The Beginners Guide to Waist Training

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 waist training, let’s rewind to the very beginning and explain the basics.

What Is Waist Training?

A waist trainer is a type of high compression garment which is worn around the midsection. It’s designed to instantly shape your body, giving you a sculpted look in a matter of minutes.

A high 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.

A good diet and exercise are important to help trim your waist but they’re even more effective when combined with a waist trainer. We recommend following a healthy diet and exercise regime when waist training:

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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.

If you’re still not sure whether waist trainers really work, just take a look at some of the reviews sent in by some of our customers:

What Waist Trainer Should I Start With?

It’s important to choose the right type of shapewear 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 hundreds of thousands of women discover sexy new curves and a slimmer waist and we’re ready to help you too.

Everyday Waist Trainer

The Everyday Waist Trainer is perfect for women new to waist training. The stretchy spandex material keeps the stomach tight while allowing the skin to breathe.

Latex Waist 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.

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 Right Size Waist Trainer

The key to getting the very best results is getting the size right from the start.

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 uncomfortable and you won’t get those gorgeous smooth curves.

Shapewear that’s too tight creates unwanted lumps and bumps. 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 compression of the waist trainer can take a while to get used to and your garment will need to be gently broken in too. 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 loosest 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.
  • 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.