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CAFELATTEE Posts: 13
11/26/11 1:38 P

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I know this is a late reply but for future folks

If you purchase off ebay even the knockoff are sold in shrink wrap like new. This is for the chalean. I haven't purchased TF yet

The way to tell the difference will be in the add picturees

The knockoff sets have the dvd's overlaping in the disc holder. The orginal beachbody will have the disc laying in seperate disc holder. When you look on ebay you will see the difference. The stock pictures selling new are knockoffs.

Now I will tell you before I knew the diffference. I got the knock off set off ebay for $ 7.00. The disc work fine for a while but started skipping and pausing. The set also didn't come with the real books. THe set will only come with a brochure type booklet of the real books.

Just thought I would let you know diffrence. I have now bought the real thing off ebay for 30.00

If you are not sure ask seller to send you a actual picture. the disc should lay flat and not touch in the disc holder

so now you know how to tell the difference - good luck



CLOWE5522 Posts: 55
1/14/11 10:04 A

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My experiences in terms of the quality has been more than positive. For example the Insanity was from BeachBody. The girl sold her fiancÚ's set new in the box. He ordered it. The broke up. It was delivered to her house she put it on Craigslist and sold it. So you can get the real McCoy on these sites. I just ask is it the original or is it copies etc. Is it still in the shrink wrap. You do need to be careful as there are those out there selling knock offs. But considering the number of people who purchase these types of things and never use them there are opportunities to find them at a discount and not pay Beachbody prices.

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1/14/11 9:54 A

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I have seen them on eBay and craigslist, but some people in this team have given warnings to sub par quality. I guess they could be imitations on programs that are incomplete. I just bought the firm express which is giving me an introduction to what a hiit workout is. I just want to pump up intensity for swimsuit season. I also know that I need to build muscle... It may come down to a flip of a coin. Also, does anyone know if beachbody gives a discount if you purchase these two together?

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1/14/11 8:58 A

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Have you also tried looking for the programs on Ebay and/or Craigslist. I have gotten P90X, Insanity and now ChaLean Extreme through these and have paid half of what BeachBody is charging and they are brand new in the package....Maybe that is taboo to say in this forum but if cost is an issue this is how I was able to save. That being said....I love ChaLean Extreme!!! Strength training is so good in so many ways....and the cardio intervals in ChaLean are challenging for me even after having done P90X and Insanity. If you are a person who is not in the age range where you are starting to lose muscle and you really enjoy a high energy cardio workout then I say go for the Turbo Fire. But if you are looking to build muscle which really does make everything look so much better just losing weight is great but losing weight combined with toning and defining your muscles is fabulous!!!

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1/13/11 11:05 P

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This is a really tough choice! I've been on the Beachbody website and can't figure out how to get the complete system for either program. I think I will have to wait until the tax return comes : ). If there are still more people out there with input, please input! I love hearing what results you have all gotten and what your preferences are and why!

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1/13/11 3:31 P

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If you are looking to tone up there is nothing like chalean extreme! The cardio's with the program are also no joke... I love both programs!

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1/13/11 9:37 A

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I have both programs and love them.

However, if you aren't one for strength training I would also recommend going with Turbo Fire first. The resistance training uses a band and would actually be a great introduction to weight training for you.

I saw some great results in weight loss and toning by just doing the resistance training and cardio with Turbo Fire.

The base Turbo Fire comes with Two Turbo Fire resistance training workouts - Tone 30 and Sculpt 30. And as a bonus Burn Circuit 1 from ChaLEAN Extreme. So you can actually try out one of the strength workouts from ChaLEAN Extreme!

If you buy the complete system you get the advanced DVDs. There's a few more resistance training workouts with thoses ones including a lower body and an upper body one.

I went with the complete system and stuck with the 20 week schedule losing about 30 pounds and 24 inches.

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1/13/11 4:43 A

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I was up to 35# on some exercises

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1/13/11 12:23 A

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Tough question! I love both programs, but in your situation, I'd say go for TF simply becos you don't like ST very much and you will also need to get heavier weights - I did CE w/a sore shoulder and only went up to 20 pounds on my Push month. TF has some ST, but with the bands (basic program). And you can still tone up with the bands.





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1/12/11 11:02 P

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I have 2's, 3's, 5's, & 8's. I can mix and match them to go heavier. I think my husband has some that have removable plates that are heavier. How heavy much weight do you need for this program?

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1/12/11 9:10 P

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Since you have other cardio one then I would go for the Extreme..but then you have to think if you have heavy enough weights....I ended up getting the selecttechs..pricey but love them...
Do you have weights at home???

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1/12/11 8:57 P

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I know that I will eventually get both, but am trying to decide which to get first.

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1/12/11 8:50 P

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I will say that the TF is pretty intense....loved it..and the HIITS are killer...its a tough choice...any chance of getting a friend to buy 1 and you get the other??

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1/12/11 8:32 P

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I have FIRM videos and Jillian videos that I do. I like the cardio ones the most and tend to use them often. I know that I need to do more weight training workouts, but I don't like them as much. The HIIT workouts look like fun, but the results that people have gotten from CLX are wonderful, too!

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1/12/11 8:08 P

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What other activites do you do for cardio?? Do you run or do the elliptical or spin?? I had really good results with the Chalean Extreme...toned up and added muscle...loved it...I then started Turbofire but had to lay off due to the milegage increasing for my half marathon training...
If you can do other cardio..I would go for the CLX...

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1/12/11 7:58 P

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HI! I haven't purchased either program, but looking to find out more information about both. I have read that CLX is more weight training, with some cardio and TF is more cardio/HIIT with some weight/resistance training. I'm more of a cardio junkie, but I know that I need to do weight training, too. I want to lose about
10 lbs. and tighten up. Right now budget will only allow for one program, so what are your preferences? What are/were your goals? What are your results?

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