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FITWITHIN Posts: 26,021
1/5/12 6:23 P

I'm in the process of trying to win Turbo Fire from ebay. My younger sister has the Turbo Fire and the first few minutes checking it out I was so, pumped up. I have a couple of The Firm dvds, but I don't have the express. Best of luck choosing the program.

TURBOLIFE25 SparkPoints: (0)
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1/5/12 4:37 P

TurboFire is my fave, fun and exciting. It keeps you well motivated then entire workout, just when you think you cannot go any further Chalean says or does something that makes you work harder!

TOTALREDO2013 Posts: 5,257
1/5/12 10:29 A

I have TurboFire and some Firm DVD's, and want the Express system too. I want both lol.

TurboFire is fast paced cardio with great great energy and music. It moves quickly and has kicking and punching routines you need to learn ( it includes a learning clnic for each workout). The system also includes a bit of strength with resistance bands and also an abs routine. Very complete set. I got the deluxe with the extra workouts, it is that good and worth getting the extra DVD's. Make sure you get weighted gloves at some point too.

The only thing is it moves fast and is high impact. Yes you can modify, but people still complain about pain on their back and legs if they are prone to that. You may totally be fine. So, just be aware.

The Firm has shorter workouts, but they have huge variety where TurboFire is fun, but basically the same type of moves over and over, BUT FUN!

if you can get them both used,..maybe you can have both? I am all about more is better when it comes to DVD's so you have a large variety to work with.

You can't go wrong with either of them if you are consistent and eat as clean as possible.

OFCCAT Posts: 127
1/4/12 11:23 P

Ditto Norigrey's comment: the programs show modifications and you still get an amazing workout doing those. TF and Les Mills Pump and Brazil butt Lift are my next programs once baby born (any day now). I've done TJ, 10 Minute Trainer and ChaLean Extreme- all of which showed modifications. They also gave me a passion for fitness as they were fun to do and they pushed me into become a group ex instructor and BB coach. Not to say I don't do other Programs, etc because I do.

Edited by: OFCCAT at: 1/4/2012 (23:25)
NORIGREY SparkPoints: (0)
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1/4/12 10:59 P

Putting in my vote for TurboFire, I don't have experience with the other but I had a lot of fun with TF. It does have some kick movements, but one of the girls on stage is always doing modified versions of the workout.

I also had a lot of fun with the Insanity program, which I took on after years of being out of shape and never working out. I mention this because if you're really interested in P90X, don't shy away from it. It's always gonna be hard at first, but the body is very good at adapting.

With any of these types of programs, I don't think it matters what level of fitness you're at. As long as you put in the best effort for where you're at, you'll see results. :) Modifications are always okay. Pausing to grab some water and catch your breath is okay if that's what you need to keep yourself going.


ONLINEASLLOU SparkPoints: (73,365)
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1/4/12 10:07 P

I haven't tried either, but have tried Turbo Jam and done some of The Firm Workouts. I'm curious about both newer programs.

I had trouble with Turbo Jam because of the kicks. I just can't do them well and that made the routines frustrating for me. Does Turbo Fire have a lot of kicks?

OFCCAT Posts: 127
1/4/12 3:44 P

Both are great programs. From talking with someone who has done both she said she burned more calories doing TF and loved the high intensity interval training it offered.

HEALTHIERANN66 Posts: 6,597
1/4/12 2:44 P


I'm glad you are getting back into exercising. Sounds like you've been through a lot.

I've never done The Firm Express but I am on my second round of Turbo Fire and I love it. The music is so motivating and so is Chalene. I tend to get bored with workouts but not with Turbo Fire. Turbo Fire is tough but it will get you the results you want. Let me know if you have any other questions.


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1/4/12 1:06 P

Can't decide which to invest in at this moment - Just getting back to exercising after 2.5 years of hiking w/ dogs as my only cardio ( breast cancer stopped me for a lil while ).

So I know I'm clearly not ready for P90x or anything of that nature - I'm thinking start w/ FE and move onto TurboFire after a couple of cycles of FE ----


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