Press and hold the Power button on Boost for at least 1 second. When Boost turns on, the Status Light should light up in white.
Boost: Kegels for Men$149.00
Boost™ is a revolutionary, interactive training system for men (device + app) that measures Kegel exercises when you're sitting on it (with no insertion). It offers a unique combination of workout guidance, exercise tracking, biofeedback and games to help you get more out of your pelvic floor exercise and do it more consistently.
Pelvic floor exercise is important for men
The pelvic floor is a network of muscles at the base of the abdomen that plays a crucial role in many aspects of healthy living. Whether you’re trying to boost your sexual performance, improve bladder control, or just set yourself up for healthy aging, Kegel exercise can be a key part of the equation.
But sticking with a consistent Kegel routine can be hard (and boring!). That's where Boost comes in:
1. Sit Down on Boost
(with your clothes on)
2. Open the App
3. Follow along with games
and guided workouts
- Easy to use.
- Just sit down on Boost (with your clothes on), open the app, and begin exercising. The soft Air Pillow conforms to your body and senses your Kegels.
- Makes Kegels fun.
- Exercising is more engaging if you turn it into a game.
- Guided Workouts.
- Boost takes the guess-work out of Kegels, by guiding you through adaptive games and workouts.
- Tracks Performance.
- Exercise is much more fulfilling when you can measure your progress.
- Pelvic floor muscles are hidden. Biofeedback promotes good technique and results.
Eco-friendly USB-rechargeable battery
- Minimum 2 hours continuous use battery life
- Charge time is 1.5 hours
- Comes fully charged and includes travel friendly USB charging cable
- Leave your clothes on - just sit down on Boost and you're ready to get started
- 1-year manufacturer's warranty
- Size: 7 x 4 x 1 inch
- App Compatibility: The Boost app is available for both iOS and Android phones and tablets. Please ask us (email@example.com) if you're unsure about compatibility with your device.
Frequently Asked Questions
We've compiled the most common questions we get about Boost, along with our answers below (click on each question to view the answer). If you have any other questions, please browse our complete Boost Quick-Start Guide, and don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond within one business day (and often sooner!).
The Boost device
Press and hold the Power button on Boost for at least 2 seconds (the circular blue button between the Soft Air Pillow and the Status Light). When Boost turns off, the Status Light should turn off as well.
It depends on whether you have the vibration biofeedback turned on, but the worst case should be 2 hours of usage per charge and usually it will be more.
Use the micro-USB charging cable that came with Boost. You can plug the other end of the cable into any USB port (e.g. computer, charge adapter for your phone or other devices, etc). When charging, the Status Light on Boost will be pulsing in green. When it is done charging, the light will change from pulsing to continuously on, still in green.
Boost should charge in 90 minutes or less. When charging, the Status Light on Boost will be pulsing green. When it is done charging, the light will change from pulsing to continuously on, still in green.
This is common when Boost travels, especially by plane or to a place with different elevation (like the mountains). It’s no big deal, though -- just press the Travel Vent on the bottom side of Boost to open the valve for a second (making sure you’re not squeezing the Soft Air Pillow). That will let Boost equalize the pressure in the Soft Air Pillow and reinflate.
It’s probably not calibrated to your current body position; you can manually recalibrate at any time by briefly pressing the Power button on Boost, or while you’re in a workout by pressing the Calibrate button in the app. Always make sure that your pelvic floor muscles are fully relaxed (and try to have good posture) when you calibrate.
The other possible explanation is that you may be shifting your weight by leaning around slightly -- this will change your weight distribution on Boost and thus change the reading, so it’s important to have good posture and a quiet / still body position when you’re doing workouts. If you do shift your weight or adjust your body position during a workout, just tap the Calibrate button.
There are two ways. You can press the Calibrate button in the top right of any workout screen in the app (during a workout).
Or, anytime Boost is turned on, you can recalibrate by briefly pressing the Power button on Boost (if you hold it down too long, though, you’ll turn Boost off).
Whenever you recalibrate, it will cause Boost to re-zero the measurement baseline at the instant that you calibrated, so try to have good posture and fully relax your pelvic floor muscles when you do it.
Use the toggle switch in the Settings tab of the app. When the toggle is “on”, Boost will provide vibration biofeedback during workouts. When the toggle is “off”, Boost will not provide any vibration biofeedback.
No, Boost is not waterproof. But it shouldn’t ever need to be -- if you need to clean it, you can just wipe it down with a damp washcloth.
It should stay pretty clean, but if you need to clean it you can wipe it down with a damp washcloth.
The Boost app
The Boost app is compatible with iPhones/iPads and Android devices that have Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) compatibility. These days, that is basically all Android and iOS devices (for instance, BLE became standard in iOS devices in around 2011).
The app will automatically try to connect to Boost whenever it is launched, so it’s a good idea to turn Boost on before you open the app. Or, you can always manually connect or disconnect using the “Connect” or “Disconnect” button in the Settings tab of the app.
The most common reason is that your phone may not have Bluetooth enabled for the Boost app. Adjusting your phone’s settings should resolve this:
- Go to the iOS Settings, and scroll down to select the "Boost" app from the list of apps installed on your phone/tablet (listed in alphabetical order).
- Make sure that "Bluetooth" is enabled (the slider is turned "on") in the "ALLOW BOOST TO ACCESS" menu, as shown in this image:
- After ensuring that the Bluetooth slider is enabled, return to the Boost app and try connecting again by pressing the "connect" button in the Settings tab.
- Go to your Android phone/tablet settings
- Go to the Privacy settings
- Choose Permission Manager
- Choose Location
- Scroll down and click “Boost” in the list. It will likely either be in the “Allowed Only While In Use” or the “Denied” section.
- Set the permissions to “Allow Only While Using The App”
Android 9 or lower:
- Please go into the Settings on your phone (the Gear icon) and use the Search field to look for “Location”.
- Under location, there should be a section called “Improve accuracy”. If you click on that, there should be a toggle labelled “Bluetooth scanning”. Please make sure that toggle is enabled.
- Also in the phone Settings (not the Boost app settings), search for “Boost” using the search bar and then under “App Settings”, make sure that the location toggle under Permissions is enabled.
The workout scores are all on a scale of 0-10 where 10 is the best. But, they are designed as a relative tool and not absolute. In other words, there is no specific number or range that is universally “good” for all users. If your scores are increasing (on average; it’s normal for there to be day-to-day fluctuations) then you’re on the right track.
Scores are provided for the overall workout and for specific aspects of muscle function; namely Strength, Endurance, and Control (which includes the ability to relax your pelvic floor muscles).
Each workout is designed so that it forces you to work on multiple different aspects of your pelvic floor muscle function, such as strength, endurance, muscle motor control, muscle relaxation, and quick-twitch muscle response. They are also intended to be more fun than just sitting around and doing Kegels on your own. Or, if you want to really zero in on certain aspects of your muscle function, the Custom Workouts tool is a great way to do that.
No. In general, Boost should be able to accurately measure your pelvic floor muscle activation even through your pants (please note that it is important to make sure that you are calibrating Boost at the beginning of each workout). The one exception in terms of clothes is if you are wearing really stiff pants; this may interfere with Boost’s measurements and require a change of clothes to use it.
Boost works well with nearly all types of clothing. The one exception we have found is if you are wearing extremely stiff pants (really stiff denim is an example). In this case, you may need to change clothes to something more relaxed to use Boost.
Sit on it like it’s a bike seat, with your perineum on top of the Soft Air Pillow. Most people find that having the button pointing backwards works best but either orientation (button in the front or the back) can work.
There are a few potential reasons. The most common is that you may be shifting your weight (for example, leaning slightly forward / backward / sideways) -- it’s important to maintain both good posture and a quiet / still body position during each workout and always press the “Calibrate” button if you do shift your weight. It’s also possible that you could be activating other muscles in the pelvic region, such as your glutes, abs or inner thigh muscles. If you’re having trouble with this and not able to figure it out, please contact us at email@example.com for more thorough and personalized troubleshooting.
No. In particular, those with pelvic floor muscles that are hypertonic, or too tense, should not be doing Kegel exercise, since this can exacerbate pelvic pain or other problems that hypertonic pelvic floor muscles can cause. More generally, the ultimate authorities on your body / pelvic floor muscles are you and your doctor or physical therapist -- checking with them about any questions or problems is always the right idea.
There is a good bit of flexibility here. Exercising every day, for 5-15 minutes per day, is probably the optimal regimen, but we know that doesn’t fit into everyone’s schedule. Our experience has been that doing at least 5 minutes of pelvic floor exercise per day, 3 days per week, generally results in measurable improvements in pelvic floor muscle function (i.e. Boost workout score averages) within 6-8 weeks. But exercising more frequently will generally lead to faster and/or larger improvements. Listen to your body and be sure not to over-exercise.
It depends on your starting point, and your workout regimen (how much and how often you are doing workouts). But if you’re working out at least 3 days per week, for at least 5 minutes per day, our experience is that you will usually see measurable improvements in pelvic floor muscle function (i.e. Boost workout score averages) within 6-8 weeks.
Imagine that you’re peeing and you need to stop mid-stream, without using your hands. The muscles you just flexed are your pelvic floor muscles, and you just did a pelvic floor muscle, or Kegel, contraction. It’s also helpful to visualize a lifting and squeezing sensation.
The first thing to do is to select a workout in the app, while holding Boost in your hand and squeezing -- make sure that the app / workout is responding correctly when you squeeze. If that is the case, it means your Boost is working and there are two common other explanations. It could be your technique -- see the FAQs on How to do a Kegel. If you’re confident that your technique is good, and that you’re activating your pelvic floor muscles (and not your glutes, abs, or inner thighs), the other explanation is that it could be a calibration issue. Try to recalibrate manually at the beginning of the workout by pressing the “Calibrate” button in the app and see if that helps. If it’s still not working please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more thorough and personalized troubleshooting.
The Fine Print: warranty, returns, privacy, security, etc
Boost has a 1-year warranty that covers any defect or malfunction -- if it stops working during the first year after purchase we’ll send a replacement at no cost to you. For warranty claims, please contact us at email@example.com and we’ll reply within 1 business day.
We have a 30 day no questions asked return policy where any undamaged Boost purchased within the last 30 days can be returned for a full refund (customer is responsible for return shipping cost). For returns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll reply within 1 business day.
We take data security and privacy extremely seriously and use industry-standard data security practices, including encryption and other security measures built into the Bluetooth Low Energy protocol, those provided by Amazon Web Services (whose servers are used for cloud data storage), and phone security based on user passcode login.
Boost ships in plain shipping cartons with no branding or marking of any kind.