Jessica lives a truly active lifestyle. Because of her passion for dance and wellbeing, she fell in love with the EMS training concept and opened her first BODYTEC® studio in 2013. She is now the studio owner of BODYTEC Tygervalley and Durbanville. Jessica started out as a personal trainer at BODYTEC City Bowl. “I had a dream and a goal to open my own studio and I guess the universe came together and made my dream come true for me,” she says.
The dynamic Capetonian says dancing is a form of creative expression for her. “Before I got in involved in the fitness world I was dance instructor. I taught jazz and salsa at a little dance studio and danced in the city's jazz clubs,” she recalls. “While you are dancing you forget about everything; all your worries, insecurities and problems just seem to be non-existent in that moment. You connect to your body and soul which is the best feeling.”
Keeping dance-fit is a priority. Jessica says her biggest training concern is exercising within her own body’s capacity and limits and avoiding injury. “I have learnt to listen to my body and be present and conscious of every movement while I train,” she says. “BODYTEC® helps to strengthen my body and increases my endurance so I can move freely and enjoy my dancing.”
Because there is no strain on your joints as you don’t use any weights during your workout, EMS is used by physiotherapists to rehabilitate and maintain and improve fitness levels while you heal. It’s an ideal solution for those with joint problems or back pain.
BODYTEC uses Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to achieve stronger, more intense muscle contractions than a voluntary exertion can achieve alone.
Your personal trainer can control each muscle group by adjusting the training intensity of the various muscle groups on the EMS device according to your individual goals.
During EMS training, 90% of muscles are activated simultaneously with each contraction.