Fresh Tri vs. 75 Hard
People often believe that losing weight or making lifestyle changes takes extreme effort. In order to get the results you want, you have to make huge changes. And while that might be effective for some people, it’s not a great fit for others who need a more gentle approach to change.
There are many programs and methodologies out there that promise to “change your life,” but can they really deliver in a way that suits your personal needs and goals?
Today we’re going to discuss two programs that have wildly different approaches to weight loss and habit formation: Fresh Tri vs. 75 Hard.
Overview of 75 Hard
75 Hard is an all-or-nothing 75-day “mental toughness” program created by Andy Frisella. Frisella is an entrepreneur, best-selling author, consultant, and public speaker. He’s the CEO of the supplement company 1st Phorm, and after seeing so many people quit their coaching and fitness programs, he was determined to create a plan that increases an individual’s mental toughness through discipline.
For 75 consecutive days, participants must follow the program without deviation. It consists of:
- Following a diet. It can be a diet of your choosing, however, it must be a structured eating plan. You cannot consume alcohol or any meals outside of your chosen diet.
- Complete two 45-minute workouts, one of which must be outdoors.
- Take progress pictures every day.
- Drink 1 gallon of water every day.
- Read 10 pages of a book (audiobooks do not count).
You cannot alter the program in any way, and if you miss any of your daily goals, your progress resets to day one.
Overview of Fresh Tri
Fresh Tri is not a weight loss or dieting program, and it’s not a “quick fix.” We’ve created an entirely new and effective way to approach helping people achieve their health and wellness goals – and it all starts with the habenula.
Founder Kyra Bobinet, MD MPH, has spent her career as an award-winning public health physician, who specializes in healthcare innovation, behavior neuroscience, and population health management, among other areas.
After witnessing the detrimental effects of ineffective and notoriously harmful diet methods, she developed an app to help people practice the Iterative Mindset MethodTM. It leverages brain science to help you overcome the challenges of retraining the habenula – the part of your brain that acts as a motivation kill-switch and prevents you from achieving the goals you set.
Fresh Tri is not a prescriptive, one-size-fits-all solution that must be strictly followed. Instead, it offers a natural, flexible approach to behavior change and building habits. It creates space for individuals to learn what works best for them and to continue to “tri” without fear or failure hanging over their shoulders. With Fresh Tri, sustainable change is achievable. Iterators never fail, so long as you keep in effort.
75 Hard Features
Starting 75 Hard requires a short list of to-do’s that we’ve covered above. Every day, you’ll complete five activities, and there are no negotiations. If any part of the program is skipped or missed, participants start back on day one.
It is a free program and the framework is accessible on the website of the program. There is a paid app that participants can purchase and download to help them keep track of their daily activities. The program is a rigid framework to which participants add the missing pieces.
Participants choose the diet they’d like to follow and prepare the meals according to that plan. The two daily workouts can be a part of a custom plan, a predesigned workout program, or whatever exercise activity you feel like doing that day. The last three activities of 75 Hard are taking daily progress photos, drinking a gallon of water, and reading 10 pages of a book (audiobooks are not acceptable).
Per the 75 Hard program website, you should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting 75 Hard or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start 75 Hard if your physician or health care provider advises against it.
Fresh Tri Features
At Fresh Tri, we believe in going further to advance what the world thinks of health and well-being. Our system is built around individuals selecting their “Tri,” or chosen area of effort. This can be in one (or more) of four categories:
- Healthy eating
- Behavior change
- Stress management
The app then supports you at every stage of your journey, with plenty of learning resources, a helpful community called a “Tri-be”, and helpful, timely check-ins. We focus efforts on helping individuals learn that it’s not their fault they’ve felt like they’ve failed – it’s their brains! The habenula, to be more specific.
The habenula is your brain’s motivation kill-switch. It’s designed to stop you from repeating things that cause discomfort and is a survival mechanism. The trouble with that is that sometimes we need to lean into things that are uncomfortable because they are good for our health and wellness. Exercising, for example, is one of the things we know is good for our bodies and minds, but it hasn’t always felt like something we wanted to do or knew how to enjoy.
By harnessing the power of the habenuela and retraining our brains to work with us rather than against us, we can achieve lasting, sustainable change in all areas of our lives.
Here are some illustrations of the features in the Fresh Tri app:
Fresh Tri vs. 75 Hard Feature List
Let’s take a look at how 75 Hard and Fresh Tri differ.
|75 Hard||Fresh Tri|
|Approach to change||Change is achieved through discipline.||The Iterative Mindset Method, a proprietary, research-backed way to change behavior|
|Personalization||Some, but the framework is non-negotiable||✔|
|Meal planning options||X||X|
|Cost to consumer||75 Hard is free for participants. Meals and fitness programming are not included. 75 Hard app is $6.99 on the app stores.||Fresh Tri is available through an employer and free to all employee users|
|Ratings||75 Hard’s app is rated 4.7 stars on the App Store and 3.5 stars on Google Play||Fresh Tri’s app is rated 4.6 stars on the App Store and 4.6 stars on Google Play|
Who is 75 Hard Best For?
75 Hard may be a good fit for people who are seeking a very rigidly structured and challenging program to build mental toughness and increase their self-discipline, while simultaneously increasing their physical fitness.
Who is Fresh Tri Best For?
Fresh Tri is a program that can benefit everyone, no matter their health and wellness goals. Because it’s not specifically a weight loss diet or program, it offers a solution to habit change that can meet a wide variety of needs.
Employer Opportunities With Fresh Tri vs. 75 Hard
75 Hard does not offer employee wellness solutions.
Fresh Tri is a powerful way for employers to play a proactive role in the health and wellness of their organization. After all, a sick workforce is not a productive workforce. The app can help advance meaningful change for employees who face all sorts of health conditions. It’s perfectly suited for employee groups of all sizes and makeups, and is a great option for midsize to enterprise-level organizations.
EXTRA — Fresh Tri was built for employers and has been testing our impact in a study through the CDC – See: Fresh Tri Wins CDC Multi-Year Contract to Build Habit Practice into the Diabetes Prevention Program.
75 Hard Reviews
Here are some 75 Hard reviews of the app and program:
The 75 Hard program is life changing and I’ve achieved amazing results and changed or discarded habits that were unhealthy. I will be sticking to the PROGRAM for life.
With all of that being said, the app is boloney especially for those who struggle with keeping track of their daily progress. I have to use multiple other apps to use this app and the app doesn’t cross connect to other apps making it a pain. #1 big complaint, there is no water tracker or widget which everyone needs. This is something I struggle with keeping track of and most people I share with have the same issue. The photo upload is a joke as well. It’s not worth the $5. If you’re going to charge, do better and offer a proper amount of content. Marking your workouts per outdoor or not, adding in a macro tracker or meal tracker, water consumption, or at the very least, cross connection to other health apps. Making this app part of the transformation is important. I’d rather buy merch to support the program and creators than pay for this app. Rather redundant since I’ve already purchased it…. This should be far more detailed than the basic task app included on everyone’s basic phone software. Super disappointed.
App Store – NotDiggingPandorA, 01/14/2023
75 hard is a life changing program in of itself..the app however is a different story
I’m on my second year of doing this program and as the title says, the program itself is impeccable for anyone looking to make real change. The issue though is the app itself, constantly having issues connecting so you will go the whole day not being able to see or mark your tasks off for the day which is very important to keeping with the program, consistency is key. When the app does work it’s great but the last week it has been causing constant issues from not loading at all and will just give you an error eventually, if you do manage to get to your current day and try and upload your progress picture it will error again so you just have to wait until it is working again the next day and once you open the app (if it’s working) you get the whole did you fail a day and are lying to your self Andy statement? No I didn’t fail, the app is failing me.
App Store – Durnikdelmor, 04/18/2023
Note – many negative online reviews of the 75 Hard program are related to the rigidness of the program. Negative reviews of the Android version of the app are related to the bugginess of the app.
Fresh Tri Reviews
Here are some reviews of Fresh Tri:
My motivation !
I am currently 8 months pregnant and could not feel healthier than I do now ! This application has been incredibly helpful in modifying my behavior and diet. I am now able to cut carbohydrate intake and continue to exercise 4-5 times per week at a modified pace considering my pregnancy. Before I began using this application my main weakness was the the inability to refuse the pastries and carb-filled lunches our patients and pharmaceutical reps would bring into our office . I am now able to take a step back and remind myself of my set motivation and goals. I highly recommend this application and continue to recommend it to all of my patients in my current practice .
App Store – Kareena Garza, 07/22/2020
I am loving this app!!!
I have only just started it 3 days ago and already I feel that I am learning a lot and have more support than ever before and I feel more confident that I can do it this time. Everyone is wonderful that are on the staff of Fresh Tri and the Tri(be) community is great too! I really love it and I am already feeling more motivated than ever before to exercise and make healthier lifestyle choices and turn them into habits!!!
Thank you so much everyone on Fresh Tri!!!
App Store – libra rat, 11/23/2021
What’s Better: 75 Hard or Fresh Tri?
Any program worth trying is a program worth evaluating thoroughly.
Before you embark on a new path to health and wellness, we urge you to consider the bigger picture. What has and hasn’t worked in the past? Why not? What will help you succeed?
These questions will serve as a launching pad for your further exploration. Always remember that the path to health and wellness is a lifelong journey, not a quick stop or destination. By working with your brain rather than against it, you can find the path that suits you best. Sustainable practices are the key to success.
Are you ready to “tri” your way to wellness? Download the app today. It’s free!