My review of 80-Day Obsession (read this before you try it)

September 20, 2018

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I’m going to help you figure out if 80 Day Obsession is right for you in this detailed review with tips about the workouts, a list of the equipment you’ll need and information about the nutrition plan that’s part of the program…

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This review is a blend of feedback from my my experience with 80-Day Obsession as well as another home exerciser who I interviewed on an episode of the Crunches and Cosmos podcast. You can hear the episode below (you’ll get more details by listening to the episode):

I was inspired to put this episode together by all the questions I’ve been asked about the Autumn Calabrese workouts and the 80 Day Obsession program specifically.  So, I’m listening to you guys and thank you for asking!

If you follow me in Instagram you’ve seen me do a lot of the 80 Day Obsession routines over the last few months but I did NOT follow the nutrition plan so I wanted to talk to someone who could share with you all the details of the program (including the nutrition plan) and I think we covered everything in this interview.

I apologize for any random blips and beeps in the background.  The audio isn’t perfect but the interview is packed full of awesome content that will definitely help you decide if 80-Day Obsession is ideal for you or not.

We talk about several different ways to access the program and all the accessories and ways to buy those and I have links to all of that below.

We do jump around a little bit but eventually we cover everything you’d want to know about this program.

And one more thing, you have to have a membership to Beachbody on Demand (BOD) to get 80 Day Obsession.

If you buy 80 Day Obsession online it comes with this membership.

Also, I mention exercise ‘bands’ when we talk about the equipment in 80 Day Obsession.  These are loops Not the long straight bands or the bands with handles at the end, but closed circles.

So, let’s get to 80-Day Obsession…

How do you purchase 80 Day Obsession?

Only from the Beachbody website.

You have several different package options to purchase the program from the Beachbody site (they all include a membership to BOD).

Prices range from $180-$440 (depending on whether you add on supplements and equipment).

an image of the pricing options of 80 day obsession on the Beachbody website
a chart showing the different prices for 80 day obsession

*If you ALREADY have a BOD membership (or want to purchase that first) then you can already access all the 80-Day Obsession workouts (and will just need to get the equipment).

Here are a few links that will help:

A membership to Beachbody on Demand by itself (there’s a free trial period, so you can check out the 80 Day Obsession workouts during that time)

The Beachbody store where you can purchase one of the 80 Day Obsession Bundles

The equipment bundle for 80 Day Obsession (on Amazon)

The individual accessories:

The exercise loops (bands)

The curved exercise discs

A mat

The portion containers (for the nutrition plan)


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20 lbs.

The Key Components of the Nutrition Plan in 80 Day Obsession

This program (like most of the Beachbody nutrition/diet plans) uses colored portion containers to prepare your meals so that you don’t have to count out your calories.

You eat small, frequent meals on the 80 Day Obsession nutrition plan.

You can choose to use the ‘add-ons’ in your meal plan or not (supplements and/or Shakeology).

Timed Eating is the key component and what makes this nutrition plan unique.

The colored foods are the same ones used in 21-Day Fix and Autumn’s other programs.

You can download a chart from the Beachbody website.

The foods are low on carbs and small portions.

The Workouts in 80 Day Obsession

There’s a calendar on the Beachbody on Demand website for all the workouts in the 80-Day Obsession program.

On each workout day you’ll see the name of the routine, the length of the workout and the equipment you’ll need to do it.

The equipment isn’t optional.  You’ll need to buy some to do these workouts.

There are 3 phases of workouts.  Each phase lasts about 1 month.

There are 6 main workouts in each phase.

The workouts are called Total Body Core, Booty, Cardio Core, Legs, AAA (abs, arms and ass) and Cardio Flow.

The 6 routines in each phase stay the same for each month but the intensity and number of reps increases.  So, each phase has 6 new routines (one for each title).

There’s no choreography to learn so anyone can do these workouts.

Your balance will be challenged at times but stick with it because that will improve with each workout.

There’s no music.  This isn’t a dealbreaker but I had to get used to that.

There’s no particular ‘style’ (like kickbox, yoga, etc.) of exercise in the workouts but the focus is on sculpting and toning.

Who will love 80 Day Obsession?

The beginner/intermediate exerciser who’s looking for a long-term nutrition + exercise plan will love this program.

If you don’t want to think about what to do but just be given directions then I think you’ll really like 80-Day Obsession.

The nutrition/diet plan takes some time and effort at first but eventually you learn what the foods you can eat are and the meal prep becomes easy.

And there’s just enough variety in the exercise routines to keep you from getting bored.

All the extra resources like the calendars and charts, paired with the timed nutrition, are really helpful at making exercise and healthy eating a habit.

As a recap, my recommendation for 80 Day Obsession is this:

If you’re positive this is for you then go ahead and buy it from the team Beachbody website and get the accessory bundle they sell.

If you’re not sure if you’ll love it or not then sign up for a Beachbody on Demand trial and check out the details and workouts in the program during your free trial period. Then you can cancel without buying any of the equipment

PRO TIP>>>Have someone GIFT you a membership to Beachbody on Demand OR an 80 Day Obsession +BOD

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