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Motorized toning tables are a system of exercise machines that strengthen muscles and increase flexibility and endurance. Other benefits include providing a low-impact workout and reducing the likelihood of injury. Although toning tables are ideal for geriatric populations due to the relaxation of over-used muscles and tightening of under-used muscles.  These machines are instrumental in helping women become pregnant in that they tighten pelvic muscles to support a full term pregnancy.  All people benefit from firming and toning internal organs as a result of increased blood flow.  Increased mobility is a benefit through the equal stimulation of deeply positioned postural control muscles. These machines tone and tighten stomach and shoulder muscles to re-position the rib cage, pelvis and shoulders. They also stimulate increased blood, lymph and general body fluid circulation, which has been found to be problematic in people who find normal exercise and even walking difficult.

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Motorized exercise machines, now commonly referred to as Toning Tables were first introduced by Kathy Pihlaja, a young mother who had difficulty losing weight and exercising after the birth of her daughter. Due to medical problems as a child, Mrs. Pihlaja spent many years in physical therapy learning to walk again. Mrs. Pihlaja was watching Jack LaLanne on TV showing the chair based leg lift exercise, when she dared to consider making an improvement to this exercise by involving physical therapy movements.


In an unregulated market, people are allowed to own toning tables without any training on the safe and effective way to benefit from Toning Tables.  Because of improper or no training, many have perceived toning tables as passive exercise, even saying "a patron can lay there like a dead fish and still benefit".  Of course, in fact this is not true.  While critics agree that toning tables work to relax tense muscles, there is little clinical trial evidence that toning tables offer enough resistance to facilitate any substantial strength gains.[1]

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  1. Does Passive Exercise Work?. Retrieved on 2008-03-13.