A workout that works twice as hard, so we don’t have to? Sign. Us. Up.
We are major fans of efficiency when it comes to fitness, which is why we are totally into Rachael Blumberg’s fitness creation, PlateFit—a fitness class that uses a vibrating plate to burn twice the cals in half the time.
In fact, we love it so much, we hosted a PlateFit workout at Camp Poosh this year.
“There is something magical, and yet very scientific, about spending time on vibration. This metaphysical experience and its visceral results are so powerful. It changed the trajectory of my life after just 30 seconds on the plate, and it’s why I continue sharing vibration with others,” Rachael says.
Below, we catch up with her to learn more about the mind, body, and beauty benefits of this high-vibe workout.
What is PlateFit?
“We cultivate transformation and whole body wellness through the science of vibration,” Rachael tells us. “Our signature, 27-minute PlateFit classes support muscle recovery, strengthen and elongate the body, detoxify the system, and help you vibrate higher.”
How does it work?
“PlateFit classes use medical-grade devices that emit rapid harmonic vibrations to destabilize the body,” Rachael says. “Your muscles reflexively work harder to keep you stabilized.
“The plates move in three directions at once: left to right, front to back, up and down,” she says. “During our workout classes, muscles contract 30 to 50 times per second! That’s roughly 900 to 1,500 contractions every 30 seconds.”
What are the benefits?
Better balance and coordination
Decreased cortisol levels
Increased HGH (a hormone that stimulates cell growth and regeneration)
Brighter, glowing skin
Flushed lymphatic system
Will any vibrating plate work?
In short: no.
“There are several ‘vibrating plate’ machines on the market. but the technology and the way in which the vibration is created is not the same,” Rachael says. “I choose to work exclusively with PowerPlate machines as they are certified medical devices, backed by years of research and development. PowerPlate also continues to study vibration, which holds so much value as we’re endlessly learning about the human body.”
How long do you need to work out on the plate?
Twenty-seven minutes is all you need, according to Rachael. She recommends four classes a week, plus two of their deep recovery classes.
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