Day 60 of Firsts: Power Plate Workout

2 Mar

The word aerobics came about when the gym instructors got together and said, “If we’re going to charge $10 an hour, we can’t call it jumping up and down.” ~Rita Rudner

It’s very hard for me to explain a Power Plate Workout. I can only say I kept thinking about those old hotel beds that you would put a dime in and it would vibrate.

Lionel Braunecker shows Loraine Ballard Morrill and me how it works at the Bala Cynwyd Aquatic and Fitness Center.

It’s weird. The plate vibrates. Your body vibrates. Your brain rattles a little.  You work out in 30 second intervals for about 30 minutes. 

It’s supposed to give you similar results as lifting weights for an hour.  It’s hard but not like lifting weights.

While we were vibrating away, a guy came up and said all his muscles were sore two days after his power plate workout.  He can’t wait to do it again.   He raved about the workout.

Hmm. It’s so different than anything I’m used to I don’t know what to think.  I kind of feel silly. I’ll let you know if I feel anything else.   


3 Responses to “Day 60 of Firsts: Power Plate Workout”

  1. Yeshuazgirl March 2, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    WOW never knew this existed…
    Well of course for me a “power plate workout” is when I go to my favorite Sushi restaurant and order all of my favorites :p

    hmm…..something I’ll have to keep in mind *SMILE*

  2. Lu Ann March 3, 2010 at 12:43 am #

    When I try a first at comedy standup, will you be my writer? might have a third career in you.

  3. Yeshuazgirl March 3, 2010 at 2:57 am #

    LOL sure beauty! 😀 I’ll give anything a shot *SMILE*

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