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In the Forum - Does Oxycise Work?

By January 16, 2006

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One forum member wants to know: "Has anyone tried Oxycise for weight loss?" I'm sure plenty of people have tried Oxycise, but does it really help you lose weight? Breathing is great for stress reduction, but using it exclusively for losing weight may not be the best idea in the world. What do you think? Have you tried Oxycise? Come join the discussion and tell us what you think.

March 8, 2007 at 3:53 pm
(1) Alicia says:

I love using my Oxycise video. I feel that it is a quick way to get a good workout. All of my muscles have tighten and I did lose inches with I first started them. I have not lost a whole lot of weight when I just do Oxycise, but when I diet I see a great difference.

April 17, 2007 at 4:00 pm
(2) Brianna says:

It does help you lose weight. Of course it takes committment and watching your portion sizes. Everyones body differs. The first three days I did Oxycise (after the birth of my 2nd child) I lost 2″ just around my waist, and considerable inches elsewhere. Within 6 months I had lost 30lbs. I was back to my weight (133 lbs.) when I met my husband. I feel stronger and healthier as I do Oxycise. When I Oxycise I also watch what I eat and do not eat after 7pm. Doing Oxycise also gives you more energy and it made me want to exercise more just for fun not just for health. The only true test is to try it yourself. My Mom introduced me to Oxycise and I was very skeptical. But I thought I didn’t have much to lose (no pun intended). The cost is minimal and at most I would lose 15 minutes a day. I was thrilled with my results and I continue to use Oxycise. I just had my third baby. I Oxycised from my 2nd tri-mester to my 3rd and maintained good weight gain. Now I am on my way back to my goal weight. I recommend buying Level 1 DVD’s or Video’s to begin with and the book. The book gives helpful information and helps motivation.

June 13, 2007 at 3:43 pm
(3) momof2 says:

i tried oxycise 6 weeks after the birth of my 2nd child and so far it’s working. within the first week i lost 3 inches off my waist. i’ve been doing it for about 10 weeks now and have lost about 8lbs. i haven’t changed anything in my eating habits. it was frustrating at first because you hear of all these success stories where people lose 10lbs a month and i wasn’t losing as fast but i realize everyone’s different and loses weight at different rates. try it for yourself. if you oxycise correctly, you will see results.

June 21, 2007 at 9:05 pm
(4) Dorothy says:

It’s like any other program in that if you don’t put the tape in the machine and play it you don’t get any benefit. What I like about it is that I have very bad knees, and these exercises avoid the high impact that many programs put you into. Also, if you breath correctly as you are taught, you will improve your lung capacity, which will carry over into other activities. Most people do not use all of their lung capacity, and by learning to breathe correctly, you’ll function better in every area.

August 15, 2007 at 9:04 pm
(5) Rebecca says:

I love Oxycize. I have not seen a big change in my weight, but I’ve lost 3 dress sizes. I’ll take a smaller size over a lower weight anyday!

September 24, 2007 at 10:33 pm
(6) Elva says:

I have tried oxycise for 8 weeks regularly and never lost 1 lb. or one inch. Does anyone else have that problem?

March 3, 2008 at 3:44 pm
(7) Amy says:

How do you Oxycise? Is there a free technique on-line that I can read about? Thanks!

April 22, 2008 at 12:35 pm
(8) April says:


My oxycise vhs tapes were eaten by my machine! I am now ordering replacement dvds. And my VHS machie is no longer.

This is the only workout I can do and the only one that has ever worked for me. If you have an injury, disability or other reason you cannot do impact fitness or sports, this is the answer.

You loose weight, inches and feel good. For me this is a miracle!

April 23, 2008 at 11:34 am
(9) Jessa says:

I have used oxycise off and on for years, I do it for awhile, and I always see inch loss, not so much on the scale, but It is amazing to me how much *tighter my skin will get* and how much * thinner* I will appear without the scale moving. Which I really have never understood, I just know that it happens. I will say that when I have managed to control my eating on top of doing Oxycise I have seen better results with the scale but even without eating changes, Oxycise alone will still do wonderful things for inch loss and my skin in general. I wish it would of been marketed more for the skin results , firming and clearing , and less for scale weight loss. I think more people would know what to expect out of it that way.

September 16, 2008 at 8:00 am
(10) jonathan cox says:

I have used oxycise for many years.I havent lost any more weight but i find its great for getting rid of stress.Its because you stretch your lungs,which tend to tighten up from stress and then you shallow breathe.If you are easily irritated or stressed,it will change your life.I am a Driving Instructor and it helps with me! 13 years of it!
I also read,that your lung capacity is an indicator of your life expectation,so keep them stretched with oxycise!

March 1, 2009 at 12:48 pm
(11) Katharina says:

I am very disappointed with this system!
It all sounded so possitiv, so promising, “forget about ‘no pain no gain’”, and all the rest of it.
Well, first of all, if you want to do the program thoroughly it takes more than 15 min a day.
Secondly, it is not all that easy to follow the description, hard to figure out, what is meant with ’tilting the pelvic’, and other descriptions like that. In some of the positions it is almost impossible to breathe.
Anyway, I’ve really worked hard at it for a whole week and guess what? Absolutely no results! I gained two kilos (!) and haven’t lost even half an inch.
If this is a 100% water proof system, and if I really tried to follow it as best as I could, why then does it not work for me? Am I a different sort of species?
It once more proves, that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
I was so hopeful, to finally have found something to solve my problem!..

March 4, 2009 at 5:34 pm
(12) Laurel says:

I used Oxycise several years ago and had great results. It took 2 weeks before I noticed any difference, but once it started, it went fast. I have very bad knees and have been told not to walk or do any aerobics. This is a great solution for me. I do this for about 20 minutes a day combined with watching my diet and using a stationary bike (for my knees). There is a tape that explains and shows slowly how to do the pelvic tilt and explains the breathing technique. Maybe you need that to help you get started.

March 30, 2009 at 4:23 pm
(13) Debbie says:

Oxycise is great. there are no excuses to keep you from doing it, like it’s too dark outside or it’s raining, or my hair is a mess, I can’t go to the gym like this. Just find a spot in your house and do it! I lost 23 pounds a couple of years agao and shamefully stopped doing Oxycise and have gained most of it back. I didn’t make significant changes in my diet, but did the Oxycise workouts with “gusto” as Jill says. Just keep at it, you will be amazed.

July 16, 2009 at 11:13 am
(14) Alica says:

I have used oxycise many times over the past 9 years to trim up. It always amazes me how quickly it works and how much better I feel. I also know that I need to do it if my back starts hurting, its an almost instant fix for that. I don’t know why I ever quit. A few years ago in less than a months time I went from a tight dress size 22 to a 14. Thats pretty signifigant. I also used it for my school beauty pageant when I was in high school, and I recall that the dress started out a little tight and by the time of the pageant the dress had to be taken in. If you do this correctly, I really whole heartedly believe that it works. I’m getting ready to reembark on a lifestyle change and I plan to include this in it. I know that you instantly can feel the burn as I tighten muscles that have been neglected. And it also helps improve posture. You can’t go wrong!

August 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm
(15) A.S. says:

This is a wonderful program for the morbidly obese and people who can’t walk or stand. I use to have the videos and loaned them out (never to get them back) Well I found a new set and book at my local library sale and took it to mean I should start doing it again. It feels great!

September 20, 2009 at 7:32 pm
(16) Diana says:

I enjoy Oxycise and it did work for me. I went from an 18 to a 10. It took about 6 months. What took time to put on takes time to take off. Though it is not for everyone. All the people I have told about the program who tried it, love it. I started Oxycise in 1999 and feel it was the best decision I could have ever made.
If you do not use it, I can quarentee it will never work.

October 9, 2009 at 5:48 pm
(17) Deb Hovey says:

I have been doing Oxycise for about 3 weeks and I really believe it is making a difference in my inch loss. I love it for all the reasons people have said. However, I have one concern and I wondered if anyone else experienced this. I don’t know if I am not doing some of the positions inorrectly but some positions put a great deal of stress on my neck. Has anyone else had that experience??

October 19, 2009 at 12:46 pm
(18) Lila says:

I was also skeptical about using oxycise and hesitated using it for a while. Once I commited to a low carb diet and oxycise as my only source of exercise, I dropped close to 50 pounds in three months. It does work if done in combination with a balanced diet and it really tones you up. It is very important to do the techique correctly too, otherwise, you might not see the results you are looking for. Good Luck to you all with the program.

November 17, 2009 at 9:20 pm
(19) JB says:

Kataharina, 7 days is not a significant amount of time to really get results from any system. IN fact if you walked 20 miles a day at a slow relaxing pace for 7 days guess what? You would not see drastic results.Exerciseing is not a form of magic. It generaly takes people in more conventional systems like weight lifting a full 30 days of working out to be able to notice or see any results in the mirror. Significant changes that can be measured with a tape measure or scale generaly require at least 60-90 days.

The only thing that you might notice in 7 days is that your muscle tone will improve if you had some lack of muscle tone before. I did not know if I should laugh at you or cry for you. I blame the public school systems for peoples lack of understanding on almost all issues from how their body works to how their car works!

Give the program a solid 30 days minimum to do some work. You might not see resultsinthe mirror right away it depends onhow much fat you have to lose and how much muscle mass you already have. You should though be able to feel the difference in how your body feels from a new program in about 2 weeks time.

People who experince resutls rather quickly are either geneticly different from most human beings or their quick results could also be wishful thinking.The body is a machine and it follows some law’s to the letter but can bend or break under the right conditions. No one mentions their diet, how often per day they are doing the program or how long or any past atheltic training etc…..Too many variables.

Ihope you did not stop after 7 days as that would be a huge waste. No one decides to run a marathon then trains for 7 days and then stops! Well not if they want to reach their goal.

Anyone that believes everything you read and tinks that it is a UNiversal Truth needs to wake up! The fine prints on many ad’s dealing with diet pills, diet books etc…..say something to the effect of “results not typical”! They are not going to put the average weight loss or inch’s lost as that wouldnot sell anything they are always going to put those standout individuals that got better then normal results.

Anyone doing this should not be going into it as a quaick fix to get ready for a wedding or some other special occassion that is 7 days away etc….You should invest in yoruself and work the program until you see for sure it is not going to work that to me means youneed to give it a minimum of a full 90 days! Now one got fat over night and no one is going to lose it over night!

I used Body Flex in the past and in two weeks time I could see results inthe mirror. I just ordered Oxycise because it seems like the next logical step in the progression.

February 4, 2011 at 4:48 pm
(20) Eve says:

I tried Oxycise with a lot of sceptism. After 1 week I had the hang of it and realized I was doing them wrong. By the end of the 2nd week I had lost inches. In this time I also found I was sleeping better and was going to the loo at least once a day instead of once a fortnight.
Having said that, I got a flu and have not been back to it seriously. It is so easy but at the end of the day, I am lazy. Goodluck fellow slimmers

May 30, 2011 at 1:15 pm
(21) Diane says:

I am 51 years old, 5’6″ and weigh 127 pounds. I love oxycise and have been doing it for almost 11 years at least 5 times a week. It works. People who claim it does not work are likely not breathing properly, doing it inconsistently, or just plain putting too much food in their piehole (for which I HIGHLY recommend Geneen Roth’s books or retreats as she doesn’t advocate dieting at all but focuses entirely on emotionally driven eating). Oxycise WORKS and it’s something you can do until you are dead. I also hike, bike, and kayak on a very regular basis but my hips tend to ache with all this activity and usually it takes a good night’s rest and an “easy” day to recover for me. But Oxycise I can do anytime, anywhere, as often as I feel like it. It never hurts and I always feel better even after just a few positions. My body is toned and strong and my doctor keeps telling me how clear my lungs are and it also is WONDERFUL to relieve stress. I would recommend it to anyone. I too loaned out my tapes over and over to others who never bothered to use them (but didn’t return them either!) and I truly believe that if you make an investment in something you are far more likely to use it. I don’t use the tapes anymore as I have all my favorite exercises memorized. I wish I could teach this to everyone or even in schools to kids given that America is rapidly approaching the point of 70% of its population being overweight or obese. Very sad state of affairs indeed.

June 28, 2011 at 8:54 am
(22) arlene says:

I love oxycise. I used it a few years ago, and within a month, i had lost 3 inches in my waist, and lost so much inches. It was always in the back of my mind. This time I will also be eating living foods along with doing my exercise.

December 30, 2011 at 10:57 am
(23) Judi says:

Today I dusted off my old Oxycise tapes and used them. Already I feel more energized. As a singer, I have the added benefit of really feeling like I’m “stretching” my lungs and gaining adding air capacity.

February 26, 2012 at 9:29 pm
(24) Artemis says:

my comment is for Katharina, #11. Gee, you used if for a WHOLE WEEK. Wow. That’s commitment. Not. If you are overweight, and I’m guessing you are, did you gain all your excess poundage in a week? Are you one of the millions of people who think they can gain weight for years and lose it all in a week? Try using the program for something reasonable like 6 months before you give up. If you gained 2 kilos in a week then you’ve got bigger problems. Maybe even health problems related to fluid retention.
I’ve used this program for years. Regularly, like a minimum of 5 days a week. It works. I’m fit, toned, slim, have great core strength and lung capacity. I’m also in my 50s. If you listen to Jill or read the book she states pretty clearly that this is not a quick fix. Anything worth doing takes commitment and keeping at it. There is no “magic” here. As they say at Nike, just do it.

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