Product Type: Pineapple Fitness
Newest Review: ... Thigh Toner is a deliciously girly pink - which is great for those among us who don't mind identifying with girlie pink, but I do th... more
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Pineapple Thigh Toner
Member Name: kama0529
Pineapple Thigh Toner
Advantages: Inexpensive. It tones. Good tension.
Disadvantages: Non-adjustable tension. Slippery foam.
As some of you may be aware, my daughter and I are on a pre-Christmas fitness regime in order to try and shed pounds before Christmas. We are going to the gym, but we're both too busy to be going every day and so we try to do at least an hour of exercise per day at home using some of the low-tech equipment we have assembled. One such piece of equipment in the Pineapple Thigh Toner which we bought on the understanding that it can be used to tone the thighs, as well as the arms and chest......every little helps!! The Pineapple Thigh Toner cost me just £7.99 from JJB sport and, like most Pineapple equipment, the cost seemed very reasonable and was an amount I was willing to pay.
Like every other piece of Pineapple equipment we own, the Pineapple Thigh Toner is a deliciously girly pink - which is great for those among us who don't mind identifying with girlie pink, but I do think it's appeal would be somewhat limiting! I bought it already assembled and so there were was no fiddily DIY which is always a bonus as DIY really isn't my forte! Basicially, the thigh toner is two pieces of metal which are joined together in the centre on a spring mount and covered in pink foam for comfort. The idea is that you put the contraption between your things and then squeeze together and then gently release, repeating the action several times. I tend to do 40 times in the morning and 40 times in the evening - and I also use it on my arms, simply holding the contraption out in front of me and squeezing the two metal parts together in an easy motion. I find using this piece of equipment is really easy, although a lot more taxing on my muscles than I actually thought it would be.
I do find that the spring tension is set just about right for me, but the fact that this tension can't be altered is a definite negative because surely we all have different strengths and abilities. In addition to this, I think the foam on the two "handles" could be a little better as the foam is quite smooth and so doesn't lend much friction when I'm using it, meaning that the contraption is prone to slipping during usage and I have to stop to reposition it.....which can get in the way of maintaining a good rhythm and make using it sometimes a bit frustrating. I do like the fact that the foam handles can be wiped over because sometimes they can get a bit sweaty and so wiping them over with a damp cloth does keep them clean. I also find that the equipment is robust and in the last 3 months that I've had it and used it daily, it's still in perfect working order and looks and feels like it did when it was new.
As for whether it works......well, I feel it does. It has toned my thighs without making them really muscley - which was the effect I was really going for. I don't think it's a quick fix and it's taken 3 months to get the effect I was looking for, but perseverance has paid off. The only thing is that I do find using it sometimes pulls on my lower back where I had surgery for a prolapsed disc a few years ago and so this can be uncomfortable - but my physio seems to think it's not going to cause any damage.
Overall, I would recommend this product if you're wanting to exercise on a budget. It's not perfect....but it costs under a tenner!
Summary: Recommended for those on a budget.
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