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  1. Hello,
    On your podcast, “Developing Charismatic Confidence”, you told how you listened to a few of your favorite uplifting audios over and over again until in became ingrained in you. What were some of those audios you listened to? I enjoy yours and would love to listen to others in hopes of becoming better and also instilling this attitude in my kids. 🙂
    Thanks! 🙂

  2. Do you always have the same length ‘autoresponder’ sequences – we have a new online course for couples struggling to conceive and feel they would like our solution quickly rather than after a long ‘warming up’ – do you tailor your autoresponders to the level of urgency of your potential customers Chalene.

    We are finally putting our courses live and will be using Infusionsoft and won’t want to waste our opportunity to interest potential customers with badly scheduled calls to action.

    Much love, Rebecca x

  3. Hi Chalene! I’m a new listener, but will be a listener for life! I am obsessed with your podcast! I have a question, and maybe other listeners have the same question. Your recent podcast “Free Your Mind” on April 20th was about letting things go and forgiveness. Not to mention therapy! Do you have any good book recommendations for your listeners on letting go and forgiving? There are tons of books out there on the topic. Maybe you have a couple suggestions?

    Thanks! Hope to hear from you!

  4. Chalene,

    Hello! My name is Allison Liebi. I am a single mother of one and work a full time job. I am desperately passionate about becoming self-employed as an artist selling my paintings and drawings online. I want to produce and sell my work mainly from home, giving me more time with my daughter.

    My online marketing platform of choice is Instagram. I’ve had a little success, but not where I want to be. I would LOVE some tips about reaching more people and being more effective with converting admirers into customers. Even if that means opening myself up to other platforms and means of marketing online. Constructive criticism welcome!

    Thanks so much!
    IG handle: @allisonliebi

  5. I’m so glad Build Your Tribe is Back! I was so disappointed when you decided to keep only The Chalene Show, imagine my surprise when I found this back on!!!! You give such valuable advice. Thanks!

  6. Hi Chalene! I’ve been enjoying your podcast for about a year now every morning when I am getting ready. Like some of your other lifers, I listen to past episodes when there isn’t a new one! Hearing your thoughts and advice motivates me each morning. Recently I listened to your episode on finding your soul mate workout. I struggled thinking of a time in my childhood that fit the criteria you explained. However, I have been doing your home workout dvds for about 8 years now and I still enjoy them. After some reflection, I’ve decided your workout dvds are my soul mate! I cannot go more than a couple of days without exercising with you! My husband and I have almost all of the beach body workouts and you are still my fave. 🙂 I love them all from turbo jam to PiYo!
    Thank you for constant motivation, realness, and commitment to making the world a better place!

  7. Chalene,

    I love this podcast so much. I originally fell involve with you from your fitness programs especially since you give us amazing inspirational CD’s. I am SO SO SO SO happy that I found you when I finally started listening to podcasts because you have changed my life.

    You has inspired me to take my passion of teaching, helping others, and being healthy on a grad school budget to make a home based business. These FREE podcasts are a life changer and give me so much valuable information to help me grow in all areas of my life. I personally want to be a part time home employee in 2 years and full time home based employee in 5 years so I can home school my kids. My first one is due in November. I feel like this can be accomplished due to YOUR help! I can take these tools and apply them to not only to my business but to my personal life to make me a better me. I love how you answers questions that we all have in a manner that completely answer our questions in a quick nut-shell manner.

    I cherish this podcast because I just got my first post-grad school job and am not making any more then when I was in gradschool and my husband is an unpaid grad student working full time in retail and we get all this great information for free so we can start a business to help support our growing family. It is part of daily habit to listen to this podcast and to the Chalene Show.

    Thanks Chalene for all the amazing info!!!

    Hearts! Katie

  8. I love listening to the Chalene Show!
    You’ve helped me to understand not only myself but those around me.
    Ive been stumped with an issue for a while and thought of you as the go-to woman.
    Coming from not really an unfit family but not a consciously fit one either, I’ve changed my lifestyle and fitness routine. i lost 30lbs, starting at 160 and now at 130. in the beginning i got lots of compliments but with my continued efforts to remain fit and become stronger, no one offers support. In fact, they discourage me. Insisting I stop living healthy, call me obsessed, too thin.. ect. none of thats true. i find myself hiding my salad from them or not sharing my excitement from the few seconds i shaved off my mile.
    i dont diet, i love what i eat and eat what i want!! i live happily and healthfully. i workout to feel good not to become thin! its just a life they dont understand and arent willing to try and understand. How do i deal with these family members and friends?

  9. Hi Chalene:

    I hope you can create a podcast about hiring your personal (not virtual) assistant just like you did to hire Myra, what responsibilities you give that person and how to decide what should be the right pay.

  10. Thank you for spending so much time creating these wonderful podcasts for us, Chalene! You have changed my life for the better, and I cannot express enough gratitude for the positive changes I’ve seen in my life. You’re so funny and encouraging. Listening to you is always a blast!
    One thing I would love to hear on The Chalene Show is how you handle disappointment. I’ve been working very hard on my PUSH goal and have had some setbacks. I’m trying not to get discouraged, but it’s not easy. How do you handle set backs? What are some of the things you do to keep you focused on your goals, and to keep motivated during hard times?

    • You’re amazing! I just wrote a request about creating a podcast episode about disappointment and setbacks, and when I went to check my phone to see which new episodes were downloading, I saw the episode you just released. Perfect timing 🙂 Thank you!

  11. Hi Chalene,

    I want to start off by saying thank you for producing this podcast. I have found enjoyable to listen to and helpful in many areas of my life.

    As you have discussed in multiple episodes, I have been trying to incorporate more systems and rituals into my daily life. A problem that I have been encountering is that by the nature of my job, life and personality (high school teacher, landlord, wife, friend, sister, daughter, ADD diagnosis), my days, obligations and tasks differ greatly. For example, Monday through Friday during the school year differs greatly from Saturday and Sunday.

    My questions are: Do you think I should be striving for the same morning ritual 7 days a week, 365 days a year? Do you follow the same morning ritual every day, regardless of the weekends, vacations, etc.?

  12. Chalene,
    THANK YOU for Build Your Tribe and The Chalene Show. I listen to you EVERY DAY! It makes my life so much better. Your attitude and outlook on life is so amazing. I truly have been blessed to have found these podcasts. I feel so much better about myself and my new journey as a fitness coach with my business. You are truly an inspiration and keep me going day in and day out. Thank you!
    Kira #iwantmia

  13. Hi Chalene! Thanks a banch for your podcast, energy, love, and enthusiasm you spread to the world! Could you share your parental experience how you understand and manage your children’s internet and gaming activities? Thank you!

  14. I have a question about 1Password. It was mentioned that 1Password would automate a response to password reminder questions (ie: first car, grandmothers maden name, etc). I have a USAA account, and before I talk to them online, I have to answer a security question. A) Would it look suspiscious if they asked for the name of the Brides Maid, and the answer is “eo1Lk87gn”? and B) If I don’t know the answer, am I stuck outside my bank account?

  15. I’m an aspiring entrepreneur. I just got a job as a truck driver, about 6 months ago, and just recently discovered the world of podcasting. I’m soaking up tons of ideas and energy that will help me plan my ‘big break’ which I hope to start in a couple years. I know what I want to do, and have a clear, crystal clear vision of what it will look like. Now, I’m using my time as a trucker to educate myself while on the road, and then plan my route from “point A” to “point B” while I’m stopped. You and your show are a HUGE inspiration, and I am learning a ton. Thank you, thank you.

  16. I Chalene! I was listening to your podcast on how to save time and you mentionned that Mira was making your lemon water with ginger etc… Could I get the recipe, because I am a little tired of my plain lemon-water in the morning, I would like to change it up a little bit!
    Thanks a million for making my drive to and from work a time for ME, where I can do my personal development and become an improved version of me little by little!
    Keep it up!

  17. oh my word! discovered you via Pat, listened to the end and then the podcast of the busy wife and her husband. You just hit me over and over again Chalene! I laughed, I rolled my eyes, I got revalation, I even had to hold back a tear. You are so awesome! Thank you for changing my life. I think I want to be a lifer too
    Karin Joan
    (Netherlands EU)

  18. I just started listening to your podcasts this week and I am hooked!! Thank you for all your great advice and I find myself relating to so much. I am from Zeeland Michigan. I had no clue your connection to Michigan, how awesome is that. I just listened to your My Story podcast from awhile back. You may not like me saying this but I have to…GO BLUE 🙂

  19. Hi Chalene,

    I was all over the place this morning feeling like I need to stay in my stressful career so that I can complete my goal of earning my MBA. Then, I listened to your “What Success Should Feel Like” on The Chalene Show and it really unraveled my need to complete my MBA. Completing my MBA will not lead to the life I want to have or feel. Why I was stressing myself out over getting it is CAH-RAY-ZY! Then I listened to “Make Money Fast! How to Monetize When it Really Matters” and I needed to hear that too! I want into your Marketing Impact Academy! #MIA

  20. Hey Chalene! You had a podcast about hiring virtual assistants! I went back through all of them and can not find the one where you stated that I could hire a virtual assistant from a certain website! I would need to fill out a form/questionnaire, pay $250 or something like that, they would find 4-5 candidates for me and then I would skype to interview and find the best fit for me. You stated that these assistants where roughly $700 per month! What is the website I go to apply! I want this~! Thank you! You da-BOMB!

  21. Chalene-
    You are a mind reader! I’ve started to binge listen to all of your podcasts and it’s like you know how I’m feeling and you’re calling to speak to me! I’m starting up my own side business and you make me feel confident in this scary direction I’ve decided to take. I’ve been a huge fan for years and years. No one can explain or reach people the way you do. You have saved me in so many ways and in so many different periods of my life. Looking forward to this new journey in my life and I feel like I can do it with you leading me. Love you! #iwantmia

  22. Periscope is Dope podcast was SUPER DOPE! I have been hearing about it EVERYWHERE and couldn’t figure out what the heck was so special. Thank you for sharing your insights and tips. I get it now! And I GOT it now. I will been “scoping” you soon! Hope that doesn’t sound too weird!! Oh and #IWANTMIA

  23. Hi Chalene!

    Hi Chalene! I have just started listening to your podcast and am really enjoying it! I just forward the “What success should feel like” to my daughter and my husband. I was wondering how your 30 day meditation went and if your still meditating. I would like to try it also. Thank you for mentioning on the podcast about how meditation does not interfere with ones faith. As a Christian I’ve been told in the past to keep away from meditation. I have also read about it’s many benefits over the years. God bless and keep up the good work!

  24. Hey, listening to your podcasts regularly. Just downloaded Periscope 🙂 How cool is that app? You help me learn about my career in BB coaching. I just returned from Summit (awesome workouts and speech BTW…Have more sex!!) Thank you for your content every day. I am developing my fremium and just opened a new gmail account to develop my customer list bigger and better! Every day I am trying to get stronger and better so that I can help others! I am a lifer for sure!! <3
    Thank you, a fellow lifer,

  25. Chalene, I am obsessed, I mean obsessed… I just started listening to podcasts… The Chalene Show was my first, Build your Tribe my second… I’ve literally been listening at work, in my car, in bed… I can’t get enough! You give the very best advice, we are soul sisters let me tell you! More often than not I find myself talking to the podcast… “Yes, Chalene… Yes, so true! You’re right! Omg, yes!!!”
    You’re a huge inspiration in so many ways! Thank you!!!! More than anything I want to build my own fitness business. I don’t know where to start. I’m hoping to get into your MIA! It would be a dream come true if you chose me for your monthly MIA “giveaway”. I absolutely would not let you down! I’m so thankful I found your podcasts! You rock, keep em coming!!!

  26. Thank you Chalene for coming into my life when you did. I was so lucky find your 30 day push and then your podcast. I am hooked on your personality and your generosity in sharing all that you do. I have become a different person in the year that I have been listening to you. I often hear your voice in my head when I am struggling with new situations. I have not reached my ideal self yet but I am well on my way. I often think of you telling me that doing something I fear is true confidence. I had something big to deal with today and instead of letting my anxiety get the best of me I pulled up one of your old podcasts about crazy confidence which got my head straight. While I handled the situation, maybe not exactly as I would have hoped, but I didn’t die 🙂 Then I got home and saw your post about God’s plan which is exactly what I needed to see. I would love a podcast on how to approach tough conversations with confidence related to dating and relationships. Thanks for all you do and I will always be a lifer!

  27. I forgot to mention, your Podcasts and Periscope sessions have been amazing. Your energy and generosity of spirit and knowledge motivate me and so many to be better – Baby Steps – and be grateful, do the work and pay it forward. I look forward to open enrollment for Smart Success and Marketing Impact…#IWANTMIA

  28. Hey Chalene, I listen to both of your podcasts and want to thank you for all of the information. This question is a fitness one- how would you combine turbofire/cardio, piyo and strength training? How much time should each be done on an average week?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Jenny, It’s really up to you. It depends on how many days a week you’re working out, what your goals are, etc. But a simple approach is 2 days per week per program.

  29. Hi Chalene,

    We just did our first periscope livecast about one of our archery training sessions and thoroughly enjoyed the interaction with several followers. We think this is a very powerful tool, though we we would like to make it easy for viewers to get to our blog. Am I right that all the profile settings are pulled from my twitter account? If so, I really need to change some of the text!! Thanks for keeping me motivated through your high energy podcasts!

  30. Hi Chalene, I stumbled upon your podcast about a week ago desperately seeking advice on finding my inner confidence that can take my goals and vision to the next level. THANK THE LORD I have found you!! Your podcasts are changing my life one by one. The practicality and experience you, so willingly, share is life-giving. #soakingitallin

  31. Just finished listening to all the episodes on the cyber security. I really want to take the steps to protect myself but since I listen on my way to work I have not been able to take notes. Wonder if there is a way you could make a simple checklist of the steps we need to take to boost our security and post it in the show notes or offer it through your text service you do sometimes. I’m sure it would be helpful to many of us busy working moms out there that want to make sure we are protected but don’t feel we have the time or are overwhelmed with the info. Thanks! Love you show and you! You are the best!!

  32. Hey Chalene
    Thanks for creating all your podcasts. They help me every day! I listen on my way to and from my J.O.B.
    I would love to know if it’s okay to use someone else’s freemium as a freemium of your own. Thanks!

  33. Chalene,
    I attended summit last month in Nashville. Working out with you was the highlight of my whole trip! I was so moved in PiYo! It was very emotional for me. I started your turbo Fire sbout 2 years ago and you have had a huge impact on my life. Your personal development materials have helped me through some tough times and your book Push has helped me stay accountable. So thank you Chalene! I couldn’t have changed my life without you! Would you mind sharing your playlist from summit with us? Maybe on Facebook or your website? I loved the workouts from summit so much, I want to do them over and over! I’m looking forward to my PiYo certification class next month! Thank you again!

  34. Hey Chalene. I love PiYo so much and want to continue it as my long term workout routine adding some additional things. Would my body get used to this and cause the workouts to not be as effective. What would you recommend?

  35. In your podcast about laser brain focus you recommended finding a quiet place so you can concentrate . I found that for me working in a quiet place makes me fall asleep. Twenty years ago in college I learned about extroverts and introverts and discovered that because I’m a little more extroverted, the quiet stillness of say the library makes me sleepy. Whereas if I were to study in the student hall or food court I could really concentrate better. Have you read any recent research about that? Where for some people small, constant distractions help keep their brains focused and for those people super quiet environments are too u stimulating such that their brains get sleepy? Maybe I just have narcolepsy? Lol.

  36. I accidentaly hit return before I was finishsed. I did Chalene’s 30 day push to give me an idea how to format my 30 day online course for women and I want you to know that I was very inspired. I am excited about helping women with my Life Beyond Betrayal Course and have many more ideas on other programs in the future. My husband and I have a weekly podcast, Undone Redone, and draw a lot of encouragement from Chalene’s weekly podcast. We are all about helping people with the practical so that we don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Thanks so much.

  37. In the podcast with Dr. Amen you mention doing the 30 day treatment..and it asks for a promo code. Do you know of one or after I do the free program will they provide one?? It was a really interesting topic and I’m trying really hard right now to learn how to be the best version of myself I can be and know this information would be helpful. ?

    • Hi Sally! Yes! Of course! It’s an online program so you can access it from anywhere. The live event however, does take place in california. But we give you plenty of time to make travel arrangements. You can also defer your ticket to the following year if need be 🙂 hope that’s helpful!

  38. Hi Chalene,
    I have been listening to your podcast for about 4 months now and I am a fan! I am putting your advice into action and taking steps toward developing my own business. I am currently a registered pharmacist working in a hospital and I see what the impact of poor health and fitness choices do to people (ie diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoarthritis, heart attack, stroke, etc). I am taking online classes towards my Masters degree in Medication Therapy Management which focuses on making sure patients have the best medication regimen to treat their chronic diseases. But what I really want to focus on is helping people stay healthy BEFORE they end up on chronic medications. Because I have always loved staying health and in shape, I became a BB Coach in April 2015 which led me to you! With that said, I believe it’s fate that I found your podcast because I truly believe now that I can become a pharmacist entrepreneur. And because of you, I learned about making a webinar from Lewis Howes. There are so many ways to reach people that I never knew about, so I just want to thank you for giving me the confidence to give this business a try.

  39. I was listening to the date your mate podcast. I was wondering if there is any books that you or Bret recommend reading. Thanks in advance!

  40. Chalene do you have any tips on how to lose weight while being a nursing mother? There is not a lot of information out there on the topic. Of course being healthy and keeping up my supply is my priority but I would love to find a balance to do both!

  41. Hello, Charlene;

    Your podcast: Biggest Fitness Myths Dispelled – oh my wow!! Thank you for defining why fitness should be a “part of your life”. How it will contribute to your “overall” being.

    I have been trying to years to figure out the BEST routine for my mornings. Beginning with prayer time, then….. in what order is best to put what? Have been experimenting with lots of things.

    Obviously, the things that make us better people – healthier, happier – people – are how we should BEGIN our days.

    Your podcasts ARE awesome!! Thank you a TON. So, once I have completed listening to the sermons for the week I need to hear for me – your podcasts are next, each week – while dressing for my workdays. 😀

    Thank you !!

    Lori Lynch

  42. I have NO idea when you might actually read this, but I’m so pumped right now I had to tell you because I’m not quite sure anyone else would understand at the moment — I just took my first leap of faith into offering my very first freemium. I keep waiting for everything to seem perfect and to try to have all the questions answered before I do anything, and I realized I don’t actually know what the questions are until I do something! I have listened to your podcast “how to earn more money in the next 90 days” 4 times now. I held my very first mastermind last wednesday and had no idea what to say or do, but went with it and I got some pretty positive feedback… I laugh every.single.time you talk about hearing things over and over and over and taking fantastic notes but never implementing and I just play that through my head over and over and over til I actually do something.. not seeing any actual results yet.. but I’m doin’ it!

    Thank you for your value – I think I would have lost my motivation already if I hadn’t found someone to connect with.

  43. I just listened to how to avoid Facebook Suspensions and found it very helpful. I started my business using my Facebook profile but have really stalled in the process because it just didn’t seem right. It didn’t feel professional enough but I have really struggled with committing to my like page. As a fitness coach I have been told to keep my FB profile public and post multiple times a day with invites etc. I would like to completely switch to a website while using FB like pages to promote my business. I would like to go back to being private on my FB profile so that I can use it just for family and really become the professional I want to be through a website and business social media accounts. Is there a good way to go about doing this? Thanks so much for sharing so much insight. Be Well!

    Angela #iwantmia

  44. As I begin 2016, I thank you so much for being an important virtual mentor for me in 2016. Your last Ask Chalene podcast re Lifers was a perfect YE message for me. At the beginning of 2015, I found you and took your 30 Day Challenge. I am now about to launch my interview and Q&A based The God Zone Show podcast and web site as I again pivot from another successful career. You have helped and encouraged me in this process and I know you will continue to train and inspire me in 2016. Blessings.

  45. Hello Chalene!
    I love love love the Piyo workouts they have changed my life in such good way. I recently bought a Bosu and was wondering if you were planning on making your own Bosu workout DVD’s? Or perhaps a combination of PiYo and Bosu? Thank you so much for your inspiration and motivation!

  46. I checked out your resource page and could not locate the tool that you are using to do SMS marketing. My husband and I have a podcast, and would love to implement text marketing and are interested in what resource that you are using.

    Melody Lovvorn

  47. I’m an MIA student and I love your pushworkbook goal planner!

    Is there any way it could be offered without the colored background?* I’m going to run out of printer ink a lot sooner if my inkjet has to also fill in that background color. Thanks so much!!


    * Just consider this to be like your hook suggestion for that restaurant in Park City 🙂

  48. So much to say but honestly I just love what you are doing. I love your upbeat attitude, love your views towards nutrition, fitness, business…I saw you on BB, found your podcast through FB and have been actively listening for more than a few months, watched a periscope or two and now I am doing PiYo and loving it. It’s no joke! And while I was “yogi” for a while and a long time NON-lover of pilates ha!..I’m really digging PiYo. I love the movement, the time factor and it kicks my butt!!!! AND I feel like I am in fair shape! Just wanted to give you a shout out and say thank you for all you do. Inspiring! and Jenelle as well…she inspired me to keep pushing through as a coach. Her message spoke to me as I am the shyer younger sister of my sister and I. You all seem to reflect our personalities…quite funny…Thanks again! If I keep plugging along with PiYo, I may jump into instructor training!

  49. Hello Chalene! I’m curious to find out which program would be better to start a business, your smart success or virtual academy. I’ve been trying to start a coaching business but I’m also considering a motivational speaking business. So far, I’ve only been able to create a website on my own which, honestly needs some pizzazz! And I’ve only been volunteering my time and not making any money.

  50. Happy Birthday, Chalene! Not sure if you’ll get the message here – I did try to leave a review of your podcast on iTunes but couldn’t sort out how to do that.

    I’ve been on a fitness journey since 1984 (we’re about the same age). I found TurboKick about 10 years ago and it’s my soulmate workout!!! I’ve been battling some midlife issues and had really slowed down my workouts due to that and full-time busy job in addition to my full-time doctoral program and plantar fasciitis…until 3 months ago, when TurboFire changed everything! ☺️ Back to that and started PiYo and strength training. Thanks to you, I’m fierce and back in the game again! It really helps me be better for others in my life.

    I’m so grateful to you for all your workouts, but even more so for your inspirational messages. If I feel tired or vulnerable or overworked, I know that’s a sign I need some Chalene time! Thank you for being so intelligent, honest, generous, fun, musical, creative, articulate, and kind. You make such a positive difference in my life – I’m forever grateful!!

    Happiest of Birthdays!!! ????????

    Big hugs,

  51. When do you plan to make work out videos for kids? You are so positive, encouraging and inspiring. What a blessing you would be for kids (especially ADD & ADHD kids 🙂

  52. Hi! First, thank you for all you do!!! You’re one of a kind!! I have all your work out DVDs , books, podcasts, pretty much all of it;). I have just started following you on periscope and love it!!! Wish more people could respond at the same time:). However, I do have a question as I have some pretty provocative people following me and apparently think I need a little action;);). My question is how do I filter that kind of thing? I blocked them, but couldn’t tell if there was a way to prevent it all together. Thanks again for being you!!!
    Have a blessed day!!
    ~Lanny ~

  53. Hi Chalene! I’ve been a loyal listener of both your podcasts for awhile now, but one you recorded recently (February 2016) for Build Your Tribe called “How Introverts Succeed in Online Business was like a lightbulb moment for me. When you were describing the characteristics of an introvert, it was like you were talking about me. What really hit home for me was your comments about how introverts feel the immense need to help people and situations and how that can be a major emotional/creative drain. I suspect that may be what’s going on with me at my day job. So, my question (or suggestion for a future podcast) is, how does one deal with or overcome a situation like that when you can’t necessarily escape it?
    Also, I would love to know how you and your husband manage your extrovert/introvert personalities! My fiancé is an extrovert, and I’m discovering it’s an interesting (and sometimes frustrating) dynamic!

    Thanks so much! LOVE LOVE your podcasts 🙂

  54. Thank you so much for giving me your push goal workbook. I think it will be a great way to help organize my thoughts/goals. You are so helpful to your audience. I have shared your podcast so many times. Thank you!

  55. Chalene I am loving the 30 Day Challenge, your podcasts and I just ordered Piyo. I’m a lifer! I’m saving for Smart Success , thank you so much for everything you share. I am spreading the word to anyone & everyone!

  56. Hi, Chalene your absolutely awesome to me, I have had some not so good encounters with other coaches that’s why I am sticking with you, I am 52 and really struggling with my weightless success. I am positive its stress related, and I am normally pretty much a strong woman but at the present I am not in control of my situation. I just wanted to say thanks for all you do and all your wonderful workout videos you share. Do you have any advice for how someone my age can get back energy and get back my life?

  57. Hi!
    Where can I find the turbo jam workout with the balance ball? Does it come with any of the turbo jam disc sets?
    Thank you!

  58. Hi Chalene, I just wanted to let you know that I love your podcast! I especially like the episodes on stress inducing people, Are you planning on revisiting this topic again? What about dealing with aging parents that are stress inducing/ have addictions. I have gained so much insight into my feelings and I just wanted to say thank you!

  59. Thanks so much Chalene for your June 24, 2016 message – Don’t Quit Yet. Your message was exactly what I needed to inspire my reorganization of my summer schedule for my new podcast – The God Zone Show. The show is doing well but with my 2 episodes/week schedule, I have become overwhelmed with fine tuning the show & website, outreach, family, and other obligations this summer. Your message was the catalyst that gave me permission to scale back in some areas and still realize that I am staying on my course of being persistent. This is going to really help and ultimately create great results. Blessings to you and yours.

  60. Hey Chalene! I am loving and learning so much from your podcast! I am a stylist with Stella & Dot and trying to figure out the best way to start an email list. I currently can only get emails from customers when they shop with me. I followed the advice given on another podcast (virtual upline) and purchases a domain name but then now have to also buy the company to help me set it up. I’m feeling overwhelmed and not sure it’s worth all this money. I would love your thoughts and advice on this. I so want to take my business to the next level. I have been steadily working my way up the rank system and just want to burst through and start killing it :). Thank you! You are amazing!

  61. Hi chalene- I listen to your podcasts daily and cannot tell you how much they have impacted me everyday as a wife, a mother, a girlboss both inside and out!

    I listened to your podcast about your life and marriage when you discovered the gambling addiction – I’m desperately trying to find this for my sister and cannot recall the name or date of the podcast. It was deep and emotional – even though we don’t all deal with the same type of thing, we can relate to this story in our own lives.

    Thank you for taking the time ! Keep up the amazing work!

  62. Hi Chalene, I love love love your podcast!! So good. And the one where your husband talked about the difference between raising girls and boys. So good! Had a question for you. Have your ever considered having a podcast dedicated to the issues and challenges that come up for families? And I’m not a parent. I just think that the home is fast crumbling and there is a need for those who have done it, to throw out the lifeboat to the ones who are quickly sinking. Just my 2 cents. Maybe not even worth that. LOL! Thanks again for the awesome podcast! Cara

  63. Hi Chalene! I just wanted to let you know you were angel sent! I was in a grumpy mood and didn’t know why so I asked my angels for help to help me get out of it. I normally am a happy person. An hour later when i got to the soccer field, (had 3 kid games!) i had my phone in my hand and all of a sudden i heard your voice. I looked at my phone and your podcast “how to change your bad mood ” was playing!! No joke!! I love hearing you and learning from you! Thank you for all that you do!! I just started your piyo and love your turbo jam! Thanks for making fitness fun! Trying to get this stupid weight off!! Stupid thyroid issues. Trying to stay healthy and strong!! ❤️❤️🤗🤗 Love and Light! ❤️ Shelley

  64. Hey Chalene!! Thank you so much for this last episode about balance!! I am a single mother of twin boys, a nursing student, an online health and wellness coach and I also work two jobs. I sat down to work out my schedule so that most of my work is done while the boys sleep but this episode has reminded me that I still have some boundaries to set!! I love your podcast, love your advice, love your honesty, love your workout programs! You are truly an inspiration!! Especially, to be the best mother I can!!

    Thank you thank you so much!!! I believe seeing this podcast pop up on my phone was my sign from God ❤️❤️❤️

  65. I listened to your show on metabolism and you said more calories and more weight lifting. Which Beachbody workout would you recommend for weight lifting. Thank you!

  66. I’m listening to “your body type effects results” and you mention the work that you’re doing. What’s coming up?! A podcast? A blog post? A book?! Tell me, tell me, tell me!! 🙂

  67. Just wanted to say I LOVED the 8 tips for Facebook live!! I just did my first live video last week and it really helped build my confidence to do another one soon! I wanted to leave a review on iTunes but I can’t seem to figure out how LOL #beginner

  68. I loved your podcast about using Facebook live! I will be listening to it again when I can take notes. Thank you for the awesome tips! I’m a new beachbody coach & need all the help I can get 😊

  69. Hi Chalene,

    I LOVE your ChaLEAN Extreme program. I just got through listening to your latest podcast regarding body type. I’m soooooo excited for your new program. When will it be coming out?

    Thank you!

  70. Hi Chalene,
    Thanks for your insightful podcast for Nov 3rd 2016
    “The One Question Successful Business Owners Ask”
    In it you referenced a set of ideas and resources for implementing effective outsourcing.
    I have not been able to find that in the show notes or on
    Do you have any resources or suggestions you will share with your listeners for implementing effective outsourcing as it relates to “The One Question Successful Business Owners Ask”?

  71. Hi Chalene! Long time listener, first time “question asker.” On your podcast where you talk about the 8 crazy amazing FB live tips you mentioned that there was a tutorial about how to pull the srt file from your video. When I came here to find it, I was so excited to see that it looked like FB had given us all the option to generate them right there on FB! When I went to edit my video however, the option was not there on my page. The only option is to upload an srt file. I have googled and youtubed and the only tutorials I’ve found suggest a software I have to download and none of them seem to actually work. They won’t generate the subtitles. I would be happy to type them myself if I have to but I can’t find anything that will allow me to do that either. If you have the work around tutorial that you mentioned in the podcast that uses youtube I would be so excited and very appreciative if you would share that with us! Thank you so much for just being you and always being so positive and encouraging. I absolutely love having you in my car with me each day as I listen to your podcasts. Have a wonderful day!

  72. I just listened to you post on resetting your matabalisim and wanted to ask if you have sample diet plans to share? I’m struggling not knowing ideas to eat 4-5 times per day.

  73. Chalene, I have all your workout programs and have lost over 145 pounds using Turbo Jam, TurboFire, and Chalean Extreme (and a little add in of PiYo too). I’m 46 years old and had a baby a month before my 45th birthday (surprise!) so I’m still trying to “re-lose” about 35 pounds with my soulmate workouts Chalean Extreme and TurboFire (hybrid schedule). I do EVERYTHING no or low impact and I still get the BEST WORKOUT EVER with your programs. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE make another program for us with the style and intensity of ChaLEAN Extreme and TurboFire. I will NEVER get tired of workout out with you. I want to be in my 70s and 80s still working out with you. And with the fitness I’m building…I’m determined to do it too! Love you Chalene! Hope you meet you someday!

    • Angela! You are awesome! 🙂 thank you so much for this comment! It means so much to hear that my programs have helped you!!!

  74. My name is Serena Hunt and I am writing in response to podcast “Do You Want to be a Guest on my Show.” Um, yeah I do! I work as a full time clinical dietitian and decided to start my own private practice to pursue my dreams.

  75. Hello,
    I love turbo fire I have just completed all the weeks. I was wondering if I should start the weeks over or from the advanced week?
    I also want to say I love your videos they have been so great for me!

  76. Hi Charlene

    I have been doing the piyo program off and and love it. I was just wondering what workouts I can do now that I’m pregnant?
    I was hoping that you can point me in the right direction.

    Thank you for your time


    • Your sweet Pamela! 🙂 But unfortunately that is the only way to purchase. However you can support be by using to purchase! 🙂 thank you for your support.

  77. Chalene I have been following you on snap chat now for awhile and love your snaps. I’ve started following your podcasts now and listen to them on drive to work. Why are thy playing like they are recorded on mice speed? After listening to both you and Brock talk on snap chat I know this is not the same rate of speech on the podcasts. It’s difficult for me to catch some of what is being said. Is it my iPhone settings or how the recordings are produced?

  78. Hiya Chalene-

    Our whole family has become huge fans of your show- that you for putting it out there into the world.

    I know your January 9 episode was awhile ago, but we’d love the opportunity to be on your show. We moved our family to Burundi, east Africa 5 years ago because we wanted to learn more about coffee and coffee farmers. Three years ago, we ended up starting a business when we built our first coffee washing station on a mountainside in Burundi. our hope was that we could turn a profit and care for coffee farming families in one of the poorest nations on earth. It’s a long story, but basically we failed at a lot of our efforts. One of our main purposes for existing was to treat farmers more fairly and see them thriving… and in our first coffee season we could even pay them. We received death threats and I was sure we should pack up and go. Once things began to stabilize in the business a little more, a coup’d etat and massive bouts of violence embraced the country and we found ourselves at another crossroads. It’s taken a lot of grit and prayer to get us where we are today. Now, our coffee is gaining popularity around the world and we work with over 4,500 farming families who are on their way to exiting poverty through coffee growing. Things still aren’t always easy and the country is still unstable, but we have rooted ourselves here anyway and we are enjoying the ride. We’d love a chance to be on your show 👍🏼.

  79. Hello,
    I listened to your podcast about body types and it made so much sense. You give me hope to be a better me. Thank you for the dedication you put into helping people get healthy. You are an amazing person and you lift me up. You make me want to try harder to give it my all! Wish me luck with carb cycling. I will check back in at my 30 day mark.

  80. Hello Chalene
    Can you give out some info on supplements that you use, why you use them and how you choose what to take???
    This is a HUGE topic and as a nutritional geek( have a BS in Nut(ritional) Science I am VERY curious!
    Thanks I adore you and am blessed and thankful for your Snaps, Podcasts Etc!

  81. HI Chalene!
    Oh my gosh I am loving these moonlighting series! I am looking to create passive income for my family. I have a full time JOB as a nurse and also 2 young kids (6 mo and 3yrs). I just listened to Jake’s Moonlighting story about coastal gal website and this has me VERY inspired. I would love to learn exactly the steps to take to create an online business as Jake did. I can’t afford the marketing impact academy BUT if you ever create a lower entry course that is specific to what Jake did I AM SO IN!!! I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these real life moonlighting stories! Hugs! Rachele Swadley

  82. I just finished listening to your podcast series with Dr. Zach Bush and I just wanted to say thank you!! I recently ordered Restore due to a snap you had shared after researching on the website. I have been interested in gut health for a few months now and I am so excited to continue on my journey with this product. But it was wonderful to hear from Dr. Bush on the importance of ecosystem and getting outside! I’ve always loved nature and this just makes so much sense. Thank you again for sharing !!

  83. Your recent podcasts about hormones, sleep and emotional eating speak to me. You have sparked a fire for me and I am so excited that I am going to be part of your next Diet Beta Test Group. All this data is motivating and empowering. Thank you for your passion to teach because we are listening.

  84. Hi – I have joined the dietbetatest and have downloaded it to my iPhone 6. I have changed my password as well. But for some reason I can’t login from my iPhone.

    The message is the following:

    The change you wanted was rejected. Maybe you tried to change something you didn’t have access to. If you are the application owner check the logs for more information.

    Can someone please help me with this so that I can log in from my cell phone? thank you.

  85. Hello
    Can you advise if you have a DVD fitness program that uses weights. I’m looking for toning up using weights

  86. Chalene,

    I just listed to episode 15 and it said it was #1 in a 4 part series. It was fabulous!

    Which podcasts are the rest of the series?


  87. Chalene. I want to fast have loved your guest discussing this topic. I am a huge bulletproof fan and want to know if I can drink bullet proof coffee while fasting. I have heard yes and no. Thanks so much for all your hard work

  88. Wasn’t sure where else to submit a message to get this to you but I wanted to know that you’ve been an inspiration to me for many years. 7 years ago I lost my job because of downsizing but I knew it had a lot to do with my multiple sclerosis. I saw one of your information for turbofire decided to take my health into my own hands instead of putting my career first. I was 192 and using a cane. I lost a lot of weight got lean and now I do a lot of strength training and bodybuilding as well as your piyo since cardio has become more of a challenge since I was diagnosed with RSD two years ago and my foot. Thank you for all the inspiration.

  89. Hi Chalene!
    First of all, you’re AWESOME! Thank you for everything you do and everything you share! I learn so much from you and admire all your successes, not-so-successful-es, and aspirations!
    I have a major challenge I am hoping you can help me with. I don’t hear you speak about this directly, but thought I would ask anyway, in case there are other mamas out there with the same challenge.
    I have always been very into exercise, physical activity, healthy eating, a healthy mind and soul, etc. Growing up, I had some unhealthy habits in regards to exercise and eating. I have a daughter and have always tried to be very mindful of my words and actions regarding food, exercise, body image, etc. I have 2 boys too, and I still try to be mindful of my behavior. My problem is, my daughter has zero interest in exercising, zero interest in physical activity, zero interest in healthy eating, zero interest in doing anything “hard”, and no motivation to try new things or to come outside and play with the rest of the family. She is tired all the time, has acne, is overweight, acts “down” most of the time, chooses carbs for food unless I make her add other food groups to her plate, and she only wants to be in her room. How do I motivate her, without deflating her? How do I try to engage her in confidence building activities, without devaluing her? How do I get her started with activity, without her feeling like I’m telling her she’s fat? How do I get her to eat well, so she feels well? I feel like I’ve tried everything. Any enlightenment you could shed, would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  90. Hi Chalene! I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your podcast from May 18 with Dr Ruscio. It was so informative. What a smart guy he is. I enjoy all of your podcasts. You are so inspiring. Your podcasts are so professionally done. Thank you for all that you do to inspire others and to be a positive force in this world. You’re the best and I look forward to your tweets and updates each day!

  91. Chalene, Thank you so much for the whole series with gut health and GMO’s. This is something that I have personally been studying for along time and have been wondering why no health professional has been diving into the back ground of were our food comes from and what it is doing to our bodies. So this is so refreshing and insightful.

    I started diving really deep into GMO as I was bringing my first product to market which was an all purpose gluten free flour. I needed to understand what all the label certifications that I was needing to get meant. Robyn O’brien was one person that came to mind as a knowledgeable advocate for food labeling and GMO testing, maybe she would have a lot of insight about those topics.

    Another resource to check out is Chef Ann cooper, she is also know as the renegade lunch lady. She runs the school lunch program in Berkeley California. She makes all the food in the district from scratch. As you dive in further or might already know that so much of the GMO process food is going to school lunches as well as government commodity food which is cheep cheese, meat (full of antibiotics) fed to keeps and many of them are on free and reduce lunches and so they have no other choice.

    One last thought, in Robyn Obriens book The Unhealthy Truth she talks about how say for example Kraft macaroni and cheese has a formula that they sell in the US and they have a different cleaner formula that they sell overseas since those countries do not allow GMO’s and food coloring, so its not that they need to reformulate there products but we need to demand that we get the cleaner version here in the US!!!

    It is such a dark reality and I know that you have a loyal following as well as determintion to make a difference!

    Thank you for being the light!

  92. Hi Chalene! First off, You are the I’ve been listening for over two years and this is my first time sending you a message. I wanted to let you know that your podcast has changed my life. I am a mother of 3 boys who are 13, 10 and 5. I knew I had to go back to school and I feel like you, yes you!, pushed me. You inspired me. I will be done with my AA next semester and I just wanted to tell you Thank YOU! I found the strength within and I love listening to you! I am super busy but my family and I are making it happen! I have the most supportive husband and boys and I am so blessed! It’s not always easy but we make it work.

  93. I am enough.
    I will find a way to share this with my granddaughter. She studies so hard. She is driven. Thanks

  94. Hello!!!. I just wanted to let you know, i always love your products. I never complain, but this morning I called to order PIYo, and the lady who anseered, put me on hold teice, and then said her computer was froze, and could not place my order, and that id have to start all over. So I did, and then was past the info mercial time frame, so the special offer wasnt active. Needless to say, i never ordered. Im just letting you know, incase this was an issue all around in sales today. Normally , its A++ service

    • Hi Stacey, I appreciate you letting know this, BUT all purchases of PIYO are done through Beachbody, not through my company… Sorry you had that experience, but my suggestion would be to reach out directly to Beachbody 🙂

  95. Hi Chalene!
    First I love your podcasts! I listen and subscribe to both. You truly are amazing! I know you are in California but do you hire outside the state? I agree with you, I’m a lifer! I’ve been a lifer ever since I took your class back in 04/05 and would pay $1.00 3 times a week to reserve my spot. You had a huge impact on me then and it continues now. Thank you for the passion, drive and just being you. I’m sure you know how impactful you are but I wanted you to know you forever to continue to impact me.

  96. Charlene!
    Thank you for all you do! My wife and I love your podcast and are lifers!! We so appreciate the deep dive you’re doing into health and have been wondering if you have any guidance for vaccines?

  97. Ahhhh Chalene!!! I’m so sorry about miss spelling your name in my previous question auto correct got me I know it’s a petpeve of yours and I apologize!!

  98. I just listened to the exercise meditation podcast on my walk. Really great stress reliever!! I’ve been having an off day. I guess with one child starting high school & another starting middle school family life is beginning in a new direction! This meditation helped to re-center myself. I would love to hear a longer version of this type of meditation.

  99. Hi Chalene! You have changed my life in so many ways! The first program that changed my life was Chalean Extreme, then it was TurboFire, and then PiYo. I’ve read your book PUSH. Now, I listen to your podcast, follow you on FB and Snapchat. I love what you do for others. You keep me going no matter what – I’ve learned so much from you and I can’t thank you enough!!

  100. I absolutely LOVE the new moving meditation episodes!!! I hope they continue! As always, thank you for being you and constantly sharing what has worked for you in the hopes that it will help others.

  101. Thank you for doing the moving meditation. It was really helpful I look forward to more moving meditations with Soothing music and quotes from your favorite authors.

  102. I would LOVE more moving Meditation! I have never tried meditation before and have truly enjoyed listening to your moving meditation podcast. I listen while stretching after a workout, cleaning my house (sadly I find that relaxing) and walking around our pond. I find it very uplifting and relaxing.
    I have been a long time Chalene Johnson fan (since I tried Turbo Jam in 2005!). I love your Turbo workouts and Piyo. My husband and I did your Diet Beta test starting May 1st and it has been life changing for me. Though I didn’t lose the pounds my husband was, I dropped two pants sizes! But how I felt was incredible. I felt a huge weight had been lifted. I felt I was no longer controlled by snacking, sugar cravings and emotional eating. I felt I finally had control.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    I will always remain a huge fan of yours and look forward to more podcasts, snapchats and workouts! I also look forward to finding out even more about your Diet beta test.
    Thank you,
    Lacy Robinson

  103. I am truely amazed at the work youu do to HELP so many people! I know I could not even begin to express how much you have helped me in almost every area of my life! I am just finishing up THE PLATE DIET BETA TEST, and oh man! Can’t wait for Aug. 28!

    This last podcast about the skinny kitchen was amazing! I have add so much of your suggestions and wow is really all I can say! About to check out those knives, already have the avacodo cutting tool (which you shared on Snapchat I believe) and just got an avacodo saver! Next, will be knives and the special storage containers! I already have water bottles, but can’t wait for the release of yours (I adore your heart bottle you use by the way!)

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  104. Hi Chalene! I’ve been following you for years and have learned so much from you. I want to thank you for your episode on Selfish Goals. I look to you as a mentor and role model especially now that I’m building my own online business after a pretty successful 5 years in network marketing. It was my first taste of entrepreneurship, but now I’m craving a bit more creative control on my products and services.

    I do have some questions for you that maybe have been answered in a previous podcast or could be a great topic for one.

    1. Knowing what you know NOW from all your experience in all your different business ventures, what would you tell yourself if you could travel back in time to the beginning of it? What advice would you give your former self essentially.

    2. What were some of your bigger ‘mistakes’ aka learning lessons when you started to build your fitness empire and then transition to business development?

    Thank you SO much!

  105. Hello

    Love your podcasts and FB video.
    I am getting started as a Optavia Coach. It is a mlm.
    What program would be best for me to be a part of?


  106. Hi Chalene,

    I’d love to hear more moving meditations from other philosophers and/or other quotes you enjoy. I had just finished a book by Marcus Aurelius, so what you did was awesome. It has been my favorite thing! Thank you for sharing your findings with all of us!


  107. I would like to know if you have a course that I can take that will teach me “attraction marketing”. Hope you do because I get you! Thanks, Maureen.

  108. Great podcast. I have many areas in my life to implement these concepts
    However I did learn when I slip up on my eating to get back on track now not tomorrow. With One3One I have learn the way for this action. When I ate higher carbs, my slip, and then tried to calorie restrict to get back on track I was furthering my insulin imbalance and turning my slip into a slide. Cravings became crazy and eating healthy again the next day was extremely difficult. Tells me something about my metabolic flexibility , next to none at that time.