The Power Plate was invented by Guus van der Meer, a member of the Olympic coaching team in the Netherlands and noted innovator in the field of exercise and athletic training. Seeking ways to improve conditioning and performance of elite athletes, van der Meer uncovered research on whole body vibration exercises that had been performed by scientists in Russia and Eastern Europe.


Intrigued, he investigated whole body vibratory-training equipment and evaluated it’s suitability for athletes under his supervision. Dissatisfied with the quality of available vibration training devices, van der Meer assembled a team of designers, engineers and manufacturers to develop a superior machine. Finding that only precisely calibrated frequencies and amplitudes could unleash the potential of their unit, and engage the body correctly, they created Advanced Vibration Technology, which is a form of scientifically calibrated Whole Body Vibration. These calibrations consist of a series of scientifically measured frequency levels that produce quantitative results.


Although originally developed to train elite athletes, it was soon discovered that Power Plate’s Advanced Vibration Technology, and Advanced Body Vibration as it is also known, has nearly unlimited benefits for physical therapy, longevity and anti-aging, sports rehabilitation, beauty and wellness, alternative medicine, fighting osteoporosis and far more.


Power Plate is consistently proving through on-going scientific research that it is a remarkable machine with limitless applications. Studies are done year-round on the Power Plate, as new benefits and key applications are validated all the time.


The Power Plate was introduced in the Netherlands in 1999 and today is licensed for distribution in over twenty-four countries including Italy, Spain, France, The U.K., Japan, China, Korea, Canada and the United States. It is widely used by professional sports teams, training centers, rehab/medical facilities, health clubs and private homes.



How & why it works


The Power Plate produces a vibration through which energy is transferred from the platform to the body. By standing on the Power Plate you will notice how your body automatically adjusts to the vibrations. This mechanical stimulus produces a stretch reflex which, depending on the selected frequency, results in muscles vigorously contracting 30 to 50 times per second.

Exercise causes the body to tire; rest allows the body to recover. By repeating this process, the body adjusts to the level of effort, resulting in an increase in physical performance. This phenomenon, called super-compensation, similarly occurs when training on the Power Plate. However, compared with traditional training methods, greater results are achieved and hormonal production is increased in much less time.

Each set is performed no longer than 30, 45, or 60 seconds in length, and training sessions on the Power Plate need to be performed no more than 3 to 4 times per week with each session lasting about 10 minutes of actual time on the Power Plate.

Advanced Vibration Technology increases the production of regenerative and repair hormones, improves blood circulation, strengthens bone tissue, improves lymph drainage and increases basal metabolic rate. All this results in more strength, more speed, more stamina, rapid recovery of muscles and tissue, increased flexibility, mobility and coordination, improved collagen production, and fat reduction. The Power Plate offers a wide range of possibilities for use in the areas of Sports, Health, Fitness, Medical & Rehabilitation