The Venus Factor Review

I’ve been give the opportunity to read and review The Venus Factor, an exercise and nutrition programvenus-goddess-of-love that’s been around for some time. This program (formerly called the Venus Index) is named after a goddess, but there is a scientific rationale behind the name. I’ll explain:

There’s a particular formula to having a good body. Scientists have discovered, for example, that men tend to prefer women with a waist-to-hip ration of 0.7. This varies a little according to the cultural context (from 0.6 to 0.8), but it is a fairly consistent preference when studies and surveys are done. Women seeking to transform their bodies may want to get as close to these measurements/ratios as possible. Beauty, of course, is subjective. But sometimes numbers can give us concrete goals to shoot for.

Program Summary (Components)

Now I’ll summarize some of the components you get if you decide to invest in The Venus Factor. Please keep in mind these are all files you would download (e-book files, etc.)—they are not “hard copies.”

1. Diet and Weigh Loss Manual:

This e-book is a basic plan for losing body fat and changing your physique. Once you read it you will understand what the authors had in mind when they created this program. You’ll also see what is necessary to make this system work for you.

I’d highly advise you to thoroughly read the diet/nutrition section of this manual. Some trainees (male and female) but a lot of effort into their training but don’t give much thought to their nutrition plan. You’ll never reach your fat loss goals without changing your diet.

2. 12-week Workout System:

These workouts are designed specifically with female TheVenusFactorWorkoutReviewtrainees in mind. I think you’ll be impressed with the way the exercises are explained, and the video library is a nice touch. You can see exactly how each movement should be done.

You’ll be working out with weights (or maybe just using your own body weight) as one of the primary exercise strategies. Don’t be concerned with getting a masculine or muscular physique—this kind of thing just doesn’t happen with women who train naturally (without steroids). Nothing will transform your body as rapidly as resistance training will, so follow the program as it is designed.

3. The Venus Factor Virtual Nutritionist:

This is a piece of software (application to be more precise) that will help you customize your diet plan. You’ll see how much protein and how many calories you should be eating every day (according to your current measurements). Remember—the diet plan is a crucial component of this program so don’t ignore it.

4. The Venus Community:

This members-only forum is a place where you can talk with other members: a place to post questions, get advice, and also share what you are learning on your fitness journey. Only Venus Factor members are a part of this forum, so you don’t have to worry about being embarrassed to ask questions.

5. The Venus Index Podcast:

These are interviews you can download to hear how others have made positive changes in their bodies (and lives). This would be something great to listen to on your iPod when you need some extra motivation.

Additional Products (“Upsells”):

Everything I’ve described so far comes with the basic program. But there are some additional e-books you can order if you choose to. To be clear, you do not have to buy these. But I think they would be worthwhile if you want to add to your fitness library.

Cookbook: some recipes for losing body fat.

The Venus Factor Final Phase: the most advanced level of the program, designed to do after you have completed everything in the basic phases.

Meal Plans: specific plans that help you follow your diet.

REVIEW:

Women typically join a gym or start exercising because they want to lose weight and “tone up” (get leaner and firmer). The Venus Factor was created with both of these goals in mind. The nutritional plans will teach you what to eat in order to lose fat and keep (or build) your lean tissue (remember—you don’t want to lose muscle). I think most female trainees would also find the exercise plans to be effective.

I also like the efficiency of this program. In other words, the Venus Factor is a program you could do even if you have a busy schedule and don’t want to spend 24/7 in the gym.

I also appreciate the fact that the author doesn’t promote bogus “fat burner” supplements. Most of the diet pills I see being advertised are a complete waste of money (there are one or two effective products I’ve mentioned here on my blog, but those are the exceptions).

To summarize, I believe the Venus Factor is a reasonably priced program for losing fat and transforming your body. The basic package costs 47$, which is a lot less than you’d pay for a personal trainer. I think this system is a good investment if you want a comprehensive guide to body transformation. Just keep in mind that it will require work and discipline on your part—there are no “magic bullets.” Please CLICK HERE if you are interested in learning more or ordering this program.

Bikini Body Workouts Review Jen Ferruggia

I’ve been looking forward to the release of Bikini Body Workouts for quite a while.  I’ve been a big fan of Jason Ferruggia’s workout and diet plans for years so I was glad to see his wife create a product specifically for women.  Let me start the review by explaining what you get when you order this program:

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Jen Ferruggia

Program Components

Bikini Body Workouts Guide: This document explains how you can safely and effectively build a strong, feminine physique through resistance training.  The workouts utilize non-competing, antagonistic, alternating supersets.   This means you’ll do a exercise, rest for about sixty seconds, then exercise a different muscle group.  This type of training is ideal for burning fat and is a great strategy for female trainees.  These intense workouts should give you good results.

This manual also explains how to incorporate cardiovascular training (both high and low intensity) into your schedule.  Women sometimes put too much emphasis on cardiovascular training, but this plan shows you how to have a more balanced approach.

Another feature I should note is the video library.  Users can access video demonstrations of all the exercises.  The video library is also an easy reference point to see what you’ll be doing on a given workout–the videos are grouped together by training day.  I think you’ll find that there’s something motivational about being able to watch the workouts instead of just seeing the written description of the exercises.

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Bikini Body Workouts

Bikini Body Nutrition Guide:As I’ve said many times, no fat loss or muscle building program is complete unless you are eating properly.  This guide explains how to set up a nutrition plan from scratch: what type of foods to eat, what to avoid, the best way to time your meals, etc.  I think this would be especially helpful for a beginner who needs to know the basics of fat loss.

Note: Specific brands of supplements are recommended in this manual.  I’m sure the brands they recommend are fine, but I would advise you to shop around and see if their are more cost-effective alternatives (I’ve always been a minimalist when it comes to supplements).

21-Day Booty Blast Manual: This is a specialization program for women who want to focus on training their glutes.  The exercises are designed to be done 10 minutes a day, every day, for twenty one days.  You could, of course, do the program longer if you have not yet achieved the desired result.  Needless to say, most women are interested in building a firm, round backside.  This extra training guide will be very helpful for that goal.

REVIEW:

This program is what I’ve come to expect from Ferruggia–simple, straightforward, and effective.  I like the way they have set up weight training, cardiovascular training, and nutrition so women will be able to completely transform their bodies. Let me tell you who I think this program is best suited for:

*Women who are interested in losing fat.  This is the primary goal most female trainees have in mind when they start dieting or going to the gym.  Jen Ferrugia’s workout plan can definitely help you with this.

*Women with access to basic gym equipment (fancy equipment is not required, but a gym membership would be ideal).  Remember that resistance training is a key component of this bikini body workout plan.

*Women who are willing to make lifestyle changes (diet, etc.) in order to transform their bodies.

If this describes you then I think Bikini Body Workouts would be a worthwhile investment–you get a lot of quality training/nutrition information at a very reasonable cost (it costs less, for example, than Kayla Itsines’ Bikini Body Guide).  Just keep in mind that there’s no such thing as a “shortcut” or “magic bullet when it comes to true body transformation.  This is a great program, but you’ll have to apply yourself and put in both the work and planning for it to work for youJust CLICK HERE to get this program for only $29.99.

 

All-Belly Pregnancy Workout Review (Flavia Del Monte)

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Flavia Del Monte’s All-Belly Pregnancy

I remember a few months ago when Vince and Flavia announced that they were expecting a baby.  I was really happy for them because I respect them both as business partners and fitness professionals.  Flavia’s Curvalicious Program for women has been a top seller and I know it has helped many women transform their bodies.

As you can see in the picture above, Flavia is having a healthy, “all-belly” pregnancy, meaning she has avoided excessive weight gain.  The All-Belly Program teaches other women how to do the same.  Let’s first talk about what you get if you decide to buy it:

1. How To Exercise When Expecting workout videos. One thing that has always stood AllBellyPregnancyWorkoutReviewout to me with Del Monte fitness products is their high quality training videos.  I believe it is the best way to see how an exercise is done, and I also find it more motivational.  This video series will guide you how to safely exercise through each trimester.  These workouts can be done at home with minimal equipment.

2. The Workout Guide is the pdf version of the exercise guide.  It is fully illustrated and has some extra information that you’ll find helpful.

3.  Printable Workout Sheets you can take with you to the gym and record your workouts.

4. What to Eat When Expecting:  As you know, eating the right foods is a huge part of maintaining a healthy weight and body fat level.  This e-book teaches you how to make wise food choices for yourself and your baby.

5. How to Supplement When Expecting this is the suggested vitamins, etc. to consider taking while pregnant.

6. LIFETIME Access To The Flavilicious Membership Forum:  this members-only forum will allow you to interact with other women and get encouragement and advice for your fitness journey.

Available Up-sells:  these are additional products you can buy with the program.  They are optional and you do not have to buy them, but you can purchase any (or all) of them if you think they would meet your individual needs.

*Yoga for Pregnancy:  these prenatal yoga workouts show you another way of training in order to stay physically flexible and mentally relaxed.

*Full-Body-Licious:  This would be a fantastic program to follow after your pregnancy to get back into “pre-baby” shape (just keep in mind this is for after you have given birth).  Full-Body-Licious has been one of my best-sellers for women, and buying it as part of this package is very cost-effective.

*Bodyweight Bella & Advanced Amazing Ab Workouts: These are also programs you could do after you give birth to get back into shape.

Review:

Let me say this before I go any further: be sure to talk to your Obstetrician/Gynecologist before doing any exercise program.  Be sure your doctor gives you clearance to train.  I would also encourage you to check with your doctor about what prenatal vitamins you should take.

I know one of the biggest issues women face as far as health/fitness is having a healthy pregnancy–eating well and gaining the right amount of weight.  I’m glad Flavia has addressed this issue and created a program that is easily accessible via internet.

All-belly pregnancy seems well-suited for healthy women going through a normal (low-risk) pregnancy.  I think it would be beneficial for those who are interested in doing safe, appropriate exercises, eating well, and having an overall healthy pregnancy.  I especially appreciate the fact that the workouts in the program change with each trimester.

Just click here if you are interested in purchasing or learning more about this program.  Please use my links if this review has been helpful.

Alternate Programs:

I would recommend Flavia’s Curvalicious Workout as a general program for women who are not pregnant and trying to get in shape (lose body fat, etc.)