If you’ve been thinking about getting a body vibration machine, the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine is worth a look.
Also going by the name of the 2010 Crazy Fit Massager Full Body Vibration Exercise Machine, it is one of the most popular machines of its type.
While it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles, this model is solid, reasonably priced and it has sufficient power to cater to the needs of most home-exercisers.
This is the case, regardless of whether your intention is to use it for pain relief, to improve your fitness, to experience the therapeutic benefits this type of machine is known for, or all three of these.
In this article, we will look at an overview of the body vibration machine and its benefits. We will then discuss this particular model, to help you decide if it will be right for you.
Please note that this model is no longer available on Amazon. An alternative I recommend is the Confidence Slim Vibration Plate. (Click on the previous link to read a review.)
Body Vibration Machine Overview
Gymnasiums have long been popular with exercisers and they probably always will be. However, more than ever before, people are canceling gym memberships and opting to work out at home. For some, the decision is a financial one. Others find exercising at home more comfortable and convenient. Another reason some of us now choose to forgo the gym, is the greater range and higher quality of affordable exercise equipment available for home-use these days. One such fitness aid is the body vibration machine.
Around in one form or another since the late 1800s, it’s only over the past decade or so that the body vibration machine has been available for home-use. With their popularity increasing, some reasonably priced, high-quality models are now available.
A vibrating platform attached to a base with arms, the machine’s platform stimulates the user’s muscles in a similar way to that of traditional exercise. The best part is, you won’t have to do any hard work. You can simply sit, stand or kneel on the platform, depending on your reason for using the machine, be that fitness, health or pain relief. As the platform rocks and rolls, your muscles will actively contract, enabling you to maintain your balance.
These machines are typically user-friendly and body vibration machine workouts are short. According to the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine manufacturer, 5 to 10 minutes, 2 to 3 times a week, will bring results.
Some of the main advantages of this scientifically proven and medically-approved exercise machine include increased muscle strength and tone, better circulation and improved flexibility. It is also reputed to relieve chronic pain and help the user develop a stronger core and stronger bones. According to proponents of the body vibration machine, along with its therapeutic benefits, regular workouts promote weight loss.
For more information on the body vibration machine and the benefits of whole body vibration therapy, click the following link to read What is Whole Body Vibration Therapy?
Crazy Fit Vibration Machine Specs
Overall dimensions – The Crazy Fit Vibration Machine measures 24 1/2” x 25” x 48 1/2”.
Base plate dimensions – Its comfortable, over-sized base plate measures 21″ x 14 3/4″.
Weight – It weighs 75lbs.
User weight limit – The upper user weight limit for this model is 264 pounds.
Crazy Fit Vibration Machine Key Features & Pros
- Pivotal motor
The 200 watt motor of the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine delivers very effective pivotal (side-to-side) vibration. The platform tilts around a central pivot point, with the right, then left side lifting up and down.
- Workout programs & Speed options
This model has 3-preset workout programs and 20 different speed options. Combined, these will enable you to vary your workouts to suit the area of your body you want to work on.
The intensity will increase or decrease, depending on whether you sit, stand or lie on the vibration plate. For example, by positioning yourself in the center of the platform, you can decrease the intensity of the workout. Standing towards the outsides of the plate with your legs apart, will increase the intensity.
- Comfortable handles
The machine’s long padded handles are easy to grip and comfortable to hold during workouts.
- Textured plate
The base plate of the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine has a textured slip-resistant surface, which makes for safer sessions.
- Floor protectors
Slip-resistant non-marking caps located under the base will protect your floor from scuffs and scratches.
- Transport wheels
Built-in transport wheels enable the machine to be moved, simply by tipping and rolling it.
Setting up the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine should take around 20 minutes.
This model comes with a 90-day warranty covering manufacturer defects.
Crazy Fit Vibration Machine Cons
- Basic features
The Crazy Fit Vibration Machine lacks the features of some similarly priced body vibration machines. For example, some models give a readout of time, distance and calories burned. The Crazy Fit only shows time, so if you want access to more stats, it will not be for you. It also has fewer speed options than some models.
- Vibration noise
The motor is very quiet, but it does make a bit of noise as it vibrates. This will be more evident if it is used on concrete or a wooden or tiled floor. If the noise bothers you, placing the machine on top of an exercise mat or carpet will muffle it considerably.
The power level for this machine is 200 watts, which is on the low side. This is, however, powerful enough to accommodate most people.
- Assembly instructions
Some people said that while the assembly process is quite straightforward, the instructions are a little confusing.
- Short warranty
At 90 days the warranty is short, and it only covers manufacturer defects.
Final Thoughts on the Crazy Fit Vibration Machine
The Crazy Fit Vibration machine would be a great addition to any home gym. High in quality and reasonably priced, it delivers workouts that are gentle and effective. Its platform is comfortable and secure, making your sessions something to look forward to. And, once you start experiencing the benefits it delivers, if you’re like most people, you will be hooked.
Buyer feedback for this model is overwhelmingly positive. Numerous purchasers have said that regular sessions on the machine have enabled them to improve their muscle tone, reduce their cellulite and more. Some reviewers have used it successfully to treat chronic pain. My mom is in the latter group, but she has a Confidence Vibration Plate. Since using it regularly, mom looks and feels great, and she’s been able to get off medication for back pain that she’d been taking for years. I can’t promise you that you will get the same results, but seeing the difference body vibration therapy has made to mom, I have no hesitation in recommending it.