"I'm totally blown away. It's been just under 2 weeks that I've been doing the Oxycise! program, and already 4 pounds and 2 inches around my belly are gone! My whole goal was to fit comfortably in my jeans, and already there is such a difference! 3 years ago I managed to lose close to 30 pounds just by changing some eating habits, but I also lost a lot of muscle as well. I got all excited and bought a bunch of 32 jeans since the 33's I had were falling off.
"Well, it didn't take long for those pounds to come back with a vengeance. I was so incredibly disheartened, which is how I've been for the past 2 years...beating myself up for gaining the weight back. I'm a pretty sedentary person, spending most of my time sitting behind a computer screen, so I knew I'd never stick with a rigorous exercise program, but the Oxycise! system appealed to me, so finally after tossing it around for about 4 months, I ordered the system for my wife and I.
"Which brings me to my 2 inches lost. But it's not just that! I actually have biceps again! AND, there is abdominal definition where there has NEVER been before. I'm totally sold on the system. While I stumbled around for the first 2 days trying to get all the moves coordinated, by the 3rd day, I had it down and it's just great! I find my lung capacity and endurance during physical activity has increased dramatically. I can't imagine how things will be in 2 MORE weeks! I'll definitely be referring all the 'tough cases' in my life to Oxycise! I wouldn't call it a walk in the park - it's real work! But it sure beats anything else I've ever tried! I don't have to leave home, I can do it anywhere, anytime, and I do feel really good afterward!
"...Thanks for a stellar program! So happy I stumbled onto it!"
Update from Bob
Thanks for doing the exercises every day with me. I do them on the video with you and it has turned out to be the best thing I have done for myself.
I started the Oxycise! program I think about last January 2004. I really didn't think it would work, I thought I was too old. Age was my problem. I was tired and run down and felt just plain lousy. I was about 50 pounds overweight and was wearing a tight 44 pants. ...I saw an add for the Oxycise! program and decided it was time to stop and try and do something. I thought I was too old to do the weight thing.
Much to my surprise I started and I felt a lot better after the first week. My breathing was good and my energy level was on the rise. In fact I fired the lawn man and am now doing all of the yard and singing again in Church, and the breath is good. I have so many rewards for doing your program I can't believe them all. I am contemplating going for the next level as I feel so good on this one and am able to do them at the right speeds with you on the video. Well I have lost 50+ pounds and have lost 6 sizes and have the energy of being about 20 years younger. Thanks again for the program and believe me, if I feel this good at 75 then anyone can do it and succeed. May God bless you and yours and may America join in to fitness.
75 and Laughing
John -- Age 70
"I am a seventy year old male, and would like to express my thanks for the Oxycise! program.
"I am now working on Level Three of the 'Easy Does It' part of the program. I have been 'breathing' since December of '02, and have lost thirty pounds, and many, many inches.
"Not only have I lost many inches and pounds, I feel much better, and my blood pressure has dropped from several points high, to almost normal.
"Every one at my church has asked me about the weight loss program. I have recommended your program highly. You should be receiving several request and orders from zip code 37122 very soon.
"I will be watching for the newsletter every week."
Another happy breather,
Mt. Juliet, TN
Update for John
"Just wanted to keep in touch, and let you know that I am still breathing. I never cease to be amazed at the results that I am getting from your program. I have not only lost weight, I feel great, and have more energy. On top of that, my doctor has lowered my blood medication from 10mg to 5mg with a possibility of not having to take any at all."
Thank God for Jill!
aka "the lean mean breathing machine"
"My wife and I have just returned from a two week trip to the Northwest, and the Canadian Rockies. While on the trip I sometimes had a hard time explaining the heavy breathing coming from my room, to my fellow travelers, but after I explained to them they became interested, and wanted to know more about 'Oxycise!' There were thirty eight seniors in our traveling party. I gave
each of them instructions to obtain information. I am doing my 'Oxycise!' every day. Feel great, holding my weight down, 'dunlop disease' in remission, and my doctor is very happy."
John Whited: "The Lean, and mean Breathing Machine"
[John explained that "Dunlop Disease" is when your belly has done "lopped" over your belt.]
Florence -- Age 80
Florence is an amazing lady and it has been a
real delight to get to know her better and hear about her Oxycise! progress.
Early in August Florence reported that she had just started doing "Easy
Does It" Level 2 and said that she had lost an inch from her "front
porch!" She also added:
"I find the best thing for me is the first
thing in the morning, about an hour after breakfast and before I start out the
busy day. If by any chance I have appointments then I try to do the Oxycise! at
night about an hour after I have supper. It is not a really strenuous exercise
program therefore I am not hopping all over the floor. Actually my knees have
been better since doing Oxycise! because I have had arthroscopic surgery on them
"I just gave my husband my scale to hide for me so that I do not get on it
every day. I am not overweight but for my entire life I have been getting on
that scale every day and if I gained a pound or two I went ballistic. I am now
going by how my clothes feel on me. Easier said than done though because this AM I
automatically stepped to where the scale was and now it is gone. I am trying to
eat healthy and stay in the best physical condition I can be for my age which
happens to be 80."
"One day at a time. I keep busy tap dancing,
playing shuffleboard, reading, crocheting, and anything else I can think of. I
feel good, everyone says I look good, so I will keep on with the program and
hopefully in a short time will progress to just Level one... Thank goodness for
On August 28, Florence wrote:
"Still doing my Oxycise! and happy to say
that I have lost over 2 inches around my tummy. True I also dropped about 5 lbs.
but at 130 I was very uncomfortable strange as that may seem... I have never
weighed that much in my entire life which is probably the reason that I felt
bloated. Oh yes I am somewhere around 5' 5" or 5' 4-l/2". I do not
have osteoporosis and believe it or not when I had the test my bone density was
normal. Unheard of so they tell me, in someone my age. However I have other
problems but I do not dwell on them and am beginning my tap lessons once again
on Sept. 18."
Joann -- Age 67
Last summer I saw one of your ads in the Grand Forks, ND paper. I cut it out and
when I got home I ordered the video tape, book and cassette tape. I'm 67 years
old and wanted to lose about 5-7 pounds and couldn't take it off. I have been so
happy with the Oxycise! video level one. Since August last year I've only missed
about 15 days of not doing the level one. I have lost the 7 pounds, 2 inches off
my waist and 2 1/2 inches off my hips. In November I was diagnosed with
emphysema so the benefits are double for me.
"I have the [Easy Does It] video where you
have short blond hair. It is perfect for me as you lead the groups a little
slower and I can do the breathing easier since I'm short of breath. I didn't
know there was a difference in the videos til I visited my sister (I had
recommended she get the program to) and her program is different than mine. You
have dark hair and lead a little faster pace. I think the slower rate is better
for people like myself with lung disease. I'm so grateful for the Oxycise!, I'm
breathing easier and I'm maintaining my desired weight. It is great. Thank you.
I know of 3 people who have ordered the program. I tell them all that it does
work. You do have to be committed to the daily work out and like you said in
your book it is 100 successful.
"I'm so sold on the Oxycise program that I'm
willing for you to use my comments in whatever way you can to get the message
out. I think it is so important.
"I was watching the "View" the
other day and they had several people on that were on different diets and the
results they were getting. I thought how great it would be if they had Oxycise!
as one of the options. Another thought I had was writing to Oprah about Oxycise!
as she is so interested in good health and weight issues. She just doesn't know
what we know.
"I continue to do the Oxycise! every day as
it is so helpful to keep my lung disease from getting any worse, in fact I feel
the emphysema is reversed some, which the doctors say doesn't happen, but I know
I'm breathing better. I can't say enough for the program."
Roger and Bea -- Ages 82 and 71
Just wanted to let you know that we are still breathing, and very gratified at
the two month results we have achieved.
"We got the "Spring Special", and
have started Level 2 exercises. My husband , Roger, only does a few of them, or
substitutes Level 1 exercises, or just breathes, because of his osteoporosis of
the spine. At any rate, he continues to derive benefit.
"I find I have dropped 2 pounds this past
month, even though I am within normal weight guidelines. The weight loss has
come out of my legs and abdomen. What I really find great, is the increased
flexibility in my legs and hips. A slight pain in my left hip when bending, has
left since starting Level 2 exercises.
"I am pushing age 71 hard, and Roger is 82.
This is and will continue to be a great program for us, pushing back the clock
Roger and Bea Heidenreich
Here's an update from our favorite Octogenarians -- or should we say "Oxy-genarians"?
"Dear Fellow Breathers,
What a joy to hear from you. I had intended to write a couple weeks from now, March 15th to be exact, and share our first O! anniversary with you. Yes, we're still at it and doing well. There was a period of several weeks when I was unable to exercise, and I really missed it. I noticed the pick up in energy and muscle tone again almost immediately on starting again. Also, of course, it's so much easier to maintain a stable weight. This came in handy over the Christmas holidays. I couldn't resist some of the special goodies.
"Roger and I intend to stay on this program as long as we are able. The benefits for both of us are enormous, and it's so simple to do. We alternate Level One through Level Four. Levels Three and Four are especially good for my legs. Roger just breathes and does those reps he can comfortably do. Roger had another birthday since I last wrote. He's 83."
Roger and Bea Heidenreich
Tia -- Age 63
I am totally restricted due to surgery 3 weeks ago from ANY exercise or
exertion. I panicked until I realized I could do the Oxycise! breathing in and
of itself. I have been totally inactive, and very concerned about regaining
weight and inches, but have held on all fronts and even lost a few pounds just
doing the deep inhale with 3 extra puffs on the exhale. Amazing!! I am released
by my doctor on Sept. 22 to resume exercise and can't wait to see the additional
results. The bonus is that my doctor is amazed at my progress, very much of
ahead of the projected prognosis, and I can only ascribe this to the benefits of
keeping up with increased oxygen intake."
Tia from Washington,
Becky -- Age 74
I'm 74 and have arthritis and have had trouble losing weight and finding an
exercise I can do. I water walk three times a week and have regularly done 'Easy
Does It' Oxycise! since May. I've really been watching what I eat and have
lost 22 pounds and now weigh 120, which the doctor says is my ideal weight. My
whole body is in much better shape - especially my stomach and hips (although
I'm still working on them). I'll keep on both with Oxycise! and maintaining my
weight. I don't want to gain that 22 pounds back.
"I really appreciate the 'Easy Does It'
Oxycise! because it doesn't hurt and is exercise I can do regularly with
"I have something to suggest that works for
me: I got two bowls and 30 marbles. During the day as I do four reps of Oxycise!,
I move a marble from one bowl over to the other bowl. It's surprising how fast
they add up. Maybe I'm playing a game on the computer and when it's not my turn
I'll do one or two reps; if I do some reps in the pool, I move the marbles over
when I get home; in the morning when I go out to get the paper (in the fresh
morning air); in the shower. I could go on and on. It's amazing many reps can be
done without hardly know it.. I guess I've memorized all the 'Easy Does It'
moves and have no trouble remembering them so my body gets a full work out every
"It's too bad more seniors don't know about
Jill and the 'Easy Does it' Oxycise!"
Ginny -- Age 81
"It's been a long time since you have heard
from me - - hope you haven't culled me out of your file!!!! I have been doing
Oxycise! on and off for over a year or more (?) Don't remember just when I
ordered all the materials - but finally this spring I was so disturbed that I
was growing out of clothes and looking at a size 16 when I should be 10-12, I
got real serious - - - haven't missed a morning with my level 2 tape - have lost
20 lbs and many inches, almost reaching my goal of 139 lbs and able to fit my
size 12 's - I was aiming to be below 140 for my granddaughter's wedding on
October 25th - almost there - 3 more lbs to go - - - - will be doing the 3 day
cleanse for the next 2 weeks - have been eating according to your book - fruits
and veggies - gave up my habit of munching of cheese cubes during the day -
awful habit and need to drop my cholesterol readings and you know what? Don't
even miss the stuff! - can't quite master the tape 2 perfectly - but I have a
replaced right knee and a replaced left hip but I can certainly stretch a lot
further than when I began - have the advantage of getting into the pool every
day (almost) here in Florida and I have continued the water therapy given me
after those surgeries - bicycling in the water and so on - also do the aqua
jogging - but your newsletters are what have given me the motivation to keep on
moving - I'm an early riser by nature and so am doing the tape first thing in
the wee hours."
Ginny, Age 81
"Guess what? Reached my goal weight this
week. 140 - just in time for granddaughter's wedding on the 25th (Saturday -
heading for Atlanta tomorrow for the big time ) - no binging though - I've
worked hard to get this far since July and I'm enjoying having people notice, so
I feel sure I will not have to begin again - hope to just continue - in fact
suitcase is still open so in the morning I can toss in the tapes!
"More next time and thanks so much for the
encouragement - it sure helps hearing from you guys..."