Created by Chalene Johnson of Turbo Jam fame, ChaLEAN Extreme is a workout program that claims to use “cardio and resistance training in a brand-new way to get you better results in less time.” In just 30-40 minutes per day, the program is claimed to help you burn up to 60% of your body fat, and to address all your problem areas, including cellulite.
ChaLEAN Extreme is manufactured by Beachbody, LLC based out of Santa Monica, CA, who also offers other workout programs such as P90X3, Focus T25, and more. The company holds an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, which is based on nearly 100 complaints over the past three years. Online customer reviews regarding ChaLEAN Extreme appear to be primarily positive, though the most common complaints we encountered included that the program is not challenging enough, and the overemphasis on weightlifting can increase muscle mass, and therefore bulk.
How ChaLEAN Extreme Works
According to the ChaLEAN Extreme website, Chalene Johnson is claimed to have researched the “latest scientific studies to figure out the best methodology for creating and keeping a long, lean, and sculpted physique.” During this research, she found out that the key to burning fat was building lean muscle, which resulted in the birth of the ChaLEAN Extreme program.
The program is claimed to supercharge your metabolism by adding resistance training in 3 steps, which allows you to continue burning fat “long after your workout—even while you sleep.” In fact, the company even guarantees that you’ll experience visible results every 30 days.
The ChaLEAN Extreme system contains 15 workouts across 6 DVDs:
- Step 1: Burn – 3 videos containing moderate training workouts that alternate between upper and lower body. These DVDs also introduce Lean Phasing, which allows you to experience visible results every 30 days.
- Step 2: Push – 3 videos that help you lift heavy weights “beyond your comfort zone,” and to achieve “incredibly fast results.”
- Step 3: Lean – Exercises that are intended to “melt the fat off your body” and to increase your leanness.
- Extreme Cardio – 3 routines that accelerate your calorie burning and increase your flexibility.
In addition, your ChaLEAN Extreme comes with support tools such as the Muscle Burns Fat Guidebook, and a body fat tester. With your order, you’ll also receive 5 free gifts:
- Ab Burner DVD
- Extreme Abs DVD
- Fat-Burning Food Guide
- Pro-Grade Resistance Bands
- Thigh Toner Band
ChaLEAN Extreme Pricing & Refund Policy
Though ChaLEAN Extreme is available through Amazon.com as well as a number of other online retailers, if purchased directly through the manufacturer, it will cost you 3 payments of $29.95 (or one single payment of $89.85), plus $19.95 shipping and handling.
As of the time of this writing, you can also receive a free upgrade to Express Delivery, which means you’ll receive your ChaLEAN Extreme workout program in 3-5 days.
The ChaLEAN Extreme program comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, less shipping and handling charges. Simply contact customer service at (800) 998-1681 to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, and proceed from there. As an added bonus, you’ll even get to keep the five free gifts.
- Claims to help you burn fat 24-hours per day, and to achieve visible results every 30 days.
- 15 different workouts change frequently, which maximizes the amount of fat your body burns.
- 90-day money back guarantee.
- Most common complaints include that the program is not challenging enough, and the overemphasis on weightlifting can increase muscle mass, and therefore bulk.
Bottom Line: If you’re used to some of Beachbody’s more intense workout series, such as P90X3 or Focus T25, you may find ChaLEAN Extreme to be less challenging. However, if you’re just starting an exercise regimen, this may be very useful for you.