Is EMS for me?
EMS is suitable for people of all abilities. Our team of certified trainers will personalise every training experience to meet your individual fitness goals. There are some cases where medical clearance may be required, and EMS is also contraindicated in certain instances, such as pregnancy. Our team of experts is on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Can EMS training be performed long-term?
EMS training should be applied long-term and as regularly as conventional training. Muscle strength can only be maintained or increased by consistent training.
Why is EMS training more effective than regular weight training?
An EMS workout activates over 90% of your muscle fibres simultaneously during each contraction. As opposed to conventional weight training, an EMS full-body workout targets deeper muscle fibres, producing an effect more rapidly and effectively than conventional weight training.
Are there any special requirements for EMS?
Before your first EMS session, you’ll be required to fill out a medical questionnaire. There are some pre-existing conditions for which EMS is contraindicated. Our team will take you through all possible contraindications in a consultation before your first session.
Is EMS safe?
Yes! Training or therapy using low-frequency current stimulation is perfectly safe. It’s been used by physiotherapists and sports scientists as a complementary training and rehabilitation tool since the 1960s. As we move, small intrinsic electric pulses initiate every muscle movement. During EMS training, this pulse is simply fortified by an additional exterior pulse.
What does EMS feel like?
The electric pulses generated during your training session feel like a gentle vibration, and you’ll feel your muscles contracting with each pulse. The level of intensity is up to you – if you’re after a more vigorous workout, your certified trainer can increase the strength of each pulse, or if you’d prefer a gentler session, your trainer can alter the pulse quality to suit.
How much time can I save with EMS training?
20PerFit combines time-efficiency with the results you want, without any compromises. Twenty minutes of EMS training is equivalent to 3 conventional training sessions, and a single 20-minute training session each week is enough for you to start seeing results in just a few short weeks.
Do I need to eat a healthy diet while using EMS?
The best possible results can’t be achieved from exercise without the right diet to support it. This is also the case for EMS. Our trainers can provide you with trusted nutrition advice so you can get the most out of your training and achieve the results you deserve.
What do I bring to my EMS session?
All you need is your running shoes. We provide you with a training suit, towels and water.
Can I lose weight with EMS?
Yes! During EMS training, fat deposits are targeted. You’ll also burn more calories due to the increased muscle activity that EMS provides. As EMS builds muscle, this also helps to boost your metabolism, which in turn helps you to burn more fat. However, weight loss with EMS training is most effective when combined with a healthy, balanced diet.
Can the electric current harm my heart?
No. The low-frequency impulse exclusively activates skeletal muscles – cardiac muscle is not affected.
Can I do other forms of exercise alongside EMS?
EMS can be a standalone training solution or you can incorporate it into your training routine. While measurable improvements in strength, metabolism and weight management can be seen with as little as one EMS session per week, EMS is also a great addition to a regular exercise program. If you’re interested in combining EMS training with other forms of exercise, our trainers can help you to formulate the best plan for your individual needs.
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Conventional training vs. EMS

GYM 20PerFit (EMS)
Time required: one hour, at least three times a week Time required: 20 minutes, once a week
Higher risk of injury Zero risk of injury
Results take months Fast results
Difficult to stay motivated Your EMS licensed personal trainer will guide you and motivate you to reach your goals
Extra cost for a personal trainer An EMS licensed personal trainer is included with each EMS session
Is EMS for me?
EMS is perfect for people of all abilities and fitness levels. Whether you’re looking to build a new foundation of strength, are needing to rebuild your strength base after injury or pregnancy or are looking to enhance your training and take your fitness to the next level, EMS can help you to achieve the results you want – safely and effectively.
EMS for athletes
Strength is the foundation of all sporting success, and EMS has been found to enhance strength and improve performance in athletes across a variety of sports. Many professional athletes use EMS as it’s a safe way to enhance training, improve performance and facilitate faster muscle recovery. This technology is now available to athletes of all levels, from the aspiring amateur to the weekend warrior. At 20PerFit, our team of professionals can tailor your workout to help you reach your individual athletic goals. Whether you’re aiming to increase speed, endurance or power, or are looking for an effective method to help your muscles recover faster after a race, a game or event, your certified 20PerFit trainer can create a workout that meets your specific needs.
EMS for muscle strength
20PerFit 20-minute workouts are designed to target your entire body to develop muscular strength and increase stamina, endurance and stability. EMS sends electrical impulses that target deep muscle fibres, and during each workout up to 90% of your muscles are activated. In just 20 minutes, you’ll undergo a full-body workout that’s equivalent to 4-5 hours of a conventional training session. EMS can build overall muscle strength, but can also be used to target any areas of weakness or imbalance, reducing risk of injury and helping you to perform at your peak. Your 20PerFit certified trainer can create a workout that’s tailored to your specific needs, and can adapt your training as you improve, so you can continue to build strength, confidence and power.
EMS for weight loss
EMS training helps you to build lean muscle, which in turn speeds up your metabolism, helping you to burn fat. You’ll also burn more calories during your EMS workout due to the increased muscle activity that EMS provides, and because more muscle fibres are activated during an EMS session than during a conventional workout, this also triggers an “afterburn” effect – which means you’ll burn more calories for up to 48 hours after each EMS session. Through EMS training, specific problem areas of the body can also be targeted, including the abdominals, thighs and “love handles”. EMS can also help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving circulation, removing toxins, toning muscles and stimulating collagen production and blood flow to the skin. To get the best possible weight-loss results, it’s recommended to combine your EMS training with a healthy eating plan. This will not only facilitate greater weight loss, it will also give you more energy to get the most out of your training.
EMS after pregnancy
Getting back into shape after pregnancy can be challenging for many women. 20PerFit offers you a safe and time-efficient way to achieve the results you want. EMS can target any problem areas and activate muscles that can be hard to reach with conventional training. For instance, EMS can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles via stimulation of the adductor muscles of the thigh as well as the nerves that supply the pelvic floor muscles. This can help to prevent urinary incontinence associated with pregnancy and birth. EMS also offers an effective way to build strength without the need for heavy weights or long, strenuous cardio sessions, and it allows you to train safely under the guidance of an experienced trainer, with no impact on your joints. And all you need is 20 minutes – perfect for time-poor new mothers. Our team of experts are also on hand to offer you nutritional advice to supplement your training plan and help you reach your goals faster.
EMS for older adults
Muscle mass decreases with age, but many older adults find conventional strength training to be too taxing on their joints. EMS offers an ideal solution for older adults who are looking to build strength and balance and reduce risk of injury or falls. It’s been found to increase both muscle strength and mass in elderly people and can also help to maintain bone mineral density. Because there’s no pressure on your joints or tendons, you can train safely and confidently, and your certified 20PerFit trainer will work with you during every session to ensure that you get the most out of your training. It’s a safe and easy way to boost strength, stability and confidence, allowing you to enjoy a stronger, more active, independent and healthy life.
EMS for rehabilitation
EMS is ideal for rehabilitating your muscles after injury or a period of inactivity. The technology has been used by physiotherapists for decades, as it’s an effective way to target specific muscle groups without the risk of muscle or joint strain. EMS is also a great way to stimulate inactive muscles and rebuild strength when you’re not able to do so through conventional training, and it’s also ideal for muscle recovery as it promotes circulation, which aids in nutrient transfer through the muscles, accelerating the recovery process. For people suffering from back pain, EMS can help to strengthen your core and correct muscle imbalances, and the technology has been found to reduce lower back pain and quality of life in adults. No matter your rehabilitation needs, our 20PerFit certified trainers can help you to find the perfect solution. EMS is a safe and effective way to recover from injury and rebuild your strength, allowing you to recover faster and get back to enjoying your active lifestyle.