Bio Core Ab Roller Review

Bio Core Ab Roller

Design: Red rubber wheels with black-and-red memory foam handles. Also comes in blue and green.

Key Features:

  • Easy to use, regardless of fitness experience. The wheels are larger than usual, ensuring improved balance even for large body weights.
  • Ergonomic handles. The memory foam handles of this roller are incredibly strong, allowing you to put as much pressure on them as you need. The material texture is extremely comfortable, ensuring proper grip even during extended workouts.
  • Excellent stability. Rubber is considered to be the best material for ab wheels today. It provides proper gliding on any surface, without causing any damage. More than that, it keeps noise levels to a minimum.
  • Knee mat is included. Being made from high-quality foam, this mat is delicate to your knees and has excellent grip on the ground, adding to your stability.
  • Excellent core workout. This will help you tone your abs, arms, shoulders and back.

The Good:

  • Good build quality
  • Lifetime replacement guarantee for any part
  • Rubber wheels
  • Bonus workout mat
  • Good balance due to its dual wheel setup
  • Very comfortable handles

The Bad:

  • Not many extra items in the package compared to other high-end wheels
  • No workout instructions

 

Bio Core Ab Roller
4.2 Reviewer
2.5 Users (1 vote)
Price4
Design4.5
Features4
Durability4.5
The Verdict
The Bio Core ab roller is one of the most stylish ones we’ve seen so far. With its semi-transparent red rubber on the wheels and beautiful red pattern on the black foam cover of the handles, it simply screams "premium product.”

Fortunately, the high quality can be felt all around. The build quality of this ab roller is excellent, inspiring confidence that it can last for years of consistent use. Apparently, the wheel frame is made using industrial strength polymers, and the axle is made of stainless steel. The manufacturers are so confident in the ability of this product to sustain great amounts of pressure that they are offering a lifetime replacement guarantee for any of its parts, in the event that something does break in the end.

Besides strength, this product offers one of the highest levels of comfort we’ve seen with its hand grips. The material feels good in hand even after extended use, and we found its anti-slip properties to be very satisfactory.

The rubber on the wheels is high quality as well, providing good performance on any typical surface, without causing damage or high noise levels.

The balance and stability provided by the two wheels were also strong points of this ab roller. We just felt confident in using this ab roller in various ways, as opposed to other pieces of equipment with cheaper build quality.

The resistance the wheel poses was proper to ensure the workout advertised: the entire upper body benefits from using it.

There are not many negatives, but they are worth mentioning. The package that you receive with this product is quite basic. Besides the wheel components and a decent mat, there is nothing to be found. At this price range, you would expect some instructions regarding proper usage, some workout plans, perhaps even some extra items like resistance bands or travel bags.

But that is nitpicking on our part. Overall, Bio Core Ab Roller is a high-quality product that is worth its price.

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Ab-Wow Ab Roller Review

Ab-Wow Ab Roller

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Price: Click Here to go to Amazon.com and Compare Pricing

Design: Stylish semi-transparent rubber on wheels, black and green foam on the handles.

Key Features:

  • Full ab and core equipment: ab roller wheels, comfortable handles, knee pad and two resistance bands
  • Dual wheel design, with distance between them that ensures improved balance and stability.
  • Strong PVC framed wheels than can withstand very large weights for an extended period.
  • Ensures a complete workout, not only for the abs but for the core as well. Other areas that will be strengthened are the arms, shoulders, upper and lower back.
  • High-quality rubber wheels. In practice, this means better grip, significantly lower noise levels and no scratching for your floors. The way the rubber rolls on the surface also offers a more comfortable sensation during the exercise.

The Good:

  • Good build quality
  • Great wheel performance on most surfaces
  • Comfortable handles that provide good grip
  • Easy to assemble
  • Comes with a comfortable knee pad
  • Provides an effective workout for your core
  • Included resistance bands
  • Travel bag

The Bad:

  • Resistance bands are quite weak
  • The workout suggestions are basic for a high-end product
  • Not readily available at an international level
  • Some of its parts have an odor that users may be bothered by

 

Ab-Wow Ab Roller
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0 Users (0 votes)
Price3.5
Design4
Features4
Durability3.5
The Verdict
As it’s often the case with high-end products, the ABWOW Ab Roller Pro comes with quite a generous package compared to what the standard is. First, we have a comfortable knee pad with two sides. One side is the one where your knees will stand. The material is soft and delicate, ensuring that your skin will stay in good shape. The other part contains non-skid material, in order to make sure it stays firmly in place, no matter the surface you are exercising on.

Next, there’s a handy travel bag for when you want to take the roll’s pieces apart (an easy process) and carry them to another place.

The wheels are solidly constructed: a PVC frame is beautifully covered with a thick layer of transparent rubber in order to create one of the best results we’ve seen. Not only are they tough, but they also offer great grip without damaging any type of floor.

The handles inspire just as much trust in their strength. The foam layer feels right to the hand, offering a good combination of comfort and grip.

The product provides a good workout, ensuring that your core muscles start working as soon as you use it. One thing that disappointed us was represented by the somewhat basic instructions regarding the exercise plans. Other high-end products offer more detail when it comes to that aspect.

However, the biggest complaint we have is regarding the resistance bands. They are quite weak, and it isn’t uncommon among customers to have them break after a few months, at most. Obviously, we didn’t have that amount of time available for a review, but we were skeptical about the quality when we used them ourselves.

Availability can also be an issue since, besides Amazon, only a few other websites sell it. Depending on your location, you may not have shipment options or the costs could be too high. Ab-Wow Ab Roller In the end, we can say that the core product is good enough to be worth the money, even if the resistance bands lower the impression a bit.
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Ursula Waist Trainer Review

Ursula Waist Trainer

Available Colors: Purple, Fuchsia, Blue, Animal Print, Black

Materials: Core: 100% natural latex

Interior-exterior lining: 96% cotton, 4% spandex

Highlights:

  • Original Colombian design and technology, high quality and fair trade.
  • Flexible steel boning – (2 at front and 2 at back) for extra support, prevents garment from rolling and bends with your body to prevent pinching the skin. Inner lining made of cotton so latex does not touch the skin.
  • Instantly controls bulges and slims the midsection. Compression trains the waist to smaller size and latex boosts thermal activity during exercise.
  • 2 torso height options for standard (11″ high) or long (13.75″ high) coverage. 
  • Compression reduces appetite.
  • Steel flexi boning and firm latex offer support, improving posture and alleviating back pain.
  • Lifts bust and offers support to bust area.
  • 3 rows of hooks and loops to keep a tight fit as you lose inches.

Sizing Guide:

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Ursula Waist Trainer for Weight Loss
4.2 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
- Good price point
- Attractive design
- Comes in different heights
Cons
- Confusing sizing
- Not good for working out
The Verdict
The Ursula Waist Trainer for Weight Loss is a relatively new entrant to the corset style waist trainer market. It is clearly modeled after the more expensive name brands like Ann Chery, but with a much lower price point at sub-$30. This makes it ideal for those who plan on losing a lot of weight, since you'll inevitably end up having to buy a smaller size.

First off, the sizing is a bit confusing, as is often the case with these things. They run small across the board. Even when using the manufacturer provided size chart, you may want to consider ordering a size up. Once you do find your right size, you'll likely be very happy with the packaging and looks of the garment when it arrives. It looks a lot more expensive than what you pay.

That said, there are a few downsides. While this corset looks great, it isn't the most comfortable I've tried. It's fine for regular daytime wear, but I don't find it comfortable enough to work out in. It can sometimes pinch if you're moving around a lot. On the plus side, it does come in different heights, which taller women will find useful.

Overall, this is a really solid purchase at this price range. It's not quite as comfortable as some of the more expensive trainers out there, but for those on a budget looking for a high quality alternative, this is it.

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Waist Trainer Results + Before and After

I’m skeptical about whether this new waist trainer fad can provide any real results, or is actually nothing more than just another fad

Squeem Firm Compression Miracle Vest Shapewear Review

Squeem Firm Compression Vest Shapewear

Available Colors: Black, Beige, Natural

Materials: 100% Cotton

Highlights:

  • Special design smooths midsection while emphasizing natural curves
  • Wide size range – goes from XS to 5XL
  • Offers excellent back support and adjustable straps for added comfort
  • Can be worn with any outfit like office wear, blouses or blazer for a polished look
  • Internal flexible boning prevents garment roll-up

The Miracle Vest helps reduce inches from the waistline, lifting the breasts and flattening the midsection. As an added benefit, it provides superior back support while improving posture.

Sizing Guide:

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Squeem Firm Compression Miracle Vest Shapewear
4.6 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
- Looks great with or without clothes
- High quality, durable materials
- Comfortable enough to wear at night
Cons
- A little difficult to put on
The Verdict
This is one of my favorite corset style waist trainers. It is possibly the most comfortable I've tried. Assuming you order the right size (do your measurements right before ordering and use the chart provided) you will slip it on and almost forget about it within a few minutes. This makes it ideal to wear at night while you're sleeping. The longest I've kept it on in a 24 hour span was about 16 hours - 8 hours during the day, taking it off at dinner, and then putting it back on before going to sleep.

This trainer looks amazing and is small enough that you can wear it with most clothing garments. One downside is that it is a bit longer than some other trainers and pushes your breasts up like a sports bra. This may sound like a positive, but it can become uncomfortable if you're wearing it for a long time and for some it may look unnatural. To get around this you can put a sports bra, simple as that.

Overall, this is a very solid trainer and a great purchase for those looking for high end shapewear.

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Ann Chery Faja Deportiva Workout Waist Cincher Review

Ann Chery Faja Deportiva Waist Cincher

Available Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Purple

Materials: cotton and latex

Highlights:

  • Ideal for exercise use with lower rise for optimal comfort
  • Covered boning in front and back for added support, smooth waistline, and ultra-high compression
  • Inner layer constructed with soft and cozy cotton fabric; outer layer of durable latex provides high resistance to slim curves
  • 3 rows of hook-and-eye closures
  • Available in multiple colors

You wrap the band around your midsection and this action creates compression in your core, stimulating thermal activity and ramping up perspiration. The band itself is constructed from a latex core with a soft cotton exterior and interior lining. It sits at your waist, extending to the upper abdominals. Two columns of hook-and-eye closures allow you to size the garment down with you. Felix boning anchors the cincher and prevents migration.

Sizing Guide:

Below is the official sizing guide that came with the product.

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* Many buyers on Amazon have noted that the Amazon.com sizing chart for this product is incorrect. One helpful buyer shared the following correct size chart (in inches) that she received direct from the seller.

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Important Note: there are some issues with counterfeit sellers of this product. When purchasing on Amazon.com it is best to only buy direct from Amazon Fulfillment (should have a Prime logo). If you buy from a 3rd party seller you may end up with a fake. Check the tags to ensure the product was made in Colombia.

Ann Chery Faja Deportiva Waist Cincher
4.7 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
- Thin, sleek design
- Comfortable
- High quality materials
Cons
- Runs small
- Issues with counterfeits
The Verdict
First things first... sizing. Before ordering I noticed that most buyers report the Ann Chery waist trainer runs small. For your reference, my waistline is about 26" at the smallest part and according to the size chart in my review I should order a Small/Size 32. That is indeed what I ordered and it fit just right. Be sure to use a tape measure and get your exact size before ordering, as many women have had issues with this.

Upon first putting this on, I knew it was a high quality product. It fits snugly but I can still move around and exercise with it on without pinching. The materials are durable and the lower rise makes it comfortable for all day wear (for reference, I'm 5'4"). You can tell right away that this is a premium product in the waist training industry.

I wore this corset trainer for 3 days in total, at about 6-8 hours per day. It has a slim profile which makes it good for daytime wear, but it is still durable enough that you can wear it to the gym without worry. I like Squeem trainers, which are in a similar price range, but I have to say this fits me better and feels more heavy duty than anything else I've worn. I highly recommend the Faja Deportiva.

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Charmian Latex Waist Cincher Review

Charmian Latex Waist Cincher

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Product Name: Charmian Latex Waist Cincher

Price: Click Here to go to Amazon.com and Compare Pricing

Available Colors: Over 20 options available

Materials:

Latex Corset Material Lining: 96% Cotton, 4% Spandex.

Core: 100% Latex

Lace Corset Material: 90% Polyester 10% Spandex

Highlights:

  • Comfortable latex core with spiral steel boning to prevent the trainer from rolling up or down
  • 3 rows of hooks and loops so you can keep a tight fit around your waist
  • Lots of color options available
  • Shoulder straps to help keep it in place
  • Sizing from XS up to 6XL

Sizing Guide:

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Charmian Latex Waist Cincher
3.5 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
Slim sillouette fits under a dress Looks good for the price
Cons
Sizing runs small Not very durable Can't wash it
The Verdict
This is a low cost corset style waist trainer from Charmian. With most styles running under $30 I decided it was worth giving it a run. First off, the sizing is confusing. These are obviously not made in America. Fortunately, Amazon offers fast and free returns, because I had to return my first one for a size larger. Once I got one that fit, I was able to get it on fairly easily. It uses 3 rows of hooks and loops, like many trainers of this style. It is fairly comfortable with a 100% latex core, and is slim enough to fit under most clothing without anyone noticing. While this is a good looking trainer for the price point, it does have some downsides. The "boning" which is there to prevent the garment from rolling can come loose fairly easily, making me question durability. Other buyers have also stated that it will immediately fall apart if you put it in the washing machine. That's a big problem. I only wore this for a day so I never came across that problem, but it would be a major concern if you're wearing it daily, especially while working out. Overall, this is an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable waist trainer with a very competitive price point, but durability may be an issue. The company is clearly based overseas, which is evident from their confusing sizing as well.
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Camellias Women’s Waist Trainer Belt Review

Camellias Waist Trainer

Available Colors: Black, Pink, Blue, Orange, Camo, Green, Beige

Materials: Canvas, cotton, acrylic, velcro

Highlights:

  • Double-adjustment velcro for sizing accuracy
  • 4 reinforced acrylic bones encased in heavy canvas
  • Double compression waist training technology
  • Reduces & Shapes Your Waistline
  • Helps Define Curves
  • Increases Body Temp in Midsection
  • Supports the Lower Back

Sizing Guide:
Dimensions- Front 8″, Back 9″
Small- 33.5inches
Medium- 37.5inches
Large- 41.5inches
X-Large- 45.5inches

Camellias Women's Waist Trainer Belt
4.3 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
- Adjustable velcro
- Very comfortable
Cons
- Bulky
- Chemical smell
- Not good for tall women
The Verdict
This type of waist trainer is different than the more common corset style that uses hooks and loops. The Camellias Waist Trainer Belt is a single piece that fastens using large velcro pads. This makes buying the right size much easier and you don't need to worry about the hooks or loops breaking over time.

While the product is very comfortable and made of high quality materials (I don't see this thing ever falling apart), it is definitely bulkier than most other corset style waist trainers. This can be a problem for women who want to wear it during the day and wear form fitting clothing. If you're wearing a sweater or loose t-shirt you'll be fine, but other than that it will be noticeable. That makes this trainer better suited for nighttime wear. Another downside is that it has a strong chemical plasticky smell when it comes out of the box. This goes away over time, but is very off putting.

At 5'4" this trainer belt fit me well, but some taller women or those with longer torsos have complained that the height of the belt is too short (it only cinches a portion of their midsection). I could see this being a problem, so taller ladies beware.

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YIANNA Women’s Latex Waist Training Corset Review

YIANNA Women's Latest Waist Training Corset

Available Colors: Black, Blue, Purple, Rose, Orange

Materials: Latex rubber covering / 96% Cotton / 4% Spandex lining

Highlights:

  • Available in 10 sizes from XS to 6XL*
  • 3 hook-and-eye closures for flexible sizing
  • Boosts thermal activity and gently lifts underbust
  • Reduces waistline by up to 3 sizes instantly
  • Sub-$30 price point

*note: the Amazon sizing chart is off and the manufacturer size chart should always be used

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YIANNA Women's Latex Waist Training Corset
4.3 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Pros
- Good price point
- Comfortable
- Durable materials
Cons
- Sizing is very confusing
- Lots of counterfeits
The Verdict
First off, this is actually a high quality product considering the price is so low. I am always skeptical about clothing products falling apart when they are so cheap but that isn't the case here. It fits comfortably and looks good.

As far as sizing, be sure to use the manufacturers sizing chart and if in doubt, go one size larger. There are multiple different hooks so it is somewhat adjustable, but if you order to small you are out of luck. As far as the length, it fits great for me at 5'4 and I have a little bit of extra room. If you're closer to 5' then the length may be an issue, depending on your size.

Getting this trainer on for the first time was a bit of a pain, but once you get it on it is pretty comfortable. I've had no issues with it rolling or pinching my skin and I'm able to move around easily even after eating. During my test run I kept it on for 8 hours with no trouble.

Overall, this is a great low-cost option as far as waist trainers go. If you're on a budget but still want to shape your midsection, give it a shot. There is very little difference between this and the expensive Kardashian option.

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Yunmai Smart Scale Review

Yunmai Mini Bluetooth 4.0 Smart Scale & Body Fat Monitor

Measurements: Weight, body mass index (BMI), hydration levels, body fat, BMR, bone mass, body age, and muscle mass.

Maximum Weight: 396.8 lbs/180kg

Design: innovative, modern design, featuring sharp lines; white-colored.

Key Features:

  • The device is equipped with wireless Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and is also linked to an app.
  • 16 different users can use the scale to monitor their weight. Concurrently, the device automatically recognizes the user.
  • The product supports iOS 7 and Android 4.3 versions.
  • The scale features smart step-on technology, it gives you a quick calculation of your weight in a matter of seconds, without having to switch on the device.
  • Large LCD display, which is properly backlit.
  • 4 AAA batteries are required, which are included in the price of the scale.

Scale Accuracy: 4/5

The Good:

  • Excellent, attractive design, which makes the product fit perfectly in any room
  • The set-up process is easy to follow, and the instructions are comprehensive
  • You can set up multiple profiles on various devices
  • Excellent companion app, which enables tracking fitness progress in an effective manner
  • The information is synced to the app quickly and automatically
  • Works with other fitness apps like Apple Health

The Bad:

  • The calculations aren’t reliable if you don’t step on the scale barefooted with slightly damp feet.
  • Not good for larger users.
  • Security concerns as the app has access to a lot of private phone data.

 

Yunmai Smart Scale
4.2 Reviewer
0 Users (0 votes)
Value4
Features4
Accuracy4
Design4.5
The Verdict
This is a compact scale that enables you to monitor your body compositions via BIA measurements. 16 individuals can use the device, and track down their progress. The device is equipped with an auto-recognition feature, and the data is easily transferable to the app making it easy to monitor progress.

The set-up process is quick and easy. First, you'll have to download the app and set up your personal profile. Next, the scale will be paired to your device via bluetooth. Before stepping on the scale, it’s important to wipe it first with a damp cloth, and remember to step on it barefooted. The scale records the information in about 15 seconds and transmits the information to the app automatically.

Some users have reported security concerns, as it seemed the app had access to all kinds of personal information on the device like photos. It appears this concern has been addressed via an update to the app.

Overall, this is a solid entry level scale with decent accuracy and a broad feature offering considering the price range. The design is sleek and modern and the app is easy to use.

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