Whole body vibrations are a type of exercise that has been around for 30 years. It was
researched as a treatment for osteoporosis and muscle wastage in astronauts, however as
the research continued it was found to benefit the body in many other ways.
It has benefits for everybody and its use and popularity has quickly spread to various users.
Celebrity fans include Madonna, Kylie and Danni Minogue and Elle McPherson.
Professional sports users include Serena Williams, Lee Westwood, Manchester United and
Chelsea footballers and the British Olympic Association.
There are various imitators available for general use but VibroGym (which is the only medically
accredited system) has long been recognised for its medical benefits and is used in various
hospitals to help aid recovery from an accident, illness or major surgery.
The vibrations have a positive impact on your hormone balance and help to reduce stress.
A 20 minute session on VibroGym can burn up to 500 calories; this high energy use is gained
because up to 95% of your muscle fibres are used with vibration training compared with 40
to 60% during conventional exercise.