In 1999 Guus van der Meer, a renown Dutch Olympic coach, noted enhanced athletic performances among athletes using vibration training techniques. Familiar with the time-constraints limiting many people from a more active lifestyle, Guus van der Meer saw a window of opportunity for short yet effective vibration workouts. Drawing on his extensive experience, he developed the first Power-Plate training programs in response to the ever-growing needs of the health and fitness market.
The first Power-Plates boasted exclusive designs, high-quality materials and unique technologies, including two precisely controlled and mounted motors. Only the Power-Plate was able to simultaneously produce physiologically accurate vibrations, active in tri-dimensionality. The majority of appliances that emulate this principle produce only a two-dimensional rocking movement that cannot guarantee such satisfactory training results.
In 2003, in a move that cemented the validity and prowess of our product, the US space travel agency NASA bought five Power-Plates, heralding the return of vibration training to the space program.
The main objective remained to gain a broad acceptance in the health and fitness sector for the following obvious reasons:
- Scientifically developed programs
- Unmatched technology
- A comprehensive and accessible training program
- High profile product brought to a local level