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TOPIC: Total Body Enhancement at Planet Fitness?

 
June 13, 2013 9:09 AM
I thought the red lights meant it was a strip club. At least that red light is useful.
Edited by DopeItUp On June 13, 2013 9:10 AM
June 13, 2013 9:12 AM
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Has anyone ever tried the Total Body Enhancement machine at Planet Fitness? It's like a stand up tanning bed except it has red lights (red light therapy), the floor vibrates and it plays music. I did it for 10 minutes on Level 2. What is the point to this machine?


Red lights and it vibrates...are you sure you weren't in Amsterdam?


Pretty sure there were ping pong balls.....

.....wait, wrong continent's sex ghetto!
June 13, 2013 9:28 AM
i do it every now and again because its like a little massage post work out, makes me feel better but as for actually toning or reducing cellulite, I'm even iffy on that.
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June 17, 2013 3:04 PM
I just upgraded my membership to the black card and was told about this "program" that is offered at my PF and I was wondering the same thing.... here's an article I found online about whole body vibration: http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/passive-exercise-whole-body-vibration?page=2

Basically, they are saying from studies done it does seem that it could help muscle strength, circulation, bone density, etc... but that is in ADDITION to a regular workout routine. So... if you think you can just sit in this machine for 10min/day and skip the workout think again.

I might try it for a few weeks and see how it goes (if I feel any better post workout etc)
  63578
July 16, 2013 12:31 AM
I just started at PF and have used the red light therapy twice. I've seen the results with some of my friends. I do it post workout as it relaxed me and can help in cellular repair. The red light is able to penetrate the skin deeper therefore stimulating production of colagen elastin, and ATP a chemical produced by your body to repair damaged cells. Visible results take 12-18 sessions. And a 1-2treatments per week for upkeep. There is no UVA or UVB rays. You will not get tanned and.there are few side effects. The biggest problem you are likely to have is a change in sleep pattern if you use it at night. It is FDA approved for cosmetic use .
September 18, 2013 2:37 PM
http://thefantasticvoyage.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/the-next-upgrade-for-tanning-in-the-21st-century/
September 18, 2013 2:50 PM
From Planet Fitness on FB ( I have no clue who Teresa is )

Hi Teresa - The Beauty Angel/Total Body Enhancement booth uses all-natural red and infrared light, which penetrates and absorbs deep into the tissue, activating the production of endorphins, blocking pain-transmitting chemicals and stimulating cellularregeneration. Total Body Enhancement can be used to help improve the skin’s tone and texture, while also decreasing wrinkles and firming your skin to help reverse and control the visible signs of aging. Total Body Enhancement can also effectively treat minor muscle and joint aches...



There's also references to red light therapy being used by Nasa, who knows, if you're into that thing, I'd suggest looking up Chromotherapy aka Color Therapy on the internets
  47826917
September 18, 2013 2:52 PM
People do realize that most remote controls for home electronics use infrared technology? You'd figure that couch potatos being exposed to them should be thin with tight skin.laugh

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  9285851
September 18, 2013 2:58 PM
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UGH I hate when people give you smart a$$ remarks when you are asking a simple question too!
I have done it several times...they say you don't want clothing on the parts of the body you want treated. I go in my bra and underwear only. I was also told you should do it 3 times a week for like 3 months-4 months to see results and then you do like once a week to maintain after that. I just started doing it so not sure of results yet. I have a bad back and cellulite so we will see if this things works. I see it as if it doesn't work it was only time wasted...not money since it is included in the membership. I also do it after my workout since the vibrations can be a bit soothing. It feels weird at first like I can feel the fat everywhere jiggle and then the veins become really bright in my legs and it tingles a bit but doesn't hurt by any means. It also makes my legs itch/tickle too. Hope this helps!


plus while you are in there you burn like 250 calories....
September 18, 2013 3:00 PM
Not allowed to lift, but can stand in a light show. Awesome gym.
September 25, 2013 7:07 PM
I've been using it, it's recommended couple times a week, I see a difference. Ill even tighten muscles sometimes to help focus more on it. Program 3 is one to do if u don't work out for Instance
September 27, 2013 6:03 AM
From what I understand the Total Body Enhancement booth uses all-natural red and infrared light, which penetrates and absorbs deep into the tissue, activating the production of endorphins, blocking pain-transmitting chemicals and stimulating cellular regeneration. Total Body Enhancement can be used to help improve the skin’s tone and texture, while also decreasing wrinkles and firming your skin to help reverse and control the visible signs of aging. Total Body Enhancement can also effectively treat minor muscle and joint aches. I have never used it, I'm interested in knowing if it actually has any benefits. Seems to be too good to be true.
October 19, 2013 6:17 AM
It increases the collagen in your skin, reducing the appearances of cellulite and wrinkles in your body. The vibrating plate helps improve your circulation and also helps strengthen your core. However I'm not sure if it actually works.
November 10, 2013 6:29 PM
I have been using this 2-3 times per week and there is a big change in stretch marks and scars in general. I'm not sure if the shaking will help but the red light seems to work.
November 11, 2013 12:22 AM
Does anyone find it suspicious that all these single-post people are popping up and saying it's totally awesome?

Just me then....
November 23, 2013 12:18 PM
Can someone tell me how to actually work it? Wanted to try today but didn't know how to start it.. and the workers were kind of busy, didn't wana bother them.
November 23, 2013 12:26 PM
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No, it just vibrates and has red lights like a stand up tanning bed. The poster on the wall says it increases muscle tone, skin elasticity, etc, but I'm wondering how this actually works?


Please, please PLEASE tell me you didn't actually spend any money to use this thing...
December 2, 2013 9:59 AM
Yeah getting a little sick of the snide remarks and random interjections on how ****ty some people think Planet Fitness is as gym. If it's not your bag - move the **** on. You make people who are working hard cringe when we think about the freaking condescending nature of fitness veterans and their opinions of cheaper gyms. Not everyone participates in their food days and not everyone can appreciate an ass who has the nerve to chime in and discredit someone's attempt at a healthier body.

The total body enhancement is not an extra fee - it's part of the Black Card Membership. If you don't think it works - MOVE ON. Seriously - you piss me off. Personally I prefer the hydro-massage after my workouts - but hey that's me. I LOVE Planet Fitness and I have lost 120 lbs with their help THIS YEAR. Get off your high horses and meet us back down at reality. There's really a lot of great people who work very hard at Planet Fitness.
December 2, 2013 10:09 AM
What people don't understand is the machine emits gamma rays. Which is why PF requires everyone to remain calm.
January 16, 2014 6:36 PM
http://tolooklikeabeauty.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/red-light-therapy-total-body-enhancement/
This link has all the information you need. The red light therapy activated ATP which provides energy for your muscles and allows you to work out longer. Read the article it's pretty amazing.
January 16, 2014 6:41 PM
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Why people have to act so stupid all the time if you cant or dont want to answer the question then say nothing.


Your first post after being on MFP for almost three years is to call people out for responding the wrong way to a post asking about a machine with red lights that vibrates and plays music?

Welcome to the MFP forums. Please enjoy your stay. flowerforyou
  8625464
January 16, 2014 6:43 PM
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Does anyone find it suspicious that all these single-post people are popping up and saying it's totally awesome?

Just me then....


It's a phenomenon that happens in the MFP forums. (I've actually asked TPTB about it.) It's fascinating that people could be here for 2-3 years without having made a single post and suddenly, they flock to a post with an obscure topic. Most of the time, it's MLM or scam-ish. I'm sincerely fascinated by how frequently this happens here and honestly can't figure it out.
  8625464
January 16, 2014 6:50 PM
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Does anyone find it suspicious that all these single-post people are popping up and saying it's totally awesome?

Just me then....


It's a phenomenon that happens in the MFP forums. (I've actually asked TPTB about it.) It's fascinating that people could be here for 2-3 years without having made a single post and suddenly, they flock to a post with an obscure topic. Most of the time, it's MLM or scam-ish. I'm sincerely fascinated by how frequently this happens here and honestly can't figure it out.


I agree, could all these people be PF employees? Very strange.
  33884469
January 16, 2014 6:52 PM
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Yeah getting a little sick of the snide remarks and random interjections on how ****ty some people think Planet Fitness is as gym. If it's not your bag - move the **** on. You make people who are working hard cringe when we think about the freaking condescending nature of fitness veterans and their opinions of cheaper gyms. Not everyone participates in their food days and not everyone can appreciate an ass who has the nerve to chime in and discredit someone's attempt at a healthier body.

The total body enhancement is not an extra fee - it's part of the Black Card Membership. If you don't think it works - MOVE ON. Seriously - you piss me off. Personally I prefer the hydro-massage after my workouts - but hey that's me. I LOVE Planet Fitness and I have lost 120 lbs with their help THIS YEAR. Get off your high horses and meet us back down at reality. There's really a lot of great people who work very hard at Planet Fitness.



From my perspective, Planet Fitness is a gym for those that are attempting to lose weight, but not gain much muscle.
But for the price of the joint it is over priced, the Planet Fitnesses around were I am have taken away most of the machines that are for an normal free weight workout. While yes they have the "safety" weights now alot of us that are used to the old ways hate those machines with a passion because they we don't feel like we are gaining anything from them.
While yes Planet Fitness has nice specialty stuff which can be nice, we just want our old stuff back, so we use gyms that are much cheaper if we can find'em, and make fun of the place especially the ones that have escalators.

:/
January 16, 2014 6:54 PM
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