Surgery limits my calories. Do I still need to exercise?
Yes! Surgery does limit your calories, and that will work...initially. However, losing weight will lower you metabolism, and you must combat that with regular exercise or your weight loss will slow down and even stop. Additionally, exercise is medicine for your whole body...it isn't just about weight loss.
Exercise never worked before. How will this be any different?
Exercise can bring up some painful memories and uncomfortable feelings. Be confident and inspired to know that weight loss surgery coupled with regular exercise will lead to long-term success. You also now have BFRx and a program designed specifically for bariatric patients on the same journey as you. This program takes out all the exercise guess work of "what to do" and "how to do it" and "for how long".
Is walking enough exercise?
Typically no. Walking is a great starting point, but it is just that...a place to start your journey. Today walking may be enough of a challenge, but eventually you will need to ask more of your body. Additionally, to really embrace your health and reach your body's potential, you need to incorporate strength training and mobility.
Exercise is new to me, and I'm overwhelmed!
That is precisely why we created BFRx and the Therapeutic Movement and Exercise System. All you have to do is follow along, regardless of your fitness level, exercise "competency", or any movement restrictions/limitations you may have. We take all the guess work out so you can focus on maximizing your time and energy, and losing the weight!
How is this different than joining a boot camp or Crossfit class?
First and foremost, anything you decide to do that you enjoy and are consistent with, is the best option for you. That being said, BFRx was designed for bariatric patients by actual fitness experts. Unfortunately, many trainers running boot camps or leading Crossfit classes have only the minimal requirements needed for certification. This may be ok for an 18-25yr old with nothing in their health history, but becomes questionable as dietary restrictions, movement limitations, and fitness levels come into the equation.
How much does it cost?
A fraction of a gym membership! Did you know most gym memberships cost ~$40/mo?
Thinking about hiring a trainer? That's, on average, $70hr!
Wanting to drop-in on a class? Typically $20/class.
BFRx is not only the most affordable, it was also designed specifically for bariatric patients to be completed in the comfort and convenience of your home!
How does it work?
Follow along and push yourself. It's that simple. You don't have to worry about what to do or how to do it. There are 9 fun and challenging workouts with a simple calendar to follow.
The program is available here to download/stream or you can go old-school and purchase the DVD set. We are also very close to launching our own app.
What is the time commitment?
We know people are busy, so we made this as efficient as possible. 3 days a week in the beginning, 4 days a week towards the end. Each session lasts 20-40 minutes. Anyone and everyone can find that much time to invest in their health...especially when you can do it in the comfort of your own home!
What equipment do I need?
None! You can complete the entire 4-months, and find incredible success with no equipment. That being said, a yoga block, mat, and small hand weights could come in handy, but they certainly aren't required.