fitness

A corset that will make you lose weight while you workout?

Like all normal humans, whenever we go for runs, there’s just one thought in our heads:

‘I could really do with a restrictive exercise corset around my waist right now.’

Don’t laugh, but there’s a company in the US selling fitness corsets that claim to shave 2-3 inches off users’ waists by “ramping up perspiration” and “stimulating thermal activity.”

Apparently wearing the $55 corset “allows toxins and impurities to exit the skin, while mobilising fat cells.”

Sounds legit.

According to online retailer Hourglass Angel, the Ann Chery waist cincher is a garment that you can wear anytime you’re going to be active!

“Take it to the gym or for a run outside and let it add impact to your healthy lifestyle routine,” says the blurb on the website.

Except, that it’s probably not going to allow you to bend during a Downward Dog or a Side Plank or a Zumba ribcage roll. Or any exercise really.

However, just like any type of “corset training” or “waist training” garment, it includes some kind of boning – this one uses FlexiBoning, which is apparently for greater mobility.

We may be missing something because the Ann Chery garment gets a 4 1/2 out of 5 star rating on the website with glowing reviews from users.

“I received my workout band very soon after I ordered! I am very pleased with my results after only two weeks of wearing the band I have loss 2 inches off my waist. It is great to wear during workouts to get that extra burn around the midsection. I ordered an XL and already have put in my order for a Large as I have some extra room in XL. I highly recommend this product to help you get your hourglass figure!!!” says one reviewer, Candace H.

So, don’t let us turn you off, because this clincher might just get you over the line: “Are you ready to maximize your workout with a faja style waist cinching garment?”

I dunno, are you ready?

If you have back problems and could benefit from a corset for daily activities including exercise, we’d recommend that you ask your GP for a recommendation.

Ever tried a corset? For exercise or erm, otherwise?