurboFire workouts a week to my current routine.
If you’re at all familiar with Turbo Jam – TurboFire is basically the advanced version of it. Both programs are a little kickboxing, a little martial arts, and a smidge of dance. The first few times I tried TurboJam I thought to myself, holy crap, I’m never going to remember and get all this!! But I kept at it a learned the basics and slowly became comfortable with the movements and fell in love with the program. If you’ve done TurboJam, you know what the ‘Turbos’ are right? Well these are called “fire drills” in TurboFire and they’re more intense. They also make up a few of the workouts by themselves. The HIIT workouts are purely fire drills back to back – and baby, those workouts are some good ones.
I really like that the workouts come with 2 variations: the “regular” workout and what’s called the “new to class”. The new to class workouts begin by Chalene breaking down the choreography in bits. You go through the movements a couple of times a a slow pace and she talks about what cues she will be using etc. Then the clock starts again and you go to town. If you’re doing the new to class versions, she also breaks down each “fire drill” before you dig in. I definitely took advantage of the starter class option. I did each workout roughly 3-4 times in the starter class before moving onto the workouts without the breakdown.
Overall I’ve added in about 3 workouts a week (whether they be the strength, cardio, or yoga ones) to my routine and I’m loving it. There are days when I have to forgo the HIIT portions for another workout because of my bad knee, but I’m trying to be mindful while still enjoying the benefits of the program. I can say after about 4 weeks I can see a noteable difference in my cardio endurance, and I love that!
If you have any questions about TurboFire or TurboJam, please let me know. Have you started a new fitness routine or program lately? How are you liking it?
Update: The TurboFire program price has dropped $40 permanently from it’s original price!