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Gear Review: The Wave

If you prefer working out at home because it's cheap, private, and open 24-7 then you're going to love The Wave ($90). Created by The Firm, this workout accessory is similar to a Step, but it can be turned over and used like a BOSU to challenge your balance, so you get more bang for your buck.

The dual-action Wave comes with three DVDs — the first one illustrating basic maneuvers. The other two DVDs take you through fast-paced cardio workouts utilizing The Wave alone and with dumbbells. Since you're balancing on this rocking step, almost every exercise targets your lower and upper body, abs, and back simultaneously. You also get a fourth DVD called Express Abs, that focuses on using The Wave to tone your core muscles. To make this program even more effective, there's a Success Guide included that outlines diet tips and an exercise calender that maps out a month-long workout plan.

Watch a video clip of The Wave in action, when you


I really love how easy The Wave is to use, and how challenging it makes basic exercises like squats and lunges. In just 30 minutes, my heart rate increased at a steady rate and I felt every major muscle working. By the end of my workout, my hips, thighs, and arms were burning in a good way. For $90, it's a great program for someone who wants to burn calories and tone muscles without having to leave their living room.

saza0003 saza0003 8 years
I agree that when I first got the Wave I was skeptical. But I now love it. I find it very easy to use with other workouts and it really works my core. I have also been using the FIRM workouts for a few years and see lots of results. Give it a try!
freemefromfat freemefromfat 8 years
When I first got the Wave I wasn't very impressed with it and thought it was gimmicky...I still decided I was going to give it a shot. After 3 workouts I was sold! It's a great workout and at times my heart rate is really elevated and I consider myself int. to advanced. I've been doing the FIRM workouts since 2003 and have had great results with them. It's a fun little tool to mix things up with and my children even enjoy rocking on the wave! Give it a try...all you've got to lose is inches!
lulabernie lulabernie 8 years
I doubt I would use it. I still have my old fanny lifter from The Firm.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
MindayH - yes, it works on carpet. It comes with that little bleu mat to prevent it from slipping.
Brooke_72 Brooke_72 8 years
I'm a sucker for new workout equipment and ideas. Thanks Fit.
divinedebris divinedebris 8 years
I'm intrigued by this. :) Looks dangerous for one that has balance..uh..issues.
MindayH MindayH 8 years
Does it work on carpet? Or do you need hard wood floors?
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ha awesome!
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I'd so fall and bust my rear.
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