Staying safe and following CDC guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic means forgoing gym time and possibly personal training sessions too. But when it’s time for that socially distanced summer vacation, everyone still wants to look their best. Take a body-sculpting tip from our patients who are bikini-ready in the Hamptons. They have found the answer to staying toned without a single crunch or squat.
The secret is out – today’s muscle-building technologies are highly effective for creating firmer abs and butts. At Greenwich Medical Spa, we’ve been performing noninvasive fat reduction treatments for a decade, and we’ve been thrilled with two new treatments that have added muscle toning to our body-sculpting offerings.
Emsculpt uses High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology to cause quick muscle contractions to work your muscles harder than any workout could, increasing the number and size of muscle fibers for a more toned and lifted appearance. Emsculpt also speeds up your metabolism during treatment to burn off some fat cells.
The latest treatment from the makers of CoolSculpting, CoolTone uses Magnetic Muscle Stimulation technology, which sends energy into the muscle layer to cause supramaximal contractions that strengthen muscle fibers and increase muscle mass.
Both Emsculpt and CoolTone are used to help patients achieve six-pack abs or a more lifted butt. Treatments take about 30 minutes, and you come in twice a week during your initial series, which is a lot less than you would need to go to the gym. But each Emsculpt or CoolTone treatment is equivalent to doing 20,000 crunches or squats, just without breaking a sweat. And that is something you could never achieve in one workout.
The effectiveness of these muscle-building treatments has made them a popular solution to the gym-less COVID lifestyle. And they offer fast results just in time for your beach vacation.
Of course, you can still work out if you want to. Getting outside for a run can be a great way to relieve stress during this challenging time!