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Does It Work: Fitness products for 2016

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

Most people wish they had a "beach body," but for many of us, achieving beach body results through exercise is easier said than done. 

That's why the makers of the 10-Minute Trainer came up with a routine that claims to get you in shape in just 10 minutes a day. 

Our tester, Samantha Ripkin, followed the routine outlined in the DVDs and watched her calorie intake. At the end of one month she'd lost a total of five pounds and five inches in her total body measurements. 

"I don't think it's a video that I would do for extreme weight loss right away because it's only 10 minutes, but for getting in shape and trying to tone," said Ripkin. 

Ripkin said it is definitely worth 10 minutes of your time, but with a price tag of $39.95 plus shipping and handling from the product website you'll have to make that determination for yourself. Our tester gave the 10-Minute Trainer system 4 stars. 

If you're more interested in bulking up in 2016, maybe the Iron Gym is more your style. 

Iron Gym claims it can turn any door into your own personal gym in just seconds. 

Fitness trainer Jeff De Groff tests out the product. Once he had it securely in place, he was able to show our cameras that the Iron Gym offers three different grips that you can use: narrow, wide and neutral. 

De Groff also demonstrated how to use the Iron Gym on the ground for pushups, dips and crunches. 

"It's good for your upper back, great bicep workout too because you're pulling," De Groff said.

De Groff did discover the Iron Gym doesn't have the strength to hold body weight if you have a larger or smaller than average door frame. 

The Iron Gym is available for less than $25 on Amazon

"It all comes down to whether or not your house is accessible for it. that's all it comes down to, other than that it's a great piece of equipment," said De Groff. 

De Groff gave the Iron Gym 4.5 stars. 

A product called The Push Trainer is a third product that aims to slim you down in 2016 using the power of air to do it. 

The Push Trainer claims to be a portable, light-weight device that can strengthen muscles and burn calories when used less than 15 minutes per day.  

We asked two testers to try Push Trainer out: Emily Marvin and Matthew Kokish. Each used The Push Trainer for one month. 

Both Kokish and Marvin say they liked the conveniences of The Push Trainer. 

"I would use it watching TV, or in the bedroom, anywhere," said Kokish. 

Marvin was pleased with her results.

"I can feel a lot in my legs and thighs especially," said Marvin. "I can definitely tell that there's been some toning."

Kokish said he never really felt the burn of a real workout and prefers the gym to The Push Trainer. 

With a price tag of nearly $60 on the product website it's up to you whether the conveniences of Push Trainer is worth the price. 

Our testers gave Push Trainer 3.5 stars. 

If you have any health concerns, don't forget to talk to a doctor before beginning any new exercise routine. 

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