About Rebooted Body
In most cases, diets are all about food. Shocking, right? What I mean is that it’s all focused on what to eat, when (and how much) to eat, while counting every single calorie along the way. And it gets old, really quick.
But not Rebooted Body. Instead, this step-by-step, comprehensive (and proven!) program helps you lose weight by working with your “biological and psychological programming,” not against it. You won’t count calories, exercise excessively, or throw your life into chaos—you’ll just experience sustainable weight loss.
How? By nourishing your body with “real, whole foods” available in your local grocery store, market, and even restaurants. By moving your body in “functional ways,” without boring cardio or routines. And by healing your relationship with food and learning to identify your “triggers and manipulators.”
On top of this, you’ll be supported by a personalized curriculum (including shopping guides), on-demand expert coaching, access to a private online community, and much more. Rebooted Body members can even get access to an “array of lab tests for getting concrete insight on what’s going on inside your body”!
Whether you’re a man or a woman, and whether you’re looking to lose 15 pounds or 300, Rebooted Body is aimed at reprogramming “your body and mind for sustainable fat loss, vibrant health, and peak performance.”
Sure, this all sounds great. But the real question is, will Rebooted Body work for you? We’ll explore all your most important questions here.
Rebooted Body’s 5 Stages
Within the Rebooted Body weight loss program, there are five guided stages, each of which are supported by downloadable PDF documents, short online videos, and one-on-one and group coaching.
Stage 1: Day 1-21
Your Rebooted Body journey will kick off during a 20-minute, one-on-one strategy call, where a coach will learn more about you and your needs.
Then, you’ll be able to follow the program’s “real food game plan” designed to empower your weight loss. You’ll also begin the “gentle functional movement game plan,” learn how to balance your hormones and boost your metabolism, and discover how to beat cravings for sugar and processed foods.
Stage 2: Day 22-43
During this stage, Rebooted Body will teach you how to use sleep to improve your health and weight loss results, which foods can drain your energy, along with de-stressing tools.
You’ll also continue your focus on movement by beginning the 6-week bodyweight program that’s focused on helping you “build a foundation of strength.”
Stage 3: Day 44-65
How to use mindful eating to your advantage, add happiness into your life, burn fat by exercising less than 20 minutes per week, the truth about micro-nutrition, and more.
Stage 4: 66-89
Here’s where you’ll begin Rebooted Body’s 8 week Transformational Strength Program, which will start with 6 compound movements that can provide safe, functional strength training.
In addition, you’ll be able to address any gut issues you’re having, and identify negative patterns, emotions, and programming that trigger you to overeat.
Stage 5: Day 90-120
In this final stage, you’ll carry over the topic of triggers by looking at those that can cause regression. You’ll also create your personal health manifesto based on what you’ve learned and take “an insider look at the most important nutritional concept that almost nobody is talking about.
Now, you might be thinking, “This all sounds great, but I’ve heard these claims a thousand times before. How is Rebooted Body different?” Let’s find out.
How Is Rebooted Body a Different Kind Of Weight Loss Program?
To quickly sum up what we’ve covered so far, Rebooted Body claims to be based on a “tools, not rules” philosophy.” In other words, they’re about giving you the tools you need to succeed, now and in the future.
They also know that you can’t be on a “diet” for the rest of your life, so Rebooted Body is “built for the real world.” Regardless of your job or whether you’re eating out or at home, you’ll always have a “game plan for success.”
Once again, this all sounds great. But if we’re being honest, it sounds more like marketing hype than anything else. It’s vague, it doesn’t increase our knowledge about the program, and it still doesn’t sound any different than pitches from other online-only dieting systems.
The Story Behind Rebooted Body
We did learn that Rebooted Body was founded by Kevin Geary, after he struggled with his weight for years and found that changing his psychological relationship with food was the key to long-term success. Today, he’s also known for his Rebooted Body podcast and his Rebooted Body Academy.
Despite this, it doesn’t appear that Kevin has any kind of professional training or background in nutrition, weight loss, or psychology. However, Head Coach Kim Ludeman is a Personal Trainer and Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist—although we’re not told about Rebooted Body’s other coaches (assuming there are others), the type of training and experience they have in the field, or what requirements the company has to designate someone as a coach.
In short, we’ve got lots of unanswered questions about Rebooted Body, and although their sales pitch is strong, it doesn’t seem meaningfully different from a lot of other programs.
What about the term “functional movement” that’s frequently used on the Rebooted Body website? Can it provide us with any additional information?
What Is Functional Movement?
Overwhelmingly, the two most common phrases on the Rebooted Body website are “psychological relationship with food” and implementing “functional movement.” Just what is this last one, and how effectively will it help you lose weight?
Although the formal definition for functional movement is pretty stale, it basically just references exercises that mimic everyday movements. This is different from sports-specific movements (repeated exercises that focus on sports situations) and muscle-specific ones that concentrate on only a single muscle (or group of muscles).
However, there appears to have been very little clinical research performed on this form of exercise, and studies showing that it’s effective for weight loss are nearing zero.
Nonetheless, how much will you pay for access to the Rebooted Body program? We’ll get to that in
Rebooted Body’s Pricing
There are two membership options for the Rebooted Body program:
- $99 monthly, or
- $695 for lifetime access
Keep in mind that lifetime access only includes 12 months of unlimited coaching, although we’re not told how much coaching will cost afterward. However, we do know the program includes:
- Five Stage Curriculum
- Live Group Coaching Calls
- Support Community Access
- “Easy Start” Grocery Guide
- 6 Week Bodyweight Strength Program
- 8 Week Resistance Training Program
- Sortable Online Recipe System
- On-Demand HD Video
- Bonus: REM Rehab Sleep Guide
- Bonus: Complete Guide to Fats
- Bonus: “Is It Healthy” Guide to Eating
- Free Account & Coaching for Spouses
The Rebooted Body program also comes with a 45-day refund policy. But according to their FAQ, “We require your completed work from all available modules. This means you must take action in this program.”
In order to request a refund, customer service can be reached at (855) 487-2375.
Our Final Thoughts About Rebooted Body
Whether you’re looking to run a marathon or to lose 40 pounds, anything worth doing takes time and commitment. And to maintain this commitment, it takes a healthy outlook and an understanding of your own strengths and weaknesses.
So, from this perspective, we could see where Rebooted Body might be more useful to some, compared to other weight loss programs that don’t focus so much on psychology. However, Rebooted Body isn’t the only system that does this, so be sure to explore all your options.
It’s also positive that Rebooted Body specifically mentions there aren’t any “magic pills” or “fast results” for losing weight, and that it requires lots of hard work. But we’re concerned that—despite all the wordiness on their website—we’re told precious few details about what’s actually involved with the program.
We also think it’s odd that, even though the company’s been in business since 2013, there are essentially zero online customer reviews for the Rebooted Body program. However, their podcast had a 5-star rating based on 187 iTunes reviews at the time of our research.
Our recommendation? Like any other weight loss program, talk to your doctor before purchasing a Rebooted Body membership. While you’re there, ask them about the psychology of food and functional movement, and whether or not either of these would be beneficial in helping you shed those unwanted pounds.
I completely agree with this review. After listening to many of K.G's podcasts, my husband decided to join TBR. The concept is great. The program is great. You are stepped through in a very easy to follow design with support both by phone calls, facebook groups, direct questions on the website, email. However, the one part that has always concerned me is the fact he has no formal background except being overweight. He is basically a scam artist who is good at talking the talk.
I have challenged him on a few things only to be shut down or my questions go unanswered. He does not like to be challenged. He only has guests on his podcasts who confirm and support his message. If they don't (and I only hear this happened on one episode), he shuts them down in a preamble before you listen to the podcast.
Let me be clear, I do think it is a great program and well conceived. He is a smart guy who has made a lot of money by being a good, convincing speaker (think Tony Robbins), but the program makes sense.
There are very few discrepancies I see with the program and would recommend it over just about any other program available. It is only worth the price if you actually do the program. Otherwise, all the information is available to you elsewhere.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
4 out 4 people found this review helpful
Didn't work, rude emails, AVOID
I purchased the full rebooted body and followed the food plan, however, I just gained and gained weight. I had a one to one coaching session that was useless and gave me the impression that Kevin has no background in psychology, coaching or counselling (I am a Psychologist). I kept reaching out for help because I didn't want it not to work for me. Eventually, I realized it wasn't for me, but was refused a refund (very very rudely) by customer service due it being after the 30 days.
I had been asking for help and explaining the problems experienced without response, for the most part, during the refund period. Please don't waste your time or money. He is just another amateur who has read Tim Ferris' 4 Hour Work Week and believes it is alright to pretend he's an expert.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
12 out 12 people found this review helpful
I feel like this is a Scam
I purchased 3 personal coaching sessions for $225.00. I received my first session by Kevin Geary who called me 20 minutes late. During the call he seemed disinterested (going through the motions). Never the less, I was excited to start my journey, I signed on to his website to get food & snack info.
I couldn't get into the snack info, I called & emailed Kevin numerous times to try to get him to email the info to me. He finally called me saying he had sent the snack info to my email. I checked my spam folder nothing was there. (I get all of Kevin's email's marketing his other products and services.) So I found it funny I hadn't received the snack email.
I contacted him by email telling him I still haven't received. Nothing, no response. I emailed him and asked for a refund, he responded to my email asking why. I told him I did not want to discuss via email if he would like to call me I would be happy to discuss.
He said he has been working 80 hours a week and didn't have time to call me to discuss & it had been more than 30 days and he would not refund me. I told him I was disputing charge with my credit card company. I wouldn't normally leave a negative review but he responded with such nasty emails I felt it was warranted. Terrible customer service!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend