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Here's to Your Health: Power Plate in Brentwood

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You heard it here first: fitness and health is big in L.A. Knowing that you would not want to go uninformed of the recent trends, we bring you Here's to Your Health, in which we explore new local offerings in health and wellness. Consider trying them, consider mocking the Hollywood fools who try them, or consider staying on the couch and watching reruns of "The Bachelor." Whatever floats your boat. Our last post brought you Beneveda. This week, we continue with...

The Power Plate
A.K.A., train like an Angel!

Any workout that can cut gym time in half is A-OK in my book. And one that is both short and sweet(ly productive) garners extra points for efficiency.

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The Power Plate, pictured above, is just such a fitness phenomenon. Using a flat board that vibrates rapidly as you stand (or squat, or lunge) atop it, the machine causes your muscles to engage in order to stabilize your body. The extra challenge for muscles makes the workout much more intense, and therefore, accomplishes more in less time.