Many consumers looking to lose weight turn to in-home fitness and exercise equipment to assist them with the challenge. Enter CardioTwister™, a work out device marketed by the CardioTwister Company located in Wallingford, CT.– Developed by Brenda DyGraf, the machine is designed to enhance a cardiovascular workout with core muscle strengthening and body sculpting. The machine is made up of a stepping platform that moves up and down, and in and out, and a padded handlebar that twists from side to side working the abs and the oblique muscles.
CardioTwister™, though it can be helpful in the weight loss battle, is only a machine after all. The product is shipped with a meal plan program, workout DVD's and a digital tracking device to indicate progress. There is a 30 return policy in place, and the machine is warrantied for 60 days. The guarantee offers a full refund less shipping and handling charges, and any return costs are absorbed by the consumer.
How Does CardioTwister™ compare to The Flex Belt?
|The Flex Belt®||CardioTwister™|
|How much does it cost?||$199.00 plus $12.95 S&H||$199.80 shipping charges unknown|
|Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?||YES. Multiple Clinical Trials. In a 6-week clinical trial: 100% of the participants reported that their abs felt more toned and firmed & 92.3% felt the firmness of their ab muscles increased.||NO. There are no published 3rd Party Clinical Studies.|
|Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Belt unique.||YES. The makers of The Flex Belt are the first and original to gain FDA Clearance for this type of product.||NO. This does not mean it is unsafe – the clearance was not required.|
|Do you need exercise while using it?||NO||YES|
|When can you use it?||While at home, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, exercising, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework, taking a walk... virtually anywhere and anytime.||While exercising.|
|Can you tone other parts of the body?||
YES, you can add additional toning units that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. These additional units are individually FDA Cleared to toning, strengthening, and firming these specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.
|Is it portable? How big is it?||YES, comes with free travel pouch and weighs less than one pound||NO – must be used in a gym or stored away when not in use like in a closet or under the bed.– Weighs about 30 pounds.|
|Is it discreet?||YES, the belt is very fitted to the stomach and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side of the belt. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.||NO – must be used while exercising in a gym or at home.|
|Does it require hard work or motivation?||NO, you do not need to exercise during a Flex Belt toning session||YES, requires time to exercise and hard work for a good toning session.|
|Does it require batteries?||No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.||NO|
|What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?||For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.||60 Days|
|What is the "Product Warranty" period?||Two Years||60 Days|
|Do they ship internationally?||YES||NO, and does not ship to Canada, Guam, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, US Virgin Islands and Alaska|
|Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?||YES: (800) 222-7154||NO|
|Is there bonus material with your order?||YES! Your Flex Belt Order Comes with a Free One Year Subscription to either Fitness, Elle or Maxim Magazine (retail value is $50) and 30 Days Access to Our Patent Pending Online Meal Planning Technology (retail value is $50). These generous gifts are special limited time offers presented by our sponsors. A combined value of $100 in bonus materials!||Workout DVDs, exercise plan, and meal plan – Value unknown.|
|What is the delivery time for domestic orders?||Approximately 1 week||Unkown.|
We feel the strengths of both The Flex Belt & CardioTwister™ are evident. Our mission is to help our customers achieve the attractive figure they want and we hope that The Flex Belt and/or CardioTwister™ helps you tone, tighten and strengthen your body. This information was provided to help you make an informed decision. Good Luck with whatever product or program you choose.
--The Flex Belt Nutrition Team