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Colourful photo collage with sections of the shoulder trainer and people exercising on the shoulder trainer.

Playfully fit with the playfit® TAIJI MASSAGE MACHINE for outdoor use

The aesthetic design makes the outdoor shoulder trainer a real eye-catcher – like a flower, it adorns public parks, residential areas, company premises or any type of garden.

Thanks to its highly encouraging nature, the fitness device motivates even people who are reluctant to exercise to turn the red massage discs and get active in a playful way. The relaxing massage effect of the rotating discs on the palm of the hand guarantees an immediate feel-good effect.


Animated gif file of the TAIJI MASSAGE MACHINE

The apparatus-supported movement guidance offers a relaxed and beneficial shoulder workout.

Flexibility and looseness of the muscle groups in the shoulder area prevent shoulder pain – an important movement equaliser for people who work a lot at a desk.
Regular training on the shoulder trainer also helps older people to achieve a more upright posture.

For whom is the playfit® Taiji Massage Machine suitable?

The shoulder trainer device is suitable for people of all ages, regardless of individual ambitions and physical fitness.

Athletes also use this exercise machine.
The further away you stand from the rotating massage discs, the more you get into a push-up position – a real challenge on rotating discs. The device is also suitable for the cool-down phase thanks to the lighter exercises.


Here you can find the workout video for the playfit® Taiji Massage Machine
– We are currently working on the English Version

  • Preparation (Vorbereitung)
  • Exercises – Basic (Übungen – Leicht)
  • Exercises – Intermediate (Übungen – Mittel)
  • Exercises – Advanced (Übungen – Schwer)


Animated gif file of a male body (from the front) showing which muscles are activated during training with the shoulder trainer

The circular movement of the arms primarily trains the mobility of the shoulder girdle and the fine motor skills of the upper arms, forearms and hands.

The palms of the hands are massaged by the light pressure on the discs. The ability to vary the rotational movement in different directions promotes coordination and balance.

Animated gif file of a male body (from behind) showing which muscles are activated during training with the shoulder trainer

Alternative training effect and Far Eastern approach

The shoulder trainer combines acupressure and movement. The nubs on the rotating discs massage all the acupuncture points on the palms of the hands.

The round, circular movements of the arms and shoulders stimulate the lung and large intestine meridians in particular, but also the cardiovascular system and the triple warmer. Vitality and metabolism are increased, blockages are released, breathing becomes calmer and can unfold more freely. The flowing movement relaxes the mind and soul.

Advantages of the outdoor shoulder trainer

  • Wide range of applications (from old to young, from sporty to exercise-shy)
  • Outstanding design with a high level of challenge
  • Can be used alone or in pairs, promotes communication in pairs
  • Low maintenance thanks to the tried-and-tested design of all moving parts
  • There are no requirements for the floor covering, i.e. a separate fall protection surface is not required
  • There are no usage restrictions with regard to the maximum person weight

Colourful picture collage with the shoulder trainer in 3D and as a pictogram with a woman

Instruction for use

Stand in front of the two massage discs with a slight lunge and slightly bent knees. Place one hand on the right disc and one on the left disc. Your elbows should be pointing downwards.

Rotate the discs with light pressure in the same or opposite direction. Let your body swing with the discs. Slide your hands over the nubs of the massage discs and let you feel the pleasant massage effect through the hand movements.

Increase your distance from the massage discs by taking small steps backwards. Now perform the circular movements as described above and feel the tension throughout your body.

Beautiful photo of the shoulder trainer. It stands in a park with a lush, green meadow in the background.

Special exercises

Variation 1
“Circular movement – squat”

Turn both discs in a circle in the same direction. Slightly bend your knees when your hands turn downwards and straighten your body again when your hands turn upwards.

Variation 2
“Circular movement with one arm”

Stand sideways at right angles to a massage disc and turn the disc backwards in a circle with one hand. Change the direction and side of the movement.

Training duration

Exercise for as long as it feels good and is fun. We recommend a training duration of 5 – 10 minutes for a long-lasting feel-good effect.


What do I need to bear in mind when using the shoulder trainer?

We recommend that you perform the exercises with slightly bent knees and relaxed shoulders.

Should you train with shoulder pain?

Experience shows that this fitness device is also used in the rehabilitation sector to mobilise the shoulders. The gentle and regular training leads to an improvement in restricted ranges of motion in the shoulder area. The relaxation of the muscle groups in the arms and shoulders is accompanied by a reduction in shoulder pain.

Is the shoulder trainer suitable for warming up?

You can adjust the level of difficulty of the training by selecting the exercise variant on the training device. There are no adjustable resistance levels, which are not recommended for unsupervised outdoor use.

Pictogram of the shoulder trainer in 3D


Model No.JS-0285D
Maximum number of users2
Maximum user weightNicht zutreffend
User groupBody height greater than 140 cm (EN 16630)
MaterialStainless-steel and plastic components (ABS) 
ColourPlastic components „Ruby red“ (RAL 3003) – other colours on request
CertificationTested and certified according to EN 16630
Equipment dimensions (L x W)1365 mm x 1010 mm
Height above ground surface1483 mm
Free height of fall0 mm
Movement space (L x W x H)4370 mm x 4010 mm x 2200 mm

Similar equipment

In addition to the outdoor shoulder trainer, you will find other training equipment focussing on mobility, such as the playfit® outdoor Happy Big Wheel, the outdoor Duplex Taiji Massage Machine and the outdoor Twister, which can also be used while seated.

Happy Big Wheel
Happy Big Wheel
Duplex Taiji Massage Machine
Duplex Taiji Massage Machine

Additional Equipment

If you require a set of outdoor-fitness equipment combined in such a way to allow a coordinated exercising schedule, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be most happy to recommend an optimal combination based on recommended fitness-training schedules and sports science while taking into consideration any specific customer requirements.