Frequently Asked Questions
The number one question that we get is:"Why did you start VibraTrim and why are you so much cheaper than others?"
I have been using Whole Body Vibration for quite awhile and have seen dramatic differences in my own body. I have spinal stenosis in my lower back and use to have to get Cortisone injections every six months for pain relief. I also have no cartilage in my right hip and very little in my knees. I walked with a limp but I did not want to get a hip or knee replacement.
So, I searched for another alternative and found Whole Body Vibration. Since using WBV, I have not had to go back to my back doctor for back injections and no longer walk with a limp. I also suffered from Restless Leg Syndrome and that is completely gone since using WBV.
After looking at all of the products on the market, we wanted other people to have the same kind of relief that I have had at an affordable price. VibraTrim was launched with the commitment to make a high quality machine affordable to the average person.
Why should I buy VibraTrim?
VibraTrim is designed for private home use. This machine delivers vertical vibrations to the body through a flat platform. It is safe, requires no supervision or prescription to use.
It is simple and straightforward to operate. The public, high-use medical and athletic models cost thousands of dollars. For example, Power Plate - $4000 to $8500, Proellixe Vibration - $12,000, TurboSonic - $7,500 and up, VibroGym - $8500 and up, Pila-Vibe - $12,000 and up, M-Power - $9,000 and up, Galileo - $8000 and up. ,Vibraflex - $6500 and up, K2 Vibration Plate - $3500 and up, Fit-n-flex $3,850 - $8,250. Their weight, user protocols and moving platforms distinguish them from the ease and simplicity of the VibraTrim.
Recently, less expensive home models have appeared for sale. They are not made with the quality of a VibraTrim unit. The easiest way to tell is to look at the warranty. Many don’t list a warranty at all; some offer 60 days, some 90 days and some 6 months. Even the expensive commercial models listed above come with just a 1-year warranty. The VibraTrim comes with a 2-year limited warranty. As a smart shopper, you’ll want to know that the manufacturer is standing behind their products and what choices you have if something goes wrong with the machine.
The VibraTrim is an excellent choice for benefits, reliable customer service and price.
Who are some of the users of Whole Body Vibration technology?
The list of users is extensive. In, fact, there are too many to list here. There is a list of some of the well-known sports teams, individuals, medical / rehabilitation / therapeutic centers, universities, hotel spas & fitness facilities on the Users of Whole Body Vibration technology.
Is VibraTrim easy to use?
Yes, the VibraTrim is easy to use. The handles on the sides are very beneficial for many exercises and great for those who are trying to improve their health but have limited mobility. The console LED pad directs the on/off power and lets you select a preset program or the ability to set your own speed and time of your workout.
If you have experience with other workout equipment, the VibraTrim directions are clear. The console pad is easy to read. It is easy to move from one position to another so you are exercising all of your body. The way you place your feet on the vibration pad will also determine the amplitude of the vibration. When your feet are together in the center of the pad there is little vibration. If they are spread out to the edge of the pad, the pad is moving 10mm to give you greater vibration impact.
Is the VibraTrim workout fast and effective?
Yes. VibraTrim provides a resistance exercise workout that is proven to be effective in 10-minute sessions. The programs are designed to run a total of three minutes. The self-directed program will also last 10 minutes. It is highly recommended not to exceed 2 sessions or 20 minutes in any one continuous workout. Research has shown that whole body vibration builds muscle mass 1 ½ to 2 times faster than conventional weight workouts. Performing some of the exercises with movement will greatly increase the effect.
How does the VibraTrim cause my muscles to contract automatically?
When you are standing on the VibraTrim the natural balance in the human body is disturbed. Many muscles will be activated in order to recover the balance lost. By changing the angles of the joints and the muscles around the joint involved will naturally stretch.
This stretching is registered by the muscle spindles, which will send a signal through the afferent nerves to the cortex, which in turn will react with signals through the spinal cord and cause a reflex contraction of the muscles involved. The change of position is thus countered as soon as possible.
What are the proven health benefits?
Whole body vibration has been researched for more than 100 years and has been proven to have the following benefits:
- Increases muscle strength, flexibility, and range of motion
- Enhances balance, coordination and post ACL repair
- Strengthens and enhances posture
- Improves circulation and increases blood oxygenation
- Decreased diastolic blood pressure
- Boosts levels of Testosterone and natural HGH
- Decreases level of Cortisol (hormone released when we’re under stress)
- Improves muscle strength and tone, enhancing athletic performance
- Increases tendon strength
- Accelerated weight loss
- Increases bone strength and density
- Increased lumbar proprioception
- Combats osteoporosis
- Positive results on neurological conditions such as Parkinson's
- Reduces back pain and stiffness
- Reducing the effects of stress and treatment of stress incontinence
- Improves cellulite reduction
- Improved collagen production
- Produces the effects of 80 different exercises by minor adjustments in posture and body positioning.
- Rehabilitate injuries and ailments
- Works all the important muscle groups of the body
- Stimulates lymphatic drainage
Is there a training schedule to follow?
It's a good idea to begin gradually using the VibraTrim in 5 to 10 minute sessions, one to two times a day. Because the initial training phase occurs on a neurological level (as it also does with conventional training), it is necessary to become accustom to this new form of training to receive the full effects. Your initial condition will determine when you begin to see the results normally between 2 to 6 weeks.
Recommended progression of time and exercise:
- Extend the time of each exercise or pose. Move from 30 seconds to 45 seconds to 60 seconds
- Increase number of sets per exercise
- Perform exercise dynamically
- Add additional exercises
- Increase the speed
- Incorporate unilateral movement (i.e., perform exercises on one leg, etc.)
- Increase Amplitude - Low to High
Is it safe?
Yes. The VibraTrim is safe for every body that wants to improve his or her fitness and health. From the physically fit to the sedentary, almost everyone can enjoy the benefits of this home-use machine. You can be overweight, have chronic pain, stiffness, or even be recovering from an injury, and still get benefits from the VibraTrim.
Is it low impact?
Yes. With resistance training there are basically two ways to increase your results. One way is to lift increasingly heavier weights.
This approach can be too demanding for some people. The other form of resistance training is repetitions. VibraTrim uses the second approach. VibraTrim ’s vertical vibrations cause your muscles to involuntarily contract and release.
This is a reflexive, "knee-jerk" response. This rapid repetition, and the increased gravitational pull, is the resistance that builds muscle tone in a safe, low-impact manner.
Who cannot use the VibraTrim?
Most adults from the physically fit to the sedentary can use the VibraTrim. While the following list of medical conditions is not complete,
We strongly advise that you consult with your physician before using the VibraTrim if any of the following conditions applies to you. This does not mean that if you are suffering from any of the conditions on the list, you could never use the VibraTrim. In a number of cases, it is highly recommended to integrate vibration training in a treatment plan under medical advice of a doctor, specialist or physiotherapist.
Acute hernia, discopathy, spondylolysis
Known neurological conditions
Pre-existing deep vein thrombosis
Pacemaker & Implantable Cardioverter Defribrillators
Cancer or Tumors
Known retinal conditions
Recently placed IUD's, metal pins, or plates.
Recently recovering from an operation or surgery, such as a hip or knee replacement.
Poor somatosensory receptor sensitivity on the plantar surfaces of the feet
If you are experiencing other symptoms, brief or long-term conditions, or are on medication, consult your physician before beginning a vibration therapy regimen.
My doctor/specialist doesn't know about whole body vibration, what should I do?
Both nationally and internationally, vibration training is becoming more widely known. The knowledge and know-how on the many applications of vibration training is growing rapidly, not only in the world of health and fitness clubs, but also in the area of medical and rehabilitative care.
If your doctor, specialist or physiotherapist would like to know more about whole body vibration and its possible applications, have them visit our web site for more information. They will be fascinated by all of the studies that are referenced on the Studies webpage.
Will the VibraTrim improve my flexibility?
Yes, one of the first things you will notice is that your body is becoming more flexible and your range of motion is increasing. Research has shown that stretch exercises with vibration gave a greater increase in flexibility than stretch exercises alone. An extra bonus is that your muscles are stretched in a functional and active position.
I want to train my entire body on the VibraTrim can I do all of the exercises at once?
Yes, training on the VibraTrim has an enormous advantage over traditional training as it causes considerably less damage to the muscles. However, the speed of recuperation depends on ones level of physical fitness and the specific exercises that are done. Training your entire body in one session is absolutely no problem.
What will it do for me if I’m already in shape?
VibraTrim offers resistance training. This occurs because the combination of speed and rapid muscle movement increases the force of gravity on your body. The VibraTrim provides resistance training and simultaneously increases your flexibility. The VibraTrim will change your mind about exercise. This is why so many professional sports teams use whole body vibration training.
What if I’m a couch potato?
Do you just hate exercise? The gym is not convenient to you? Just to busy or to tired to exercise? The VibraTrim can help you change. Imagine, in your own home, at any time, wearing whatever you want, standing up for just 5 minutes. Now imagine the VibraTrim under your feet.
Your first experience is a gentle vibration that travels up through your legs to the deep center of your torso. You will experience the health and fitness benefits immediately because the sensation you are feeling is every muscle in your body contracting and releasing, getting stronger. This is exactly how everyone gets stronger.
Soon you will begin to notice an improvement in your posture, and the ability to stand taller and longer. Then you’ll find that you have increased stamina and energy. Activities like stair climbing, bending over, lifting and even jumping are easier. This is exercising, and you are doing it! Keep exercising and enjoying the changes in your body.
What if health problems keep me from exercising?
VibraTrim is designed to offer gentle, low-impact exercise that is safe. Everyone who uses the VibraTrim gets the same results. Your changes start from where you are. VibraTrim is gentle and accepts your body as it is.
VibraTrim doesn’t move you beyond your comfort range. Vibration therapy relieves joint pain in knees, ankles, elbows, hips, hands and wrists. VibraTrim increases flexibility and postural balance. Blood and lymph circulation is improved. VibraTrim offers gentle training - no physical strain on the joints
Are they advantages dynamic training?
You can perform the exercises without movement (statically) or with movement (dynamically) on the VibraTrim. Dynamic exercises tend to more effective because they are closer to normal daily use of your muscles. If the VibraTrim is used for therapeutic treatment, the therapist may instruct you perform the exercises statically.
When you begin to use your VibraTrim, you will naturally start in a static position to learn the proper technique, so that you will be able to perform the exercises in the best possible way.
My mother is 80 years old can she use the VibraTrim?
One of the first applications of whole body vibration was for combating osteoporosis. It has proven to be a very effective weapon against this problem. The scientific research has shown a connection between muscle strength and bone density. The vibrations during a session enormously stimulate the bone tissue.
In a recently published study, post-menopausal women trained 3 times a week for 6 months, after which a tremendous increase in bone density was measured. When using your VibraTrim, you will activate your muscles in an easy, safe and simple manner, without having to use external objects such as weights, or dyna-bands. There is also a lot less strain put on the joints, ligatures and tendons during vibration training than with conventional weight training.
All of the results that can be achieved by young people are attainable for the elderly as well.
Are there any long-term negative effects of vibration training?
The effects of vibration training have been researched for many years. If the VibraTrim is used according to our instructions and under proper supervision, no negative effects have been found. The responsible and safe use of the machine, and consulting a doctor prior to using the VibraTrim or any exercise program will ensure your positive results.
What is the cost of VibraTrim and what about shipping?
The current sale price for the VibraTrim is $1299 for the VT100 and $1099 for the VT200 and $1999 for the VT400. The shipping charges are currently free inside the continental U.S. via FedEx Ground. For shipping costs to Alaska or Hawaii, please send an e-mail inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your machine leaves the warehouse the same day if ordered by noon Pacific time or the next business day if ordered after noon Pacific time when ordered Monday through Friday. It is shipped via FedEx Ground. The package is insured and requires an adult’s signature. You can waive the signature requirement when you order. This means you release FedEx from any responsibility for your package.
You will be provided with a FedEx tracking number so you will know exactly where your new VibraTrim is.
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