The Flex Mini® vs. PomPilates

Pompilates is a video based workout program that has as its specific focus users’ backsides. Pompilates is expressly designed to help both men and women strengthen and shape the muscles in their buttocks in order to promote more handsome curves. The fifteen minute workouts are to be utilized three times per week. Each workout begins with a warm up and ends with a cool down and is accompanied by music.

It is somewhat unclear exactly what kind of exercise regimen Pompilates employs. However, if its name means anything, it may utilize Pilates or yoga like exercise routines. Still, no clear explanation is provided. The Pompilates DVD does not appear to have its own official website, yet the manufacturer or vendor points potential customers to a particular third party retail site for sales inquiries. This third party retailer charges $12.99 for the DVD. The retailer charges $1.99 for shipping for continental U.S. customers and $6.99 for Alaska and Hawaii customers. Rates for international customers vary. Returns are only accepted for unopened DVDs within 30 days of purchase.

 The Flex MIniPomPilates
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$12.99 with $1.99 shipping & handling to continental U.S. customers, $6.99 to AK and HI. International shipping rates vary.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.NO. No assembly is required for the DVD
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 are apparently no 3rd party studies published regarding Pompilates.
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 – 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. But as an exercise DVD, FDA clearance is not required for Pompilates.
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 follow the regimens explained in the DVD.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.Yes. It is important to pay attention to how you are performing the Pompilates routines.
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 have access to a DVD player and a television as well as the time to spend working out.
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. Pompilates focuses on the buttocks.
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 DVD is portable. A television and DVD player will likely not be.
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 be discreet while following the Pompilates regimens.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.YES. It requires both hard work and motivation to exercise with Pompilates three times per week.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. There does not appear to be any battery-powered equipment involved.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.None, DVD can only be returned to the vendor unopened
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.None 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.YES.
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 – 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 free gift is included.
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Less than a week