Power Plate celebrates 20 years in fitness and invited BESTFIT to explore its latest products and experiences at a recent launch event in London
With the latest in vibration training, the Power Plate MOVE took centre stage as a whole host of wellness influencers gathered to learn about the benefits of Power Plate.
The aim of the event was to educate participants on how whole-body vibration training can positively impact your body’s muscles, hormones and overall wellness.
Master trainers demonstrated how Power Plate is used by fitness facilities and personal trainers around the world to prepare faster, perform better and recover quicker, and a number of small-group training sessions took place showcasing the latest classes available.
In addition to learning about the products, we also had the opportunity to hear from guest speaker and master trainer Caroline Pearce – British athlete, sports host and presenter for BT Sport’s UFC – who opened a debate on women’s wellness, with panellists including;
Celebrity & post-natal PT Alex P Marks
Founder of the Happy Body Project, Julie Holl
Founder of Liferocks/development & energy coach Aimee Carlton
Discussion points ranged from pre and post-natal pregnancy, to being part of a community (either through social media or within a health club) and the different generational challenges that women experience from teenage/puberty through to pregnancy and menopause.
One of the most compelling discussions was around how we inspire the next generation to care for themselves by teaching them what the human body is capable of versus what it looks like – this challenge is certainly recognised by Mental Health Foundation who states that: “One in five adults have felt shame because of their body image in the last year.”
One way that this can begin to be addressed is through workplace wellness, which was also high on the agenda. Anna Davison, Head of Workplace Wellbeing at UK Active, says: “It’s never been more critical to support wellbeing in the workplace.”
As part of this discussion, Power Plate introduced the FitStop program on the my7, designed specifically for employees to use during the working day. The FitStop solution includes four program options: Rejuvenation, Focused Relaxation, Cardio Boost and QuickStop. The options consist of simple stretches and movements aimed to help resolve the most common problems caused by sitting at a desk all day. We can all be guilty of being deskbound for too long and so when BESTFIT tried FitStop in our attire for the day (jeans and t-shirt), we got some really good stretches out of it while the blood flowed. We felt refreshed without getting a sweat on, which can be a barrier for many people when it comes to doing any physical activity on your lunch break.
A recommendation from The Health and Safety Executive states that “Short, frequent breaks are more satisfactory than occasional longer breaks: e.g., a 5-10-minute break after 50-60 minutes continuous screen, and/or keyboard, work is likely to be better than a 15-minute break every two hours.”
We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with Power Plate and would recommend to any of our readers. If you haven’t tried it or experienced the wealth of health benefits it has to offer, get over to your nearest gym, download their FREE mobile App and choose from hundreds of different On Demand videos to suit your individual needs.
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