Have a Healthy Blue Holiday with an innovative new workout: Power Plate

Whether you’re looking to stay in shape during the food-heavy holiday season, or are already starting to think about a new workout plan for the New Year, Power Plate is an innovative, exciting workout you may want to consider.

What is Power Plate?

Power Plate is a medically approved machine invented by NASA for astronauts whose muscles had atrophied in outer space. The vibrational training generates a natural stretch reflex, which contracts the muscle by breaking down muscle fiber to generate stronger muscle tissue.

What are the benefits of Power Plate?

Power Plate training improves overall strength, power, stability, flexibility and range of motion. It improves circulation almost immediately, which encourages lymphatic drainage and detoxification, and enhances cardiovascular health. It also improves bone mineral density, reduces pain, enhances balance and increases metabolism.

In addition, there is marked advancement in respiratory function. The vibrations stimulate the muscle-pump-effect and cause an increase in blood-flow, which improves the transport capacity for oxygen, carbon dioxide and nutrients. And, research proves that Power Plate training increases fat-free mass and lean body tissue.

Who should try Power Plate?

Power Plate is the ultimate wellness solution for all ages, lifestyles and physical abilities, and the benefits are far-reaching.

For example, in studies of seniors, vibrational training showed potential to prevent or reverse the loss of skeletal muscle that happens as normal aging occurs. In addition, all age levels who use Power Plate exhibit improvement in range of motion, cardiovascular health, strength, balance and agility, as well as a loss of pounds and inches.

Interested in trying Power Plate? Vital Performance Fitness is the first certified Power Plate studio in Michigan, and offers Power Plate training, which makes a great option regardless of age, fitness level, or disability.

As a Healthy Blue Xtras member, you can save money on training at Vital Performance Fitness and other Michigan retailers across the state.

For more ideas on how to stay healthy this holiday season and in the New Year, follow Mr. Blue, the Healthy Blue Snowman who is traveling throughout Michigan with Healthy Blue Xtras from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

Photo credit: Power Plate

Patti Whybrew and Casey Czuj, are a mother and daughter team and co-owners of Vital Performance Fitness. 

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