Strength Training After 30 and EMS

Why Strength Training is Essential After 30 (and how EMS can help!)

I moved to NYC when I was 23 and it was fun to go to happy hour, stay out until 2 am, and go to work the next day as part of “the routine”. By the time I reached my 30’s, staying in to watch Game of Thrones felt like a much more exciting (and liver-friendly) way to spend an evening.

Turning 30 can feel like a bit of a turning point. You might notice your metabolism slowing down, some white hair appear, a random ache here or there, and the realization that those all-nighters of your twenties don’t quite bounce back the same way. But fear not! This is the prime time to invest in your long-term health, and strength training is having a moment right now.

Here’s why strength training becomes even more important after 30, and how EMS fitness can be a game-changer for this age group:

Combating muscle decline:

After 30, our bodies naturally start to lose muscle mass. This can lead to decreased strength, balance issues, and a slower metabolism. Strength training works by challenging your muscles, forcing them to adapt and grow stronger. This can help counteract muscle loss and keep your body functioning at its best.

Building stronger bones:

Our bones also begin to lose density after age 30, increasing the risk of osteoporosis. Strength training helps to stimulate bone growth and increase bone mineral density, making them less susceptible to fracture. This is especially important for women, who are at a higher risk of osteoporosis later in life.

Beyond aesthetics:

Strength training isn’t just about building big glutes (although that’s a perk!). It can improve your posture, reduce your risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, and even boost your mood and cognitive function. Stronger muscles also mean better everyday functionality, from carrying groceries to keeping up with the kids.

Intro to EMS fitness

Now, let’s talk about EMS workouts: This innovative training method uses gentle electrical impulses to activate your muscles, causing them to contract and work harder than they would during a traditional workout. This is a fantastic option for people over 30 for several reasons:

Low impact: EMS workouts use low-impact movements, making it ideal for those with joint pain or injuries that might limit traditional weight training.

Time-efficient workouts:  EMS workouts are shorter than traditional strength training sessions (20 minutes!) but deliver comparable results based on many research studies. This is perfect for busy schedules, new moms, and those that prefer to spend their free time enjoying this hot California Summer.

Targeted training: EMS fitness allows you to target specific muscle groups, which can be helpful for addressing imbalances or focusing on areas that need extra attention. For example, activating the glutes can help with lower back problems, especially if caused by an imbalance in the hamstrings and lower back.

Increased motivation:  Feeling the direct muscle stimulation can be a great motivator, providing immediate feedback on your effort and helping you push yourself further. Not to mention you’ll have an EMS certified personal trainer guiding you through the workout.

Get started with EMS fitness:

Strength training after 30 is an investment in your future health and well-being. With its low impact, time-efficiency, and targeted approach, EMS is a fantastic option for busy adults looking to reap the benefits of strength training. 

We hope to see you soon at our flagship Newport Beach studio: 

419 E 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA, 92627.

If you want to try EMS, please book an intro session at our Newport Beach studio or contact us at We also offer at-home EMS personal training in Los Angeles and San Diego.


Managing Director


EMS Intro