'No-workout' workout has weight watchers turning to 'Goga'

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by Stacia Willson / KENS 5

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Posted on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM

It's known as the 10-minute "no workout" workout, and it promises to help fight cellulite and lead to overall better health.  "Goga" studios are now popping up all over the county, and San Antonio recently got its first taste of this "shake-and-bake" workout.
 
There are plenty of people out there trying to lose weight, but don't like going to the gym, or maybe just don't have the time. Now there's a studio claiming to help you literally shake off the pounds.
 
It's called "Goga."

The technology has been around since the 1970s, and originated from travels to outer space.
 
Today, it can be found in the 7000 block of San Pedro Road.
 
"I just mentally feel better. I feel toned and good," says studio member Jackie Goerges.
 
Goerges has been doing "Goga" for the past two months. At 59 years old, she says she feels better than ever, and has dropped more than 15 pounds. Her progress has been widely noticed by her coworkers.
 
"They say, 'You're 59 and your legs look better than mine and I'm 25!' So that stimulates you to come back," Goerges said.
 
Kenny White got the idea for opening San Antonio's first Goga studio after visiting his friend's studio in McAllen.
 
"We've been able through studies to promote the 24 weeks, using at least three times a week we can get a 25 percent reduction in cellulite," says White.
 
He says standing on the whole body vibration machines for 10 to 15 minutes a day will increase fitness, flexibility, and muscle tone.

So how does it work?

The vibrations cause the body to release oxygen to the blood and healing components throughout the entire body, as well as breaking down cellulite.
 
"We're seeing inches lost big time," said White. "We have one client that lost close to 40 inches in a couple of months."

White also recommends hydrating with the antioxidant alkaline water provided during the workout, and spending time in their infrared saunas, which are supposed to burn off about 300 calories in 15 minutes.

Sound too good to be true? Studio members swear by it.
 
"You wouldn't think that you could do something for a minute and feel the difference, but when I've done it and I go home, and it's just like I've had a 45-minute workout," said Goerges.

Anyone can try out Goga, which stands for "get on get active" for free.
 
"You get kind of addicted to the feeling," said the 59-year-old.
 
Goga costs about $50 a month.
 
It is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any physical disease or ailment.  As with any exercise program, please talk with your physician before you try it.
 

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