What You Should Know
The big question here is, “Can I really get toned and tight abs without working out?” The Flex Belt website and infomercial claim that you can. The official website boasts that “the Flex Belt is the only abdominal toning system approved by the FDA for direct to consumer sales”. Without physical exercise, they claim you are able to obtain a six-pack abs mid-section just by wearing the belt 30 minutes a day, 4 – 5 days a week. Is there more that we should know about the Flex Belt? Let’s see.
List of Ingredients
The general makeup of the Flex Belt features three pre-positioned, medical-grade GelPads that are designed to cover the central abdominals and the oblique muscles. This is where dieters typically have excess fat. The signals from the belt are claimed to cause the muscles to expand and contract, giving the wearer the sensation generally obtained from sit ups or crunches. The uniqueness is that you don’t actually have to do a physical workout. It is claimed that you can wear the belt while doing household chores, watching the TV, walking the dog – you just cannot wear the Flex Belt in any kind of water such as a pool, spa, shower, or bathtub. When you purchase the Flex Belt, you’ll receive gel pads, a rechargeable power supply unit, and a belt extension. The belt extension is only to be used on dieters with a waist size which exceeds a total of 44 inches. A carrying case is also provided, along with a complete instruction manual on how to use the product. Flex Belt has sold over two million products world wide with a few positive testimonials are posted – including one from football great Jerry Rice. The makers of Flex Belt promise that you will see results in just four weeks and to back up their claims, they offer a money back guarantee for sixty days in the event you are unhappy with the Flex Belt.
- Clinically tested and proven to produce results.
- You can use it just about anywhere.
- The Flex Belt comes with a 100% money back guarantee for sixty days as well as a two year warranty.
- At $199.99, the Flex Belt is a little expensive.
- You must change the pads about once per month. Replacement pads are available, but they can also get pretty costly.
- We haven’t seen any clinical proof regarding the Flex Belt and its unorthodox approach to weight loss.
- The Flex Belt does not incorporate a healthy diet.
The general rule of thumb is no pain – no gain. But this doesn’t seem to be the case with Flex Belt’s claims. One of the only positive things we can say about this product is that the 60 day warranty gives you plenty of time to try it out and return it if you are not satisfied with the results or how it works. We just can’t recommend a product with a main selling point of sitting home and watching TV as an effective weight loss aid. Well the Flex Belt certainly offers some intriguing new technology, stimulating muscles with electric currents has been a fad for years, and little conclusive clinical evidence exists to show any merit to this approach.