I had seen Sylvied's pleas for us girlies to take up this particular product test ... but as it mentioned words like 'trainers'& 'fitness'....in fact the line was
>Looking for UK sporty lady bloggers willing to product test funky tone up trainers<
I just laughed and looked away quickly.
However, how hasty was I? ... I thought I would have to maybe do some running (god forbid!!) or even worse actually join a gym.... but you know all I have to do is walk.
Walk ....wow how easy peasy .....
The trainers arrived in just a few days after my agreeing to have a go ...they are Shape~Ups by Skechers.
My Teen and I have had Skechers before (just the normal trainers though) and were happy with them so I suspected I was on to a winner here with these too!
Everyday I walk the dog maybe 3-4 miles and generally wear my old faithful Birkenstocks whether it be rain or shine as they are kind to my back.
I have to watch what footwear I wear for big walking as I have a way dodgy disc.
I couldn't wait to try them out ... so I whipped them out of the box and put them on .... oh my it was like standing on bouncy 70s wedges.... I was instantly about 3 inches taller and the comfort of them is phenomenal.
Of course as soon as the dog sees me putting on shoes she gets all excited as she thinks it is walkie time... not to disappoint I set off to the field behind my house bouncing as I walked.
It is very strange the first time you walk in them and rough terrain is a challenge as you are on wedged trainers (it is the kinetic wedge that is super soft foam designed for maximum shock absorbtion to protect the body whilst exercising the core muscles) but you soon get your balance.
With the trainers you also get a booklet and a DVD that explains all about the product (I looked at these after my maiden voyage in them!!)
The Shape~Ups help you shape up whilst you walk as they are specially designed to
- promote weight loss
- strengthen your back
- firm calf and buttock muscles
- reduce cellulite and tone your thighs
- increase cardiovascular health
- improve posture
- reduce stress on knee and ankle joints
In the short time I have had them the main and most amazing thing I have noticed is that my back is less painful when I wear them. For example last weekend I was doing a lot of manual type stuff at home (making up flat pack furniture, moving stuuf into the conservatory that is now a studio etc) and my back was killing me. I put on my Skecher Shape~Ups and instantly the pain got better..... so now I put them on in the house and do warming up and cooling down routines it shows you in their literature to assist in my back pain.
I love the product and am so pleased to have been given the opportunity to test them out. I will continue to wear them until they drop off my feet and I hope to realise some of the other benefits the trainers have promised me ... thank you so much Skechers Shape~Ups and FuelMyBlog