Frequently Asked Questions

Engineered precisely to apply the body's natural reflexive response to vibration, Power Plate technology uses a vibrating platform, which moves 25 to 50 times per second, resulting in corresponding muscle activation. The vibrations are harmonic, which are safe, consistent and controlled levels of vibration, moving in three directions (up and down, forwards and backwards and side to side).

Many people who use Power Plate with no other exercise are happy with their results. We do advise users to also engage in some form of cardiovascular exercise. It is important to remember that Power Plate can be used in conjunction with many other forms of training and pieces of exercise equipment.

We advise everyone to contact their physician or specialist before using Power Plate and recommend they do not start training without first obtaining medical clearance to exercise. If you are currently active, cleared for exercise, and perform weight-bearing exercises, such as weight training or jogging, you are likely to be a good candidate for training on Power Plate. However, every person should be examined on an individual basis by a licensed medical practitioner. As with any form of exercise, if you feel faint, dizzy or ill while working out on Power Plate, you should cease your session immediately. Consult your doctor or specialist before restarting your training.

There are hundreds of thousands of Power Plate users across the world who have been exercising on the device for many years. Such widespread use with no reported negative effects over an extended period demonstrates the safety of training on Power Plate. As with any form of exercise, there are certain preexisting medical conditions, which may make Power Plate an unsuitable option.

As with most forms of training, Power Plate will generate fatigue in the body. This fatigue is what stimulates the body to adapt and develop, but too much training results in excessive fatigue and over–training. As a very general guide, we would suggest two to three training sessions per week, each lasting between 15 and 30 minutes and leaving 48 to 72 hours for recovery between sessions. We recommend you seek advice from a certified Power Plate trainer prior to your first session.

There are hundreds of independent, published research studies on different aspects of vibration training, with over 40 studies performed using Power Plate, all carried out by universities worldwide. These studies are published in highly respected, international academic journals, and you can read a selection of these studies on our Science page.

Yes, vibration training can aid in weight loss. Power Plate's PrecisionWave™ Technology sends tiny vibrations through the body, which can activate more muscles, burn more calories, and improve circulation (The European Journal of Obesity). When combined with a balanced diet and regular exercise, vibration training can enhance weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate and stimulating muscles more effectively than traditional exercises. Learn about all of the benefits of vibration plates.

Yes, even just standing on a vibration plate can provide benefits. The vibrations activate muscle fibers and stimulate blood circulation. While standing alone won't provide as intense a workout as performing exercises on the plate, it can offer benefits like improved circulation, muscle toning, and enhanced bone density. However, to maximize the benefits of a vibration plate, it's recommended to perform specific exercises that target various muscle groups.

No, Power Plate is not exclusively for athletes. While it's true that many top-tier athletes, including NFL players and professional golfers, use Power Plate for performance enhancement and recovery, the benefits of the Power Plate extend to a much broader audience. The technology behind Power Plate is designed to cater to a wide range of users, from those seeking general fitness and well-being to individuals aiming for rehabilitation or specific health goals. Whether you're an elderly individual looking to improve balance, someone recovering from an injury, or just someone aiming for general fitness, Power Plate offers tailored solutions to meet diverse needs. Its versatility makes it a valuable tool for people of all fitness levels and age groups.

Generally, the vibrations from the Power Plate are not painful. In fact, many users describe the sensation as a gentle tingling or buzzing feeling. The Power Plate is designed to deliver consistent and controlled vibrations using its patented PrecisionWave™ Technology, which activates muscle fibers and stimulates blood circulation. However, as with any fitness equipment, it's essential to use the Power Plate correctly. If used improperly or at settings that are too intense for a beginner, there might be some discomfort. It's always recommended to start at a lower intensity and gradually increase as you become more accustomed to the sensation. If you have specific health concerns or conditions, it's a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider or fitness professional before starting any new exercise regimen.

No, Power Plate machines are not loud and are designed for home use. Many users find them to be relatively quiet, especially when compared to other fitness equipment.

Power Plate offers various models tailored to different needs, from personal home use to professional gym setups. All Power Plate machines utilize the same patented tri-planar harmonic vibration. Compare all of the different Power Plate models here to help inform your decision.