ELLENESS

Ever wished you could get a full ab work­out while do­ing ab­so­lutely noth­ing? Meet EMSculpt.

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The best health and fit­ness in­tel.

WHAT IS IT? EMSculpt is a new body-con­tour­ing de­vice that uses high-in­ten­sity fo­cused elec­tro­mag­netic en­ergy to con­tract mus­cles 20,000 times over the course of a sin­gle 30-minute ses­sion. It’s cur­rently ap­proved for use on the ab­dom­i­nals and but­tocks.

WHAT’S SPE­CIAL ABOUT IT? It’s the only de­vice that both re­duces fat and builds mus­cle—by 19 per­cent and 16 per­cent, re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to in­de­pen­dent stud­ies. Re­sults aren’t just aes­thetic: Dr. Trevor Born, a Toronto-based cos­metic sur­geon, has been us­ing EMSculpt at his prac­tice to help strengthen ab­dom­i­nal mus­cles in pa­tients with chronic back pain caused by core in­sta­bil­ity and to treat chronic ham­string in­flam­ma­tion in long-dis­tance run­ners by im­prov­ing but­tocks strength. “It’s a whole new par­a­digm of body shap­ing and con­tour­ing,” says Born. CAN’T I JUST GO TO THE GYM AND DO A BUNCH OF SIT-UPS? No. The con­trac­tions cre­ated by the de­vice are supra­max­i­mal, mean­ing it ac­ti­vates mus­cles with an in­ten­sity you wouldn’t achieve on your own. The re­sult: toned abs in less time. WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW? There is no down­time, al­though you may feel tired, hungry and sore post­treat­ment be­cause you’ve just been through a gru­elling calo­rieblast­ing ex­pe­ri­ence (without break­ing a sweat). Ex­pect to feel stronger dur­ing your next work­out. (This won’t re­place them en­tirely—sorry!) WHAT WILL IT COST ME? Cost varies, but around $1,000 per treat­ment. Four treat­ments are re­quired over the span of two weeks. How long re­sults last de­pends on your life­style.

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