43 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Videc
    January 22, 2013 @ 12:59 am

    Thanks so much for the review! decided on turbofire

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    • admin
      January 30, 2013 @ 10:11 am

      Great! Let me know what you think!

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  2. Laura
    February 5, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Great review! I went with Turbo Fire too, and i love it!

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  3. Alex Blomster
    February 6, 2013 @ 6:04 am

    Hi!

    I am, like you totally in love with Turbo Fire!
    I saw that you got a certification to tach turbofire classes, can you tell me more about how you did that and who i should get in contact with about it?

    I’m from sweden and would love to spread the consept over here!

    take care
    Alex

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  4. Amy
    February 12, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Hi I was just wondering if you could help me make a decision. I am overweight. About 240 ahhhh never said that on the internet before!!! I have been dieting and working out atleast a few times a week I have a treadmill and gazelle here at the house.. I want to do something like this and really want to loose atleast 40lbs by the time my hubs comes back from A-stan in about five months. Which workout should I go with? I know that at first, I will have to modify the work outs. There is no doubt about that. Also do you have any supplement suggestions or anything like that? I just need help!! Really want too surprise hubby and this is a personal goal for me!

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    • admin
      February 12, 2013 @ 9:49 am

      Hey Amy, I’d be happy to help you! Email me at melissagoodrich.fitness@gmail.com and we can talk. Five months is a perfect amount of time to make a HUGE dent in your goals! So shoot me an email. I’m ready to help 🙂

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  5. Ann
    February 25, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    I chose turbo fire also! i am 19 and about 200 lbs (never said that to anyone before) and i would like to get rid of some lbs before my wedding! over all, im looking to get down to 130 but it doesnt have to be by my wedding date! if anyone wants to follow my journey, i have an instagram for it! the name is ann_22x! thanks! 🙂

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  6. Florie
    March 1, 2013 @ 5:00 pm

    I chose Insanity! Intense, no nonsense and results oriented. i’m loving it. seeing changes already, absolutely amazing!

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  7. Tee
    March 12, 2013 @ 6:27 am

    Hi there,

    I stumbled onto your review of Turbo Fire while searching up for it. I have Turbo Fire but I don’t think I’m up for it yet. I usually shy away from exercise and am a little overweight for my height. Could you recommend some programmers for beginners like me? I’m looking to eventually build myself out to try Turbo Fire.

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    • admin
      March 14, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

      Well first, if TurboFire looks like fun, try it! The modifications in every video are incredibly helpful. They take the impact out, and they bring down the athletic level for someone like a beginner, so it may be perfect for you! However, if it still intimidates you or if you want to try something else, try Turbo Jam! Turbo Jam is actually where I started out. I lost my first 40lbs with Turbo Jam, and I still go back to it from time to time. It’s a little bit lower on the impact and a little bit slower in pace, so it may be more along what you’re looking for!

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      • Michelle
        April 7, 2013 @ 12:35 pm

        With Turbo Jam, how long did it take you to lose your first 40 lbs?

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        • admin
          April 8, 2013 @ 1:34 am

          The first 40 lbs for me happened in approximately six to eight months. Weight loss is a slow process when you’re doing it properly, so keep at it! 🙂

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  8. Mj
    March 18, 2013 @ 12:45 am

    Great review of each! Thank you so much. This has definitely helped me make up my mind:)

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  9. orubaamman
    March 27, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    hey! i was wondering if you can help me! i want to lose 20,30 pounds before summer what program is better
    i don’t care if it takes longer i just want what’s more affective
    thanks

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    • admin
      March 27, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

      Send me an email! I’d love to talk to you and we can figure out which one is better for you!

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  10. try2bhealthy
    April 19, 2013 @ 4:47 pm

    Thanks so much for the reviews. They are very thorough. I am looking to loose about 30 lbs as quick as possible. I still can’t decide which program to choose. I just want it to be effective. Any other advice?

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  11. Katherine
    April 27, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    Hi, I’m interested in the turbo fire programm, I love dancing and that seems like a better option, I’m a beginner butI want extreme results. I’m 170 and I’m 5’0″ I don’t know how well I can follow this exercises. I was wondering if Charlene extreme is just as hard as turbo fire?

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    • admin
      April 27, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

      Hi Katherine, I’d LOVE to talk to you more directly. Shoot me an email and I can give you a more detailed reply!

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  12. Joshua
    April 28, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

    Hi I’m 12, About to turn 13, And im 5’0 and 135lbs. I need lose about 15 to 20 pounds. What do you think will be best for me?

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    • admin
      April 29, 2013 @ 10:29 am

      Joshua, send me an email. I’d love to talk to you one on one. I have a lot of questions!

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  13. Emily
    May 6, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    I am 65 years old and am working on losing 35 pounds. I have not exercised much over the last few years. Would this workout be too strenuous for someone my age?? It looks like so much fun.

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    • admin
      May 6, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      Emily, which workout are you considering? TurboFire is easily modified and I know of people of all ages who have done it and had success. Insanity has a lot of jumping and not a ton of modification. While I wouldn’t ever tell someone they CAN’T do something, based on the fact that you said you haven’t exercised much in the last few years, I wouldn’t make it my first recommendation. Email me personally. I can help direct you a little bit more!

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  14. Miya
    June 24, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    I tried turbo fire with a friend one time and I felt that the workout needs kickboxing knowledge or experience. It would jump back and forth between different combo moves really fast and I struggled to keep up with this. I guess it would take some learning and getting used to. But I want something more straightforward and on point so I think I’m gonna go for insanity if I can keep up.

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    • admin
      June 25, 2013 @ 9:49 pm

      Did you follow the “New to Class” option? That option breaks it down step by step for someone who has no kickboxing experience. Also, there is Turbo Jam, the predecessor to TurboFire, and that one has a full DVD that breaks down the moves.

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  15. Sarah-Ashley
    July 7, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    Hey! I am somewhat new to working out. I work out daily, of course, and eat fairly clean. I hit the treadmill and am trying to build back up to what I used to be. I have a friend at work who mentioned INSANITY, but I voted against it because I really don’t think I’d survive. She also mentioned TurboFire. I’ve never been one who is good at dancing, but have done things like ZUMBA. I’ve watched videos and really want to try TurboFire, but just want to know if it is impossible for someone who isn’t awesome at coordinated dances and such to get this? I want to lose 25-35lbs and sculpt my body, and I want to do it before Christmas. Opinions if TurboFire is right for me? Is there something else I should try first? I am willing to work hard, and want results quick. HELP! -S.A.

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    • admin
      August 5, 2013 @ 7:48 am

      Yes! TurboFire is great for you! If you like it, go for it! It’s easily modifiable and sure the first time you try a workout you may not get it 100%, but that’s normal! If you’ve tried Zumba, you should catch on to TurboFire with no major problems. If you do want to try something a little less hardcore at first, there is always Turbo Jam, but I think TurboFire should be great or you!

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  16. Kim
    July 23, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    I think I’ve decided I want to try INSANITY! Everyone else seems set to try Turbo Fire, but I want something a little tougher to start. I just stepped on the scale and it read a whopping 222lbs. I’d love to be under 200lbs by my cousin’s wedding in September. Then I hope to be at or under 175lbs by the time my family goes to Disney in March. What do you think of starting out with INSANITY and then going to Turbo Fire? Or vice versa?

    Thank you!

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    • admin
      August 5, 2013 @ 7:43 am

      I think it’s a great idea! As I say, both programs are effective and will get you results if you put in the work, the one that will work “better” for YOU is the one you will do and do every day! I love both workouts, and I go back and forth between them all the time!

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  17. Zani
    August 6, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    Hey! I want to get into shape, I’m really unfit. What workout would you recommend for a beginner?

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    • admin
      August 6, 2013 @ 6:59 pm

      Hey Zani! Send me an email at melissagoodrich.fitness@gmail.com and we can figure out what’s best for you! There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, so let’s talk so I can customize it for you!

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  18. Shanice
    August 12, 2013 @ 6:14 am

    Hey! I just turned 20 and Id really like to lose 50lbs. I’m 182lbs and 5’4 at the moment. I’m really unfit right now and wanted to know what would be best for me?

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    • admin
      August 14, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      Hi Shanice, like I’ve told everyone who asks similar questions, the best workout to do…IS THE ONE YOU’RE GOING TO DO! 🙂 The workout you’re going to do regularly and enjoy is going to give you your best results. The Beachbody library is MASSIVE, so there is something for every workout personality. Send me an email at melissagoodrich.fitness@gmail.com and we can talk a little more in depth!

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  19. Karla
    August 19, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    Hi! my goal is loosing weight and I’ve been doing Insanity Workut; I finished one round, waited 2 weeks and started another one; today I start the 3rd week of the second month and I’m trying to decide what to do next, I’m not sure if I should keep doing Insanity or move to another program like Turbo Fire. I’ve loved Insanity, its rythm, excercises, how it makes me sweat; but I’m getting kinda bored because I know the videos, that is why I wanto to do another program, I think that if I start Turbofire I’m gonna regress, well I’m not sure of that. Do you recomend me to keep doing Insanity workout or move to turbo fire??

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    • admin
      August 27, 2013 @ 8:06 am

      You definitely will not regress if you start TurboFire! The key to lasting changes is to switch up your routine on a regular basis. If you keep doing nothing but Insanity over and over, sure you’ll see results for a while, but eventually your body will be so used to the same moves over and over that you’ll start to see a plateau. If you’re almost through the program for a second time, you’re probably fine doing either program, as you probably haven’t plateaued yet, but you seem to hint at it yourself: you’re getting kind of bored! Change it up and keep it interesting…you’ll be more likely to stick with it! TurboFire will kick your butt if you put in the effort at the passion! 🙂 Hope this helps!

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  20. Kim
    August 21, 2013 @ 9:44 am

    I love Insanity! I noticed a change in my body within a week and it kept getting better. I only wanted to lose about 10 lbs, but I mostly wanted to tone and shape up and it has certainly been doing the trick.

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    • admin
      August 27, 2013 @ 8:07 am

      Congratulations! That’s awesome to hear!

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  21. christine
    January 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am

    I have turbofire and insanity too but I like insanity better. I like the feeling of having no energy left after a workout. Turbofire workouts to me is likw zumba. I sweat but not a s hard as insanity does.

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      January 10, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

      That’s awesome! And that’s exactly the point of trying out different programs…find what works for you and what pushes you harder! 🙂 No two people will have the exact same preferences all the time! Keep it up! 🙂

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  22. lexy
    February 7, 2014 @ 9:29 am

    hey i was wondering if i weight 367 pounds and i want to loose 200 pounds witch program would give me better results. insanity or turbo fire . im kinda stuck between the two.

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      February 7, 2014 @ 5:21 pm

      The best answer: the one that you will do with enthusiasm and stick to doing CONSISTENTLY! If you like a workout and will do it regularly, in conjunction with a proper nutrition plan, you will get GREAT results. Similarly, if you pick a workout that you don’t like just because it worked for others, you probably won’t stick to it. So use the comparison, see which one seems more “your style,” and THAT will probably be the one that gets you the best results!

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  23. Catarina
    July 16, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Hi,,,I’m started with a Hybrid with Turbo Fire and Insanity, and I found Insanity very boring, Now I started on the beggining of Turbo Fire calendar. I practiced Kickboxing years ago and Turbo Fire made me remember about those days. It’s fresh is fun and i can´t get enought, The abs class is 10 minuts but really made me hurt more than the 40 minuts of Insanity.

    Great review 🙂

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    • Melissa Goodrich
      July 16, 2014 @ 8:28 pm

      Awesome! I’m glad you liked it! You’re a great example of one of the points that I make all the time: a GREAT workout doesn’t mean you’ll ENJOY it! You have to find the one that you LOVE and will do consistently. Find it, and you’ll rock it! 🙂

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