Body Flex

Old 10-21-03, 07:29 AM
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Talking Body Flex

I have been using the Body Flex system for about 2 weeks and I have lost 10 pounds. I looked for a diet plan for years and never found one that worked until this. I started out doing the carb diet when I stoped doing it I gained 20 pounds and just keept gaining. I am so happy that I found the body flex. I hope that anyone out there that is looking for good results. Will Try the Body Flex
Old 11-02-03, 07:07 PM
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What exactly is "Body Flex"?

Is it a workout machine of some sort, or is it a wieght loss program?

I'm just interested in knowing because I have about 60 pounds to get rid of and I'm to the point where I'm ready to get busy taking care of business.
Old 11-02-03, 07:22 PM
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Here is something sensible that really works well.
Old 11-02-03, 08:20 PM
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According to my "BMI", I'm now obese! I'm at 34.1, and I'm 6'2'' at 265 pounds.

I think I'm going to start off by fasting and drinking water (while exercising, taking a good vitamin, and getting plenty of rest every day) Then ease into some kind of healthy eating plan (low calorie, of course)

I once lost 40 pounds by severely cutting back on eating in general and walking bunch. I also did about 100 sit-ups a day.

I have to do something because I have perfectly good jeans I can no longer get into. I can't see just buying more because I gained some weight.
Old 11-04-03, 11:47 AM
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I bought it at walmart. It is a workout that helps you lose weight. You do alot of breathing you let the air out and suck the air back in and let it out all at onetime and then you hold it for 8 counts while you do the workout. It is done with Greer Childers, she is a 52 year old women. I hope this helps you.
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FTC files suit

Word of warning about body flex:

The FTC has filed a suit charging false advertising.

Here's the article form the FTC website.
FTC lawsuit

Bottom line - the ads are false.

The FTC hotline number for BodyFlex is 202-326-2935.
Old 12-14-04, 01:38 PM
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BodyFlex and Greer Childers

I have known Ms. Childers for quite some time and she's NEVER been over weight as long as I've known her. when I heard she was stating she was once overweight, I laughed! If she was ever overweight, it was LONG before she knew about THIS program. As a matter of fact, she's been bone thin for well over 20 years! She learned about the program while it was under the name of Celestial Bodies while she lived in Utah. While the program does work if it is used in conjuction with sensible eating habits, it is not a miracle cure for what ales most overweight Americans.

The deep breathing techniques used in this program are very simple to do and need no special equipment, bands or bars. Simply breath deeply and exhale as far out as you can. Strike a pose or position in which you feel a good healthy stretch and breathe in, then out and hold it for as long as you can. Repeat. The area in which you feel the "stretch" will be the area you are working on. I don't know how it works, but it does. Congrats, you've now just saved a bucket load of $$!
Old 12-14-04, 01:49 PM
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FTC Charges BodyFlex Marketers with False Advertising
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Challenges Claim That BodyFlex Users Will
“lose 4 to 14 inches in the first 7 days”

The Federal Trade Commission has sued the marketers of the BodyFlex+ System (“BodyFlex”) for falsely advertising that BodyFlex causes fast inch loss and fat loss. The FTC’s complaint, filed in federal district court, names as defendants Savvier Inc. and Savvier LP, California companies; their principals, Jack Ching Chung Chang, Jeffrey T. Tuller, and Keith Greer; and BodyFlex “creator”and spokesperson Greer Childers.

The BodyFlex+ System includes a Gym Bar and a breathing technique. The BodyFlex 18-minute “workout” involves several minutes of deep breathing and stretching, followed by exercises with the BodyFlex Gym Bar. The defendants have promoted BodyFlex through a heavily aired national infomercial and on the Internet at The defendants claim that, “in just seven days you can lose from four to 14 inches guaranteed with BodyFlex Plus.” According to the ads, the BodyFlex breathing is the “secret to burning fat,” because it supposedly “will supercharge your blood with fat-burning oxygen and you’ll lose inches fast.” BodyFlex ads emphasize that the “workout” takes only minutes a day and can be performed sitting down. The defendants stress that the “program is not about food.”

“These claims of fast, easy inch loss without diet or exercise exploit the millions of overweight Americans looking for an effective weight-loss and exercise program,” said Howard Beales, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. “Frankly, we think BodyFlex’s breathtaking claims are full of hot air.”

The FTC complaint alleges that the defendants have falsely claimed that:

BodyFlex causes users to lose from four to 14 inches across six body areas in the first seven days without reducing calories;
BodyFlex causes users to burn enough body fat to achieve the claimed inch loss in seven days; and
a clinical study proves that BodyFlex causes significant fat and inch loss in the first seven days.
The FTC asked the court to issue an immediate temporary restraining order for all defendants, except Greer Childers, to prohibit them from making the challenged false claims, and freezing their assets, and require an immediate accounting. Defendant Greer Childers has stipulated to the entry of a temporary order that prohibits her from making the challenged claims, freezes certain of her assets, and requires an accounting. The FTC also is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctive relief, including redress for BodyFlex purchasers.

According to the FTC, the BodyFlex infomercial has been among the 10 most frequently aired infomercials in weekly U.S. rankings, and has aired over 2,000 times from February through September 2003 on national cable channels such as Bravo, The History Channel, and Home & Garden Television. The defendants have spent approximately $22 million to promote BodyFlex through the infomercial, according to the FTC.

The defendants have sold BodyFlex for $39.90, plus $14.95 shipping and handling (totaling $54.85) directly to consumers through their toll-free number or Web site. The product also has been offered for sale on third-party Web sites, such as

The Commission vote to authorize staff to file the complaint was 5-0. The complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, in Los Angeles, on November 7, 2003.

Consumer Tips

The FTC is issuing two updated consumer publications about exercise equipment, “Avoiding the Muscle Hustle” and “Pump Fiction: When Marketers Overextend Their Fitness Claims.” These publications, found at, offer tips to consider and questions to ask before buying exercise equipment.

To lose weight and get in shape:

1. Commit to sensible eating and moderate exercise.

2. Remember: the benefits of exercise require exercise – not gizmos or gimmicks.

3. Be patient. Losing weight and inches takes time.

The FTC hotline number for BodyFlex is 202-326-2935.

NOTE: The Commission files a complaint when it has “reason to believe” that the law has been or is being violated, and it appears to the Commission that a proceeding is in the public interest. The complaint is not a finding or ruling that the defendant has actually violated the law. The case will be decided by the court.

Copies of the complaint are available from the FTC’s Web site at and also from the FTC’s Consumer Response Center, Room 130, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20580. The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint, or to get free information on any of 150 consumer topics, call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1 877-382-4357), or use the complaint form at The FTC enters Internet, telemarketing, identity theft, and other fraud-related complaints into Consumer Sentinel, a secure, online database available to hundreds of civil and criminal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and abroad.


Brenda Mack,
Office of Public Affairs


Joni Lupovitz or Robin Rosen Spector
Bureau of Consumer Protection
202-326-3743 or 202-326-3740

(FTC File No. 032-3212)
(Civil Action No. LACV 03-8159 FMC (JTLX)


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