Calling all fitness fans! The Planet Fitness group has added an exciting new piece of equipment to their gyms – the Planet Fitness Total Body Enhancement, also known as the Beauty Angel.
This advanced machine uses a combination of total vibration technology and red light therapy. Red light therapy boosts your health via exposure to gentle and safe near-infrared rays, which help to promote weight loss.
What is Total Body Enhancement?
The Total Body Enhancement machine is a body enhancement booth. Red light therapy panels cover the walls, and there’s a platform-based vibration pad, which vibrates and tones the whole body.
This Vibra Shape technology stimulates muscle activity and increases circulation. It’s complemented with red light therapy which not only targets fat cells (and therefore promotes weight loss) but also offers improved skin tone and lessens the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks, and other imperfections.
Planet Fitness’ Total Body Enhancement booth is totally enclosed, making for complete privacy. It has overhead ventilation providing optimum cooling, which is a major plus during the warmer months. As an added bonus, it’s fitted with an MP3 player connection so you can enjoy your own music while getting your red light therapy at Planet Fitness.
What does Total Body Enhancement do?
The Total Body Enhancement treatment can be used to improve skin tone and texture. How? By helping to reverse and control the visible signs of aging – decreasing wrinkles and firming the skin through red light therapy.
The vibration pad is also used to improve skin tone, stimulates muscle motion or activity, and increases circulation.
How do you use the Total Body Enhancement machine?
A session in the Beauty Angel Total Body Enhancement booth is a great addition to your fitness routine, before or after your workout.
This machine offers low-impact muscle toning. It’s excellent to use before your sweat session to warm up the muscles and enhance microcirculation. And if you’re feeling those muscles grumble after the gym, the Total Body Enhancement works to reduce soreness and relieve tightness in the joints.
If you’re short on time or aren’t in the mood to move, the Beauty Angel booth can be used independently of exercise as a stand-alone session. It will help you build core strength, muscle tone, and relax.
Using the machine is easy. So easy, it’s a completely self-service booth where you set the controls yourself. Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Press the start button on the remote.
- Activate the vibrating footpad by pressing the white button on the left side of the remote. Press the button twice. The foot icon on the top left of the remote will light up once set.
- Now it’s time to set your vibration intensity, choosing from four different programs.
- After choosing your vibration setting, allow the LED screen to clear.
- Finally, turn on the fan. Touch the white button on the right side of the remote twice until the fan light comes on. You can adjust the fan to a speed that suits you. Push the dial all the way up to 11 to keep your cool while relaxing in the Total Body Enhancement machine.
Total Body Enhancement’s Vibra Shape program
The Vibra Shape program is a vibration program that runs for 10 minutes in each program setting.
There are four different programs for the client to choose from. The intensity and duration of each program can be set to meet your individual needs.
Program # 1.
Low Intensity – This is the ‘feel great’ program. This program improves flexibility while relaxing and loosening tight muscles with gentle movements at a low-impact vibration frequency.
Program # 2.
Medium Intensity – This is labeled the ‘new you’ program and is specially designed for beginners. Program # 2 is ideal for people starting or trying to regain their fitness regimen. The medium intensity program utilizes medium-frequency vibration and massage technology to improve muscle tone and appearance with controlled, alternating movements.
Program # 3.
High Intensity – This program is the cross-training level, using intense vibration combined with high-frequency interval training. This balanced program strengthens muscles with powerful movements, making it perfect for sportsmen/women or exercise enthusiasts.
Program # 4.
Mixed Intensity – This mixed frequency cycle targets specific muscle groups in the arms, legs, abs, and glutes. This helps to tighten and tone muscles while providing an energizing workout.
How often should I use the Total Body Enhancement?
Planet Fitness’ red light therapy is safe, non-invasive, uses no chemicals or drugs, and is not associated with harmful side effects. The company recommends starting with 3-5 sessions per week for the first 1-4 weeks.
Once you’re comfortable with the equipment, Total Body Enhancement can be used daily. For best results, team it with a balanced diet and exercise to maximize your chances of dropping weight and toning up those troublesome problem spots.
Unlocking the benefits of red light therapy
Red light therapy is becoming more and more popular thanks to its many benefits.
Our bodies absorb red light wavelengths, converting them into cellular energy, which stimulates many metabolic processes.
Stimulated by red light, cellular mitochondria release more ATP, a form of energy that equips cells to function at optimum levels. This healing energy also increases the production of collagen and elastin, which are two important proteins that are crucial to skin health.
The benefits of red light therapy aren’t just skin deep, however. The treatment gives you energy before your workout to improve your performance and helps after your training – supporting post-exercise muscle recovery by reducing inflammation and joint pain.
By boosting cellular energy, red light therapy helps to:
- Promote weight loss
- Repair damage to the skin caused by sun exposure and age
- Improve and even out skin tone
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Treat acne, blemished skin, and scarring to the skin
- Accelerate wound healing
- Reduce inflammation and pain
Benefits of Total Body Enhancement using Red Light Therapy
You can get red light therapy in all sorts of ways, but the Planet Fitness Beauty Angel is one of the best methods. Why? It’s safe, easy, and has the following advantages:
- It’s free from dangerous UV rays
- It stimulates and energizes muscles before workouts
- It refreshes and relaxes after workouts
- It offers low-impact muscle toning on legs, arms, abs, and glutes
- It’s quick – total session time is around 12 minutes, and you can also pick the 10 minute Vibra Shape program, which includes a warm-up and a cool-down.
With the Beauty Angel offering cellulite removal, wrinkle reduction, smoother, tighter skin, energized and toned muscles, as well as reduced inflammation and joint pain, it’s the perfect companion to your next workout!
Technical Specifications of the Total Body Enhancement/Beauty Angel machine:
Total Power consumption: 8,700 watts
Electrical requirements: 230V
Circuit breaker recommendation: 30A / 3 pole or 50A / 2 pole
Weight: 1,055 lbs
Dimensions (closed): 55 x 55 x 93 inches (LxWxH)
Dimensions (open): 73 x 55 x 93 inches (LxWxH)
Minimum ceiling height: 9ft
Recommended room size: 8 x 7ft
Can I use a night time AHA cream and still do RLT every day?
Hi Mariah, yes AHA cream should be perfectly safe to use concurrently with red light therapy. I don’t see any negative interactions listed online.
What is the wavelength or nm of the red lights in the total body enhancent machine at planet fitness?
Hi Denise, great question. Sources say the TBE machine uses red light wavelengths around 620-700nm. To be absolutely positive I would double-check with your local Planet Fitness (to see if they can confirm), but all the online stats are coming in within that range.
Do the bulbs lose potency over time? How often do they need to be changed. I’m guessing they are replaced as they burn out?
Hi April, LEDs can in fact suffer from slight degradation over time, but for all intents and purposes this shouldn’t affect the overall experience with the Total Body Enhancement. Planet Fitness likely has a very consistent maintenance schedule in place, so it’s probably safe to assume that any bulbs with issues would be replaced along the way. Great question, hope this helps!