Joining 12WBT

Do I need to join a gym or get fitness equipment to do 12WBT?

No you do not need to join a gym to do the Exercise Plans. Most Exercise Plans have 4 different Exercise Locations to choose from – Gym Classes, Gym Machines, At Home and Outdoors. 

If you train at home, you can invest in some dumbbells (a barbell is also a great addition but is not essential) however you can also use weighted drink bottles or a weighted backpack for resistance.  A portable step or bench are also good options but an outdoor step can be utilised and some of the exercises can be performed lying on the ground. A skipping rope will also add great variety, and is an easy piece of equipment to carry with you when you are on the go. Many members may also choose to invest in some of Michelle’s Workout DVDs for greater variety throughout the round.

While following the At Home option for your Exercise Plan, you can either follow the online Workout Videos (you will need to be logged onto the site to follow these as they are not downloadable) or you can follow the printed Exercise Plan, or a mix of both. Some of these Workout Videos require equipment, such as a resistance band and weights (again you can use weighted drink bottles or a weighted backpack rather than dumbbells and a barbell) but you can choose to do only the non-equipment based Workout Videos if you prefer.

If you have an iPhone, you can also get the free 12WBT Daily app, which is has an interactive workout player, taking you through all the exercises in your workout to ensure correct form and technique – wherever you may be! Download it from the App store.

Finally we recommend you get a Heart Rate Monitor (HRM), so you can track how many calories you burn per workout! This is all explained in the Pre-Season Task – Gear Up.

Michelle has a great range of exercise DVDs and fitness equipment that you can pick up in-store or online at Big W.

How do I join 12WBT?

You can pay to join 12WBT via credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), debit card (Visa or Mastercard), direct deposit or Paypal. If you pay by credit card or PayPal, you can choose the weekly instalment option of $19.99 ($239.88 total over 12 instalments) or the upfront payment of $199. To pay by credit card or PayPal, click here

If you choose to pay via direct deposit an upfront payment of $199 is the only option. Once you have deposited the $199 into our account please email us at with a screenshot of your deposit and we will notify you of when your account has been created and is active.

We look forward to you coming on board!

How much does 12WBT cost?

To become a member and join our 12WBT team it’s either a one off upfront payment of $199 or 12 weekly instalments of  $19.99 ($239.88 in total). The first of your 12 weekly deductions starts from the time you sign up, so if you start in Pre-Season deductions will cease before the end of the Round. You can pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex), debit card (Visa or Mastercard), or PayPal; or we also accept direct deposit for the one off upfront payment method.

If you choose to pay via direct deposit an upfront payment of $199 is the only option. Please email us using the Contact Us form here and request our bank details. Once you have deposited the $199 into our account please email us a screenshot of your deposit and we will notify you of when your account has been created and is active.

We look forward to having you on our team!

Will I be able to access all the Program content with my device/browser?

We try and support as many browsers, operating systems and devices as possible, however we no longer support the following:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and under
  • Android versions < 6
  • Blackberry OS 7.1 and under
  • iOS 8.1 and under
  • iPad 1

We recommend having the latest version of your browser installed to access all the 12WBT site content. Upgrading your browser is free and easy to do, and has the added benefit of increased security and faster page load.

Here are the links to upgrade your browser:

Please note, if you are using Windows XP you cannot upgrade beyond Internet Explorer 8. We recommend using the latest version of Google Chrome.

Our videos are streamed via a third party video platform, Brightcove who do not support Firefox for Android or Windows 7 or 8 for mobile devices. If your mobile device uses Windows 7 or 8 you will need an alternative device to view our videos.

Can I share a membership?

Our 12WBT memberships are for individuals only, they are not designed to be shared.  Each membership has unique calorie considerations, exercise recommendations and profile details.  As a 12WBT member you are setting your own goals and commitments and these are unique to you. As a member, you also enter your personal information for your all important Pre-Season Tasks, as well as your starting weight and measurements, weekly weigh-ins, monthly Fitness Test results and revised measurements.

A lot of blood, sweat and tears has gone into providing the best possible content we can for our members, so sharing of this content with non members is strictly prohibited.

How much internet data will I use doing 12WBT?

This really depends on several variables, like whether you plan to use the 12WBT Workout Videos for part or all of your exercise component of 12WBT, how many times you watch the Pre-Season Task videos, weekly Mindset Videos, and Snip Tip videos, and how much time you will be spending in the online community, the Member Zone, and on the site in general.  You should also be aware of how much non-12WBT internet time you spend, as this will use data on your plan as well.

The 12WBT videos are not downloadable, so you will need to be logged into the 12WBT website to play them. Watching videos over the internet on your computer, smart phone or tablet may incur data usage charges. These charges vary according to the plan or contract you have with your internet and/or mobile service provider. Please contact your service provider for more information on your current allocated data amounts and charges. Most providers offer data usage meters as a free service, and many agreements offer an allocated amount of data usage for free before charges are incurred. To avoid extra charges it’s a good idea to become familiar with the terms of your data usage agreement.

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