Oxycise! is something I can stick with for the rest of my life.
“I am 31 years old and have spent half my life trying to achieve and maintain weight loss. The problem was that nothing was ‘do-able’ long term. Anyone can go on a fad diet, but you can’t stay on one for the rest of your life. And joining the gym turned out to be a joke for me. I spent more money than time in all five I joined; I just couldn’t stick with it. When I looked in the mirror 30 days before my last birthday, I said to myself, ‘One last time I’ll try. If I’m successfull, great! If I’m not, I’ll resign to be overweight for the rest of my life.’
“Well I’m happy to say that I found Oxycise! I have lost 16 pounds, lowered my cholesterol level and blood pressure and am in better shape than I was at 15. I feel great and am convinced that Oxycise! is something I can stick with for the rest of my life.”
My cholesterol was down and my blood pressure was great!
“I had some exciting news this last week. I posted earlier in this thread about having Hashimoto’s disease. I have been quite discouraged because I haven’t seen much in the way of results. I am 45 yrs. old and 5′ 8″. I was weighing 160 lbs and climbing until I got on thyroid meds. Since then I have stayed about the same as far as weight. I began ‘breathing’ on May 1st, 7 weeks ago. I have had many discouraging days because I could see no results. But finally this last week my pants seemed just a little looser. I usually only weigh on Saturday, but come Friday morning I couldn’t resist. So, I weighed and was 2 lbs lighter and had lost 1 3/4”. That may not sound like much, but it was a lot for me!!!! I also had my doctor appointment on Friday and when I weighed on his scale I was 4 lbs. less than I had been on my last visit 2 months ago. My cholesterol was down and my blood pressure was great! It has to be due to the Oxycise! because I haven’t changed my diet at all.
“I try to do O! twice a day, but don’t always make it. However, I breathe whenever I can – especially whenever I drive anywhere, even if it’s just for 5 minutes. I believe O! works and if those of us with health problems just keep persevering we’ll get to our goal. If nothing else, I certainly feel better and more energetic from breathing.”
I have lost the 10 pounds that needed to be lost and many inches
“I want to thank you for making Oxycise! available to me. I received your system in late October and feel tremendously better! I had become concerned after my doctor had placed me on blood pressure and cholesterol medication. I had to lose at least 10 pounds to be within the acceptable body mass index scale. I was only 27 years old when placed on this medication and thought that something had to change! There is a history on both sides of my family with heart problems and I did not want heart disease to rear its ugly head in my direction!
“I saw your promotion of Oxycise! on ‘The Shopping Channel’ in Canada and decided that I could spare 15 minutes a day. Although progress is sometimes slow, I have just recently lost the 10 pounds that needed to be lost and many inches. I would like to still lose more, but I am patient. I have also changed my eating habits to include more vegetables, less fat and to drink a whole lot more water. Your program seems to inspire other healthy activities…my husband and I have decided to try to become pregnant in the near future.”
This is the only exercise program I have ever stuck with
“I injured my shoulder about 3 years ago. Several times…in the same spot. I fell and hit it several times. I could not raise my arm because it hurt so much and was very stiff. When I first began to Oxycise! I would have to lift my right arm with my other hand, if I was doing a position that required raising that arm. If I reached for anything in my cupboard I would have to put my left hand on my right elbow and help that arm down or I would drop whatever I was retrieving.
“After about two weeks of Oxycising, I could move my right arm up and down with no pain. This was no fluke and no coincidence. It was great to move my arm up and down after three years of not being able to do it. I have had no problems for a year now, since I have been Oxycising, but as I mentioned before, I was very surprised when it started stiffening up again and hurting after several days of no Oxycising. It only took 2 or three days for it to feel good again. I am almost 65 and have osteoarthritis. When my legs are sore or stiff and my back hurts I find that if I Oxycise! a little extra it really helps.
“Sure it’s work, but it is sure worth it. I don’t understand why people are so slow to try this when someone who has experienced the benefits tells about it. I am so skeptical about so many things, but I have proven this to be good for me in more ways than one.”
Update 6 years later:
“Thank you so much for the newsletter. I have been doing the Oxycise program for a few years now and it really helps me with flexibility etc. I am 70 years old and this program helps me so much. I vary between Levels 1 and 4…also the abs and arm tape.
“Not only am I 70 years old and do 5 levels of Oxycise, but I have atrial fibrillation. Of course people should check with their doctor first, but it has not affected my heart at all. In fact there have been times when it has actually stopped an episode of A.F.
“Sometimes when I haven’t been able to sleep at night, I will get up and do one of the tapes, then go back to bed to go right to sleep. This is the only exercise program I have ever stuck with and I have started many and quit after a few months.”
Still at it another 8 years later:
“I have not posted on the board for quite a while, but am still oxycising. Thank you for the newsletters. I am 78 years old. I feel a lot better if I Oxycise on a consistent basis.
“I had tried several other types but didn’t experience the same results. I did some aerobics and then would do some strength excersises. Well….Oxycise gives me both. So I stuck with it.
“It’s the only exercise I have been able to stick with through the years. I find it keeps me more limber than I would be otherwise at my age since I do have osteoarthritis. If my B/P is too high, I will Oxycise…then take my B/P and it will have come down several points. I am plagued with anxiety attacks from time to time….so my next ‘trial’ is when I feel an anxiety attack coming on…Oxycise and see if it can be avoided. I highly recommend it.”
They talked about their firmer abdomens, improved posture, flexibility and range of motion of their joints
“Dear Jill Johnson,
“I am writing to tell you about the program I am running using Oxycise! and the great success my classes have experienced.
“My name is Teri Havener and I am an AFAA certified fitness instructor. I have personally worked out for 20 years and have worked in the fitness industry 10 years. I currently run the fitness department at On Top of the World, a large retirement community in Ocala, Florida. We have 25 pieces of Nautilus equipment, 10 treadmills, bunch of bikes, some free weights and a large array of fitness classes to chose from including; Tai Chi, Aquasize, 3 different levels of aerobics classes, etc.
“I first heard about Oxycise! from residents last summer. They brought me the Oxycise! ad from the Parade section of our local newspaper; the Ocala Star Banner. It made pretty big claims about weight loss. People seemed interested, so I decided to put it to the test. I organized a class around the Level One Oxycise! Program. In November, I trained 150 people to do Oxycise!. Breaking it down into groups of 20-25, we weighed and measured everyone. I explained thoroughly the breath and we practiced it together. Next, we went through the positions slowly giving everyone a chance to ask questions along the way. Working with seniors, my guidance gave them a better grasp of what they’re doing and confidence. After the initial training, they had 3 opportunities daily to view the Level One workout tape. I usually do the class with them and help with the cueing. Some were discouraged by the quick pace and felt they couldn’t keep up. I encouraged them to keep trying and not to worry about getting every little sniff or puff.
“In February, we weighed and measured everyone again. The results were not dramatic, though almost everyone lost some weight and inches. Take into consideration we conducted this experiment through the Holidays.
“What’s amazing are the other health benefits. Included is a copy of our community paper. On page 8 is an article I wrote about our results from the Oxycise! program (phase I). It will tell you about some of our impressive results. [See article below]
“Because of that article I had to schedule 6 more training sessions, so far. That’s another 150 people and we’re already getting results from the February 20th training group. One woman hasn’t slept more than 2 hours at a time for 8 years. She has tried to get help from doctors, sleeping clinics, even hypnotists, but nothing has worked. Well, the night before last she slept for 6 hours, a new record for her. A diabetic man was taking 6 insulin shots a day. After one week of Oxycise he is down to 4 shots a day.
“I hate to start the day without Oxycise. It wakes me up and gets me ready for the day. I think clearer and definitely have more energy. I feel firm through the waist and lower abdominal area. The staff and the residents of On Top of the World and myself are truly enjoying your program. Thanks!”
“The World News/On Top of the World”
Health & Fitness
Article by Teri Havener
I am very pleased to share with you the results of our Oxycise! experiment.
“Oxycise! experiment? What’s Oxycise?” Please allow me to explain.
Oxycise! is a new exercise program that combines a deep breathing pattern with relatively easy isometric, toning and stretching exercise. It’s a 15-minute program to be done daily. The exercise positions are standing, sitting on the floor and using the wall. The positions may be modified so you don’t have to get on the floor. There isn’t any aerobic activity involved—no running, jumping or constant movement. The idea is to increase the oxygen level in your system to speed up your metabolism, resulting in weight loss.
The advertisements made some incredible claims: “36 lbs. loss in two months, 15 lbs in three months.” One woman claims to have lost 142 lbs. Jill Johnson, the creator of the program, claims to have lost 45 lbs. in six months.
I was skeptical, but residents kept asking me about the program. I decided, let’s put it to the test. I trained almost 150 people to do the program through November. We weighed and measured everybody. On Feb. 6 we weighed and measured again. Unfortunately, only about 30 came back for the second measuring. Some chose to do the program at home. I’m not aware how they have progressed. Weight loss was not dramatic over all. Almost all lost at least a couple pounds, some more. I suppose that’s not too bad considering this experiment was conducted over the holiday season. I was more impressed by the inches lost, particularly in the lower abdomen and hip area. Even more impressive were some of the other health improvements. Everyone seems to agree that they have more energy. Some commented that they didn’t feel as good on days they skipped Oxycise! People with sleeping disorders or difficulties completely eliminated the problem or saw great improvement.
One gal with lymphodema saw a lot of improvement. Swelling in her arm had gone down. Her doctor wanted to know what she was doing. So, she demonstrated some of the Oxycise! program. A test revealed that her blood oxygen level had gone up. Scientific proof!
I listened as they talked about their firmer abdomens, improved posture, flexibility and range of motion of their joints. Someone said that her chiropractor noticed that the shape of her body was changing and wanted to know what she was doing. Singers and those with breathing problems were able to get more air. Someone else said she used to get cramps in her calves all the time. Not any more! It made me realize I used to get a cramp in my left food during a certain stretch. Not any more! Several people said their blood pressure went down. One man told me his blood glucose level had gone down from 130 to 103. Also, his cholesterol came down from 220 to 202. This has been the best report he has gotten from his doctor in years. Wow! I was amazed at what I was hearing. I asked the group if they were interested in continuing the program. A resounding “yes” came forth.
We both feel better than we have in years!
“My husband (age 66) and I (56) started Oxycising on January 1st. We have also been following the suggested eating plan and have lost 22 and 15 lbs. respectively.”
Update from Sandy:
“To date I have lost 20 lbs and reached my goal weight and have been maintaining. My husband has lost 25 lbs and is 10 lbs from his goal.
“The program works and the suggested eating plan is very easy to follow. My husband has been able to come off blood pressure medication he has been on for several years and his cholesterol dropped 40 points!
“We both feel better than we have in years! We tell everyone about Oxycise! because the change in our appearance is so noticeable they want to know what we have been doing.”
I have always fought a weight problem
“I am very excited about the Oxycise! program. I have always fought a weight problem and have taken blood pressure medicine for years. But, when my doctor told me during my last physical that my blood sugar test was l65 (80 to l30 is normal), I knew I had to do something about it. He challenged me to lose l0 pounds. I began to Oxycise! every day and 90 days later had lost the l0 pounds. My blood sugar reading dropped to l26. I am on my second l0 pounds now and will stay with it until I am at my goal weight. The alternative would be diabetes and the problems that go with that. I can only encourage other husbands to try Oxycise! It is very easy and only takes about fifteen to twenty minutes each day. Mary and I often do our Oxycise! routine together. She looks great and that further encourages me. I want to be with her for many more years to come, so I plan on Oxycising from now on.”
I can say without reservation – IT DOES WORK!
“After doing ‘O’ consistently for over a month now, I can say without reservation – IT DOES WORK! … ‘O’ has been something we have been able to stick with. I am down about 13 lbs and she [my wife] is down about 8 lbs, but the really impressive part is how we look and feel. She has probably shown even more progress than I have. Cellulite is literally gone, saddle bags are dwindling, tummy is flattening. I’m excited for her! Me, well, I have changed two holes in my belt, but the greater change has been in my blood pressure. I went to the doctor last week and she was amazed. She decreased my medication by half for one month and said if it continues the same way, I can discontinue after another month or so. Before I started my medication, my pressure was about 165/95. Not extremely high, but last night it was 112/64 and it has been as low as 98/60. In addition my heart rate has dropped from an average of 90/100 down to a resting rate of about 64! That’s impressive!”
“I wish to thank Jill for sharing her knowledge with us and let the rest of you know that the support you provide to each other is something to be cherished.”
I never cease to be amazed at the results
“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!”
I look like a different person
“I have been doing the Oxycise Level 1 for nearly two years now. I recently ordered the Level 2 and mentioned my success with the Oxycise! program to the kind woman at your Colorado office. I’m afraid I didn’t catch her name. But she encouraged me to contact you and share my story.
“I am a 49 year old male with Systemic Lupus. It struck me when I turned 40. I’ll spare you the long story, but it changed my life drastically. In fact, it nearly killed me before the doctors were able to come up with a diagnosis and thus treat the disease. For years I languished under heavy medication, particularly steroids. If you know about steroids you probably know that they have a bloating effect and increase the appetite. And the symptoms of lupus include arthritis so any kind of exercise was pretty much out of the question. Needless to say, I got huge. My bone density decreased. I was terribly fatigued. Cholesterol and blood pressure increased to the point where I had to take extra meds to keep them in check. I was a slave to dozens of pills a day.
“I had done some breathwork in the past and was a believer in Yoga. But not an avid practitioner. When I saw an ad for Oxycise!, I thought it made sense and I’d give it a try. After a week or two I noticed a slight drop in weight. After a month, I knew I was on to something. I kept up with it daily and it became such a joy to watch the pounds drop. It was only about 3lbs. a month, but I knew that a slow loss could mean a slow regain if I for some reason would stop. I lost 35 lbs. last year. I look like a different person. My blood pressure plummeted which I consider a direct result of Oxycise! I’m no longer on BP meds. My cholesterol also dropped significantly, whether it had to do with Oxycise! I’m not sure, but the loss of weight probably helped. That plus a newfound conscientiousness about overall health, such as eating better. My energy level has increased. Just doing the Oxycise! is uplifting. I still have lupus and its symptoms, am still on several drugs – there’s no cure for that I’m afraid. But what Oxycise! has done for me could help other lupus patients.
“I would like to the spread the word about Oxycise! in the Lupus community … Please pass this along to whom it may concern. I’m anxious to receive my level two video. I got an e-mail that it is on its way. Also, thank you for putting on the newsletter list. I wish I’d known about it in the past.”
I feel Oxycise! has saved my life.
“I found Oxycise just in time! I was in the hospital to find my blood pressure at a dangerous 210/100! The next day I saw Oxycise! advertised on TV. I ordered it immediately and when the program arrived I started it. That was four weeks ago. I have lost six pounds and after my doctor’s visit, I have my blood pressure down to 163/90. I feel Oxycise! has saved my life.”
- Benefits Beyond Weight Loss
- Asthma/Breathing Problems
- Back Pain
- Cholesterol Levels
- Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue
- Heart Health
- Lung Capacity
- Natural Face Lift
- PMS Symptoms
- Skin Improvements
- Stress and Anxiety
- Surgery Recovery
- Thyroid Conditions
- Urinary Incontinence