Studio X Gym: a 20min workout using EMS

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is hard nowadays. Managing our time schedule with work, personal hobbies, family-time and seeing friends can be very overwhelming (trust me I know!) and trying to add a workout plan can be the very last thing we want to do. This past weekend, I was invited to try out the very new and innovative training concept at Studio X Gym in Montreal. Their workout program uses EMS (electrical muscle stimulation) that allows us achieve a complete training program in only two 20min sessions per week.

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When I arrived at my personal training session, I got an explanation of how everything worked and got to change into the special gym clothes – how amazing does that electrode vest looks? I felt as if I was going on a special mission. By mimicking our nervous system, EMS sends electrical impulses to the deepest tissues of our body without affecting our joints. And it works for every type of workouts. This new form of training has been widely used in the medical field and professional athletes have been using this Health Canada approved program to improve their performance.

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After linking me up to a machine that controls the intensity of the electrical impulses, we did multiples series of exercises in 20 minutes (with small breaks included): squats, deadlifts, lunges, push-ups, rows, stretches and much more. I honestly did not expect my session to be that intense and to sweat that much (mind you, my trainer asked me what workout plan I was doing beforehand so he made sure to adjust my workout).

I normally go to the gym 3 times a week and do a traditional workout plan (with machines and weights). With EMS, you can target the exact same muscles and do either a more focus training or a full body workout. Whether it is to lose weight, increase your strength, be toner, improve your posture and enhance your core stability, Studio X Gym has you covered. Plus, EMS training is personalized to fit your goals: it will constantly adjust the intensity of the stimulation.

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No more weights, no more wait and no possibility of injuries due to bad posture or lifting too heavy weights… Studio X Gym has the solution and is one the first fitness centers to provide this form of training in North America – a concept that is already extremely popular in Europe. Make sure to check out their website and to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to have more information.

You can also get a free trial before July 16th! Don’t miss your chance 🙂

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41 Comments

  1. July 6, 2015 / 1:22 am

    Oh gosh this looks so awesome yet super interesting. I wish we had something similar here, never heard about it until now!

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 8:11 am

      It is amazing! My body is so sore, I am super impressed by this new training concept, it is so efficient and takes so little time!

  2. July 6, 2015 / 1:28 am

    That’s cool! I’ve always wanted to try EMS.

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 8:11 am

      You should try it out – it is so much fun! A really interesting new concept too 🙂

  3. Claire
    July 6, 2015 / 8:52 am

    that looks so cool ! going check their website 😀

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 9:36 am

      It really is! You have a bit more information about them on their website and if you have any questions, you can contact them 🙂

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 9:37 am

      Yes! I never heard about it either even if it is really popular in Europe. It is such a great way of working out and it takes only 20 minutes!

  4. Diana
    July 6, 2015 / 9:26 am

    :O it looks so intense, i didnt know that it existed. thanks for sharing with us!

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 9:43 am

      You’re welcome! It is really intense, really like a normal workout except you don’t have to lift any weights, wait for machines and it only takes 20 minutes 🙂

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 2:20 pm

      Thank you! It was such a great experience 🙂

  5. July 6, 2015 / 3:35 pm

    Now I wished I lived in canada!

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 3:58 pm

      It is actually super popular in Europe! It just started in North America 🙂

  6. Émilie L.
    July 6, 2015 / 4:18 pm

    ca a tlmt lair le fun!!! ils sont ou a mtl?

    • Arielle
      July 6, 2015 / 4:24 pm

      À Ville Saint-Laurent! Près de l’aéroport, ils ont leur adresse sur leur site web 🙂

  7. July 6, 2015 / 11:28 pm

    Such an interesting concept! Wish we had this in HK too!

    • Arielle
      July 7, 2015 / 7:32 am

      Yes, it is pretty innovative! I have never heard about it before, I’m really happy I tried it out 🙂

    • Arielle
      July 7, 2015 / 2:46 pm

      Thank you! I will check out your post 🙂

    • Arielle
      July 7, 2015 / 2:47 pm

      Thank you, you are so sweet! Heading to your post right now 🙂

  8. July 7, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Arielle! I genuinely love your site! Like you, Im about to finish my B.A. in Comm Studies and would love to pursue blogging. Would really appreciate your help and support! maybe we can collaborate on something someday. 🙂 keep inspiring!

    • Arielle
      July 7, 2015 / 2:51 pm

      Thank you! I am sure you will pursue your dreams – I wish you the best with your bachelor degree! I remember how fun it was when I was in uni but I am also glad I finished it haha

      • July 7, 2015 / 2:53 pm

        Cant wait to finish and start my career! what kind of collaborations do you do? Just trying to get my site out there. 🙂 thanks for the support!

        • Arielle
          July 7, 2015 / 2:58 pm

          You’re welcome! As of now I do collabs with businesses (fashion, food, beauty and lifestyle) 🙂

          • July 7, 2015 / 2:59 pm

            hope to do collars with you someday! 🙂 thanks again!

            • Arielle
              July 7, 2015 / 3:01 pm

              Yes that would be lovely! For the next few months, my schedule is super hectic but when it will calm down I will let you know 🙂

    • Arielle
      July 8, 2015 / 6:20 pm

      Thank you! Heading over to your blog right now 🙂

  9. July 8, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Love your blog so much, definitely one of my inspirations!

    • Arielle
      July 9, 2015 / 8:04 am

      Oh wow thank you, you are the sweetest! <3

    • Arielle
      July 10, 2015 / 6:39 am

      The workout is personalized so mine was pretty intense since I already workout 3 times a week at a normal gym! But it is so much fun 🙂

  10. July 12, 2015 / 3:41 pm

    I’ve tried and failed so many times to stick to a workout routine but I could never do it . Mostly because It’s very hard for me to be motivated . so My question is : How do you motivate yourself to work out ?

    • Arielle
      July 12, 2015 / 5:10 pm

      I usually would go with my friends or gym buddies, it is easier when all of us motivate ourselves to go to the gym together! I also paid for a membership so it forced me to go since I paid, and I also did a working out playlist that motivates me to go 🙂

  11. July 20, 2015 / 8:26 am

    This looks really intense!!! Love it!!!

    • Arielle
      July 20, 2015 / 11:30 am

      Thank you! It was pretty intense, I was so sore the next few days haha but definitely worth it 🙂

  12. August 9, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    That’s so neat! I think I saw that (or something similar) at canfitpro last year.

    • Arielle
      August 9, 2015 / 7:40 pm

      Yeah, it is becoming more and more popular nowadays! It is super fun 🙂

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