Questions to Ask Yourself when Buying a Vibration Plate.... read more

August 28, 2012 by plates  
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You’ll have lots of questions when it comes time to buy yourself a vibration plate. But, to make sure that you’re getting the very best one for you, ask yourself these ones first.

What’s your budget?
Vibration platforms can run anywhere from a hundred pounds to thousands of pounds. Decide how much you want to spend on one before even looking at any, and then continue on with your search from there.

Where in your home are you going to use it?
This will actually play a huge role in your ultimate decision. If you’re going to add it to the home gym in your basement, you might want an upright model. However, if it needs to stay in your cramped flat, you might want to choose a floor option that folds down instead.

Are there accessories that go with it? Are they sold separately?
Again, vibration platforms can be expensive and you don’t want to spend any more money than you have to. Accessories can be great, as they can add to your workout and help you work muscles that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. But make sure that they’re included with the plate, and that you don’t have to shell out extra money for them.

What’s the weight and size of the machine you’re considering?
This goes along with where you’re going to put it in your home, but even if you have all the space in the world you need to consider this one. After all, you’re most likely going to be pulling it around your home, or when you move, and you don’t want to work with a big, clunky machine anyways.

How easy it is to put together?
Believe it or not, but your vibration plate most likely won’t all come in one piece. And even more surprising, many can be pretty difficult to put together. Ask before you buy, so you won’t be stuck in the construction phase before your workout even begins.

Simple questions really, but they’ll be of huge importance when it comes time to buy your vibration platform. They’ll make a huge difference in how happy you are with it afterwards!

The Quantum Body Fit Whole Body Vibration Plate.... read more

June 28, 2012 by plates  
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If you’re looking for something new when on the market for a new vibration plate, the Quantum Body Fit Whole Body Vibration Plate may be what you’re looking for.

This machine has five different speeds, which might not be that impressive to people who have looked at many other multi-speed platforms. And, this platform also has a number of different exercises and programs you can use to help you burn fat, tone muscle, and lose weight. Lots of other vibration plates have programs within the machine too, but the Quantum has them programmed into the machine, and written out in a booklet too. And don’t worry about fumbling around with that booklet while trying to get in a workout; there’s a special holder for it right at the top of the machine near the digital display.

Another unique feature of the Quantum Body Fit machine is that it has exercises specifically designed for yoga. For these exercises you can sit or stand on the machine and get all the calming and relaxing benefits that you’d get from a full session of yoga!

As an added bonus, the Quantum Body Fit also comes with a floor protection mat – so you can put it anywhere, even on carpet – and not worry about your floors getting ruined.

When you’re shopping for a new vibration plate, there’s no doubt that you have lots of options on the market. But one that comes with so many features, and so many that are unique, the Quantum Body Fit is a good choice for anyone who wants to take advantage of the huge benefits vibration platform training offers.

And, at just about $200, it’s a fraction of the cost of other platforms you’ll find with the same features.

Watts What when it Comes to Vibration Plates.... read more

October 28, 2011 by plates  
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When buying a vibration plate, you’re likely to come across models of different plates, each with its own wattage. The range of wattage that vibration plates come in is a very wide one, and they can vary from 100 – 1500 watts. Both have their own pros and cons but the one you choose will depend on your own personal needs, and what you’re going to use the vibration plate for.

The wattage, also sometimes referred to as “horsepower” on a vibration plate  refers to its motor and how powerful it is. The more powerful the motor, the stronger and more durable the motor of the vibration plate will be. Platforms with more watts will be able to operate for longer stretches of time, and will be better able to handle heavier weights. Also, because vibration platforms with high wattage have a larger, more powerful motor, the overall platform and machine are also generally bigger and sturdier. This is good for people who want to use their vibration platform with accessories, or exercise around it in different positions.

Vibration platforms that come with a smaller wattage aren’t necessarily worse vibration platforms, but they probably won’t be as strong and there are likely to be strict instructions regarding how long you can use it at one time, so that you don’t burn the motor out. However, because these machines don’t have a huge motor, they are often compact models which can easily be tucked away in a closet or even under the bed. This feature makes smaller motors ideal for those who live in apartment buildings or small spaces. Another benefit to consider when you’re buying a vibration plate with a small motor – it’s going to be much quieter too, also a bonus if you live in close quarters.

A larger motor doesn’t necessarily mean a better vibration platform, and you might not even need all that power you’ll be paying for. However, both big and small vibration plates come with their own advantages and you’ll have to consider what you need out of your platform and how you’ll be using it, before you can decide which one is going to be a good fit for you.

How Much Does a Vibration Platform Cost?.... read more

May 27, 2011 by plates  
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With all the talk about vibration platforms being the newest and greatest thing to hit the exercise market, many people are wondering about the cost. Most of the vibration platforms, such as the Power Plate that people see and hear about most often, cost thousands of pounds. And while this isn’t even unusual for any piece of exercise equipment, many simply can’t afford it and are wondering if there is a cheaper alternative. The good news is that yes, there is!

The larger models that include a platform with handrails, digital read-out, and pre-set programs are usually the ones that can cost quite a bit of money to buy. This is simply because they are larger models and because you can also use accessories and do more with them, they come with a larger price tag. But, there are even certain types of these large models, such as the LifeSpan Fitness model, come in at under a thousand pounds. These models can cost anywhere from 500 pounds to 1,000. But, there are even cheaper models out there yet!

As the trend of vibration platforms is only growing, manufacturers are trying to (like all things) make them better and more compact. Because of this, there are now several types of vibration platforms that don’t have the upright handrails or the pre-set programs. These models are simply floor models that you can use whenever you wish and then tuck away when they’re not in use. In fact, the portability of these products is one of their best selling points, aside from the price. The Quirumed is one of the best examples of a portable vibration plate, and these can be purchased new for less than 200 pounds.

Of course, if even that is too high a price for you, you may want to look into buying a second-hand vibration platform. Just always remember to give it a very thorough inspection before purchasing and to make sure that all parts are in working order.

Ever Thought of a Vibration Plate for Hire?.... read more

September 26, 2010 by plates  
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Most people have heard of vibration plates these days and all of the benefits that they carry. But yet, still so many are wary of whether or not using a machine that sends out small vibrations will ultimately help them in their fitness goals. Others believe in the proven benefits, but it just comes down to the price of cost. Let’s face it, vibration plates are expensive. But if you fall into either of these groups, there is an answer. You can now hire a vibration plate for a lower cost, saving you money, and allowing you to see whether or not they actually work!

Hiring a vibration plate is great if you’re undecided as to whether or not they’ll actually work. Companies will lease or hire a vibration plate out to you, for a much smaller cost than actually purchasing one outright. Often, these companies will even deliver them to your door and pick them up again. This is a great way to test drive vibration plates and see if they’re a permanent fixture that you want in your home.

And hiring vibration plates isn’t only good for individuals. There are now also many gyms, salons, and other companies hiring vibration plates for their place of business. Because when you need 10 machines on your floor, and they all cost thousands of pounds, that’s a lot of money to shell out all at one time.

Do a quick Google search on “hire a vibration plate.” You’ll be given a huge listing of companies that have vibration plates available for hire, and often you can even reserve yours online! Check out a few different companies before you decide which one you want to use. Some have more attractive offers such as the option to buy it for a much cheaper price than new after you’ve rented it out for a certain period of time. And when you’re looking to save money on a vibration plate, you want all the different offers and promotions you can get!

Where are Power Plates for Sale?.... read more

April 30, 2010 by plates  
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www.bayls.co.uk – The vibration plate specialists

So you’ve decided to take full advantage of a Power Plate and start toning and strengthening your muscles. Good for you! Power plates are wonderful ways to get in shape and give you the body you want without being harsh on joints and putting you through a vigorous workout that you otherwise wouldn’t be able to complete. But, now that you’ve decided to start using one, you don’t know where to find one, or who has Power Plates for sale? This is a common problem. Power Plates simply aren’t as popular as other types of equipment such as treadmills or elliptical trainers and therefore, can be harder to find if you don’t know where to look. That’s why we’re here to tell you! There are many places both offline and online that sell vibration plates, and the quality will vary very much so. Bayls (www.bayls.co.uk) are vibration plate specialists and only sell the highest quality machines. These are tried and tested over many years of research. There are lots of cheap replicas out there that may look the same, but they are in fact poor immitations and come with lots of interior faults. For example, the belt may slip, the bearings may crush, the electrical cards will become faulty. At Bayls, you can be rest assured that you are buying a quality machine, fully backed up with a  peace of mind 1 year no-quibble warranty. SO CLICK HERE TO BUY YOUR VIBRATION PLATE TODAY FROM BAYLS!!!

Fitness Outlet Centers. Fitness outlet centers are large warehouses that have equipment shipped to them when the floors of the stores are filling up and there’s simply no room to display them. This is a great place to find Power Plates for sale. Often, the retail stores will only keep one or two Power Plates on their floors because they aren’t as popular as other machines. The extras are shipped to the outlet center and, the best part is, because these outlets are wholesale outlets, you’ll also get your Power Plate for much cheaper!

Online. Just like anything else these days, going online is a great way to find a Power Plate for sale. Here there are thousands of online retailers specializing in the sale of Power Plates. Browse the different merchants and compare prices easily, all while in your pajamas and drinking a cup of coffee! It really couldn’t be any easier.

Auction sites. If you are looking for significant savings on Power Plates that are for sale, then an auction site such as eBay is going to be your best bet. On these sites you’ll not only find used Power Plates for sale at significantly lower costs, but you can also find new ones that are being sold at cheaper rates!

Types of Vibration.... read more

March 9, 2009 by plates  
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If you are thinking about investing in a vibration plate, you’ll probably hear the terms vertical and tilt vibration a lot and wonder what they mean. Machines come with either vertical vibration, tilt vibration, or a dual mode system and which one you choose can greatly affect how you use your machine and the benefits you reap from it. 

A machine with a tilt vibration system uses a circular motion and the motor is in the shape of a ball so that the platform can move in all directions. While this may seem to be the obvious choice due to the number of exercises you could do and the number of ways you could use the machine, a tilt vibration system can actually do a lot of damage to the body if used excessively or incorrectly.

Machines that have work on a vertical vibration system are the most popular today. It does only move in a vertical motion however, it’s mostly the way the machine is impacting the body that is vertical. The body muscles work in a linear motion with these types of machines and so, it eliminates possible damage to muscles through placing too much pressure on them

A dual mode system combines these two types of plates and allows the user to switch back and forth between the two. For the very most options and the ability to make your machine extremely versatile, this type of machine is the clear choice.

What to Look for When Buying a Plate.... read more

February 20, 2009 by plates  
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Vibration plates are wonderful workout machines that can give you a whole body workout but, as with any machine that you’ll be spending hundreds to thousands of pounds on, you want to be sure that you’re getting the proper machinery that will not only do the job, but do it easily and for a very long time to come! Because of this, there are some key factors to consider when buying a vibration plate – here are the most important ones!

  •  First look at what it’s made of. It’s a machine that you’re going to be walking on, stepping on, pulling on, and a number of other exercises so, be sure that it will be able to stand up to all of it. One that is made of steel is generally a good way to go to ensure durability. 
  • Go with a manufacturer who’s name you know and trust. If you’re unsure about the different brands, ask a professional or do some research into the different companies online. Find out which one’s have repeat, satisfied customers and what they offer in terms of warranty and such.
  • Look at the maximum user weight and make sure that you fall within the range. While most plates are designed to be able to hold a couple of elephants, some models such as floor models, may have a smaller weight. Using a machine that is not built to hold your weight will cause damage to the machine and shorten its life.
  • Specs and features are important as well and you can only base this decision on what’s important to you. Do you want many pre-selected programs to choose from or do you want to customize your workout? Will a noisy machine really bother you? How many speeds do you want/need? Do you want a machine that comes with accessories such as arm and leg straps?

These are all important considerations when purchasing a vibration plate. What you prioritize as being the most important will depend on what exercises you are planning to do on your vibration plate and what it’s uses will be for, such as whether you are using the plate for workouts and toning or as part of rehabilitation.