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FirstFitness Review - Does This Diet Supplement System Work? Are cost and lack of results deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 4.2 / 5.0

firstfitness-product-imageI’m here to cut through the noise and get to the bottom line on FirstFitness. There’s been a lot of talk about this program, and it’s even been featured on CNN, so let’s dive in and look at the products, customer service, research, and ingredients of FirstFitness products. We’ll also take a look at some actual reviews and comments from users that have tried these products for themselves.

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What You Need to Know

FirstFitness offers a variety of products including products designed for fat burning, appetite suppression, meal replacement, and more. The ingredients are listed on the company’s website, and there seem to be some helpful ingredients. The supplements can be taken anywhere and the powders are easy to mix.
FirstFitness has been around since 1989, which is a good sign. Their products are available through individual distributors, and there are a variety of options to choose from. We like that the company has some longevity and that the products include a meal plan, but read on…

Price – Is it Worth it?

One thing that immediately stood out was the high cost of FirstFitness products. The basic products are affordable, but as soon as you get into the products that offer the best weight loss results, the price skyrockets. “To get a good product from FirstFitness, expect to pay well over $150 per month,” said our research editor. “And as soon as you stop taking their products, weight gain is common.” Because this is an MLM company, costs are typically higher than what a similar product would be elsewhere, which is discouraging.
“Way too expensive for what you get, but I did like the meal plan,” said one user.
“I couldn’t afford this product if I wanted to,” said another.

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Lack of Long Term Results – Short Term Loss and Long Term Weight Gain

Something else that stood out about FirstFitness was the lack of long-term results with these products. Unfortunately it seems pretty common to gain all the weight back after following the meal plan and taking these supplements. “As soon as I stopped, I quickly gained back all the weight I lost,” said one online review.
One user who was featured on CNN said that his testimonial didn’t tell the whole story: “My before and after pictures looked great, but as soon as I stopped the FirstFitness program I couldn’t get enough to eat and I gained back the 50 pounds that I had lost.” Many reviews echoed these thoughts, with most people disappointed in the end: “I was thrilled with my initial weight loss, but in the end I’m back where I started without losing a pound.”
Our research shows that diet programs that have aspects that are particularly troublesome (high cost, painful routines, lack of results, bad taste, etc.) are less likely to lead to sustained weight loss. If people do often gain weight after finishing with FirstFitness, it may be difficult for dieters to reach their full potential.
If you do try FirstFitness, it’s recommended that you continue with a diet and exercise program after you stop with the supplements and meal program. In order to experience permanent transformation you’ll need to change your lifestyle, not just follow a diet plan for a few weeks.

The Science

The product website claims that FirstFitness will help change you physically and financially, and at least one part of that is right. The high cost of FirstFitness will leave you with a whole lot less money than when you started. Unfortunately there’s no evidence that this product has any long term benefits to your overall physical health. In fact, most doctors agree that weight gain following a diet can take a toll on internal organs and can lead to a higher risk of serious disease. Without research or studies backing their claims, we see red flags and are skeptical of the life changing transformations that FirstFitness promises.

The Bottom Line

After seeing some success stories on CNN and elsewhere we were optimistic about FirstFitness. We also liked the variety of products and the included meal plan. Unfortunately without clinical studies backing up their claims and without the scientific research we look for, we were left disappointed. We’re also concerned about the MLM nature of this business, the high cost of the products, and the lack of long term success with these supplements.

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What You Should Know

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FirstFitness is a multi-level marketing company that provides various lines of nutritional products, including those designed specifically for weight loss. The company website appears to be as interested in recruiting distributors as it does in actually marketing the products. FirstFitness has been in business since 1989 and is based out of Carrollton, Texas. In addition to weight loss products, the company offers formulas for herbal care, energy and fitness and personal care.

The FirstFitness weight loss line includes a number of products, including full weight loss programs of various lengths, powder mixes, weight control bars and a weight loss supplement. While it appears that you can purchase products directly through the company website, the function did not appear to be working properly when we tried to explore it for this review. We were also unable to find other online retailers selling FirstFitness products. We were also unable to find pricing information for any of the FirstFitness line.


For the purpose of this review, we will take a look at one of the FirstFitness weight loss products; the Slim 'N Up herbal supplement. This product promises to reduce hunger and increase energy. According to the company website, the ingredients in Slim 'N Up include vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, Magnesium and Chromium.

The formula also includes a "synergistic proprietary blend" that includes Bitter Orange Fruit Extract, L-Tyrosine, Green Tea Leaf Extract , Dandelion Root, Coffee Bean Extract, Cola Nut, Guarana Fruit Extract, Guarana Fruit Powder, 2AEP Complex, Potassium Biphosphate, Garcinia Fruit Extract, Cayenne Fruit, Ginger Root, Bladderwrack whole plant, Kelp whole plant, Chitin, Valerian Root, L-Carnitine, Alpha Ketoglutarate, Gymnema Leaf, Yohimbe Root, Jujube Seed, Blue Flag Rhizome, Bromelain, Lipase, Beta Sitosterol, Mustard Seed.

Product Features

This incredibly long ingredient list makes us wonder if any of the ingredients contained within will have much effect at all. We prefer products that contain a handful of active, effective ingredients for best results. While this FirstFitness formula contains some good substances for weight loss like green tea and chromium, we seriously doubt they will provide much benefit with so many filler ingredients to cloud the effectiveness.

According to the company website, all purchases are backed by a 100% money back guarantee.

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  • The product contains some good weight loss ingredients.
  • Purchases are backed by a money back guarantee.


  • We were unable to find a price on products.
  • The shopping link did not appear to be functional at the time of this review.
  • The long ingredient list may affect the effectiveness of the formula.


Weight loss supplements are plentiful today, and most can be purchased with a simple click of the mouse. When products are difficult to find and purchase, it does not make shopping for supplements very convenient. We are also concerned about the long ingredient lists that may make the FirstFitness formulas less efficient. We believe there are more effective products that are more readily available.

13 User Reviews About FirstFitness

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  • 1
    Deborah Scherder

    First Fitness Nutrition products are excellent. I do not know where this nurse got her information but she is incorrect. The products do offer a customer a 30 day money back guarantee…I love them!


  • 2
    Tracy Skinner

    I have been using the Transformation Kit for six months and have successfully lost over 50 pounds and 38 inches. I’ve gone from a pants size 18 to an 8. My glucose levels have dropped very significantly and my energy level is extremely high. I love FFN products and would highly recommend them to anyone that wants to lose weight or simply live a much healthier lifestyle. I thank God daily for bringing these products into my life and the wonderful changes they have made in me.


  • 3
    Connie Thomas

    what is nutraceutical proprietary complex?


  • 4
    Sally Smith

    As a nurse, I am concerned about the safety of some of the ingredients. I also found out there is ephedra in one of the products. Guarana increases heart rate and can cause problems of its own. We use potassium biphosphate as a cleanse for colonoscopies. This list has me concerned.


    M Lynn Gibson

    Sally Smith which First Fitness product are you referring too? I looked through all the ingredients in all First Fitness Weight Loss and colon cleanse Products and found none with Ephedra or Guarana. I know about 16 years ago their was a product called Slim N Up that had Ephedra removed from the ingredients. You can’t be referring to that since it was so long ago? Or are you confused about the company and the product? As for the colonoscopy you have sever diarrhea and stomach cramps for two days and a good colon cleanse is like a broom sweep to soften and remove old fecal matter without cramps and diarrhea, which is totally different. Have you ever had a colonoscopy? Well I have and I would not wish that procedure on my worse enemy! A nurse huh? I have been using various First Fitness products for over 16 years with great results and no side effects!


    Your Name

    But it’s a long list of natural ingredients


  • 5

    I’ve been taking first fitness products since 1993, I started as a weight loss customer,ended up a distributor, because people were observing this very FATMAN disappearing… I lost 110lbs in a lil over 11 months, maintained a good extra income distributing the product, sadly had to discontinue distributing, my financial practice pick up so well since I now had the energy to progress rapidly because I started getting up riding my bike daily meeting new people traveling, I became a new person…I still take the energy products and wellness products, weight isn’t a issue anymore…just so busy, constantly reminding myself I’m almost 60 years YOUNG THANKS TO THAT LLOOONNGGG LIST OF INGREDIENTS, I remember years ago we talk about that, it’s called sinergistics, or something like that, for give me I’m NOT A HERBILOGIST OR SCIENTIST, just a happy healthy math guy! All due to faith, obedience to the true GOD & First Fitness product. Thanks to Lee causey not being a quitter when imperfection dealt him an awful blow. ETM


    Sherry Ellison Ganas

    I AGREE with etm!! I am currently using Frist Fitness Body FX Transformation Kit. Its Deliscious and VERY effective! I am AMAZED!
    ALL Those Ingredients Must Be Neccessary! I am very Satisfied. I am feeling and looking soooookl Much Better!! I made a Very Wise Decission in Choosing First Fitness! S.E.G.


  • 6

    I did this program and lost 60 pounds. My metabolism shot through he roof! My father did it too and he lost 75 pounds. we both did it staying strict on the first fitness program. With their eating program I saw results in the first 3 days. I lost a pant size in those 3 days. I have never done a program that had this effect. My fathers doctor was even shocked at the results and said all his levels were so much better. The doctor began to recommend the program to his patients..i do it every few years to give me a kick. but your review is wrong!


  • 7
    Dr. Grady Thomas

    First Fitness website has been corrupted by hackers. Some distributers websites cannot be accessed.


  • 8
    betty vann

    need to know more about this product and possibly how to become a distributor



    I can help with info, do u still want info about first fotness


  • 9
    joyce nesbit

    where and how do you purchace


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