Friday, June 22, 2012

Flex Belt Review & Giveaway *CLOSED*



I love finding products that help me fit exercise into my busy mom life. Between taking care of the kids and finally getting a minute to myself when Emerson's napping, it's hard to find time to exercise. I do run in the evenings, but that's not enough to get fit. 
So when I came cross The Flex Belt I knew I had to give it a try. It uses Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS) to help stimulate the abdominal nerves causing them to contract and relax. The contractions help you tone, tighten and strengthen muscles in your stomach.

 Everything comes in a little bag. The instructions and the AC adapter are separate.
 Here we have the belt, the belt extender, the unit, AC adapter (to charge it) and the gel pads it comes with
 How the inside looks. 
You find which circle on the sides fits your sides best. 
 You put all your gel pads on. The grid side sticks to the belt itself. The oval ones on the sides and the rectangle in the middle. They need to be in full contact with the metal circle on the belt
 Then when they're ready for use you just take off  the protective backing and put your belt on.

You fasten the velcro on the belt pretty snug, but not overly tight. Then the unit adjusts to where you need it to be. You can adjust each side differently. The numbers adjust 1 by 1 and then you'll start to feel the tingle. It's definitely a weird sensation. I didn't even really feel anything until like number 20 (they start at 0). 25 was pretty comfortable for me the first time. 27 was WAY too high and I actually jumped when it contracted. 

The contractions happen about every 10-15 seconds give or take. You're supposed to take your time. 

The session lasts upwards of 30 minutes. You can set your time to do where you're comfortable, but you'd like to do at least 20 minutes. 

They recommend 4-5 times a week. I have only been doing 2-3. I can do it while doing dishes (carefully!!), folding laundry, or on the computer. It allows me to strengthen my abdominal muscles while getting other chores done. 

I have done this 2-3 times a week for the past 4-4.5 weeks. Along with eating healthy and running twice or so a week. I have lost 1.5" off my stomach and have lost 2.5 pounds. I'm pretty happy about this. I feel like my muscles are tighter and more toned, but I don't really see a difference yet, but I know it's working!!! 

I'm up to number 35 comfortably now on my belt. And I know as time goes on, I'll be able to increase this number more and more.

Price: The Flex Belt is $199.99 and includes everything above. After about 30 days you need to replace your pads. I'm almost at this point since I use it less than recommended. The pads are $14.99 for roughly 30 days or use. So this isn't bad!
This belt can be used for men and women!!!

Overall: ***** LOVE it and it seems to be working!


*Disclaimer* I received an item directly from Flex Belt in exchange for a review. I was not paid to try out these products*
A big thank you goes out to Flex Belt for allowing me to review this product and for offering a giveaway



80 comments:


eclairre said...

I learned that it comes with a 2 year warranty


Trixster319 said...

I learned that it is FDA approved.


Sue Ellison said...

I learned the makers of The Flex Belt are a medical device company headquartered in Galway, Ireland with 40 years of expertise designing, manufacturing and marketing EMS devices for medical and consumer use.

suebee05@gmail.com


abc baby said...

i know someone already stated this but i learned that it is FDA approved that says alot right there !!


Mami2jcn said...

I learned the Flex Belt® intensity can be adjusted from level 1-150, so it works for everyone.

I am entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook username (Mary Happymommy). Thanks for the chance!


KrysR said...

First Ab Belt cleared by the FDA for toning!


Elena said...

I learned that the Flex Belt® patented EMS muscle stimulation technology is the same technology used by physical therapists to exercise the muscles of their patients

elena150980 at yahoo dot com


Alexandra Clatterbuck said...

I learned that it is the first belt approved by the FDA


Miranda Ward said...

Its approved by the FDA


freebiegoddess03@aol.com


Sandy VanHoey said...

Just use it for 30 minutes a day by just slipping it on and it works


Milena said...

t works in just 30 minutes a day.


Gianna said...

A lot of celebrities endorse it.


loni broesch said...

I learned that the unit is what powers your Flex Belt and controls all the programs

trippyjanet at gmail dot com


Tj And Amy said...

I learned that its the first Ab Belt Toning system cleared by the FDA for Toning, Firming and Strengthening the stomach muscles.
amypugmire@live.com


one frugal lady said...

I learned that additional gel pads are $15, but if you buy more, you save more!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com


KrysR said...

Emerson is adorable! I voted. :)


Teh Doll said...

The Flex Belt® was also the first abdominal toning belt cleared for sale by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in the USA.

I would love to try this.


Devon F said...

I learned that it's for Toning, Firming and Strengthening the stomach muscles


willdebbie said...

Used daily you should see results in 4-8 weeks. Then use it 2 to 3 times a week to maintain the result.
christal c
willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com


jenv said...

I learned that it is medical grade toning.


jenv said...

I learned that it is medical grade toning.


Amanda said...

I learned it gives you the perfect crunch by contracting your muscles working your upper & lower abs and obliques.
Tvpg at aol dot com


Zara H said...

It's the first Ab belt cleared by the FDA for toning, that really says something :)


TheresaJenkins said...

I learned that it is FDA approved....a little peace of mind if your are purchasing


Anne N. said...

I learned they make one for the arms.


Mary Calabrese said...

You can adjust the intensity.

ighmeg at yahoo dot com


loven mommy said...

taht it's fda approved


Brittney said...

I learned that it stimulates the nerves that make your muscles contract and relax. As a result, you get an effective abdominal workout that targets all the muscles in your abdomen


Katie R. said...

I learned that the Gel Pads are effective for approximately 20-30 sessions


Candice said...

They have 40 years of expertise
thanks


Erika P. said...

I learned they make a Flex mini to firm the thighs.


hhkaufman78 said...

It is FDA approved, so I would be open to trying it :)

eg kaufman


wildcat32 said...

I learned you should use daily to see results in 4-8 weeks.


ReInventing Lolli said...

It works by stimulating the nerves which in turn causes the muscles to contract.


Sarah said...

One 6-week clinical study showed that:
• 100% of participants felt that their abs felt more toned and firm.
• 92.3% of participants felt the firmness of their abdominal muscles increased


which is REALLY encouraging!! I had twins (children 3 and 4) almost 5 months ago and I am in serious need of help!!


aperry said...

I learned that The Flex Belt® is the first Ab Belt Toning system cleared by the FDA for Toning
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Christine L. said...

I learned that you don't have to use daily once you have achieved your goal, just 2 or 3 times a week after that.


mverno said...

With proper care, the medical-grade Gel Pads are effective for approximately 20-30 sessions
mverno@roadrunner.com


Paul T / Pauline T said...

I learned that it is the first Ab Belt Toning system cleared by the FDA for Toning, Firming and Strengthening the stomach muscles- emscout9 at Hotmail dot com


KrysR said...

More votes for Emerson. Krystal R on fb


Marianna said...

I learned that you can get 25% off regular price on their website
Marianna


mightynaynay said...

I learned the Flex Belt® intensity can be adjusted from level 1-150
mightynaynay(at)cs.com


samf36 said...

The Flex Belt® is the first Ab Belt Toning system cleared by the FDA for Toning,


KrysR said...

Another vote for your cutie!


Tamar said...

it's medical grade technology!

and I've voted for Emerson :) Tamar Sweeps


Brittani said...

I love that you can use it while doing regular chores.


Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Lots to learn at this wonderful website and I'm feeling quite excited about this FDA medically proven and approved EMS product and the testimonials *(from the likes of Lisa Rinna, Jerry Rice, Janet Evans and Denise Richards...

...Not to mention the extradinarily high satisfaction rates (100% and 92%)found in a doctor conducted customer satisfaction survey at the U of Wisconsin...

Top it all of with 30 minutes a day... without breaking your routine/schedule... What's not to love?!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com


Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

Voted for Emerson at/on Facebook - 6/28/2012
Jesselyn Andersyn
(Jesstinger)
jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com


Sonya said...

I learned they have over 2 million users!


Debbie C said...

I learned Denise Richards endorses the Flex Belt.
chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com


~Kelly said...

I learned its FDA approved!


Jules Jessica said...

I read that it is fda approved and that it makes contractions every 10-15 seconds


Heather! said...

I learned that virtually anybody can use the Flex Belt. There are few exceptions, like those with pacemakers or skin lesions, but otherwise it's a very 'democratic' device!

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com


Daniel M said...

learned that it's FDA approved - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com


Harold D said...

I learned it was cleared by the FDA for toning.

tannerboyle12@hotmail.com


dario moniz said...

if you use it 2-3 times a week you should see results in 4-8 weeks

yanktheese@yahoo.com


Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

FDA approved his huge to me
vmkids3 at msn dot com


Randominities said...

Denise Richardson uses it. And there are 150 levels of intensity.


Jackie said...

Must be at least 3 months post-cesarean! Hope i win! My chunkster is 8 months and i want my body back!!


Breanne said...

You get a 25% discount on a second belt


Anonymous said...

he Flex Belt will stimulate all your stomach muscles causing contractions that provide you with the perfect abdominal contraction john mains johnmains10@yahoo.com


Gina said...

The Flex Belt® patented EMS muscle stimulation technology is the same medical-grade technology that's been used for thirty years in the health care industry


xcmiller93x said...

It has a 2 year warranty.


cplankey said...

this is awesome!


tciofani said...

IT STIMULATES ALL THE STOMACH MUCLES


Unknown said...

fda approved to firm and tone muscles.


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aimee sanborn


Jammie Morey said...

I learned that it's great for new mothers. sweepmorey at gmail dot com


Ms Penny Pincher said...

I learned that they are FDA approved. PDWinner523 at gmail.com


Derek Timm said...

Its cleared by the FDA


HeatherHoward said...

The belt contracts and relaxes all of the abdominal muscles, not just a few


mattnneb said...

FDA approved for toning, strengthening and firming abdominal muscles.


Hotsnotty2 said...

I learned that additional gel pads are $15

Hotsnotty2@hotmail.com


brich2222 said...

HAS A 60 day money back guarantee

brich22 at earthlink dot net


Erica C. said...

I learned that there was a 72% increase in abdominal endurance for participants in an 8-week clinical study.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com


Victoria R. said...

BI love love love that the Flex Belt is FDA Approved!


MichelleS said...

It's medical grade! Superior quality!


Michelle Hagewood said...

You can use the Flex Belt as soon as 6 weeks after having a baby.

boylaneely at hotmail dot com


kathy pease said...

In a six-week study, 100% of the people using The Flex Belt® reported that their
abs felt more toned and firm. This is not a product that doesn't produce results - it is
FDA-cleared technology that works.


daveshir2005 said...

I learned that you can adjust the intensity from 1-150

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