frequently asked questions
GET AN ANSWER TO YOUR MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS ABOUT EMS
DURING AN EMS WORKOUT, OVER 90% OF MUSCLE FIBERS ARE CONTRACTED AT THE SAME TIME, INCLUDING DEEP MUSCLES THAT ARE DIFFICULT TO TARGET USING CONVENTIONAL TRAINING METHODS. THE INTENSE MUSCLE STIMULATION ALLOWS YOU TO BUILD STRONGER MUSCLES FAST AND SAFELY.
You will feel immediate results by working deep muscles in a more intense way than you have ever experienced before. After 2- 4 sessions you will start to see changes in your strength, posture and energy levels. After 4-6 sessions, you will start seeing visible improvements in your body shape.
No. Training or therapy with low frequency electrical stimulation does not pose any danger whatsoever. This is because our muscles are continuously working with the help of natural electrical impulses all the time anyway. When you’re training with EMS, these impulses are simply amplified.
The major advantage to EMS training is that, unlike conventional training, there is no additional strain on the joints. The electric impulses work on the muscles directly, so there is no pressure on the joints ensuring they cannot be over-worked (as can often happen with weight training).
Even if you’ve never stepped foot into a gym before, you can quickly achieve visible results by training with Fast Fit for twenty minutes a week. It is a form of full body workout that can be used by almost anyone over the age of 16. Note: EMS training is not advisable for certain groups who should not be exposed to physical stress or engage in sports. This includes, people with acute febrile diseases, circulatory disorders and anyone with a heart pacemaker. If you’re pregnant, you are also not able to train with EMS. If you’re unsure, speak to your GP for advice.
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 Fast Fit Personal Trainer will advise you on the best way to use EMS training within your current fitness regime.
EMS has been used for many years by world-famous athletes across the USA and Europe without causing any side effects. During your workout, you will experience small, low-frequency impulses that mimic the natural brain impulses that contract our muscles so we can move. EMS simply makes these impulses more effective by working on the muscles directly, preventing any pressure on the joints.
Not at all, the impulses are small and low-frequency. The feeling is best described as a gentle tingle. This can easily be adjusted by your personal trainer depending on your fitness level and goals. However, after the first workout sessions, you might feel regular muscle soreness but this is because your muscles will be working hard and it will go away as you become fitter.
At Fast Fit we specialise exclusively in EMS, meaning all of our staff have a very high level of expertise. We know our stuff and put our heart and soul into helping clients achieve the results they want. Every client is assigned a dedicated personal trainer, which is essential in helping you achieve your goals, but also means our studio environment is very personal, friendly and supportive. There are several different types of EMS training available, but the Fast Fit system stimulates all the muscle groups simultaneously and can also be adapted to meet your individual needs, which makes it much more effective.
Studies by Erlangen-Nuremberg (2009), the German Sports University of Cologne (2008), and the Heart Clinic in Bad Oeynhausen (2010) have all proven EMS training to be effective. Research from Bayreuth University in Germany reported the following results after a six-week training program: On average, 85% of people noticed an improvement in their body shape. Strength increased by 12% Endurance and fitness levels improved by 69%
We provide all of the things you need to train, so there is no need to bring anything with you. Just come as you are! When you arrive at the studio you’ll fInd a freshly laundered training suit and towel laid out in your changing cubicle.(You can choose to purchase your own personal training suit if you prefer). If you’d like to bring your own trainers then please feel free, but we also provide suitable footwear too. For your Introductory Session, please allow a bit of extra time because we will spend a few minutes before the workout taking the necessary personal information and talking through what you want to achieve from training. For your first full session, will be a little longer than the standard weekly workout. At the start of this session we’ll take a record of some key body stats that will form the basis of your progress chart. For every session thereafter, you need only allow 30 minutes (ten for changing and having a drink, twenty for your workout.
Conventional training – such as a session at the gym or an exercise class – requires about 60-90 minutes, at least twice a week to deliver visible results. This quickly adds up to around 3 hours of training each week. By comparison, a single 20 minute session at Fast Fit every week can make a big difference to your body shape and metabolism, even when you’re working towards very ambitious body goals. So, on average, you could save 2.5 hours a week by training in a Fast Fit fitness studio instead of other traditional methods.
Regular, long-term training is just as important for EMS training as it is for conventional exercise. The performance capacity of your muscles can only be maintained if you train regularly. And, just like with conventional power training, if you stop exercising for extended periods of time, your muscles will eventually return to their former (pre-training) state.
With EMS training, electrodes are placed directly on the body, which means all the impulses reach their target and stimulate the required muscle fibres. This helps to build muscle, resulting in improved body shape, stamina and strength. It also speeds up your metabolism, which is key in transforming the way your body uses calories. This makes it an effective tool for reducing body fat and losing weight.
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