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Chalene Johnson\'s Get on The Ball Exercise Program Review

9.13/10

Chalene Johnson's Get on The Ball Exercise Program Review

9.13/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program was produced by Chalene Johnson, a well known fitness instructor and consultant, in collaboration with Beachbody. Their most successful collaboration was Turbo Jam, a high intensity fitness program designed to promote a high level of caloric expenditure and to work your core muscles in order to achieve a slimmer and more toned body.

Due to the popularity of the Turbo Jam series, Beachbody has created Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program as an extension program to the original Turbo Jam fitness program.

The Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program focuses on using an exercise ball to add variety to the Turbo Jam core workouts.

In addition to the Turbo Jam Series, Beachbody has a consistent reputation as one of the premier companies in the fitness program market and has created a variety of popular at-home video/DVD-based programs including P90x, ChaLean Extreme, Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, Yoga Booty Ballet and Slim in 6.

The Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program utilizes an exercise ball and is designed to reduce excess weight, strengthen the entire core area, and improve balance and coordination. The fitness program is not a standalone program and is intended as an extension, or supplement, to the original Turbo Jam fitness program.

Individuals that have performed the original Turbo Jam fitness program and achieved significant results may want to consider the Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program as a way to add an additional exercise type to their daily workout routine.

Pros

  • Includes Exercise Ball
  • Extension of the the Turbo Jam Fitness Series
  • Includes Two New Exercise Programs

Cons

  • Not Intended as a Standalone Fitness Program

Intent of Fitness Program

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is intended as an expansion package to the popular Turbo Jam series of fitness programs. This time around, Chalene Johnson introduces effective ways to use an exercise ball to improve your balance, flexibility and, most importantly, to implement them into core strength exercises.

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program includes the following:

  • Total Body Blast Workout
  • Kickin’ Core Workout
  • Turbo Exercise Ball with Pump

Primary Areas Worked

Similar to the original Turbo Jam series, Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is designed to focus on your core area. You will perform various exercises that include the ice skater while holding the exercise ball, compound exercises such as alternating back lunges, and high knees while holding the exercise ball. As the workout progresses, you will combine several compound exercises into a larger routine, while pausing with certain flexibility challenges such as extending one leg as far back as possible, while keeping your core contracted and using only one arm to hold the ball.

The Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program provides a variety of exercises, balance, and flexibility movements that will challenge and develop your overall core strength. By doing so, you will improve your explosiveness and coordination while reducing excess body weight at the same time

Program Length/Frequency

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program contains two workouts, the Total Body Blast and Kickin’ Core. The Total Body Blast session is 60 minutes in length and the Kickin’ Core is 45 minutes. Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is intended as an extension to the Turbo Jam Series fitness program and is designed to be performed under the same workout schedule.

It is recommended that you implement the Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program into the Turbo Jam exercise schedule, as this program does not include a standalone workout calendar and only includes two exercise workouts and an exercise ball. By adding the Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program to your existing Turbo Jam workout routine, you will add an additional exercise type to your overall workout routine that will not only add variety, but further condition your body through new and challenging movements.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The exercise ball routines are primarily designed to help you achieve better overall balance and flexibility while improving your core strength. Since Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is an expansion program with only two exercise routines, overall results will depend on how well you implement the new workouts into your existing workout schedule.

Individuals that complement their original Turbo Jam Series workouts with the two new exercise ball routines will experience increased caloric expenditure, a reduction in weight and body fat percentage, improved core strength, and a slimmer, more sculpted body.

Equipment/Space Requirements

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program includes the required exercise ball. When you purchase the fitness program from Beachbody, you are given the option of choosing either a medium or large sized ball, depending on your height. The quality of the exercise ball is comparable to those found in most fitness stores. No additional exercise equipment is needed. The ball is primarily used for floor exercises, so a fair amount of floor space should be allocated in order to comfortably perform all of the exercises.

Physical Requirements

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program does not impose any specific physical prerequisites. The fitness program is designed as an expansion of the Turbo Jam Series and is ideal for those who have already performed the program and are comfortable with the various exercise movements and sequences.

For individuals that are unfamiliar with performing a workout routine with an exercise ball, the exercises may initially seem difficult to perform. However, with practice, you will soon see improvements in your balance, flexibility and overall core strength. The learning curve for mastering the exercises that are performed using the exercise ball is low to moderate.

Support

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is a Beachbody product supported by the following customer service systems:

  • Online customer support FAQ database
  • 24/7 customer support phone line
  • Online email customer service support
  • Live chat support

Cost

Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is packaged with two workouts and an exercise ball for a total of two installments of $ 19.95 plus $ 9.95 for shipping and handling. The fitness program offers a reasonable amount of value given the fact that it includes the exercise routines and an exercise ball, all at an affordable price.

Since the Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is an extension of the Turbo Jam Series exercise program, you will receive the best "bang for the buck" if you have already purchased the previous Turbo Jam fitness program. For individuals matchin this scenario, you would simply add the two new exercise ball workouts to your existing workout routine. For individuals that are just beginning a workout routine, it is recommended that you first purchase the Turbo Jam fitness program.

Summary

Chalene Johnson’s Get on The Ball fitness program is designed as an expansion program to the popular Turbo Jam Series. The program offers two workouts specifically designed to be performed with an exercise ball. The intent is to target the core area, reduce excess body weight, increase cardiovascular endurance, and improve your overall levels of balance, coordination and flexibility.

For individuals seeking an additional exercise type to add to the Turbo Jam workout, the Chalene Johnson's Get on the Ball fitness program is is definitely worthwhile. However, for individuals that are just beginning a fitness routine, it is best to consider a more comprehensive fitness program.