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The Flex Belt

A revolutionary toning tool for strong ab muscles.

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  • Headquarters: Galway, Ireland
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: Electronic muscle stimulation
  • Gender: Male and female
  • Celebrity Endorsements: Lisa Rinna, Jerry Rice, Adrianne Curry, Janet Evans
  • Coupons
BACKGROUND

The Flex Belt is the only Abdominal Toning system cleared by the FDA for toning, firming and strengthening the stomach muscles. By wearing the belt for just 30 minutes each day, the devices promises to give you a more sleek and defined look in your abdominal region. What appears to be almost like a dream come true comes from the Flex Belt's ability to demand nothing from you. You simply wear it and the device stimulates the nerves in your stomach that force your muscles to contract and relax. The Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) technology is the same kind of technology that is used by physical therapist for patients who are unable to move their muscles themselves.

Several before and after photos are available on the site to show you the type of results people are getting. Some celebrity and professional athletes that use the Flex Belt include Jerry Rice, Janet Evans, Arianne Curry and Lisa Rinna. There is a disclaimer on the site highlighting that the Flex Belt alone won’t burn fat, but tones and tightens the muscles in your stomach. You are encouraged to follow a diet and workouts that engage the entire body for maximum results.

See the Official Flex Belt Web Site

PRO
  • It has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration
  • The Flex Belt uses a medical technique, EMS, that is clinically proven to stimulate and tone muscles
  • A convenient way to get in a quick abdominal workout
  • Technology based on 40 years of expertise
  • Multiple clinical trials proving that the product works without any physical effort which was part of the FDA clearance
  • Every Flex Belt comes with a belt extender to make it suitable for all waist sizes
  • Web site mentions you will need to follow a diet and exercise program along with the Flex Belt for maximum results
CON
  • Some may expect to lose inches without doing any dieting or other exercises
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DIET and EXERCISE

The Flex Belt web site does offer a bonus of 30 days access to the Flex Belt meal planner with your order. This meal planner is considered to be one of the most advanced of its kind. You simply log in to get started creating your meal plan.

For new users, the Flex Belt meal planner offers a tutorial on how to use the program. This system helps you look at your current diet and use the foods you love to fill in any nutritional gaps you may be currently experiencing. You will also be able to browse some of the meal plans that have been created by other members. You have the ability to create your own recipes, enter customized foods by inputting their nutrition information and track your goals. You are encouraged to include fruits, vegetables, grains, meats, plant proteins, and eggs and dairy in your diet. Each meal plan showcases one day of meals and includes all nutrition information and your calorie count for that day. Below is a sample meal plan that was created by another member:

  • Breakfast: Honey Nut Cheerios with milk and strawberries
  • Snack: Yogurt with almonds
  • Lunch: Fajita with chicken and vegetables; orange; carrots, celery, mixed salad greens with Italian dressing
  • Snack: Hummus with carrots; strawberries
  • Dinner: Chicken with spinach, broccoli and tomatoes

You are encouraged to follow some type of diet while using the Flex Belt to get the results you desire. It is noted on the web site that the Flex Belt works to tone your stomach muscles.

The device will not burn fat inches so you must do that through dieting and performing other exercises that involve working the entire body. Since the Flex Belt does not increase your heart rate or tone other areas of your body, engaging in additional forms of exercise is necessary to achieve overall fitness.

USAGE

You can wear the Flex Belt whenever you want: at work, at home, while you're exercising or making dinner. The belt contains three gel-pads that are pre-positioned around your core region. The pads cover the central abdominals and the external oblique muscles. When the belt is operating, it stimulates these main muscle groups, which then send nerve signals to other neighboring muscles so that they relax and contract as well. It is the constant relaxing and contraction that tones the muscles and gives them more definition and strength.

The user will feel a mild sensation along their abdominals while the Flex Belt is in use. The user controls how powerful the sensations can be. The intensity goes from level 1 to 100. As strength develops, the intensity should be increased.

It is recommended to wear the Flex Belt for 30 minutes each day for 4 - 8 weeks, or until intended results are seen. In order to maintain strength and tone, the user should then wear the device 2-3 times each week. The gel pads need to be replaced after 20 - 30 sessions.

CONCLUSION

It sounds a bit too good to be true: Get great abs while you cook dinner or take a nap. But that is the promise of the Flex Belt, the only FDA cleared abdominal workout belt that is meant to tone, strengthen and firm up abdominal muscles. From Jerry Rice to Weight Watcher's and fashion magazines, many are heralding this apparent incredible invention for being the dream product for any lazy exerciser.

Just remember that all it will do is firm your abs. If you don't do any other kind of physical activity or if you eat cupcakes all day, don't ask for your refund back if you're not noticing a six-pack on your torso.

DietsInReview.com is an affiliate of The Flex Belt and is compensated for sales of this product. This review is not influenced and remains our own opinion.

See the Official Flex Belt Web Site

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Pim

Do nothing, don't waste money. They don't accept any call for return/no any answer your email

posted Sep 30th, 2010 3:36 pm


Rora

I love the Flex Belt ! I have only had it for a day, but it works !! Trust me., me and my boyfriend saw the results. Don't give up. For todd and p.doud, yall can go on the flex belt website. It has all the things you need to know, and as for the customer service comment, NO! I called them, they answered on the first ring, so shut up. :)

Thanks.

posted Sep 18th, 2010 10:12 pm


Marissa

I just want to say that the Flex Belt rocks. After my workouts i wear the belt and it completely enhances the muscle definition and keeps me looking more toned. This is the best, I am so glad that i found it before labor day weekend.

posted Aug 23rd, 2010 5:22 pm


Larry

Do NOT waste your money on this if you have more than 12% body fat. This will mislead you into thinking that you can get six pack abs in a short amount of time with little effort. I am sad to say that I did waste my money on this when I could have Youtubed "Vince Delmonte" or "scooby1961" first and gotten real results which in fact I am now getting. BELIEVE ME WHY ELSE WILL THERE BE SO MANY BAD REVIEWS ON THIS OR WHEN YOU GOOGLE THIS PRODUCT "Google" TRY TO FINISH IT WITH "FLEX BELT SCAM"

posted Aug 13th, 2010 9:22 pm


B.A. Farrar

I have not really even used it yet, but yippee doo dah..when I got it, there was no mention of The Flex Belt on the box or on the controls (just on the broshure)..Go figure..feels like misrepresentation at the least. I can assure you that there is NOOOOOOOO customer support..cause the phone is off the hook. What does that tell you. So in my opinion, just expect that if your belt doesn't work and even if you liked it, you'll just have to chunk it and buy another one (even within that 60 days). When no one answers the phone, that would be the intelligent conclusion. Does anyone know of another place to post comments? Oh by the way, I have also emailed them twice with no answer and the Better Business Bureau says they have had a complaint about receiving the slender tone belt -not a flex belt. Are they the same thing?? Who knows?? However, seems odd that the book that comes with the system has Flex Belt written on the controls, the bag says Flex Belt but the actual items do not?!?!?

posted Aug 10th, 2010 3:36 pm


Stacey

I brought this item back in Jan and have used it consistently since I've had it. So far I've lost 2 1/2 inches from my waist. But I also changed my eating habits and I exercise at least 3 times a week. I highly recommend this unit...give it a try!!!

posted Aug 7th, 2010 6:55 pm


Dan Butler

In light of the poor customer service comments, and the fact that they are a company abroad, I think I'll wait until it comes to stores, in case I have to return it for some reason.

posted Jul 24th, 2010 2:39 pm


userfile
jenjen212

So I purchased the flex belt last week. I can feel my mucles working but I can't notice any results as of yet. I will keep you posted after my six weeks result. However, like I said I can feel it and it doesn't put preasure on my back :D

posted Jul 14th, 2010 1:14 am


Ashleigh

Just because Jerry Rice endorsed it (he gets paid HUGE BUCKS to endorse things), doesn't make it an ok product. I think for the fit & toned, who just want that extra edge, it's perfect. But for people who are overweight, it's useless. Also, be aware ANY company selling ANYTHING who has such horrible customer service as Flex Belt does, should make anyone leery of buying their product. If they never answer the phone, never call you back, send you the wrong product, or take your money for more gel pads, but 2 months later you still don't have your product, something is very fishy about a company like that... BUYER BEWARE....

posted Jun 14th, 2010 6:12 pm


Marshall

I have not used it yet, but I'm going to get it, from what I have seen about this belt you'r abs need to be somewhat in shape for it to give you a six pack. But I have a four pack so it's all good. For those of you who want to know where to get the jells, you can get them from amazon dot com, the belt to for that matter. Hope this helps.

posted Jun 12th, 2010 5:05 pm


serene

Has anyone experienced headaches using the Flex Belt?

posted Jun 7th, 2010 6:41 pm


Christine

I ordered the flex belt but they sent me a slendertone belt. Did that happen to anybody else?

posted May 6th, 2010 2:32 pm


Mike Phillips

I us The FlexBelt as the follow up to most workouts. The added definition that this brings to my midsection is very noticeable and it helped get rid of extra fat around my waist quicker.

posted Apr 21st, 2010 4:21 pm


dan poliandro

Iused it over 60 days and did't lose a inch or a pound

posted Apr 10th, 2010 3:41 pm


aleshia

i have had it 2 days and this thing is worth it.. i use it and the ab rocket but for now just trying this alone,, i can see some change already!! imma have this baby weight knocked out in no time!!

posted Apr 1st, 2010 3:44 pm


tyler

it doesnt work just like all the other stupid ab ads

posted Mar 26th, 2010 12:01 am


Jen W

The actual product is simple once you understand how to use it. You can feel it working. It is IMPOSSIBLE to get uch customer support though for you usually get a answering machine, without a return call. I also ordered replacement pads which I have yet to receive almost 2 months later!
The product itself is worth the try but for what it cost you would expect A LOT better support.
The gels pads have covers on them. You have to remove both sides of the covers for it to work, which is very sticky to your skin.

posted Feb 28th, 2010 5:14 pm


sorryforkenny

Did anyone else feel like Kenny has issues? Sad!

posted Feb 26th, 2010 6:39 pm


jenny

I am thinking of buying the FLEXBELT but I not fit and have a VERY large belly. From what I have read on here, it looks like this product is for people that is already fit. I was wondering if that is really the case? Could someone let me know if this product would work for me?

posted Feb 26th, 2010 3:01 pm


Jimmy

I got this big belly and started a diet and working out early this year. my diet is helping and now i have the belt. i used it on level 40 on day 1, took day 2 off, day 3 (yesterday) i did it 2 times and got it up to level 99. it hurts like hell if you dont take a small break while raising the level because while you go from 40 to 99, there is no break, it lets you feel it the whole time unless you stop. while getting to 99 you need to flex your stomach muscles so you dont feel as much pain. After that, you get use to it. this morning, i put it on again and when i got to level 50, i could feel how sore my abs were from yesterdays workout. i had to let the soreness go away before getting back up to 99. when i was done, my abs were sore. It feels great and my stomach is tighter. Everyone knows that unless you feel sore, you didnt really workout. Keep to a strict diet and workout regularly while using the flexbelt and you'll see great results. You just dont need to do annoying sit ups etc..
Use level 99 and use it everyday. Buy the gel pads because you need it and when you look like "The situation" remember what got you there.

posted Feb 21st, 2010 10:49 pm



 

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