The Internet has been blowing up about Autumn Calabrese’s fitness and nutrition program, 80 Day Obsession — and with good reason!
If you’ve seen the “before” and “after” photos coming out of our test group, then you know you’re in for an amazing challenge that’s going to reshape your entire body, especially your abs and booty — all while getting incredible support and motivation as you work out with Autumn and the cast!
To help answer the most frequently asked questions, we decided to put them all in one place. So keep reading and get ready to get obsessed!
Q: Where can I find 80 Day Obsession?
A: The 80 Day Obsession program is available exclusively on Beachbody On Demand. As a Beachbody On Demand member, you’ll get 80 unique workouts, plus the starter guide, eating plans, workout calendar, and tracker sheets.
You’ll also be able to watch Autumn’s quick start tips and eating plan tips videos, plus Weekly Obsession videos, where you get to go behind the scenes with Autumn and the cast as they share their real-life experiences with 80 Day Obsession.
Q: Is it available internationally on Beachbody On Demand?
A: Yes! At this time, Beachbody On Demand is available in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Q: What about the eating plan?
A: The 80 Day Obsession Starter Guide, eating plans, and workout calendar are now available on Beachbody On Demand. You can also watch the quick start tips and eating plan tips videos, where Autumn shows you how to be successful with your fitness journey, timed-nutrition, and meal prep.
Q: What equipment do I need for 80 Day Obsession?
A: You will need weights: light, medium, and heavy depending on your fitness level. (Autumn and the cast use anywhere from five-pound up to 40-pound weights.)
Optional equipment includes a Beachbody Foam Roller and the Beachbody Core Comfort Mat. You can purchase everything (except for the weights) from your Team Beachbody Coach in convenient, specially priced 80 Day Obsession equipment packages or on TeamBeachbody.com.
Q: Do the Strength Slides work on carpet?
A: Yes, the Beachbody Strength Slides work on carpet and hard floors. They come with removable booties so they’ll slide on a variety of surfaces.
If you work out on carpet, don’t use the booties. If you work out on a hard floor like tile or wood, put the booties on so you can slide more easily.
And if you work out on a rubber floor, you may need to put down a towel or blanket and use the slides without the booties.
Q: My Resistance Loops are different than the ones Autumn and the cast use in the workouts. What do the colors mean?
A: The three resistance levels that Autumn and the cast use are:
Yellow = Light
Green = Medium
Blue = Heavy
NOTE: The Beachbody Resistance Loops are different from the Strength Bands used in Brazil Butt Lift. The loops used in 80 Day Obsession have more resistance.
Q: How should I care for my Resistance Loops?
A: To ensure the longest life, you should store your Resistance Loops in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Before each workout, check your loops for nicks or tears.
If you see any, throw that loop away and get a new one. You can purchase replacement loops as a standalone item from your Team Beachbody Coach or on TeamBeachbody.com.
Q: How many workouts are there? How long is each of the workouts?
A: There are 80 unique workouts in three phases, and each workout has a particular focus — Booty, Total Body Core, AAA, Legs, Cardio Core, and Cardio Flow.
The moves may repeat in a phase, but Autumn changes the sets and rep patterns week by week so you keep making progress.
And in each new phase, the workouts are totally different, with brand-new moves to challenge you all over again. And since the workouts are filmed live, it’s never the same experience twice — it’s like having Autumn as your personal trainer every day!
The 80 Day Obsession workouts are 30–60 minutes in length, with most averaging 45–60 minutes. You’ll work out six days a week, with one rest day (Sunday).
Because of this schedule, the 80 workouts are spread over 13 weeks. Rest days are not counted as part of the 80 days.
Q: Can beginners do 80 Day Obsession? What is the intensity level?
A: 80 Day Obsession is best for intermediate to advanced fitness levels. It’s not a beginner workout, so you should already have a base of fitness before attempting this program.
If you’re not sure whether you’re ready for this challenge, don’t worry! You can also begin with Autumn’s other beginner-level programs, like 21 Day Fix or Country Heat, and work your way up to 80 Day Obsession.
Q: Is there a modifier in the workouts?
A: Yes, there is a modifier in every workout. She will demonstrate a slightly less intense version of some moves, but she doesn’t lower the intensity to a beginner level.
Q: What is an 80 Day Obsession eating plan like?
A: The 80 Day Obsession eating plans are based on the concept of timed-nutrition. This is how Autumn eats, and what she recommends for her personal training clients.
Timed-nutrition is simply eating the right foods (especially protein and carbs) at the right times to help you fuel your workouts, build muscle, and recover from workouts while keeping your metabolism and energy levels high.
Over the course of the day, our bodies fluctuate between breaking down muscle and building it back up. Timing your nutrition can help ensure your muscles have the protein they need during those building-up phases.
That’s why it’s essential to follow the timed-nutrition plan to get your best results with 80 Day Obsession.
To make timed-nutrition even simpler, Autumn has incorporated the Beachbody Portion Control Containers into the eating plans.
You’ll find everything you need — including the starter guide, eating plans, and food lists — in the 80 Day Obsession program materials list on Beachbody On Demand.
Q: Are there vegan eating plans?
A: Yes! There are separate eating plans written just for vegans that also incorporate the timed-nutrition concept.
Q: What nutritional supplements do you recommend for 80 Day Obsession?
A: Because there’s never been an eating plan so specifically timed to maximize your results, both Shakeology and Beachbody Performance are important components of the 80 Day Obsession eating plans.
Shakeology is an easy and delicious way to provide your body with the dense nutrition it craves every day for overall health.
Beachbody Performance provides targeted supplementation that’s ideal for giving your body what it needs at just the right times to help you get better results. Your eating plan explains exactly how and when to use each one for maximum benefits.
Q: How much space do I need for this program?
A: You will need a six-foot by six-foot space for most of the workouts.
Q: What kind of shoes work best for this program? Any recommendations?
A: For the safest and most effective use of the program, cross-training shoes with good lateral support are ideal. You can try on several brands and styles to find the fit that suits you best.
Q: Can someone with bad knees do 80 Day Obsession? Is this a high-impact program?
A: If you have injuries or knee problems, you should consult your physician before engaging in any exercise program. Some of the workouts have high-impact moves, but you can follow the modifier for a lower-impact alternative.
Q: I’m concerned about how to fit timed-nutrition into my job or lifestyle. What if I can’t eat at certain times, or if I work out very early in the morning and I’m not used to eating first?
A: Following timed-nutrition is the best way to get results because you need this fuel for energy, muscle building, and recovery.
We’ve designed the program to accommodate workouts at almost any time of day. Your eating plan will show you what and when to eat in your workout block, which is a four- to five-hour window surrounding your workout.
You can move your workout block meals around to fit your schedule (we give you examples so you can see exactly how it works).
We understand that sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t follow the program exactly. We recommend following the program as Autumn designed it and eating before your 80 Day Obsession workout — and we provided a few pre-workout meal options — but if you just don’t have the time, that’s OK.
You can still get results. Just make sure to eat the recommended containers as a meal later in the day, spacing your meals two to three hours apart.
Q: Can I do this program if I’m diabetic?
A: We recommend that you consult your physician before engaging in any nutrition or exercise program if you’re diabetic.
Q: Do I have to start 80 Day Obsession on a Monday, or can I start it any day of the week?
A: You can start this program any day of the week as long as you follow the workout calendar.
Q: How does A Little Obsessed work with 80 Day Obsession?
A: Think of A Little Obsessed as your crash course to get ready for 80 Day Obsession. It’s a five-day introduction to the moves, equipment, and nutrition you’ll get in the full program.
A Little Obsessed workouts are shorter, about 30 minutes compared to the 45- to 60-minute workouts (on average) in 80 Day Obsession. And some of the moves are slightly easier.
We recommend that everyone do several rounds of A Little Obsessed to work their way up to the more challenging 80 Day Obsession workouts. The A Little Obsessed eating plans are also a great way to introduce yourself to the concept of timed-nutrition.
Q: Is A Little Obsessed available permanently on Beachbody On Demand?
A: All five A Little Obsessed workouts, plus the workout calendar and eating plan, are part of the Beachbody On Demand member library, accessible to everyone who has a membership.
Q: How does this program compare to 21 Day Fix EXTREME?
A: Aside from the length (21 days vs. 80 days), 80 Day Obsession has a more specific ab-and-glute focus and goes even further to dial in your results with timed-nutrition.
Both programs help you shed fat and get lean, but 80 Day Obsession really targets your core and booty to flatten your abs and lift and firm your butt at the same time.
And the 80 Day Obsession workouts are longer overall. Also, both programs use the Portion Control Containers, but 80 Day Obsession takes it a step further by offering a comprehensive timed-nutrition schedule.
Q: Is there music in the 80 Day Obsession workouts?
A: It’s true, the workouts do not have music. But Autumn has created playlists of some of her favorite songs that you can play during your workouts.
The playlists will be located in the 80 Day Obsession program materials list on Beachbody On Demand.
Q: What is Weekly Obsession and why should I watch it?
A: Weekly Obsession is a behind-the-scenes video series that takes you through the entire 80 Day Obsession journey with Autumn and the cast.
You’ll watch each video on Sunday to prepare yourself for the upcoming week. Autumn will share tips and advice to help you get your best results, plus you’ll hear the cast’s personal experiences as they face their own challenges and victories.
You’ll truly feel like you’re part of the group! These videos are great tools to keep you motivated, on track, and set up to succeed with 80 Day Obsession, so be sure to watch them each week.
Q: Will 80 Day Obsession become a Beachbody LIVE format?
A: At this time, there are no plans to develop a Beachbody LIVE program for 80 Day Obsession.
Q: Can I do this program if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
A: We do not recommend the 80 Day Obsession program if you’re pregnant. If you’re breastfeeding, please consult your physician before doing the 80 Day Obsession program.
If you have doctor approval and want to lose weight, calculate your Calorie Target using your Maintenance Calories, but don’t subtract Calorie Deficit since nursing your baby will help create a deficit.
To maintain weight, use your Maintenance Calories, then bump up one plan. See page 4 of the starter guide for more information.
Q: Have there been updates to 80 Day Obsession program materials on Beachbody On Demand?
A: Yes, in a constant effort to improve our customers’ experiences with 80 Day Obsession, we’ve made some changes to the 80 Day Obsession Starter Guide, Eating Plans (A-F), Vegan Eating Plans (A-F), and both Regular and Vegan Food Lists.
Here is a quick summary of what has changed:
- On eating plans, we added some copy to help clarify that you are able to move Meal Options 1–3 around to fit your schedule. On Vegan Eating Plan A, we corrected a typo to change the Green container amount from 4 to 6.
- For the food lists, we’ve added some more options to both the Regular and Vegan versions of the Food Lists as well as adding in what Dessert Recipes from Fixate you can have for Refeed Day.