If you've never heard of Chloe Ting, then you probably live in a cave. Or maybe you're just not into health and fitness. Perhaps you haven't tried to lose weight during quarantine because if you had, her name would have been popping everywhere you searched for fitness and health related content.
But to be articulate, Chloe Ting is a young and beautiful fitness instructor/youtuber in her early thirties. She is originally from Brunei and has over thirteen million subscribers on her YouTube channel where she creates health and fitness content including workout videos, fitness advice, and healthy food recipes.
I personally discovered Chloe ting about a year ago, July 2019, to be precise. I was searching for exercises to get a smaller waist, and the first video YouTube recommended to me was her "GET ABS IN 2 WEEKS VIDEO".
At that time, it had barely a million views but I could tell it was a big deal because I saw many results videos from other people (especially girls) who had tried her workouts and had seen amazing results. I joined her family of subscribers (we were about two million then) and have been watching her content since.
Chloe Ting was already quite popular when I first discovered her, but her fame took a big rush during quarantine when her amazing ab workout video, which was part of her "two weeks shred" program, blew up even more. As of today, Chloe Ting has amassed more than a hundred million views on that an video alone, and is making even more waves with her other free workout programs and yummy recipes which she releases consistently.
One of the things I love- which I'm sure a lot of people also love about Chloe- is that all her workout programs are not only very effective, but are also FREE!!!!
Thousands and maybe even millions of people have shared their result videos from doing her challenge on YouTube, and ever since she has released more than ten free workout programs, her audience doesn't stop increasing.
Along with that, more questions on which workout program is the best also arise. This brings me to why I wrote this article in the first place: I am here to help you decide which of her two most popular workout programs you should do: the two weeks shred or her 4 weeks summer shred challenge, which she released some months ago.
Before I start, I would like to mention that everyone is different. What works for you may not work for another person. Some people have seen dramatic results from doing her summer shred, while some prefer her 2 week shred.
As someone who has tried both the two programs, I'll say that both programs are effective and the one you should do will depend on your goals, fitness levels, and just generally the one you may enjoy the most.
TWO WEEKS SHRED
This program is 14 days long and it consists of four episodes:
Ep1 : Full Body Shred
Ep1: Get abs in 2 weeks
Ep3: Tight core and Arm workout
Ep4: Lower body burn
She combined them differently and effectively for each day and the program has two rest days which are on day 5 and day 9.
This program is 99% effective. You'll definitely see results if you do this challenge as long as you do it well (proper form), drink a lot of water, and eat a little bit more healthy.
I suggest not to go on any strict diet during this challenge because you'll need all the energy you can get (Chloe also said so herself).
This program is very intense and it literally "shreds" your body, just as she put it.
I don't think it's very beginner-friendly, and some of the exercises are not very basic. They take quite some time to adapt to, so it can be easy to lose motivation when you're not doing the exercises correctly. However, it is only for 14 days, so it's also a lot easier to just complete the program.
4 WEEK SUMMER SHRED
Just as the name implies, it is 28 days long and consists of 6 episodes/videos with an optional warm up routine video and after workout cool off stretch video. She also included some other workout videos on some days and put multiple rest days compared to the two week shred as the duration of the program is longer. The episodes include:
Ep1: 12 minutes Full body workout
Ep2: 500 reps shredded abs
Ep3: No jumping HIIT workout
Ep4: Lower abs burn
Ep5: Upper body and arms
Ep6: Intense full body HIIT workout
Every workout has a low impact version, and most of the exercises are not really complex- so it's not very hard on your joints especially if you're new to working out.
Most of the workouts don't require so much space that which most people (including me!) are grateful for.
It's also not as intense as the two week shred, so it's definitely beginner friendly.
The exercises become very repetitive and boring over time, and since it's twice as long as the two week shred, motivation is something you will definitely run out of.
The exercises also become easier in a faster pace, preventing the feeling of soreness and sweatyness, which for most people, especially myself, stand as proof that they've had a good workout so without the sweat and soreness. From this, I just don't get the satisfaction anymore.
There are also way too many rest days. (for reference, there's a rest day every 3 or 2 days)
If you're looking for an intense, quick workout program that'll help you achieve your fitness goals in a short amount of time, then I would recommend that you do the 2 week shred.
If you're looking for a longer commitment or a very beginner-friendly workout program, then the 4 week shred program is for you.
I do wish to mention that these are just my views and opinions. Some people may have something different to say, as everyone is different. Others may see results faster regardless of which program they do, while some won't or may take more time. Be consistent, eat healthy, and drink tons of water.
Don't forget to remember you are beautiful, and enjoy the workouts!