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Kettlenetics, My Personal Kettlenetics Experience

Updated on July 26, 2011

Kettlenetics | Why Kettlentics?

Kettlenetics Slim and Tone System

By now you've probably seen half a dozen or more ads for kettlentics and most of them start off with the line above "kettlenetics slim & tone system" then basically go on to say the same thing as everyone else.

You know that these people are clueless as to what the program really entails, they have never even picked up a kBell - how can they write an objective review of the product? They can't.

My experience with kettlenetics is a bit different, I am a kettlenetics product user who because of my experiences with kettlenetics decided to write about the workout program and not just paraphrase what's on the main kettlenetics site.

Compensation Disclosure: You will see links on this page to Amazon which carries kettlenetics and if you do purchase i will receive a commission.

My kettlenetics - this photo includes the standard kettlenetics set as shown on this page & an upgrade set.
My kettlenetics - this photo includes the standard kettlenetics set as shown on this page & an upgrade set.

So What Is the kettlenetics System?

Kettlenetics is a cardio fat burning system that uses the weight of a kBell and 7 signature moves to give you an all-around dancers type workout.

Now don't run away because the word "dancer" is used, there are only 7 moves to learn.

At one time there was just 1 kettlenetics DVD set and 1 upgrade set to choose from now you will find a few different choices.

While they all basically have the same type of a workout some sets have more DVD's then others and then there are a few "stripped down" versions and don't include the sweat bands or towels so be sure to read each product description so that you know exactly what you will be getting.

However they are all have the same basic steps and movements and this is where Michelle Khai's dance experience comes in. During Michelle's career as a professional dancer, she noticed that when dancers workout, they work their entire body at once and not like the rest of us, where you will work the legs, then move on to the abs, and then the hips and butt and then...well you get the idea.

We only work one body area at a time so our workouts not only take longer but are less efficient.So Michelle took these simple dancers moves and added the kBell for resistance (weight).

This way we could add the strength training that is needed to tone muscles while doing cardio moves.

By now we all have learned that workouts like walking and even brisk walking don't have the fat burning power that weightlifting does. And weight lifting really doesn't have the body sculpting ability like dancing does - so if you add all three together you'll get the benefits from all - this is kettlenetics


kettlenetics video - watch kettlenetics in motion

So Is Kettlenetics Hard?

That's kind of a tough question.

The 7 signature moves are easy, even learning how to do them in a nice fluid motion is easy, and the workout is fun (I'm sorry but it is fun). However, once you add the 4 pound kBell to your workout it gets a bit tougher. Hard - no, get out of breath - yes.

Kettlenetics under the disguise of being fun is a full body sculpting workout.

You will sweat, you will feel it in your muscles (even if you are doing another workout program now).

The kettlenetics program will make your abs feel sore even though you'd swear that you aren't doing any ab work.

Your inner thighs will feel it even though there are no floor exercises.

The first time that I did the workout, I knew that my arms would ache the next morning, since I was swinging a 4 pound weight (yes, 4 pounds doesn't seem like much - but trust me you'll feel it) but I didn't realize how much that weight was making the rest of my body work to keep the motion fluid.

kettlenetics before and after pictures of real customers like you and me - not fitness models

Would I Recommend Kettlenetics?

If someone is looking for a slow paced 45 minute cardio workout, and also wants to add an additional 30-45 minutes of toning and shaping exercises without sweating or panting then no, I would not recommend kettlenetics to this person.

kettlenetic is fun but it's not like taking a walk in the park.

kettlenetics is for the person willing to workout, build up a sweat, feel their entire body get in shape (including cardio) all in about 30 minutes, a few times a week.

It's for the person who wants to see and feel results quickly, they don't want to wait several months to see results. Either they don't have the time to spend more than 30 minutes each workout session or they just don't feel like spending all day working out , they are willing to trade off a little sweat for powerful results.

This is the person that the kettlenetics system was created for.

What are your thoughts about kettlenetics? Have you tried it yet?

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      Miranda O. 7 years ago

      I really want to use this product! I have purchased it, but am too lazy to actually stay motivated and do it consistently. I get inspired when i hear stories about people who are getting results from this program. I really want to have a hot body, especially a lean, dancer's body. I am going to try and stay consistent with this program. i would like to hear more stories from people who use it, and people to keep checking in and telling their improved results- i need some motivation!!! :)

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      Bev 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for this fantastic review.. It helped me decide to actually purchase the kit, which arrived 3 days ago.. I am in Australia and unfortunately the 8lb kbell isn't offered to us in an upgrade unfortunately so I was only able to get the 4 lb kbell.. I took your advice and only did the Kb elements and the flowmotions basic dvd on the 1st day and I didn't really think it had done much, but boy did I feel it the next day in my legs. I had a rest day on the 2nd as per the instructions and have just finished both the Kb elements (am just doing this until I feel confident I am getting the moves right) and flowmotions basic again. Now I can really feel it in my legs today and a little in my arms and upper stomach..

      I can't believe how quickly the time goes when doing the workouts.. They are great and I am sure will get easier the more I get used to the moves.. I am a 49 year old who really needs to get back into shape after having 5 children, one of them in my 40s.. This workout program is something I think I am going to love and stick with..

      Thanks for your advice and help and the fantastic review you have written.. It has helped me greatly..

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      Ella Thomas 7 years ago

      I am 61 and in pretty good health. I don't take any kind of prescription medication and I exercise 45 minute 3 to 4 times a week. Will this program be ok for someone over 60?

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      Andy 7 years ago

      The fitness industry still have not communicated to women that they will NOT get bulky lifting heavy weights. Even that dancer seems to think so in the informercial. They will get strong, but they wont bulk up like men do. Women are not men! Bulking up requires heavey weights + testosterone, and very hard work. and women have 1/20th of the amount of testosterone as men, and even some men have trouble bulking up. Those scary women you see are usually 'taking something'

      Now to really tone, sculpt etc you need to lift heavier weights.

      Google Lauren Brooks to see what proper kettlebell work does to a woman.

      http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=lauren...

      Lifting heavier weights will also help with Osteoporosis.

      Women carry heavier shopping bags , babies etc. Dont be afraid of buking up. It wll never happen.

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      Shannen 7 years ago

      Thank you for such a thorough and well written review. I saw this product at a store and didn't want to purchase it until I saw reviews from actual users. This one cinched it for me. I'm really excited about getting started now. I have about 40 pounds to lose after having a baby 8 months ago and I think this will be the ticket!

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      The Health Lady 7 years ago

      Kate

      Good luck! As they say ....A New Year ...a New You

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      Kate 7 years ago

      My New Year's resolution is to use kettlenetics and get fit and trim! I know it may be difficult at first to get in the mode and stay motivated, but I am confident Kettlenetics will help me achieve my desired results! I can't wait to see results! :)

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      Debra 7 years ago

      Thanks so much for all of that info. And, no, for some reason that booklet wasn't in my kit. I'll definitely contact Gaiam and try to get one from them.

      Thanks again!

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      Nadia 7 years ago

      Thanks Health Lady! Wonderful advice!!!

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      The Health Lady 7 years ago

      Nadia,

      The only ones who would know the right answer to your question would be you and your health care practitioner, since someone would need to know your current health status, your fitness level, your meal plans etc.

      However, in general when someone is going on a fast it is best not to do anything that is very physical for several reasons.

      First, often the person fasting can become dizzy and physical activity can increase this feeling.

      Second, the calorie consumption is often extremely low (many time just enough to sustain bodily functions) so if you burn more calories you may start burning muscle.

      Third, with fasting you probably won't be taking in any protein. Protein is needed to repair muscles during exercise.

      Fourth, unless you have fasted several times before, you won't have much energy while fasting so you don't want to expend any of it.

      I'd stay away from doing any intense exercise during the fast and for at least one day after. So I personally wouldn't do kettlenetics during this time.

      Good luck!

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      Nadia 7 years ago

      I am going to begin a juice fast and colonics, do you think kettlenetics will be safe to use with these new changes?

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      The Health Lady 7 years ago

      Yes, isn't it great when everyone chips in and gives their opinion!

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      Kate 7 years ago

      Just had to say thanks for all the unbiased reviews. Kettlenetics isn't easy for someone who is uncoordinated,stiff and sore before their time. However it is worth doing. I have been combining it with a home pilates workout for the last two weeks and I am beginning to feel less stiff and more aware of my movements and posture. (Had been using just pilates on and off for a few months) Just as everyone else has said take it slow and steady. You will see results.

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      The Health Lady 7 years ago

      Pizza is my favorite food & boy was I shocked when I saw the calories and fat in some of my favorite pizza's. Luckily the article has "good" pizza to eat.

      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/eatthis/36451/the-...

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      Beth 8 years ago

      Thanks this is a great article! Now i am more aware and can substitute!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Found another one of those great "eat this not that" pages.

      It's the 30 worst foods in America.

      http://eatthis.menshealth.com/30.php?cm_mmc=MSN-_-...

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Yahoo has another good article today - drop a pound a week.

      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/12337...

      Hope you pick up a few tips.

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      Beth 8 years ago

      Thanks health lady! I will be checking back on your site often to see if you updated any new websites! thanks for the information and links!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      I found this article at Yahoo health very interesting and thought that I would share it with you today.

      It's a long url so I hope that it works ok.

      The title is " Burn 9 Times More fat and other Secrets"

      http://health.yahoo.com/experts/healthieryou/12183...

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Hi Beth,

      I think that you sound like 89% of us when just starting out. Although kettlenetics is fun it is a lot of hard work.

      If it's any consolation to you the muscle soreness is due to working your muscles and being out of breath is the aerobic part. So your working it girl!

      Just remember to start off slowly, take your time to learn the moves correctly and stay determined. With kettlennetics you will see results but you don't want to overdo it and get too sore in the beginning so that you don't look forward to your workouts.

      This comment is for any one who is starting a new exercise program or diet - consult your doctor first before starting. I just found out yesterday that a man in our neighborhood decided to play a friendly game of basketball with some of his sons friends, it was 95 in the shade he got over heated and had a heart attack.

      So always make sure that you are healthy enough to workout and take extra caution in the summer heat. Please!

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      Beth 8 years ago

      When I tried Kettlenetics, I got really out of breath and achy. I am perhaps starting off wrong but I am determined to stay focused and try to get the moves right because I want a body like Michelle Khai!!!

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      Cheyanne 8 years ago

      Thanks I feel more motivated now! Thanks for providing me with website references and feel free to post more they are helpful!! Also, have you joined the Kettlenetics webclub? It looks motivating and I am interested in hearing from someone who is a member so let me know how it is! :)

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Hi Cheyanne,

      I think that all of us at one time or another wanted to get in shape for a specific occasion. Luckily for you, you have 6 weeks to work out while most don't even think about it until 2 weeks before the occasion and they don't have time.

      It's so hard to predict how much weight someone will lose in any particular time frame. There are so many deciding factors such as:you age, your current state of health, how long you work out, how hard you work out, what you eat and on and on.

      From listening to others it appears that many start to see results in 2-3 weeks. Some are a bit sooner and with some it takes longer. You have about 6 weeks to work out which should give you a good amount of time to either ramp up your efforts or slow them down by checking your actual results.

      I'd love to give you a specific answer but we are all so different.

      Instead of trying to figure out how quick you can start seeing results or what type of results you can see in 6 weeks---get to work right away. I know that it is hot out so you may not want to work out in long sessions so, do shorter sessions and then be sure to move as much as possible during the day.

      You may not burn many extra calories by leaving your cell phone in a different room than you are in, but you can give your metabolism a bit of a boost by having to run into a different room every time your cell phone rings or you get a text message. It may seem annoying to always having to get up but remember every time you do you get closer to your goal.

      You will also have to watch what you eat. Don't go into starvation mode by trying to cut back too drastically. Just eat well by relying on your foods in this order (from the most to the least)

      veggies, fruits, whole grains, low fat or non-fat dairy, fish, soy or lean meats.

      If you can fill up on veggies and salads you'll find that you won't have room for any junk food plus veggies are very low calorie yet pack a lot of nutrition.

      Try to take every day (and sometimes every hour) at a time. Put up a photo or a reminder of why you want to get in shape and use it as a motivator. For every cookie or fast food burger you pass up the better off you will be.

      One of my favorite places is http://food.yahoo.com/blog/hungrygirl . I found many foods that I was eating and thought were fairly low in calories and fat but packed a calorie and fat wallop. No wonder we all have problems with our weight. There are hidden calories every where.

      Good luck & keep us updated on your progress!!

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      Cheyanne 8 years ago

      How soon are typical results shown? I would like to be in shape by the 2nd week of September due to a wedding. I hope I can do it it is difficult for me to get motivated to work out! But I do like Kettlenetics, even though I haven't started yet, I hope I can get into the groove of it and lose weight by September.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Donna,

      I think that you will see fairly quick results and be very happy with what you see. Just remember to go slow in the beginning and don't over do it.

      I know that I worked too hard the first day and totally felt it for several days later and missed a few days because of it.

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      Donna 8 years ago

      I've been looking into Kettlenetics and finally bought it today. Looking forward to getting it and adding it to my workouts. Thanks for all the good info.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Brittany,

      In general it is hard for a woman to get bulky using light weights unless she specifically trains to bulk up. Bulkier musicles are usually created by using very heavy weights with a small amount of reps.

      Kettlenetics uses a light weight ( I know that a 4, 8, or 10 pound weight may not seem light when you are using them but they really are.)

      Another thing with kettlenetics is that you use the weight with both hands at one time and by doing so your not just using your arms and shoulders by your entire upper body, The when you lower the kbell you are using your core and lower body.

      Your kbell may be in your hands but you use most of the muscles in your body (depending on which move you are doing) to help move the kbell.

      You will feel more soreness in your arms then in the rest of your body if you haven't worked out for a while but you will feel it all over - this shows you that it's not just your arms that is getting a good workout.

      As Lynn mentions right above this - "you'll feel it in your upper tummy, inner thighs and butt".

      You'll see a firming in the butt and you will also notice that if you have a saggy butt -kettlenetics will work the muscles to lift it - thus giving it fullness.

      Have fun!

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      Lynn 8 years ago

      I'm so glad to read a review by someone who has used Kettlenetics. I thought your review was right on target. I've been doing Kettlenetics for about 3 weeks and am seeing great results in my upper tummy area as well as my inner thighs and butt. I think it's a great workout! And yes, you DO sweat! :)

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      Brittany P. 8 years ago

      Will this program make me bulky? Will me body be proportioned, or will my arms develop more than the rest of my body? Also, I do not want to shrink my bun size but instead want a more developed and bigger bottom, will this program do this for me?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Rebecca,

      You are right about the heavier kb's possibly causing your achiness. When I started I was even sore just using the lower weight and used it for about 2 1/2 months.

      With kettlenetics the movements are slower than with the other programs, so your not getting any help from momentum. LIke pilates the slower movements causes each part of your muscle to get used in the full movement and works each part equally -I think that's how it gives your longer more even muscle tone and not the shorter bulkier muscles that you get when you weight train.

      With summer workouts really getting popular right now QVC will probably have it back again shortly.

      Best of luck!

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      Rebecca 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for the fast response. Right now, I have the Lauren Brooks Body Sculpt & Conditioning DVD. I alternate between a 10 and a 15-lb kettlebell due to the fact that I've been having some upper back/shoulder/neck achiness & strain. I love the DVD I own but am looking into the kettlenetics because it looks quite different. In addition to just needing variety, I am also interested because it uses a lighter weight kb and seems to offer a workout that is more fluid than the normal kb workouts. I'm not sure if some of the overhead kettlebell exercises I'm doing now are irritating my shoulder/back or not, so I'm hoping that kettlenetics can be an alternative that will provide just as challenging a workout. I just wasn't sure if I needed everything -- the standard and the deluxe sets -- considering I have a 10 & 15-lb kb plus DVD that already cost quite a bit. Of course, if money were not an issue, I would totally LOVE to have the entire set! =) But again, thanks for the info. Will continue to scour the web for the best deal -- hoping QVC will get it back in soon!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Hello Rebecca,

      I had purchased my kettlenetics standard package and deluxe package just about a year ago so shipping prices may have changed but here is the breakdown on my invoice:

      Standard set 39.90Deluxe set 29.90Shipping 24.90 for a total of 94.70

      With the deluxe set you do get advanced DVD's along with the heavier kbell so that you can expand on your workouts. Plus as with dieting, when you do the same fitness routines your body gets used to them and you have to shake it up a bit.

      With the combination of the starter and the deluxe set you'll have your 2 kbells, 4 full length DVD's and 2 additional 15 minute workouts (starter pack) and 2 DVD's that are both 30 minutes long with advanced routines and all the other goodies like a wall chart, food chart etc.

      Do you already have any workout dvd's? If you do you may just want to add to your collecton by going to a page such as http://fitnessbargainsnow.com and putting in a search for kettlebell dvd's. There are several that you can purchase independently from a kettlebell set (since you already have a kettlebell).

      I do love my complete set since they are meant to work together moving you from one level to another but you may just want to get individual dvd's and maybe a lower weight kbell. This might save you a bit of money.

      I hope that I have not confused you - you just may not need a complete set.

      In addition to kettlenetics

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      Rebecca 8 years ago

      p.s. Hi again! Sorry for the 2nd post -- just wanted to make sure I have my facts straight: The initial package you get includes 5 DVDs for $55 shipped. Do you get 2 more DVDs with the deluxe addition plus the extra KB? Meaning at the end of the day, you have 7 DVDs and 2 KBs...for how much? Thanks!!

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      Rebecca 8 years ago

      Hello! I love reading all the comments here. Thanks for the great info! I started doing kettlebells a few weeks ago and have been using a 15-lb KB. I am interested in variety so am considering getting Kettlenetics as well. I'm really confused about the price and what it contains. I saw on the Kettlenetics website -- it's $39.90 plus approx. $15 for shipping = roughly $55. What do you get with the deluxe package? Do you get more DVDs in addition to the 8-lb KB or are you just paying for that 2nd KB? I'm trying to figure out how much the total cost for everything will be in the end (incl. shipping). Thanks for all your good advice! =)

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      Shanelle 8 years ago

      I appreciate your help, thank you very much Health Lady :)

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Lisa,

      Good luck with your exercise routine, you'll notice that as you go along you get stronger and stronger. I know that you will not be able to do this with your hand that broke but have you thought of getting a small rubber ball to do hand exercises? They are very inexpensive and you can do the exercises anywhere. It's also very effective.

      Shanelle,I apologize for not getting back here sooner but I have been searching and looking for really good motivational sites and have not found any except for the one listed way up top.

      Maybe fellow readers can help out and suggest a few.

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      The Health Lady, I just thought I'd return and mention that my Kettlenetics arrived.  The 8-lb. kettlebell isn't nearly as intimidating as I thought it may be.   I don't have much strength in my hands at all.  Carrying a gallon-bottle of water can be a challenge if I don't use my arms.  Then I have one hand that was badly broken and never quite got so it isn't sensitive.    Still, the design of the kettlebell makes it fairly easy to hold and swing.  (The thought did occur to me that one wouldn't want that thing to fall on her toes.   :)  )

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      Shanelle 8 years ago

      Thanks for the information! Do you have any site reccommendations for motivation? I liked the link earlier about the 100 motivational things for working out, do you have other sites that can help motivate me for exercise? Thanks!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Thank you Lisa for your comment.

      I was first hesitant to start kettlenetics because I wasn't sure if it would be out of my league as I hadn't exercised for quite a while.

      I did try a few of the "dancing" type programs but I didn't have enough room in my living room to work out and was spending more time trying to learn the dance steps than actually doing anything.

      With this program you move slower but with each movement you are working your muscles. I leave my kbells in the living room and sometimes I'll pull them out during a commercial to get a few minutes of exercise here.

      This helps to make up for the days when I don't have time or when the weather is just too hot to workout (we don't have air conditioning we have what they call a swamp cooler and it doesn't keep the house that cool at all).

      Maybe because I enjoy kettlenetics I write about it a bit more than on some of the other sites.

      Angain- thanks!

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      Just another note: I just checked out other people's "offerings" on Kettlenetics, and yours deserves the high score it has. You've been really thorough, rather than just posting a couple of short paragraphs of "same-old-nothing" information.

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      Lisa HW 8 years ago from Massachusetts

      This was good to read - thanks.  I just ordered Kettlenetics a few days ago.  I'm not particularly planning to stick with any particular schedule.  Instead, I'm adding it to a mix of programs I have as a way of having yet more variety in workout options.  I already have a single-DVD, 5 lb, kettlebell workout (from The Firm), and I like the smoothness of the movements.  I think they make a nice complement for the more "jerky" kickboxing and other moves.

      I'm not far off from your age, and I've never found any of the "dance-based" programs a problem when it comes to doing the moves.  Then again, just yesterday I saw someone who looked in her 30's write about how she couldn't master the moves in a different workout.  I think when it comes to that, it often depends on the person.

      I have the "lovely" light blue, 8-lb kettlebell and extra DVD's coming too. I expect that to be just that more challenging than any of the basic workouts (Kettlenetics or other), and I like the idea of "escalating the workouts", as opposed to just doing the same thing all the time (particularly since I have been (ahem) "36" for several years now).

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Teri,

      Kettlenetics does not involve jumping. It's kind of pilates with the addition of a weight. The movements aren't like aerobics, but slower and presice.

      Can I ask you what type of programs that you are doing at the gym? If you are working out 5 times a week you should be seeing results, and the addition of the treadmill should help even more.

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      terri 8 years ago

      this may sound like a dumb question, but is there a lot of jumping involved. I live in an apartment and do not want to disturb my neighbors below me with a lot of jumping up and down. right now I go to the gym 5X a week and walk 3 miles on the treadmill, but am not getting the toning I want except in the rear end area

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Vanessa,

      Congrats on your first step to getting your body back in shape and living a healthier life. I know that I have a hard time eating healthy foods when I am either stressed on time or short on cash.

      I'm not sure why but food that is better for you always seems to cost much more than jumk food - doesn't it? One of the great things about spring is that there is more fruit in the grocery stores and they are often on sale.

      Relying on fruit in the spring and summer is a great way to eat healthy without having much food preparation and you can often just grab it on the run. With most fruit there is often no preparation (except for washing) and it travels well.

      Now is the perfect time to switch away from heavier, fatty foods of winter and keep plenty of fruit on hand. You will also find that by having a few pieces of fruit spaced out during the day will give you natural energy and you will be able to get through the day without dragging in the afternoon.

      If you hardly eat fruit now, then you should add a piece or 2 to your day. The over the next few weeks add more in as different fruits come into season and go on sale. If you add too much too quickly it can give you gas so start off slow.

      Don't forget too that grocery stores also have cut and bagged carrots, string beans, sugar snap peas and green salads. The prep is already done for you so that you can take it on the run.

      What's easier than grabbing a banana, a handful of cut carrots and a green salad? This time of year it's inexpensive, super easy to have on hand and no prep needed.

      The natural sugars and nutrients will keep your energy level high and if you also add a container of yogurt you'll add protein which will help you learn and retain info better.

      Go to the store one day when you are not too stressed on time and take a good look in the produce section. See what's on sale, see what's new, look for fruits and veggies that are already cut for you.

      After a bit you'll find that it's just as easy to grab a handful of grapes then it is to open a bag of chips. And the grapes will give you energy and the chip will weight you down and make you drag all afternoon.

      It will take a bit of work the first week or two but after that, you'll make the right choices automatically.

      Good luck!

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      Vanessa H. 8 years ago

      Help! I need some motivation! I purchased this system, but I have been so busy with work and school that it is difficult for me to start and to buy healthy food and eat healthy! I am always tired and have limited time! Please give me some motivation health lady!

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      Mary Jen 8 years ago

      I ordered kettlenetics the other day and you have a chance to get the heavier weight when you order the regular set. You order the 4 pound and before you pay you will have the option of getting the extra set added.

      MJ

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      HelplessInSD,

      You mention that you are 5"8, 124 pounds and that you model. Is it possible that you are being too hard on your self and your body? If your body was as bad as you think it is, then you would not be able to get modeling jobs.

      Although you may believe that your body is way out of shape it appears that others around you do not. The one really good thing about kettlenetics is that it is an exercise system that will tone your muscles and tighten any jiggely areas.

      Since you already have a desireable BMI ( body mass index of 19) you should see results fairly quickly compared to someone who is quite over weight. You really don't have any fat to burn off but need shaping which kettlenetics can give you.

      Just remember to take it slow in the beginning and build up as you get use to the workouts and the weight of the kbell. Don't try to overdue it so that you see results quicker - this will just make you sore and you'll wind up skipping workouts.

      You have more than enough time to start working out now and be ready to have a super toned beach body by summer (if not before summer starts). Many people start seeing results in 2-3 weeks so take a good look at your body now - take a few measurements - then check again in 3 weeks and compare.

      Then let us know how you are doing.

      Good luck!

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      HelplessInSD 8 years ago

      I just bought the kettlenetics system plus the deluxe... I sure hope it helps! I have always been 'skinny' but no matter what I do I can never seem to loose my lovehandles and cellulite. I am only 21yrs old (5'8", about 124lbs) and I have been dealing with cellulite and lovehandles since I can remember (preteen age maybe? can't remember...)

      It really brings down my self-esteem to see others my age with no 'muffin top' or dimples/fat on their bums and upper thighs. I mean, I'm only 21... I deserve to have at least a few years of an amazing, tone, "perfect" body. I feel like my youth has been taken from me all these years. Not to mention, I model and to see other models with no areas of concern really discourages me as well.

      I have NEVER been able to go to the beach without wearing a coverup or shorts... most of the time I'd wear a shirt too just to hide my lovehandles. I would give ANYTHING to be able to feel confident and look amazing in a bathingsuit this summer. A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G-!

      Does anyone have any suggestions? Or does anyone know, possibly from experience, if the kettlenetics system help with getting rid of cellulite and lovehandles? And how long did it take for you to see results in these areas? (Yes, I know everyone's results may differ but I just want something to hope for.)

      HELP!

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      Jo 8 years ago

      Our area Kohls has it, but I ordered mine off QVC and got the best buy for the deluxe package. The shipping was very reasonable and it was here in a few days!

      I did the flowmotion basics without the weight yesterday and did fine. Still got my heart rate up and hope to add the weight soon.

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      Treadmills101 8 years ago from Utah

      Kikkichikki,

      I purchased mine through the link up above these comments where it says "kettlenetics link" and was very happy with the quick shipping and customer service.

      You can also find it at http://kettleneticsspecial.notlong.com which also has quick shipping. I have heard a few talk about a few different places where the price is a few dollars less but also heard that it takes twice as long for your package to arrive.I don't know if bestbuy would have it it or not -I haven't been there in a while. You could try calling.

      By then you are not as motivated. I prefer to get it while I'm motivated otherwise I might let it sit in the box.

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      kikkichikki 8 years ago

      where can i buy it? best buy ?

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      Jo 8 years ago

      Well I just did my first kettlenetics workout on Friday. I simply did the first one, kbelements that just kinda goes over the moves and then started the second one, flowmotin basics but wasn't able to finish it. I feel like I am not in terrible shape but evidently I am not in great shape by any means. I have been walking on and off (weather, etc..), playing tennis some, (weather), riding horses, etc.... However after doing the little that I did, my thighs (quads) were extremely sore the next couple of days.I think that it was more from the first dvd, just showing me how to do some of the moves, because it has some lunges, and squats etc...which when I did the second dvd, there was not a lot of these. So now it is 3 days later and I am better but still sore. I have definitely decided to do the routine without the kbell until I have gotten the moves down better, and can make it thru the whole session. I don't think that I am going to do the first one with the moves again. My thighs can't take that again. I plan on following the schedule for beginners and them working from there. It does seem to be fun, but I think that I will enjoy it more when I get the moves down pat. I am 49 and hoping to lose some weight and tone up all over. Would love to lose 20 lbs. but not going to worry about that so much as just getting the benefits of the exercise. It is great to hear about the experiences of others on here so I will keep checking in.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Gretchen,

      It is so hard to say when any one person will see results. There are so many factors such as age, your current weight, your current fitness level, how much energy you put into your workouts, how is your diet etc.

      What I can tell you though is that if you faithfully do the kettlenetics workout you will see results quicker than you would think you would. Many start seeing results in 2 weeks. Remember too, that when your doing kettlenetics you will be looking for toning, shaping and fat loss. Your not just concerned with weight on a scale.

      Since kettlenetics is more than just a cardio workout or a diet, the weight you lose will be fat and fat weight less thanwater weight or muscle so the scale will move slowly in the beginning but you will see a physical difference.

      Take a pair of pants that are snug on you now. Workout for 2 weeks, then try them on again and you will probably seeand feel a difference. No it won't be a huge difference, but you'll start to see the fat melt away.

      Good Luck & have fun!

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      Gretchen 8 years ago

      If I follow the directions provided, how long will it take for me to see results. Where can I expect to see the most immediate results?

      Thanks so much!

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      Anita 8 years ago

      Thanks so much for your quick reply. I will try your suggestions and I may still give kettlenetics a try later.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Anita,

      Before looking to purchase a new program why not try to use what you have already? I know that sometimes doing the same workouts can be boring but if you put a new spin to them it might get you excited with what you have.

      For example, I love both treadmills and ellipticals and there are many workouts that you can do on them in addition to what you may already be doing. If you go to Youtube and search Treadmill workouts and elliptical workouts you will probably find new one that you had not thought of.

      I find my favorite ones when I search "treadmill workouts fordmodels" in addition to new routines that you can do on your fitness equipment this search will also give you new workout ideas to do without any fitness equipment.

      Although you would probably really enjoy kettlenetics, I can't see you spending any more money on fitness when you already have videos and pieces of equipment. Try new ways to use what you have - kettlenetics will be here for a long time so if you could always pick it up later if you can't seem to stay with what you already have.

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      anita 8 years ago

      I am really interested in this program. I am 42 years old and I have worked out irregularly for years. I am about 25lbs over my desired weight and I am really looking for something that will help me slim my thighs and lift my but as well as tone my arms and abs. I work out on my elliptical or jog on my treadmill about 4-5 times a week and I try to do some strength training every week. I am easily distracted and bored. I am also busy with my husband and 4 daughters as well as working part time and very active at my church. I don't have a lot of time and getting up any earlier might kill me. I have hundreds of work out videos and I don't want this one to collect dust like most of the others. Do you think this could really help me get my shape back? I am a fairly healthy eater (I do fall off the wagon every so often and binge on ice cream.)

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Anne,

      I'll be honest - I have not done kettlenetics as often as I would like. My husband has been home the last 7 months due to back surgery and he camps out in front of the TV most of the day & that is where I like to workout. OK, I know that I shouldn't be self-conscience to workout in front of him but I prefer not to.

      I have however, lost 18 pounds and have gone down 3 pant sizes. Had I worked out steady I know that my results would have been better. As soon as my husband goes back to work I'm hoping to get back into it like I should.

      I am horrible when it comes to diets. Even when the diet allows a good selection of food I still feel like I am deprived. I prefer to eat my normal foods but I use a smaller plate than the rest of the family so I can't fill up as much. And also by using a smaller plate it looks like I have a lot of food. Again with hubby home I have not been good at all. I know that many start new diets and exercise routines at the beginning of the year as a resolution - mine however is to start once I have some time to myself during the day.

      I think you'll really like the kettlenetics system.I've done so many different programs over the years and I feel like this is the only one that I have seen results from and enjoy doing. Back in '87 I was going to 2 aerobic classes a day (one low impact and one non-impact) and my results were outstanding however, I screwed up both my knees and stopped doing aerobic all together.

      Treadmill are great!!

      Hayley,

      I am not pro at this but for me, I have found that if I suck my gut in and stand tall, I use my core and arms more than I use my back. Sometime if you lean over (forwards) while you are working out your center of gravity shifts and if you happen to have big boobs the weight pulls on your back and not where it should be.

      If you wash your face in the bathroom sink and have to lean over to do it -try to see if you feel back strain. If so then it's the weight of your upper body which is giving you the soreness in your back. Then be sure to always stand tall and when your moving the kbell watch its motion. Try to keep it in alignment with your center of gravity.

      Your back should never hurt. If you find that by making the changes above you don't find that it helps, then I would suggest that you call kettlenetics toll free at 1-800-350-8029 or 1-800-713-2909 and don't continue to workout until you talk with them. They should be able to help.

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      Hayley 8 years ago

      I absoluetely LOVE kettlenetics, the only problem is that my back always hurts terribly after i work out. I know I am probably putting strain in my back and doing the exercises with my back and not my core, how do i stop this?! Any tips or tricks? I know that I do this naturally because my back is stronger than my core and that is how i lift the weight. i hope to improve this but I dont know how! HELP! Thank you :)

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      Anne 8 years ago

      Just curious? How much weight have you lost with the kettlenetics? Did you use their diet? Or your own. Some exercise products say that you should use their diet for better and faster results. And no is the answer to I have not worked out in a while. I have a treadmill that I'm using now and then by the end of the week I'm going torder Kettlenetics. I will take your advice and go slowly,because I know that it is the right way to approach this program. I'll work out without the bell for a while and then workout for 4-5 minutes with it. Thanks for your advice.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Anne,

      It's always a good idea to add in a fitness routine along with a diet. Most don't understand that if you only diet and don't exercise you may get much slimmer but you will still have the fat deposits surrounding your internal organs but I see that you understand that.

      Weight Watcher's is a great way to eat healthy and lose weight and with the addition of the weight training/interval training/cardio or kettlenetics you should be able to burn off the vicseral fat that lies below the surface.

      I don't know if you have been regularly working out or not, but if you haven't you may want to talk it over with your doctor first. I am a year older than you are (yikes! did I just admit that outloud to the world) and when I had gone in for my yearly check up and mentioned that I had started working out again after not doing so for a while my doctor was happy, yet she scolded me for not letting her know first so that she could remind me to start off slower than the videos suggest because of my age.

      You'll find that by working with light weights such as the kbell, you'll be able to burn the fat much faster then if you just walked for 45 minutes a day and your workouts will be shorter.

      I think you'll love the results, just remember to take it slow & get your drs ok.

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      Anne 8 years ago

      I'm 56 years old and am on weight watchers. The worst part of my body is the vicseral fat that I have gained around my waist. Will kettlenetics work with weight watchers and help me get rid of all this vicseral fat?

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      Pearl 8 years ago

      That's great to know. I'll wait until I move in to know exactly how much space I have before I purchase Kettlenetics and the exerise mat. Thank you!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Hello Pearl,

      Although you don't need a ton of space for kettlenetics you would need more than you would get from an exercise mat - even more than a treadmill mat.

      It's not as much for each exercise but as we workout most of us have a tendancy to shift where we are working and normally that's not a problem but when you've got a weight in your hand you wouldn't want to but your body out of balance.

      I have a small living room and our furniture is pulled away from the walls so my workout space is around 4 feet deep and five feet wide. This does give me enough room to stretch out. I don't think that I could work in a smaller space.

      Maybe someone else can chime in if they are working in a smaller space but I don't think that mat size would be large enough.

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      Pearl 8 years ago

      I haven't bought the Kettlenetics program yet but am currently researching if it's suited for me.

      I am moving into a small condo and space is limited. Will this exercise program require a lot of space? I want to avoid wearing out the carpet and was thinking of doing the exercises on a mat and bare feet. Would that be a problem?

      Thank you.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Lisa,

      Oh yes, there are many women who are prone to bulk up in their legs, thighs and butt. From what I understand it has to do with our hormones, reproduction and beauty. Our bodies are built to attract a mate, and although we always think that breasts are the most attracting feature (at least tv, movies and the like say so) it's actually our thighs and butt that are hot wired into a male brain (think about J-Lo and Angelina for a moment). So many women find that these are the 2 areas that bulk up on them.

      Another option for you is to check your local library for exercise tapes or dvd's. I know that ours carry some and this way you can get a chance to see the workouts, try a few and see what appeals to you. Our library lets us check them out for 2 weeks each. Some are only in the vhs tape format but I did find a few on dvd.

      It's just another option to help you get where you want to be.

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      Lisa 8 years ago

      Thanks for the feedback. The FRIM has a lot of squats and lunges, so if Kettlenetics does not, I think I will give it a try. I know some peole say it's not true, but with my body type, I always bulk up in my legs when I do a program with a lot of squats and lunges. Have you heard that before?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Lisa,

      With kettlenetics you would not be doing a lot of squats at all. However, if you did find a program that really appealed to you and did involve squats you could just do a few modified squats or do no squats at all. Then during the time that the tape or dvd was having you do squats you could spend that time focusing on a different part of your body.

      I don't do squats or lunges because I have bad knees. However I found that side leg lifts work well for me, so even when I was going to the health club I would do my side leg lifts while everyone was doing squats and lunges.

      Since you already have The Firm, try to work in a different exercise while they are doing the squats. This will keep your heart rate up and if you feel that you should do some leg exercises find alternatives, but if you don't feel that your legs and butt need help focus on your mid-section - I think almost all of us could use some extra help there.

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      Lisa 8 years ago

      does this program do a lot of squats? I have big thighs and tend to bulk up in my legs any time I do a program with a lot squats. When I did the firm program, I really had problems with this.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Mike,

      Your welcome! and thanks for stopping by

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Thank for the quick reply! I see that Amazon is selling a version of the product for $25.41, but with 2-4 weeks for shipping. Perhaps it lacks a few of the items that come with the package on the getkblells.com site.

      It does look like a good workout, and from what I've been reading online, on various sites, isn't like a traditional kettlebell workout, but a good, effective workout in it's own right. I like the dance/sculpting aaspect of the program - from what I've seen. I will probably purchase it and then get a heavier GoFit bell also.

      Thanks again!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Mike,

      I think that the reason why there are so many fitness products now focused towards women is that women are now learning how important it is to build lean muscle but are afraid to get too bulky. If they see women doing the workouts then they won't be afraid of getting too muscular.

      Kettlenetics originally was created and used as a dancers workout for both men and women and there is no reason why both men and women can't do the kettbell workouts. The only things however, is that if you are used to working out and using weights heavier than 4 pounds it may not be challenging enough for you. Yes, kettlenetics is like a mixture of pilates/ yoga with a weight for a bit of extra strength building. Kettlenetics also has a cardio workout and the added weight really burns the calories.

      You or anyone who may be used to a heavier weight, would be better off picking up a kettle bell workout and dvd seperately froma site such as http://fitnessbargainsnow.com

      I like the "GoFit kettle bell" sets and you would be able to get a heavier kettle bell and dvd combo for less than the advanced kettlenetics system would cost you.

      If you had not worked out for a while then I think that kettlenetics would be fine, but since you did mention that your doing a bit of weight lifting it may not be challenging enough for your muscles.

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      Mike 8 years ago

      Thanks for all the info you've supplied here. It's much appreciated. I was wondering though, so many weight loss and fitness products seem geared towards women - and this one is no exception. I know too that traditional kettlebell workouts can be intense (Pavel, etc) and you can get those sort of dvd's on Amazon too. But since I'm a guy that likes yoga and pilates as well as a little weight lifting, do you think this would be a good workout for me? Is it sort of like pilates/yoga/callinetics moves with the small kettlebell for an added challenge?

      Thanks in advance!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Darly,

      I have also heard that a kettle bell workout can burn 1,200 - 1,500 calories an hour and if you Google it you'll see many sites stating that. I have never noticed that number in any of the literature that you get with the kettlenetics system.

      However, like you mentioned the amount of calories that you could burn would have many different factors and I think that the 2 most important ones are sex and intensity. On average men burn twice as many calories as women when they workout, so thay will usually see a much quicker weight loss than women. You also have to look at the intensity level. In order to be burning one thousand or so calories you would have to really be hitting your routine at the max for a full 60 minutes. Even many fitness instructors would have a hard time staying at their max level for a full hour.

      So although the posibility is there, reaching that level is highly unlikely for the average person. The average person will also only work out for 20-30 minutes during each session so they wouldn't be hitting that high calorie mark anyway.

      If you do your workout to the best of your ability you will see results. You will be building lean muscle which will help you burn more calories per hour 24/7 which is more important than how many you will burn during your exercise time.

      Concentrate on each workout and each day one by one and try to avoid a scale for a bit. Instead keep aside a pair of pants that are either too snug now or ones that you have a hard time fitting into.

      Then every 2 weeks, try them on. You will be so surprised with your progress. Remember that muscle weighs more than fat, so if your building muscle and losing fat your scale won't show a lower number and actually may rise a bit - that's why it's best to stay away from one for a few weeks. I know that you'll be tempted. And if you must look, just remember that as long as you continue your workouts and eat healthy foods, you will be melting fat.

      Good luck!

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      Darly 8 years ago

      I just purchased the program and cant wait to receive it to get started, what really made me run to the phoneis when I heard in the informercial that you can burn one thousand calories in an hour...wow!!!! I still keep thinking about it, but now when I went on their website it didn't mention anything about the 1 thousand calories per hour.....I have like 50 pounds to lose and this info would be really helpful...Is it true that 1 thousand calories can be burned in an hour???(ofcoarse I understand that it depend on the weight,age and fitness of each individial but an estimate make me so motivated)...thank you sincerely Darly

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      Erica 8 years ago

      I,too, have purchased KettleNetics but have never used it. My New's Year's Resolution is to start using KettleNetics and loose weigt and eat healthy. I also want to join that web club to help me stay on track. If anyone is in this webclub to please let me know how it is, Thanks you.

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      Vanessa 8 years ago

      Thanks so much!! You are so resourceful!! :)

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      Vanessa 8 years ago

      I just read the article from the link you sent and it was so helpful and I am so motivated now! I also liked the other link you posted earlier reponding to another person's post. I would like any more helpful sites and links you have to offer because I am really motivated to become healthy and would like helpful and all resources you know of for tips and support. Thanks for your advice and help!!

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      Vanessa 8 years ago

      Thanks you are so helpful and inspiring! I will update you on my progress!!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Melanie,

      I am not familiar with KettleWorx from the infomercial but I have seen some info online. Both programs look alike but it looks as though Kettlenetics is focusing their advertising towards only women where as KettleWorx is advertising for both men and woman.

      By reading the information they do look very similar with just a different way of advertising. It's hard for some women to workout using the heavier weights with KettleWorx when they are just starting out. If a woman is fit and fairly strong to start with I think that either program would work just as well. It would just depend on the woman's starting strength and I believe that both programs are good and it would just be a matter of choice of which one to go with.

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      Melanie 8 years ago

      How is Kettlenetics different from KettleWorx? They both appear to have some same exercises, but KettleWorx offers so much more DVD's and exercises. Is Kettlenetics more towards developing a dancer's body, and KettleWorx more towards an athletic body? Because the people on the infomerical for KettleWorx looked ripped and bulky, even the women. Which do you think is better?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Jackie,

      I really do not know if any celebs do use the program or not. I do know that kettlenetics is popular in many tophealth clubs but I don't know if any celebs go there or if they even use it in their home. It would be interesting to see a new infomercial to see who is talking about it.

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      Jackie 8 years ago

      Do you know if any celebrities use this program?

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      Meghan 8 years ago

      Is it ok to exercise 6 times a week? And when is the best time to exercise, before or after eating? And when is a better time, morning or night? And how soon after eating can someone exercise?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      AJ,

      It is very harmful to the body to eat so little. Not only would a person eating so little not get the vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that they need but their body would go into starvation mode. During starvation your body holds on to as much fat as possible and starts to eat away and survive on your muscles.

      This is very dangerous as your heart is a muscle and it would be eroding little by little. The brain would also stop functioning properly.

      The more muscle mass that you lose the less calories that get burned during the day until you get to the point where you are starving your body but no longer lose weight.

      A person eating so little wouldn't have the energy to do kettleneticsand since they are not getting any protein or nourishment from their food they could not build lean muscle.

      To have any type of a fitness program work as it should it is best to eat at least 1,200 calories through lean meat or other source of protien, a good amount of veggies and fruits, green salads, fat free dairy or soy products, whole wheat grains, some olive oil or ther fat (the brain needs fat to function) and plenty of fresh water.

      If there are 2 people and one barelt eats any food at all and the other eats healthy food - they both exercise the same amount - in 6 months the one who hardly ate anything will be weak, sickly, dull pastey skin and probably has lost a lot of their hair, while the person who ate well will be trimmer, more energized, glowing skin, shiny hair and will feel wonderful.

      If you have a choice which person would you rather be like?

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      a. j. 8 years ago

      Can a person still lose weight if they eat very little, like just an apple for a day, and does kettlenetics? will it still work?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Morgan,

      Keep us posted on how your doing and any tips that you may have for others using kettlenetics.

      Just remember to take it slow - the workout can really kick your butt!Although you may be tempted to do an entire workout with the kbell start off slow and then gradually work up. Otherwise you'll be incredibly sore.

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      Morgan 8 years ago

      I just got Kettle Nettics and I can't wait to start exercising and losing weight! I can't wait to start seeing beautiful results! I know if I work at this program I will begin to see results and feel healthier and toned and in shape! I sure hope so!!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      There is a difference between fatigue and pain. If your muscles are sore then I would suggest doing only half the workout for a few weeks. And before you do your next workout, try it without the kbell and take the moves veryl slowly.

      Feel the way your body moves, see if there is any strain put on your back - if so slow down the moves even more so that as soon as you feel any stress you can check your position and see where it is out of alignment.

      Also try to keep your body properly aligned so that you use your abs and not your back muscles to help you through the moves. When you have weak ab muscles your back picks up the slack and that can hurt your back.

      Now if you feel any pain or burning at all - stop. You should never feel any pain doing any type of a work out. Pain is a signal that something isn't correct. It could be your form, it could be that your using the strength of your back to help get you through the routine.

      Just like when you pick up a package, you use your leg muscles and bend to pick it up.

      If you feel pain anywhere after the above then try talking to your doctor and see what type of exercise would be best for you. It's better to be safe!

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      Patty 8 years ago

      I had fatigue in my lower back too and I think that I was not doing the exercises properly. Hoping, you are not alone.

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      hoping 8 years ago

      I have a few questions. First of all, did you experience any type of fatigue in your lower back when you first started? I'm about 3 wks into using kbells and still have fatigue on my lower right side. I'm not sure if I'm not doing something correctly or if that side is that weak. Second of all, did you experience any soreness in your hip flexors? Once again, I'm not sure if I'm doing something incorrectly or what. I did email customer service and they told me they are not doctors and to contact my doctor. well, great, but I need to know if this is something that a lot of people have or is it just me. Third, do you follow the recommended workout schedule still (say the intermediate) or do you follow your own workout schedule? I followed it at first, but now I'm not and I just wondered if it's VERY important to follow the workout schedule they provide. Thanks!

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      Monica 8 years ago

      When i use kettlenetics, I do not feel it in my abs at all. The only part of me that gets sore are my theighs. Do you have any tips or ideas for me?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Janet,

      In your question you didn't mention which sports you were involved in and if you are doing doing any othertypes of fitness routines.

      If you were just coming out of being heavily involved in sports then I would say that this program would not be as physically demanding as you would need to keep up your fitness level.

      However, you do mention that you have lost muscle tone. If you feel that this loss is very small you may want to look into more of a weight training type program that would allow you to use weights in both hands. Your local gym would be a good place to go.

      You would want to add some circuit trainingalong with the weight training, switching back and forth to continually work different muscle groups.

      Now, it it's been a while since you have worked out and you feel that your muscle tone loss is noticable to you when you move and lift then Kettlenetics would be a good way to get back into a fitness program. There is also an advanced program that you can work up to.

      Kettlenetics by no means is an easy program. It does give a very good workout and many can not even complete the routine the first few times without the weight. And a very high proportion have to stop using the weight half-way through their first workouts.

      However, since you have been so active you still may have maintained much of your strength and cardio capacity. So if you feel that carrying groceries seems a bit harder to do, walking up a few flights of stairs is not as easy as it once was, then starting back into a fitness plan with kettlenetics would be a good idea. But if you are as strong as ever and don't get winded, then hitting your local gym may be the botter option for you.

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      janel 8 years ago

      I am in my early 20's and used to be very very fit due to all of the sports i used to be involved it. Now, I have retired from my job of sports and have gained about 20 pounds and lost muscle. However, I am not overweight, and am in pretty good shape still. I want to loose those 20 pounds to get where i used to be. Is this workout intense enough fot me?

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Patty,

      The first few times that I did the workout, I did it without the kbell. Then I started adding the kbell for longer and longer times during the routine, until I was able to complete the entire workout with the kbell.

      I know that 4 pounds doesn't sound like much weight, but once you start swinging it, it does feel like 50 pounds (and you'll probably agree).

      Since your getting pain in your lower back it sounds as though you maybe arching your back to help compensate for upper body strength (i'm not a doctor but that it what it sounds like to me). It should be your arms, shoulders, abs, and upper back that should be working to keep the kbell in motion.

      See if you can try doing the workoutwith thekbell just part of the time and when you do don't be afraid to be behind the workout. What you'll want to do is to besure that your form is good and that you don't feel any stress on your back (at all). Once you know that your form is correct and your not stressing your back,you can then speed up your routine a bit. Then use the kbell for longer time increments until you can do the workout and fell your upper body controlling the weight.

      The movements themselves will work your lower abs, thighs and butt so you'll be able to get a full body workout.

      Remember that you should NEVER feel any pain. Sore and tired muscles sure but not pain. Take it slow and easy. There is no rush - just follow your body's clues and listen to what it tells you.

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      Patty  8 years ago

      I have Kettlenetics, but when I tried it for the first time I had some pain in my lower back, any ideas?

      Also, it was a bit for me to keep up, but I do enjoy the experience and cannot wait to have it down like a pro!

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Gretchen,

      Thanks for spending the time to give us more info on the DVD club!

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      Gretchen 8 years ago

      Hello,

      I was a member of the DVD club and stopped immediately with the first shipment. They are not Kettlenetics DVD's but DVD's from Gaiam, the fitness production company. The first set was Yoga for Weightloss DVD, Get a Dancer's Body DVD (NOT from Michelle Khai), and an aerobics workout DVD. Many people might be interested in them, but they were not for me.

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      The Health Lady 8 years ago

      Sally,

      I didn't take advantage of the Kettlenetics Web Club. Maybe one of our readers who has, can add some comments about it.

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      Sally 8 years ago

      Are you a member of the Kettlenetics Web Club? If so, how do you like it? I am considering joining, would you recommend it? Feedback from any person would be delightful. Thank you very much.

      -Sally