Two weeks ago I was invited to try a session at a Bodytec studio, as part of a campaign to help moms get their pre-baby bodies back! Yikes I somehow think that may never happen for me but who knows. I am not saying I am fat but not everything is where it used to be and I have a few added “curves” that were not there pre kids! I was interested to try Bodytec but I must admit I had no idea what it was, so I did a bit Googling, to find out more.
The Bodytec concept is based on personal fitness training with electro muscle stimulation (EMS) and is the first EMS studio in South Africa. The most amazing thing I discovered, is that a Bodytec training only takes 20 minutes once a week, which makes it perfect for moms to fit a quick workout into their busy day.
How it works
I went along to my session to find out if this training solution was indeed the miracle I needed! As this was my first session I had to answer a few fitness and health related questions. Once this was completed I was given a pair of Bodytec lycra shorts and a T-shirt to put on.
Your personal trainer will fit you with the Bodytec vest which holds the majority of the electrodes, the vest is first sprayed with water and then adjusted to fit your body snuggly. The vest, along with additional electrodes, which are fitted to your arms and legs stimulate your muscles while you do a series of low-impact exercises.
I must admit that the electrical impulses felt rather strange at first but you get used to the feeling quite quickly. Your trainer will adjust the strength of the electrical impulses as you progress and your exercises program is also structure to your fitness level. The exercises were not easy but I do believe that the amount of effort you put into to exercise is apparent in the results you achieve.
So I guess you are all dying to know what I thought and what the results were like! I felt a bit of muscle stiffness about two days after my session and I could definitely see an immediate difference in my muscle tone! I am considering the idea of joining up for a year to see what results I can achieve, as I am finding it more difficult to maintain good muscle tone as I am getting older, which is essentially the concept behind Bodytec. The Bodytec training sessions are not cheap but I think may be worth the cost, if you get the results that are promised!
Bodytec training is the perfect fitness solution and all-round training: it quickly produces effective, visible results and fat content and weight are reduced. Your muscles are gently defined as your physical strength and endurance increases. This highly effective training method has been used by professional athletes and sports rehabilitation centres for decades. Research shows that EMS training is up to 18 times more effective than conventional fitness training. 20 minutes with Bodytec is as effective as 3 x 90 minutes workout in a gym! ~ Bodytec
To find out more about Bodytec and book a session click over to their website.