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The Flex Mini® vs. Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD

The Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD is a fitness product designed to facilitate a rowing action without a conventional rowing machine. The device consists of two foot pads with stabilizing straps. From between these two pads extends a stretchable resistance band, at the end of which is a handlebar. Users sit on the floor, secure the pads to the feet, and grip the handlebar. From this position, they perform a conventional rowing exercise against the resistance provided by the band.

According to product descriptions, The Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD can help consumers develop and strengthen their abdominal, back, thigh, and buttocks muscles. The device provides an impact free workout. It is noted that rowing is a rhythmic workout, which many consumers find soothing and satisfying. The only difference here is obviously that the user is not seated on a conventional rower. The DVD is 30 minutes long, but no details are given regarding its contents. An order of the Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD also comes with a fitness guide. The shipping weight for this product is just over 1 pound, so the entire device is not very large or bulky. No information was given on how the device fits into a Pilates routine.

 The Flex MIniBally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$17.99 plus free shipping and handling on orders over $25 at Amazon.com.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.It is not clear. There might be minimal assembly required.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.NO. We found no published 3rd Party Clinical Studies for Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes Ė the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD is not FDA cleared, but this product is not required to be.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.YES. You must dedicate a set amount of time to perform the recommended movements for good results.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you donít need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.YES. Rowing is a very specific motion, even with the Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.During a Pilates workout.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.YES. It is designed to address multiple muscle groups.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundYES. It only weighs a pound and is flexible for easy storage.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.NO. Exercise with this device is obvious.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You donít need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.YES. Without the determination to use the Bally Pilates Rowing Action Exerciser with DVD consistently you will not see results.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. Resistance is manual.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.30 Days Amazon guarantee for unopened products.
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.1 Year
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.To select countries.
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am Ė 6pm MST.YES.
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).An instructional workout DVD and a fitness guide.
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.3-5 days according to Amazon.com