Haute Workout: TurboSonic

For most Americans, a lack of time is a leading reason for not getting regular exercise. Even in Hollywood, home to some of the most enviable bodies on the planet, hectic schedules often prevent one from dedicating the proper amount of time to achieving fitness.

Luckily, there is an option, even for those with the most intense schedules: TurboSonic, the only sonic vibration system on the market today. Users simply stand on the TurboSonic platform for 10 minutes a day and enjoy results equivalent to a 60-minute workout.

While it may sound like a gimmick, the proof is the quantifiable results. Users enjoy reduced weight, cellulite, cortisol, excess fluid, and stress, and increased physical strength, tone, endurance, energy, flexibility, and balance. TurboSonic’s vibrations stimulate bones, muscles, blood vessels, and cells in a way that promotes rapid development and circulation, regardless of the user’s age or health. It can be used to enhance all-around physical performance as well as for physical therapy.

It has caught the attention of celebrities, health clubs, weight-loss centers, spas, and professional athletes alike, including gymnast Stephan Choiniere, who is a former Cirque du Soleil acrobatic dancer. “As an athletic performer with an uncommonly long career, I’m always looking to keep my youthful edge with sustained energy and physical virtuosity,” Choiniere explains. “The best way for me to assess the benefits of any health claim is through personal, irrefutable evidence.” This was how he came to make TurboSonic a vital part of his physical maintenance program, as did Oscar-nominated actress Mariel Hemingway, who is also an author and health advocate. “The TurboSonic has become part of my daily exercise routine… I find it very healing and energizing,” she says.

TurboSonic is part of the family of wellness companies that includes Maxam Nutraceutics, a leading global provider of natural health supplements and medical device technologies. The machine uses what is touted as the “Science of Sound,” a patented sonic-vibration technology based on decades of research and development.

Quite literally, when users stand on the machine, their whole body vibrates. This stimulates the muscles with three times the strength of normal gravity, meaning that the muscles contract and relax at a high speed. This translates to fast results, which athletic trainers and physical therapists particularly love. The vibration technology serves to expedite the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, something that Dr. Dustin Glass, the team chiropractor for the Los Angeles Avengers, relies on. “In dealing with professional and elite athletes, recovery time between events is a critical component in their training,” he says. “The TurboSonic Vibration Plate allows my patients the opportunity to recover quicker and more effectively… [which] allows for more productivity and better results.”

While the idea of using vibration for physical endurance has been around for decades, TurboSonic uses a speaker system with a new magnetic circuit instead of spinning, mechanical motors that are common in other whole-body vibration machines. The TurboSonic method creates “prevision vertical vibrations,” which are the most natural for the human body because that is the same direction experienced in “real” exercise. NFL player Mark Simoneau of the New Orleans Saints is an avid believer in the new technology. “How natural this feels to my body,” he says. “It’s so much better than the Power Plate, which always hurt my neck.”

So it’s not surprising that TurboSonic is the only whole body vibration device registered with the Food and Drug Administration. There are a number of different models available at locations throughout the U.S. Step up to the plate and get that elusive Hollywood body in no time.