TurboFire® – FAQ


Who is it for?
TurboFire is an intermediate/advanced program. It begins slowly but ramps up quickly, and even comes with an introductory phase you can do if it’s too hard. By the end, it’s a full-blown advanced training program.

What equipment does it require?
No outside equipment. An exercise mat is nice to have and weighted gloves are important when you need to add intensity (how quickly you’ll need them depends on your fitness level).

What is the difference between Turbo Kick, Turbo Jam, and TurboFire?
Turbo Kick workouts are taught in a gym environment only. There is no program associated with them. Turbo Jam is Chalene’s first home workout program. It’s similar to TurboFire but less well-rounded and not nearly as hard by its end. TurboFire is the grad school version.

How do HIIT workouts benefit me?
High Intensity Interval Training stimulates hormonal releases in the body that lead to accelerated results in far less time than traditional workouts. These workouts are the key to the AfterBurn Effect, which effectively means that you’ll burn calories all day long, instead of just during a workout.

It’s my first week and I’m having trouble getting the choreography, will it get easier?
For those who are having trouble getting it, we’ve created an entire block of training around the Firestarter Class, which will have you getting results as you learn the moves.

Should I get weighted gloves?
You don’t need to, but they’re a great way to dial up the workouts if you’re not feeling challenged enough. They’re also nice for focusing a little more on toning upper-body muscle.

Can I do the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan with TurboFire?
Yes, just follow the calorie levels given to you in the Fuel the Fire Guide that came with your program with one of the Fix Calorie Charts.

I missed a week due to vacation/work travel/sickness. Where do I start from today?
Missing a few days is no big deal. Just jump back into your program where you left off. After about five or six days off, your body is fully recovered and very strong, and you actually have the ability to hurt yourself by breaking down your fast-twitch muscle fibers. This can make you too sore to work out for over a week. If you’ve missed more than five days, start slow on your first day back, maybe doing a third to a half of your normal workout and ramp up little by little, taking about a week to get back to where you left off.

What’s the perfect next step?
There’s a ChaLEAN Extreme/TurboFire hybrid that we highly recommend. Your fitness is also probably high enough by now to take on just about anything you can think up. However, you’ve just finished a long and challenging program. We recommend that you take a short break of maintenance work before moving into your next hard program.

What is maintenance work?
It’s much harder to get into shape than it is to maintain that shape once you get there. You can generally maintain a level pretty close to peak fitness with about half the volume of your program. To maintain, you can utilize many different forms of training but the easiest is often 3–4 days per week of the program you just finished. It will decline slowly over time, but you’ll probably start another program or activity to pick up the slack after awhile.