About Figure 8 Fitness

Figure 8 Fitness is a new exercise routine they say will give you strong, sexy abs with just 3 different moves of the midsection. They claim you never have to do any crunches, yet in a few weeks you will dramatically drop inches and gain firmness around your waist.

Figure 8 Fitness was created by Jaana Kunitz, who says she is a Latin Dance Ballroom Champion. Ms. Kunitz has created other hip-swiveling fitness DVDs, including Core Rhythms. Figure 8 Fitness seems to be associated with Body FX and Good Ideas Direct, LLC, but there is no specific information or rating any of these companies on the BBB website.

How Figure 8 Fitness Works

Figure 8 Fitness is essentially a 9 DVD set of 30-minute workouts led by Kunitz, along with a squadron of beautiful ladies with tight bodies in skimpy leotards. They say these routines are a combination of 3 moves: the hip sway, the hip tuck, and the hip roll. As the music pulsates, Kunitz and crew attempt to motivate you to keep those hips moving. They claim within 60 days you will have a dancer’s body without having had to do a single sit-up.

Each Figure 8 Fitness Order includes:

  • 9 DVD set
  • Figure 8 resistance band
  • Fitness and eating guide
  • 60 day wall calendar
  • Measuring tape and body tracker

Figure 8 Fitness Pricing, Shipping, and Returns

Figure 8 Fitness sells for 3 payments of $19.99 plus shipping for a total of $59.97. They do not list the actual shipping cost but say they give you a “free” upgrade to express delivery. They claim you have 60 days to try Figure 8 Fitness, but in the Terms & Conditions they say FX Fitness products have a 30 day warranty.

Figure 8 Fitness Privacy Policy and Terms

Click on the Terms & Conditions, and you are greeted with a lengthy laundry list of legalese, with many items in all caps, including:

NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, BODY FX'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU IN THE LAST 90 DAYS TO BODY FX FOR ANY PRODUCTS SUPPLIED BY BODY FX THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR OTHERWISE.

Their Privacy Policy is less wordy, but essentially gives them and unnamed third parties the right to use your name, address, email, or phone to solicit you.

Bottom Line: Is Figure 8 Fitness a Scam?

We have a feeling in our abs about Figure 8 Fitness that they employ some shady tactics to get more of your money. First, they don’t list the shipping fees, which are usually non-refundable (Customer Service could not be reached for further explanation.) In addition, the Terms and Conditions seem to imply that when you purchase Figure 8 Fitness you are entering into a monthly subscription program with automatic renewal after the initial 3 month payments. Fitness programs like these are only as effective as their charismatic instructors, and there is only a short clip available on the site. If you are interested in Figure 8, be sure to speak with a customer service representative about the shipping fees and subscription plan before giving them your credit card info.

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8 Consumer Reviews for Figure 8 Fitness

Average Consumer Rating: 4.1
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5 star: 6 4 star: 0 3 star: 0 2 star: 1 1 star:  1
Bottom Line: 75% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Love it!

    These workouts really do help tone your muscles. Plus they are so fun to do! My rotator cuff is torn 50% so I did physical therapy but it still hurt a lot. After doing this workout for over a year, my shoulder does not hurt anymore. It took a long time to get to that point, but the workouts worked better than the physical therapy exercises. I still have a lot of weight to lose, but when I am finished, I will be toned. I have a really good muscle base underneath.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 8 people found this review helpful

    Workout great, bad customer service and shady tactics

    • Austin, TX,
    • Apr 19, 2018
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    The workout is great and if you follow the meal plan and workout you will have success. When I first joined the group it was amazing, supportive, and the challenges were free with no extra purchase necessary other than having the program. I lost 20 pounds and 13 inches overall in a month. The program at that time seemed to care about your health and success.

    Since the release of their protein FX things have changed. Now it’s about pushing their protein product and not about the customers. If you share your frustrations or have questions, they will delete you from the Facebook group. As well as turning off commenting on posting and block you from messaging them without warning or hesitation. Even if you send them a private message directly, they will ban you.

    I would not recommend this to customers considering to purchase. Because they now only seem to care about the money, not about the customers or their concerns. Please beware.

    The sad thing is it’s a great product but zero value on customers and customer service. What was once included and used as a sales pitch, now they have changed and don’t care how the customers feel about it. When approached privately on the matter trying to understand why these decisions were being made and looking for answers, I was deleted and banned immediately from the group. I have since then tried to contact customer support with no word or explanations. I hope this helps someone else.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    I lost just under 2 kilos in 2 days!

    Oh my goodness! This really worked for me. I had limited time to lose weight and due to a recent ankle injury put 2.5 kilos back on in 2 weeks. By modifying the steps and movements, I have lost just under 2 kilos in my first 2 days doing the basic package. Plan on alternating between steps and basic package for variety.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Life-changing!

    • Oct 2, 2017
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    I am in love with this workout!

    I have never felt this way about any other workout that I have tried. This is so much fun that it never feels like a workout at all.

    I have been doing it for four weeks, and I have lost 6.2 pounds and a total of 12.37 inches! I never thought only losing 6 pounds could make such a big difference. My clothes are fitting so much better.

    I have always wanted to learn how to dance, but never could. The way that Janna teaches you really don't even realize you are learning until it all comes together.

    The program that I have you stream the workouts or you can purchase the DVDs for $9 more I believe. I have both, but I have found it easier to just stream from my laptop.

    If I remember correctly I paid $47 for the program and $9 extra for the DVDs. I purchased it over six months ago maybe closer to a year, so my memory isn't clear on the exact pricing. I kept putting it off, but I am so glad I decided to try it. It has truly changed my life. I didn't think I would ever be able to lose weight again. And there is a closed Facebook group where all the ladies post our highs and lows. We all encourage each other. It is like a giant wonderful family.

    I have never seen anything like this.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 15 out 15 people found this review helpful

    Best workout ever

    I didn't purchase the DVDs; I do the workouts online. This is the best workout I've ever done in my life. I sweat more doing this than anything I've done before. It's hard. It's fast. It pushes you. I would rather do dance moves to burn calories and workout than sit in a boring gym lifting weights. Best money I've ever spent.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 10 out 13 people found this review helpful

    I have my receipt of payment but no download

    I purchased this program. I put my email in and followed the directions after the purchase and nothing downloaded. I would appreciate a reply or some help, or my money back.

    Thank you, Deborah Vantol.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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    • Sep 29, 2017

      Lisa

      The video workouts don't download, they stream. The only downloads are the charts. You have the option to order the DVD. I have the DVD, but I always stream on my laptop instead. Please try the workouts for at least a week. They are so much fun and this is the first time I have been able to lose weight in years. I have only been doing the workouts for one month and I have lost 6.2 pounds and a total of 12.37 inches. Three of those were off my waist.

      This program really does work!

    • Feb 6, 2018

      milca rivera

      The same thing what she wrote.

    • Apr 7, 2018

      Jan B

      I don’t have the best WiFi connection. I was told that I could download the app, then I could access the collection without an internet connection, basically download them.

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  • 42 out 45 people found this review helpful

    Safe, high energy and fun ab melting workout.

    I have danced with these videos and melted 7.5 inches off my waist along with following the diet and staying hydrated. The videos are high intensifying, you sweat, and make great gains while having fun. I not only endorse Figure 8, but I will be teaching it in the future with a certification through Jaana.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 61 out 62 people found this review helpful

    Excellent instruction

    • California,
    • Jun 8, 2015

    This is not a scam. There are no hidden subscriptions. The shipping was pretty high, but you get 9 DVDs and the total cost averaged out to less than $10.00 per DVD. I will probably never be able to do two of the DVDs because they are very high impact and I have knee issues. She is an excellent instructor and there is more variety in the music than on the Core Rhythms (which I love.) The rest of the videos have modifications for lower impact. Jaana Kunitz is very loud on this program. I discovered if you go down to setup and turn the music louder it is a lot more fun, and you can still hear her instruction, which is excellent. This is like a real dance class and a very intense workout. The next day my abs are sore. She also includes tubing for upper body work, a workout schedule, and diet plan. I am not the best dancer so I tend to do the less complex choreography. This is a program you can build on. Yes I would recommend it to a friend if they like to dance and liked Core Rhythms.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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