Euro Body Shaper vs. The Treadmill / Elliptical vs. The Gym
|Question||Euro Body Shaper||Treadmill / Elliptical||Gym|
|Relieve back, neck shoulder aches/pains?||Yes||No (causes it!)||No (causes it!)|
|Recovery time after ?||None||1-2 days||1-2 days|
|Space Required?||Only 2 ft.||8 ft.||--|
|Driving time?||None||None||30-45 mins each way|
|Calories burned?||200-400 in 10 mins.||200-400 in 60 mins.||200-400 in 60 mins.|
|Increases circulation head to toe?||Yes- full body||lower body - only if running uphill||depends on ex.|
|Increases hip, shoulder, and knee flexibility?||Yes||No||No|
|Rotator cuff blood flow?||Yes||No||No|
|Builds lean muscle?||Yes||No||Depends on ex.|
|Slows, Stops, Reverses osteoporosis?||Yes||No||Depends on ex.|
|Supra-Aerobic Worout?||Yes||Only at high speeds uphill||Depends on ex.|
|Need personal trainer?||No||No||Yes (certain machines)|
|Increases balance?||Yes||No||Needs balance ball|
|Lunges, Squats Planks, on same maching?||Yes||No||No|
|Usable by injured or infirm?||Yes||No||Depends on ex.|
|Increase muscle strength?||Yes-full body||lower body only||Depends on ex.|
|Lymphatic drainage (toxin removal)?||Yes||No||No|
|Boosts collagen formation?||Yes||No||No|
|Reduce vericose veins?||Possible||No (causes them)||No|
|Abdominal Workout?||Just sit/squat and watch tv||No||Situps/Crunches|
|Full body massage at the same time?||Yes||No (you'll need one though)||$60-$100/hr|
|5 year costs?||$1295-$2795||$1800-$3000 each||$1000-$5000|
Mark Wahlberg Interview
"...Wahlberg warms up by jumping rope or doing a few sets of squats on the vibration machine (a machine that studies have shown to increase muscle activity as you do squats, deadlifts and other
"With her heavily muscled arms, you would be forgiven for thinking it is the result of a punishing exercise regime at the gym. But it seems the Queen of Pop's incredible shape is, in part, thanks to the vibrating platform - dubbed the 'miracle' machine. The whole body vibration exercise is said to be responsible for the incredible shapes of not only Madonna, but also stars such as Claudia Schiffer and Natalie Imbruglia.
But the "miracle" vibration machine doesn't come cheap - at £6,995 ($14,000 USD) it costs far more than the average annual gym membership. After the muscley 47-year-old Queen of Pop bought the vibrating exercise platform, sales have reportedly soared. And in Harrods, around 20 machines are sold every weekend."
Article by: Sommer Leigh
The Euro Body Shaper uses massage and vibration to automatically stretch and strengthen muscles. The vibration travels throughout your body causing muscles to contract without any effort on your part. You can perform a series of exercises on this machine that work both the upper and lower body. The manufacturer recommends specific exercises to get you started; experiment with other exercise types as you feel comfortable.
Settings and Recommendations
Calculate your BMI by pressing the "BMI" button and following the prompts to enter your gender, age, height and weight. Adjust the speed higher or lower to whatever level feels most comfortable for your fitness level. Use the machine for about 10 to 15 minutes once or twice a day for overall fitness or up to eight times a day for 10 to 20 minutes for weight loss.
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Stand on the Euro Body Shaper with both hands on the handlebars, your feet slightly apart and your knees slightly bent. This targets the back, hips and legs. Hold this position for up to five minutes. While standing on the machine, grip the arm resistance bands and pull upward to target the shoulders, triceps and biceps.
Sit backwards on the plate with your legs folded and grip the handle bars with both hands to target the legs, shoulders and abdomen. Sit on the plate while gripping one of the handlebars with both hands. Keep your legs straight out and slightly elevate them off the floor. Hold either position for up to five minutes.
Perform a series of exercises off of the shaper while using the machine to add vibration to the exercise. Stand on the floor with one foot on the plate while you place your hands on your waist. Lay down on the floor, bend your knees and place one foot flat on the plate while placing the other foot in the air. Squat down and place your hands on the plate. Place one hand on the plate with your opposite hand on your waist and bring your legs straight out for support. Hold any of these exercises for up to five minutes.
"Pain is GONE! I bought my euro body shaper from you at the Harrisburg Craft Show, when I got home, my husband and I got to work and assembled it. After which I took my first 10 minute work out. I have been working out almost every day since, and my back has stopped bothering me and my knee is feeling better than ever.
Thanks again to Ian for giving me some great tips while we were at the show."
- Anonymous, Oct 1, 2011
"Working for me. I love how this makes me feel. I have an auto immune disease and joints used to hurt all the time. Lots of aches and pains ..one of which was varicose veins.
I had a big, raised site on my calf that had a baseball size pooling of blood below it and that is almost gone. It first all dired up but you could feel it like a scab and now I can see a few spiders but no raised lines at all and no pooling. It is like I have absorbed it. This has been building for over a year.
I thought I was going to have to have surgery on those but now I am healthier and happier and I might add richer.lol I might add that I got this Oct 18th 2010."
- Shelley, Sept 12, 2010
"This is one incredible and fantastic piece of exercise equipment! There is virtually NO NOISE, and the machine I purchased is very sturdy, very quiet, 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's a very well-built machine... it is quite heavy, and does not "move about", and is very stable.
If you run two cycles, with each 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. I use 15# hand-held weights, and simply lifting those weights above the head is a strongly felt motion/exercise.
As you become more accustomed to the rocking motion, you will notice greatly improved strength and balance and sense of increased co-ordination -- this is hard to describe. And it is so "SIMPLE" and easy to use. :) It's FUN, too!"
- Anonymous, Aug 9, 2011
"The product is great. I really like the way I feel when I am done using the machine, my body feels better and muscles feel relaxed. Overall I love the machine it was a great shopping experience.
Thank you Ian!"
- Anonymous, June 13, 2011
"After reading many articles on Vibration fitness training I was turned on to the Euro Body Shaper at a trade show and wanted to see what they had to offer. I read the reviews on the Euro Body Shaper and decided to purchase it.
It arrived quickly and was not hard to put together. It is quiet even on level 20. With knees slightly bent you will feel the burn. I did feel like I was on a ship after using it for the first few times, but that feeling has now subsided.
In the first week of using it I have lost 3 lbs. and I can actually see my muscles toning. I would recommend to anyone interested in this product to see how other people use it, you can get quite creative on poses to get to different muscle groups... It is not meant to just stand there. This machine is not just shaking you, it is causing your muscles to contract at a rate similar to a workout, but without the strain.
All in all I must say it is amazing, and I feel great. Have your friends and family try it and watch them laugh as they experience this strange new sensation."
- Jennie B., June 22, 2011
"Shedding the pounds! I did a ton of research on this product; my girlfriend had bought the exact same one a couple of months ago, and swears by it. She only had it 3 weeks, using it only 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night, using no other workout systems, and said her cellulite was gone, with noticeable toning. I have been using it along with a change in my diet and have seen results already!"
- Jerry Reid, June 20, 2011
"I like this machine very much as far as how it makes me feel. I have used a lot of exercise machines in the past, and this is by far the most effortless of them all. I have already lost 10lbs in having it for 2 weeks!"
- Mary Hall, May 29, 2011
"I love this machine. It took me 25 minutes to put together. Very easy! You really get a good workout. I start on a slow speed and increase as I go. So far, 7 is a good workout. I am looking forward to amazing results...time will tell."
- I. Coker, April 9, 2011
"This machine certainly does as promised. It will shake you very well. I can feel the blood pumping after every session with this machine."
- J. Napier, April 9, 2011