Body Fitness

Tone & Sculpt App: Is It Worth The Money?

NOTE: This post was published in June 2019. There have been countless updates to the app such as an improved design, additional programs, an additional trainer, as well as a community forum. The app continues to amaze me and I am still an active user as of January 2021!

I’m a frugal shopper. I try to find the lowest deals, affordable clothes, and save my money as much as possible. However, when Krissy Cela released the Tone & Sculpt App earlier this year, I knew the money spent was totally worth it.

Krissy Cela has been an inspiration for years thanks to her motivational Instagram account. Through her workout videos, honest youtube vlogs, and authentic captions, she’s been an amazing role model. You can tell she puts a lot of thought into making sure what she posts is genuine. And of course, we need this now more than ever. 

She released the Tone & Sculpt App the first week of January 2019. Since then, there have been numerous updates making it more personalized to your likes and goals.

It’s easy to use for any fitness level thanks to video guides. There is also a section for meal plans that work for your specific nutrition needs. Here I’ll get into more detail about the app so you can see why it’s worth investing into.

12-Week Workout Guide

When I first looked through the Gym guide, I was a little worried. The same exercises are repeated within the first four-week block. I was used to switching it up each week by incorporating different machines or exercises into my workouts.

However, I honestly wasn’t seeing many results because I didn’t have any way to gauge my progress. I was never adding weight to a machine because of strength, but doing what was comfortable.

With this app, the consistent workouts have shown me how much weight I’ve increased for particular exercises. There is a feature that lets you track the weight and reps which is great for gauging your changes.

The workouts also include a video showing you exactly how to perform them so you don’t need to search elsewhere. She won’t show how much weight to be lifting because that would be extremely dangerous. For example, if she’s using 20lbs for a shoulder press and you’ve never lifted, you could suffer a serious injury by trying to do the same.

Another really great feature about the workouts is that she offers both gym and at home guides. She also has other workouts that include body blasters, bodyweight, and target area workouts. There is also a Challenges section, so you will always have content to switch it up. 

I’ve actually had 0 feelings of anxiety in the gym now since getting this app. Before, I would worry about planning a workout so that I could get every method in. Now, I feel like the guide allows me to focus on improving and transforming my body.

There is also a couple other workout options where you can do specific individual workout sessions or even challenges to push your body.

Meal Plan

Sticking to a meal plan is what I find most difficult. It’s easy to start a meal prep on Sunday, but eating the same thing every day gets old fast.

This app lays out a meal plan with each day being fairly different. When signing up, you input your information to calculate your macros. Your diet type is also taken into account when creating your personalized meal plan.

The meal plan includes pictures, ingredients with measurements, and method of making. You can choose your own set plan or have them create it for you.

I wasn’t too sure of the grams because I typically do everything in ounces. However, my kitchen scale has the grams options which helped me plan out everything perfectly.

I did feel it was a lot more food than I normally eat, but that’s also because I’d be binging at 5pm after work before dinner and really overdoing it at the wrong times.

This meal plan is a great way for me to control my portions and maintain my macros. I still log into MyFitnessPal because I want to make sure my macros were met and matching. If they were short or too high in one area, I’d make sure to make any changes during my future meal preps.

Krissy is also always updating and adding new recipes. She strives to make sure everyone has a nutrition plan that works for them. If you’re a vegetarian, there are tons of options for you! If you do happen to go on and not like the selection, Krissy answers emails quickly. She has stated that she would be happy to help you get the most out of it. 

Progress Photos

I love this section because I never take progress photos and regret it later. Having this space allows me to look at my starting point and appreciate any small improvements.

It’s a great way to hold myself accountable to committing to see changes. I can see my beginning point and know that I have to make progress from it. 

There is an added collage block so you can compare your start photo to current photos down the road. I actually did my front and back side by side and will likely do this again in 4 weeks. This is a great way to keep you motivated and notice your hard work paying off.

Price

This tends to be the scary part of things, but with the Tone & Sculpt App, it’s worth it. There are a few options when it comes to payment plans, but here’s a breakdown:

  1. Free 7 day Trial: This is the best place to start to test it out. You can get a feel for how each week will go and see if it’s in line with your goals.
  2. Monthly – £13.99 ($17.75 USD): After the free trial, you can test out how a month would go by choosing this option. You’ll be billed each month, so if you don’t want to keep it, you have to cancel manually.
  3. Quarterly – £34.99 ($44.38 USD): This was the first one I signed up for as I wasn’t sure how it would go. I wanted to test it against a longer period of time to judge any changes in my body. I’d recommend this one if you have an event or want to see a changes in 3 months time. You will be billed every 3 months.
  4. Annually – £84.99 ($107.83 USD) You will save the most money by opting for the whole year. This will allow you to make one payment without worrying about paying at different months. This is the best option if you like what you see and want to stick to it.

If you’re really on the fence about it, try out the free trial for a week to see how it goes. I’m pretty sure you’ll want to continue using this app after that ends. If not, be sure to cancel your plan at the end, just to be sure you won’t be charged.

The Bottom Line

If you’re looking to get into fitness and aren’t sure where to go, I’d definitely recommend you invest in the Tone & Sculpt app. It’s a great guideline for workouts and healthier eating all in one app.

Also, the customer support is amazing! If you ever have a question or concern, they tend to answer quickly. Krissy personally emailed me when I had a question about my macros. However, you might talk to someone on her team as the app has had huge success!

Another huge plus to investing in this app is that it’s always improving. Whether it’s workouts added, recipes, or easier functionality, the app is always adjusted to work the best for you.

The Tone & Sculpt App has been an amazing tool to use at the gym from knowing what workouts to perform to feeling confident by doing them correctly! It’s an app I will continue to use, as my fitness journey has no end in sight.

7 Comments

  1. Great post! Thanks for your honesty and input 😉 btw do you still use this app or you’re using something else?

    1. Kristin says:

      Thanks! Yes, I still use this app. The exercises are well shown through the videos which makes going to the gym easy as I never have to figure out what I should be doing. Plus the food section has a ton of meal options with the ones I’ve made all being amazing. I highly recommend it!

  2. Hattie says:

    Hi! I was wondering if you can switch between the 3-day a week and the 5-day a week guide, and also between the beginner, intermediate levels etc. if you purchase the yearly subscription? I’m recovering from an injury and just getting back into the swing of the gym after a while off so I want to take it slow to start (3-days a week at a lower level) but once my strength is built up and I am fully recovered I will want to go back to a more intense training regimen (5-days a week at a higher level). P.S. fab post!

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Hattie,

      Right now, I’m signed up for the quarterly subscription and can change the plan between the 3-day and 5-day guides, as well as the beginner-advanced levels – I think it would be the same for the yearly option. Also, the recent update lets you move around the workouts on the week’s schedule, plus you can add in more workouts or remove them if needed. Hope this helps and that you feel better soon so you can get back to crushing those fitness goals!

  3. Leena says:

    Hi, please can you tell me if there is a 100 vegan option for meal plans?

    1. Kristin says:

      Yes! There is a vegan option with a ton of great choices for each meal. The other diet options are standard, vegetarian, and pescatarian.

  4. Thanks for the review! Did the exercises change after the first 4 weeks?

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