Frequently Asked Questions about EMS Training

What is EMS training?

Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training is a form of exercise which uses electric currents to send signals to your body’s muscles to contract. As it uses the same type of signal that your body uses to contract muscles itself, it feels like a natural amplification of your range of motion.

When undertaking EMS training, you can recruit significantly more muscle fibres than performing the same movement without this additional electrical stimulation.

What are the benefits of EMS training?

EMS training is a total body workout. It’s designed to help people lose weight, increase their strength, grow their muscles, and it’s also ideal for use for injury rehab and for relieving muscular tension. For more benefits, please see our Why Choose EMS page.

How does EMS training work?

EMS training activates your muscles by using gentle electric currents. Your trainer is in complete control of the amount of current being applied and will always set the machine up to feel comfortable for you. The intensity of the contraction of your muscles will vary depending on how much current is applied – so with a stronger current, you’ll be working your muscles harder.

While using the EMS system as a total body workout in this way has only recently become available as a method of working out, the underlying technology has been being used safely and effectively for injury rehab and physical therapy for decades.

Find out more about how EMS training works on our how EMS training works page.

Does EMS training hurt?

Even though there is an electrical current involved with the EMS system it is very low impulse and completely safe, gentle and will not cause you any pain or discomfort as you exercise.

Can anyone undertake EMS training?

The EMS system is designed for any age and body type – from the young sportsperson through to older people looking for help with mobility and fitness.

How do you work with me?

At EMS Fitness we can provide you with a session as part of a complete plan of exercise created to hit your goals and help generate the best results possible.

How often can I do EMS training?

We recommend at least 2 days of recovery in between EMS sessions, and longer if you have only recently started EMS training. Your trainer will discuss a safe and effective schedule with you that fits around your life and other fitness commitments.

Can I do EMS training at home?

We can travel with the EMS equipment to your home and do the session there. However, there is an additional cost to this.

What medical reasons should stop me from doing EMS training?

Before your first session, your trainer will go through the list of medical exemptions with you to make sure that it’s safe for you to train.

This list of medical “contraindications” are conditions which mean you should not undertake EMS training:

  • Acute diseases, disorders, bacterial infections, and inflammatory processes
  • Recent surgeries
  • Arteriosclerosis and other circulatory disorders
  • Stents or bypasses in the past 6 months
  • Untreated hypertension
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy
  • Electrical implants, pacemakers
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia
  • Tumors or cancer
  • Bleeding disorders (Haemophilia)
  • Motor Neuron Diseases, Neurological disorders (Epilepsy)
  • Abdominal or inguinal hernia
  • Acute influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicants

Can EMS training be used for injury rehab?

Yes – EMS training is a great method of injury rehab. It’s gentle and your joints, and the current intensity can be adjusted to specific areas, so your trainer can work on strengthening affected areas.

What equipment is used?

We use Miha Bodytec EMS machines and body suits. You can find out more about them on their website.

What do I have to wear?

We provide special EMS suits for each client – available in a wide range of sizes. These special cotton suits are designed to retain moisture, giving better contact with the electrical pads on the EMS body suit.

How long does an EMS session take?

We schedule EMS sessions in roughly 45-minute blocks. This includes time to get changed, warm up, a 20-minute EMS session, a cool down, and then time for a shower and change afterwards. The actual workout only takes around 20 minutes.

Can I do EMS training on my own?

We don’t provide the option for clients to use the machines on their own. This is to ensure your safety, as EMS training should only be done under the supervision of a trained professional.

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    Client Testimonials

    John Dimopoulos
    John Dimopoulos
    The environment is incredibly friendly and welcoming, making every workout session enjoyable. All the team go above and beyond to create a motivating environment, always ready with a smile ! If you’re looking for a gym that’s not only effective but also feels like a community, this is the place to be!
    Tracy x
    Tracy x
    I go to the Saturday morning classes usually. The staff are friendly and encouraging and it's suitable for all experience levels, as you can tailor the exercise to your ability. There's a good range of exercises to keep you motivated, engaged and have a whole body workout. It's a great start to the day, highly recommend. :)
    Ben Meen
    Ben Meen
    The EMS team are all fantastic. Their classes are both welcoming for people new to fitness and challenging for those with a bit more experience. I’ve always struggled to find a fitness routine that sticks but never find myself dreading my twice-weekly Hyrox session with EMS!
    Edward Povey
    Edward Povey
    Great gym to train at, the staff are really knowledgeable, great equipment and other members are very welcoming. Highly recommend!
    There's gyms and then there's EMS Fitness in Norwich. Bea and Javi have created a big family with all the members and I am only grateful I became a part of this. The sessions are great, you are pushed to your limits physically and at the same time you have a great time and feel so well mentally. A great atmosphere to work out in, motivating environment, state of the art equipment & training methods and new friends are some of the few things EMS Fitness offers. Highly recommend to anyone who seeks enjoyable and efficient workout sessions!
    Iosif Zafeiropoulos
    Iosif Zafeiropoulos
    Great atmosphere and nice environment! The trainers motivate you to take a step forward each time you join the classes. I ve seen great progress on my strength and fitness since I ve joined the classes a few months ago!
    Eleni Thanasoulia
    Eleni Thanasoulia
    The environment is superb, with a welcoming atmosphere that motivates you to push yourself harder. The staff members are incredibly professional and knowledgeable, always there to support and guide you towards achieving your fitness goals. I highly recommend EMS to anyone looking for a place where they can truly thrive on their fitness journey.
    Tr E
    Tr E
    EMS is the best gym I have ever used. Fantastic community, friendly atmosphere, top grade equipment, professional and driven staff.. if you want personal training, group training or nutritional guidance look no further!!
    Emi Vargas
    Emi Vargas
    Great team and environment ! All the personal trainers at EMS are very professional and friendly, they have motivated me and showed me that working out can be fun and exiting. Very pleased to train with them!
    Kane Cordy
    Kane Cordy
    Started with Xavi in August 2023, being moderately overweight and unhealthy. Xavi soon got me to work, giving me a workout plan, diet plan and a heap of motivation to get into shape. Within 6 months, I had lost over 15kg, starting to slowly get into a better shape and feel better about myself. Would definitely recommend Xavi!
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