NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Fitness and weight loss industry leader Beachbody is breaking new ground with the "risky" release of COUNTRY HEAT, a cardio dance-based workout set to the hottest country music. Risky, because Beachbody is best known for its more intense brands like P90X and Insanity, whereas COUNTRY HEAT has been proven to help people who are less in-love with fitness get active and lose weight.
This groundbreaking 30-day program aims to help people of all frames and fitness levels by making it more fun and easy than any of Beachbody's prior releases - with easy-to-follow dance moves and simple portion control. COUNTRY HEAT was created by Beachbody Super Trainer, 21 Day Fix® creator and country music fan Autumn Calabrese.
"I created COUNTRY HEAT because from years of my own dance training, I know that even the simplest dance moves done in the right sequence can be an effective and easy way to burn calories and get fit," said Calabrese. "I made sure that each move is simple to follow, so as soon as you start dancing, you'll start seeing and feeling the results… and the popular country music we chose is so great, people forget they're exercising and just have fun!"
With freshly re-recorded versions of 40 chart-topping country music hits including "Kick the Dust Up," "Crash and Burn," and "All About Tonight," COUNTRY HEAT includes six, calorie-torching half hour routines in a very simple format to follow. The program also features a bonus line dance set to a new song, "Night Crawl," written exclusively for COUNTRY HEATby award-winning country artist Jo Dee Messina who was so enthusiastic by the results she'd gotten with other programs created by Calabrese, she provided two songs to the COUNTRY HEAT playlist. "Night Crawl" was released on iTunes on July 26.
"We've wanted to create this program for a decade, but needed the right trainer to make it work," said Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody. "Autumn has put together a comprehensive solution here – a long way from our more intense programs – to give the over 200 million people in this country who are overweight access to an incredibly simple and fun solution. This is not 'fitness for fit people.' We're reaching out to people who have felt sidelined by traditional or extreme workouts. I truly believe this will be a game-changer – a major industry disruption."
The program includes 5 cardio dance workouts, one full-body dance conditioning workout, a quick-start guide, a 30-day program calendar, Autumn's portion-control containers and nutrition program, plus the bonus line dance — for $59.85.
For those who also want to experience the program in a group setting, certified COUNTRY HEAT LIVE instructors are already starting to teach classes at gyms and community centers in the US and Canada.
COUNTRY HEAT will be available on July 28 via independent Team Beachbody Coaches and on TeamBeachbody.com. The program goes on sale in wide-release on Beachbody.com and Amazon beginning August 15. For more information please visit COUNTRYHEAT.com.
Beachbody, a worldwide leader in health and fitness headquartered in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon with the mission to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. Beachbody's formula of world-class fitness, nutrition, motivation and support has proven again and again to deliver results for its customers. Whether through Beachbody on Demand (BOD) the streaming platform featuring Beachbody's portfolio of iconic fitness brands like P90X®, INSANITY®, 21 Day Fix®, and CIZE®; via its superfood shake, Shakeology®; or through its premium line of sports nutrition supplements, Beachbody Performance, the Beachbody name has come to define the power of putting a healthy lifestyle within everyone's reach. Beachbody products can be purchased on its websites, and via its more than 450,000 strong Team Beachbody Coach network of independent distributors. Beachbody On Demand, featuring more than 400 streaming workouts, is available through its own mobile app for iPhone, as well as on Apple TV, Roku TV models, Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast, and now in over 120 countries around the world through BeachbodyGlobal.com. For more information please visit Beachbody.com.