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    Official BHUZzer ashadanzatrice's Avatar
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    does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    so i am very rarely a sucker for an infomercial, but saw one for this while flipping channels -

    Fluidity: Fitness Evolved

    do any bhuzzards use this? what do you think of it? i don't expect the miracles they claim, of course, but it looks like something fun and motivating, effective for toning my lost-the-baby-weight-but-have-wimpy-muscles-and-a-kinda-poochy-belly-now self, and way more interesting for a dancer type than plain old weights. What Would Bhuzzards Do? think i may try it, for the price, unless many of you have had negative experiences with it.


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    I've been intrigued by this system, but, other than the barre, can't seem to see what the hook is?

    You could hold onto the back of a chair and get the same exercise. The instruction is something different, though.

    I have to admit I go to a class with a woman who is a classically trained dancer who Kicks. My. Assetts> with the exercises that she has us do.

    If i could get the dvd without investing in the barre, I would get it to check it out.
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    Official BHUZzer ashadanzatrice's Avatar
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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    i don't know. they show women doing something like inverted push-ups/reclining pull-ups, feet on the floor, body on a diagonal as you pull yourself up to the barre from underneath. i couldn't do that with a chair. probably there are other exercises that are made up just for that equipment, too. may be a bit of a gimmick, though, you're right.

    it definitely would be cool if they sold the dvd separately.


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    true, true, about the other exercises.

    I'd love just the dvd.
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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    looks like pilates exercises.


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    ooh! I want one!! Interested to hear if anyone has had experience with it. :)


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    I have the set up (Barre and all DVDs), and I really, really like it.

    The barre itself is very sturdy and well made (it was actually nicer than I thought it was going to be), and strong enough so that my 260lb BF can use it (he had to try it, heh). It also folds completely flat and has wheels to make moving it into storage easy.

    Yes, some of the moves can be done with a chair or other stationary object, however, there are other moves that you would need a barre for (and specifically a free standing barre, as opposed to one on a wall unless it was set well OUT from the wall). That being said, 90% of the Beginner DVD could be done without the Fluidity bar, as long as you had another very stable surface to work with.

    Its one of the few DVD workouts that I've done more than, oh, say twice. (Usually the novelty wears off right away for me, but I actually like this one).

    And each move is shown in its beginner, intermediate and advanced form. Some of them are similar to pilates moves, others are moves my mother used to teach in her chair routines in aerobics class, and there are also alot of deep stretches following each muscle group workout.

    Note, I havent gone past the beginner DVD yet though so not sure what is on the intermediate, advanced or the seat and thigh one! (They are still in the shrink wrap)

    I also like it because I have always wanted a ballet bar in the house, and this gives me a nice portable one!


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    Oh, Thank Goodness you posted, Basina!

    CONFESSION TIME: I bought this whole Fluidity system, oh, going on 6 months now...! And it's still in the box!!! .w.: My hubby is on strike for helping me put it together, because I wasn't supposed to get it willy-nilly in the first place; I've been so busy (or so I keep telling myself) that I haven't even open the still-sealed & heavy box + I'm afraid I'll put it together badly it'll fall apart right away..c:: At least now I know it's a very good purchase (I can show hubby Basila's review; he wasn't as impressed with the online website commercials). I guess I could try putting it together this Sunday after our hafla Saturday night is done,r:;


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    I dont recall there being any assembly for it - or if so, there wasnt much!


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    Quote Originally Posted by basina View Post
    I dont recall there being any assembly for it - or if so, there wasnt much!
    Really? That's Great News! ...And that's what I get for waiting so long to open it!,f::


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    I have to admit that I am a sucker for infomercials. I have seen this one and thought that it might be fun but I live in a little apartment and have no storage space (I have spacebaged stuff under my bed already!). I would stay away from the supplements that they offer though. You never really know what you are going to get with that type of thing. I wonder if I could construct one out of two chairs and a good sturdy pole?


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    I dont know how well a pole and chairs would work, unless you actually constructed some type of frame to make sure none of it slipped or moved, then I could see that functioning.

    The bar for the fluidity system is also a couple inches thick and made of maple, so you want want something pretty heavy duty like that (i.e. not a broomstick) because there are times your entire weight is supported by the pole.


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    Some of the movements in that infomercial make me raise an eyebrow. What is with the standing on demipointe, with a bent leg, leaning back, and raising the other leg? What kind of weird position is that? Makes my achilles tendon hurt just looking at it.


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    O.K., as a former ballerina (eek!), I recognize many of these movements from both ballet and modern dance. I also see a lot of Callanetics- and Pilates-inspired movements (those little pulses). My gut (haha) instinct is that it would probably make you very sore to begin with, but that you would build good muscle, good posture and lose weight. I don't see a big emphasis on extreme turnout or highly percussive movements (which are what cause so many injuries in ballet), so unless you really pushed a stretch or went way beyond comfortable in working a muscle I don't think you could easily injure yourself (as someone whose mobility is still impaired in some ways from ballet-acquired injury, that's always something I suspect when I see a ballet-based exercise program). The emphasis on stretching will help keep you flexible for bellydance. O.K., my two cents.
    (tigerb, that movement shouldn't hurt your achilles tendon; the lean back from the pelvis engages the core, the bent supporting leg is engaging the muscles in both the thigh and the calf, and raising the other leg is engaging the glutes and lower back. Doing the movement on demi-point engages the calf that much more...)


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lesgemini_Zafirah View Post
    Oh, Thank Goodness you posted, Basina!

    CONFESSION TIME: I bought this whole Fluidity system, oh, going on 6 months now...! And it's still in the box!!! .w.: My hubby is on strike for helping me put it together, because I wasn't supposed to get it willy-nilly in the first place; I've been so busy (or so I keep telling myself) that I haven't even open the still-sealed & heavy box + I'm afraid I'll put it together badly it'll fall apart right away..c:: At least now I know it's a very good purchase (I can show hubby Basila's review; he wasn't as impressed with the online website commercials). I guess I could try putting it together this Sunday after our hafla Saturday night is done,r:;
    Ok, I feel better about confessing I have it too..l;, I took mine out as soon as I got it out and it been sitting folded next to my bed ever since DVD's are still in the plastic wrapping. I feel so guilty!! While we're at it, I bought the "Dancer's body" DVD that was featured on gilded serpent and that is still in it's package too! I need help.............


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    If anyone want to sell me theirs let me know! I've always wanted a free standing barre and this looks pretty cool. I like that its portable too!


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    thanks for the replies, all... even though we still haven't heard from anyone except basina that really has used the thing yet, heheheh! so, girls that have one, get it set up and use it and tell me about it ;^D

    i am a former ballet, modern, and pilates girl too - that's why it appeals...
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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    resurrecting this thread to say that, in fact, the hubby got me this for my birthday a couple of weeks ago and so far, i really do like it. i've only done the beginner's dvd - parts of which come very naturally, given my background, and other parts of which are hard as frell! especially the abs, on my getting-there-but-still-postpartum self. i have been walking around for a couple of days extra-aware of my posture and movements, like when i first started pilates back in the day.

    the exercises i've tried so far are very well-designed. if you really do them the way austin describes/shows, you are engaging your whole body to do most of the exercises. years ago, i had a terrific modern dance teacher who knew his anatomy stuff inside and out (does that sound vaguely risque'? oh well, he was sexy, but that's not what i meant) and who was a big fan of stretches that use your own body weight to achieve results. this program uses your own body weight for building muscles, as well as stretching them.

    i guess you could use something else, like a really heavy hip-height table, for some of the exercises, but i wouldn't say it's 90%. i think the barre is integrated very well into almost everything they have you do (other than their version of crunches). it's also quite nice, portable/foldable but sturdy and heavy, happens to match the decor in our basement, heheh, and my husband plans to use it for stretching, too (though i imagine he wouldn't be caught dead doing "foldover seat work").

    the dvd is fine for those with a dance background, but i think austin's explanations breeze by correct form quite fast. she pays lots of attention to pulling the navel to the spine - which is key - but her comments about foot and weight placement would probably be confusing to someone who doesn't have dance experience. actually, for me this is fine and i'm happy not to waste more time on something that's fairly intuitive to me - but does make it something that's probably not for everyone.

    overall, this gets a big thumbs up from me - so far, anyway!


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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    thanks for the review, I may spring for it eventually :-)
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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

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    Re: does anyone work out with the Fluidity system?

    Gook luck, and keep us posted!


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