Australia’s largest EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) personal training franchise company, SpeedFit, has opened its first location in the ACT, bringing its total number of open studios to 27.

SpeedFit was started in Perth in 2013 by Matej Varhalik who was inspired by his own use of EMS for injury rehabilitation. Since then, he and his team grew their presence in Australia’s west before expanding to the eastern seaboard in 2017.

The new SpeedFit studio in Kingston is a first for the ACT and will be owned and operated by local Canberra businesswoman and health enthusiast, Lanette Helene, who has spent the last 26 years working in the health space as a Pilates instructor and is the owner of seven Pilates studios across Canberra. 

 “I’ve always been passionate about utilising the latest and most effective forms of exercise. In 1995 I embraced Pilates and brought it to Australia’s capital. I built the only Pilates specialist registered training organisation in Canberra and trained many of the Pilates Instructors who now own their own studios or teach around Australia,” Helene said.

“SpeedFit is the future of fitness and after researching everything there was to know about EMS, I knew it was also my future. I am delighted to be opening the first SpeedFit studio in Canberra and I found the perfect location on the Kingston Foreshore, where locals can find their new home of fitness.”

Varhalik added, “It is a great thrill to see the SpeedFit brand expanding across Australia, especially during the challenges that have been presented by the pandemic. Based on my own personal experience with EMS, I have always been passionate about introducing more Australians to this way of training as it can have so many applications across a wide range of ages. I am pleased to be entering the ACT and am excited to have Lanette leading the way.”