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 throw 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!

109 thoughts on “Red Light Therapy Total Body Enhancement!

  1. Great post Anpilson🙂 I am about to get a Planet Fitness membership as well. I’ve been a smoker for the last 13 years. I’m on day two and successful so far. I need all the help I can get. The red light therapy sounds great especially since I get really sore for some reason. I’m assuming it’s all the years of burning particles entering my body for so long. Ugh… Here’s to change!

  2. I love the Red Light Therapy Total Body Enchancement! I’ve only been using it for two weeks, but my muscles don’t get as sore as normal and I think it makes me in a better mood. As for the person on here that is knocking it, I’d try it first.

  3. I am a member of planet fitness and I love the body enhancement. I call it the jiggle room. it is a great workout .. I do it every day I am there which is four days a week . monday thru thursday… makes you feel good

  4. I used it for the first time yesterday, it felt great! Do you recommend to use it before a workout or after? Also do you have to wear protective eye wear like you do when your in a tanning bed?
    Great piece by the way!!

  5. I’m 63 and started using the red light therapy at a Planet fitness in Jonesboro, Ga at the start of 2015. The most outstanding result of using it has been my neck. At 63 I had that common look of my neck looking like a “turkey” if you know what I mean. Guess what? That’s right it’s gone. All that sagging is totally gone. I’ll be using this forever.

    • I would think using the Total Body Enhancement as a pregnant woman would be uncomfortable and likely to make your milk descend. I’ve nursed 3 kiddos. Though each woman is different and if you want to try it, put on as tight a sports bra as you can stand. No idea if infrared light affects breast milk, but if you wear a sports bra, that inhibits if not prevents the infrared from getting to the milk.

  6. Can somebody explained how to choose programs. Just joined a PF at a newly opened site and it seems employees are all rather new also.
    Not getting straight answers.
    Thank you

  7. Can anyone tell me if they’ve had any issues with their tattoos? I have quite a few tattoos and I would prefer not to waste the money I spent on them if this machine makes them fade. Thanks.

  8. Great article, just what I was looking for! I am joining the new Planet Fitness here in our city later today. I have been losing weight on my own for a few weeks but I need to start working out. The Total Body Enhancement sounds like something I definitely want to experience while going there.🙂

  9. At first I didnt believe the Body Enhancement machine at planet fitness worked. However, one of my good friends used it on a regular basis who says it cleared her cellulite. I honestly did not believe her at all until I began to use it myself. IT WORKS! I could not believe it my cellulite is definitely tightening up. I look forward to going to workout even more now. I use it before I workout because it also helps me not to have extremely soar muscles after working out. I was told it is vitamin D that comes from the lights in the machine. I know 1st hand it is working. Thank you Planet Fitness! It is important to ask the staff to show you how to change the levels.

  10. I’ve used the planet fitness total body enhancement machine and I LOVE it!!!! I was a major skeptic, but it was included with my membership so why not try it? After 3 uses (after my workout) I noticed a huge difference in the amount of noticeable cellulite on my butt and thighs. I’m still amazed, and can’t stop looking at the results. Others have also commented on how great my skin looks and it puts you in a great mood!!! I recommend it to everyone!

  11. Do you wear clothes in it? It seems the more skin exposed, the better the light would work. Tried it for the first time last night. I have chronic hip/sciatica pain and the jiggling reduced the pain. I used it after workout but reading this, maybe it’s better before?

  12. I have been using the TBE machine for 2 weeks now and I feel that it not only improves my mood, but I feel more energy and my skin looks healthier!

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