Here is a current picture of Kathy Draper, our guest blog/interview today. Lynn, my husband and I had the privilege of meeting Kathy about 2 years ago at a Transformation Seminar in Denver, Colorado. She has a varied and interesting story of personal transformation. Kathy has lost over 130lbs and kept it off for over 10 years now WOW! And if that is not enough here are a few more of her accomplishments:1. NASM Certified Personal Trainer 2. Lifestyle Fitness Coach 3. Kettleball Instructor 4. Primary Nutrition & Sports Nutrition Certifications 5. Gaia Herbals Certification 6. Herbal Information Specialist Certification 7. Advocare Advisor 8. It Works! Global Independent Distributor
So a few months ago Kathy posted on facebook that she was going to try the It Works! Global Body Wraps and I and maybe you too, have been seeing the pictures and others singing praises about these products EVERYWHERE so I asked her if she would be interested in doing an interview/blog post with me afterwards about her results. Hey I really, really wanted to know from someone who I felt would tell me like it really is - DO THESE WORK?
Now Kathy, she says she is herself a natural skeptic but she was also interested in seeing if the proclaimed results were true. After losing all the weight she has lost Kathy says it was NOT kind to her body. Anybody relate here? Especially if you are an OLDER person and lose 20 pounds and up to a substantial amount of weight then lots of sagging going on. Kathy is not young like some of these before and after pictures I have here but is 50 years old and claims it worked for her. One of the results she experienced after using the wraps were multiple people asking her if she had lost weight. Now that is a GOOD response. Here are some of the questions I wanted answered about these It Works! Global Body Wraps. But first here is a picture of a before and after.
Hey I recognize that left side picture (yes that could be me at one time) lol! Here is our interview:
Evey: Official name of the wrap?
Kathy: It Works! Global Ultimate Body Applicator (also called 'body wraps')
Kathy: It Works! Global
Evey: A little about the Company?
Kathy: Founded in 2001, It Works! Global is a direct selling company that offers professional quality beauty and wellness products that both reflect high standards of integrity and reach consumers at affordable prices. In 2011, It Works! Global was ranked on Inc. magazine's prestigious Inc. 500/5000 list as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in its category. It has grown 400% since January 2012. This growth is truly giving It Works! a global reach. We currently have thousands of Independent Distributors and Loyal Customers across three continents, eight countries, and multiple territories.
Evey: So what are these It Works! proclaiming to do?
Kathy: Lose inches and smooth out any area that you place wraps.
Evey: Any science behind it?
Kathy: I am not a scientist but I do know a little about herbals and supplements. The core ingredient botanical are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These ingredients are also known to help with circulation. Horse chestnut has been used as a traditional medicine treatment for varicose veins. I was familiar with Ivy leaf extracts helping with asthma. When researching the wraps i found it can help reduce stretch marks. Since fat cells are prone to inflammation it makes sense to me that these anti-inflammatory ingredients could create a tightening and toning effect. Most of the ingredients I have researched seem to promote a reduction in inflammation and an increase in circulation.
What it does NOT include is harmful agents such as parabens, artificial colorants, synthetic fragrances or propylene.
Evey: What are the steps to using the wraps?
Kathy: You just place the non-woven cloth in the area of your choice. They do have a facial wrap too. Be sure to mark the area you use beforehand if you want to track your results. It felt cool when I first put it on. Then it changed to a warm tingly sensation. The combination of ingredients smelled yummy. While wearing the wraps you are encouraged to drink lots of water and continue to drink LOTS of water for the 72 hours after the wrap.
The botanically based applicator, frequently called body wraps, is 22 x 11. It can be placed on the stomach, thighs, arms, face etc.. The wrap has a contouring cream on one side. The major botanical extracts such as Horse Chestnut, Green Tea, Bladderwrack, Horsetail Leaf, Burchers Broom, Ivy Leaf, Eucalyptus Rosemary, and many more.
Evey: What were YOUR expectations?
Kathy: I really didn't know what to expect. I was thinking it really might work because of the ingredients listed. And the pictures speak for themselves. And the product is really taking off. So folks MUST be getting results.
Evey: What were YOUR RESULTS?
Kathy: My first wrap was a great success. I personally lost inches during the initial wrap and had lost even more inches by the 72 hour mark. I took my measurements this morning (2 weeks later) and the inches are still gone!! If you have an area to work it is recommended that you do 4 wraps in a row, at least 72 hours in between, and then once a month to maintain.
Evey: Will you do it again?
Kathy: YES! My local television station has a segment called Deal or Dud. I felt like this was my own personal Deal or Dud test. For me it was a DEAL. There is no substitute for a healthy diet and exercise. The wraps help with tightening, toning and firming. I really loved how soft my skin felt afterwards. It really helped with the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks. I will be doing a second wrap tonight.
Evey: Would you recommend this product to friends and family?
Kathy: Yes I would. In fact when I first started using the wraps I was just a loyal customer. I liked the results so much and I felt others would love this product too that I became a distributor recently. My website has additional information if you would like to review or order some product yourself.
There you have it readers. I want to thank Kathy Draper for being willing to share her experience with us here at this blog site. I am intrigued by this product personally. As most of you know I have been in the fitness industry for a LONG time and really normally I would definitely pooh, pooh this product but, yep but, I just am not sure about this product. This product just might work. Kathy giving me her personal results with it and seeing that the results are NOT HUGE results but just a smoothing out. Could it work from my point of view? Now remember I have NOT tried it yet but I would say yes to a degree. Listen if women can go to the spa and get similar results as proclaimed by this product why couldn't a company have produced a product that does the same? Exactly!! And the company is really taking off. Well that usually happens when that company has a GOOD product. So give it a try if your up to it and if you do, make sure to stop back and let us know HOW it turned out for YOU. Good or bad! Always interested in feedback.
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