Is EMS safe?
EMS training has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective (refer to Science Behind EMS for specific studies). And no, EMS training is not painful. The sensation of electrical current stimulating your muscles is unusual but something most people get used to very quickly. The EMS machine runs off of a low voltage battery. Nothing is plugged in to a wall and there is not enough electricity in the machine to hurt you.
Pulse Fitness uses FDA cleared EMS devices made by Wiemspro. The device is comprised of a special suit equipped with 9 electrode pairs and a modern voltage and frequency control panel regulating the treatment process. The comfortable dress is made from a breathable material, it allows a freedom in exercise and keeps the electrode cables on the appropriate muscle group perfectly.
20 Minutes? Really? It sounds too good to be true.
An EMS workout activates more muscle fiber than you can activate on your own. When you rely on your brain to send an impulse to a muscle, at most, you are using between 50 and 65 percent of your muscle fiber. The external pulse from our EMS machine penetrates deep into muscle tissue, activating nearly 100 percent of the fiber. Quite simply, Pulse does more for you than you can do for yourself.
Our whole-body workout activates muscles in nine major muscle groups at once, so there are no more arms days, legs days or core days. One 20-minute workout covers it all.
What does EMS feel like?
Who can Pulse?
If you’re 18+ you’ll be able to PULSE, with a few exceptions. Electrical muscle stimulation devices have been used for years in orthopedic rehab settings and are low-impact – making EMS one of the safest fitness options for seniors and people with chronic bone/joint issues. Plus, building muscles around joints has been proven to help relieve pain, restore function and range of motion, and help avoid further deterioration and surgeries.
There are a few health conditions that prohibit participation in Pulse. Unfortunately, we cannot make an exception if you have any of the following:
- Any other implanted electronic device, such as a bladder stimulator, cardiac defibrillator, or insulin pump.
- Active blood clots
- Severe heart disease
- An active metastatic tumor
- A seizure disorder, such as epilepsy
- Kidney disease
What should I bring with me for my first session?
How often should I train at Pulse?
The idea is to replace one or two of your strength exercise sessions with one EMS workout. Ideal additions to EMS training include activities such as yoga or Pilates as well as any type of cardio training. Because nearly 100% of your muscle fibers are activated during a Pulse Fitness workout, your body requires at least 48 hours to recuperate. All other sports related activities can be continued as normal.
You may prefer to wait up to 72 hours between Strength sessions for your muscles to regenerate. It is important to have sufficient rest time to avoid overtraining and exhaustion.
How do you clean and disinfect the studio?
Every EMS suit and all equipment is cleaned and disinfected after EVERY session. This means you will always workout in a fresh and completely sanitized environment. Every EMS suit is also disassembled and deep-cleaned once per week.
In addition, every individuals wears their own training layer under each EMS suit. The training layer must be made of at least 90% cotton and be form-fitting. You may purchase these undergarments at the studio, borrow one of our freshly laundered items or bring your own.