So, I posted on my personal Facebook page today the hash tag #dontgetthatwithweightwatchers about the TERRAfit programme I am following and about to start coaching on Monday. I was referring to the amazing HIIT workouts that you can incorporate as part of your plan. I was singing their praises because they are making such a big difference to me. This was met with the hash tag response #onesnotbetterthananother by a friend who is having great success with weight watchers coupled with her pre-pregnancy exercise routine, so I began to question “is it” and here is what I found…
TERRAfit is certainly cheaper than Weight Watchers and you get more bang for your buck I think. The points system is also very motivating. You are working every day to hit 100 points (for cash incentives as well as reaching your body transformation goals), rather than eat within a budget. You are being rewarded for making good choices. I also think having the healthy food list, which encourages you to eat clean, whole foods is much better for making long-term sustainable changes than the “no food is off limits” ethic, which ultimately means you don’t get into the habit of finding alternatives to the foods that are ultimately bad for you. I am not saying you will never treat yourself again, but after 12 weeks of alternatives new habits are formed and you may not want these foods again, which is ultimately better for you and will mean you keep your weight off! Finally the exercise in the TERRAfit programme is a major advantage over Weight Watchers. The workouts are structured in a way that they will transform your body and your fitness. Unless you are committed to a good Strength, Conditioning and Cardio programme already, in my opinion, general exercise isn’t going to make such a big difference.
The disadvantage is that there is no face to face, but the online communication adequately makes up for this in my opinion. Communication is a huge part of the TERRAfit programme. Your coach communicates with you every day online, not just as part of a group, but directly if you have concerns or they can see your points are down. They motivate you to do well and help you when you are struggling.
My friend very rightly also said, each to their own! So read the comparison and make your own mind up 🙂 I welcome your thoughts! Or if you want to know more about TERRAfit click here
Clare x x