Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle tone or take the first step toward full-body fitness, Core Secrets™ is your solution! These effective, easy-to-use systems were designed to help you customize your workout for more efficient fitness training.
Average Retail Value
$29.95 (prices may vary)
18 Feb 2009 - Trevor of west midlands, UK writes:
I have bought the Gunnars Core Secrets DVD and like it. However, I'm seen no improvement on the actual abs/stomach area despite adding the Ab Assault and months of traning with both. Someone said it's because my breathing technique is wrong. That I should exhale when I'm exherting myself ( which tightens and taxes the abs) and inhale when I loosening. Can anyone please tell me the exact and correct breathing technique I should use on the Core Secrets... Thanks,
11 Dec 2008 - Virginia of New York, USA writes:
This is not a review of the original Core Secrets infomercial set, but of the various Core Secrets add-on workouts, sold individually. (Specifically: Training Camp, Accelerated Training Camp, Off the Ball, Head to Toe, the Agility Ladder set, and others.) I am an experienced, high intermediate level exerciser who was looking to add variety. I found these workouts to be fun, interesting and challenging. the key is to progress by increasing the resistance. Sure, using one pair of 5# dumbbells for every exercise will not provide much of a workout. However, using a variety of challenging dumbbells and, in some cases, a 26# kettlebell, is another story. Gunnar moves slowly enough to use heavier weights, and I find his dry humor and casual attitude upbeat and refreshing. Bottom line, these ended up being my favorite go-to strength workouts, and yes I DO see results with them without having to work for an hour or longer at a time. Definitely worth adding to one's fitness library.
18 Jul 2008 - Raeleen of CA, usa writes:
I saw the infomercial and actually bought the product from . I started using the dvds and following the diet plan and lost weight within the first week. Unfortunately, my cat jumped on it and pooped the ball! I gained most of the weight I lost back, so keep up with the program and it will work. I'm actually waiting for my new ball to arrive so I can workout again.
28 May 2008 - margaret suko of California, us writes:
would like to order video cd. saw it on television and want to see some results.order now and see resul;ts as soon as possible
21 May 2008 - Vanessa of Florida, United States writes:
I have been using the core secrets workouts for a couple of years now and I have everyone of the dvds and love them. My favorites are leg up on the competition, upper body workout and ab assult. They all give me a great workout and would recommend them to anyone.
8 May 2008 - Deserea of TX, US writes:
The first time I tried Core Secrets I lost 50lbs in 3 months!! Granted it took me about a month before I actually started using the program with dedication due to us moving. I was a size 24 and went to a size 11!! It was awesome! After some bad life circumstances I stopped working out and picked most of the weight again after a year! So this is not a program that you will have to use heavily for the rest of your life in order to keep the weight off. It increases your metabolism after the first week of use! I didn't use the meal program either so maybe I would have lost more weight but I was really happy with where I had gotten to, my friends and family were shocked after not having seen me in a while and saw how much weight I had lost, they actually thought something was wrong with me haha! Currently - I was 215 about a week ago, just dropped to 200, and counting! I hate that I let myself go again, people think I look great because I am tall so they can't really tell, but I can! So I'm back on the ball and ready to drop fast =) This is the easiest and best, most affective program I have ever used and actually stuck to! It's affordable and you get a money back guarantee. I actually was up watching an infomercial, which I never got sucked into, but I saw what Core Secrets was doing for people my size and larger and I had to try it, and you betchya I was gonna send it back and get my money when it didn't work, but it did! You can't go wrong with this, it's only ten bucks! So you aren't losing anything to try it. I have met people in the grocery store and told them all about Core Secrets, I used to carry my fat pictures with me to show the girls who gave me dirty looks that I worked hard to get there and they could too. I did it in a nice way of course. I always found an excuse to talk to someone about Core Secrets. If you haven't used it you may think I am a dork for saying all this, but if you tried it you would be the same way or not want anyone to know and keep it all to yourself! If I could post pictures here I would. I posted a dating ad after my separation with my husband and got 30 responses in 5 minutes! Hope that helps you understand the difference. I had three children back to back, I am now 26 yrs old. Weight problems run in our family, so facing all those obstacles I hope you can believe. Best wishes!!
25 Apr 2008 - Bernice of Otago, New Zealand writes:
Not happy with company as on web site advertised when purchased DVD also included in price was swiss ball and weights! when arrived was only DVD so cant use as needs swiss ball and weights Not happy
8 Sep 2007 - Michelle of Massachusetts, USA writes:
I purchased this product and loved it immediately. Last year I had a stroke and I actually started doing it gradually once I was released from the hospital. I know it is the reason I am able to go to the gym with confidence. I should mention I had a severe stroke which involved a brain aneurysm. I am lucky to be alive since there is a 20% chance of living. Try this product it does work!
29 Jun 2007 - Lora of Iowa, USA writes:
Core Secrets WORKS!! It is a great workout for beginners that gives results. I use body measurements vs. weight and I lost 20 inches overall (bust, waist, hips, thighs, and calves measured) in a 4 week time frame. It's also easy to do. You'll sweat, but you won't die either. I have had 2 c-sections and being on the ball is the only way that I can comfortably do ab work. This is the first exercise set I have purchased that I have actually stuck with and has given the quickest results with the least amount of time. The 'shuffle workout' mode on the DVD is great. You can shake up the routine a little bit when it starts getting mundane. I am considering purchasing a different ball than the set came with though because it doesn't seem to hold air for very long. All in all, a great program! I would recommend it.
28 Jun 2007 - Natalia of Quebec, Canada writes:
I love Gunnar, He makes the exercise fun. The music is great and the movement is easy to follow.The funny thing is I don't lose any weight eventhough I have follow his diet advise. What did I do wrong? It's already 4 months.
20 Jun 2007 - Ty of Ohio, USA writes:
I love Gunnar Peterson. He's a real trainer with real knowledge and experience. Most of his exercises are backed by current research. And if you read his book, this college educated pro is not just some trainer with a license. I've been with him for a year and I love his workouts. A lot of his stuff comes from a Physical Therapy background and I've noticed great improvements in my athletic ability. Gunnar's program works wonders and I never feel ill effects on my knees and back after a hard workout. I love GUNNAR I hope he never stops.
16 Mar 2007 - Debbie of Colorado, USA writes:
I bought this product about 2 years ago and like many just put it on the shelf. Well, my friend was getting married and asked me to be her maid of honor. I had about 3 months to try and get in better shape and look good in a dress. So I got the core secrets ball out of the closet and started using it. I rotated between the ab assault and the 25 minute full body work out, sometimes I did both. I was not sure it was doing that much for me until I went to the store to look for some jeans. That is when I realized that I went from a size 12 to a size 8 in just 2 months. I was totally amazed!! As for my friend's wedding, well she had not seen me in a few months and she was totally shocked at how good I looked! I could stand up for her with pride.
18 Feb 2007 - Shannan of California, USA writes:
I bought the system rather impulsively on the $9.95 special about 2 years ago. I watched the DVDs but never actually used the ball. It didn't look as exciting as it did on the infomercial, I guess. Anyway, I cancelled the auto-ship program and left the ball and DVDs I had received on the shelf. Now, two years later, I inflated the ball and have been doing the workouts, and I love it! I am 5'-10" and 100 pounds overweight, so I do modify some of the exercises. Generally though, the program is challenging enough to work without actually killing myself. I've lost 10 pounds so far by adding some cardio and, of course, watching what I eat. I find the Core Secrets program a great way to get resistance training in my home on my schedule. I recommend it.
10 Feb 2007 - Helen of Lancaster, UK writes:
I've been using the core secrets system for about two years now and have found it an effective way to tone all the major muscle groups, especially the abs. It does have to be combined with aerobic exercise to shed surplus fat - I alternate rebounding with core secrets plus some yoga and Tai Chi for a balanced exercise programm!- but I recommend the accelerated core training dvd for quick,visible results.
20 Jan 2007 - Estee of Pennsylvania, USA writes:
UPDATE: Since my last review in July - I'm down 45 pounds! Gunnar will now ALWAYS be a staple in my workout library. He is my sculpting GOD haha. I joined the club so i use his whole SLUE of products. The best investment I've ever used. Best videos if you want to buy separately: Accelerated Training Camp Killer Glutes Hams and Quad Gunnars Hard Body Challenge Off the Ball Arms Legs and Everything in between Head to Toe - Extended Version --- Invest in Your life and have fun!! :)
13 Jan 2007 - Laura of Texas, USA writes:
If you are a beginner looking for a slow paced, simple workout then this is for you. However if you are someone that has the basics down and is looking for a challenge, pass this one by. I was looking for a challenging core workout and was extremely disappointed with this product. I ended up giving it to my eighty year old neighbor.
28 Dec 2006 - CeCe of North Carolina, USA writes:
I bought Core Secrets a few years ago, and have just recently started back working out with it. I have the original set which I normally do the 25 min. workout and I also do the Ab Assault. My new favorite one is Cardio Strength Interval (3x wk). If you feel like you are not getting a good workout by doing one DVD, then do it twice or do another one, which is what I do. Gunnar makes you want to stick with it and do more. I'm not sure why one reviewer said that you need a big livingroom because that is so not true. It takes up no space at all. Get it and try it.
26 Oct 2006 - Angie of North Carolina, USA writes:
The numbers: 39 years old, 5 ft 7, started at 135 lbs in August 2006. Goal 125 lbs with 13% body fat. I reached it last weekend! October 2006! Getting in shape- There is really not a big secret...eat right and exercise-everybody knows that!!! It's all about finding an exercise you actually like, so you stick with it and setting goals you can actually achieve. I have tons of tapes, but they all got old in a short amount of time...Exception: My Core secrets DVD’s. I exercise 6 times a week now picking tapes depending on how I feel and how much time I have. (8 CS-DVDs-great investment ) It was hard in the beginning, but it is all about establishing a habit-a few weeks! Now I do not feel right, if I can not exercise in the morning. To stay challenged I am increasing weights and mix exercises. After doing CS sixty times I still love it.
16 Oct 2006 - Billi of Arizona, USA writes:
This is a great workout I have been doing core secrets for 2 yrs.Seen results quickly.I like working out on the ball so I dont find the workout boring at all.
11 Sep 2006 - Anonymous of North Carolina, USA writes:
Gunnar Peterson is very encouraging and reassuring. His exercises feel very effective and it doesn’t take a degree in physics to figure out how to do them. I particularly like the fact that he only does one set of each exercise – I tend to bore easily and this program moves quickly since you don’t spend any great length of time on a particular exercise. He also switches back and forth between muscle groups to allow time to recover. Overall, I highly recommend the Core Secrets program to anyone interested in strength training, but perhaps a little reserved about getting started. The program will take you from beginner to advanced at your own pace and if combined with a sensible eating plan, a person will quickly see some definition where it counts!