What is a Power Plate?
The Power Plate is a device you workout on to accelerate fitness through harmonic vibration. It has a base that moves side to side, front to back and up and down 30-50 times per second. The tiny micro vibration activates more muscles, burns more calories in a shorter amount of time, improves circulation, tightens skin, increases strength, improves core strength, burns fat quicker, improves bone strength, improves flexibility, assists in muscle recovery, reduces appearance of cellulite and increases lymphatic drainage.
Classes are only 30 minutes because your muscles contract 30-50 times per second in a Plate Strength class. 30 minutes of work on the plate is equal to 60-90 minutes of the same work on the floor. The vibration recruits your body to use more muscles to do more things more often. You will have 30-50 involuntary muscle contractions per second. You may sweat more quickly on the plate because so many muscles are utilized. As a result of increased blood flow (and oxygen circulating through muscle contraction), your body is simultaneously recovering while working out. There is no need for anything more than a 30-minute class. You will leave feeling fantastic and invigorated.
We have 12 plates so make sure to sign up early!
YES! There is ample parking in the lot behind the building. If you are at 44th and Lowell you’ll head North on Lowell and turn east into the parking lot next to Cafe Brazil. You are welcome to park anywhere behind the building. There is also street parking on the corner. Our front door is off the parking lot. Please use that door to enter the studio.
Yes, we are happy to offer 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $49. The vibration may take a few classes to get used to so we recommend coming as often as you like during those two weeks to get a feel for the machine and all formats offered at Plate Strength.
That is up to you. All of our classes are suitable for people of all fitness levels and include the many benefits of vibration training. See class descriptions for a more detailed look at what we offer.
Before making this decision, please consult with your doctor. There have been no studies in the US about Power Plates and pregnancy.
Cancellations must be made 12 hours before class time. Any class cancelled less than 12 hours before the missed class will be considered a late cancellation. Late cancellations will be subject to a $15 late cancel fee, charged to the card on file. ‘No show’ clients with any membership or package will be charged $20 for each ‘no show’ occurrence. Since our classes are limited to 12 people, we work hard to accomodate as many as possible. Thank you for understanding and planning accordingly.