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Power Fit is an oscillating machine whose vibrations purportedly improve fat burning and calorie burning while exercising. The idea is that with a healthy diet ( not something they advertise ) and the workouts they have included, consumers can exercise while on top of the vibrating "system" and enjoy increased results. These increased results don't require increased work, and leave the consumer less exhausted after a workout but still healthier than before they started their new workout.
The cost of Power Fit is $39.95 plus $29.95 shipping, for a total price of $69.9. This price was obtained from the As Seen on TV commercial page found at powerfitplatform.com; however, the company has since ceased selling Power Fit and has taken down the website. Power Fit may still be found for sale on Amazon or Ebay.
The company claims that this tool will burn more fat and more calories compared to traditional cardiovascular exercise.
The company claims that the low impact nature of the vibrations protects the bones, muscles, and joints. Technically this is true compared to high impact jumping or running but that does not mean it is better for the body or that it offers better exercise.
The manufacturers of the Power Fit device claim that it reduces fatigue, increases energy, and improves circulation. Any movement will cause the heart to pump and the blood to circulate, even if that movement is as simple as getting out of bed. Reducing fatigue after exercise should not be a goal, however, for any cardio. Cardio is meant to increase circulation which naturally releases endorphins and improves energy. It is meant to be exhausting physically, but leave you with happy chemicals and increased energy. If users are “less fatigued” after use, it might suggest that it is not working.
The manufacturers claim that this system engages the core for increased results. It is true that almost all full body exercises can do this, which means that nearly all of these exercises are in part a core exercise. However, this machine doesn’t guarantee core engagement, as that is something that each person has to be cognizant of while exercising.
It is purported that this machine can be stored easily.
When consumers order it online, they get a workout guide and a remote control. The workout guide has legitimate exercises in it which can be done with or without the Power Fit machine. This remote control gives users an automatic versus manual mode and different speeds for the vibrations.
Any exercise is good exercise, even if it is with a machine like this. Naturally, just sitting or standing on the vibrating bit won’t amount to any food, but using it in conjunction with other exercises could prove beneficial, mostly because of the other exercises. On a similar note, if consumers really believe it will work, the placebo might cause a rush of endorphins the same way exercise does. Should this happen, it could encourage more frequent exercise which would be healthier.
The workout guide provided includes dietary information such as a healthy eating program. This is of course where the real benefits are gained. The workouts included and adherence to the diet mentioned are what encourage the real fat burning, not the vibrations in the machine.
There is no substitute for regular exercise and a healthy diet. It is not the vibrations from activities like running which cause the body to work. Rather, it is the movement and the stretching on top of the muscle use. If vibrations were enough to lose weight, people could stand on a vibrating escalator platform, a child’s ride, or a washing machine and enjoy the same benefits purportedly provided with this Power Fit tool.
The science behind this tool cannot be proven. There is nothing on the site which points to legitimate scientific studies, nor are there studies found on the open science journals where such work would be featured.
The biggest competitor online is Vibroslim Ultra. This machine is half the cost, with the same limited results. It offers a three year warranty as opposed to the one year warranty that accompanies this Power Fit machine. This product weighs the same, has the same speeds and setting, uses the same power, and uses the same oscillating technology.
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