Having a baby does put on the weight but I can’t really blame Paige anymore, I’m heavier now than after I had her and that’s down to me. I should exercise more, eat better, and stop making excuses, blah blah blah. I know all this, and even though I don’t feel quite myself in my more fuller body, I haven’t made the needed changes to my lifestyle. It’s on my To-Do List, right under sleep and above buying better fitting bras.
So I jumped at the opportunity of a free trial session at BODYTEC to try out 20 minutes of EMS training which is as effective as 3 x 90 minutes gym workout. BODYTEC uses EMS (electro muscle stimulation) training which builds muscle strength whilst fat content and weight are reduced.
It’s only 20 minutes a week which means time no longer has to be a factor when getting fit and losing weight.
I went to the Sunset Beach branch for my session which started with a brief chat about my medical history and fitness. Then off to the change rooms to strip down (you can’t wear underwear as it interferes with the impulse current) and put on the special training clothes which go under the suit.
A jacket, leg and arm straps are fitted and I was plugged in to the machine. Impulses are sent through this suit to stimulate your muscles. My trainer explained that each dial represents a different zone of the body and can be set at an intensity which I was comfortable with.
Once I got used to the feeling, over the next 20 minutes my trainer went through different movements which I made each round of impulses. You can feel your muscles work and half way in I was sweating and had the exercise high.
My session soon ended and I popped in the showers to freshen up before heading home. Over the next few days I felt the workout in my arms particularly, and also my bum, I have no doubt I would see results after a few sessions.
BODYTEC can help moms get back into shape quickly and since it’s only 20 minutes once a week it will be easier to find a babysitter. If dad is taking too long in the gym, he can go too, so he has more time to help out at home.
They have new moms start 4 weeks after normal delivery and 6 weeks after caesarean but any exercise should be approved first by your doctor. If you are pregnant, you won’t be able to start until after the baby.
They offer trial sessions for R195 and I would recommend you try it out, even if just for the experience, as you never know it might be right for you. BODYTEC have branches nationwide and you can find contact details and more info on their website.
If you have tried it, please leave a comment letting me know what you think of it.