The year is 2020, and while we’re not time travelling or able to buy a flying car quite yet, exercise science has at least advanced enough to where squats and crunches are almost a thing of the past…
by Luzie-Selene Lonsdale, Clinic Manager, Body Catalyst Hawthorn
It seems that everyone from Kim Kardashian to Simon Cowell are turning to Functional Magnetic Stimulation (FMS) to build their abs and glutes without stepping foot in a gym. If you hadn’t heard of this magical development by now, you’re welcome!
So, how does it work? Essentially, paddles are placed on an area of the body that you want to tone and define. These paddles emit magnetic energy which triggers strong, supramaximal muscle contractions. These contractions far exceed what we are able to achieve via a workout, and because the energy is delivered directly to the muscle, the brain and sensory nerves are bypassed. This means it’s painless and requires no effort! In six to ten 30-minute sessions you can build a six pack, or give yourself a non-surgical butt lift. Sounds too good to be true, right?
FMS lifts and firms the treated area, giving results that are not accessible via a normal workout regimen. Results are visible as soon as 2 weeks following the last session, and continue to improve for up to 8 weeks following your treatments. Those with an active lifestyle or an athletic background will see results sooner due to muscle memory.
FMS machines can differ in the amount of energy they deliver, which translates to the amount of muscle contractions produced in a session. This means that the results that the machines are capable of producing is also quite variable. Basically, you want to be careful that you are getting the most bang for your buck! The Tesla Former is currently the most powerful FMS machine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia, delivering up to 50, 000 contractions in a 30-minute session.
‘The TeslaFormer produces up to 50, 000 pulses per 30-minute session – that’s the equivalent of 50, 000 crunches or squats!*’
It gets even better! The TeslaFormer is a medical-grade technology that has functional benefits as well as aesthetic; it is something that is used by physiotherapists across Europe to treat anything from lower back pain, improving posture, to frozen shoulders, to urinary incontinence. All FMS technologies can help you build a six pack, but the Tesla Former will do it faster, and more effectively simply because it delivers more energy to the muscle, and produces more contractions. You will feel as strong as you look!
In clinical trials, FMS stimulation has been shown to:
- Increase abdominal muscles by 15% in eight sessions
- Decrease waist circumference by an average of 3cm
- Increase buttock muscles by 16%
- Reduce belly fat by up to 25% in four sessions
- Decrease abdominal wall separation significantly
What can be treated with the Tesla Former:
- Abdominal area: it’s a proven, non-surgical solution to abdominal wall separation!
- Glutes: reduces cellulite, and gives you a butt lift
- Front and back of the thighs, or even target your inner thighs
- Arms; tone and build your biceps or triceps
- Pelvic floor muscles; a proven solution to urinary incontinence!
- Muscle soreness, or areas requiring lymphatic drainage
- Areas with cellulite
The TeslaFormer is suitable for anyone wanting to burn fat, reduce cellulite, or increase muscle tone and quality. It can be used on any area of the body where you are wanting to build muscle and reduce fat, it is also an effective treatment for post-pregnancy abdominal separation (Diastasis Recti), even years after giving birth, and the TeslaChair is clinically proven to reduce urinary incontinence!
Book a consultation at Body Catalyst today to see if Functional Magnetic Stimulation can help you achieve your body goals.