Global Health and Fitness Overview
Created by Chad Tackett in 1997, Global Health and Fitness (GHF) was one of the first online diet and exercise programs available. Tackett is a health and fitness professional who was once the fitness advisor to the Yahoo Health Channel, amongst other expert positions.
The official GHF website unfortunately looks as though it hasn’t been updated since the beginning. It is basically one long page of information with very simple and somewhat unprofessional graphics and layout. The only links are to the ordering pages and testimonials. However, the site does contain a good amount of information and the user will learn everything they need to in order to make a decision about this diet plan.
The site is written in a very personal, one-on-one style, giving the impression that Chad Tackett is speaking directly to the reader. The website emphasises the fact that the diet is designed to help the dieter lose either 40lbs of fat (for women) or add muscle (for men) in just 12 weeks. There are numerous testimonials throughout the site, all featuring either before and after photos, or in the form of a video presentation. The consumer is even invited to e-mail the individual in the testimonial as proof of its accuracy.
Global Health and Fitness – Product Description
The Global Health and Fitness plan is available via the internet with a minimum sign up period of three months (i.e. long enough to lose the 40lbs as guaranteed). For a fee of $59.99, the subscriber is given a personalized program complete with workout schedules (which can be adapted to accommodate ones existing exercise equipment if desired), a customized diet plan and recipes, Protrack software (worth $32.95), five ‘fat loss’ books, access to online exercise classes and video seminars and a blog where the customer is encouraged to keep track of their progress. There is also access to the 38 health and fitness professionals employed by GHF. These experts cover all range of subjects including heart health, sports psychology and supplements.
Global Health and Fitness Advantage
- GHF seems to be a reputable and established company
- The plan gives 24 hour access to a range of health professionals
- GHF offers a 30-day money back guarantee
- The plan is offered at a 7-day trial for $1.00
- The plan is affordable for most people
- The company offers e-mails for testimonial verification
- The GHF plan has received good independent reviews by past customers and fitness professionals
Global Health and Fitness Drawbacks
- The website has a dated and unprofessional image
- The wording on the site has an over-exaggerated and ‘too good to be true’ tone
- It is up to the consumer to follow and use all the material available
Global Health and Fitness – The Bottom Line
After reading the Global Health and Fitness site, one is left with the impression that it is the most popular diet plan available although, in fact, it is certainly not as well-known as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig etc. However, if taken at their word, GHF has helped thousands of people lose weight and even invites the sceptical consumer to contact the individuals in the testimonials.
For the cost of a dollar, it is worth taking advantage of the 7-day trial although the user should be aware that firstly, this is not enough time to judge the product fully and secondly, at the end of the 7 days, their credit card will automatically be billed the full 3 month fee unless cancelled promptly.