Comments on: Wonder Core Smart – Review of Marketing Claims https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/ Health Science Communicator Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:41:43 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=6.1.1 By: Graeme Murphy https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-2510 Wed, 11 Aug 2021 15:41:43 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-2510 Six years later and the foam cushions are failing.
Seems that the parts that wear out are not available to buy, you have to buy a new machine.
On that basis I would never buy from Wonder Core again.

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By: Eugene https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-97 Sun, 16 Aug 2020 10:57:56 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-97 I bought one 33 days ago and it snapped this morning. I was lucky not to receive an injury. I wish I had read your review before I purchased.

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By: Dr Bill Sukala https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-96 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 07:07:03 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-96 In reply to Michelle.

It’s not my product. I have no idea.

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By: Michelle https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-95 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 06:34:59 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-95 I purchased in Australia,your downfall is my spring has snapped in my smart core…..how can I replace it

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By: Dr Bill Sukala https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-94 Fri, 17 May 2019 07:20:21 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-94 In reply to Agnes Macaskill.

Throw it in a trash compactor.

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By: Agnes Macaskill https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-93 Fri, 17 May 2019 06:51:09 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-93 What can I use to stop it from squeaking can I spray on wd40.

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By: Caroleann McCallion-Davies https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-92 Tue, 01 May 2018 16:27:00 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-92 In reply to Mark Hetherington.

And thank you too, particularly, Mark. Your review was the one that made me decide on the model I bought and where best to buy it. Our battered 50 something bodies need all the help they can get – and as you say, our physio depts are overstretched to the max!

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By: Caroleann McCallion-Davies https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-91 Tue, 01 May 2018 16:22:00 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-91 Thank you for this honest and useful review. After reading this and the comments I went for the Wonder Core 2. I’ve had it for a week now and so far so good. It’s solidly made, gives me some support where I need it and the price (currently £85 from Tesco) was affordable. Fairly easy to put together with clear instructions. I have Fibromyalgia after having been fit before (how fit? At 48 my job often began with having to climb a couple of trees and then keep on track of 10+ teens for the day, or spending the day running up and down the Welsh hillsides dragging hoofing big chunks of tree or wading through peat bogs!) Since not being to move around much at all for the first couple of years naturally everything headed south and I was starting to suffer lower back pain in addition to the Fibro aches, in addition to really not liking the look of my body anymore. This machine supports me nicely in doing sit ups so that my muscles are starting to work again, and the back support can be fixed to use the rowing machine action. The movements are gentle, with no jerking, and the foam covers for the rests are good and thick – they roll freely so it kinda gives me a bit of a massage too.

Thanks again, living on disability benefits means I don’t have any money to burn on taking chances with purchases.

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By: Mark Hetherington https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-90 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:52:00 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-90 My review relates to the Wonder Core 2 which is much improved.

I am in my 50’s and suffer with chronic lower back pain problems and fatigue, and I consequently find anything except gentle exercise to be very difficult and in fact can make me worse. The overstretched physio departments in the UK are not much help, doing little except offering sheets of exercises I can’t do.

So having seen the infomercial on TV I was intrigued. Yes, I know the claims are all hype but looking at how the machine worked and then reading a couple of other reviews which pointed out that it actually assisted you so wasn’t as effective as doing the exercises without the machine, it occured to me that it might just be exactly what I’m looking for.

So I decided to give it a try and it really does help people in my “niche” – fitness less than average, stuggle with movement and so on. The machine assistance actually means I can have a fitness session without worrying about straining by back too much and ending up in even more pain, as has happened in the past, and I am now improving my health and fitness, and strengthening my core which, I’m told, should improve my back pain over time.

I’ll never be an Olympic athlete of course but then that’s not the aim. If you ignore the hype and just want to improve your fitness I do believe this can help a lot of people who will never set foot in a gym.

It is a shame the manufacturers need to hype the products in the way they do, and I also noted that the ad for the UK stated that refunds do not include P&P (shipping) costs – sorry, but by law they should do. You are entitled to a full refund of everything you paid if you inform them of your intention to return within 14 days.

Finally (if you’re in the UK) at £99 I thought it was affordable enough to give it a try for a week or so knowing that I was entitled to return it, but a quick check online and I found Tesco are selling it for £65 and for that price I really think it is worth the money. I’ve seen worse for a lot more money.

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By: fiona bryson https://drbillsukala.com/wonder-core-smart-review/#comment-89 Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:40:00 +0000 https://williamsukala.com/?p=548#comment-89 In common with other respondents, i watched the informercial today, and almost literally headed for the computer to find out more/order it. I am a relatively fit, science-educated, 50 year old – with a bit of a creaky back. I already go to pilates twice a week and play tennis, cycle and swim. You explained about how the gadget actually helps you to do standard exercises (it lifts your back, instead of you doing this for yourself!), and although it looks good and can folded away neatly (a big selling point, for many people), the stumbling point would be committment of course. Have decided not to bother now.
Thank you so much for your independent article

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