EMS Training vs Gym

24 September, 2020

EMS Training vs Gym

Going to the gym can feel like a chore. Getting yourself there, motivating yourself to workout and then also ensuring that you maintain the right technique can sometimes feel like a full-time job.

This is why so many people are now opting for EMS training versus going to the gym. Not only does a one-on-one trainer offer a personalised training program that can be done at a studio or your home (we know, super convenient, right?), but in just 20 minutes you can enjoy a full-body workout.

Sounds too good to be true? It’s not! We have so many clients who have shifted their arduous gym workouts in favour of EMS training with amazing results. We understand that the promise of EMS training can seem too good to be true, so we wanted to run through the pros and cons of a traditional gym workout to help you get a feel for the high-tech workout that is taking Australia by storm!

Why Are People Choosing EMS Over A Traditional Gym Membership?

For years, people have been begging for a workout that takes less time and energy but still burns a good amount of calories and can shape and change the body. Finally, with EMS training, people can have it all.

The latest in mobile EMS technology is enabling people to change their bodies and their lives in just one 20 minute session per week. Compared to a gym membership, this condensed form of training can have an amazing effect and enable people to get their training done.

EMS is ideal for people who are time-poor and can’t afford to spend 4 to 5 hours a week in the gym (which, let’s be honest, is what’s necessary to see changes with a traditional gym workout). EMS is a short and convenient workout that helps you lose fat, tone muscle and gain strength, all while avoiding a crowded gym. In the current climate where crowded gyms are not desirable for many of us, EMS has been the obvious choice post-lockdown.

Woman Training with 20PerFit's EMS Technology at the Parramatta Studio

What Are The Pros And Cons Of EMS Training vs Conventional Training At A Gym

When comparing EMS training vs conventional training at a gym, it can be helpful to look at the pros and cons of each training method.


When looking at the time it takes to carry out each workout, there is one clear winner. EMS training is quick and easy and makes working out convenient for people who have never had the time before.

A gym membership is often a long-term commitment, that must be utilised 3 to 4 times per week to be effective. This means that you would be spending around 5+ hours in the gym versus a 20-minute workout once a week with EMS training.

Woman Exercising on a Ladder with 20PerFit's EMS Technology


Generally speaking, a gym membership will probably be cheaper than EMS training. However, what many people don’t consider is that a gym membership is a long-term commitment that requires you to use it (and use it properly) to see results.

For many people, a gym membership is useless as they can’t motivate themselves to go. Plus, once they are there, often the training they are doing is ineffective. This means that the price is kind of wasted on a gym membership. However, if you know what you’re doing in the gym and are motivated enough to get going, a gym membership is cheaper.

The main difference is that with EMS training, a personal trainer is automatically included, whereas with a gym membership having a PT is an extra cost.


With a gym membership, the workout is reliant on how hard you work and how well you use the equipment in the gym. This can be hard when you’re starting, if you’re unfit, or if you simply don’t know what you’re doing. On the other hand, EMS training includes a personal trainer with every session, meaning that you get the most out of every workout. This helps make the workout more effective and gives you the motivation to push yourself.


Getting to the gym can be a pain, however, with EMS training, the personal trainer can come to your home. A mobile EMS trainer can be life-changing, and will help you achieve your fitness goals when you can’t get out of the house because you’re too busy.


With EMS training, you are looked after by a personal trainer the entire time. This means that you are unlikely to sustain an injury. On the other hand, when left alone in a gym full of equipment, injury is very easy.

EMS training is great for those who aren’t strong, have injuries, or are old, as there is very little risk of injury. This is because the muscles are activated without being pulled, strained, or shocked which can happen in a traditional workout.

One other major benefit of training in an EMS suit is that your trainer will have a tablet which tells them exactly how warm each body part is. Normally, when you are in the gym without guidance, you can begin training before the muscles are ready. With 20PerFit EMS training, you are always fully warmed up which will reduce any risk of injury.

Keen to try EMS training? Learn more about our membership packages to get your fitness journey started.

Book in a session here or contact our friendly team on 1300 202 073.

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