You might have heard about waist trainers on TV or seen the Kardashians gushing about how they owe their curves to their shapewear but have never been exactly sure what it is. If you’re completely new to the subject let’s rewind to the very beginning and explain the basics of waist training.
What Is Waist Training?
Put simply, a waist trainer is a type of high compression garment which is worn around the midsection. It’s designed to shape your body and the results can be instantaneous, giving you a sculpted look in a matter of minutes.
However, a good quality waist trainer does much more than provide a temporary boost. The majority are designed to deliberately make you sweat more while you work out, giving you better results with less exercise. By stimulating thermal activity within your core, every time you exercise it will be more effective and you’ll have the added benefit of improved posture too. If you ever thought hourglass curves were a fantasy, a waist trainer could be just what you need.
Of course, a good diet and exercise are important to help trim your waist but they’re even more effective when combined with a waist trainer. Put them all together and you’ll soon have a silhouette to die for.
Is Waist Training Right For Me?
If you’ve always been envious of Kim K’s curves, this is your chance to get a shapely new body. Wearing a waist trainer can help you stay focused on eating healthily and it’s an easy approach that anyone could follow.
It’s important to choose the right type of shape wear for your body; once you get used to the feel of your waist trainer you’ll find it’s more comfortable than a second skin. There’s lots to think about including the fit, material and style - but that’s what we’re here for. We’ve already helped tens of thousands of women discover sexy new curves and a slimmer waist and we’re ready to help you too.
Although it’s hard to believe until you try it for yourself, just wearing a waist trainer will see you drop dress sizes. Instantly. And even better, wearing a waist trainer will help you in the long term too, complementing your fitness regime and helping you to slim down.
If you’re still not sure whether waist trainers really work, just take a look at some of the before an after photos sent in by some of our customers. Waist training really does work!
"In love with my new waist trainer, not even had it a week and it’s working wonders... I’m over the moon with how it makes me feel!"
What Waist Trainer Should I Start With?
It’s important to choose the right type of shape wear for your body; once you get used to the feel of your waist trainer you’ll find it’s more comfortable than a second skin. There’s lots to think about including the fit, material and style - but that’s what we’re here for.
We’ve already helped tens of thousands of women discover sexy new curves and a slimmer waist and we’re ready to help you too.
The Everyday Trainer
The Everyday Trainer is perfect for women new to waist training. The stretchy spandex material keeps the stomach tight while allowing the skin to breathe.
The Latex Trainer
The Latex Trainer is perfect for women who have tried waist training before and would like a more restrictive trainer. The latex material keeps the stomach tight while promoting perspiration.
As this is our most supportive waist trainer, we also recommend the Latex Trainer for post-partum training
The Sweat Fitness Belt
Our Sweat Fitness Belt is perfect to use at the gym, while working out or doing your daily activities. The neoprene material encourages perspiration. This product is perfect for both women and men.
Getting The Sizing Right
The key to getting the very best results is getting the size right from the start. The importance of this cannot be over-emphasised.
You might be tempted to squeeze into the smallest size possible in the hope that you’ll end up with that tiny waist you’ve always wanted. However, if you’ve chosen a size that’s too small you’ll feel desperately uncomfortable and you won’t get those gorgeous smooth curves that you’ve seen elsewhere.
Trying On Your Waist Trainer
When you first try your waist trainer on it might seem like an uphill task but don’t give in; the more frequently you wear it the easier it will seem. Once you’ve done up the first hook the others can be fastened much more easily; it won’t take long before you barely need to think twice!
Starting at the bottom of your waist and moving upwards is often the easiest way as it gradually pulls you in, bit by bit. When it’s completely done up, the waist trainer should fit over your midsection very snugly without feeling painful.
If you’re new to the world of waist trainers, here’s what you can expect:
▪ It’s really difficult the first time! But fear not, as it does get easier
▪ You’ll only be able to wear your waist trainer for short periods at first
▪ You won’t be inclined to overeat
▪ You’ll find it hard to remember what life was like before you wore one!
Shapewear that’s too tight creates unwanted lumps and bumps and won’t be a flattering look. If in doubt, it’s better to size up than to wear a waist trainer that’s a bit of a squeeze.
Every piece of shapewear, from waist trainers to sweat fitness belts, has their own sizing guide. It’s always a good idea to check each individual product for the recommended measurements as it’s not uncommon for sizing to vary.
Using Your Waist Trainer
The best bit about waist trainers is that they can be used by anyone. No matter what your age, weight or fitness level is, a waist trainer will deliver results to all body types. Regardless of whether you want to shed some serious pounds or just tone up here and there, a waist trainer can help to slim, sculpt and tighten your midsection.
However, just because it’s accessible by anyone doesn’t mean you won’t need a little adjustment to get started. The compression of the waist trainer can take a while to get used to and your garment will need to be gently broken in too.
When you wear your waist trainer for the first time, it can be an unfamiliar feeling but one thing’s for sure, you’ll love how it looks! Because of this, you might be tempted to take the bull by the horns and just wear it all day long. After all, who wouldn’t want to lose 1-3 inches instantly and look slimmer and taller too?!
But no matter how much better your clothes fit, don’t make the mistake of doing too much, too soon. If you’ve never done any waist training before, it’s essential to start slowly.
The first time you wear your waist trainer, you may be taken aback by how it feels; the chances are you’ve never worn anything that’s designed to fit you this tightly. Start by doing it up on the loose setting. If you’re wondering where to start, the easiest way to fasten it up is by doing up the bottom hook and then working your way up. It might feel quite cumbersome at first but you’ll soon get much quicker - honestly!
Once it’s done up and in position, you may feel rather stiff; this is correct as this is how it keeps your midsection in position and your back straight. This is also why after approximately an hour it can start to feel uncomfortable. You’ll need to build up your strength to be able to wear your waist trainer for longer.
Remember: a waist trainer should never hurt or cause physical pain. If you ever experience this, the waist trainer should be removed instantly.
As you steadily increase the amount of time you’re wearing the waist trainer, you can split the sessions into two rather than one continuous period throughout the day. This can make it easier on your body. After no more than a couple of weeks you’ll probably be comfortable enough to wear your waist trainer all day long. We suggest a minimum of six hours to get the best results.
A waist trainer can help you to follow a healthy diet and exercise regularly; make sure you include a combination of cardio and strength exercises for the best results.
How to Look After Your Waist Trainer?
Waist trainers are extremely durable and long-lasting providing they’ve received the proper care during their lifetime. If you want your waist trainer to continue to deliver high compression, this is what you’ll need to do:
- Only hand wash your waist trainer using unscented detergent and using lukewarm water
- Do not put your waist trainer in a tumble dryer; always dry it flat. Do not use any other kind of heat on your waist trainer.
- Where possible, alternate two trainers rather than wearing the same one every day. This will increase its longevity by allowing them to rest between wears and be properly aired. This process of resting allows the waist trainer to regain its elasticity.