The rate at which I lose weight is astounding!
I love Oxycise! In my youth I was a gym junkie, doing pounding workouts that were high intensity. Now at age 57, those kinds of workouts do not appeal anymore, but I still want all the benefits of increased energy, feeling good and burning fat that the gym used to give me.
Enter Oxycise! The rate at which I lose weight is astounding! It literally falls off me! I burn fat at a FAR, FAR greater rate now at 57 than I did in my 20s, 30s and 40s. Who says that weight is hard to lose as you get older?
I used to go to the gym 5 times a week, do weights, circuits, boxing classes, spin classes and would get LESS benefit and lose weight at a slower rate than I do now just by doing this beautiful breathing workout. I love that I no longer have to go anywhere, wear special clothes and spend a lot of money on memberships. I love being able to do it from the comfort of my own home at a time that suits me. I love that I no longer have to set aside 2 hours a day for the gym, because doing a full Oxycise workout takes less time than just the drive to the gym.
I have lost 26 pounds and have good tone in my muscles without lifting weights. When I first started I could only do a couple of exercises, then I’d have to stop because I felt dizzy or nauseous. I would rest for a bit, then continue. Each day it became easier and easier as my lung capacity increased and I became stronger, so now I do a whole routine, no trouble at all! My energy has increased, I feel happier, fitter, more positive and so motivated and stretching daily keeps my body flexible and supple. I went on holidays recently and even did it at the resort!
I also love that it’s no impact so my body is not suffering from torn ligaments, sprained ankles (can’t tell you how many sprained ankles I got at the gym!) or any sore muscles. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars over the years on losing weight. You name it, I’ve tried it. From expensive gym memberships, to every diet that ever came out, to gadgets, pills, shakes, going to health retreats, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, Overeaters Anonymous, acupuncture, Tapping for weight loss, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and so many other things. You can imagine the time, the energy and the $ investment!
Then I stumble onto Oxycise one day while surfing the internet and voila! I find something that takes a small amount of time, that has a minimal cost and actually works! Truly, Oxycise is the BEST thing I have discovered for my health in years. It is not a fad diet, it is not a scam, it just teaches you how to breathe properly and deeply so that you turn your body into a fat burning machine. It’s amazing how great you feel by breathing fresh oxygen! I bought Level 1 and O in the car to start with, then I signed up for the online streaming so I could try them all. I absolutely love the Upper Body Flexibility and just want to do it every day. It feels soooooo good!
I lost 41 pounds
Lori gained 50 pounds during a difficult pregnancy and went from 140 to 190 lbs. Three months after her baby’s birth she still weighed 190 lbs. She began using Oxycise! and has taken off 41 pounds.
I asked Lori to send an email listing any other benefits she has noticed…
“Increased energy, less mood swings and moodiness, much more patient with kids and husband,” increased self esteem and image, much better flexibility, better performance in other forms of exercise (I do jazzercize now too), easy to do at home with/without kids, doesn’t cost anything, and eases PMS symptoms. Whew!! I didn’t realize how long the list would be!”
This is something I can do FOREVER!
“I think I have a unique story which involves Oxycise! & my ability to MAINTAIN my shape & health.
“I am 66 yrs young, 5′ 6½”, approx.136 lbs & I can NOW manage to stay a size 8 & totally pain free after many years of severe back pain. My body fat is 15% which is WAY below the average for this age.
“I have been doing Oxycise! now for about 1 yr. & after having a top weight of 235 lbs in my youth, I’ve been fighting all my life to keep it off.
“Before discovering Oxycise!, I found STAYING at a size or weight at this time in my life much more difficult from all the years of drastic diets, fasting, diet doctors with pills, injections — you name it!!!
“Now, I eat whatever I want but in moderation, of course, and as long as I Oxycise! I can stay & look the same. No doubt ‘O!’ has become a routine part of my life also because of the flexibility, strength and energy that I have at this old age. I really do not feel as well, in every way, on days when I unavoidably miss my ‘O!’ workout.
“NOBODY believes my age because I do not have that ‘mature’ body so I can’t get my Sr. discounts anywhere unless I show I.D. !!!!!
“I love the way I look & feel and only wish that the others out there from my generation would realize there IS something you can do to increase your quality of life—- it’s never too late!!
“I truly believe that the many people of my generation really NEED the Oxycise! system because its easy for them to do if they happen to be physically challenged.”
Sincerely, Jane Cook
Approx. 12 lbs. lost
total of 15 inches
from size 12 to size 8
Upper arm–11″ to 9½”
Upper Back & chest– 39½” to 38″
waist– 34″ to 31″
upper hip– 37″ to 35½”
lower abs– 37″ to 35″
upper abs– 35½” to 33″
upper thigh– 21″ to 18″
Update from Jane:
“Well, just an update—–been doing the ‘buns& thighs’ workout & can’t believe the definition, tone & shape.!!! Being in Vegas, people (women!) stop me on the street & ask if I’m a dancer! At this age? (but they don’t know that)
“I LOVE THIS WHOLE PROGRAM !!!!!!! This is something I can do FOREVER! Feel better now than in my 30’s—honest!
“Feel TERRIFIC!!!! NO medications, Rx or over-the-counter (just vitamin supplements)!!!!
“TOTALLY PAIN-FREE!!!!! (& I’ve got a bad back) or DID have. Jump outta bed like a 30yr old (in fact, I don’t think I even did it at 30!)
“Oxycise! helps me to center myself, de-stresses me emotionally & also, just as important, it feeds my soul! Thank you, Jill & God bless you for giving us your program.
“Does this get any better? don’t think so at 67yrs. I LOVE THIS PROGRAM!!!!!!!”
The cellulite on the back of my upper legs and butt is greatly diminished
Diane emailed about why she loves Oxycise!
“1. The cellulite on the back of my upper legs and butt is greatly diminished. I don’t know of any other program that is capable of getting these results.
2. My calves and forearms feel really taut, as compared to feeling mushy. (It’s hard to tone these areas).
3. Oxycise! seems to cut my appetite and I don’t crave for junk food.
4. The flexibility that I get from this program is far greater than I have ever experienced with any other type of stretching or yoga.
5. I have a very busy lifestyle, and spend a lot of time in my car. This was the reason I bought the program in the first place. When I am really stressed out, I do the basic breath between getting from Point A to Point B and it calms me right down, plus I am getting all the benefits associated with increased Oxygen intake.
6. When I am really crunched for time, I can at least do 15 minutes of Oxycise! in the morning and feel like I haven’t missed my daily exercise.
7. My inner abdominal muscles feel very tight, a sensation that I couldn’t get from doing regular ab exercises which work the outer muscles.”
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.”
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.”
Dorothy has gone from a size 12 to a size 6 since starting Oxycise!
From Dorothy’s daughter, Maria:
“My mother’s Name is Dorothy Smith, 79 year old.”
“She is an avid golfer, swimmer, and walker. She realized her stamina level had skyrocketed on the golf course, when she started to breeze past the 18th hole with excess energy to spare, and her hitting of balls was getting greater distances and more consistent.
“Dorothy has gone from a size 12 to a size 6 since starting Oxycise! At one point Dorothy said she had nothing to wear. As she looked at the clothes in her closet, she claimed all the clothes she tried on looked like clown pants, etc. Dorothy is sleeping better and her range of motion and flexibility has improved greatly too. Also she can tell her breathing process in doing the Oxycise! exercises has developed to a more consistent and deeper breathing and tightening and toning of muscles as well.
“Dorothy doesn’t miss a night of Oxycise!, and she looks forward to this special time.”
It has helped me to move and be more agile
“I like to read the weekly Oxychat. It helps me to read about other success stories.
“When we lived in Colorado I purchased Level 1 tapes and book. It has helped me to move and be more agile, since I have MS and have difficulty walking and doing exercises or standing on one leg.
“Last July I had a stroke and now I’m in a wheelchair most of the time…
“My stomach was creeping on my legs so I took a three month Dr. Phil challenge using Oxycise! as my daily exercise. My stomach stopped creeping and I have lost 7 inches around my waist and 4 inches around my hips and more inches around my body.
“I try to start my day with about 20 exercises I learned in ‘Gateway to Wellness,’ a program for MS folks. Then I pop Level 1 in my TV before I leave my bedroom. I really like Torpedo 1 and Torpedo 2 and the knee presses. I can modify some of the leg exercises using my walker to stand.
“We lived in Colorado for thirty-six years, so I enjoy seeing Colorado scenes on the video, since we moved back to my home place in Ohio. My husband built a deck for me and put a galvanized, horizontal pole at waist height. I can hold on to it to do some of my Oxycise! outside. I tell my left leg to move and do the movements. Maybe some day it will come through and surprise me!
If my enthusiasm encourages anyone to try or stick with Oxycise!, I will be happy
“I tell everyone about Oxycise!… My friends tell me I should be on your staff because of my enthusiasm. If my enthusiasm encourages anyone to try or stick with Oxycise!, I will be happy. I think it is simply the best, most upbeat way I have found to get in shape, stay in shape and maintain good health!
“I am probably your number one fan. I also like receiving your encouraging e-mails. Just know that I am doing my part in spreading the word about Oxycise! to anyone who is interested. I just sent a copy to my sister-in-law and my daughter. The truth is, I think telling others about the benefits of Oxycise! is the best gift I could give anyone.
“Yesterday, I sent you a copy of the letter that I give to friends when I give them a copy of Oxycise! The main reason I wrote the letter is that I have friends that do not necessarily need to lose weight, but my personal feeling is that Oxycise! can benefit everyone! I am sure it is the promise of ‘weight loss’ that originally introduces people to Oxycise!–or causes them to buy their first video. But I think it is good for you even if you don’t need to lose weight! It strengthens you to help you cope with the stresses and strains of everyday living. So many folks I know have difficulty with their backs, shoulders, knees and legs. If they would only take the time to do a simple 15-minute Oxycise! routine everyday they would strengthen their muscles and prevent–or help reduce–many of their problems.
“It goes without saying that Jill’s breathing routine is terrific. Many doctors recommend ‘deep breathing’, but none that I have discovered so far have given us a pleasant and easy way to accomplish this. Few people I know would sit for fifteen minutes and just do deep breaths.
“Jill has invented the perfect solution. First, fewer repetitions of each exercise-most of us can manage ‘four’ of anything, but eight to twelve, forget it! Second, the positions and stretches actually distract you from the fact that you are doing deep breathing, so it is not boring. And finally, the desire to breathe correctly distracts you from any positions that might be a bit challenging, so you stick with it.
“On my shelf are several exercise videos that were never used more than once. They were either too silly, too difficult, too boring, or too long. The very first time I tried Jill’s ‘Level One’, I knew that her Oxycise! routine made sense, and would be something that I would not mind doing everyday. I promise you, that it is not even a question in my life. I make time for Oxycise! every morning. And I go through the day feeling great.
“My mother and sister put on weight around their stomach as they got older. I thought this tendency was my genetic destiny. (It is not fun in your fifties to look like you are five months pregnant!) And then I started Oxycise! My stomach muscles became stronger, and my tummy started shrinking. I have only lost about ten pounds, but my body is in better shape and stronger. In debt I am to Oxycise!
“Soon I will order a copy of Oxycise! for my doctor. I really think that physicians should know the many benefits of Oxycise! for their patients. Talk about ‘Preventive Medicine!’ And, if obesity is the number one health problem in our country, women and men desperately need a tool to help them obtain and maintain a healthy weight and stronger body.
“Diets are not the answer to losing weight. Without exception, everyone I know who has lost weight by ‘dieting’ has gained the weight back at the end of the ‘diet.’ Committing to a healthy diet is a worthwhile goal for everyone, but until that happens we all need help to get started losing weight. I think that Jill’s breathing and exercises help you get started, and hopefully for most, a healthier eating pattern will follow. As you get stronger, you feel great, and there is added incentive to feed your body in a nutritious and sensible way.
“And radical exercise programs are not the answer for permanent weight loss either. They may help with weight loss at first, but few people are going to stick to an exercise routine that takes too much time or causes pain. Enter Oxycise! The common sense, easy to stick with approach to a leaner and healthier body!
“Julie, may you and Jill, ‘Have a great day!’ Thanks to Oxycise!, I enjoy a ‘great day’ everyday!
Mary R. Miller
Another note from Mary:
“It is always good to hear the experiences of folks who have just discovered OXYCISE! After one year of doing Oxycise! daily, it is time for me to thank you once again for providing anyone who is interested in a stronger body and better health, an exercise routine that is doable. I had tried other exercise videos over the years, but seldom plugged them in more than once. Mostly, they were too long, too hard, too silly, designed for dancers and acrobats who are very limber, or just plain too Hollywood.
“If there were an award for the greatest contribution in physical fitness programs, Jill would win the prize. You have designed a program that EVERYONE can do regardless of their fitness level. You teach us the importance of breathing, and how to breathe. You teach us the positions that will strengthen our muscles and keep our joints flexible. You teach us just how important strong abdominal muscles are–not just for good looks–but for maintaining a strong back.
“Your videos work on strengthening the muscles and joints in every part of the body. After I do my Oxycise! tape every day, I know that I am better prepared to meet the stresses and strains of any activity during the day. And, after doing Oxycise! for one year, I know that this excellent program is the best possible way to maintain strength, flexibility and balance in my senior years.
“I wish I had started Oxycise! at a younger age, but 62 — or any age — is never too late to begin.
“A GREAT BIG THANK YOU!”
This is and will continue to be a great program for us, pushing back the clock for us.
“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 for us.”
Update from Roger and Bea:
“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.”
The improvement has been remarkable
“I am a very healthy 71, but I need to lose 20 lb…”
“I am very happy to report a 4-1/2 inch loss, along with 1-1/2 pounds.
“I enjoy doing Oxycise!, which is something I have never said before about any other kind of exercise. And I have done many different types.”
Margarete’s One-year Progress Report:
“Thanks for your interest. I’ve been doing Oxycise for a year now. The results I have received are:
1. Much more strength, especially in my arms.
2. Much more flexibility, especially in my hip joints, which had begun to bother me. And in my shoulders. At first I didn’t want to do your exercises for shoulder strength, but I made myself do them as best as I could. I still don’t have as much flexibility as I would like, i.e., when I was younger, but the improvement has been remarkable.
“Also, I do the neck flexibility exercises which a chiropractor gave me, which has helped tremendously with arthritis pains that had begun in my neck, and also in my right shoulder.
“As far as weight loss, I found that at my age I had to cut back on starches and sweets, and I have lost 15 pounds. And, of course, the inches have gone down, too, and I can wear a size 14 now.
“All in all, I am delighted with Oxycise! Not only do they help me with strength and flexibility, but I feel so virtuous when I do them, which helps my self-esteem a lot.
“I guess the hardest part was scheduling Oxycise!, even though I don’t work now, I had the usual reluctance to exercise. So my plan was, I had to Oxycise! before breakfast, no matter how long I dithered around with drinking coffee (one cup) and reading the papers. And I just walked over to the VCR and started the tape. No big deal!
“Thanks again, you guys.”
My neck is smooth and there is NO double chin!
“Hi – I started doing Oxycise! Level One about three weeks ago. I did the level 1 for two weeks and now have being doing Level 2 for one week. I haven’t lost any weight but my pants are looser. But the best part is my face! I was beginning to have a little pad of fat under my jaw and my neck was getting wrinkled (I’ll be 58 in three weeks – eek!). Well, my neck is smooth and there is NO double chin! I know these exercises work and will do them forever! I am so much more limber and have a lot of energy. I’ve started back to walking (currently at four 15 minutes a week) and have added light weights a few days a week. I’m so healthy it’s disgusting and I love it! … 15 minutes a day! Come on, just do 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.
Husband just commented on what a curvy waist I now have
“I have been doing oxycise now for nearly 2 years in that time I have increased energy and flexibility, a lot more mobile at only 54 years old then when I started, I felt like a 90 year old and was having trouble keeping up with our grandson. I have also noticed improved skin conditions and a firmer face.
“I realized that I was not breathing out as forcefully as I should have been doing. Jill was right I was actually pushing the abdomen out on the inhale which made it hard then to pull it up and in on the 3 sniffs and exhale. This in turn seemed to make the stomach muscle stick out and so I always had a stomach. Now I really feel the stomach tighten as I forcefully breath out. Wow what a difference it makes when you do things properly and of course I have made a real conscious effort to eat only in the A and B group as discussed in the Fuel for Success Book.
“What I did was to practice breathing with my hands on the lower rib cage so I was filling up the lungs and abdomen without pushing the lower abdomen out. With this breathing technique the lower abdomen just naturally extended with yummy oxygen and thus I was able to successfully draw the abdomen in when it was required.
“I am now experiencing a much flatter stomach which is making me feel younger.
“I also went back to using the Level 1 DVD which I am finding the whole body is firming up especially the torso. Husband has only just commented on what a curvy waist I now have and how am looking quite taut.
“Thanks Jill I don’t know what us humans would have done if you did not search, establish and share your knowledge on the ease of looking and feeling great. I will also mention I did grab one of my old exercise DVD’s which I used to love to do but found some of it hard to do. It was easy to do because of how flexible I have become through Oxycise but after the exercise instead of feeling exhilarated and alive I felt drained and sore.
“So Oxycise really does work giving you a great workout and helping us lose weight, become flexible and feel fantastic, as well as looking younger.”
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!”
It’s been an emotional roller coaster until I found your program.
“I am a professional, single woman who does not have a lot of time for exercising. Plus, it’s not like I’m very out of shape or overweight. Some people look at me and say, ‘You are so small, what do you have to worry about?’ But, with my age and height (5′ ½”) I have to to work on keeping in shape. Almost everyone I know does. Your program has still made a difference for me. My energy level has greatly increased since I’ve started your program, plus my abs are really starting to tone up through your breathing technique. It’s great!
“As I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago, I’m 34 and in fairly good shape with about 10 pounds to lose. I was using ‘the other’ breathing program with no real results. But, after starting your program and getting your level two and the books, I’m starting to see a difference in my clothing and flexibility. I used to teach in a health club and work in diet centers- I understand the ups and downs of weight gain and loss. It’s very frustrating. Personally, I have all the equipment, ‘fat loss’ pills, and exercise tapes to prove my quest for remaining trim. The $$ I’ve spent on this quest to be thin is unbelievable! It’s been an emotional roller coaster until I found your program.
“Since I have started your program, I have bought your product and sent it to people as gifts. I have loaned my videos out to friends and family. Keep up the great job! In a nut shell, Oxycise! has done the following for me: increased my energy level and flexibility, my cellulite is improving, my abs are tighter, and my waist is smaller. And, I’ve only just begun!! Thanks so much, Jill!”
I have lost 33 lbs. and 11 inches in one month!
“Like many of you, I’ve struggled with my weight since I can remember. I’ve tried shakes, fad diets, starvation, vomiting, weight loss clinics, exercise programs, low fat, high carb, high protein, and many diet pills including prescription appetite suppressants only to either lose then gain back or gain more out of frustration. I’ve always been obsessed about my weight and constantly on the lookout for some new miracle for weight loss. I have virtually NO WILL POWER and absolutely NO PATIENCE. I want results yesterday or I’ll quit.
“After giving birth to my son, I couldn’t bear to look at myself in the mirror. At 5’2″ I weighed a whopping 226 lbs. – the most I have ever weighed in my life! I knew that something had to be done. There was no way I was going to be a plus size for the rest of my life. My mother loaned me her Oxycise! videos (they were still unopened in the box), and I began a program that has virtually changed my life. Keep in mind that I detest exercise – but I have done O! at least once a day and sometimes twice a day at least 5 days a week. I created my own weight loss chart on my computer complete with my goal weight and inch loss. I have been measuring every 2 weeks and have had amazing results! I have lost 33 lbs. and 11 inches in one month! I didn’t realize what 11 inches lost looked like until I looked at pictures of myself taken a month ago. What a difference! I have more energy despite the sleep deprivation that comes with a newborn. I have more flexibility, and I can tell that my muscles are more toned even under all that fat. I still have 50lbs. to lose before I reach my pre-pregnancy weight, and I want to lose an additional 20. Whatever you do, don’t give up! Have you read all of those success stories? I have – that’s what keeps me motivated. Hundreds of people have lost inches and pounds with O! How many other programs have you tried that have that many successful customers? Besides, who can’t spare 15 minutes a day? You’ll be 15 minutes closer to being able to fit into those size sixes!”
In a separate note, Cece added:
“Just measured two days ago and couldn’t believe it. I thought that I had measured incorrectly until I got my pictures back from the developers. There was a picture of me taken from the side holding my little boy and I was HUGE! My stomach, buns, and thighs are considerably smaller now. I had no idea how big a difference 11 inches can make…All I had to go by was the measuring tape until I saw that picture. Even my husband noticed the difference! I want to thank you for your breathing techniques – it makes all the difference in the world. Once you get the breathing right the inches just come right off!”
I have relied on it over many years to keep me healthy
“I have been using Oxycise since I think about the mid to late 1990s, when I was introduced to it by a friend. It was originally a video with Jill, which eventually was replaced with a DVD, on which Aubrey features.
“Thank you so much for that Oxycise system! I have relied on it over many years to keep me healthy. While ever I am doing oxycise my mobility and flexibility is good. I have also relied on it to clear my chest after colds, and to get me back to flexibility, mobility and fitness after periods of illness, including breast cancer several years ago. It also tones up and keeps my bladder control good. And it definitely helps lose weight, although the previous benefits are more important to me. I am in my early seventies.
“Many thanks again for your system.”
All these changes and just from breathing?
First I want to thank you for developing a program that makes sense and helps those of us who can’t run and jump and otherwise do strenuous workouts. I am like all the others out there who have been fighting the weight battle for so long but now that I have reached my 40’s it means more to me to get my health in order than it is to get into a skimpy bikini!
But in just two weeks I have noticed some major health changes. I have migraines before I start my period and this time, I just did Level One and before I even finished it my headache was gone. Then I noticed – no more PMS symptoms! No bloating, water retention, backache or breast tenderness. How can this be? My jeans fit even better than ever. They were so tight that when I took them off I had welt marks from the side seams! Now they are loose! I even noticed my appetite diminishing. Food has become an afterthought rather than my prime activity for the day. I also work a job where I’m on my feet all day and the last two months I have suffered heel pain that just wouldn’t go away. I guess my weight was finally taking it’s toll on my feet and now the pain is gone.
All these changes and just from breathing? I am amazed and more motivated than ever. The little things thrill me – feeling my clothing get looser; not having a bra strap that binds and cuts into my flesh, being able to bend down from my knees and get back up with no strain. I didn’t know that I had neglected my body for so long that these signs of strength and flexibility and toning are really what being healthy and young are all about! My old body was just that – old and stiff and straining at the seams. That never felt good. But now I am on my way to getting into a bathing suit again. I can see it happening and I recommend anyone to try this program. It works and if you pay attention to yourself – you will see changes for the better.”
Aloha from Hawaii,
- 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