The Venus Transformation Contest

What Is the Venus Index Transformation Contest?(Scroll Down for Pictures)

Three times a year we hold a Transformation Contest and anyone who follows the Venus Factor system can participate.

Some basic info:

  • You have 12 weeks to prepare for the after pictures.
  • If you want to win you have to make the biggest transformation, build the most proportioned physique and have the best shape of all the contestants regardless of your weight or height. The closer you are to your ideal VI Metrics, the better your chance of winning.
  • To be eligible to participate you have to have the Venus Factor systems and use it to make your transformation.
  • If you place, you will be invited to record a live podcast interview with Venus Factor creator John Barban to inspire and share your transformation story with others.
  • Those who place and have the best sets of pictures (before and after) will be considered for cover model placement on one of our new programs or on the VI calendar for the following year. How is that for motivation? :)

Why participate in the contest?

Not only will you get into amazing shape, but you will also have pictures of yourself forever that show your hard work.  Don’t forget that you’ll get a chance to win prize money!!  What are you waiting for??

UPDATE for 2014:  Schedule of Events

Contest Rules and Regulations

 

Check Out the Previous Contests

Check Out Our Previous Contestants

From Just Reading and Wishing to Fitness Cover Model Body

The program has everything I have been searching for. The workouts are intelligently written and they will works.

I never followed through the fitness contest in the magazines, but this time having access to all those interviews, a great step-by-step program and a supportive community helped me stay on track and finish it.

…And I won! Twice!

I spend years consuming information, but I was just reading, not taking the action.

I bought all the DVD sets, gadgets, I got it all, but I never did anything and got any results.

I read about tons of diets, I spent lot of time reading about, it was my hobby, but my physique didn’t match this hobby, I never took any action.

I am glad I took the effort this time, because I look great and at a same time I’m in a shape that I can maintain for the rest of my life. On top of that I made several friends with the girls in the community and I have cover magazine pictures of myself that I can keep forever.

Get the Venus Index, join the community and start the journey today.

If I could do it, you can do it too.

Listen to Alisha’s interviews here: Takin’ it to the House: VI Contest Winner Alisha McGinn and How to Win Two Fitness Contests

Get the workout plan Alisha used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Anybody Can Get In Shape

I was pretty surprised when I saw my after pictures. I didn’t think I changed so much. The transformation was amazing.

I discovered the Venus Index through a friend of mine who won one of the previous Venus Index Contests.

I saw her transform in front of my eyes and it was obvious that she found something that worked.

So I asked her what her secret is. She told me that she is following a program called Venus Index and since I so her improve week by week I gave it a shot.

At the beginning I doubted the program, but then I saw my after pictures I was sold. I will stick to the Venus Index and I am not going to look for any other program anymore I have found what works, finally.

The great thing about this program is that they are not telling you when to work out. You can choose the days and the times yourself. I find this pretty helpful because I’m a mother of a three year old and I’m working nights, so I don’t have much time left in a day to work out.

However, Venus Index allowed me to structure my workouts around my lifestyle circumstances.

My advice is to just do it and trust the system, if it won’t work you can just move on and try other stuff, but trust me, it will work.

I’m 100% with this program.

If you follow it as it’s laid out, it will get you the results you want.

Listen to Brooke’s interview here: You Have Time to Work Out, You Just Need to Find It

Get the workout plan Brooke used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I Never Felt Confident Before, Now I Just Love Hanging out in Bikini

After I saw my pictures I just couldn’t believe that this is really the new me. It was amazing. Venus Index helped to design my body the way I wanted and shape it into its ideal shape.

I just calculated my ideal measurements based on my height, stopped focusing on my weight, started following the workouts and after 12 weeks I completely transformed my body.

And I hit my numbers exactly as I set out.

That’s why it’s such a great program. I know what to expect, where to get, I have a specific goal I know I can achieve, because it’s calculated for me personally not for somebody else.

My workouts suddenly have a purpose. I just don’t go to the gym to do endless hours of cardio and ab crunches.

I followed the VI workouts and they helped me build a body that is based on the best women’s proportions and hourglass shape.

..And it works, I have done it and the results are AWESOME!

I always felt good in clothes, but never in bikini. Now I am even more confident when  I am in bikini at a beach than when I’m just in jeans.

Thanks guys from the Venus Index for being specific and the girls in the community for such huge support!

Listen to Carrie’s interview here: From Atkins to Vegetarianism All the Way to Venus Index

Get the workout plan Carrie used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

42 Year Old Mother & Wife Decided to Get in Shape

I’m 5’6’’, 42 years old, mother and a wife and because of my parents I developed an orthorexia and food schizophrenia.

At the end of day I was always resentful and depressed and used food to calm me down, which resulted in a lot of guilt afterwards.

At one time in my life I was close to 180 pounds.

Despite the fact that I was eating “clean” and “healthy foods” during the day and everybody view me as the healthy food expert, I wasn’t very happy with my weight.

I realized that I needed to change this approach. I tried dozen of diets including paleo and the zone diet. It worked for a while, but required lot of energy and time.

Then when I searched for a better way of doing this I stumbled across the Venus Index.

The Venus Index is amazing. The approach logical and it makes so much sense. It’s more flexible and simpler than anything I have tried in my life so far and I tried a lot of diet approaches.

When my husband got back home after several months, he was astonished by my transformation. I’m proud of my accomplishments and happy with myself now.

What I was doing before was just a waste of time and it’s a pity I didn’t discovered this earlier.

I never thought I could go to my pre-baby weight, or even further. Now I feel that anything is possible.

And if I can do it, everybody can!

Listen to Elisa’s interview here: From Food Schizophrenia to Placing In Venus Index Contest and You Have to Deal with the Inner Issues First

Get the workout plan Elisa used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Venus Index Systems Are Better than Your Regular Fitness Advice

It took me six months until I decided to try the Venus Index Program, I regret not trying it sooner.

Once I read the manual, I realized that my approach so far was too complicated. Everything I read in the manual made so much sense to me, it was written in an easy to understand way and I got hooked immediately.

In the past I really tried it all, paleo, vegetarianism, veganism, counting macronutrients, six bodybuilding meals a day and countless other diets.

I was following advice from a bodybuilder I worked for. I saw her on stage and she looked great, so I thought that she knows it all, but what I didn’t realize is how she looked the rest of the year and that after the show she would rebound and gain 30 pounds as a result.

I was always unhappy, grumpy and bitchy, because I was always cravings sweets and thinking about chocolate 24/7.

This all changed once I started following the Venus Index protocol.

I love the program, I got in a great shape again, but this time I could maintain it. That was huge for me, no more strict six meals a day, and no rebounds after summer, and I feel great, I am always in an amazing mood, because I don’t eliminate sweets and chocolate from my life anymore.

I did this with less strict approach, less complicated methods and less effort than in the past.

Trust yourself, trust the concept and just go for it. I did and it was one of the best decisions of my life.

Listen to Gillian’s interview here: Gillian Tried Every Diet, Then She Fell in Love with Venus Index

Get the workout plan Gillian used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Fitness Model: “Venus Index Gave Me the Needed Confidence”

I started doing fashion modeling photoshoots and shows a while back. I was working out, I had a trainer and I was quite happy with the results. I was both healthy and in shape.

Then I went to a fitness competition and I was absolutely stunned and amazed by the community, everybody there was in a phenomenal shape.

I was inspired by the people and I wanted to look like those girls.

Since a friend of mine told me about Venus Index, I wanted to give it a shot and see whether it helps me or not.

The main challenge for me was working out alone, I never tried that, I always had a trainer or somebody with me. I lacked confidence being alone in the gym.

Venus Index was a big confidence booster, for the first time I followed a program all by myself. And the results were amazing. Just follow the program as it’s written, don’t try to add anything extra.

When you are on stage, nobody cares how much you weight, it’s all about how you present yourself, how you look and if you have better proportions then the girls next to you.

And this is what Venus Index is all about – Proportions and shape.

Listen to Katia’s interview here: Fitness Model Tries Venus Index (And Gets Results!)

Get the workout plan Katia used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I’ve Never Been So Happy and Proud of Myself Before

I’m 26 and look better than ever. It’s still hard to accept that this is really how I look now. It takes some time to get used to your new body after a big transformation.

However, I am super happy with the way I look and am very proud of my body and my accomplishments.

In the past I didn’t look exactly the way I wanted and wasn’t able to keep the unwanted weight off. I would always gain and lose 20 pounds every year. It was depressing, frustrating and exhausting.

And now? I have a six pack and slim and toned body that I can sustain all year round.

That is a big difference, but I wouldn’t be able to do that if it wasn’t for Venus Index Workout and the girls in the community.

The Venus Index Program is created in a smart, but simple to understand and follow way; it’s based on science and math, no BS.

The community is amazing too. I made so many friends there that I lost count; we talk all the time and hang out a lot.

It’s great to have somebody who can help you stay on track that was huge for me. I have never seen such a friendly group of girls willing to help each other out.

Don’t waste another second and get on board and join us too.

The program will transform your body and if you have any questions you can ask me or some other girls on the forum for help and we will give you the best tips we know.

Listen to Kelly’s interview here: How to Learn from Past Failure: Interview with Kelly Hancock

Get the workout plan Kelly used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Venus Index System – Finally Something That Works

When I was at university I had a typical student life. No sports, just sedentary lifestyle, eating and drinking  with friends a lot.

Then I got job, got married, had a lot of stress like everyone else and just end up eating a lot. I ate my way to 160 pounds. And I’m just a little over five feet tall.

I was pretty unhappy with the way I looked. I started running, because I really wanted to get rid of this extra weight. I lost about 30 pounds and got to 130. Then I got stuck and I started feeling really frustrated, after a while my eating crapped up again and I started gaining weight AGAIN.

I really wanted to get this area handled so I started reading more books and consuming fitness media. At one point I was even considering becoming a fitness trainer and getting the certificate to learn all their secrets. What was I thinking?

After stumbling around a bit and searching the internet I’ve found the Venus Index systems and the Venus Index community.

Venus Index allowed me to get in touch with my primary goal again and they showed me the simplest and easiest steps to get in shape. Now I can spend time doing what really works to get me to my goals.

Now I am happy with the way I look. I have also placed second in the fitness contest and I have great pictures for the rest of my life.

Listen to Lara’s interview here: This Is How You Transform to Venus in 12 Weeks

Get the workout plan Lara used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Better Results with Simpler Approach

I never found a good plan and never even stick to any program for too long. Then my co-worker sent me and email with a link to Venus Index. Looking at the transformations that all the girls made was huge wake up call for me.

I was giving up and the Venus Index came exactly at a right time. I was curious what it can do for me, so I bought it.

…And I was shocked. Venus Index system was a completely new approach to me. I never tried anything like it, the workouts were challenging and the diet simple, completely contrary to what I did in the past.

This is the first time I realized that losing fat and getting in shape is not complicated, in fact it’s pretty simple stuff.

In the past I would lose few pounds, but then it would stop and I never got anywhere.

I was bit worried that I will have to go very strict and spend my day in a gym, avoid any sweets, but I was very surprised when I found out that all of this is unnecessary and that the strictness is actually what keeps people struggling with getting in shape.

I didn’t even go to the gym; I was just working out at home.

And I didn’t even have to restrict myself at social events, pretty much no one knew what I was doing.

It was really the easiest thing I have ever done.

 

Listen to Michelle’s interview here: Make It Simple, Make It Work

Get the workout plan Michelle used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I Was Never So Lean and in Such a Great Shape as I’m Now at the Age of 50

I have been training for several years. I never competed and I worked out hard but never got the shape I really wanted. I was always doing just what the guys were doing at the gym and not aiming for any specific shape.

I just lifted some weights for about 30 minutes, ran 6 miles and that was it, no structured plan whatsoever.

I was stuck, I was training almost every day, but I wasn’t happy with the way I looked.

It wasn’t until I found Venus Index that I finally reshaped my body. I was very skeptical at first. I just jumped in and started the workouts for a three months as a test drive and the results blown me away. It completely changed my body and my whole life.

After doing the Venus Index program I realized that before I was doing almost everything wrong and probably way too complicated.

I’m 50 and I’m in the leanness and best shape of my life.  I have never been happier.  My husband is the envy of his friends that he “got a new wife” in our mid life.

Guys are complimenting me on getting lean and in shape. Girls too and when they ask about my secret I always tell them to check out the Venus Factor, the best program I’ve ever tried and the only one that got me results and body that I can maintain all year round.

I like where I am now and I want to stay there, I will keep using the Venus Factor workouts, they are amazing.

Listen to Roberta’s interview here: Be in the Best Shape of Your Life at 50 and Starting a Fitness Career at Age 51

Get the workout plan Roberta used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I Finally Have the Tool to Make My Dreams a Reality

When I took the before pictures, I knew I have to do something with myself.

In the past I kind of convinced myself that I’m problematic and can’t achieve a good looking body. I just tried so many things in my life, and always failed, that I thought I was the thing that was wrong and broken, it never occurred to me that the systems I followed in the past were flawed in a first place.

The community and the podcasts were really an asset and huge support for me. When I had a bad day, I would just post there and immediately felt better after the supportive comments. I had some backwards days, crazy work, and weak will power at some days, but support from the community really helped me keep going.

And the Venus Index was just so simple to follow. At one point in my life there wasn’t any variation. I was trying to figure out how to eat the right portion of macronutrients, coming up with some crazy menus, leaving no room for variability, forcing myself to eat stuff I didn’t want to eat, eating in secrecy and all of that craziness. Those diets lasted just for a few days and I felt miserable afterwards.

I still have a way to go, but I finally for the first time in my life have tools to make my dreams happen. I’m finally in control. I also have something to work towards to. It’s not just about losing weight, I have tangible measurements to aim for, it’s really exciting.

Venus Index is truly a great system.

Listen to Maro’s interview here: Social Support: Gotta Give it to Get it

Get the workout plan Maro used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Never Had My Waist This Small and My Butt This Cute

I wanted to look better, but I wasn’t really sure how to do it. I always worked to keep the blood flowing and relieve the stress, but while the wheels were spinning I wasn’t going anywhere, because I didn’t know where to go. I was going to the gym regularly, but I was directionless and that always had demotivating effect on me.

I was bored with my workouts all the time. So in this the Venus Index workouts were incredibly helpful. I changed into a person that loves working out, is full of energy, and doesn’t get bored from the workouts.

I wouldn’t probably make such an incredible transformation if it wasn’t for the VI community. That was really helpful and helped me get going regardless of what was going on in my life.

This was a wonderful experience and it helped me with stress at my life and work, after 9 years I finally had the courage to tell my boss about my work challenges.

Before Venus Index I was flat and not exactly in a shape. Now I can finally see some curves, amazing. Following this work out and doing the contest was the best thing I have ever done,

Listen to Caroline’s interview here: Sweet Caroline! Interview With VI 2nd Place Finisher

Get the workout plan Caroline used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

My Tailor Told Me I Look Better than Any Other Local Girl

I love the idea of using body shape and some sort of index as a goal, this got me interested in the first place.

Even though I quite didn’t get the whole 12 weeks and was few weeks short, and I had to overcome my cultural differences, I did it, I transformed and did great in the contest. The program is awesome. This is the first thing that ever worked for me, and I tried 25 programs in total so far! I finished them all, but without any results.

I am very satisfied and pleased with my final look.

Other people are noticing too. Even my tailor told me that I look better than the locals (I live in Hong Cong for the most part of the year).

There are different body shapes and you can build all of them, so I think that it’s important to work out with the Venus Index basic elements in your workouts, because otherwise you can really screw up your shape and look average or below average like the most of the women in here.

I can really recommend the workout and especially the forum, so helpful, love it.

Listen to Kimberley’s interview here: An Every Day Venus

Get the workout plan Kimberley used to get in this shape: Original Venus Index System

My Eating Disorder Just Went Away, I can Finally Eat Like a Normal Person

I was pretty much a normal size child growing up, up until the age of 13. Then I developed an eating disorder, I binged a lot, ate enormous amounts of meals and gained a lot in as little as twelve months and got overweight quickly.

I then went for therapy and ate basically protein, vegetables and fruits. Everything else was categorized as the devil. I was vegan, vegetarian and I also followed Atkins’s for some time.

Then I found the Venus Index and its diet protocols. They showed me the truth.

I’m glad I find the Venus Index systems, because my husband was really struggling with my inability to eat like a normal person. We would travel to Italy I would just not eat like everyone else and would have to get my special meals, because what was on the menu was forbidden, that’s a no way to live!

I would have social issues because of this. I would then end up eating in secrecy and feel guilty about it afterwards. I learnt about my mistakes and now eating is fun and a positive experience for me and I no longer have any social problems, because my eating disorder is gone.

I basically dived in. I saw the Venus Index transformations, so I was like “I want that”, got the program immediately, got on forums, and started interacting and immediately following the protocols.

And the weight just fell off.

The program is great, it’s all based on science, it all makes sense and is simple to follow.

Listen to Heather’s interview here: How Heather Went from Disordered Eating to Flexible Social Life and Venus Body

Get the workout plan Heather used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I’m Starting to Recommend This Approach to My Patients

Due to stress from exams I noticed I was moving away from my fit body and started gaining some fat, I noticed the same was happening to my colleagues.

And even though I wasn’t in such a great shape anymore, I was still putting the same effort into it, I still ate six times a day, made sure I got protein and carbs, but I was stuck and started looking for some fitness program.

I didn’t want to be a powerlifter, a bodybuilder or an athlete, I just wanted to be fit, healthy, have good body proportions and confidence.

Then I found the Venus Index. And once I read the program I was amazed, I loved the research behind it, I even looked some off it up in our University library.

After 12 weeks I felt healthier, looked better, noticed an increase in confidence and I’ve done all of this by doing simpler and easier stuff than before.

Now I even recommend my new approach to my patients and point them out in this direction for resources, but not all of them are willing to put in the effort of course. However, girls get in shape, the body you will have is worth the effort in the gym and the kitchen. Today when I look at a photo of some model, I don’t wish to look like them, I don’t want their body, I want mine, because I like mine and I’m happy and proud of the physique I’ve built.

And what I learnt through Venus Index is that you don’t have to do anything crazy, I can still eat at big social events if I want to.

Listen to Tania’s interview here: Body Shape: The Difference between Good and Exceptional

Get the workout plan Tania used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I Suddenly Have Energy to Do Achieve Anything I Want To

I bought several fitness program, but results weren’t that great and I wanted some guidance and structure.

I was lucky to realize the weight lifting isn’t just for men and if I start training it won’t turn me into some shemale bodybuilder without breasts, is a myth.

Venus Index helped me understand that lifting heavy is the key to a healthy and good looking body.

I just wish I knew this when I was younger. I have literally wasted years of my life, that I could look great if I followed the principles of Venus Index earlier.

I even completely changed the way people see me, a friend told me that she admires my endless energy. She wouldn’t say that about me a year ago.

Listen to Stephanie’s interview here: Accepting Venus as her new Identity: Interview with Stephanie S

Get the workout plan Stephanie used to get in this shape: Original Venus Index System

I Wasn’t This Lean and Fit Since I Was a Teenager

I love my pictures, very excited, this is the look I really wanted my entire life. I’m 46 years and I’ve finally achieved it.

And I owe this achievement to John and Brad from Venus Index, because I wouldn’t have gotten in such a shape without them and their program.

The most amazing thing?

I have abs!

And I’ve never had visible abs in my life.

Thinking about it, I wasn’t this lean and fit since I was a teenager.

And my husband loves my change. The results I’ve gotten from using the Venus Index are so amazing that he started using the Adonis Index program John put together for men.

Listen to Naomi’s interview here: Putting it all Together: VI Open Winner Naomi Sandoval and How Many Contests Does it Take to Become Venus?

Get the workout plan Naomi used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

At 49 I Have a Body That Most 20 Years Old Women Would Kill For

 

When I was younger I just wanted to look better, but now it’s still about looking like a fitness model, but more about being functional, stay healthy, avoid injury and recover quickly. I want to be able to do the same things I do now when I’m 70. I don’t want to be like those old people, who can barely walk and they easily break a bone, because they are just too fragile form not training.

Today I have a physique that many 20 year old girls would kill for.

Thanks to Venus Index I have the tools to maintain it with very little effort.

My advice?

Follow the Venus Index workouts and train heavy. The heavy training is the key. You will never see me doing cardio; I’m always in the weight room. Because that’s where the best physiques are built, don’t be scared of weights, it won’t turn you into a bulky bodybuilder, quite the opposite. Heavy weights will help you build a toned, curved body and if you follow the Venus Index workouts, you will achieve your ideal proportions as well.

You don’t have to eat six times a day and you can still enjoy your weekly barbecues.

Get the Venus Index, get in shape, and expend the quality of your life today!

Listen to the interviews with Kris here: Muscle Building is a Lifestyle: Interview with Kris West and Original Venus Says: You Can Look Amazing and Still Have Your Cookies

Get the workout plan Kris used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

After Pregnancy, Wins Transformation Contest

A few years back I hated every single picture of myself. Today I can stand up in front of a mirror and simply say “wow”.

I used my first pregnancy as an excuses to eat whatever I wanted and I gained a lot.

Now after second pregnancy I look and feel better than ever before, because I decided to use the Venus Index approach throughout the pregnancy this time.

Listen, today I have a daughter, a newborn and a job. And I still managed to win the contest.

You have to stop making excuses or yourself and just do it.

There is no way around. And you can do it, if I can, you can do it too.

The Venus Index workouts are great and the community is amazing. Keeping in touch with women who were all going through this process with me (or maintaining or tweaking their Venus bodies) helped me so much!  I can’t say enough about the community and the women in it.  I have never been part of an online community like this one-it is truly special.

Thanks for an awesome set of programs and an amazing community!

Listen to the interview with Shannon here: After Pregnancy, Wins Transformation Contest

Get the workout plan Shannon used to get in this shape: Original Venus Index System

After 40 Years of Unsuccessful Dieting There is Still Hope

At the beginning I was skeptical, but I realized that I have nothing to lose, because if the Venus Index program wouldn’t work for me, I can always ask for my money back.

After doing some lurking and posting on the Venus Index community I decided to just stick to the workouts. That has been the best thing for me.

I started very slow, doing very light weights in my home, and once I learned the moves and was not too embarrassed I started going to a gym to work out there.  As I progressed I started needing heavier weights for a lot of the exercises and that’s been a big motivation, to see myself improve.

Going to the gym and increasing my weights has been a real game changer for me. After about 2 or 3 weeks of doing Venus Index is when I started to see more progress in a mirror noticed that I lost a few pounds of fat.

I am known for starting things and then letting life get in the way and not finishing because of some excuses. Well-being 53 years old, I am out of excuses, there is no time like the present! So this is the beginning of a long journey for me.  I like where my body is heading and want to keep moving forward.

Thank you John, Brad and Brad.

Listen to the interview with Terry here: After 40 Years of Unsuccessful Dieting There is Still Hope

Get the workout plan Terry used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

I’m 52 Year-old Wife, Mother of Four, But Venus Index Helped Me Get Ripped

As a mother I didn’t devote a lot of time to my own fitness.  In my late thirties, I began going to the gym and incorporating resistance training along with cardio.

I’d just go to the gym, pick the weights and lift. While I did get pretty good results, it wasn’t significant and not even that, but I also go bored of this and had hard time sticking to my routine since there wasn’t any plan.

So what became really challenging for me was always having the motivation to work out. Workouts can become pretty boring if you let them.

My son, a long time fan of Brad and John, told me about the Venus Index. I knew immediately that I wanted to take on this challenge.  I needed a structure in my routine and a fresh and new workout plan; Venus Index gave me a new focus and motivation with a goal of seeing measurable results in twelve weeks!

I’ve also enjoyed not having to “plan” my own workouts, but to be able to just do what someone else (that actually knows how to design a workout) with a lot of knowledge planned for me. It’s been great this way, I can just print it and hit the gym without any preparation!

Thanks John and Brad, I’m glad my son told me about you guys!

Listen to the interview with Rhonda here: You Can Be in Your Best Shape of Your Life in Your 50′s

Get the workout plan Rhonda used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

“For the First Time in My Life I Finally finished Something”

Training with Venus Index has been a life-changing experience for me.  For one, I actually FINISHED something.  I have started countless 12-week programs and have never finished one

I was surprised that my body changed so much. I still can’t believe it’s my head on this body. I have muscle tone and shape that I have never had before. And I weigh less than I did in high school!

One of the biggest motivations for me is being a good example for my son.  I don’t want him to see his mom struggle with eating issues and poor self-esteem.  I want to have that area handled.  I am well on my way there.  When I decided what I want, which is one child and good looking body, I felt like I had my life back.  I have a brighter outlook on my life because I know I am not going to be just a Mom.  I am a woman with interests and passion who also happens to be a great mother. The next greatest motivation was the community and the close friendships I formed there.  There are some girls that I can email with every single day.

During the contest I was being constantly challenged from outside factors, but I had the support of the other women in the community and that kept me going. Thank you for creating this amazing program.  It has changed my life and I could not be happier!!

Listen to the interview with Alicia here: Are You Afraid of Going to the Gym?

Get the workout plan Alicia used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

“I only wish I had found it months earlier”

I was thrilled to discover a set of quantifiable measurements I could further train my body to. At the time, I didn’t really know where I should or wanted to go “next” with my physique and fitness goals. Finding the VI metrics gave me a new measure of refinement to work towards so I became active in the community and decided to enter the contest.

Working with the VI programs has been rewarding in so many ways and it has been a terrific learning experience for me.

I learned more about what my body is capable of and I gained strength, stamina and balance. I learned new methods of training and new exercises and I learned which exercises are more or less well suited to the needs of the female physique.

Having made my own extensive researches before purchasing the VI program I was excited to discover NEW exercises and methods so closely in accordance with my own beliefs and suspicions.

I only wish I had found it months earlier!

Thanks for the program!

Listen to the interview with Carla here: Being Active and Purposeful Training for Looks Is Totally Different

Get the workout plan Carla used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

You Don’t Have to Be Obsessive about Fitness to Look like When You Were 18

As a trainer I believe that you can do anything given the right support and I found this support through Venus Index that I found through Brad Pilon.

Just by looking at the system I knew these people understood what they were doing and the whole concept of a scientific formula determining the perfect hourglass shape just made it more attractive to me. So I bought it because it promised I could reach my ultimate dream body by training 3x week which as a trainer I told myself NO WAY that it’s possible but it was so cheap (FYI as a trainer I charge as much as 95$ an hour!) that I said to myself what the hell I need a program and a support of the Venus Community.

You should have seen the look on my face just in the first week’s measurements… I was soaring! I had such great results.

And I remind you that that I have a baby to breastfeed every 3 hours and a 1 and a half year old to tend to and I still train clients part time and take care of the house and meals for my dear husband who is a president of a midsized electronics company and has no time to help me with these things, so NO I didn’t do the extra cardio I thought I had to put in (and in any case I hate with a passion).

I just did the training program and the simple eating plan as told and it’s really not a whole lot compared to what I used to do and how I used to train to get into at least a decent shape before finding the Venus Index.

My journey therefore continues and I am so grateful to John who is an amazing guy by the way, he’s the type of trainer that a trainer like me looks up to. It’s important to understand that a complete program like this one is very hard to find and making things easier to do is essential for success when you’re too busy with your own life, let professionals like John, Brad and his team (yes their team because they are also FANTASTIC responding practically within the hour for any inquiries) ENSURE you have ALL the tools you need to reach the BEST SHAPE you have ever been in your entire life and your only responsibility is commit to JUST DO IT no excuses, not with a program like Venus Index that works no questions asked as long as you do it.

Listen to the interview with Jannette here: You Don’t Have to Be Obsessive about Fitness to Look like When You Were 18

Get the workout plan Jannette used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Your Transformation Into Venus Is Going to Be Both Physical and Mental

What a journey this has been!

It took me a while to figure out how to handle my body, but here I am at the end of the 4th Venus Index Transformation Contest and though I always think I could have pushed harder and better, I am proud of where I am right now and today.

In fact, just seeing the progression and noticing seemingly idiotic things like fitting into old jeans and not having to pose only from a certain angle in photos, is worth every effort and every setback that I have faced thus far.

I continue to learn and discover new things about myself, about self-sabotage, about overcoming challenges and just getting back up on track. Though I am still even now not at VI numbers yet, without following the Venus Index approach this year I wouldn’t even be where I am today.

At the beginning of the journey I was tottering at 164-168 lbs… I am at 151-155 lbs now, but the difference in my body composition is even more noticeable then just those few pounds.

Thanks John for coming up with the Venus Index workout. I can just get to the gym, not having to plan my workouts, I can just follow the plan. And it’s ten times better than any plan I could do myself.

Hell of a journey lies ahead, and I don’t think I am ever going to give up until I reach not only my VI measurements but also sanity and a new balance with eating habits. Besides this very self-focused journey, I have also found and have been able to maintain real friendships and get support and hopefully give support to the fellow Venuses on the forum.

Listen to the interview with Olya here: Your Transformation Into Venus Is Going to Be Both Physical and Mental

Get the workout plan Olya used to get in this shape: Original Venus Index System

What If You Have Never Lifted Weights, Can You Still Do This?

I have never done a dieting plan before or even really focused on working out.

I have been a runner on and off and have generally eaten healthy.

While doing this program, though, I learned that eating is so much more than just healthy food and that exercise is so much more than just having a fast heart rate.

I learned that my body can function on foods I choose to put into it and that I get to choose what my body looks like.

I learned that the control I gained from walking away from food because I had already had my calorie count meant I could also walk away from other areas in life that were causing my stress.

I also learned how to make my body work for me. I also learned to have patience with myself as I watched the choices I make yield results I had hoped for.

I learned to stop comparing myself to others and realize my own path in life is unique just as my body type is unique.

I can celebrate wins with others because I understand it is not a competition but an experience. I will get out of it exactly what I put into it, just not necessarily in the time frame I see in my mind.

Above all else, I learned to just have fun with the journey.

Thank you guys for giving this opportunity, I learned so much and I’m discovering even more every day.

Listen to the interview with Heidi here: What If You Have Never Lifted Weights, Can You Still Do This?

Get the workout plan Heidi used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

You Can Change the Way You Look

My VI experience started when my boyfriend who trains with Adonis showed me the Venus Index program.

It seemed logical and the ideas about body metrics sounded very interesting, but I just didn’t believe in bodybuilding for women.

I never thought I could change how I look and I thought that working out is stupid.

However, I saw the amazing transformations on the web that others girls made after following the Venus, so I got the program and started training with it.

I wanted to be fit and toned, but I thought it’s going to be so hard that I won’t be able to achieve it, especially after the first workout that was very difficult for me – I couldn’t even do the pushups.

But after a while I was getting stronger and the workouts started to feel really good.

I actually started enjoying them!

All in all it was a very good experience for me.

Now I know I can push my limits much more than I ever thought I could…and … I can do pushups J.

Thank you guys for the work and dedication you put into this and I can  tell you honestly I think is a program I will use for a long time from now on.

Listen to the interview with Ioana here: You Can Change the Way You Look

Get the workout plan Ioana used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

Mastering Martial Arts Doesn’t Mean You’ll Build a Great Body

I started VI a little over a year ago.  I was around 168 lbs, a size 12 and pushing the edge of “average” and looking dumpy square in the eye.  I suffered from undiagnosed digestive issues, I regularly paid for bootcamp classes, I did one or two spin classes a week and walked my dogs.  Even though I wasn’t falling into the “Obese” category, I was getting close.

After a few months of using VI I am 138 lbs, a size 6 and definitely moving off not just from the “Almost Obese” category, but even form the “Average” category into the “I look good” category.

That’s quite amazing to me!

And considering I do just three VI workouts a week now.

Oh and do not think for a moment that this is some uninteresting struggle, I had fun the whole time. And oh did I ever laugh.  I laughed at me, I made other people laugh and I laughed at other people’s flavor of silly.  I found a core group of ladies on the forums that I will call MINE forever.  NO issue was too silly.  No question was too stupid.  No topic was off limits.  And in some cases, no information was too much.  They leaned on me, I leaned on them, and we made real lasting friendships.

I love that VI and this contest is NOT the end of my journey.  And I love that I can trust the system.  I know that the system will continue to help me get as far down the road as I chose to go.  All I need to do is sensible eating whatever I want within a calorie range, continue to do workouts that focus on the proportionate VI shape, and make sure to pay attention to the updates and improvements to help us get there and STAY there.  And… I really loved doing my pictures at the end of 12 weeks.

They may not be the best pictures in the world, but to me :) they are priceless because it was so much fun doing them.

Listen to the interview with Judy here: Mastering Martial Arts Doesn’t Mean You’ll Build a Great Body

Get the workout plan Judy used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

From Fragile to Venus

I was nerdy, quiet, poor, a horrible dresser, teen acne, rode a bike to school, one of my parents was an immigrant. Had an afterschool job dressed as a chicken. This made me ripe for being picked on. I arrived to class one day to see the poster on my locker. “UGLIEST GIRL of Central High School.”

I dived headfirst into fitness after graduation. I scored near perfect on my pt test in the Army, became a marathon training coach, received my personal trainer certification. But I never felt beautiful.

In Venus, I found a program that wasn’t just about taking me to the point of thinness. This program would help me to get that smoking HOT factor. I wanted my high school bullies to see me and be floored.

Back in high school I asked one of the few boys who didn’t tease me, to prom. His response? “I don’t date ugly.” On vacation to my hometown, I ran into this person I haven’t seen since graduation. “April? You look great!” He then asked if I was available for drinks. My response was in the negative. He was no Adonis.

Thank you Venus for giving me the Wow factor and giving me the ability to take revenge in the sweetest way.

Listen to the interview with April here: From Fragile to Venus

Get the workout plan April used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

No More Fat Clothes and Yo-Yo Diets

7 short months ago, I was sick of rebounding again after all the effort I had put into losing weight, I was at one of my highest weights in my life – 185 pounds!

I worked really hard to diet and work out through May of 2011 and got down to 148 which is the slimmest I can remember being in my teens. By February 2012, my weight had crept up again to 165.

I have struggled with weight since I can remember even knowing what weight is, probably around 3rd grade.

I was DONE yoyo’ing. I needed something that worked but was maintainable. I started searching for something that would work.

…Then I came across VI.

Finally! Someone put a number to my height. And it was NOT weight!

What? That is brilliant, using Fibonacci’s golden ratio for asthetics!

Well, I liked it when I saw it. But I already paid for a gym membership. I was not going to spend MORE money.

I started listening to the podcasts…I listened to the ENTIRE archive during the next few weeks. All that did was convince me that this was going to work and I set my sights on the next contest which was not until May.

I hopped on board. At VI, I found a supportive community of Venuses who really care and help you. I even made texting buddies to help keep me accountable. I stumbled forward, as we say. And it worked, I am committed to this program FOR LIFE!

Listen to the interview with Liss here: Say NO to Yo-Yo Diets and Dump Fat Clothes For Good

Get the workout plan Liss used to get in this shape: The Venus Factor System

 

Learn how to prepare for the best photo’s ever:

Preparing For Your Contest Photo Shoot – Part 1: Posing Practice

Preparing For Your Contest Photo Shoot – Part 2: Photography And Lighting

Preparing For Your Contest Photo Shoot – Part 3: The Final Week

 

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