Power Plate® vibration training has long been recognised as a highly effective element to gym-based training. Now it’s time for personal trainers to take Power Plate to the next level and literally shake up their clients’ workouts by combining whole body vibration training with resistance training using functional equipment.
The science behind this integrated fitness concept is undeniable but in order for it to catch on, people need to be know where to get started…. and that’s where you come in.
Performance Health Systems – makers of Power Plate – is challenging REPs members to devise a Power Plate Power 5 integrated fitness workout that combines functional moves with vibration training.
The ‘Power Plate Power 5’ workout should comprise either five minutes’ integrated exercise or five consecutive integrated moves. It should include upper and lower body moves and use at least two additional training modalities such as ViPR, kettlebells, resitance bands, dumbbells and medicine balls.
The Power Plate Power 5 workout must be filmed in high res – iphone or tablet quality is the lowest resolution accepted – and show clearly how to perform each exercise. Imagine someone has downloaded this to their phone to follow in the gym. The moves must be clear and easy to follow so avoid stylised angles and close-ups. You can include an explanatory voice-over or let the moves speak for themselves.
“This is a great chance for personal trainers to use their initiative and skills to develop a short, effective workout on Power Plate,” says Rob Wilkie, Head of Compliance and Standards at REPs.
“Power Plate is very well established but here is an opportunity to use it in a whole new way by integrating functional kit and moves with the challenge of the vibrating platform. We are looking forward to seeing how the best trainers in the business can bring this concept to life.”
Top tip: Power Plate will be at LIW from September 30-October 2 and will welcome any entrants to come to Stand H610 to show or discuss their ideas. The Integrated Fitness concept will be set up on the stand making this the ideal chance to try out your workout and expert trainers will be on hand to offer advice and answer questions.
What you can win
The winner will receive a year’s REPs membership and EXOS training from Power Plate worth £1,000. EXOS is the leader in integrated performance training, nutrition, and physical therapy for elite and professional athletes. The winner’s club will also benefit by being given an integrated fitness package which includes a functional mat, banner with links to exercises that can be downloaded and an onsite integrated fitness workshop with a Power Plate Master Trainer. From this, trainers can create a bespoke zone for integrated fitness training which is bound to attract attention and business in the gym.
For details of how to enter download the entry form here.