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The Flex Mini® vs. BodyForm Total Fitness Platform

The BodyForm Total Fitness Platform, by Brookstone, is a fitness device designed to promote the performance of 15 exercises. These exercises are designed to address the fitness needs of the entire body, right within the home. The BodyForm Total Fitness Platform is advertised for its compact design and its usefulness for arms, legs, chest, back, hips, obliques, and shoulders.

The product consists of a small platform that is to be placed on the floor. The platform is slightly wider than the average manís shoulder width. It is oval shaped, features a non slip surface, and has handles on either end of the oval. From this platform, the user performs a wide variety of exercises. The BodyForm Total Fitness Platform comes with two resistance bands that can be attached to the platform for increasing the challenge of the workouts. A dial system allows for adjustable resistance from 5 to 70 pounds. For example, users can pull upward against them to exercise the shoulders or biceps. Users can also use the platform as a base for pushups. As with most Brookstone products, convenience, simplicity, and travel friendly sensibilities are promoted.

 The Flex MIniBodyForm Total Fitness Platform
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$99.95 plus $19.95 for shipping & handling.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.Not specified.
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 BodyForm Total Fitness Platform.
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. BodyForm Total Fitness Platform is not FDA cleared, but it 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 actions to get desired 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. You must move in various determined ways to get results with the BodyForm Total Fitness Platform.
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.When you can dedicate some workout time to using it.
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. Itís good for a total body workout.
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. Itís a little larger than a bathroom scale.
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. You will not go unnoticed while exercising with this device.
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 BodyForm Total Fitness Platform consistently you will not see results you need.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. The BodyForm Total Fitness Platform is manual.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.Not specified.
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.Various replacement and protection plans are available from Brookstone. Consumers can shop for these.
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.Only to select territories.
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!).A BodyForm Fitness Stick
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.5-7 days