If we were being honest many of us would admit that exercising sucks: it is so difficult, you have to go to a gym or park, and all you can take along with you for entertainment is an MP3 player. There are some people who actually like to do that, but for the rest of us, a vibration machine can be a god sent. It can easily fit in your living room, right in front of the TV and it works without getting you exhausted because it is fun. What a vibration machine does is jolt your muscles into believing that they need to move to maintain your balance: it actually feels like you are on the deck of a boat and are trying to maintain your equilibrium. However the movements are so minute that even older people can very comfortable stand on the machine and not be in any danger whatsoever. You can increase the difficulty level from something a toddler that has hardly began walking could face all the way to what an athlete would consider an intense workout. And because these machines act directly on each muscle strand, you can actually burn as many calories as you would in a one hour jog, by spending just 10 to 15 minutes on a vibration machine. So, as you can imagine, it was really fun for us to test and find the top 10 best vibration machines on the market today, and we took into consideration not only how efficient each machine was, but also how much it cost and how easy it was to store. So make sure to scroll past the list itself to find the in depth reviews we have created for each one, because that is where we go into the significant details that made us choose each one of these machines.
1. Rock Solid Whole Body Vibration Machine
You would not think it but one of the most significant details to pay attention to when buying a vibration machine is how long and what type of warranty you are getting. Since the machine is vibration for up to 30 times a second, while your weight is on top of it, you can imagine that it will eventually break. So while the Rock Solid vibration machines are a bit on the expensive side, considering what other products there are available out there, it is also important to note that they give a 1 year warranty on both labour and parts. It is also important to note that the Rock Solid Whole Body Vibration Machine has free shipping, despite the fact that it is the big model, and it can be stored easily if you decide to take a break from the exercises. It has a variable speed option that you can very easily control while you are working out on the machine, and it has yoga straps so you can work your upper body too.
2. Confidence Fitness Slim Vibration Platform Machine
If you can mentally deal with the fact that the Confidence Fitness Slim Vibration Platform Machine only has a 6 months warranty and you have to pay for the return shipping of what is a big and heavy device, than you will be very happy to have found a full size vibration machine that costs half the price of the Rock Solid one. We have tried it out and even asked some of our heavier colleagues to give it a go, and we were quite impressed with its quality and would definitely take the chance of buying it. The maximum weight limit is 300 pounds, 30 pounds less than the Rock Solid choice, but still strong enough for even the tallest and heaviest of us. It is important to note here that the vibration program not only offers a good workout for the muscles but also challenges the bones and encourages them to develop and creates a gentle massage action that helps with joint pains.
3. Rock Solid Compact Vibration Machine
If you leave in a studio apartment, or even a small flat apartment, you will not want something as big as a full size vibration machine, and that is where the Rock Solid Compact version comes in. It has the same great features as its big brother, including a 1 year warranty on parts and labor and a weight capacity of 330 pounds. However, the best thing about it is that you can operate it with the tip of your feet, and it is so small that you can just through it at the bottom of your clothes closet without any problems. It is actually so light that you can take it with you to your office so you can get a workout even during the day, and since it can easily fit underneath the desk, it will be very comfortable to store there too.
4. Merax Full Body Vibration Platform
There is, of course, a budget friendly, vibration machine and the best choice you could make is the Merax Full Body Vibration Platform. It has 1 year warranty, which is a lot, and, as you would expect a 300 pound maximum weight limit. However, considering how little it costs, it is certainly worth it. It also has yoga straps that will allow you to go through a much more complex set of exercises and get a lot more out of the machine. In fact we encourage you to use your imagination and attend at least a couple of classes that use vibration machines because there are so many types of physical exercises that you can enhance by using a vibration machine.
5. Soozier 200W Compact Portable Vibration Machine
So far we have been looking at various vibration machines that do the job of helping you get more out of your workout, but while they are very efficient, they are not necessarily aesthetic. So the last vibration machine to make our top 5 best choices is the Soozier 200W Compact Portable Vibration Machine. It is young, it is vibrant, no pun intended, and it will look great in your home gym or even our living room. It is easy to store away in a closet and it comes with yoga straps for a more intense workout. This is definitely the vibration machine you would get for a young person that you are trying to convince to start working out.
6. SDS Fitness Full Body Vibration Machine
If you need to take your fitness routine to the extreme, the best choice you could make is the SDS Fitness Full Body Vibration Machine. It uses the latest tech so it can actually deliver 42 Hz, or 42 vibrations per second. That is an insane exercise level so do not waste money on buying something this powerful unless you have already reached a very high physical performance level and can actually use something this strong. Also, because of that extra power the SDS Fitness Full Body Vibration Machine is a bit more bulky than anything we have featured so far, so, although it can easily be stored, it is not as simple as the other models on the market.
7. Axis-Plate E6600 Dual Motor Whole Body Vibration Platform Machine
Now that we have taken a look at the athlete’s machine, we can also think about the people that need a vibration machine, future performers that cannot use a 330 pounds machine. The Axis-Plate E6600 Dual Motor Whole Body Vibration Machine can help even someone who ways up to 400 pounds turn over a new leaf in their life. Everything about it is built for maximum endurance, so it is the perfect choice if you feel that you might break anyone of the other machines we have looked at so far. It comes in several colors and it even has an upper and lower LCD, so the moment when you start using this machine to do squats or pushups, you will still be able to monitor everything even from a lower view point.
8. Sunny Health & Fitness Crazy Fit Massager
While most of the vibration machines on the market are going for extra intensity or lift power, the Sunny Health & Fitness Crazy Fit Massager decided to go in the exact opposite direction. This is a machine that was designed to massage and relax you though the vibration movement, after you have finished with your more intensive workout. Although it was designed to give your muscles the perfect relaxing shake, it will also work great for an light to medium exercise machine.
9. Gadget Fit Power Vibration Plate
The thing that we like the most about the Gadget Fit Power Vibration Plate, and the reason why we decided to feature it as one of the best vibration machines on the market, are the butterfly handlebars. All vibration machines are very safe and the vibrating movement is not enough to through anyone off the machine, however, those handlebars do make you feel safer while using the machine. So if you do not feel very comfortable trying out anything else, than this would be the safest vibration machine to try.
10. Health Mark VF80002 Port-A-Vibe Vibration Machine
The last vibration machine we are going to feature here today is the Health Mark VF80002 Port-A-Vibe. We absolutely love it because this is the only convertible vibration machine on the market. It has those high handles that give you the full vibration machine experience, plus the yoga handles, but you can take them off, and use the remote, if you just want to use the base and travel around with it. And the best thing is the fact that the price is actually quite close to a mobile unit rather than to that of a full body vibration machine, and yet you get the best of both worlds.