Sorry, it has nothing to do with the Beach Boys (though I have to admit, when I worked one of their concerts, the sound quality was really impressive; surprised the heck out of me).
Many people find it challenging to exercise regularly and that is contributing to the obesity and diabetes epidemics. A much less strenuous activity, whole-body vibration, can mimic the muscle and bone health benefits of regular exercise.
Really; the idea was originally to find ways to minimize bone and muscle loss during intrasystem journeys, such as to Mars, but the vibrating platforms seem to hold benefits even for those of us stuck to the surface of Earth. I don't know about you, but the concept seems right up my alley. I learned years ago that elephants may in some respects be smarter than humans; they don't "jog", as a rule. When they do, we refer to it as a stampede.
The concept, which many humans who believe that running or jogging each day is somehow a healthy activity seem ignorant of, is really very basic: you run just as far and as fast as necessary to evade whatever's behind you. If it's all the same, I'll just take the vibrating platform.