I am writing to thank you for your instructional videos on exercise and nutrition. As a teenager I was overweight and inactive and I have fought most of my adult life to keep weight off and stay fit. I spent 25 years jogging and 15 years working out at a gym 4-5 times a week with machines and free weights. I’ve also tried many popular diet plans including fasting. None of these activities have given me the results that your instructional videos have helped me to achieve in 2 short months. The Fitness Made Simple videos helped me reach a physical fitness level that had eluded me all my life. I have lost 14 lbs, 3 inches off my waist, 3 inches off my hips, and have dropped from a size 10 to a size 4 in slacks. My energy level is high and I really feel good about myself.
The original Fitness Made Simple: Unlock Your Potential and Six Pack Abs videos have great nutritional tips as well as great exercise technique descriptions. I currently alternate days doing the Fat Burning Workout and AM/PM Workouts videos. Because I only need 2 sets of dumbbells and a bench for these exercises I have successfully stayed on the exercise program even when camping. I have found that the AM/PM Workout is a great way to start because you begin and end the day working on improving your physique, a psychological reminder for maintaining your healthful eating habits.
The FMS videos showed me how to workout efficiently and do the exercises correctly. They put an emphasis on working the abs, an area that I had avoided. They also gave me the nutritional tips I needed that explained how I sabotaged myself in the past when trying to lose body fat. My husband Fred and I both enjoy cooking and, thanks to the tips FMS provides, with very little effort we were able to change our eating habits to a healthful, fat burning style. I hate to call it a diet because to me that word implies something painful that I will do for only a short period of time. Since we changed our eating habits we are never hungry and are enjoying very tasty meals and snacks. The benefits are obvious and for us this is a life time change.
My husband Fred, who originally was skeptical, has reaped a surprise benefit. In 3 months he has lost over 30 lbs, dropping from 220 to 189 lbs. He still has a way to go but is so encouraged that he is confident of getting down to his “fighting weight”. In addition, after having observed the positive results I have obtained with the exercises, he is now planning to follow the exercise program as well.
Fitness Made Simple does bring real results to real people. I am a grandmother and celebrated my 65th birthday this month. My husband Fred is 67. Please keep up the good work.