There is a reason LA is buzzing, or shall I say vibrating about PlateFit! It is brief, efficient and most importantly, fun!
Fitness Guest Blogger
Last night, I took up two classes at PlateFit. I will go into greater depth as to what each class entailed, but here is everything you need to know about PlateFit.
On a scale of 1-5, they are a 5* for the following:
Cleanliness: They have fresh towels for you and equipment wipes for the machines
Customer Service: Everyone from the owner to the instructor was a gem
Intensity: Not too hard for you to give up right away, but you are definitely left drenched
Music during workout: Great energetic music with a tempo to follow
Ambiance: The lighting, mirrors and windows were all FIT-ting (see what I did there)
Class size: They keep it under 10 people, so you are given all the attention
Perks: Gum, tampons, towels, weights, balls, resistance bands, steps and more provided
Overall experience: All the above made an excellent experience!
*I cannot speak to results. I only attended classes this one evening, however, I’d imagine that if you purchased their $99 unlimited first month of membership, you will see significant health improvements with a few classes a week.
Now that that is out of the way, let me get into the details. I got to the 7pm class at 6:45pm. Once I walked in, I was greeted by an incredibly friendly lead instructor in the back, while the class before mine continued to be led by another instructor.
I was guided on where I could place my belongings i.e. bags, sneakers, etc. because I Ubered- that is right, sneakers. This workout does not require you dragging around bulky sneakers in your gym bag.
As I waited, I struck up conversation with the lady next to me- it was her first time as well. She was excited about the class after having heard about it from a friend. Her energy was reflected in the other 8 class participants. As we stepped on our machines- a lot of us for the first time- we glanced at each other with awkward and amused smiles.
I attended both the PlateFit and RecoveryFitPlate.
Each class is 27 minutes with a 3-minute turnaround time between classes. The difference between this and say a Kayla Itsines workout? Think of doing a Kayla Itsines workout on a Power Plate…at 30+ vibration intensity.
The PlateFit class was an intense full-body workout that included Jumpingjacks, Tricep Dips, and Knee Tucks, all while balancing on a Power Plate.
The RecoveryFitPlate class was like nothing I had ever experience. Think yoga, plus massage, while vibrating. The lights go down, the intensity goes up and the rest is what you choose to make of the experience. You will have to make it to a class to complete this paragraph.
If there was anything that may deter anyone from joining, it may be the fact that everyone at the studio and in the class seemed to be in top shape. This can be tough for those just embarking on their fitness journeys without the individual confidence to be the furthest from their fitness goals in a room of quintessential “LA Babes”.
Another potential speed bump on the way to PlateFit is that this particular location has glass walls- hence passerby’s and bystanders can catch a glimpse of your sweaty, vibrating and potentially awkward self. I personally did not have any qualms with this, but know a lot of people- particularly women- who are uncomfortable working out in front of the opposite sex. This also could defeat the purpose of intimacy of the 9- people classes.
To be fair to by-standers, this is in fact a bizarre sight to see, as it is a new, and by far the most dynamic workout I have engaged in all year!