The Flex Mini® vs. BodyWave Pro

The BodyWave Pro, by Pro-Vibration Machines, is a total body vibration training machine patterned after those used in many different gyms and physical fitness centers. According to the Pro-Vibration Machines website, the company is the largest distributor of such machines on the Eastern Seaboard. The company offers 4 different models for consumers to choose from. It should be noted, however, that these machines cost thousands of dollars and are likely designed for use in fitness facilities.

The BodyWave Pro features a 3.3 hp motor and frequency settings ranging from 1 to 60 hz. The machine is unique in its look, with a large platform extending well beyond the shoulder width of the average user. Rising from the platform, to meet the user standing on it, is a control display and curved handle apparatus. The user simply steps onto the platform, sets the vibration setting to the desired frequency, and performs various exercises from this location. According to the product website, the vibrations will increase bone density, remove toxins, and promote strength development. In this way, BodyWave Pro is promoted as a total body, whole fitness device.

 The Flex MIniBodyWave Pro
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$6,795. Shipping & handling not specified.
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. There does not appear to be any 3rd Party Clinical Studies for BodyWave Pro.
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. BodyWave Pro is not FDA cleared. Neither is it supposed 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. It is designed to function as a platform for exercise.
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. Depending on the exercises you choose.
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 are prepared to dedicate time to 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. BodyWave Pro is designed for a total body experience.
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 poundNO. It is rather large and designed to be used where a gym places it.
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. It is quite large and 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 BodyWave Pro consistently you will not see results.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. It needs to be hooked up to a permanent power source.
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.Not specified
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.Not specified
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.NO.
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!).NO. There is no bonus with your order.
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Not specified.