This whole body vibration machine is an extremely convenient tool for exercise. It has a maximum capacity of 250 pounds, which means that most people who are looking for weight-loss and pain relief, among other things, can use its 20 oscillating levels for improved health.
The brand that is offering this machine, Colorful Items, claims that consumers can achieve the following benefits through regular use:
- lessening or ending joint pains;
- lowering blood pressure;
- increasing flexibility; and
- improving body balance.
Is It Effective?
Pat, in Miami, ordered this machine from Amazon. Her husband had a foot injury, which was very painful, till he started using this machine. It has been a blessing in relieving him of his pain. Perhaps it is the ‘endorphin rush’ after a vibratory workout, but it elevates her mood and activity levels, she reckons.
The Butterfly Shape machine does not have any support. This may be a good feature since it encourages good balancing practice.
The machine is recommended especially to people who have been living a sedentary lifestyle.
This is a sturdy, remote-controlled machine, tastefully designed, shaped like a butterfly, enhancing its triangular vibrating movements. It is available in a suave-looking black and metallic grey combination, as well as a pink and blank option for the modern girl!
Dimensions and Portability
It is a small but effective machine, measuring 25.5 inches long, 20 inches wide and 9.5 inches deep. Owing to its miniature size, this machine is ideal for portability purposes and can be carried from home to office and back.
Problems You May Face
Users have had no problems carrying the machine around. It doesn’t weigh much at all, and can easily be transported up and down the stairs, without help. But yes, the vibrations can, at times, rattle things around you (especially if you have wooden flooring) or be a source of nuisance for extremely fussy neighbors. But if they’re not too tough on peace and quietness, they should be all right with your new companion!
The machine’s pivot ball design – instead of a piston-based one – ensures regular movements in all directions, and does not carry with it, the stigma of inducing lower back pain. However, consult your doctor before jumping onto this jack, if you’ve already been suffering from backaches!
Is It Your Money’s Worth?
Most users are thrilled about this machine. It costs much less than its competitors. Pat, and Cher – another Amazon customer – were saving for a US$5000 machine and a US$800 machine respectively; instead, they both settled for this amazing deal, costing them about US$300 only!
There has, however, been one (reported) unfortunate incident of a buyer in New York who ordered the Whole Body Vibration Machine (Butterfly Shape) and instead, got the cheaper, Mini Crazy Fit Whole Body Massager. So we have one unsatisfied customer there, because of a delivery mishap. Those who got the right product seem content.
Prolonged whole body vibrations have, medically, been linked with lower back aches. So, once again, please consult your doctor if you already are, or have been, a back-problems patient. Also, consult the manual for important precautions.