29 May 2014

SALON REVIEW: HYPOXI - TARGETED WEIGHT LOSS - PART 1

I have exercised for as long as I can remember, even working at a Nike Network gym at one stage – but in my quest to get pregnant (if you’ve missed my story, you can read it here), I stopped altogether, not wanting to stress my body and risk causing another miscarriage. And since having our little boy 11 months ago, finding the time, between moving house, building a new one etc., is simply a little tricky at the best of times. That is not saying that I am a complete couch potato, I still go for walks with the pram and our two Labradors, I am simply no longer going for long runs or sessions at the gym, however much I miss it!

 
The different HYPOXI training machines..
 
And regardless, I was very lucky to be able to lose my 14 kilos of pregnancy gain and weight gained during IVF, within 8 weeks of giving birth, and without really doing anything to achieve it. And while I am quite happy with my body as it is now, and I can fit into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes, my body shape has definitely changed and I seem to be wider across the bum and thigh area, as well as the tummy too….. so when I was asked to trial out series of sessions at * HYPOXI, I happily accepted..

So what is HYPOXI - it is a method that is combining gentle exercise and compression therapy, and over 4 weeks, with three 30 minute sessions per week, HYPOXI guarantees to be able to shave off centimetres off the stomach, hips, buttocks and thighs.

And independent studies have found that the HYPOXI is 3 times more effective than conventional training for targeted fat loss with the average user losing between 20 – 30 centimetres in just 12 sessions, as well as it has the added benefits of improving tone and texture in the skin, visibly reducing cellulite and the detoxifying benefits of an activated lymphatic system.

Wow, 20-30 centimetres, that’s massive! Now, I am aware that I won’t be able to lose that amount, as I simply have not got that amount to lose, but I do hope that I will tone up my problem areas and shed at least a few centimetres in those areas.

To ensure that the treatment program is on track, the HYPOXI consultants will measure you at the 1st, 6th and 12th sessions – I’ve been going for just over one week now with four sessions down at the HYPOXI Salon in Berwick, so I will of course make sure to report back throughout the process to let you know how things are progressing..

Obviously it is recommended to eat a healthy diet as well to enhance the results, and I will do my very best to do this, but as we normally do eat a fairly healthy diet, I will not be making major changes, and hence any results should be speaking for themselves and be a direct result of the HYPOXI..
 
The L250
 
HYPOXI has several different training devices, but due to still breastfeeding, I am unfortunately unable to try out the HDC, and sadly some pain issues with my one foot, also means that I am unable to Vacunaut system or the S120 – so for now, I will just be using the L250, where I will be biking in an almost lying down position which is not putting too much pressure on my foot.
 
In the corset-style skirt..
 
You wear a special corset-style skirt that seals in the vacuum in the machine from the waist down. You wear heart-rate monitor throughout the session, and you need to ensure that your heart rate is kept within your ‘fat burning zone’ which for me, and my age is somewhere between 120-130BPM (beats per minute). And the 30 minute session is a breeze, although it is a little harder in the periods where vacuum effect in the machine is on, but as you can flick though a magazine, watch TV or catch up on emails or Facebook on your phone meanwhile – so while you do work up a bit of a sweat, it is in no way strenuous and it is all over before you know it.


In the L250 at my first session...


12 HYPOXI sessions will set you back $690, so it is not cheap, but I you can finally, once and for all tone up and lose fat on those areas even hours and hours of sweating it out in the gym won’t help budge, then isn’t it worth it? You can find out more by visiting the HYPOXI website, where you can also book in for a free trial session…

And make sure to check back in a few weeks to hear about my progress..

*These HYPOXI sessions were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

Have you ever heard of HYPOXI? Do you exercise? Keen on losing weight and fat? Would you consider doing this?
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6 comments

  1. Wow this looks so interesting! A shame it's so expensive, otherwise I would definitely do it haha!

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    1. I was very intrigued by it too - Yeah, it is a little pricey, but fingers crossed it will tone my problem areas a bit..

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    1. Certainly is, and the results are promising too..

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  3. After I stopped being a serious athlete I gained a bit of tone and a bit of weight, I've been working out, eating clean, but still it's a struggle sometimes, some areas are just so tough! Never heard about this, wish they had it around where I live, would totally try to give it a shot.

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    1. I'm the same, have always worked out - until I got pregnant, but even when I was at the gym several times a week, and running too, as well as healthy eating, I still couldn't tone these areas as much as I wanted - so fingers crossed this will work!

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