There has been a lot of buzz lately about the fitness expert Chalene Johnson, and if you’ve never heard of her before you’re probably wondering who this blond bombshell is.

Chalene Johnson is an exercise and fitness expert who began studying dance and martial arts at 3 years of age. While attending Michigan State University, she continued training in tae kwon do, dance, and aerobics.

In the early ’90’s, Chalene moved to California and created a group exercise class combining the hip feel of funk, sexy dance moves, and the power and strength of kickboxing. Soon after, Chalene began teaching other fitness instructors how to apply her unique brand of fitness.

In 1998, the incredibly popular Turbo Jam DVD workout was born. Powder Blue Productions (Chalene’s company) trains and certifies instructors to teach the Turbo Jam program and today it is featured at more than 2,000 health clubs and fitness chains worldwide. More recently, Chalene has introduced another home run with the wildly popular ChaLEAN Extreme DVD workout.