The Power Plate program conducted at The Green Apple has been designed to provide safe, effective physical activity which has proven results.
Power Plate is a machine with a platform which vibrates at a high frequency to initiate biomechanical muscle stimulation. During the 1970’s, Russian astronauts were able to stay four times longer in space with vibration training. With the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 knowledge of vibration training spread all over the world. Since 1990, vibration training has been used by Olympic athletes to improve performance. There has also been significant medical research into the benefits of vibration training.
There are many whole body vibration platforms available to purchase for home use but these generally are single dimensional and provide only vertical vibrations. The Power Plate brand of vibration platforms provides multi-directional vibrations up and down, backwards and forwards as well as side to side simultaneously. This is much kinder to the body and significantly more effective.
- Accelerated training time
- Improvements in bone density
- Increase in strength, especially legs (which is important in elderly people because of the strong correlation between poor leg strength and poor mobility leading to lack of life quality).
- Increased vascular response
- Better balance
- Improved neuromuscular response
- Increased power
- Connective tissue stimulation
- Power-Plate vibrations are multi-directional – up and down, backwards and forwards, side to side.
Conditions for Power Plate use at the Green Apple Wellness Centre
For health and safety reasons, there is no deviation from the set programs without permission from Management. Exercise may be reduced, modified or omitted where necessary, but no additional exercises can be added during a session.
The equivalent of 90 minutes weight training in just 20 minutes
The first three sessions require a Personal Trainer to instruct on technique and use of the Power-Plate.