Best Vibration Plate

Best Vibration / Power Plate Exerciser for Home Use

In my experience, it only takes one session on a power plate / vibration plate exerciser to get rid of any lingering doubts as to whether these are effective! Standing (mostly) still and resisting rapid shakes might not feel like ‘proper’ exercise. I can assure you that once you try your muscles will quickly let you know that they are getting a workout.

This page compares the best selling vibration plates for home use. You will find the following here:

  • First, a table which summarises the 3 top selling units in the different price categories.
  • After that these power plate machines (I use vibration plate / power plate interchangeably here) are covered in more depth.
  • Next is a look at some of the accessories and extras popular with purchases of these items.
  • Finally, a quick look at all of the shake exercisers reviewed here at Fitness Review, with links to follow if you would like more information.

Table: Best Selling Vibration Plate Exercisers in 3 Categories

DTX Fitness Budget Vibration Trainer

DTX Fitness Vibration Shaker Exerciser

Budget level model from a respected equipment maker. This comes with elasticated armbands and is easy to store between uses.

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Confidence Vibration Plate +

Confidence Vibration Plate Plus

Popular mid-priced model with safety bars and raised control panel. This shaker has a powerful engine, combined with pre-set workout modes.

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JTX Gym Style Vibration Exerciser

JTX Vibration + Oscillator

By combining vibration plates with a unique oscillator, this model helps you burn fat as well as tone up. If you are serious about plate exercising, check this one out!

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Detailed Comparisons of the Best Vibration Plate Exercisers

 

Budget Level Home Vibration Plate Exerciser – The DTX Fitness Vibration Shaker Exerciser

Best Vibration Plate ExerciserDTX Fitness, who created this model, have a solid reputation in the world of weight training equipment and multi-gyms. You know you’ll get solid, durable and robust equipment from them – and their ‘Vibration Shaker’ is no exception.

This is a compact, though heavy (it needs to be to stay in place) unit, which has a good spec for the price tag. The vibration plate has a built in display, and you get a remote control too. There are 99 intensity levels, and 3 programs are available. What I like best is that you can use optional elasticated arm exercisers. These give you some extra variations for your routines.

Feedback so far is excellent (at the time of writing this was the full 5 stars, though this can change). With buyers both surprised and delighted with the unit. This model does not have built in support handlebars (which makes it easier to store away).

You can check out the full spec and impressive picture gallery (including some close-up shots on the dedicated amazon.co.uk review page here.

Alternatively, my detailed review has more information on the spec.

 

Vibration Plate with Safety Handles – Confidence Vibration Plate Plus

Confidence Fitness Vibration Plate PlusSafety bars are a big plus for power plate machines. This model from Confidence Fitness has bars and a computer console raised up too. On one hand you’ll need a little more in the way of space for this model. Balancing this is greater flexibility in the exercises you can do. Having the bars available is can be a confidence boost, you know they are there and so might get more adventurous with your routine.

This is a heavy unit – vibration plates use their bulk to balance against the shaking motion. It looks much smarter than most rivals, especially with the computer layout. This gives you the ability to change intensity levels or switch between options without needing to mess around with a remote control (or even worse, having to stoop down and change things on a floor standing unit). Some assembly is required, though the majority of commenters at amazon.co.uk found this very easy.

No other vibration plate has managed to collect this many 5-star comments. The general theme of these is that continual use (daily where possible) will show visible results within a few weeks. Of course, your mileage may vary.

The gallery for this model shows some of the exercises which are possible. Check that out, along with the feedback from previous buyers, on the dedicated amazon.co.uk product page.

You can see my detailed review of the Confidence Vibration Plate Plus here.

High End Vibration Plate Exerciser – The JTX 6000 High Power

Best Vibration ExerciserIf you already know the benefits of Vibration training, and want to take your training up to a gym-spec level, then the JTX6000 is a popular choice. There are differences in the build quality as you would expect. You will also find a new type of training – oscillation training as well as the usual high intensity vibration training.

Oscillation training can help with weight loss, cellulite and general body fat reduction. This machine has a serious spec. There is also a 28 day no questions money back guarantee, as well as a full 1 year service warranty.

Users who bought this model are happy with the results. This includes the sceptical people who have been won-over after using it. Several commenters noted a noticeable uplift to their legs and buttocks. The only 1 star (lowest) review unfortunately got a wet box and damaged product.

Check out the impressive spec, picture gallery and those reader comments for the JTX 6000 Vibration plate trainer in the dedicated amazon.co.uk product review page.

 

Accessories and Extras with Your Vibration Plate Exerciser

A low cost item which really does help is a big (A1 sized) poster with many of the most popular vibration plate exercises on it. This is a cheap item (less than £10 at the time of writing), and will save you a lot of trouble starting and stopping while you get your routine perfected.

Take a look at the product page here:

You might also want to invest in a mat. There are various types, some of them are rubber mats which are specifically designed for home gym use. If you want a clever alternative, then try out this mat (which was designed for washing machines!). With many vibration plate workouts involving touching the floor while you shake different body parts, you might think about a wider matted area. In this case, you could try the Interlocking Mat from York Fitness instead.

 

For those seeking quick results, I’m sure that you could combine your vibration plate exercise routine with an ab toning belt. As a disclaimer I have not tried this combo – though in theory they would not interfere with each other too much. Check out my detailed guide to the Best Toning Belts here.

Quick Overview: Vibration Plate Exercises

exercises for vibration platesWhen you first see one of these machines, it is hard to imagine too many combinations of stances that would help you to tone up. You’ll find that many parts of your routine will involve having different combinations of limbs not on the shaking surface. Here is a fast overview of the key exercises:

Lower Body: The base exercise for the lower body involves standing with a slight bend in the knee. This is far from the only way to improve tone in your legs and buttocks. It has been recommended that squats, lunges and (for the more adventurous) single legged squats can all be effective.

Stretching Type Exercises: Many of the exercises involve part of you on the ground. This includes stretching, where some exercises have only your arms on the plates. The act of balancing against the power plate shakes activates muscles that even experienced athletes find beneficial.

Abs and Core Exercises: The instability of the shaking motion is great for your core and abs. This is the main area your body will naturally use to compensate for the instability that the shaker causes. Planking can be done on a vibration plate, with your toes on the floor and hands on the plate. There are many variations of this possible.

Remember, you should make sure that you get advice from a reputable source (ideally a qualified trainer, at least via a DVD or manual) before you start to do any type of exercise!

Do Vibration Plate Trainers Work?

Comments / Feedback about Vibration Plate ExercisersSome people think that power plate type machines are just another fitness fad which will soon fade away. I can understand this point of view, though disagree with it.

Power Plate training has been around for a long time in professional athletics. You will now find these machines in most gyms, and the home market is booming too. It is the feedback from 100’s of different indivduals of all different backgrounds which underlines the point the best.

Here is a selection of the sceptical to happy type comments from some of the different machines available at amazon.co.uk

‘… got rid of my double chin and flabby belly, also lifted my bottom…’ (Annie W about the Crazy Fit 3900W)

‘… helping rid my cellulite as well, so shocked how well this works…’ (Nikki about the ZAAP TX-5000 (check it here)

‘ … I feel every part of my body is more toned and I feel doing the plank on the machine has a great effect on my abdominal muscles…’ (L Powell about the Confidence Vibration Plate plus.)

One more here, these are not outlier comments, in fact many more people were delighted than not. I recommend you read through the comments at amazon.co.uk for whatever power plate exerciser you choose –  this will give you a balanced view of what genuine buyers have said.

Summing Up – Best Vibration Plate Exercisers 2017

There is little doubt these machines are effective, and compared to other categories of home fitness equipment they have a lower price tag too. Your main choice is whether to go for one with handles or a simple (lower cost) floor standing model. Those handles will give you that element of safety, and allow you to do more standing exercises. Many parts of your routine will involve floor exercises, where only your arms or toes are on the shaking plate.

Budget from £70 to £200+ for these items.

If your experience is anything like that of the 100’s of people that have already left comments at amazon.co.uk, then you should see tone, weight loss and / or a reduction in cellulite within weeks.

Here is the table of my top picks for 2017 in different price categories. Below that you will find links and summaries of all of the vibration exercise machines listed here.

DTX Fitness Budget Vibration Trainer

DTX Fitness Vibration Shaker Exerciser

Budget level model from a respected equipment maker. This comes with elasticated armbands and is easy to store between uses.

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Confidence Vibration Plate +

Confidence Vibration Plate Plus

Popular mid-priced model with safety bars and raised control panel. This shaker has a powerful engine, combined with pre-set workout modes.

Product Page Read Review
JTX Gym Style Vibration Exerciser

JTX Vibration + Oscillator

By combining vibration plates with a unique oscillator, this model helps you burn fat as well as tone up. If you are serious about plate exercising, check this one out!

Product Page Read Review

Update: One more review to add, will add to this list as and when any new reviews go up.