Has the Gym Become Outdated? Have you heard about the Crazy Fit Massager machine or similar models, if not it’s a form of exercising that is fairly recent, amazingly quick and simple, over-riding the need for a gym membership (if that tickles your fancy) it certainly does mine, as think I’ve become a bit allergic lol.
It was recommended to me around 18-mths ago by the bio-energy healer Seka Nikolic (who featured in one of Paul McKenna’s TV programmes) when I visited her for a course of treatment for some physical injuries. And her thinking falls in line with many great Yoga teachers that adhere to the less is more philosophy by stopping at the point of your resistance in every pose.
How the Russian Space Programme fits in
I love the background as to how these machines arrived in our midst, because the story goes that this piece of kit was developed by the Russian space program when cosmonauts, at zero gravity, experienced loss of muscle tone and with prolonged stays in space it sometimes led to loss in bone density.
Hence the vibrational exercise equipment was born and now it’s in common usage, just over the last year or so, at least in the UK, most gyms have installed at least one of these machines. Some of us may be sceptical especially in the light of how much we’ve come to belief in the adage, no-pain-no-gain. After all how can 10-mins of standing or stretching (on a vibrating platform) possibly hold up to the equivalent benefits from an hour long workout in the gym?
About The Gym – You Decide
Such thinking may be last century and perhaps has more to do with the psychological benefit we gain from pounding a treadmill, believing that this punishment somehow compensates for all our poor social habits especially where eating and drinking are concerned. Instead lets celebrate the arrival of such a wonder because of the overall effect in return for so little effort.
The price of these machines (as used by Madonna) varies greatly and the top of the range are priced in the region of $12K although they are currently advertise at such a range of prices and discounts, and I’m not sure there is that much of a difference, especially when it comes to using within the comfort of your own home.
The Moon Landings
My dad (sadly was no longer around by the late 60’s when the moon-landings took place) would amuse us with his strange enthusiasm for a future where nutritional intake was anticipated to be in tablet form (as depicted by astronauts) – he just wasn’t much of a food fan.
He would have loved the thinking behind this handy machine and in the words of Neil Armstrong;
“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”
Indeed these machines rock if you catch my drift and if you want to catch onto some exercise without have to break into too much of a sweat then this might be a great way to go. Check out The Crazy Fit JTX 5000 where Amazon have it retailed (as usual) at the best price around.