You saved my life!
I Love You!
I love you for developing Oxycise, and I love Dianne for helping me learn it. The two of you saved my life!
On December 17th I collapsed and was taken to the emergency room—acute pulmonary malfunction. I had never smoked but I did work with toxic chemicals while in the service. The doctors pulled fluids from my lungs and kept me on a respirator (they told my wife I wouldn’t be around in 6-8 months). I was released from the hospital about the second week of January and was to stay on oxygen at a high rate for the rest of my life.
With nothing else to do except read, I watched a lot of TV. Channel 9 News had a short blip about you and I called as soon as they gave the number for more information. I then came to the studio, my wife had to drive me—you may remember me and my damn green buddy (the oxygen tank). I bought the tapes and started learning to breathe again. I wasn’t strong enough to do the exercises, but I did the breathing twice the first day and increased almost everyday ‘til I was doing the 8-10 times daily. My wife and I started classes as soon as I could. I had not told my pulmonary doctor about Oxycise, but on my checkup in late March he refused to believe the readings the nurse had put down. He took the test again and then feeling the machine was faulty he obtained another machine and re-tested me. I then told him about the Oxycise program and how I had been doing my exercises to increase my lung capacity. He told his nurse to take me for a walk, then he changed his mind and took me for a walk himself. We walked 17 minutes without oxygen stopping only for him to take readings. He reduce the level of oxygen I was to take and set another appointment for each week through the end of June and asked if I would bring the tapes in so he could view them. He still hasn’t returned them! He left the area to return to John Hopkins University Hospital to work in research but before leaving he told me I didn’t have to be on oxygen anymore except when I exercise or at night. Now my little green buddy just rides around in the car.
Oxycise has improved my life! I would like to spread the word to other folks who are dealing with pulmonary problems: GIVE IT A TRY!
I’m breathing again.
Amazingly my weight has gone from 410 pounds to 200
“They say a picture is worth a thousand words…I want you to see the amazing results I’ve obtained by using Oxycise! I have been overweight for most of my life. I have been battling weight problems on various diets and exercise programs for years with very little success. In fact with the passing of each year my health continued to decline and I had pretty well given up all hope of ever losing weight let alone being thin again. I began to suffer from high blood pressure, asthma, allergies, high triglyceride levels, high blood sugar levels and worse yet I was suffering from severe GastroEsophogeal Reflux Disorder that was also causing panic attacks. I knew I had to lose the weight to rid myself of these problems.
“I started to go to a local gymnasium because I knew that the weight wouldn’t come off as quickly if I didn’t incorporate some sort of exercise program, so I decided to sign up for a ‘spinning class’ (stationary bicycles). Unfortunately my heart rate would get up so high during the class that I thought I was going to suffer a heart attack and this would cause the panic attacks to start again. I was so frustrated because I wanted to exercise, but didn’t know what I could do thinking that I had to exert myself to get any benefit.
“That’s when I discovered Oxycise!
“At first I was skeptical, but I wanted to do something-anything-to lose the weight. I’m so grateful that I decided to order Oxycise! Level 1. I was able to burn off the excess fat right away and didn’t even break a sweat! The deep-breathing technique you have developed is so effective, so amazing. Not only has it helped me to lose weight, but more than anything I believe the deep-breathing has helped heal my body and restore my overall health.
“Since I’ve been doing Oxycise!, my chest measurement has gone from 50.5 inches down to 42.5 inches, but the amazing part is the fact that my lung capacity has gone from 425L/min to 620L/min. My shirt size has gone from a 5X to Large. My waist has gone from pants size 60 inches to 36-inch waist. Even my wedding ring had to be adjusted from a size 14 to 9.5. Amazingly my weight has gone from 410 pounds to 200. Oxycise! has helped me in losing more than half my body weight and I’ve never felt better. Oxycise! has brought about a mighty change and has given me my life back, now I can play with my children instead of being a spectator.
“I am so grateful for all that my wife, Francisca, has done to help me. Without her encouragement and support I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish my weight loss goal. She has also had a great deal of success using Oxycise! along with me. She has used Oxycise! to go from 155 pounds to her current weight of 127.5 and she looks great!
“We both want to thank you for your inspired program and for helping us improve our health and quality of life.”
If I feel this good at 75 then anyone can do it and succeed
“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 work 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.”
I suddenly lost about 12 inches and was just blown away…so exciting
“I have been Oxycising! for 3 weeks now. The first week, I actually gained several inches. (So discouraging.) Then, the second week, I suddenly lost about 12 inches and was just blown away…so exciting. This week, I lost another 5 inches, which puts me about 9 inches below where I started. This is good. I have been keeping up with my body fat percentages since the end of January and so far it has gone from about 42% to 36% as of today. Pretty impressive.”
Lisa mentions these additional results:
1. I have to walk to 4 flights of stairs to get to my office (we’re on the 3rd floor.). I used to have to stop half-way up and rest, but now I don’t. I’m still slow, don’t get me wrong, but my recovery time is much, much quicker already.
2. My skin has begun to clear up and looks “fresher”.
3. My breath support when I sing has improved and I can hit notes now that I haven’t been able to in years!
4. I can actually feel that I am forming real abdominal muscles under my fat (I have quite a bit to lose).
5. I use a treadmill at the gym that my family and I are members of and I have had to increase the intensity to get a good workout because the lower program wasn’t challenging enough any more. (P.S. my mother-in-law bought my family a membership to a gym for Christmas and it was really expensive. Telling her I’m not going to the gym because I am only Oxycising would be familial suicide. So, I enjoy the treadmill while my family does other activities.)
6. I have noticed an increase in my libido (much to my husband’s delight.!)
7. I have some mild insomnia, but I’ve noticed that even if I don’t get enough rest, using a couple of “Oxybreaths” (is this a word?) or doing the commuter tape really helps me make it through the day.
I feel much better about myself, and maybe this summer, I can venture into the pool
“My name is Mark. I am 14 Years old and I live in San Jose, California. I have been overweight for 3/4 of my life. I have constantly been teased, and made fun of because of the shape and weight of my body. I rarely go swimming, because of the embarrassment. My sister who was the only one in my life to encourage me and help me keep on trying to lose weight, told me about this new program she had found called Oxycise! I found it very hard to believe, but I bought it, because 30 bucks I could live with, compared to the enormous price that most dealers charge with pills, drinks, powders etc. I tried it and found that my life was drastically improving. My parents have begun to say that I look thinner than I did a few weeks ago.
“I have gone from a 10:10 mile to a 8:45 mile. I have lost 15 pounds more or less. I have gone from a size 38 mens’ to a size 36. I feel much better about myself, and maybe this summer, I can venture into the pool, without worry of being embarrassed. I also take voice lessons, and throughout a three week period, my teacher said I can sustain my notes longer than some of her older students. Oxycise! has saved my life in more than one way.”
The Dr’s were impressed with my lack of side effects at my age (77) and especially my breathing capacity
“I have the old Easy Does It (VCR) version level 1,2,3 … I have been taking radiation treatments for several weeks and I just want you to know that Oxycise helped me so much during my whole ‘Cancer Ordeal’. I don’t know what I would have done without the On the Go Commuter Routine tape, I used it on the way to my treatments so I was well oxygenized when I got there (you have to take deep breaths & hold it while being radiated) and my arms were exercised (you have to hold your arms overhead the whole time) and even exercised my pectoral muscles (they can be weakened during radiation treatment) who knew? The Cancer Center in Boulder had never heard of the Oxycise program, I gave them the information so that they could add it to their ‘Integrative Treatment Program.’ The Dr’s were impressed with my lack of side effects at my age (77) and especially my breathing capacity.
“I was so glad that I remembered that I had the Oxycise program that I had not used in years (my mistake)..I’m back on the ‘bandwagon’ now & my ‘soapbox’ telling everybody about my success with Oxycise…
“FYI: Cancer can not live in an Oxygen environment…it thrives on lack of Oxygen..Who knew?
“When I moved to Colorado from Texas (near Estes Park at 7500’) I could not walk 10 Ft. without wheezing. I thought it was the altitude but my Dr. said my Asthma had returned ….turned out…I was not breathing properly..HELLO OXICISE…I now can Walk without even thinking about it. I am now ordering the Standard Series Level Two and Three workouts. I am a little tired of the old people sitting in chairs..Ha! I want to exercise overlooking the ‘Majestic Mountains’ and ‘Blue Skies’.”
I have tried aerobics, weight training, diets, you name it
“Hi! I’d just like to say a huge THANK YOU to Jill Johnson for the Oxycise! program. I started the program a week ago; I received it for my birthday, as I wanted to give myself the gift of good health and energy. Well, in a week’s time, I have lost 1.25″ from my chest measurement, 1.5″ on my waist, 1″ on my hips, and 2” on each thigh. A total of almost 8 inches in a week!!! I have tried aerobics, weight training, diets, you name it in the past, with not near this much success in a month or more, let alone a week.
“My energy is skyrocketing, and my vocal performance has never been better! I take voice in Nashville with hopes of being a recording artist, and my breath support is astounding!
“Again, thank you so much. This program is a life saver!”
I dropped 4% off my body fat
“Haven’t written to you in a while, but I wanted to let you know how things are going with me and Oxycise! I am currently doing the workouts at least 3 to 4 times per day as well as using the commuter routine. I’m not trying to lose weight, however as I’ve mentioned to you before, I have dropped from a size 4 to a 2 as well as dropped 4% off my body fat (17% down to 13%). The great thing though is that my lung capacity is so much greater now that my runs are so much more enjoyable now.
“Now, on to the fantastic thing about Oxycise! I know most of the people who purchase the program do so in order to lose weight, inches, etc. Hardly anyone mentions the tremendous stress reduction this program offers! My father has bone cancer, and we’ve recently gone through some very tough times with him. This disease is very painful for him, but it’s also very painful to watch someone you love go through this. My trips back and forth to the hospital have been not quite so stressful because I do the commuter routine a time or two while making the drive.
“So besides the benefits of weight loss and inch reduction, the stress reduction benefits are so great that I had to write and thank you for that.”
I love how I feel — renewed — after doing Oxycise!
“I have Grave’s disease, and since my thyroid has been 100% destroyed I’ve had no energy and put on 30 pounds in one year. I had been taking a 2 hour nap during the day, and I would force myself to make it to 9 pm at night.
“Since Oxycise! I have so much energy. I feel like cleaning my house and cooking dinner. I now stay up with the kids and help them with their homework until 10:30 pm. I was always winded going up and down my stairs, and now it doesn’t bother me. I’m sleeping better — I usually have such a hard time. I’ve noticed that I feel satisfied at meals and don’t crave sweets — it seems that oxygen has affected my taste buds.
“Best of all, I got into my jeans last night that I haven’t been able to wear for so long! (I couldn’t even pull them up over my rear end.) My clothes look nicer. My mid-section has felt so bloated for so long, and that is going away. With so many exercise programs you don’t see results for so long, but with Oxycise! I see results now and it keeps me motivated to continue.
“This is the first thing I’ve done (I even cry) that doesn’t destroy my energy. I can feel changes every day — even my lungs getting more capacity. I feel like the old Jan is back!
“All around I feel healthier. We just really love it. It’s only been a week and I feel so much better about myself.”
Jan Worthen, mother of four, Pine, Colorado
Jan’s 16-year-old daughter, Angie:
“I love how I feel — renewed — after doing Oxycise! I can fit in my pants and look so much better. I’ve had to wear wide leg jeans all my life, and now I can wear regular ones. The minute I get home from school I put Oxycise! on. I love that I don’t have to change my clothes, and it hardly takes any time from my schedule — and I can visually see results. I never, ever thought I could do anything to affect my body size. I’m ecstatic!”
Comments from mother (Jan) about daughter (Angie):
“I recently talked Angie into buying some tight-fitting jeans (you couldn’t fit a finger between her skin and the fabric) and as she was leaving for school, I asked her, why are you wearing your baggy jeans. It turns out that those were the new tight jeans, but they are now baggy! Angie is on Cloud 9. Angie was getting a cold last week, but she started Oxycise! and never came down with the cold.”
Inch loss after 8 days:
Rib Cage: 1-3/4 inches
Waist: 1 inch
Hips: 1 inch
Thigh: 1/2 inch
Rib Cage: 1 inch
Waist: 1-1/2 inches
Hips: 2 inches
Thigh: 5 inches
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.
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.”
I can’t shop at the plus sized stores any more!
“I am happy to report that I have lost about 45 lbs. and almost 30 inches since June and have gone from a size 24 to about a 14. Also, I had suffered from depression and was going to schedule an appointment with my doctor to be put on antidepressants, but since Oxycising, I have not suffered from the symptoms of depression that plagued me for over 15 years.
“My family and friends have all commented to me that I am a completely different person now, and I know that Oxycise is a big part of that change! Several of my Oxycising friends and I have even noticed that our PMS symptoms have virtually disappeared as a result of using the tapes! (I know the men in our lives thank you for that!)
“As a professional singer, it has even improved my singing. I am experiencing more breath control and can sustain notes much longer than I could before. I encourage all of my voice students to purchase the tapes as a way to increase their lung capacity and to tone up their abdominal muscles (which get used a lot in singing). I want to send a great big thanks to everyone at Oxycise! for providing such a wonderful, natural way to lose weight and feel better about yourself. Keep up the great work!”
Kathryn L. Seppamaki
Kathy’s Latest Results: 75 Pounds, 40 Inches!
“It’s been a while since I’ve written in with my results and I wanted to give you an update. Since I started Oxycising in June of last year I have lost about 75 pounds and 40 inches. It is amazing how much more energy I have! Almost everyday people comment to me on how much weight I’ve lost. I look and feel like a totally different person!
“I still have about 50 pounds to go to reach my goal, but it is so encouraging to me to know that I’m more than halfway there. I couldn’t even imagine being as far as I am now, if it were not for Oxycise! And best of all, I can’t shop at the plus sized stores any more because all of their clothes are too big on me! I love being able to shop almost anywhere!”
- 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