BodyQuirks Wellness and WBV Studio co-owners and licensed massage therapists Esther Bell and Tara Krupich invested in a whole body vibration machine for their wellness studio several years ago. The machine became so popular with their clients that the studio at 3311 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 102, just south of Fremont in the Eliot neighborhood, now employs 16 of them.
BodyQuirks aims to help members reach health goals in the gentlest way possible. By using state of the art WBV technology, clients are able to activate muscles with little or no impact on joints.
“Traditional gyms can be intimidating for those with mobility or body image issues,” said Bell. “WBV is a perfect fit for those who feel body-conscious or are rehabbing an injury or just starting back to exercise. Everyone feels comfortable and accepted here.”
WBV training has been shown to provide the benefits of a 60-minute workout in 10-12 minutes. Fans of WBV say it results in greater overall fitness, without workout wear or having to hit the showers.
“I can’t wait to get on that machine and get started,” said client Sherra Neal. “The exercises I do really give me a different feeling in my body. It’s such a thrill. I’m on a high afterwards.”
WBV training has been around for more than 50 years and was developed by the Russian Cosmonaut program to help recover bone and muscle loss from space travel. Performance athletes and Olympians have also used WBV.
“WBV is great for toning and strengthening the body in a fraction of the time,” said Bell. “One of the reasons we moved our practice in this direction was to help our clients with injury-rehab and mobility issues to feel better, faster.”
BodyQuirks is the only full-service WBV studio in Portland and also offers a far-infrared sauna, alkaline water stations and massage therapy.infr
For more information, or to schedule an interview, call 503-233-9030 or visit www.bodyquirks.com.