Vibration machines are fully capable of breaking the popular notion that you’d have to experience pain to achieve gains. After all, no pain, no gain! This is the aphorism adhered to by serious followers of strength training programmes. And believe you me, I was one of them.
For many of us, if you cannot push yourself to the hilt, then there really is no use dreaming about well-sculpted abs and glutes as well as strong muscles and what-have-you. But, would you believe that there are actually machines out there that have been proven to provide almost the same effects as several hours of running or jogging while standing or sitting only in a contraption designed to transmit vibrations throughout your body?
Well, this is what vibration machines are for and I have been fortunate enough to give the Everfit Vibration Machine a good run.
- 1 Overview of the Everfit Vibration Machine
- 2 A Closer Look at the Features of the Everfit Vibration Machine
- 3 Pro and Cons
- 4 Should You Buy It?
Overview of the Everfit Vibration Machine
At the core of the Everfit is a unique 4-dimensional shake motion technology that literally takes you for a spin. Every square centimetre of your body will be shaking like crazy as the minute vibrations are sent like shockwaves pulsing from under the feet.
Most conventional vibration machines only come with either oscillating movements or linear patterns, allowing them to move at tremendous speeds. The Everfit, perhaps because of its unique 4-dimensional design, can only manage a maximum of 90 speed levels. But I honestly think this is almost equivalent to 360-levels of speed on an oscillating or a linear machine.
Underneath its piano black finish is a pair of 600-watt motors that drive a dual-belt system, one under each foot platform of the Everfit. While it would look like this is substantially underpowered, one has to consider the fact that for its size and dimensions, a 500-watt motor is often considered sufficient.
There is another beauty to having a pair of 600-watt motors – it helps protect the motor by not putting too much strain in its operation. This is especially true when you also factor in Everfit’s maximum load capacity of 180 kilogrammes which is, in my opinion, quite remarkable for its price.
Gain Without Pain With This Worthy Machine
While it is easy to think that the motor will create a really annoying noise, it doesn’t. It isn’t exactly whisper-quiet, but it should suffice never to bother anyone else in the room. This is especially true if you’re the kind of person who would rather exercise sitting down and in front of the TV rather than actively engaging in some strenuous exercise that will have you sweating like never before.
The Everfit also comes with superb safety features that include a surface platform that has ingeniously-designed nubs that will grip your soles like vise. It has voltage stabilisation, overheat protection, and overload protection to make sure that you’ll never have anything to worry about its electrical safety.
Overall, the Everfit comes in as a worthy exercise machine to anyone who would like to get the benefits of walking, jogging, and running without really trying to.
A Closer Look at the Features of the Everfit Vibration Machine
360-degree 4D Shake Motion technology
One of the most fascinating things about the Everfit is that it comes with 4D movement. Most vibration trainers come with either lineal or oscillating types of platform movements. Some also feature tri-planar mechanisms or 3D.
The engineering feat of the Everfit is simply unheard of. Why? It is quite difficult to comprehend just how 4D movement occurs. We’ve heard of 4D films and graphical representations, but not so much in ordinary everyday real-life objects such as a platform underneath the feet.
You could say I was both thrilled and apprehensive at the same time trying out for the very first time how the 360-degree 4D Shake Motion technology of Everfit works. And honestly, the feeling is quite surreal, to say the least.
The good news is that the more planes the platform moves in, the more intense the vibrations generated by the machine. That is why a lot of folks consider the 4D Shake Motion technology of the Everfit to be quite exceptional in terms of shaking off those unwanted calories off your body. It’s a great way to lose some grams without really sweating it out.
90 Speed levels
The speed at which the vibrations are generated is a major consideration in determining the effectiveness of vibration machines. And while I’ve seen devices that come with up to 180 speed levels, the 90 of Everfit looks very lame. However, considering that each vibration will go through 4 different movements, it is actually similar to a lineal’s or oscillating’s 360-speed setting.
This can spell quite a lot of benefit especially in terms of targeting muscles of the body. Since the cells of the body are actually being moved in various directions, not just up and down or left and right, one can look at the 90-speed level setting of the Everfit to be just right when it comes to providing a good workout in a shorter period of time.
For instance, 10 minutes on the Everfit is already equivalent to 30 minutes of swimming or doing sit-ups. The same amount of time is also like cycling or jogging for an hour. Technically, if you stay 30 minutes on the Everfit, you’re doing 1.5 hours of swimming or sit-ups.
Adjusting the speed level settings is also made easy with the accompanying remote. There’s no need to bend over and adjust the settings manually, although you’re more than welcome to try.
1200W dual-belt, dual motor design
The Everfit vibration machine comes with a 1200-watt dual motor with dual belt design. It is important to understand that vibration machines will have to be powerful enough to move the vibrating platform at the designed speed settings and across the different planes of movement. Add its maximum load capacity of 180 kilogrammes and you really have to have a powerful motor underneath your feet.
That being said, the 1200-watt rating is sufficient enough to power the 39 x 78 centimetre platform of Everfit since a 500-watt motor is often considered good enough for a platform size of about 60 x 77 centimetres. The 1200-watt rating of Everfit is for each of its dual motor, giving each a 600-watt rating.
The good news about the 1200-watt motor is that it is a lot quieter than other machines, since the motor is larger and will not really have to work that hard to accommodate its maximum . I can almost imagine elderly folks sitting comfortably on their couches or loungers with both feet resting on the Everfit and eyes glued straight on the TV screen. There’s still noise, of course. But, given that it’s only 1200 watts, it should be barely noticeable allowing you to enjoy the things you want to do while receiving whole-body vibrations.
Electrical safety features
While the Everfit may not have the power you expect from an exercise machine designed to strengthen the muscles and help you lose weight, it does a good job providing protection against overheating, electrical short-circuits, and voltage stabilization. This is in addition to its all-around insulation, keeping you safe from any electrical discharge that may leak out of the system. The multiple safety features help ensure that the Everfit will last several years making it a good investment.
Simple user console and vibration platform
The Everfit vibration machine comes with a very simple console that provides rudimentary information on your current activity. It comes with 3 pre-set exercise programmes, walk, jog, and run. In addition to the programme button on the platform, the Everfit also comes with three distinct zones. If you need a walking program the best area to plant your feet is on the centre. Moving outwards and you’ll simulate jogging. Stand near the edge of the Everfit and the dual belt design will give you the sensation and effects of running.
Pro and Cons
Should You Buy It?
The Everfit Vibration Machine is a nifty exercise equipment that allows you to strengthen your muscles and perhaps even lose weight. It is modestly priced, making it a great equipment to anyone who would like to get many of the benefits of exercise without necessarily having to pump iron, run miles, or swim several laps in the pool. If you are looking for a vibration machine, this is definitely my top pick.