I felt I could breathe for the first time in months
“I began Oxycising in mid Feb. I first became aware of Oxycising through my sister who has been overweight most of her life. She visited our home in Des Moines in November and I noticed she was ‘shrinking.’ She told me she was breathing and doing a few easy isometric exercises three times a week for 15 minutes. I commented, ‘good for you’ and was not interested in hearing anymore. . .it sounded weird to me.
“I saw Deb again in December and she was even smaller!! I asked how she could diet during the holidays and she claimed that indeed, fudge and turkey dressing had not been denied! NOW I WAS INTERESTED!!
“She and I Oxycised before our Christmas dinner. I loved it! It helped relieve a migraine headache I was suffering from at the time. . .likely due to a chocolate overload!! In addition, I felt I could breathe for the first time in months. I had been diagnosed in October with acute bronchitis and it was not letting go. We immediately went on line and I ordered two videos and a commuter CD.
“I received the products in January but only did them a few times as I was very tired and weak from my illness. I finally began a daily routine Feb. 20. I try to Oxycise! every morning with the video. My job as a choir director takes me out of town two nights a week which affords a perfect opportunity to use the commuter CD.
“I measured myself on Feb. 25. I have lost a total of 6” in less than 3 weeks! I was a size 12-14 a month ago. Saturday, I purchased two size 10 outfits. My 18 year old daughter loved one of the outfits and tried it on. She got pretty depressed when it fit her. She started questioning if I viewed her as being overweight. Although the answer was no, I encouraged her to take the steps necessary to feel good about herself. She decided that Oxycising would be the answer for her too. Sunday we measured each other and began a routine.
“I know this is just the beginning for me and hopefully my daughter. We have set some modest goals for overall inches lost. I am confident that I will keep up with this and that I WILL achieve these goals.
“You may be interested in knowing that I use the Oxycise! breathing techniques with my Children’s Choruses. I direct the Des Moines Children’s Chorus. Basic deep and diaphramatic breathing is an important part of our curriculum. Oxycising also helps with their facial expressions and overall positive attitude because, frankly, a person just looks happy when they breathe this way! During our monthly day long rehearsal, we’ve started taking Oxycise! breaks. I’ll typically take the kids outside to get lots of fresh air in their lungs. During these ‘breaks’ we’ll do a few of the isometric exercises as well. At first they thought I had lost my mind, but now they are used to it and seem to enjoy it very much!!”
I knew if I didn’t do something, I would never be able to lift grandchildren up into my arms
“I learned of Oxycise one night last summer when I was unable to sleep and was watching infomercials. I have tried many programs, diets, and exercises and have remained overweight most of my life. This sounded painless, low key and the people who had found success with it seemed so sincere.
“I thought ‘why not’, I already had wasted a small fortune on videos and programs, and I had enough deserted equipment to open a gym- what’s one more. But yet in my heart I really wanted this one to work.
“I was not as concerned about my size as I was concerned about my health. I am only 42, yet I had noticed more and more that it was difficult to fill my lungs with air. My heart also seemed overstressed. I had difficulty walking the two flights of stairs in our school, and I often felt sluggish and lethargic. I had lower back pain so severe that I often had to hang on to the headboard to roll over in bed. I knew if I didn’t do something, I would never be able to lift grandchildren up into my arms.
“I started Oxycise! in September. I did the level one workout every morning-five days a week. At first I didn’t really notice anything other than the fact that I had more energy and was less lethargic, which is really important as I teach first graders. For this reason alone I continued to do it. Soon I started to notice other benefits. My results are not as drastic as some, but they were fun to see. People started to ask me if I was losing weight. I no longer needed a nightly nap before I tackled my school papers. I was able to buy jeans in a smaller size. My back didn’t hurt. I no longer had chest pains and I felt like my lungs were getting the air they needed. I am a song leader in my church and my breath support and control was improved. I had the agility to do several things I had not been able to do for a while. Soon people really began to notice and wondered what my secret was. Now several colleagues at school have ordered Oxycise! All this, and I have not changed my eating habits at all. I have a real sweet tooth and I indulge it every day. I eat sensibly, but I don’t deny myself. I know my results would be greater if I did change my eating habits, but I have to do something that I will be able to live with for the rest of my life. If my progress is slower because I still have fudge, then so be it! I do not feel one bit deprived. I feel elated and exhilarated!! I know I will continue Oxycise! the rest of my life!
“Here are my official results in 7 months of Oxycising 5 times a week
Weight Lost 20 lbs
Inches lost 17 inches
Pant size from a 24 to almost an 18
Dress size from a 22 to a 16
“Again, while these results are fun to see and it is fun to get compliments, for me, the real benefit has been how much better and healthier I feel.”
Oxycise! has improved my way of life
“I would like to say thanks to the ingenious person who put Oxycise! on Australian infomercials!! My mother ordered it off TV and introduced me to it. Before beginning college I never had to worry about my body and what I ate because I wasn’t leading such a sedentary lifestyle. But after starting, I found I was fast losing tone all over, even gaining extra kilos (or pounds!!! :>). I’ve never been a big exerciser as I have chronic allergies/sinusitis and frequently experienced burning in my chest. Needless to say, Oxycise! did prove a little difficult in the beginning but with proper treatment by an allergist for the nose, I began the breathing on a regular basis. I’m now gaining back tone in my body and getting rid of those few extra kilos (pounds!) I put on. I play squash a couple of times a week and don’t get puffed so easily and the best thing… no burning sensations in my chest. Oxycise! has improved my way of life and is helping to keep my sinus problems under control…”
P.S. I’ve also started one of my friends on the program and she’s enjoying and reaping the benefits same as I am….you guys are on a winner!!! Thank you!! :o)
In a later message, Kristy wrote:
“I went clothes shopping this morning and on a whim decided to try on a size (my old one!) which I haven’t been able to fit into for about a year..and you won’t believe this (actually, you might!!!) I fit into it!!! I’m ecstatic!!!” :o)
I have lost the 7 pounds, 2 inches off my waist and 2 1/2 inches off my hips
“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.”
She swears that Oxycise! is a miracle and seeing her results, she may be right.
From Lorraine’s daughter:
“I ordered your advanced tapes a month ago for my 72-year-old mother. I had given her my copy of the original Oxycise! tape and she loved it so much she wanted more. In five weeks she has lost 14 pounds, 5 inches in her stomach, 5 inches in her waist 3 inches in her hips, over an inch in each thigh, 3 inches in her bust. Her face, neck and arms have tightened and she is seeing muscle in places she has never seen it before. She has previously been walking 5 miles a day, plus going to a weight training class for seniors. Best of all her mental state has improved remarkably. She is more optimistic and cheerful than she has been in years. She swears that Oxycise! is a miracle and seeing her results, she may be right.”
“Now I know I am benefiting from Oxycise! Last year I visited my son and his family in Salt Lake City. We had to walk in the cold about two blocks, and when we reached our destination, I had to sit down, I was wheezing so badly. In fact my daughter-in-law said she had noticed that I was wheezing even when resting at the house. I started Oxycise! — that was a gift from my daughter. I have seen many benefits, but now I know it has helped me. I went to Salt Lake City this Christmas, and we did a lot of walking outside in the cold air. Not a wheeze could be heard. I know the deep breathing has helped my lungs.
“My daughter gave me my Oxycise! kit for Mother’s Day. However, she gave it to me April 1, more than a month earlier. I have done the 15 minute Oxycise! every day since April 1. Within 2 weeks, just out of curiosity, I tried on a few skirts I could not button for a long time. Much to my amazement they now fit. I feel so much firmer around the middle, and now I am beginning to see that I have a waist.”
9 years later…
“I am past my 80th birthday, and I realize it may be more difficult to lose, but I am thrilled with what has happened around my middle. Also I have found I have more strength in my arms. I have been suffering with a shoulder pain which my doctor took an x-ray and said it was inflammation in the area. He prescribed Mobic for the inflammation. My orthopedic surgeon said he could give me some exercises which may help. Well, I do not have that shoulder pain anymore. I haven’t taken Mobic for one month. Could it be the raising of the arm, reaching, etc., deep breathing? Also I have had wheezing in my chest for two years, especially after doing something strenuous. The wheezing is gone. It has to be the deep breathing. I attribute all of the above improvements to the Oxycise! program. I do my 15 minute workout immediately when I get out of bed in the morning, before breakfast. I just get up earlier so it doesn’t interfere with the rest of the day. I love it. Thanks to Jill.”
My face looks like it did when I graduated high school twenty-some years ago
“I’ve only had the videos for a little under four weeks now…my face looks like it did when I graduated high school twenty-some years ago (to the dismay of the cheerleader I ran into the other day :0). My muscles don’t cramp like they used to, and when they do, I find that the basic breath makes the cramp go away immediately. My arthritis doesn’t bother me much, even with the spring weather. I don’t ‘purr’ when I take a deep breath, anymore. AND, I feel different. I don’t mean ‘alive’ and ‘Energetic,’ although I do feel that, too–I mean when I poke around on my body, it feels different. Even my stubborn hips and lower abdominal (I hesitate to say) muscles. I feel harder, firmer. I am assuming this is muscle. (Would someone PLEASE confirm this for me?) Like you, I haven’t made many changes in my diet–meaning some days I eat right and some days I lose my head completely. So who knows? If I had watched what I ate during the past three weeks (darn those chicken livers, anyway) maybe I WOULD have lost 15 inches instead of 7 or 8? I made the choice. But when I ordered the videos, I promised myself I would do them faithfully for 2 months and then evaluate the results or lack thereof. And you know what? I’ve already made my decision. If you FEEL that much better after doing something, it is worthwhile. (Unless it’s illegal.)”
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.
I love what Oxycise is doing for me.
“I have been doing Oxycise off and on for about 3 years. I have found that no matter what exercise I do I get tired after two weeks and am dragging. But when I do Oxycise I found that it clears my sinuses, and I have that a lot from hay fever, and I’ve also found it relieves aches and pains. With Oxycise I can feel and see a difference in my body and especially my stomach.
“I also want to add the benefit Oxycise has to my legs. I had, what I guess to be restless leg syndrome, and Oxycise cured that too. I was amazed about that one. My legs were getting to the point of a shooting pain in the calf coursing through the calf like a lightning bolt zaps through the sky. The only way to relieve it was rubbing. And I would have to take Aleve to stop the spasms so I could sleep at night.
“I love what Oxycise is doing for me. Thanks for the knowledge to do this and thanks for sharing this knowledge. I’m so glad to have found Oxycise and, again, will keep it, and give away all my other exercise tapes. “
In two years of Oxycising, I have dropped 40 pounds
“Who would have thought that after years of spending thousands of dollars on home exercise equipment, the answer to my fitness prayers would be a $20 set of videos about breathing?
“At 5’10” I weighed close to 220 pounds and was sporting a size 20. In two years of Oxycising, I have dropped 40 pounds (with no changes in diet) and have happily begun buying size 14 trousers.
“My strength, stamina, endurance, and lung capacity have increased enormously, not to mention my confidence and self-esteem. Climbing stairs and walking up hills are no longer exercises in futility; I can take both quite easily and do so more than ever before. My clothes fit like they are supposed to; my outlook on life is considerably more upbeat and positive; plus, I’m in the best shape (mentally and physically) I’ve ever been–even my doctor is impressed. For the rest of my life I will neither obsess about exercise and fitness nor worry about going back to the way I was. I’m happy to say I’ve made a lifelong commitment to this program. Oxycise! has made all the difference.”
It’s like getting a runner’s high without the pain of running
“I’m a pretty active person, I like doing aerobics and power walking, and I’ve recently started jogging. Six months ago I added Oxycise! to my repertoire of workouts, and immediately saw an improvement in muscle tone and definition, and an increase in flexibility.
“It took a while for my stubborn body to let go of inches: A few months ago I could barely button my black jeans and they were too uncomfortable to wear. Today I feel like they’re going to fall off my hips!
“My body is a work in progress – I’m still in the process of losing inches and resculpting my body. I feel so invigorated after doing an Oxycise! workout, it’s like getting a runner’s high without the pain of running. I’ve also seen an improvement in my asthma, my hair and nails are growing like crazy, my skin has improved (although I’m still working on getting rid of the wrinkles). As long as I can breathe, I will keep Oxycising!”
I have more energy than ever before, even with traditional exercise which always left me tired
“I am an avid Oxyciser. I have been doing Oxycise! for about 6 months now. I started using Bodyflex 1 year ago and have tried to acquire every book ever written about oxygen and breathing techniques. I found the Oxycise! website during my search about oxygen and converted to this program. I feel that I made more progress with the Oxycise! program. I also have sinus problems that often keep me from breathing through my nose. However, I have seen great improvements with my sinus’ using Oxycise!
“I am 34 years old and a mother of 2 small children. I am a size 8 average and have always exercised. My children keep me very busy and I don’t have time for the 30 minutes – 1 hour per day traditional exercise. I was so excited to find Oxycise! as it does the trick in 15 a day. I also have more energy than ever before, even with traditional exercise which always left me tired. I’m not looking to lose a lot of weight, instead I’d like to maintain my weight and improve my overall health and fitness. I’ll be doing Oxycise! for the rest of my life and I always try to pass the word along.”
I have tried Weight Watchers, Redux, high protein, grapefruit diet and numerous pills and powders
“My name is Teresa, I live in central South Dakota on a farm. I have tried Weight Watchers, Redux, high protein, grapefruit diet and numerous pills and powders. None of which worked for any length of time. I started Oxycise! about six months ago. I had 50 pounds to lose.
“To date I have lost 35 pounds, 11 1/4 inches. I have found that Oxycise! is very easy to do especially since I have asthma. I have noticed that my breathing has gotten much better and I don’t have to resort to my inhaler near as much as in the past.
“My daily routine consists of doing O! at least once a day if not twice and drinking about 5 liters of water. This is my only exercise that I do. I used to walk 4 miles a day but as the South Dakota winters prove to be too cold for my lungs I had to find something else. As for my diet I really just watch my portions. I don’t deny myself anything but I do quit eating totally after 7 pm. I sleep better.”
Update: “To date I am down 40 pounds and have lost 25 inches! WooooHooooo!!!”
Another update from Teresa:
“I had a body composition done early last year before I started Oxy and kind of forgot about it until someone on the message board mentioned getting a comp. done to see how you are doing. So I went the other day and had another one done and I was blown away by the results!!! She did measure in a couple areas that I hadn’t when I started Oxy, so I had no idea what my losses were in those areas. Thought I would send them to you so Jill could add it to my records.
NECK -1 1/4
SHOULDERS -2 3/4
WAIST – 2
ABDOMEN – 8 1/2
HIPS – 5 1/4
THIGH -2 1/2
CHEST -1 1/4
TOTAL -29.5 INCHES!!!!!!!!!
BODY FAT % 34.9% TO 31.3%
LEAN MUSCLE MASS 65.1% TO 68.7%
“I couldn’t believe it, so I double-checked everything to make sure! I know I feel wonderful and now I feel even better!!!”
Oxycise! is the single most important health thing I do for my mental and physical health
Good news: Oxycise has enabled me to engage in intense exercise after years of trying. Even better news: Oxycise! is the single most important health thing I do for my mental and physical health because it allows me to do so many other good things that I could not previously do due to asthma and joint problems.
In my early 50’s I really started to feel the mental effects of aging. At 54, I started Oxycise! I am now 57. After I started Oxycise! I regained the ability to think clearly and to respond quickly to events at work and in my personal life. The ability to concentrate and focus returned and even improved from earlier years. After Oxycise! I could reduce the “frazzle” of stress and more and more eliminate it. After Oxycise I can see the big picture and follow through. After Oxycise! I can keep my sense of humor and lose the worry and upset over little things. After Oxycise! I have a new patience and insight. My grown kids are gong, “Wow – Mom, what happened?” After Oxycise! I was promoted and am dealing with a much higher level of stress and responsibility. Before Oxycise! I couldn’t bike up the hill in our neighborhood. Now I go on long bike rides.
When I first started doing Oxycise!, the folks around me were shocked by the difference in my attitude and serenity. Some thought that I had gone on medication. People have commented about bright eyes and enthusiasm and stamina and being the ‘go to’ person.
Lots and lots of people in your column report the same mental health and alertness results that I achieved. However, I think that too many people reading your column are worrying about their waist size rather than the quality of their lives. Get calm, get happy, get relaxed and in control of your life. Feel good physically and mentally – you naturally lose the tendency to eat “anxiously” while gaining the ability to follow through on a plan. Find and love the beauty that surrounds you. Have the energy to greet the sun in the morning and listen for the first birds to chirp. Relax while others about you stew. Folks, the weight loss follows after that, but you are so in tune with the people and events around you that you can put that into perspective as well and like yourself on the inside first.
- 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