Soloflex Refutes Consumer Reports Article
Soloflex defends Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Platform against Consumer Reports article.
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HILLSBORO, Ore., July 5 — The following release is being issued by Soloflex, Inc.:
Consumer Reports magazine recently reviewed the Soloflex Whole Body Vibration (WBV) Platform and, in a five minute test of oxygen uptake, concluded that it does not work for weight-loss and should not be used to replace regular exercise. Soloflex does not make weight-loss claims for our WBV Platform nor do we suggest that it replace regular exercise except for those who cannot exercise because of physical limitations. The conditioning improvement claims we make for our equipment (strength, balance, flexibility, circulation) can be found on our website: www.soloflex.com. More information about the efficacy of impact as a conditioning method can be found in the Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on WBV for physicians at www.medscape.com, search Whole Body Vibration.
It takes weeks to see the benefits of any type of exercise program. Consumer Reports magazine should do their homework before publishing such nonsense. Supermarket tabloid reporting may be good for increasing circulation for magazines that do not accept advertising but it does not serve consumers.
Soloflex, Inc. manufactures and direct markets high-end home strength conditioning equipment through magazine and television advertising. Established in 1978, the Soloflex muscle machine was the first device to make standard barbell exercises safe to do at home without a spotter. The original Soloflex machine has been in continuous production for 29 years. Soloflex pioneered 1-800 marketing and infomercial marketing and has appeared on four Superbowl ads, establishing the Soloflex brand as a household word.