Never used the program - no time
I signed up for the 28 Day Sam Wood program, but unfortunately due to time and limited funds (shopping for specific foods etc) I never used the program. I am sure the program is great if you have time and money to put the effort in, unfortunately with school, children and work, I just didn't have any time for myself. I knew my renewal was coming up and went onto the app to cancel but there was nowhere on the app to do so. I then had to leave my location due to asthma issues with smoke and was out of reception to login to my account on my computer to cancel and there is no option to call to cancel, and have now been charged for another 3 months that I again won't use. Its ridiculous that when trying to get a refund you cannot get one.
Sam Woods program is life saving!
Has been great for me and hubby. 28 days in and already seeing results and loving that its more a lifestyle change than a strict diet.
Food is filling and all whole, real foods to keep us fuller for longer ans our bodies nourished!
Only regret is we didn't start earlier, but no better time than the present!
Good but not realistic or sustainable
The food is tasty, the workouts are good and the program is effective. Positives out the way the program is unrealistic in terms of cost and time. All food is fresh veg and herbs and gourmet ingredients. We normally spend $250 a week on groceries for a family of 5. Since doing 28 we are spending $450 a week. Completely blows the budget.
The other problem is time. We spend all our spare time sourcing, prepping and cooking food. A recipe thats says 20 minutes prep will be closer to an hour.
This may be good for a stay at home Mum with tons of money but for the rest of us it can't be maintained.
Can't use the program..
I purchased this program last year and didnt use it due to health and personnal challenges in my life. I was planing to use it when i am ready for it. My expectation have been that i can use it (for the first time) whenever i want to and thats what i understood when i did purchased it...
So i have been told, because I'm not an active member i have been taken out to permit to watch the videos and try starting to achieve my goals. I have paid good money and i should be able to start this 28 day challenge for the first time whenever i want to.
Very dissapointing to see that the understanding of this situation, care and suppport is not given at all.
I have not had a positive experience. I purchased 28 by Sam Wood to keep motivated; for something different. I was unhappy with the repetitive nature of the exercises. Into the second month, a few days after the money was taken from my account, I realised that it was not going to be any different in the second month. Most exercises are repeated but just in different orders. Unfortunately, given I realised this a few days into the next month, I was told there was no possibility of a refund. Despite my dissatisfaction with the product.
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Its a lifestyke not a quick fix
So many yummy food options to suit everyone, exercise everyday for 28 minutes I love that the workouts are varied everyday. I find it is sustainable and easy to follow. 28 offers real results and I know it works when followed correctly. Their online support crew always friendly and available to help and a really positive encouraging online community, I have met some really lovely people thru arranged meet ups. I needed a change in my food and exercise and 28 helped me achieve that, realising that healthy food is delicious and the workouts are fun and challenging. The program also compliments my love of running.
It’s my life now. I’m on such a happy path I have reached my goal weight and have maintained for over two years.
When I think of how far I have come......Two knee replacements. Size18-20 clothes to 10-12 now. Im a mature age 28ers and I suffered with arthritis. Now I dont have pain and Im so fit and doing the top workouts. The meals are a good size and delicious. Everything is worked out for you. ONe of the most important thing. No low fat crap. All good wholesome tasty meals. No counting calories... Sam is unbelievable as a PT. He understands US!!!!He gives so much of his time to help us on EVERY level. I could shout about 28 from the rooftops. No...other program works like 28 The support from Sam and the Crew is amazing. The community is wonderful and so supportive too. There is so much on the program yoga meditation pre baby post baby. Gluten free vegetarian.28 have a wonderful nutritionist who gives us her valuable time to answer any questions live on a Tuesday night. What more could you want. 28 works. For the first time in over 20 years I can eat with no guilt with every mouthful knowing Im looking after myself. I was worried I could not do these exercises but I had nothing to worry about they are so doable. One thing that really blows me away is that it is just 4 x 7minutes of exercise......... 28 is an unbelievable program until you try it......
Absolutely brilliant program - don't put it off, please try it today
I have tried a few other programs and this by far is the best! The food is fantastic (including the GF options which I cook for my husband (you can adjust pretty much all the recipes to GF), customer service excellent but best of all Sam cares deeply for 28ers! He is a realistic and genuine trainer that understands the complexities of doing programs such as these for clients that have young families. Please do yourself a favour and try 28! It's life changing. Don't forget that research shows that it can take AT LEAST 66 days to create a habit, so try to commit to 28 for at least 3 months, and if you stick with it, you'll fall in love with the new you!
I joined 28 by Sam Wood recently as I have done 4 of the 8 week I quit sugar programs that use to be run by [name removed] and I was hopeful that it would be very similar as they use it to advertise a lot. Within 10 minutes of signing up I realised that it is not even close. None of the recipes have any thought or care what so ever. I have a gluten intolerance so selected the GF option (Most IQS meals were gluten free anyway) All of the recipes are either salads or meals with gluten free bread (gluten free bread is not nice). Within the 10...minutes I cancelled my subscription and contacted the support team straight away, where I was met with arrogance and 0 customer service. They would not even consider giving me a refund even though they can clearly see I had only been a customer for 10 minutes. If you are hoping it is similar to the IQS programs don't bother. If you want good customer service or have any issue at any stage (which I’m sure most will) Beware!!!
Great food and realistic program
The food in this program is real and delicious. You have the option to swap meals out if you don't like what's there, and it also caters for many general dietary requirements. I've tried a few different things over the years and so far, this program is the one that fits in the best with my lifestyle. Only 28mins of exercise a day - very achievable - and, once you get the hang of the meal planning/prep, cooking is easy as well.
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A lifestyle change for real people
I've tried everything from Weight Watchers to Michelle Bridges and nothing compares to this program. Both the food and the workouts can be tailored to sujt your fitness level, goals, gender, dietary requirements and even pregnancy and breastfeeding.
The workouts are easy to stick to - 28 minutes a day is a small commitment, and can be done at home with no fancy equipment or clothing, just a pair of supportive shoes and sports bra for women.
Sam delivers real-time videos every day. He is encouraging, knows his stuff, and is strongly connected...
Only program I've managed to stick with!
I've tried many programs over the years and this is the only one I've managed to stick with. I find the workouts with multiple fitness levels and modifications are achievable for all. The food is simple, wholesome and recipes are easy to follow. There is 24/7 support from Sam's Crew and Sam checks in daily. Expect big results if you FOLLOW THE PROGRAM!
- Verified customer
Realistic and manageable lifestyle program
This program is fantastic, the community of support, constant messages and reassurance from Sam himself, easy and delicious recipes that are based on whole foods that make you feel fuller for longer are what make this program so unique. The workouts are only 28 minutes and you can choose your level of rest and working time, they are achieveable and based around HIIT principles. The app is exceptionally user friendly with all your recipes, workout videos and additional information in the one place. I couldn’t recommend this program highly enough.... If you don’t try it you are missing out! If you want to change your lifestyle for the better and make long term realistic changes that will impact your life for good please do your self a favour and try this program.
- Verified customer
Great all round program - love it!
Started on the Low Impact option which suited my injuries and progressed up the levels as needed.
No calorie counting as meals are nutritionally balanced over the day/week/month. Meals are tasty and filling. Ability to swap meals based on personal likes and choose a particular diet GF, DF, vegetarian etc.
FB group has excellent support and information.
Easy to follow program via the App or website.
Teaches long term good habits.
Life changing and sustainable
This program is second to none. This is a lifestyle change and not a quick fix. Only real food that you prepare yourself. So educational and the workouts are much easier to fit in to your day at home, than finding the time to get to the gym. The support from Sam, the 28 crew & the online community tops off an amazing program. After being a member for 2.5yrs, I think I’m pretty sold on the program. Have never stuck to something for so long!
- Verified customer
Sam’s Program Really Works!!!
Firstly, I lost close to 20kgs on this program! I still use it, however it is to maintain my healthy lifestyle. The meal plan is easy to follow/prepare/cook - all real food and easy for my family to follow. I love that it takes the pressure off the “what to make for my family this week” saga! The workouts are only a tiny portion of my day - I get self conscious in gyms so I can workout at home, in my daggy clothes, with my own daggy music! My kids now join in too! LOVE LOVE LOVE this program!
- Verified customer
I actually do it!
I've been with Sam's program for about two years now and am finally seeing lines on my body I didn't know existed. Achievable exercises, the food is healthy and yum and you can modify it. The mantra is "progress not perfection", which for me makes it way more accessible.
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Questions & Answers
Haven’t signed up yet but thinking about it after reading the reviews..now be honest GF menu..boring & predictable or can you food swap a lot as normal eaters would be able to??
Hi Vanessa, the GF menu isn't boring, it's the same as the normal one but swapping out the breads, grains & flours for GF options that's all. You should definitely sign up, the program works, no doubt about it and the food is just nice, normal food.
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