Whether you intend to become a fitness pro or are just an average gal wanting to get in better shape, Robert Kennedy's Oxygen is a magazine that caters to both. This glossy mag is chock full of information and inspiration on every single page. Unlike the other recently deceased women's fitness magazine, Hers, Oxygen is never boring and never skimpy on articles.
Every single issue has a variety of workouts, clearly laid out. There is sage advice to accompany these routines - and not just form and technique! In these pages, you'll find beauty routines, fashion, book reviews, music suggestions, nutrition, inspiring stories and more. Newer forms of fitness are introduced (yoga, pilates, etc.), so this isn't just limited to weight lifting/cardio. There is usually competition coverage as well as advice for those who are aspiring to become a fitness pro. Think this is just for the pros? Think again - each month, there are columns devoted to moms and moms to be as well as a column for the over 40 crowd written by the feisty Tosca Reno.
Many industry pros offer their stories in each issue - Monica Brant Peckham, Kelly Ryan, Jen Hendershott and more! This magazine continues each month to help me stay on track with my fitness goals. Whenever I get sidetracked or discouraged, each month, my Oxygen comes into my mailbox, giving me a little nudge in the right direction. Highly recommended!
great fitness magazine
Oxygen is great if you are SERIOUS about staying in shape. The articles and models are very inspiring and motivating. Unlike some other magazines that you flip through and toss aside, Oxygen keeps you intrigued the whole month. The fitness competitors list their workouts and diets, reminding you how they got those great bodies! After reading Oxygen I'm ready to hit the gym!
My favorite mag!
This magazine is great for those who are serious about fitness and/or women's body building and fitness competition. If you are overweight and out of shape and looking to start losing weight then this magazine is probably too advanced for you. You would be happier with a magazine like Shape. I also subscribe to Shape but find Shape is more about jogging, yoga and weight loss. Oxygen is more free weights and body building. I love the detailed work outs and have gotten great results following them. All of the women are very inspiring!
Yes, it has a lot of ads but no more than any other mag. They have to sell ads to make money & stay in business. No one says you have to buy what they are advertising.
I absolutely love this magazine! It is a wonderful motivation for anyone who wants to be healthy and strong. I will be 38 in a few weeks, and am considering competing in a fitness competition because of this magazine. I read it from beginning to end, and my husband even reads it. He always asks if I saw the article on this or that, which is an indication that the information presented is useful and engaging. If you are serious about your health, want to get in shape or want to take your body to the next level, this is the magazine for you.
The BEST women's fitness magazine, no contest!
I have been trying for so long to find a women's fitness magazine out there that is this informative, motivating and jammed packed with useful stuff instead of a bunch of ads for years. I have been weight training and working out at the gym for almost 4 years and I can't tell you that my enthusiam for what I do in the gym 5-6 days a week has nearly TRIPLED! The first issue I read was the 75th issue with the 6 fitness pros on the cover. I have read that thing like 20 times since I got and I keep telling everyone how great this magazine is! It's like a one-stop shop for food and diet tips, weigth training and cardio, beauty tips, real stories and overalll inspiration. (Don't we all just wanna look like Maggie Diubaldo? I know I do :o)). This is it,look no further. For women who wanna stay fit or are even just thinking about stepping into a gym, you MUST subscribe to Oxygen, you will surely be as psyched as I am.
Professionals and Competitors
I love this magazine mainly because I am a figure and fitness competitor. It has great tips. If you are not competitor and just love to workout, this magazine is for you, too! You will get motivated by every article and meal plans! I do not recommend magazine for individuals who are just looking to get toned and not to cut body fat to supreme low levels. Oxygen can at times overly advertise the supplements. I used to get Shape mag but I did not like the models in that mag. They looked way too small to be advertising fitness. I highly recommend this mag for those individuals are INTERSTED IN COMPETITIONS!
Too Much Supplement Information
I have purchased several issues of Oxygen...I am serious about fitness...in fact I race kayaks and work out extensively in a gym. And I have liked alot of the information that Oxygen has...BUT I am put off by the large amount of the magazine that is supplement ads...and it does bias their articles...you will see them suggest supplements over food in many instances. So just beware of this as you pick through the good information from the hype to sell product.
Reviews can be misleading....
Oxygen is not a magazine for someone who's looking to work out just for general fitness and health. This is clearly geared toward competitors and professionals. I features women with bulging biceps and rippled abs. If that's your thing, then this is it. But for someone like me who wants to tone up, not bulk up, it wasn't the best choice. Oxygen also has way too many ads disguised as articles.