What Are Vibration Exercise Machines?

What Are Vibration Exercise Machines?

In this article, I want to give you an overview of what vibration exercise machines are, what types are available, and help you decide if one is right for you. You may also enjoy our article about Starting a Diet and Exercise Program if you are new to fitness.


The best vibration exercise machines are designed to provide a safe, effective, and enjoyable workout for the user. They can be used in your home or gym and come with many different features that make them suitable for all fitness levels.

Vibration exercise machines are devices that vibrate at a particular frequency. Usually they are used as an alternative to other forms of exercise such as running on a treadmill or riding a bike. These machines are also known as “vibratory trainers” or “vibratrons.”

There are two types of vibrating exercises: whole body vibration and isolated muscle vibration. Whole-body vibration involves the entire body being subjected to vibrations. Isolated muscle vibration uses only one part of the body to create vibrations. This type of vibration is often used to help people recover from injuries and strengthen their muscles.


Whole Body Vibration

WBV has been shown to improve bone density, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, and endurance. In addition, it helps reduce stress and anxiety while improving sleep quality. WBV has been proven to increase metabolism by up to 10% without any weight loss. It also improves blood circulation, increases oxygen intake, and stimulates the immune system.


Isolated Muscle Vibration

The benefits of IMV include increased muscle mass, improved muscle tone, reduced joint pain, better posture, faster recovery time after injury, and improved athletic performance. IMV is especially beneficial for those who have difficulty exercising due to limited mobility or physical conditions.

What Does A Vibrating Exerciser Do?

When you use a vibrating exerciser, you’re actually using your own body weight to produce the vibrations. Your body naturally produces small amounts of vibrations when it moves. However, these vibrations aren’t strong enough to do much more than cause discomfort. With a vibrating exerciser, however, you can easily adjust the intensity of the vibrations so they become stronger and more intense. This allows you to target specific areas of your body and work out harder than ever before.


How Do I Use A Vibrating Exerciser?

There are several ways to use a vibrating exerciser. You can either stand on the machine, sit on it, lie down on it, or even hold onto it. Some models allow you to select the desired level of vibration intensity.


Types Of Vibrating Exercisers

There are three main types of vibrating exercisers:

Whole Body Vibrators

These devices vibrate the entire body at once. They typically range between 20Hz and 100Hz.

Isolated Muscle Trainers

These devices vibrate just one area of the body at a time. They generally vibrate the feet, ankles, knees, hips, back, shoulders, arms, and hands.

Walking/Running Strollers

These devices are similar to vibrating walkers. They move along like a normal walking or running stroller but instead of moving forward, they vibrate.

Are There Any Downsides To Using Vibration Exercise Machines?

Yes, although minimal to most there can be downsides to using a vibrating exercise machine. You will have to do some research and find out which ones are best for your needs.

Some people don’t like the idea of having something vibrate against their skin. Others may feel that they can’t use them because they’re too sensitive or weak. If you have any questions about this, then you should talk to someone who has used one before. They can help you decide what’s right for you.

Where Can I Buy One?

You can find vibrating exercisers in fitness centers, sports medicine clinics, gyms, health clubs, and personal training studios. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, ask the staff where they would recommend buying one.

If you work out from home or don’t wish to go into a gym Amazon has a wide selection of vibrating exercise machines.

How Much Does A Vibrating Exercise Machine Cost?

You can buy these machines in different sizes and shapes and the prices vary depending on the brand and model. However, tcan be a lot a lot cheaper than buying a gym membership and can easily be stored in your home.

You can find a machine for $75 – $200 and there are also some premium vibration exercise machines that you can spend $2,000 to $5,000 on.

Is It Worth Buying One Of These Machines?

This really depends on what kind of workout routine you plan to follow. If you’re looking at getting into shape, plan to workout mostly from home, then you should definitely consider getting a vibrating exercise machine. 



If you want to lose weight, tone up, and improve your health, then you need to start exercising. But where should you begin? Well, there are many ways to work out and when it comes to fitness equipment, there are plenty of choices.

So, what type of workout would suit you best?

If you want to burn fat, build muscles, and stay healthy, then you need to make sure that you’re working out correctly. That means using the right tools for the job. When it comes to choosing a vibrating exercise machine, you need to think about what you want from it. Do you want to lose weight? Tone up? Or maybe even both?

The choice is yours.


  1. Hi Lee, I really enjoyed this post on what are vibration exercise machines. I have hear about these devices before but not in this much detail. I am especially interested in the Isolated Muscle Vibration machines because I have just started this 7 minute workout program that targets specific muscles. I believe I would benefit from this type of machine. Especially for the lower back area.

    Is there a specific machine you would recommend for this?

    1. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the article on vibration exercise machines and I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

      In regards to your lower back pain. First, I would recommend reading this article as I used to experience significant back pain and received an exercise program from some much more educated than myself on the subject and it worked amazingly. How To Get Rid Of A Back Pain: Your Butt Is The Key

      As far as a specific vibration exercise machine there are several options, here is one model that you can take a look, Electric Lumbar Traction Device

      I hope this gives you an idea of what may help you out and what to look for.

      Take care

  2. I’ve seen these machines in info commercials before but never really took them seriously.
    I thought the benefits they were promoting were exaggerated and couldn’t be real. After all, all you have to do is stand on them and let the machine do the work, right?

    So I am interested to learn that they will help us lose weight, tone up, and remain healthy. Stress relief and improved balance and posture are also great benefits.

    I will find somewhere I can trial one on these vibration machines to learn more about how I can benefit from using it, and then may consider purchasing one for myself. The cheaper options aren’t too expensive.

    Thanks for doing the research and sharing this information.

    1. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.
      Yes, working in gyms and the fitness world for about 20 years I was not overly experienced or educated on them myself.
      Over the last several years vibration exercise machines have become more popular. I initially learned about them from other trainers and then took the time to read up on them.

      Im glad to share what I have learned and hope it was helpful.

  3. Matthew/Deloris

    We have not heard about this we seen this in old movies such as “Blast from the Past”, and did not think they would even do anything.
    Well, you have proved us wrong by all means this relieves stress and improves balance and strengths you up in general.
    Our first time to your website we are bookmarking your site so we can come back and revisit.


  4. Hi Lee,
    Thanks for your review on vibrating exercise machines. I remember watching some television infomercials a few years back and seeing these in action. It seemed like a good and low impact way to exercise and supposedly lose weight and get toned quicker. So I bought one for my wife after she also showed interest in them.

    She hasn’t used it yet, but your article has given me greater motivation to test it out and start including it in our daily home exercise routines. All the benefits you highlight – improving bone density, balance, coordination, flexibility, strength, endurance, reducing stress and anxiety while also improving sleep quality. These are wonderful benefits so we should use it!

    1. Yes, certainly, if you already own a vibrating exercise machine I’d recommend testing it out and seeing if it’s for you. I’m glad you appreciated the article, I know it’s one of those pieces of equipment that doesn’t get talked about a lot so I thought I’d share some insight. Thank you for taking the time to read and leaving a comment.

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