Starting a new fitness program, or sticking with a routine you already have in place, can be a challenge. So this month we thought we would share 5 tips on how whole body vibration (WBV) can help you jump start your fitness so you can reach your goals.
Tip 1: Pick an Activity You Enjoy
Getting started with an exercise routine begins with picking the right activity. This means choosing an exercise program that a) gets results, b) is physically comfortable and that c) you enjoy doing. In the end, it doesn’t matter if cross-country skiing is a great cardio workout, if it hurts your knees or you hate it, you will never reach your goals by doing it.
WBV can be a great way to kick-start your fitness because it is within the reach of most people regardless of age or fitness level. The flexibility to sit or stand on the vibrating plate, makes it a comfortable, low impact way to add fitness to your routine.
Tip 2: Get the Right Equipment
Whatever your chosen activity, having the right equipment is a must. Not only will it help you to perform the activity correctly, it will also minimize your chances of injury. New equipment can also help to motivate you, since you will be excited to try it out.
For instance, if you’re a runner, go invest in the best pair of running shoes you can afford or if you’re into rowing, buy yourself a cool pair of rowing gloves. If you are motivated to try WBV, then choosing a VibraWav Pro XT means you will get a professional-grade piece of equipment that is already in use in doctors’ offices around the country.
Tip 3: Make it Enjoyable
If your goal is to use your WBV machine for 30 minutes, three times per week, then make sure you are prepared to make that time as useful and enjoyable as possible. Loading a special exercise playlist or listening to a “book on tape” can make time fly by, which will make your workouts seem like they’ve finished before they’ve begun.
Tip 4: Switch It Up
If you get bored by doing the same exercise for 30 minutes at a time, take steps to change up your routine so you can maximize the benefits, and minimize the boredom. WBV can help you combat boredom in several ways. First, there is a wide range of exercises you can do with your VibraWav Pro XT machine that will add variety and interest to your workout. As a bonus, changing positions can also help you to get more out of your exercise.
Also, WBV can be a great way to supplement any other exercise you may be involved in. Avid golfer? Adding WBV can not only you add more exercise to your life, it can also improve your golf game. In fact, the increased blood flow and circulation of whole body vibration can be a great addition to almost any activity you perform.
Tip 5: Sneak It In
If you really can’t stand doing cardio, having a WBV machine in your home is a great way to get the exercise you need in small doses. Try sneaking in a few minutes between television shows or household chores. The beauty of having your own VibraWav Pro XT is that you can easily make it a part of your daily life in a way that works for your unique schedule.
In the end, it is not enough to know you “should be” exercising, you need to create specific strategies that will help you get started and keep going. Adding whole body vibration to your routine means you are giving yourself the best possible chance to reach your goals.