There can be very few people who have not, at some time, wished for a slimmer or more muscular appearance. In most cases, however, such aspirations tend to remain as mere wishes. Human beings can be very skilled in the art of avoidance and, for instance, despite being visibly overweight and clearly unfit, will invariably be able to supply a string of good reasons as to why joining a gym or adopting a diet is simply not feasible at the moment.
On the other hand, it is also true that many of those who have actually embarked on these routes have still failed to achieve their physical goals. While some of these failures may have been due to a lack of determination, most will have been the result of following an inappropriate programme.
Although all human beings share certain characteristics, each is a unique individual and, when it comes to fitness programmes, there are really no one-size-fits-all solutions. For this reason, the first step to getting fit should be a professional body consultation. By determining the extent to which a given individual’s physique and bodily composition may differ from the accepted norms, a personal trainer is better positioned to devise an exercise programme that is just right to meet the needs of that individual.
For this purpose, in addition to physical inspections, Body20 studios employ an innovative new technology known as Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA). Further examination is conducted by means of an electronic device that resembles a weighing machine and which is known as “InBody”. Far from merely measuring a person’s weight, in practice, the InBody apparatus is designed to determine the ratio of extracellular to total body water (ECW/TBW), the dry muscle mass, body fat and total bone mass.
This is not the only way in which Body20 studios make use of advanced technology. Armed with the findings of the body consultation, the trainer is able to compile a personalised exercise programme. This, however, will not consist of the circuit training provided in conventional gyms. Instead, it will make use of a process known as Electro-Muscular Stimulation (EMS).
Pulsed electrical current is applied via electrodes placed on the skin above the targeted muscles, causing them to contract with each pulse and simulating voluntary action. A controller allows the trainer to make the necessary adjustments for any given programme, which might be designed to achieve weight loss, cellulite reduction, toning or muscle building as required.
With five times the efficiency of conventional resistance training, an EMS programme requires just one 20-minute session per week, but includes round-the-clock support from Body20. A free demo and a body consultation could be a life-changer.