Galileo the vibrating dumb bell vanquishes arm flab


Bingo wings are the bane of many women’s lives, preventing ladies all over the country from wearing their favourite short sleeved tops and dresses. This, however, is set to change with the UK launch of the Galileo Up-X Dumbbell. Unlike ordinary dumbbells, the Galileo model vibrates.

The handheld device is specifically designed to improve muscle strength and tone in the upper body. It provides a highly intensive work out, yet requires fewer repetitions than traditional resistance equipment, and looks set to transform the way exercisers workout.

Galileo dumbbells are ideal for enhancing performance training in sports like tennis, hockey and basketball, as well as providing muscle tension relief in the trained body parts such as arms, shoulders, cervical and thoracic spine. The Up-X Dumbbell is defining a new revolution in training by mechanically stimulating the muscles at a specific frequency. Targeted muscles are given 25-30 impulses per second, causing them to contract and relax by the natural, involuntary, muscle stretch reflex. Compared to conventional exercise the equipment also causes little stress on joints, ligaments and tendons.

Sasha McCarthy, Financial Director at PipeDreems, the UK distributors of Galileo, comments: “The Up-X Dumbbell provides a really intensive workout on your upper body with minimum effort required. You can really feel multiple muscle movement within your arms as the dumbbell vibrates.

“We anticipate that the Up-X Dumbbell will be incredibly popular in the UK with both the general public and elite sports people alike. We have already received a large number of enquiries about the dumbbell simply from our website.”

With over 20 years of success in the global marketplace, Galileo enjoys a wealth of research to support the merits of its products. Developed in the Soviet Union to train Cosmonauts and improve the strength of Olympic athletes, this unique technology is widely used throughout mainland Europe and North America by hospitals, gyms and physiotherapy centres. The Galileo Up-X Dumbbell uses patented side-alternating (see-saw motion) vibration technology, offering the upper body the same training possibilities as the standing Galileo vibration equipment provides for the lower body and torso.

The cost of the single Up-X Dumbbell is £1,795 and the double is £3,395.

More information about the Up-X Dumbbell and other pieces in the Galileo range can be found at: