Bodyblade Total Results Fitness Program w/DVD, Chart & Guide
Excellent Workout with exceptional DVD
This product really has me tired out after just one workout! I am excited to do this short workout daily. The DVD is excellent in explaining proper handling and the instructor knows just the right words to keep you from tightening up where you shouldn't, etc. I am thrilled to have found this to help me because it is low impact with a HUGE impact to your health. I have tried many exercise products and I think this is going to be one of my favorites! This is something that helps with balance too, so I am going to recommend it for grandparents. It is harder than it looks, but fun and easy to handle at the same time.
Not for me
Like most things if it sounds too good to be true then that's what it is. Of course always looking for something new that will help the ongoing effort to stay fit. I just didn't find this easy to do, it was awkward. Maybe for those will a strong upper body it would work, I just couldn't find the "groove" and I am very agile.
Works the entire body, from the inside out. I'm not allowed to do weight-lifting type of exercise due to a heart valve issue, but I like to stay in beach-body shape. You can stand in front of the tv with this and work out your ENTIRE body from the core outward.
It takes about 20-30 minutes to figure out the rhythm and cadence and it will feel a bit awkward, at first, but stay with it and you'll be an expert in a day or two. It's like putting on a pair of skates for the first time or paddle boarding or hula hooping. Your body has to figure it out.
After that....the longer you work at it the more your muscles will feel it! The first day, I only did a minute of each body part, but now I'm doing 5-8 minutes on each exercise (DVD and chart are provided). It takes up NO space to store.
I will probably send this back I will try it again but it hurts my back, I have spinal stenosis, scoliosis, and several other things. I really wanted something that I could exercise with
I'm 65 years old and have no problem using this. It's fun and results are great especially when watching the DVD that comes with it. Unless you are very frail, I do not understand why other reviewers can't get it to work.
Honestly, I'm way out of shape. After watching several presentations I thought, "OK, I need to try this". Simply said - amazing. Yes, it's tough to get going. I had major shoulder surgery several years ago and my arms are weak, and the fact that it is Zero impact, is great. I have started off doing 2 days on and 1 day off and I can tell the difference in my arm strength already. I was 'off' for about 3 days and wow - can I tell the difference now. The Super 6 they show on air is tough for a beginner. I decided to do the upper body workout for a while and 10 minutes does fly by. I'll be trying the lower body workout soon. The Bodyblade is well worth my money.
This is really a great item. I was skeptical especially with some of the ratings, however I ordered it and once I received it.....I have to say I was amazed! So incredibly light weight, very easy to use and you don't realize that you have done anything until the next day. Man you can really tell a difference. I have lost a total of 3 inches working out with the body blade. Three inches in 2 months I might add. It is so simple anyone can use it of any age.
I really believe due to the simplicity of it and the incredible ease of using it that it would be a great source of exercise for the elderly as a form of therepy.
The Body Blade is amazing. I thought I was in good shape. HA. That's what I get for
thinking. The Body blade told another story. I could feel the difference after the 1st
workout and I'm so happy I bought it. By next Spring I'll be looking good!
I purchased this to mix something different into my workout routine. I've only had it a few days but am very pleased so far. I watched the introduction part of the dvd, which is a must to get the most benefit. I've done the super 6 workout twice and and feel it working! A very good addition to my workout regime!
Could Have Been 5 Stars
Works great, but when it first arrive it stank. Literally, the odor was overpowering. Had to store it outside to avoid stinking up the room. I still wear gloves when using the Bodyblade. The smell is a mix of wet petroleum based paint and cheap rubber. Otherwise it works as well as advertised. I only deducted 1 star as the smell is starting to abate and I think that in another week I may be able to use it without gloves on and I even moved it in from outside storage to the garage.
Innovative piece of equipment
My husband and I are middle-aged, and purchased this to help with toning. Not only does it take up almost no storage space, but it doesn't require much space to use (small living room). A huge bonus is that we didn't expect it to get our heart rate up and make us sweat! We love working out to the DVD, which is very informative and fun. Takes some practice to get the hang of doing some of the exercises. Highly recommend with the caveat that you need a little patience to learn the unusual motion.
nice idea but terrible smell!!
I left this item out of the box for 3 weeks & the plasticy, gas-like smell stunk up the whole room. I left it in the garage overnight and still the smell was intense. I also couldn't get the smell off of my hands. I even tried to use it with gloves, but still the smell got on my hands. The concept of the product and the quick 6 min workout seemed to be a good routine, but the toxic smell was intolerable. I sent it back.