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Toning tables - gimmick or good?

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ChippyMinton Wed 26-Feb-14 23:06:26

The local beauty salon has toning tables (where you lie down and let the machines do the exercising for you).

Has anyone tried them, and do they work? I like the idea of loafing about with my ipod whilst my limbs go up and down with no input from me grin

RonaldMcDonald Wed 26-Feb-14 23:18:52

All Olympic athletes use them

ChippyMinton Wed 26-Feb-14 23:25:45


burnishedsilver Wed 26-Feb-14 23:27:18

They were big in the early 90s. I haven't heard of them since.

A friend used them for her daughter who has cerebral palsy. If you're healthy put your runners on and go out for a walk.

ChippyMinton Wed 26-Feb-14 23:33:45

I walk anyway, it's free and a good opportunity to catch up with my buddy. But these tables sound pretty cheap and and convenient. The salon is pretty new, so guessing they are the latest technology.

Bunbaker Wed 26-Feb-14 23:35:58

If you use them properly the machines don't exercise your muscles for you. You have to use your muscles to resist them so you will feel like you are working them.

ChippyMinton Wed 26-Feb-14 23:42:28

Aha. That makes sense.

DrunkenDaisy Wed 26-Feb-14 23:57:01

load of bollox

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