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Jody M Posted On:2018-08-14 18:25:21

Hi Lloyd,

Do you know if there is a contact in New Zealand for the Gravity HQ 

jose Posted On:2018-08-07 19:25:20

Lloyd, thank so much! I will read it tonight

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-08-06 15:54:53

Read this, I still apply the same rules for my studios




Jeg Posted On:2018-08-02 12:49:37

hello! I just bought a vibrator plate.

Four years post Colon cancer surgery, still two lymph nodes present in the abdominal cavity which are involved.

how safe according to your experience will be to use the machine in this situation

thank you so much for all the help

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-07-05 13:29:15
Connie , sorry for late reply.
Yes, use it in a Lineal fashion at 110. 
Connie Posted On:2018-06-22 15:33:45

Thank you soooo much Lloyd!  Once I’ve settled into the seated therapy would it be best to do standing sideways so it’s more like lineal or 110 degree squats. 

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-06-22 14:04:31
Sorry I cant answer that, as these types of machines are a bit specialized. Without the plans a standard tech may find it hard to find the issue.
Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-06-22 14:01:36
(1) Yes Ok to do seated therapy multiple times a day.
(2) A few hz, ( 3 or 4 )  but not too fast or it will stop communication with your brain.
(3) Make sure of you do any standing. Keep the fq low and keep your heels down the whole time. So feet dead flat and equal pressure over your whole foot. Going on your toes will put strain on your knees. 
Or even better, turn sideways which will give you a Lineal vibration. It may be softer on the knees until you build up some strength. 
(4) Just a standard squat, feet flat will do all that needs to be done. Going up on your toes actually shuts of some of the muscle that needs stimulating.    
Connie Posted On:2018-06-22 03:44:05

Good morning, Lloyd  Im back to using my Gravity Revolution 2.  I have been sitting on a high stool with feet flat at the lowest speed of 5 for 20 minutes and my knees felt better afterwards

1.  Can I do it many times a day

2.  Would it be okay to up the speed

3. If so, what would be the max speed I should go to

You had suggested I do a very low speed 110 degree squat as a result of my severe bone on bone medial arthritis.  I did it once and my knee hurt more although the next morning I was okay.  Thinking of focusing on the sitting therapy mentioned above and gradually adding this in. 

4.  My daughters feet and ankles hurt her especially if she stands for long.  Advice from GR taking my knees into account was to stand and go up on tiptoes and back down etc for 5 minutes at speed 12.  Im thinking that would help feet and ankles.  Do you have any other thoughts on exercises that would help


Michael Posted On:2018-06-20 12:48:39

Hi Lloyd.

Referring back to Peters problem with the Gravity HQ machine, the E02 error, what type of a technician would be required to investigate and fix problems with these vibration machines. Surely maybe a sparky would be able to have a bash at fixing it

Cheers, Michael

Peter Posted On:2018-06-18 20:46:11

Much appreciated lloyd, thanks for that.


Lloyd Sha@W Posted On:2018-06-14 13:18:12
Have contacted the HG guys to see if they can help. 
Yes a shame what happened, but some people just get burnt out by such a viscous but young industry. As far as I am aware, they had plans to come back, but we can only wait and see. 
Am keeping an eye out for something decent for both of you. I know what type I would recommend, it is just a matter of time before one pops up. 
Michael Posted On:2018-06-12 17:01:26

Hi Lloyd

Adding onto Peters comments re gravityhq machine, my partner and I are also looking for good quality machine we can buy for ourselves that I can get deliverred to us in Christchurch. I had my heart set on the GravityHQ but if there is no local support, then I would rather steer clear. Can you recommened a good quality machine such as GravityHQ that we can purchase for home use. As per recommendation, we need to get hold of a good quality machine that can easily handle a weight of at least 160kgs.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated

Cheers, Michael

Peter Posted On:2018-06-12 09:18:30

Hi Lloyd

As an extension to my question regarding HQ Gravity support in NZ, I see you are pretty up to the play with machines available here in NZ. Can you recommend any that also seem to have solid backing and are likely to be around in 5 to 10 years. Pretty annoyed that only 3 years after spending 3000 this company no longer exists and its owners have gone underground.

Peter Posted On:2018-06-02 08:53:21

Hi Lloyd

Partner and I bought an HQ Gravity machine 3 years back which died several months back showing an E02 error. Unable to contact the company or individuals on any of their numbers or web addresses. We are in Hamilton. Any idea who services these in NZ

Lloyd Sha@W Posted On:2018-05-14 14:12:36
Hello Donald,
The review guide is so you can ascertain what category a machine is before you part with any money. Actual brands are pretty useless due to most companies just buying any machine available and putting a sticker on it. 
Also read this    lots of the articles in the consumer side of this site educates and protects you.

If you come back and give me some idea of what you want or can afford, I should be able to nail something down local  for you. And please add any details about yourself if relevant.   

Donald Posted On:2018-05-11 04:33:56


I was hoping to see some brands listed on the review page, but none of the pictures have links associated with them. Can you suggest any brands for premium speed piviotal types or triplanar motion




Donald Posted On:2018-05-11 04:04:04


I was hoping to some brands listed on the review page, but none of the pictures have links associated with them. Can you suggest any brands for premium speed piviotal types




Science and Honesty @ Work SH@W Posted On:2018-03-19 15:04:03
Kathy Z
Yes it can help, but you need precise instructions and follow some rules. 
Here is a quick article on general benefits for muscle wasting illnesses. It must be noted it can not cure it, only slow down the progress and give back some muscle control. 
Kathy Z Posted On:2018-03-19 06:09:09

My husband was just diagnosed with ALS.  We have a power plate machine at home.  It had belonged to his mother who was quite happy with it.  Since we did not buy it we are unaware of it ability to help him with his muscle loss or if it will be detrimental to him in his condition.  Can you tell me if it will be helpful

Science and Honesty @ Work SH@W Posted On:2018-02-23 19:12:17
Luckily the machines are too weak to really hurt you now ( way weaker than the originals ) . That's why they get people to jump and move around on them, and it takes 1 hour as opposed to the advertised 10 minutes.
( you could not physically do a 45 min workout of a real machine )  
Note: Some people are prone to sore knees due to shearing ( uncontrolled sideways movement ) so if that occurs tell them to stop.  Otherwise only their wallets getting damaged. 
Anna88 Posted On:2018-02-17 01:19:33

Hi Lloyd,

I have some questions about Powerplate.

Over 45min to 1hr work outs on this machine at a local studio.  I am concerned friends are doing damage. 

High hz use on most poses and the fact they are made in China and fall apart and therefore become faulty and potentially harmful. 

What should I tell them?



Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2018-01-20 10:44:46
I would do two days on, one day off. Every day will burn you out after a while. That recovery time is VERY important to the process.
Note: The best thing to do if you want to push it, is to learn to hold perfect positions for that 60 seconds. That creates an upward spiral in muscle quality and energy burn.
 They usually take a few months to conquer before you even go up one speed ( that's how you know you are doing it properly.) 
AC Posted On:2018-01-19 10:18:23

After seeing the good posts and reviews I purchased a CV9 machine and I love it.  I am doing the basic 10 minute pivotal program that is included on the poster that came with it every other day.  Is it too much to do it every day

Di Heap VibePlus Posted On:2017-12-18 00:21:37

There are several machines with that brand name but most common is the CrazyFit. Look at the reviews here

Fritz Posted On:2017-12-17 08:40:57

What is your opinion of the Merax vibrating machine

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2017-12-15 15:43:04
Your best option would be to buy a Lower Speed Pivotal .Note: They still go quite fast, but you will only occasionally use the higher speeds for massage only )You need one with side handle bars.
They were actually designed by Physios in 1996 to help with similar issues of mobility you are dealing with.  There are a number of ways to use those units now, and can be used progressively ( more difficult poses in the future in needed ) 
The best unit of its kind actually comes from CardioTech in OZ. (CV12 ) But look on TradeMe for a cheaper option if needed. 
Note: You really need to be using the unit every day for the best physio results. 
If you choose to go this path, I will guide you every step of the way.So even though it is not what you are used to, it is the better long term option for proper functional change.
Emma Posted On:2017-12-14 15:36:04

Waiuku, Auckland

Lloyd Shaw Posted On:2017-12-12 20:26:58

Where are you in N.Z. 

Emma Posted On:2017-12-10 19:59:35

Hi, in New Zealand.

No he can't stand unassisted. We do assisted standing exercises.




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