Vibration Plate Machines

Popular as an at-home fitness tool, vibration plate machines can be slotted into the corner of almost any room. Powerful and compact, these handy gadgets are useful for burning fat and staying in shape. Knowing how to use them effectively is key, so you'll need to swot up on the best methods and techniques before you invest. But they are a great way of fitting a bit of exercise into your everyday life.

You can find new and used products, some are intended for commercial use, some are specifically made for use at home. Use products are a good option if your budget is tighter, and can give you access to more features and bigger brand names.

Oscillating Vibration

The type of vibration will change the way you use your vibration plate. Oscillating plates basically vibrate from a central point. As a user, you'll need to spread your feet wide to keep your balance, and in theory, this will make your body work to keep your muscles engaged and stay balanced.

Typical products include slim, compact plates that can slot into smaller spaces when not in use and vibration plate platforms with extras like Bluetooth speakers for your music.


3D vibration plates sometimes blend both horizontal and pivotal vibrations, so you can change the settings to suit you. 3D-vibration plates can come as just a base plate, which is easy to stash away in a cupboard or under a bed, or with arms to keep you steady. Models with arms can also be folded away in some cases. Extra features can range from programmable workouts to LCD displays and Bluetooth connectivity.

Linear Vibration

Linear plates vibrate horizontally, which is particularly useful if you find it harder to keep your balance. Products are available from big names like Power Plate and Powrx. Examples of products include those with stretchy armbands, to items with remote control DVD instruction.