The Flex Mini® vs. Vibra Zone

The Vibra Zone Company is an equipment manufacturer that appears to focus all of its efforts on its one product, the Vibra Zone. The Vibra Zone is a whole body vibration apparatus. That means that it is a platform unit that vibrates many, many times per minute. This vibration is sent throughout the body in a way that it said to promote muscle toning, localized fat burning, and so on. In basic terms, because the muscles are being continuously vibrated they are forced to contract and relax repeatedly. Vibra Zone claims that the unit will promote benefits to users who merely stand on the unit for ten to fifteen minutes per day. However, they also suggest that users can perform various exercises on the apparatus, which features not only the platform but also a handle and an upright control unit.

The Vibra Zone unit retails for $1,699 with free shipping to Canada and the continental United States. However, the website does not currently feature a direct purchasing option and there is no toll free ordering number, only a contact email address. There appear to be no bonus materials included with the Vibra Zone and we found no mention of a satisfaction guarantee period or product warranty.

 The Flex MIniVibra Zone
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$1,699 with shipping and handling to the continental U.S. and Canada included.
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. The website makes no mention of 3rd party clinical trials performed with the Vibra Zone.
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. Yet the Vibra Zone does not require FDA clearance.
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 and NO. Some benefits may be achieved from simply standing on the unit while greater benefits may be achieved from exercising on it.
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. If you choose to exercise on the Vibra Zone you ought to do so according to instructions.
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 spend time on the Vibra Zone and you have access 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.YES. You can do multiple exercises with this device.
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. Dimensions are unspecified but this device is clearly too big to transport easily.
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. The Vibra Zone is a noticeable unit.
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 and NO. The required motivation and hard work will depend on how one is utilizing the device.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.Unspecified
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.Continental U.S. and Canada only
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!).Not specified
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Not specified