Power Plate Signs MLB MVP's Justin Morneau and Dustin Pedroia to Extoll Benefits of Acceleration Training(TM) to Provide Competitive Edge

New Technology Becomes "Secret Weapon" to Improved Strength and Conditioning for Baseball's Elite

Apr 05, 2010, 08:00 ET from Power Plate North America

IRVINE, Calif., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- As MLB's elite players turn to more advanced methods of getting and staying on top of their game, more and more players are turning to Power Plate® and Acceleration Training to give them the competitive edge. Justin Morneau and Dustin Pedroia, the 2006 and 2008 American League MVP's, have attributed their success in part to Power Plate workouts.

"Using the Power Plate has really improved my overall strength and conditioning. I use it to help stretch and get loose before games so I can make use of my maximum reach," says Justin Morneau, first baseman for the Minnesota Twins and 2006 American League Most Valuable Player. "I've found that it has significantly helped my core balance and stability which is critical for my batting and it was a big part of back rehab in the offseason."

Added Dustin Pedroia of the Boston Red Sox, "The Power Plate is a huge part of my workout. I do a lot of stretching on it and it's terrific for improving core strength. The Power Plate keeps my core in great shape so I can keep my body balanced, hit well and play solid defense so our team can do well." Pedroia, second baseman for the Boston Red Sox, was the 2008 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards winner.

"Adding Dustin and Justin to our increasing roster of elite, world class athletes and teams further demonstrates the effectiveness of Power Plate as a core element in helping players at the top of their game maintain their competitive edge," commented Mark de Gorter, President of Power plate North America. "As we kick off the 2010 baseball season, we're finding more and more major league players and teams turning to Power Plate as the solution to provide fast, full-body training to keep their athletes strong and flexible."

Power Plate technology provides one of the most efficient, dynamic total-body workouts in less than 30 minutes utilizing scientifically-proven Advanced Vibration Technology™ 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.

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.

SOURCE Power Plate North America