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Old 03-31-03, 03:59 PM  
Join Date: Feb 2003
I'm coming out of the closet today as well. I've been a lurker for the past couple months and always thought that I'd be the oldest poster. I'm 55 and have been doing excercise videos for the past 12 years or so. I do mostly Firms, but I have some Cathe, Joyce Vedral, yoga and pilates tapes. I'm a realtor and live in Durham, NC, married for 35 years to the same man. Amazing, where does the time go? I still feel like I'm in my 30's (except for the hot flashes and weight gain and age spots and thinning hair!!!)
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Old 04-01-03, 11:32 PM  
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Buffalo, NY

I'm Jen, I'm 24 and have been exercising on and off since I was 16. I love taking dance classes, but since I'm usually short on cash I do videos at home instead. I'm getting married on Sept. 23rd in Las Vegas and was in a car accident in January that laid me up for a few weeks. So, I'm finally getting back into working out and I have to get in shape for my wedding. Not that I care about being overweight, I just need energy for all the walking around Vegas and the hiking we're going to do on our honeymoon! This board looks great so far, can't wait to join in!
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Old 04-02-03, 11:14 PM  
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: NJ
my VF story

Well, it seems like ages that I've been on site, but it's actually only a couple of months! My addictive personality and genuine love of exercise videos and fitness keep me on line and out of bed for HOURS most nights. I guess I'm outgoing because I don't hesitate to post, but only when something really seems worth while.
The funny thing is I've had many, many videos for many many years, and truely thought I was the only one! HA. It wasn't until I ordered Cathe CTX off E BAY that I ended up meeting Donna K. She wrote "Wow a Vfer so close". I was too embarrassed to ask "what's VFer" was? So when she delived the videos to save me the shipping, she told me to check it out.
I waited over a week, figuring it was cool, but no big deal. My intention was to rid myself of some old videos she said would be HOT on VF trade (CIAs).
Once I got here, there's been no turning back. I can't believe this haven. I feel like I came across the biggest secret ever (even though I was the last to know). Kindered Spirits Rejoyce!
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Old 04-03-03, 07:13 AM  
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: London, United Kingdom
Hi I have done this before but here I go again.

The name is Barbara I was named after a British MP Barbara Castle (as you can see I look nothing like her) youngest of 4 children I was born, raised and continue to live and work in London, happily single no pets one nephew and a great nephew and a step niece.

I began with Keli Roberts Ultimate Step video from a friend in 1994 when I was 27 and began working out. From there I went to Keli other tape and the 2 she did with Cher as well as Cindy Crawford, and Karen Voight. The selection here is so limited I bought as many tapes as I could as I lost weight but the selection isn't excellent. Anyway after hitting my target things went well for a time but when I started a new job and my health began to deteroriate.

After my mymomectomy in Nov 2000 I started slowly back on the exercise wagon on returning to work I discovered VF and Collage and order what I could of there PAL tapes and some CIA's. Cathe as well (but couldn't order as she doesn't do PAL tapes. I was able to get Taebo when I saw them advertised in a UK paper (first saw Taebo on a German tv channel that at the time I could pick up on my satelite). But it wasn't until a friend told me my video could play US tapes. Straight away I ordered Cathe tapes later updating and getting all her dvd (after getting some great advice about cheap dvd which could play all regions) so of course I preordered the Intensity series and 3 of the new CIA dvd's.

More recently I have discovered The Firm much prefer the older tapes so I am ordering them from where I can (mainly Amazon Marketplace).

Delurked last year and still post (but not as often) but come here most days to listen get advice this is not a good place for my credit card .

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Old 04-03-03, 04:30 PM  
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Coconut Grove, FL
what a great thread!

Hi all -

I started reading this thread not realizing it was started a couple of years ago, yikes, that's impressive and very cool!

Well, I just discovered VF this week, and have already logged in a few dozen times, he he, I'm in the process of looking for my FIRST (yes, ladies and gentlemen!) my first exercise videos ever! Mainly because I don't enjoy going to the gym, although I do belong to one, and I really feel the need to exercise, get in shape, loose weight, and be fit. So here I am.

I'm 27, been happily married for 31/2 years (yey!!!) We just moved to Miami, Florida and bought our first home in an amazing little sub-community called Coconut Grove. I was born and raised in México (near Cancun) in a little coastal ranch in the jungle (literary, with monkeys and tigers lurking around - very fun!). I went to college in Massachusetts (love it there - Go Pats!), lived in LA for a few years also (not such a big fan). And now I'm just looking for inspiration and motivation to become like some of y'all: long time VF member, with 100+ videos, and a true love for working-out.


p.s. If any of you are ever in the Miami-area, lets get together!
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Old 04-06-03, 09:21 AM  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: UK

I live in Birmingham, UK. I am 32, married, I have a little boy aged 8, and I am a tax consultant, working for an audit company.

I discovered this site about a year ago, and I have been lurking on and off since. I have always been quite active, but during the last two years I moved house and changed jobs, which made it impossible for me to get time to go to the gym. As I have also accumulated a few kgs too many in the process, I decided to start working out at home, and I found this site while looking for sources of videos.

Here, I discovered weight training and Joyce Vedral - thank you all for all your inspiring posts! So, for the first time since university, I am exercising regularly, and have started seeing results. I am having knee surgery done next week and I don't know how long it will take to recover, but I can't wait to go back to my routine.

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Old 04-09-03, 10:39 AM  
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Hi, I'm Cheryl and I have been a lurker for a few months. I"m married with 2 kids and 4 dogs. I'm 42 and always thought I was the only one who was a vidiot. My DH thinks it's an addiction. I've been doing videos for about 10 years (when children started) and I do love cardio. Anything Cathe. Now I am trying to change over to dvd. I do love this forum, I've been getting great advice.
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Old 04-18-03, 02:04 PM  
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Hi. I live in Nashville, TN. I'm 33, married and parent to two great feline kids. I have been working out to videos for 12+ years. I was quite active when I initially found VF, because I didn't realize there were other vidiots out there. Now, I lurk until I see a thread that I must reply to. This is an awesome site! Thanks Wendy. My favorites are The Firm, Fitprime, Cathe, Leslie and yoga/pilates/dance.
"We're all dealt our lumps of coal, What you do with it can turn beautiful." Nice, Naive and Beautiful by Plumb
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Old 04-21-03, 12:12 AM  
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Western Massachusetts

i thought i should introduce myself, because i just started and I'm trying to find a community to keep myself motivated. For my 27th birthday (in late january) my sister bought me the Windsor Pilates video set off the infomercial, but i didn't actually get motivated to try until the beginning of March. Following the advice of FLYlady ( i diligently did the 20 minute tape every morning for 28 days, until i had created a routine for myself. At that point, i bought L.S's WATPexpress. While i have read that some people are not so thrilled with them, i am very large and very very beginner. So that's where I am. I have a million questions, and don't even no where to begin. I've been reading the other threads and the site to try to find some answers before asking my questions, but i have a feeling that i'll be posting some soon. Oops, i forgot to mention that my name is actually Casey, i'm in western massachusetts, and i am loving all the useful and positive information on this site.
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Old 04-24-03, 04:45 PM  
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Maine

I am 38, married to a great guy and have 2 beautiful girls. We live in rural Maine, although I"m originally from Massachusetts. Actually, when I moved to Maine from Mass in 92, I started gaining weight and continued to be overweight for the next 10 years. Last fall a friend of mine mentioned her fitness video and I remembered that I had a few Firm videos that I had bought when they came out but never got into. I dug out my Firm tapes and never looked back! I have lost 28 lbs since mid-Sept doing mostly Firm's and I feel great! I have just recently purchased Cathe and Gin Miller, love strength, hate cardio. I love this site, you guys are very inspiring and help me keep going. I am not much into posting but will try to be better about it. I had no idea that there was a whole community that did fitness videos! It is addicting too!
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how did you find vf, introductions

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