Now I am a bit of a doubting Debbie, I always need proof to believe what people say. Not unlike Aladdin when he was told that a blue genie could come out of an old lamp provide him 3 wishes, I myself was quite dubious when the well know Talwalkers gym shared their promise with the MissMalini team that with only 20 minutes of mild exercise a week using their special machine and food products, you could shed pounds and look amazing #toogoodtobetrue right? Chal-lenge accepted!
I arrived at Talwalkars and was greeted by the warm and friendly team of personal trainers and a nutritionist. As I got weighed and wandered into the change room I began to wonder what I had gotten myself into…what kind of gym system could really deliver this kind of result?! Then I was handed a black bag with my “workout gear” in it.
Intrigued, I reached in an pulled out what appeared to be a black cotton wetsuit…I squeezed into it and the mirror revealed a svelte navy seal-like silhouette (selfie included because really there are no words!). When I emerged shyly from the fitting room with the modesty preserving bathrobe provided to me, I was taken into the workout room and promptly strapped in to what looked like a black life vest. The vest was then plugged into a svelte silver machine from Germany (to match my wet suit of course) called an EMS (Electro Muscle Stimulation) Machine which is part of the Nuform program at Talwalkars. It was at this point that it really sunk in what was about to happen!
The trainer saw my moment of doubt and immediately covered all the information about the ma-chine, how it works, and the whole process. She patiently answered all of my many questions:
Q: Why is this vest wet?
A: because it helps to conduct the electrical impulse
Q: is it sweat?
A: no it’s water from a spray bottle that gets applied each time.
Q: has this workout gear ever been warn by anyone else?
A: no each outfit is gifted to the client from Talwalkars and you take it home each time to wash and bring it back with you the next time, in the end you keep it.
Q: Will the electrical impulses hurt?!
A: no it will feel like a tingling sensation at fist and then a vibrating or pulsing sensation.
With a sigh of relief I was ready to begin. I did 10 minutes of the muscle training program and 10 minutes of the cellulose cardio program, very little exertion needed. After the work out I met with the nutritionist from the Reduce part of the Transform program who analyzed my lifestyle and devised personal nutritional plan for the week to add to my existing diet. I left with a bag of goodies each session including delicious drinks and smoothies as well as snacks, main courses and my favorite, dessert!
After two 20 minute, low intensity sessions in 2 weeks and adding a few of the nutritional prod-ucts to my existing diet, I did actually feel leaner and healthier! Now there’s no room to doubt even for me, this routine does as promised and starts to get you fitter. Unlike most weight loss products it does involve the behavior change of starting to exercise once a week and beginning to replace unhealthy foods in your life with nutritionally balanced food that keeps you fuller long-er.
With decreased activity and the yummy comfort food in monsoons, now is the perfect time to give it a try, and don’t worry, with their new home care system, if you can’t come to them, they can come to you! The home care system is said to be super popular with their fitness focused celebrity clientele but shhh of course we can’t say who they are!