Testimonials from users of EMS Technology
EMS is being used as much as a rehabilitation aid for elite athletes — top football players Cristiano Ronnaldo, Lionel Messi and Frank Lampard are mentioned as addicted fans — as it is being used as a quick fix for improved muscle tone fans, reduced cellulite and eliminated stubborn body fat by normal women.
Cristiano Ronaldo, soccer player, shared his thoughts on using EMS in his training for consistency.
“I use EMS technology for my training and I think is an excellent technology. EMS is a fantastic product for enhancing your muscles, especially when you train for explosive power and agility. As a professional football player, I play matches that last 90 minutes, if no more. I must be ready both physically and mentally. Taking that into consideration this EMS product is extra special for me and that is why I used to maintain myself at my peak level. Ultimately, that’s a vital factor in my success.” (CR, July 20, 2015)
S.C. a personal testimonial – ” Like millions of women I will stop at virtually nothing if it promises to make me fitter faster. And, as a busy mother-of-two, if it requires no effort on my part and only a couple of times a week, so much the better. So, when I heard about this high-tech exercise regime, which simply required me to get myself into a body suit that looks like something from RoboCop, and let the science work its magic, it sounded like a dream come true.
So, with all this in mind, I headed to a gym offering the EMS program in Pembroke Pines. I was told how to squeeze myself into the gym wear — a skin-tight body suit with a metal pad attached to the suit that contains the technology. As I walked into the fitness room I smiled at the EMS expert and trainer Ms. Cabada and the other seven or eight fans in the workout session. She briefed me of the importance of different postures designed to boost my workout, not replace it, so I couldn’t just let the machine take the strain. She warned me that my muscles would be put through their paces, thanks to short, sharp electric shocks. It sounded a little extreme, but the list of benefits spurred me on, not to mention the fact I knew it would be over in 20 minutes.
As Ms. Cabada jabbed at the buttons of her laptop I began to feel a slight tingle pinprick sensations all over my body.It was rather strange, but by no means uncomfortable or painful. This was easy. Crank it up!’ I chirruped with a thumbs-up, thinking of all the hours of gym time I would save.
So, at my insistence, Ms. Cabada cranked it up. Every few seconds, electronic pulses seemed to sink beneath my skin, triggering my nerves to contract and relax the muscles before trying to blast their way out to the surface. I couldn’t say aloud what I was thinking. I was too breathless to do more than gasp.
Along the work-up session, Ms. Cabada led me through a demanding regime of lunges, squats, jogging on the spot, fast-paced sit-ups, abdominal crunches, bicep curls with light weights, and more — each of the exercises accompanied by what felt like constant, static electric shocks. Towards the end, I could feel my muscles were contracting involuntarily, even when Ms. Cabada switched the machine off. By the end of the session, I was drenched in sweat, feeling as if I’d been through and a full hour of circuit training, not a 20-minute workout.
I felt the session was not much more than a regular workup but with a posh personal trainer, and taking up far less of my day. So, this could be worth the effort if I can endure the discomfort. And the fact that cuts down my time in a sweaty gym, I could definitely be persuaded to return.”
FAQ – EMS Technology
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- Is the training dangerous, are there side effects?
No, the training is not dangerous at all. Electric Muscle Stimulation has been used by chiropractors, physicians, and osteopaths for decades, but only recently has it started to make headway in personal training. The machines themselves use very low voltage electrical current and comply with the USA FDA directive for medical devices.
- Is the electric current dangerous for my nervous system?
No, there is no danger of the electric current damaging the nervous system. The use of low-frequency impulse is widely used in training and rehabilitation therapy, and EMS uses the natural principle of sending electrical impulses direct to the muscles.
- Should I avoid EMS training if I have certain health conditions?
Most people can use EMS training but if you have a certain health condition that prevents you from participating in the conventional sport then you must get approval from your doctor.
Unfortunately, we are not able to accept clients with the following:
– Heart pacemaker
– Severe circulatory disorder & arterial circulatory disorder
- Is EMS suitable for Post-Natal Training?
Yes, but only six weeks after delivery. There are numerous studies that clearly indicate that EMS quickly and effectively trains the deep pelvic floor muscles. It is an elegant countermeasure to a tendency towards incontinence. The positive effects naturally apply to all of the connective tissue and skin structures that are stretched and overstretched during a pregnancy.
- Does EMS Training Hurt?
EMS training is no more strenuous than a conventional workout. By the end of the session you will need a rest and a drink of water, depending on the intensity of your workout. The equipment uses low impulse frequency, the experience of receiving the impulses may take a little getting used to, but it is not painful in any way.
- Can I stand still and let the machine do all the work?
This is not how the technology works. The technology enhances the impact of the exercises you do, but you must be doing exercises in order to experience benefits. During each session you will be guided through a routine with our personal trainer, performing exercises such as press ups, and squats. As you work out, the electrical pulses will stimulate the muscles, dramatically improving the efficiency of the exercise routine.
- What is the age limit with EMS training?
The minimum age for using EMS is 18, and there is no upper age limit. We would be delighted to train someone in their nineties, though admittedly, we could be waiting sometime before we do. Our instructors can tailor sessions according to your goals and fitness levels by controlling each muscle group and adjusting the intensity of the workout session.
- How long would it take before you see results with EMS training?
Our clients usually report visible results within four-six sessions. It can take a little longer, or shorter, depending on your body weight and level of fitness when you come for your first session.
- Is it safe and hygienic to wear the training vests that are used on other clients?
Prior to the workout, we will give you a towel. These are clean and washed for each client. We also sell the suits if you’d prefer to have your own. The electrodes on the main body suit work through the cotton and do not make direct contact with the skin. They are cleaned and replaced regularly and covered with special anti-bacterial fabric for hygienic use.
- How much time can I save by using EMS?
With Exerceo you only need to work out once or twice per week to achieve comparable results to several hours in the gym. This means you can literally save yourself hours per week! The results will come quickest if you workout twice per week.
- How long do the sessions last?
The workout element of the session lasts exactly twenty minutes. Prior to the routine, you will need to change into the suit, and, if it your first time, have a short explanation of the equipment. Therefore, in total, we would allow forty-five minutes for each session. If you are coming with a friend, it will take slightly longer, and we would allow up to fifty-five minutes for the session.
- How often can I do the training?
We recommend that our clients train twice a week. After each training session it usually takes around 36-48 hours for the body to recover and consequently, doing more than two sessions is not recommended.
- What is the cancellation policy?
For paid clients, if you cancel a session within 24 hours, then we are afraid that youwill lose that session. If you have not paid for the session, then we will send out an invoice for the session cost. If you give us at least 24 hours notice however, you are entitled to a free re-booking of the session.
- What do I need to bring along to the session?
There is no need to bring anything! We will provide you with a cotton under suit, aswell as a towel for after the session. You don’t need to bring any training gear whatsoever.