Cize has been an amazing workout. I normally dread cardio workout videos like the plague. I like to keep them short and intense or mix in fun workouts to keep my motivation up. Needless to say, I was so excited to try out Shaun T’s Cize dance workout. If you’ve ever done Rockin’ Body or Hip Hop Abs, this is similar but a little harder.
I’m not a dancer, but each dance routine is broken down into 8-count steps to help you get each move down. Then, you set it to the beat which gets your heart rate up. I had so much fun figuring out the dance. I was focused on getting it perfected that I didn’t noticed I was soaked in sweat after either!
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Unlike the Insanity workout my husband loves, this is just pure fun. It blows my mind that the same trainer is behind both total body workouts. Shaun T actually has a degree from Rowan University in dance and choreography, and he has been a professional dancer as well.
5 Things to Know
- It’s is perfect for beginners or those advanced exercisers needing a change
- Customizable to be as easy or as hard as YOU want
- No equipment is required
- Modern hip hop music
- 30 day workout DVD program
Beachbody Cize Workouts
Out of all of Shaun T’s fitness programs this one is my favorite, but I honestly thought I would hate it. I thought it would be too easy, and that the dancers in the back would be so cheesy. A small part of me also worried it would be corny, and I still wouldn’t get the moves.
That’s not the case though.
The backup dancers weren’t annoying; though there is one I wish I could dance like. One day!
Shaun also keeps the cueing simple. You get to do a move slowly, repeat it, and then do it at a faster beat. Then he’ll add a new move in using the same method. Eventually, you learn an 8-count and then put it together with other 8-counts as your progress through the workout.
In a fitness-world, this is like a circuit training workout. You are going at a low intensity learning a move, and then you’re at a high intensity when you put it all together. You just feel like your dancing though.
Even not being coordinated, I was able to do the moves and routine. I also didn’t feel super stupid like I thought I would. Each dance really feels like something you’d see Meghan Trainor or a hip hop back up dancer doing.
The workouts range from 30 to 51 minutes.
What if I have carpet?
Shaun suggests doing the routines in socks or Jazz sneakers.
When will I see results?
The program itself it 4-weeks, but it can be repeated right after. You can still get amazing results. You can see results in the first round! An average of 1-2lbs a week of weight loss is a steady, great weight loss for any program.
What songs are included?
For each dance Shaun T picked out the song. You’ll hear versions of Hands In The Air by Timbaland, Treasure by Bruno Mars, Lose My Breath by Destiny’s Child, Problem by Ariana Grande, and Pass that Dutch by Missy Elliot. Even the ab workout has Headsprung by LL Cool J in it! Some of the music is not appropriate for small children.
- CRAZY 8s
- You Got This
- Full Out
- In the Pocket
- Go for It
- Livin in the 8s
- Plus: Cize Abs Workout!
You’ll be able to watch the breakdown on each routine in “CIZE IT UP” and even see the routine from the back of the “class” with the Reverse option.
In addition to the workouts, you’ll get these bonuses!
- Your Guide to Get Started
- Meal Plan (very similar to the 21 Day Fix)
- Beginner and Advanced Workout Schedule
- 24/7 ONLINE SUPPORT
- Your Weekend Survival Guide
- 7 Day JUMPSTART to Your Diet
- Money Back Guarantee
The challenge pack includes everything above in addition to your Shakeology and 30 days of Beachbody on Demand as a club member! This is the best option if you’re planning on joining our challenge group, but either option will work!
Which calendar should I use (Beginner or Advanced)?
Start with the Crazy 8s workout to determine your dance skill level. If you are taking more time to learn the moves, then you can go at your own pace with the Beginner Calendar. If you are mastering the moves quickly, then you can use the Advanced Calendar.
What are good hybrid programs to do it with?
Cize Meal Plan
The eating plan is very simple. It includes a Do’s and Don’ts list and focuses on simple choices. It also practices moderation and portion control versus counting calories.
5 Tips to Max Results
- Stay Hydrated
- Supplement with a Vitamin or Shakeology
- Get 8 Hours of Sleep
- Don’t Drink Your Calories
- Stay Active During the Day – Park far away and take the stairs
Expect to burn approximately 300-600 calories per routine. With that kind of calorie burn paired with a healthy diet, you can expect to lose 1-2lbs a week. Our clients have lost an average of 6 to 15 pounds in the 30 days.
You shouldn’t expect to gain muscle, but you may seen your muscle show up as you lose weight. You may also notice your muscle tone showing up. I could also feel my shoulders, arms, and abs really working in this dance program.
Are you ready to CIZE with us?
I know you’ve probably read a few Cize reviews, but I wanted to share my pro’s and con’s as well.
- Realistic & Fun to complete the 30 day calendar
- True dancing versus mixing in some fitness moves
- Easy to make it low-impact
- I felt empowered during the workouts versus defeated.
- 30 day money-back guarantee
- Additional resources to help you eat healthy
- Shaun T is such a fun instructor and also gave me the confidence to try the routines.
- It’s not as hard as Insanity.
- Don’t expect muscle growth because the program is mostly cardio.
- I personally like the 21 Day Fix meal plan the best, but this is simple and straight forward.
You can join our monthly challenge anytime. Just email us at email@example.com to let us know you’d like to join this month’s group!
Your Printable Cize Calendars
If you’d like us to be your coach – and you aren’t working with someone already – you can use the link above (should show Kalee Dillard or Kim Sorey) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Did our Cize review help you?
We’ve also done workout reviews on Rockin Abs Body. Also if you need a non-dance workout, check out my T25 workout review.