Anna Friel

“The Power Plate is a great option for me to have on set or location where and when I possibly can. I never have any fixed time in a day to fit in exercise but it’s important to me for my job and helps me enormously in retaining a sense of balance and wellbeing. It is so quick and easy and I can really feel the results after just a few minutes a day.”

Anna Friel – Actress


Power Plate Cardiac Rehab

What a great experience I had today with Nick and Israel [at the Power Plate Academy].  Only four weeks ago I was in intensive care after having open heart surgery.  I have been going to cardiac rehab and doing well but not as well as I did today.  Nick showed me some movements on the Power Plate that helped me tremendously.   He is excellent to work with and has been very mindful of my incision and the fact my sternum has been sawed in half.  Since surgery, it’s been very painful to move and breathe.  On both left and right sides of the incision there were knots which were very tender to the touch.  If I lightly massaged these they would decrease in size but after a few hours they would reappear and hurt all over. These knots hurt so badly they restricted my deep breathing.  After doing the stretching on the Power Plate, the knots were gone and even after five hours they have not come back and I continue to breathe easily, comfortably and pain free.
I was able to do many of the exercises for the first couple of hours but after awhile I had to stop to be careful of my heart rate.   I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s class.  I know this will accelerate my recovery process and help me gain my strength back after being so restricted for the last four years.  What’s also encouraging is the Power Plate makes the process of rehab and building back my strength fun.  It’s so adaptable to multiple levels of abilities.  In my class there are professional body builders and personal trainers and then there is me, the guy who could barely walk up one flight of stairs without gasping for air and breaking out in a sweat.
It just proves that this machine is far and above anything out there.  Someone like me who has not been able to work out for 4 years because of a bad heart can get on the Power Plate and begin to get back their health.  Then there are others who are in top condition where the Power Plate pushes them to even further limits.
Graciously and Sincerely,
Bill Rauscher