I’d like to share how I found out about The Electrical Muscle Stimulation Workout from BodyStreet and what I thought of my first EMS workout.
I’ve taken a hiatus from my workouts over the last 6-9 months, as I have been heavily focused on building my business and all the work that comes with that. In my downtime, I went to Thailand, spent time with family, and the played the occasional round of golf.
However, I have a trip to Peru in 21 days where I am taking a 4-day trek to Machu Picchu and eventually up to 16 000 feet on the Salkantay trail. So, I’ve been making incremental progress towards getting back into shape for the trek.
I renewed my membership to the gym a few weeks ago, and have been spending some time between the treadmill, rowing machine and some weights trying to get myself back in shape.
It always amazes me what it’s like to get back into working out after a few months away. The stretch feels excellent, and that feeling of being sore the next couple days is something I miss.
A few weeks ago, one of my other clients passed along a referral for a fitness center that uses EMS technology and is looking to grow a presence in the USA. The business is called BodyStreet, and they have a robust presence in Germany. She thought I could talk to them about developing the BodyStreet brand and their marketing channels in America, so I reached out.
I always like understanding the product or service of anyone I am going to do business with potentially, so I decided to book an appointment with my girlfriend to try out the exercise.
We scheduled a meeting to discuss preliminary brand development concepts, and at the end of the meeting, I was interested in the business and EMS. I always like understanding the product or service of anyone I am going to do business with potentially, so I decided to book an appointment with my girlfriend to try out the exercise.
I will be honest. I was a little nervous going into the workout. I have don’t some minor electrical stimulation as a part of physiotherapy but never have had my full body hooked up to the equipment and worked out.
There was this suit that we wore; it was a vest and shorts that had the electrodes on them. They sprayed the electrodes with water to help act as a conductor. The electrical muscle stimulation workout is set for 20 minutes, which I was happy about because I don’t like spending too much time working out these days.
They started us off slow, we would hold a squat position, and they would gradually start to increase the power in the machine. I was amazed, and how well it was tightening my muscles and the burn, I was receiving. Andrew, my trainer was asking me if I wanted to strength turned up or down and we eventually found a middle ground that was effectively contracting my muscles.
About 10 minutes in and every muscle in my body was feeling like I had been working out for 45 minutes. My legs, back, and shoulders were all feeling the effects of the different positions and the strength of the electrodes. I was sweating and counting the seconds down until the end.
Not going to lie, I was not expecting the workout to be as effective as it was. A day after and my body feels entirely worked out. I feel muscle groups that I didn’t even know I had. One of our trainers, Andrew, said that it takes about 6 weeks to start to see any significant differences.
Not going to lie, I was not expecting the electrical muscle stimulation workout to be as effective as it was. A day after and my body feels entirely worked out.
So Dana and I plan on going back until we take off to Peru, and now that I understand what the workout has done for me in my personal life, I am better equipped to help with any brand development and marketing they need, if we can come to an agreement on that.
I actually posted a video of our workout on my new Youtube Channel, where I will be posting videos to document the process of building a life that can help inspire and educate people. Feel free to go watch our workout over there. It may make you laugh./span>