My account was removed suddenly, so contacted "Sam's Crew". Told that my account never existed and made to feel like an idiot. Sent proof to show that it did yet reply was they had no evidence of this. Despite account not existing, admin automatically took funds from credit card every three months without asking first. Disgusting...will take to Consumer Affairs and ACCC. SCAM! would upload prrof of purchase but never received a receipt. Just shows on CC
I loved it and so did my family
I joined the program to get in shape and learn how to cook healthy food. I loved the program and my family loved the nutritious meals. thank you for helping me lose weight and teach my house some healthy habits
I’m 4 months post partum and this program is exactly what I need to make sure I’m eating healthy nutritious meals while getting to work out at home. With a young baby I don’t have time, or a carer to help with baby if I were to go to the gym. 2 weeks in and I’m 4kgs down. Love this program so much!
Food, exercise, mind and support, what more could you ask for? You get out what you put in and I've seen great results when I'm committed. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to improve their lifestyle.
I have been doing Sam Wood for almost 3 years now. It is such a doable exercise program. I felt the best I ever have after starting the program and continually got comments from people about how great I was looking. The exercises are quick and easy to do at home and the meal plan is delicious! I am on the GF program and have been pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy the meals are to make. They also have added lots of different things into the program recently such as the yoga or quick fit videos which is great for people either wanting to...do something different or add in more to the program. For the cost you are getting so much out of it and I would highly recommend to anyone wanting an easy exercise and nutrition program to follow. You can clearly see from before and after photos how well the program works when it is followed. The best thing about it is that it is realistic about everyday lives, you dont have to restrict yourself completely from everything, its all about balance and it doesnt feel like you are starving yourself to achieve your goal.
The program is very easy to follow and full of variety. The team are constantly evolving and improving and introducing new features. I’ve been doing the program for over 4yrs now and I love it.
Delicious Food. Do-able Exercise Plan
Food is definitely filling - even for my 100kg husband.
I followed the program to suit me - Half hour exercise first thing in the morning and I usually only made the dinners and snacks. Still lost weight and feel amazing!
The program I have been searching for!!
Such a do-able program, it fits in to your daily life, you don't feel like you're 'not allowed to eat this or that' and restricted from normal life - because the ethos is everything in balance and progress not perfection. We are humans, after all! It has helped me to focus on the importance of moving my body everyday, in whatever capacity I can manage. I recommend 28 to anyone who asks me!
I was so pleasantly surprised - every aspect is covered to help you achieve your weight loss & health goals . Highly motivational, amazing yummy easy eating plans, flexible and wealth of information . Thank you Sam, I’m so happy I found my go - to guidance to help me achieve my weight loss goals !!! Many thanks again , Tina
Caution over cancelled plans
I was shocked to realise, after cancelling my plan that I was still being charged. Due to life at the time it took a while to realise. This also happened to a friend, which makes me wonder. The company claimed they don’t monitor usage of accounts, so had no mechanism to reach out and see if I was still engaged. I don’t quite believe this.... due to the monthly charge, there is no requirement for the company to provide receipts, which if emailed to me rather than just in account information in the app, would have been much more transparent.
- Verified customer
Only used exercise program
I had the introductory deal through Bupa but won't continue with it as $60 a month too much to pay when not overweight and not using any of the food recipes or following the diet, however I may try some at some stage especially the snacks. Problem is my partner wouldn't want to eat the food so too hard even though I'm not overweight it does look healthy. I could certainly follow the exercise program which I quite liked except for the music. I turned the sound down and put my own music to it through you tube although the phone app seems...to have a way to use music through itunes but I think you have to pay for the music. I love Sam and appreciate what he's doing. I would have liked a bit more cardio as I didn't really sweat once even when I didn't have any rest between excercises and still had my fleece jacket on at the end of the workout (It has been cold though!) Maybe I need to work harder. To be positive though, I do think my strength improved as he does a lot of exercises supporting your own bodyweight and even not following the eating plan I have definitely toned up my arms and lost inches off my waist however I do extra cardio as well as his program. I'm going to miss him all the same, hope he keeps up the fb workouts and just wish the program wasn't quite as expensive.
Guys be warned save your money!!!
Guys be warned save your money!!! Paid for the month upfront, did not get acess to support groups such as Facebook ect, also took the team more then a week to respond to any emails ect, as I felt lack of support and did not feel I was getting what I paid for i immediately cancelled and requested a refund as fair, but they plainly refuse, in a time like this to see such a lack of support, and to keep someone's money when they did not provide what they advertised is truly disgusting!!!! Currently have a case through consumer affairs and the accc to stop company's like this rorting people! Just wanted to warn you all as money is so valuable at a time like this you deserve to get what you pay for x
Scam to catch people out of you don’t cancel your subscription
The program itself is not too bad however the moment you have an account issue, if you don’t cancel your subscription, they continue to bill you. Other programs out there that offer more support and won’t scam you.
Not for me but would recommend
Sam is a very likeable and genuine guy. Great that he offers various levels of fitness level work outs but I didn't find them inspiring as same music every day. The diet didn't appeal to me as mostly salads and it's winter and most of the produce was out of season. I know a few people that have had amazing results with this program so would recommend - also the price is very reasonable for all that you do receive, just not for me.
Worst program of my life and i felt scammed
I've always used Youtube videos to workout but then i thught maybe i'll try the famous 28 day programe to see results and honestly i am so dissapointed , from day one not once did i receive communication from these people , on signing up they tell you that you get communication but only to end up talking to a robot , if you get stuck and get problems you can only access help through automated messages .
The exercises are absoulutely the bare minimum , I have done countless of home exercies on Youtube and they get me sweating way more than thi...
Fad dieting still exists
Thought I would give it a try during Covid-19. It was free through my health fund Bupa. I'm all for people who want to change their lives for a healthier way of living and if this program worked for you good but I would be surprised. I signed up, according to the ad, easy exercise, quick and easy meals, full supportive chat.
Meals are strange, they are no way quick and easy, salads in his recipes take roughly 1.30min to make, ridiculous for anyone who doesn't have that kind of time. They also are high Carb and sugar which is surprising for a ...diet also be warned they are mostly vegetarian. I won't lie I tried his meals mostly made me feel sick afterwards and hungry due to they use a lot of non starchy vegetables. He also believes in no snacking between meals so in my case I start my day at 5 I workout, breakfast, drive to work lunch at 12 work the afternoon home dinner at 6.30pm. So 7hrs no food. I did ask them about this they said they said follow the program as it has be designed to be beneficial to you". Starving yourself is not healthy, and it's a expensive diet. The exercise routines well they can be found for free on Darebee.com so no real value there. I do understand there is only so many ways you can do a routine before it is copied, but no point in paying for something that is for free. Just download prin. It also saves on bandwidth as his programs are all videos so extra cost as well. Now their online crew, well all answers are auto generated bots, not real people here. It takes roughly 2ish days from each email, yes email not live chat to get responded to. I was offered to reset my program to day 1 after a few weeks, as in their words "We know we didn't get of to a good start would you like to start again" I asked them if they could provide better training, information, nutrition and recipes. They replied with the program is designed for all walks of life. They said no once you get figure out the jargon. I changed my life over 12 months ago, I learnt proper nutrition exercise and lifestyle and I lost 21kg fitter than what I have ever been. No thanks to this Program. I want people to know it is possible and not to read this review and think no hope. There is hope and all is possible I just want people to know my thoughts on this let down of a program. I do hope that internet based programs like this will be a fad and disappear. Online you can find heaps of free programs and nutrition information and supportive groups.
Jury's still out
I'm not overweight, am a senior and have been working out since I was in my 20's so reasonably fit. I only do the low impact version as I like to look after my knees and ankles but not enough cardio for me and no real weight training and when weights are used they're used quickly, not controlled. Also one of the low impact workouts he has running in it - and yes, I know I can modify it but.... The exercises seem to just repeat themselves week by week. I thought they'd be different each week but not sure, maybe they'll change next month. Als...o food must cost a fortune as does most 'healthy' eating so being a retiree I'm not even going to attempt it but will try to limit the wine and sugar! I have a big library of exercise DVDs and online trainers that I follow and prefer as I can vary it more. Having said that - I do like his personality and will keep doing the program for the 3 months complimentary through BUPA and see if the exercise alone does anything as just need to flatten the old age tummy a bit! I think if people follow it religously with the diet program it would work and 28 minutes is definitely achievable for anyone. Just pricey with the health food.
Not a positive experience on any level
I found that the exercises are repetitive and boring. I cancelled my membership at the end of the first month, however they had already debited my credit card for the next month.
My request for a refund was bluntly refused and when I asked for them to reconsider given they had taken my money for a service that I obviously have no intention of using and they just ignored my email.
I would NOT recommend this program, it has not been a positive experience for me at all.
Put my neck out
My first workout, rookie level, and 4 exercises in I put my neck out. I can barely move it. There was no warm up and the first exercises are literally flinging yourself around. I have been doing yoga for years and am intermediate level. I should have known better. Also there is no vegan diet option, not even some vegan options under the vegetarian plan. I'm just glad I didn't pay for it. Guess I'll go back to yoga.
Questions & Answers
Are there any subscriptions to pay and for how long?
Honestly I don't like to have to subscribe for products.
I think one should be given the option to continue say for six months or less
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