It may sound like a novel concept, but people who use vibration trainers or platforms to get into shape tend to swear by them. This is a system that is said to help you burn about 170 calories in five minutes, thanks to the effort made to keep certain poses throughout the vibrations.
The platform stimulates your muscles while increasing blood circulation and oxygenation. Often used in yoga and Pilates classes these days, the vibrating plate forces your muscles to contract on a continual basis. It’s also great for balance and coordination.
If you’re looking around at vibration trainers in San Antonio, visit Fitness HQ for details! We have several models of vibration platforms available and can go over all of the features of each one with you. Contact us today!
Why vibration works for getting fit
With normal exercise routines, your muscles will contract about one or two times each second. When you use a vibrating plate, the muscles contract 30 to 50 times per second. Through this increased effort, about 90 percent of your muscle fibers will be utilized. (With standard forms of exercise, that number falls to 40 percent.)
Like all forms of exercise, vibration training will also increase your metabolism rate. Over time, you’ll notice that you’ll have more energy and that your joints will be stronger, resulting in less pain.
Among the vibration trainers we recommend:
The Power Plate my7: Using the latest technology, you’ll do traditional movements such as bicep curls and shoulder presses and get a much greater payoff from them. The machine’s Advanced Vibration Technology stimulates muscle response as 30 to 40 times per second.
The PowerVibe Zen Pro 5910 Touch: Offering cutting-edge touch-screen technology, this trainer features beginner, intermediate and advanced programs for your entire body, from legs to hips to glutes to abdominals.
If you’re interested in vibration trainers in San Antonio, Austin or the surrounding area, contact Fitness HQ. We’ve been a leading provider of equipment — both commercially and for home use — for more than 25 years. If you find a better price on a system from another authorized dealer, we will gladly match that for you. Ask us about our trade-in options for used equipment as well!