Ready to see some shocking results?
Move over F45! There's a new kid on the group fitness block. Say hello to Shock Therapy Fitness. And in case you're wondering it is EXACTLY as the name suggests, you literally get electric shocks while you work out! Now before you dash off and grab your shoes because, fun, let's break down the "what", "how" and the "WHY".
The shock part of the fitness class refers to Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS), a low frequency electric impulses which cause the skeletal muscles to contract and relax on impulse. The website states "By combining EMS with classic strength training methods, we create an advanced, full body workout that produces maximum results in the shortest period of time". Cool, cool, cool 😳 How do you shock someone while they workout? Asking for a friend 😜 You have to wear special undergarments called Powersuits (which you can rent or purchase) which have inbuilt electrodes the shocks travel through...when you wet the electrodes with water. Sooooooooooooo, you workout wearing wet undergarments that other people have worn while you get electric shocks? HmmmmmmKay. At $55 per 30 minute session this is at the high end of group fitness classes. For those on a budget you could do jumping jacks in the shower while blow-drying your hair 🤷♀️ JOKING! Do not try this at home!
This feels like a hard sell. And my why is less of a why would anyone want to do that and more of a why would someone think that this is an excellent business idea they should pursue! I mean people, cardio is HARDIO enough! You don't need to be electrocuted while you're wearing someone else bodily fluids 🤢🤮 It's a hard NO for me!
If you've tried Shock Therapy Fitness or another crazy fitness trend let me know in the comments below.