Yesterday I gook a gym friend's advice and tried the Total Body Enhancement. It's part of the black card membership, so why not. I'm a bit skeptical about red light therapy, but I do love a massage and the vibration sounded like a good massage.
Basically it looks like a big, pink tanning booth. This is about as close as I am going to get to entering a tanning booth. this one says there is no UV light, so I was willing to give it a go.
I did have to ask someone how to use it. Not 100% intuitive.
The lights were warm and kind of nice. I made sure to get under extra skin since it seemed like that would be good for those areas. The vibration was cool and I realized pretty quickly that it was forcing me to engage my core more. The program lasted 12 min and I did get bored about 9 min in, but stuck it out.
Leaving the booth I could tell that my abs and glutes were feeling it. I have weak abs. 4 c-sections and a life time of avoiding sit ups will do that to a gal. While I doubt the vibrations would be much of a workout for people with actual muscle in their core, for me they were. Still feeling it today.
Today I did the hydro massage bed. I don't think my abs were really ready for another go and after leg day my lower back likes a good massage.
I don't know what the red light did for me. I think it will take a few uses before I can comment on that.
Today's workout was focused on the legs. I got my husband to give the arc trainer a go. I did notice that I won't be on the machines forever, not for legs anyway. Not enough weight for what I want to do. I had it on 180 for the leg press and it only goes a couple of bars higher. While that will last for a couple of months I think, eventually I'll have to move to the free weight section. I'm not trying to be a "lunkhead" but I do want to lift heavy. My legs are already very strong, so I'm at the upper end of what their machines have. My arms are another story. It's going to be a very long while before I max out the machines. I have weak baby arms - but I'm working on that!
Tomorrow is an abs/back day. I'll give the total body enhancement another go then too.