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The Flex Mini® vs. Valslide

Valslide is a simple exercise device that is designed to help users employ beneficial fitness techniques in the comfort of their homes. Valslide is basically a pair of thin foot platforms that slide smoothly along a carpet. Essentially, the user stands on the platforms and performs various exercises with the sliding motion of Valslide. This sliding capacity is said to alter the workout regimen in order to increase its effectiveness and the immediacy of results. The lower body is the primary focus of Valslide exercises, though the abdominal muscles can also receive toning benefits.

Valslide comes in various packages that include various accessories and the like. These are all sold through the official Valslide website. For example, the Valslide Essential Total Package retails for $49.95 and comes with the Valslide platforms, booties for use of the platforms on surfaces other than carpet, and a Valslide Essentials instructional video on DVD and on digital file. The package also includes a bonus Amazing Abs DVD. Standard shipping and handling for the package is $8.95. International shipping costs are unclear. There is a 30 day money back satisfaction guarantee but we found no mention of a manufacturerís warranty.

 The Flex MIniValslide
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$49.95 for Essential Total Package. $8.95 for standard shipping and handling to the U.S. International shipping costs unclear.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.NO. This device comes ready to use.
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 mention of published 3rd party studies for Valslide.
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. However, FDA clearance is not required for an apparatus of this sort.
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. Using Valslide requires active participation in exercise routines.
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 follow the workout guidelines.
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 spend time using Valslide and have the space to do so.
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. This apparatus can be used to tone both the lower body and the abs.
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 platforms are small. However, until one learns the routines by heart, equipment will be needed to view the tutorials.
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 wonít go unnoticed while exercising with Valslide.
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. This is a traditional exercise product.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. The Valslide is battery free.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.30 days
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.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 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!).Amazing Abs DVD ($18 value)
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.10 to 15 Days