The Soloflex Story
Soloflex revolutioned the home fitness industry with the introduction of the Soloflex Muscle Machine in 1978.
Maintaining one's health is simple: Exercise and Eat Right. Soloflex actually owns the registered trademark on that slogan!
Our bodies need physical stress to thrive. A tree never subjected to wind will blow down in a slight breeze. Vegetation will be stronger if vigorously shaken when transplanted. Another trademark of Soloflex is “No Pain, No Gain”. Everyone knows it’s true. A body unused will atrophy, wither away. Vigorous load bearing exercise not only makes one shaped better, it’s vital to prevent premature aging and loss of health. That can happen when you’re a teenager.
Here’s what the Encyclopedia Britannica says about it in their chapter titled Adaptation. “When a person exercises vigorously a message is sent to every cell in the body to metabolize more efficiently”. The key word here is “vigorously” since one must exert enough effort to breathe hard, otherwise – no message. It isn’t just one’s muscle cells that get the message to grow back stronger, it’s EVERY CELL in the body! The scientific name for this is “hypertrophy”. Basically, the big boss in the sky wants to see some work being done or, “You’re outta here buddy”.
While just getting up and moving does not harm, it also doesn’t do much for one’s health. There’s really no such thing as “aerobic” exercise. Sleeping is an exercise in aerobics. There is such a thing as anaerobic exercise though. Weightlifting, sprinting, climbing steep hills, sex (well, sometimes); whatever gets you gasping for breath; exercise that can’t be sustained for long without fainting – that’s what sends the message to grow back stronger.
So, get some of that. Every day if possible. You’re only as old as your last few months of vigorous exercise. You really can turn back the clock. You really can avoid “age related” ailments.
This may all seem difficult and time consuming… but it’s not. Just start your health routine on a Soloflex Whole Body Vibration Platform (WBV). A Soloflex WBV Platform allows you to do what is the most important “anaerobic” exercise of all. Lifting Weights!!! While it is also great for stretching, Yoga, Pilates, and cardio it is weight lifting that will keep your body in it’s greatest health. WBV helps you in less time and offers faster results. Your muscles – 100% of your muscles – are continuously contracting and relaxing while you are on the platform. So even if you are standing, stretching, or adding weights your muscles are working. By adding the weights you are confirming your anaerobic exercise by asking your muscles to work even harder.
Until now, the price of WBV platforms have made them available only to professional athletes, government agencies, and celebrities. Commercial units can run as high as $12,000. The Soloflex WBV Platform is only $445. Soloflex, Inc. has brought weight lifting to our homes for 30 years with the best built safest equipment on the market. Over one and half million Soloflex machines have been sold to date. Now with WBV you can continue your routine in a lot less time with better results.
The Soloflex WBV Platform is built to last. Made of 3” steel tubing legs, thick urethane molded foam pad over 15 ply-wood that can hold up to 1200lbs, the best quality motor and rheostat; just like the Soloflex, it will last. The size of the platform is another important reason to look at Soloflex. The platform is 41” long, 10” wide, and only 5” high. Small enough to slide under your bed. It weighs only 31lbs. This is much larger than most all other units on the market. Most only measure half of that in length. The size is important to allow all exercises: Pilates, Yoga, general stretching, and weight lifting. Speaking of lifting weights and WBV, hand weights are a perfect fit. The Soloflex Adjustable Hand Weights are the best on the market. Rubber coating makes iron plates safer, quieter and nicer to handle. The comfortable hand grips protect hands and improve control of the weights while exercising.
The range of vibration on a WBV should run between 28hz and 60hz. Soloflex WBV Platform does just that. The Soloflex WBV comes with an adjustable rheostat so you can find your perfect level. The perfect level is what you’re comfortable doing. Change from exercise to exercise if that’s what you like or keep it the same for every exercise. It all works.
We also offer the vibration motor separately. You can easily attach it to workout equipment you already own. Just peal off the tape on the mounting plate and stick it on. Customers have added WBV to all sorts of things; exercise bikes, treadmills, steppers, chairs and of course, to their Soloflex machines, Rockits, and free weights benches.
Any of the Soloflex products available for sale can be reviewed and purchased on our store or call 1-800-547-8802.
(Please check with your local bookseller, library, or Books In Print, to make sure that the following books are available. Also, please note that some of the references to the pricing of books and paperback/hardback format may change over time. The views expressed on exercise and diet in these volumes do not necessarily reflect those of the employees of Soloflex, Inc. But we do find that there is much useful information in all of these recommended reading list titles.)