Shaun T‘s CIZE Dance Workout – Base Kit
- Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout helps you get fit in 4 weeks as you master professionally choreographed dance routines.
- Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout breaks down the freshest choreography step-by-step, move-by-move so that by the end ANYONE can bust out an impressive dance sequence.
- You’ll be so focused on mastering the moves and having fun that you’ll forget you’re getting a cardio, core, and strengthening workout the whole time!
- You’ll get 6 Dance Courses plus an Ab Workout on 3 DVDs
- You’ll also receive a Get Started Guide, Eat Up Meal Plan, Beginner and Advanced Calendars and a Weekend Survival Guide
Stop Exercizing…Start Dancing! Forget everything you dread about workouts. Because starting today, exercize isn’t something you have to do. It’s something you’ll want to do. Beachbody is about to show you how to dance your way to fit in just 4 weeks! Let loose your inner dancer as you learn the hottest professionally choreographed dance routines. You’ll be so focused on mastering the moves and having a blast, you’ll forget you’re working out-and loosing weight! This is your chance to dance like no one is watching-in the comfort of your own home.
Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout Base Kit – Dance Workout Program
The End of Exercize
Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout is a dance program for everyone and makes exercise something to look forward to! Professional choreographer and trainer Shaun T breaks down dance courses step-by-step, move-by-move, so that anyone can dance their way to fit in just four weeks.
Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout may be the end of exercise—but it’s not the end of hard work. Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout keeps you moving the whole time by constantly introducing new moves that give you cardio training, strengthen your core, and tone every muscle—all at once. You’ll be so in the zone mastering the moves, you’ll forget you’re working out—and getting in the best shape of your life. The more you get into it, the more you get out of it.
Plus, as the courses progress, they get more challenging. And that means more moving, more sweating, and more calories burned.
- Six Dance courses and an Ab Workout on 3 DVDs.
- Get Started and Eat Up Guide.
- Beginner and Advanced Calendar.
- Weekend Survival Guide
Six Dance Courses and an Ab Workout on Three DVDs
Our cast makes it fun to learn to dance in these exhilarating, calorie-scorching dance courses. They break down each routine, step-by-step, move-by-move, slowly building up to a full combination. At the end of the session, you’ll perform a full routine to a song from the Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout playlist. But don’t be fooled, as the program progresses, the courses get more challenging. You’ll get better each time—and by the end, you’ll be totally confident in your dance skills and sexy body.
1. Crazy 8s -35 minutes of dancing and sweating to our favorite moves, many of which you’ll see throughout the program. At the end you get to perform the routine to Hands In The Air originally recorded by Timbaland.
2. You Got This – We pick up the pace and give you an intense sweat, with fresh moves and a whole new vibe. You’ll put it all together to Treasure, originally recorded by Bruno Mars.
3. Full Out – You’ve made it to Level 2 so get ready to get winded and wowed in this over-the-top, all-out, sweaty dance routine set to Lose My Breath, originally recorded by Destiny’s Child.
4. In The Pocket – Crank up the energy and the pace. Now you’re ready for even more new dance moves created and inspired by professional dancers, all choreographed to Problem, originally recorded by Ariana Grande.
5. Go For It – Ready to challenge yourself and show off your moves front and center? Before you know it, you’ll be performing to Pass That Dutch, originally recorded by Missy Elliott.
6. Livin In The 8s – CIZE can teach anyone to dance—any style—any pace—to any type of music. This final routine is a completely different dance experience, with an emotional finale to Sia’s Chandelier. Get ready for your music video.
7. 8 Count Abs Workout – Strong abs and core are key for every great dancer—and sexy body! Work your abs on the floor and then perform the ab sequence to the song Headsprung, originally recorded by LL Cool J.
Get Started Guide
Get started on the right foot for your best results and track your transformation in this step-by-step guide. 30 days goes fast, so you won’t want to skip this move.
Eat Up! Meal Plan
To get that dancer’s body as soon as possible, you’ll need this secret weapon. With the Eat Up! Meal Plan, losing weight is easy and delicious—and you’re in control.
Beginner And Advanced Calendar
Use the Beginner calendar when you want to go at your own pace. Then after each course, rate your dance skills, ‘backup dancer’, ‘front and center’, or ‘ready for my music video’ to track your progress.
Use the Advanced calendar if you are looking for more of a challenge and a bit more structure to know which course to do on which days to keep progressing.
Weekend Survivial Guide
Don’t let the weekend ruin all your hard work from the week. Learn the Do’s and Don’ts of a night out on the town, so you can go out and have fun without sabotaging your results.
I’m a 50 yr old guy and I thought I’d give Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout a try. I want to say I’m not a BeachBody coach and have no affiliation with BeachBody. I just want to share my positive experience with Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout and give a middle-aged guy’s perspective. Bottom line, I really like Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout and recommend it highly for people my age. Unlike some of the other reviews, which I imagine are posted by much younger and more fit individuals, the workouts in this set made me sweat like crazy. They are a real challenge for me, but very doable and FUN. The best part about it; however, is that while I get a very good workout, I feel energized after the workouts are over. This is very different from my experience lifting weights or doing an intensive aerobics routine, where I usually feel tired and exhausted after the workout is completed. In the beginning, my wife made fun of me when she watched me to the routines. Then she tried one and said, “Wow, this is really fun.” Due to our work schedules, we can’t do them together, which is too bad, but she is starting to enjoy the routines as well.
Why Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout? My wife and I did Power 90 and P90X, and we found P90X just tired us out too much. At my age and overall fitness level, I always felt like it was just too much. I would be exhausted the rest of the day with P90X, so my wife and I reverted back to Power 90. Power 90 is great, but there are basically only two routines (4 actually – beginner and advanced strength building + aerobics routines). At any rate, I was ready for something new. I’ve never done any of Shaun T’s other workouts, but I’ve grown very tired of working out in a gym and when I saw the ads for Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout, I thought to myself, “Well, why not do something really different and give this a try?” I’m really glad I did. I’ve done all 6 of the workouts many times at this point. I like all of them, and I’ll provide comments on each below. The program is definitely targeted towards women, but don’t let that stop you if you’re a guy. At some points in the routines, he’ll relate some of the moves to things you’d do in real life, such as “It’s easy, it’s like when you’re waiting in line at a bank and it’s taking too long, and you lift your foot up and put your hands out.” Well, as a guy I’d never do that, but I get it. I just ignore these references. There aren’t too many of them and it’s actually kind of funny.
I love the dance routines, but didn’t really like the abs workout or the cool down routines. The cool down routines are too short and are actually some what strenuous. The dancers don’t really slow down from the routine which is odd, but then again, they’re probably half my age and don’t even notice 😉 The dance routines are definitely worth the price of admission. Here are my comments on each routine:
DVD 1: Crazy 8’s: 30 minutes. This is the basic introductory program. Do not skip this if you’re a guy and have as little experience in dance as I do. This is a great primer. I only did it once, but it was a great intro and I highly recommend you do this at least once because many of the moves from this routine are used in more complex moves in following routines. This concept of introducing simple versions of moves in earlier routines and then building on this in later routines is a common theme. I recommend going through the routines in order for this reason. You can jump straight to later routines, but it will be a lot harder because you won’t have any experience with the simpler versions of key moves.
DVD 1: You Got This: 43 minutes. I did this workout for about a week before adding the first routine from the second DVD. I then switched back and forth between this one and “Full Out” on the second DVD. This is a great mix of routines that you can do for at least 2-3 weeks before moving to the next ones. I was able to learn this routine relatively easily (had it down after the third time I did it). I love this particular workout. I have lower back problems, and some of the later routines involve a lot of bending down which is a problem. You can always modify, but I really like this particular workout because its low impact and no bending down so I can do the full routine without needing to modify. It’s a great workout for me and I’m drenched at the end of it.
DVD 2: Full Out: 34 minutes. This is one of my favorite workouts, along with You Got This from the 1st DVD. I switch these back and forth from day to day. I find this workout to be a little more challenging and it also incorporates a few more jumping moves making it a mix of high & low impact. At first I couldn’t go all the way through without stopping, but after the second week I was able to go all the way through without stopping to rest.
DVD 2: In the Pocket: 37 minutes. This was the HARDEST routine for me to learn. It starts out slowly, so I would often use the first 5-10 minutes of this routine as a cool down for Full Out (the first routine on this DVD). Some of the moves are hard to do even at a slower speed, and when Shaun speeds it up (what he refers to as “Tempo’), its nearly impossible. It’s a very intricate routine and I had to do this routine about 7-8 times (!!!!) before I felt like I really had it down. Just be patient; you’ll get it. Try taking it in small pieces like I did; this approach really reduced frustration for me. Oddly enough, this routine is not very strenuous. I don’t sweat nearly as much as with the other routines. Because it is so complex and not very strenuous, I rarely do this routine. I like this one the least.
DVD 3: Go For It: 40 minutes. Compared to “In The Pocket,” this routine is relatively easy to learn. It’s definitely more complex than “Full Out” or “You Got This,” but I still found it relatively easy, probably because it uses many of the moves from the previous routines and then modifies them in a small but important way that really works in the overall dance routine – and the move feels different from the way I was doing it before (more on this below). This one is definitely harder than “Full Out” on the second DVD. I still have to stop it and take a rest when I’m about 20 minutes into the routine. My goal is to make it all the way through without stopping. I had to stop with some of the earlier routines, but can do them all the way through right now, so I expect I’ll get better and stronger and will be able to do this routine all the way through sometime soon.
DVD 3: Living in the 8’s. 51 minutes. “Wow – 51 minutes…” is what I thought when I first did this routine. It’s a lot longer and you’re going to feel it. The moves are more low impact, and it is a fairly intricate routine, but still very fun. While it is low impact, it’s surprisingly strenuous. The first time I did it, I had to stop at about the 30 minute mark. When I’m first doing a routine, I tend to rewind a lot to better learn the move, so while I stopped at the 30 minute mark (20 minutes left), I probably did 40-45 minutes total workout including all of the rewinding. This is a good routine, and it also leverages many moves from the previous routines. One of the things that I like is that Shaun T. adds something to the basic move you learned previously which changes the look and feel of the move altogether. This is one of my favorite aspects of the program. In many other programs, they’ll use moves from previous routines, but it feels like I’m being cheated because its the same old move from before. In Cize, Shaun T. will start with a move used previously, and then modify it. So it’s easy for me to learn, but totally different and I don’t feel cheated.
At the same time I purchased Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout, I also purchased Shaun T.’s “Rockin’ Body” (2 DVDs with 7 total workouts across both DVDs). I haven’t tried these yet, but plan on integrating these with Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout. So far I’ve been doing Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout for about 5 weeks and I’ve lost 7 pounds. I’m not really trying to lose weight, but I’ve lost a little and wanted to report it. I just want to reiterate how much I’ve enjoyed the routines. I’ve been lifting weights, running and biking for over 30 years, and I was really needing a change of pace in my fitness. Shaun T’s CIZE Dance Workout gave me exactly what I was looking for – a refreshing and fun way to stay in shape that actually energizes me. Thanks Shaun T. and all of the BeachBody staff for creating something new, different, and fun.
EDIT: Experience 1-month after initial purchase. 11/16/2015
I’ve now been doing the routines for a month. I’m mastered all of them except “In The Pocket,” which as I mentioned was not one of my favorites, but I’m thinking of trying it out again because it’s the only one that is still kind of new to me. My favorite routines are Living in the 8’s, Full Out, Go For It, and You Got This – in that order. At first I didn’t really like Living in the 8’s that much because I didn’t like the moves that much, but now I do. I think Living in the 8’s is the most strenuous. It’s very deceptive because it starts out seeming like it will be easy, but the last quarter of the routine is actually very hard.
I can see why some of the other reviews say that this exercise workout set of DVDs starts out well, then you get tired of it and want to move on. It’s true that once you know the routines, there’s not as much to look forward to, but right now at least I’m still having a lot of fun with the routines and getting a lot out of it. I’ll provide another update in a month or so to let you know how things are going. So far I’m really happy with the purchase and with the routines.