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Do Toning Tables work?

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Thedaffodilsarecoming Fri 31-Mar-17 14:40:37

I recently took up running to lose weight, get fitter and tone up. It was going really well but I now have an injury and can't run for 4 months. I'm a bit gutted because I was enjoying it and was feeling much more positive about myself. I'm obviously limited on exercise now so can't do running, cycling, swimming, aerobics etc at the moment. I saw an advert for toning tables and went along and really liked it. Before I sign up for a membership I just wanted to know if anyone had used them with success? Even though it won't get me fitter it will at least tone me up and shave some inches off I think. Anyone got any experience they can share?

lljkk Fri 31-Mar-17 15:38:23

why can't you even swim?
Toning table sounds like a "they saw your sucker ass coming" scam too good to be true... I'm reading you need to resist against it which seems to defeat the supposed benefit of passive exercise.

SomewhatIdiosyncratic Fri 31-Mar-17 16:09:08

I remember my mum going to the "wobble beds". I think she noticed a difference.

Thedaffodilsarecoming Fri 31-Mar-17 16:12:01

Although you start off passively lying on the tables you soon start doing exercises while on them to enhance what they're doing. I have a broken bone in my foot so even swimming hurts due to the resistance of the water. They do seem too good to be true so that's why I wondered if anyone had tried them and could convince me it will make a difference until I can do "proper" exercise again.

user1486669405 Mon 10-Apr-17 17:57:29

The vibro plates really work. You have to get into various positions though and not sure which if any can be done with a broken foot.

shirleycartersaidso Mon 10-Apr-17 18:05:33

I used to work in a gym that had them - would jump on at the end of my shift. Can't say I noticed a difference but it was nice and relaxing. I haven't seen them anywhere in years though which probably answers the question.

user1486669405 Mon 10-Apr-17 18:07:46

I've seen those hypoxi things. I think they are a modern day version.

CiderwithBuda Mon 10-Apr-17 18:17:23

I've done toning chairs rather than tables. They work but you have to make sure you are not passive. You could just let the machine do the work but if you up the resistance they def tone you up. The place I used to go to has lots of people using them who can't exercise any other way. Lots of older people but lots of people with injuries too.

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