Is Whole Body Vibration Training For You?

What is WBV training, what are its benefits, and is it for you? The experts from Energy for Health explain

Q. What is the principle of whole body vibration (WBV) training?

A. WBV training makes efficient use of vibration force to stimulate rapid-fire, reflexive responses of almost all muscle groups throughout the body. The beauty of WBV training is that it accelerates the effects of any exercise during a given timespan, by virtue of the increased intensity of the body’s automatic response to the vibration force. The human body is designed to withstand the force of gravity. WBV works with this force so that a series of muscle responses is triggered within your body in a high-intensity rhythm, improving their flexibility and strength with minimal effort on your part.

Here is a short video introducing the FlexxiCore Challenger, a compact WBV product designed for home use – which explains how users of all ages and fitness levels can benefit from regular use.

Q. Can I try the FlexxiCore Challenger at home?

A. The FlexxiCore is sold with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, so you can try it at your leisure and return it for a full refund if it does not fully meet your expectations.

Q. How is it used?

A. The beauty of the Challenger is its versatility: there are many ways to use it, depending on your own objectives and preferences. You can simply stand on the FlexxiCore’s platform with knees slightly bent, or even sit on a chair with your feet on the platform if you are unsteady on your feet and want to take it easy. But there are many other ways to use it dynamically, some of which are explained here.

This example of a 10-minute workout which was published in Personal Trainer Magazine has 8 sections, including warm-up and cool-down. 

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Q. How long should I use it before I can expect to feel some benefit?

A. Most people will notice the effects immediately. The benefits you experience will depend on your health and fitness status, but feedback from the 42 participants in these 2008 Trials gives a sense of the broad range of benefits they noticed within 60 days of starting to use the Challenger.

The trials were not intended to target any particular healthcare or fitness objective, but rather to allow participants to experiment with use and to collect their own observations. Twenty three of the 42 participants were practitioners in the medical, healthcare and fitness sectors.  

More than 50% of participants recorded Weight Loss and/or Reduction in Waist, Hip and Thigh Measurements. More than 15 other improvement categories were reported – from Energy levels & Stamina (16 people) to Posture (13) to Aches, physical tension, and flexibility of muscles & joints (13) to Toning (11) – and many more. You can read the full list with example comments here.

Q. Is it suitable for everyone?

A. The FlexxiCore Challenger was specifically designed for use in homes by all age groups and fitness levels. Its versatility means that anyone can find several ways to use it that match their own fitness needs and objectives. Some of these are featured in these 2 training videos:

Flexxicore Challenger – Getting Started »

Flexxicore Challenger Intermediate Level Training Video »

The beauty of the Challenger is its inbuilt roller which allows for easy movement and storage.

Q. Has it been thoroughly tested?

A. The FlexxiCore Challenger was designed and is manufactured by a Taiwanese company established in 1981 who hold more than 70 international patents, and whose ISO 9001-2000 certification ensures quality assurance spanning R&D, design, and manufacturing.

When the Challenger was launched in the UK in 2014, Energy for Health conducted trials with 42 participants to gauge their experience of using it regularly for 60 days.  

You can read a report on these trials, including a breakdown of the different benefits noted by participants, and some of their comments, here.

Q. Does it come with a guarantee?

A. The FlexxiCore comes with a 60-Day Money Back Guarantee, and a 2-year Manufacturer’s Warranty. This Warranty can be extended to a 3- or 4-year term on payment of a small additional fee of just £37.95 (3-years) or £57.95 (4 years).

Q. Do you have any training videos I can see?

A. There are two videos – one for beginners, one for those wanting to move on to more advanced possibilities:

Flexxicore Challenger – Getting Started »

Flexxicore Challenger Intermediate Level Training Video »

Q. What’s the story behind Energy for Health?

A. Energy for Health was founded in 2002 with the aim of offering innovative and inexpensive tools for maintaining good health in the home, and launched the forerunner to the FlexxiCore Passive Exerciser in 2003.

In 2015 the second FlexxiCore product was launched – the FlexxiCore Challenger. This innovative product continues our efforts to offer tools for the whole family to maintain fitness and health throughout their life with short sessions of enjoyable and invigorating exercise.

Energy for Health works closely with the professional health and fitness sectors to expand the knowledge base underpinning use of both FlexxiCore products in clinics, gyms, health clubs and other professional settings – as well as use at home by all age groups. Its commitment to excellence and personal support for customers has been recognised by the Complementary Medical Association who awarded CMA Approved Supplier Status in 2006. This status is awarded to “companies that produce exceptional products and services”.

Q. Where can I find out more about Energy for Health?

A. You can read more about the company and its broad range of products at

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