Weights - Core and Balance
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Tue May 06 00:00:00 MDT 2014jevans1231 Rating:5.0
I love my new vibration machine. I'm not sure if I have lost any weight yet but i''m not as sore after working out at the gym.
Tue May 17 00:00:00 MDT 2011healingmindn Rating:5.0
Rec'd the item within a few days. Was shipped directly from distributor here in CA. Easy to assemble even from the tiny pics in the manual except for 2 long screws (not so obvious). Contacted customer service at 800 number. They said it was a new model. They looked up the info. Called me back the next day and even sent me a huge pic of where the 2 long screws should go. Sun Penn Town is on fire as far as their customer service. I studied controlled whole body vibration therapy (CWBVT) before purchasing this item. The ideal device should pivot around 30 Hz (under load) as a kind of occupational therapy for seniors to help with strength and balance to prevent falls. My mother is a bit elderly and obese. She recently had a hospital stay for malignant otitis externa which weakened her strength and balance. I also wanted to get something in my price range. Of course, the ideal device is $1000's above and beyond my price range, so I found Sun Penn Town and the best deals at OverStock. This particular CWBVT device does the job. Although it doesn't pivot, the "elliptical motion" feels like going down a ski slope or riding a motor cycle. It feels like shifting gears going down the road on a motor cycle of sorts when it's in automatic mode. My mother says it gives her energy and vigor. After an hour on the treadmill, she gets on this device for 10 minutes as she changes her posture every minute. (The muscles are reacting to the vibration, so you have to treat it like an isometric exercise - you can't just stand there as some people believe.) 10 minutes later her aches and stiffness are gone and she has more energy to walk. Her recovery time is much faster and her fall risk has decreased dramatically. Oh yes, her weight is going down too - and she tells me that her bowel movements are regular now (yeah, I know, too much information.) Therefore, this device is totally worth it as long as you work it correctly. The noise is less than half that of a treadmill, but it does shake the house a bit depending on the frequency of the device and the way you hold it. Good luck, Healing Thoughts.
Tue Jan 04 00:00:00 MST 2011okera1 Rating:4.0
I love the blue & white pattern of color on the ball. It makes me want to use it because it's fun! I used an electric pump to inflate and I have found it a little mushy but I will just inflate it again. Overall, I like that it has a 600lb weight limit and does not burst easily since my 98 lb dog wants to play with it. There was no noticable odor when I unpacked the ball. I think this is a great value for the price.
Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 MST 2013janejohn Rating:5.0
Had this for a month now and have no regrets on this purchase---Use it every day and like how it makes you feel---Did not lose weight but can see a body change and maybe the weight loss will happen later??? Also use it for my poor circulation--it has helped and improved my balance as well...Glad I bought it !!!!!
Fri Nov 29 00:00:00 MST 2013michela47 Rating:3.0
Purchased this after trying out friend's 2 year old Sunny Fitness WBV machine....Pros: after 30 days, 10 minutes almost every day, with exercise and diet, I have lost inches in my lower extremities....almost a size smaller.... Possible Con: at speeds 8 and higher, the neck and the arms of the machine rattle....Can't tell whether it is a design flaw or my height (5'8") .....even after reassembling it..my friend's machine doesn't rattle....but she is 5 inches shorter with a different weight distribution......will try other brands before recommending it to others....
Fri Jun 13 00:00:00 MDT 2008waskoi Rating:5.0
This is one incredible and fantastic piece of exercise equipment! For the price, it is a super buy! It provides a rocking motion, which may seem simple at first, however, after just a few minutes standing on that machine, or sitting on the platform, you will discover it is much more than simple. The rocking motion improves balance, coordination, movement of various body motions. As you stand on the platform, you can rotate and bend your knees, and create "dance" motions which further enhance toning of the muscles. You can also hold and lift hand-weights, and the added rocking motion greatly increases the strengthening of muscles, which you will sense in your calves, your thighs, and buttocks. And this is all on LOW settings, too! I would not recommend setting higher than about 3 or 4 level, not until you become much more adept at using the machine. I would AVOID using higher setting over 5 or 6, at least initially, and not even use the higher settings. There is virtually NO NOISE, and the machine I purchased is very sturdy, very quiet, and feels like a high-quality machine. I have it sitting outside on my covered patio, however, the machine is probably best suited in-doors, as it is a quality piece of equipment. It is quite heavy, and does not "move about", and is very stable. I read that this machine was originally developed by Russians. It is NOT a toy, though you will experience a lot of enjoyment using it, and if you run two cycles, with ea cycle at ten minutes, you will likely be sweating profusely even at low settings of only 4 or 5! The "simple" rocking motion creates FAST TONING of muscles. My machine has level up to 20, far too powerful for me to endure at this time. Most people should start at level one only, and work-up to level two and so forth. You will feel the 'burn', a good sensation that your muscles have had a good work out. If you hold and lift hand-weights of 5#'s each, biceps and triceps as well as calves and thighs will have an incredible work-out! Your muscles will quickly become very toned. I use 15# hand-held weights, and simply lifting those weights above the head is a strongly felt motion/exercise. You can also sit on the platform, though I would recommend using a small pillow. Also, probably best to wear sturdy tennis shoes etc while standing on the platform -- you will notice your feet also get a work-out. As you become more accustomed to the rocking motion, you will quickly advance to being able to move about without holding onto the bars, and will notice greatly improved strength and balance and sense of increased co-ordination -- this is hard to describe. It's a very well-built machine. I plan to use mine 'forever'. Mine was manufactured in Korea .....the quality is superb. Do NOT let children attempt to play on it, it probably requires supervision. For some people: May wish to wear knee 'stabilizers' initially, unless using only at lowest settings. There is no doubt, after using the machine, there is increased oxygenation of blood, and organs; and likely increases the flushing of the 630+ lymph glands throughout the body, too, which improves the entire immune system. You will feel the work-out effects very quickly, and profoundly. And it is so "SIMPLE" and easy to use. :) It's FUN, too!
Wed Aug 22 00:00:00 MDT 2012buddy3661 Rating:4.0
It is a piece of working machine. I bought this based on several review and yes, it works, at least on me. Did see any weight loss after 1 week but 2lbs down with toner body parts after 2nd week. TIPS: Start with 10 minutes before sleep every night and increase extra session in the morning after 1 week. The guideline in the instruction manual gives good info. Must read.
Tue Mar 25 00:00:00 MDT 2014jomopa Rating:5.0
This vibrating fitness machine is not only a good way to lose weight and inches, it is relaxing, too.
Sat Mar 31 00:00:00 MDT 2012cherio64 Rating:3.0
I bought this machine for all the reasons it was advertised, balance, circulation and weight loss. I haven't lost any weight; I've had the machine close to 1 month. I've not noticed that my balance has improved. The machine does a great job at reviving my circulation after 10 minutes on the machine parts of my body are tingling and alive with blood flow they normally would not get. I have gotten off the machine sweating a couple of time when I added leg lifts and squats. DO NOT CLOSE BEND YOUR KNEES AND LIEN BACK SLIGHTLY. THIS IS VERY RELAXING. I ACTUALLY FEEL ASLEEP AND CRASHED BACKWARDS WITH THE MACHINE COMING DOWN ON TOP OF ME. DO NOT USE THE MACHINE WHEN YOURE TIRED!
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