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I tried an electric shock therapy workout -and it was one of the wildest experiences I've ever had in a workout

I tried an electric shock therapy workout -and it was one of the wildest experiences I've ever had in a workout

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The new Shock Therapy studio on the Upper East Side is New York's first group fitness with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS).

When I heard that New York City had opened up its first electric shock therapy training gym on the Upper East Side, I knew I had to give it a try.

When it comes to exercise crazes, I'm willing to try just about anything to get a fresh endorphin rush.

Yoga in a 95-degree room full of sweaty mouth-breathers? Sure. A marathon in the scorching tropics? Why not.

While shock therapy training technology has been available to the rich and famous for years, "Shock Therapy" is the first studio in the city offering group fitness classes with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) body suits.

Turns out, I was not prepared for the wild, pulsating world of full-body EMS workouts. Here's what the 30-minute electrocharged experience of a shock therapy workout is really like.

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