Greer Childer’s Body Flex weight loss program has been created a very long time ago. Does it actually help you “lose inches”? Read the review to learn more.
What Is BodyFlex?
A few months back I began getting asked almost every day about a weight loss program called “BodyFlex”. I had never heard about it and found out it must be more popular in Europe, as most of the questions come from my Ukrainian subscribers.
With so many people sharing with me that it helped them lose weight I got fascinated and began researching. The first thing I came across was the program’s creator Greer Childers doing a video about it, which seems to be produced around the 80s.
I have to tell you the truth, I seriously couldn’t keep a straight face. Even though I also have to say that the breathing method she is using really comes from an ancient practice of yoga breathing so there may be basis for it working somewhere.
What Does BodyFlex Do?
80s hairdos and jokes notwithstanding, it looks like a lot of people lost weight with this, judging by the emails I get and also the video’s comments on YouTube. So what else is included in this program besides the breathing? This is extracted from the BodyFlex website:
"You can do the BodyFlex program in just minutes a day, all while sitting on your couch and watching your favorite television program. Plus, the GymBar’s unique rolling feature that adds approximately 5 lbs per roll, allows you to progress and keep losing inches as you get stronger."
I personally believe if things were that simple, we’d have not that many overweight people walking around. But it’s the sitting down while exercising that really gets me alarmed and, as open-minded as I am, this doesn’t fit into my comprehension of fitness at all.
The disclaimer on the website clearly acknowledges that the outcomes might differ, and as well that in order to reach results you have to complete the full program, which is a combination of breathing, exercise (on your couch, in front of your TV, that is) and keep to a 1,600 calories per day meal plan.
My Take On BodyFlex
If you can keep a straight face during the breathing exercises and eat a 1,600 calorie / day diet, then BodyFlex can work for you. Nevertheless, eating just 1,600 calories a day would perhaps even without exercising on your couch or deep breathing make you lose weight.
From what I’ve learned, Greer Childers has been keeping her weight down this way for over 20 years, and I have to say she looks pretty spectacular for her age. I’m not certain how old she is now, but at the time of the video above she was 54. I also know if I had to eat a 1,600 calorie diet for 20 years there would be some serious mental breakdowns and I perhaps won't look nearly as great as she does. That stress would make me age in overdrive.
Personally I love to exercise and stay active and “active on the couch” doesn’t fit into my comprehension of healthy activity. I also like some muscle on me and this program promises weight loss but no muscle – that’s a big minus for me.
With everything I talked about above, you can pretty much say that I personally wouldn’t recommend the program because it doesn’t make much sense to me, but everyone is different and what works for one person might not work for another. You can give it a try if your aim is lose weight without gaining any muscle, and if you are able to not laugh hysterically throughout the video.