How long does it take to see results with EMS?

How long does it take to see results with EMS?

In this article we’ll delve into the intricacies of WB-EMS and explore the time frame you should expect before witnessing tangible outcomes.

Understanding WB-EMS:

Before we dive into the time it takes to see results, let’s understand the basics of WB-EMS. This training method involves the use of electrical impulses to stimulate muscles throughout the body simultaneously. EMS fitness engages a higher percentage of muscle fibers compared to traditional workouts, leading to increased strength, muscle mass, and potentially accelerated fat loss. To learn more about fat loss and what role EMS plays please refer to a recent blog here, and a previous one here.

Factors Influencing Results:

Several factors come into play when determining how long it takes to see results from WB-EMS:

Frequency of Sessions:

The number of EMS workouts per week plays a crucial role. Consistency is key, and regular sessions can expedite results. Most EMS experts recommend at least two sessions per week to witness noticeable changes.


The intensity of each WB-EMS session matters. It is not just about the frequency of the stimulation but also the time under stimulation, but it’s crucial to strike a balance to avoid overtraining.

Individual Fitness Level:

An individual’s starting point in terms of fitness is a significant factor. Those who are relatively new to fitness might experience quicker results compared to seasoned athletes who are already close to their peak performance. This is where exercise technique and selection play a bigger role.

Nutrition and Lifestyle:

As we’ve mentioned in our blogs about weight loss, EMS workouts are just part of a larger equation. Results are not solely dependent on the WB-EMS sessions. A well-balanced diet, proper hydration, and sufficient rest are equally important contributors. Lifestyle choices can either enhance or impede progress.

Expected Timeframe:

While the rate at which individuals see results can vary, a general timeframe for noticing changes from WB-EMS ranges from a few weeks to a couple of months. Here’s a breakdown:

First Few Weeks:

  • Improved muscle activation and endurance.
  • Enhanced muscle tone and definition.

Around One Month:

  • Noticeable strength gains.
  • Some individuals may start experiencing changes in body composition, such as reduced fat and increased muscle mass.

Two to Three Months:

  • Substantial improvements in strength and endurance.
  • Visible changes in muscle definition and body composition.

It’s important to note that individual responses can differ, and patience is key. Monitoring progress, adjusting intensity, and maintaining a holistic approach to health and fitness contribute to sustained results.

At Bodybuzz, we take measurements every 8 sessions to track progress. Since we started taking measurements, 100% of our clients have seen body composition improvements in their first month of training with us.

If you want to learn more about EMS, book a free consultation with me here: You can also make an appointment to book an intro session at our Costa Mesa studio.


Director of Education and Technology


Bodybuzz combines Certified Personal Training with Electrical Muscle Stimulation, giving your body a deeper, safer, and more effective workout. 20 minutes twice a week is all it takes!

Our personal trainers will guide you through a custom EMS workout designed specifically for you. Whether you’re looking to build strength, lose weight, get toned, or recover from an injury or illness, we offer a safe, low-impact solution to help get you there.

EMS has now been FDA-cleared for use in the US and we are proud to be one of the first companies to introduce this technology. This full-body workout uses a special muscle stimulating suit that sends low-level impulses to your major muscle groups to trigger muscle contractions. It’s a unique sensation that is painless and invigorating. EMS workouts are designed to achieve optimal conditioning, burn fat, develop strength, build muscle, tighten skin, combat cellulite, jump-start your metabolism, and restore your body’s natural balance.