You know what they say: summer bodies are made in the winter. But the struggle is real when the days are short and you’re pushed for time. Don’t worry, we get it.
What if we told you we’ve discovered the ultimate workout hack? That, thanks to a wonderful thing called EMS training, you can get fit in just 20 minutes a week. Yep, all it takes is 20 minutes of your precious time and you’ll be on the fast-track to a bangin’ bod—sounds awesome, right?
EMS training (short for Electro Muscle Stimulation) has taken Europe, Canada, Mexico, South Africa and Asia by storm, and now, it’s Auckland’s turn. Located in the heart of the CBD, boutique studio fu/nis is bringing revolutionary training to New Zealand.
Perfect for those who are too busy (guilty) or just want more time to themselves (don’t we all?), EMS training will help transform your bod in a measly 20 minutes. How so? EMS uses low-frequency electric impulses (incredible muscle buzzes that feel like a deep tissue massage) that contract and relax your muscles.
Wearing special EMS gear, fu/nis’ expert trainers will guide you through the exercises and make the time go super fast. The familiar yet effective movements are designed to strengthen your body and kick-start your metabolism while staying gentle on the ol’ joints. The full-body workout will have you doing the likes of squats, bicep curls and planks, while your muscles contract at a high intensity.
The results speak for themselves: in just one or two EMS 20-minute sessions per week, your body will noticeably tone and shape, you’ll increase endurance, and you’ll gain strength without pumping iron for hours on end—winning! This incredible technology is even used by super-human Usain Bolt and other pro athletes—apparently Madonna also loves it!
In fact, EMS has been praised for being more effective than conventional weight training. During just one training sesh, up to 90 per cent of the muscles are activated—including those deep-lying muscles you’d otherwise struggle to train. Take it from us, you’ll feel that muscle burn the following day!
Since opening six months ago, fu/nis has helped Aucklanders smash their goals. One of their regulars has dropped three (yep, three) dress sizes, while another happy fu/nis-goer lost 8kg in 12 weeks—and sustained it while on holiday. Another client is now the proud owner of a set abs after a month of training (jealous much?).
What’s more, the training is ideal for those with back pain and other injuries. Having a low impact on the joints, fu/nis’ clients rave about better posture, reduced back pain and increased energy. EMS can be complimentary to normal training and—rest assured—the trainers keep things interesting by switching things up and integrating new movements.
The workout is perfect for those who struggle to squeeze fitness into their schedules, or simply want time back in their day. Fu/nis’ inner-city location means you can dash in between meetings or on your lunch break.
All equipment is provided and there’s no need to lug sneakers in your handbag—you can do the movements barefoot. And while there are showers on site, due to the nature of the workout, you might get away without needing one—how convenient.
Open from Monday to Saturday, fu/nis is the answer to your exercise (or lack thereof) woes. Lock in a trial and experience it for yourself—your body will thank you for it.
Image credit: Kellie Blizard