Begin your fitness journey with fit.Start(lean)

All your workouts, delivered every month


With a pure focus on helping beginners with fat loss, fit.Start(lean) will introduce you to various exercises and get you moving. Although a gym is required here, you should be able to get in and out in under an hour.

  • Difficulty level: Beginner
  • Gym required
  • 4 workouts per week + recommended morning walks
  • Gym time: < 1 hour
  • Included nutrition guide with multiple types of diets so you can pick the best one for you (vegan & vegetarian friendly)
  • Workouts delivered to your inbox every month
  • Access to our private Slack community of other developers getting fit

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Includes workouts and nutrition details delivered via email each month. Also includes access to our private Slack Community where you can ask questions and get help.


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You should receive your first month's workouts within an hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is fit.Start(lean) different from your other plans?

fit.Start(lean) is designed for beginners, and is an affordable approach to helping developers start their fitness journey (or ease back into it). Although the emphasis is on fat loss, fit.Start(lean) is also great for building functional strength and improving long-term wellness.

Is a gym required?

Yes, a gym membership (or standard gym equipment, if you have a home gym) is required.

What will the workouts be like? Will they be hard?

The workouts will mostly be centered around building functional strength (strength you can actually use in real life) vs just being strong for strength's sake. We will aim to also emphasize mobility (range of motion you can actively use), which will make you less prone to injury both during the workouts and in your daily life.

The workouts will be challenging, but nothing you can't handle! Even if you are unable to finish a workout, we design the programming in a way that you can still benefit from the work you did do. Don't worry about whether you'll finish a workout or not — the most important thing right now is that you start.

How many days per week will I be working out?

You'll have workouts 4 days per week. Each workout should take you less than an hour.

What kind of equipment will I need?

Most workouts can be done with standard gym equipment. If your gym doesn't have a piece of equipment you need, you can ask about alternate exercises in our Slack community!

What kind of nutrition details do you provide?

When you sign up, you'll get access to our Nutrition Guide, which contains a few different approaches to nutrition so you can pick the one that's right for you. We may periodically update the guide with new information and recipes, and you'll always be able to access the latest version!

You'll also have access to our private Slack Community, so you can always discuss your diet with other members and ask questions (our #nutrition channel is really helpful).

Can I cancel if it doesn't work out for me?

Absolutely. Simply shoot us and email or a message on Slack and we'll cancel your membership.

How is DevLifts different from hiring a personal trainer?

Only in the ways it needs to be.

Less expensive. Thad works as a traditional private trainer for his day job, and his lowest-paying client still racks up a $360/month bill.

No chaperones. We get that it can be uncomfortable having someone look over your shoulder and chit-chatting while you’re trying to work out. That’s another beauty of DevLifts: all the expertise of a certified personal trainer — without the trainer.

Community. Benefit from a community of like-minded developers who are on this journey with you. We haven’t met any personal trainers with membership forums or Slack channels.