Good, good, good good vibrations!
That is the cheery Beach Boys song that certainly makes me think of, sun, sea, sand, sand castles, ice cream.. in fact all the feel good, happy mood boosters.
That is all what Smoveys do to us! Maria and Janine have been playing with those lime green ridged rings for a couple of years. It’s awhile for us to fully understand appreciate the fun you can have with improving your fitness and so many other fabulous benefits.
“I’m pickin’ up good vibrations”
Oh that is definitely a line to take from that song!
This month Maria successfully completed the official Smovey training is a puka bona fide Smovey Coach. She is only one of two people in the UK to have that certified accreditation. Janine will be certified in October.
This give a wonderful opportunity to support not just our Parkinson’s community but many of others too (read on below). But essentially it is another fun fresh air fitness workout we can share with everyone. We can even treat those who live in community sheltered housing such as care homes.
So, what are Smoveys and how do they work?
There are three styles of the rings;
smoveyCLASSIC (green rings we already use)
“Designed for anyone looking to improve their health, mobility and range of motion“. We shall also be using these in conjunction with our Wellbeing and Healthy Eating habits program, Forest Bathing and Power Up Walks.
smoveyMED (blue rings we are currently trialling)
“Designed to assist in the treatment of neurological and degenerative disorders.”
smoveyPOWER (black rings we are using with our booster weight loss program)
“Designed for fitness enthusiasts to improve mobility and balance”
They were designed to offer an increased level of fitness, happiness, and relief, by stimulating the body and mind in a fun and enjoyable way, free of heavy lifting or impact training. It is also based on Chineses medicine philosophy with a focus on 6 meridian lines, and using the positive Qi to flush out negative energy which suffocates the body.
“Smoveys are designed to be held in your hand and you then swing them. You will feel the vibrations activate the reflex zones on the palm of your hand. The body is made up of over 65% – 70% water, so the vibrations will travel through your body like a ripple effect. These vibrations will travel through your arm, into your spine and up through your central nervous system to the brain. This will leave you feeling more relaxed and the body prepared for movement.”
Now, get this! Smoveys weigh about 1/2 kilo each but as you start swinging them at different speeds and heights, the centrifugal force will increase the weight to up to 5 kilos! Wowser! That’s is a sensational dynamic strength training and cardio!
Smoveys were developed by an Austrian, Johann “Salzhans” Salzwimmer. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. So we shall certainly be using them with our members who have that, alongside our Activator and pole walking sessions. But they can also help those with fibromyalgia, arthritis, recovering from Breast cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, autism, but more research for this vibration therapy is needed. In fact
Smovey RINGS are suitable for anyone, young or old.
- Fitness Enthusiasts – Increases the effectiveness of your fitness programme.
- Everyone who likes to walk – Enjoy nature and train your body at the same time.
- Losing Weight – Increase calorie loss by 30%
- Elderly people – Gives back mobility, coordination, and security.
- Golf and Racquet Sports Players – The perfect warm up tool to boost mobility and accuracy
- Children & Students – Promotes exercise and improves concentration and coordination.
- People with disabilities – Improves mobility/fitness, improves circulation and helps the body feel better.
There are many testimonials from people who have said how much better they feel, for example:-
- Feel stronger
- Have better coordination
- Balance is better
- Can move better
- Noticed improved Circulation
- Increased Energy
- Improved Flexibility
- Reduce Inflammation
People are also sharing how else they are experiencing other fabulous benefits:-
- Increase bone density
- Increase muscle mass
- Improve circulation
- Reduce joint pain
- Reduce back pain
- Alleviate stress
- Boost metabolism
Vibration Therapy Classes
Over the next few weeks Janine and Maria will be doing a trial of our Vibration Therapy Course which is designed to improve fitness, wellbeing and get that weight shifted. As always, the focus is on fun, do-able, safe and REAL!
Janine will keep a video blog going and will also share how it impacts on her own health issues of hypertension and cardio misfires (under referral to a cardiologist.
Maria has already shared her success of how the Smoveys helped her through her shoulder rehab and was able to start back to Nordic walking weeks before the original date given by her phsyiotherapist.
ARE YOU EXCITED TO GET SMOVEY’D? LET’S FEEL THOSE GOOD VIBRATIONS TOGETHER!
Disclaimer: These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The benefits listed on this web site are based on independent studies which reference years of research into vibration exercise and actual personal testimonials of Smovey and smoveyMED clients.
*Written with reference to our friends at Helping People With Parkinsons and Smovey Health.