WHAT IS EMS TRAINING?
Electro Muscle Stimulation training or EMS training is scientifically proven to maximise your workout by activating all of the major muscle groups and helping you reach your fitness goals quicker.
The full-body EMS suits use electrical impulses to contract your muscles during exercise without putting any strain on your joints.
In the last few years EMS training has exploded in popularity in Europe, with Germany currently home to more than 1300 studios and France having more than 800.
EMS training is a highly effective and safe method to improve physical performance. Our certified EMS trainers can customise the type and intensity of your session to reflect your desired outcomes.
WHAT IS IT LIKE?
The first time you try an EMS training session the pulsing will be weak and hardly noticeable. As you progress through your EMS training session your trainer will adjust the level according to your needs.
Each pulse lasts for four seconds during which the full body suit triggers the contraction of the muscles. After each four-second pulse there are four seconds of relaxation. As you go, our personal EMS trainers will demonstrate the exercises that are tailored to help you reach your personal fitness goals.
DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE OR AFTER A SESSION?
Although EMS training takes care of most of the hard work. There are a few things you can do to enhance your results.
Before your session, get a good night’s sleep. This way your body is ready to work. Eat smart about 30 minutes before your session. This gives your body the right fuel to keep you energised.
Make sure you drink plenty of water before your EMS training session because you’ll be sweating a lot (no one said it would be easy) and it’s important you stay hydrated.
After your session make sure you stretch. Stretching promotes circulation and the increased blood flow helps heal your muscles quicker. Stretching also helps prevent muscle soreness that can occur after an intense EMS workout. Finally, make sure you rest and stay hydrated. Your body needs time to recover and it’s a very important part in reaching results.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
The only thing you need for a Volt Fitness EMS training session is 20 minutes and a workout attitude. We provide everything else you need including: undergarments, towels, water, body wash, shampoo and conditioner. We even offer protein balls for those who need to fuel up on the run.
WHEN WILL I START SEEING RESULTS?
This depends on a number of factors like how often you train, your day-to-day diet and other lifestyle choices. That being said, most people that do 1 to 2 sessions a week will start to see a difference after 4 weeks.
DOES EMS TRAINING REALLY WORK?
Scientific studies show that using a 20 minute EMS strength training program over 12 weeks delivered: 9% body fat loss and 4kg (9lbs) weight loss*, 30% increase in strength*, 89% of all probands felt substantially stronger and tighter*, 98% of all muscles were engaged during a workout*.
*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.
WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
EMS training was first used in the 1960s as a physical therapy which only targeted individual muscles. The 20 minute, full-body EMS workout we provide at Volt Fitness is the natural evolution of this pioneering technology. Fifty years on, our state-of-the-art equipment can safely address all muscles more intensively and for a longer period of time. Meaning your 20-minute full-body workout is the equivalent to 90 in a traditional gym.
IS EMS TRAINING SAFE?
First let's look at the electric side of things. EMS training uses the same electrical stimuli (bioelectronics) that our bodies naturally use. The electro pulses from the EMS suit are incredibly low and are not invasive for our body.
When it comes to the actual workout, EMS training is low impact and therefore recommended to any healthy person. We recommend that people who have specific illnesses do not use EMS training without seeking medical advice*.
*Our personal trainers interview each customer before starting their session in order to make sure everyone is safe and informed.