I decided to do a blog series about all the different fitness programs you lovelies ask me about. :)
The main reason why I decided to do it is because I sometimes see women trying to combine my program with an additional program.
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think it is bad to try other workout plans if you want. However, doing them at the same time as my program will probably affect your results.
But even if you don’t follow any of my programs and your goal is to get leaner legs, I think you’ll find this blog series useful. :)
CHLOE TING’S 30 DAY LEAN THIGH CHALLENGE REVIEW
One of the most common programs I see women doing is Chloe Ting’s 30 Day Lean Thigh Challenge. I want to a quick review of her program, and answer some of the most common questions I receive about it. :)
WHAT IS CHLOE’S WORKOUT CHALLENGE?
Chloe has a 30-day workout challenge that is meant to help you slim down and tone your legs without bulking them up (yay!).
In this challenge, you are supposed to:
- Workout for 30 to 70 minutes a day.
- Exercise almost every day for 30 days.
- Do five active rest days. On rest days, you have the option to do a shorter workout or to take a break from working out altogether.
Every day, you are supposed to go through a series of 3-6 workout videos. The workout videos cycle through the 30 days, so you only end up doing 6 different videos overall.
The videos cover your entire body, and the focus is on a mixture of bodyweight resistance training and moderate-intensity cardio. Her plan also includes stretching.
Here are my thoughts on the six workout videos that are in her program:
CHLOE’S SIX WORKOUTS FROM THE LEAN THIGH CHALLENGE
WORKOUT 1: Thigh Workout for Losing Fat | Slim Inner Thigh Workout (No Jumping)
This workout routine is great for Ectomorphs who want to build muscle tone. Mesomorphs and Endomorphs will also enjoy this workout video if they don’t mind building some more thigh muscles! But if you are a Mesomorph or Endomorph who wants to get leaner thighs, this workout may add some unwanted bulkiness.
The workout does include lunges and plie squats, and 2 out 3 female body types will notice that their calves and thighs get bigger from those moves. If you want to avoid making these muscles larger, it is best to avoid doing this workout video too often.
This video probably won’t help you get rid of inner thigh fat. However, it will help boost your metabolism and burn more calories which is important.
RELATED BLOG POST: DO SQUATS MAKE YOUR LEGS BIGGER OR SMALLER
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WORKOUT 2: Burn Belly Fat & Thigh Fat Workout | Fat Burning Workout
This workout is great for getting your body into the fat-burning zone. I love a good cardio workout (especially at low-to-moderate intensity), so I highly recommend this video!
If you don’t have access to a treadmill or you can’t go outside, this is a pretty good at-home cardio alternatives. But, as I always say, nothing will target your inner thigh fat like power walking. :)
If you want to try some similar cardio workouts, you can try one of my at-home cardio workouts here or here.
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WORKOUT 3: Outer/Inner Thigh Workout (10 Mins Thigh Workout to Get LEAN LEGS IN 30 DAYS | NOT BULKY THIGHS)
This is an inner and outer thigh workout that should help you tone your thighs without getting too bulked up. Most of the exercises in this video will not give you bulky legs.
But there are a few plie squats and lunges that will make some girls’ thighs bigger instead of smaller. If you want to make sure you won’t get bulky legs, you can always skip these moves or replace them with something else. :)
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WORKOUT 4: Slim legs workout – Thigh fat burning workout (No jumping)
This workout was designed to help you tone your thighs while also burning fat. Sounds like a win-win! However, this workout is actually mostly a resistance training workout, not a cardio workout. Resistance training is better for burning carbs, not fat. :)
If you want to burn fat, you need to do low-to-moderate cardio workouts. And what’s my favorite cardio workout for burning fat and slimming down thighs? You guessed it! Power walking. :)
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WORKOUT 5: 10 Minute Ab Workout
I LOVE this workout. It’s quick, efficient, and you can do it anywhere! This was a perfect ab workout to include in the program.
WORKOUT 6: Plank Challenge
Phew, this is a hard workout. Thankfully, Chloe shows beginners how to modify the moves. I always appreciate it when trainers do that!
Despite the name, this is actually a full-body workout. It doesn’t just focus on your core. In the program, Chloe always combines this full-body workout with specific leg and ab resistance workout videos. That’s a lot of resistance training in one day!
Instead of combining this workout with more resistance exercises, I would suggest doing it with a cardio workout. You don’t need to train your legs when you do a full-body workout, especially if you want to avoid burnout or bulking up your legs. :)
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I’m thankful that Chloe includes this stretching video in her program. Stretching is really important!
One common question I get is if stretching will help make your legs leaner. Unfortunately, I don’t think it will. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t an essential part of your workout routine. I suggest you try stretching before and after your workout to avoid muscle soreness and to prevent injuries.
I can understand why women like this challenge. It is clear, promises amazing results, and has a mixture of resistance and moderate-intensity cardio exercises.
I am a big fan of doing both resistance training workouts and cardio workouts, and I like that both are included in this program. Resistance training is essential if you want to burn more calories and also tone your muscles!
I personally like to include more low-to-moderate-intensity cardio workouts but I like that Chloe includes some cardio workouts in the fat-burning zone. But remember, one of the best ways to burn fat is by power walking, which is why I emphasize it so much. :)
Also, if you tend to build muscle fast and bulk up easily and you prefer a more lean look, this might be too much resistance training in one program. You don’t need to do resistance training every day, and doing lots of thigh workouts will lead to bigger thighs, not smaller ones!
If you are a complete beginner, this program might be a little intense for you. Chloe is very athletic (and has an amazing body to prove it!), and her program isn’t for the faint of heart and most beginners will struggle with it. Luckily, if you’re new to working out, Chloe recommends that you do low-impact modifications when you need to. :)
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ARE CHLOE TING WORKOUTS EFFECTIVE?
Chloe talks about the effectiveness of her program on her website. :)
She’s clear that everybody is going to have different results, and she doesn’t claim that her program alone will reduce the size of your thighs. She offers no guarantees. Instead, she says the program was designed to be a low impact way to avoid bulking up your thighs. She says you shouldn’t do high-intensity workouts while doing this challenge.
Chloe emphasizes that, in order to have good results, you need to also eat a healthy, clean diet alongside her program. She says that you should get rid of all the junk food in your house and commit to a meal plan in order to stay focused.
This makes sense, and I agree that eating healthy is really important! You will never be able to fix a bad diet in the gym. You need to make sure you’re eating well too! :)
Chloe also recognizes that her program isn’t going to fit everybody which is fair and I appreciate her honesty.
And another thing I like is that she gives tips on how to track progress properly!
She suggests not using the scale to monitor your progress. Instead, progress pics are the way to go. I 100% agree. Progress pictures are a much more reliable way of tracking your progress!
SHOULD YOU COMBINE CHLOE TING’S PROGRAM WITH MY PROGRAM?
No, you shouldn’t combine our programs, and that’s not because Chloe’s program is bad! If you want to try Chloe’s program on its own, that’s ok. But combining it with my program will most likely lead to overtraining. Overtraining can cause a lot of problems, including:
- Constant muscle soreness
- Bulky muscles
- Feeling overly tired
The more you train your legs, the bigger your thighs will become! If you want slim legs, you need to find a balance between fat-burning cardio (like power walking!) and just enough resistance training to tone your legs. My program has a good balance of both these things.
You don’t need to add more workouts to my program to make it more intense. My original program will work your full body with the right amount of strength training and cardio. And it has a full meal plan so you don’t have to worry about your diet :)
As always, thanks for all the amazing questions that inspired this article. I loved learning more about Chloe’s program. Chloe’s super sweet, and she has made some awesome workout videos!
Let me know in the comments if there are any other programs you want me to review. :)
Love Rachael xx
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If I skip squats/burpees and go on a power walk every other day, will Chloe Ting’s program work well for slimming my legs? Thanks!
Hi! can u review the yoga guru Coffee ? she has a lot of slim thighs videos !
Thank you for this suggestion! We’ll forward it to Rachael for a possible review. :)
Is Chloe a mesomorph?
Also, do you recommend repeating this program again after you’ve already done it once?
Thanks for reaching out!
Yes, Chloe Ting is a mesomorph. And after finishing the Program, I suggest doing another round for even better results or maintenance. :)
I hope that helps. xx
Hi Rachel, thank you so much for this! Would you mind giving a review of her last slim tight challenge in 25 days? It came out in feb 2020. Thank you!!
Thanks for suggesting and I’ll make sure that we add it to the list for Rachael’s reviews. :) xx
Hi Rachael! Thanks for the review! I’ll admit, I’ve never heard of 90% of the ladies’ programs that you review in your blog. Have you ever heard of surfer Alana Blanchard? She’s made her career off surfing and showing off her bum while doing it (it looks freakin’ great!) I’d love to know what she does to get her booty while keeping slim legs. Looks like a lot of resistance band type workouts, she may be an ectomorph? Her legs are still slim despite all the leg workouts I see her do!
Thanks for your suggestion! :)
I will gladly let know Rachael about her and she will add her to the list of girls she can do a review on! :)
Hey Rachel, can you please check out chloe ting’s two week shred (2019) there are some leg workouts in there and I am not sure if it would bulk my legs or not. A lot of girls have said that there have been great results from this challenge.
But since you are an expert in this field. I though maybe you could review it.
Her workouts are just fine. Rachael just suggests less squat related exercises, but you can just drop these out of the workout. :)
Hello Rachel, can you please check out Hong Kong YouTuber Emi Wong? If you scroll through her YouTube videos, you’ll find that she has a few leg slimming programs (click on videos and you’ll find the program in the description). A lot of girls have said they’ve gotten results from her and I thought that since you’re an expert in this field, I thought you should review it.
You don’t have to do this but I wanted to suggest something!
I will definitely let Rachael know your suggestion <3
Hey Racheal 😊
I am Shivani..n I already do Chloe’s slim thigh challenge 2 months ago ..n yeah I see changes in my upper body, waist line and little bit in my abs but my legs is same …I remember I only see .5 cm change in my both legs I feel bad …bcz yh I want to tone my whole body …bt the most important thing is my my legs they r too much big …..Now my legs are 56cm thick …. seriously it too much,,😭😭…bcz I am a short heighted girl 5’1″ so I want to change my appearance …I see your plans but I can’t pay the amount bcz I am a student well now I m 21 years old n my parents don’t give money for this …so I can’t buy your plans 😓….but please Can u give me any advice to slim down my legs without bulking up?????…plz plz answer it❤❤❤
Hi lovely <3,
I will be happy to help!:)
Try avoiding every exercise that activates your thighs such as lunges, squats, jumping jacks, etc.
Try incorporating power walking into your cardio routine so you can burn more fat!:) You can read more about it here
You can go ahead and do this Body Type Quiz
Once you have the results you will know what macros you should follow in order to have a healthy diet. You can learn more about your macros breakdown here
Also, here you can learn how to calculate your calorie intake and know how much you should eat in a day in order to lose weight!:)
Here, you can find some of the free exercises that you don’t have to purchase!:)
Hope this was helpful!:)
So if I’m a mesomorph body type, how many times a week do you recomend doing resistance training? And how many times should I do resistance training focused on legs and abs?
Thanks for reaching out!
You can do resistance training 3 times per week. You can combine it in those 3 days.
Do high intensity cardio for 3 days per week, and walk every day for 10 000 steps. :)
Also, what is your take on her HiiT videos?
Rachael hasn’t reviewed Chole Ting’s HIIT videos yet :)
So the 10 min abs workout can we combine that with the programme?
Hi lovely <3
Rachael doesn't recommend combining the Programs together. Rachael has a great blog post on ab workouts that you can find here
I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions! xx
Hello Rachael. How about we combine your program with Chloe’s short videos that are focused exclusively on the abs?
Rachael doesn’t recommend combining the Programs :) It can lead to overtraining and can cause a lot of problems such as:
Constant muscle soreness
Feeling overly tired
Rachael has some great ab workouts, here is a blog post for one :)
I hope this helps,