Why Choose BODYTEC?
Our SYMBIONT Smart Training System tracks live body metrics such as pulse, calories burned, heart rate variability and muscle activation throughout your training session in your personal Tec Suit. This innovation allows you to Track, Train and Transform your results.
BODYTEC has studios nationwide and you can train at any of them when travelling. Our National membership is FREE and convenient. No more excuses to interrupt your training routine due to travel.
All our training sessions are supervised by a qualified BODYTEC personal trainer who will assist you in reaching your physical goals. Progress measurements and nutritional advice are also available.
At BODYTEC our focus is full-body strength training by stimulating high-intensity muscle contractions of 10 seconds, followed by 5 seconds rest, using the medically certified SYMBIONT Smart Training System. EMS training allows up to 90% of muscles to be activated simultaneously, with the contractions reaching a much higher intensity than those done voluntarily. These impulses are combined with traditional low-impact exercises for an intense full-body workout.
Memberships & Pricing
At BODYTEC we are all about strength and convenience and have optimised our membership packages accordingly
Tec Suit Rental
(required in addition to BODYTEC membership)
Joining fee | R275
Optional Laundry Service* | R300 pm (* Available at select studios only. Excludes Tec Suit rental.)
You are required to adhere to a recovery period of at least 4 nights in-between sessions.
Flexible cancellation terms on monthly memberships. During 1st half of membership, a 30-day written notice and R1100 cancellation fee apply. During 2nd half of memberships, only a 30-day written notice is required, no cancellation fee.
EMS training is subject to certain contraindications. Please see more by clicking here.
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If you have any questions about EMS Training then please see the FAQs below.
For those of you who haven’t heard about it before, EMS training is a form of muscle stimulation using electric impulses that trigger various reactions in your body. The most common reaction is an intense and strong muscle contraction. At BODYTEC our focus is full-body strength training by stimulating high-intensity muscle contractions of 10 seconds, followed by 5 seconds rest, using the medically certified SYMBIONT Smart Training System. EMS training allows up to 90% of muscles to be activated simultaneously, with the contractions reaching a much higher intensity than those done voluntarily. These impulses are combined with traditional low-impact exercises for an intense full-body workout.
EMS strength training by BODYTEC is a full-body workout that doesn’t only target one specific muscle group at a time. During EMS training, up to 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously and the muscle contractions are of higher quality and more intense than a voluntary exertion can do alone. Compared to conventional weight training, EMS strength training activates deeper muscle groups which leads to better balance amongst the muscles in the body and increased core stability. READ MORE
Yes, EMS training imitates the natural principle of muscle contraction, which is a result of the interaction between the brain, the central nervous system and muscle tissue. BODYTEC uses a low-frequency stimulus to activate intense muscle contractions and your personal trainer will ensure that your individual training levels are an optimum fit for you. In comparison to other strength training, EMS training is known to be particularly gentle on joints.
We exclusively use the medically certified SYMBIONT Smart Training System from Germany.
However, certain medical conditions are known to be contraindications EMS training with BODYTEC is not recommended for the following conditions: (1) pregnancy; (2) pacemaker or other electrical implants; (3) acute illness, such as fever, viral infections or acute inflammatory processes. Medical consent may be necessary for some physical conditions. These should be discussed with your personal trainer before any training commences.
EMS training with BODYTEC has been scientifically proven to be effective for people of different age groups and different physical fitness levels. This means a performance athlete with many years of training experience can train next to a person who has been physically inactive for many years. However, certain medical conditions are known to be contraindications and EMS training with BODYTEC is not recommended in certain cases. See “Is EMS Training Safe?” (above). READ MORE
During BODYTEC EMS training, the majority of the major muscle groups are activated in each session, therefore one 20-minute training session per week is sufficient. In order to achieve the most effective results for muscular adaptation and physical functioning, your body needs time to rest and recover. Research shows that in EMS training, recovery and adaptation periods are significantly longer than for conventional weight and resistance training. During an initial 6-week adaptation period only one 20-minute EMS training session per week is allowed for optimal recovery. Once this is complete, BODYTEC members have the option to train twice a week provided that a minimum 4-night recovery period in between sessions is adhered to. READ MORE