Seriously, who has the time to work out every single day of the week? If you do, we take our hats of to you! But most of us just seem to have too much going on in our lives that we just cannot squeeze in a few minutes of cardio. We work 08:00 - 17:00 jobs, then face the challenge of beating the peak hour traffic. Once we have fought the chaos on the roads, we need to tackle the crowds at Woolies to shop for dinner. Get home, get settled, then get started on our second job - being domesticated, multitasking, superhuman beings!
Prepping dinner. Dishes after that. Getting the kids fed, bathed and sorted before bed time. Doing a little bit of housework. And if we're lucky, soak a little with a well-deserved bubble bath to help us unwind after a long day, even if it's for 10-minutes.
The bottom line is... by the time we've done everything we needed to do, run our errands, attended all our meetings and been Supermom or dad, we're exhausted and just have no motivation, time or energy to workout. It may seem like an endless cycle but believe it or not, it is still perfectly possible to get the body you have always wanted. All you need to do is set aside 20-minutes, once a week. That's it.
No, it's not a hoax and yes, all you need is 20-minutes... A WEEK! "How is it even possible" you may ask? Well, have you ever heard of Body20 and EMS? Body20 offers electro-muscular stimulation (EMS) which has been adapted to simulate the effects of physical exercise without the need for any physical resistance. And because a Body20 EMS workout produces 150 times more muscle contractions than the same time spent doing resistance training, a 20-minute session is equal to six hours spent doing conventional exercise. So, it definitely is one intense workout!
And that's not even the best part! This type of training is ideal for any age or level of fitness. Used by professionals and amateurs, electro-muscular stimulation will help you achieve your the body you have also wanted, whether you want to be slimmer, more-defined, free of unsightly cellulite deposits or want to gain some strength. To get your started, your personal trainer will perform an assessment and tailor a personalised programme based upon the results and your particular goals.
Body20 is about results and accountability. Weekly InBody body composition active progress evaluations will allow you to accurately track the results of the EMS workouts and monitor your progress throughout the Body20 training regime. And to further assist you on your fitness journey, Body20 nutritionists are available for fast and effective nutrition and lifestyle advice.
Benefits of EMS Training with Body20
Here's why you definitely need to consider doing EMS training:
Training is easy on the joints, reducing the chance of strain and injury
It corrects muscular imbalances
Strengthens core and abdominal muscles
Increases overall strength and endurance
Relieves back pain
20 minutes of EMS = 4 hours of conventional strength training
Increases muscle definition
Workouts are fully customisable to reach your fitness goals
Here's a hard and fast guide to the Hobart Grove Centre in Bryanston. We've intentionally left out some of the places so that you can tell us all about it... you know, to start a conversation instead of us telling you about stuff you might already know?
Eat At Hobart Grove Centre
Rockets Restaurant & Cocktail Bar
From pizza to prego rolls, Rockets Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is a top breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner spot completed with a drinks menu that will make a mixologist blush. We recommend you try out their Rocket wings served tapas style and washed down with silk panties... the drink, you weirdo. The vibe is relaxed and laid back and a great spot to start or end an evening. Oh, their salads are good too! In fact, it's so good that they opened a stand-alone "express" shop at Melrose Arch.
Great for first dates, solo eating marathons and all things tequila, Perron Bryanston is a rocking place to stuff your face with soft shell fish tacos (made in-house) and pork belly slow-cooked with chilli, lime and agave, and served with Mexican potatoes, re-fried beans, crema and tomatillo salsa verde. Do yourself a favour and go check them out if you haven't already... and if you have, why not go back and experience Perron all over again?
Every boot needs a heel and every shopping centre needs a steakhouse. The Hobart Grove Centre just so happens to have one of the top steakhouses in Johannesburg. Wombles Steakhouse is a family run business with Executive Chef Nesberth Nhabura at the kitchen's helm. It goes without saying that the house of Wombles is predominantly built on pillars of beef... and lots of it. With that said, don't expect them to serve ribs. Fair enough. What they do have is much more... satisfying. Patrons can expect different cuts of steak, beef stroganoff, steak tartare, gammon steak (yeah, it's not beef but it is steak), and a variety of sauces and side dishes (including pap).
Electro Muscle Stimulation, or EMS for short, is what BodyTec specialises in. How does it work? They suit you up in something called an electrode vest, causing muscles to contract as you do a fair amount of basic exercises such as lunges, standing crunches and bicep curls. BodyTec says that it's not a cheat code to lose weight or look good but a safe and quicker alternative to the gym we're used to. Why not check them out and decide if it's the right fitness fit for you?
The Urban Escape sisterhood (as they like to refer to themselves) offers a well-deserved escape into their relaxing world, far away from the hustle and bustle of big city life. All that matters in this safe space is self-love and me-time. They celebrate the beautiful and unique individual that you are. At Urban Escape visitors can expect experienced skincare, top-notch nail technicians, laser hair removal, and cappuccinos, cakes, popcorn and wine!
Do you want to know the secret behind almost every great hairdo in Bryanston? We're spilling the beans! With almost two decades of experience, Renaissance Hair has become a popular spot to get those luxurious locks on your head chopped. This unisex hair salon specialises in colouring and cutting, stocking top products and hair extensions.
Joburg is the sneaker capital of the world – sorry, Tokyo you’ll have to wait your turn on the throne. We want to introduce you to Sneaker Shack, the dudes who keep your favourite kicks in tip-top shape. Think of Sneaker Shack as a dry cleaner but for your shoes... except it's a lot cooler. Their prices are affordable and service great - our graphic designer collects sneaker so he can testify to their awesomeness.
Any top spots that you think we missed? Let us know below!
By Shawn Greyling
Get Into Shape With BODYTEC® Fitness Training!
What is BODYTEC®?
BODYTEC®, the original EMS training, fitness and all-round strength training solution, combines personal training with Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS), which enables clients to quickly, effectively and visibly reduce fat content, and improve core strength while gently defining muscles and increasing physical strength and endurance.
The BODYTEC® concept has been used by professional athletes and sports rehabilitation centres for decades. During each 20-minute personal trainer-supervised session, muscles are stimulated by electrodes connected to a training jacket. As physical strength and endurance increases with each session, muscles become gently defined, resulting in a toned, firm body and a lasting sense of well-being. There's no need to spend long hours at the gym when you can lose that extra weight with BODYTEC®!
To see what BODYTEC® is about, click hereto book yourself a trial.
Where You Can Find A BODYTEC® Studio
BODYTEC® studios in Gauteng are located in Atholl, Bryanston, Bedfordview, Centurion, Dainfern, , Greenside, Midrand, Rivonia, Rosebank, Ruimsig and Sandton. There are also studios located in Century City, Cape Town City Bowl, Durbanville, Gardens, Newlands, Seapoint, Steenberg, Sunset Beach as well as in Stellenbosch and Tygervalley, and in Umhlanga Ridge in Durban.