Does it Work? - Body Flex?
07-11-2003, 11:57 AM
I was up late last night and I happend to stubble upon an infomerical regarding Body Flex. It claimed that you could lose up to 14 inches in ONE week just by breathing and doing resistance exercises. Has anyone done this before or known anyone?
07-11-2003, 04:41 PM
Hey Michelle...I think if you do a "search" (at the top of the page) and type in Body Flex, there have been quite a few discussions by people who've used or were looking to try it. Try looking in the exercise forum also. Good luck.
THE BIG ORANGE BABE
07-11-2003, 05:23 PM
I've read on several boards where people have good luck with this exercise plan..I actually have the tapes, but have never used them :eek:
I think you have to be very diligent with doing this everyday for it to work...
07-16-2003, 09:57 AM
This is my first time here. I used the old Body Flex system and it did everything it said it would. It was great. I have bought the new system with the bar but have not taken it out of the closet yet. I would recomend Body Flex to anyone. I just need to get
myself motivated here and start doing it again. When I did the
old system, without the bar, it took only 15 minutes a day and I could not blieve the results I saw. The new Bar one looks great.
I am older now and have trouble getting on my knees so this should be just what I need. I, like most of us, have spent thousands of dollars on weight loss stuff. Body Flex is about $35 and worth every penny. You can take it anywhere. It has a money back thing to so just try it. Good Luck
07-20-2003, 05:26 PM
I used this for the first time today and was totally impressed. Just one question, on WW how would you count this for activity points? Just wondering.:cool:
07-21-2003, 08:25 AM
Dear Lisa, I just started my ex program to and it felt good. Since you get into a high rate of fate burn so quick with Body Flex I would count it as like an hour of med hard exercise. I do not do Weight Watcher, if that is what WW is. I use to do the Body Flex, then get on my glider for 30 min, everyday and it was coming off pretty fast and I lost tons of inches. I think I would liken it to like an hour of fast walking I guess which is like 4 miles. Good luck, Penpen
07-27-2003, 09:32 AM
Okay, I saw this on TV and bought it ebay and thought what do I have to lose except 20 minutes in the morning, right? Anyway, I measured today and here are my one week losses
Upper Abs 3 inches
Waist 3 inches
Lower Abs 3 inches
Hips 1 inch
Thighs 0 inches (but my legs are pretty swollen today)
Upper Arm 2 inches
If my math is correct, I lost a total of 12 inches in one week. Now, of course, I do Curves and WATP too and have been for 2 months but the only thing different I did last week was Body Flex. I'm hooked.
Just had to share!!
08-02-2003, 07:02 PM
Update: Week 2 Measurements
Upper Abs 1 inches
Waist 2 inches
Lower Abs 1 inches
Hips 1 inch
Thighs 0 inches (but my legs are pretty swollen today)
Upper Arm 1 inch
That makes an additional 6 inches this week. Still hooked.
08-15-2003, 04:22 PM
I ordered BF and then saw stuff on the Internet about Oxycise and ordered it. Both had the 30-day money back guarantee so I thought I'd figure out which one I liked better.
I sent BF back for a refund. Love Oxycise.
BF is a really violent breath, the holding your breath part bothered me because I felt like I was starved for oxygen, and finally I saw Greer Childers on that Health Rider commercial years ago where she claimed the very same thing she claims about BF --how THIS is the only weight loss program that has ever worked for her.
Oxycise has a great message board for support, it's smooth and easy to do rather than violent, and it makes me feel revved for the rest of the day.
Just my opinion...
08-31-2003, 06:41 PM
Hey y'all...this is my first time posting, well, second, but I never heard anything back from it but I figured that life is just quirky that way. Anyway, I am intrigued by the BodyFlex system and have seen some posts on it but I was wondering if anyone else had any other commentary about it or 'this is the truth, it just doesn't work' kind of information that they could help provide. I purchased the 6 Week Body Makeover (before I had ever even heard of 3 Fat Chicks and was, well, essentially ripped off. I'm Italian... I can't avoid pasta... it's PASTA for cryin out loud!!! One week its no carbs, all protein, the next its cabbage tuna surprise. It's enough to make you want to have your own little pea soup spitting head spinning moment. However, back to my original quest, anyone with any info on the BodyFlex system would be greatly appreciated. I've been biking three days a week for a half hour. I just want to add some more stuff to my workout and punch it up a notch or two. Thanks!!! *hugs* and be blessed y'all :) Denise ;)
09-06-2003, 12:57 PM
I have been doing the Body Flex for almost 2 weeks. Measured last Sunday and I hadnt lost any inches (Sunday is my starting day). Have a hard time with the breathing part as I have asthma and usually start coughing (although I do use my inhaler just before exercising). Love the gym bar part, and I will keep using it and trying to do the breathing.. I also walk about a mile a day and have a orbitalelipter machine I work on each day.
I figure I will keep this up for another 2 weeks and see how things are going. I really want to strengthen my upper arms, they are really flabby since I lost weight. Have lost a total of 70 lbs in 3 years and my skin is not keeping up with the weight loss. Course I am 55 years old, and I think my skin has lost it memory, along with me LOL
nothing tastes as good as thin feels
09-08-2003, 04:05 PM
I did try body flex and while I truly believe in the concept I found body flex to be to harsh and unnatural. I much more prefer oxycise. Same concept just different breathing technique. Much more gentle and natural. check out oxycise.com it's great!
09-11-2003, 07:47 PM
I currently use BodyFlex. I heard about it from someone on the ediets website. I was impressed that she lost 161/2 inches in 2 weeks, so I had to try it for myself. I went and bought it at the Mall, they have an As seen on TV store there. I found myself loving it. I lost 16 inches in 2 weeks. I was really surprised, because I have been going to curves, and have only lost about 4 inches on average a month since I started going. I now go to curves 3 times a week, and do the body flex as often as possible because it is so easy and you can do it sitting down.
I have read what you all said about Oxycise though. i have heard of it before, and now im thinking of checking into that also. I like having different things to do so that I wont get bored with my exercise routine.
ok well Im off to curves.... have a great diet day
09-13-2003, 07:41 AM
I have a quick question and am hoping someone might know the answer. I am doing the Body Flex everyday but the weekends are near impossible for me to accomplish the 20 minute workouts. The question for that scenario is, can i just do like fifteen reps of the breathing technique or something? Also, in her pamphlet for quick weight loss success she said the second week 'do your breathing/resistance in the morning and then the breathing again before dinner' ....does that mean another 20min routine or again, just a certain number of breathing reps? Any information would be greatly appreciated. It *DOES* work. I can see the difference in my body and a friend complimented me yesterday... so, it doesn't hurt to give it a try barring pregnancy or asthma. Anyway, its 6:40 am and I'm rambling...maybe I need to go back to bed lol *hugs* Hope everyone is doing well :) Be blessed -- Denise
09-28-2003, 09:33 AM
I just bought the advanced workout video from ebay and the breathing technique changes and the repetitions go from 3 to 5. It is a lot harder (believe it or not). I think it is something to work up to. But after the 9 minute workout I really felt it. Just my opinion. Since I started BF at the beginning of August, I have lost 30" and over 15 pounds -- if my math is correct. But I really do look thinner.
09-29-2003, 11:18 AM
Hello Lisa :)
Thanks for the post. I was wondering how long I should wait before considering going on to the Advanced system. Did a month give you enough time to prepare? Also, maybe you might know the answer to my quest... in Greer's little pamphlet she said week #2 start once in the morning and once before dinner. Does she mean just like 10 mins of breathing, or the full 20 mins of 10 mins breath, 10 mins resistance because as it stands right now, I am not sure what I'm to do in the evening and weekend workouts are damned near impossible because well, it's the weekend and I have a ton of errands and things to catch up on. I'm delighted to hear that it is working so well for you. I get to take my measurements later today as it's now been a full week that I've been able to do it (last time when I neared the end of my first week I got sick and was knocked down and out for a week and GOD I missed working out lol). Anyway... if you know of anything, any info would be helpful. Take care and be well :) Denise
10-01-2003, 07:58 PM
Hi, Denise ~ In week 3, I started doing the tape once in the morning and once before dinner. I did the whole routine. I'll be honest, I've slacked up until this week but have gone back to once a day -- morning. The advanced tape is harder -- it makes me a little lightheaded -- but I guess it is something to get used too. I would suggest really getting used to the 20 minute tape before going to advanced. Good luck.
10-01-2003, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the info :) I know I'm no where near ready for the advanced. This is only my second week of doing this and I got the whole lightheaded thing going on but so far I am really liking this. I made a mistake when I did my first measurements and didn't measure all the areas she wanted, but upon recalculation I lost a total of 14 inches. Granted I can't pinpoint actual change because that is spread all around but still, I'm pleased. I bike three days a week too and just in general am enjoying getting healthier. I think I will give it a month or two before considering the advanced portion. I do know I have to be more regimented about eating habits... I learned over the weekend I eat when I'm alone out of boredom... such divine moments we learn things about ourselves LOL. Anyway, thanks and be well :) Denise
10-12-2003, 09:03 PM
well, thanks to this thread, I went and bought the Body Flex tapes. I found them on Ebay for $7.50 so they are on their way. I will let you all know how they work. :)
10-12-2003, 10:05 PM
Glad to hear you are gonna give em a try. They *DO* work if you are able to consistently keep at them. The first week I lost 14 inches total from the target areas. Unfortunately, mid-week in to my second week, I got sick and haven't had much desire to do any of my usual workouts this week and now at this coming weekend I am heading out of town on vacation so when I come back on the 20th I plan on getting back on the horse and hoping I catch no more colds. Good luck and lemme know how you do! :)
05-13-2004, 10:25 PM
Body Flex is the way to GO~~ I love it!
05-17-2004, 01:05 AM
is this the one with greer something? she a pretty older lady with blonde hair? if so, it is absolutley hillarious. I have it, i just can't do it without cracking up. :lol:
05-18-2004, 01:14 PM
body flex is a joke! i bought it and i did not realize i bought 2 of them. I guess if you really use it it might work but i think it is a dud! sue
05-22-2004, 09:41 PM
i just saw those FTC charges when i went online to try to find out something about body flex -- can anyone describe it well? is is anything like the oujai breathing you do in yoga? i'm such a cheapskate. also are people losing 14 inches at a heavier weight to start with? i am a size 10 (up from my usual size 8) after gaining 12 lbs in 3 months. would getting a grip on my eating do the trick?
07-21-2004, 01:49 PM
Hey lovelies... It has been awhile since I had a chance to post with anything, between moving, dog/house sitting, being sick, and all that happy *insert expletive here* I have been *SO* bad with not working out and watching what I eat *hangs head* I just started up my Body Flex again and will hopefully be able to adhere to it better now that I am settled in again.
To answer your question about all the inches lost, I do believe it makes a difference for someone who is a lot bigger than someone who is a size 10. Not that it wouldn't work for someone that is a size 10, it will just be a bit slower. I myself am a big girl so my results happened a lot quicker as far as total inches go. It *does* work but you *have* to keep at it. Her claim of not having to worry about what you eat is a bit off, because as anyone will say, in order to lose weight you *MUST* watch your calories and exercise, but that is just common sense.
Anyway, I am glad to be back and hope that you all have wonderful success, but more importantly, just enjoy life, you only get one chance depending on your faith, so why risk it? :)
08-02-2004, 06:06 PM
I tried it, bought the book and video. I ended up giving it to a co-worker. The breathing if done wrong can make you very dizzy. Plus my daughter watched me doing the breathing exercises and she couldn't stop laughing, which in turn caused me to laugh. It really is a ridiculous routine, but breathing is very important...PAAAAAAAAA(that is the sound you make as you exhale). lol :D
08-03-2004, 07:13 PM
I will admit the very first time I ever saw anything that Greer Childers did I about laughed my butt off at it (Lord wouldn't that be a great exercise option to have lol) but I have to give credit where it's due, it does work once you settle down and don't laugh at some of the positions or faces you have to make. Personally if it works to the success I'm hoping, then I'm all for it regardless of how silly I look in the process. I agree about the dizzy factor, a few times already I've felt lightheaded but the recovery time was rather quick. Take care :)
08-07-2004, 09:49 AM
I bid on the Oxycise tapes on Ebay and actually won a bid! We have never won a bid before. So I should have the set in about a week. I also have the highest bid on a second set, but there is still almost 2 days left on it. I bid on 2 sets because I could never be the highest bidder on the other sets! I guess if I win the second item, I can find someone who wants it. This system seems easy enough, so I will soon find out. I would love to have a FLAT belly once again. Congrats to those who have found something that works for them!
08-13-2004, 12:35 AM
To get a flat belly takes sit ups, which I hate doing. Breathing exercise in the body flex will not give you a six pak....The women in these tapes works out and has had surgery, cause just breathing will not make you thin....think about it....lol Have a great day. :p