Frequently Asked Questions

How effective is a 20-minute session?

A 20-minute workout on an EMS simulator is equated to a 2-hour session in a traditional gym due to the simultaneous workout of 90% of the muscles.

Are there any contraindications to EMS training?

If you find that you have any of these contraindications, it is advised you seek permission from the GP before taking any sessions: Age up to 18 years Epilepsy Use of a cardiac pacemaker Pregnancy Severe blood circulation problems A hernia of the abdominal wall or groin Tuberculosis Progressive arteriosclerosis, arterial circulation disorders Severe neurological diseases Diabetes Febrile illness Acute bacterial or viral processes Bleeding, severe tendency to bleeding (hemophilia) Neoplastic diseases

What is needed for training?

You no longer need to bring a large and heavy bag for training. All you need is: your underwear and socks. Everything else you can get in the studio. You will be provided with the necessary equipment

How much you need to exercise to see the result?

The result can be felt and seen after the first workout. We know that each client has an individual level of physical fitness, that each has their own wishes and expectations from EMS training and that the body of each person reacts differently, especially in the initial stage of training. That’s why special training programs are developed and they are different from one another. The optimal number of sessions are: 2-3 times a week.

How safe is EMS training?

EMS training is safe. An electrical impulse replicates the natural reaction of the body when the central nervous system sends a signal to the muscles. There is no strain on the joints. Training is suitable for people with any level of physical fitness. Moreover, electromyostimulation has been actively used in physiotherapy for professional athletes for more than 60 years, including athletes preparing for Olympic Games, as well as cosmonauts.

Will EMS training help to reduce back pain?

Yes, of course. Back pain is most likely due to undeveloped musculature and muscle imbalances. EMS-training will tone up the muscles due to exercising of the deep muscles of your back. Lymph drainage massage at the end of the workout will help to consolidate the result.

Is there scientific proof that it works?

Numerous studies by Erlangen-Nuremberg (2009), the German Sports University of Cologne (2008), and the Heart Clinic in Bad Oeynhausen (2010) have all scientifically proven how effective EMS training is. Research from Bayreuth University in Germany reported the following results after a six-week training program with EMS. On average, 85% of people tested saw an improvement in their body shape. The higher intensity training produced visible results in terms of enhanced muscle definition and tone. Whole body EMS training is up to 40% more intensive than traditional strength training with weights. Overall, maximum strength ability increased by 12%. Endurance and fitness levels improved by 69%.

Can EMS training be used alongside other forms of exercise?

Depending on your current level of fitness, EMS training can be used alongside other forms of training and exercise. This has to be managed carefully though, so your Bodystreet Personal Trainer will advise you on the best way to use EMS training within your current fitness regime.

What does Sport Science say about EMS?

EMS training has been used for decades in the fields of sports medicine and rehabilitation. Over the last 10 years EMS training has widened its spectrum of application to include general fitness and sports performance. Therefore a wealth of research information exists on EMS training amongst its different areas of application and has proven its scientific effectiveness. Some of the most significant research findings have shown positive training effects on muscle-mass (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2013). Research from the German Sports University Cologne (Filipovic et al., 2012; Speicher et al., 2008) foundsignificant improvements in speed and maximum strength after a period of EMS training. Research in the field of rehabilitation at the University of Bayreuth (Boeck-Behrens et al., 2002) has shown significant levels of pain relief in participants suffering from back pain. EMS training has further shown to be an effective training method for the elderly (Kemmler & Von Stengel, 2012) and for cardiologic patients, as research from Bad Oeynhausen has shown (Fritzsche et al., 2010).

What diet or eating programme is recommended by Impulse Fitness?

There are many nutrition programmes out there and there is no perfect fit for all. We offer general nutritional guidelines free of charge. We also partner with a qualified nutritionist who can work out the best nutrition program for you so you can get the best results in the shortest possible time.