What Our Members Are Saying About SparkPeople Premium


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It’s been a little over a year since we launched SparkPeople Premium, the optional paid upgrade that provides enhanced tools and support to help you knock out your goals. Beyond the obvious benefit of making your screen an ad-free zone, Premium gives you access to advanced reporting, weekly emails from coaches, daily motivational videos and more.

We think Premium is worth every penny, but don’t just take our word for it. Read on to discover what real members are saying about the upgrade.

“I think it is worth it. It is geared toward giving you uplifting motivation. It encourages you to move forward with step-by-step guidance. You have a once a week option of e-mailing a trained professional with a question and get valuable and objective advice. The data and statistics break everything down into little bites of information you can work with…not just a general graph or pie chart.”
“I love SparkPremium on my laptop and on my phone. No ads, so everything loads quicker. I find tracking my food is much less time-consuming. And SparkCoach is a great feature. It only takes a few minutes a day but has some very profound and helpful thoughts.”
“I love it! You can't go wrong with the Spark Coaching, and there are NO ads, which makes things move a lot quicker!”
“SparkPeople has more information than any other weight loss site I have ever been on, so I was happy to give back to them for all they do to help us. I really like that I can browse through the website now and it is ad-free. I have also used the 'email a coach' feature once and received valuable information. Each day I have the option to make a brief note on how things are going…this way I can refer back in my history and see how well I was doing at any given time. I enjoy the videos and appreciate that they seem to all be less than five minutes long. Plus, there is the added bonus of gaining a little bit more Spark Points each day.”
“I signed up for this and I'm really enjoying it. There aren't any ads, the site moves faster and I'm feeling all warm and fuzzy knowing that I'm helping to finance this site that has given me so much for free. I didn't even know that I would be given the SparkCoach program along with the other benefits. I like it because it's gentle ways to hold me accountable and push me to utilize more of the SparkPeople tools.”
“Buying it was my 30-pound reward. I am very happy that I got it! The speed of the system is much quicker. I like being able to access daily SparkCoach AND get 25 more points a day.”
  “I depend on limited bandwidth, so removing the ads speeds up the web page and the phone app. Saves me valuable time and bandwidth. I plan to be SPARKING for the rest of my life, so I see the premium fee to be a long-term modest investment.” 
  “For me, it was worth the cost. I love having a SparkCoach in my corner every morning when I start the day. The motivation and support that SparkCoach offers is priceless. And I am worth it.”
Have you upgraded to SparkPeople Premium yet? Share your experience in the comments!

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  • 37
    I signed up a long time ago. - 1/20/2018   4:51:21 PM
  • 36
    It is okay. I love not having to wait for ads to load, but all of the tips from the coaches and articles are repeated frequently. - 1/20/2018   9:02:22 AM
  • 35
    I love Spark Coach premium and fast loading without flashing ads. The products within articles doesn't bother me, in fact I have read and purchased some. I understand the website has expenses and I'm so grateful for what it offers, the education and motivation is great! - 1/19/2018   6:38:54 PM
  • 34
    I really enjoy it and very helpful - 1/19/2018   4:39:47 PM
  • 33
    The premium service is too focused on weight loss for me. I paid the one-time fee but would not consider paying monthly as it doesn't have a focus on being healthy in general. I am looking for information on the science behind healthy living not a list of do this not that.

    I would like to see the service add a feature focus for those that are at a healthy weight and are looking to improve general health by way of nutrition and cardio routines that do not involve marathons of any kind. I want enough information that I can develop a cardio routine that works for me. - 1/19/2018   3:01:55 PM
  • 32
    The problem I have with the premium is that they have “articles” that are actually ads. When I emailed about it they claimed that they weren’t ads, but I disagree.I’ve used this app for a long time, but the ads masquerading as articles has me considering a different app for tracking. - 1/19/2018   12:35:01 PM
  • 31
    Well worth it to not have ads! I haven't taken advantage of any of the other perks. The one-time fee was what got me in. If it would have been monthly, I would have just given up. This way I could also pay for my stepson to be ad free too, so he could have a useful tracking tool with plenty of other opportunities as he's ready for them. Thank you SparkPeople! - 1/19/2018   12:14:18 PM
  • 30
    I'm so glad I did it. As one of the members in the article stated, I enjoy supporting the valuable information and help I get from this site, am glad to be free from ads, and I've enjoyed sparkcoach more than I thought I would! - 1/19/2018   8:34:08 AM
  • 29
    I love it! Was so grateful when they offered it for a one time fee. Being on disability income from Canada with a poor dollar exchange, I wouldn't have been able to afford the new monthly ongoing fee. The ads had become pervasive and even with my high speed connection the pages were slowing down and hanging up, especially annoying when trying to track food and having to wait for all of them load up after each entry.. It was especially evil those video ads that start playing in the middle of articles. Thank you for this option Sparkpeople!! - 1/19/2018   8:25:04 AM
  • 28
    It is definitely worthwhile. Extra motivation, no ads, great reminders and 25 points. Can't go wrong. - 1/19/2018   6:41:32 AM
    I paid for NO ADS yet even the articles are pushing products! - 1/19/2018   6:16:02 AM
  • 26
    Just getting rid of the ads was worth it. The features are great but they had me at 'get rid of ads forever'. - 1/19/2018   5:53:13 AM
  • 25
    It is well worth it for just the increase in speed. you also get 25 extra points form the SP coach

    This is quite a lot of motivation built in - 1/19/2018   4:57:19 AM
  • 24
    Before upgrading my lag time with the cursor and scrolling was driving me crazy. Now - simple, easy, and fast. - 1/17/2018   3:16:45 PM
  • ZRIE014
    thanks - 1/17/2018   12:09:30 AM
  • 22
    I love Spark Coach-first, everything loads so much faster without the ads...second, the program is helpful when first starting out-it walks you through tracking, community & each day there's another lesson/tips from the coaches...I do like that I can email a coach directly each week when I need something & get a response back quickly...it's well worth the $$$! - 1/16/2018   4:31:56 PM
  • JAYJAY357
    Something to consider. - 1/16/2018   3:04:32 PM
  • 20
    Thanks - 1/15/2018   8:19:24 PM
  • HUCK132
    Thanks. - 1/15/2018   1:59:18 PM
  • 18
    Well worth the money! My original thought in signing up was to get rid of the ads -- and that's great!! However, I found the information on SparkCoach and other places has been extremely valuable to my motivation. Yes, well worth it! - 1/15/2018   7:58:26 AM
  • ZRIE014
    thanks - 1/12/2018   12:10:34 AM
  • 16
    need to look into this. - 1/11/2018   9:41:42 PM
  • 15
    Great job - 1/11/2018   9:30:32 PM
  • 14
    I'm only 11 days in so far, and I love it. It keeps me going when I'm about to give up. I like the premium workouts too. - 1/11/2018   9:25:48 PM
    thanks - 1/11/2018   7:25:00 PM
  • 12
    Thanks - 1/11/2018   6:55:01 PM
  • 11
    I love premium. I signed up with the one time fee. I use the SparkCoach feature daily, and I LOVE no ads. - 1/11/2018   4:54:08 PM
  • 10
    THANKS - 1/11/2018   3:21:26 PM
  • 9
    I've had Spark Premium for a few months and love it!! Totally worth the $s. I paid the one-time fee (not monthly) and it has eliminated pesky ads and provides SparkCoach, which has been a great motivator. - 1/11/2018   12:05:44 PM
  • 8
    thanks - 1/11/2018   10:43:07 AM
  • BUNNY517
    I would gladly pay the one time fee, but not the monthly fee. - 1/11/2018   7:58:29 AM
  • 6
    I like it. - 1/11/2018   6:08:39 AM
    Love it! - 1/11/2018   6:02:39 AM
  • 4
    I'm glad I signed up when it was a one-time fee, it was totally worth it.
    I'm not sure I would pay a monthly fee just to not see the ads, because that was my main motivation for signing ups.
    The reports and tools are great, but I rarely need to use them anymore, as I'm in maintenance. - 1/11/2018   3:36:28 AM
  • 3
    Why the removal of the one time fee? - 1/11/2018   12:40:46 AM
  • 2
    I like it too :) - 1/11/2018   12:40:31 AM
  • 1
    I like it it keeps me motivated - 1/11/2018   12:17:58 AM

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