Slendertone Abs7 Toning Belt

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Slendetone toning belts have been something I've been interested in for quite a while, although they are a bit pricey, in my opinion and to be honest, it is an unusual product. However, I was very excited, as well as a little apprehensive, when I received the *Slendertone Abs7 Abdominal Toning Belt For Women (£149.99) and I couldn't wait to try it...well I had to wait because of the awful winter weather in England which is making it pretty much impossible to take a descent photo of anything *rant over*.

The Slendertone abdominal belt works by charging the belt from your mains electricity for about three hours, then you connect the remote/controller, stick on the gel pads, remove the plastic from the top of the gel pads (don't throw it away), attach it to your abdomen and secure it and then you can turn on the remote/controller to set it to the initial or beginners level which is designed to get your muscles used to the sensation and the belt - phew! The way it works is by sending electrical signals from the belt to the nerves in your abdomen which stimulate the muscles to contract and relax which then in turn tones and firms the muscles.

I will be honest and say that I thought it would be intense or uncomfortable and from the very first time using it I was bracing myself for pain but there is nothing like that, from my experience so far. The initial level, which lasts for 20 minutes, is very mild and at first I didn't think it was working but after a while do you feel a very slight warming sensation and what I can only describe as a light, warm tingling sensation over my abdomen that came in very gentle waves or pulses - it wasn't uncomfortable or painful in any way!

After the initial use, I tried the belt again a couple of days later (you are supposed to use it 3-4 times per week) and again, I was expecting pain or discomfort but I experience a very slightly more intense sensation but it was the same as the first use - I was very pleasantly surprised and actually quite relieved! When you have finished a session, you replace the covers for the gel pads to protect them and the better you look after them, the longer they will last before you have to buy more pads.

As I am writing this post, I have the belt on and I will be honest with you, it is a strange sensation and on occasion it can be a tiny bit uncomfortable or weird but on the whole it is fine and I can carry on typing or cooking for example with the belt on with no problems. The belt isn't unnoticeable when it's on but it is more discrete than I thought it would be but I definitely wouldn't leave the house with it on, that's for sure! I have been using it for about three weeks now at 2 to 3 times per week which is less than the recommend uses but I feel as though I'm still getting used to it and even though I don't use it as often as I should, I have noticed a slight improvement in firmness...is that a word?

Overall, I was expecting intense abdominal contractions, prolonged discomfort and pain but thankfully I didn't experience any of that! The belt was very easy to set up and use, it has so many levels so you can personalise it to not only how you want to use it that day but how far you want to carry on with the intensity level to, if that makes sense. My only negative point so far is that I would have liked the instructions to be more detailed. I am noticing slight results so far and I will definitely have an update post in the new year when I have used it more but overall from my initial experience and after three weeks of using it, I will have to give it ★★★★☆, 4/5.

Have you tried any of the Slendertone toning belts and products? 

9 comments

  1. I have always been very skeptical with these kind of belts, but it's good to hear you've been pleasantly surprised so far. I'd love to try this along with my gym fitness classes to see if it helps me achieve results faster x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. You can use them while you are exercising so it might be worth trying x

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  2. I am glad that it doesn't hurt as I would be worried about that too, I really want to give one a go xxx

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    1. So far I think they are worth trying - I'll have a follow up post about it in January xx

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  3. My boyfriend and I enjoy hitting the gym regularly and he likes to use things like this when we're just relaxing on the couch as well, could be interesting to try something like this!

    katiechamel

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  4. I have one of these. It is a strange sensation isn't it. But it doesn't hurt in the slightest! I use my regularly and love it.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. It is a sensation that takes a bit of getting used to but it isn't painful at all, thankfully! x

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  5. I tried this product way earlier this year and I was not impressed with the overall results.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

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