Jessica Simpson declines free lifetime membership to weight loss spa


The frenzy over Jessica Simpson’s weight has died down a little, but that doesn’t mean people still aren’t trying to make a buck off it. A great example is FBE Holistic Health & Fitness in Los Angeles. They’ve offered Jess a lifetime free membership (valued at a ridiculous $21,000 a year). And their main doctor has had the audacity to already come up with a diet and exercise plan for Simpson – apropos of nothing.

Simpson, however, has declined the offer – and has a damn good reason for it. She’s happy and doesn’t feel the need to go to Madonna-esq dieting extremes.

It’s no secret that Jessica Simpson ’s weight has gone up and down considerably over the years, but now the starlet has no excuse for any more fluctuations. The songstress was offered a lifetime membership (complete with personal consultations with doctors and trainers) to L.A.’s swanky star-studded FBE Holistic Health & Fitness, valued at a cool $21,600 per year.

The center’s in-house doctor, Ken Best, already designed a program for Jessica which involves limiting “inflammatory” foods such as bread, gluten, cheese and alcohol and a strict ratio of protein to carbs that he says will enable her to shed around 10 lbs. in the first 10 days. She was also offered an unlimited run of detoxing equipment like the Infrared Sauna and Air Therapy Machine and was advised by Best to take a leaf out of Madonna’s buff-bod book and get on the Whole Body Vibration Machine (we hear Madge has the pricey little device in her private home.)

However, Jessica declined the offer, and according to insiders, Miss Simpson’s body change is just an sign that she’s content and in love. “Jessica has been spending a lot of time in Texas so her eating habits have changed,” said our source. “And with Tony on hiatus, they’ve been eating out more and just enjoying life together.”

“When she has a guy, Jessica just seems to accept herself and stops obsessing over her body,” added the insider.

[From Fox News’ Pop Tarts]

I think Jessica should accept herself and not obsess over her body regardless of her dating life. But I’m glad she doesn’t feel pressured to take this doctor up on his offer. Seriously, if you equate any health or fitness concept to something Madonna does, no one in their right mind would want to be linked to it. But that Infrared Sauna and Air Therapy Machine sure sounds extreme enough for me to believe Madge owns one. It’s clear the “spa” is just trying to profit off of Jessica’s weight-based notoriety. She’s handled the whole thing with aplomb – unfortunately the same can’t be said for a lot of other people.

Not that a diet restricting bread, gluten, cheese and alcohol that makes you lose 10 pounds in 10 days sounds like something you couldn’t stick with in the long run or anything… but good for Jessica for saying no thanks.

Here’s Jessica Simpson arriving at LAX with several Louis Vuitton bags on Sunday. Images thanks to Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Ash says:

    I think she looks great in the picture? Even though her top is covered, her legs look a nice healthy size to me.

  2. Annie says:

    I’m never one to pass up free stuff….does this spa offer massages?

    I would’ve said yes and just gotten a massage every day without saying anything about the place. But I’m an opportunistic bitch. LOL

  3. Ash says:

    I agree, why not?

  4. SueZen says:

    Why is the media acting as if she’s 500 lbs? She looks healthy to me.

  5. Cake says:

    Exactly. So maybe she put a few pounds on over the holidays, everyone does, but just because she’s a star everone is taking it way out of hand.
    This is how eating disorders happen. It’s terrible.

  6. Eileen Yover says:

    I’m not a big fan of her -but she was or is not overweight. She just wore an unflattering outfit and had a camera shoot a picture of her upwards…that will make anyone look 20lbs heavier. I’m so tired of hearing about this-move on media!

  7. Dorothy says:

    My friends saw her open for Rascal Flatts in Rochester this weekend and said she looked really cute. not fat at all, her voice on the other hand…

  8. Codzilla says:

    Jessica bugs me, but the notion that she’s even a little bit overweight is insane.

  9. She’s not fat, but you could call me whatever you like if you’re going to give me a free lifetime membership to an $1800/month gym. The gym I go to costs $20/month.

  10. mel says:

    Does anyone have any idea where that gray sweater came from? I love it!

  11. TinaWithPom says:

    Jessica put on a little heft over the holidays… Such old news.

    Still, pass up free lifetime membership to a spa? Do you know how much those memberships cost!?! It’s swag! And methinks that a daughter of Joe Simpson would be silly not to make a quick grab for it.

  12. Annie says:

    So I just went to the site and…..

    A 90 minute massage is like 200 bucks.

    And she said NO?

    Wow. She’s dumber than I thought….

  13. Mooby says:

    Well, maybe they excluded massages from the offer.

    Wait, they said something of air machine infrared sauna whatever?
    Yeah, than she’s insane to say no!

  14. On the one hand . . . I’m . . . proud of Jessica. It takes a strong set of ovaries to pass up a deal like that – especially in the business she’s in.

    On the other hand, she’s a dumb-ass to pass up a deal like that! Free lifetime membership to a spa? I’d take that swag in a second! Providing, of course, that they supply white wine and “herbal supplements” for my workouts. (And whiskey and Swedes for the massages.)

  15. Diva says:

    I love that she told them to shove it up their bony asses!

  16. Sunnyjyl says:

    Jess looks great. I’ll be happy to take that free membership for her.

  17. Sunnyjyl says:

    for myself

  18. Maritza says:

    I bet Jessica is pregnant and she is just waiting to pass the safe 3 months to announce it.

  19. Nony says:

    “now the starlet has no excuse for any more fluctuations”

    Since when does she need an excuse? Fuck off media.

    And accepting the offer would be the same as saying “yes I am too fat, please milk me for the full publicity you can get out of having me as a member” – how humiliating. I wouldn’t accept either.

    I don’t care for her music, but I’m sympathising with her.

  20. Jag says:

    I would’ve taken that in a heartbeat, like y’all have said. Free services… wow…

    And the way I read the article blurb said that Madonna has the vibrational machine at home. I actually looked at getting one, but it was too costly, and something surfaced about it being bad on injured joints – or some such reason I decided to not pursue it at this time. (The makers of Soloflex and Bowflex make one.)

  21. zotrim says:

    This post is just the tip of the iceberg,