The Ab Circle Mini is the new abs workout product of fitness model Jennifer Nicole Lee. Well, perhaps new is not an accurate way to put it as the Mini Circle is in fact just a smaller version of the Ab Circle Pro, one of the most popular fitness machines in the world today.
The original product received a tremendous amount of attention and has been written about extensively. With over 2 million items sold worldwide, it has generated both good and bad reviews from the many people who bought and used it.
Now, the time has come to talk about the new version and to find the answer to the question: Does Ab Circle Mini really work?
In fact, there does not seem to be too much difference between the Ab Circle Pro original and the mini version. Both have a very similar design and are used in the same way: you grab the handle bars with both hands (there's an upper and lower pair you can choose between), place your knees on the pads, make sure your back is straight, and begin moving your body from side to side.
Because your body is close to parallel to the floor and you're crunching your obliques when you move, you're getting an abdominal workout. This does help to strengthen your abs as any other stomach exercise does.
As the original version of the Ab Circle has mixed reviews regarding the effectiveness of its workouts, I will leave you to be the judge of it. It may very well be that for people who are already fit, this machine does not pose a real challenge while it may be more effective for those who are not used to train.
What you do need to keep in mind is that getting flat abs is a total body process. You can not just work on your abs and neglect everything else. You need to get fit and lean all over and your abs will firm up as well.
As the official Ab Circle Mini product description says: you need a calorie reduced diet and moderate exercise to lose weight with it. If you do not eat right and workout regularly, you will not get results.
If you were thinking about buying the Ab Circle, the mini offers a better price and is more portable and easy to store. This may be a good time to invest in one, but only if you're aware that the miraculous results depicted in the infomercial will only be the result of hard work and dedication.