Slendertone Connect Abs

Hey fitsters! Can you believe that Summer is coming to an end already? With Labor Day weekend officially behind us, who’s excited for Fall? Hope everyone enjoyed an amazing long weekend and continue to take advantage of the warm weather before the coldness invades us.

Anyway, some of you have probably seen me mention Slendertone on my Instagram, I’m finally ready to give my full review! I received one of their newest products, the Connect Abs belt around the beginning of July. The program was initially planned for 6 weeks (my lazy butt took 10-weeks to complete this) and now I don’t even get to show off my body since Summer is practically ending. Well, I’m still glad to have tested this gadget, because now I can let you guys in on how and if it worked!

The first smart toning ab belt to actively engage and tone core muscles, the Slendertone Connect Abs delivers clinically proven Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology through an interactive mobile app and online experience to help men and women tone, firm and strengthen their core muscles.

I was intrigued since the beginning. I’m not normally a big fan of fitness gadgets, the only thing I use is my Nike fuelband to track my daily activities. To be honest, wearing a belt for 30 minutes during each workout session that sends electronic pulses and promises me better abs makes me skeptical. So did it work for me? Read on to find out!

What makes the Slendertone Connect Abs really cool is that you can track your progress through their mobile app. The belt is connected via bluetooth and the app offers five different programs depending on your fitness level and goal. The programs to choose from include: Essential Toning, Upcoming Event, Post-Natal, Fitness, and Advanced Toning, all of which includes customized user feedback, tracking, motivation and articles for reference.

I chose the “Fitness” program since that one made the most sense to me. It was a program created to compliment an already active routine. By the way, no worries if you’re not an already active person and don’t have a normal fitness routine because you can wear the Connect Abs belt at anytime. That means you can wear it while you’re watching TV, doing work, or cooking in the kitchen, it’ll still stimulate your abs with the electronic pulses! It’s a plus that 30 minutes is all you need per session.

Slendertone Connect Abs

The product box came with an adjustable belt, a controller, reusable adhesive gel pads, the USB charging cable, and a little carry bag to keep everything in. Instructions to begin was very simple, just attach the gel pads to the belt, charge the device, install the app, and I was ready to go! If you didn’t know which program to choose, the app also gives you suggestions based on a short questionnaire when you create your profile.

My first few sessions felt strange, took me a bit of time to get used to the pulsing sensation and the gel pads. I was glad that there’s an option on the controller to increase or decrease intensity (the pulsing was no joke). 🙂 The device also alerted me when my session is finished by emitting a blue light and a small beep sound. I started on a very low intensity (20%) and was able to gradually increase it (50%) throughout my 10 weeks. Slendertone says that 30 minutes using the Connect Abs is like doing 202 sit-ups (that’s a lot of sit-ups)!

Gym Selfie

So, results? (sorry for the crappy photo, there were other people in the locker room =D )

Although I don’t see a huge physical difference, I do feel that my abs are tighter and stronger after the 10 weeks. I understand that fitness takes time, and to look different in such a short amount of time is not realistic. I’m looking forward to seeing if a bigger difference in muscle definitely can be seen if I continue to use the Slendertone Connect Abs. I love that the product is personalized and tailored to my fitness level and goal, that’s a big bonus for me and the reason why I would recommend it.

Want to try the Slendertone Connect Abs belt? Simply comment and like this Instagram post for the chance to win one of your own!

Fitsters, it’s great when we discover gadgets like Slendertone that can help us achieve faster results, but never forget that a well-balanced lifestyle through healthy eating and consistent exercise is the key to overall health!

For more information about Slendertone, visit their website or check them out on Instagram.

This post is sponsored by Slendertone but as always, all opinions are my own.

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