FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS EMS TECHNOLOGY?
An acronym for Electrical Muscle Stimulation, EMS technology stimulates muscles to contract, delivering external impulses to produce involuntary contractions. It can allow you to burn fat faster and easier than traditional training programs. Just 20 minutes of EMS training can deliver the same benefits as 2-3 hours in a traditional gym. Don't believe us? Join We202 to experience it firsthand.
HOW IS EMS TRAINING DIFFERENT FROM TRADITIONAL TRAINING?
Prior to the concept of EMS, you’d have to spend hours upon hours on resistance training with heavy weights or other equipment and take on the risk of damaging your joints and tendons for years to come.
EMS uses electrical impulses instead of weights to create an ultra-low impact workout without the risks associated with heavy weights. While traditional (non-EMS) training at a regular gym can voluntarily stimulate 30% to 65% of muscle tissue, our EMS fitness system can involuntarily stimulate up to 95% of same muscle tissue.
DOES EMS HURT?
No. EMS isn’t painful at all. Our EMS system runs off a tiny, low voltage battery and low impulse frequency equipment. There is nothing plugged into a wall electrical outlet so you don’t have to worry about any discomfort. The buzzing sensation you may experience is similar to that of a physical therapy treatment.
IS EMS TRAINING SAFE?
The EMS square-shaped waveform has been scientifically proven to be safe and effective. While it’s recently started to enter the fitness world, the same electro muscular stimulation has been used for decades under FDA compliance by physicians, osteopaths, and chiropractors.
WHO CAN DO EMS TRAINING?
If you’re in reasonably good health and capable of working out, you can participate in EMS training. Whether you’re a professional athlete, senior citizen, everyday professional, stay-at-home mom, or anyone in between, you may reap the benefits of EMS.
We discourage EMS training if you wear any metal or pacemaker, are pregnant, or have been diagnosed with a condition like cardiovascular disease, cancer, neurological diseases, diabetes, epilepsy. It’s also best to avoid EMS workouts when you have been fighting a cold, the flu, a fever, or bacterial infection.
IS EMS TRAINING SAFE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
We do not recommend EMS training for pregnant women. However, it is extremely beneficial after giving birth as it can help you recover and get back into shape quickly.
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
The minimum age for using EMS is 16 and there is no maximum limit. Most of our members, however, range in age from 20-75 years old.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR THE WORKOUT?
We202 sells an EMS suit to each member at a reasonable cost. Our EMS suits are manufactured with a special anti-bacterial fabric for improved hygiene. In special circumstances, we can provide a rental studio suit that has been thoroughly washed and cleaned.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING ALONG FOR CLASS?
Bring your personal EMS suit if you have one, otherwise we can lend you a suit if you are coming in for your trial class. Men will not need to wear anything under their suit and women will just keep on their bottom undergarment which should be a thong to allows the pads on the suit to make full connection with your skin. You may bring a fresh towel if you would like to shower after your workout session and a bottle of water that you can refill at our studio as needed during the workout. We ask for you to arrive at least 10 minutes before class so you have enough time to change into your suit.
IS JUST 20 MINUTES ENOUGH FOR A WORKOUT?
For our We202 workouts, the timer is automatically set on the workout program on our app to switch off after 20 minutes. This is because 20 minutes is scientifically recommended for maximum results and safety. Since the electrical pulse penetrates deep into nearly 100% of muscle fiber in 10 major muscle groups during a WellfitEMS workout, a 20-minute EMS session is extremely efficient.
CAN I STAND STILL AND LET THE EQUIPMENT DO ALL THE WORK?
No. You have to perform simple movements for maximum results. These movements will be directed by your trainer and based on your unique fitness goals.
CAN I EAT BEFORE A CLASS?
You should not eat at least 1-1.5 hours before and one hour after your workout.
HOW MUCH TIME DO I NEED FOR MY FREE TRIAL SESSION?
Your first session is a comprehensive introduction to We202 and will take about 45 minutes. Before you begin class, one of our EMS trainers will greet you, review your health history, ask you to sign consent forms, and offer you a full body evaluation scan and results.
Next, they'll fit you into the EMS workout suit and you’ll participate in your first 20-minute workout, which will also include a 5-minute warm up and 5 minute post-workout recovery.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WORKOUT WITH We202?
While you may be tempted to overdo it at first, understand that more isn’t necessarily better. Most of our members work out twice a week, about every 72 hours. This is because it usually takes 48 hours for your body to fully recover after each class.
Some members may eventually go up to three times per week, while others space their workouts every four to five days.
Overtraining with EMS, just like overtraining with traditional methods, can cause the biochemical byproducts of muscles to breakdown in the bloodstream. As with everything, safety first. Drink plenty of water and give your muscles a chance to rest between workouts.
HOW LONG WOULD IT TAKE BEFORE I SEE RESULTS?
Our members usually report visible results after their 4th class. Remember, however, that results also depend on eating and nutrition habits outside the studio, your body weight, fat percentage, and other related health issues.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT WE202 WORKS?
Many of our members tell us that the proof is in the physical changes they notice. But at We202, we track your fitness progress with our Menla full body scan so we can quantify and measure your actual fitness results.
DO YOU OFFER POST-NATAL EMS CLASSES?
Yes, post-natal EMS classes are available to women six weeks after they’ve delivered. There are numerous studies that reveal EMS has positive effects on all connective tissue and skin structures that were stretched and overstretched during a pregnancy and delivery. In addition, we often notice a quick and effective recovery of the deep pelvic floor muscles counteracting the occasional postpartum incontinence and dyspareunia.
DO YOU HAVE SPECIAL EXERCISES FOR WOMEN?
Yes. There are exercises to help women meet their desired goals such as toned abs, a fuller buttocks, tighter pelvic floor, and relief from incontinence.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL CLASS FOR SENIORS?
We offer special classes for seniors to help improve their muscles, maintain muscle mass, and alleviate pain. Don’t forget that our EMS electrical muscle stimulation devices have been used for years in orthopedic rehab settings.
IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN'T JOIN WE202?
If you are facing any of these health conditions, We202 is not right for you at this time.
- Active medical implants (bladder stimulator, pacemaker, insulin pump, hip replacement)
- Pacemaker cardiac defibrillator (Use of the electrodes in the vicinity of the thorax can increase the risk of ventricular fibrillation)
- Severe heart, liver, or kidney conditions
- Abdominal wall hernia, inguinal hernia
- Arteriosclerosis in advanced stage
- Active blood clots, severe circulatory disorders, bleeding and Hemophilia
- Severe neurological disorders, epilepsy
- Tumor diseases, active metastatic tumor, tuberculosis
- Actual febrile diseases, acute bacterial or viral infections
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