Power Plate® FitStopTM Pegged as Newest Innovation in Workplace Wellness

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Power Plate® FitStopTM Pegged as Newest Innovation in Workplace Wellness

Among the innovations being showcased at this week’s 27th Annual ROTH Conference, Performance Health Systems has unveiled Power Plate® FitStopTM which some are already predicting may be the next big game-changer in workplace wellness. With patented whole-body vibration technology, FitStop is specifically engineered to reduce the cumulative effects of prolonged sitting in as few as three minutes, using a simple series of rejuvenating exercises, stretches and massages that can be performed in normal work clothes.

FitStop programs, demonstrated in easy-to-follow videos on a built-in touchscreen monitor, consist of three-, eight- and 15-minute exercise modules for each of four wellness categories – rejuvenation, focused relaxation, cardio boost, and quick stop. Performing daily FitStop sessions has been shown to release tension throughout the neck and back, improve circulation and neuromuscular stimulation, reduce stiffness and fatigue, promote better posture, and re-vitalize employees’ bodies and minds by increasing alertness.

“FitStop is the culmination of what doctors worldwide and numerous independent research studies, including one conducted for the National Institutes of Health, have been documenting over the past decade,” said Rich Colosi, DPT, FAFS, FMR, Senior Director of Medical Specialties and Education for Performance Health Systems. “Specifically, Power Plate’s patented, tri-planar vibration technology has unique regenerative properties.”

At the heart of Power Plate’s efficacy is a vibrating platform that stimulates a natural, comfortable reflex response in muscles throughout the user’s body. Long touted by elite athletes and celebrities including Madonna, Roberta Flack, Cindy Crawford, Cher, Mark Wahlberg and Clint Eastwood, for a range of fitness and performance enhancing benefits, Power Plate’s advanced whole-body vibration technology has also been shown to have legitimate anti-aging effects. According to multiple independent studies, the reflexive muscle contractions triggered by the vibrating Power Plate stimulate the body’s natural production of the regenerative growth hormone that helps with tissue repair, muscle growth, brain function, energy and metabolism throughout life.

“Bringing this technology into a workplace setting only makes sense, especially in light of recent health care legislation,” said Lee Hillman, C.E.O. of Performance Health Systems. “A three-minute FitStop session is a significant, health-promoting improvement over a two o’clock cup of coffee or trip to the vending machine.”

An epidemic of chronic diseases associated with inactivity, poor nutrition and other unhealthy lifestyles has become a major burden on the U.S. health care system in recent decades. Once thought to be a problem of older age groups, onset of chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and pulmonary disease has been shifting to the working-age population, adding to the economic burden through illness-related loss of productivity.

With tax incentives and grants available under recent federal health care legislation, workplace wellness programs are shifting from a “nice extra” to a strategic imperative for retaining employees, reducing absenteeism, and chipping away at enormous health care costs, which are only rising with an aging workforce. Employers can provide FitStop to their employees cost effectively, and a time when they can still make a meaningful difference in their lives.

Power Plate is owned, manufactured and distributed by Northbrook, Ill.-based Performance Health Systems LLC, a global company delivering advanced technology solutions through its health and wellness equipment. In addition to its category-defining Power Plate line, the company has attracted international attention for bioDensityTM, a breakthrough osteogenic loading system, providing a non-pharmaceutical approach to bone loss and has been scientifically linked to exceptional bone growth among populations ranging from high-performance athletes to health-compromised seniors.

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