04.Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation
$199 for 12-week plan
This popular program is a “team” event that occurs four times a year for 12 weeks. It includes detailed eating plans, shopping lists and an exercise regime that has options for home, gym or outdoors.
The program also includes:
- Weekly “mindset” videos
- Live chat sessions with Michelle Bridges
- Access to forums and social media
Pre-season tasks before the challenge
Calorie counters and group events
Kellie says The eating plan is prescriptive (providing a specific daily meal plan) rather than adapting to people’s current lifestyle and habits.
There seems to be a bigger emphasis on exercise, which may be unrealistic for some on their own and without the help of a personal trainer.
The eating plans are based on achieving certain amount of calories each day – 1200 for women /1600 for men. It would be difficult to maintain such a high amount of exercise on such a low-calorie restriction.
Nathan says This is the best of all the programs under review. It has well-balanced aerobic and resistance programs – weight and resistance will help you maintain muscle if you’re losing weight through a diet restriction.
On the downside, the exercise component lacks supervision. If you haven’t done exercise in years it could be discouraging as the intensity required is very high.