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5 Things All Women Should Know Before Trying A Waist Trainer in 2019

Master Fitness Trainer J. Stokes gives an expert look into facts women MUST know when trying waist trainers like Miss Belt or Genie Hourglass.



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One of the hottest fitness trends for women right now are waist trainers, created by brands like Miss Belt or Genie Hourglass. Today, TGNR Health & Fitness Contributor and Master Personal Fitness Trainer J. Stokes weighs in on the waist trainer fashion. Mr. Stokes is a long practicing personal fitness trainer, holding an EdD in Health Education from Columbia University, in New York City. He is also author of the newly released, “Pathway to Heaven,” the first installation of The Red Series. As well as serving as a founding member and leader of K3mistry Productions; a multifaceted company dedicated in part to providing sound fitness information, and introducing exercise to new people in a uniquely positive paradigm. Today, J. Stokes delves into one of the hottest modern fitness trends – the Waist Trainer. 

America has witnessed many trends come and go, like tether ball or a German Shepard playing a game of “fetch the Frisbee.” From Disco Pants to Colombian jeans, every fad has its time to shine before fading off into the distance. Alas, it is now 2019 and a still growing development has taken the international fitness stage by storm; or rather by the belt buckle. Its name, ladies and gentleman, is waist training…

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How could these have JUST been a fad?

5: What Does A Waist Trainer Like Miss Belt or Genie Hourglass Claim To Do?

What waist trainers like Miss Belt and Genie Hourglass claim to do WaistTrainerHub

Before and after: The big idea.

Our culprit here includes such waist trainer entities such as Miss Belt or Genie Hourglass, both of which act as a modern-day corset.

According to writer Jamie Harrison in an article for Ebony Magazine entitled “Getting Waisted: The Dangers of Corset Training,” : waist-training is considered a practice aimed at reshaping women’s bodies, trimming inches off their waists through use of a 21st century steel-boned corset; and doing so by being worn for a certain amount of time each day.

Ain’t that a mouthful?

Basically the practice – much like it’s predecessor of the Victorian era – is meant to help women obtain their desired classic hourglass figure. The hourglass look is popularly defined as having ample breasts, a flat stomach, and voluptuous buttocks.

Molly Shea, Assistant Editor for Yahoo! Health states that waist training at first, “seemed like the kind of trend that would fizzle out quickly.” This assumption was plausible, considering the fact that corsets are extremely outdated.

However, thanks to endorsements from celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba, and Brooke Burke-Charvet the waist trainer trend may be here to stay for a little while.

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Jared Stokes is a Master Personal Trainer with an EdD in Health Education from Columbia University in New York City. Jared is the Co-Founder and current CEO of K3mistry Productions; a multifaceted organization that teaches and promotes advanced media literacy. Furthermore, Jared is Co-Host for the weekly AVIOT Podcast (Atypical Voices In Our Time). Jared Stokes has been TGNR's Health & Fitness contributor since November 2015.