If you stay up late, there's no doubt you've seen your fair share of infomercials advertising the latest and greatest fitness gear. You're told that these exercise machines are "guaranteed" to give you the rock-hard, chiseled, and lean body you've always craved, all within minutes a day, of course. Whether or not they deliver the results they claim, take this fun little quiz to see what you know about gimmicky fitness gear.
Every now and then I get sucked into infomercials that advertise wacky products like the Snuggie, Ab Rocket, or Shake Weights. And though I've never ordered anything (yet!), I've often wondered if this stuff really works. Actress Jenifer Love Hewitt thinks so. Sounding a bit like an infomercial herself, the star told Us Magazine that she's been getting results from a $200 fitness machine she bought after seeing an infomercial: "I just got this machine called the Ab Circle Pro — I ordered it off TV, and I love it!" (If you don't know what the Ab Circle Pro is, it's billed as a treadmill for your abs and it's supposed to work your stomach, butt, hips, and thighs.)
It's true that Jennifer is looking slim these days, but she's also doing a lot more than working out on the Ab Circle Pro. At least three to four times a week, Jennifer works on her upper and lower body.
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The Bumpit may be passe these days, but there's a new TV hair sensation just screaming for attention. It's Bling String, little spools of metallic thread in Lady Gaga-worthy shades of lilac and Kermit green. One of my Sugar friends just said it looks like tinsel to her, and I'm inclined to agree. But then again, I do want hair that *pings* whenever I move, and who can say no to blingin' in the fun? Plus, it comes with a whole book of mysterious Bling String "techniques" that I have yet to master, so maybe I'll check it out for myself. Stay tuned . . .