U Weight Loss Clinics Reviews
32 ‘U Weight Loss Clinics’ Reviews
All I can say to everyone is DO NOT ENROLL IN THIS PROGRAM. I don't know if I would call it a scam but it is WAY too expensive. And, no, they don't tell you the good news that when you sign up, the cost of the weight loss supplements is not included. The weight loss supplements are about $60/week or $240/month, not including taxes. They also try to sell other expensive supplements on top of that. If you fall for their spiel, you could end up paying the equivalent of a mortgage, just to lose weight. Oh yeah, and you could end up taking about 20 tablets a day. My experience was similar to what other people here are saying. You go in for a "free" Detox and Cleanse or a "free" Healthy Weight Analysis. Be prepared to spend about an hour and a half listening to why supplements are necessary because the soil is depleted of nutrients, you'll keel over from a heart attack if you don't lose weight, you'll save money on fast food by following their weight loss plan, etc. They were cagey about the true cost of the program, until I demanded they give me an up front total. So, to lose 40 pounds, I could pay $4,000! No weight loss plan in the world is worth that. They offered me a monthly payment plan through a company called Health Smart. I said, no thanks. U Weight Loss obviously doesn't understand that they have a lot of (cheaper) competition. Their plan also sounds really weird; e.g., a snack of peanut butter, celery, and two egg whites. Does that sound appetizing? Oh yes, you are also expected to come in three times a week for some coaching. Who has that kind of time? So, all in all, it's too much money and too much time. Last piece of advice: do NOT give your e-mail to these people as you'll be on their mailing list for years, getting stupid e-mails. I even regret giving them my phone number, as they keep calling me, asking me when I'm going to come back. It was only by saying "don't ever contact me again" that I was able to get rid of them. A lot of these U Weight Loss clinics are closing and I can see why. It looks as though the Georgetown clinic is closed too. The people have spoken!
I went into Uloss clinic in Red Deer AB, on september 5, 2013, expecting a free consultation. Heather McNutt was my coach. She pressured me to sign up, playing on my emotions saying nows the time to do it, I did sign up after asking what the TOTAL cost would be, She said $1258.95, I would lose 30lbs and I would come in 3 x a week. I thought that was a lot of money but would be worth it for a year on the program.
So I start the program, the first consultation I went in, there were new costs and higher prices. The second time she explained to me that I needed to pay $60 a WEEK for uloss supplements, this was news to me! I said hold on, I can`t afford that, I left the office and later asked for a TOTAL amount again with all the hidden costs, taxes and supplements. It came to $3897.55!!! I immediately withdrew from the program.
I went in there the next day to see Heather McNutt and I said that I felt used and token advantage of. I did not know I was going to spend all this money on supplements! So I demanded a refund, she wouldn`t give it to me, and her boss Vivian Kaemmer would get back to me on Monday.
Vivian Kaemmer called me, but was incredibly rude and she insulted me, by saying that I was UNPROFFESIONAL for going into her office and talking to my couch Heather McNutt on the cost of this program!! I said who`s being unprofessional here, I`m the customer, your the business owner! She told me that I was lying, and my claims were quote `ridiculous! I said uloss is an rip off, how do you sleep at night!
She interrupted, tried to make me feel stupid, saying Im the only one who is dissatisfied with this program (what a joke) and she should take ME to court to get my remainder of the money program!!! (Ive been on this program for 3 days) She said she has talked to her lawyers!! Well Ive just called mine.
So If you thinking about joining this program, be fully aware that they don't explain the cost of the pills that you are required to take and it is the most expensive part of the program. Vivian Kaemmer,the owner of Red Deer was completely rude and unprofessional, so if you are unhappy with this program, you will pay for it. DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING no matter how much they play on your emotions and pressure you, because this company is money hungry, and con artists!
I am completely disgusted with this company and with Vivian Kaemmer and only the rich can afford this!!
I signed up for a free consultation -- and for a fact, they phoned me 20 times and emailed me twice to schedule my booking. That should have been a sign for me to not even get involved. - I finally booked.
I went in for my free consultation -- I came out spending $200 that I did not plan. I don't even know how that happened.
Sure they are nice - they want to make you feel good and motivated - good for them.
I liked finding out what my BMI was and what weight I should be at - and how much fat percentage I have -- that was great -- but right after that -- they swing right into their sales pitch.
I assuming it's just them explaining how the program works, until the end, and I saw the dollar value at the end - for 33 weeks only - it was going to cost me $15,000 roughly -- which I "of course" can do monthly payments of $260 PLUS Tax, ONLY if I paid $200 as a deposit or went with their finance company -- they then lowered it to 24 weeks which would have been like $206/month plus $5 for using the finance company (don't forget it's interest free) - then PLUS tax on that also. -- so $206+ $5 = $211 plus tax (10% SK) 232.10 a month. That's a lot of money.
As I was ready to leave they said if I wanted that deal I would have to pay the $200 deductible -- I wanted to go home and talk about It with my husband - but they advised - that I need to pay it, but it is refundable --- I called today to say I wont be going ahead with it because with my finances even lowering wont do, why would I spend money for less than the goal I'm supposed to be at --- they asked Specifically What Time I would be coming in - I assume it's because they want to conn me into staying and so that they can keep the money.
I only have 26%more fat than I need -- they even said I was already at a good start since I have been doing the gym already - all I have to do is focus on proper healthy eating --- I am not going to give them my money on something I could do myself. --- (she advised me they buy their supplements from GNC, I will go there myself and buy only the things I need)
If you are in a desperate state and you have the extra cash to do it, then go ahead. But for us normals, who don't have an extra $300 to burn -- b/c you have to pay for ALL the supplements and go shopping for your own food -- I would rather spend that money and buy proper food.
I do thank them for advising me that Centrium Supplements are crap. Other than that, they are very pushy.
I found that with all the crazy fads out there when it comes to weightloss and some of the down right dangerous things out in the market.
U was yes expensive but for me worth every penny.
I spent a lot more money on other diets that left me weak and unhealthy.
I lost over 50 lbs and have kept it off for over 18 months after finishing the program..
I NOW know how to eat healthy and maintain my weightloss.
I applied to U Weight Loss and did my google searching home work to get an understanding for the company. After interviewing for a position at the U Weight Loss clinic in Kelowna, B.C., I was told to come in for some “job shadowing” for a few hours and get a “feel” for things. After my initial 4 hours + of working without a break, I was asked to stay on for more hours. I wanted more information and asked several questions, such as if there were benefits. Codie (a Weight Loss Coach) said there were (rolled her eyes) but said she gets the benefits from her husband’s job, so she didn’t partake in them and didn’t know the full particulars. I never got paid for my initial time for the job shadowing. I was also told that the commission structure was changing, but one person (who left just a week before) had been making $2000 - $4000/week on average was then cut to making closer to $400-$600/week with the new changes. I also asked the interviewer, Amy, as well as Codie about the one program they have called the Trade Up program (wherein a potential client can leave one weight loss company and transfer to U Weight Loss), however both admitted they knew nothing much about the program and that it was even really spoken about. I also learned that the West Kelowna location had been shut, and that several employees had left recently…never a good sign.
I went home, spoke with my husband and we decided that the offer of $11/hour (which at my age of 44 with 20+ years of sales and marketing experience seemed incredibly low), combined with the fact that they wanted me to travel between the Kelowna and the Vernon locations at MY EXPENSE (100+ km’s round trip even though I didn’t apply to a job away from my home town) 2-3 days every week and was told after my 3-month probation I could possibly see a jump to $14/hour, but no guarantee, I decided to gracefully decline.
I then got a voice mail from Codie in Kelowna saying they’d offer me the $14/hour, that I wouldn’t have to drive to Vernon (as she wouldn’t agree to that either without compensation), apologizing that there are no benefits (putting it down as an error on her behalf because when she went on maternity leave last there were benefits…even though she has been back from mat leave for several months), and sorry, etc.
So I went against my gut feeling (NEVER AGAIN), and thought that I’d give it a chance. I believe in giving another opportunity, as no one is perfect. WHAT A MISTAKE!
After my full day of work yesterday from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m., WITHOUT A BREAK AT ALL, and after all the things that I had to agree to in my employment contract, such as:
EACH COACH MUST SELL $1500 WORTH OF PRODUCT OF PROGRAM AND BOOK AT LEAST 3 NEW APPOINTMENTS EVERY WEEK
So clearly the program isn’t so much about quality as quantity or about doing the right thing for a client, but rather a numbers game.
There are many, many other reasons why I have chosen not to work for this company, which can be backed up by company documents and email threads.
Overall, perhaps the program works for some people, but as I have been told, the price is VERY high (the highest in the industry) and it seems is more about supplement sales (so that the employees seem to be able make up for terrible wages with commissions) than anything else. Oh and IF you are thinking of using the program, ALWAYS check to see if there is a special online, as I was told to NEVER DIVULGE ANY SPECIALS UNLESS THE CLIENT SPECIFICALLY ASKS FOR THEM, thus saving the company more money.
!!!BUYERS BEWARE…POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES BEWARE!!!
The supplements are not a magic pill. They assist in weight loss, but if you go and eat a ton of junk food they obviously won't work. This program needs a lot of commitment from weighing an measuring out food for preparing your meals, to showing up for coaching s 3 days/week. If you don't want to put in that commitment I suggest looking else where.
I have seen many clients go through their program and be 20 lbs ahead of schedule . I have seen others who come in and struggle continuously because they are not ready to give up Sunday pasta night or can't resist a drink every night or just plain don't want to change their habits. This is a life style change. If you want a quick fix bikini plan, great. You can do it for much cheaper else where. If you want a healthy life style change, this is a great program to help you get started and to give you guidelines on how to do it and support you through tough times. As I said earlier, there are supplements and a lot of commitment involved. But do it right the first time, you'll save more money by not having to do it for longer than you have to. Plus you can still have your pasta nights ;)
So I went in to U Weight Loss having heard about them many times on the radio. I have a hectic and busy life and this would be worked around and able to be taken care of and the program would work. I remember asking at least twice to one of the women who signed me up what happens if I choose to stop being in the program early... and funnily I also remember that I never received an answer to this question.
The answer came a few days later when I asked if I could return the initial package and walk away. The answer to this was a resounding no and I was told that I had signed up and I was in until the end of my contract.