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Old 01-08-2006, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default Infomercial: Work or Junk?

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?!?!
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:04 PM   #2
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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!
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Great Thanks Susie!
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Old 01-08-2006, 07:24 PM   #4
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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.
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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!
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Thanks guys, it sounds great, I think I'm going to have to get it!
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good luck! let us know
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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?)
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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.
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... 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
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I have Billy's Bootcamp and I am definitely noticing a difference. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:36 PM   #12
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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.
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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. 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.
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