If you’re looking for a simple, fun and efficient way to get into shape and lose weight, check out Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Workout DVD. A recent collaboration between BeachBody and celebrity fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese, this high-energy, low-impact dance cardio workout is set to the latest country music, plus some older favorites.
The moves are easy to learn, and the workout is so much fun you will forget you’re working out. Perfect for beginners, more experienced exercisers can get a good workout by putting more effort into the moves.
In this Country Heat Workout DVD review, we will first cover the questions most people want answers to before undertaking a fitness program. We will then look at what the program entails.
NB, The Deluxe Kit is not currently available on Amazon
Who is Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Best Suited To?
Autumn Calabrese Country Heat is perfect for those who are new to exercise or haven’t exercised for a while. It would also be ideal for seniors and anyone who is looking for an effective low-impact workout that is gentle on the joints.
If you are an advanced level exerciser or if you are looking for a very challenging workout, it probably won’t be for you.
Are the Steps Difficult to Master?
If you’ve tried dance workouts and found the moves too complicated, give Autumn Calabrese Country Heat a go. The moves are very easy to follow. You learn two steps at a time, before moving on to the next two. With no complex routines to memorize, you will be dancing pretty much right away.
Can I do this program if I have bad knees?
BeachBody Country Heat workouts are low-impact. There is no jumping involved, so even people with joint problems should find it doable. To make the routines even lower in impact, copy the moves the modifier does.
*Anyone with bad knees should check with their doctor before undertaking this or any other exercise program.
How much space will I need?
You will need approximately six square feet of space to do the workouts comfortably.
What is the pace of the workout?
Some of the moves in the Country Heat Dance Workout are fast-paced, others are slower-paced.
Songs you will work out to include, Born to Boogie, Some Days You Gotta Dance, Cotton Eye Joe, Play Something Country, One More Last Chance and Chattahoochie. There’s also Sideways, Young and Crazy, Fake ID, Footloose, Kick the Dust Up, Crash and Burn, Bar Hoppin’, I Like it I Love It, All About Tonight, Be My Baby Tonight, Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) and more.
Will I need to buy weights or other equipment?
Everything you need is in the kit. No weights or other exercise equipment are required.
Country Heat Video Overview
What’s in the box?
Three different kits are available. We will look at each of them below.
Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Base Kit:
Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Base Kit comes with 6 high-energy, low-impact dance routines on 3 DVDs. There’s a bonus workout and a segment entitled Learn The Moves, which teaches you the steps. You will receive a Quick Start Guide, the Country Heat Eating Plan, and a 30 Day Workout Calendar.
There’s also the option of buying the Base Kit with plus 7 portion Control Containers and a Shakeology Shaker Cup. These are the same containers and cup used in Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix. (Click the link to the left to read a review.)
Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Deluxe Kit:
The Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Deluxe Kit comes with the same inclusion as the Base Kit. You will also receive an additional DVD. This contains two extra workouts, a bonus workout, plus 2 “move breakdown” segments.
There’s also a second set of portion control containers and a large blue container which is useful for tossing salads.
Next, we will look at the workouts. The first bracketed figure is the length of the Learn The Moves tutorials, in minutes and seconds. The second is the run time of the actual workout.
- Country Swing (23:00/32:31)
Start having fun and burning calories dancing to songs such as “Young & Crazy” while doing the Grease Step and 2-Timing Hop.
- Giddy Up (20:13/28:52)
Elevate your pulse, scorch calories and tone your thighs, calves and glutes dancing to “Fake ID.” Moves include Scuff Squats and Saddle Jumps.
- Down And Dirty (15:38/27:02)
Kick up your metabolism and feel the burn doing Rocking Horse and Mule Kicks to “Sideways” and “Footloose.”
- Bring The Heat (14:52/27:30)
Get a heart-pumping, total body workout and improve your fitness dancing to up-tempo songs including, “I Like It, I Love It.”
- Trail Ride (18:01/25:30)
Blitz your body fat doing the Summertime Stomp to songs including “Bar Hoppin” and “Be My Baby Tonight.”
- Dance Conditioning (N/A/24:21)
This muscle sculpting workout contains Autumn’s most effective toning and conditioning bodyweight moves.
- (Bonus) Night Crawl Line Dance (7:58/4:14)
A line dance routine set to an original song called Night Crawl, written and performed by country favorite Jo Dee Messina.
Deluxe Kit Extra Workouts:
- Wild Goose Chase (15:55/27:14)
Set to Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy), this workout will kick your metabolism into overdrive and accelerate fat burn.
- Cardio Roundup (27:19/15:31)
Cardio Roundup kicks up the challenge with moves that include Body Roll and Savannah Stomp, to tone your entire body.
- (Bonus) Saddle Up Line Dance (7:23/4:22)
This bonus workout will have you line dancing to original choreography from Autumn.
- Quick Start Guide
The Quick Start Guide will tell you everything you need to know to get underway immediately.
- 7 Portion-Control Containers and Shaker Cup
If you hate counting calories and weighing food, you will love these color-coded portion control containers. There are containers for veggies, fruits, lean proteins, carbs and starches, healthy fats and cheeses and oils and seeds.
The containers are BPA-free, dishwasher and microwave safe.
- Country Heat Eating Plan
The Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Eating Plan focuses on clean eating and portion control. Following the nutrition plan couldn’t be easier. Put the recommended food into the appropriate container and tuck in! With vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options, this diet is for everyone.
BeachBody offers a meal superfood nutrition shake called Shakeology. Far more than just a meal replacement, it can be incorporated into the eating plan, but this isn’t essential.
- 30-Day Workout Calendar
The 30-Day Workout Calendar provides a visual reference of the workouts you will be doing. It also details the eating plan.
With everything clearly set out, staying on track becomes easier.
Autumn Calabrese Country Heat Summary
If you’re a new to intermediate level exerciser who is into country music, you will love the BeachBody Country Heat Workout. Also suitable for anyone looking for a low-to-medium intensity cardio workout, exercisers with more experience may like to use it on days they want a fun and easy workout.
Newly released, it already has a lot of positive feedback from purchasers. For more information, click on one of the links below to be taken to Amazon’s website.