21 Day Fix Extreme Review | Calendar & Results (with Photos!)

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The 21 Day Fix Extreme delivers results in just 3 weeks! The advanced minute workouts and macro-based meal plan helps you lose weight and get shredded fast.

After we fell in love with the original 21 Day Fix, we were so excited to step up our fitness game once again with the 21 Day Fix Extreme! I was totally blown away by my 21 Day Fix Extreme Results shown below.

Autumn Calabese with doing a bicep curl with the 21 Day Fix Extreme logo - Word read "Honest Review - 7 Extreme Workouts, 3 Bonus Workouts, and Carb Cycling Meal Plan"

You can also stream all of the workouts and download the meal plan using Beachbody On Demand.

I really love the workouts because they have more variety and target more muscles through plyometrics, drop sets, and band work.  Each workout is designed to help you build muscle and burn fat for a learner, toner body in 3 weeks.

21 Day Fix Extreme NEW Workouts by Autumn Calabrese

My 21 Day Fix Extreme Review


The very first workout, Plyo adds jump training to challenge your legs in a new way. I will say this program is definitely lower-body focused. You’re going to do upper body moves, but every day is basically legs!

My favorite workouts from the program are Lower Fix and Cardio Fix.

You’ll use weights for 30 seconds on the Lower Fix then do jump training the last 30 seconds to really challenge every leg muscle. It’s intense, but the 30-second intervals make it go by fast. I also like the Cardio workout in this one better the original! It’s tough but a lot of fun. She also mixes in anaerobic moves into the workout which helps you burn even more fat!

I didn’t care for the Pilates workout.

It uses a band – which is something common in a Pilates workout – but it’s awkward. I found myself skipping or changing some of the moves to just get through the workout. By week 3, I just used the original 21 Day Fix Pilates workout, and I still felt like I better burn from it than the new version.

The meal plan is very similar.

You’ll still use the containers, but you don’t have room in the meal plan to have a treat. I was totally okay with that – I mean, it’s 3 weeks!

The Countdown to Competition meal plan was a nice addition!

I followed it, and the nutrition guide actually tells you what Autumn eats specifically for each meal before a fitness competition. You can get our countdown to competition meal plan here.

The additional workouts are worth it.

Power Extreme and ABC Workout are two of my favorites, and both are in the Deluxe series on Beachbody on Demand.

Expect Drop Sets in the Upper Fix workout.

You’ll go heavy weights for 30 seconds and lighter weights for 30 seconds.

I didn’t like the modifier at all.

She is already in shape. She complains. The modifications aren’t great, and you can’t see her a lot. Can you tell that I didn’t like the modifications…at all?!

I’m not sure it’s more “Extreme” than the original.

It’s different, but I feel like that doesn’t necessarily mean harder workouts. Either program will help you build muscle and burn fat.

21 Day Fix Extreme Calendar

I personally followed the 21 Day Fix Extreme Deluxe Calendar.

21 day fix extreme schedule

21 Day Fix Extreme Schedule

  • Monday: Plyo Fix Extreme (or Power Strength Extreme)
  • Tuesday: Upper Fix Extreme (Option to add in 10 Minute Hardcore)
  • Wednesday: Pilates Fix Extreme
  • Thursday: Lower Fix Extreme (Option to add in 10 Minute Hardcore)
  • Friday: Cardio Fix Extreme
  • Saturday: Dirty 30 Extreme or ABC Extreme
  • Sunday: Yoga Fix Extreme

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My 21 Day Fix Extreme Results

21 Day Fix Extreme Results

21 Day Fix Extreme Before and After

The bottom picture is after –  I lost a total of 6.25 inches and 12lbs within 3 weeks!

After getting married in 2014, I ate about like my husband! My portions were double what I should have eaten plus more fast food than I ever had even imagined eating!! This plan helped jumpstart my results and start to get back to my pre-wedding, healthy weight!

21 Day Fix Extreme FAQ

I still can’t get over my 21 Day Fix Extreme results for just 3 weeks of hard work. I plan on doing another round and then graduating to Hammer and Chisel.

Who is the 21 Day Fix Extreme workout program for?

The 21 Day Fix Extreme is created anyone wanting to lean everything out and get shredded.

The moves are all really intense, but it’s also really focused on eating the right amount of the right types of food. I would recommend this program to an intermediate to advanced exerciser that wants to go to the next level.

There is not a good modifier so a beginner may struggle. I would recommend Autumn’s original or Country Heat to a beginner.

21 Day Fix Extreme vs 21 Day Fix

Extreme is more intense than the original. It has more jumping in it and a little shorter warm up and cool down.

The meal plan is also more strict, but it is still very realistic and can help you have great results in 3 weeks. There is a regular eating plan and then “Countdown to Competition” eating plan. The Extreme meal plan is very similar to the original, but it has no cheats on it. Then, the Countdown to Competition follows more of a Paleo-based diet. Neither one has you starving or dropping below 1200 calories, though.

21 Day Fix Extreme vs 21 Day Fix

Do I have to do the original 21 Day Fix first?

You don’t have to, but I do recommend it. Even after going through both programs I’m still not 100% sold that this program is harder than the original. It’s definitely different and a good change and shock to the system after the original, but I think both programs have their strengths and work well together.

The original is also still intense. You can make it hard even for an advanced exerciser. (Read more on the original here)

You can buy the both programs together for a discounted price.

Do you need Shakeology? What does it count as?

Shakeology is considered a red container (a protein). You can choose to use Shakeology like I did or substitute it with any other red container option.

You may also like our Shakeology review or recipes!

What is the 21 Day Fix Extreme Meal Plan Like?

It’s very similar to the original using containers instead of counting calories. The only difference in the 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plan from the original is you have more nutrient yellows and no treats. I did the Countdown to Competition meal plan which was is lower carb on 2 days and original meal plan on the 3rd day.

You can choose to the Countdown to Competition meal plan or stick to the original meal plan. The Countdown to Competition plan has more protein and veggies with fewer starches. In the picture above, Monday was my “Countdown” meals and then Tuesday was a normal meal plan.

21 day fix extreme meal plan Countdown to Competition

If you’d like us to be your coaches and to have our Countdown to Competition meal plan email us at thegirls@soreyfitness.com

Can the 21 Day Fix Extreme meal plan work with my vegetarian or gluten-free diet?

Yes, you can choose any food from the list above to fill your containers or use in a recipe. You can pick and choose what you eat on the plan, and you’ll still have amazing results. We found several recipes for our 21 Day Fix vegan meal plan!

Do I have to eat all my foods separately since it’s containers?

Nope, you can mix in recipes! Autumn has a great cookbook as well that is broken down into containers.

The 21 Day Fix Extreme Workouts

What do I need for the 21 day fix extreme?

You’ll want a mat, set of light and heavy dumbbells and a 15-lb (or light) resistance band. I use 5, 8 and 10lb weights.


Can I modify the moves for my needs?

Yes – definitely! There is a modifier,  but I will say – the modifications are tougher than the original 21 Day Fix. In the original, Kat (the modifier) was able to really modify the moves and still be challenged. In this program, the modifier just doesn’t jump as high, go as deep into the moves, and lifts a lighter weight. You can always modify for your needs.

What do the workouts look like??

Just like original, all of the workouts are 30 minutes. Each workout does include a warm up and cool down. You also receive a 10 Minute Hardcore workout which you can do twice a week.

Am I ready for the 21 Day Fix Extreme if I’m modifying the original?

This is a total judgement call and worth discussing with your doctor. Personally, I am weak in cardio so I modify a few moves in the original Total Body Cardio Fix and Cardio Fix. I had been working out for years before trying this program though. Click here to see the differences between the original 21 Day Fix and the 21 Day Fix Extreme

Try a 21 Day Fix Extreme Sample Workout

21 Day Fix Extreme Real Time Sample Workout 

View the original that is out right now and perfect for beginners and intermediate exercisers.

How much room do I need?

I suggest 6 feet because you’ll be moving back and forth, jumping and going side to side.

What’s Included?

  • A Variety of 30-Minute Workouts
    • Plyo, Upper, Pilates, Lower, Cardio, Dirty 30, and 10 Minute Hardcore
  • 2 Choices of a Meal Plan (the original or the Countdown to Competition) to make sure you get max results
  • Containers to help you get the right portion of every food for great results
  • With the CHALLENGE PACK – You’ll also receive 30 days of Shakeology, a powerhouse for a Red Container, and a 30 day Club Membership with includes streaming workouts.
  • Check out Autumn’s COOKBOOK all sorted by containers here!

Where can you buy the 21 Day Fix Extreme?

You can order it from any Beachbody coach like us! We’d love to help you get started and enrolled in our monthly challenge group.

You just want to use the link below and email us at thegirls@soreyfitness.com for access to our private group and the sample meal plan.

If this post helped you, make sure it says Kalee at check out or look up 1001548. :)

Order the 21 Day Fix Extreme Challenge Pack

You can also try it for free for 2 weeks with streaming.

Try Beachbody on Demand & Stream 21 Day Fix Extreme Fee for 2 Weeks

The trial is with Beachbody on Demand. It includes over 700 workouts to choose from and allows you to stream them unlimitedly! It’s $39.95 per quarter after the trial.


Have you ever thought about Beachbody Coaching?

If you love Beachbody workouts, you may also enjoy the coaching aspect of it as well! We signed up to be Beachbody Coaches in 2011, and it’s been life changing! You can learn more about Beachbody Coaching here!

What if I don’t like it?

There is a full money-back guarantee for 4 weeks! You could literally do the full program and send it back if you didn’t like it.

Can I do the program over again?

Yes, you can do multiple rounds of the program and still see results! Give yourself an extra challenge the second time around by upping your weights and counting your reps.

You may also like Autumn’s 80 Day Obsession or Hammer & Chisel once you complete this program!

We also put together a full comparison of Beachbody programs to help you pick your next one!

What You Get with The Ultimate Portion Fix

Want to know more about how Autumn eats?

You’ll love her Ultimate Portion Fix program! She goes into timed nutrition, carb cycling, counting macros, and how she actually eats each day! You can learn more about Ultimate Portion Fix here.

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  1. Loved your article! I’m at my 3rd run of 21day Fix. I love it but I want to add more varieties and some changes to loose my last 5 lbs!!
    Thank u for sharing all these. You are great!

  2. Unfortunately in Argentina is hard to get any of the programs, do you know if the 21 day fix extreme eating plan and countdown to competition come as an ebook?? I want it so bad. Thanks for your help

  3. You have no idea how much I needed to read this today.
    I just did the 21 DFX Pilates and I did not like it! I found the use of resistance bands awkward, and I was actually (and probably irrationally) afraid they were going to snap!
    I’m going to do the regular!

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