The Flex Mini® vs. Gazelle Edge

The Gazelle Edge is a fitness device designed for in home use. It is advertised as a more interesting alternative to the conventional treadmill. It is said to provide for a cardiovascular workout that is second only to the treadmill. Product presentations claim that using the Gazelle Edge will promote calorie burning and enhanced fitness with consistent and regular use. And according to the website, Gazelle Edge is ideal for setting your own pace: walk, jog, or run.

Gazelle Edge, though it provides a workout similar to a treadmill, does not look like a treadmill. It is, rather, a glider that provides for no impact exercise in a virtually noiseless and smooth manner. Built of metal, the frame hosts hanging cables that support large foot pedals. The user grips the provided handles, stands on the suspended foot pedals, and then commences to glide at the desired pace. The only automated feature is a digital display for monitoring progress. The Gazelle Edge folds easily for storage and does not take up a tremendous amount of room when set up. The product is advertised as convenient, simple, and efficient.

 The Flex MIniGazelle Edge
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$99.99 with free shipping from
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.YES, we assume Gazelle Edge requires some, though it might be minimal.
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 Gazelle Edge.
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. Gazelle is not FDA cleared. 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 movements to get results with this machine.
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. Though Gazelle edge allows for a great deal of user freedom.
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 a decent amount of time to 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.NO. It is a general cardiovascular training machine.
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 is foldable. 43x28x53.8. 42 pounds.
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. Itís 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 work, it wonít do anything. Without motivation, you wonít use it.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. The machine does not, though the digital display will.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full offers a 30 day return for unopened merchandise.
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.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!).No, there are no bonuses.
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.4-14 days