I was a bit nervous before my free trial at The Power Institute due to previous preconceptions about shaking machines that supposedly make you lose 10 pounds a second (exaggerating here). However, I'm one to give anything a go at least once.
The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the beautiful facility - state of the art equipment, well-kept, along with a cozy lounge area by a naturally sun-lit window. Next I was approached by a very friendly staff member who turned out being the owner, Ron Das. He gave me a full on tour of the facility and made me feel very comfortable before jumping into the exercise.
The Power Institute is known for their combination Power Plate training (approx 30 min worth) and their body contouring treatments. If you think 30 minutes of work doesn't seem like much, you can ask my abs how they felt the next day. The difference between this method is that the Power Plate makes functional movements much more challenging, providing you with benefits from increased circulation, lymphatic drainage and weight loss.
The body contouring treatment was different, though I thoroughly enjoyed it. I did the lipomassage which is essentially like having a pressurized vacuum roll all over your body. It is not painful in the slightest. In fact, you will likely laugh a bit or relax and enjoy the whole experience.
I highly recommend this place for people who may not have a whole lot of time in their schedules to exercise (Ron recommends people visit approx 3X a week), are looking for a low impact workout or may just need that extra assistance to keep them going.
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