Erica Manning shares the power of Electrical Muscle Stimulation therapy with locals by Marie Muir.
Erica Manning is making waves with Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) workouts at Strongvibe – her new fitness studio located at 147 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 4110 in Marietta’s Paper Mill Village. Strongvibe’s Grand Opening Celebration took place on Oct. 19 with food, giveaways, demos and wellness information from Clean Juice.
Unlike traditional strength training, EMS workouts combine mild electricity and low-impact exercise in short, 20-minute sessions. Participants wear a special suit with electrodes that deliver electrical impulses to muscles. As a result, Strongvibe clients gain muscle and reduce fat while alleviating pain.
Erica, a self-proclaimed fitness enthusiast, grew up in Smyrna and Woodstock and studied marketing and sports management at Georgia Southern University. She recalls struggling to exercise at a high-level after having kids and suffering from chronic tendonitis and a torn rotator cuff.
EMS workouts offered Erica an exciting solution – low-impact training with high impact results. After experiencing the positive results herself, she felt inspired to bring this empowering fitness technique to East Cobb.
Strongvibe members receive private sessions in a spacious, teal and navy-blue studio. While most people prefer one-on one training, Erica also offers joint sessions for competitive friends and married couples. Members can even reserve the studio between scheduled EMS workouts to use the available cardio and weight-lifting equipment.
All Strongvibers must complete a lifestyle questionnaire before their first EMS workout. Responses help inform personalized programs created by Erica to safely meet each client’s fitness goals.
For the workout, participants change into special attire and are suited with an EMS vest, belt and straps. Some people might be nervous, but EMS workout therapy has been safely used in the United States for decades.
“It feels like a hug,” says Erica, who practices her own EMS workouts twice weekly.
Pulses start as a tickle and build, body part by body part, based on client feedback. Erica instructs participants to contract their muscles while doing specific exercises as the EMS suit pulses. 20 minutes later, the EMS workout is complete.
Because EMS recruits three times the muscle fiber of a traditional training, members see muscle build faster than they could ever achieve otherwise. Like Erica, many Strongvibe clients share that EMS workouts alleviate pain in injured or imbalanced muscles and joints. Positive feedback from clients gets Erica out of bed and into the Strongvibe studio everyday.
“It’s all theoretical until you actually see it happen,” says Erica. “I’m now seeing the results from clients obtained during our soft opening and it’s been amazing! Notable results from clients include one who lost five pounds of body fat, one who gained five pounds of muscle and another who lost 10% visceral fat in their first month.”
Strongvibe is currently offering free introductory sessions and memberships at 25% discounted rate. Learn more and sign up by visiting www.strongvibefit.com. Check out their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/strongvibefit
Erica and her husband, Doug Manning, have three children: Ava Grace, 14, Emily, 12, and Ryan, 10. The Mannings moved to Hampton Farms’ River Hill neighborhood from Smyrna in 2020. They love hiking trails at Sope Creek and grabbing a bite to eat at Moxie Burger.