The following is a letter (email) we received a couple of days ago from a customer that has been able to get relief from Whole Body Vibration in a way we never even thought of. WBV is helping with vertigo. Below is the wonderful email we received and we wanted to share with others in case they too could benefit from WBV. Thank you Ginger for sharing.
This is a testimonial regarding the Soloflex Whole Body Vibrator Board.
As a child, I had many inner ear infections. As a senior, I began having episodes of severe vertigo. This is caused by residues of sludge that cling to the tiny hairs in the semi-circular canals, (called canoliths), and break off causing terrifying vertigo lasting only moments but longer lasting nausea.
I began using the Soloflex Vibrator Board twice a week for 10 minutes at the strongest setting. This causes the sludge to stay in suspension and disallowing canoliths to form. Once I got so busy that I failed to do the Vibrator Board for a month. The canoliths formed and broke off and I had a miserable, violent episode of vertigo. This simple practice for many years now has done what modern medicine has failed to do in treating this type of vertigo.
By now you probably know that strength training is one of the most important things you need to do for yourself. It is the one thing that will help you through everything you do in your life…for your entire life. The changes we make to our bodies now, will reflect in our overall health later in life.
Strength training(www.mayoclinic.com/health/strength-training/) is achieved many different ways; none being more important than muscle strengthening. Your muscles must be worked for you to see results. Use it or loose it has never rang more true. With the Soloflex Whole Body Vibration (WBV), you’ll be able to implement the next step to your exercise routine that will effectively change the way you workout.
Strength training is not isolated to any one type of muscle building;(www.postbulletin.com/newsmanager/templates/localnews-story/) from climbing stairs, to lifting weights and stretching. These are all parts of a training program. Your program should include opening with a light stretch for flexibility and mobility, and then lead into lifting weights or resistance training to build muscle and endurance. Finishing up with a cardio routine, as this will get your heart rate elevated, making your heart healtheir while buring calories at the same time.
A good workout program will be done 5 days a week, with traditional training taking up to 1-2 hours per day. This is a lot of time! There is an answer to this problem; the Soloflex Whole Body Vibration (WBV) (www.wbv.net.au/documents/wbv.pdf/)
When you add WBV to your routine you can cut your workout time down to only 10-15 minutes per day and do all of the important exercises on your routine. Nothing needs to be missed. WBV will add benefits to any exercise; stretching, weight lifting, or resistance training, or cardio. Vibration technology forces the muscles to react by contracting and relaxing involuntarily; causing an enormous increase in blood flow to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and tissues.
NASA and the Russian Space Program(www.vibrationz-thelawofattraction.blogspot.com/) started using WBV years ago to help pilots muscles from atrophying while in space. Soon after, trainers and doctors began to see the great benefits WBV could offer professional athletes(www.thefreelibrary.com/whole-body-vibration-helps-athletes/). Professional sport franchises have widely and enthusiastically embraced the concept, including the:
Not only can WBV help reduce the time a workout takes it also aids in faster muscle growth, better flexibility, better blood circulation, reduction of sore muscles, improved balance, even help heal athletic related injuries. The Soloflex WBV gives you less time working out, better results, it’s easy to use , and safe: what more could you want?
Price has, until now, been the most difficult thing about a WBV Platform. They have only been available to professional athletes, government industries, and celebrities like Madonna and George Clooney because they cost so much to purchase. Commercial units can run as high as $12,000! The average person can’t afford that.
We proudly offer the Soloflex WBV Platform at an affordable price so this very important conditioning can be available to all. The Soloflex WBV Platform is only $445. Yes, Soloflex had done it again. We have brought home weight lifting and resistance training to homes for over 30 years with the best built, safest home equipment on the market. With over one million Classic Soloflex machines, one hundred thousand Rockits, and two hundred-and-fifty thousand Adjustable Hand Weight Systems sold to date, Soloflex has given people the best opportunities for strength training on their terms and time. Now with the WBV you can continue with your Soloflex routine or any other routine you may have in a lot less time with better results that only WBV can offer.
When you begin using WBV you will find the vibration levels that best suit your needs. The range of vibration should run between 25hz – 60 hz(www.gymequipmentssports.blogspot.com/) for optimum results. The Soloflex WBV comes with an adjustable rheostat so you can find your perfect level. Over time you may up the hertz or always remain comfortable with the level you are at.
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 highest quality motor and rheostat; just like the Classic Soloflex, you’ll be using your WBV for years to come!
The size of the platform is another reason to look at Soloflex. The platform is 41″ long, 10″ wide, 5″ high, and weighs 31lbs. This is much larger than most other vibration units on the market, which allows you to perform a wide range of exercises including Pilates, Yoga, general stretching.
A weight resistance routine, as mentioned earlier, is the most important addition to your strength training. Soloflex sells the very best Adjustable Hand Weights on the market to aid in your goals. They have a very comfortable soft rubber hand grip with rubber plating on the weights themselves to help with safety and sound as well as overall visual quality.
Soloflex is also the only company to offer the vibration motor separately so it can be attached to almost any surface you choose. If you already own equipment and want to increase gains and benefits from that equipment that is not a problem. The WBV attachment motor can be attached to workout benches, chairs, any workout equipment. Soloflex sell the motor to many existing Soloflex product owners. The Classic Soloflex, The Rockit, and the Soloflex workout bench are all perfect candidates for a WBV attachment motor.
Any of the Soloflex products available can be purchased www.soloflex.com or call 1-800-547-8802. Also, please check out our new blog at http://soloflex.com.
Listed below are just a few links and testimonials for you to read from our blog…..
Video: Dr. Oz http://soloflex.com/archives/muscles-burn-50-times-more-calories-than-fat/
January 29th, 2009
I am very much pleased with the results after using your WBV platform. One word to sum it up? Improvement. Yes the difference between how I used to feel and how I feel right now, I own a Concept 2 Model D Rowing machine (which sometimes used as a “men’s valet”) your WBV platform and dumb bells. Your price is excellent, quality so far is great. My rating as of today has to be EXCELLENT. Thank you! You got it right with this product.
February 5th 2009
I purchased this machine and the results are amazing. I recommended it to a friend, a judge, and the results were the same. Thank you for being a customer friendly business and making your product not only remarkable but affordable. God bless you and your families.
Body by Soloflex Workout Fitness Junkies
Thirty years! That’s how long Soloflex has been making beautiful bodies. We have been hearing testimonials and receiving photos of Soloflex users for almost as long.
“I will be turning 50 in February (2009), and I’m still using the same Soloflex that I bought in 1981, when I was 22. I’ve updated the weight straps and added the butterfly and leg extension over the years, but the machine itself is still the same and it’s still going strong. One of the best products I’ve ever owned. Soloflex No. 21133″
— Kean on January 27th, 2009
In the beginning we wanted to bring the “gym” to everyone, for a price and size that fit in the corner of your home with quality unsurpassed. With the original Soloflex, we did just that, and continue to do so today.
Since Soloflex first began making fitness equipment thirty years ago, we have added a number of products to compliment and inspire your workouts. The Rockit, The Swimmer, Adjustable Hand Weights, and now the Whole Body Vibration Platform (WBV). All of these products were created with the same goal as the original Soloflex – get healthy, stay healthy.
All of our products build muscle, increase serotonin, relieve stress, and will help you leave a healthier life. The Soloflex WBV is also offering these opportunities to people who are recovering from injuries, suffer from physical limitations, and obesity. WBV stimulates the body’s stretch reflex and causes muscle contractions, forcing them to work even if you can not. The WBV works to enhance the workouts that you already have in place. This way, even the most physically fit can see the results of vibration training, and in just 1/3 of the time spent doing traditional weight training and stretching.
We here at Soloflex want to continue to hear from you and share your experiences with others. We can all inspire and help each other through conversation. Discuss workouts routines, motivations, experiences, or any thing you want to talk about. Everyone needs a little help now and then and together we can do just that. Do you have weight lifting questions, want to know some of the dos and don’ts in working out, Soloflex equipment questions, or wonder how to get to the next level of fitness? So many questions let’s get them out there. Send photos, drawings, what ever you want to share about yourself or Soloflex products and their effects on your life. Let’s Talk!
Any of the Soloflex products available for sale can be purchased at www.soloflex.com. You can speak to a trained sales representative by calling 1-800-547-8802, or contact us via email. If you would like more information about WBV, please visit The Soloflex website.
Doctors and exercise experts agree that the percentage of body fat you carry around is more important than how much you weigh. (Additionally, muscle–which is “healthy” tissue–weighs more than fat, though it takes up less space.
So, the bathroom scale isn’t the best measure of your health and fitness.
A body composition test measures what percentage of your total weight is body fat. Everything else is lean body mass (muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, skin and organs).
How Much Body Fat is Too Much?
Of course, you do need some body fat, to help carry on normal body functions. For instance, fat helps protect your internal organs from injury. However, a high percentage of body fat can lead to heart disease, diabetes and other illnesses. Experts recommend men carry at least 5 percent body fat; women should carry at least 12 percent. But those are just bare minimums for maintaining health.
The recommended body fat level for most men is around 15 percent. For women (who have higher body fat levels) a 22 percent range is considered healthy. Generally speaking, the more fat you carry (above the recommended levels), the worse shape you’re in. Men usually carry their body fat in their abdomen; women carry fat in their arms and their thighs. And statistics show that Americans are increasingly carrying far too much fat.
In 1996, the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that–between 1980 and 1991 an additional 8 percent of American population became over fat. By 2011 the percentage of over weight Americans has hit 68 percent. This means that 7 out of 10 Americans are now over weight or obese. The percentage of children that are over weight or obese is between 30 and 40 percent (depending on ethnicity and gender). According to the U.S. Surgeon General Office the over 300,000 people are dying every year as a result of being too fat. From diseases to heart attaches to actually choking to death. It is unhealthy to be fat.
The reasons given for these loses in “the battle of the bulge” are simple: the American people– adults and kids–are eating too much and not getting enough exercise. Fad diets are not helping, though Americans spend an estimated $40 billion a year on trying to control their waistlines. Statistics show that as much as 95 percent of those people who go on a diet regain all their weight (meaning body fat) back, often times increasing their body fat levels.
If you are concerned about your percentage of body fat, or that or your children, you should seek the guidance of a physician in planning an exercise program and low-fat diet. Under no circumstances should you put children on a diet without the advice of a doctor.
How We Lose Muscle, and Gain Fat
One of the major problems for inactive adults is the fact that–without regular weightlifting (resistance training) of some kind–the muscles you were born with and develop through your active teens and twenties, will rapidly start to be replaced by fat.
As a general rule, inactive women and men start losing muscle at the rate of half a pound a year. This half-pound annual loss of muscle also sees about a pound and a half of fat gained each year. Scientific studies have shown it does not matter if you’re doing regular aerobics, or if you overall body weight remains the same, you will be losing muscle and gaining body fat as yo approach middle age.
By the time you reach 70, most people will have lost about 30 percent of their muscle, unless they have taken steps to prevent (or reverse) the atrophy of their muscles.
Resistance training is the only way to maintain and re-build muscle. For every pound of fat you replace with muscle, your body will burn about 50 extra calories a day, even when you are at rest. An additional benefit of weightlifting is the strengthening of bones (part of your lean body mass), which helps guard against osteoporosis.
Where to Get Tested
If you are interested in getting a body composition test, talk to your doctor, or someone at a sports clinic. They routinely measure clients’ body composition, using a variety of methods.
Many doctors and professionals often measure body fat by using hand-held calipers. A hydrostatic test entails submerging clients in a pool for “underwater weighing”. And Magnetic Resonance Imaging (an MRI) measures fat and muscle by taking X-ray like “pictures” of soft body tissues, muscle, and bone, rendering each of these in different tone, or colors.
The most sensible approach to reducing your percentage of body fat is do eat a healthful, low-fat diet, and to adopt a regular exercise program that includes building and maintaining your muscles.