Want to Dance with TLC’s Chilli (and Burn Serious Calories)? Now You Can!

01/19/2016 at 09:34 AM ET

ChilliPaul A. Hebert/Press Line Photos/Corbis

There’s nothing chill about Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas’ approach to fitness – you’ll rarely see her miss a workout!

“I think people should work out every single day,” the singer, 44, tells PEOPLE. “A day that you have a ‘day off,’ you can do something light like yoga, that’s a good stretch and cool down. I try to work out every day.”

Chilli’s go-to workouts are Beachbody’s 21 Day Fix, FOCUS T25, P90X3 and The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.

“I do all of the Beachbody [workouts],” says Chilli. “It’s fun to me because I don’t like to go to the gym.”

After being a fan of the Beachbody workouts for years, the TLC member partnered with the at-home fitness and nutrition brand and trainer Shaun T for their new CIZE dance exercise program – available online – and created the song “Body” especially to go along with the workout.


“I was really happy to be a part of this,” she says. “The track has encouraging words, like, ‘Anything you want, anything you need, you gotta work for it,’ which is true. So you have those lyrics going on in your head, and you’re just enjoying the beat and doing the dance – it will just make you push yourself.”

And don’t worry if you’re not as talented of a dancer as Chilli (because most of us are not) – people of all levels can do her workout.

“It’s not about making people feel intimidated, because if they feel like that, they’re not going to do it,” she says. “It’s fun and it’s pretty easy. By the time you get to the end you feel comfortable with it, and you just kind of get into it.”

Gabrielle Olya, @GabyOlya

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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms
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The Latest Craze in Disco Styles Is See-Through Jeans—but Beware of Foggy Bottoms

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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debbie on

Where is the music all her fans invested in …she has time for this crap but no new cd….if that music doesnt drop soon TLC loses a fan!

Tiffany on

Geez! If she can do those Beachbody workouts she’s in GREAT shape. I’ve tried the Insanity workouts (Shaun T), P90X (Tony Horton) and they are killers! More power to her…

Qiz on

It looks like a good working out program! Nice that she created this moving program easy to follow.

Shanice on

@Debbie She has time for both! She addressed the TLC album in other interviews promoting this workout. You complain because it’s taking too long and I’m sure you’d complain even more if they threw a whack, rushed album out. It’s a catch-22! As long as I can remember, TLC has always taken quite a bit of time to record and release their albums. This one is no different!

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