FAQ

EMS Training

EMS is based on the same science used for rehabilitative physical therapy. This technique uses low-impulse electric currents that are not harmful towards humans. Their effect is limited to striated muscles such as those in the arms and legs. EMS is not designed to impact upon the body’s internal organs.

Any average healthy person can benefit from EMS Training. It is not good for people with specific health conditions such as pregnant women, people with cardiac pacemakers, febrile disease or other illnesses. You should consult your doctor if you are concerned about possible issues.

EMS is not painful and does not hurt. Low-current electric current passing through your muscles causes a “fluttering” sensation in your muscles. It is a prickling sensation somewhat similar to the “pins and needles” you feel when your foot falls asleep.

 

The external influence of EMS causes a disorientating effect. Due to the external influence on your muscles, it becomes more difficult to control your actions. This shows that EMS is working exactly as intended. Our machines activate your muscles and put them to work, providing you with an intense workout each and every time.

Before the session, you’ll need to put on a special EMS bodysuit. This bodysuit is equipped with electrodes located in major muscle areas.   The EMS system will then deliver quick waves of low-impulse electric currents to the user as they exercise. This stimulates muscles into performing harder than normal, thereby resulting in an intense workout that can not be duplicated under regular circumstances.   During the session, you’ll perform movements and exercise in time with the waves of currents. As unfamiliar as it may be, this sensation is your muscles becoming fully activated, making for an intense exercise experience.

Even though the technology behind EMS is very advanced, the science behind it is based on a natural process.

 

Our brains send commands to our muscles through neurons, which are essentially electrical impulses. During an EMS session, similar electric currents are sent to your muscles. Even though they originate from an external source, your body’s muscles still recognize the EMS signals.

 

But there is a difference. Normally, only two-thirds of muscle fiber responds when the brain sends an impulse. On the other hand, an EMS signal will almost activate the entire muscle.

 

By thoroughly stimulating your muscles that can’t be replicated naturally, an EMS session can provide more benefits than a traditional workout session.

 

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out the science for yourself. Link to page with list of studies. Info for that page provided at the end of the document

At just 20 minutes long, EMS sessions are densely-condensed workouts. You can burn up to 2,500 calories during one of our sessions. As a result, the experience will leave you feeling exhilarated without being too taxing. You may feel the effect most on areas of your body you haven’t noticed before. For the first few sessions you may feel a bit sore for a few days afterwards like you normally would after exercising when you haven’t exercised in awhile.

EMS training has been used for years by health and wellness professionals. Physiotherapists use EMS for joint-sparing muscle formation and for targeted back exercises. Elite athletes and models use this equipment along with their training to improve strength and speed. Personal trainers, gyms and beauty centres use this technology focusing on the fitness and beauty enhancements it offers which includes simulation of metabolism, tightening of connective tissue, cellulite reduction, body shaping, and more

In short, EMS activates 300+ muscles (over 90% of the muscles fibers) at the same time during your 20-minute workout. This also includes deep muscles which are difficult to target at the conventional gym. Moreover, EMS training comprises of irregular muscle fiber simulation which results in an increased muscle fiber creation at a faster rate, allowing you to gain more muscles. All in all, you will see faster results!

No! EMS technology was first invented in 1902, has been used for years in physiotherapy, by athletes and models and through Vitality Fitness Studio is now available to you! We use the latest technology by XBody

Within the first few sessions, you will notice better posture and muscle tightening. Within 4-6 sessions you will start to see toning and conditioning results and within the first 10 sessions you will experience more visible results including weight loss and body shaping.

YES! EMS training has two main parts. The first is weight loss visible through the inches you will lose at the waist, hips, etc. while the second comprises of burning those fat deposits!

To maintain your figure and stay fit you will need to stay active. One way to do that is through regular EMS training and to adopt an active lifestyle

EMS helps repair damaged muscle fibers by helping strengthen them. By focusing on the problem area you can help restore neck and back muscles. Unlike other options, EMS doesn’t add more strain and pain on the body.

Studies found that there are no negative effects for sport-healthy people using EMS. Physiotherapy treatments have been using EMS for over 60 years.

CAROL Bike

CAROL is the smartest, most effective exercise bike—with workouts backed by science. CAROL Bike learns to push you to your limit. With AI-personalization that instantly applies your optimal resistance. And a range of workouts scientifically-proven to be the shortest, most effective. Find out more about CAROL Bike here.

CAROL Bike uses AI to personalize your workouts, which helps you reach your fitness goals more quickly. CAROL’s AI is able to calculate the precise resistance that will push you to your personal limits, but never going over. Over time, CAROL’s AI continues to adapt as your fitness improves, so you’re always working to your maximum potential.

Research shows that with just 3×5-minute sessions a week, you can expect to:

  • Improve your VO2max by 12% —in just 8 weeks
  • Reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes by 62%—and blood pressure by 5%
  • Burn more calories on a 15-minute CAROL ride than a 30-minute run

Find out more here

To ensure your safety, the rider requirements are:

  • Height: 4’7″ – 6’7″ / 140 cm – 200 cm
  • Max weight: 330 lbs / 150 kg

 

It is mainly for users 18+, but children can use the bike, too, as long as they’re tall enough to ride. Our guidance is that children 10+ can use the bike, with adult supervision, keeping in mind the recommendation is 60 minutes of exercise per week.

As with all exercise, riders with pre-existing health conditions or who are pregnant should get medical clearance from their GP.

 

CAROL Bike was developed with leading exercise researchers to deliver the shortest, most effective workouts. Our signature REHIT workout creates the most potent training stimulus with just 2×20-second sprints. It’s scientifically proven to deliver double the health and fitness benefits compared to normal exercise—in 10% of the time.

Reduced Exertion HIIT (REHIT) is an optimized form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that’s more effective than conventional exercise — with a much shorter time commitment. This helps you achieve maximum fitness in the minimum time.

CAROL is the only fitness equipment that makes it possible to do REHIT workouts at home. Find out more about the science of REHIT here.

Yes, CAROL Bike is designed to make it completely safe for you to achieve optimal fitness at home. Here’s how:

  • CAROL Bike comes with built-in safety algorithms, as well as a heart rate monitor, that will warn you — or even abort a ride — if anything abnormal is detected with your heart rate.
  • CAROL’s workouts have been carefully designed and tested to give you enough time to recover.

CAROL Bike is a commercial-grade bike that is strong enough to withstand the high forces of maximum intensity workouts, and the freewheel clutch lets you safely perform explosive sprints.

doesn’t matter if you’ve never worked out, haven’t worked out in 2 years, or workout every day. The bike will adapt to your level and push you to your max. The bike will continue to learn and ensure you are always getting a good workout.

Your CAROL Bike comes with a personalized dashboard with comprehensive performance metrics like your Fitness Score; so you can accurately track how your fitness is improving.

It also comes with a heart rate monitor to track your performance more accurately—capturing R-R intervals (small changes in the intervals between successive heartbeats) for HRV (heart rate variability) measurement.

CAROL stands for Cardiovascular Optimization Logic – our method to optimize and personalize cardio workouts, to make every moment mean more.

A safe user experience is of the utmost importance to us.

All users must, prior to carrying out any exercise on CAROL Bike, complete this short Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PARQ, see below) to ensure that the bike is used within the prescribed safety margins:

  • Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
  • Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
  • In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
  • Do you lose your balance because of dizziness, or do you ever lose consciousness?
  • Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
  • Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
  • Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

 

Each CAROL Bike rider is responsible for their own health.

If a rider answers Yes to any of the questions, we request that the rider seeks medical advice from a professional prior to using CAROL.

If a rider feels unwell when using CAROL, they must immediately cease use of CAROL and seek medical advice from a professional.

Body Analysis

InBody devices use direct segmental measurement bioelectrical impedance analysis (DSM-BIA) to precisely measure body composition by sending multiple electrical currents through the body, resulting in up to six different impedance readings for the trunk and each of the four limbs.

 

The innovative in-depth analysis of the InBody Test yields accurate results for body composition outputs, such as body fat mass, skeletal muscle mass, (segmental) lean body mass, and percent body fat.

Body water volume is closely related to fat free body mass. When fat free mass is subtracted from total weight, body fat mass remains.

People with artificial electrical implants such as a defibrillator or pacemaker are not recommended to take an InBody Test. The electrical currents of the InBody may disrupt the functionality of life-sustaining implants

Women who are on their menstrual cycle or are pregnant are not recommended to test as they may not obtain accurate results due to subtle changes in their hydration and body water levels.

 

Unfortunately, the InBody’s electrical currents are unable to flow through prosthetic limbs. The electrodes must come into contact with the body at all eight contact points: thumbs, palms, soles, and heels

Changes in body composition reflect body status, which may be affected by factors such as disease, nutrition, hydration, and medication. Accessories such as jewelry may interfere with the electrical conductivity. Improper posture will also affect test results. It is recommended to maintain the same testing conditions from test to test to produce high data reproducibility and comparability

The InBody Test lasts 45 seconds.

InBody recommends testing every 2-4 weeks.

If our FAQ does not respond all your questions, simply contact us and we would be happy to provide you with more information.