Red Light Therapy Total Body Enhancement!

So, you might have heard of this new health thing called red light therapy. Planet Fitness offers it as a part of their Black Card Membership perks. What is it exactly?

Total Body Enhancement

Red light therapy is a method that exposes the skin to red light to activate ATP, otherwise known as adenosine triphosphate. When ATP is released, your muscles gain more energy and thus allows you to workout longer or harder. What red light therapy also does is reduce cellulite. It’s also used to help heal wounds faster and to help reduce the prevalence of acne.

Where’s my proof? This is where I love being a college student.

A study conducted by Gordon H. Sasaki, Kerby Oberg, Barbara Tucker, and Margaret Gaston published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy found that red light therapy and the use of an anti-cellulite gel, 8 out of the 9 ladies who participated in the study had major reduction in their cellulite in their thighs. This was over a period of three months, but the main answer here is that it worked.

Another study in the same journal (Paolillo, et al., 2011) combined red light therapy during high interaval treadmill training. The control group experienced minimal cellulite reduction while the group that received red light therapy had a significant and visible (pictures were included) reduction in cellulite.

I’ll through in a pitch for Planet Fitness’s red light therapy: They also have inside the machine a vibration program. You choose a program and the pad beneath your feet vibrates at different intensities to increase blood flow to areas high in cellulite like thighs and glutes (your ass).

If for no other reason you try it out, go for the vibes. I vibed so much I was laughing in the machine. It was like laughing gas from the dentist. I couldn’t help it! I was sure people thought I was crazy if they heard me laughing inside the room!

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18 thoughts on “Red Light Therapy Total Body Enhancement!

      • I’ve been using the Red Light Therapy treatment for about three weeks now and while I haven’t seen any physical changes, I do feel much more energized after every session. So much energy that if I wanted to, I could gym for another two hours! It’s a great way to end my session and continue my day, especially when I go to the gym in the morning or mid-day. Thanks again for your research – it definitely gave me more of a reason to try it out [:

  1. I went for the $20 a month package at Planet Fitness and I use this machine and tan on the other days. I love both. I have only done the red light thearpy a few times so I haven’t notived a difference but I plan on doing it 3 times a week for 90 days. The vibrating floors are seriously funny, makes me giggle for sure.

  2. I used it today for the first time and was really skeptical. I am getting back to the gym after abdominal surgery (with the DR’s blessing). I was so sore after not working out for a while and this made it all feel good. I worked my legs and I felt the vibrations working and relaxing my muscles from my feet all the way up to my lower back. It was AMAZING and I will be returning.

    • I’m glad you liked it! From what I’ve researched, the benefits of red light was discovered by scientists experimenting with ways to make plants grow on the moon and other planets.

    • I too am returning to working out after having abdominal surgery. I’m glad you posted your experience with the red light machine. Thank you

  3. According to the recommendation from the manufacture and PF you should do it in this order…. Red light, work out, tan (if you are going to). By doing the red light with the vibration first you will loosen your muscles prior to work out. Its an awesome warm up!

  4. Just joined PF this week and am preparing to do the BODY ENHANCEMENT machine at some point this week. Thanks to all of you for your post and questions!!!! They were very helpful for me. I plan to do: red light, work out, hydro massage 3-4times a week.

  5. Thank you for the information. I have lower back pain and right hip pain from a car accident. My doctor said I have to exercise. I am a new black card member. I am on my way to PF now and looking forward to using the enhancement machine.

  6. I have started using it in the last week. The pf I joined is not very informed on the machine. I would like to do it every day and when I asked them they were not sure if that is a good or bad thing. They only knew to tell me the recommendation was three times a week for 90 days. Do you know where I can find more information?

  7. My husband and I recently joined PF and we asked about the body enhancement machine. None of the staff member knew how to use it, they only knew the “benefits”. I wasn’t sure if I should use the machine. Thanks for the information.

  8. Google University is the answer to find out more about the machine.
    That’s why I am here and thanks everyone for the info. I just joined
    lastnight and I will be back today to try the red light therapy.

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