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FAQ

Whole Body Vibration Machines

What are the prices?

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Are your machines safe?

Absolutely! T-Zone Health, CSA approved, uses oscillating vibration technology which is considered the safest form of vibration. However, like all new exercise programs, it’s important to consult your health care professional first. Whether you’re physically fit or a non-exerciser, overweight, suffering from stiffness, aches and pains or recovering from an injury, almost anyone can enjoy the benefits of this machine.

My doctor / specialist doesn’t know about Whole Body Vibration. What should I do?

Both nationally and internationally, vibration therapy is becoming more widely known. The knowledge and know-how on the many applications of whole body vibration 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 website or consult PubMed for more information.

How long do I have to use the machine in any one session to get a benefit?

You will notice benefits almost right away – often after 1 minute, you will feel the changes. A full session should take approximately 10-12 minutes. This workout can be used as a stand-alone program or in conjunction with other strength or cardio training.

What about the massage programs?

Massage on the whole body vibration machines enhances circulation considerably, which can be seen by the slight redness on the skin and felt by an itchy tingly, warm sensation. Massage significantly contributes to combating cellulite.  Consult your manual to see which pre-set programs on your machine are for massage.

Can I use the machine while pregnant?

We do not recommend whole body vibration be used during pregnancy. However it is a great way to get back into shape post-partum.

Can I use the machine if I’ve recently had surgery?

We recommend at least 6 weeks post surgery before using your vibration machine. Vibration has been used successfully for many rehab patients with supervision from a Health Care Professional. Please consult your doctor first.

Can I use it every day?

It entirely depends on your health and body.  For some people, yes, for others, it may be advisable to take at least a day or two off a week, just to let your muscles recover from the workouts. Again, this would depend on the intensity and duration of your workouts, and your individual health.

Exercise

Can I exercise all my muscles on the machine?

Yes. The vibration does not discriminate between different muscle groups, e.g. quadriceps and hamstrings. They both work together. The vibration is highest in the body part that is closest to the platform and will dampen as it travels up the body.

Could a Vibration workout replace my entire fitness program?

Whole body vibration can increase isometric (still) and isotonic (moving) muscle strength, increase flexibility and mobility, improve co-ordination and core stability. It really depends on your personal aims. For instance, if your objective is weight loss, we would recommend incorporating this training with cardiovascular exercise. (e.g., a treadmill.) If you own one of our Aerobic machines, you will find additional aerobic exercises in your manual that add the cardiovascular component.

Is there a training schedule?

It’s a good idea to begin gradually using whole body vibration (in 3 to 10 minute sessions). Because the initial training phase occurs on a neurological level (as it also does with conventional training), it is necessary to become accustomed to this new form of exercise to receive the full effects. Your present condition will determine when you begin to see results – normally between 2 to 6 weeks.

Do I need to do difficult exercises to gain any benefit?

No, all the exercises we recommend are functional positions to benefit your overall fitness and strength. Some people just like to stand on the platform. Others perform squats, lunges, push-ups, even golf shots! Your choice of exercise positions will depend on your needs. You are also encouraged to mix your exercise routine with the pre-set programs to assist in hitting different frequencies during your workout.

How do I get a stretching benefit from whole body vibration?

Whole body vibration will give you a significant increase in muscle length just from standing on the platform. It is advisable to hold a regular muscle stretch position to increase the stretching effect.

Should I alternate muscle groups I am exercising on the machine?

It is entirely up to you. However, it is sensible to alternate between upper body, lower body and abdominal exercises to allow each group a rest in between.

Should I avoid using vibration with bare feet?

To ensure correct transfer of vibrations to the body, there should be as little friction as possible between your body and the vibration platform. This is most easily achieved while wearing flexible-soled shoes (while these do not have to be training shoes, they are recommended). However, if you would like to train barefoot or perform exercises where other parts of the body are in contact with the machine, we suggest using our Aerobic Mat (comes in accessory pack) or towel for added comfort.

Is it normal for my legs to itch during and after training?

Yes. Itching may occur while using whole body vibration because of the increased circulation to unconditioned areas of the body – this is completely normal.

Will I sweat during a vibration workout?

Sometimes.  It depends on the types of exercises you’re doing on the machine. Any exercise or physical activity will cause an increase in body temperature and metabolism. This in turn will cause you to perspire so you will sweat during your vibration workout.

Whole Body Vibration

The claims of benefits achieved from Vibration are quite extensive. Can this really be true that you can achieve such wide and varied benefits?

Yes. This is because the claims made are all as a result of research from over 30 universities worldwide.  Numerous medical articles and clinical studies can be found in various medical journals over the last 12 years.

My doctor / specialist doesn’t know about Whole Body Vibration. What should I do?

Both nationally and internationally, vibration therapy is becoming more widely known. The knowledge and know-how on the many applications of whole body vibration 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 website or consult PubMed for more information.

Will I lose weight when training on a whole body vibration machine?

Yes. Training with whole body vibration has been shown to increase lean muscle mass, therefore increase metabolism and burning more calories. It is recommended though, for optimum weight loss, that you combine vibration training with a cardio workout.

Can I reduce cellulite through Vibration Training?

Yes! Studies have shown that cellulite can be significantly reduced through whole body vibration.

Will whole body vibration 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 positions with Vibration Training will give a greater increase in flexibility. An extra bonus is that your muscles are stretched in the same positions as in everyday movements.

Is whole body vibration like a treadmill?

No, oscillating vibration is a gentle workout that is not hard on your joints. Instead of walking, you simply stand or perform simple exercises on a movable vibrating plate that encourages muscle contractions using your body’s own weight.