It only takes 21 days to create a habit. By now many of you are well familiar with Autumn’s first life changing program, 21 Day Fix. The 21 Day Fix fitness program has been sweeping the nation helping everyday people get back on the horse through cleaning up their nutrition and exercise habits. But for those of you that maybe are in the been there done that stage, or perhaps are wanting something a bit more challenging, a bit more extreme, Autumn released the second training series based on 21 Day Fix called 21 Day Fix Extreme. And it’s no joke.
The title says it all. This, my friends, is not for the faint of heart. If you found yourself in a pool of sweat during the original 21 Day Fix prepare yourself as this program will have you literally sweating buckets and blasting through plateau’s. Much like 21 Day Fix, Extreme features the best of cardio, resistance training, and those feel good classes like pilates and yoga for a full body transformation. The eating plan is similar to 21 Day Fix with the containers however it’s even more strict cutting out loving elements like your wine and guilty pleasure of dessert.
What are my thoughts? I LOVED it. In fact after completing the program two years ago I still incorporate at least one of her workouts like the lower body workouts, cardio fix extreme, pilates etc within my weekly routine. I really like how she diversified the timing for each exercise. Before she primarily used the one minute interval approach, which that’s fine but i get bored easily and need changing interval times, exercises etc to keep me engaged. 21 Day Fix Extreme included that. She mixed things up with one minute intervals, 30 second intervals etc. Bottom line, if you have been working out on a somewhat regular basis for >6 months this is an excellent workout for shaping up for that wedding, bikini season, or a random trip to the islands.
Let’s take a deeper look into the workouts and nutrition, shall we?
# of workouts included: 6 main workouts, 3 additional workouts
- Plyo Fix Extreme – jumping, jumping, and more jumping…. oh but with weights, like 10lb weights!
- Cardio Fix Extreme – cardio intervals mixed with strength intervals
- the Fix Challenge – no equipment, 13 moves in a pyramid style routine
- ABC Extreme – Abs, Butt and cardio to finish you off
- Lower Body Fix Extreme – Every muscle in your lower half will feel it 5 minutes in, sooo good.
- Upper Body Fix Extreme
- Dirty 30 Extreme – upper, lower and abs
- Power Strength Extreme
Flexibility and Core:
- Pilates Fix Extreme – pilates on steroids with bands
- Yoga Fix Extreme – dynamic yoga flow
- 10 Min hardCORE abs
I’m not going to go into crazy details on the nutrition plan. Fact of the matter is, I love the containers. I use them daily to transport things to and from work or anytime i need a quick measurement on something but I do not live and die by this plan. If you do not eat the cleanest or are trying to diversify your eating habits then I do recommend you give the nutrition program a chance as it can really help you understand the fundamentals of what you are eating and why and it takes the guesswork out of prepping meals for the week.
Want more insight into the program itself or the nutrition? There are a lot of great reviews out on the web. Here are a few of my favorites I recommend checking out:
So did you try this program? If so what are your thoughts and would you recommend it to a friend?