Since HYPOXI’s launch in 1998 it has been subject to significant media attention and reviews that explore the issues of cellulite, weight loss, skin toning and spot reduction.
The Australian media have not only tried and tested HYPOXI, but fallen in love with this innovative weight loss treatment.
But here’s the thing. HYPOXI doesn’t work after just one session. You’ll be recommended to do 12 sessions – split into three sessions a week for about four weeks – so it is a big commitment if you’ve already got a packed schedule. But, celebs including Deborah Hutton, Jackie O, and Zoe Foster Blake have all put their name to the tech agreeing that if you follow the training and eating “it really does work.”
Weight has always been something that I’ve battled with over the years and with the inevitable march towards middle age, a demanding day job that creeps into the night and a penchant for fine food and wine, it’s becoming more of an issue with every passing day. So when the opportunity for me came up to trial HYPOXI, a new approach to shifting weight, I thought why not?
Admittedly, I approached HYPOXI with a high level of skepticism – after all, if losing weight was that easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? But after 12 sessions over 8 weeks (a longer period than would be prescribed) I finished my first round of HYPOXI with a cumulative measurement loss of 18.5cm across the thighs, waist, hips and bum, and a weight loss of 2.5kgs. A pleasing result from a method that combines vacuum compression technology with nutrition and movement.
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How it works: This upright bike has you exercising in an airtight chamber from the waist down for 30 minutes, three times a week. Gentle vacuum pressure is applied to amp up circulation while you pedal, resulting in faster fat breakdown and the smoothing of cellulite on the thighs, buttocks and hips. A study from the Medical Prevention Centre in Hamburg showed that a Hypoxi workout is significantly superior to a conventional one—participants lost more weight using the Hypoxi three times a week for four weeks than those who used a stationary bike for a similar period of time. Impressive.
Despite my dedication to gym and clean eating, my lower body has always been a ‘trouble’ area: a flatter stomach offset by thicker thighs, a larger bum (although that’s ‘in’ now, right?) and ‘child bearing’ hips, as my mother so eloquently puts it. For me, gaining muscle is relatively easy, but the gains are often covered with a coat of hard-to-budge fat..
“What I loved about HYPOXI was that it was really gentle on my body and is a method of training – so no guess work! The sessions were quick, so I could easily fit them in around the kids and work, and the results were amazing! I lost over 31 centimetres and 3.2kgs during my first course" - says this mom of two!
Let me start by saying I hate the gym. I’d rather take carbs over cardio any day. But that means my exercise habits aren’t always up to scratch. Determined to ﬁnd another way to shape up and banish some stubborn jiggly bits, I jumped at the chance to try something new.
Hypoxi was the perfect solution. The high-tech machines and neoprene suits tackle areas that I struggle to shift (thighs, hips, stomach), plus the targeted technology means no losing centimetres on areas I didn’t want to change. The sessions combine light exercise with high- and low-pressure vacuum to stimulate circulation and get your bod in peak fat-burning mode. Each workout goes for 30 minutes, but you continue to burn fat once the session ﬁnishes (if you follow the rules of no carbs and no booze for six hours).
Not that I’m trying to lose weight per se. It’s just that now that I’ve reached a certain numerical age (it rhymes with shmirty, if you must know), I find my previous exercise efforts to be wholly ineffective. I.e. The lumps and bumps have moved in and they are squatting stubbornly on my thighs and stomach.
Which is why, when the lovely Siobhan from HYPOXI Designer Body Newstead invited me in to try it, I was as keen as mustard.
"The anti-cellulite lifestyle elixir! AKA the stuff that CAN improve cellulite"
"Great for fat and cellulite...for a girl who spends her beach days in board shorts, I was thrilled."
"I was really happy with my results from HYPOXI – I actually lost a total of 23cm off those stubborn areas such as my stomach, hips and thighs."
"HYPOXI helped me drop a dress size in five weeks."
"By the third week I noticed the difference in smoothness. As a bonus, my clothes felt looser - I went down a dress size!"
"After one week of HYPOXI, I had people commenting on my overall appearance and by my wedding I was feeling fantastic."
"As I cycle, I catch up on emails or relive old Sex and the City episodes, all while barely breaking a sweat."