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DNAFit, found online at FitnessGenes.com, wants to give people an understanding of their own genetic makeup and how it can help them reach their fitness and weight loss goals.
How Does It Work?
According to their website, most people understand how difficult it can be to meet your personal weight loss, fitness, or wellness goes in terms of diet and exercise, and the information is always changing. One day a food or food group should be avoided; the next day it’s considered a “superfood” and should be in everyone’s diet. Fad workouts come and go as well.
The problems with all this uncertainty is that the single best indicator of anyone’s success with fitness or weight loss is their ability to stick to a plan in the long term, which seems nearly impossible with the constantly changing information. People taking on something as difficult as lifestyle change in diet or exercise want to know that they are doing the right thing – the thing that will eventually make a difference in their lives.
DNAFit wants to give their customers this certainty, by providing a DNA analysis that can reveal your “response to power or endurance exercise and recovery, to a detailed breakdown of your macro and micronutrient needs.”
When you purchase a DNAFit Kit, you will be sent everything you need to supply a spit sample for DNA testing. This sample will be processed in their lab and analyzed for a personalized plan just for you, according to the specific kit you have ordered, and can be ready in as few as ten days.
DNAFit actually has an extensive amount of choices for the type of analyses their customers can order. Diet Kits will range from $159 to $319, while Fitness Kits range from $191 to $239, and the fully combined Diet & Fitness Kit which provides a full breakdown of all the available information is priced at $399.
And because DNAFit is partnered with 23AndMe.com, all customers who have already submitted DNA samples to 23AndMe can purchase these kits at a discounted price, as their sample is already in the system. For 23AndMe members, Diet Kits will be priced between $79 and $159, Fitness Kits will be priced between $79 and $129, and the full Diet & Fitness Kit is priced at $149.
This website says that customers do have the right to cancel their order within seven days of the date they placed the order, without the need to provide any reason for cancelation, though customers will need to pay an administration fee of around $33.00. The website provides no information for cancelations made after seven days, which likely means after this point no refunds will be given.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who wish to contact their Customer Service team with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
At this time it appears that DNAFit has limited reviews, however these reviews do seem to be mostly positive. People seem to be really excited about the results they have received from this company, with more than one reviewer stating that this program confirmed more than one belief they had about their health and fitness, while other aspects surprised them but ultimately improved their routines.
However, DNAFit is very clear to their customers that understanding genetic markers is only one part of a large picture when it comes to fitness and health. For example, genetic markers won’t take into account into health conditions, allergies, previous injuries, lifestyle choices – it is up to the customer to take this piece of the puzzle and responsibly fit it into their larger picture as a whole.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different companies that try to offer people a better understanding of themselves through DNA analysis, like 23AndMe.com or Counsyl Genetic Testing, as well as other companies who try to use DNA analysis for fitness goals, so customers looking for an alternative to DNAFit for any reason might have a good chance of finding what they are looking for.
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