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Autumn Calabrese’s Country Heat Workout – Is It Fun and Effective?

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Working out shouldn’t feel like a punishment, but sometimes it feels like it. We love a fun workout, and Autumn Calabrese’s Country Heat workout is just that.Country Heat autumn calabrese's dance workout

What is Beachbody’s Country Heat?

Country Heat is a workout and meal plan set up to help you lose weight and have fun in 30 minutes a day.

Each workout is high-energy with low impact moves to protect your knees. Each workout has simple to follow moves set to country music.

You’ll do 2 moves at a time, and then move on to two new moves. So you don’t have to be a dancer or even coordinated to jump in and have some fun.

If you’re an advanced exerciser, you can customize the heat dance workouts, but you’ll have to add some intensity to feel that burn like you do in 21 Day Fix or Extreme.

Who Will Like Country Heat

If you’re new to exercise and looking for a fun dance workout, this is perfect for you! You’ll burn calories and get in your cardio each day without knowing it. It’s also great for an exercise that is looking for a fun, low-impact cardio workout. Don’t worry if you’re not great at choreography either – the moves are simple to learn.

Who is Country Heat for?

  • Country music lovers looking for a fun workout
  • If you like to dance around your room just for fun.
  • People looking for a cardio routine that doesn’t feel like work.
  • You’ll love it if you’re just starting your fitness journey.
  • If you’re an advanced exerciser and looking from a change in your fitness routine.

Not sure on country music? Check out CIZE – Shaun T’s New Workout 4 Week Dance Program or YouV2

When in Doubt, Dance it Out (Autumn Calabrese Dancing)

What workouts are included?

You receive 7 cardio dance workouts with the base kit

  • Country Swing: 32 Minutes
  • Giddy Up: 29 Minutes
  • Down and Dirty: 27 Minutes
  • Bring the Heat: 27 Minutes
  • Trail Ride: 25 Minutes
  • Dance Conditioning: 25 Minutes
  • Saddle Up Line Dance: 5 Minutes
  • Night Crawl Line Dance: 5 Minutes
  • Bonus workout: Dance Mash-Up: 20 Minutes

You can also order 2 more deluxe workouts or stream them on Beachbody on Demand!

  • Wild Goose Chase: 27 Minutes
  • Cardio Round-Up: 15 Minutes

Still not sure? Ya, we weren’t either….

We got together with a few of our workout friends to talk about our first reactions to the workout.

Kim and Kalee with Autumn Calabrese

Who is Country Heat’s Trainer, Autumn Calabrese?

Autumn Calabrese, the trainer behind this and the 21 Day Fix, was originally a dancer. An injury caused her to have to switch professions in her 20s, and she fell into fitness from there. She’s trained celebrities and is currently Beachbody’s top trainer.

This workout program is so much fun and her genuine personality kept me motivated.

“You’re going to be focusing on what a good time you’re having, and that’s why this program will succeed where others have failed you—you’re going to want to keep coming back for more.” – Autumn

You might also like: Autumn Calabrese Whips You Into Shape in 30 Minutes

Does Country Heat actually work?

Yes! Each workout helps you burn a ton of calories and works the full body. It also includes a nutrition guide to help you maximize your results faster!

country heat workout results

Autumn was easy to follow and gave the cues at just the right time. It was helpful that she demonstrated everything before we put all the move together. – Melissa

country heat before and after

See more Beachbody Results with Before & After Photos here.

Is Country Heat Low-Impact?

Yes!  It has been said to be low-impact so even people with knee problems will love this program.

Is there a modifier?

Yes! There is a modifier in every workout!

Do I need any equipment?

Nope – just your body! There is no equipment required, but cross-trainer or tennis shoes are best for the workout.

Autumn Calabrese with the words Have fun when you workout

What if I can’t dance?

I’m not very coordinated, and I have no dancing background. I usually feel so stupid doing a dance workout, but this really is a lot of fun. Autumn teaches two steps at a time so you never have to remember a whole routine.

Is it line dancing?

No. It is set to country music, but it isn’t just dancing in a line. If you love to line dance though, I think you will really enjoy this program.

How many calories do you burn doing Beachbody’s Country Heat?

We burned around 225 calories per Country Heat workout. This was similar to what we burned with the 21 Day Fix workouts as well.

You may also like Autumn’s 9 Week Control Freak because it’s short, intense, and open to all levels of fitness!

Country Heat 30 Day Workout Calendar

How long is the program?

Unlike her crazy effective 21 Day Fix debut, Country Heat is 30 days, and you workout 6 days a week. Each Country Heat workout is 30 minutes long.

21 Day Fix Meal Plan with Portion Control Containers

The Country Heat Meal Plan is Super Simple

I love the Country Heat meal plan because it’s set up just like the 21 Day Fix’s Portion Control plan.

If you’re not familiar with Autumn Calabrese’s 21 Day Fix containers, it basically simplifies portion control.

You’ll receive a full nutritional guide and color-coded containers that are pre-portioned for each food group. In your nutrition guide, it will have a simple formula like the one below to figure out how many containers of food you should each day.

The meal plan breaks down your meals into color-coded containers relating to food groups like:

  • Green is Vegetables
  • Purple is Fruit
  • Red is Protein
  • Yellow is Starches & Treats
  • Blue is Healthy Fats (Nuts, Avocado, etc)
  • Orange is Healthy Fats as well (dressings & seeds)

You don’t have to count calories, and you still get your favorite foods each week.

You might also like: Get Started with 21 Day Fix Calorie Calculator & Meal Plan Template

The Country Heat Meal Plan is perfect if:

  • you’re a picky eater
  • don’t like feeling deprived on a diet
  • struggle to count calories
  • have a food allergy
  • need to customize your plan to breastfeed

Here’s a sample of what we ate with the 21 Day Fix, but it would also work with Country Heat!

21 Day Fix Meal Plan

Want to dive deeper into your nutrition?

You should look at Autumn’s Ultimate Portion Fix. This nutritional program helps you learn how to eat and why it matters for your goals!

Ultimate Portion Fix Materials

You can also get it at a discount by bundling it, Beachbody On Demand for Country Heat and Shakeology.

one of our chocolate shakeology recipes

Do you really need Shakeology?

You’ll be able to get Country Heat with Beachbody on Demand (and/or Ultimate Portion Fix) at a discount, but is it worth drinking?

We personally fell in love with Shakeology back in 2011 because of how convenient, tasty, and nutrient-dense it is! 

The meal replacement shake also helped us stay full and simplified our meal prep – which we love! 

If you’re not big on meal prepping or eating your vegetables, we highly recommend trying Shakeology. Our favorite flavor is chocolate!

You can also read our Shakeology review and favorite Shakeology recipes to help you decide.

What does Country Heat Include?

The dance program includes 5 workouts plus one total body toning workout. You’ll also receive a quick-start guide, a 30-day calendar, Autumn’s Fix portion-control containers and nutrition program.

The Base Program is $59.85 and includes 7 workouts:

  • Country Swing
  • Giddy Up
  • Down and Dirty
  • Bring the Heat
  • Trail Ride
  • Dance Conditioning
  • Bonus workout: Dance Mash-Up: 20 Minutes

Each workout also contains a breakdown of the moves that you can do to learn the routines.

Order Your Country Heat Workout on DVD , Stream It with Beachbody on Demand, Stream it + Shakeology

The Deluxe Kit is $119.70 and includes everything above plus:

  • Wild Goose Chase
  • Cardio Round-Up

Free Gifts with Any Order

  • Saddle Up Line Dance
  • Night Crawl Line Dance

Stream It with Beachbody on Demand, Stream it + Shakeology

Beachbody on Demand Review

Can you stream Country Heat?

Yes! Country Heat is available on Beachbody on Demand, along with 100s of other workouts!!  You can also download the Country Heat calendar and nutrition guide with a Beachbody on Demand membership.

Not sure what On Demand is? Check out the details here

Should you try streaming?

This is just my 2-cents, but I would suggest doing the Beachbody on Demand Membership to try out the program. With it, you get access to stream 700+ Beachbody workouts for a year including Autumn’s 80 Day Obsession and Hammer & Chisel!

Country Heat is a great program to have in your routine, but you’ll likely want to try a different workout after 30, 60, or 90-days.

So with the Beachbody on Demand you can start with Country Heat, then advance to the 21 Day Fix, then do 21 Day Fix Extreme or bounce around to Cize or Core de Force if you want.

Everything is open to you!

country heat workout


Is the music cheesy??

Not if you love country music! We know Cotton Eye Joe, Play Something Country, I Like it I Love It and Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy are just a few of the songs included.

3 Ways to See Max Results with Country Heat

  1. Watch the Breakdowns – Autumn teaches you 2 moves at a time, but if you struggle during the workout try watching the breakdown to learn the moves. As an uncoordinated, non-dancer I had no problems learning 2 moves at a time though.
  2. Follow the Meal Plan – You can’t out-exercise a bad diet, but the Country Heat meal plan is simple and straightforward. You can even have a treat like a beer or glass of wine up to 3x a week.
  3. Commit – Be consistent with your routines and meals for 30 days. It’ll be fun some days and easy to skip others. Challenge yourself to become better in just a month!

As a SoreyFitness reader, you have access to the private challenge when you purchase Beachbody on Demand or Country Heat kit this month!

Check out the Base Kit, Deluxe Kit or Challenge Pack here to get started!

Ultimate Portion Fix

Want to take your nutrition up a notch?

You have to look over her Ultimate Portion Fix! It goes into timed nutrition, carb cycling, counting macros, and more!

Kim and Kalee with Autumn Calabrese from the 21 Day Fix Workouts

If you have any questions about this or any other Beachbody workout or Beachbody Coaching – we’d love to help you!

We’ve been using their workouts for over a decade, and we’ve been coaching since 2011! The workouts, supplements, and opportunity to help others has been truly life-changing for us, and we’re always excited to help others get started!

You can email us at thegirls@soreyfitness.com or drop a comment below to get in touch!

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  1. I am so excited for this program to come out!! I think it is going to be so much fun, trying sneak peak today!! :)

  2. This seems like a great workout for me. I Lways feel intimidated in classes at my health club that include dancing as I feel a bit awkward and uncoordinated. Being able to do this in my home with no one watching will work perfectly for me.