Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package from BeachBody is a nutrition and fitness program fronted by celebrity fitness trainer Autumn Calabrese. Anyone who wants to improve their fitness and body shape can do the program. However, very advanced exercisers may not find it challenging enough.
The program contains 7 workouts, each of which is around 30 minutes long. Do one a day and follow the recommended diet and you will totally transform your body in three weeks. If you have more weight to lose, repeat the program until you reach your desired weight.
In this Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix review, we will cover everything you need to know to decide if it is right for you.
What’s in Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package?
Included in Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package are two fitness DVDs comprising 7 workouts (*see details below). There are 7 x BPA-free portion control containers and 1 shaker cup. The portion control containers enable you to know how much you can eat, without the need for counting calories. The shaker cup delivers the recommended liquid serving size.
You will also receive 3 guides, one of which can help you lose as much as 15 pounds in three weeks.
What to Expect from the 21 Day Fix Workout
Whether you want to lose a few pounds to look your best for an upcoming social engagement or kick-start serious weight loss, Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package makes getting into shape a straightforward process. Stick to the plan, and you will quickly see results, with a 10 to 15-pound weight loss being typical.
The exercises in the 21 Day Fix Workout are designed to burn the maximum number of calories. Each workout is around 30 minutes long, so even busy people should be able to fit them into their schedule.
To get the most from it, the 21 Day Fix Workout should be undertaken every day. Do workout 1 on Monday, workout 2 on Tuesday, etc., through until the end of the week. The following week, start again, doing the same workout each Monday, Tuesday, etc.. At the three-week mark, to maintain your results and improve upon them, it’s recommended you start at the beginning again. To lose weight and tone up even faster, do two workouts a day.
What is the Style of the Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix Workout?
If you’re bored with workouts that focus on dance moves, you should enjoy Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix, which is based primarily on circuit, strengthening and toning exercises.
The vast majority of the sessions include a lot of legwork, the reason being that this type of exercise burns a greater number of calories, enabling you to strip fat faster. The sessions are mirror-cued. This makes it very easy to follow along with Autumn, who alternates between demonstrating the exercises and walking around the class giving pointers.
Autumn’s manner is encouraging and motivating, without being annoyingly so. The trainer demonstrating the modified moves is Cat, whom you may recognize from having featured in Weight Watchers fitness videos.
A countdown timer is displayed on the screen during all of the workouts. Knowing how much longer there is to go, can help keep motivation high.
A complaint from some purchasers of fitness DVDs is that the stipulated run time is not accurate, often running over. This can be an inconvenience if you have to fit your workouts into a busy schedule. Most of the 21 Day Fix workouts are around 32 minutes, long including the Warm-Up and Cool-Down.
Video Overview of Week 1 of the 21 Day Fix
*21 Day Fix Workout DVDs
The DVDs in Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package comprise the following:
- Total Body Cardio Fix – Designed to elevate your heart rate both during and after the workout, Total Body Cardio Fix is the ultimate calorie burner.
- Upper Fix – Targeting the back, shoulders, chest, arms and abs, Upper Fix is based on resistance training.
- Lower Fix – Lower Fix focuses on the lower body, firming and toning your muscles as it reduces body fat.
- Pilates Fix – Pilates Fix works on strengthening the core and elongating the muscles, to effectively shape and tone the thighs and hips.
- Cardio Fix – Cardio Fix is a high energy workout that will get your heart pumping, as it whittles away pounds and inches.
- Yoga Fix – Yoga Fix promotes relaxation as it improves your strength, balance, and flexibility.
- Dirty 30 – The exercises in Dirty 30 will burn fat and carve your muscles, creating strong, lean lines.
21 Day Fix Eating Plan
Dieting has never been easier than it is with Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Eating Plan. Instead of calculating the weight of your food and the number of calories it contains, just follow the instructions in the guide and use the color-coded containers, filling them with the relevant food type.
Your food allowance will vary depending on your height, current weight and how much weight you want to lose. After determining your daily calorie intake, it’s simply a matter of eating your allocated number of containers full of food each day.
The 21 Day Fix Containers consist of the following:
- Green for veggies – 1 cup capacity
- Purple for fruit – 1 cup capacity
- Red for protein – 3/4 cup capacity. Vegetarians and vegans can use this container for beans, lentils, and quinoa, etc.
- Yellow for carbs and starches – 1/2 cup capacity
- Blue for healthy fats and cheeses – 1/3 cup capacity
- 2 x Orange for oils and seeds – each container has a 2 tablespoon capacity
- 1 shaker bottle – this is for mixing protein shakes
* A teaspoon is required to measure nut butter and other oils. This is not included in the kit.
Along with the DVDs and food containers outlined above, Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Essential Package comes with some useful tools, as detailed below:
- 21 Day Fix Start Here – This quick start guide and workout calendar details how to achieve your fitness and weight loss goals, quickly and easily.
- 21 Day Fix Eating Plan – A step-by-step guide describing how to use the food containers. Containing a number of delicious and easy to prepare recipes, the 21 Day Fix Eating Plan makes dieting easier.
- 3 Day Quick Fix – Got three days to get into shape for a special occasion? If so, try the 3 Day Quick Fix diet. Many reviewers who have undertaken it have reported dramatic weight loss and said they feel great.
21 Day Fix Exercise Equipment Requirements
Some of the workouts require the use of light resistance bands or dumbbells. Neither are included, so if you don’t already have these, order them along with your 21 Day Fix kit. Alternatively, you can purchase Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix Extreme Ultimate Package which, along with everything in the Essential Package, comes with a few extras.
Buy the Ultimate Package, and you will receive a second set of food containers, plus to extra containers that aren’t included in the Essential Package. You will also get a resistance band, a tote bag, and two additional workouts. The first workout, entitled Ultimate Flat Abs Fix, will tighten your core, abs, and waistline as it burns your belly fat. The second workout, Barre Legs, will shape your glutes, hips, and thighs.
Final thoughts on Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix
Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix offers a simplified and reliable approach to diet and exercise that brings quick results.
The containers that come with the kit eliminate the tiresome and time-consuming task of having to calculate your daily food allowance.
The workouts are a bit different to a lot of other recent releases, which tend to focus predominantly on dance moves. This makes 21 Day Fix a great choice for anyone wanting a change from this type of workout.
Catering to exercisers from new to relatively experienced, Autumn Calabrese 21 Day Fix is less intense than some other BeachBody workouts. While it is an excellent workout, it might be too easy for anyone who is already fit. If you fall into this category, the Masters Hammer and Chisel Workout could be a better option. (Click the previous link to read a review.)