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4.5

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5.0

Original and Innovative

By 

from Herndon, VA

Comments about The Wave:

I'm a lover of all Firm products, so I may be biased. But I love the Firm Wave and accompanying DVD's.
The Wave is similiar to a "step", except it's curved, and can also be turned upside down for "rocking". That's the feature which makes it unique. During "rocking", you not only work your legs, buns, and thighs, but also your core. You're always working your core when standing of rocking on the wave, mainly because you're fighting to maintain your balance. Imagine a surfer's abs, and you get the idea. It's the same concept.

The blue wave is sturdy and durable. I've not had any issues with it, and I've had it for a few years. I've read other reviews in the past, complaining about the durability of the wave, but it's lasted great for me. I've also read complaints about the blue mat that is supposed to help prevent slipping. For me, no complaints, it does just that.

The Firm has made several DVD's to accompany the Wave, including a variety of Cardio, lower body, abs, and sculpting. They are all high production quality, with great and experienced instructors. I'm impressed. You won't get bored.

The Wave and it's DVD's can be used by both beginners and advanced exercisers. I'm intermediate, and really felt sore in my legs after using this for the first time. Hand weights are used in most of the workouts; you can vary the weights based on your level. The Wave is probably not the best choice for someone with bad knees; there is lots of stepping, lunging, and squatting.

In summary, it's effective, innovative, and fun.

 
4.0

Different kind of workout

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from Undisclosed

Comments about The Wave:

I sometimes get bored of doing the same workout, so I purchased The Wave after seeing an informercial about it. The Wave is a rounded plastic exercise machine. You basically do exercises on this bar as a way of balancing and working your core. There are certain times in the workout where you use the wave as a step. You do leg lifts, squats, etc. Basically anything you would do in a set aerobics class. Then you turn the wave upside down. You have to balance on it while you do different exercises. Some of them include dumbells or squats. You really do get a workout with the wave. It makes you work your core as you balance, but it's also fun. Since it's something different, I think it's especially fun to do this workout when you are bored of other exercises.

The Wave machine seems pretty sturdy, and I never had any problems with anything breaking on the plastic exercise equipment. My only complaint would be that it is fairly large so you need enough space to, first, use the wave and, second, store the wave.

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5.0

Works up a sweat!

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from Columbus, OH

Comments about The Wave:

I bought the Wave for Christmas. I have not had the Wave for very long, but the sessions works up a sweat. I feel the work out all over. Over time and comment will tell how well I will lose weight and get into shape. But plimenary results looks promising.

 
5.0

The Wave, Excellent workout in one small wave!

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from Undisclosed

Comments about The Wave:

The Firm Wave fitness is an infomercial on TV.   The wave is a curved board that can be used on either side for a variety of exercises.  It comes with a mat that keeps it from slipping. It also comes with a poster of exercises and exercise DVD’s. I use it on my livingroom rug.

It is a nifty little exercise system. You improve balance and use all your muscles in your body. You especially use your stomach muscles controlling your balance. I love this board. It’s fun and easy to get used to. Once you learn how not to fall off it. I am very uncoordinated, but even I can use this board with ease. I love Rocking on it. You also get a much deeper stretch while using it. The DVD’s take a little getting used to as they go very fast. It takes watching them over and over to get it. At least for me anyway. I usually just do what I feel like doing on it.

The Wave is like a small gym in your house. You will be pleasantly surprised all the things you can do with it. It is also sturdy. It makes cracking noises when using it rocking. No worries this thing can take it. I think it’s the plastic settling.

I recommend the Wave. It is fun and easy to use. You will get a workout from it for sure. For what you get it is a great deal. It's a little home gym.

 
3.0

Good workout, rough on the knees.

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from Peoria, IL

Comments about The Wave:

As the busy mom of four children, I'm always looking for quick, easy ways to add some exercise to my day.  I hesitated for months, literally, before taking the plunge and ordering The Wave fitness system.

There are lots of pros about this system.  The Wave itself is relatively small.  It's not a huge piece of equipment that you find yourself falling over.  It's fairly lightweight and easy to move around.  The videos are easy to understand, the instructors are encouraging without being obnoxious, the basic movements are pretty simple to learn, and you can feel the exercises working almost immediately.  They also offer enough variety that you don't find yourself getting bored right away.

Unfortunately, there are a few cons to go along with system, too.  The first, and although it may seem minor-it is quite annoying, is the mat that they provide.  It's intent is to keep the Wave from moving around while you're exercising.  But I found it to be a complete pain to deal with and it offered, and it simply wasn't effective.  The second con, and the one that I think is more important to consider, is that this exercise system is not ideal if you have a history of knee problems.  After only a month of working out on it 4-6 times a week, I had to put it away.  My knees simply couldn't take it.  I had hoped the exercises would build up my leg muscles enough that it would, eventually, help me with my knee problems.  But sadly, this was not the case.

 

 

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5.0

The Wave is an all-in-one way to get fit.

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from Stone Mountain, GA

Comments about The Wave:

*the wave* fitness system is advertised on tv on an infomercial and on the internet as well.  they are part of *the firm*, a work out system known to many who try to get fit at home.  *the firm *has a good name in the marketplace, so it was not hard to decide on taking a chance with *the wave.*  the wave is actually a curved board apparatus that can be used on either its curved out or curved in side.  it comes with a small mat which holds the wave board in one place on your floor.  i use it on a carpeted surface and it does move around a bit, but mostly all as one--mat and board.  when you are doing reverse push ups on it, it is hard to keep it from sliding away from your feet.  anyway, i have enjoyed this wave system of home exercise.  the little board is quite versatile and you use your own weights to make things more challenging.  the system comes with 3 dvds--ride the wave (mostly instructions on how not to fall off of it), rock off, a 40 minute workout, express abs, a 10 minute work out and speed sliming sculpt a 30 minute workout.  the instructors are friendly and energized without seeming like they are on speed.  i would suggest trying the speed sliming sculpt at first, alternating with the express abs.  when you build up your stamina, go for the 40 minute rock off.  it really tests the legs with kick boxing moves and 'shredding' the wave moves.  also, as you get more comfortable you can skip to different segments easily within each video.  i like this system.

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