Updated: 01/11/2018

FirstFitness Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


I’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. We’ll also take a look at some actual reviews and comments from users that have tried for themselves. Then, we’ll condense it all to give you the bottom line.

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What is FirstFitness?

To start, FirstFitness is a nutrition company that offers a variety of products including those designed for fat burning, appetite suppression, meal replacement, and more. The ingredients are listed on the company’s website and include chromium, green tea, caffeine, and fucoxanthin. The supplements can be taken anywhere, and the powders are easy to mix. [1]

FirstFitness has been around since 1989, which is a good sign. Their products are available through individual distributors and the official website, and there are a variety of options to choose from. We like that the company has some longevity and that it includes a meal plan, but read on…

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Price – “Is it Worth it?”

The first thing that stood out was the high cost of FirstFitness products. “If you want a quality product, you may have to spend a bit more,” said our Research Editor. “But, with this system, you’re paying nearly $200 per month.”

“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.

On the other hand, one customer stated, “As long as I continue to see results, I don’t mind paying this much.”

Lack of Long Term Results – “A Strong Consideration”

Something else that stood out about FirstFitness was the lack of long-term results. Unfortunately, it seems pretty common to gain all the weight back after following the meal plan and taking these supplements. [2]

“As soon as I stopped, I quickly gained back all the weight I lost,” said one online review.

One user said, “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.” [3]

Some FirstFitness reviews told a different story. “I was thrilled with my initial weight-loss, but in the end I’m back to losing a pound every other week,” stated a customer.

“The weight isn’t falling off like before, but I’m still losing,” reported another. [4]

Our research shows that diet programs with troublesome issues (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. [5]

The Science – “Real Research On FirstFitness?”

The website claims that FirstFitness will help change you physically and financially, and at least one part of that is right. The high cost 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 the body. Without research or studies backing their claims, we see red flags and are skeptical of the life-changing transformations that are promised.

What Users Are Saying

"Intimidated by the tiny chicks you see in aerobics classes?"

"While I don’t have anything to add regarding the health benefits of the First Fitness book (other than to say it’s inspired me to get moving again), I wanted to warn potential buyers that the book is a Backinprint.com edition – which means the text looks as if it was reproduced from photocopies or faxed pages."

"I think this could have been a pamphlet. It tells us what we learned about exercise and body type in elementary school"

The Bottom Line – Does FirstFitness Work?

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. But, without clinical studies backing up their claims or the scientific research we look for, we were left disappointed. We’re skeptical and concerned about the MLM nature of this business, high cost, and lack of long-term success with these supplements.

If you’d like proven weight-loss without inevitable weight gain after you lose, we suggest a product with proven claims and long-term weight-loss results.

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What are the side effects of Fitness First?

Fitness First or more commonly known as FirstFitness, side effects may include jitteriness, anxiety, headache, abdominal discomfort, rapid heartbeat and insomnia. This is based on customer reviews.

What are the ingredients in FirstFitness?

FirstFitness ingredients are (XanoLean Supreme pills) green tea, African mango, PEA, caffeine, pomegranate, hordenine hcl, Peruvian purple corn, forskolin, fucoxanthin, synephrine and bioperine.

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Does FirstFitness work?

Well, green tea and caffeine are used. These are clinically tested ingredients. These components can help with weight-loss. XanoLean Supreme pills also contain synephrine. This comes from bitter orange and it helps boost thermogenesis. However, it can also lead to unpleasant side effects in some users.

How much does FirstFitness cost?

There are four different Fitness First weight-loss supplements available. These include XanoLean Supreme ($59.95), Reneu ($32.95), Body FX ($36.95) and Trimbolic ($29.95).

How should I take Fitness First?

You should take each FirstFitness weight-loss supplement according to the directions provided. For instance, XanoLean Supreme is taken three times daily. One caplet with a glass of water, 45 minutes before meals. A bottle lasts for 30 days.

Can I take FirstFitness if I have a health condition?

Those under 18 years old should not use FirstFitness products. The same goes for women who are pregnant or nursing a child. As for people taking prescription drugs and those with health conditions, you need to speak with a doctor before using these diet products.

Are FirstFitness supplements sold in common stores?

No, it doesn’t look like these products are available in stores.

Are FirstFitness weight-loss products for women and men?

Yes, FirstFitness products are for women and men alike.

It’s wise to think about replacing FirstFitness with a safer weight-loss product. One diet supplement that contains clinically tested ingredients is Dietspotlight Burn.

FirstFitness Ingredients

Firstfitness (XanoLean) is marketed as a maximum strength weight-loss formula, but their ingredients are nothing out of the ordinary.

FirstFitness Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 Caplet
Serving Per Container: 90
Amount per Serving% DV
Nutraceutical Proprietary Complex605mg*
Green tea standardized extract**
Pomegranate extract**
Hordenine HCL**
Irvingia Gabonensis standardized extract**
Peruvian purple corn extract**
Piper nigrum**

Other Ingredients: Lecithin, silica, microcrystalline cellulose, stearic acid, calcium carbonate.

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FirstFitness: What You Should Know

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.

Ingredients in FirstFitness

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.

FirstFitness Advantages

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

FirstFitness Disadvantages

  • 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.

Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

30 FirstFitness Reviews

  • Product availability
    joyce nesbit

    where and how do you purchase?

  • Want to become a distributor
    betty vann (Verified User)

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

  • Lori

    I need to order 2 bottles of RENU colon cleanser and get them OVERNIGHT SHIP.
    I’m in Maryland.
    Can you get that order to me by Tuesday or wednesdsy?

  • nutraceutical proprietary complex
    Connie Thomas

    what is nutraceutical proprietary complex?

  • Zilpah

    I have been using it off an on for the past 10 yrs as well. In 2007 my husband had a stroke and was 245 lbs. Luckily he didn’t suffer any long term effects and I immediately put him on this first fitness plan. He lost 45 lbs in about 4 months and he has kept if off. He joined a cross-fit club and actually came down to 175 lbs. I myself struggle with weight but find that this is the only plan that has worked for me and helps me to maintain. I do once in a while eat some things that are not on the menu (candy, cake, pie) but its on occasion only and so far its been good. You need to let yourself have those things once in a while or you’ll binge on it if you starve yourself from it. My recommendation is to follow the plan to the T in the first few months them limit yourself to enjoy something once a week that you like and its not on the menu.

    • Maria

      I have lost 13 pounds 14 inches and never changed my eating habits nor exercised…

  • Kim

    First I would like to say this is a horrible product and I did not receive my money back even after multiple times talking with the “coach” about the issues I was having. I ended up stopping 2.5 weeks into the program. I was having abdominal pain, horrible watery diarrhea, that then turned into bloody. I went to my doctor only to be told to stop taking it. When I told my “coach” this I was told I needed to purchase something else that I had something hanging on in my digestive track. I then was talked into trying the system one more time and following a new plan. That lasted 1 week. I still have yet to see a dime back from this company. It is a true ripe off!!!

    • sally

      go to ripoff.com and type in what you have mention about this weight loss program. I was going to try it and now after reading your review I am changing my mind. they done this to yo then they will do it to me as a new customer.

    • Bianca Stafford

      Have you tried actually talking to the company on the phone. I know first hand they do what they can to make sure their clients are taken care of. It’s unfortunate about your coach bc the family behind the company is amazing and loving.

    • Montana (Editor)

      Hello Kim. Although we are not affiliated with this company or their products, we apologize you had this experience. You may want to switch to a different weight loss supplement that’s backed by positive customer reviews, like Dietspotlight Burn.

  •  Worst product ever !
    Parker (Verified User)

    Worst product ever. High price and terrible side effects. I suggest you don’t waste your money, especially if you have Gastrointestinal issues. Sounds great, but they want you to starve basically. You clean eat, however it is very limited. I suggest doing Shakeology, they teach you to eat clean and six times a day, and it’s a lot of food. No one loses weight without the proper exercise and diet plan. Also, be careful when wanting to return the product you are not given much time to return, so if you miss the mark your screwed. I truly believe the best business practice should be fulfill the customers needs, no matter what the circumstance is. You never know there maybe another type of product FFN carries that I may have been interested in, not just the transformation kit.

    • Tony DeFrancisco

      I’ve been using First Fitness for 3 years. Lost over 105 lbs in 1 yr and kept it off. The program includes eating real foods. I was never hungry, ate well, lost fat, increased lean tissue. Transformation program is for real. Interesting that you recommend Shakeology which costs more than First Fitness.

  • I am eager to try this !
    Angelica Criswell

    I just wanted to thank everyone for comments, I met a girl in the gym and she showed me her before picture, and I could not believe it was her. She literally lost an entire person, and she said this program is what helped her do it. I have been struggling with my weight for my entire adult life. In the last 2 years I did manage to lose 60, but it is slowly coming back. I am eager to try the program, and I cant wait to join the ranks of people who made the investment to change their lives. Thank you

    • sally

      do your home work first before doing the program it is costly.

      • Montana (Editor)

        Hey Sally! Many weight loss programs seem to cost an arm and a leg these days. Luckily, Dietspotlight Burn is an affordable solution to this problem. You may want to check it out!

  •  Used this since 90's, it really works.
    Dawn (Verified User)

    I have used First Fitness of and on since 90’s and today it is the only program that works. The secret is to always have a slim fx shake in the mornings even off the program instead of breakfast. I find that this keeps the weight from coming back fast. When I go on the 10 day, afterwards I still have a shake in the AM daily. Comments are true if you go off and start going back to your old habits, the weight will come back more pounds and fast. Remember you lose a lot fast so your body needs to know that you are serious and you need to continue to maintain your healthy eating regime. It’s like the old eating is making a bet with the new healthier eating you making a bet saying that you will going back to your old ways and that this is temporary. The body is saying ” She or he will be back, all we have to do it wait”. I counter act this conversation by taking my shake every morning along with my suppliments that help me, One day at a time. Don’t go ahead of yourself. Do your best and don’t rush. You will get there. I lost 30lbs four years ago and I have kept it off for the most part by doing this. It’s a struggle but now I’m victorious. I know what I can get away with and what I cannot.

    • Cindy

      I agree with everything you just said. I have done the program off and on for about 10 years also. I kept it off for about six years, however I have gained almost all of it back. That is my fault because I didn’t continue with the healthy and clean eating habits that First Fitness taught me. Furthermore, I have never felt better in my entire life than when I was following this program and eating clean. It is worth it. I must say I am very disappointed they quit making Slim n Up because the Xanolean Supreme is not the same which is why I don’t buy the kits. The FX shakes are great and taste very good. I wish they would come up with a better product for appetite control.

  •  I love the product!
    Deborah Scherder (Verified User)

    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!

    • Maria

      Maybe the distributor is at fault and didn’t request it. Remember even with natural stuff some sensitive persons are allergic still.

  • successfully lost over 50 pounds
    Tracy Skinner (Verified User)

    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.

  • concerned about the safety of some ingredients
    Sally Smith (Verified User)

    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

    Etm (Verified User)

    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.

  •  My father and I lost weight
    michele (Verified User)

    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!

    • Suprena

      I am considering this product and wanted to know what products did you use to get those first results.

      • Tony DeFrancisco

        I used the transformation kit which includes Body FX shake, Reneu cleanser, Xanolean Supreme Fat Burner and Trimbolic. Having used various shakes and powders since 1964, I feel uniquely qualified to speak about Body Fx. iT IS NOT only the best tasting shake out, mixes easily with water instead of milk like other shakes, it also gives you all the nutrients your body needs. Complete protein (many other powders do not contain all of the essential amino acids OR in the right balance) The Reneu cleanses the system and allows your body to absorb the nutritents better. Trimbolic helps women with cellulite and men with fat areas. I lost the hard to reduce fat around my lower back, upper thighs and handlebars on the sides of my waist. Xanolean Supreme is better than the old SlimNup and does not contain ephedra as someone else incorrectly stated. There is also a starter kit available which includes just the Xanoline and Reneu which gets the body started with weight loss. The Transformation Program is the best though and will yield the best results.

  • Website hacked
    Dr. Grady Thomas

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

    • Tony DeFrancisco

      This is the first I heard this. Mine wasn’t hacked nor were anyone that I spoke with.