Wellness Thread - Friday, February 6

lauraska's picture

Let's not even talk about weight-loss, this week, people...my scale actually got up off the floor and smacked me in the head, V8 commercial-style, this morning.

So I took a class at my gym, the other day, for the first time. I mean, I've taken other classes there, but it was my first time with this instructor. She was older, I'd heard her class was kinda lame...but it was the only one that fit my schedule that day. She came in with an 80s style workout getup and proceeded to lead us through a Jane Fonda style aerobic routine. Wow...flash back, much?

It got me thinking about all of the exercise products that have been sold to us over the years. Any children of the 80s on here who remember Get in Shape Girl? I had the hand weights (which didn't really weigh anything) and the jump rope set. The tapes were precious. What about the bow flex? The Tony Little Gazelle? The thigh master, or whatever it was called?

So the question of the week: have you ever bought an exercise product, and if so, did it help you? DVDs and videos don't necessarily count...but I am guilty of owning a few Tae Bo videos, in my day. That Billy Blanks is a nut job!

Becky's picture

Good question. I never

Good question.

I never bought this, but as a teenager I was intrigued by the vibrating belt that claimed to "melt the fat away."

Jeffro's picture

Everything I ever bought I

Everything I ever bought I eventually broke. I bought a rowing machine, an exercise bike, a hydraulic stepper, a plastic sit-up thingie that you sit on the floor. I broke everything. My rowing machine I had right after college - I actually snapped the resistance, went flying off, and my back smashed a big hole through the wall.

newcomer's picture

A friend gave me a Thigh

A friend gave me a Thigh Master -- which I sold at a sidewalk sale to an artist who wanted it for an installation.

jbette01's picture

unfortunately, I let Beto

unfortunately, I let Beto the Zumba man rule my life for about 2 months. Worth it? Not so much.

dan's picture

Well, I'm going to talk

Well, I'm going to talk weight-loss this week, because I finally started seriously back on it this week, and I lost 6 pounds! Woo hoo!

lauraska's picture

dan wrote:Well, I'm going to

dan wrote:

Well, I'm going to talk weight-loss this week, because I finally started seriously back on it this week, and I lost 6 pounds! Woo hoo!

Yay, Dan!

Spiral's picture

I bought the Iron Gym. I

nhb's picture

dan wrote:Well, I'm going to

dan wrote:

Well, I'm going to talk weight-loss this week, because I finally started seriously back on it this week, and I lost 6 pounds! Woo hoo!

That's great Dan! I actually bought an ab roller, and if you know me, you know it didn't work. LOL.

Larry99's picture

Spiral wrote:I bought the

wow that guy is cut just like me!

MichelleLynn's picture

I lost one measlypound, but

I lost one measlypound, but I did have dinner at Texas Roadhouse so that wasn;t to bad I guess, total loss almost 9 pounds,, My husband has stalemated this week, (too much Pepsi I think)

As far as weight loss gadgets, I will admit, when I was like 15, I bought this pill called Dream Away, it was suppose to melt your pounds while you sleep, and no, it did not work,,,

My sister had one of those silver suits that you wore,,,

Like the thermal tinfoil suit?? I am not sure what they are called

panderson's picture

I did the Jane Fonda tapes

I did the Jane Fonda tapes about 16 years ago and dropped 40 lbs. It was the first time I ever exercised and I have continued jogging, swimming ever since. I just started using a new eliptical jogger thingy. I like swimming but have been getting too many colds this year. And too much ice to jog.
Will pilates and balance balls go the way of the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer? Apparently at 94, Jack still swims every day.

teener's picture

I am going to borrow my

I am going to borrow my friends wii fitness, heard that was fun. Of course I don't expect to use it as a fitness tool but hey burning cals while playing wii is cool.

brooke's picture

I used to take Dexatrim in

I used to take Dexatrim in Junior High until I took my heart rate at the mall and realized I was at heart attack level. I knew I felt funny. (My weight neurosis started early--I was modeling back then. I think I was doing Slim Fast when I was like 9.)

So let's see: I've purchased the Ab Roller. I sold that at Memphis Tap Room's thrift sale last year to a hipster dude. It really wasn't safe for anyone with back problems--really hard to keep the spine aligned.

I have a foam roller that technically can be used for exercise but I use it for losing up muscles--my trainer has me roll on my hips on the roller to help the alignment of my hips and knees to reduce arthritis pain. It really works. It feels painful when you're doing it but it's like a deep tissue massage.

I have a fitness ball and I rarely use it at home because I use it at the gym. Those are the best things to happen to overall fitness since athletic shoes, I think. So many core strengthening moves can be done on it--using not only your main muscle groups but the stabilizers. And it's fun.

I bought most of the "Buns of Steel" videos and was always the biggest fan of the original. As everyone knows, I have a firmer butt than Spiral...so maybe it's a result of years of doing these videos. My living room open space is pretty small--gave most of these away after moving here.

lavondasmom75's picture

How do I get my hands on the

How do I get my hands on the Beto and the Zumba ?