Since my first HYPOXI® post on the blog 2 weeks back, I’ve had several friends texting to ask on cost, duration, how to go about making their first appointment, saying that they wanted to “HYPOXI® their fats” away.
“But I’ve not even shared about my results of the HYPOXI® training yet,”; I jested. These were long-time friends who have watched me go through random diet and exercise fads over the years and seen me go from a UK8 to UK12 and then back to a UK10, yet each time my body size and shape fluctuates, I don’t hear any questions from them. Hence I was surprised at their enthusiasm this time around, when they came fast and furious right after my first and only post (yet) on HYPOXI®.
“I feel like trying. You look so good now btw. Like your waist is a big difference. U look better fitted in clothes” one response read, while another read “My hubby ask me to ask you for recommendations on where to go to lose the tummy. Are you continuing?”
Clearly, seeing (me) was believing.
Even though my 7-day intensive program yielded a mere weight loss of 0.3kg (which psychologically led me into thinking that it didn’t work on me), my total body circumference loss as measured by the non-biased 3D body scanner showed a no-way-get-out-of-here! reduction.
While my overall body circumference loss wasn’t drastic (and it shouldn’t be!), it was significant enough to see an improved body shape in the before-and-after scans. And this must have been the reason why my friend commented that I looked better.
What the hell did I do to achieve those results? Read on.
During my first consultation with HYPOXI® coach, I was asked a series questions about my current lifestyle – how often I exercise, what were my problem areas, what were my fitness goals, how’s my diet like, etc along with a detailed body measurement on the 3D body scanner.
These questions then allowed the coach to tailor a personalized HYPOXI® treatment program for my areas of concern.
As my body type is pear-shaped and I’ve not exercised for some time, it was recommended that I go on the L250 equipment – which was essentially an exercise bike housed in a pod, which uses a patented vacuum and compression technology to increase the blood flow to the lower half of my body to achieve optimum fat burning – right after stimulating micro blood circulation on the HDC machine.
Prior to lying down on the L250 to peddle my fats away, I was asked to put on a heart rate monitor belt just below the chest as well as a body temperature monitor which would be strapped on one of my thigh. I then slipped into the HYPOXI® blanket which would sit from my chest to my hips, with a ‘hoop’ at the end which would attach to the HYPOXI machine pod, to create the vacuum and compression effect through my cycling.
Next I’d lie down and cycle for 30 minutes, taking note not to pedal below or past a certain range so that my heart rate stays at a certain level to facilitate optimal fat loss. Consistent is key here for this activity, and with so many distractions to keep me entertained, those 30 minutes workout sessions actually went by rather quickly.
I found myself enjoying my HYPOXI® sessions (because I could also catch up on Designated Survivor on Netflix) and looking forward to the next.
To ensure that my intensive program would be a bigger success, I was also advised to resist from eating any carbs 2 hours after my work-out to drinks lots of water and to have more protein and unrefined carbs in my meals instead. With my sessions scheduled mostly after work on weekdays (last meal of the day) and in the mornings on weekends (first meal of the day), this diet guideline was relatively easy for me to adhere to. All I had to do during this period, was to ensure that meal appointments with friends were scheduled a few hours before or after my treatment. Moreover, on non-workout days (which was only 2 days during my intensive program), I was told that I could eat as per normal.
The moment of truth
While the mere 0.3kg overall weight loss shown on the scales left me feeling ‘meh’, I was still curious about my overall body circumference loss. I felt toner, fitter, and my constant bloating problem seemed to subside a fair bit despite the impending menstrual cycle. Surely the 3D body scanner would reveal a better verdict than the weighing scale right?
[my 3D body scan results of ‘before’ and ‘after’ for back profile]
[my 3D body scan results of ‘before’ and ‘after’ for right profile]
And there it was. A total of 18.9cm circumference loss, with the biggest loss coming from my buttocks, after just 6 sessions (which I completed in a week’s time)!
I am so going on the HYPOXI® program again this year.
Meanwhile, if you’re interested to watch on to find out what goes on during a session with HYPOXI®, here’s a video which summarizes my intensive program treatment with them.