FAQs Tummo

We answer your most frequently asked questions.

Got Questions About EMS Training?

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.

Tummo EMS is one of the best things you can do to increase your pelvic floor strength and is perfect for women planning to get pregnant in the future, and is also perfect for getting your body back after pregnancy. However due to the lack of studies on EMS and pregnancy, you cannot participate in EMS training while you are pregnant. Tummo EMS while you’re breastfeeding is totally fine.

All of our plans are auto renewed every 3 months and you have the ability to change or cancel at any time. No long term contracts or commitments.

Tummo clients range from those who have never exercised before, to professional athletes. From stay at home moms, to senior citizens, weekend warriors, and everyone in between. Perfect for anyone looking to lose fat, build muscle, increase strength and endurance, slim, or tone…but they just don’t have the time.

Yes! And it’s probably the perfect method of exercise for you. It’s been proven that strengthening the muscle around joints can alleviate joint pain. Not only do EMS workouts provide a low impact workout while putting minimal strain on joints, but EMS devices have been used for years in medical rehab settings with fantastic results.

We set aside 60 minutes for your first session, although you’re in and out usually in 45 minutes. Your personal trainer will go over your goals, exercise experience, and any concerns you have. You will be provided a new pair of specially designed long underwear that are yours to keep. Your trainer will take you initial body measurement as well as your before pictures (for your reference only). Your trainer will make sure you are adequately hydrated, and will help you put on the suit. We will run an “impulse familiarization program” so you can feel what the electric impulses are like, and you and your trainer will determine where the comfortable levels are for you. You will then be guided through your first EMS workout.

Absolutely. We recommend not strength training 24-48 hours before and after your Tummo EMS sessions. But cardio exercise is encouraged. Running or just walking is a great addition to Tummo EMS training.

During your first consultation our certified trainers will sit with you and discuss your previous exercise history as well as your goals and any specific concerns you have. We will help you pick the plan that is best for you. We generally recommend starting with one EMS training session per week, and working up to two sessions per week. You can always upgrade your plan.

Yes! Due to it’s low impact on joints, Tummo EMS is perfect for senior citizens! Click here to see studies on how EMS can reduce pain and increase mobility in day to day activities.

Yes! Twenty minutes a week is all it takes to see results! For even more outstanding results and for those who are more ambitious, we recommend twice a week, however this needs to be worked up to. For your first month it is only possible to do Tummo EMS once a week, until your body becomes accustomed to the workouts.

The actual workout takes 20 minutes. After getting changed and set up, most clients are in and out the door in 30 minutes.

By now, most people of heard of the benefits of Human Growth Hormone. Maybe you’ve even heard it called “the fountain of youth”. It’s important for growth, cell regeneration, and cell reproduction. HGH helps to maintain, build, and repair healthy tissue in the brain and other organs. This hormone can help to speed up healing after an injury and repair muscle tissue after exercise. It helps to build muscle mass, boost metabolism, and burn fat. As we age, our natural growth hormone levels decline. The lower your levels of growth hormone, the more rapidly you age. There are several things you can do to increase your natural HGH levels. Eat well, sleep well, and exercise well. And when it comes to exercise, specific types increase your HGH levels more than others. High intensity exercise produces more growth hormone release than lower intensity exercise. In studies involving EMS, it’s been shown that EMS based workouts release more growth hormone than compared to voluntary (traditional) exercise.

Absolutely. Build muscle, burn fat, increase strength and endurance, increase growth hormone production….the list of benefits in sports goes on and on. But one of the most interesting aspects of Tummo EMS workouts is the ability to provide resistance to the specific muscles of your sport. Take the guess work out of strength training. You’re now able to practice your Tennis, Baseball, Golf swing etc. with resistance on the exact group of muscles being used for that movement. Building strength and muscle memory at the same time has never been more efficient.

Most of our clients see results in just a few weeks! Body fat reductions of about 4% in six weeks are are average, and losing 10% of body fat in 10 weeks is common in someone with a medium build eating a healthy diet. We guarantee a positive body transformation in 3 months.

This all depends. With Tummo alone we guarantee you will burn fat and build muscle, transforming the way you look. Your body fat will drop significantly with Tummo. Weight, however, is not the best measurement for body transformation. Most people know that muscle weighs more than fat, so as your body gains muscle and loses fat, you may not see much of a difference in pounds, in fact, depending on diet, some people may even gain weight. That’s why we use a a state of the art medical grade body composition scale to track the true metrics of your body transformation. However if weight loss is your goal, we’ve got you covered! Combining EMS training with Tummo’s customized nutrition plans is the way to go, because “you can’t out-train a bad diet”.

Yes Tummo is for all ages, sizes, and all levels of fitness. From couch potatoes to professional athletes, everyone can benefit from Tummo.

The electrical impulses of EMS penetrate the muscles deeper than in conventional training, at the same time activating almost 100% of the body’s muscles simultaneously, which is simply not possible with any other method. It also increases your bodies metabolism and continues to burn fat up to 3 days after a training session. Combined with the time saving benefits and minimal effort of the actual workouts, Tummo EMS clients are more likely to stick with our program than with other forms of exercise. In conclusion, not only does it give you the fastest results possible, but it’s easy.

When a lot of people hear about EMS training for the first time they think of these popular wearable devices. There are several major differences between these and Tummo whole body EMS training. Wearables are passive devices, that only offer localized stimulation to a specific area. They are generally set to one frequency, and don’t require any effort from the user. Little results can be expected from these devices. Simply put, a wearable cannot deliver a workout.

No, although our machines have the TENS frequency, our trainers only use this “Relax” mode at the end of the workout for a 5 minute “cool down”. This frequency does not contract your muscles, and feels like a gentle massage.

Some of our clients describe it as a “buzzing” running through their muscles, similar to when part of your body “falls asleep”. Others describe it as quite pleasurable going as far as saying they are “addicted” to the sensation! Most clients enjoy the feeling of having their muscles contracted intensely during the workout, and everyone loves the feeling after the workout!

No, our MIHA Bodytec II device uses only low electrical frequencies and there is not enough electricity running through the suit to hurt you.