No support, online based
I signed up for Michelle Bridges 12WBT for the May 2020 round. Technical issues with My Fitness Pal prevented me from linking my nutrition between 12WBT and My Fitness Pal for 4 weeks. 12WBT boasts about 24 hour support, it is non existent. Talking with a computer is not supportive receiving generic emails is not supportive, with generalised advice. The program itself is computer based and was not personalised. Eight weeks in I received an email from 12WBT regarding my status as the program had come to a close - I wrote to them and advised...we were at Week 8 not Week 12. That in a nutshell tells me - it is online based. There is no App for Android, so involves signing in to the internet daily, in today's tech world - why is there not an Android App? I joined 12WBT during height of NSW lockdown, hoping that i would get results, the exercise program and food trackers are all generic, there are options to change between low cost, vegetarian, low carb but I found the meal plans were not up to scratch. Considering the out lay of $199 I expected a better level of support instead of communicating with a computer.
I signed up for 12WBT 10 years ago with no previous fitness regime. No longer a paying member but I continue to live a fit and healthy life. Bone density and mental health improved. At 65, I am running 3x wk, doing fitness classes, and finding new places to bush walk or trail run. Highly recommend this program.
Worst program Thieves
Very misleading I paid for two voome programs and they cancelled programs I was meant to have for life and sent a ebook instead with the majority of recipes missing I did not pay for online programs with full access to be sent a ebook with a few recipes in it so disappointed the customer service team refuse to give me a refund and have basically said to bad they won’t refund me so many people are unhappy they purchased these programs no one paid for a crappy ebook they paid for what you had advertised full access online for life to these programs
I have done Michelle bridges 4x
But they advertise 24/7 support
Every time I did it I had very little feedback
Almost never even a response to a question and considering I was only interested in the workout programme not the diet I felt I wasn’t getting my $$ worth
Excellent program that works
Just finished the 12wbt and it works. If you following it you will lose weight and get fitter. Meals are easy to follow and delicious. Great variety of workout videos. Awesome value for money. If you are serious about your health and fitness and are committed you will see results. The mind set videos will help you to keep on track and there is a members zone to make you feel you are part of a community.
Ruthless uncaring money making organisation!
I paid for a course last August. Unfortunately on the first day there was a family crisis which absorbed all my attention. On finally emerging I contacted Michelle Bridges to say that as I had been unable to participate in the course could I transfer to the next available one? I was told they had ‘cancellation policies’-I had been far too distracted to think about this- but as a ‘generous’ gesture they would only ask me to pay half of a future fee. Now as it wouldn’t cost them anything it seems remarkably mean and uncaring not just to roll the payment over. Make no mistake this is not a warm caring enterprise but purely a ruthless money making one!
Pros and cons
1. Weightloss works even without exercising although if you wish for shape for your figure i highly recommend you do.
2. Skin elasticity, my skin was amazing and i could see the impact healthy foods has on my body
3. Mental health, overall my mental health changed after a few weeks and i had more energy and focus to eat well and exercise.
4. Body shape, my body toned better in places than other weightloss programs and i only used the online videos with no weights except canned food when asked. I lost all my 'problem areas'!
5. Majority of ...
I love the variety of the food and that you can change the meal plan to your taste. I’ve had success on it and I even didn’t follow it 100%. Now I know the recipes I like and what I don’t. It’s reasonably priced I just wish they had an option to join anytime instead of having to wait to start the round.
Created an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise and landed me in a very vulnerable position. Yes I obviously had preconceived ideas about my body and underlying mental health but no, you can’t eat 1200 cals and strenuously exercise on top of it. Say goodbye to your social life at the very least.
It does work, highly recommend
I stuck to the program, with a couple of cheat days and still saw great results esp towards the end of the program as my body really transformed. Definitely feel healthier and look better. Meals are great and exercises are tough but fun and you feel great after. Highly recommend, thanks MISH YOU are very inspiring
Intending to do it again
I lost 7 kilos when I first did this programme and felt incredible. Sadly over the few years since finishing bad habits crept back so......I am intending to do it again and am looking forward to it. For the reviews that say it is pricey and could get done info on line I would have to disagree. Whilst you can get info online I feel the programme keeps me accountable and offers much more than online recipes. I used to joke with my husband about 'my mate Mish' ! - for me it felt like a one to one personal trainer. Lost the weight and also got into running. Just need to start again and lose a few kilos and increase the running. I only hope there is a vegan programme - vegetarian was great first time but now vegan.
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Best Programme Ive Ever Done
Wow, I cant recommend this programme highly enough. I did two rounds this year (2018) with 12Wbt to get in shape for my big five O and I'm still doing it now on my own. I lost 6kg and feel great! Want results for life? This is the programme to do!
Simple, sensible, fun AND it works!
I love the 12WBT programme by Michelle Bridges. At 50 I thougth I had Buckley’s & none chance of ever getting back to my 20s&30s weight of 55kg. I looked carefully into MBs programme and really thought it could work for me as it keeps you accountable, there’s online support, very sensible nutritionally balanced eating plans that just work - even if you don’t use all her recipes (which are great) and stick to the basic principles, you’ll have success. The workouts online are really fun. Nothing like her Extreme DVDs. I lost 18kgs 4 years ago a...fter doing 2 programmes in succession and I’ve pretty much kept it all off - bar 2-3kg fluctuation when I get slack and stop doing exercise. It reset me into some great eating habits and made me aware of portion sizes & calorie content of even some healthy foods like rice and cashews. I recommend 12WBT all over the place, and want to sign up again to get back into the workout habit again, which I’ve really missed. it would be great if there was a discount when you’ve already paid for 5 rounds but just want to continue to have access to the videos. Maybe I need to suggest that option to the team. Good luck!
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So, if you stick to it, it works, but it’s also information that really is common sense. Eat less, exercise more, lose weight. It has the added bonus of mindfulness videos to help keep you on track, but given you have to buy all new food / ingredients to stick to the plan and you fork out $20pw for the videos / recipes, I find it expensive. Would be better value for money if you could stay on the program with a minimal fee after paying full price first round.
Have been on 6 rounds of the 12WBT and absolutely love it. I have learnt so much from Michelle Bridges through eating, fitness, and mindset. Have lost so much weight, and would highly recommend the program to anyone who wants to loose weight. This program is more focussed on the proper and healthier way to eat, rather than quick fixes that don't last.
AWESOME PROGRAM HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Very easy program to follow , amazing food and recipes only down side to the program is once the 12 weeks is over you lose access to the site so you need to join again , lost 12 kgs on the program , need to be consistent with exercise which goes hand in hand with anyone that wants to lose weight anyway , completed 2 rounds would do it again many times
I have almost completed my first 12 week round and am very happy with my weight loss. I thought the program would be hard to follow but have found it really easy. I am a busy full-time teacher with four of my own teens/young adults. The best part for me was that my shopping list can be transferred automatically by Michelle's online site to Woolworths Online and I could choose between budget or normal (I chose budget) this means I could purchase cheaper brands. My whole family ate what I ate but they just added meat and extra bread, rice etc to ...up the calories as they're still growing. I walked most days and did Michelle's workouts, you can lose weight by simply eating the recipies even if you can't do the exercises. I'm vegetarian but there is a huge variety of meals to choose from. Now I'm almost finished the round, I'm going to move onto the Voome program which is still from the 12WBT people only it's around $6 per week for almost the same content. The main difference is the ingredients don't automatically go into Woolworths Online. Even all the recipies I favourited are still favourited. This program is extremely doable for busy people and like someone above said, there is no way it won't work if you honestly follow it.
I never knew healthy food can taste so good
I loved this program. I found it all inclusive Michelle has thought of everything and I have been blown away by the recipes and will be incorporating them into my everyday life. Portion sizes are smaller than I would like and I get this is so I loose weight. If I ate what I would like I'd never loose the weight I want to. Great program, excellent value for money. When I followed the program it worked, when I didm''t follow it and added extras it didn't work.
Love it Michelle.
Questions & Answers
What are the forums like now? I did the program a few years ago but forums were quiet. Im 57 now will it suit me. I have some fitness already
I am an avid gym girl and now with this dreaded virus my gym is closed. Hard to keep motivated. I walk every day 3/4 Klms do think your program would work for me?
I did it 3x had great results
Great exercise plans cater to all and good diets
Overall great program
But you need to be self motivated
As from my experience they never get back to any questions I had no customer support
Any of the times I’d been in it
But would do it again if the support was better
Hi Anne, I was also a gym goer and already quite fit when I did the 12wbt and I got great results. This will definitely motivate you to keep up your fitness. Perfect timing during this time. I still use her recipes and have keep up exercises. I have all her dvds and have been using them during this time of isolation. I would totally recommend this program especially now.
How effective 12WBT is and how it help people
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