5 ways to get fit and slim in half the time

5 ways to get fit and slim in half the time

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By Candice Jackson | 29th January 2015

Whether you live a busy life, are time poor or have just realised you haven’t been working on that bikini body you promised to yourself as a New Year’s resolution almost a month ago… Get a head start now with these body sculpting options in Brisbane, which promise to get you fit fast and lose fat, stat.

Here are 5 ways to get fit fast and slim down in half the time, in no particular order:

1. Xbody EMS Fitness Training

X body, Newstead

Xbody, Newstead

It’s not everyday you would consider a fitness training method that requires you to willingly use low frequency currents or Electrical Muscle Stimulus (EMS) to stimulate muscle contractions - but it works. Xbody, in Newstead, offers a fast and effective 20-minute one-on-one training program that can train 90% of your body’s muscles. Speaking from experience, this 20-minute session in one of their special suits works you hard, with an estimated ability of burning up to 500 calories each session. Check out our earlier story here.

P 1300 XBODY (1300 9269)

2.  Vanquish

Vanquish at Skin Revision

Vanquish at Skin Revision

Hugely popular in the USA, Vanquish has been featured on Dr. Oz, E!, The View and The Doctors, with the non-invasive body contouring machine beginning to already shrink Brisbane waistlines exclusively at Skin Revision, Chermside. Client’s can get fit fast and lose inches from their waists and love handles without dieting, exercise, or surgery in 4 thirty minute sessions, according to Dr Turner, the Skin Revision Director.

P 3350 5447

3. Hypoxi



Weight loss is unique for every individual and every body shape, which is why Hypoxi have created multiple machines and methods to target stubborn fat, problem areas and/or cellulite in a non-invasive and pain free environment. The Hypoxi machines add vacuum and compression for a simple 30-minute workout to ensure you get fit fast, to become slimmer and smoother. Hypoxi also claims to have the ability of reducing trouble areas by 30cm in just 12 sessions.

P 1300 HYPOXI (1300 497 694)

4. VelaShape

When has a fitness session ever been comparable to a relaxing warm deep tissue massage? As it turns out, VelaShape, offered at Ashgrove, claims to be just that! VelaShape uses a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) and infrared light energy, with a combination of vacuum and mechanical massage treatments.  In as few as four treatment sessions (ranging from 20 minutes), the vacuum and specifically designed heat rollers can increase metabolism and reduce fat cells and cellulite on thighs, buttocks, love handles and the abdomen.

P 3366 0608

5. Cool Sculpting

The Cool Sculpting treatment at The Skin Lab is in no way a substitute for liposuction, nor a way to treat obesity or lose weight; it is for those who are relatively fit and close to their ideal weight, but have a few problem areas that don’t seem to budge despite exercise and a healthy diet. The one hour treatment uses controlled cooling through an applicator to reduce the thickness of fat cells, break them down and flush them from the body via the liver and kidneys.

P 3832 4370

If you’re still keen on getting on the traditional fitness path, have a read through our list of 2015’s ‘new black’ superfoods or Sally Brouwer’s seven tips for getting the most out of your workouts.

It is recommended that you consult with your Doctor before beginning any diet or exercise programs you are not previously familiar with.


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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