26 Feb 2006 - Stephanie of New York, USA writes:
Initially skeptical of infomercials, I decided to give Core Secrets a go. I was initially disappointed with the ease of the first 2 dvds, however, realizing they are providing basic platform for subsequent workouts. The difficulty increases with each new workout, and it's also helpful to rotate your weights to challange yourself. I do wish Gunner would do the same during the routines. I'm a seasoned excersicer and found adding the stability ball to my routine added great variety and results. Will I continue to use it? Absolutely.
3 Feb 2006 - Puja of London, UK writes:
hi just started using this product a month back...its easy to do n good but it gets boring..gunner is not very inspiring and the background music really puts me off. so once i knew the routine i just press the mute on remote n have my own music...otherwise YOU have to be innovative n try n do excersises which help u.
1 Feb 2006 - Liz of New South Wales, Australia writes:
I'd seen the ad about a million times, and thought "I so have to try that!" so eventually I did. I got on the net and I ordered it. As soon as it came I did the fundamentals video, and i continued with just that for about a week. Even just doing that I felt so relaxed and my muscles were open and I slept better. Then I moved up to the 25-minute workout, and the Accelerated Core Training. I've been doing the 25-minute workout 3 times a week, and the Accelerated Core Training twice a week for about 6 months now, and I feel incredible. I wasnt overweight, I was just uncomfortable. Core Secrets is easy enough for anyone at any level to do, and its fun enough that even someone lazy like me has kept it up for 6 months. I sleep better, I still eat everything I want to eat, but i look toned and feel wonderful.
31 Jan 2006 - Stephanie of New Jersey, USA writes:
I have been using Core Secrets since I had the green light from my doctor after the birth of my daughter 8 months ago. To sum it up, you would never know I had a baby. I am back at my pre-pregnancy weight and maybe even a few pounds lighter. Prior to motherhood I used to be an avid runner, but with my little one it's not quite as easy to hit the pavement or the treadmill for that matter. My favorite videos are the 25 min. full body, the ab assault and off the ball. The variety is great and you truly do see results. Gunnar and his crew are motivating and easy to follow. I give this series and A++
31 Jan 2006 - Amanda of Texas, USA writes:
I am extremely skeptical of infomercials, especially workout equipment/programs. However,this infomercial lives up to its claims. The exercises leave you sore at first, but you know it's working and they aren't hard or awkward to do. After doing it for only 3 days the soreness went away. Even as a beginner with no coordination, it was easy to do because Gunnar takes the time to explain the correct form and positioning on the ball. After doing it for one week I could tell a difference in the way my clothes fit. I highly recommend it to people who are sick of trying to follow fast-paced work-outs with difficult to manage movements!
16 Jan 2006 - Nicole of Massachusetts, USA writes:
They're very convincing in the ad and I'm a sucker for infomercials so i tried it. I coulnt get through it between the bore & back pain the next day I think the form they use is unhealthy to be honest. I do not recommend it!
15 Jan 2006 - Amy of North Carolina, USA writes:
I love this product. I purchased it about a year ago. I went from a size 14 to a size 4/2. I work out every other day. I normally try doing two short videos or one long video every other day. It's the only thing that motivated me. Other workouts seem to hard. This was interesting and kept my attention. I still do it after a year. I watch what I eat. But if I want to eat something everyone in a while that I shouldn't I can do it without feeling quilty. I would recommend this for anyone starting out. Even to those who have exercised for a while and need a different routine. I love it.
27 Dec 2005 - Debbie of Massachusetts, USA writes:
I've been using the Core Secrets give me 20 video for about 2 weeks now and really love it. I had to have total hip replacements on both hips before I turned 40 and was looking for a way to tighten the muscles in my legs and hips. I purchased the basic package to see if this would be a beneficial & fun program without the chance of dislocating a new hip. I do have to modify some of the twisting moves but absolutely love the other exercises! I can feel the burn without hurting myself. I agree that two months is too long to wait for new videos and will be looking to other sites to purchase them sooner. This program is great for people wanting to look tone, but I feel even more beneficial for those of us who NEED to be tone. I'm actually going to purchase a smaller ball for my 11 year old son who also has joint problems so he can follow along with me because I know this will benefit him as well. Thanks for a fun workout!
23 Dec 2005 - Tamara of Iowa, USA writes:
I have tried other fitness videos and was becoming discouraged every time they go too fast and do not take the nessesary time to explain the moves or go over anything and they just jump from one move to the next and expect you to keep up. It becomes challenging so you just give up and figure you will be happier not worrying about it but you still feel guilty every time you dig into the kid's Halloween stash or try a piece of birthday cake. And with the Holiday's here, most of us are packing on a few extra pounds over the winter season, let's face it!! Gunnar Peterson's Core Secrets is the absolute best thing out there!! When I quit smoking I gained about 20 pounds I couldn't shake. Now I see results not in loosing any weight but I have dropped 4 jean sizes in a month. Everything is getting toned and firmer. I started out with five pound weights and now I use eight pound weights. I also use ankle weights to help slim down and speed up on the loss of the cellulite on my legs and glutes. Seems to be working beautifully! Plus it puts you in a good mood and you feel good about yourself when you see the results in such a short amount of time. And it also boosts your metabolism. With all this going for you, you can't go wrong! If you just try it you will see what I mean!!
20 Dec 2005 - Anne of Washington, USA writes:
Okay, so I'm one of those people that HATES working out. I tell myself, "I need to work out", I get myself all geared up and then usually after a week, I'm done. So I ordered Core Secrets after seeing an infomercial...I thought it looked fun and I liked the idea of getting different videos to keep me interested. I'm a Gemini, I bore easily! Plus, I had just had a baby at the end of March and I wanted my body back...I just couldn't shake those last 10 lbs! Well, Core Secrets is FABULOUS. I truly enjoy my workouts and time flies while I'm doing them. The first few times I worked out on the ball, I was so sore that I told my husband that I'm pretty sure that I worked muscles that I didn't even know I had! He and I have both noticed a difference. My arms aren't flabby anymore and my belly isn't hanging over my pants anymore! I'm confused by people who are unhappy that their weight stays the same, but are losing inches by using this product. I haven't lost much weight either, but have definitely lost inches and to me, that's all that matters! Lets not forget that muscle weighs more than fat, so you may not see large amounts of weight come off, even though you're losing inches...especially if you're not doing cardio in addition to your Core Secrets DVDs. You'll notice in the "Gunnar's Game Plan Training Journal" that Gunnar encourages you to add cardio if you want to lose weight. Add some cardio and I bet you'll see results! And if the videos start to get too easy, do more reps and add more weight. It's not rocket science and that's the case for any excercise regimen. Thank you Gunnar for FINALLY coming up with a product that isn't a bore!
5 Dec 2005 - Kat of Virginia, USA writes:
When I ordered this product, I was told it was out of stock. It took quite a long time to receive but I thought it was worth the wait once it was here and I had completed my first workout. I had to run the 20 minute DVD back 3 times to get a good hour-long workout but felt pretty challenged by the ball. 7 days later, my cat fell off my desk in the basement, landed on the ball - forcing him to engage his core and he dug in with both claws - puncturing the ball. Because the garbage from my order had still not gone out, I had the shipping package with everything included. I thought, surely I am not the only one this has ever happened to, there must be a repair kit in here. There wasn't. So, I enjoyed the workouts for a week but it really was no value for me after waiting so long to receive it in the first place.
1 Nov 2005 - Ken of North Carolina, USA writes:
Purchases this product at a local sporting good store to give it a whirl. I have had an exercise ball for a few years but never found enough exersises to do with it. Well, Core Secrets DEFINATELY gives you ideas. I am sore everytime I use it. Definately something to mix in with regualr cardio. Highly recommend it!
26 Oct 2005 - Marnie of Colorado, USA writes:
I started using this product in my fitness class this year. I hate anything to do with physical activity - but this, I actually enjoyed. When you first start it, your balance is so horrible that its a blast just trying to stay ON the ball. And once you get your balance, you have to figure out the moves. The guy who does the video gets funnier every time you watch the videos because you know what he's going to say. The others in my class have even started saying it with him. So... try it. I think its good for anyone who wants to just stay healthy. You make it as difficult as you want and I really have seen a benefit.
25 Oct 2005 - Karen of Washington, USA writes:
Finally, A work out I can stick to. I ordered the core last month. The work outs are a little slow paced so i do more while Gunther runs his mouth. I am able to do 100 sit ups on the ball a day After a week. I would recommend buying the entire set verses the promotion. I'm waiting on the next DVD to arrive. I have seen results in my clothes within a week to my waist and stomach.. not much on the scale.. but thats ok. The meal planner is not a winner either. Not to discourage anyone.. I still give it 4 stars.
14 Oct 2005 - Alisa of New York, USA writes:
I purchased Core Secrets from a sports fitness store, for $39.99. I got the ball, a pump and 2 DVDs: Fundamentals and 25-Minute Full Body Workout/Accelerated Core Training. The ball seems to be good quality. I had to buy a smaller one since I'm shorter, and it does not compare in thickness. I tried all three DVDs. Fundamentals just explains each move with Brooke demonstrating every move. The 25-Minute workout is very easy, so I did it once. The Accelerated is not so accelerated: some exercises are easy and Gunnar does talk too much in between exercises. I use this time to do more of the next exercise, so I get more reps in. I do sweat quite a bit when working out to the Accelerated DVD. With one of the stomach exercises, I found that if I keep the ball higher on my back, I get more resistance. I believe it's best to have a live trainer help out with fitness ball exercises, so he can help you do them correctly (while Gunnar has no idea what you're doing wrong) and can make you do more reps (to failure). The program is a good introduction to fitness ball workouts, and I plan to take some of the exercises to the gym and include them in my normal workout. I doubt I'll buy another DVD by Gunnar, unless he replaces his long explanations with more exercises. If I had back problems, I'd never try any fitness ball workout without a certified trainer at my side.
14 Oct 2005 - Gloria of London, UK writes:
I have just stared using it but everytime i finise i feel like i have really worked out and so far it is the best product i have ever brought so thanks.
10 Oct 2005 - Alea of Arizona, USA writes:
I ordered the Core Secrets work out DVD's and started then about a week ago and I must say I really enjoy it! I got the package that had the Fundamentals and the Give me 20. After trying out the Give me 20 video I knew I was going to need more of the videos. The Give me 20 was great and went by so fast compared to other workouts I watched the clock waiting for it to end. By the next day I had already purchase 3 additional videos off of 2 different web sites. If you where to wait untill Core Secrets sent you the automatic shipments it would have taken too long and I would have already been bored waiting and plus the cost it higher that the other sites I purchased from. About 5 days later I received the AB Assult and the Bun Blaster. After only doing them once I can really tell that I worked areas I haven't worked in such a long time such as the muscels in your stomach that you use when you sneeze, man does it hurt to sneeze! I completly recommend Core Secrets, you just have to follow everything correctly and definitely get more videos!
4 Oct 2005 - Megan of Indiana, USA writes:
This product seemed so promising on the infomercial but I must say that for me it wasn't. I stuck with it for about 3 months and didn't really see much results. The workouts aren't very challenging and it is quite boring. Gunnar does too much talking.
1 Oct 2005 - Mary of Florida, USA writes:
Great Product. Love exercising on the ball. Makes working out more fun! Love the ab assault video. My favorite. Mix the workouts since there is a great variety. You must learn to target certain muscle groups & use the correct form to get a good workout. If not, you will not feel a thing. It took a couple of workouts to figure this out. Very satified customer!
26 Sep 2005 - Crystal of Arizona, USA writes:
I have been using Core Secrets for two months now, along with using a treadmill and doing step aerobics. I am quite unsatisfied with it. The first month I lost an inch in my bust, waist, and hips, but only lost one pound. The second month, although I haven't kept on schedule, didn't have good results. I am not very fond of Gunnar and all the talking he does. And I don't think the exercise isn't very fun either. The more and more I do it the more I hate it. I will continue to work with it only because I want to lose weight. It may be great for some, but in my eyes it isn't. So for those of you who enjoy it and are getting good results congratulations.