What is EMS?

EMS stands for electro (or eclectic) muscle stimulation. 

EMS is Electric Muscle Stimulation. EMS training combines external electrical stimulation with specially designed exercises allowing you to achieve astonishing results with minimal effort. Until you try a session it may be hard to believe, EMS is a health and fitness hack that allows you to build muscle and burn fat in a fraction of the time of conventional training.

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Electric Muscle Stimulation Training

EMS-Training is a whole-body workout that promotes weight loss, increases physical strength, stimulates muscle growth, and relieves tensions and muscular imbalances. As a form of personal training the workout can be adapted to numerous individual training goals. For example, EMS personal training has been shown to significantly reduce back pain. In some cases, EMS clients have even reported a total alleviation of their (chronic) back problems all together. Due to the increase in both muscle tone and blood flow to neighboring tissue, EMS may also has a beneficial impact on cellulite problems.

EMS Training vs Traditional Training

The EMS training makes muscles work harder for longer, and more effectively, than traditional strength training. This is because using EMS enables the simultaneous tensioning of all the major muscle groups, including the stabilizing “core” muscles, which are hard to reach with traditional training methods.

The Benefits

EMS training promotes high level of metabolic activity during and for many hours after the training. Hence, increasing metabolism and reducing fat.

Rapid Results With Minimal Effort

What used to once take years with conventional training is now attainable in only a few short months! While most achieve the results they want in just 3 months, you will have noticeable results in only weeks

Burn Fat by Raising Your Metabolism

The most common goal of our clients and our specialty at Tummo. Up to 1200 calories are burned from a single EMS session! (Compare to an average person will burn running a mile 80 – 140 calories)

Time Saving Workout, Only 20 Minutes

Just 20 minutes a week is all it takes to get in shape! The time saving benefits of a whole body EMS workout are unparalleled by anything else in this industry . The number one benefit that our clients enjoy. Tummo EMS gives you back your time.

Supports The Immune System

It’s been shown that moderate endurance sports and targeted muscle development strengthen the body and the immune system. This benefit only comes from training EMS regularly.

Got Questions About EMS Training?

Frequently asked questions about Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS).

Sore muscles and results you can see in the mirror come almost immediately with Tummo EMS training. Clients “know” it’s working right away. However, we are big fans of quantifiable, trackable results here at Tummo. That’s why we use an INbody body fat measuring scale and take initial and monthly measurements and before/progress pics to track client progress.  Once a month you will be given a color printout of these measurements so you can put some exact numbers on your progress. It feels good to see constant improvement in the form of lower body fat and improved fat to muscle ratios.

Tummo offers a full body workout in just 20 minutes! Enjoy the exclusivity of one-on-one private training customized to your specific goals! With minimal to no strain on joints

There are several contraindications related to EMS training. The most common are:

  • Epilepsy
  • Active electrical implants (pacemaker, insulin pump, cardiac defibrillator)
  • Seizures
  • Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Febrile diseases
  • Kidney and liver disease
  • Severe heart disease
  • Active blood clots
  • Active Tumors
  • Infected or wounded areas of the skin (new tattoos)
  • Severe neurological disorders

You will most likely still be able to participate in Tummo EMS workouts. In general, metal implants do not interfere with EMS workouts as long as electrodes are not placed directly on top of them. Let our trainers know during your initial consultation and we’ll take care of you.

EMS training is relatively new to the United States. It just received FDA approval for fitness in 2019, and this is the main reason there are not more EMS studios here at the moment. EMS training started in Europe, where it is huge, and is currently gaining momentum around the world. Right now there are over 3,000 EMS studios worldwide, in more than 60 countries. EMS has been changing lives throughout the world for the past ten years, and is finally available in the United States. EMS training is becoming more well known in the states as celebrities and elite athletes are starting to use it, some of the bigger names include Usain Bolt, Mike Tyson, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Chris Hemsworth (Thor).

Tummo EMS provides a full body workout activating over 90% of the muscles in your body’s 9 major muscle groups simultaneously. Delivering low frequency electric pulses directly to the muscles it penetrates deeper than traditional training giving you a much more effective workout in a fraction of the time, while putting minimal impact and stress on the joints. In addition it increases metabolism and turns your body into a fat burning powerhouse for up to 72 hours after your workout. This method of training can benefit anyone trying to:

  • Lose Weight
  • Burn Fat
  • Gain Muscle
  • Improve Strength and Endurance
  • Strengthen Core Muscles
  • Reduce Pain
  • Increase Mobility and Flexibility
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Athletic Performance
  • Improve Mental Well Being

The same concerns that arise with adolescents regarding traditional strength training remain present in EMS training. Mainly, that starting before they finish puberty could potentially stunt their growth. Anyone under the age of 18 will need their parents signature to participate in Tummo EMS workouts. We would recommend they use only the endurance mode on the machine (not the strength training mode) and combine it with one-on-one strength training sessions with our certified trainers using more conventional training methods.

No Problem! In fact this is the goal of the majority of our clients. Our experienced certified trainers will custom design your workouts for your specific goals. There are different techniques and frequencies to use on the machine for bulking, and others for slimming/toning. You will not look like a body builder if you don’t want to. EMS studies in females have shown there was no increases in size despite significant increases in strength, consequently fears about “huge mountains of muscle” are unfounded (apparently hormone related)

You are always able to book an additional session, however our monthly plans are designed to be the most economical option for you, so upgrading you plan might be a better option.

No, it’s actually much safer than traditional forms of strength training. The most common negative side effect is muscle cramps due to not being adequately hydrated prior to the training session. This can easily be avoided by drinking water before, during, and after your session.

A comfortable pair of footwear and a small towel for sweat. You will be issued a brand new pair of specially designed long undergarments required to be used with our machines. You need to drink an extra 500ml (half liter) of water before, during, and after training.