After seeing numerous TV advertisements for Slendertone, I started to feel a little temptation towards these muscle-toning products.

At first I was a little sceptical – how can a belt easily tone your abdominal muscles?! Surely I need to put a little more effort in to gain such toned muscles?

Slendertone is a domestic form of Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) used in spas throughout the world to aid the increase in muscle strength and to ‘lose inches’. This works by sending an electrical current through your muscles, causing them to contract and then relax – thus producing the same effect of abdomen crunches, for example. The spa version of EMS includes a large machine, many wires and pads placed in a range of places around the body, adapted to the clients’ needs. Slendertone is essentially a far cheaper and simpler version to use in the comfort of your own home.

The slendertone product I have purchased is ‘Slendertone Flex Max’ which is an abdomen belt designed to show results in six weeks. I have only had this product for a week so far, so I shall let you know how it goes!

The belt feels exactly the same as spa EMS machines, but is great because you can use it whenever you want, for however long you wish – and there is no embarrassment of how strong you wish the current to be. After first use, I woke up the next day with slightly tender abs; exactly the same feeling of having done many abdominal crunches the day before. A sign of the machine working, I feel!

I would thoroughly recommend this product to anyone looking for more muscle definition and abdominal strength. Slendertone also have different versions including Bottom, Arms and Face, to target all the areas you wish. I intend to purchase the Bottom shorts very soon!