I have talked before about wanting to do a new system for my workouts this new year. I mentioned my curiosity for Cathe Friedrich’s new STS system. Cathe packs a punch when it comes to hardcore weight training, so I was intrigued.

However, even after reading her FAQ, STS seemed really confusing to me. Not to mention its hefty pricetag of $239.97 plus shipping and handling. I like Cathe, but I’d almost rather do P90x — whose instructor probably wouldn’t hold my attention long — than shell out that much dough for a 90 day workout program. Not to mention that I’m not looking for drastic weightloss or change. I’m not, nor have I ever been, overweight. I just want to challenge myself and tone up a little more.

I just happen to love the idea of varied workouts where you do something different almost every other workout. I feel like my body gets accustomed to workouts pretty quickly and then I lose the edge as they aren’t as challenging; even if I’m increasing weight loads.

So, enter Chalene Johnson of Turbo Jam with a new comparable product called “ChaLean Extreme”. First of all, I love, love, love, love her! Turbo Jam is my cardio workout of choice. But I tend to wonder if she had anything up her sleeve in terms of weight training and it looks like she does! Having an instructor that I actually like goes a long way to whether or not I stick with something. No issue with someone like Chalene. She’s awesome!

Here are the basics: “ChaLEAN Extreme” contains 15 workouts on 6 DVDs. You’ll make 3 monthly payments of $39.95 plus shipping. Chalene pimps her method, which she calls “lean phasing”. It’s described as the following:

My proven circuit training technique shifts your fat-burning focus from cardio to resistance training. I’ll have you lifting heavy weights in 3 phases to ignite your metabolism and help you burn fat long after your workout—even while you sleep!

After doing Jillian Michaels’ “30 Day Shred” for a couple of months, I already knew I liked circuit training, so this looks like something I might like. I’m seriously considering purchasing this. I’ve been roaming the internet looking for reviews lately. Since it’s new, they are pretty hard to find, but so far, people do seem to like it. I haven’t seen anyone say they don’t like it. That’s a bonus!

Check out the promo video below.

What do y’all think? Doing this for 90 days would effectively occupy me, workout-wise, up until it’s warn enough to run again. Perfect!

BONUS: Chalene just started following me on Twitter. I know it’s geeky, but I’m excited about it. Maybe it’s a sign!