I am / was a great fan of www.BodyRock.TV – the “slash” will be explained further in this post. Anyway, this is to comment on the recent changes that happened to my go-to fitness site. So I suggest visit the site to learn more about it. I recommend going to the old videos with Zuzana / Zuzka Light as the host, and compare those against the new ones with Lisa-Marie leading the workouts.
I started BodyRocking sometime last year and have been telling my friends about it. I loved how accessible the workouts were and how easy it is to follow each exercise. When Zuzka left and got replaced by other hosts, I felt sad but told myself I should continue. I tried the workouts with the other hosts for a couple of months, even started some of the 1-month long challenges by Lisa. Honestly, I never finished any of the challenges because I got bored. It’s interesting that as the exercises were getting MORE complicated, they were getting MORE boring. So I went ahead and browsed thru the old BR workouts with Z there, and I noticed I don’t get sick of them, even if I do the same workout every other day. If I compare the Lisa from the Z exercises, they are more jumpy but are just boring. I mean, this is a surprise because I am constantly hyper, so I thought those moves were perfect for me. But I was wrong. I don’t know if it’s just me but that’s how I feel. So I figured to mix up old BR WO and Z’s ZWOWs — which I think are AWESOME! They are easy to remember that I just need to take 1 look and I can go on with the WO without having to stop and check the exercise list (which kills the momentum), plus there’s little to no equipment required.
The cosmetic surgery issue…
I’ve been trying to be “positive” and open to the changes with BR, but after seeing the latest workout with Lisa-Marie’s new breasts, hair and lips I felt scared. First, I was scared for her. She shouldn’t be jumping up and down less than a month after a major surgery! I was afraid her breasts will explode – like literally just burst – because I don’t think stitches have healed yet or the implants themselves need to “settle in” more. She still looked swollen. Second, I was scared for the BodyRockers that look up to her and start having their breasts enlarged too. Yes, to each his own but the site and the people that run it have a BIG influence to their followers. That’s where the responsibility comes into play. The same influence that helped people work hard to be healthy in body and mind, is now giving an impression that “big breasts = awesome. small breasts = not good enough”. Zuzka too has fake breasts, but I think they are in proportion to her body type. She’s bigger on the hips and legs as compared to Lisa-Marie and the size of her breasts (in my opinion) compliment her whole body. Lisa-Marie had AWESOME breasts that were in proportion to her body (ectomorph) and I still think no changes had to be done. Right now I think they are too big for her frame… and her jumping up and down in them is terrifying. I bet she doesn’t feel comfortable in them, especially that she exercises daily. I know this because I am a petite girl with bigger breasts than usual – at least that’s what my friends say (FYI: they are natural and it runs in the family! haha!). I’ve always been active and having them is a challenge when it comes to exercise. I actually felt somehow relieved when she started hosting BodyRock with her perfectly proportioned, natural breasts – it felt like I was training with an athlete, so it made me feel like an athlete too. But now after the breast augmentation, it doesn’t make me feel I’m following someone that’s physically fit and healthy – instead, I feel like I’m watching soft porn. Yes, yes… Z had sexy videos too with BodyRock, but somehow I never felt that it was as provocative as the new videos. I can’t really explain it, it’s just that when I watch the workouts back to back, I feel inclined to follow Z’s.
Saying goodbye to the new, and going back to the old
I still follow the BodyRock website and do the exercises, but ONLY the old ones with Zuzana Light in them. I’m staying away from the new videos because I don’t feel motivated doing them, and again, they started to bore me. I have nothing against Lisa as a person, but I think the whole BodyRock crew need to re-think what kind of image they want to put out there, and what kind of followers they want: The REAL BodyRockers that are there to get a great workout and be healthy, or just people trying to gossip about breasts, butts and surgery + web perverts + women/girls that are looking for another reason/ excuse to not like their bodies, to find a reason to make unnecessary changes to their appearance.There is a mix of all these in the past, but the team was able to manage the site and it’s followers almost flawlessly. A community of fitness enthusiasts and health-minded folks made the site flourish. Now when I read comments, the whole thing seems to be in a huge mess. I most of the time do not workout anymore because everything’s so negative and some are irresponsible – even the message I get from the videos and posts from the hosts.
I do wish Freddy and the crew do something about this. I would say get rid of the fake breasts – they were doing fine without them, and I even felt the website could’ve survived without Zuzana there. Fine, they can’t just pull the implants out, but really…they’re distracting. Right now I just wish them the best.
(P.S. I hope they stop making videos more sexual and more porn-ish after every post. Honestly, it’s starting to get cheesy. AND, stop adding more equipment, I really don’t see the use of having an Equalizer when there’s already the Dipstation)
AND yes, I unfollowed, unsubscribed and unliked BodyRock and it’s current hosts. I’m sorry to the crew, I’ll just go back until you guys figure something out.
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www.BodyRock.TV – I go back to the old videos with Zuzana in them.