As an exercise program, FIT10 is truly unique in the fitness world. It seems contradictory, even outrageous to claim that anyone at any age (8 to 108 years old), and even someone who has never exercised, can get a real strength and cardiovascular workout in only 10 minutes. Certainly this is some sort of gimmick, preying on people’s ignorance or misguided hopes concerning what it really takes to get in shape.
With more Americans traveling on business and pleasure than ever before, the need for better fitness while traveling has never been greater. Nearly one-half of travelers polled by USA Today felt that they were in worse shape because they lack the time or the means to exercise properly during travel. To stay healthy and reduce stress, road warriors must maintain regular exercise and eat right when traveling.
FIT10 is the very best way to stay fit and relieve stress when you travel. In fact, there is no other travel exercise solution that even comes close! Because FIT10 is so small – weighs less than 2 lbs, it easily fits in your briefcase, suitcase or carry-on-bag. With FIT10 you no longer need to worry about whether your hotel has a fitness room − that may or may not have the equipment you need; you no longer need to worry about weather conditions prohibiting you from exercising outside; you no longer need to pack special exercise clothes. Simply place FIT10 on your room door, turn on the TV or favorite exercise music, and get a vigorous workout, anytime you choose.
If you do not maintain your strength, you will lose over half a pound of muscle each year!
The calories that would have been burned by muscle end up stored as fat – which is a leading cause of weight gain.
Along with burning calories, the importance of maintaining your strength is also about preventing osteoporosis. One in four women over the age of 50, and one in eight men over 50 has osteoporosis.
Do you know that the single most important thing you can do to prevent osteoporosis, is to maintain your strength – especially upper body strength? Nothing lowers the risk of osteoporotic bone fractures better than strength training. To stay healthy, you must stay strong!
Your muscles have the same capacity for strength when you’re 75 as they did when you were 25 – but not your joints!
George Malkmus, founder of Hallelujah Diet, works out on the FIT10
Is the FIT10 method of exercise suitable and beneficial for aging adults?
With increased longevity comes serious issues regarding quality of life in the later years. Sadly, only 8% of American adults currently exercise at recommended levels. Most chronic diseases and disabilities in aging adults develop insidiously over decades, and are preventable. The FIT10 method of exercise is uniquely beneficial for aging adults for the following reasons:
1. FIT10 BUILDS STRENGTH WITHOUT OVERSTRESSING THE JOINTS OR SPINE
Maintaining adequate muscle mass over age 50 becomes increasingly difficult because of the stress that weight bearing exercise puts on aging joints. Because the FIT10 method of building strength puts very little stress on joints and no stress on the spine, it is an excellent way for seniors to stay strong without joint damage and soreness.
2. FIT10 IS A CONVENIENT AND VIGOROUS WORKOUT
Exercise Improves aging related mental decline and Alzheimer’s. A new 5-year study of men and women aged 65 and older suggests that exercise cuts the risk of Alzheimer’s and less-devastating mental losses. Researchers found that the more a person exercised, the greater the protection for the brain. The FIT10 method of exercise is a vigorous in home workout that only takes five to ten minutes. Because it is convenient, even for travel, seniors can easily get a quick dose of the recommended exercise needed to fight off menacing age related mental declines.
3. FIT10 IS RESISTANCE EXERCISE THAT CAN BE DONE EVERYDAY
One study involving individuals in their 70s found that those who exercised regularly regained an average 22% of lost lung capacity within a 6-month span. This achievement effectively restored the exercisers’ daily lung function to levels experienced in their 50s. In another study subjects 75 years of age or older increased muscle strength up to 21% after 3 months of resistance training. The FIT10 method of exercise is ideally suited to fight aging because it encourages daily comprehensive resistive exercise, done in only five to ten minutes. Because FIT10 is an easily accessible in-home-ten-minute-program, seniors tend to actually do the type of resistance training most beneficial to reversing many of the symptoms of aging.
1 Source: American Demographics, August 1994, P. 38
2 Archives of Neurology March, 2001; 58:498-504
3 Behavioral Medicine 1999; 24:157-168
If you, and/or your children are diabetic, or borderline diabetic, you should be greatly encouraged by new research on diabetics and exercise. Why? Because the most difficult thing about exercise is finding and making the time to do it consistently enough to have a beneficial effect. That’s why the FIT10 formula is so successful. People are much more successful at reaching their fitness goals with the FIT10 method because it’s easier to fit fitness in to your life in small doses (with intensity), done every day.
The FIT10 method of exercise is ideal for those with diabetes. New research shows that A few minutes of intense exercise a week is just as good as a half-hour of moderate physical activity a day for reducing a person’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes — and may actually be even more effective.
Scientist hypothesized that high intensity exercise might improve insulin sensitivity more efficiently. To investigate, they had 16 men in their early 20s do six sessions of exercise, each including four to six 30-second sprints interspersed with four-minute rest periods. The time commitment for each session ranged from 17 to 26 minutes.
Recommendations for high intensity, short duration exercise could one day replace current physical activity guidelines. Dr. James A. Timmons states, “… there is mounting evidence that doing [high intensity, short duration exercise] will deliver the same reductions in risk factors.
The FIT10 Ten Minute Exercise Program was developed by Dave Hubbard as a direct result of his bad-back issues suffered from his near fatal accident. He found it virtually impossible to do conventional strength building and aerobic exercise without causing more back pain and residual nerve and muscle soreness. The FIT10 method of exercise allows those with back problems to get a vigorous workout without having to endure the pain and soreness that typically accompanies exercise.
Research shows that exercising is the key to a healthier back, however, many strength building exercises, especially using body weight or machine resistance, can be damaging to the back. The FIT10 method for building strength was developed for and first used by Apollo Astronauts in gravity-free space. The significance of this for those who suffer from back pain and back issues is significant. Each exercise performed in the 10-Minute Exercise Program is gravity-free, meaning that there is no compression on the spine, allowing those with back problems to exercise every day without soreness and risk of injury.
- How do I know that I can do the FIT10 exercises?
- What does the FIT10 resistance device attach to?
- Is it really possible to get a complete workout in only 10-minutes a day?
- I’ve always heard that to accomplish cardio or aerobic fitness, I would have to exercise a minimum of 20-minutes, yet you say it can be done in only 10-minutes. Is that possible?
- I have high blood pressure and am worried because FIT10 uses isometrics. I have read that isometric exercise can raise blood pressure dangerously high. Should I not use FIT10 with high blood pressure?
- Do you recommend this type of exercise for young children?
- I have real back problems, can I use FIT10 safely?
- What’s the most important thing to concentrate on when doing the FIT10 workout, to get the best results?
- I thought it was important to stretch before I began exercising. Why is the stretching done in the middle of the FIT10 workout?
- When building strength, I thought you had to skip a day before stressing those muscles again. Why is that not the case with FIT10?
- Can I do the FIT10 workout more than once a day?
- Isn’t it better to first warm up and then cool down at the end of a workout? If that’s true, is there time in the FIT10 workout to include this?
- Because of the unique nature of the resistance run, is it necessary to wear running shoes, or can I wear only socks or go barefooted?
- I am wearing out the carpet under my feet when doing the FIT10 resistance run. What can I do to prevent that?
How do I know that I can do the FIT10 exercises?
The FIT10 exercises can be done by just about anyone, at almost any age. In fact, because of the unique formula used to build strength with FIT10, it is possible for a wider range of people to use FIT10, than virtually any other type of strength building exercises available today. The FIT10 exercises can be done (and have been done) by any of the following:
- Those aged 6 to 100+
- Those with mild to serious back problems
- Those with mild to serious joint problems
- Women who are pregnant (even right up to giving birth)
- Those recovering from serious injury or surgery
- Those confined to a wheelchair or anyone who cannot stand up
- Those who are seriously obese
- Those with osteoporosis or osteoarthritis
- Those with Juvenile or Type 2 diabetes
What does the FIT10 resistance device attach to?
The primary FIT10 resistance device can be used for some exercises by simply putting one foot into the strap, or it easily attaches to any door. The resistive walk/run device also attaches to a door. Simply attach these devices to any door to do your exercises and then remove it immediately after. There is no mounting hardware required, and it will not mar or scar the door. If preferred, two small hooks can be placed on any wall, to which FIT10 can easily be attached. For certain exercises, as shown on the home page, it attaches to your foot.
Because of the ease with which FIT10 attaches to doors, along with the fact that all of the equipment weighs less than 2 lbs, and fits in a 6″x12″ bag, it is the ultimate traveling exercise solution.
Note: FIT10 comes fully assembled
Is it really possible to get a complete workout in only 10-minutes a day?
YES! Not only is it possible, it’s the best method for staying in shape. Why? Because any exercise program is only as good as your ability to maintain consistency – sticking with it over the long haul. FIT10’s unique method of combining isometric’s with variable resistance and doing each exercise immediately following the other allows you to build great anaerobic strength, both upper and lower body, and accomplish your cardiovascular workout all at the same time. We’ve proven that more people get and stay fit, if they exercise 10 minutes a day verses 30-45 minutes 3-4 times a week, because of the consistency factor.
I’ve always heard that to accomplish cardio or aerobic fitness, I would have to exercise a minimum of 20-minutes, yet you say it can be done in only 10-minutes. Is that possible?
Back in the early 1970’s when most of the research was done on strengthening the heart through aerobic exercise, they tested people by having them exercise 2-3 times a week for 20-60 minutes. What the researchers failed to realize is that cardiovascular fitness could also be achieved in a much shorter amount of time, if, rather than exercising 2-3 times a week, the exercise was done daily and with greater intensity.
Steven N. Blair, P.E.D., director of Epidemiology at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas, affirms this: “The long-standing dictum to exercise for a continuous 20 to 60 minutes was based on logistics, not science – as it turns out we were wrong to dictate 20 minutes as the required training dose. Mini-workouts are just as effective as longer ones when it comes to preventative health.”
Today’s exercise science has come full circle, now demonstrating that “burst” or “surge” training is actually the better solution for building a strong heart. Dr. Al Sears M.D., who is considered one of the nation’s leading authorities on longevity and heart health, said the following; “The biggest mistake of the 1980′s is finally over and done with… [walking or jogging] for 45 minutes to an hour won’t boost your lung capacity, it won’t strengthen your heart – it won’t even help you lose weight… I can’t tell you how many times my patients have come to me thinking that aerobics and long-duration ‘cardio’ is the best and only way to improve their heart and lungs. Nothing could be further from the truth!”
Heart attacks do not occur because of a lack of endurance. They occur when there is a sudden increase in cardiac demand that exceeds your heart’s capacity… a person lifts a heavy object, receives an unexpected emotional blow, etc. Science has now discovered that the best way to prevent a heart attack is to train the heart for strength, not endurance.
Finally, a recent Harvard study examined middle-aged men, exercise, and cardiovascular health. Researchers found that men who performed repeated short bouts of exercise reduced their heart disease risk by 100% more than those who performed long duration exercise.
I have high blood pressure and am worried because FIT10 uses isometrics. I have read that isometric exercise can raise blood pressure dangerously high. Should I not use FIT10 with high blood pressure?
Blood pressure (BP) increases with exercise, even in people with normal BP. Most diagnosed with hypertension are advised to use exercise along with nutritional changes. Though exercise is useful in controlling and lowering BP, hypertensives should avoid extremely heavy weight lifting, along with full exertion isometric exercise and competitive sports which involve demanding levels of exertion.
One of the big dangers of doing isometric exercise with high blood pressure (HBP) is the tendency to hold your breath when doing isometric exercise. In fact, the exact same tendency exists when doing any anaerobic exercise, especially lifting weights or working against resistance, with intensity.
Holding your breath while performing a continual muscular contraction reduces blood flow to the heart, which is called a “valsalva maneuver.” A reduced flow of blood to the heart leads to a decrease in the quantity and quality of blood flowing to the brain.
There is a very simple solution to this tendency – don’t hold your breath! There is a sure fire way to never hold your breath while doing the FIT10 exercises, or any other type of exercise: COUNT OUTLOUD! It’s impossible to hold your breath when your mouth is open, and you’re speaking.
Exercisers should be careful to avoid holding their breath during the contraction of an isometric exercise. Concentrate on your breathing. With conventional weight lifting you should exhale on the lifting (working) portion of the exercise, and inhale when the weight (or resistance) lowers, or the muscles relax. With an isometric contraction, you should continue breathing throughout the entire isometric hold.
Recommendations for individuals with hypertension − when exercising to build strength − should focus on doing high repetition and low weight (or resistance). Always consult with your physician before beginning an exercise program for specific guidelines and recommendations.
As it relates to the unique formula of exercise that is FIT10, a hypertensive should simply back off of straining too hard. Begin slowly and gradually work your way up to greater levels of intensity.
It is highly recommend that those with HBP use a heart monitor while exercising.
If you have HBP, the following study should be encouraging: Study shows isometric exercise lowers blood pressure in adults
Do you recommend this type of exercise for young children?
Though the FIT10 method of exercise will build tremendous strength, it is very different from lifting weights. When you “lift weights” you do what’s called an eccentric (or negative) motion, which can put as much as 200-300 pounds of pressure or more on your joints. Because a pre-pubescent child’s bones and joints have not completely developed, this can be counterproductive and even detrimental. One of the amazing features of FIT10 is that the eccentric motion is eliminated, thereby dramatically reducing the stress to the joint. This allows not only the very young, but also the very old, to do the exercises without joint soreness and build much needed strength.
I have real back problems, can I use FIT10 safely?
One of the most extraordinary aspects of the FIT10 exercise program is that you can do strength building exercises without putting any compression on the spine! The FIT10 method was first invented to allow astronauts to exercise in gravity free space. The fact this method of building strength can be used in gravity free space means that it’s possible to do specific exercises that are “anti-gravity”. The significance of this is profound for anyone with back problems. When using this method to build strength, even when fully exerting, there is no stress on the back. Today, FIT10 remains one of the best possible solutions for building dynamic strength, for anyone with back pain or problems. Of the many different strength building exercises possible using the FIT10, not all are anti-gravity, however, each of the exercises in the FIT10 Ten Minute Exercise Program are no-compression-on-the-back exercises.
What’s the most important thing to concentrate on when doing the FIT10 workout, to get the best results?
The very first thing, is proper form! Unless you are doing the exercises correctly, you will not be getting all the benefits possible. Fortunately, the instructions with FIT10 are excellent. Nothing is presumed. Because the instructions are on DVD, and given by Dave Hubbard personally, as the one who developed the program, they are easy to understand and very thorough. Before FIT10 was fully developed in its present form and offered to the general public, Dave performed hundreds of workshops. In these workshops he personally taught and coached people on how to do the exercises properly. As a result, a child can now watch the FIT10 video, and easily learn how to do each exercise correctly. The second part of the answer to this question is – intensity! Once you are doing each exercise correctly, you should concentrate on putting as much effort (intensity) as possible into every exercise.
I thought it was important to stretch before I began exercising. Why is the stretching done in the middle of the FIT10 workout?
Any stretching is best performed after your muscles are warm, so only stretch after you are generally warmed up. Stretching muscles when they are cold may lead to a tear. Static stretching (stretching a muscle and holding it in this position without discomfort for 10-30 seconds) is considered the safest method of stretching, and is precisely the type of stretching used in the FIT10 program
A static stretch should be held at the point where you can feel the stretch but do not experience any discomfort. If you feel discomfort, ease back on the stretch. Remember not to bounce when holding the stretch. It’s also best not to spend so long doing your stretches that your muscles cool down and your heart rate returns to normal.
When building strength, I thought you had to skip a day before stressing those muscles again. Why is that not the case with FIT10?
The back-n-forth motion used in most conventional methods of building strength (think doing push-ups) tears the muscle fibers in such a way that it requires an extra day to heal before you should work those muscles again. The FIT10 formula of building strength is very unique in that you do not do a back-n-forth motion. Instead, you fatigue the muscles being strengthened using an isometric contraction, and then immediately follow through the full range of motion against resistance. This allows you to build strength without soreness, and allows you to do your workout every day.
Can I do the FIT10 workout more than once a day?
Absolutely! We are always amazed when we get this question, only because it’s not easy for most people to think about exercising once a day, let alone twice! However, because the FIT10 workout literally takes only ten minutes, once you lock into the daily habit (usually 21 days) and see results, some people desire to accelerate those results by occasionally doing the workout twice in a day. We used to slough off this question and not suggest that people go there, however new evidence has come out that shows it can actually be very beneficial. The fact is there is no reason why you could not repeat your FIT10 workout, in a 24-hour period, if you desire to. For all of the reasons mentioned above, the 6-position static stretches in the FIT10 exercise program take only one minute, and take place after the four upper body exercises, and before the resistive walk/run portion of the workout.
Isn’t it better to first warm up and then cool down at the end of a workout? If that’s true, is there time in the FIT10 workout to include this?
WARM-UP: The warm-up is widely viewed as a simple measure to help prevent injury during exercise. While scientific studies are ongoing to define the best warm-up techniques to gain this “injury-prevention advantage”, the necessity of exercise “warm-up” greatly depends on the type of exercise performed. Because the FIT10 exercises (with the exception of the resistive run, which takes place in the final five minutes) do not compress the spine, and put little if any stress on the joints, there is not a warm-up requirement.
Generally speaking “exercise warm-up and cool-down” is most often related to aerobic exercise. Note the following from the Mayo Clinic: “Jumping into an aerobic workout without preparing your body could lead to setbacks, such as muscle strain or injury. To help your body adapt to the demands of aerobic activity, take time to warm up before you exercise and cool down afterward.” Since the aerobic part of the FIT10 workout is the final five minutes this is not an issue.
Warm-up associated with anaerobic exercise consists of doing a few light weight reps before using too much weight or resistance, again, as a precaution against putting too much stress on the muscles or joints, too soon, again, so as to prevent injury. In this case, because of the following two unique aspects of how resistance is applied with the FIT10 workout, warm-up is not an issue:
Each resistance-applied-repetition is preceded by an isometric contraction. The isometric contraction, assuming you’re not holding your breath, allows you to increase your heart rate and breathing, and slightly increase the temperature of your muscle tissue. A good indication of warm-up is working up to the point where you have raised a light sweat.
The resistance used with FIT10 is determined solely by the user as the exercise is being performed, verses a preset amount of weight or resistance. This prevents you from overloading the muscle using too much weight or resistance, thus preventing the need to worry about warm-up to prevent injury.
COOL-DOWN: The practice of cooling down after exercise means slowing down your level of activity gradually. Cooling down can help your heart rate and breathing to return towards normal gradually, or help avoid fainting or dizziness, which can result from blood pooling in the large muscles of the legs when vigorous activity is stopped suddenly. It also helps to remove waste products from your muscles, such as lactic acid, which can build up during vigorous activity.
You may see conflicting advice as to whether cooling down prevents post-exercise muscle soreness, also known as delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS). However, even if cooling down doesn’t prevent DOMS, the other benefits of cooling down mean that you should always make it a part of your exercise session.
That said, cool-down need only to consist of; (A) not sitting or lying down immediately following your workout, and (B) simply continuing to move around for a while after you finish. This is easily accomplished with the FIT10 workout by simply not-stopping-movement after you finish. In other words, when you finish, keep moving by immediately taking the FIT10 resistance device out of the door, etc., and avoid sitting or lying down. As you keep moving, doing the normal things you would do following a workout, your body will cool down naturally and effectively.
Because of the unique nature of the resistance run, is it necessary to wear running shoes, or can I wear only socks or go barefooted?
When doing the FIT10 resistance walk or run, because you are fighting the resistance and leaning your body forward against the resistance, you are on the balls of your feet and your heals are not touching the ground. Therefore, you do not need to wear running shoes like you should if you are walking, jogging or running in the traditional fashion. This means that you can do the FIT10 resistance walk or run barefooted or wearing only socks if you wish. This is especially the case when you are doing the resistance run on a mini-trampoline or Rebounder, as it gives you a super cushion. However, if not running on a trampoline, you must take into account the type surface you’re on. If you are running on a hard surface or thinly padded carpet you may find that you need more padding in order to not bruise your feet. One great solution is to wear the light weight slip on water (aqua) socks or shoes. These work great because many have a nice rubber cushion. One of the nice things about using these is that when you travel, rather than having to pack bulky running shoes, these provide a light weight easy to pack alternative.
I am wearing out the carpet under my feet when doing the FIT10 resistance run. What can I do to prevent that?
The simple solution is run on a door mat. This can also add another layer of cushioning. The best mats to use for this purpose are outdoor mats with a heavy rubber bottom. This prevents the mat from slipping. The heavier the mat the better.
Testimony from Barbara Hemphill, author of “Taming the Paper Tiger”
WOMEN LOVE FIT10 BECAUSE they can build lean strong muscle without bulking up, and get a quick and efficient workout at home, anytime they want, without big equipment that has to be slid under a bed or stuffed in a closet.
“I have never felt so good – physically or mentally – than I do today, thanks to FIT10.”
-Anne Potoma, Independence, OH
“With my busy schedule I wanted a better workout in less time. FIT10 has given me a better body, more flexibility, strength, improved my cardio conditioning, and it only takes 10 minutes! I recommend FIT10 to all of my practice members who want a BETTER workout in less time.”
-Dr. Lynn A. Buckler, CA
“Every exercise I used to do, even walking, hurt my back, because my muscles were becoming so weak and I was getting so out of shape. But, with FIT10 I have never had a sore back. In fact, I have strengthened my back so much that I can walk for a very long time now without a sore back. It is amazing. In the past, I have also had neck problems, but the stretching with FIT10 has helped me strengthened my neck as well and I do not get the pain I used to get.”
-Cheryl Gualt, Clearwater, FL
“My husband and I each use FIT10 and enjoy our workout time together. We have made steady progress towards our strength-building and weight reduction goals, in only a few short weeks. Thanks!”
-Marianne Wooddy, Atlanta, GA
“To my delight and surprise, with FIT10 I have never experienced any soreness in any part of my body, and for the first time I have upper body strength!”
“I travel 2-3 days a week every week of the year. This put a strain on my ability to exercise until I discovered FIT10. It fits easily into any suitcase, can be used so easily in every hotel room. I now travel with the peace of mind that I can get in a decent workout in a very short period of time, and I don’t need to depend on the equipment in the hotel fitness center. It’s much more effective than the exercise bands I used to carry, and it’s much more durable as well. And because I can alter the tension easily, I don’t need to purchase equipment to increase the intensity of the workout. But the best thing about the FIT10 is how easy it is to stretch using it. I have a tendency to hold my tension in my neck and shoulders. FIT10 has been a godsend for my neck and shoulders. I stretch using it twice a day now, and love how it makes my upper body feel. Thank you for this wonderful piece of equipment.”
“FIT10 helps me accomplish a full workout in a matter of minutes prior to leaving the house to begin my workday… providing me strength and rejuvenation.”
-Indy Cesari, Doctor of Speech-Language Pathology
“I started using FIT10 at age 38, during my first pregnancy. At the time, I was walking daily for up to an hour and a half to get in shape. The 10 minute time commitment required to do your program appealed to me as I was walking at the time and spending too much time doing my walking workout. I was amazed with the results I experienced! I felt more invigorated and got more of a cardiovascular workout doing this program than by walking briskly for an hour! Plus, unlike walking, I exercised my upper body, and was exercising in less than 15 minutes. As my pregnancy progressed, I was able to continue my ten minute workout, right up to the day of my delivery! The running belt fit right under my tummy and was not at all uncomfortable. I actually felt better staying active and moving during my pregnancy. The stretching exercises helped lessen my minor pregnant body pains, eliminating my upper back ache and circulation problems. My energy level increased every morning after starting my day with the 10 minute workout. I am sure that using FIT10 helped me have an easier delivery and faster recovery. Being fit really helped my in the labor process. Also, fitness was key to my rapid recovery. I would recommend this workout to every pregnant woman and mom for overall fitness. Several of my family members and friends are now using FIT10 and we keep each other motivated. Thank you so much for this wonderful program!”
“Besides the increase in strength and aerobic fitness, I have found there is less tension in my shoulders which is a welcome benefit. I have been in therapy for a “frozen shoulder”. Pain persisted even after my release from therapy. After using FIT10 the pain is gone.”
“When I have used FIT10 on a regular basis, I have enjoyed increased strength, stamina and muscle tone! I had gotten away from the 10 minute work-out, and definitely could tell the difference. I took a 10 week fitness class recently at a local Karate Studio, focusing mainly on Kick Boxing. I enjoyed the class, but realized that I had to drive 20 minutes back to the city I had just left a couple of hours earlier (from work) to attend the only class available to me. The class lasted one hour, and then I had to drive back home. I started to think about the benefits of FIT10, and realized that they far outweighed the benefits of the Karate classes. Ten serious minutes a day give me the results that I am looking for, and I will be able to use my time and renewed energy for other endeavors. I highly recommend FIT10—for fitness and for good stewardship of time and money!”
-Shirley Calhoun, Walpole, NH
“When I attended your seminar 6 weeks ago, I was over 50, hated to exercise, and needed to shed several pounds. I liked the simplicity of the FIT10 equipment and the workout routine, so I decided to give it a try. I felt it was something that even I could stick to; I just wasn’t too sure it would work. I have done the exercise routine daily now for 6 weeks. I have lost 7.5 inches total and 5 pounds. Losing the inches and weight has been great; however, I am not making that my primary goal. I really want to be fit and I feel this is happening slowly. I have much greater flexibility and stamina than when I first started. No, I still do not like to exercise, but I do like the results! So I find those 10 minutes every day to work through the routine. Since I travel a lot, the simplicity of the equipment has been great. I can easily take it with me everywhere I go.”
-Judith F. Turner
“I’ve been using FIT10 now for about a week, and must say that I like how easy it is. I’m actually exercising in the morning before I start my day. Your encouraging voice on the DVD keeps me going through the entire 10 minutes.”
-Wendy Portnuff, California
“Since I got out of college, I’ve been inactive basically for 20+ years. With 7 children, I needed to get back into shape. I saw your information and was drawn in by the testimony a woman gave regarding her cholesterol. My husband is facing a similar challenge with cholesterol and although he works construction, it’s not the right kind of exercise. I can’t imagine ever going back to a club or aerobics class again. I knew that I could do 10 minutes a day – if I couldn’t – something was wrong with my priorities. My problem is time. This is the answer.”
-Linda Chambers, Culpeper, VA
“I ordered FIT10 a while back, but couldn’t start with it due to shoulder surgery. Well, 2 weeks ago, I got the green light from my doctor to return to all physical activity, and I’ve been using it ever since, and I really like it! Short, intense kinds of workouts are the only kind I like. I absolutely hate long drawn out sessions, especially aerobics. I used to do power-lifting, when I was a volunteer firefighter, and I was so addicted to working out with high intensely, for a short period of time, and this is so similar, except for the extreme muscle soreness, and joint problems that the heavy weightlifting caused. The FIT10 workout took a few days to really get in the groove, it is certainly different, and being that I’m just getting back to exercise, and pitifully out of shape, I don’t yet feel like it’s enough when I’m done, but I sure feel like it’s enough when I’m doing it! I’m using as much intensity as I can, and I know, from your video that it’s enough, because the intensity will go up over time. Thanks!”
“My husband recently bought FIT10 and I will say I was skeptical because of all the so-called quick fixes out there. November lst I started the exercise program along with my husband, and it’s almost too good to be true – only ten minutes a day. My husband had his physical a few days ago and his blood pressure is better than ever and he’s to keep doing what he’s doing. We are both 63 and don’t take any medication. We would recommend your exercise program to anyone.”
-Marlene Koch, Tamaqua, PA
“My husband and I have been using your program for only 3 weeks and have been very happy with it. He has noticed an increase in his strength already. We are only in our early 50’s and are not overweight but knew we had to do something to get in shape. We live an extremely sedentary lifestyle. My main concern is osteoporosis as my mom has it severely. Over the course of the last few months, I had noticed a fair amount of pain in my knees, and I cannot believe that after only a couple of weeks, I would say that the pain has decreased by at least 70 percent. For instance, a week ago as I knelt down on one knee to get something from my cupboard I winced…expecting it to be painful and it was completely painless. Getting out of bed in the morning likewise has become painless. We have a cycle and a Nordic Track in the basement gathering dust. We had even hooked up a TV to encourage us to use them…..to no avail. Truly the fact that your exercise program can be done in 10 minutes is the key. We are quite enthusiastic about it and have talked to several of our friends about it already. In short…ALLELUIA! And thank you!!!!!”
-Judy Durfee, Henderson, NC
“My husband and I have been using FIT10 since the spring of 2008. We love it! I play the DVD every morning to help keep up my intensity. As a Health Minister, I am recommending it to everyone. Thanks for making exercise quick and fun.”
Testimony from Steve Dils, former LA Rams Quarterback
Testimony from Lowery Robinson, former NY Mets baseball player
MEN LOVE FIT10 BECAUSE they can get a quick intense workout without muscle or joint soreness, and without putting their back at risk. They also enjoy throwing FIT10 into their travel bag to get a great workout on the road.
“I began using FIT10, working out 5-7 times a week with no other supplemental programs and minor changes to my eating habits. As of December 1st, I have lost 30-35 pounds and most importantly, I am now wearing a 36″ pant and only need large sized shirts. I move around the tennis court and softball diamond better now to where it is more enjoyable. The FIT10 program has been by far the simplest, more effective program I’ve used. Ten minutes is like a commercial break these days. It has definitely been the least expensive in time and money. This is a good thing!!!”
- Mark Metcalf, Kennesaw, GA
“I’m almost 80 years old. I’ve always worked out aerobically but I have never done anything to develop my upper body, until about 3 years ago when I learned about FIT10. This is the most incredible product I have ever seen in my life! I use FIT10 in hotels all across America. I never had any muscle development in my upper body, I always had soft abs. But after working out with FIT10 I have developed 2 inches in my biceps and triceps, I’ve added 4 inches to my chest, my abs are rock hard, and my calf muscles have developed considerably.”
- George Malkmus, North Carolina
“About 30 years ago my left knee cap was removed following an accident. The quadriceps muscle was split and stapled into the bone below the knee. I have retained full use of the leg and no pain. My current age is 71—I am very fit (walking 5-6 miles on 6 days a week). I am a ‘Health Minister’ with Hallelujah Acres here in Australia. Six weeks ago I gave up my cardio work out at a fitness center (including 70kg leg press) and started using FIT10. I find FIT10 a terrific system and am informing clients of its benefits. Keep up the great work.”
-Peter B Jones, Australia
“This program really works!”
-Robby Robertson, U.S Navy Seal
“FIT10 is a phenomenal, and it works! I recently had shoulder surgery but as soon as my shoulder allows me, I’ll be back exercising with FIT10 six days a week, ten minutes a day.”
“I’ve been playing golf since high school. In high school I was an All-American and I played just a little in college for the college team. I didn’t get to play a whole lot while I was in the Navy, but still got out some for fun. Over the years (I’ve just turned 40) I’ve started losing some distance, and I had accepted that. Even with all of the new technology advances it seemed that I was destined to hit it with less power. I started my first serious workout program while I was in the Navy, and it was geared almost totally to increasing strength in the upper body. In the last few years I’ve tried to go back to lifting some free-weights and working out on a universal machine on occasion, but every time I did and then went out to play golf, I had sharp pains in my shoulder and even my elbows (like tennis elbow, except it was in my left arm). So I’d almost given up on being able to work out and play golf. Well, my wife Sandy gave me FIT10 for Christmas. I liked it immediately for several reasons, such as it’s compactness and ease of use. At first I didn’t put a correlation between my new exercise routine and my golf game, but after 4 months of regularly using your exercise program, I realized that it is responsible for a renewed ability to strike the golf ball with authority. This program has made my upper body muscles much more toned and ready. In addition my flexibility is now comparable to what it was in college. I need very little loosening up before a round now. I am playing less now than I have in the last few years, but I am carrying my irons 8-10 yards farther than I was and I am driving the ball considerably further. I have made no other real changes in the last few months to my golf game, and the only lifestyle change I’ve made is using this wonderful ten minute program. I guess all I can really say is THANKS!!!”
“I am just so excited about FIT10. I am a 61 year old CPA. The last time I was in decent physical shape was when I graduated from Army boot camp 40 years ago. I don’t mind exercise, but it is just about the most boring thing imaginable. For the last five years, my energy level has been very low. I have used FIT10 for three weeks. I have lost no weight, but I can feel a change in my muscles. But here is what really excites me. Today I took two of my grandchildren to Six Flags. Usually, after walking that much, I am completely wiped out. I walked up hill and downhill. I rode the rides. I stood in the long lines. And tonight I am not the least bit tired. That may not seem like much but to me it is amazing.”
-Rod Andrews, Dallas, GA
“I am writing to tell you how completely satisfied I am with FIT10. I will be 66 in February and I have been using it for a little over two years. I very seldom missed a day. It has really strengthened my muscles and increased my energy. My good cholesterol has increased and the bad cholesterol has decreased. The total is the lowest it has been in about ten years.”
-Larry Murphy, Marietta, GA
“I have run over 87,000 miles but I could not get my own family to enjoy daily workouts. I had purchased thousands of dollars of equipment only to find the fit one (me) the only user of these machines. Then I discovered FIT10. My family has fallen in love with it and has maintained regular morning workouts since. Take it from me as a man who loves to exercise – this is the best exercise workout I have ever used and the best part is that it has become a family affair. FIT10 is a great investment that has allowed us to get and stay in shape physically.”
-Rico Kotrous, Lincoln, NE
Testimony from Dr. Pamela S. Putman, sports physician
DOCTORS LOVE FIT10 BECAUSE they can recommend it to anyone at any age, knowing that it is a completely safe method of exercise − especially for anyone with bad-back issues − and does not overstress the muscles or joints.
“I endorse the FIT10 Quick Strength Trainer, and have found it to be a great solution for my patients to develop and maintain the lifetime habit of proper exercise. I personally have used this program for years.”
-Dr. Joe Phillips, M.D. OB/Gyn
“FIT10 is a Godsend! Thank you Dave. I feel so “in control” of my ability to reap the benefits of resistance training AND interval training − all in TEN MINUTES A DAY! It doesn’t matter what the weather is like, or if I am traveling. Sharing this breakthrough with my patients is a joy and a privilege. For me, a breakthrough needs to be do-able, safe, affordable, fun, and it has to work. FIT10 meets all these criteria.”
-Dr. David Kamnitzer, DC
“I personally use the Quick Strength Trainer with excellent results… not only in strength gains but in fat loss. One particular patient lost 224 pounds within 1 year while using FIT10 as part of a lifestyle program. I highly recommend it to my patients!”
-Dr. Miven Donato, Physical Therapist, Chiropractor
“Thank you for the opportunity to personally use the Quick Strength Trainer as well as make it available to my patients. I have two herniated discs in my lower back. I have suffered for the past four years. Each year it seems I have given up more and more physical activity except my work, which is very physical, but not healthy physically. It seems to have helped some of the systemic joint pain I have developed in the past couple of years.”
-Dr. Suzanne Bisset, Lilburn, GA
When it comes to exercise, many make the mistake of thinking – if I can’t follow the traditional “guidelines of exercise” (at least 20-minutes of cardio plus strength training), why bother at all?
GOOD NEWS: The latest research shows that you can strengthen the heart, lower blood pressure, experience mood-enhancing endorphins, and lose weight with just 10-minutes of exercise per day.
“The number one reason that people cite for not exercising is lack of time,” says Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., “[Our] research shows that you don’t have to sweat and spend lots of time exercising to be significantly healthier.” The study participants, who engaged in brief [workouts], saw positive results within three weeks. “The short [workout] ignites the metabolism,” explains Dr. Gaesser…you feel better emotionally and physically – quickly.”
Additional research found that when overweight or obese, sedentary women started to exercise an average of 72 minutes a week (roughly 10 minutes a day), they increased their peak oxygen consumption – a measure of cardiovascular fitness – by 4.2 percent compared to women who stayed on the sidelines.
Published in the May 16 2007 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.