Ok so you have heard of Country Heat but you are either skeptical about whether this country line dancing thing actually works or you are just curious if anyone has every done it. Well I am here to tell you #1 its the real deal #2 it works! How do I know this before the program has even launched (set to launch August of 2016)? I was chosen to be in the Beachbody coach test group for this program which I found very ironic. See, I love to lift weights and I hate CARDIO and hate to DANCE. So, why would I agree to do this? One reason —– WHO passes up an opportunity to be one of 50 coaches in a network of nearly 400.000 coaches. That’s why.
So, when chosen I decided to make the best of this opportunity and just KILL IT! That is exactly what I did and I am going to share my experience as best I can with it below so that you can make an educated decision on whether or not to commit to this program.
Some details about the program itself:
It is a 30 day program that runs 6 days a week with 1 rest day
Meal Plan comes with how many containers you are allowed as well as what foods are allowed
Workouts are 30 minutes long and follow a specific schedule
Each workout comes with a “watch this first” DVD so that you can break down the dance moves easily before doing the actual workout.
Workouts do have a modifier you can follow however there is very little modification needed.
Music is fun and upbeat, I have a hard time calling it country (I don’t really know country but this music was fun and upbeat)
Country Heat will be launched July 28, 2016 to the Network!! I have been lucky enough to call it my workout for the last 47 days since chosen to be in the Coach Test Group by Beachbody. You have to trust me on this one ANYONE can do this! Any age, any size, any gender! Every single workout has had me SWEATING like a dang pig.
I am really excited about the launch of this program and am looking forward to walking through a select group of people from beginning to end. You have the benefit of having a coach who has already done it. One of 50 coaches in the entire Network who as already completed the program.
Check out my 30 day Results from Following the Meal Plan + Shakeology + 30 Days of the Workout
Tips on how I followed this program:
I HIGHLY recommend you watching the “watch this first” videos before each workout for the first week and a half. You will not be stepping on your toes or over yourself if you don’t — FAIR WARNING.
I drank Vegan Shakeology with water and ice every single day of the program (I have been drinking it religiously now for over 6 years)
I did my workouts in my socks or barefoot on carpet as my feet kept getting caught on the carpet using shoes.
I did not miss one workout but on occasion moved my rest day during the week to meet prior engagements.
I never dreaded one workout
I worked out after an 8 hour shift in the Operating Room everyday
I grew out of my self-conscious dance shell.
I was a part of a Challenge Group of coaches who did the same exact program and who used this group for support, much like my 30 day groups that I run every month.
So What Makes Country Heat Effective?
It is a High Energy, Low Impact workout geared toward getting results while at the same time HAVING FUN.
If you have zero coordination, THIS program is for you!
WHAT DO YOU GET WITH THE PROGRAM?
When you purchase your Country Heat you will get:
6 workouts on 3 DVDs in 30 minutes or less.
7 Color coded portion controlled containers to efficiently help you portion out your food
Country Heat Nutrition Plan which is an easy to follow guide that has recipes, tips, and more to help you get results.
30 Days of Shakeology in any flavor
Quickstart Guide- This is a simple 3 step guide that preps you for your fitness journey by giving you the low down on the nutrition plan and workouts
30 Day Calendar so that you know exactly what workouts to do in what order to maximize your results.
Plus when you get the challenge pack you get access to Country Heat On Demand which means unlimited access to stream Country Heat and all the other workouts to any desktop, laptop, tablet, TV or mobile device. So you can start your workouts the minute you make your purchase.
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE A PROGRAM YOU WANT TO DO??
Did you know you can get it right here from me?
I am going to be launching my first official COUNTRY HEAT TEST GROUP on Monday August 1st and workouts start on the 8th of August! You can get personal, 24/7 mentoring, guidance and support from me in a closed online accountability and support group! I am going to basically walk you through the entire program from beginning to end. I will teach you how to navigate the nutrition plan, how to choose healthier snacks, swap out your bad habits for better choices and how to truly make a lifestyle change vs. a crash diet.
I will be there to help you stay accountable, to track your food, to keep you motivated when you are not feeling it! My job is to be your support system and sounding board! My goal is that you get the kind of results I have gotten using this program! I’VE GOT YOUR BACK!
All you need to do is get your name on the list to be the FIRST to know about the program launch!
If you already have a coach that you work with please reach out to your coach for details on their launch groups!
If you do not have a coach and would like to be in the official test group then complete the application below to be considered for a spot in the group. I will be hand selecting a group of people who are committed, dedicated and ready to make some changes in their health and fitness! So don’t delay, spots will absolutely fill up fast.
Private Groups are really the key to success in the world of health and fitness. I have been running private groups every month for the last 7 years. There is a reason I continue to do this, and it is is described by one word…… SUCCESS!!
Results are my goal for my clients. I have had 100s of clients become coaches over the years because of their experience with Beachbody programs. That is exactly how I started. It is one thing to workout at home on your own but it is another to show up daily and cheer each other on. People from all over the US and Canada checking in to a private group and saying “hey I had a tough time” or “yes I did it!”
We share what we are eating as we follow the meal plan, we share what we like and what we don’t like. Here is an example of a post in one of my recent groups.
We share highs and lows. Myself and my team of coaches who are working on their own journeys are there to support you individually and notice when you are missing. Motivation is key to getting through a workout program and we stick together #nooneleftbehind.
Here is an example of some of the daily motivation in the group.
So what can you expect in this 22 Minute Hard Corps Group?
You will be following the 22 Minute Hard Corp Program, following the workout plan working out 6 days a week. Each workout is 22 minutes long so you can absolutely fit this in your schedule. You will be following the meal plan including your daily does of Dense Nutrition, Shakeology.
So that you understand the benefits of Shakeology, I want you to take a look at this video:
I will give you a 4 week meal plan complete with 5 meals a day and one of those being Shakeology. (since I am running this group with a PREP week you receive a 5th Bonus Meal Plan). That’s a huge component of this because I truly believe it is that important and will help you with dropping the weight and honestly replacing the “on the go” food with something whole foods and wholesome that typically takes away those cravings. I know for me when I don’t have it my cravings come back!
Let’s get to the workout program… Here is a trailer of the program.
So, now that you are excited to be a part of this group.. Let’s get you started!!! I want to know about you and why you want to be a part of this group!!
Here is the location to purchase the KIT you will need for the program —>
But remember I want to know more about you… If you are having a hard time coming up with the funds for this Kit, let’s chat about how you can enjoy a discount on the products, I have a way that you can earn the money you are paying for your Kit. In your email to me at email@example.com send me Why you would like to be a part of this group and what you have been struggling with the most.
First I am coming to you from a Non-Cardio lover standpoint so if you love cardio you may take my review to the next level. I have never loved cardio in the form of “working out” but I love cardio in the form of playing Hockey or Soccer. Probably because it is a distraction and I don’t have time to think that is what I am doing. So you can imagine how worried I was to even push play on this DVD. But since I am an Elite Coach and was given a Sneak Peek workout before any other coach I figured I just had to put my big girl pants on and make it happen, fingers crossed I would survive.
I will start out by saying I did do a Shaun T Insanity Max 30 workout LIVE in Scottsdale Arizona in September as part of our Beachbody Coach Leadership retreat. That workout was unreal, small and intimate and yes I did survive.
As someone that has done Beachbody’s Les Mills Pump for two rounds I feel like it is time to share some tips that I find very valuable for those that are just starting, those that have been doing the program and those that are looking to see whether this program is for them.
1. The program starts off slow but stick with it— When you follow the program, the schedule has you doing a DVD called Pump Challenge. For those that have never worked out with weights this is right up your alley. For those that have worked out with weights, especially those of you who have already completed programs like P90x you may find this workout boring. Here is my tip for both of you. Beginners: focus on the form, do it with the bar only. Novice: do this disc and really focus on the form, do the DVD with light weights but try and have a mirror in the room so that you can see if you are using the correct form. It would be a shame if you got far into the program and injured yourself due to rushing through the beginning. I HAVE SEEN IT HAPPEN, DON’T LET IT BE YOU. Advanced: Do the DVD’s but add more weight. You are just starting a new program that will take you into 90 days of workout (3 months). Remember Rome was not built in a day. You need to ramp up for this program so the beginning is just as important as the end when your workouts are longer and you are possibly lifting heavier weights.
2. Do not go up in weight just because you feel like you should–If you feel you are not improving as the days go on only because you havent changed your weights but you are still walking away with muscles shaking. Don’t up your weights. Make sure you re-focus on your form, if you are able to squat all the way or lunge the proper way and you are feeling fatigue, then you should keep your weights the same. If you feel like you are not getting the burn like you were before, that is a sign you should go up in your weight. I am still lifting on some tracks the same weights as I was lifting in round 1. Les Mills Pump is a different breed than traditional reps and sets. If you go up in weight before you are ready you are risking your health and you may very well experience a major injury. Again I have seen it happen before.
3. When doing the back track or any squats with a weak core—widen your stance, this will allow your hips to stay under your shoulders better and take the stress off your back and also make sure you are sitting in your heels. Feel the pressure of your heels pushing into the ground. These are just 2 tips you can use in correcting your form so that you can push yourself further without injuring your back.
4. Straight from the Les Mills Pumps Trainers–How much weight should I be lifting? –The last 8 reps should be challenging and after you are done with the track, you should only be able to do 1-2 more reps.
I have loved all the workouts I have done but not all have captured my attention for the ENTIRE program. My last attempt to finish a program was a failure due to EXCUSE ALERT: Women’s National Hockey Tournament and lots of hockey. I finished 6 weeks of P90x 2 and what I did love about it was all the BASE and CORE work which helped with prepping for the National Tournament. But I was ready for MORE results. I wanted to see those ABS and really see my AB FAT disappear.
I started seeing my friends with major results going through their 90 days of Les Mills. People that I thought didnt need the improvements. OH MY they Looked Amazing!!
What originally deterred me was the cost. Even with a 25% COACH Discount (if you want more information on that its here). For the Basic Set Retail it is $ $165.85 and the Deluxe set is $305.85.. Then I thought about it, well, this comes with equipment that I don’t have and I will end up ALWAYS having unlike a Gym Membership!
I had the pleasure of being invited to a private Facebook group that the participants were all doing Pump and they were all incorporating the Bonus Cardio DVDs with the STEP and the extra weights, instead of the suggested Walking or Hiking.
Since I am tied to working out at home, being a busy working mom I decided I NEEDED those Cardio DVDs. So, I made the investment and ordered the Deluxe Set (Picture)
When the Package arrived it was like Christmas for me, so many boxes to open. I felt like a KID!
I set my start date for after my Beachbody Reward TRIP and my trip to Nationals in Boston. This gave me time to review the nutrition guide, because I know how important it is to follow and achieve results for the last 3 years. I have eaten clean and worked out but havent followed a nutrition guide since my first round of P90x. So this was the time for me to JUST DO IT!
I plugged the schedule in starting on a MONDAY but making sure my REST days fell on Tuesday night when I could spend quality time with my Husband. I also substituted one day weekly for my weekly hockey game for CARDIO.
This program has been in the last 30 days the 1st workout since my 1st round of P90x that I am EXCITED to do my next workout, like excited Beyond Belief!!
I love the International Accents, the motivation of the Trainers, and the Music Choices. Best of all: THE WORKOUTS go by so incredibly fast because of the blocks or tracks they are broken up into. They are very easy to follow and most importantly easy to MODIFY!
This program is for Beginners, Intermediates and Advanced Exercisers and is definitely for Men and Women alike.
My 30 day results so far are that I am down 8 lbs and inches are gone off my thighs and hips and even MY WAIST. The Belly Fat is finally disappearing. My arms are showing way more definition and are thinning out which make them fun to look at when you are driving, HEE HEE.
I am on CLOUD 9. Stay tuned for my next phase review!