Friday, August 22, 2014

The latest from Zuzka, Lisa, Freddy, and Repeating exercise challenge #6

Zuzka posted another 5 minute workout - burpees and abs. She does a side plank leg raise which is much harder than it looks, and I LOVE this exercise. I did it just yesterday myself.
Great mini workout. There's so much you can do with Zuzka's workouts to put them together to make a hard core complete workout - even with all her free ones.

She also has a new workout outfit on that I adore from Lorna Jane. I am getting sick of her black Lorna Jane pants with her name on it - LOL. I so want to buy that outfit! Even if I had Zuzka's abs, not so sure I would wear that top out in public - mostly because I live in New England and out of the 10 different gyms I have worked at over the last several years not ONE woman outside of a Bikram yoga class wears bra tops. NO ONE. We're not like LA! I live in an extremely liberal state with a bunch of conservative dressers for the most part. ;)


This is another pic of Lisa from Freddy's web-site. Again, if it wasn't for the tattoos, I wouldn't know it was her. The boobs look horrible in this pic - IMO - lumpy and very artificial looking. They look better covered up! They make her look heavier too - and there is nothing heavy about Lisa. She is as lean as they come.

 
Notice Freddy's comment in this pic of - helping people look good naked for free since 2010. BR has gotten more naked and soft porn like since Zuzka left. Zuzka even used to be a porn star and Lisa seems more like the part to me. She seems to enjoy the attention a little too much. I believe she has a self confidence issue and this kind of attention helps her in some bizarre way. BR is NOT a role model of health, nutrition and fitness IMO anymore. Lisa clearly has a body dysmorphic issue and BR is exploiting that. This is unfair to Lisa and their customers. You cannot promote health and wellness and have Lisa say be comfortable with who you are and them put her completely reconstructed body up on display like she earned it. It's false advertising!
 
Their 'free' workouts seem to always require a ridiculous amount of equipment, a guide for nutrition or a guide to follow the workouts or simply to get the most of out them. The days of free seem to be long gone from BOTH sites. ZGym is not free either. It is not overly priced and Zuzka does not require a lot of equipment and she certainly has that going in her favor.
 
I did read on another Zuzka followers FB page that someone thinks she is also getting some sort of injections in her face - botox or what have you. I will certainly look more closely, but I hadn't noticed. I hope she is not going in that direction.
We look up to these women for advice and want to look like them. Sometimes I feel like they have a certain responsibility to their customers to be role models. But I suppose they really do not. It's a shame.
 
I also have noticed that there are ONLY positive comments on BR's FB pages. They are deleting all the negative ones? Why? This also seems dishonest. I have no idea what direction they are going in.
I can't be the only person who notices these things and I'm sure not the only commenting on it. Yet - nothing.
 
Freddy also posted this silly pic. Huh? To be funny? I get more confused by the day.
 
 
I do not want to spend money on BR's equipment - I don't think I want to support them right now - even with Lisa's new RTC coming up. I have been tempted by some of their equipment - but I have found ALL of it much cheaper elsewhere and I share that with you guys everytime I find it! (I have several banners on the right for cheaper stuff).
And I know a lot of you get creative with home stuff, going on craigslist (I've saved a ton of money on craigslist), or using your own bodyweight.
I do plan on purchasing some new equipment next month for my bday from ONNIT and I can't wait! WAY cheaper and I'd rather support this mom and pop shop that has kick ass workouts and isn't promoting unhealthy habits.
They also have a ton of free workouts on their web-site. Worth a look if you haven't checked them out already.
 
I'm also not sure I want to spend any more money on ZGym. For the last 10 mos they have charged me incorrectly. Ridiculous! I've seen too many complaints about Zuzka's customer service. I've actually talked to them on the phone and so super nice, but maybe they are too busy? Biting off more than they can chew? Don't know what is going on there either, but it needs to be taken up a notch.
Also, Zuzka's free workouts ROCK these days. Her ZGym ones I have been disappointed with for a while now.
 
Enough of my rant! Time to repeat exercise challenge #6 - 100-200 Kettlebell swings without stopping. Try and beat your time or the number of reps from last week. And have fun! Swings are fun! :)
 
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Where did you see the thing about Zuzka and her botox? I'd say if she does have it, she does it well because she looks like she has nice skin. I think this is how it's meant to be. Fake looking boobs I am okay with, but fake face I have a hard time enjoying. I am okay with ppl doing stuff to their face, but I just don't like the face looking too fake. I am not sure why I am okay with fake looking boobs though lol

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    1. You know - it's really just Lisa's business but I just think it's overboard, not healthy and hypocritical. I get wanting fake boobs 100%! But they do look fake . That would bother me personally that every time someone saw me in a bathing suit or workout clothes they would know I had plastic surgery. But that's ME. There's a zuzka FB fan page called warriorz and a few of us were posting back n forth and one girl mentioned thd Botox look on zuzka.

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  2. I feel like I have to say this: I 'unliked' Bodyrock and Lisa-Marie's pages on FB yesterday and to be frank, I don't miss them. Granted I was "banned" from commenting two or so months ago because I was suggesting a yoga video to someone, but I always followed anyway. There's not a real sense of community there anymore, at least not like it used to. There's an obvious focus on building something out of the websites, but not as much real, personal outreach as there used to be. And maybe that's been their direction all along.
    I stopped the Transformer challenge at day 11 and haven't really looked back. I do some of their workouts from time to time that other bloggers post (modified to be longer or more intense) and that's fine with me. I'm just not a fan of the brand anymore, mainly because it doesn't seem that any of them are practicing what they preach.

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    1. You are correct, they don't practice what they preach a lot of the time! I'm not surprised you were banned a lot of people are getting band over the slightest little negative comment. Why did you stop the transformer challenge

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  3. I stopped the Transformer challenge because - and maybe this has more to do with me - I felt I wasn't getting the result I wanted from Bodyrock challenges. Especially since the real time challenge, I feel they're asking a lot from people who've followed them for a while, while giving a lesser product. I think the RTC has a lot more to offer than any of their more recent ones - and that one is comprehensive and completely free.

    Also, I've pretty much done their challenges since January, and while I don't feel the same, I don't feel remarkably different, like I'm ~supposed~ to. I'm instead doing a self-made yoga challenge (with cardio and strength) and it's actually helped me relax a lot more, not beat myself up, and see food as fuel not as a test to inhibit my goals every waking moment.

    My schedule is here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/558798266238802041/

    I think I'll be sticking to it for a good long while. It's becoming a way of life over being a chore. Again, a lot of that was probably my own doing, but it's nice to not feel beat up and exhausted,

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    1. Looks like an awesome challenge to me! I love yoga. I did yoga as my only form of exercise for about 5 years. It was great. I added on weight lifting because I wanted more muscle and found that I enjoyed it. Yoga is still my favorite by far though

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    2. That's awesome that you did yoga primarily for 5 years! I really find that it has helped me in everyday things, especially with breathing. My head is definitely in a much better space at the office and in traffic. :) I've also been reading up on good things to keep my practice going, even if I don't have a lot of time. Simple things such as the breathing, lighting a candle or incense, or some stretches here and there make a world of difference in my day. It gives me pause, which can be and sometimes really is a challenge when things get too hectic.

      I'm glad to have kept on the cardio (hiit and sometimes steady state) and strength, as my relationship with it has gotten better. It's no longer a means to just look better as much as feel my best. Also, I feel yoga has improved my range of motion, and it's only been three weeks.

      Sorry for the novel! Apparently I can go on forever about this freedom I've stumbled upon. :)

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    3. LOL! That's a good thing.

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  4. And if you notice lisa posted shebis on her way home. Its all a fake and freddy has ruined it all imho...

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  5. Great post.

    I don´t undestand what on earth is going on with Lisa. I actually liked her a lot when she came a part of BR - she was so perky and cute - and now, look at her! I mean, what?! Of course she is still likable as a person, I´m not saying that, but I´m not that interested of her anymore overall, or the whole BR. I "unliked" them on FB a long time ago. I got tired of to the fact that they did not receive any kind of (negative) feedback, it was just happy, happy, joy, joy!

    I hope Zuzka has not done anything to her face. I mean, she is just 32, a year younger than I am! I´m not planning to get Botox or stuff ever. I Iike my little "wrinkles". =D And I still look much younger than I actually am. I just don´t get why some women, on their thirties, like Lisa, want to look like 60 year old tighten dolls. However, it´s not my business, everyone can do whatever they want, but it does make me wonder.

    I btw like Zuzka´s boobs. =D Yes, they´re fake, but they fit to her body. Lisa´s big fake boobs do not fit to her body that well.

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  6. Lexxie. Meant to say she is. Freddy is on his way home and lisa is as well. In different directions. They have been split for so long. She has a place in london. I noticed this early spring right after the challenge with sean that she stayed in la for months. Wonder if that is when she got the surgery.

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  7. My heart is breaking for Lisa. I have always been a huge fan of hers; in fact, always felt as she was one of my closest friends. Having moved overseas several times in my life, I somewhat sympathized with her at the beginning. It must be hard getting used to an entirely different country, let alone make new friends. I think that is why she was able to bond so strongly with us followers. At this time, I only wish she would know how truly beautiful she is inside and out, no need for surgeries!!! She has always been such a huge inspiration to me! But now, I have to agree with all of you, BodyRock doesnt follow what they preach anymore. Today, a post with a photo of the new Lisa in the background was made; it inferred staying true to whom one is, accepting ourselves, etc... and my stomach was revolted. How hypocritical. And I agree with Pharaoh, Lisa is not with Freddy, she deserves true love someone who loves her for the wonderful person she is! I hope she wakes up from this nonsense one day and stays true to her words. This is what she said today "... and yes we are 100% human & we will never be 100% perfect.

    But .... guess what, we are amazing just the way we are !! "

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    1. Yeah, I know. I just did a post on that pic. Crazy coming from her at this point!

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  8. Another thing about Lisa that I find odd is that she got many of the same tattoos as Rihanna. I understand one...but several the same makes me think she lacks originality and perhaps a bit obsessed with Rihanna.

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    1. I did not know that she has many of the same tattoos as Rihanna!

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    2. Her hand tattoos, the one on her collarbone, and I believe the ones on her fingers are all Rihanna's or Rihanna-inspired tattoos.

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  9. Yes- I believe those are the ones too, Lindsey.

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