Cize Review – Dance Your Way to a Fitter and Leaner Body

Been a while since this workout came under the spotlight, and though we initially decided not to give it a try, writing this Cize review is where we arrived after months of requests from our readers.

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Gaining notoriety very fast, we now think that Cize deserves a comprehensive and thorough LifestyleUpdated-type of review.

A two-member band with enough interest in fitness, we somehow managed to sustain a love/hate relationship with Beachbody by reviewing a number of their workouts over the course of many years. Some we gave the thumbs up, and others we doomed by systematically exposing numerous flaws. Our reviews, we’d like to think, though stretching longer than others, are worth scrolling.

The same process is reserved for Cize – at the end of which you will confidently decide whether or not to spend time, money and energy on yet another fitness pursuit.

Not to make this longer than necessary though, I’m now leaving you with my fiancée Meri, who made friends with Cize for a month, and is here to tell you everything you need to know about it.

Meri, any minute now.

The Cize Review

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I’ve been told not to make an introduction after an introduction. Which you probably agree with anyway. So where to begin…

It’s been fun to take part in a workout review. Let’s start there. Four weeks of doing the day in and day out, followed by taking notes, analyzing moves, taking measurements… An interesting distraction from staring at boring literature and stats, while preparing my thesis.

But let’s do this proper.

Cize is a workout program that claims to be the end of workout. It is supposed to resemble a modern version of Zumba, blending together contemporary hip music with fitness moves that will have you sweating buckets.

The description says 4 weeks of beats that are low impact and easy to learn, and eventually a 20-ish drop in pounds, followed by a better overall body tone.

So who’s word I’m about to take?

Shaun T – creator of the Cize workout

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My fiancé says that anyone who’s yet to hear about Shaun T must live under a rock. But I disagree. While he commands attention in the fitness world, I know about the name only because I was forced to listen to his voice every time my stubborn half decided to sweat in the living room. Out of the blue.

So yes, he is the creator of some of the most popular fitness programs out there and seems to know his craft.

And if you know what his programs are, you are familiar with the Insanity workout, The Asylum series, and Focus T25. None of them easy to do; none of them fun enough for me (I’ve tried to follow a single video form Insanity Max 30, and decided, after nearly passing out, that I don’t like this man).

But it turns out that Shaun T has a degree from Rowan University in dance and choreography, and long career as a dancer.

During my one month of friendship with Cize, I learned that he is the type of mentor that instills in you so much confidence, making you certain that you are progressing with each and every step. That’s what being with Shaun T feels like all of the time. He is radiant beyond words.

Why you should try the Cize workout?

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So here is the deal. The format of this Cize review is to tell you why I think Cize is a good thing, and then why I think it sucks. First things first.

  • During my entire commitment with Cize, there is one thing that instantly became clear – it wasn’t a commitment at all. Unlike other programs that were destined to end short, Cize kept me on schedule without so much effort in the way of showing up. Where other programs felt like torture in the past, the Cize workout actually became something I was looking forward to.
  • In places where other workouts take you down, Cize is your good-mood pill. Describing it to someone who hasn’t seen the infomercial, I wouldn’t go for the word workout – but instead opt-out for a dancing routine.
  • But saying it is a dancing routine, it would be selling it short. Unlike other dancing routines that include Zumba, and Hip Hop Abs from Shaun T – you can look at this as the advanced level of dance workouts. It takes you there much faster, burning more calories, and not a single move out of the choreography.
  • Other dancing routines still feel like working out. With few elements incorporated here and there, you will still be doing something similar to jumping jacks and the likes. No more of that with Cize workout.
  • It is low impact training, which means that I never felt any type of pain in my knees and joints. Within this context there is no need to modify the moves, and you won’t feel like missing all the party by doing something other than what Shaun T is doing.
  • Cize takes only 4 weeks. And this is another reason why I love it. Whereas workouts like P90X go up to 3 months, this makes it easier for you to keep your motivation and attitude right where they’re supposed to be. Cize offers two choices- two calendars to follow- and below I’ll explain how you go about deciding which one to follow and how they work respectively.
  • Cize is easing you into dancing. Funny to reflect upon the previous month in this way, but the first time I pushed the play button, my feet decided not to cooperate. And here is the thing- watching the videos before getting in your shoes will make you think that there is no way that you will be as coordinated as the bunch on screen, yet alone in less than a month. But before a week goes by you will be more coordinated than ever- that’s why I think Shaun T is a great instructor. He makes it seemingly naïve looking and easy. Which in turn means that Cize is excellent for beginners and people who never danced before.
  • No need to go to the gym, no need for equipment, at which I say- Ok, where do I sign?
  • Cocky people like myself would appreciate another trick in their arsenal when showing off – and this gives you another arsenal in whole.

When people ask on this site whether some program works, they forget to provide context. The same is true with the Cize dance workout. Many of my friends have asked me whether Cize works. Works with what – I usually ask back.

See, Cize will do some things for you, but not others. When it comes to losing weight, yes, Cize works if you follow the schedule. I personally went down 12 pounds despite being thin to begin with. All in 4 weeks of having fun.

It works for toning your entire body, especially your thighs, butt, calves, and abs… My hamstrings look chiseled now, as if I was going to the gym. Same with my abdomen – never this flat, never this strong.
I don’t do bikini pics, but here is how my legs look now (see that rainbow? that’s just me being happy about my legs)
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It works for burning calories, is the thing. On an average session you say goodbye to 400 of them (there is a tip below on how to reach 700).

It works with coordination, agility, and flexibility. Also extended range of motion and a lot of control over your body. Talking with some people who know what is what in fitness, I came to learn that this is due to dynamic versus non-dynamic movements in sequence, all kept within rhythm. That is also what keeps you moving without experiencing fatigue along the way.

That is also why I find running to be way too boring for me now.

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Why not Cize workout?

Here is what I’ve been instructed before writing this review – no matter how this workout appeals to me, there is always something inside that can be done better. My job was to find, equally as much as I’m looking for the shiny apple, the rotten one as well. Easy.

The Cize workout, unlike other more intense workouts, has a flaw.

It is not created for everybody, and caters only to a handful of fitness goals.

So for example, you can do Cize until the cows come home, and you won’t pack any muscle. For better or for worse, the Cize workout cannot bulk you even a bit. No muscle gain.

And this is due to several factors.

First, the workouts tilt towards cardio, while not using any resistance. The length of the program is 4 weeks which prohibits muscle growth given the intensity. Fine for me anyway, but others might disagree.

What the Cize workout will give you though is weight loss, muscle tone and definition.

Every review that’s been published on this site puts a heavy focus on intensity, and to what degree a workout will take you closer to meeting your ancestors. I for one completely adopt the mantra – the comfort zone is my favorite zone.

Here is the problem… If you feel unproductive after a workout session that still allows you to stand on your feet, forget the Cize workout. Yes, you will sweat a lot and experience some struggle, but nothing close to what other workouts are putting you through.

Cize, thanks to the rhythm and carefully selected moves, will make you lose a lot of fat tissue, but without squeezing your energy to the last drop. It will, in fact, leave you refreshed.

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When people ask when to do their workouts, whether that be morning or night, there is usually a single answer – after your main work of the day, for otherwise you will be unable to keep your head up; or- not before going to bed for you will struggle to sleep several hours ahead.

Cize doesn’t share this problem – you can work out with Cize whenever you like because it doesn’t leave you drained of energy, but in fact makes you more relaxed and focused. Again, rhythm is to blame, as well as coordination boosting moves that enhance cognitive capacity. My fiancé meditates – I do Cize.

One feature that might actually annoy you is length of workouts. If you are the type of person who wants to get it done in less than half an hour, the extra minutes on the clock won’t make you happy.

The workouts, all six of them, differ in length. However though, the shortest one is 30 minutes and the longest 51 minutes.

The deal with extra time on the clock is that you rarely notice when it flies. The rhythm, the dynamic moves, the music, Shaun T giving instructions without a stop… All this combines into a flow that makes you forget what time it is, and ultimately lose yourself in the fun of the moment.

Cize review – the workouts

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Now let’s look at the core of this program. There are six workouts, two on each CD, and an extra one targeted specifically on abs. Seven altogether.

What is initially good about them, at least from a learning perspective, is that they share a similar structure.

Every workout begins with Shaun T explaining the first move, and then you slowly repeat along. Then, after a number of repetitions, you accelerate the tempo. Then comes the next move, following the same pace. When you manage to follow the second move in tempo, it all starts again from the top- first move, second move… Then he adds another. So before learning a new move, you are repeating the sequence of the moves that have already been introduced.

What is good about this structure is how it makes you keep correct form by carefully introducing each new move. It also serves as a low cardio sequence in between all the dancing- you are still keeping your heart rate up, moving and burning calories, but in fact having a small rest. This is also where your coordination is being improved. Call these the practice segments if you will.

After each new move, the sequence of dancing is building up in length which means that the more you move towards the end of the workout, the harder it becomes, and the more calories you burn.

This structure makes Cize kind of revolutionary, and gives it a circuit training spin. Now I see why dancers are always fit and lean.

At the end of each workout, you are dancing with the sequence of moves, while the entire song is playing. I wish the song was longer, but you can use the option on the CD where you repeat the song, and have only that part playing so you can dance from the top all over again. Sometimes I press repeat three times in a row.

There is also a cool down after each workout, and the option to choose a backwards angle so you can see how the crew looks from the back while doing the moves.

The “8 count abs” CD contains in it a workout that is the most fun you’ll ever have doing abs. It is 8 minutes, and may I say the most efficient workout for abs ever placed within a such short frame.

Tips for getting the most out of Cize

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Each review published at Lifestyle Updated aims not only at covering the workout, but giving additional advice as well. That’s what I’ve been told. So, to complete this circle, I have to stop the review and share with you few nuggets that make Cize better at what it does.

Here they are in no particular order whatsoever:

  • The first thing you need to focus on when doing Cize is mastering each move while Shaun T practices in slow motion. This is not that hard to begin with, but here is a tip that will make it far easier in case you struggle- always focus on the movement of the feet first. Learn the sequence there, which is easier than I can describe, and then just focus on the whole movement. This will cut your learning time in half. If not more.
  • Remember how I mentioned that you can burn around 700 calories per session? Here is the blueprint, explained by Slavko, somebody who actually understands what he is talking about…

When doing the moves try to tighten your core and the rest of the body as well. Don’t just move your arms through the air but flex them also.

 

The next thing to pay attention to is range of motion. Which basically means that you are moving your arms and legs all the way from point A to point B. Watch the starting position of a move, and then the final one. Extend as much as you can, and never make your movements shorter, regardless of the tempo.

 

Then, as you progress with each move, just add dynamic motion. This is the third thing that you need to do. So first is tighten, then extend and retract fully, and finally make it a dynamic move – which means accelerating the movements making them look more powerful.

 

This trick will add more resistance, and burn much more calories, taking this training to the next level. We are talking 700 and beyond – which is equally as much as an average calisthenics workout, or a gym session. However, do this only when you’ve mastered the moves, otherwise it will mess up with your coordination.

  • Don’t get nervous about the fact that both of your feet decided to be left. Remember that while you are stumbling your feet and trying to catch up, you are actually working out and burning calories.
  • After the initial month you will know the moves by heart, and won’t need Shaun T any more (sorry pal). This opens a whole bunch of options. First, you can skip the DVD-bring-your-laptop-along thing which is kind of annoying. But more importantly, you can make a compilation of songs, your own playlist, and just dance for 30 minutes straight. You won’t have to learn the moves each time, and that means more calories burned in less minutes. Sometimes I still play the DVDs for exercising correct form, but most of the times when I want to have a fun workout nowadays, I’m simply playing one of my two playlists, and dancing the whole sequences from top to bottom.
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Cize review – the nutritional aspect of the Cize workout

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The guide titled Eat-UP! is the diet part of Cize. All Beachbody workouts come together with a nutrition blueprint, and while some are terribly confusing (like the one in 21 Day Fix), Cize is a straight up list of Dos and Don’ts along with ingredients and some recipes.

And it doesn’t have to be more complicated than that.

The deluxe kit includes the portion control system from 21 Day Fix (another Beachbody workout), and if you are ready to try a new approach to diet, this will probably suit you well. If not though, and you want to keep it simple, stick with the original guide.

In all of the reviews published on this site, there are literally hundreds of comments asking whether the diet should be followed to the letter. Of course not- it is just there to serve as a list of healthy diet principles that you can incorporate. Yes, you can follow it religiously if you are better of that way (enjoy guidance), but you can simply take a look and continue on your own. Both options work.

The two Cize calendars and how they work

There is something in the customization of a program that I completely love. Cize is not customizable per se, but you can end up with a couple of options on your plate.
The first option is to follow the first calendar. The beginner one.
The second, obviously, is to go with the advanced.

And here is how these two are different from one another, and how you go about chose one.
When you start Cize, the first workout session is titled Crazy 8s. Depending on how well you manage to complete this session, you will chose either the beginner or the advanced calendar. Don’t overthink though. It goes like this – stumble quite a lot – yup? Then go with the beginner. Manage to pull it together and make it look decent? You baby are advanced.

The only way in which the calendars differ is how the workouts are placed throughout the following 4 weeks.
The next way in which you can customize, like I said before, is making a compilation of your own songs once you learn the routines by heart. This is usually better after the program is done.

Talking about customization, the reason why I’m doing this review is because my fiance is busy working on a fitness workout that is to be released few months from now. I’m in there as well. (yeeey)

And while he is losing his wits trying to put together a huge variety of sequences, his partner in crime is equally busy trying to come up with an algorithm that is going to let you know what calendar to follow based on a series on questions.

And unlike Cize, we are not talking about two calendars here, but rather dozens of outcomes. The way I see it, this will be revolutionary. Yeah customization!
Anyway, if you want to get early access as soon as the workout is released, for free, just leave your e-mail address. If however you don’t end up in the lucky bunch, there is still 50% discount on top of the promotional price, so win-win either way.

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What’s included in the Cize workout package?

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While I presume other workouts to arrive in packages that are all fine and dandy, I love the Cize workout because it has a neat case. And here is what you have inside:

  • 3 CDs with the main workouts – two workouts per CD
  • The 8 count abs CD
  • The nutrition guide Eat-UP!
  • The Get started guide
  • A weekend survival guide (I’m not a party animal, and rarely mix alcohol and going out, but for those of you who do, this really comes handy)
  • 7 Day cize down guide (which is basically taking you by the hand all the way from shopping lists, recipes, and a number of tips for sizing down fast)
  • Two calendars – beginner and advanced

Other more exclusive packs come with two added workouts, as well as a pair of weighted wristbands.

The challenge pack also includes online streaming of the workouts, so you can do them anywhere, as well as a 30 day supply of Shakeology. This is available only by purchasing through a Beachbody coach.

This option is not for me though, because I eat healthy and don’t need Shakeology, though the deluxe package with the added workouts and weighted wristbands is a nice addition. When you consider the price though, the original package is more than double times cheaper.

Where to buy the Cize workout?

The official site is probably the best place to consider. Buying from the official site gets you:

  • 6 hot dance workouts
  • 4 free bonuses (Get started guide, meal plan, workout calendars, 8 count abs workout)
  • 2 free gifts (Weekend survival guide, 7 day cize down – low calorie menu)
  • 30 days money back guarantee
  • 24/7 online support on the Beachbody forums
  • Free pair of cool socks if you send them the before and after pictures (there is a short list of tips on how to take and send these within the material you receive)

The price is just $19.95 per month via 3 monthly payments, plus $12.95 for shipping. Or you can select a single payment option.

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Conclusion of this Cize review

Writing this review was more fun than I though. And I can say the same for doing the Cize workout. It was uplifting, and affected my mood in a way I cannot start to describe.

What’s more important though is that I’m very satisfied with the results, after losing 12 pounds and seeing my body transform. My abs are slightly showing, and my stomach is more flat than ever. Losing my love handles I definitely think that Cize can melt anything away. What I also love is how it tightened my legs, especially thighs and upper hamstrings. My arms and shoulders look slightly more defined as well.

I’ve continued to dance, around two times every week, and it is now officially my chill pill. The best way to keep in shape if you ask me.

Cizing this up I’ll just say for those of you reading this far, I hope this review answered all of your questions, and made you more confident in your decision to buy or ignore Cize (also I love you – this is my first long form article ever). If my word means anything I would definitely encourage you to take this program and have more fun than you’ve ever had while working out and burning calories. This is the workout that you won’t have to do – but want to do. That’s a huge difference.

Cize Review

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  1. Melanie

    Thanks Meri, I enjoyed reading your awesome review. Ordered Cize, now can’t wait for it to arrive.
    Should I start Monday, or is it ok to begin any day of the week?

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    • Meri

      Hey Melanie, so you are the one :) Any day is fine, as long as you are following the schedule. Have fun, it’s a unique experience. And don’t forget to share your thoughts once the beats start.

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    • Jeank

      I am on day 4 and still trying to get the crazy 8. I am 65 years old but very active and work out with other programs. I do close to 20000 steps a day. I like it but disappointed I have 2 left feet. Some of the abs I cant do because of a foot injury. I do what I can. Hope to lose a few pounds. I am 5′ 2″ and 137lbs. Want to be down at least 8 pounds by the end of May for my Granddaughters graduation. Any suggestions?

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  2. Tina

    Great review! I’m on day 8 of the advanced calendar, and already seeing the change in my body. Can’t wait to do another one tomorrow. Btw, 8 count abs rocks! Looks easy and simple, but is nothing like that. My abs are burning even before I reach the half. I do it right after the workout ends. Kinda like back to back. That ok?

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    • Meri

      Hey Tina, glad to hear that. Yes, 8 count abs kinda has a way of doing that :) Starting right after the workout is great. That way you are burning more abdominal fat. Harder though, but hey- it’s 8 minutes, remember?

      Cize it up, and enjoy the beat

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  3. Jeff

    My wife have somehow convinced me to do Cize on my cardio days. Two left feet at the beginning, but now I’m catching the rhythm. Thanks for your advice in regards to intensity. Tried all the three steps, and it amps it up by a factor of ten! Kinda weird to see myself in this dancing bunch, but this is really uplifting and fun to do. She loves it for being a pal.

    Thanks for the long review

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  4. IceskatefanRN

    Just ordered the Cize Deluxe Kit off Amazon Prime, looking forward to getting started! I’m 55 years old, used to be able to “dance” – clubbing in Los Angeles in the 80’s – and in my head I still look the same – I know THAT’S not true – and can dance the same – bet THAT’s not true either! Hopefully this guy (nope, never heard of him till I found this workout program) will be able to keep me motivated and help me get my groove back with his dance program!

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  5. Betty

    I’m 67 years old and in fairly good shape. I’ve been doing Cize for about 10 days and I’m on the 2nd song on the first CD. I’m trying to lose some weight and be able to dance with the “kids” at my daughter’s wedding next month. My questions is this: How can I easily incorporate the dance steps into my own dancing. I’m great when I’m following Shaun, but I’m afraid when I get on the dance floor on my own, I won’t remember a thing! Any ideas?

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    • Meri

      Hey Betty, way to go!
      Hope you guys have a great time at the wedding.
      Btw, how is Cize so far? You can probably perform each move way better than a week ago. As for memorizing them better, just let muscle memory kick in. Sometimes it might take longer, but don’t worry. You will eventually be able to do them irrespective of the music. My tip would be to play one song after each workout, that is unrelated to the CD. Turn off the TV, and try to recreate the sequence as best as you can, right after the workout ends by playing your one random song. Hope that helps.

      We’d love to hear back from you again. Take care

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  6. Nicole

    I saw the promo commercial for this at the weekend, and it had me extremely interested. I walk for just over an hour every day, and try and do Zumba (on my Xbox) when I get home – although that can take few steps to get going. I’ve lost a bit of weight on my own, but still need to loose more and also tone. I really liked the honesty of reading your review, and I really don’t want something that is going to make me pass out on the floor afterwards! So I’m now off to their site to order……thanks!!

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    • Jacqueline

      The promo/infomercials for Cize are great & all, but NOTHING takes the place of an HONEST REVIEW written by someone who has tried the program. I saw the advertisements for Cize everywhere but it wasn’t until I read YOUR ARTICLE that I decided to give it a try. The things that you said not only answered my questions, but also made me realize that “I can do this” so I did… I went to the official site & ordered. I’m SO EXCITED to get started! I’ve already scheduled my ” Cize time” on the EDA & thereafter. Wish me a SUCCESSFUL outcome & the same ENTHUSIASM that those who tried the program seem to have after reading your article & trying the plan. The ONE COMMON DENOMINATOR that I found throughout, was how most people felt, including myself. That feeling was “ENTHUSIASTIC”… EVERYONE sounded that way when they talked about the entire program. I couldn’t help but feel the same way reading your article then writing about it in this review. I don’t know if it’s because I was so enthusiastic to read an ” honest” review, something rare, or if it was the contents in your article coupled by the comments of your reviewers, that made me decide to pick up the phone & place an order but either way, THANK YOU to ALL, especially, the author of the article, Meri. Thank you for your kind consideration in writing an HONEST review & restoring faith in those of us who know it’s easier & probably more profitable to write what people want to read than what is true. So for those looking for an honest opinion in an “unhonest” world/time, thanks! Peace

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  7. Noella

    Hi Meri. I really enjoyed reading your review. I am turning 43 and used to be a dancer in my teens and early twenties, but after marriage, kids, career, etc. I have definitely lost my groove and need to get it back. I did try Zumba many years ago and enjoyed it, but I got a little overwhelmed by the more advanced workouts. I’m looking for something I can do in the comfort of my own home that won’t leave me on the floor dying and trying to figure out why I decided to torture myself (P90X…yuck!). I feel really confident in buying the CIZE program now and am looking forward to making this a new part of my life. Thanks for the help!

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    • Meri

      Hey Noella,

      You are welcome! Enjoy the program and feel free to share or ask whatever comes to mind.

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  8. Margaret

    Question??? Does it take a lot of space. Shaun T’s other workouts can easily be done in a small space. Sometimes dance workouts require more space to be able to do the moves fully. What do you think?

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    • Meri

      Hey Margaret,

      In relation to other workouts by Shaun T (at least the ones I’ve seen- Insanity and Focus T25), CIZE takes even less space.

      Side to side, it takes roughly 2 and a half meters in order to enjoy the moves fully. Though you can make it with even less. As for forward and back, even one meter is enough (other workouts need more because of the high plank and various jumps).

      Hope this helps

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      • Anne

        How long in feet is a meter for us Americans?

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        • Margawyn

          A meter is 39.4 inches or a little over a yard. When I use a UK pattern that’s in meters, I usually measure by yards to make it easier. Of course, if you need to measure exactly use the 39.4″

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  9. Mario

    Now that I had read your review I know I can order the dvds and start the program my wife and I thank you Melanie for your great review.

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  10. Ellen

    This was the most informative review I have ever read. The pros and cons were clearly described to allow men/women of various ages to determine if the program was right for them.

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    • Meri

      Thanks Ellen!

      *dancing the happy dance* [Cize moves, of course]

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  11. Millicent macchione

    Amazing review! Thanks so much for the detail. Truly answered the questions a potential buyer has. Think I’m going to give it a go even though I’m NOT a dancer in any way!!!!

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  12. Sharron

    I have been watching the Cize infomercial for 3 weeks and wondered if this is something I can do ( and not give up ) like Tae-bo or Zumba! After reading your review ( long – but oh so detailed 😊 ) I am ordering this tonite! Thank you!

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  13. Mary

    Great review! I’m 62 and just started on my second week of Cize and I love it – it doesn’t feel like working out so I actually look forward to doing it. I was a “pom-pom” girl in college and we performed dance routines during half-time of the basketball and football games so I’m having fun “dancing” again. The program came with arm weights – since I really want to firm up my arms what do you think about the armm weights – have you used them? Are they effective? Also, since I also want to tone up my abs I’ve attempted the “8 Count Abs” but have problems my lower back and find it very hard to do the routine. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help!

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    • Meri

      Hey Mary,

      Kudos for taking the challenge!
      The arm weights are great. Haven’t used them myself, but added resistance is always going to produce better results. Only thing I would urge you to consider is getting in somewhat of a better shape before using extra resistance i.e. if the body is not yet used to any stress whatsoever, it is not particularly wise to go and up the bar.

      For a couch potato like myself before trying CIZE, one week would be fine, and then the weights make more sense.

      As for the 8 count abs, give it a week or two more (for the core to strengthen while doing the routines), or try doing only half the workout, maybe even half the reps.

      Hope this helps, take care

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  14. Allison

    What an amazing review! I didn’t even have any questions. You covered everything very clearly, including things I would have never even thought to consider. I am purchasing and look forward to starting this new workout program. I am looking to tone up and slim down before summer creeps up on me!

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  15. Lifeover40

    Thank you fit this review, I got the work out w/o the actual instructions or plan from a friend. I love it. I laugh at myself trying to keep up with the routines and I look forward to doing them. It dissent feel like writing out. After work sine days I’m lazy ands feeling tired but most day I push lying to start and I m so glad that I do. You answered my questions, the routines seem so easy n although I’m winded n losing calories(I hope) with the movement, I was wondering what actually was the purpose of the many moves. My legs are worn out, my breathing is labored and I’m sweating, good job!! I started w/crazy 8’s the first day, than crazy 8’s n the next routine the next day and so on. But I guess I am supposed to do one routine the entire week. Well next week I might try that, this week I’ll do it my way..Lol…thank you for your insight.

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  16. Felissha

    Just wanted to let you know your review helped me make up my mind and I’ve decided to try Cize. My mom has been talking about buying this for awhile and I was skeptical. Because I had previously purchsed Zumba and didn’t like most of the music and found the steps difficult to master. So, fingers crossed that Cize will be the redeemer of dance workout for me! Thanks again for your review!

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  17. Barbara

    Meri, this was an absolutely brilliant review, thank you and I plan on ordering Cize this week. I don’t need to loose any wt., but I do need to tone up, I made 69 this pass January and I think I’m in pretty good shape. You need to go into the business of Reviewing. Bless you

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  18. Terri Sue

    Hey Meri! Thanks for such a thorough review. I am 65 and atleast 65lbs overweight. I has made me crazy; but having back surgery 2 yrs ago and a 7 ” scar made me very limited. I just talked to my Dr and he said anything I did had to be non-impact. I was glad to hear in your review that this truly is. So I think I will start out easy and give it a try. I used to love to dance and exercise so I will love getting lumbered up!

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    • Meri

      Hey Terri, glad to hear that :)

      Drop us a line when you can

      Reply
  19. Nikki M.

    My husband ordered Cize for us last week & it should be here by Thursday. Reading your review made me feel at ease about trying this program. Here’s my question. I LOVE dancing & hubby has two left feet (but he’s still willing to do this with me, bless him). Should I do the beginner calendar with him, even though I might be advanced?

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    • Meri

      Hey Nikki, sorry for replying late

      Wow, so cool that both of you are doing this!
      You can start with the beginner calendar. It’s much more fun later since you will master all the moves and really concentrate on the dancing part of CIZE.

      Make sure to drop us a line you guys, and have fun!

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  20. Grace W

    Thank youuuuu! Your review was really helpful. I’m a busy working mom of 2 preschoolers and getting to a gym just doesn’t fit our family schedule. My husband has a physical job so he’s not a good exercise after work partner. I walk a few days a week instead of taking a typical lunch break, but that’s limited to the weather cooperating. Since I had our 2nd child 4 years ago I’ve only dabbled in exercise, which I really miss. I’ve tried dance workouts to make it fun but they have been dreadfully complex with little time teaching the steps. I love that you said cize leaves you feeling refreshed, that’s just what I need! And congrats on an interesting & informative review.

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  21. Michelle

    Even if you find it difficult to learn dance moves, you WILL be able to learn them with Shaun. I am one of those people and I have been able to learn every dance so far (i am one the fourth dance in the pocket). I preview the next dance every week and every time I think I’ll never be able to do that dance, but so far I have mastered every one. If you have two left feet like me you should do the beginning schedule because you do the same dance routine the entire week. No it doesn’t get boring and it does not feel like you are working out. The very first workout is super cardio but don’t get discouraged the next one is less so. It seems to me like the first one on a CD is more cardio than the first one on a CD. I ABSOLUTELY love cize and hope that there’s a cize2, 3, etc. I look forward to working out everyday!

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  22. Melody Garcia

    Cize is so much fun its hard to realize you can lose weight while dancing and have fun doing cize. I’m almost 15 years old and I have been overweight since I was eight. By the time I was 11 and in middle school I thought I would never lose weight. On the first day of cize I had lost almost 2 pounds in one day. I’m going to Mexico for the summer and for sure I’m bringing the cize workout DVD’s with me.

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  23. Melody Garcia

    By the summer time I will be wearing a bikini again. The last time I wore a bikini I was 6 years old. I can’t wait to wear a bikini again and be proud to wear a bikini.

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    • Meri

      Hey Melody, glad to hear that. Determination is all it takes! So glad you are enjoying Cize. I wish these types of workouts were around when I was growing up, would have been so much fun and easy to stay in shape.

      Take care and feel free to write us about your progress. Any questions you have, I’m here to help.

      Reply
  24. Mary

    I’m thinking of ordering Cize but worried since I already have thick legs,calves and ankles.

    Reply
    • Meri

      Hey Mary,

      Cize is a cardio based workout, so worry not. If your goal is to get lean, especially in the lower part of the body, Cize fits perfectly. Besides, it is very low impact, so your ankles wouldn’t hurt like with other more demanding routines.

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  25. Katie

    I enjoyed reading your review, my concern is that I have an 11 month old who barely naps. In order to see results, I will need 30-50 mins to work out daily, is that correct?

    Reply
    • Meri

      Hey Katie,

      Around 30 minutes. That’s what Cize takes on average.

      Reply
  26. felicia

    I want to thank you for your very detailed review. I have seen the CIZE DANCE on the guide line up for TV and finally watched it today and I must say I was intrigued. .. I have purchased Shaun’s hip hop abs and so many other videos but totally lost interest in a very short time, it was just too much. I love to dance and often would think I need a real workout that is dancing and not just some small dance steps but mainly workout moves. I am so glad a came on your site in my research to see if this is another workout DVD I’m gonna wast my time and money on but I must say I believe with all my this is what I have been looking for due to the review you gave. I thank you and now about to place my order. Keep up the work.

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  27. Julia

    I am a 57 year old female about 70 lbs overweight and I started doing Cize about two weeks ago. I don’t do it every day as my knees can’t take it. I’ve done the first dance routine about 4 times and the 2nd routine once. I do like your review and agree that I find I have more energy AFTER doing one of the routines. I look forward to doing the dance routine and have to force myself to take at least one day off between workouts (bad knee). I’ve modified a few steps to help with the sore knee. I also play Pickleball a few times a week and am hoping I can lose a few lbs and tone up more. I’ve only tried the ab workout once and only made it 1/2 way thru. Your review has inspired me to try the abs workout again and maybe just keep working at it. BTW I lost 18lbs before starting Cize just by cleaning up my diet and portion control. I’ve my own food plan so am ignoring the diet advice Beachbodies sent. So far I’m very pleased with the program n plan on continuing at my own slower pace.

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    • Meri

      Hey Julia, I’m so glad to hear this! How are things going so far?

      Reply
      • Julia

        I’ve now lost 32 lbs….. Took a week off with slight ankle twist. Starting again in 2 days. I’m struggling with dance 4, went back to 1-3 and found I really enjoyed that all. But I’m determined to master 4. As one reviewer put it once u get all the moves down one can really get into it. BTW ur review was spot on!

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  28. Barbara

    I’m worried that I won’t like the music, and will get bored. I do like salsa type music, but didn’t like zumba, it was just routine moves, didn’t feel like I was dancing. Wondering if there was something out there that broke down the steps like you explain Cize does, but with the Latin rhythm. Or do you think I will like Cize?

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    • Meri

      Hey Barbara,

      Music taste is quite subjective, so I cannot give any accurate prognosis there. Though having in mind the contemporary beat (something we are used listening to and enjoy often) I think you cannot miss in that department with Cize.

      Reply
  29. Teia

    I have just seen the infomercial and your review was wonderful but as I was going through the list I didn’t see anyone comments concerning what I deal with so here is my question. I am a 39 yrs old wife and mother and I have moderate to severe RA and just had a knee replacement in November is this something I would be able to do? When I was younger even before all of this I loved to dance and this cize program seems right up my alley but in your opinion is this something I would be able to do? I believe I can do anything I put my mind to but just asking you because there are a lot of things I can not but I don’t want that to hinder me in my weight loss journey.

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    • Meri

      Hey Teia,

      Knee injuries are not up my alley to comment, so I’d better advice you to ask a doctor. What I can tell you though is that Cize is slowly breaking down the steps. This, I believe, might allow you to slowly learn a modified version of your own whenever you cannot follow the actual move (a slight change here and there).

      Additionally, Cize seems low impact to me, so I cannot see how it might affect the knees in any way. But then again, I’m not a doctor, and certainly don’t want to play one.

      Hope you can come up with your answer, and share the experience here on this board.

      Take care

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  30. Marilyn

    Hi Meri, I really do want to try this but have some physical limitations and was wondering if I could do this. I’ve had a knee replacement two years and the outcome wasn’t what I hoped. I have stiffness and pain. Not horrible but kneeling will not work for me. Can this be modified for someone with joint issues. And still get good results? I am 61 years old, and have about 60 lbs to lose? I am not asking for medical advice just wondering if this can be modified. You mentioned that it was low impact and no pain. Of course everyone is different, just wondering what you think as someone that has used this plan. Thank you, Marilyn

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    • Meri

      Hey Marilyn,

      Tried to answer the same thing to Teia above. I do think that there is an opportunity to modify Cize, especially since it breaks down every move slowly enough for you to be able to learn a version of your own as a replacement.

      As for your knee pain, my fiancé is working on a personalized workout program and he is trying to cover the knee-pain issue as well. It should go out, at least in his projections, somewhere around mid June or so. Having in mind your enthusiasm about fitness, I will copy your e-mail, and send you your free access once it’s live.

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  31. Danielle

    Hi Meri. Excellent , straight forward review. Truly enjoyed it. I just saw the CIZE infomercial and started researching on my phone for reviews. Colonel and no dancer. And sadly not very coordinated . I just finished the Alpha portion of T 25 and having had a dislocated ankle and broken tibia and Fibula in August …easing back into exercise I was looking for something a little less impact and fun. I’ve always wanted to be a good dancer and my doctor has encouraged me to pound on my foot as much as possible . After reading your review I am now certain that I will be getting this program. Thank you so much for the honest review, and I can only hope that my legs would look as lovely as yours. My goal is to be tighter and toned and in the best shape at age 46 in May. Thanks again !! I’m ordering it rightNOW !!

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    • Meri

      Hey Danielle, very glad to hear this!

      How are things going so far? Cize is a thing to enjoy, I hope you are having a lot of fun :)

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  32. Danielle

    No idea why that says Colonel and no dancer ? It was supposed to say I am definitely not a dancer . 😊

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  33. Lisa B

    Thank you for your informative review. I’m currently on week 3 of Cize, and I LOVE IT! Who knew sweating could be so fun? I’ve tried PX90 and tons of other beachbody videos, NEVER have I stuck it out for 3 weeks……EVERYDAY! I tend to get bored quickly. However, with this workout, I look forward to dancing and laughing at myself, while sweating and burning calories. I take a full week to learn each routine, by day 3, I know all the steps of that routine and the next 4 days are me dancing and NOT caring about learning steps but having FUN, MOVING and ENJOYING! Also, I previewed each of the 3 DvDs I’ve done so far, while watching I thought, there would be NO way, I’d be able to do those moves, but I can. This is the perfect NO-workout Workout, time flies, you burn calories, you sweat and it is FUNNNNN!

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    • Julia

      Are you losing weight? Getting toned? I’m only starting week 3 and like you I am taking my time learning the routines. Just working on the 2nd one…..

      Reply
      • Meri

        Hey Julia,

        You will have way more fun once you learn the moves by heart and start speeding up the tempo. How are things so far?

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    • Meri

      Hey Lisa,
      You just made my day! This is exactly how I felt during my first 10 days of Cize. I’d love so much to repeat the whole program once again, but fiancé here is casting me as a member of the crew for his new personalized workout program, so now there is that… Dancing is sooo fun!

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      • Julia

        Thank u for asking. I’m toning AND losing weight. I had to stop for a week as I twisted my ankle. Starting back with Cize Monday. I’m struggling with dance 4. I work on a routine until I’m comfortable with it b4 moving on. Is this what I should be doing? Also I find my knees can’t take doing Cize every day even though I want to. I’m hoping once I lose more weight I can do the DVDs more than 3-4 times per week. How many times are others doing it?

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  34. Lois

    Hi! I’m a 14 year old girl and I’m almost done with the Insanity workout. I loved it. But I was wondering, is Cize a good follow up?

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    • Meri

      Hey Lois,

      Nsanity is freaking hard! (see, I can’t even spell it right :) ) Having that in mind, Cize would come out as a vacation. Depending on what your goal is, it can or cannot be a suitable fit. If your goal is to continue seeing results at a same pace like with Insanity, let’s not kid ourselves- two different leagues here.

      However, Cize is great for maintaining your shape, as well as loosing extra pounds when you finally catch the beat and go faster with the moves.

      This is something you do and come out of fully refreshed. Insanity makes your body shake and be all zombie-like afterwards (my experience from doing it once). So again, it depends on what you are after. If you are used to be squeezed out of energy after a day’s workout, then Cize is not for you.

      Hope this helps

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  35. Sarah

    Wow, we just saw the infomercial and my fiance wanted to get it… I was VERY skeptical. After all hes tried seriously everything to burn fat. I havent been successful motivating him to join me at the gym. Weve been wanting to do dance classes but dont have the money. Thank you so much for this review and I cant wait for ours to come in the mail.. 5 days!!!(:

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  36. Gloriann

    Meri,
    Thanks for the great review. Saw the infomercial and Cize looked like such fun. I thought I might be able to do it with my daughters but I wanted to hear what others said about it. I am so glad that I found your review! It was so detailed that it convinced me that this is just what I am looking for. I Can’ t wait to have fun dancing with them and getting fit in the process.

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  37. Cris

    This is a good review, well done. I seriously can’t believe I’m researching something I saw on an infomercial, but it kind of intrigued me. So here’s my main issue – after 30 days, I just can’t see continuing to randomly dance on my own. I really can’t. Are there any options for continuing the video program for longer???

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    • Meri

      Hey Cris,

      You can follow the beginner’s calendar, and then the advanced one. That right there can give you 2 full months of workout. After you finish the program, you can do the advanced calendar once again, only this time adding more intensity (speed) on your own.

      You can even jump right into the end of each video, doing only the part where you are dancing full intensity without going over each and every move first. Whenever I felt extra energy and drive to do more, I simply played this part on repeat for a couple of times, getting all soaked at the end.

      Hope this helps

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  38. Regine

    Thank you for the motivation! I used to run track in high school and I was super fit. Now that I have graduated and being an adult taking more responsibility in life I fell off working out because I am always tired. I’ve always wanted to dance and I am glad CIZE cam out. I do have a question regarding the two calendars. You mentioned that there is a beginners and advanced. How long is each calendar? Because I also saw you mention that the program is 4 weeks. So would it be two weeks for each calendar? Sorry just a little confused on that part.

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    • Meri

      Hey Regine,

      Each calendar goes on for a month. And you cannot miss with any of them. The beginner’s, even if you grow out of it, can still be challenging if you decide so (by stepping in with more intensity and adding more power to each move).

      Hope this helps

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      • Regine

        Thank you! In the beginner calendar does it get boring doing the same dance workout for a week? Especially when you’ve got the moves down?

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  39. CeeJay

    Thank you for that Great! Informative and enlightening review. I’m a 54 year old Nana and I’m going to order Cize today. I’m about 50lbs overweight with some minor knee issues but I’m going to try it. I’ve been motivated by the comments and your review. Will come back in a couple weeks to share my progress. Thanks again!

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    • Meri

      Hey CeeJay,

      Can’t wait to read your feedback. I’ve seen through this comment thread many people age 50 and above who jumped in, and personally it brings a smile to my face. I love when people discover there is an extra space beyond what they thought possible. Keep it up and have fun!

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  40. camelia

    So I’m on day 8. I have been doing this everyday since I got the DVDs. Are you supposed to do the diet as well for it to work. I’m down two pounds but I’m not sure if I should be farther than that?

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    • Meri

      Hey Camelia,

      Yes, the diet is supposedly designed to work together with the videos. However, I know for a fact that you can draw your own diet plan and still achieve the same results (as long as you follow the principles of healthy eating of course).

      As for your results so far, two pounds is the natural progress cause most of the weight loss occurs somewhere around week three and four- usually fast and literally over 5 days or so.

      Take care

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  41. PRETTYRIKI

    Thank you for your unbiased non beach body coach opinion. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a coach, but it’s hard to find a review not from a coach. I feel more educated about the product and can make a better informed decision. Your details were so helpful. Thank you again! I’ll be ordering soon. Good luck with the new workout as well.

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    • Meri

      Thanks Prettyriki!

      Reply
  42. Amanda Bendele

    Great review and very real! I am a Beach Body coach and started with 21 Day Fix. I have lost 15 pounds in just a month and a half. After seeing CIZE, I want to get out of workout mode and just dance for a while. My best friend and I just tried this today and fell in love. I will be ordering my set of DVD’s soon! I can’t wait to see the results! Thank you for sharing!

    *Please remember, you get a FREE coach when you buy online through BeachBody! They will walk WITH you through your weight loss journey. If anyone has already purchased and has any questions, please feel free to speak with me as well.

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  43. Alexandra

    Hi Meri!

    Thank you so so much for such a detailed review. You made me purchase it, and i’m finishing up my first week. I am scared though. I tend to bulk up on my legs extremely quick. I’m sure you’ve met people with that tendency. Do you think Cize will also make me bulk up? I’ve been struggling with that for a few years already (Im 21 now)

    I guess I will know in 3 more weeks, but im just nervous about it

    Thank you again!!!!

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    • Meri

      Hey Alexandra,

      Glad to hear that. As your concern goes, it’s quite on the contrary though- Cize made my legs leaner than usual, and more defined than before. If you eat well and do the workouts, bulking is out of question, so don’t worry :)

      Take care

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  44. Sara

    Hi there! Was wondering how many videos per routine there are. Do you do all of the videos each night? I found the calendar a little vague and confusing.

    Thanks!

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    • Meri

      Hey Sara,

      It’s one video per day. If you follow the beginner calendar though, you continue to do the same video until you feel confident enough to move over to the next one.

      The advanced calendar has a schedule you need to follow, though it’s also one video per day.

      Hope that helps

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  45. Karin

    Hi Meri,

    I enjoyed your review, you are very good at making it both informative and amusing. I have been doing Insanity and Cize together. Some days I do both workouts and sometimes I alternate due to hip issues. I feel like I am getting the best of both worlds. I am in much better shape and have more energy. This being said it will end up taking me about three weeks longer than the 60 days Insanity is supposed to take. For me, not a big deal, I can see the changes in my body so all is good!

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    • Meri

      Glad to hear that Karin!

      When I think back on how I used to worry over deadlines for many important things in my life, I feel this need to go back in time and give my younger version a slap. On that note, Cize is meant to be enjoyed and I’m glad that you are enjoying it.

      As for Insanity… I start to sweat as soon as I think about it, so yeah… Good luck with that.

      Take care and enjoy the process

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  46. Valerke

    I’m on my third week on the beginner calendar. Your review is so accurate about how I feel about Cize. With 15ish pounds left to lose and a lifetime of being overweight/obese, I am so in love with this workout program. Started Full Out tonight, and yes, I do them at night, and yes, I always feel refreshed when I’m done. The Cize It Up is about two times as fast as the lesson, but who cares? It is so much fun. Thanks for writing so eloquently how I feel about Cize!

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    • Meri

      Thanks Valerke, and glad to hear about your experience. Makes me happy when people actually LOVE working out :)

      Reply
  47. Beth

    Hi Meri,
    Just wanted to say thank you for such a great review. I was on the fence about ordering this but after reading your review I’m excited to give it a try. I tried to look at some other reviews but they were just other products trying to get you to buy them instead. You have a great review with pros and cons that were very helpful. It was nice of you to take time to do such a thorough job .BTW you look great in your pictures! You have inspired me!

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    • Meri

      Thank you Beth,

      Did you start with Cize? How are things going so far?

      Reply
  48. Smrita

    Hi! I’m on my 3rd week of cize and I love it. I do the workout routine for 2-3days till I get the moves right and then I play the cize it up video on repeat and dance for 30 minutes straight. Am I doing it right? Also I was curious as to what songs you have on your playlist in the part where you mentioned that after learning the moves one could dance to their own playlist.
    I have been breaking my head as to which songs could replace the ones in cize. Any suggestions?

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    • Meri

      Hey Smrita,

      Love your strategy. It’s not like it says in the calendar, but it makes sense.
      As for music, I’m changing it constantly so I don’t get bored. It’s really up to your own preference. There are some songs people have recommended to me that I cannot figure out how to combine them with the moves, and some simply come intuitive for me though others have a hard time synchronizing them.

      Look for something that is universal to every rhythm. Think popular music.

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  49. Terry

    OMG I cannot tell you how timely reading your review was. I am 57 and had just ordered cize yesterday! I am looking to lose at least 50 lbs. ~ used to LOVE dancing and unfortunately have a very sedentary job. Needless to say I do not get enough activity in my day and hate “working out.” I am so looking forward to doing this with my 27 year old daughter!! Thank you so much for your review!!

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    • Meri

      Hey Terry, hope both of you have a lot of fun. Working out in pairs is always a great way to train.

      Take care

      Reply
  50. Judy

    Hi Meri. I’very been watching the infomercial for Cize and am worried that I may hurt my arthritic knees. I currently have trouble walking and standing for more than 5 minutes. I am 55 years old and 100 lbs over my ideal weight. My knees swell a lot when I do more activity than normal. I noticed a lot of foot-shuffling and small jumps. Considering that just standing still for 20-30 minutes causes 2-3 days of swelling, I’m wondering if I will be able to do the workout. What do you think? Thanks for your review

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    • Meri

      Hey Judy,

      Cize being a low impact workout, it’s shouldn’t go bad. However, given your description, it makes me wonder. To be honest, I cannot tell for sure.

      Maybe you’ve read in the review, but here it is anyway… my fiancé is building his own workout program, and there is a customization part where you provide the algorithm with various input… Long story short, there would be a calendar especially designed for people with bad knees. Once it’s out, I’d like to give you free access and send you the pass via e-mail.

      Take care

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      • Sue

        I read the review and thought it was great. I am about to purchase Cize and am also dealing with knee issues. I am 53 and about 70 pounds overweight and am determined to lose the weight and get back into shape. I know that will definitely help the knees. Being a low impact program, I chose to try Cize. Could you also send the calendar especially designed for people with bad knees your fiance is working on to me when it is available? I love to dance and figured this would be the best way for me to lose weight.

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  51. Jess

    Hi Meri,
    Your review of this program is fantastic, really makes me want to give it a try. However, I live in a small apartment with not a lot of open floor space – how much room do you think you need to do the routines? Also, I have downstairs neighbors, is there a lot of jumping involved . . . ? Thanks so much for your thoughts on this! I’d hate to spend the money if I don’t really have the space to do the work.

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    • Meri

      Hey Jess,

      You’ll need 5 feet (or maybe even less), by 3 feet. Additionally, no jumping whatsoever, and minimal noise downstairs (know this for a fact, cause we moved and new neighbours are picky picky picky).

      Take care

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  52. Liz

    Hi Meri. Thanks for posting this review. I’m ready to get back into a workout routine and was hoping this was a good a good one to start with. I have been on the fence about buying it for sometime now – worried it was another ‘hyped-up’ workout, but you just made my decision easy. Thanks again!!

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  53. ashley

    Hi am ashley this seems like a good thing to do i love to dance enjoy this movie and dance video cause its good to do fun fun …. iam allready seeing results of my weight comeing down .wich is allsome iam ready to see in couple of mounths what it will be like when iam finally down to my goal. you guys should try this exersize cause its really fun to do.

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  54. Jason

    I have ordered CIZE with the hopes that my son With Down Syndrome will enjoy it enough to help him cut some weight. He loves to dance so i figured it might just work. I want to make sure that he had a long and healthy life :)

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  55. Lisa

    Great review. I have been tempted to order Cize for a while now. If I don’t follow the diet plan will I still be successful at losing weight? I am concerned about strict diets that I won’t be able to stick to.

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  56. Hope

    I have been doing cize for 3 months and lost 30lbs. First time ever I have lost that much. I love the work outs and look forward to doing them. However, I have found myself getting bored. Does anyone know if there are any new routines out since this program was released? If so how do I get them?

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  57. Katni

    Love cize!!! It really does make a difference in mood and flexibility. I started the routines a few months back. Looked forward to them everyday. After the month was over I started doing the cize it up potions for at least 30 every morning. I would do those routines 2_3 x each . Now I am back doing a full routine everyday but I find I am getting a bit bored and would love some new routines. Just goes to show how fun it is and how great you feel. Leaves you wanting more. Hated when I was done after the month so I’ve tried to come up with different combinations of the routines to keep it fresh.

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  58. Rachel

    Hi Meri.

    This review was so very helpful. Thank you!! I’ve completed my first day of CIZE and am already ready for some new music. What are some songs you listen to while completing Crazy 8. Do you happen to know what the BPM is?

    Thanks!

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  59. Karen

    Hi! Thanks to your phenomenal, in-depth review, I feel much more confident about ordering the Cize program but I still have one thing I’d like to ask before I actually buy it. (I must admit I didn’t read thru all of the comments above so please forgive me if you’ve already addressed this for someone else previously!). I’m concerned that I won’t like the music because if I don’t like the songs, it won’t be fun for me and I will NOT be motivated to proceed with the workout. Can you provide the actual playlist so I’ll know exactly what songs to expect rather than just being hopeful that I’ll like their music? I really want to be inspired to “get my dance on” and shed some lbs!
    That said – I do already want to thank you so much for sharing such a detailed review! You are definitely helping a lot of confused people who really want to find the right workout! 🤗

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  60. Paula

    Hi I’ve been thinking of buying this workout program but have reservations, Do you think this wouldwork for people who are over 280lb?

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    • Meri

      Definitely Paula. In fact, low impact cardio is usually the best starting point for losing weight especially when you have more pounds to lose. It’s a great introduction to fitness, and allows you to dictate your own pace.

      Reply
  61. meeka

    Hi Meri!

    I was wondering, do i need to drink the shakeology to lose more weight? Im already doing.the livin the 8s and still see no weight loss :( also, does it help.slim.the arms? Coz thats my main concer. Hoping for your reply! I love your story and review on it. So helpful with my other questions!

    Reply
    • Meri

      Hey Meeka,

      Forget Shakeology, you don’t need it. Eating healthy and balanced is all it takes to fix that part of the equation. Shakeology (and many other meal replacements for that matter) can help if you find it difficult to prepare and eat healthy throughout the day. But it’s not a game changer at all- simply a replacement of your healthy meal.

      Stay with the program, repeat the complete final sequence an additional one or two times every day, and the results will follow.

      Take care.

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  62. Anne

    I have issues with my lower back and sciatica. Have been searching for a review or comments about doing CIZE with lower back problems. Any comments?

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    • Meri

      Hey Anne,

      Sorry, can help you in that department. Thought Cize is very low impact, you’d still have to do a lot of moves that include moving your hips and thus lower back.

      Will ask my husband to include your e-mail in the list he is building about the giveaway of his new fitness product. There might be something there you’d find useful.

      I wish I could have helped better

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  63. PineappleMomz3

    I’m doing it! Thanks so much for taking the time to put together this great review. I was on the fence deciding and was actually leaning towards purchasing a piece of exercise equipment, again, knowing it would be a fail. I am excited about dancing again (loved the 80’s!!) and getting fit. If I lose weight and feel stronger, those results will be added bonuses! Gotta go! Need to make my purchase! Aloha!

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  64. Linda

    Great Review! I hate exercising and have been looking for something interesting for quite some time. I also have a lower back problem which prevents me from doing any type of floor exercises that put pressure on the sacrum area. Do you think these routines will increase the chances for pain to my lower back muscles? Even though I am small framed and weigh only 120 lbs, I do not have much strength in most muscle groups including my core. Thanks for your suggestions and comments.

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  65. Alex

    Hello everyone. I wanted to add my 2 cents into this…
    The reason I decided to start a workout routine is because my primary doctor told me that I was borderline diabetic. When she told me that, I got scared. I didn’t want to become a diabetic! So, I decided to make a change & looked for something that I would actually want to do daily. I found Cize & decided to go for it. When I started this routine, my scale said that I was 293.6 lbs. I’m a 5’2, 38 year old woman. It wasn’t easy at first. I’ve been doing Cize since 9/17/16. As of 11/17/16, I am down to 267.6! I’m taking my time doing the routines. Since doing some of the jumping was hard on my joints, I modified them to fit my needs. I’m actually doing 1 routine for a month at a time just to really get it into my body. Honestly, I feel so much better since I’ve been exercising with Cize. I’m not as tired as I used to be. And I feel more confident in myself than I have in a very long time. I’ve recommended Cize to several people because I feel like it has changed my life.

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  66. Kirstan

    Thank you so much for this. I just had a baby Nd need to lose a little weight and I hate going to the gym. I was on the fence but now am definitely going to buy it.

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