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V Shred

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2.4

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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.

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

2.4 Stars out of 22 Reviews
5 Star:18% 4 Star:9% 3 Star:13% 2 Star:9% 1 Star:50%
27% Recommend This Brand
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Posted on Feb 19, 2019

It's GREAT, but find out for yourself

By Tonya G., Atlanta, GA, Verified Reviewer

The program itself is $57 and if that's all you want, it's all you'll pay. V Shred does offer add-ons which you have to choose. I suggest reading everything upon checkout, then if you want any additional options, you have to check the box beside it. I added on a meal planner ($67) because I wanted to take the work out of my meal prep and have it customized to my likes. I also added on the V Shred University, which is free for 30 days, then if you choose to keep it, it's only $9.99 a month. I chose my additional options because the program is 90 days, but I wanted access to the help I know I'll probably need so that I can keep the weight off after the 90 days. You can cancel monthly charges at any time, and all information is stated up front before you choose anything that's additional. Also, everything you buy is listed and your total is given at the time of checkout.

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

Helpful Review? 30 People Have Voted

Posted on May 11, 2019

Very happy with program

By Tracy W., Middletown, CT, Verified Reviewer

I just purchased V Shred the 90-day program on March 29th. So far, I am enjoying the fitness routines and the meal plans, I have lost 2 pounds. I have the stomach pouch and never could get rid of it no matter how hard I tried. I want to thank you, Vince, for introducing your fitness program to me.

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

Helpful Review? 26 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 27, 2019

V Shred works

By Christi B., Dallas, TX, Verified Reviewer

I have had great success with V Shred. When I started this program I was 55, my hormones were completely out of wack AND nothing I was trying was helping me lose the extra weight I was carrying. I wanted to tone AND lose 15 pounds. I chose to purchase the personal 4-week diet plan AND 90-day workout plan. I lost 7 pounds in the first month and the rest during the next 2 months. The diet plan was very simple, quick and easy, which is perfect for my eating style. I have been able to substitute foods when needed and stay on track with my busy lifestyle. I really eat more than I did before and I am never hungry. I have also toned my arms, abs, butt, and legs with the 90-day workouts. I basically do 30-minute workouts 4 times a week. I look better than I did 20 years ago. I am so happy with my body changes and will continue with the workouts and diet. This program worked so much better than anything I had ever tried and I am so happy with the results.

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

Helpful Review? 37 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 1, 2020

V Shred works for me

By Elisa S., Sacramento, CA, Verified Reviewer

My overall experience has been great. I signed up for Fat Loss Extreme and a customized nutrition plan and I lost 20lbs. They are not asking me to write this review. This is truly coming from me and I am currently participating in the program. In fact, since it was so effective for me I went on to purchase tone in 90 days. And a 4th-month meal plan. I have had a good experience with my personal trainer. He gets back to you as soon as he can. It’s always prompt. I feel the price is reasonable for the knowledge and education I get from the trainer and the website. Also, Vince's videos. The pressure to purchase doesn’t bother me. You can always opt-out of the emails or just ignore them if you're not interested. It has worked for me vs other diets I have tried on my own. I don’t have the discipline and V Shred helped me get disciplined, and I’m confident on the program.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

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

Pros and Cons

The diet plan

The HIIT workouts

The flexibility of the program

The app

Would like to see them in person at times, like a gym type setting

Company Response from V Shred

Sep 2, 2020

We're so glad to be part of your journey, Elisa. You're crushing it! :) Combining the nutrition and the exercise will go a long way in helping with losing weight. 20lbs, that's awesome! Keep it up and feel free to reach out to us anytime if you need assistance. We can't wait to see more of your journey and help you achieve your goals!

~ The V Shred Team

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

Not for me but good customer service

By Kari D., Atlanta, GA, Verified Reviewer

I previously gave V Shred a one-star review because I did not like the way customers are constantly being marketed new products and upgrades in service. However, after that review appeared online, the company contacted me and fully refunded my money. That's why I have upgraded the review.

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

Helpful Review? 43 People Have Voted

Posted on Apr 6, 2020

V Shred app

By Maarten H., Netherlands, Verified Reviewer

V Shred beet for a little money a sport and eating plan.

I can say that the sports plan works well. And it helps people stay on track. The exercises correspond to other sports programs.

The eating program is healthy and delicious. Sure you have comparable diets. This works fine, you are not hungry during the day. It is nonsense that people say that it does not work.

The Sculptnation.com supplements I am less at peace with. This is because I cannot find out what is in it and whether it works. They are also expensive. I know some supplements and can also get them at bodylab.nl in my country for less.

Here I noticed a revenue model, you take a cheap sports plan and then you pay a lot of supplements.

Conclusion: I wouldn't spend your money on these supplements.

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

Helpful Review? 1 Person Has Voted

Posted on Mar 1, 2019

Bummed, good program!

By Aaron A., Tigard, OR, Verified Reviewer

By far this will be one of the most confusing reviews of V Shred, because I absolutely love V Shred, and had been a long time. In fact, I can spend well over $650.00 on "V Shred University." That's right, I had it for years, that 18 weeks later I had spent quite of dough. Not only that, but I also bought other programs such as the "90-day blueprint" and "90-day bulk." I can tell you I am a huge fan of V Shred. I studied personal training on some level, and it's legit. The vids, the step by step, and his support are beyond amazing. The system worked for me. In fact, that's why I bought University. Because for 30.00 bucks a month, I could have someone else build my workouts.

So why the 3 stars? A couple of times Customer service had given me a month or two for some customer service issue I won't get into at the moment. One month they took the month back away. I reached out and they said I got too many. I explained someone provided it to me as compensation for the issue, and they said there is nothing that they can do. I decided to stop paying for V Shred soon after, and after spending $30.00 a month for 18 weeks, they took every program I paid for. So although I paid for each of the programs, since I wasn't continuing to pay, they basically took $650.00 worth of programs off my account. Not only will I never buy any more programs, but I forewarn you, if you do University, you won't be able to keep them if you cancel.

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

Helpful Review? 92 People Have Voted

Posted on Nov 14, 2020

Update

By Luv F., Canada, Verified Reviewer

The company contacted me after I wrote my review and offered me a refund on the digital program I purchased and did not yet use.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

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

Helpful Review? 6 People Have Voted

Posted on Dec 31, 2020

Not what I expected

By Shay N., Nashville, TN, Verified Reviewer

You start off with this video of Vince explaining how to confuse your metabolism and all the science that's behind it. I paid and then when I looked at "my stuff", it was a calorie-counting diet plan and it turns out that you have to pay extra for the custom meal plan. So I had to pay more to get what he explained I would get in the first place. I requested a refund and explained it wasn't what I expected and they were extremely understanding and gave me my refund. I would recommend if you are willing to pay a little more.

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Step by step explanations

Simple

Not what I expected at all

Company Response from V Shred

Dec 31, 2020

Hey Shay,

Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. We are sorry that the program did not meet your expectations. Our records show that your refund was already processed and it should reflect on your online credit card statement within the next 5 -10 business days. If you need anything else, please feel free to reach out to us via email at support@vshred.com.

Regards,

JC - V Shred Team

Helpful Review? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Mar 14, 2019

Very unclear terms/expectation

By La Shaun M E., Muskogee, OK, Verified Reviewer

From the beginning there exist lots of technical issues like not being able to get access to videos or information. Pricing is unclear, I thought it was 1/2 the price I was charged and then it was explained very differently what I was actually being billed for. Then I thought I was getting a 90-day meal plan but it turns out, even after paying the additional fee, the plan was for four weeks, which honestly is one week with you repeating the week for the additional 3 weeks.

The Facebook page is okay, but there isn’t a lot of info from a coach. Just others saying whether they are doing ok or not. Lots and lots of emails that are ads...I was extremely disappointed. The coaching consisted of me reporting my progress and a very generic "that a girl" if I did okay and no response, inspiration or additional advice for difficulties. You are also responsible to make sure you don’t slip between the cracks. I don’t feel I received what I paid for so, no, I wouldn’t recommend this to a friend, client or enemy.

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

Helpful Review? 103 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 11, 2019

Update

By Denise J., Pennsylvania, Verified Reviewer

6/28/19 - I have added a star to my rating. It means the product was "Not what I was hoping for,'' which is correct. But in the end, the company took a flexible position because it was clear they do not even sell a product that was suitable for me. I would have paid for the keto diet, but it was not available as a stand-alone item. They issued a full refund the same week, which was back in April. They need to improve their website, if they want to avoid reviews like mine.

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

Helpful Review? 80 People Have Voted
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