Ok, so when I saw the turbo jam dvd at half price books I was more than a little curious. Not to knock the beachbody.com folks but I don’t usually go with the payment plan option for my fitness dvds.
Though I was skeptical I brought it home and gave it a whirl.
First of all Chalene is super perky. At first I found this to be a bit of a turn off, but as the dvd continues and you get tired- the perkiness is helpful in keeping you moving. Which leads to probably the most awesome parts about this dvd– you can turn the instruction down and the music up!! And you will want to with a soundtrack including Stevie Wonder and Kelis.
Probably all the royalties paid to the musicians is what drives the cost of this dvd up… but let me go out on a limb and say it’s worth it! This dvd set has an ab workout (most of which is done standing which is a nice change from traditional movements), a 20 minute cardio, a full hour of cardio, a routine with weights and an instructional portion for proper form in the other options.
The background people are fun too! In the extended features you will find their bios (before and afters!) and lots of Chalene just goofing around. You can tell she is passionate about this workout and it shows in this high quality product.
I would recommend this to anyone who wants a good (and fun) cardio routine to add to their rotation. Not for- people who are opposed to choreography or feeling silly!
Sweat Factor: A
Recommend: With some reservation, see above