Power Plate(R) Machines Play Behind-The-Scenes Role in New Movie

Power Plate(R) Machines With Advanced Vibration Technology(TM) Kept Actors Playing Rugby All Day

Dec 10, 2009, 08:00 ET from Power Plate

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A new movie out this weekend tells the story of Nelson Mandela's attempt to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup event to unite his countrymen after the fall of apartheid in South Africa. To portray the famed team, the actors played long hours of intense rugby each day on set. To keep their muscles from getting sore and their bodies functioning at optimum levels, the actors used revolutionary Power Plate® machines with Advanced Vibration Technology(TM) each morning and night.

Grant Roberts, a celebrity trainer and featured actor in the movie said, "While shooting the movie Invictus, we weren't acting; we played full tilt rugby every day, all day. The Power Plate® machine was an important tool that kept me functioning. I used it daily, pre- and post-rugby, to pre-activate my muscles before filming and at the end of the day to stretch and promote active recovery."

Roberts wasn't the only one utilizing this revolutionary technology; "Vibration training on Power Plate® machines really kept me functioning optimally and Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman got in on the action also; they are believers in the benefits of vibration," he continued.

Power Plate® technology provides one of the most efficient and dynamic total-body workouts in less than 30 minutes utilizing scientifically-proven Advanced Vibration Technology(TM) that works up to 95 percent of muscle fibers while you exercise. The result is a high-intensity exercise that increases strength, improves muscle tone and balance and helps reduce body fat. Even more important for the movie cast was Power Plate's® scientifically proven ability to reduce muscle pain and soreness and expedite the recovery of damaged muscles and tendons.

Used by elite athletes, celebrities, and people from all walks of life, Power Plate® equipment benefits include: increased fitness, strength, muscle tone, flexibility, bone density and range of motion as well as improved blood circulation and lymphatic system activation. The complete Power Plate® line of fitness equipment is designed for health clubs, wellness centers, spas, hospitals, physical therapy and rehabilitation clinics, professional and collegiate athletic training facilities, private fitness trainers and home use. Power Plate North America is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. www.powerplate.com.

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