What is a Waist Trainer?

Good morning fellow bloggers!

If you didn’t see my first guest post yesterday, find it here. I am on a few journeys to achieve various goals in life and one I have always struggled with is my weight. You know when you look back at your old self and wish you still looked like that, but when you did look like that you didn’t like the way you looked? That sums up my experience so far. I would describe myself as one of the fussiest eaters in the world so I particularly struggle with finding meals that are healthy as well as filling I would like…don’t we all.

One way I do boost my work outs however is by using a waist trainer. I received a comment yesterday about not knowing enough information about them as a whole. However, if you would also like to know more about them, please visit a previous post I made where I explain this. Find it here.

That’s all for today my blogging buddies, I’ll see you tomorrow!

Guest Post – Waist Trainer UK

Good morning fellow bloggers!

Today I present to you my first guest post. I have been going back and forth with Gemma who is a mum to two children and has recently changed career from accountancy to internet marketing. She runs Waist Trainer UK and writes a blog as ‘Mummy’s Waisted’, which features family life and small business hacks.

If you didn’t know, I have been on my own path to becoming healthier, fitter, slimmer, toned…and the rest. When I train I like to wear a waist trainer to enhance my work outs and give me the shape I desire. However, mine is coming to the end of its life and I don’t have a clue how to go about finding a new one. Gemma has kindly written a post for us all to help anyone who is in the same boat as me.

How To Choose a Waist Trainer

If you’re new to waist training, or looking for a new product to try, the range of options can seem intimidating. Here’s our tips to help you pick the right one for you:

Body Shape

Waist trainer brands do vary in terms of sizing, and the body length of the garment. So it’s really important that you measure yourself properly, and honestly, and check out the individual manufacturer sizing guidelines. Measure over and under your bust, around your waist and at the top of your hips, and record your measurements in both centimetres and inches.

If you are under 5’4 then Ann Chery is a good brand to try as they do come out shorter. If you are very petite, it may be more comfortable to get a waist trimmer belt as these are much narrower. Check for one which has integrated boning so that you get a similar effect to a waist trainer.

If you are tall, most brands do offer a ‘longer torso’ option (try BVOO). If you have a full bust, it may be more comfortable to choose a waist training vest with adjustable straps, as this will provide more support. Look for ‘wear your own bra’ styles though, so that you’re not too squashed in (check out FeelinGirl).


Think about what you are trying to achieve with your waist trainer. If you want to lose more than a couple of inches from your waist, choose a style that has three rows of hook and eye fastenings, rather than two rows. This means that you can cinch in more and more.

If you are looking for comfort rather than inch loss, a cincher may be a better option as they don’t have the steel boning. A waist trimmer without boning is another one to try if you’re looking for inch loss; these create a ‘stomach sauna’ as you exercise to increase perspiration.


The standard number of steel bones in a waist trainer is nine, although there are some brands which offer a 25 bone option for maximum compression and inch loss (the Yianna black latex waist trainer for example).

Yianna waist trainer

If you are going to wear your waist trainer mostly to boost your exercise plan, there are plenty of sporty workout styles available in bold colours. Alternatively, you can find waist trainers in bright or patterned fabrics such as the Ann Chery animal print version. If you want to be discreet, there are plenty of plain options available.

Be prepared to have to hand wash your waist trainer, and dry it away from a direct heat source – on an airer rather than a radiator.

Gemma’s links:

Waist Trainer UK

Facebook – @trainingyourwaist or https://www.facebook.com/trainingyourwaist/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/waisttrainer_uk

I want to say a big thank you to Gemma for writing this post for me and I hope it has been of use to those who are looking for something to make their training more effective.

If you would like to write a collaboration post with me and think we have similar interests, then please get in contact! Either leave a comment in this post, message me, or email me!


Weight Loss Journey!

Is anyone else in a really good mood today?…no, just me?…okay then…

Post number 2 today, here we are. Tonight I am heading back to the gym after completely destroying my legs on the step machine over the weekend. The last time I went with my brother I climbed slowly off of the equipment and nearly wobbled myself down to the ground.

Now I know no one knows my true identity/appearance, but I’m not one of these girls who wears a little crop top and shorts so that all eyes are on me. NO! I would much rather wear a gym t-shirt, some leggings and sweat my little heart out without being judged. One of my gym must haves however is my trusty waist trainer.

What is a waist trainer? 

A waist trainer is a corset like belt that is generally hooked, zipped or Velcro’d up to cinch in your waist and tighten your tummy. Here is an example:

waist trainer

What does a waist trainer do? 

Waist training is the process of reducing your natural waist size and accentuating curves with the aid of waist trainer or a tight laced corset. These garments are responsible for giving a woman an exaggerated hourglass figure, which is a tiny waist and curves over the hips. A lot of people wear these in the gym because it allows for your stomach area to sweat more than the rest of your body meaning you shed the pounds quicker. Do not be fooled though, it’s not only women who use these…I know a few males who are partial to wearing one (MAN POWER!).

Is this a healthy way to aid losing weight?

There has been a lot of controversy around this product. I think it depends on your opinion of them and whether or not you are comfortable enough to wear one. Many people argue that it is not safe to ‘crush’ your organs and ‘squeeze’ your bones together. In my opinion this is a little dramatic and my confidence sky rockets when I wear mine. However, this is not the only thing that you should look for when trying to slim down, obviously diet is one of the most important aspects.

I’m currently looking for a new waist trainer because mine has been lets say ‘well-loved’. For anyone who is interested I will post about my progress and leave links to my potential future purchases.

I know this may seem like a bit of a random post, but one of the topics I hope to cover more of is my success across the board which includes my weight loss journey.

If you’ve made it to here, I applaud you!