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Old 07-25-03, 08:50 AM  
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In the Philadelphia area, we are being inundated with all of the above, but mostly the Firm BSS2 and Winsor Pilates. OK, enough already!
Michael Thurmond's 6 Week Body Makeover is a biggie, along with Body Flex (she seems like an angry woman, doesn't she?) and Bowflex.
The prize for the most annoying infomercial goes to the Gazelle with that irritating screaming guy -- ugh!

My favorite infomercial isn't a fitness one, it's the Jack Lalanne juicer one. LOVE him! I've been tempted to buy it a few times at weak moments in the middle of the night, but haven't given in.
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Old 07-25-03, 10:06 AM  
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Someone posted that they haven't seen the slim series infomercial yet. Is there an infomercial yet? I didn't think they had one yet. They have stopped playing the slim in six infomercial here.
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Old 07-25-03, 11:01 AM  
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I have to say that I am totally sick of seeing these infomercials.

1. Bowflex (see it every time I turn on the TV)
2. Power90 ( Ok we get the point, it works. I haven't order).
3. Winsor Pilates (see it every day)
4. Total Gym (I don't think Christie Brinkley and Chuck Norris
even use this thing in their homes.)
5. Bun and Thigh Max ( extra gadget to collect dust).
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Old 07-25-03, 11:22 AM  
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Someone posted that they haven't seen the slim series infomercial yet. Is there an infomercial yet? I didn't think they had one yet. They have stopped playing the slim in six infomercial here.
That was me. I didn't realize they were different products.
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Old 07-25-03, 11:50 AM  
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I've seen these 5 over and over and over...

5. Cableflex (cheaper than Bowflex!)
4. Bowflex (now Xtreme!)
3. The Firm BSSII (love the stories 2 or 3 times, but not 100)
2. BodyFlex (vasaline on the lens?)
1. Winsor Pilates (playing on no fewer than 3 channels at the same time!)
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Old 07-25-03, 11:53 AM  
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Based on what I see while flipping channels, they are:
Winsor Pilates (seen the most)
Firm SSII
Bun and Thigh Max
Bun and Thigh Roller
Bowflex
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Old 07-25-03, 11:59 AM  
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2. BodyFlex (vasaline on the lens?)
LOL! I thought I needed to get my prescription for my glasses changed when I saw this one! Seems like they're going back to the old technique for making actresses look younger: the old soft focus. I keep trying to focus and see what the spokesperson REALLY looks like, but I can't.

By the way, this Greer woman keeps saying how she lost ALL this weight using this system, but she never shows a "before" picture! And it's also a bit odd that she used to be on the [what's that machine that moved like a rocking horse?] commercial, and credited IT with all her weight loss (still with no "before" picture).
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Old 07-25-03, 01:05 PM  
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Kathryn same lady that sold Health Rider

I think somewhere I read she only did that for money...well then I can ONLY ASSUME she sells BodyFlex for money as well OR that she has no character..either way doesn't bode well.

I did get the tapes ($0.99 at Half Priced Books) and they do work for me..to clear out my nasal passages but during allergy season that's nicer (and at $0.99 cheaper) than Claritin.

And I just saw Brenda Dygraf's new one, the lateral thigh toner or trainer? It looks like it could break and why can't you do that same movement on a Bosu, rebounder or oh I dunno THE FLOOR?
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Old 07-25-03, 07:23 PM  
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Here in Maryland:
- The Greer commercial
- Gazelle
- on Saturday mornings BSS2 all over the place
- Total Gym; sometimes the one about Pilates
- there's a gymnastic one; forget which machine it is. I just remember a guy upside down on gymnastic ropes
- the new Winsor
We get them all! (Or maybe I just watch too many infomercials ...)

Eew today - there was one about a Kathy Smith sit-up machine. I hope that doesn't run repeatedly.
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