A new fitness center in Decatur, Ga., boasts a unique combination of technology and fitness to help members get in a full-body workout.
Body20 uses electron-muscle stimulation technology. Those working out at Body20 are given a base layer and a suit with the conductors to wear while they do low impact strength or cardio exercises.
“It’s a one-on-one training session with a personal trainer that guides our members through a customized one-on-program,” owner Marci Nessing told Decaturish. “With that super suit…it gives your body over 150 times more muscle contractions than a conventional workout, and we’re doing this all without the need to pick up a weight or use traditional gym equipment.”
Three to four people can work out at the same time with their personal trainers, and each station is equipped with a workout bench and device that allows trainers to adjust the EMS suit's intensity.
Members then work their way up in their workout program to meet their fitness goals and determine what how strong of a sensation they should feel with the suit. Body20 offers monthly memberships that range from four to eight sessions per month. The staff recommends a membership based on an individual’s fitness goals.
“It was something that I felt like anybody could experience the benefits of this type of workout,” Nessing said. “Fitness has been an integral part of my life [since I was] a child.”
The addition of the EMS suit means members can condense an hour-long workout into just 20 minutes.
Anyone can walk into Body20 and try a complimentary 12-minute demo session with a trainer.
“It’s a great sample of what those EMS impulses feel like on your muscles, the types of exercises that we do, the type of training and guidance that you get from those coaches in the space,” Tim Venderham, Nessing's business partner.
Venderham said the first time he tried the workout he was sore for several days but fell in love with the depth of the workout.
“I’ve always been finding a way, because I’m so busy with my corporate job, on how can I get a great workout but with less time,” Vanderham told Decaturish at the ribbon cutting. “When I found that I could get a deep workout, in 20 minutes work my entire body out with low impact, and then I felt the results and saw the results, it was awesome.”