emsFIT was set up by Catherine following her discovery of the EMS Miha Bodytec device when she was in Barcelona on holiday. She was so taken by the effectiveness of the programme and technology – which is well established in Europe – that she decided to bring it over to the UK.
What is EMS Miha Bodytec?
EMS Miha Bodytec is one of the fastest growing fitness devices globally and the most efficient technology available to effectively shape the body, achieve weight loss and strengthen muscles. Its versatility means it is widely used by a whole variety of establishments including gyms, weight loss centres, beauty salons, sports centres and rehabilitation centres.
EMS, which stands for Electro Muscle Stimulation, is able to target specific muscle groups using a special vest worn by the user, and carefully placed electrodes.
Exercise using the system can vary from gentle to more invigorating activity depending on your age, fitness level and goals.
Why is emsFIT personal training more effective than conventional fitness training?
How much time can I save with EMS training at emsFIT?
Well, let’s say an average gym workout is 1 hour per session and to get results, you need to go at least 3 times a week, which adds up to three hours or more per week. And that is without factoring in the travel to and from the gym, and the changing time. These days many people can’t afford to spend this much time exercising but with emsFIT you only need up to 20 minutes per week to get comparable results.
Is EMS training dangerous? Does the current harm your body?
No. We use a low frequency impulse current which is widely used in training and rehabilitation therapy. Because muscles are electro chemical organs and need electrical impulses from the central nervous system to contract, our technology simply uses the same natural principle – obviously we are able to intensify the contractions by applying electrodes directly above the muscles but this is completely safe.
Does EMS training hurt?
No. Our machines use low impulse frequency and it is not painful. Our muscles do not differentiate between a natural impulse received from the brain or an external impulse via an electrode.
Can anyone do EMS training? Should I avoid EMS training if I have certain conditions?
Most people can use EMS training. However if you have a health condition which prevents you from taking part in other activity then you should get approval from your doctor first.
You should definitely consult your doctor and get medical approval if any of the following is relevant to you:
- Heart pacemaker
- Severe circulatory disorder & arterial circulatory disorder
- Abdominal wall or inguinal hernia
- Tumour diseases
- Arteriosclerosis in advanced stages
- Diabetes mellitus
- Severe neurological illnesses (epilepsy, multiple sclerosis)
- Fever, acute bacterial or viral infections
- Bleeding (haemorrhages or haemophilia)
Are there any long-term side effects when training with EMS?
No. There are no known side effects of EMS training.
How long has EMS technology existed?
The first stimulation machine was used in 1902 by a French researcher to successfully treat muscle atrophy/paralysis. Following more research, two Russian scientists, Kotz and Chwilon ran experiments in the 1970s which showed a 40% increase in muscular strength from muscular stimulation and EMS training was then mainly used for muscle therapy and rehabilitation. These days training with EMS is a popular and proven training method which is fast growing in popularity around the world.
Can you lose weight with full body EMS-training?
Yes! An effective and continuous loss of weight and body fat is possible as EMS training creates fat-free muscle mass which burns more calories. There is also a high metabolic rate of activity during and after the EMS training which helps to increase fat loss. Obviously following a healthy diet is also important in order to help reduce weight and sustain the results. Women who train with EMS also see a visible improvement of the main problem areas namely the waist, hips, thighs and arms.
Why only a 20 minute workout?
On average only one or two muscle groups will be trained using a typical gym programme. Using EMS all muscle groups are worked at the same time (and there are more than 20 of them) which is nigh impossible to achieve otherwise. A 20 minute EMS workout is enough as otherwise you may be in danger of over-working the muscles.
Why should I attend emsFIT training regularly?
To achieve results you need to expose your muscles to regular activity and although it’s important to allow them to recover, you do not want to reverse the affects by ceasing all activity once you’ve reached your goal.