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Shape [Print + Kindle]

by Meredith
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)

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Fitness magazine is the authority for women who want to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. Fitness inspires women with personalized workout guides, timely health & nutrition advice, and beauty & style tips to achieve balance in mind, body and spirit. Review

Shape Magazine is one of the leading women's health and fitness publications. Its topics focus on empowering women to live life to the fullest by helping them gain control of both their mental and physical wellness. From healthy recipes and meal ideas to weight-loss strategies that work and guidance for maintaining your ideal weight, each volume of Shape Magazine gives you the motivation you need to make lifestyle changes that enhance your well-being.

Shape Magazine offers easy-to-understand workout instructions and detailed training plans tailored to your problem areas, complete with musical playlists that make reaching your individual fitness goals more fun. You'll also find advice for achieving salon-quality hairstyles at home and tips for everything from manicures to fashion choices, helping you make the most of your new-and-improved appearance. Its columns and features provide suggestions for keeping your goals on track, including sections that focus on taming stress and solving relationship issues.

With compelling photography, in-depth interviews, and success stories from real women, each issue of Shape Magazine gives women the inspiration they need to lead happier, healthier lives. Have you ever wondered how your favorite celebrities maintain such gorgeous figures? Along with counsel from the men and women who train them, you'll find exciting celebrity workouts and interviews with models, film stars, and television actresses in each issue.

A subscription to Shape Magazine gives you the knowledge and encouragement you need to make healthy lifestyle choices regarding your diet, exercise routines, and relationships.

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  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Meredith
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
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83 of 86 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad but leaves me wanting more variety February 6, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I've been a subscriber for two years, but I'm not going to renew this time. There are some great things about this magazine. There's always information about eating healthy, and many of the recipes are wonderful. Another feature is the Diary portion, where the magazine profiles individuals who have turned to fitness and healthy eating in order to lose weight. It's the most inspiring part of the magazine, and it's great that the magazine focuses on real women, not just how to tell those in perfect shape to stay in shape.
I do wish that the magazine would have a bit more variety. I feel like I keep seeing many of the same exercises repeated over and over. I also wish the magazine would realize that not all of us are in to New Age spirituality. If you do choose to subscribe, don't be surprised to see the latest issue at the newsstand before it arrives in your mailbox.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars do it for a year January 22, 2002
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Subscription Term Name:1 year
I'm a past subscriber of Shape magazine. I enjoyed the Success Stories the most - I'd like to see one of these as a main feature, with more exercise/diet details.
I did enjoy it for a couple of years, then I got a feeling of deja vu - the articles started getting a bit samey, like they're running out of ideas and recycling the same old stuff. I might buy the odd Shape issue on the newstand if a cover feature catches my eye, but now I'm trying out some other fitness magazines for variety.
I agree with another reviewer that too many of the exercises use machines - I'd much rather see handweights. Maybe when they recycle the same ol 'moves again, they could use free weights.
And the clothes profiled are too expensive, not to the mention the emphasis on vacationing at health spas (why do these always smell of staff junkets...)
My advice is to subscribe for a year or two, then reread the same issues again...
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as it used to be February 17, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I've been subscribing to Shape for two years now and I have decided not to renew my subscription this year. When I first began reading Shape, it was almost solely dedicated to fitness and health. Now it's about 50% beauty and fashion (and a lot is articles that are simply trying to push products). I disagree with the writer who said that she wished they would stop showing moves with gym machines; this is one of the few sections of SHAPE I enjoy reading, as it does give great instructions on how to use the machines (definitely cheaper than hiring a personal trainer). But I do agree with the previous comments that the stories are starting to all sound the same from month to month - especially the success stories. If you're just starting to exercise, this magazine will be helpful for you. But if you're a long-time exerciser, skip this one.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed!! 10% Substance 90% Advertisement December 29, 2005
By Heather
Subscription Term Name:1 year
I use to subscribe to SHAPE several years ago, and then it was packed full of great work out routines, meal plans, etc for women at all levels of fitness.

Well . . . my last few months of Shape have been a complete disappointment. I found very few pages of good genuine fitness and healthy eating advice. Instead, it ranks right up with Glamour in the category of magazines with the highest percentage of advertisements, nearly all of the excercise material is supposed "quick fix" fitness fluff which gives women very unrealistic expectations, and the healthy eating advise is absolutely elementary.

There is no substance in here for women like me, the average working woman who desire to live a healthy life everyday and have limited time to commit to exercise. I want a magazine that is inspiring with a focus on living a sustained healthy lifestyle, not a joke about getting flat abs in a week with illustrations of perfectly chiseled models who obviously do not face the body challenges of average women. I'm sorry but most women are not going to look like "her" after two weeks, or many months of Shape's 10-30 minute a day routines, but they sure lead you to beleive so.

I highly recommend "Her Sports" it is THE magazine for women desiring to live an active, day-to-day healthy life!
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Myths, half-truths and advertisements April 11, 2005
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Hardly an issue of "SHAPE" hits the newstands that does not prominently feature some article that sells some myth of fitness. There is almost always some article on "sculpting" followed by another implying there are some magic "spot reducing" exercise contained the pages. These two myths of fitness seem to be part of the magazine's core editorial policy. "Sculpting" is something done to clay, not muscles and fat, and "spot reducing" is a myth that ranks up there with the Flat Earth Society. I suspect the editorial staff of "SHAPE" promotes the kind of articles that espouse what people want to hear, not what is true about working out. Furthermore, nearly every photo of a strength training exercise features some hot-looking 20-something model using weights so light they wouldn't challenge a grandmother. Never will you see a picture of a model holding a weight that would be even slightly heavy for a healthy, fit woman of that age.

Mostly this magazine seems to be an excuse to sell ad space. Save your money and look elsewhere.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A decent fitness magazine IF you can overlook the flaws September 18, 2006
Subscription Term Name:1 year
About two years ago, I became a subscriber to Shape, mainly because I had received it for free as part of a package deal with another magazine. I had always liked browsing through issues of Shape in the supermarket, and I thought that being a subscriber would help support my fitness goals. Overall, I have enjoyed Shape and found it to be useful, but there definitely are some negatives, and the magazine might not be for everyone.

But first the good. Like many others have mentioned, what I most enjoy about Shape is their real-life weight stories featuring a nice variety of women, some of whom actually needed to *gain* weight in order to be healthy. I also love their relatively new feature in which they follow one of their own staffers on a year-long weight loss journey. Many of their other regular features are also excellent, particularly the body part-focused strength exercises and other how-to exercise guides. And I especially like that Shape uses "Reader Models" with so many of their articles--real life women of various ages (although admittedly, mostly in the 25-35 range) with normal, healthy, strong bodies. Finally, their featured exercise plans each month often offer some unique variations on traditional exercises, and the recipes are often quite good as well.

The main negative has already been brought up by many others here: the use of too-skinny, not overtly fit or strong models to illustrate much of the magazine. I find this extremely disappointing; I understand that to sell magazines, the models probably have to conform to some traditional standards of attractiveness, but those of us buying the magazine want to see women who are not only fit but also strong--show us some muscles now and then!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Ads.
I have been a subscriber since 2011 and while I use to truely love this magazine, I feel like it's all ads now and no actual content. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ashley
1.0 out of 5 stars Total waste of money!!
Super crappy magazine! Not only does it peddle useless advice, peppered with celebrity endorsements and a bunch of chemical diet supplements, it also brings you - every month -... Read more
Published 7 months ago by shopgirl76
5.0 out of 5 stars Great magazine
I really enjoy the magazine. I wasn't able to get the Kindle version since I don't own an actual Kindle product and only use the app on my iPad so I was disappointed about that.
Published 12 months ago by Teresa Keller
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this magazine
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars easy recipes. Should the editors revamp the magazine and ...
I have been a Shape subscriber for years and chosen to not renew. Too many ads, featured fashions are over the top expensive and very little in healthy, easy recipes. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Diana
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great articles!
Published 14 months ago by J. Gardner
1.0 out of 5 stars Never got my issues
I ordered this a long time ago and I never received one issue of this magazine
Published 15 months ago by RebelGirl13
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 16 months ago by ANGEL
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Very disappointed . I got this magazine years ago and it really focused on exercise and fitness for women, now its become more of a fashion and makeup magazine. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Lesa G. Hamilton
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Havent even got a magazine yet and i order in july
Published 17 months ago by Sarah
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