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sabrina_p_1999
01-08-2006, 06:57 PM
I want to lose weight by life changing steps and that includes exercise. Well I see the infomercials like Billy Blank's bootcamp and Katami Bar...Do these work or are they for professionals who are already skinny or are they junk?!?!


susie_sunshine
01-08-2006, 07:04 PM
I have a Billy Blanks video that I really like. It's a very simple 30 minute work out... when I find it i'll post the name. It's a tough workout with a series of 30 1 minute exercises!

sabrina_p_1999
01-08-2006, 07:17 PM
Great Thanks Susie!


jas80
01-08-2006, 07:24 PM
i got the billy's bootcamp one, though not through infomercial. got it at target for around $35 i think. i like it a lot. it's a hard workout that about floors me when i'm done. but i've noticed a difference already after only 4 workouts. nothing significant, but it's all about baby steps for me right now. my arms and legs are a bit less flabby and my pants have started to get a little baggy. it's enough motivation to keep me doing the workout.

ellis
01-08-2006, 07:56 PM
My DH and I did Billy Blanks several years ago. The workouts were GREAT, and we both lost weight and "got fit". We had a one hour, a 20 minute, and an 8 minute workout.
We're thinking of trying them again... thanks for the reminder, and good luck! :wave:

sabrina_p_1999
01-08-2006, 08:26 PM
Thanks guys, it sounds great, I think I'm going to have to get it!

jas80
01-08-2006, 08:53 PM
good luck! let us know :)

FrugalChick
01-09-2006, 10:46 AM
I love Billy! His workouts kill me when I first start them. But within about 2 wks, I am able to do more.

I think with a lot of these products -- especially workouts -- you have to DO them in order for them to work. And the secret to doing them, is finding something that really 'clicks' with you -- something that you enjoy doing enough to get up off the couch and do it...KWIM? (know what I mean?)

marbleflys
01-09-2006, 10:53 AM
If anyone is interested Billy's bootcamp dvds are selling at BedBathBeyond on a single basis (about $15.00 each and you can use your coupons, so they cost $10.00). I saw them around Thanksgiving.

ellenuw
01-09-2006, 12:22 PM
... I think with a lot of these products -- especially workouts -- you have to DO them in order for them to work. And the secret to doing them, is finding something that really 'clicks' with you -- something that you enjoy doing enough to get up off the couch and do it...KWIM? (know what I mean?)

Exactly - like diets, the right evercise is going to be different for us all. Try around and find acouple that "click" with you, meaning you will do them on a regular basis. Don't buy until you try - check them out of the library or Netflicks first

teahoney
01-09-2006, 01:05 PM
I have Billy's Bootcamp and I am definitely noticing a difference. I would recommend it to anyone.

sabrina_p_1999
01-09-2006, 07:36 PM
Thanks everybody!! I never thought of looking on Netflix, GOOD idea! I found brand new sets on ebay for a good price, which buyer beware but I might have to take advantage of the great price.

GreatBigMonsterMomma
01-10-2006, 02:02 AM
I think with a lot of these products -- especially workouts -- you have to DO them in order for them to work. And the secret to doing them, is finding something that really 'clicks' with you -- something that you enjoy doing enough to get up off the couch and do it...KWIM? (know what I mean?)

Yup, yup, yup. :carrot: The greatest program does no good if you don't enjoy it enough to keep with it. I've often told the story of my experience with Tae Bo--tried it, enjoyed it, but lacked the coordination to do it properly. Almost fell over a couple of times, and accidentally kicked my toddler once when she ran too close. :( So it's not any good for me.