What is EMS and how does it work?
EMS is a full body workout that targets your whole body rather than one specific body area. EMS stimulates up to 98% of all muscles whereas a traditional workout may only use 50% of a muscle. This means your workout can be a lot shorter, a 20 minute workout can be the equivalent of a normal 90 minute session.
Is EMS safe and does it work?
Yes, it is safe. EMS training has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective by reputable sports institutions. And no, EMS training is not painful. The sensation of electrical current stimulating your muscles is unusual but something most people get used to very quickly.
Are other EMS companies the same as you?
Epulse Fitness is personal training, either one on one or one on two training, not a group class. Because of this we can tailor each session to the client, we don't do some one size fits all group class that some other companies do. Also, our EMS device's made by E-Fit are FDA cleared. Many companies are using non cleared equipment. We don't want that, and you shouldn't either.
How many times do I need to train and how quickly will I see results?
The idea is to replace one to two of your conventional sport or exercise sessions with one EMS workout. To see optimum results, EMS should be used once a week in addition to one or two conventional sports activities, or twice a week, if you are currently too busy to work out. First changes can usually be seen after four sessions, depending on lifestyle. Scientific studies have shown the following results over a 12-week period using the EPULSE training program: 9% body fat loss, 30% increase in strength, 89% of people felt stronger and fitter.
What should I bring with me for my session?
We will provide you with everything you need for your workout. Bring Sneakers.
Will I get wet during the session?
In order to ensure appropriate impulse transfer electrode surfaces need to be dampened for good contact between the machine and the client.
Do I have to move or exercise during the session?
Yes, you do. Your trainer will guide you through a series of exercises that are in effect amplified by the EMS system. Performing the right exercises in line with the rhythm of the impulses significantly augments the favorable effects of EMS workouts as opposed to exercising alone.
Will my muscles be stiff after the session?
Muscle stiffness is the worst after the first workout session as EMS works on deep muscles that are hard to reach through normal training. However this will gradually disappear with regular training sessions. Muscle stiffness can last 2 to 3 days after the session and persists for a longer time than after a normal workout session.
Can the EMS equipment be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
No, it is not to be to be used during pregnancy at all and is not recommended during breastfeeding.
Can the impulse depth, frequency and intensity be adjusted during the session?
The EMS machines can be be adjusted by your trainer to the impulse depth, frequency and intensity desired to meet your personal needs depending on your body type, age, gender and level of fitness.
What to Expect in your session
The Session itself is 20 minutes long, it is a full body workout equivalent to 60-90 minutes of high intensity training (it can be adjusted up or down in terms of intensity based on each clients fitness level and comfort-ability).
You put on a provided pair of EMS undergarments (cotton 3/4 sleeve shirt and shorts), over that you wear an EMS vest and shorts (looks a bit like a wet suit). In the suit are electrodes that are positioned in the equipment so that they contact your major muscle groups (abs,biceps,glutes, etc) the contact points in the suit are sprayed with a little water first to allow the current to pass through and activate your muscles.
The trainer will lead you through a series of basic exercises (lunges, squats, planks, etc) While you do this he/she also adjusts the level of the EMS machine so that each muscle group is challenged.