Here at bazaar, we love trying out new experiences to share with our dear readers. A lot of these experiences include incredible food tastings, meeting new people, and most recently literally getting shocked into shape at 20 Seven Fitness Studio to try out the latest in fitness: Vision Body Training.
As an already avid and practicing Miha Bodytec EMS-er (Electrical Muscle Stimulation fitness training), I’ve learned and do believe that EMS does wonders for your fitness, health and muscle integrity when practiced with professional trainers. I’ve been practicing for almost two years, alongside regular cardio sessions at the gym, so the real question, however, is how Vision Body Training could change or enhance my fitness routine. So, on a balmy afternoon, I made my way to the studio at The View building in Salmiya, for a trial.
I show up, and I’m presented with a full body suit, complete with built in pads, to squeeze myself into. The high-tech suit is made of Silver flex 7 material, commonly used in aerospace technology. The material that allows you to flexibly move around, with high energy and conductivity. More importantly, it is an intelligent suit that is capable of reading your state of muscles, and delivering you with pulses in the most optimal and precise time for more intensity during the workout while still avoiding injury. No, this is not some Sci-Fi film people, this is real fitness technology!
The suit is comfortable, and I can easily walk around in it. I then asked where I’ll be hooked up, as is the usual case with Miha Bodytec EMS training, where you are strapped on with various pads and wires that hook up to the main machine that delivers you with that tingly sensation in bursts. To my surprise, the trainers told me that there are no wires, no extra pads, and I just needed to jog in place for a few minutes to warm up. With Vision Body Power Training, the regular impulses are delivered wirelessly utilizing Bluetooth technology. The trainers explained to me that my suit will receive data from the program they are using, and that it disperses pulses throughout the body facilitating efficient training and recovery, all in one workout. The wearable tech I have on maximizes my workout gains by actually targeting the muscle groups by safely activating them. I felt this sensation in particular progressively change throughout the workout. Regular moves like burpees, push-ups and even sit ups felt much more intense, as my muscles were contracting at a higher frequency. The way this happens boggled my mind further, as all of these controls sent from the trainer’s device are delivered by the little, power box attached to my suit that is tuned so effectively and precisely like a Swiss watch, it functions with two processors that constantly monitor one another for maximum safety and efficiency during the workout.
The other magical thing about Vision Body Power training is that it is perfectly suited for group training, allowing up to 8 participants in a single session. I was working out with 5 other amazing women at the studio, and we all enjoyed this added motivator! At the moment, Vision Body Training is the only Power Driven Training System in the world that allows you to train in groups. Our trainers informed us that we can soon take our EMS sessions to the outside world, where we can run on the beach, do group classes, and so much more!
Why I love Vision Body Training? It gave me an amped up version of what I enjoy so much about EMS. If anything I felt the combination of low and medium frequencies of impulses reaching more muscle groups in my body than ever before! The post-workout soreness proves it all, I could barely move my legs for three days, and my abs were so tense as well! 20 minutes of EMS, and even 20 mins of Vision Body Training are as effective as a 4-hour training session at the gym. Believe me when I say that the sore-ness you feel is VERY real, and it’s such an amazing, addictive feeling.
20 Seven Fitness Studios is located in The View Mall in Salmiya. For more information, please visit the website www.20-seven.com, call 9889 8744 or 2205 3327. Follow them on Instagram @20sevenKw for the latest updates!