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V Shred

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2.1

33 Customer Reviews

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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

2.1 Stars out of 33 Reviews
5 Star:15% 4 Star:6% 3 Star:12% 2 Star:9% 1 Star:57%
21% Recommend This Brand
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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? 2 People Have Voted

Posted on Sep 24, 2021

Program is not a scam

By Cindy F. , Dallas, TX

It's obvious there are those people that find excuses to be overweight by claiming fraud. They clearly haven't given the program a chance, too busy counting the days to get a refund. Sad. These people need to make the effort to see before and after pics. I lost 10 lbs in 2-3 weeks.

My only challenge is eating so many meals per day. I’m so busy working I miss meals. Even still, I lost weight with the meal plan, which is not rabbit food. The complainers need to make the commitment to the 90 days on the meal plan and 15-min exercises or move on to their next program. There are no programs that guarantee weight loss in 5 days eating fast food while sitting on the couch.

Length of Use: 1–2 years

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

Pros and Cons

Great personalized meal plans that are not rabbit food

Short 15-20 min no excuse workouts

The program works

Eating 6 small meals a day is more than I'm used eating, I'm very busy at work so I miss meals, but I still lose weight though

Helpful Review? 7 People Have Voted

Posted on Aug 11, 2021

Total rip-off

By Susan K. , Bar Harbor, MN

As I said, a total rip-off. It’s not personalized and it’s based on just a few questions. Hard to contact them and impossible to get a refund.

Very disappointing.

Length of Use: 3–6 months

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

Helpful Review? 9 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 20, 2021

Huge, huge lie!

By Joanne M., Atlanta, GA, Verified Reviewer

I watched the video and was very interested in the right workout to do "10-15 minutes, 3x week". Even more, I was very excited about the magic-sounding carb cycling diet. I fully purchased everything and after spending 2 hours, which consisted of watching the video, ordering, then online with live chat for over an hour to make sure I was getting what I ordered and paying for and no more (all the marketing crap makes this very confusing), I took a look at what the package contained. The menus had absolutely no hint of carb cycling. The workouts were 18-19+ minutes AFTER a 4-minute warm-up 4 days of the week. I asked about the carb cycling and was told that's in the Advanced Diet you do AFTER 90 days! What BS. Why do I want to slug through all this for 90 days and not even do the most important part? Workouts and diets are a dime a dozen, even good ones. I immediately canceled and asked for a refund. My log-in account verifies my purchases but there is no order number so I cannot fill in the order number to further verify my review. I am awaiting my refund. What a scam!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Sounded good.

All lies.

Helpful Review? 30 People Have Voted

Posted on Jul 5, 2021

Fraud

By Randy A., North Carolina, Verified Reviewer

Fraud alert! They stole my credit card info without a purchase. DO NOT provide any information to these criminals!

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Criminals

Company Response from V Shred

Aug 11, 2021

We want to sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

Please know that our system can't collect any credit card information.

When making a purchase, our system cannot charge a credit card unless it's manually entered and it passes our CCV and zip code check.

Should you need further assistance, you may contact us at support@vshred.com.

Helpful Review? 12 People Have Voted

Posted on Jun 5, 2021

Scam

By Emil A. , Georgia

This is a joke. They hit my card for $149, $49, and $57 all in one day. I tried calling them, no answer and no reply back. I had to cancel my card so they would quit taking money from me.

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Scam

Helpful Review? 22 People Have Voted

Posted on May 18, 2021

It doesn't work

By Mariana A., Madrid, Verified Reviewer

I have tried to do the customized plan and I am having the worst experience I ever thought. After taking a month to the letter complying with everything my coach has proposed to me both in diet and training, my body remains exactly the same, I have not lost a gram and I have not gained any muscle. I have complained repeatedly and my coach answers some things yes and no and tells me that I need more perseverance. I have asked for a refund of money on several occasions and nobody answers me. I am a super disciplined person and they have sold me something that does NOT work. Now my coach says that I put that I weighed more than I weigh (it is not true and they are not able to prove it) and that they have not adjusted my diet well. I have repeated in countless emails that I weigh 49.3kg but they don't pay attention to me. DO NOT BUY the customization. it is a scam!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Pros and Cons

Speech

The program

The coaches

The results

Helpful Review? 14 People Have Voted

Posted on May 7, 2021

100% scam

By Candy G., Texas, Verified Reviewer

If I could give it zero stars I would. One star is too high for this scam.

I noticed the charges on my account and tried to get them reversed, the company refused since I didn't try it out. Even though I told them I didn't order it. Below it asks for an order number to validate, since I didn't order it I don't have an order number. So I'm stuck with two charges totaling $173 for a product I don't have. I have contacted my bank and they are trying to dispute the charge. Above this article states this company has a 30-day money-back guarantee. These charges appeared on my account Sunday, today is Thursday, only 4 days later. A company that offers a 30-day money-back guarantee but doesn't stand behind that guarantee is not a company anyone should do business with, no matter how successful they claim to be.

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Did not receive anything

Company Response from V Shred

Aug 11, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, Candy. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

We are definitely not a scam. We stand strong behind our programs and the results they yield, if you're not satisfied we will refund your payment 30 days within the date of purchase on the majority of our programs.

According to what you're telling us, you did not authorize this charge. However, please know that our system can't charge a credit card unless it's manually entered and it passes our CCV and zip code check. Therefore, if you did not make this purchase, and it is in fact a fraudulent charge, we strongly urge you to contact your bank to have them replace your card with a new number.

Our records show a full refund was already processed.

If you need further assistance, please feel free to reach out to support@vshred.com.

Helpful Review? 14 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 27, 2021

Scam

By Roger J., Los Angeles, CA, Verified Reviewer

I ordered the package from V Shred and could not access the program I paid for. In fact, when I tried they kept redirecting me to a page asking for more money for programs included in my payment.

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

Pros and Cons

No “pros” were specified in this review

Has scam written all over it

Never received a chance to try it without paying additional money

Company Response from V Shred

Mar 23, 2021

Hi Roger,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am sorry to hear that you are having difficulties accessing your program. We've been trying to reach out to you but we receive no response.

We cannot provide login details here for security reasons. Please email us at support@vshred.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.

- The V Shred Team

Helpful Review? 12 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 23, 2021

Scam

By Bob J., Washington, Verified Reviewer

Do you like pseudo-science and unproven claims?

Do you like whiny pitchmen? Crappy customer service that doesn’t want to actually deliver on their guarantees?

If so, V Shred may be right for you!

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-like

Company Response from V Shred

Mar 18, 2021

Hi Bob,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We can assure you that we are not a scam. Over the past few years, V Shred has been able to help millions of people from all around the world achieve their fitness goals...all ages and all body types.

We stand strong behind our programs and the results they yield, if you're not satisfied we will refund your payment 30 days within the date of purchase on the majority of our programs.

You are more than welcome to reach out to us via support@vshred.com anytime if you need further assistance.

- The V Shred Team

Helpful Review? 8 People Have Voted

Posted on Feb 12, 2021

Product not what was advertised

By Terry B., Oklahoma, Verified Reviewer

Vince makes numerous claims on the benefits of his program, just sign up. After paying the initial fee to gain access to the website you realize you have to pay more for what he made sound like was already included. Do not purchase this product, it is a scam!

Length of Use: Less than 3 months

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

Company Response from V Shred

Mar 16, 2021

Hi Terry,

We have been trying to reach out to you via email but we have not received any response. We can assure you that we are not a scam. Over the past few years, V Shred has been able to help millions of people from all around the world achieve their goals...all ages and all body types.

V Shred can work for anyone but only works if you work at it. We have a massive community to support and encourage you along the way.

We stand strong behind our programs and the results they yield, if you're not satisfied we will refund your payment 30 days within the date of purchase on the majority of our programs.

You are more than welcome to reach out to us via support@vshred.com anytime and we will be happy to assist.

- The V Shred Team

Helpful Review? 15 People Have Voted
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