Monday, March 05, 2007

Retail "Therapy" Personified

I got up on Sunday morning and turned on the tele to see this infomercial. I have been struggled with on and off upper back pain for years. I have tried every pill, exercise, chiropractor, massage therapist, and am now in physiotherapy, but nothing seems to completely rid me of this on and off again anoying ache. I have seen different stretches and exercises done with the exercise ball but I hate using it because I am always trying to balance myself on it. The bean is the exact ergonomic shape to contour your body so that you will not fall off and if you turn it upside down and stretch over it you will get a great back stretch with "little effort". ( This was the feature that sold me!) Yeah little effort! I ordered-er-up. Can't wait to see how it works.

The Bean works the abs, the obliques, and the core. All at the same time working
them faster, better and more effectively than any other device or machine on the
market.

The rocking motion of the bean allows you automatically combine three exercises in one: a crunch, a pelvic tilt, and a leg raise. You are doubling the effects on both the upper and lower abs, it’s this rocking action that’s doing all the work.

"The results that we saw with The Bean were much greater than I expected and more extraordinary than what I typically see with exercise devices. The external obliques, the upper abdominals, the lower abdominals, were working much harder. " -Daniel Cipriani, Ph.D. San Diego State University

The Bean is an all-in-one workout tool that offers the benefits of a stability ball, incline bench and "back pain rehab device" all rolled into one product. Whether you're a well-conditioned athlete or someone just getting back into shape, The Bean offers a workout that's right for you.

17 comments:

Doris & Dan said...

Hope it works for you!

Keep smilin!

Natasha said...

Hey Deb!
I just got caught up on your blog. I enjoyed reading it! LOVE the pictures of your cat. Too funny!! Anyway see ya later!!

Natasha said...

Oh one more thing! As soon as your song started playing Jules said HEY that's the song off sleeping beauty! Seriously it was only a few seconds into the song and she recognized it! lol

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Good luck with the bean..I hope it works for you...I have some serious work to get my winter flab off before bikini time!

Shannon S said...

Do keep us updated! I'm all about little effort, too! =) Interesting name, The Bean!

Emmie said...

Hope it continues to work fo ryou! Sounds great!

redmaryjanes said...

Let us know if it really works long-term. It sounds great!

Lisa and Doug said...

Good luck with it!

Monkey Giggles said...

Swinging in for the party. Nice to meet ya.

My 3rd party favor give away has begun. If ya get a chance come on over.

PARTY ON!!!!

Susanne said...

Stopping by from the blog party tour. Interesting chair. Wonder if it works on lower back pain?

Janet said...

I hope it works too! And if you don't like it, you can just boil it up, put some salt on it,and voila! Beans have a lot of fibre.....:-)

Lee-Anne said...

Oooo you must let us know how it goes

Stacy said...

Sounds very interesting! I am curious to see how it works for you.

I love infomercials! :)

Nadine said...

Hi. I stopped by via blog party. Nice to meet you. I've seen the commericals and wondered about this product. Have you used it long? I was thinking of purchasing it myself.

chicknboy said...

You'll have to let us know how it works! I'm a sucker for infomercial stuff too. :)

Nadine said...

Thanks for stopping by. No I don't mind if you use it on your blog or you can direct them to mine either way is fine with me.

I'll be back to see how the bean works. I'm really curious about that.

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Hmmm....let us know how you make out....interesting!!