SparkPeople The FIRM Believers! Team Messageboard Are you a FIRM Believer? A group of people who workout using The FIRM or The TransFIRMer system, Express videos, Zip Trainer, or the online version Bemax! SparkPeople The FIRM Believers! Team Messageboard Hello! Hi my name is Dina and I am a long time fan of the Firm workouts. Though I have not done any in several years, I own most of the systems and have decided to pull them out, dust them off and get back to it! I am looking for a rotation calendar for the Transfirmer system. I seemed to have misplaced my book and haven't had any luck finding it online. Does anyone know where I can find this info? Thanks! Thu, 1 Mar 2018 15:38:24 EST 2013 Firm Rotation December 2013 Amp It Up <BR> <BR> 1. Firm Fit Test or Zip Trainer Firm and Cardio upper body cardio and lower body cardio <BR> 2. rest <BR> 3. ZT Rev sculpt 1 and/or Peak sculpt 2 <BR> 4. Advanced Cardio Blast <BR> 5. ZT Rev AMP reps 1 and Barefoot Abs <BR> 6. rest <BR> 7. ZT Rev cardio1 and/or a Cardio challenge <BR> 8. Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> 9. rest <BR> 10. ZT F&amp;C lower body workout and/or upper body workout <BR> 11. Cardio Dance Club <BR> 12. ZT Peak ... Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:00:56 EST Hi There Hi - I love that there are still Firm Believers out there - I have every Firm since they started and would pre-order the $60 VHS tapes for Vol 1 -6 :) Ok, so I just showed my age :) <BR> <BR> Anyway, was doing Cathe workouts up until a few months ago and hurt my back, started working long hours, and am suddenly 20 lbs overweight. And wow, is it hard to get back in shape and lose weight when you are older. <BR> <BR> I find it works for me to be accountable to a group when working out, so t... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 15:54:47 EST Ready for New Year? Goals? Maintain my fitness level. Improve if i can. Keep my weight below 140 so my joints don't hurt. Eat well and rest so I can keep up with family and friends. <BR> Sun, 31 Dec 2017 12:27:43 EST Summer Express Week 1 <BR> <BR> 1 Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> 2 Cardio Sculpt Blaster <BR> 3 Jiggle Free Buns <BR> 4 Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> 5 rest <BR> 6 Super-charged Sculpting <BR> 7 Advanced Cardio Blast <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> 8 Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn <BR> 9 Express Cardio <BR> 10 Hard Core Fusion express <BR> 11 Cardio Overdrive express <BR> 12 rest <BR> 13 Body Sculpt <BR> 14 Cardio Inferno <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> 15 Complete Aerobics &amp; Weight Training <BR> 16 Cardio Sculpt ... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:23:38 EST Belly Bootcamp Week 1 <BR> 1 Bootcamp: Maximum Calorie Burn <BR> 2 Sculptilates <BR> 3 Cardio Overdrive <BR> 4 Pump Jump and Jab <BR> 5 Rock Solid Abs and Express Cardio <BR> 6 rest <BR> 7 Hard Core Fusion <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> 8 Slim &amp; Sculpt Stability Ball and Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> 9 Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> 10 Complete Body Sculpting <BR> 11 Core Solutions and Cardio Inferno <BR> 12 rest <BR> 13 Rock It Off <BR> 14 Sculpt &amp; Tone Pilates and Rock Solid Cardio <BR> <BR> We... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:46:00 EST Bikini Bootcamp: 3 Month Shape Up Month 1: Upper Body <BR> 1 Body Sculpting Basics <BR> 2 Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> 3 Rock Solid Cardio and Jiggle Free Arms <BR> 4 Ultimate Fat Burning Workout <BR> 5 rest <BR> 6 Hard Core Fusion <BR> 7 Cardio Overdrive <BR> 8 Cardio Inferno and Upper Body Sculpt <BR> 9 Cardio Party <BR> 10 rest <BR> 11 Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> 12 Fat Blaster <BR> 13 Cross Trainer: Upper Body Split <BR> 14 Slim and Trim <BR> 15 rest <BR> 16 Dangerous Curves Ahead <BR> 17 Cardio Party <BR> 18 Advanced Card... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 17:43:31 EST Rotations As I add in rotations on the Rotations Forum, I'm wondering if you would like to see any other rotations. The Firm Master Instructors have come up with a lot of great challenges and rotations over the years. <BR> 2010 Get Firm challenge? 3 month fitness challenge? Firm to the core? Summer express? Drop 10 in 10, 10 week rotation? <BR> <BR> Ill try to get all these on the rotation. But do you have a priority? Do you have all the dvds or just certain sets? Do you like to mix things up? Sat, 9 Dec 2017 13:50:17 EST Firm Express: Beginner Week 1 Ignite <BR> M Cycle 1 Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Cycle 1 Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> F Cycle 1 Cardio+Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 Accelerate <BR> M Cycle 2 Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> W Cycle 2 Cardio+Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Cycle 2 Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 Turbocharge <BR> M Cycle 3 Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> W Cycle 3 Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Cycle 3 Cardio+Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 4 Overdrive <BR> M Cyc... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:37:00 EST Firm Express: 4 day kick start day 1 AM Cycle 1 Cardio (ignite) <BR> PM Cycle 3 Sculpt (turbocharge) <BR> bonus: kick start your metabolism <BR> <BR> day 2 AM Cycle 2 Cardio Sculpt (accelerate) <BR> PM Cycle 4 Cardio (overdrive) <BR> bonus: kick start your metabolism <BR> <BR> day 3 AM Cycle 3 Cardio (turbocharge) <BR> PM Cycle 4 Sculpt (overdrive) <BR> bonus: kick start your metabolism <BR> <BR> day 4 AM Cycle 4 Sculpt (overdrive) <BR> PM ... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:31:09 EST Wave Rotation: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> S Rock It Off <BR> M Rock It Off express cardio <BR> T rest <BR> W Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> T Rock It Off express cardio <BR> F Rock It Off express <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> S Rock It Off <BR> M Rock It Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> T rest <BR> W Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> T Rock It Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> F Rock It Off express <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> S Rock It Off <BR> M Rock It Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 15:17:42 EST Wave Rotation: Beginner Week 1 <BR> S Ride the Wave and Speed Slimming Sculpt express <BR> M Ride the Wave and Rock It Off express <BR> T rest <BR> W Ride the Wave and Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> T Ride the Wave and Rock It Off express cardio <BR> F Ride the Wave and Rock It Off express <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> S Ride the Wave and Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> M Rock It Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> T rest <BR> W Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> T Rock It Off express cardio <BR> F Rock It Off ... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:51:47 EST TransFIRMer System: Advanced Week 1 <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> W Super-charged Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> F Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> S Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> S Jiggle Free Abs <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Super-charged Sculpting <BR> W Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> F rest <BR> S Super-charged Sculpting <BR> S Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Jiggle Free Abs <BR> T rest <BR> W Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T Ul... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:41:11 EST TransFIRMer System: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> W rest <BR> T Super-charged Sculpting <BR> F Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> S rest <BR> S Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Super-charged Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T Jiggle Free Abs <BR> F rest <BR> S Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> S Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M rest <BR> T Super-charged Sculpting <BR> W Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> F ... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:35:19 EST TransFIRMer System: Beginner Week 1 <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> W Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T rest <BR> F Super-charged Sculpting <BR> S rest <BR> S Jiggle Free Abs <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> W rest <BR> T Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> F rest <BR> S Super-charged Sculpting <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> W Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T rest <BR> F Super-charged Sculpting <BR> S rest <BR> S Jiggle Fr... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:24:43 EST TransFIRMer System: Start up Week 1 <BR> M Super-charged Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Super-charged Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> F Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> W Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T rest <BR> F Super-charged Sculpting <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> T rest <BR> W Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> F Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> S rest <BR> S Super-charged Sculpti... Sat, 2 Dec 2017 14:19:37 EST Multi-System Rotation: Advanced Week 1 <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> M Cardio Party <BR> T Total Muscle Shaping <BR> W rest <BR> T Total Sculpt <BR> F Fat Blasting Cardio and Hips Thighs and Abs <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> S Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> M rest <BR> T Hi Def Sculpt <BR> W Cardio Overdrive <BR> T Hard Core Fusion <BR> F rest <BR> S Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> S Cardio Party <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Super-charged Sc... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 18:01:42 EST Multi-System Rotation: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> S Hard Core Fusion <BR> M Cardio Overdrive <BR> T rest <BR> W Body Sculpt <BR> T Cardio Party <BR> F Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> S Total Muscle Shaping <BR> M Fat Blasting Cardio and Hips Thighs and Abs <BR> T rest <BR> W Cardio Sculpt <BR> T Ultimate Calorie Blaster <BR> F rest <BR> S Super-charged Sculpting <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> M Aerobic Body Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Body Sculp... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 17:42:35 EST Body Sculpting System 3: Advanced Week 1 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> W Total Muscle Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> F Complete Body Sculpting <BR> S Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> S Hips, Thighs and Abs <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Total Muscle Shaping <BR> W Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> T Complete Body Sculpting <BR> F rest <BR> S Total Muscle Shaping <BR> S Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Hips, Thighs, and Abs <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T Fat Blas... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:59:32 EST Body Sculpting System 3: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> W rest <BR> T Total Muscle Shaping <BR> F Hips, Thighs and Abs <BR> S rest <BR> S Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Hips, Thighs, and Abs <BR> T Total Muscle Shaping <BR> F rest <BR> S Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> S Complete Body Sculpting <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M rest <BR> T Total Muscle Shaping <BR> W Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> F Complete Body... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:16:05 EST Body Sculpting System 3: Beginner Week 1 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Muscle Shaping <BR> S rest <BR> S Hips, Thighs and Abs <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Complete Body Sculpting <BR> W rest <BR> T Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> F rest <BR> S Total Muscle Shaping <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Muscle Shaping <BR> S rest <BR> S Hips, Thighs and Abs ... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:10:24 EST Body Sculpting System 3: Start Up Week 1 <BR> M Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> W Total Muscle Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> F Complete Body Sculpting <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Total Muscle Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Body Sculpting <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Muscle Shaping <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> T rest <BR> W Total Muscle Shaping <BR> T rest <BR> F Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> M Compl... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 15:05:27 EST Body Sculpting System 2: Deluxe Week 1 <BR> M Total Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T Upper Body Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> S Firm Abs <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Total Sculpt <BR> W Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> F Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Firm Abs <BR> T Total Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Upper Body Sculpt <BR> F Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> S rest <BR> S C... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:57:36 EST Body Sculpting System 2: Advanced Week 1 <BR> M Total Sculpt <BR> T Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> W Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Sculpt <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> W Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T Total Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Total Sculpt <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> W Total Sculpt <... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:46:29 EST Body Sculpting System 2: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> M Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> W Total Sculpt <BR> T Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> F rest <BR> S Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> M rest <BR> T Total Sculpt <BR> W Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Sculpt <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> S rest <BR> M Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T Maximum Cardio Burn... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 13:50:52 EST Body Sculpting System 2: Beginner Week 1 <BR> <BR> M Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> W Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> W rest <BR> T Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> F rest <BR> S Total Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> F Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> S res... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:35:46 EST Body Sculpting System 2: Start Up Week 1 <BR> M Total Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Aerobic and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> F Total Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Complete Aerobic and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> W Total Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Complete Aerobic and Weight Training <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> T rest <BR> W Complete Aerobics and Weight Training <BR> T rest <BR> F Maximum Cardio Burn <BR> S rest <BR> S res... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:29:52 EST Body Sculpting System 1: Advanced Week 1 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> W Body Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Body Sculpt <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> S Ab Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Cardio Sculpt <BR> W Ab Sculpt <BR> T Body Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Body Sculpt <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Ab Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Cardio Sculpt <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> F Body Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S Body Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> W re... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:23:55 EST Body Sculpting System 1: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Body Sculpt <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> S Body Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Cardio Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Body Sculpt <BR> F Ab Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Body Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Body Sculpt <BR> S Ab Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T Body Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Cardi... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:17:58 EST Body Sculpting System 1: Start Up Week 1 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Cardio Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest or Ab Sculpt <BR> W Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest or Ab Sculpt <BR> F Cardio Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S rest or Ab Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Ab Sculpt <BR> T Cardio Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Body Sculpt <BR> F Ab Sculpt and Body Sculpt (lower) <BR> S rest <BR> S Cardio Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> M A... Fri, 1 Dec 2017 12:10:18 EST Body Sculpting System 1: Beginner Week 1 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Ab Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Body Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S Ab Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> M rest <BR> T Cardio Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Body Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> M Cardio Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> W Ab Sculpt <BR> T rest <BR> F Body Sculpt <BR> S rest <BR> S Ab Sculpt <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> M rest <BR> T Cardio Sculpt <BR> W rest <BR> T Ab Sculpt <BR> F rest <BR> S Bod... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 17:50:02 EST TransFIRMation System: Advanced Week 1 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hard Core Fusion express <BR> Friday Cardio Overdrive express <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Friday Cardio Overdrive <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednes... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:39:21 EST TransFIRMation System: Intermediate Week 1 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hi Def Sculpt express <BR> Friday Cardio Overdrive Express <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hard Core Fusion express <BR> Friday Cardio Overdrive express <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio P... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:31:12 EST TransFIRMation System: Jump Start Week 1 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hi Def Sculpt express <BR> Friday Cardio Party <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion express <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR> Wednesday rest <BR> Thursday Hi Def Sculpt express <BR> Friday Cardio Overdrive express <BR> Saturday Hard Core Fusion <BR> Sunday rest <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> Monday Hi Def Sculpt <BR> Tuesday Cardio Party <BR... Sun, 26 Nov 2017 14:22:39 EST Wave Advance Rotation Week 1 <BR> Sunday Rock it Off <BR> Monday Rock it Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> Tuesday rest <BR> Wednesday Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> Thursday Rock it Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> Friday Rock it Off <BR> Saturday rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Sunday Rock it Off <BR> Monday Rock it Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> Tuesday rest <BR> Wednesday Speed Slimming Sculpt and Rock it Off express cardio <BR> Thursday Rock it Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> F... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:38:14 EST Wave Deluxe rotation Week 1 <BR> Sunday Speed Slimming Sculpt <BR> Monday Rock it Off express and Express Abs <BR> Tuesday rest <BR> Wednesday Rock Solid Buns <BR> Thursday Rock it Off express cardio and Express Abs <BR> Friday Rock it Off <BR> Saturday rest <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> Sunday Speed Slimming Sculpt and Rock it Off express cardio <BR> Monday Rock it Off express and Express Abs <BR> Tuesday rest <BR> Wednesday Rock Solid Abs <BR> Thursday Rock it Off express cardio <BR> Friday Rock it Off <BR... Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:25:04 EST Report In How did you do with the Little Extra Challenge? Were you more tired? Were you able to do anything? Did you see some results? Did you surprise yourself with what you could do? Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:53:08 EST Trouble spot challenge Pick your trouble spot. Whatever you want yo work on for the month of November. Do your regular workouts but lift a little heavier, push a little more, take advantage of down time to do a little focused training. <BR> <BR> So increase your weights a pound or 2. Squat a little deeper, try some pushups on your toes, hold a plank a few seconds longer. Crunch, lunge or chair dip waiting for your tv show or microwave. <BR> <BR> Add it to your tracker so you can see what you've done. No... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:38:11 EST Suggestions for challenges Help me think of new motivating challenges to keep inspired <em>104</em> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:03:55 EST Add a Little Extra Holidays and Halloween are coming. Sweets, salt and family fun centered around food. The Firm has lots of add ons, 10-20min workouts as well as Sparkpeople collection. If you have time, before or after your workout or whenever, do a little extra. <BR> Whether its a 10 minute add on, or something from Slim Without the Gym, a Sparkpeople workout, or some bicep curls. Do a little extra once, twice, three times a week for the month of October. Combat all the extra treats laying around. <BR> C... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 15:21:26 EST Diet Workouts are just 1 part of the equation. Hows the diet? It affects mood, inflammation, energy levels, healing and recovery. And so much more! Do you record your meals on spark? Do you follow a meal plan? Are you eating 5-10 freggies every day? Sun, 17 Sep 2017 14:22:56 EST Hello Ive been a firmie for about 12 years. Had a few injuries. But am rebuilding. While not a fan of the very early firms i like all the others. Pinks and the purples that came out just before the zip trainer are my favorites. I love variety of the firm. High / low intensity, weights, even yoga! I havent been able to get on Bemax yet. Not available where i live. Yet... Sun, 17 Sep 2017 13:00:26 EST Firmer! I need to gain a new perspective on exercises and get a new routine. This is my new start! Wed, 26 Jul 2017 20:18:20 EST Can anyone post the Zip Trainer 60 day rotation? I'm just starting to get back into the firm and I no longer have the 60-day rotation calender for the Zip Trainer system. Can anyone post it? Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:23:44 EST What workout did you do today - 2017? I did another Firm workout today. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 08:54:18 EST The Power of 10- 2017 Challenge We can do this people! Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:27:56 EST What are your favorite workouts? I just posted about this in an update, but thought it would be fun to start a separate topic. What are your favorite, go-to, "desert island" workouts? <BR> <BR> I'll start. :) <BR> <BR> Total Body: <BR> Maximum Body Sculpting (original Firm with Tracie Long) <BR> Complete Aerobics and Weight Training (Firm BSS2) <BR> Total Muscle Shaping (Firm BSS3) <BR> Supercharged Sculpting (firm BSS4) <BR> Crunch Time (KickButt) <BR> Push Pull (KickButt) <BR> Pump (FitPrime) <BR> <BR> Cardio: <BR> Ulti... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:24:45 EST BeMax, VideoFitness, and Hello! Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm still plugging along doing FitPrime/KickButt and Firm workouts. <BR> <BR> My favorite total body workouts currently are <BR> Crunch Time (KickButt) <BR> Push Pull (KickButt) <BR> Maximum Body Shaping (original Firm with Tracie Long) <BR> Total Muscle Shaping (Firm BSS3) <BR> SuperCharged Sculpting (Firm BSS4) <BR> <BR> At times I've also had Pump, Metaboost, Strong Bear (prefer KickButt to the original) and many others in rotation. <BR> <BR> My favorite cardio workou... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:17:08 EST The Wave Advanced Rotation Good morning, <BR> <BR> Does anyone have a copy of the The Wave Advanced Rotation Calendar. I am going back to the Wave workouts to change it up!! <BR> Thanks!!! Wed, 31 Aug 2016 07:28:45 EST Hello from your resident lurker <em>2</em> Hello, I thought it was high time I introduced myself. I've actually been a member of this team for many years and have popped in from time to time to read the posts but I don't think I've ever posted anything. <BR> I originally got hooked on The Firm workouts when I rented Firm Basics from the library. I liked their method of combining weight training and aerobics and got good results from their workouts. They were hard workouts and used a lot of equipment but they helped ... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 11:15:46 EST What do you do on vacation? What do you do for exercise on vacation? I just do not feel good if I do not do weight training for too many days, but I'm terrible at directing my own workout. I think I've done a lot and then I look at my watch and only 5 minutes have passed. <BR> <BR> We are going to Disney World tomorrow for 6 days. I downloaded Get Chisel'd to my phone from Amazon Video so I can do that. I saw a YouTube video someone made of the resort's gym and it looked like they have dumbbells I can use. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:03:42 EST DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) When you've been working out regularly, do you still experience DOMS for a day or two after a tough strength workout? <BR> <BR> I've gone a little overboard buying up a bunch of old FitPrime and Firm DVDs, so I've been doing a new-to-me workout most days. I used to work out 3-4 days a week, alternating the treadmill with a pink Firm Dvd like Total Body Toner or Burn and Shape. For the last 6+ weeks, I've been working out 5-6 times a week, mostly still alternating the treadmill with a strengt... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:37:49 EST HR while doing a Firm workout I have a condition called POTS caused by (or in conjunction with) mitral valve prolapse. Basically, either my heart or my autonomic system does not work properly, and I have trouble getting enough blood to my brain. To compensate, my HR shoots up, and I run on a lot of adrenaline, which causes fatigue, problems with sleeping, GI issues, etc. I've probably had it since puberty, but in my 20s I started doing the Firm and got into really good shape and was compensating pretty well. Then I went t... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 22:27:07 EST Am I late to the party? :) Hi there, I am in my mid 30s, a mother of 2. Since puberty I've had exercise intolerance due to a condition called POTS. I could never run a mile or understand how others could either. In my mid 20s, I started walking several miles and doing Firm workouts. They were so hard at first! I had the original body sculpting system with the Fanny Lifter. I remember when I couldn't do the leg presses or get through the ab work. Eventually I worked up to being able to run a 10k at a 9 min/pace and had ... Tue, 17 May 2016 10:48:26 EST Daily wheel spin sparkpoints 10 <em>232</em> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:36:06 EST What Workout Did You Do Today - 2016 New Year, New You! Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:49:01 EST 2016 The Power of 10 Challenge! 2016!!!! <BR> <BR> Round 1 <BR> <BR> 1. 1/4- Super Body Sculpt lower body workout. <BR> 2. 1/7 Fat Blasting Cardio <BR> 3. 1/8 Body Sculpt Blaster <BR> 4. 1/11 Super Body Sculpt upper body segment <BR> 5. 1/27 Firm Parts lower body sculpting Mon, 4 Jan 2016 11:10:58 EST New to group I am on my last 5 lbs of my weight loss journey. I have been working on firming and in need of support and direction. Mon, 21 Dec 2015 14:13:00 EST 100 firm workouts challenge I'm at 17/100 firm workouts, anyone want to join me? The Firm used to say, visible results in 10 workouts, and then the challenge to see how your body would change in 100 workouts. Lets see.... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:29:17 EST No more Firm? So apparently Gaiam is no longer issuing new Firm workouts. Has anyone heard what happened? The Firm website no longer has the store open to all, although the Firm club members can still chat. Wed, 5 Aug 2015 09:54:54 EST The Winner Is . . . After trying so many exercise programs, I am back to The Firm (older programs). I am 67 and would like to look and feel healthier. I am not ready to give up! My goal is to use Firm DVDs, walking and resistance band DVDs for stretching/flexibility. Conscious food choices and quantity will, of course, play a big part in my success. I believe consistency is the key. <BR> <BR> I have lost 15 pounds with aerobic walking. I have 40 pounds more to lose. Muffin-top be gone! With God's help, ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:58:14 EST Hello I have just signed up on SP, and looking forward to find new workout buddies. I have tons of FIRM dvds that I have never really used. Looking forward to make use of this forum. <BR> Any suggestion for lower impact FIRM dvds are welcome! <BR> Thanks and have a great day! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 11:08:20 EST Starting again with The Firm I am getting back in shape with The Firm old DVDs. So Far I have completed 7 workouts in Feb and will start this week with my March 10 challenge. Mon, 9 Mar 2015 13:04:20 EST Firm Questions about VHS tapes and Firm Direct Hello, I have been Firming since 1992 or so, and because I that, about 50% of my Firm workout collection is in VHS format. I have a dual VCR/DVD player for this purpose, but recently the VCR began eating my tapes. So sad. So I started looking for a VCR only to find it's slim pickings out there for getting a new one. They are either used, or expensive new. <BR> <BR> My question is, how did everyone here go about getting their old favorites on DVD? I have paying the higher prices the Firm cha... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:08:35 EST What Workout You Did Today? 2015 As promised, new thread to start our 2015 workout tracking Wed, 7 Jan 2015 12:30:29 EST 2015 Power of 10 Challenge The Firm guarantees results in as little as 10 workouts! So, if you're wanting to see Firm results, join this team discussion to motivate yourself to get in 10 rounds of Firm. <BR> I try and recommend getting in at least 10 firm workouts in a month. Join me for this year's power of 10 challenge! <em>224</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:15:14 EST Trying to Lose the Last Bit Hello team. I'm back again. Gained a bit of weight after getting married and trying the Transfirmation system again to lose the last 17 lbs. <em>521</em> Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:25:07 EST 30 Day Express Hello! As I mentioned in my "Introduce Yourself" post, I just got the FIRM's 30 Day Express Kit and am starting today. I thought I'd post the workouts here as I go, to keep myself accountable. If anybody wants to join in, I'd love the company! <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> CYCLE 1: Ignite <BR> <BR> Mon: Sculpt <em>248</em> <BR> Tue: Rest (2 mile walk) <BR> Wed: Cardio <em>248</em> <BR> Thu: Rest (leg injury---Challenge suspended <em>39</em> ) <BR> Fri: Cardio+Sculpt <BR> ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:19:59 EST Back again Hello! I just rejoined the team after a break from healthy living and SparkPeople, and I have the too-tight jeans to prove it! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I just got the FIRM 30 Day Express kit, and I'm starting Week One today. I hope it gives me the kick in the pants I need to get back on track. <BR> <BR> Have any of you done this program? If so, what were your thoughts/results? <BR> <BR> Also, if anyone wants to join me, I'd love to have some company to keep me motivated and accountab... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:36:46 EST Newbie I am new to Spark People and not really following any type of plan at the moment, but I LOVE the firm! I have the sculpting stick DVD's but lost my rotation calendar. UGH! <BR> <BR> At any rate, I am a mom of 3, ages 13, 9 and 4 and a Girl Scout Leader. Between Scouts, my kids and hubby I am always busy and never seem to have a lot of down time...except when I sit and get office *** at my job. <BR> <BR> I go back and forth with wanting to lose weight but I know I will not only look bet... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:26:32 EST Old Firm Step Video I was browsing YouTube yesterday and saw that The Firm had an old step video from the early 90s. Has anyone every seen this video or done the workout? <BR> <BR> I would love to find a copy of this. <BR> <BR> Thanks!! Fri, 4 Jul 2014 12:02:52 EST Hi new here! Not new to sparkpeople, just this forum. Years ago, I did the Firm videos BSS1 & 2 with great success. Recently decided to kick it up a notch and dusted off the old FannyLifter. Wow - didn't realize how out of shape I was until I tried to climb the box! Did another one today after resting yesterday - Maximum Cardio Burn +Abs. I don't have the rotation that came with it - does it matter if I'm doing them every other day? Tue, 20 May 2014 09:58:47 EST When Was The Last Time You Did.... When was the last time you did |The Firm Super Sculpting...I did that one today and man was that hard!!...I remember when I could do the fanny using 20 lb I could only use my own body weight <em>40</em> <em>198</em> I so got to do the fanny lifter way more often!! I have so lost some strength...not good...not good at all! But I did it!! <em>334</em> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:42:43 EST Anna Benson Creator of the Firm Hi just saw this today if you have and still do love the firm you might like to know or not as it has made me sad that Anna Beson Creator of THe Frim workouts passed away November 23, 2009,...i did not know that...I really loved her workouts! You know the older ones,,the volumes the parts Srtong body strong heart, the tortoise and the hare...awesome workouts!! Heres the blog I saw on her <link><BR>eator-anna-benson </link> <em>24</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:57:10 EST 2014What did you do today to help reach your goal? Total Body Toner - Mat portion Tue, 8 Apr 2014 12:17:38 EST just signed up with spark people yesterday! Hi all, <BR> i just signed up and created account yesterday. I started the Firm express (thin in 30) last friday (march 7th). yesterday i started the cardio dvd in the second week. I think its the Accelerate week. I really like these workouts and find that the bursts really make me push myself. The only thing I get frustrated with is that sometimes I can't pick up the moves quick enough to work on proper form of the move. I feel I can never really perfect the form since every workout is chan... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:29:30 EST Missing Half my Fanny Lifter / TransFIRMer and now I ordered a new one and its been on back order for over a month!! seriously? they didn't even email me at all. when I contacted them for the status and the reason it hadn't shipped yet the replay took about a week. I have an old fanny lifter that half of is missing (the top) and really want to use it but I cant get my hands on a new one.... frustrating. anyone know where I can find one aside from the firm direct website and ebay? ebay has several but I refuse to pay 30-40 dollars just for shi... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:47:24 EST Success with the firm express? Hey guys i'm wondering if anyone has been successful with the firm express workout and if not which firm workout do you feel works best for you? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:18:13 EST How Do I? when you all track your workouts using the FIRM videos, what do you use to log them into the tracker? I looked and looked and just don't know what to use. I am using the older version plus some newer dvds and I just ordered a new fanny lifter coz half my old one is missing. I am also trying to figure out a good rotation, using some yoga and platies as well. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:08:04 EST Firm Express on sale at Amazon! <link><BR>/ref=pe_164350_112147900_em_1p_7_ti </link> <BR> <BR> Good price, too! Fri, 24 Jan 2014 15:48:32 EST What Bible verse encourages you? I like this one: <BR> <BR> Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb 12:1-2 <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorites? <BR> <BR> Edited to a... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:43:24 EST Making It Happen! I, too, am starting over again from scratch. I'm determined to get strong and fit and healthy, and to have a blast doing it! <BR> <BR> On Friday, I did Firm Cardio Sculpt. I only did half the workout and I didn't use weights on the leg press, squats or lunges. Smart move, because yesterday I was pretty sore just from climbing the step. (I'm only 5'1 so that 14" box is no joke!) But it was a good sore, not the kind that makes you dread having to move at all. I plan to do Upper Body Sculpt tod... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 15:53:58 EST 47 years old and soon to be fit Here I go again. I still have the same 16 pounds to loose. I loose a few and I always find them again. I am 47, I returned to school and just graduated. I am about to begin a new career and I want the outside of me to reflect what I feel on the inside. Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:15:23 EST Recommitting to The FIRM and Working Out It's been a long time since I've been on the SparkPeople site. I'm recommitting myself to getting back in shape. I've picked up the FIRM again and am ready to do this. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:07:29 EST Old Firm workouts I have the OLD firm workout video,. Total body sculpting basics. Anyone still do these?? Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:24:49 EST Committing to the FIRM and staying positive Hi there! Last month I committed myself to exercising every day, and I'm doing it with the FIRM! I love their aerobic workouts, and wow, do they work your legs! I just completed my first week of workouts and made 5 days out of 7. Woohoo! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I also just had a frustrating weekend w/ a good friend. As we shared girl talk, I started telling her about some frustrations w/ my husband, She immediately decided that my problem is I'm not sexy enough for him! In her opinion, I ... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 00:55:19 EST Spark Changes coming MONDAY 10-21 <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> See attached blog link for more info Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:15:41 EST kettle bells does anyone have a recommendation on where to buy kettle bells and/or manufacturer? Does it matter? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 17:54:58 EST Any "original" CLASSIC Firm Believers out there? Hi everyone, I'm 48 and bought my first FIRM (Volume 1 with Susan Harris) back in 1989. I LOVED it was immediately addicted and became an original, die-hard FIRM BELIEVER and pre-ordered everything that they would let me! I had a HUGE collection and stood by them and used them exclusively to AWESOME results for years. <BR> Fast forward 25 years and several cross-country moves and I think my video collection was accidentally thrown out somehow along the way. WAAAAH! <BR> Those workouts got m... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 16:00:53 EST NEW Firm Zip Trainer Set <link><BR>-trainer.html?utm_source=nwsltr&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=nwsltr_20130822 </link> <BR> <BR> Your thoughts? I'm thinking it looks a bit too expensive at the price they've set. Fri, 23 Aug 2013 10:11:33 EST Hi! I'm back! Hi everyone. Quite a few years ago I started using the Firm workouts and got in GREAT shape. Unfortunately, I am no longer in shape due to menopause, among other things. I've tried other workouts to try to get back into shape but have not had any success so now I'm going back to the Firm. I have a lot of dvd's but I prefer the classics. I'm looking forward to getting back into shape by using the Firm. Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:39:12 EST July 2013 Challenge Hi all, <BR> <BR> The July rotation is "Express to the Core", 3 days on/1 day rest. <BR> Day 1: C+S (Firm Express Cycles) <BR> Day 2: Core/Ab workout <BR> Day 3: C+S (Firm Express Cycles) <BR> <BR> As always, feel free to substitute similar workouts if you don't have the specific one in the rotation. <BR> <BR> <link>//<BR>50/FIRM_BelieversTeam/2013_Calendars/J<BR>uly_2013_Core.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Amanda Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:40:33 EST Hi everyone! I'm so excited to have found this SparkTeam! I have a collection of Firm videos, most recently the Firm Express, and I love them. The problem is, I can't stick to a program! I have no motivation! I'm only 5'3" and have allowed myself to balloon up to 260 pounds. I want to start working out with The Firm again, as well as walking and then working my way up to jogging. I really hope joining SparkPeople is the key to my motivation!!! Tue, 25 Jun 2013 19:57:07 EST the firm express wondering if anyone uses the firm express and if you like it compared to the other firm workouts. I use the incline box workouts and the wave. I was interested in the firm express because they are shorter workouts. I would love some feedback! thanks!! <em>41</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:23:09 EST June challenge Are you ready for the summer?Join us in this 30 day challenge. <BR> One firm DVD every day then log it in here to share your progress.If you need help rotating ,there is a form to help you set a great rotation ..OK team Let's do this . <em>381</em> Thu, 30 May 2013 12:22:35 EST How should I rotate the older Firm Classics? I am new to the team and have many of the older Firm workout videos (Firm Vol 1,2,3, Firm Cross Trainers Sweat & Sculpt, Tortoise & Hare, as well as many of the Firm workouts which are parts of all the older Firm Classics. I am wondering at this time how I should rotate these workouts so as not to overstress/overwork my muscles as there is strength training involved in all... <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Wed, 22 May 2013 09:02:30 EST Dusting off my FIRM videos Hello everyone! I am excited to have found this forum! I used to belong to the Firm Ya Yas forum years ago when I was in my twenties/early thirties, and by combining that support network with healthy eating and doing the FIRM videos, I lost a lot of weight. <BR> <BR> Somehow, I got off track. Now I want to find my way back! All my FIRM videos are now dusted off, organized, and ready to go, I'll need to start slowly- I'm a few months shy of 40 now and have had some health issues. This t... Sat, 11 May 2013 09:17:12 EST So I pulled out one of my old Firm DVD's today... I first found the Firm way, way back in 97 or 98 when they were still selling on VHS and The Tortoise and The Hare were a brand new twosome. Wow! That's 15 years ago! It doesn't feel like it's been that long. Anyway, I finally dusted off (literally) Lower Body Sculpt and got part way through. I remember the old Firmies Forum and the dedicated following there and figured I'd try and see what was going on with the Firm and the Firmies in 2013. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:39:13 EST Hi! I am 45 and a mother of 3. I also have been doing a certification program in health coaching. My goal is lose about 8 lbs and mostly to be consistent in my consumption of healthy foods. I am trying to cut out added sugar, and to not eat grains as I believe they contribute to moodiness and depression for me. I do pretty well most of the time, but then break it and have trouble getting back on track. Just today, I started tracking my food - not on SparkPeople, but on my own. Looking for s... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 12:55:53 EST Preview TransFIRM Your Body Great Preview. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=em-subs_digest </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Blue Fanny Lifter is the same equipment - just a different color ...oh, and name. Sun, 28 Apr 2013 14:26:35 EST Review: TransFIRM Your Body Workout Gave this new workout a try yesterday, and it's definitely a good one if you're a fan of the Fanny Lifter or TransFIRMer (original or new). It's a step workout. I used my original TransFIRMer, as opposed to the new one which is really the Fanny Lifter. Just turned it the long way and it worked beautifully. <BR> <BR> The workout is just under 45 minutes. The warmup is about five; the usual "do all this leading right and then repeat it leading left". Didn't push my heart rate up very high, ... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:42:59 EST NEW DVD using the FANNY LIFTER..... WooHoo New Workout -- TransFIRM Your Body w/Allie <BR> <BR> <link><BR>Your-Body-DVD.html?utm_source=fb&utm_m<BR>edium=social&utm_campaign=fb_20130404 </link> <BR> <BR> Fanny Lifter (Square Box) -- now called the change, not to be confused with the real TransFirmer (oblong box) <BR> <link><BR>r-Special-Offer-with-Free-DVD.html </link> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 23:54:48 EST Hello Hi, I just moved back to the Midwest from the West Coast and looking to jumpstart an exercise routine. I found a Wave on ebay and am excited to try this system. I got good results with the classics years ago but life somehow pushed me off track. I didn't get the workout poster (guess I should have opted for the more expensive kits) so I am not sure that I have the correct posture. If anyone has a workout poster or the rotation calendar I can cross out those excuses. I found sparkpeople lo... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 17:36:33 EST WAVE question/advice needed Hi there! I am NEW to the Firm workouts and am starting with the Wave system, which I just received in the mail yesterday. I tried the first/instructional video today. I have hardwood floors, but area rugs over them. I could NOT keep my Wave and Wave mat in one spot. It went all over the place. Anyone having this same issue, or am I doing something wrong? Advice? Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:48:12 EST Curious about The FIRM! Hello everyone! I am not a believer...YET! I am very curious about these videos. A Sparkbuddy told me a little bit about her experience and I got to looking at the website. I have just started exercising again early in January. I was doing the treadmill, and just finished Day 7 of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred. I am getting up in the mornings to do them and am NOT a morning person, but have decided I can do 20-30 minutes in the mornings if I could get up early all during the holidays to do "E... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 22:24:41 EST HELLO Sorry, I was ranting on and on and on about the Classic Firms, forgot to introduce myself. I'm Linda and I'm a Firmie from way back in the 90's. Love the Classic Firms and about 60 more Firm videos. Want some kickin workouts, do the classic Firms. Love to hear from you......after your workout!!!!!! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:08:56 EST Try the Classic Firm Anyone out there who does not know about the Firm Classics. They were the first 6 volumes of the Firm videos. They originally sold for $49.99 when they were first released. Collage Video has just re-released them. If anyone is bold enough to try them, go ahead. They work fast, will teach you the classic firm workout and moves and you won't be sorry. Yes they are 1980's and 1990's but The Firm was the first to do Aerobic Weight training before any of these other videos came out. JUST DO IT!!!... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 14:57:55 EST CLASSIC FIRMS If anyone has been there, you know what I mean "classic firm videos". I need to revisit them and can't seem to get motivated. I won't say how long ago but I've been there, done that will real results. Anyone care to encourage me to get back to them?????? Any older "firmies out there? If so, would like to here from you. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:16:57 EST Introduction Hello everyone! I'm just getting started on I took some time off of my Firm videos and now I have 20 extra pounds to show for it. Living in the Midwest, it's hard to exercise outside (lots of neighbors don't shovel the snow off their sidewalks & there are now some icy spots) so my Firm videos are so helpful. I've done 6 so far this year & I hope I can keep it up. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 13:18:32 EST Round 1 Round 1: <BR> 1/7: Speed Slimming Sculpt Express <BR> 1/8: Rock it Off! Express <BR> 1/10: Speed Slimming Sculpt Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:34:58 EST January 2013 Challenge January 2013: Total Body Cardio+Sculpt adapted from Instructor Kelsie <BR> Our focus is Total Body C+S. There are shorter and longer workouts, heavier and lighter workouts, workouts with steps and without. The rotation is 3 days on/1 day of rest, where alternating rest days have an optional workout suggestion. <BR> <BR> <link>//<BR>ieversTeam/Jan_2013_Sculpt_Cardio.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> *If you are a FIRM Believers club member, Kelsie will doing her ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:51:14 EST 2013_Spark Points Daily Spin Check-in 2+3 (right next to those 100 SparkGoodie points!) Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:07:53 EST 2013_What Workout You Did Today? Hi all, <BR> <BR> Post your workout - FIRM related or otherwise! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:44:51 EST 2013 Power of 10 Challenge Happy 2013 fellow FIRMies! <BR> Welcome to the 2013 Power of 10 Challenge, where we prove the promise of the FIRM - Results in just 10 workouts! <BR> 1. <BR> 2. <BR> 3. <BR> 4. <BR> 5. <BR> 6. <BR> 7. <BR> 8. <BR> 9. <BR> 10. <BR> <BR> Happy FIRMing! <em>386</em> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 13:42:54 EST Hello I'm an old school firm believer. I have the fanny lifter set. I'm starting back with this set because I know it works. I'm able to tone & do cardio in one workout. Its going to be tough the 1st 5 workouts. Barely walking, chest hurting, the whole nine but it will be temporary & I know that. If I could get the rotation calendar, that would help. If anyone has this, please forward. Thank you so much. Happy New Year! Tue, 1 Jan 2013 12:05:22 EST December Fitness Calendar Lower Body Core Express: <BR> Day 1: Do just 1 workout or do it and the Optional workout <BR> Day 2: If you did the optional workout yesterday, today is Rest day. If not, do the workout today. <BR> Day 3: Do just 1 workout or do it and the Optional workout <BR> Day 4: If you did the optional workout yesterday, today is Rest day. If not, do the workout today. <BR> Day 5: Do just 1 workout or do it and the Optional workout <BR> Day 6: If you did the optional workout yesterday, today is Rest ... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 23:24:20 EST I was doing so well but not any more... <BR> Can anyone offer any suggestions pls? <BR> <BR> I'm struggling to get motivated to work out and I think it's bc I'm not enjoying it much when I do it. <BR> <BR> Honestly I think some of the Firm ones are too hard for me at the moment (even though I'm only doing 20-30min as I have young children underfoot 24/7) and I feel like I'm gonna die when I do them and therefore I end up dreading them. <BR> <BR> I'm a SAHM of four young kids and it's very rainy and cold here so outdoor exercise... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 16:30:30 EST Good Cardio I regularly use the 500 Calorie Workout and also Calorie Explosion, but would really like to add some more cardio-focussed Firm DVDs to my collection. <BR> <BR> I also use alot of Jillian Michaels DVDs, and really enjoy getting my heart rate up there and pumping and sweating! <BR> <BR> So could any of your Firm experts perhaps give me some recommendations to add to my collection, please? <BR> <BR> Bearing in mind I'm in the UK, so region 2 DVDs are what I'd be looking for. <BR> <BR> Many ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 01:21:00 EST New to the team.......... Hi fellow Firmies! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to drop in with a brief introduction, having recently joined this team. <BR> <BR> I am fairly new to the Firm, although not new to working as you will see from my Sparkpage. <BR> <BR> All I can say right now is it's far too cold and wet to to out running today here in the UK so.............. thanks goodness for Kelsie's 500 Calorie Workout! This one is my favourite firm DVD and I've just completed it this afternoon. Feeling good!!! <em>104</em> ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:22:01 EST 40 Day Holiday Challenge Hi all, <BR> <BR> It a little over 7 weeks until Christmas, which means holiday parties, baking, and all sorts of additional temptations. Let's see who can get the most workouts between now and Christmas. Goodies will be given to the Top 5 winners! <BR> <BR> Day1: <BR> Day2: <BR> Day3: <BR> Day4: <BR> Day5: <BR> Day6: <BR> Day7: <BR> Day8: <BR> Day9: <BR> Day10: <BR> Day11: <BR> Day12: <BR> Day13: <BR> Day14: <BR> Day15: <BR> Day16: <BR> Day17: <BR> Day18: <BR> Day19: <BR> Day20: <BR> Da... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:46:03 EST November Fitness Calendar November Challenge - based on the FIRM current monthly rotation: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/NovemberFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:32:30 EST Firm Express? Do you like it? I'm considering buying the Firm Express. I'm just curious if people who like other Firm workouts like the Firm Express as well. Did you see results? TIA! Sun, 4 Nov 2012 10:10:11 EST Hello! I just signed up today. I love The Firm workouts so I am very excited to be a part of this team. The power of 10 challenge is perfect motivation for me. I'm in my 30's, newly single, a business owner, and would like to lose 50+ pounds. I'm looking forward to this journey and possibly making friends along the way. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 14:08:16 EST The Firm is so addictive!!! Now that I've gotten used to it I find I can't wait to do a Firm workout! <BR> <BR> Out of interest, which are your favourites? Thu, 1 Nov 2012 12:21:38 EST Which Firm DVDs are duplicates? Does anyone know which Firm DVDs have been re-released under different titles? <BR> For instance I found out by chance that some of the Firm Express workouts are the same as the ones on the total Body Makeover DVD... <BR> I would have been very annoyed to buy what are in fact duplicates! Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:37:45 EST hi I'M new! I can't wait to meet friends that can hi I m Here to get help to get my live on track Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:05:45 EST The first day and sign up!!! Wishing myself lots of luck. I hope I can do this!!! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:14:04 EST new to sparkpeople recently joined and i love this website!! i look forward to logging in everyday! my goal is to loose 10 pounds and be the healthiest i can at my age. i have been using the firm workouts for 12 years and am excited about the firm believers team! is there a way to calculate calories burned with the firm workouts? if anyone knows please message be back, thanks !! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:24:09 EST When is a new Firm workout set coming out???? It's been almost 1 1/2 yrs since Firm Express came out. When the heck is a new workout set going to come out??!! Not just random DVDs, but an actual set/BSS??!!! Why can't they do a new set of HIIT that uses the fanny lifter??! Tue, 16 Oct 2012 05:55:17 EST Hey I'm New :) Hey everybody! I'm Anna and I'm 19 :) I struggle with my weight a lot and would seriously benefit from a good supportive community. Hope you guys can help me out! Thanks Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:59:27 EST Can I have some feedback on my workout pls? So im 15 weeks postpartum (exclusively breastfeeding) and have been working out for the past 3 weeks (turbojam) - I've tracked every workout and every calorie since then so pls feel free to take a look. The only thing that is incorrect is my ticker which insists on displaying kg instead of pounds (I'm 187llbs not 187kg)- I've tried to change it but don't know how(?) <BR> <BR> Today I did the Firm Ultimate Fat Burning Workout. I had done about 3/4 of it on Friday but didn't want too risk doin... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:03:21 EST New to Thr Firm Hi! <BR> I'm new! <BR> I'm also new to SP and The Firm and wondered what you'd suggest for me... <BR> I homeschool our four kids one of which is a young baby so I can only realistically do 30min workouts (if that!) <BR> I've been doing TurboJam and love them but would like to try The Firm. <BR> There seem to be so many dvds though! <BR> Any suggestions gratefully received! Fri, 5 Oct 2012 12:53:36 EST Starting Over Again Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Six years ago I started a weightloss journey and had succeeded. Today I found myself heading back to a place I thought I would never be again. I realize that this time I need the support 1of others ao that I won't have to say sometime in the future that I am starting again. I think I need to look at what is eatting me so that I will stop this roller coaster ride. I have had 3 strokes in the past. I want to live and enjoy those around me. I don't know what else to w... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 19:53:30 EST It's time Well it's time for me to stop talking about losing weight it's time to do something about it. I am starting in the morning. I will be eating around 1500-1700 cal a day and I plan on working out alternating the transfirmer and weight training/running everyother day. I will take one day a week off. However I am not going to plan my off day because it always seems to find me. I will plan my weeks workouts and when life happens and I miss a w.o. It will become my day off. I joined this team looki... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 21:22:06 EST Hey :) Hi my name is Katie but my friends call me Boo! I am a 23 year old girl based in the UK, who is very conscious of the way she looks and has very little body confidence. <BR> <BR> I currently weigh 203lbs with a BMI of 34.9 (I am in the obese category) I have given myself of a target of losing 91lbs by 1st December 2013 which I think is a realistic deadline. For me to do this I will be eating more healthily, exercising more regularly and cutting out all unhealthy food Sun, 16 Sep 2012 06:40:32 EST I can do this Hi, my name is Annette, 65 an fat!! Kids grown and out of my house soon..I think...anyways. It's time I take control of what I want for a change! My problem always has been I loose focus. Quit easily..too easily. Need support. And to build my own confidence. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:28:34 EST TBoneOwen Hello! Today is my first day! I need encouragement. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:54:42 EST new today - seeking motivation Glad I found this site, hoping it will finally be my motivation to move and lose. I am so inactive do to vertigo, I would like to lose 100 lbs and be in firm shape in less than a year. My friends call me fat names, I would like a friend with common goals and interests here. Any takers? Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:54:23 EST Sept Rotation - Raise those arms Here's this month's rotation - <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/SeptFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 22:20:11 EST The FIRM Direct sale Hi all, <BR> <BR> Just an FYI that the official FIRM website is having a sale on many of the dvds - including some of the beloved classics. Check it out to see if the one that you're missing is on sale! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>re.html </link> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 21:59:56 EST Hello I'm Somewhat New Hello I’m Linda <BR> I’m a 62 year old lady with three grand’s that I haven’t seen for years. I signed up for this program earlier in the year but things went wrong; I hope to hang on this time. My goal is to lose at least 30 lbs. I was 170 lbs but now I am at 160 and I can not seem to lose anymore. With my health issues my goal is 130-125 lbs <BR> <BR> I dropped off of this site because my husband has lung cancer, thyroid cancer and had a silent heart attack. Yet with all of this goi... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 17:10:37 EST Newbie to the site Hi, I'm new to this site and am going to attempt living a more healthy lifestyle. Weight loss is my first goal and then I'll start to increase my exercise plan (none so far) by walking. When I tracked my first day of food intake I can't believe how many calories I was above the top range. Wish me luck. Any favorite strategies will be gladly accepted! Have a great day. Peace & Blessings! Susie Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:28:12 EST Newbie from San Diego Hi I'm Mary and I'm not new to SparkPeople nor The Firm, but I am new to this group. I'm just restarting my fitness journey now that I have all the clear from my doctor and I'm excited. I really look forward to interacting with you all. Sun, 5 Aug 2012 00:57:54 EST New to Firm, not to SP or working out! ;) Hi everyone, <BR> my name is Val, I'm a 36 y.o. SAHM of 2 kids (10 & 7) and pretty new to the Firm workouts (gasp! *lol*) but got totally hooked now! A few days ago I came across snippets of the Firm Express workouts on Hulu and then discovered the full workouts on Dailymotion (except cycle 4, I'm missing cardio and sculpt), so now I'm able to work out to FE as well as with my older Firms and pink ones! (I love them all! LOL) <BR> <BR> I've worked out at home to several other workouts (Turbo... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 06:22:57 EST just joined and excited to begin the journey Hi everyone my name is Jeanne and I am excited to begin my journey toward a healthier lifestyle. <BR> My ultimate goal is to lose 90 lbs. I know it won't be easy and I know it will take one day at a time, but I am encourage and grateful that this site exists to help those of us struggling to take that first step Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:30:01 EST August Fitness Calendar - Gorgeous Gams Hi all, <BR> <BR> This rotation calendar is based off the FIRM's April 2011 Kickin' it Up a Notch <BR> <BR> <link>//<BR>ieversTeam/AugustFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Enjoy! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:56:56 EST Looking and accountability? Hi! My name is Ashley. I have been on my weight loss journey for almost two years. During this time I have had ups, downs, and at some points just at a standstill...I realized I could help people with that and so I would love to help people any way I can...My goal is to help people so they do not have to struggle with the not knowing how...I don't know everything that is for sure, but I do know some...and I would love to help you...msg me so we can get started:) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:56:37 EST Looking and accountability? Hi! My name is Ashley. I have been on my weight loss journey for almost two years. During this time I have had ups, downs, and at some points just at a standstill...I realized I could help people with that and so I would love to help people any way I can...My goal is to help people so they do not have to struggle with the not knowing how...I don't know everything that is for sure, but I do know some...and I would love to help you...msg me so we can get started:) Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:37:12 EST No More Medication I am 43 years old and was recently told that I have the onset of Diabetes. My doc prescribed medication ( Metformin) and sent me on my way. It has been two months since began taking medication and I am most unhappy with the side effects. It is time to get fit and make a lifestyle change. Mon, 16 Jul 2012 14:13:53 EST July Fitness Calendar - Summer Squeeze Hi all, <BR> <BR> Sorry for the belated post of the monthly fitness calendar. I thought the lack of responses meant that you weren't using them. Actually, it just means you're not posting! <em>41</em> <BR> After a couple SparkMails inquiries about it, here it is: <BR> <link>//<BR>ieversTeam/JulyFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> <BR> This rotation is 5 weekdays of workouts to leave those summer weekends free! It's based off of Kirsten Strohecker's Summer S... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:29:06 EST 50+ and Ready to Lose! I am a 50+ soon to be grandmother and ready to lose weight to get healthy. Any tips or suggestions to help me reach my goal would be appreciated. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 18:16:54 EST New to Spark, but OLD to the FIRM! I discovered the original FIRM VHS tape in 1988 not too many years after it was produced)...and have used MANY of them since! For decades, I was a DAILY exerciser (running/FIRM/biking/dancing)...even after having my baby and, although NOT naturally slim, I stayed in good shape and at an optimal weight without much effort since I only craved healthy food with all that exercise. Unfortunately, over the last four or five years, perimenopause, stress from a new job and my preteen's activities ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 07:38:52 EST Hi, new guy here How is everyone doing? Mon, 2 Jul 2012 17:00:53 EST Boynton Beach Babe In Search Of Walking Buddies Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is DJ and I am hoping to connect with walking buddies in South Florida. I would like to walk 3 days per week....I am determine to make this my best fitness year ever....I am happy I found Spark! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:36:05 EST The Firm Boot Camp workout Do any of u use this dvd, and if so, do u like it? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 11:52:01 EST Older Firm Workouts Hi everyone, I am new to the team, . I was wondering if anyone uses the older Firm workouts. I have 3 on DVD that are older, one is with Janet Jones, and one is with Sandahl bergman. I was wondering your thoughts on these workouts, and how they compared with the newer workouts? Fri, 22 Jun 2012 00:01:53 EST Jessica here. Just trying to make a better me... I am a single mom, I have 2 very healthy, very active daughters that I cant keep up with. I am weighing in at what feels like a million pounds that are seemingly impossible to lose. I have no work out partner to motivate me so here i am HOPING that i will find motivation here. I have 115 lbs to lose ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 09:00:01 EST hiya :-) Hiya I'm Lyndsay and I'm in desperate need of motivation to exercise and finally feel good about the way I look, I know there are loads of people who feel the same so hopefully we bounce off each other and help motivate each other the best we can :) Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:42:59 EST Holy squats! I have been doing BSS2 for about 3 weeks, so I'm fairly new to the FIRM. Are all the videos so "squat heavy" ? My legs are complete jello after the DVDs...I am using the sculpting stick and fanny lifter too. <BR> <BR> Also, can anyone speak from experience about the results they have gotten from these workouts? I can see my muscles developing but not exactly slim and trim yet haha...wondering if there's hope for me! <BR> <BR> Thanks : ) Mon, 18 Jun 2012 21:16:06 EST Hello! Hello there! I'm a new member looking for support!! Sat, 16 Jun 2012 16:15:44 EST I am here! The expert on dieting is here. I have lost alot of weight over the years by following almost every diet out there. They all work. But then why am I still more than 50 lbs overweight? It is because diets by themselves are not the answer. I am glad to be here to get support from others who are in the same boat. We all need the support of people around us who can relate and who are also trying hard. My motto: If at first you don't succeed, try try again! Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:43:24 EST New Member---Sciatic Nerve, Fibromiagia etc. Hi Everyone-- I would love to hear from someone that can lose weight and not be able to exercise much for I have Lots of Back Pain from a Sciatic nerve problem and Fibromyalgia etc. Lose sleep and cant walk far. I have everything a Doctor can give me. Any help would be wonderful. Joan Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:42:32 EST Awesome Work It is so inspiring to see so many of you just about to reach your desired weight goal, for me I keep getting stuck . I love all of the Firm's workouts too, how do you track them? <em>39</em> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:03:20 EST OPERATION FIT Hello, SparkPeople!! <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with my weight since I was five years old. I'm now 30 and I've had ENOUGH! I am focused and committed to living a healthy lifestyle from here on out. <BR> <BR> A little about myself: My name is Brandy. I live in Cincinnati and work in health care. I'm single (and loving it!). I have one cat, named Friday. I love to read and travel. My faith is top priority in my life. I love my family and friends more than anything. I can't cook...haha... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 01:18:26 EST Hello Ya'll I am so excited to be a part of this community!! I am here to track my weight loss journey and get motivation!! I have lost 20 lbs so far since I started 2 months ago ... It's a big lifestyle change and I finally am loving myself and enjoying life in the here and now!! Live life to the fullest, keep on keeping on and Stay focused!! Sat, 9 Jun 2012 11:09:34 EST NOW IS THE TIME HELLO ALL, <BR> I AM THE MOTHER OF 4 AND 1YR OLD GIRLS. I AM 41 SOON TO BE 42 AND I AM TIRED OF BEING TIRED. I AM NOW 1 POUND OVER MY HIGH SCHOOL WEIGHT WHICH IS 186 LBS. HOW DID I GET HERE, WHEN I DIDN'T WEIGH THIS MUCH WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH MY DAUGHTERS. I GUESS UNEMPLOYMENT, A BREAK UP WITH THE GIRLS DAD AND JUST TRYING TO MAINTAIN IS THE CONTRIBUTING FACTOR. NO MORE "THE TIME IS NOW." I AM EXCITED AND READY TO ACHIEVE MY GOAL. Thu, 7 Jun 2012 16:52:34 EST June Fitness Calendar Hi all, <BR> <BR> This rotation calendar is a combination of Refine Your Behind from June 2004 by Janet Brooks Holmes and Marshmallow Butt from Oct 2011. <BR> The rotation is 3 days of workouts followed by 1 rest day: <BR> Day 1: Sculpt (focusing on lower body) <BR> Day 2: Cardio <BR> Day 3: Cardio + Sculpt (total body or upper body) <BR> Day 4: Rest <BR> As always, substitute for the dvds that you don't have with similar workouts! <BR> <BR> Happy FIRMing! <BR> <link>dl.dropbox.... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:21:05 EST hello.... not sure how to do this! Hi. Im new to here. Im trying to kick start my diet with some positivity and ge my life back on track!! I have two young boys and we are farming. We moved to NZ 6mths ago from UK ad as ive not been "working" but home settling boys and life in to our new life i have eaten and eaten!! oops!! Mon, 4 Jun 2012 22:34:22 EST too tired to finish! Yesterday I started the BSS2 DVD called Maximum Cardio Burn with Allie del Rio. I worked hard for 20 minutes but honestly could not do any more. I had to stop. <BR> <BR> The previous day, I did the BSS2 Total Sculpt with Jen Carman, which is definitely killer. So that might be why I was so tired....but I was really frustrated that I could only do 20 min of a 60 min video. <BR> <BR> Do you ever just do half or part of a video? An hour feels really long sometimes. <BR> <BR> I don't know i... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:01:19 EST The struggle I have been trying to lose weight for quite sometime now and I really I feel that I should'nt be in this predicament because I have a lot of knowledge in this area. I believe that I am lazy and allow myself to come up with excuses as to why I am not going to excercise today. I think I need a partner that will be committed with me. HELP! Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:14:30 EST Hi there! Hi there. I'm Emily. I joined the site today. I'm hoping to live a healthier lifestyle (duh). I'm aiming to lose weight before going back to school after the summer break, but also live better while living in a college setting. <BR> I'm excited to join the site, and I hope to get used to it quickly! Thu, 31 May 2012 20:45:30 EST Too late? After teaching all day, then grocery shopping, making dinner, and finally getting to relax for a was 9:00. I decided to do a firm DVD bc I don't usually go to bed until 11. <BR> <BR> Is this too late to work out? Tue, 29 May 2012 23:06:42 EST tranFIRMer Step Set plus DVD's I am selling a TranFIRMer step set plus the 3 DVD's that go with it. Anyone interested in this? <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 May 2012 22:41:49 EST The New Guy Hi all. Just signed up. How long does it take to learn how to use this program? Mon, 28 May 2012 13:07:58 EST Body fat testing I don't belong to a gym or have access to any fat percentage testing equipment. How can I find my body fat percentage? Sun, 27 May 2012 22:16:56 EST Journey to the new me. Hi, am a 45 year old mother of three grown daughters. All my life, I have lived for them. Well I finally decided to do something for myself and it was to get healthy and thinner. I began 2012 at 367 pounds and I decided it was time to get rid of the weight and get healthy. On March 23, 2012 I had bariatric surgery. I was tired of yo yo dieting. I wanted something that was going to be a permanent tool to help me acheive my weightloss goals. It has been the best experience of my life. S... Thu, 24 May 2012 15:14:34 EST Just started using The FIRM I'm new to this team! I found 3 Firm DVDs and the sculpting stick at a yard sale a few weeks ago and finally tried it! <BR> <BR> I did Total Sculpt plus Abs with Jen Carman. I thought it was great! Definitely need to learn the routine a little better, I had to rewind a couple times. I didnt get the fanny lifter, so I just used a stepstool for the stepping and a chair for the sitting/lifting. <BR> <BR> I found online that the DVDs are called Body Sculpting System 2. The other 2 are Maximum ... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:58:57 EST I am so ready to lose weight!! Hi! I am currently on my challenge to finally drop my baby weight from my 6 yr old and yr old. A recent divorce has given me more motivation!! I need to be healthy not only for myself but my children too!! I look forward to success. Wed, 23 May 2012 19:38:11 EST Returning to the Firm Hi everyone! My name is Anastasia and I have done the firm workouts in the past and am now returning to them. I have slacked off and gained weight so I am determined to lose it and firm it up! I am also doing the South Beach with my husband and am in day 3 of phase one! <em>334</em> Wed, 23 May 2012 09:08:44 EST Hello! Hi, everyone! Just wanted to get started here. I've got a medical history longer than a giraffe's neck, which includes Type I Diabetes and a whipple procedure (3.5 organs = gone!). Sooo I've finally decided to be proactive and improve my overall health. Can't be a good nursing student if I'm always fatigued and sick. So there's my awkward, TMI introduction, haha! <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 14:32:12 EST Calories burned? I have been looking all over and I cannot find a general calorie count that any of the firm videos burn- I know it wouldn't be exact, but a ball park would be great! <BR> <BR> I'm interested in the High Def Sculpt video... Mon, 21 May 2012 22:45:35 EST hello eveyone!:) hi i am loving this community...just wanted to say hello to everyone...going to texas on wed!!!!!!!!! Mon, 21 May 2012 09:20:23 EST Hello! Hello Everyone!! I just signed up to this and am looking forward to incorporating this into my health and fitness goals to keep me MOTIVATED! I need all of the support I can get in order to lose this last 25 pounds and STAY healthy!! Thu, 10 May 2012 17:21:03 EST Hi - I'm returning! I first joined SP in 2008 (hence my username). I used to be pretty active with this team but then I got pregnant and had baby #4 a couple of years ago and haven't exercised since! Ugh. <BR> <BR> I've tried to restart a couple of times but I think now I'm really ready again. (Doesn't hurt that I have a reunion this year.) I'm glad to be back doing doing the Firm - only 2.5 short workouts under my belt in the last week but it does feel good. So, I hope to keep it up. <BR> <BR> I haven't bough... Tue, 8 May 2012 21:41:49 EST awt hi i am a 29 year old female with over 50 pounds to lose and i hope to make some new friends along the way who is trying to loss weight also Sun, 29 Apr 2012 21:21:50 EST May Challenge- Cardio Pump May's focus is cardio: <BR> <BR> 3 workouts + 1 rest, 2 workouts + 1 rest, repeat <BR> See link below for a printout of the calendar rotation. As always substitute with similar workouts for the ones you don't own. (Use Cardio or Cardio/Sculpt) <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/MayFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> **Adapted from the "Ready, Set, Go! Cardio Pump" rotation from the FIRM Sat, 28 Apr 2012 23:09:55 EST Hello I just started this team. I am a member of a few more, but I just bought my first of the new Firms at walmart. It is just one of the express ones with 4 workouts on it. Did my first one this morning. I really enjoyed it and did work up a sweat. I have been an avid fan of Jillian Michaels and Tae Bo, but I was needing a little bit of a change. I think The Firm is just the thing for me to switch too for a while. I still plan on working in the others. The body always needs a little mixing up to... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 06:46:07 EST Newbie here Hi! I am new to the team. I have many Firm workout DVDs but the Fanny Lifter system (1) is my favorite. I haven't used them in a while but plan to restart. I have a 10 year old boy, 7 year old boy, and 9 month old boy. Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:20:24 EST Hi, I'm new to The FIRM Believers! team My name is Tera and I'm a mother of 3...13 (John) 11(Haylee) and 5 (Kayla). My husband and I are avid motorcyclists. We also love to spend summer days at the ball field with all three kids. <BR> <BR> I love working out to the Firm workouts! They are so much fun and challenging. I am so glad to be a part of this team! Here's to healthy us! <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:53:08 EST Jillian Michaels Body Revolution vs. Firm Express Has anyone had a chance to do the new workouts that Jillian Michaels has now? They look really good on the infomercial and I'm thinking I might like them better than the Firm Express. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:43:23 EST Any Thoughts on Turbofire versus The Firm? I am curious if anyone has thoughts on this if they have tried Turbofire or worked it into a Firm rotation. Thanks! Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:01:13 EST Yay me and rotation question I just did workout #5 in the power of 10 challenge!! That is five workouts in a Sunday to Sunday "week"...That is better than I have done in a long time!!! <BR> <BR> How often does everyone change up their rotation? I have two of the Weightloss DVDs with two twenty minute workouts on each a total of four. I have been doing a different one each time trying not to do the same one two times in a row. Good idea? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 14:22:05 EST Body Sculpting System... I have always had positive results with the transfirmer series as opposed to focusing on workouts without the step format. I used to own the fanny lifter series which I sold in order to put money toward purchasing the transfirmer series. I would like to have more dvd's which incorporate the step to keep my workouts fresh. Since I no longer own the dvd's associated with the fanny lifter I wanted to make sure the workouts were different than those released specifically for the transfirmer be... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:33:00 EST T Force Hi All, just joined today. Looking forward to sharing success stories on the way to my personal goals. That which doesn't kill you huh........ Sun, 15 Apr 2012 05:59:02 EST New to SparkPeople Hi, I just started on SparkPeople a couple of weeks ago and really like it. I am not new to the Firm. I began with the very first Body Firm Workout and live in Columbia, SC and went to the first Body Firm Studio. I've done The Firm for at least 28-ish years and love it. <BR> <BR> I used to have almost all the videos (most on VHS) but get bored quickly. Currently I do the videos Cardio Weight System workouts most weeks, with a couple of the other newer workouts thrown in. I came on the S... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 12:11:36 EST Hi There Am New to SparksPeople Hello I am Alloser, new to the SparksPeople World! <BR> I have been losing the weight loss battle for almost 9 years now. And this year I want to end the battle and win! I have 50 lbs to lose. I am in the late 40's age group which I would like to think is contributing to my weight issues. Also I have a problem with my right knee. But ENOUGH with the excuses. I need to defeat this and lose the weight for once and for all! I have come here for you help and support. And from what I have... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:16:09 EST Hello Hello my Name Terry. I always lost weight with the firm workouts but I'm sorry to say I haven't did the workout in 4 years I just bought for my birthday The Firm: Ignite Calorie Burn & The Firm: Core Solutions I'm waiting for the DVD'S to come in the mail can any body tell me the DVD'S I have 40 pounds to lose Thanks Wed, 4 Apr 2012 02:23:52 EST Intro Hello, my name is Mo. I'm going to temple university next semester for biology. I'm pretty out going and a friendly guy. I enjoy playing sports and of course do I love food lol. It's my addiction that gets me into trouble. When I'm hungry, nothing, literally nothing is more important than eating something right away. I'm working on it just like all of you. I hope to get to know some of you guys and maybe we can help each other out. Thanks. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:32:41 EST Fitness is a way of life and I love it Hello everyone! I just joined Spark people. I'm hoping to meet new people in my area of San Dimas, CA because I recently moved. I'd love to have some awesome fitness buddies and try new sports. I love working out and going on new adventures with health in mind. I want to lose some weight and gain some muscle. Catch ya on the FIT side. :) Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:58:54 EST Favorite Recipes (Old and New) Asparagus & Radish Salad from <link><BR>_radish_salad.html </link> <BR> <BR> This colorful asparagus and radish salad is dressed with a sesame-soy vinaigrette. Pair it with grilled shrimp and rice noodles. <BR> <BR> 4 servings, scant 1 cup each <BR> Active Time: 15 minutes <BR> Total Time: 15 minutes <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed <BR> 2 tablespoons white vinegar <BR> 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce <B... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:51:08 EST Triple Play Hi all, <BR> <BR> If you knew me in "real life", you would know how much I love baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. So, since April is the start of the baseball season, I'm creating this "game" of Triple Play: <BR> Post the following 3 items: <BR> 1. A favorite saying/quote/motivation <BR> 2. Something that you are grateful for <BR> 3. Something that you would like to work on changing/improving Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:26:09 EST Team Suggestions Hi all, <BR> <BR> How we make this team better? <BR> 1. What kind of team goals would you like to see? <BR> 2. What kind of workout challenges would you like to see? <BR> 3. Any other support that you want? like a Tip of the Week, Featured Recipe, etc. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all your help and interest to keep this team relevant and active! Keep FIRMin' and Sparkin' Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:51:24 EST Tracking FIRM Workouts in the Fitness Tracker From CICELY360 - I usually track it and other workouts that mix cardio and strength training as circuit training. <BR> <BR> From MCMIN001 - I have just purchased a Polr 300 to track my heart rate, distance calories burned it should arrive this week. I also have the wave but am going to wait to us it when my watch gets here. I also purchased the TA Ta Tamer as suggested it also should get here this week. I have set up an area in my basement it has my stationary bike a large screen to watch an... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:14:17 EST Creating your own FIRM rotation calendar **originally posted by GRINGA on 1/5/2008** <BR> <BR> Putting a Rotation Together (This information is from Kirsten - a FIRM Master Instructor) <BR> <BR> <BR> Part 1: How many days to workout versus how many days to rest. In order to come up with your workout plan, you need to decide how many days you want to workout, and how many days in a row you want to workout. <BR> <BR> In really general terms, you can define your level of fitness by how frequently you feel that you can workout with... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 16:04:49 EST Thigh Blaster Rotation Calendar Here's an older rotation calendar: <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/Thigh%20Blaster%20Rotation%20<BR>Calendar.pdf </link> Sun, 1 Apr 2012 15:37:20 EST LUPE001 Introduction Hello Sparkspeople, I am 42 yrs old and my goal is to lose 10-15 pounds and getting toned, fit and eating healthy. My eating habits are awful. I dont drink water, I am a sugar freak and I love big cups of coffee with milk. I dont exercise; actually I am scheduled to meet up with a gym rep Wednesday. My goal is to go to the gym at least 4 days per week. I know at first it is going to be hard to go because for me it is better to go with a friend. I dont know, maybe its me. It motivates me. <B... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 10:37:45 EST April Challenge - Buff Body Basics Hi all, <BR> <BR> This workout rotation is based on Annie Lee's Buff Body Basics (Bikini Body 1). <BR> Day 1: 1 sculpt and 1 cardio <BR> Day 2: Cardio <BR> Day 3: Cardio & Sculpt <BR> Day 4: Rest <BR> Repeat <BR> The sculpt portion on Day 1 will cycle between upper body, lower body, and abs/core. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/AprilFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> <BR> ** Please substitute comparable workouts for ones that you don't have ** Fri, 30 Mar 2012 23:58:58 EST Hello fellow Firmies My name is Lauri. I started Firming in `95 with Firm Cardio & Firm Strength. By 2001 I was in the best shape of my life and was confident that would never change. But life kind of took over and now at 46 I am the heaviest I have ever been and pretty discouraged. The last 7 years I have been struggling to get back into it. Last year I bought Firm Express but did not have much success (my eating habits I'm sure were most of the problem). This pass January I was very committed for about 5 w... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 13:36:57 EST Here I am My name is Mitch and i am looking forward to losing weight and getting healthy. I'm almost 32 years old and have a beautiful wife and 4 children. I work at the Cleveland Clinic. I am a Christian and i believe that "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" - Philippians 4:13 Thu, 29 Mar 2012 11:09:56 EST Hello to all I have no clue what to say, I look forward to the encouragement I fully expect to find here. If there is anything I can do to help encourage others please let me know. <BR> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:32:49 EST Hello! Hello all. I'm Mayling and I here to get myself back on track. Please feel free to leave any comment or ask questions. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:04:25 EST Soaring This is the biggest I have ever been in my life. I am 195 lbs. Tears come to my eyes as I write this. I use the word "soaring" as the title of my page because it is my favorite word, definitely NOT because I feel like I am. I am avoiding all family functions; i.e. weddings, showers, graduations, etc. I feign illness as the reason because I do have some health issues. Today I have not eaten anything yet. I do not work because of a disability, but I am still very functional so that's not an exc... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 14:06:52 EST Hello All~ I'm tired of all the temptation at work Alright where to start, Well first and foremost I'm so excited to have found this website. <BR> Secondly, I know I have a lot of HARD work in front of me- But I truly believe it will all be worth it in the end. I'm tired of sitting my little lazy butt on the couch when it’s a gorgeous day out (ok maybe I lied- NO little butt here- lol). In all honestly though I'm totally ready to challenge myself and put forth the effort to live a healthier lifestyle and I'm totally motivated to do this. I g... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:01:25 EST Calories burned ??? Does anyone know how I can calculate The Firm Express Workout thin in 30, because when I add this workout on the manual fitness tracker on sp, I need to add the calories I burn, but I don't know this. So I normally add something similar that popped up on the browed section or I estimate 160 calories, but I'm cheating myself on the calorie burn due to not know how much and it doesn't mention this on the workout box or guide book. Can someone provide me an answer please. Thank you! Wed, 21 Mar 2012 03:47:45 EST Hello Everyone! My name is Sandra and I'm new to this site and I'm looking forward to hopefully accomplishing my weight goals with the help of this website. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 16:00:55 EST hyeppp i am new,,guide me,,0kay ,...:) Sat, 17 Mar 2012 08:31:38 EST New here! I love the FRIM! Since the early 2000's I've been working out with the FIRM. The most recent one I got was the FIRM Express and it is by far my most favorite one! I'm A Michigan Native living near Nashville, TN and I also <em>252</em> Sun, 11 Mar 2012 13:24:36 EST New at firm believers Did any body try kelsie Daniels 500 cal dvd Sat, 10 Mar 2012 22:24:49 EST New Im new on the team. I have done the first couple circuits of the firm. Has anyone out their had real true results by just counting their calories on spark and just doing the firm? The workouts are pretty good but Im still leary? Wed, 7 Mar 2012 12:45:05 EST New here and wanted to say hi! Hi! <BR> This is my first day here. I am fairly new to the forum thing. So still trying to find my way. <BR> <BR> I have been firming, off and on, since 2003. My current goals are to tone up. I really shouldn't loose more than 5lbs. but I really would like to get rid of all the jiggle. <BR> <BR> I have BSS1, BSS2, the Box series, the long step and several of the non step dvds. I'm so excited to have a place where there are other Firmies around to ask for advise, opinions on new or favorite... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 13:00:29 EST March Challenge - Cardio This cardio focused workout rotation is based off Emily Welsh's Workout Your LOVE Muscle. <BR> It's a 3 days of cardio/1 day of rest rotation where you do Cardio+Sculpt/Cardio/Cardio+Sculpt. <BR> Here's the link to the challenge calendar! Good luck! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>versTeam/MarchFitnessCalendar.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> **Feel free to substitute another cardio workout if you don't have the actual dvd in the official rotation** Sun, 4 Mar 2012 01:46:01 EST The Wave rotation calendar/ Do anyone have it! I bought The Wave 2 years ago. I never used it. I lost the calendar. Can someone please help me? Sat, 3 Mar 2012 14:30:36 EST Robin Stull, a new vegan Hello! I am the mother of four boys. I work as a cardiac nurse one night a week, and spend the rest of my time raising my active family. My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and cholesterol, and has a high risk for diabetes. I researched what I could do to help, as he is only 34. I knew the answer couldn't just be medicine. I read the China Study by T. Colin Campbell, and discoverved I could reverse his conditions by eating a whole foods plant based diet. So, now ... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:10:25 EST Elaine I have just found a perfect snack made by Sensible Foods. They have three kinds of crunch dried packets - I live in Gainesville, GA and no one here carries them. I ordered them from Amazon. They also have crunch soy nuts and chips. Someone checked on Weight Watchers and found that they were only 1 point on their program. Check them out - they are even gluten free. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:52:29 EST HI I'm new My name is Jamie, I will be 45 in April and in the worse shape in my life!! I'm going to start my Firm DVD's on Monday and hoping that maybe bloging with others in the same situation will help me stay on track. I lack the energy to get up early and am to tired when I get home. So lets see where this goes :) Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:20:01 EST Good Evening Everyone My name is Amy. I am a 24 year old mother and wife. I am hoping to get back in shape and create a healthy lifestyle. I look forward to socializing and going this journey with you all. I am sure that since I am on here :) this is a given, but still I'd like to say that I am always here if you need encouragement or just a chat. Ciao for now Wed, 22 Feb 2012 01:13:26 EST Be in the new Firm Express infomercial! Hi, all! <BR> I'm also a member of the Firm Believers club through the Firm Direct, and they just announced they're having a contest t be in the next Firm Express infomercial! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> I wish you could upload a file on here, because there's a chart you fill out of your weight and measurement after 7, 14, 21 and 30 days. Hopefully, that link'll work for you even if you're not a member. They want you to follow their food plan so results ac... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:30:47 EST new and need some advice.. I just joined SparkPeople. I haven't ever done anything like this before.I'm super duper excited! At this moment I'm not doing hardly anything in the direction of healthy living. I live in the country and would like to know if there's anything i can do to excersize without have to buy equipment or videos. I'd rather be outside to do it. Just kinda need a little boost in ideas. lol any help would be greatly appreciated!! thank you!! :) Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:33:20 EST Catch 22 I am very tired of being overweight. This is a catch 22 because I resist getting up and doing something about it Tue, 14 Feb 2012 20:57:34 EST Hi I'm new and have a couple questions Hi group, I just joined this group and was wondering how everyone logs in their workouts? I just started week 1 Cycle1. Sculpt was first...just wondering what would be fair to list as calories burned for each workout? I haven't bought a monitor yet but I want to count my calories burned. Can anyone help me out? Thanks Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:59:55 EST Hello Firm Believers! I'm in the over 50 crowd and would love to hear from all of you. I did Firm workouts years ago and had quite a few tapes (VHS) and got pretty 'firm' and fit while primarily doing the Boomers workout. I couldn't believe how effective it is doing cardio/weights. <BR> <BR> Fast forward a few years, I have wanted to try the Firm again because as the group title states, I am a "Firm Believer," too. I actually found this group doing a google search of how to track my Hi Def Sculpt calories.... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 18:50:05 EST Hi Im YYG!! So happy to have found this team. I have used the firm on and off since '96 and have loved it ever since!! I am so looking foward to feel and look great again with the help of the firm!! <em>224</em> Fri, 3 Feb 2012 20:42:17 EST Rose Hi everyone, I started walking 2 to 3 miles a day but its been 2 weeks that my right foot started hurting and my ankle is swollen and I can't figure out what happened. So now I have to wait to see my foot Dr. so he can tell me what I have to do. I know I was loosing weight but have to take care of my right foot since its been 2 years since I had surgery on the left foot. Anyone have any ideas on what kind of exercises I can do for now Wed, 1 Feb 2012 19:29:26 EST Hello want to correspond Hi I am Theresaannie and new to Spark People... and would like to correspond to others to share interest in staying healthy and excerising. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:17:37 EST Questions from a Spark beginner!?! Hi everyone! <BR> I'm so excited about this site! I am a wife and mom of 4 little ones and know this will help me have more energy! I just started doing Zumba twice a week, but like to do some old VHS FIRM workouts on 4 of the other days of the week. Does anyone know if there is a way to put those FIRM workouts into your cardio workout for the day? I have a handful of workouts I rotate through, but would hate to have to enter every single exercise I do on the video. Is this a really dumb... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:01:34 EST Introduction! Hello! My name is Isma and I am new to SparkPeople. I have made two blog entries, but I just saw today where I need to introduce myself. I am very excited about this site and the potential support it can offer. I have 100 pounds to loose and it truly is a challenge. But, at the end of last year I was diagnosed as being insulin resistant and my Doctor told me that I am on my way to Diabetes. Both my Mother and my Father in law contracted Type 2 Diabetes late in life and I don't want it to happ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:07:53 EST First day here Hi everyone first day at sparks site finding my way around the pages, feeling abit overwhelmed by all the information, but going to try my best to get to know the site and work on a better happier healthier me. Hope to find inspiration, guidance, and motivation to get me started on loosing weight becomming more healthier emotionally, physically and mentally. Look forward to sharing and reading stories. Emma Sun, 29 Jan 2012 00:54:27 EST Hi I'm Becky Finally getting started on a long awaited lifestyle change. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:27:09 EST weight loss hi i'm jackie & want to loose 30 pounds by 7-1-12 Wed, 25 Jan 2012 18:59:46 EST I did it once... I can do it again. But better! Hello! <BR> I have a three year old, a day job, a freelance job, and an extra 25 pounds. I lost 20 pounds using the Firm 10 years ago and I was in the best shape of my life. I think that now is the time to try it again and stay in shape for life. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 10:58:49 EST I'm Back Hello, <BR> <BR> I'm not new to site just have been away for a while. I'm tired of being on Yo-Yo diets and ready to jump on a healthier lifestyle change, which brings me back to Spark People. I'm back now for the long haul. Spark People for life!!! Gotta Get Me Back!!!! Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:35:34 EST New to this Hi! I'm Beverly. I am 51, and I do P90X with a group of 50+-er's in my building at work every day Mon - Fri. I'm a single mom (got a late start), and I need a support group. Want to add variation to our workouts, and something I can do on weekends (don't have the weights at home). Nice to meet you all! <BR> Beverly <em>334</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 07:45:10 EST Firm Express Round starting Jan 23, 2012 Check-In Hello: <BR> <BR> Just received this set and looking through it today. I will be starting a round this coming Monday and hope to have others do this with me. It looks great. I am also doing Pump Les Mills, so will be following Pump on MON, WED & THU and this as my second workout on those days also. <BR> <BR> Anyone in with me? Sat, 21 Jan 2012 20:29:19 EST READY TO SEE THE NEW ME!!! HI MY NAME IS LATESHE AND I AM A MOM OF 5, AGES FROM 5 TO 22 WITH TWO GRANDDAUGHTERS AGES 3 AND 5 MONTHS, AND WITH THIS BEING SAID I LOVE MY FAMILY BUT I HAVE NOTICED THAT I HAVENT BEEN TAKEN CARE OF ME. I WANT TO SEE MY CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN GROW UP TO BE OLD AND I DONT WANT TO BE SITTING DOWN WATCHING THEM..... I WANT TO BE RUNNING AROUND WITH THEM. <BR> SO I AM SO EXCITED TO BEGIN MY NEW JOURNEY OF FINDING ME !!!!! Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:59:06 EST bcfun66 Hi everyone, I am looking forward to having a way to be held accountable as I reach my goals. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:58:47 EST New SP feature about Blog Sharing This information came to me from another team that I'm a member of. I just learned of a new feature on SparkPeople that automatically added a "Share Bar" to our blog entries. I do not like this feature. <BR> <BR> If you'll notice on your own blog now there is a "Share" bar at the top of the blog. That means if someone likes your blog entry they can "share" on their Facebook wall!! Who wants his/her blog about losing weight to show up on someone else s' facebook wall? <BR> <BR> To delete th... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 17:36:45 EST HI I am Karen! My name is Karen and I used to be quite active, however, I have been unsuccessful in maintaining my good habits and would like to regain the ability to be consistent and achieve my weight loss goals. My hope is that this program will help me to achieve these goals. Tue, 10 Jan 2012 14:32:41 EST Sandi Hi, my goal is to get healthy in 2012. In 2008 I was told I had cancer and went through many surgeries and chemo. <BR> Doing much better now but have never be able to get the energy back. So I am here to get help with losing the extra <BR> Weight I have, eat healthier and get more exercise. Wish me luck :) Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:01:07 EST It's all About Me in 2012 Happy New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> My name is Pam, and it's all about me in 2012. I decided in December that I would start trying to lose weight and exercise more in 2012 so that I can continue to live a healthy lifestyle. I want to do this for myself. I have type 2 diabetes and one of my goals is to get off of all of these medications. So, I decided to join a few weight loss programs to help me out and Spark People is one that I feel that will help me achieve my goals. I look forward ... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:16:12 EST Hi. New to Group... Have Firm Yoga DVD I started the new year promising myself that I would the Firm Yoga workout 6 times a week. I have done the workout before and loved it. My problem is staying motivated and not MAKING time for the workout. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:17:53 EST Happy New "Rear" January Challenge The guidelines for this challenge are <BR> Day 1: Lower Body Sculpt and Cardio (45 - 60 minutes total) <BR> Day 2: Cardio Only (45 - 60 minutes) <BR> Day 3: Upper Body/Total Body Sculpt + Cardio (45 -60 minutes total) <BR> Day 4: Rest <BR> <BR> Repeat the 4 day cycle. See suggested rotation below, but feel free to substitute similar workouts you may have. <BR> <BR> I made a calendar and attached in the team photo section, but I'm not sure how readable it is. <BR> <BR> **This rotati... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:07:06 EST 2012 Power of 10 Challenge Happy 2012 fellow FIRMies! <em>411</em> <BR> Welcome to the 2012 Power of 10 Challenge, where we show the promise of the FIRM - Results in just 10 workouts! Here we go! <BR> <BR> 1. 1/2 Cardio Power Burst with Emily and Hips,Thighs, and Abs from BSS3. <BR> 2. 1/3 Inteval Blast with Rebekah and Jiggle Free Arms <BR> 3. 1/7 CAWT <BR> 4. 1/15 Hip,Thighs with Pam and Fat Blasting Cardio with Lisa Kay <BR> 5. 1/16 Ignite Calorie Burn with Emily and Rebekah <BR> 6. 1/21 Total Scupl... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 13:48:42 EST Just wanted to say hello My name is Katerina. I'm an 18 year old LPN and student. I joined this program in order to both adopt a healthier lifestyle but become more independent with myself when it comes to food and exercise. I love the uphill battle I'll be fighting to track everything myself and motivate myself, but hopefully I will find support here to help me along the way. I'm open to just about anything and all suggestions. Good luck and congratulations to everybody here in whatever stage of the game you are in. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:11:42 EST Newbee to Sparkpeople :] Hi my name is Lorrie, 48-from Cortland, New York. I'm very excited to start the new year off right, by eating healthy, loosing 25lbs,getting in shape, going back to school, being more positive and active. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 02:20:00 EST Just got the Firm Express! I'm starting new as of tomorrow :) Just got The Firm Express as a gift (I asked for it)... and with the new year, what better time to start fresh! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 17:30:29 EST Missing in action Well, it has been since 2009 that I posted anything. I checked out Biggest Losers, but thought I would come back to where I started several years ago. I am almost 300 pounds and I truly need to replace unhealthy eating with a more healthy type of hobby. I have a jewerly kit I never started and plan to start that one plus try to learn how to knit. I really need a support system, and hope to hear from those of you out there who remember what it was like to get started on a healthy hopeful begin... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 22:01:40 EST Im new here Just heard about this site and it sounds great. I have 100 lbs to loose and can use all the help and support I can get. I went through years of being hardly able to walk and have sense had both my knees replaced and can finally get active again. i have never in my whole life been this heavy and need to loose the weight (I feel horrible). So happy to have found this site! I look forward to the days, weeks and months ahead. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 08:15:41 EST Hi my name is Sharon = returning I am returning after 4 months. I got introduced to SP through the 'Fitness' magazine and I could not believe the things that I could access and do without paying a dime. Here is my problem: I am a snacker - I created a fast break goal to eat 4 snacks per day - but I need fruit - 5 daily. Will that be a part of my snacks? I am confused but I want to do the right thing this time. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 07:47:26 EST Team goals? Hi all, <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great holiday and is looking foward to the New Year! In this time of resolution making, do we want to assess our team goals? <BR> Suggestions to adding more options? <BR> Goals about fitness minutes? <BR> Goals about posting in the team threads? <BR> Other ideas? <BR> <em>303</em> <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Amanda Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:10:35 EST Hello I am Jacki! Looking for supportive friends in my journey from what I have become to what I will be! Wed, 28 Dec 2011 09:45:19 EST Day 35 - Hi Def Sculpt 30 minutes - with Annie Lee uses cardio weights Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:47:24 EST Day 34 - Complete Aerobics & Weight Training CAWT from BSS2 with Emily - uses sculpting stick and fanny lifter, 60 minutes Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:43:30 EST New to Sparkpeople Hello all my name is Tarynn from Michigan USA, I'm looking for workout buddies who will hold me accountable! :-) I'm not the least bit shy so feel free to add me! :-) Wed, 30 Nov 2011 23:00:13 EST Power of 10? I am new on this team and I was wondering what the power of 10 challenge is all about? Wed, 30 Nov 2011 07:18:41 EST Day 33 - Express Cardio Express Cardio - 30 minutes from BSS3 (uses FIRM Box, but can substitute transFIRMer or other stackable steps) with Stephanie Huckabee <BR> <BR> Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:00:30 EST Day 32 - Total Sculpt plus Abs Total Sculpt plus Abs - 55 minutes with the Fanny Lifter and Sculpting Stick from BSS2 Sat, 26 Nov 2011 23:33:02 EST Countdown to Christmas Challenge! Hi all, <BR> <BR> It's just under a month until Christmas! So, I'm starting a Twelve Days of Christmas challenge. Do a FIRM workout every other day until Christmas. (I know - that will be more than 12 days!) Record them for the challenge! Just copy and paste my format! Keep moving and keep FIRMing! <BR> <BR> 12 Days of Christmas: <BR> Day 1: Rock Solid Buns 11/26 <BR> Day 2: Total Sculpt plus Abs 11/27 <BR> Day 3: Express Cardio 12/3 <BR> Day 4: CAWT 12/4 <BR> Day 5: Express Total... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 16:04:01 EST Hi im neil from wales, uk Just have to lose weight for myself and my 2 little girls. Its the biggest ive ever been and need to act now. Sat, 26 Nov 2011 04:14:30 EST Just started The Wave! Yay! I completed my first video rotation--the TransFIRMER system. I'm SHOCKED I stuck with it! Today was my first day using The Wave; it was really fun, and I'm surprised how fast it went (we'll see how sore I am tomorrow!). Is anyone else using/used The Wave? Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:10:45 EST Tracking Firm Express Workouts Hello everyone! I am new to the firm express workouts I am actually just doing the Boost your Metabolism ones. I am actually confused on how to chart them on the fitness track in SP. <BR> <BR> Would it go under Aerobics: General High Impact or would it be low impact? Or is there another way to track them? They are very intense and I feel like they would be high impact but just wondering. <BR> <BR> Thanks Guys <em>30</em> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 19:44:12 EST how to get the workouts I would like to have the workout sheets/workouts. But how to I get them? Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:49:08 EST Finally taking the plunhe Hi guys, just decided to take the plunge and do this. In just over 10 stone and I hate it. Ive always been a size 12 and that doesn't bother me but I'm a big 12. I want to go back to looking and feeling good. My goal is Christmas. They make it sound and look easy. Fingers crossed and here we go Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:15:45 EST Day 31 - Rock Solid Buns (the Wave) 30 minutes uses the Wave for lower body toning (cardio sculpt) Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:24:21 EST Day 30 - Total Muscle Shaping from BSS3 with Stephanie Huckabee - 50 minutes (cardio/sculpt) Sat, 5 Nov 2011 16:21:53 EST NEW-What Workout Did You Do Today? Maximum Cardio Burn from BSS2 Sat, 29 Oct 2011 14:16:45 EST New to SparkPeople Hello, my name is Lois (Louisa to my friends and fellow Sparkpeople). I live in Vernon, BC. I am 61 years old and am retired. I have about 30 pounds to lose. I've lost it before but it came back, so I am hopeful this time to keep it off. I just joined Spark People on Monday 24th. So far I have found this site very helpful with tracking my food intake and my fitness activities. I particularly like the feedback on your daily food. Sometimes you know you didn't eat very well and kind of ... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:26:06 EST 2catslady Hi! My name is Suzanne. I'm a 69 yr. old who has 40 lbs to lose. I'm new to Spark People. There are so many things to check out, it's kind of confusing. My only exercise so far is 55 min. of water aerobics 3x per week. I apparently haven't changed my eating habits cause I haven't lost any weight. It is a tough workout. I need to add walking or strength training, maybe on the other 2 days. Any suggestions? I need to start small. <BR> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:02:06 EST 2catslady Hi! My name is Suzanne. I'm a 69 yr. old who has 40 lbs to lose. I'm new to Spark People. There are so many things to check out, it's kind of confusing. My only exercise so far is 55 min. of water aerobics 3x per week. I apparently haven't changed my eating habits cause I haven't lost any weight. It is a tough workout. I need to add walking or strength training, maybe on the other 2 days. Any suggestions? I need to start small. Fri, 28 Oct 2011 16:00:50 EST Day 28 - Hips, Thighs, and Abs 30 minutes - Hips, Thigh, and Abs with Pam Cauthen Meriwether from BSS3 Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:49:52 EST FIRM Express Hey:) I started doing the FIRM express a couple weeks ago and all I can say is it really works! Its a rotation of DVD's that start from beginner and get harder as you do them. At first I wasn't too sure about it, but I started to realize no matter what I did I wouldn't gain the weight back. I've been loosing weight ever since I started: 13 pounds so far! It is a bit of an investment, but worth every penny. The great thing is even after the month is up you just start the rotation over and keep... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 21:30:46 EST I suck at trying to lose weight I joined this site mainly out of frustration...I'm such a healthy person, I stay physically active and almost always cook from scratch and vegetarian...but I can't seem to drop the 5 or 10 lbs to fit back nicely into my clothes! I would love to lose 15 ideally for that hot bod, but I can't even dream of that when 5 hasn't happened in around 3 months. <BR> <BR> I really need to be held accountable and to get over some things that are keeping me back from the things that sabotage my diet an... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 19:34:28 EST New Determined Comer After starting and quitting and starting and quitting, it is time to get serious, work hard, stay committed, and watch the results. This is a life change not just a momment change. Determined to win and be healthy. Wed, 26 Oct 2011 12:27:25 EST HI MY NAME IS CAMARO HI EVERONE. MY NAME IS CAMARO. WELL I WAS BAD THIS SUMMER I GAIN 20POUNDS. I ALWAYS PUT MY SELF LAST. AND TAKE CARE OF EVERBODY. BUT IM BACK TO MY EXCISE. AND EATING RIGHT. EVERONE HAVE A GREAT NIGHT. Tue, 25 Oct 2011 19:24:05 EST TransFIRMer System Hi, guys! <BR> <BR> I just completed my second TransFIRMer System workout. I'm always so surprised at how challenging the videos are, but I always feel great after using them. I'm following the video rotation from The Firm website, and it seems very do-able to work out 3-4 times per week. Is anyone else TransFIRMing right now? Tue, 25 Oct 2011 11:39:55 EST HELP HELP, I am sick and tired but now I see that I cannot do this alone I need Help is there anyone out there who can understand what I am going thru and possibly help a sista out. Fri, 21 Oct 2011 08:20:07 EST i am new My name is anna i am new and i need help to lose 15lbs Wed, 19 Oct 2011 18:05:34 EST I am new and I Love the firm I love the firm these are my favorite videos to do. I try to do the firm videos at leasat 2x a week. Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:37:52 EST Brand Spanking New Member I just joined today and am looking for a lot of pokes and prodding to get going. Any advice for a first day? Mon, 17 Oct 2011 10:42:03 EST Simply ME!!! Aloha, I am Kira... From Hawaii but now live in Ohio! i am 48 and I am here to lose weight, improve my health and make friends!! Tue, 11 Oct 2011 22:19:22 EST