E-Pulsive offers 20-minute personal training sessions that harness the power of Electrical Muscle Stimulation, or EMS for short. It’s a relatively new way to work out without having to spend hours a week in the gym. We work closely with every client to help them achieve their target fitness level and body shape in the shortest time possible.
EMS was originally used as a staple in physical therapy to help loosen tight muscles, with therapists using localised conduction pads to work on a specific area. Today, our innovative training concept takes these benefits and applies them to the whole body, creating an effective workout that also has the ability to address any muscle tensions or imbalances for an overall better form.
EMS works by sending low-frequency electric impulses to manually contract your muscle fibres while you exercise, increasing the intensity of your workout. As well as muscle toning, EMS training has the potential to help with weight loss, fat burning, skin tightening and increased energy levels. It is a form of low-impact, high-intensity training that has built up a loyal following among the athletic community.
At the start of a session, your trainer will help you put on the EMS suit and the electric impulse will be weak and hardly noticeable. Throughout the 20-minute workout, you will experience a four-second contraction of the muscles, followed by a four-second relaxation, and the trainer will adjust the strength level according to your tolerance using a control pad. They will demonstrate a series of exercises for you to follow, tailored to your individual training goals (such as squats, lunges and planks) and be on hand to check your alignment and correct your movements where necessary.
Scientific studies have shown the following result over a 12-week period with E-Pulsive: up to 98% of all muscles engaged during a workout, a 9% reduction in body fat and 4kg (9lb) weight loss, a 30% increase in strength and 89% of people felt substantially stronger and fitter*.
*Results may vary from person to person depending on additional lifestyle factors.