There are no shortcuts to losing weight, but using vibration plate machines might shake things up and pare off pounds, according to a new study.

Researchers at the Artesis University College and the University of Antwerp in Belgium studied the effects that vibration plate machines—devices that use vibrations to tone and shape the body—plus a calorie-reduced diet had on overweight women trying to lose weight.

For the one-year study, scientists divided the women into four groups: those who used diet alone, those who employed a diet with a vibration plate exercise program, those who dieted plus engaged in a conventional fitness exercise program, and a control group that did nothing. (The vibration training included exercises, such as squats, lunges, calf raises, push-ups and abdominal crunches.)

During the study, researchers required the participants to follow the prescribed programs, but also asked that the women follow their own exercise regimen and diet for six months.

The result? Members of the diet and traditional exercise group lost 7 percent of their body weight in the first six months and maintained a weight loss of 6.9 percent after 12 months. Women who used the vibration plates, however, lost an average of 11 percent of their body weight during the initial six months and maintained a 10.5 percent weight loss after a year.

Even better news? Vibration plate machines are becoming fixtures in more and more gyms across the country.

But, please, don’t think just standing on the machines will magically melt off the pounds. You’ve still got to work that body to realize weight loss benefits.

Here’s another way to lose weight fast: interval training.