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Alter is a fitness system based around your individual DNA traits. It offers a 3-in-1 fitness system (traits, tracking, training) that gives you hyper-personalized training, biometric body tracking and real-time coaching all based around your body responses and genetic traits. Fitness routines are accessible via a fitness mirror, a wearable on your wrist, arm or as a bra clip and an accompanying app. Every Alter member is paired with a dedicated coach to provide support throughout their fitness journey.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • DNA-based hyper-personalized fitness
  • Personalized workouts catered to your body
  • Nutrition, sleep, stress & fitness plans programmed daily
  • Financing options
  • Waived monthly membership fee if you follow monthly plan
  • 30-day home trial period
Cons
  • Ongoing membership fees (waived if you enroll and complete Alter+ plan)
  • No in-person classes
  • Does not come with heavy weights

Alter products

Alter has combined DNA testing, wearable data and AI-powered workouts in one fitness solution.

  • DNA fitness report: The report helps you better understand your body, removes the guesswork and unlocks your true health potential. You will learn what to eat, how you respond to stress, what motivates you and the types of workouts you should be doing based on your DNA.
  • Wearable: This device tracks your sleep, stress and activity levels, offering real-time feedback and personalized fitness guidance. You can wear it on your arm, wrist or clipped to your clothing. Data from the wearable determine what workouts or recovery sessions your body needs that day.
  • Alter Screen: Daily workouts and recover sessions come to life on the Alter Screen, which looks more like high-end furniture than workout equipment. You can mount the screen on your wall or use the free stand, which does not require professional installation.
  • Accessories: Enhance your workout routine with Alter's accessories, including a foam roller, yoga mat and strength bands in three resistance levels. These tools can help you improve flexibility, balance and strength.

Alter plans

With Alter, you can pay monthly for access to the Alter DNA/Genetic Trait Report, Alter Signal wearable and the Alter Screen, as well as some accessories: a foam roller, yoga mat and strength bands with three resistance levels. This plan includes workouts and AI coaching, and you can cancel at any time.

You can also make a one-time payment, which covers the hardware, accessories and membership (if you complete weekly AlterSense work-ins and workouts, you can get a waived membership fee).

The membership includes daily recommendations and AlterSense coaching. Additional workout equipment is available for those looking to further enhance their fitness experience.

How much does Alter cost?

You can finance the Alter System starting at $79.95 or for a one-time fee of $2,995. Included in this price are the Alter fitness mirror, wearable, daily fitness and recovery programming, sleep tracking, fitness tracking and coaching.

Alter covers your membership fee if you complete your monthly workouts and recovery sessions.

Alter comes with a 30-day home trial, so you can return the package for a full refund if it doesn't meet your expectations.

Alter FAQ

How does Alter work?

Alter analyzes your genetic profile to understand your body's unique fitness needs. It then tracks real-time biometrics (like your heart rate) as you exercise. The Alter AI platform uses this data to create customized workout plans, provide form corrections and adjust your training.

Is Alter legit?

Yes, Alter is a legitimate company that uses science-backed technology. However, results will vary based on how consistently you use the program and your body's specific genetics. Make sure to discuss any major lifestyle changes with your doctor.

Can I cancel Alter?

Yes, you can cancel at any time if you choose the monthly Alter membership. There is no long-term contract.

Does Alter have a guarantee?

Alter offers a 30-day home trial period. If you’re unsatisfied for any reason within the first 30 days, you can return the Alter system for a full refund. Alter also provides a one-year limited warranty on hardware.

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    Reviewed June 6, 2024

    I was admittedly hesitant to make sure an expensive purchase - especially from a new(ish) company, but I’m so glad I did. I'm so grateful to have access to this outstanding machine and coaching, all from the comfort of my own home. The system really replaces a personal trainer and a gym membership, so you have to keep that in mind to justify the cost. I love the workouts and finally understand what I should be eating and how much. I’ve had it in my house for 2 months and I’m down 17 lbs.

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    Reviewed June 3, 2024

    I have had my Alter System for one month now (anniversary celebration is in order!). It's really been a godsend to me. My life is busy and complicated and I can't deal with finding time to work out. I will not go to gym anymore at my age. It's too much of a scene. But having this Alter gym in my house means I can work out easily on my schedule. I like that the classes and food recommendations are all science-based. It feels like they understand me and my body better than I even do. After all they analyzed my DNA and know me inside out haha. This is what sets alter apart.

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      Reviewed May 31, 2024

      First off I’ve always been husky my whole life. I’ve never really had washboard abs or the ability to really lose weight the way that other people have done it. At least that’s the way I watched it happen my whole life. On a whim I actually clicked on an ad from Alter on Insta and ended up buying a DNA kit test just for the DNA results. What I ended up doing with purchasing the entire system. It was a bit clunky at first, (my reason for the 4 stars), but since the software updates, and once I got in the groove it got way better.

      It took some time getting used to a fitness system predicting what I did each day for a workout, now I’m not sure I can ever live without it. I have tracked my sleep, and my workouts for 67 days straight, I’m sleeping better, eating better, and my energy is back. Maybe it’s placebo effect, maybe it’s not. But after spending so much money on monthly programs for gyms, and trainers, Alter is it. At least for me. If you’re on the fence, at least get your DNA done. It’s pretty cool, you don’t have to buy anything, and you can really see what it can do for you.

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      Reviewed May 30, 2024

      Exactly what I needed! I spent the last 15 years running for my workouts. I started feeling worn and sore and had no idea why. My Alter DNA report taught me that my body responds best to Strength training, that I’m prone to Systemic Inflammation, and that my body holds on to stress and anxiety. For the past 6 months now, I’ve been using the Alter System and following my Alter plan, which is uniquely customized for what my body is saying. I’m already seeing dramatic physical transformations, the wear and tear is gone, I'm sleeping better, I'm eating what my body needs, and for the first time in my life, I’ve incorporated meditation and breathwork into my weekly activity. Alter has empowered me to take control and listen to my body and experience a quality of life that I never thought possible.

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      Reviewed May 30, 2024

      I've been using this DNA-based at-home fitness system lately, and it's been a total game-changer for my workout routine. On days when I'm not hitting the gym or doing hot yoga, it's perfect for keeping up with my mobility and strength training. What I really love is that it's all personalized to my genetic profile, so I know I'm doing the right stuff for my body. Plus, the real human coach is awesome! They give me personalized tips and keep me motivated. And an added bonus? My sleep has gotten way better and more consistent, which keeps me feeling balanced and ready to tackle each day. If you want something that keeps you on track with your workouts and helps you feel great overall, definitely give this a try.

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      Reviewed June 10, 2024

      I think it is very well priced at $2995 + tax + free delivery. I’ve completed my plan every month and have never paid a membership fee. I broke down the payment and put $1000 down via Affirm then got the rest financed at 0%. I'm paying about $110 all in per month, which is a fair price to me. It’s $40 less than my gym membership. With my gym, I didn’t get personalized plans, coaching, or a nutrition plan which has been huge for me.

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      Reviewed June 7, 2024

      At 65, I wanted a low-impact, effective way to stay healthy. Alter Mirror has been perfect. The workouts are tailored to my fitness level, and the nutrition advice helps a lot. I’ve lost 12 lbs in three months. The customer support rep Ryan was very helpful in getting me set up. Recommend for seniors.

      Reviewed June 7, 2024

      The instructors are fantastic, especially Erica. I've never been one for gyms, so the Alter Mirror seemed like a great alternative. The first few weeks were tough, but the personalized plans kept me motivated. Now, I look forward to my workouts, and I'm seeing real progress.

      Reviewed June 6, 2024

      I was struggling with not seeing results I want with group fitness classes. Alter has been working for me because it's holistic -- fitness, recovery, stress and nutrition. Sometimes stress keeps you from losing weight. Now I know. Thanks Coach Mike!

      Reviewed June 4, 2024

      I have an exercise bike at home gathering that doubles as a clothes hanger, but Alter is the first plan/program that I've been able to stick to. I’ve lost 17 pounds and feel fantastic. The workouts are enjoyable and fit seamlessly into my schedule, and the personalized nutrition tips have been incredibly effective. If you're looking for an easy and insightful way to lose weight and understand your body better, Alter is the way to go.

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