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

    Sophie Wiggins
    Sophie Wiggins
    13/07/2020
    I am SO glad I signed up to EMS fitness. I've never really enjoyed exercise by training with Bea has given me my confidence back and I really look forward to our sessions. Great communication, great support and really worth the money!!
    Thomas Hole
    Thomas Hole
    03/07/2020
    I’ve never felt fitter in my life. Bea and Xavi push me every class and I can’t wait for each session to come around the corner! I wouldn’t go anywhere else! 💪
    Neil Davison
    Neil Davison
    02/07/2020
    I broke my shoulder playing football and working closely with Bea she designed an EMS programme which successfully increased strength and mobility to my shoulder and core. Bea's sessions are always fun, supportive and full of positivity. Her instruction is always clear and she is sensitive to my physical capabilities, instinctively directing the session levels which are right for me. Bea from EMS is a fantastic PT!
    Fernando Lozano
    Fernando Lozano
    02/07/2020
    Thank you very much for your years of service Bea & Xavi and specially for your support throughout this last few months. Your knowledge and motivation to train people make a really enjoyable session. For many more years together 💪💪💪
    Jose Santana
    Jose Santana
    01/07/2020
    Great studio, great people!! If you want to improve both physically and mental this is definetely your place. Thank you Xavi and Bea!!!
    Lauren Tyson
    Lauren Tyson
    01/07/2020
    EMs fitness are just the best. I love the classes so much that I have continued attending them remotely from London! I have been attending the hiit class, bootcamp and have a personal training session once a week. Xavier and Beatrice make the sessions FUN and push you to not only work hard and get fit, but also to make sure you do the exercises properly to make sure you get the most out of the sessions. I look forward to every work out with EMs fitness Norwich and I've noticed a difference in my body shape (more muscles) and my mental health - happier and stronger! Love you guys! Thanks for keeping me sane during the normal days and lockdown! Keep it up. Tyson x
    Jaime Bartolomé Rodriguez
    Jaime Bartolomé Rodriguez
    30/06/2020
    I have really enjoyed joining in with the online classes - every week is a new challenge and makes me great seeing the progress I have made. I couldn't believe I feel fitter now than I did before the quarantine period! I especially like the community of class - everyone at home doing a joint work out, being motivated by Xavi has been surprisingly good fun. Thank you Xavi for giving me the encouragement I needed.
    carmen medina
    carmen medina
    30/06/2020
    Over the last few months I have participated in the classes EMS have provided online. I have never joined in with live classes before and I wondered how it would be? I'm happily surprised by how they have made a good difference in my life! Not being able to go to the gym or even leave my house for a months I thought I would go crazy! But the classes gave me a routine and motivation to keep exercising throughout the Covid pandemic. A big thank you to Xavi for keeping me active and fit and giving me something to look forward to every week!
    James A
    James A
    16/02/2020
    My physio recommended Xavier for strength and conditioning training and I’ve been really impressed with his knowledge and enthusiasm. My running has benefited from the sessions and I’ve learned loads about training with weights.
    Matej Malalan
    Matej Malalan
    11/02/2020
    Cannot reccomend this place enough! Been working out with Javi and Bea the last year and found them very friendly and professional!
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