Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Review

Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Review

Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Review
Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Review

Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Review

The Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine is a top seller on Amazon and utilizes full body vibration technology to tone and strengthen your muscles. According to Confidence Fitness, 10 minutes on their machine is the equivalent to one hour of exercise. It could be quite easy to pass such claims off as hokey, but let’s take a quick look at the science behind full body vibration first.

According to the Mayo Clinic, whole-body vibration can offer some fitness and health benefits. While the science is lacking in research, initial studies have shown that by standing, sitting or lying on a full body vibration machine can help with weight loss, improve muscle strength and blood flow, decrease stress, and improve balance in elders.

How Full Body Vibration Works

As the machine vibrates, it transfers the energy and motion to your body, which causes the muscles to contract and relax dozens of times per second. This is equivalent to exerting your muscles in activity. This action has shown to be especially beneficial for sedentary or senior individuals. It has also proven to help improve bone density as well.

If you suffer from joint problems, have a heart condition or use a pacemaker, it is recommended that you seek medical advice before using a vibration trainer.

Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Features

The Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine can be assembled in less than half an hour and measures 30” L x 28” W x 49”H and can support up to 300 pounds. The vibration platform is made of a thick molded rubber, measures 21” W x 15” L and is powered by a 1.5 HP motor. The base also has wheels so that it can be easily moved.

The vibration plate has yoga straps attached to aid in exercising and to transfer the energy to other parts of your body. The vibration plate moves in an oscillating movement with each side moving up and down from 0 – 10mm. There are 50 vibration speed settings and four workout presets. The intensity of the workout can also be increased by moving your feet further apart on the platform to increase the range of motion.

The LCD screen has an intuitive design that allows you to select between the four workout presets – one manual and three automatic programs of increasing difficulty. The screen also displays workout time, plate vibration speed and a heart rate monitor.

Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine Overview

Full body vibration is lacking in research but initial studies are promising. There appears to be benefits for everybody from the elite athlete to the senior citizen. However, there does seem to be additional benefits for senior citizens as it does improve balance, muscle strength, blood circulation and bone density.

The price of the Confidence Fitness Slim Full Body Vibration Platform Fitness Machine is well below most vibration platforms and it currently has received over a thousand positive reviews on Amazon.  For people that don’t have a lot of time, the fact that 10 – 15 minutes per workout, three times a week is all that is needed to be effective makes the vibration platform a great choice for a  home workout machine.

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Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike Review

Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike Review

Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike Review
Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike Review

Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike Review

If you have a hectic lifestyle like so many people do today, you may not always have time to go the gym to workout. Or maybe you just prefer to exercise in the privacy of your own home rather than a crowded gym. Whatever your reasons, if you’re looking for a sturdy piece of workout equipment for your home or apartment, the Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike is an excellent choice.

The Exerpeutic  Folding Magnetic Bike has been one of the best-selling exercise bikes for a long time because it is a good quality entry-level exercise bike that can be folded up when not in use. The Exerpeutic 500 XLS is an improvement on the previous model and still has all the features that made the Folding Magnetic Bike so popular.

500 XLS Features

The 500 XLS has 8 magnetic resistance levels to allow you to customize your workout according to your own fitness needs. The resistance level can be easily controlled by a knob above the LCD screen which is located between the handlebars. The large LCD display is easy to read and allows you to track time, speed, distance, calories burned, pulse and odometer.

The padded multi-grip handlebars provide a comfortable grip and have pulse monitors built into them. The bike also has large oversized foot pedals with straps to keep your feet from slipping and a large cushioned seat for comfort.

The 500 XLS is has a V-belt drive that is very quiet so you can easily listen to music or watch TV while exercising and you don’t have to worry about disturbing your neighbors if you live in an apartment. When you’re finished with your workout, the 500 XLS folds into a space half its usual size so it doesn’t take up much floor space. Fully assembled, the 500 XLS is 39” L x 26.4” W x 48.4” H.

The previous model was recommended for people between 5’3” and 6’1” tall and 300 pounds or less. The 500 XLS recommended for people between 5’1” and 6’5” and is made with 20% more steel, is sturdier and has a higher weight capacity of up to 400 pounds.

The 500 XLS comes with clear instructions and can be easily assembled in about 45 minutes. However, the magnetic resistance can be a little tricky to assemble so extra care needs to be taken when assembling it or the bike will not work properly.

Overview

The Exerpeutic 500 XLS is an excellent entry-level exercise bike that doesn’t take a lot of room and is affordable. It doesn’t have as many resistance levels as some higher-end bikes, but the eight magnetic resistance levels should be adequate for most people. The bike is very quiet and folds to take up less room when not in use, which makes it perfect for apartments or small spaces.

The Exerpeutic 500 XLS Foldable Magnetic Upright Bike should have a great appeal to a wide range of users and will be an excellent piece of equipment for your home gym.

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Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review
Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill Review

If you enjoy walking or jogging as an exercise, you know that the weather doesn’t always permit you enjoy exercising outdoors. But even if the weather isn’t cooperating, you still need to exercise. That is where having a treadmill can come in handy. The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill is a quality product that is still affordable with a price under $300.

Cadence G 5.9 Features

The G 5.9 treadmill has 6 preset fitness programs and a manual two-position incline to adjust the level of difficulty of your workout to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. Each of the six workout settings was designed by a certified personal trainer to help you maximize your time and get a great workout.

The treadmill has a running belt that is 16 inches wide and 50 inches long, which gives you a decent area in which to walk or run. It also has a 2.25 HP motor to power your workout and is capable of handling up to 275 pounds. The treadmill also uses a comfort cell cushioning technology to help make your workout comfortable.

The G 5.9 is relatively quiet so you can still listen to music or watch TV while working out.

The treadmill measures 68” L x 31” W x 55” H when in position for use and then folds up to save room when not in use. The frame has wheels to make moving the treadmill easy should you need to move it.

The console allows you to choose between the six preset workouts or manual, where you can raise or lower your speed at your will. The display gives you continuous feedback on your workout by providing you with time, speed, distance, and progress around the track. There is also a heart rate monitor that allows you to check your heart rate by placing your thumb on it.

The assembly of the treadmill is relatively easy and should be able to be completed in much less than an hour, even by yourself. It is recommended that you use two people when assembling the legs, but it can be managed by one person if you lay the treadmill on its side.

Cadence G 5.9 Overview

The Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill is a very basic treadmill so it’s not for advanced runners, but it is perfect for someone who wants to exercise and lose weight or maintain their fitness level. There are only six presets as it is a basic device and the incline only has two settings that must be changed manually, but the treadmill is half the cost of other treadmill with these advanced features, so the savings really makes the lack of features acceptable.

The running belt isn’t very long, so running, or if you’re tall and have a long stride, can be a little challenging, but it should be fine for most people, plus the comfort cell cushioning makes walking or running a lot more comfortable.

The treadmill is a pretty decent quality treadmill, especially for the price, and has received an overwhelming number of positive reviews on Amazon. If you’re not an advanced runner and you’re looking for a low-cost treadmill, the Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill is an excellent choice.

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