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The Flex Mini® vs. Curvassure

Curvassure is a Butt Toning System made and promoted by the company Contour, which sells other fitness products as well. This particular product is advertised to aid users strengthen and tone the glute muscles. According to the official Curvassure website, this product is also equipped with Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology, as are the best devices on the market. As you may know, EMS works by sending out signals to the muscles, which will cause them to rapidly flex and relax. The makers of Curvassure state their product will effectively target the muscles, and that overtime, due to the contractions, the muscles in the butt will tighten and tone. Speaking of time, be advised, unlike other devices on the market the Curvassure appears only to come with a one year limited warranty that covers defects in manufacturing.

The Curvassure by Contour system comes in the form of compression shorts, which at first glance looks like a pair of spandex shorts from the past. The Curvassure shorts are said to facilitate key strategic placement of the electrode pads that will send out the EMS signals to the butt muscles. One note here, the product is not one size that adjusts to all, like the best products on the market. The Curvassure only offers up to Medium/Large and 185 lbs on their sizing chart, which may limit some potential users. Orders of the Curvassure by Contour system comes with a Contour Muscle Stimulator control unit with 3 pre-programmed settings, non-rechargeable batteries, lead wires that must be connected/assembled, 4 electrodes, conductive gel, a travel bag and a guide. Unfortunately, much like other products in the Contour line this product also includes a somewhat overly large control unit, making it somewhat obtrusive under clothing. With that said, Curvassure by Contour is touted to be quite convenient as users simply need to attach the lead wires to the electrodes, put the shorts on, turn the system on and allow the system to work their muscles.

 The Flex MIniCurvassure
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$39.95 for a 30-day trial, after which three monthly payments of $49.94 kick in. So the total cost will be just under $200.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.Not entirely clear, users may need to connect the lead wires to the compression shorts and the controller.
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.The company references studies but they do not appear to be done by a 3rd-party clinical source.
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.In the FDA database, we could not find any information about an FDA clearance for Curvassure.
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.No
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.No, a specific form was not advertised.
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.The compression shorts can be worn at home or underneath clothes.
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.No, you must purchase separate Sport and Spa Gel Pads to tone other areas of the body.
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, the shorts can be folded and it comes with a travel bag.
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.If you feel comfortable wearing the shorts underneath clothes you can discreetly use Curvassure. Also as noted above, the devices control unit is somewhat bulky.
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.No, the Curvassure is advertised as easy to use.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.Yes, 3 AAA batteries.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.The Curvassure system now comes with a 30-day trial offer. The $39.95 trial fee and $9.95 shipping cost are non-refundable, and consumers will have to pay for return shipping. However, if you cancel within the first 30 days then you do not have to pay the additional $150 for this product.
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.There is a one year limited warranty that covers defects in manufacturing.
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.No, it does not appear so. The company website states that Curvassure has not yet been cleared by the Canadian government and does not make mention of any other 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!).Orders come with a travel bag and a guide.
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Estimated delivery times are not posted on the official Curvassure by Contour product website.