Vibration Plate Buying Guide

There are a number of things to consider when buying a Vibration Plate Trainer and Orbus Leisure are here to guide you through the selection process.

We work hard to make sure all our Vibration Plates are shown with a detailed product description so you have a clear and solid understanding of the benefits, functions, sizes and prices of each of our trainers.

In order to make the right purchase you need to be aware of the differences in quality, features and functions of the range of Vibration Plate Trainers available on the market. Orbus Leisure carefully sources all our fitness equipment from leading manufacturers so we can be sure we are supplying a quality product, regardless of the cost.

Things to Consider:

  • Design, Build Quality and Construction

Due to the nature of the product, your Vibration Plate Trainer needs to be robust, strong and stable. Low quality steel and excessive plastics feature on many inferior machines and ultimately lead to an unsatisfactory experience. All our Vibration Plate Trainers are constructed from high quality materials, high grade solid and tubular steel. Where products are delivered with some self assembly required, instructions and toolkit are always provided and self assembly is minimal.

  • Size of Plate

As the name suggest, the machine works by the user exercising whilst standing (or sitting, kneeling etc) on the vibrating plate. Therefore, the bigger the plate the more room there is to exercise in comfort.  You will also be able to perform a much more diverse range of exercises with a bigger plate. (However, please note a bigger plate requires a bigger motor, see below).

  • Motor Size

All our vibration plates are powered by an electric motor, and the more powerful the motor the more powerful the plate will be. If the machine has a powerful motor it will be capable of delivering stronger vibrations under heavier weight conditions and for a longer period of time. Motor speeds are quoted in watts (W) and can be found in each product’s individual description.

  • Frequency

Basic vibration plate trainers may operate at a single frequency; however, it is important to note that the more powerful the frequency the better the machine will perform.  With a varied frequency the plate is capable at vibrating at different speeds. Different speed settings deliver different health benefits, resulting in a more varied workout and better physical results.

  • Amplitude

The amplitude of the machine reflects the distance the plate travels whilst vibrating. It is typically measured in mm. As a rule of thumb, the higher the amplitude, the more intense the workout is going to be. All our Vibration Plates show amplitude data within the individual product description.

  • Size and weight

As with all home fitness equipment you should consider the size and weight of the item before committing to the purchase.  If space is limited then you could consider buying a compact Vibration Plate, which is supplied without arms and can be stored away (under a bed for example) when not in use.

  • Instructions and Exercise Guide

A Vibration Plate is a piece of gym equipment like no other. If you have not used this equipment in the past then you need to understand exactly what to do before starting your workout. We want you to get the most from your workout and therefore supply all our Vibration Plates with a user manual and exercise guide.

We hope this buying guide has answered all your questions, however, we are always here to help. If you have any further questions or queries please contact our customer helpline on 0845 300 8028.

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