Restart Training Guide Review
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Restart Training Guide by Natacha Oceane Review

Restart. is a training guide created and tested by Natacha Oceane. If you have read my content before, you already know how much I love Natacha. Natacha’s training style, approach to a long-term healthy lifestyle and personality always brings me back to her new training guides.

FYI – This post was first written in April 2021 and then updated in December 2022.

Restart, at the time of writing this, isn’t a new guide. I first did Restart at the beginning of 2020 to get me back into the gym. Little did I know what was ahead of me! I then jumped into the training guide again when gyms opened in April 2021 and, after the year that was 2022, I am finishing the year doing Restart’s workouts. I know people will be looking for ways to help themselves get back into a gym routine in the New Year and this is what Restart is for!

Restart. by Natacha Oceane Training Guide Review

What is Restart. Training Guide?

Restart is a training guide created by Natacha Oceane. It is an 8-week programme for those looking to ‘restart’ their fitness and gym journey – whether you are relatively new to the gym or have been going for years. It concentrates on building up a healthy lifestyle and relationship with the gym.

I know, from experience, that returning back to the gym after a break (whether it was by choice, or forced by previous lockdowns…) can be difficult. Either it is too difficult to get to the gym or you just throw yourself in the deep end and expect to be at the same level as before. As I mentioned, I used Restart at the start of 2020. I wanted to fall back in love with the gym and give myself a good basis to work towards my (muscle) goals!

Restart concentrates on training smart (quality) and not quantity. Natacha is always an advocate for enough rest periods and days around training. It is those rest days that are going to get you to your goals!

What is Included in Restart. Training Guide?

As mentioned, Restart is specifically a training guide. After a one time payment (£29.99/$33.00/€34.00), the guide can be accessed via the Aflete app for life. This method is used for all of Natacha’s other guides too and I have never had a problem with it. I find the Aflete app to be user friendly and easy to record my progress in live time.

Alongside the guide on the app, you can also access a PDF. Restart’s PDF is shorter than the others. Natacha has previously included nutrition information, approved by Renee McGregor. However, Restart concentrates primarily on training and your relationship with the gym. Therefore, whilst topics such as nutrition, injuries and goals are mentioned in the PDF, they don’t go into too much detail.

The workouts come in 8-week splits. Since Restart is all about growing a healthy relationship with the gym, the workout split starts smaller and grows across the 8-week period. Week 1, as shown above, begins with a Lower Body, Upper Body & HIIT, Full Body, Mobility (optional) & Rest Days. By week 8, you are set 5 or 6 workouts.

Screenshot of Restart contents page PDF.

My Thoughts

2022 Update: Despite buying over 2 years ago, I still use Restart. I had a break from the gym this summer and having Restart to hand to help me safely get back into working out, without injury, was great. Even just dipping into a few of the workouts every once in a while makes Restart a great resource to have. If you are looking to get back into the gym in 2023 then I’d recommend starting with Restart!

My experience with Restart is positive! I was using the guide for it’s primary purpose – to grow my relationship and confidence in the gym. Having just moved house, this meant a completely new gym, new people and new vibe. I had always been fairly confident but the Restart training guide helped that go BOOM and I still feel the impact today. Through exercises and workouts I’d not thought to do before, to making me slow down and see my progress – I loved doing Restart.

I wasn’t looking to concentrate on nutrition, and so the lack of nutritional guidance in Restart was fine for me. But, this is worth considering before buying.

The workouts Natacha has in the Restart training guide are some of the best I have ever done! I remember finishing sessions and going, wow, I KILLED THAT!

When it comes to training guides, I also have a tendency to be flexible with them. Some weeks I’m on track and others I miss 3 workouts. I never found that a problem with Restart and the impact of the guide isn’t missed.

Review Summary

Concentrates on building your relationship and confidence with the gymNo detailed nutrition section (this didn’t bother me)
Only a one-time payment, own the guide for lifeWorkouts can only be accessed by the Aflete app
8-weeks of workouts planned out for youRequires access to a gym
Ability to be flexible (quite literally with the Mobility sessions!)
Varied exercises & workouts, all demonstrated by Natacha

Are you considering on buying Natacha Oceane’s Restart training guide to help you get back into the gym? I would recommend checking it out! Also, let me know if you have any questions below!

Do you have interest in looking at reviews of other training guides? I have a review of Natacha’s ‘Cut Reload’. I also then have reviews of ‘Shreddy’ and ‘Sweat it to Shred it’ which can all be found below:

Until next time my friends!

-Millie 🙂


  • Allie

    Hi! Would you say this is good for someone who has been working out at home consistently but wants to shift their goals and move to a gym setting? Thank you for this review!!

    • msblife28

      Hey Allie!! Thank you so much for the comment and I think Restart would be a good guide to use! If you’re confident in working out already and okay learning about the gym setting in this way then Restart can be great tool! Worth bearing in mind that this isn’t aimed at that though and so you may want to look at getting confident in the basics at the gym first 🙂 But if you’re fine on that then yes!! Let me know if you have any other questions!

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