The training secret to the stars comes to Rochdale
Date published: 23 May 2022
Just one 20-minute session per week is enough to reap the rewards of this modern approach to training
Billed as the smartest way to train and one of the top ten fitness trend predictions for 2022 by the Times, EMS (Electro-Muscular Stimulation) training is launching at onePT on 1st June.
EMS is one of the most effective and advanced workout tools on the market. Scientifically tested and initially reserved only for elite athletes and medical and rehabilitation clinics, EMS personal training is now being made available at Rochdale’s award-winning gym onePT.
EMS training provides full-body workouts, led by Dr Neil Fell PhD (Director and Performance Manager), specially trained and certified in private 1:1 or 1:2 EMS sessions.
Just one 20-minute session per week is enough to reap the rewards of this modern approach to training, which also has the benefit of being low impact.
It’s no wonder that the list of celebrities reaping the rewards of EMS training is growing. Fans range from professional athletes like Usain Bolt and David Haye, to Hollywood actors like Tom Holland and models and singers such as Poppy Delevingne, Chrissy Teigen and Rita Ora.
What is EMS Training?
EMS stands for Electro-Muscular Stimulation. An external EMS device sends a finely tuned electrical signal to the muscles, causing them to contract. The signal mimics the natural signal sent by the brain to the muscles but is more powerful. Combined with a ‘free will contraction’ during an exercise, and the external stimulus from the EMS device, individuals activate up to 98% of their muscle fibres.
When compared with conventional training methods, most people can only activate around 60% of their muscle fibres. EMS personal training has also proven to be as effective as HIT (High Intensity Training) in increasing muscle strength and size in a 16-week study. EMS personal training sessions are also only 20 minutes for a full-body workout, compared with the average 45-60 minute HIT session.
Activating almost every muscle in your entire body, the added stimulation makes even the most basic exercise seem incredibly challenging. Just 20 minutes of movements and exercises, with additional stimulation provided by the electrical pulses, add up to a very intense workout in half the time and without the impact on the joints of a standard HIT session.
Who is EMS training for?
EMS Training is extremely versatile and low impact, making it a perfect form of fitness for virtually anyone. No longer reserved for the elite, EMS personal training is now available to everyone to try.
Dr Neil Fell PhD, Director and Performance Manager of onePT said: "EMS training is highly time-efficient, perfectly suited to the time-deprived and health conscious. I believe that EMS is for everyone. It lends itself to all types of individual, from those looking to lose body fat and tone up or those undergoing injury rehabilitation. It’s highly effective for those suffering with lower back pain or joint issues, and equally it’s perfect for the active ageing community, in particular those individuals who do not enjoy a typical gym environment but want results.
"EMS training is also highly effective for people looking to achieve that extra edge in their sport. Whether it’s running, cycling, tennis, golf - you name it, EMS training can really make the difference and with only one 20-minute session per week.
"We can’t wait to introduce EMS training to our clients, we know this will not only make a huge difference to their training, we hope it also encourages more people to start their fitness journey."
For further information about EMS packages or to be one of the first to trial EMS training, book a free trial using the following link Contact Us | onePT
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 Kemmler et al (2016) Effects of Whole-Body Electromyostimulation versus High-Intensity Resistance Exercise on Body Composition and Strength: A Randomized Controlled Study.
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