About Body Spartan Genesis
Written by former WWE wrestler Tyler Reks (aka Gabe Tuft), Body Spartan Genesis is a 12-week workout program that promises to transform your body by helping you lose body fat, get shredded, and gain lean muscle mass. Specifically, the company claims this easy to follow plan gives you “all the secrets for staying lean and building muscle”—including Gabe’s workout and nutrition secrets.
Inside the Genesis program, we’re told everything is laid out for you. You’ll find:
- A full workout program, including instructional videos that show you exactly how to perform the exercises
- A nutrition plan (including recipes) written by a master sports nutritionist, which outlines all your macros and calories, as well as foods you can and cannot eat
- A supplements guide that tells you which ones actually work, and which ones don’t.
In addition, Gabe tells us that all your Genesis workouts integrate directly with the Gym Genius iPhone app.
Taken together, Body Spartan claims their Genesis program can help men and women of all fitness levels look better than ever. Is this really the case, or are there other workout programs that might more closely match your needs? That’s exactly what we’ll outline in this review.
What Does the Body Spartan Genesis Workout Program Involve?
Note: We didn’t download the Genesis plan or follow any of the workouts it contains. As such, what you’ll find here is based on publically available information, similar to what any consumer will have access to, prior to handing over their hard-earned money.
Despite the length of the Genesis website, there’s not a whole lot of information provided about exactly how it works overall, what’s involved, or how it’s different from the competition (more soon). In one video though, Gabe mentions that you’ll spend one hour in the gym, 20 minutes of which involves cardio, six days per week.
Body Spartan does provide detailed information about a handful of specific workouts though, including chest and back, shoulders, upper body, legs, arms, and more. These include 45-minute videos showing Gabe, his wife, and different special guests hitting the gym, along with the number of sets you’ll complete for the workout, reps, rests, and instructions and tips on how to maximize results.
You’ll also find some sample recipes and nutritional information on the Body Spartan site, although there’s no specific mention that you’ll find the same in the Genesis program.
Can we learn any more about the Genesis program from online feedback? We’ll talk more about this in a second, but first, let’s discuss price.
How Much Does the Body Spartan Genesis Program Cost? Is There a Free Option Available?
Body Spartan priced their Genesis plan at $59.95, which encompasses three PDFs that can be downloaded as soon as your payment is processed. Each order will also come with two free bonuses: A “kick-off” motivational video and a 10% off coupon for your next Body Spartan store purchase.
The Genesis PDFs can also be downloaded through Amazon for the same price, although there’s no indication that you’ll receive the two bonuses.
If purchased directly through Body Spartan, Genesis comes with a 30-day refund policy. However, according to the details of their guarantee:
“… you must submit a request in writing to email@example.com. In the request, you must state the specific reason you are not satisfied with the program and include your results for the first 30 days. You must include the start date of your first workout and the date you stopped following the program.”
The details go on to explain that you must have tried Genesis for at least 30 days and watched all the videos. In a nutshell, this means that you’ll need to start using the program the very day you download it. Otherwise, you technically won’t qualify for a refund if you’re dissatisfied.
Are customers achieving results from the Body Spartan Genesis program?
What Are Customers Saying In Their Genesis Workout Program Reviews?
Given the amount of customer feedback listed on the Body Spartan website, we we’re expecting to find tons of third-party reviews for the program. In reality though, we only encountered seven reviews on Amazon, where the Genesis plan had an average 4-star rating.
There, most seemed to report effective weight loss, that the information was easy to read, and that it provides you with what you need in order to reach your goals. On the other hand, the only complain stated that the information provided wasn’t worth the price.
We also found one Reddit thread discussing the Genesis program, where the original poster provided some much-needed details. In addition to what we covered earlier, they tell us you’ll do 1-2 main exercises per day, which involves heavy lifting. This includes “5x5 at 90% max rep, or 10 singles as heavy as you can.”
These “main” exercises encompass back (deadlifts, bent rows), chest (bench press), shoulders (military press), biceps (curls), triceps (close grip bench press), and legs (squats). Each day, it seems you’ll also perform 3-5 supplemental exercises as you see fit.
There wasn’t much feedback from other Redditors, but the main concern expressed was that all the heavy lifting might be too intense for a beginner, possibly leading to burnout, or—in a worst-case scenario—injury.
Who is Tyler Reks (aka Gabe Tuft)?
According to his bio on the Body Spartan website, Gabe Tuft has been lifting weights and training since he was 14 years old. Gabe is perhaps best known for his role as Tyler Reks, a WWE personality he embodied when wrestling with the WWE from 2008 to 2012.
In 2007, Gabe founded a personal training center called Xclusiv Fitness, located in San Clemente, CA. Today, Gabe also works as a founding partner in Local Marketing 2.0, an internet marketing company.
Will You Achieve Your Best Results with Body Spartan’s Genesis Program?
To reiterate: We didn’t download the Genesis PDFs or implement any of the information they contain, as our goal was to approach this like any other consumer—learning everything we can before handing over credit card details.
Based on this, we’re left with a big unanswered question: What distinguishes the Body Spartan Genesis program from the competition? When the rubber meets the road, why is it more deserving of your money?
After all, you probably know that you can spend just a few seconds searching online to find hundreds (perhaps even thousands) of different muscle building programs that promise to deliver most of the same results as Body Spartan’s Genesis. They will also utilize many of the same tools, such as cardio (elevating your heart rate) and strength training (using resistance, such as free weights, to increase muscle size and strength). What’s more, many of these can be downloaded for free.
Bottom line: As consumers (and fitness aficionados) ourselves, we’re simply not provided with enough information to make an educated decision about Body Spartan Genesis.
Will it deliver results? As with most kinds of cardio and strength training, if done properly, we have no doubt that Genesis can help you slim down and bulk up. Exactly how much weight you lose or muscle mass you gain, though, depends on far too many unknown factors, such as your existing fitness level, how much effort you put in, nutrition, and more.
Speaking of which, we think it’s positive that the Genesis program includes a nutrition and recipe guide, since what you put in your body is equally as important (if not more so) than the workouts you perform, when you’re looking to lose weight and gain muscle.
Does this mean you should download Body Spartan Genesis? Ultimately, this is up to you. But if you did, be sure to tell us about your experience in your very own review below!
2 out 4 people found this review helpful
This company, Body Spartan Genesis, placed an ad saying "free trial," it seemed legit at first. I paid $9 and some change for shipping and handling. A week later I received two bottles of the supplements Xiphos and T-Volve. Less than a month later, Body Spartan accessed my bank account and removed $95.00 for one bottle and $94.00 for the other.
Long story short, they don't have a phone number for customer service (how convenient). I never signed anything or ever gave them permission to go into my account for more than the shipping and handling charges. I have not heard anything back from any member of Body Spartan after numerous attempts.
Don't do what I did. Don't order their products.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friendView all 1 commentsHide comments
Jan 26, 2017
The same thing happened to me, and it's total nonsense. There is no way of contacting them, and there is no contact information on the internet.
If you got their "free" trial, they did provide a number on the receipt inside the box. I called it, and they would only give me $40 back. You could argue with them and get a full refund, but I was already done with them at that point so to me, they weren't worth the time.
2 out 4 people found this review helpful
Body Spartan Scam is just Beach Body
I bought the Body Spartan program and the Tyler Reks Genesis book and found out that it is just a mixed up version of beach body the program from tv. This is basically just a scam for weight loss and is nothing new that is worth paying for.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
Body Spartan is Good
The funny thing is the workouts themselves are not groundbreaking, but the amount of reps and combinations are more unique and thought out compared to the free programs I have used in the past.
And honestly, it's working really well. I am starting to see the muscle building promised in the program. I say it took about three weeks for that to start as you're just trying to get used to the program.
As far as the nutrition guidelines, the program comes with a very detailed breakdown of caloric intake, foods to avoid and maximize, meal plans and an awesome section about supplements and what he has used down to almost the dosage.
What gave it more credence was his immediate dismissal of steroids. Overall as I am on the sixth week, I love and my friends and family have all started noticing the difference. I would recommend it to anyone.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend