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Orbus Leisure Pro Wave Vibration Plate – Now In Stock

The Orbus Leisure Pro Wave Vibration Plate is now in stock and available for immediate purchase and this new model is certainly making waves in the fitness industry, thanks to its impressive specifications, its effective workout capabilities and its affordable price tag.

Vibration plates are becoming common place in health clubs and gyms in the UK but commercial quality models designed for home use have been prohibitively expensive… until now. Just take a look at the specifications of the Pro wave Vibration Plate and see how much “bang you will get for your Buck”!

Four Intensity Levels

The Pro Wave is supplies with four intensity levels, which means you can get so much more out of your workout. When you use a vibration plate at high speeds you are effectively toning muscles and sculpting your physique. Lower speeds are ideal for massage and can aid weight loss. The intensity settings on the Pro Wave are 35, 40, 45 and 50hz.

Time Settings

A workout on the vibration plate is much shorter than on any other piece of fitness equipment. You can time your routines to 30, 60 and 90 seconds on the Pro Wave.

Exercise Straps

To ensure your whole body gets a good workout the Pro Wave is supplied with exercise straps. You can use these to exercise both your arms and your legs.

Wall Chart

If you have never used a vibration plate before you may wonder how on earth you would go about exercising on it. Our handy wall chart will help. Not only does it illustrate a number of routines but you can also chart your progress.

Just have a look at the comparison table below to see exactly how the Orbus Pro Wave Vibration Plate compares with other models of the same class. Why pay more? Order the Pro Wave from Orbus Leisure today!

 

 

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Why You should try a Vibration Plate Today

A vibration plate is remarkably effective at toning and sculpting your body, boosting your fitness levels and reducing cellulite. Here a three reasons why we believe you should include a vibration plate in your weekly workout:

Boost overall levels of fitness

Exercise is good for you and if you follow the suggested vibration plate workout routines then you are well on your way to higher levels of fitness, better circulation and weight loss. The exercise routine is accelerated by the vibrations, which cause the muscles to flex rapidly which leads to a more toned and lean body with better defined muscle groups plus weight loss through burning calories.

Better tone and definition

Through regular aerobic exercise your muscles flex by contracting and expanding. When performing the same exercises on a vibration plate the muscles flex much faster, meaning a shorter yet more effective workout.

Banishing Cellulite

Vibration plates are effective at boosting your blood circulation. Better circulation means your body flushes out toxins more effectively. Toxins are a leading cause of cellulite, so flushing them out means you can actively reduce the appearance of cellulite when exercising regularly on a vibration plate.

Remember, Vibration Plates can be easily used at home, don’t take up a lot of space and are easy to look after and maintain. A vibration machine, combined with a healthy diet, will help you to lose weight, tone up and glow with good health and vitality. There are many brands available on the market, so make sure that you look for a machine with a good warranty that is fairly priced. Also select a machine that includes a DVD or paper guide with a range of possible workouts and exercise positions included.

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Perfect Your Golf Swing with help from a Vibration Plate

Do you enjoy a round of golf but not that stiff, achy feeling in your muscles the next day? To hit a golf ball with any degree of speed or accuracy you need to have a strong core and this includes abs, back, buttocks, hamstring and arm muscles. And this is where vibration plate training can help…

Vibration plates simulate muscle groups on an involuntary basis (meaning the muscles flex rapidly without resistance). Put in simple terms, a 45hz vibration will cause a muscle to contract and expand a massive 45 times per second. An exercise routine performed on a vibration plate rather than a solid floor will therefore be 45 times more effective.

Use a Vibration Plate for an effective cardio workout

Vibration plates can be used to help golfers build strength in their core muscle groups and will help posture. Targeted workouts are not only effective, but they also deliver results quickly and with an increase in core muscle strength you will be able to hit the ball with more power, more accurately and with less stiffness the morning after.

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Good Vibrations? Give Vibration Plates a Try!

Vibration plates are fantastic at helping you tone and sculpt your body and are ideal for every age and ability. Not only can they help to tone your entire physique, but they can also help to improve balance and blood circulation and can even banish the dreaded cellulite.

But did you know that there are actually two types of vibration delivered by a vibration plate, each offering distinct advantages?

Oscillating vibrations

With an oscillating vibration plate the platform rapidly tilts from side to side over a single, central fulcrum. As one side tilts one side of your body is raised and the other is lowered and your muscles are forced to rapidly flex. This rapid movement is comfortable and activates the muscles just as they would when walking or jogging, albeit much more quickly and effectively.

Lineal Vibrations

Lineal vibrations force the body to perform rapid muscle flexing repeatedly per second. The plate oscillates in all three planes, rather than side to side, and this movement increases the gravitational load upon the muscles, thus intensifying the workout.

Both types of vibration offer you a remarkable workout and vibration plates are being heralded as one of the best pieces of fitness equipment today. So, if you want a short workout with staggering results buying a vibration plate is certainly a wise decision.

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Buying a Vibration Plate

The vibration plate is one of the easiest and most effective ways to give your whole body a great workout, but, when you are spending hundreds of pounds buying one you need to make sure you are getting the best model for your budget. So, what should you look for before buying a vibration plate?

1.      Strength – your vibration plate needs to be strong enough to endure repeated workouts. Think about how you will use it; you will stand on it, sit on it, step up to it and perhaps even jump on it. Looks for a model that is constructed, in the main, from steel as this should offer you a good deal of strength.

2.      Size of Plate – the plate should be big enough for you to stand comfortably, feet apart and in line with your hips. You should have room around to move, to raise your legs and perform simple stretches and squats. A plate that is too small will have a huge negative impact on your workout.

3.      Brand – some of the leading brands are now entering the vibration plate market. Choose brands you can trust and look for those offering a good warranty in case anything goes wrong.

4.      Features – try and buy a model with as many features as you can afford. Look for a variety of speed settings, as these can alter your results dramatically. Slow speeds are good for weight loss, whilst fast speeds are ideal for cardio and muscle building. Also look out for features like arm straps, where you can challenge your arms whilst exercising the rest of your body.

If you are still unsure about which vibration plate is right for you then contact a retailer trained in whole body vibration training. Orbus Leisure are the experts when it comes to vibration plates and have a friendly team just a phone call away.

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Vibration Plates for Massage

Every week we are asked if vibration plates are suitable for massage, rather than vigorous exercise and the simple answer is “Yes”. Vibration plates are effective whether you use them as your sole piece of fitness equipment, to simply warm up or cool down, or to relieve your body of aches and strains and this is why they are now becoming a familiar (and popular) sight in gyms, health clubs and beauty salons throughout the UK.

Massage on a vibration plate can be achieved by standing, sitting or even lying on the plate area. The vibrations can increase circulation considerably and you may feel a tingling sensation in your skin both during and after your routine. As your muscles rapidly contract and expand lymphatic drainage is encouraged and your body finds it easier to flush away toxins. As toxins are flushed away your body produces a greater amount of collagens which help to improve skin softness.

Typical massage positions on a vibration plate include:

Calf massage:

Lie with your back flat on the FLOOR. Rest your calves on the vibration plate. Hold this position or 1-2 minutes.

Quad massage:

Lie facing the floor with your thighs resting on the plate. Your body should be supported with your elbows flat on the FLOOR. Hold this position for 1-2 minutes.

Back massage:

Sit on the plate with your legs bent, knees apart. Bend forward so your ears are in line with your knees. Hold this position for 1-2 minutes.

Vibration plates are a true revelation in the world of health and fitness and really can provide you with a whole body workout and massage. When you consider that buying a vibration plate for use at home is now possible thanks to their lower price tags then what have you got to lose?

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Vibration Plate Training for Accelerated Weight Loss

Vibration Plates offer one of the fastest ways to tone your body and shed weight.  The way we look and feel relies on strong muscles. Even when we are resting our bodies burn calories in line with our metabolism. The more muscles we have, the more calories we burn.

If your metabolism is sluggish then vibration plate training may give it the boost it needs… up to an 18% increase from three 10 minute sessions per week for 6 weeks (Bonner Physical Therapy, 2003). So, even when relaxing you may be burning through considerably more calories with Vibration Training. When you combine vibration training with a cardio workout you have the complete package – firming and toning and optimum weight loss!

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How Does A Vibration Plate Work?

Vibration Plates really can help you to quickly shape up your body. Unlike conventional exercise, your workout is carried out on a vibrating surface, and whether you are standing or sitting the vibrations cause your muscles to flex rapidly.

This reaction is something you would struggle to achieve, even through rigorous cardio exercise and this is why a vibration plate workout is so short.

The exercises you need to perform on a vibration plate do not need to be overly complicated. Simple lunges and squats are really effective (and hard work) on a vibration plate, as are press ups and leg raises. Here at Orbus Leisure we can provide you with workout charts that have been designed specifically for Vibration Training, so you get the most from your machine.

If you want to know more about Vibration Plates, how they work and the benefits they can offer you please just give us a call. We will be happy to help and have trained staff on hand to help you choose the model that’s right for you.

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The Top Ten Benefits of Vibration Plate Training

Vibration plates deliver a whole body workout (often called WBT or whole body training). The vibrations sent through your body are safe and incredibly effective at toning the body. Here are the top ten health benefits of these fantastic machines:

1.       Tones the whole body

2.       Improves strength levels

3.       Reduces cellulite

4.       Aids weight loss

5.       Improves flexibility

6.       Can help to improve posture

7.       Reduces blood pressure by increasing blood circulation

8.       Improves bone density

9.       Works targeted muscle groups depending upon routine

10.   Increases overall fitness levels

If you have never tried a vibration plate workout then why not give it a go? And with our cheapest vibration plates starting from as little as £199 with free delivery you can even get in shape from the comfort of your own home.

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Want to Try a New Sport for 2011 – Part 3: Vibration Plates

Want to shape up in a hurry? Find you have very little spare time to dedicate to exercise? If the answer to either question is “Yes” then a Vibration Plate workout may be just want you need.

Vibration Plates are enjoying huge global recognition right now and with little wonder… Not only can then help to improve your overall fitness levels but they can also help reduce cellulite, improve circulation and encourage weight loss, all from a relatively short workout session of around 10 minutes, 3-4 times per week.

It is important to understand that Vibration Plates do not provide you with a no effort workout. In order to get the most from your exercise session you do need to exercise whilst using them. But these exercises can be straightforward and easy to complete, such as squats, lunges and press-ups. The vibrations cause your muscles to flex, contract and expand at a rapid rate and when combined with light exercise the benefits are huge. Put simply, you would need to undertake around 50minutes of a standard aerobic workout to gain the same results as a ten-minute vibration plate workout.

Vibration plates were one reserved exclusively for gyms thanks to their prohibitive price tag. However, they are now widely available for home use. Orbus Leisure can offer unbeatable deals on Vibration Plates from leading names BH Fitness and Crazy Fit.

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Losing Weight and Exercising More Top New Year Resolution Polls

According to British newspaper the Mirror around 66% of us will be making a new year’s resolution and at the top of the list is weight loss, with 55% of people saying they want to drop the pounds during 2011. Exercise also features highly, with 49% of people saying they intend to workout more over the course of the year.

But, we all know the hard part of any new year resolution is actually sticking to it. If you are serious about shaping up in 2011 then grab yourself some fitness equipment for use at home. We have a number of products available with free fitness guides and workout charts and out best selling Vibration Plate, the Powervibe CF1250 even comes with a free workout DVD, designed to help you get the most from your workout.

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Why Exercising at Home Makes Great Sense

In these tricky financial times a gym membership really is an expensive luxury and with such a vast array of fitness equipment on the market right now it could be worth considering working out at home instead. Think about it… you can work out in the comfort of your own home, jump in your own bath or shower afterwards and avoid the car journey to and from the gym whilst saving yourself the monthly membership fee.

There are plenty of things you can do to get in shape and none require gym membership. If your budget is completely restricted then pull on your trainers and get out jogging. It’s free and will help you to shape up. Alternatively, if your budget will stretch to it why not buy yourself a piece of home gym equipment? These are some great products that can literally transform your physique if used regularly. If space is limited then you may be surprised to find some great compact products, such as the Orbus Leisure eTone Compact Vibration Plate, that are just as effective as their full size counterparts.

Exercising at home should be no less fun than the gym and you could save yourself a fortune, so dust off your trainers, turn up your favourite CD on the stereo and get moving!

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Are Vibration Plate Trainers Better than Aerobics?

Vibration exercise, favoured by Sports Stars to Pop Icons, is better than aerobics or swimming at fighting the flab, a study has found.

Females, who followed a sensible diet and used a Vibration Plate or Power Plate three times a week, lost almost twice as much weight as those who combines their diet with more conventional forms of exercise.

The machines were proven to be particularly effective at reducing dangerous fat from around the stomach, research has proved.

Vibration Plates look like something like large weighing scales with a central platform with vibrates. The user stands, sits, leans or does simple and gentle exercise on the platform. The theory is that the vibrations cause the muscles to contract and relax much more frequently than in a normal exercise scenario.

Researchers from the European Congress on Obesity tracked 61 overweight and obese women and men, who were given a variety of diet and exercise programs to follow for a period of six months. Those participants who used a Vibration Plate along with a low-calorie diet, lost on average 11 per cent of their original bodyweight, the researchers found. This compared with 6 per cent for those who dieted but did no exercise and 7 per cent for those who dieted and did conventional work-outs such as aerobics, running and cycling.

That is almost a 90% increase in effectiveness for someone looking to reduce their weight and improve their physique.

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A great alternative to Flabelos?

If you have been using a (WBV) whole body vibration plate at one of the major national gym chains in the UK, then the chances are that this has been either a Power Plate or a Flabelos branded unit. Power Plate are the biggest name in Tri Planer motion and likewise with Flabelos, who are the leading brand in the pivotal or oscillating market.

So, now you are looking to purchase your own unit for home use? Well, we suspect you may have been somewhat shocked by the price tags associated with these top end units. Both manufactures provide substantial products, but the costs can simply be prohibitive for most consumers.

If you are in this situation, and are looking for a pivotal (or oscillating) unit, then there is some great news just for you!

BH Fitness has recently introduced into the UK their BH Fitness VIB Pro Vibration Plate, which is exclusive to Orbus Leisure. It has a large platform, a stunning display and a fantastic ‘memory stick’ programming feature which is not only unique, but simple to use giving massive flexibility. This really pushed the VIB pro into the class leading bracket and what’s more, it come in at fraction of the price of the other leading units.

Shape Up with the BH Fitness Virbation Plate from Orbus Leisure

Before you look to make your purchase why don’t you check this exciting new product out…. you just might find the gym quality vibration plate is actually well within you grasp at a price you really can afford

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Shape-Up in your Lunch Break with a Vibration Plate Workout

“I don’t have enough time to exercise”. This has long been an excuse for thousands of people who claim they would like to lose weight and shape up but simply can’t fit exercising into their daily routines.

Well, thanks to the Vibration Plate this excuse really could be a thing of the past because with workouts lasting between 10 and 20 minutes you can even incorporate your exercise routine into your lunch break.

Consider the BH Fitness Vibration Plate to Boost Your Workout

Vibration plates work by forcing your muscles to rapidly contract and expand in a way not possible with normal, traditional exercises. This rapid flexing means you only need a short workout to achieve great results. If you perform three of four workout sessions a week on a vibration plate the results will be impressive, with weight loss, a reduction in body fat, a reduction in cellulite and an increase in bone density all possible.

Until recently, Vibration Plates and Power Plates were reserved for those who could afford a gym membership. However, there are now some top quality Vibration Plates for sale at an affordable price that mean you can achieve results in the comfort of your own home.

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Use Distraction Techniques to give your Workout a Boost

Like many others do you like the idea of a regular exercise routine (and the great benefits it will bring), but loathe the idea of monotonous sessions on your preferred fitness equipment? Boredom is one of the main reasons people lose motivation and ultimately all interest in exercise, so if you want to stay on track you need to find ways of distracting yourself.

A television is a great provider of visual distraction and no, we don’t mean distracting you AWAY from your workout! But you would be amazed how a 30 minute workout flies by when you are watching your favourite TV show at the same time. Giving your brain something to think about, other than the exercise routine you are performing, really is a great trick and it can really help you to develop a regular routine. For example, if you are a soap opera fan why not plan to work out each night of the week that your favourite show is on.

Music is another great distraction and most of us will, at some point in time, have performed an exercise routine to music. Crank up your CD player or purchase a piece of fitness equipment that has an ipod or MP3 dock and get moving. Pick tracks with regular beats and you will find that you can really get into a strong, rhythmic motion that will aid your workout. The Orbus Leisure MP3000 Vibration Plate has a great built in feature which incorporates a built in MP3 player and speakers meaning you can listen to music or even audio books whilst exercising.

The MP3000 Vibration Plate with built in MP3 player and dual speakers

To keep your motivation high use all the tricks that work for you. You may just turn a boring thirty minute routine into something a little more fun!

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Vibration Training Reduces Health Risk

Can Vibration Exercise Equipment reduce health risks as we get older?

Well, simply the answer appears to be “yes”. Doctors have revealed how regular Vibration Training  sessions could save many older people from broken bones and hip transplants.

As you get older, your bone density reduces meaning you become more susceptible to fractures and breaks. In fact, Osteoporosis, or brittle bone disease, affects three million people in the UK and there are approximately 230,000 osteoporosis related fractures every single year, with 70,000 being in the hip area.

This costs the National Health Service £2billion a year and is a leading cause of disability in the elderly.

Research has shown that regular Whole Body Vibration (WBV) sessions could actually increase bone density, reversing this trend. A recent study, published in the specialist journal Bone, by a team of doctors from the Medical College of Georgia in the United States, says that WBV could help over 50’s to resist bone density loss as they grow older.

Their trial found that bone density around the hip joint and in the leg bones consistently improved.

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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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Vibration Plates For Health, Beauty and Relaxation

You may already be aware of the many health benefits of Vibration Plate Training. With repeated use you can really shift the pounds and tone and shape your body. But there are other added benefits assosiated with regular use:

Beauty

Research shows that regular workouts using a Vibration Plate Trainer will reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is achieved through improvements in circulation, where your blood carries vital levels of oxygen to the cells. This flushes out the toxins in the body and increases the production of collagen. With just three sessions a week (11 hours total over 24 weeks) it may be possible to reduce cellulite over your thighs and buttocks by a massive 25.7%! (Sanaderm. Anti Cellulite Untersuchung, 2003).

Anti-Aging

Gentle vibration exercise can help to prevent age related muscle loss which will in turn increase flexibility and range of motion. Scientific research is currently underway to investigate if WBVT can help to ease the symptoms of osteoporosis.

Circulation

Increased circulation is one of the key benefits of WBVT as the cells throughout the body receive more oxygen and nourishment. The body is also helped to improve levels of lymphatic drainage which aids overall health and immunity.

Massage

Quality Vibration Plates are sold with a variety of speed settings so in conjunction with exercise the user can also use the plate for massage. Massage before and after exercise has been proven to improving physical performance, prevent injuries, reduce stress, improve circulation and assist in flushing toxins.

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How do Vibration Plate Trainers work?

Put simply, Vibration Plates create muscle stimulation safely and effectively, throughout the entire body. Bones and soft tissue are also stimulated. The body reacts to this stimulation with an involuntary reflex action. Depending on the speed setting the muscles will contract and expand up to 14 times per second and as the acceleration forces increase the body is tricked into believing it weighs more. Because you are working against a far greater influence or “load” of gravity in every movement you perform. That means less stress on the joints, ligaments and tendons when compared to regular resistance training.

Whole Body Vibration Training really does offer far reaching health benefits…

Muscles

With regular use you can expect similar strength gains to conventional gym training, but in a fraction of the time. Scientific studies have proven these rapid strength gains and remember, your workout on a Vibration Plate only needs to be around 10 minutes in length!

Accelerated Weight Loss

The way we look and feel relies on strong muscles and it is our muscles that are responsible for burning through calories. Vibration Plate Training can give your metabolism an enormous boost and when you add a cardio workout to your session the effects are increased further, providing the complete package – firming, toning and weight loss.

Firming & Toning

If you have recently lost a lot of weight you may know how difficult it is to maintain muscle tone. This is because weight loss through diet alone does not discriminate between fat and muscle. The only way to preserve muscle is through resistance exercise. With Whole Body Vibration Training this may be accomplished far more effectively than conventional training in the gym.

Vibration Plates really do produce great results (but of course you need to keep up with a vibration workout routine regularily!)

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Understanding the Benefits of Vibration Plate Training

Vibration Plates are revolutionising the global fitness industry.  Whole Body Vibration Training (also referred to as WBVT) delivers a workout experience like no other. When standing on the Plate rapid vibrations are passed throughout the body causing significant muscle stimulation. Your muscles react just as they would do during normal exercise but the difference is the speed of the stimulation.  This means a short ten minute workout on a Vibration Plate can actually be more beneficial than a more traditional 60 minute exercise regime.

Orbus Leisure is the experts when it comes to Vibration Plates. We only work with the leading, global manufacturers to ensure you receive a high quality trainer for your home gym at a price that is affordable. And don’t forget we offer FREE delivery on all our Vibration Plates*.

Main Benefits of Vibration Plate Training:

Vibrations Plates are delivering proven results in a number of areas, the main being:

–          Increased levels of overall fitness

–          Visible reduction of cellulite

–          Aids weight loss

–          Decreases blood pressure levels

–          Increases circulation

–          Improves balance

–          Improves co-ordination

–          Improves flexibility

–          Improves posture

As Vibration Plates require a low impact workout they are accessible to all users, from professional athletes to those new to exercise.

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