POSTED: Friday, February 3, 2012 - 11:44am
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 1:00am
So you have love handles you hate or a spare tire to deflate? Well a new fitness studio in El Paso offers a way for you to shake the weight. Some wishing to burn calories rather than time in the gym turn to GOGA to shake up their everyday workout routine.
GOGA, which stands for "get on, get active", takes the work out of working out during 10-minute sessions of whole body vibration. Gogis, as we'll call them, simply stand on an oscillating vibration platform which generates a motion similar to walking.
"Your body is gently being moved and in that course during 10 minutes your muscles are contracting 4,000 to 6,000 times which is the same as an hour of exercise," said GOGA Studios co-owner Mary Jane Windle.
Windle says whole body vibration can strengthen muscles, improve bone density, increase circulation and reduce pain... all while exercising the funny bone. With the jiggle comes a little giggle.
"Everybody laughs when they get on and then you tell them it helps this, it helps that and they just...I know, it's funny," said Windle.
Shain Vinikoff, who suffers from foot and back pain, began picking up good vibrations from GOGA when the studio opened earlier this month. "My body feels extremely invigorated. It really does and I can feel the strength in my legs increased quite a bit," said Shain.
Windle says you can "get on and get active" up to twice a day. You can "get on and get active" at GOGA Studios located at 7930 North Mesa B-9 next to Hobby Lobby.