26 Sep 2005 - Diane of Missouri, USA writes:
I don't think these are really all that fun but I am assured throughout the workout that I am having fun. The music is there but really not all that great. The instructor does not get on my nerves at all but she is very passionate about her product and a little goofy. Her passion gets old after a few times of doing the workouts. I am positive they are effective but they have a huge dread factor for me. I have to mention that two of my dvds do have glitches and need to be replaced. This seems to be a problem with all of the Cardio Parties. The company is aware of the problem and are working on it.
26 Sep 2005 - Florene of California, USA writes:
Turbo Jam Cardio Party 1 & 2 are absolutely my favorite video workouts ever! I have used several workout videos, however, with Turbo Jam I DO NOT dread working out, I actually look forward to it. The music is great, but could be louder. The moves are fun and innovative. Plus, the more I 'get' the moves, the more energy I put into my workout. Cue-ing could be better, but a few times through the work-out and there are no problems. You hear the music change and pretty much the body knows what's coming up next. A must for someone looking for a high energy work-out that's fun to do.
25 Sep 2005 - Katie of Texas, USA writes:
I love this website because it gives me an idea of what other people thought of a product. Reviews don't usually come in all at the same time, and weeks or months can go by before some of the more popular products that have been around for a while are reviewed. I think it's very strange that a product like Turbo Jam, which is fairly new, received 16 reviews on September 15th! Oh and all the reviewers sound just like Chalene Johnson. She posts on the beachbody website and loves to talk about how great Turbo Jam is and how the music is "Kicking and off the hook." Who cares about the music already, thats not enough to make me want to buy it because you can always play your own music if you dont like the music on a workout. Besides, some people on the beachbody website even said that the music is hardly loud enough. From the moment I heard about Turbo Jam I thought it was a silly product. Just look at the cover! Everything about it irritated me from the goofy looking cover to Chalenes aggressive, and relentless promo of it. My suspicion is the only honest review here is the one written by the person who called Turbo Jam a Tae Bo copy cat...enough said.
17 Sep 2005 - Debi of Arizona, USA writes:
I received my Turbo Jam 2 weeks ago and I love it! I've never really been one that likes aerobics...one, because it's always been so tough for me to get coordinated that I'd frustrate myself out of it...and one, because when most programs do high impact, I don't know how to adjust the moves. TurboJam was simple to learn. I've already been able to get through the Cardio Party 1. I'm still catching onto a few of the moves as far as the footwork goes, but that's because I've been dong something similar that the feet go the other way. It was so much fun doing the program, that I couldn't believe how fast the 45 minutes went by. It didn't even feel like I was working out! I was able to do the program as low impact wherever I wanted to (and had someone to show me how to adapt it), and still keep my heart rate between 80 and 90% maximum so I burn lots of calories. If I could find a downside, it would be that it would be great to slow down (or maybe put a message on the screen), long enough to tell me on the punch/kick combos, which hand/foot to start with (it's tough cause I'm looking at the screen and have a tough time coordinating with them the opposite direction). But I'm getting better at it every day and would HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone looking to burn fat, increase muscle, or even just add some fun stuff to their existing routine workouts. If you like to dance (whether you know HOW to or not), you'll love this workout system!
16 Sep 2005 - Kim of Ohio, USA writes:
I too have used many Beachbody products but this one has by far become my favorite!!! I think Turbo Jam is unlike ANY other workout on the market because it used awesome, jammin music to keep you motivated through the entire workout! You honestly don't know where the time has gone. I am not much of a sweater either but I have been dripping with sweat after these workouts. If you want to burn major calories and have a ton of fun while doing it you definitely need Turbo Jam!!!
16 Sep 2005 - Stacey of Virginia, USA writes:
This program is Awesome! These videos are complete with kickboxing, fun music, a great crew. I have seen lots of results doing TurboJam especially in my abs; I have lost over 25 pounds using this the TurboJam exercise Format..Not only that my exercise stamina has increased. The Turbo Section is very different from any exercise program I have purchased before. This exercise format is a Must Have for person's wanting to see results! Stacey C.
15 Sep 2005 - Mariah of Florida, USA writes:
I absolutely love this program. I received it two and a half weeks ago and I crave my work outs. Chalene Johnson is a terrific instructor. Her enthusiasm is contagious. The best things about this program are off the hook music and a workout that leaves me dripping with sweat. It truly is the most fun I've had working out at home-- ever. I have done Tae Bo and while Tae Bo is a good work out, it isn't fun to me. This is a blast. Do yourself a favor and buy Turbo Jam. Put the dvd in, turn the volume way up, and "shake and shed" those pounds away!
15 Sep 2005 - Leili of California, USA writes:
LOVE, love, love this program!! First off I would like to add that I have tried both Tae Bo and Turbo Jam and these are two completely diverse workouts! Turbo Jam is sooooo much more fun and effective...I'm not standing there staring at the clock yet I continue to be surprised by how quickly time flies! It has awesome music, fun moves, and Chalene Johnson (!!) who is beyond incredible. Trust me you will not be disappointed! I know that if it were not for this program I would not be working out...I am forever grateful :)
15 Sep 2005 - Stacey of California, USA writes:
I absolutely love this workout. I have had it for about 2 1/2 weeks and it is so much fun. Even when you don't feel like working out, you pop it in and have so much fun you finish it. High energy, fun, awesome workout-your body really feels it. Highly recommend!
15 Sep 2005 - Amanda of Illinois, USA writes:
If anyone is looking for a fun filled, booty kickin, tail shaken, calorie burnin, fat droppin working then Turbo Jam is exactly what the Dr ordered! I have so much fun during this workout. In less than a week I already saw dramatic changes in my abs! That is the area I have been struggling with for a year now. Finally, I found the key! I will be a life long Turbo Jammer!!! GO TURBO JAM!!! WOOOOHOOOOO
15 Sep 2005 - Kara of Michigan, USA writes:
I bought Turbo Jam a couple of weeks ago and from the very first workout, I KNEW that this was one workout I could stick to. The music is incredible and you can't help but move and get energized just listening to it. The cast is amazing and shows you how to modify all the moves to keep it low-impact. Chalene shows you the correct form for every move and explains the purpose of them so you realize WHY you are doing them. Her energy is through the roof and it totally matches the music. I couldn't believe that, as a beginner, I was sweating so much at the end of the Learn & Burn video, but was so pumped, I also did the 20 minute workout. It was awesome!!! I have done many exercise programs and own too many to count, but this by far, is the best one I have done yet. It's like a fun dance class that even uncoordinated people, like myself, can do and love and best of all, you'll feel results after the very first workout. I lost 3 pounds in the first 4 days of doing Turbo Jam and my pants are all looser already. My workout buddy is a 3 year old that absolutely loves the workouts (what she can do) and doesn't quit until the end as she just loves the music. I own Tae-bo and must say that although Chalene uses punches and kicks in her workouts, it's not the same, nor is it a copycat. They are both great programs, but Chalene's is more like you are at a club having fun than a workout. Tae-bo is more like a class (which is good, too). I totally recommend Turbo Jam and give it 5 stars (out of 5). Thanks Chalene, for making a workout that is so much fun that I wake up at night wondering if it's time yet to Turbo Jam!!!!
15 Sep 2005 - Nancy of California, USA writes:
I'm so glad Chalene brought this fantastic workout to the consumer. I have found no other workout that makes me sweat like this one does. The music is the best of any home exercise video I've ever owned. This is so much better than Tae Bo. Chalene's approach to exercise is contagious.
15 Sep 2005 - Angelo of Ohio, USA writes:
I've been using this product for two weeks now and I like it a lot. The fun routines and funky music makes the time fly by. While you are having fun it will gradually take you to intense cardio workout! Chalene Johnson does a super job at announcing the upcoming moves. The moves are very effective and can be adapted to anyone's fitness level and abilities. I have done other fitness programs, but this is the first one that my wife decided to try too. Another great BeachBody product!
15 Sep 2005 - Darlene of Texas, USA writes:
I LOVE my Turbo Jam DVDs! These workouts are awesome and Chalene Johnson is outstanding! I have two left but was able to move beyond the instruction before my first week was over. I have most Tae Bo workouts that are available on DVD and do not feel like I am getting a copycat of someone else's workout when I do Turbo Jam. The form and styles (at least IMHO) are not the same. Each Turbo Jam workout has two people that are doing low impact. This makes it so easy to stay with high or low impact -or- vary the intensity of the workout by alternating from high to low. The fun factor is way up there too! I am enjoying them more than any others I own right now and am hoping more will be out soon! -darlene-
15 Sep 2005 - Kathy of New Jersey, USA writes:
I have been doing these workouts for two weeks and really love them. I have used many of the Beach Body products with great success, but this series is not only effective, it is FUN! An earlier reviewer that is a Tae Bo fan said that this workout was a copycat - so NOT true. I have Tae Bo workouts and find these as good, if not better. Chalene's cueing is better, the music is terrific, and she also makes sure that you work both sides of the body equally which Billy doesn't always do (love him anyway!). There are always two exercisers showing low impact modifications so people new to exercise or with those with physical limitations are not intimidated. I am anxiously awaiting all new releases by Chalene.
15 Sep 2005 - Amanda of Minnesota, USA writes:
Unlike another reviewer, I found that Turbo Jam is much more fun and energizing than Tae Bo. I m loving the high energy cardio, along with the variations of workouts (20 minutes vs. 40 vs. ab work vs. sculpting). This is all great as it has left me little room for boredom! I am LOVIN' it!
15 Sep 2005 - Vanencia of Arizona, USA writes:
Turbo Jam is a combination of Kickboxing and Dance, NOT a copycat of Tai Bo. The music is addictive and the workout fun. Chalene and her crew are awesome. If you haven't tried Turbo Jam, you really should. You will NOT be bored with your workout and it will feel like a dance party with your freinds every time you do it.
15 Sep 2005 - Nina of California, USA writes:
First off -this is OFF THE CHAIN FUN. Seriously. The moves may be new, even for the physically active, but after a couple workouts, the new muscle use/soreness will go away. I think it would be tough for a newcomer (newcomer to exercise) to NOT get sore because you will want to BUST A MOVE with Chalene and her smiley, energetic cast. Will have even the uncoordinated doing some hip shakin and ending up with buckets of sweat without even feeling like it's work!!! I got the 5 DVD package and have done each one - the special features include success stories, meet the cast, Chalene's background, and some "jammed" episodes (similar to Punk'd-style jokes on her pals) enjoy it!!!
15 Sep 2005 - Cat of North Carolina, USA writes:
Turbo Jam is the greatest home workout dvd! This sounds crazy but I can't wait to get home everyday from work to workout with Turbo Jam. I have managed to loose 4 lbs and well over 7 inches all over my body just in 10 days! The most amazing thing is your waist just shrinks. Most of my inches lost were in my waist line. The only thing that I have complaint about is that for my personal reasons, wish Chalene could have put all the workout in one DVD instead of five separate one. Another personal favor would be that she soon come out with even more advance Turbo Jam. While you are working out Chalene gives you somuch motivations and like magic your energy just shoot through the roof! don't believe, just try it yourself! I love you Chalene and than you for being in my living room everyday! very respectfully, Cat
15 Sep 2005 - Stephanie of Connecticut, USA writes:
TurboJam is an absolutely amazing workout. I have never been so hooked on exercise before. I used to dread waking up at 5am to work out; now I can't wait! I was dieting and exercising before and losing weight at a steady pace, but doing TurboJam has kicked it up several notches. The music is kickin', the energy is high, the workout is SO effective! Sweat literally drips down my face and back (and I'm not a big "sweater," either!), but I love every second of it! The workout flies by because I am having so much fun. Chalene and her crew are so high-energy and motivating that you don't want to stop. I would recommend this exercise video to EVERYONE!