(If you don't know what hypoxi is see hypoxi.co.uk) . In brief, its a special exercise bike that uses a suction as you pedal, which claims to improve circulation and in turn help you lose weight.
I chose this Hypoxi studio in South Woodford as it was closet to where I live.
Staff are friendly and helpful and and give you diet advice etc which helps with the hypoxi course.
Its a small place with only one upright and one horizontal bike and they also have one treadmill for Vacunault (again see website if you don't know what all this is).
You have to book in advance (I think they allow about a week in advance) as the more popular time slots get taken up quickly).
Its not for the shy as you exercise in a glass fronted shop but its away from the main shops so you don't get too much of an audience. I got used to it after a week or so and being all in one room you get to chat to the other customers whilst you pedal :-). If this is not your thing note that there is another Hypoxi studio in Loughton that has private rooms if you prefer this.
Its mostly ladies but men are welcome too!
BTW you have to attend 2-3 times a week so you need to be able to commit to this, each session was around 30 mins but allow 1 hour to get ready before/after.
Parking is very limited (2 spaces in front of shop) so don't drive if poss!
Well I guess you want to know if it works right? well I can only speak for myself, I did about 10 sessions at a cost of around £350 and I lost ten pounds in weight! I would say that is reasonable (cheaper than lipo anyway). But as each person is different I guess you have to make up your own mind. I think the average weight loss was about 4-6 pounds (but I have to say most of the other people in there were already nice and slim in my opinion so they didn't have much to lose!).
They also take you weight and measurements each week and record them on a card which you get to keep at the end, they measure areas like your thighs, stomach etc and at the overall end add it all up - I lost 13.5 inches in total but like I said before I think I was above the average (sheer determination I think!).
You can ask in the shop for a taster session for free if you want to give it a quick go and see what you think. Also it was a while ago that I went so prices etc might not be up-to-date so worth asking.
In my opinion I would say give it a go, but some of my friends have still resisted due to the cost.
What can I say it worked for me, and I will be going back for another course soon :-)
I purchased a 6 x30 minutes sessions from groupon in January , on my first session I got measured the staff was friendly but she didnt explain anything , first session I noticed some difference but my other sessions was waist of my time and money because the machine vacuum level was on really low on my other sessions , I alerted the staff but she said she can't do anything and let me get on with it , all my other sessions was the same , there was no customer service no explanation , she didn't even asked me how I was getting on . I noticed nothing on my other sessions . It was a waist of money and my time .
Bad customer service , avoid this place and don't listen to those good reviews because I bealive these reviews been put on by the people wo works there or knows the owner.
I paid 89 pound and it was waist of money
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