EMS stands for Electrical Muscle Stimulation. Technically, EMS is a total body workout using impulse currents. In this context, it might be helpful to know that our muscles naturally contract through electrical impulses (bioelectronics). EMS training makes use of this effect by employing hardly noticeable external electric impulses, which optimise the body’s natural muscle contractions, which achieves a maximum result in minimum time. The electric impulses are delivered via electrodes using an electrode vest combined with a under garment which will be provided by 20 TO SHAPE.

EMS is a full body workout that activates over 90% of the muscle fibres at the same time during each contraction. In contrast to conventional fitness training, EMS immediately activates the fast-twitch fibres in your muscles. Hence, EMS training produces a much stronger and faster result. The training effect with EMS can be up to 15 times more efficient than training in a conventional gym.
Yes a 20 minutes session equates to approximately 4 hours of conventional exercise. According to various scientific studies, during a single training session EMS activates the whole muscular system of the body. In just 20 minutes EMS manages to stimulate more than 300 muscles, achieving immediate and lasting results from the first session, while saving time and energy. As training is very intensive, only 1 to 2 sessions per week is recommended, leaving minimum of a two day gap between sessions.
EMS is suitable for users between 18 to 70 years old and all fitness levels, including post pregnancy. However, if you have any pre-existing conditions and illnesses please consult your doctor before you start your EMS training program. If you are wearing a cardiac pacemaker or if you are pregnant you cannot exercise with EMS.
Low-frequency current stimulation as used in EMS is harmless. During the training with current stimulation, the human impulse is simply fortified by the additional impulse from the outside. Therefore, the electrical impulse seems natural to the body.
No. According to a number of official studies there are absolutely no negative side effects for healthy individuals. On the contrary, there are a lot of positive benefits. Electrical muscle stimulation has been widely used as a physiotherapy technique since the 1950s.
EMS training is specifically tailored to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, thus improving or eliminating the muscle weakness in that area as well incontinence issues. Furthermore, EMS is a gentle solution for your postnatal exercise to regain your pre-pregnancy shape. However, EMS cannot be used during pregnancy.