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Frequently Asked Questions

About OHM Fitness

What can I expect in my first OHM workout session?

If this is your first class, please try to arrive at least 15 minutes early.

When you come into OHM Fitness for your first class, you will be greeted by our wonderful Fitness Concierges and given a tour of the facilities. Once you are comfortable with the studio, you will be given your emPower Suit, instructions on how to put it on, and led to a private changing room.

After your suit is on, you will be set up by our expert trainers and given all the tools and information needed to get started on your first workout!

You will also store your belongings in a cubby that corresponds to the mat you chose for your workout and be given your battery. The battery is controlled by one of our coaches who will come up to you periodically throughout the class to check on your levels. Your coach will be able to adjust the suit intensity up or down in your arms, back, abs, glutes, or legs.

When the class begins you will see the workout you are doing on the screens in front and behind you displayed and our coaches will help ensure you are doing each workout correctly.

You will then go through the green (warm-up) to the red (peak) and down to the blue (cooldown) period, all in 25 fun-fueled minutes!

After the workout, we will give you one of our ice-cold peppermint towels and you will head back to the changing room (where you could use the Red Light Therapy if you opted for it).

The workout is only 25 minutes long, so expect to be with us for 45-60 minutes in total.

How many classes a week should I take?

We recommend you do three classes a week for maximum effects, we recommend against more than three classes a week (unless the 4th class is a yoga class). However, you will see benefits from as little as one class a week.

What should I expect during the free week?

When you sign up for your free week with OHM Fitness, you will get to experience everything that OHM Fitness has to offer. 

You will have access to our variety of programming and are encouraged to sign up for each of our three group classes: Sweat & Sculpt, Strong Vibrations, and Stretch & Flow. This will give you the chance to experience each of the different modalities of our emPower Suit as well as our variety of movement patterns. 

Additionally, you will have access to our Red Light Therapy room and will receive a complimentary Styku Body Scan. Signing up for our free week also gives you access to member-only exclusive discounts within the studio. 

What is the significance of your lighting?

At the beginning of the workout, you will see green lighting and hear more calm music, because this is our warm-up period.

As the lights change and the music amps up you will go into the red lighting which is the peak of the workout (the intensity of both the exercises and the suit will hit its peak here).

Then after this peak, things will calm down in intensity again and you will eventually be brought into the cool-down period of blue lighting and more soothing music.

How long does the OHM workout take?

From start to finish, our OHM Fitness workouts are always 25 minutes and begin exactly at their starting time.

Please arrive on time, and if you wish to stretch a little extra before or after, then prepare to arrive early or stay late.

Where can I download the OHM app?

You can download it from the Apple App Store here.

You can download it from the Google Play Store here.

What classes do you offer?

Strong Vibrations is a strength-focused class that targets the whole body with varied movements in every class. This class provides the stimulus of resistance training and compound exercises that promote lean muscle growth & fat burning. You can expect to feel the results of a challenging high-intensity session in 25 minutes without the high impact, stress, and cortisol spike. The impulses in this class target fast-twitch muscle fibers.

Sculpt and Sweat is a 25-minute class that moves at a moderate to high tempo with a low-impact focus. This class is designed to promote optimal movement patterns, core strength, and mobility while getting the heart pumping. The impulses in this class promote muscle-sculpting cardio with a higher ratio of slow twitch muscle fibers.

Stretch and Flow is a hybrid vinyasa yoga-style class with a variety of intro yoga, mobility, varied movements, balance poses, and grounding work. The impulses in this class are like working out while getting a gentle massage that is creating more mind-muscle connection and activation. Don't be intimidated if you are new to yoga. This is your gateway to mobility and relaxation. Expect to feel like you hit the reset button.

What are your cancellation policies?

Classes

You have up until six (6) hours before class to cancel your reservation with no cancelation fees, if it is within six (6) hours of class it is a $25 fee.

Memberships

Please give us a 30-day notice of last payment. You can use facilities until membership expires.

EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation)

What is EMS?

EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) uses built-in electrodes in the emPower Suit to produce low-intensity electrical currents that mimic the natural electrical signals from the brain. These currents activate 90+ percent of surface and deep muscle tissue. The rapid contractions make a single 25-minute workout equivalent to a 2.5-3 hour high-impact gym session, delivering similar results in a fraction of the time without the wear and tear on joints, ligaments, and muscles.

What does it feel like?

The energy created by our emPower Suit is truly something you must feel to believe. The sensation feels like a tapping or tightening of your muscles, which can be increased or decreased at any time during the workout.

Can I use EMS if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

We recommend that someone who is pregnant, or breastfeeding, should not use our EMS technology.

Will training using EMS cause me to get sore?

If this is your first class or if you have pushed yourself in intensity, you will definitely feel some soreness. This will generally peak on the third day following the workout.

Typically, after your first few EMS sessions, you will feel like your body has completed a complete and rigorous workout. Soreness is common and very normal as your body is getting used to the EMS technology.

What is the history of EMS?

The earliest known use of electric muscle stimulation dates back thousands of years to the ancient Egyptians, followed by the Greeks and Romans. While the idea was explored in any number of fantastical ways since then, it was the 1960s before its time came. A reimagining.

Read more about EMS technology.

What are the benefits of EMS training?

You can get results faster in a 25-minute low-intensity workout without the wear and tear of HIIT routines. The emPower Suit generates electro pulses that engage up to 90% of all major muscle groups. EMS workouts have many benefits including:

  • Being suitable for any fitness level
  • Building lean muscle
  • Improving strength and flexibility
  • Increasing endurance
  • Burning excess fat
  • Toning and tightening
  • Not triggering damaging cortisol spikes that HIIT can
  • Having less impact on joints and ligaments
  • Reducing swelling and inflammation
  • Helping to strengthen muscles after injuries or surgery
Who is prohibited from the use of EMS?

We do not recommend the use of EMS technology if you have the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Pacemakers or other electronic medical devices
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Anyone under the age of 16

It is also not recommended for those with a predisposition to epileptic seizures or convulsions, infectious diseases, high fever, blood pressure-related illnesses, skin-related diseases, or those with metal body implants.

What should I bring with me to my EMS session?

When you come to an OHM Fitness workout, we just ask that you bring a bottle of water and a good attitude! We will provide the rest. If you have purchased your own emPower Suit, please bring that as well.

As with any other workout, pre-workout nutrition and eating is important to provide the energy needed during your workout. Learn more about pre-workout nutrition by viewing this VLOG from our Head Trainer, Jason.

Is it possible to be shocked during the EMS workout?

No, there is no possibility that you will be shocked during your OHM workout.

Should I warm up before using the emPower Suit?

Feel free to come early to do a little bit of warm-up if you want to. But, all of our classes begin with a short warm-up session included as part of the workout that helps activate the suit.

I have bad knees, shoulders, elbows / a bad back. Can I still do the OHM workout?

Yes, as long as you do not have any metal/pins in your body you can do the workout, and it should be beneficial to your injury (just let our coaches know about your injury so that they can give you substitutions for the exercises that may exacerbate your injury).

Can I use EMS if I have body piercings or metal in my body (plates, screws, etc.)?

Generally, metal and body piercings are not a problem as long as the pads in the emPower Suit are not placed directly on top of them. For other conditions such as hip or knee replacements, we would recommend against using the emPower Suit as the pads will be placed over these areas or come in close contact to them.

The emPower EMS Suit

Can anyone wear the emPower Suit?

We do not recommend the use of EMS technology if you have the following conditions:

  • Heart disease
  • Pacemakers or other electronic medical devices
  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Anyone under the age of 16

It is also not recommended for those with a predisposition to epileptic seizures or convulsions, infectious diseases, high fever, blood pressure-related illnesses, skin-related diseases, or those with metal body implants.

Is there a weight restriction on the emPower Suit?

No, there are no weight restrictions.

We have suits from XXS to XXL - The suits are at least one size smaller than normal clothing sizes (so if you usually wear XXXL you would be in an XXL suit). If we do not have your size we can custom order it.

Why am I not feeling the pulse in the emPower Suit?

Sometimes it takes a while for the emPower Suit to activate. The more you warm up and sweat the more quickly the suit begins to work, if you move around and it still does not activate, try splashing some water underneath the areas where the pads lay.

Does the electrical muscle stimulation hurt?

No! It will feel a little different than what you are used to, but it should not hurt.

Should I be concerned about reddening or skin irritations?

It is possible to have some skin reddening or irritation after a workout which is usually the result of increased blood circulation. It should go away on its own a few minutes after training. A stronger irritation can occur from excessive intensity, in which case you should use a lower intensity in the following workout.

How do I care for the emPower Suit? Can I wash the suit at home?

In-Studio

Step 1: Take off the suit and turn it right side out (OHM logo visible).

Step 2: Make sure the suit is zipped up.

Step 3: Fold the suit and put it into a laundry bag.

Step 4: Put suit into the laundry basket.

An OHM Fitness Team Member will take care of washing it from there!

 

At-Home

The EMPower suit is machine-washable.

  • Prior to washing, ensure that the suit is right side out (OHM logo visible).
  • Ensure that the Velcro strap is out of the loop and securely closed to prevent the hooks of the Velcro from damaging the suit.
  • Fold the suit to fit properly in the mesh laundry bag provided.
  • Use a mild, bleach-free detergent (i.e. high performance sports detergent or baby shampoo pH-level 6.5-7.0).
  • The emPower Suit must be washed on a regular wash cycle, not to exceed a spinning speed of 800 RPM, and in a water temperature of 86°F or below
  • The emPower Suit must be hung or placed flat to dry.

DO NOT:

  • Dry clean or clean chemically.
  • Bleach or use any fabric softener or fragrance enhancer.
  • Tumble Dry or wring out by hand.
  • Dry in direct sunlight.
  • Iron.
  • Hand scrub, hand wash, brush, or use any abrasive on the suit.
Do you offer money-back guarantees?

We offer a 30-day money-back guarantee.

What is the exchange policy on the suit?

Need a new size? Your warranty included with an active membership covers any size changes that are needed!

What is Red Light Therapy?

Red Light therapy uses low wavelength red light to improve your skin’s appearance, such as reducing wrinkles, scars, redness, and acne.

How does Red Light Therapy work?

Red Light Therapy works on the mitochondria in your body’s cells, which are like the cell’s power plants. With more energy, other cells can work more efficiently in repairing cells and boosting new cell growth.

What is the benefit of Red Light Therapy?
  • Promotes wound healing and tissue repair
  • Supports collagen production (anti-aging)
  • Reduces swelling and inflammation
  • Improves joint health
  • Increases melatonin (improves sleep)
  • Improves physical performance, muscle recovery, and energy levels

Click here to learn more!

Is it safe to look directly into the Red Light?

Yes, not only is it safe but it's encouraged! Looking into our Red Lights can actually improve declining eyesight.

Can I test out the Red Light Therapy?

Red Light Therapy is included in turn-up and peak memberships. You can try the body scan and red light therapy complementary.

Is there anyone who cannot do Red Light Therapy?

No, there are no restrictions on who can do Red Light Therapy.

Styku Body Scan

How accurate is the body scan?

The 3D body scan has 99% Measurement Reliability.

Is the scan safe to do while pregnant?

Yes, unlike some other scans, the Styku Body Scanner is safe to use while pregnant.

Does the scan require fasting or dietary restrictions?

No, it does not.

How long will the scan take?

The scan will take less than a minute.

What will the body scan show me?

The scan shows body fat ranking by age and gender, circumferences, consistent body composition readings, 3D visualizations and before/after renderings, visceral fat, gynoid fat and android fat. It also estimates BMR and daily expenditure and assesses risks of underlying conditions.

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