6 questions from our users
I have a weak ankle from past fracture, plus a heel spur. Is this machine helpful and will it cause any reactions to my weaknesses?
Hi Linda, Thanks for your question. Vibration training is intended to aid in overall muscle tone which will help with overall strength however we do recommend that anyone with any health issues or past injuries do consult their doctor before using a vibration machine of any sort. If you have any further questions at all we will be happy to assist on our Toll Free number 1800 802 924 Mon -Fri 9am- 5pm AEDT or alternatively you can email us at email@example.com. Best Wishes, the Vitality 4 Life Team.
Roughly how many calories does a 10 minutes session burn?
Hi Ran, Thank you for your question. Our manufacturer does not give us this information. We are unable to provide approximate of calories lost. However vibration technology has proven to aid in burning calories and assisting in muscle toning and weight loss. If we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 802 924 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org. Kind regards Vitality4lifei can answer this as had the former model. It burns for my anyway exactly 297 calories for ten minute session. It will come up on the screen at the end. Lucy
Can people who have had a blood clot use this machine?
Hi Maggie, we advise anyone with an existing health condition including history with blood clots to get your physicians approval before using a vibration machine. We have written a helpful blog post on those not suited to vibration training here: http://www.vitality4life.com.au/blog/healthy-lifestyle/should-i-use-a-vibration-machine-if/ . Please feel free to contact us if you have any further queries on 1800 802 924. Kind regards, VibroSlim
Hi there, I would like to know if someone with a severe scoliosis and hip replacement would benefit from a Vibration Slim Machine ? My exercise physio did no recommend it for me.
I am not a medical person nor am I qualified to give you an informed professional opinion based on your question. Also I do not have severe scoliosis nor have had a hip replacement. What I can tell you that in my own experience that the nature of the vibrations in using this machine are such that they quite pronounced particularly on the higher settings so there may be a reason that such vibrations could be quite problematic for you specifically I am "guessing" with the hip replacement and even more so if you have scoliosis....If it were me and if I thought my spine was at risk....I would not use it.....that is my opinion. I would heed the medical advice. I use the machine for my circulation in my legs which was validated by my Podiatrist and for weight loss as it is prescribed. Hope this helps you.....Hi Alison, thank you for your question. If you have been advised by a medical professional not to use it then we also advise against using a VibroSlim vibration machine. We always recommend medical clearance prior to starting vibration training. We hope you find a suitable exercise to help you alleviate your conditions soon. Kind regards, VibroSlim
Hi, Which of your models are the most suitable for weak knees?
Hi Sally, thank you for your question. We believe the 'oscillating' vibration machine would be the best type of machine for you, whcih is the 'up/down' or see-saw' movement. You can use this on a lower setting, or by putting your feet on the machine whilst seated to build strength before increasing time and speed as you feel more comfortable. All of our models offer oscillating vibration mode. Both the VibroSlim Ultra and Ultra Pro models only offer this mode, and the Radial offers 3 vibration modes (up/down, side/side, left/right) so you have the option to choose. Please see all information here: http://www.vitality4life.com.au/fitness-equipment/vibration-machines/. If you have any further queries please feel free to give us a call on 1800 802 924. Kind regards, VibroSlim