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Power Plate FitStop Concept Brings Wellness to the Workplace

Man using the Power Plate in an office settingStress and poor health in the workplace is a growing concern for employees and employers in Australia. However in recent years the world of corporate wellness has reached a turning point with employers re-evaluating their approach to employee wellness, engagement, retention, results and return on investment.

Research undertaken into the health of employees by Medibank Private in 2005 showed that healthy employees are nearly three times more productive than unhealthy employees, with poor employee health and absenteeism costing Australian business $7 billion annually.

The Power Plate® FitStop™ concept is simple and affordable. Taking time out on the Power Plate machine a few times a day will improve circulation, better posture, boost concentration and enhance productivity. Introducing our quick, three minute series of stretches on the Power Plate machine provides employees with a break from their desk and a chance to revitalise themselves during the work day.

Power Plate equipment takes up a small amount of room and can be set up in any common area. The Power Plate concept is based on vibration training where vibrations are transferred throughout the body, stimulating the muscles and increasing circulation while performing the stretches. These stretches are designed to release tension in the lower back, improve mobility, reduce stiffness and re-energise the body and mind. Best of all, these positive results can be obtained without having to leave the office.

Power Plate machines are arranged behind a number of privacy screens with graphic vinyls communicating the correct exercises, benefits, and how to get started. The Power Plate machine itself is operated by a helpful touch screen with workouts preloaded for ease of use by the employee. Power Plate programs are easy to follow and can be performed in normal work wear.

The Power Plate concept is simple and easy to use. Employers who invest wisely in staff wellbeing will cultivate a positive environment where everyone benefits.

Wellness in Action – Sainsbury’s UK
The FitStop pilot, managed by Power Plate, was run at Sainsbury’s Coventry office. It encouraged employees to perform a 3 minute series of stretches on a PP training machine during their work day. Around 85 employees received a FS induction, with a random sampling of 41 staff completing a bi-monthly questionnaire during the six month pilot. Results include:

  • 37% decrease in the number of employees who spent more than 7 hours per day sedentary
  • 67% decrease in those that felt unable to cope with workloads due to stress
  • 70% increase in the number of employees who did not take any sick days during the final 3 months of the trial
  • Almost 90% said they noticed increased energy levels and productivity as a result of the pilot

“Feedback from employees was fantastic, with staff using the machine daily to perform various stretches and for longer workouts before and after work. It proved to be a convenient way for staff to re-energise during the working day. A number of our staff reported an increase in productivity, reduction in stress and improved circulation as a result.” – Tracy Thornton, HR Service Implementation Manager at Sainsbury’s.

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Power Plate Goes Live at Grand Designs Sydney

Getting to the gym can be difficult on the best of days, and many of us have considered at some stage comparing the price of a gym membership to owning your own equipment. The real question is: how can you get a variety of workout types without compromising on space or price in a home gym of your own?

Power Plate is excited to be attending the Grand Designs LIVE Expo in Sydney from 5-7 October 2012. We’ll be bunking down with our friends from Technogym at Stand A30 and giving away plenty of free calf massages (ahhhhhh)! If you want to try out Power Plate equipment and speak to our experienced team, pay us a visit! You can find out more information about Grand Designs LIVE or purchase tickets to the event by clicking here.

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Power Up with powerTV™

Introducing powerTV™, the new FREE online video portal for official Power Plate contentIntroducing powerTV™, the new FREE online video portal for official Power Plate content, including workouts, exercises, education, testimonials and more!

Accessible from any internet-connected device, you now have access to the most comprehensive selection of whole body vibration videos ever assembled.

Designed to educate, enlighten and inspire, powerTV videos are ready to take your Power Plate experience to a whole new level with a searchable database, full-length programs and training tips that will keep you moving toward your goals.

It’s never been easier to use your Power Plate machine or discover the benefits of whole body vibration.

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