Wellness Wednesdays: Electro Muscle Stimulation

You may have noticed that in our right side-bar there is an advert for Body Symmetry. Body Symmetry is a personal training studio in Bedfordview that uses technology known as Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to tone your body, strengthen your muscles and relieve pain due to tension.


What is Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS)?

From a technical point of view, it is a full body training exercise using impulse current. In everyday life our central nervous system constantly sends electrical impulses to control our muscle action. EMS uses this natural principle and is able to intensify this process to reach deep muscle layers which are hard to activate through conventional training. This is achieved by applying EMS electrodes to the skin directly above the muscle.

Why should I train using EMS?

This new approach to training is up to 18 times more effective than a conventional gym workout. Muscles are additionally stimulated through the electrodes while doing a series of low-impact exercises. This combined training leads to an additional increase of tension producing highly effective training results. The personal trainer can control each muscle group individually by adjusting the training intensity according to your individual goals. With EMS-training you achieve visible and tangible success in a very short time. The training is not painful or harmful to your body.

During EMS training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously with EACH contraction and the muscle contractions are stronger and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, deeper muscle groups are activated which leads to better intra and inter muscular coordination. Based on these scientifically proven facts you achieve highly effective results in a short period of time.

Basically, when training at Body Symmetry using electro stimulation you will achieve stronger and more intense muscle contractions than voluntary exertions will achieve alone. Your muscles simply become more efficient (build muscle/better definition/stronger/more responsive).

For even more specific benefits, read more here

Where can I train using EMS?

Well, at Body Symmetry of course! The owner and trainer – Gina Faccio – is passionate, energetic and committed to her programme. An engineer by qualification, she has a number of wake-boarding achievements to her name too (8 x South African Pro Ladies Champion, 6th in World Wakeboard Championships 2011 and 1st Europe, Africa, Middle East Junior Ladies 2008) and  will soon be launching a few new business ventures – more on these to follow! Read more about our experience at her studio here

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