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V Shred

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Summary

The V Shred program is fitness model and personal trainer Vince Sant’s solution to your workout woes. Many users experienced real results, but others thought the program was too expensive for its relatively generic advice.

Pros

  • Comprehensive fitness plans for a variety of health goals
  • Most plans include dietary information
  • Generous refund policy
  • Programs offered as both one-time purchases and subscription deals

Cons

  • Lots of user complaints that the plan is too simple and not unique
  • You are pressured to purchase additional products

V Shred Review: Does It Work?

By Lydia Noyes

Updated on: Jun 22, 2020

Medically Reviewed by Anthony Dugarte, M.D., C.S.C.S

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For those looking to get in better shape, the V Shred series of fitness programs claim to help you lose weight, tone up, and follow a healthier diet without taking up too much of your time.

The plan focuses on delivering results in the minimum amount of workout time necessary and uses the support of a blog and online community to keep you on track.

The V Shred program was founded by Vince Sant, a fitness author, celebrity trainer, and YouTube workout personality. His workout system is based around the idea of “minimum effective” workouts, and the plan promises to get you in shape without resorting to extreme willpower or going hungry from a restrictive diet.

The brand’s website offers a range of workout and nutrition programs, tailored toward your gender and personal goals. They claim that these personalized plans will help you achieve results faster than with standard fitness programs.

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V Shred’s fitness plans are designed with three goals in mind:

  1. Offer fun, challenging, and fast workouts that can be completed at home or in the gym.
  2. Provide simple nutrition plans that don’t feel like a diet.
  3. Recommended supplements must contain premium ingredients at the correct dosage for optimal results.

In this analysis, we take a detailed look at how the program works to help you decide if it is the right option for you.

Personalized Plan

V Shred’s signature service is that they offer you a comprehensive plan based on your health and fitness goals. When you first navigate to the V Shred website, you will be asked a series of intro questions about your sex, weight, height, physical build, activity level, and fitness goals.

From there, the site directs you to a 20-30 minute video from founder Vince Sant that touches on the ways one of V Shred’s fitness programs will help you meet your stated fitness goals.

When I completed this survey, the website directed me to what they calculated as my daily macro needs. While these will vary based on your personal health perimeters, the site suggested I consumed close to 2,300 calories each day, broken down by macronutrients to 53% carbohydrates, 22% protein, and 25% fat.

Next, V Shred offers you the opportunity to purchase a fitness program package that the site selects for you based on your answers. The courses you are offered will vary, but mine included the following:

  • Mobile Workouts: All V Shred programs provide mobile versions of home and gym-based workouts that come with exercise descriptions, how-to videos, and set and rep guidelines.

  • Beginner Diet Guide: This plan teaches the basics of dieting and nutrition and provides guidance for customization.

  • Advanced Diet Guide: Building off the first eating plan, this secondary diet guide teaches you how to create your own diet plan and how to tweak it when your goals change.

  • The 10 Commandments of Fitness: This guide offers core principles for fitness for getting the most out of your workouts.

  • Workout Log: This 90-day exercise journal provides you with an exact training plan, including types of exercise, numbers of reps and sets, and the amount of rest needed.

  • HIIT Guide: You’ll receive a detailed cardio plan for short workout sessions designed to trigger the EPOC (Excess Post Exercises Oxygen Consumption) Effect, which is designed to help you keep burning calories after your workout.

  • Outro: This short pamphlet is designed to provide the motivation necessary to keep you committed through the full 90 days.

My suggested plan also came with the following bonus programs:

  • Six Pack Shred: This guide of Vince Sant’s core workouts comes with beginner, intermediate, and advanced exercise routines.

  • The Booty Builder: This systematic workout focuses on four areas of the butt to produce toning and definition.

  • Recipe Guide: This recipe guide was co-created by a celebrity chef in Los Angeles and highlights tasty and healthy recipes that help facilitate weight loss.

  • Supplement Guide: The videos within this guide offer education about beneficial supplements so you can stop spending money on products that won’t work.

This total package is offered for a one-time payment of $57, which we found is the standard price for all personalized V Shred packages based on your quiz results.

Individual Programs

If you choose to opt-out of V Shred’s initial quiz, you can go directly to the brand’s online store and purchase programs ala carte. The options included the following:

  • Custom Diet and Training Plan ($149)
  • Fat Loss Extreme ($47)
  • Ripped in 90 Days ($47)
  • Clean Bulk Program ($87)
  • Six-Pack Shred ($19.99)
  • Recipe Guide ($14.95)
  • Big Arms Program ($19.99)
  • The Booty Builder ($34.95)

V Shred University

V Shred offered a subscription service known as V Shred University. This plan gives you access to a new workout and diet plan each month, as well as access to hundreds of exercises, nutrition and supplement tutorials, and a members-only community for sharing goals and motivation.

You also can take part in weekly Q&A sessions and Live Coaching Calls to get personalized feedback on your progress.

V University costs $1 for your first month and $15.99 every month after. The program’s terms and conditions state that you can cancel at any time.

The Evidence for V Shred’s Effectiveness

While the V Shred program promises to help you lose weight and tone up more quickly than competing fitness brands, we couldn’t find any research from the company that supports these claims.

There is some literature that technically offers support for V Shred’s more comprehensive and personalized options, however.

For example, a recent review of 27 studies that examined the factors that contribute to weight loss success found that programs that monitor personal attendance, offer support, and emphasize diet modifications increase the chance that participants will stick to the program.

Most people who are successful in weight loss have professional guidance.

In terms of the most beneficial kinds of exercise, there is a decent amount of research available for HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which is the form of exercise that the program most relies on.

HIIT combines short, intense exercise circuits with recovery-oriented rests in between them.

A study in the Journal of Obesity suggests that interval training shows promising results for eliminating the abdominal fat of participants.

That’s good news, as abdominal obesity is associated with increased risk for chronic inflammation, elevated cholesterol levels, insulin resistance, and heart disease.

Still, more research is needed to iron out the details regarding the best type of exercise for individual goals and associated medical conditions.

Analysis of Customer Reviews

Seventeen customers have left reviews for the company here on HighYa, and they average 2.3-stars. Just 24% of users say they would recommend the program to their friends. The situation is different on Trustpilot, where V Shred earns 4-stars after more than 750 reviews.

Common Compliments:

  • Well thought out eating plan
  • Users successfully lost weight and kept it off with the diet and fitness plan
  • Company is flexible with returns
  • V Shred community is very supportive

Common Complaints:

  • The program didn’t deliver what it offered
  • App and meal plan not worth the price
  • Supplement products seemed scammy to some users
  • Many didn’t appreciate the constant pressure to upgrade their membership
  • Some people felt they were overcharged for what they thought they were purchasing
  • Getting in touch with customer service to cancel your account can be tricky

Return Policy

The company’s FAQ page states that the program comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, meaning those that use the program for 30 days and are left unsatisfied by it can request a refund through email.

The Bottom Line

While the V Shred nutrition and exercise regimen promises to help you lose weight and tone up with minimal effort each day, the company doesn’t provide much proof that its program fulfills all the promises it makes about it.

We can point to scientific studies that show HIIT workouts are a viable way to lose weight, but the evidence is less clear about whether this method is more effective than other fitness strategies.

Likewise, customer reviews show a variance in opinion about this health program.

The V Shred program wins points from us for approaching health from both a fitness and nutrition angle, and for offering different plan options depending on your current health and future goals.

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Customer Reviews

2.0 Stars out of 43 Reviews
5 Star:16% 4 Star:4% 3 Star:9% 2 Star:6% 1 Star:62%
21% Recommend This Brand
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Posted on Jul 8, 2022

Absolute scam that harmed a disabled veteran

By Heidi T., Harper, OR, Verified Reviewer

I signed up for the extreme weight-loss program but during the initial Zoom call, I was informed that the Accelerator Plus program would be a better fit. I was very clear that I am a severely disabled veteran from a helicopter crash and would need to speak to my trainer before I received exercises. I was told my trainer would contact me right away. Instead, I received a week-long PDF of exercises I cannot perform. The V Shred response was to tell me to try harder and give the program a better chance…as though I can do squats and lunges without a functioning leg if I just try harder!

I also received a week-long PDF meal plan. For $2300 that is it. The trainer did not further contact me until I requested cancellation, then the message she sent was blank. V Shred has refused to refund my money even though I have received no product at all. I have been crying every day because as a single mom and disabled veteran, I cannot afford several thousand dollars for a product I haven’t received. This is financially devastating. I am pursuing litigation, help from the media, and additional help through the ADA.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

False advertising

False promises

No product received that can be used

Helpful Review? 27 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 2, 2022

Stay away from them!

By Andrea C., Unknown, Verified Reviewer

They are a scam. I tried canceling after the next day I signed up. They didn’t respond to my emails until I file a dispute with my bank! Even though they have a 30-day refund policy on the 90-day plan, they lied to my bank, stating saying that they don’t.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Helpful Review? 19 People Have Voted

Posted on Jun 28, 2022

Zero stars? Scammers

By Peggy H., Florida, Verified Reviewer

- Takes money out via auto-shipments whether you agree to it or not.

- You may or may not get your products.

- Doesn't matter how many times you call, they don't stop till you change your bank info or put a stop at your bank.

- They've been debunked by professionals.

- Tons of poor reviews and complaints of a scam.

- Mel magazine for article.

- See YouTube for review videos done by professional bodybuilders and nutritionists.

- Has been going on for years, and now to me as well, unfortunately. When are they going to be held accountable? Something must be done!

- My petition is trying to get enough support to get Google/YouTube to ban this company so no more innocent hard-working individuals get scammed.

A 5.38 million dollar business and WE'RE getting scammed and that's just ok!? No! No more.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Taking money for no products

Taking money without my approval

Customer service is non-existent, no way to contact them except through one email address

Pills did nothing to help with cravings or weight loss or energy

Experts say pills don't have enough of the key ingredients to make a difference, therefore, a useless waste of time and money

Helpful Review? 14 People Have Voted

Posted on Jun 27, 2022

I’d give negative stars if I could

By Noelle R., Dallas, TX, Verified Reviewer

I’d give negative stars if I could. If you're lucky enough to read this before your purchase, DO NOT give them money! I thought I was smart and read some reviews before I purchased. But apparently, I am an idiot because I ignored all the negative ones and purchased the “90-Day Fat Loss Extreme” and a “Custom 4-week meal plan” anyway. I honestly figured people had buyer’s remorse and were just complaining.

I felt safe buying because they had a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not happy. Well, what they do not tell you is that only a select few things qualify for this return policy. The meal plan does not. Shame on me for not looking up the fine print.

Anyway, turns out V Shred customer service is the actual worst. I have sent four emails to date, first one was 8 days ago with no response. I did get an automated email saying they’d respond in about 24 hours...obviously, that hasn’t happened.

The “custom meal plan” is a joke. It’s supposed to be four weeks of content, but instead, they assigned me to a trainer who appears very young, who made a 7-day plan and stated it was to be repeated for the four weeks. PLUS, the 7-day plan was not complete. She left multiple snack options open for my choice. It also had zero reflection of being built off of my body type and lacked any explanation of why the macros were calculated the way they were. I honestly think it was a “plug and chug” plan that is basic at best.

The workout plan is nothing special either. Bugs out sometimes and often doesn’t mark when you’ve completed a workout. You do have the option of a body weight “follow along video” workout or “in gym” option. Quality and content were not high in my opinion.

I gave this company the benefit of a doubt and never write negative reviews. But I am hoping to save anyone and everyone from wasting their money on V Shred. It’s absolutely AWFUL.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

No communication

Lies about money-back guarantee

Poor quality and buggy app

Helpful Review? 20 People Have Voted

Posted on Jun 12, 2022

Not safe movements or supplements, scummy salespeople

By Jim B., Rochester, NY, Verified Reviewer

I purchase the V Shred workout program and nutrition plan on June 4th and requested it to be canceled and refunded on June 5th. The reason for the cancellation is because the workout program is not physiologically safe. I did further research to see if V Shred offered other alternatives, and I found many others with the same issue. I was not able to see the workouts before purchasing.

For the nutrition plan, they sell it as a custom plan that you can work with the coach and change as needed. I requested the service on a Saturday and canceled on a Sunday. The automated response from the coach via email states that they don't work weekends; therefore, per their policy, no work was performed. This is perfectly fine; however, when I requested my account to be canceled, the coach stated that they could not provide a refund for the nutrition plan. He then uploaded the plan in an apparent effort to say that the service was already provided. The value that the company sells is the custom plan. They sent me a standard plan after I canceled.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

That I don't use them

Seems to bring everyone together, just against them

Not safe

Not unique

Sleazy

Helpful Review? 13 People Have Voted

Posted on May 25, 2022

Bad experience with V Shred

By Sam H., Prescott, AZ, Verified Reviewer

I signed up out of curiosity and fully expected to get my money back. I realized it was a mistake the day after I did it and sent multiple emails to try and get my money back. It has been a week and I have still not gotten a reply. I feel as if I’ve been scammed and ignored. This company takes advantage of people, and takes their money.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

It tries to get you to pay more money

Customer support is horrendous

Takes advantage of people

Helpful Review? 9 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 22, 2022

It’s click bait

By Josh S., Logansport, IN, Verified Reviewer

They assure you the company is great and reliable, but it’s a complete scam and doesn’t allow you to just shop. They’re luring you in all this fabulous information and almost force you to buy things. You have to be someone that’s kinda smart to get out. They advertise and give you a great price, but that’s not the real price they’re gonna charge you. They’re a scam artist and need to be called out and shut down.

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The workout program

My receipt

Helpful Review? 11 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 3, 2022

It works if you work

By Cheryl S., London, Ontario, Canada, Verified Reviewer

This is not sold as a quick fix. In order for you to succeed, you have to put in the work.

I purchased Fat Loss Extreme for the one-time fee of $57. I think it was totally worth it for the different workouts, different diet options, recipes guides, etc. The other great piece of VShred is the Facebook groups and Master Classes - all free. Lots of extra workouts, nutrition, and mindset information as well as a ton of support from others, with before and after pictures and support to keep you motivated. Worth every penny of $57.

I ordered Burn and paid for it. Then they decided to not ship it to Canada. I had a reply within 24 hours and a refund the next day. I call that excellent service. They also gave me the Move program free for my inconvenience.

I get emails suggesting supplements, and if you don't want to receive and listen to them, it's simple, just opt out of emails.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

Options for workouts

Diet information - recipes, etc.

Support from fellow users

Tons of free additional classes on nutrition, mindset, or optional workouts

No “cons” were specified in this review

Helpful Review? 13 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 24, 2022

It works

By Mary S., Ohio, Verified Reviewer

For a 51-year-old diabetic female, I followed the plan to a T and feel healthier than I've ever been. Some people make excuses resulting in failure, so I'm glad I did my own research.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

The short workouts

Carb cycling info

Supplements were beneficial

Customer service is responsive

App navigation

Upsells, although optional

Helpful Review? 12 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 21, 2022

Thieves

By Jennifer J., South Wales, United Kingdom, Verified Reviewer

Still taking my money when I’ve tried to cancel many times. Don’t trust them. They are impossible to contact, ignore your emails and the online submission form. They take your money every month even when I’ve begged them not to. If only I had a bank that was half decent I would cancel it on their end, but they are as bad as V Shred.

Length of Use: 6–12 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Lousy, non-existent customer support

Thieves

Rip-off merchants

Helpful Review? 8 People Have Voted

Posted on Oct 15, 2021

The biggest waste of money I ever spent

By Joe S., El Paso, TX, Verified Reviewer

They just go on and on, send you a cheap email instead of real plans. Buyer beware. Once you buy one thing they just keep gnawing at you over and over for you to buy more of their crap.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Scam

Helpful Review? 16 People Have Voted
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