Often used by chiropractors and physical therapists, a vibration plate is a machine that gives the body's muscles a high-speed workout by using vibrations to stimulate them to contract and relax. Muscles generally contract once or twice a second, but by standing on the vibration plate, its vibrations cause an automatic reflex muscle contraction of 30-50 a second.
A vibration plate workout is a great time-saver due to the effectiveness of training and the fact that many muscle groups are activated at the same time. Research indicates that ten minutes on the vibration plate can have the same results as 60 minutes of conventional strenuous training.
Vibration plate fitness is like the microwave of fitness - you can do as little as 10 minutes and still achieve a great workout.
In order to develop strength, power, muscle tone and definition, it is essential to workout using correct form. Our personal trainers will help you learn and adapt your workout for your needs. This will reduce the duration of the workout, which is a real bonus for people who are time-short but crave results.
The Great Vibrations studio and workout feature the use of additional exercises and equipment to push your 30-minute workout to maximum impact. Cardio and strength round out the engagement of the core workout provided by the vibration plate workout. You'll get a better training response, as well as increasing potential calorie burn.
Although it may sound counter-intuitive to recommend whole body vibration to arthritis and other joint issue sufferers, existing studies suggest that vibration training may improve the muscle strength and the functioning of joints in people affected by common joint issues.
Numerous studies have shown that using a vibration plate can positively impact certain medical conditions. That’s not to say vibration training is some sort of miracle cure, but it can be an effective form of treatment for people who have illnesses that are physically limiting and can no longer handle forms of exercise that are too demanding. These include osteoporosis, the impact of obesity, arthritis, lower back pain, fibromyalgia, poor circulation, and chronic fatigue. Ask how Great Vibrations Fitness workout might benefit what is holding you back.
Using vibration plate workouts can help you get far better sport-specific benefits. Your abilities and endurance for sports like skiing, golf, running, soccer and rugby will improve with vibration plate sessions as part of overall training.