Slendertone case studies

6 Week Plan Case Study

Welcome to the Slendertone case studies! This is where you can view people who have recorded their progress through weekly photos and diaries. Use the flip books to view the photos that have been taken throughout the 6 week plan to see the difference Slendertone has made. Read through their diaries that give information on weekly goals with successes, and concerns that they have faced. Judge for yourself!

One of the most frequently asked questions is - does Slendertone work? In addition to our case studies, you can also find out more information about how Slendertone works on this page, through our clinical trials and explanations of our Electrical Muscle Stimulation technology.

  • Leonora, age 25

  • Barbara, age 40
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  • Niamh
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  • Barbara-Anne, age 32

  • Callum

  • Phil, age 40

  • Rhona, age 24

  • Seb, age 25

  • Natalie, age 25

  • Richard, age 34

  • Leonora age 25, Nottingham

    Hey, I'm Leo, I started using Slendertone as it was recommended by a friend, I have a pretty healthy lifestyle, it's mostly walking places and getting on my bike instead of taking the bus so I thought this would be a good solution to that little bit that just won't firm up! Its really fitted into my life and I can sit at my desk and get on with my day. Overview of weekly exercise: My weekly exercise entails walking to and from work. On average I will walk 40 mins a day. However, I try to increase this at least a couple of times a week by taking a nice stroll down by the river - after work - for about 40 minutes. Now that summer is approaching and days are longer, I intend to increase my daily walk to at least 1.5 hours a day. This year is more active than the last - one of my New Year's resolutions! Overview of weekly diet: This year is more about moderation in all pleasures of life - easier said than done of course! I must admit, being photographed twice week has its own motivational power.

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: I am not convinced that muscle tone is something you gain while sitting down without sweating, but I am curious to see the results using a Slendertone can have. I'm going to follow the programme in the booklet - a 30 minute workout, 5 days a week with two days of rest. I will be slowly increasing the level in each session, as advised in the leaflet.

      Goals: To notice a subtle change in my abdominals.

      End of week 1 overview: I managed to get in 5 sessions over the week and am happy with progressing slowly through the programmes and different intensities. I did find myself forgetting to use it as soon as I got home and having to use it quite late, just before going to bed.

    • Week 2

      Concerns: Organising my time better so that I don't leave it till last thing in the evening, possibly taking my belt into the office to use at my desk. I also need to keep up the exercise and reduce my alcohol intake slightly.

      Goals: use the product to fit around my time.

      End of week 2 overview: I used the belt whilst at work this week which meant I didn't have to worry about using it when I got home. I'm not on a very high programme at the moment but have definitely felt a difference, which has geared me up for next week!

    • Week 3

      Concerns: Getting onto a higher programme now, slightly uncomfortable so I need to stick at it and keep progressing.

      Goals: Get to 60 on level 5 by the end of the week.

      End of week 3 overview: I'm on programme 5 and managed to get up to 60! I'm feeling good and am adjusting to the intensified level. Using the belt at work has now become part of my routine, I tend to use it just before I go for lunch and finish off my 30 minute session with a half hour stroll.

    • Week 4

      Concerns: Intensity level is going up again, need to prepare myself for some hard core sessions!

      Goals: Get the belt up to 65 on level 6, and keep up the exercise despite the bad weather.

      End of week 4 overview: Success! I used the belt 5 times this week, gradually notching up the intensity. I made it to 65 on level 6! I can both see and feel a difference which motivates me to keep progressing.

    • Week 5

      Concerns: Have a busy week coming up, lots of client meetings and dinners planned with friends. I want to keep the alcohol levels to a minimum and exercise levels to a maximum, but this may be difficult!

      Goals: Stay focused and don't go mad on food and drink.

      End of Week 5 overview: This week was great, I used my belt throughout the week and upped the intensity. I was worried that my social life might get in the way of all my hard work but I stayed determined and made sure I kept up the healthy eating and exercise. Only one week to go and I want the results to continue...bring it on!

    • Week 6

      Concerns: I am really busy at work this week and want to make sure I keep up the Slendertoning while upping the intensity.

      Goals: This is the last week of the 6 week plan and I want to make sure I do myself justice!

      End of week 6 overview: This week was tough as I wanted to make sure I pushed myself, I broke my record by pumping up to level 6 on 95! After the 6 weeks I have definitely felt a difference in my abs, they feel firmer and there is a visible difference. Not to mention my jeans donÕt seem as tight and my love handles appear to have shrunk. I have decided to keep using my belt which will motivate me to keep up the exercise and healthy eating.
  • Barbara age 40, London

    I am approaching 40 and want to feel better about my body. I really want something to motivate me into getting into shape and improving my life and self esteem.

    Overview of weekly exercise: I run 3 times a week, I do 2 times of say 40 to 45 minutes and once a week over an hour. I cycle to work everyday and I try to walk as much as I can. I also do some push-up and work on legs.

    Overview of weekly diet: I generally eat very healthy and take supplements. I eat lots of fresh vegetable and fresh fruit. I love to cook from scratch I make my own sauces. I have my dinner earlier no carbs after 7pm.

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: Will it work? I haven't exercised for so long I forgot about my belly muscles.

      Goals: Follow the daily toning intensity from the table to get the maximum results.

      Overview of successes and failures: After using Slendertone for 1 week I started to feel my muscles in my belly, this is very exciting! I can't see the difference but I can definitely feel it.

    • Week 2

      Concerns: I felt a bit uncomfortable on my right side. Is this too intense? What am I doing wrong?

      Goals: To fix the uncomfortable feeling. (Changed the position of the pads).

      Overview of successes and failures: I have manage to reach 70 this week great achievement! I keep up with my running. Also no carbs after 7. Well done!

    • Week 3

      Concerns: I would like to do more then 30 minutes but I'm very busy at work, I come back late at night.

      Goals: To organize my days in a different way.

      Overview of successes and failures: I have manage to have longer sessions with Slendertone. I keep up with my running and a good diet. I introduce more protein in my diet. I started to see some result from the pictures I have take.

    • Week 4

      Concerns: I'm meeting a few friends this week! I am a little worries about the time and diet.

      Goals: To keep up with 5 times of Slendertone and not to many drinks and bad food.

      Overview of successes and failures: I have managed to keep up with 5 sessions of Slendertone and I have been very sensible on the food and drinks. I am proud of myself.

    • Week 5

      Concerns: This week I feel a little weak and a bit down.

      Goals: You are nearly there! You can do it! You will do it!

      Overview of successes and failures: I have managed to push myself, I reached intensity 85 this week and used the belt 5 times. I had a bit of chocolate and more carbs but nothing over the top. I can really see the difference friends and colleagues are telling me I look good.

    • Week 6

      Concerns: Wow...only 1 week left!

      Goals: You can do it! You have done well...keep up the good job!

      Overview of successes and failures: I can not believe the difference...I have told a lot of people about my challenge and they seam very excited to try Slendertone too. I will recommend Slendertone to every one. Definitely worked for me. I will keep using the belt.

  • Niamh, Dublin

    I like to exercise so try to keep active and will get out about 3 times a week to swim or walk. Recently I started running and I am finding this really good - tough to start with but definitely feel better for it. My job is demanding and I travel a lot which does not help to keep an exercise routine and of course eating out is not great for the waist line.

    Overview of weekly exercise: I started the weekly exercise as advised on the plan with a 1 2 1 exercise routine. I also worked out at the gym but I didn't stick to any plan previously, it was very sporadic I'm afraid, so I was glad to have a plan to stick to. Started off grand, it was great as I knew I had to do the exercises laid out. I'm a sucker for routine!

    Weekly overview of diet: My diet wasn't a problem really because I like salads, vegetables and fruit. But have to say I like the odd glass of red wine which is a killer in the calories and red meat which is advised on the plan not to eat. Everything in moderation is very helpful when you are looking at that lovely piece of steak.

    Before

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: Being able to stick to the exercise routine and stick the intensity of the belt

      Goals: Just to get through the first week okay.

      Overview of successes and failures: Made it with the belt; failed with the exercises

    • Week 2

      Concerns: Am I doing the exercises correctly.

      Goals: To keep to the plan because it was such a short week.

      Overview of successes and failures: Again thank god for the belt; at least I know it is doing its job. Got bad news on the Monday evening and then more on the Tuesday. So that made everything go pear shaped. Managed to get back on track towards the weekend. It is amazing how any negativity can engulf you if you let it! Thank god for the exercise, a great stress relief.

    • Week 3

      Concerns: My age and the fact that I will need to work much harder to achieve the same results as somebody half my age.

      Goals: To keep motivated.

      Overview of successes and failures: Got Elise Lindsay's book this week. Checked to see if I was doing the exercises right. Delighted to see I was doing the majority okay. Found her Book inspirational. Also was able to up the insensitivity of the belt above the recommended unit. Great week

      overall!! Also noticing a change in my overall body shape - yes, YEs, YES!!!!!! Also just to add I am delighted to see that using the Slendertone belt beats doing ab crunches any day!

    • Week 4

      I had to change the pads this week at session 20 because I was experiencing a pins and needles feeling. I put on new pads and wow do you feel the stimulation! Again I am really seeing a difference with my abs but not so much on my sides...maybe it's just the female shape!

      Intensity is up in the early 80s so I am pleased with that result, my aim is to get to 99 by the end of the challenge!

    • Week 5

      Intensity is still early 80s. I feel good and I am delighted to have taken part in the challenge. I think I will continue to use it until after my wedding anyway, there's no point in stopping now. Only 5 weeks to the wedding so the challenge must continue for me.

      The fact that the product is rechargeable is brilliant. Once you get used to charging the unit it's so simple and Is just like charging your mobile phone, it makes the product all the more convenient for the user, saving them having to go out and buy batteries every 20 sessions or so it definitely helped me to keep using the product.

    • Week 6

      I can't believe it's the final week... dying to see the photographs... the time flew by.

      I am still trying to increase the intensity but I haven't gotten past 83. 1 need to keep pushing myself to reach 99. I may not get it by the end of the 6 week challenge but it will make me want to keep using it until I do reach 99!

      I got some exercise in this week which was great ...long may it last, eh! I measured my waist (smallest) area and stomach (largest area) at the beginning of the trial and again at the end and I lost an inch or toned myself by an inch in both areas...so wahoo for me!

  • Barbara-Anne age 32, London

    Overview of weekly exercise: I like to exercise and will get out about 3 times a week to swim or walk if I can. Recently I started ruining and I am finding this realty good tough to start with but definitely feel better for it. Like everyone I have good weeks and bad weeks but once I get into a routine I am better.

    Overview of weekly diet: My diet is very mixed, as I just love food all kinds!!! I love fruit & vegetables and tend to eat lots of these, which is good, although I do have a massive weakness for chocolate and eat it at least once a day. On a more positive note I drink at least 2 litres of water a day.

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    • Week 1

      Stick to using it 5 times a week!!!! If I am doing exercise myself will it be different for me to exercise and tone? I am really looking forward to seeing the results...

      Overview of successes and failures: I used the belt for 5 sessions this week, either at work (as it was easy to wear under my clothes) or at home making dinner in the evening. I am feeling rather pleased with myself to have stuck with it, but like anything once you are In a routine it is easier. My muscles already feel like I have done some bit of work and I think I am standing straighter as I am more aware of these muscles.

      I stuck to my exercise plan as well but controlling the food intake is definitely hard for me.

    • Week 2

      Push the intensity level and fit intoning sessions while I travel

      Overview of successes and failures: I was travelling quite a bit this week but I took the belt with me and managed to use it again 5 times so there is no excuse now. I progressed to programme 3 and pushed the intensity to 50, and I can already feel the difference. I can't see anything yet but I know my muscles are getting a work out!

      Diet was not great this week as it was Easter and we get Easter eggs at work and with chocolate as my weakness it does not help. Exercise was a bit slack with the travelling but using my belt helps to reduce the guilt!

    • Week 3

      Get the programme up to 5

      Overview of successes and failures: Another good week with the belt. The 30 minute session goes very fast so sometimes I turn the belt back on again and give myself an hour's session!!! This is particularly useful if I go for a walk as I am getting my abs toned and doing an hour's exercise at the same time.

      I managed to get the intensity up to the late 70s so I feel I am getting better the more I use the product and my abs are definitely getting stronger/firmer.

    • Week 4

      I am more relaxed about using the belt now as it is very easy to just wrap it around me, turn it on and go! I'd like to push my running to 30mins, 3 times a week and be more careful with the food intake.

      Overview of successes and failures: I had a really good week. Intensity is up to 85 so I am pleased with that result - my aim is to get to 99 by the end of the challenge! I ran for 30 mins and 45 mins and listened to my body a little more on the food front which meant I was healthier. I can really see the difference on my tummy and my jeans are looser the best feeling!

    • Week 5

      I had to change the pads this week at session 20 and the stimulation feels so much stronger, which is a good thing as now I am very comfortable with the sensation. My goals are to keep using the product, get a little exercise in and increase that intensity.

      Overview of successes and failures: I have reached 90 on the intensity level so I am nearly there and with another week to go I am confident I will hit 99! I am really starting to feel good: the combination of toning and exercise has resulted in me being more aware of my food intake so the overall effect is great.

      I have lots of weddings coming up over the summer so I bought a new dress and it was great to be able to see a flat tummy.

    • Week 6

      I can't believe it's the final week....I really want to stay going with this as I am so motivated now. I'm going to reach 99 on the intensity scale!

      Overview of successes and failures: I did it...I managed an entire 30 minute session on 99. My muscles are so much stronger but I can still really feel the contraction at 99! I measured both my waist and tummy at the beginning of the trial and again at the end and I lost an inch in both areas so the official results are there. I also looked back through my photo shoots and I am delighted with the effect. I have to keep this up!

  • Callum, Bristol

    I work in an office all day so I have to get to the gym most nights to get any exercise, at the end of the day I am pretty tired so cardio is normally at the top of the list, getting in to do some sit ups is usually the last thing I do at the gym. Slendertone is a great way of getting extra toning sessions in, I still do my sit ups at the gym but combining this with the abs belt has really helped getting the best possible results.

    Before

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: I have a very busy week and weekend coming up, I will be keeping my fingers crossed I keep up my new healthy plan and make time for my Slendertone belt.

      Goals: Must eat healthily this week, I'm going stay off the booze and get to the gym at least four times. Also want to make Slendertone a part of my daily routine so that it becomes habitual.

      End of week 1 overview: I successfully made the Slendertone process a habit. I use it as my desk in the morning while I check emails etc. I've found it takes time to warm the muscles up though, and hate to start slowly and build up the intensity. It's hard to tell if it's making a difference. I feel a lot firmer, especially on the sides of my abs, but I 'm not sure if it's visible. I guess the photos will reveal all!

    • Week 2

      Concerns: I'm not feeling 100% this week, think I may be coming down with a cold.

      Goals: Get better and make sure I 'm well enough to visit the gym during my lunch breaks or after work.

      End of week 2 overview: I managed to get over my cold pretty quickly (it must be all the nutrients and vitamins I'm eating) and think I can see a slight difference in my abs already. I've used it every week day whilst in the office and have ramped up the programme and intensity. On Friday I made it to programme 5 at level 99.

    • Week 3

      Concerns: I don't really have any concerns this week, I 'm happy with my progress so far.

      Goals: Make it comfortable to programme 6 by the end of the week.

      End of week 3 overview: The week started well and my progress continued through to Friday. I made the programme 6 on level 90 and feel I can comfortably push myself even further next week. I can now see a difference in my abs and feel much firmer and stronger.

    • Week 4

      Concerns: Only 2 weeks to go, I hope I keep up the good work!

      Goals: I want to monitor my progress not only through the photos but also see if I'm any stronger.

      End of week 4 overview: I've been doing better at the gym and can hold the plank position for longer than I could before I started Slendertoning. I'm sure there is a visible difference and my jeans feel slightly bigger around the waist. I wasn't as good as I would have liked on the healthy eating side of things this week but plan to make up for it next week.

    • Week 5

      Concerns: Get back into the healthy eating regime and up the intensity of my Slendertone belt.

      Goals: Eat healthily and reach level 8 by the end of this week.

      End of week 5 overview: I have done really this week with both exercising loads and healthy eating. I also made it to level 8 on my fifth session of the week and feel much better for it. I can see a difference in my abs and can't wait to show them off when I go on holiday next month.

    • Week 6

      Concerns: It's the last week of the plan but I don't want this to stop me from continuing with my new healthy lifestyle.

      Goals: Really use the last week to motivate me to keep going and continue using my Slendertone belt.

      End of week 6 overview: I've made it! I'm at end of the 6 weeks and can't believe it's worked. Using the Slendertone belt motivated me to incorporate healthy eating and more exercise into my week routine. I will definitely keep it up and will be ordering replacement pads before the end of this week.

  • Phil age 40, Devon

    I am generally fairly active – I go to the gym 2 or 3 times a week and often get out for a bike ride on a Sunday. The rest of my life tends to be less beneficial – I have a demanding job which requires long hours and client entertainment. I enjoy nice food and nicer wine and as such balancing my weight is often a challenge. But – getting a bit older now and know I need to try just that bit harder to stay in trim!

    Overview of weekly exercise: I have a really sedentary job - sitting at a desk with very little running around (apart from to the kettle occasionally or to get some more water from the fountain). To make up for it I go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week and cycle everywhere in my spare time.

    Overview of weekly diet: I love food and wine! I eat pretty healthily during the day; for breakfast I have a combination of natural yoghurt and honey topped up with Muesli and granola. For Lunch I eat pasta salad and fruit. It all goes a bit pear shaped in the evening though, I don't normally eat until 9pm by the time I get home and will have pasta, chilly curry etc. I will normally have a few glasses of wine to go with it.

    Before

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: No concerns really, a bit hopeful that Slendertone can give me that bit of a boost in terms of achieving that flat stomach I have never had! Not just in what it does but also in that starting the programme might galvanise my resolve to eat a bit more healthily in the evening and have a glass or two less wine!

      Goals: Make sure I do it every day!

      End of week 1 overview: Actually - pretty good really. I have managed to increase the intensity quite a lot and can really feel it. Probably just in the mind but my stomach (and sides) do feel firmer. Onwards and upwards!

    • Week 2

      Concerns: No concerns really.

      Goals: Keep it going, and see if I can breach the 70 mark.

      End of week 2 overview: Not bad in terms of the intensity, your muscles get used to it quite quickly and I reached 95 (although not for long!) - my programme also changed this week to number 5 (I started on 4 - which is probably excessive). Having said not bad, I have had a busy week in terms of corporate entertaining and workload with the result that I have eaten and drunk too much (3 nights of getting in past 1am) and have had a slow week at the Gym - so I expect physical improvement to be a bit slow this week!

    • Week 3

      Concerns: I am away this week on business and pleasure so finding the quiet time to fit the Slendertone in is likely to be a bit more challenging - but it is packed and ready to go. So the intention is there!

      Goals: Increase intensity during the session faster (I have been going up c. 5 levels in every 5 minutes) but would like to go up a bit faster to have longer at the higher levels.

      End of week 3 overview: Managed to keep it going pretty well. Certainly seems to have helped my skiing - core strength is good and skied like a demon all week!

    • Week 4

      Concerns: No concerns really. Getting used to it now - doesn't really interfere with the daily routine much either. Have started Slendertoning at work - sitting at my desk (in fact it is on at the moment!).

      Goals: Continue going into programme 6 and get to full power as quickly as possible. Also would like to try some stomach exercises (sit-ups, press ups etc.) to see if it is working.

      End of week 4 overview: Well - really making a difference. Last week I also decided to give up drinking during the week and have managed to lose a bit more fat around the middle to boot. I can really feel the difference in muscle strength now - particularly on press ups which I hate doing with a vengeance (still hate them but a bit easier now!).

    • Week 5

      Concerns: None.

      Goals: Try and keep the alcohol down again...might even up the exercise a bit too - getting quite motivated now that I can see and feel the difference.

      End of week 5 overview: Oh well, best laid plans etc. Had a big weekend out of the blue so ate too much and drank too much. Did manage to get out on my bike so not a complete disaster! Kept up with the Slendertone - not finding it too much of a hassle really, it fits into my day quite neatly. I am now running on programme 6 at 99 for 15 minutes of the 30 so doing pretty well.

    • Week 6

      Concerns: Making the most out of the last week on the plan.

      Goals: 99 for 20 minutes of the 30.

      End of week 6 overview: It's really made a difference to the way I look. I'm really impressed with the results and am glad I put in the effort now!

  • Rhona age 24, Galway

    Since starting out in the working world and buying a car, the days of walking everywhere are long gone. To make up for the lack of legwork I have started swimming and I try to do a little running. So, to add to this I thought I could bring it to another level by using Slendertone System Mini. A skirt that tones your bum with fashion and passive exercise in one, what more could a girl want?

    Overview of weekly exercise: I swim a couple of times a week and plan to start running soon enough.

    Overview of weekly diet: My diet is very healthy but I do like my chocolate. I eat a lot of fruit and generally have a very balanced diet with lots of red meat, chicken and fish.

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    • Week 1

      My initial thoughts are excitement and intrigue to see if this actually works. The skirt is easy to assemble and it looks good on: understated like a normal skirt.

      Overview of successes and failures: Standing up and walking around at a intensity of 30 on both sides felt tingly so I could imagine withstanding a higher level but I left it at this level for the full session. I am very excited by the possible results. Got the intensity up to 33 using program 1 but cannot go any higher. Sessions are going well. Diet is stable with some junk food. No exercise taken, as I have been sick.

    • Week 2

      Still up to level 33 but cannot go any higher which is bit of a worry. I have moved onto program 2.

      My diet is healthy although I have had a few treats. Did a little bit of exercise.

      I have taken the initiate to go walking at lunch but I don't see this lasting.

      Overview of successes and failures: Disappointed that I could not go any higher but I'm sure this will iron itself out. I have noticed a difference in the shape of my buttocks already which is very encouraging.

    • Week 3

      Ramped up to stimulation level 44 this week. Sessions are going well. The increased level on the right-hand side seems to be working out well. My diet has been good this week and I have done lots of exercise.

      Overview of successes and failures: Very happy this week. This challenge has seemed to kick me into gear regarding health and fitness. I feel more disciplined and I am in a better frame of mind. There is a good difference in the shape of my buttocks. I have been complimented on the skirt.

    • Week 4

      Getting up to 50 on the left and 54 on the right.

      My exercise regime has been stepped up. I started doing some running on the treadmill. My diet has been very good this week.

      Overview of successes and failures: I feel very healthy this week and proud to have started running. My skirt is doing great work.

    • Week 5

      Up to a level of 62 on the left and 70 on the right. My diet is good and I have done a lot of exercise this week.

      Overview of successes and failures: I am contented with the level I have reached. I have noticed a real difference in tone, not only in my buttocks but also the back of my thighs. Everything has been pulled upwards and is more defined.

    • Week 6

      Up to 67 and 74 intensities. My diet has been good. Exercise routine a little less than the last two weeks but still good.

      Overview of successes and failures: I have used the skirt.

  • Seb age 25, Manchester

    Hi, I'm Seb, I work as a graphic designer in Manchester. I have a pretty active lifestyle and I am a pretty regular visitor at the gym. I used the Slendertone 6 week plan which was recorded through my diary and photos. The results are great, I now use my belt a few times a week to keep the tone topped up! It's perfect for giving me that extra tone that I just don't have the time or energy to do at the gym.

    Overview of weekly exercise: 3x week gym, where I do a range of weight training on upper body and lower body. With this I do cardio training which involves running on the treadmill and also swimming. I try in get an hour in on every session. As well as this once or twice a week when I can I go for a 40 min run.

    Overview of weekly diet: Eat plenty of red meat and carbs -potatoes and pasta, with this I eat fruits, salads and whole grain mix with yoghurt for breakfast.

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    • Week 1

      Concerns: I'm looking forward to this 6 week plan and hopefully seeing a big improvement in my abs all round.

      Hopefully this will slot in really well with the training I do at the moment and make an improvement!

      Goals: start on a medium level and get used to the Slendertone and how it works.

      End of week 1 overview: I used this week to experiment with the different programmes and levels, to see which I am comfortable with. Now that I have got this right I'm hoping to start seeing small differences. Eating wise I have not done to badly with healthy foods. Been running a fair bit too at the gym. I do wonder though is this still as effective when using it after a night out?!

    • Week 2

      Concerns: I've got no real concerns this week just to keep going.

      Goals: My goals are to start pushing myself and bring the levels right up and see how it goes. At the gym I want to start working on my legs ready for when I hit the snow next week snowboarding.

      End of week 2 overview: End of this week I've had no failures. I've completed another good week of the gym and using Slendertone. I've even moved up a level to programme 5 on 70.

    • Week 3

      Concerns: Ho real concerns apart from the fact I am going snowboarding on Thursday, so I'm not sure if I should take the belt with me for the few days or leave it behind.

      Goals: keep using it on the current level.

      End of week 3 overview: Week started well using the belt. But after Thursday while I was away snowboarding I did not use the belt. But I feel with all the boarding I was doing, I used a lot of muscles I don't normally use and it also worked my stomach muscles so I don't feel too guilty!

    • Week 4

      Concerns: Fresh start after the holiday so will use it every day to make up for the days I didn't use it. Also want to get back into eating well and at regular intervals.

      Goals: Increase level of intensity .

      End of week 4 overview: Went well. Gone onto programme 6 and up to 80. Went to the gym a few times in the week, but I have been drinking this week.

    • Week 5

      Concerns: No real concerns apart from that I'm on holiday again from Saturday for a week so i won't be able to go to the gym. I will take my Slenertone belt with me though and use it.

      Goals: Go swimming and to the gym before I go away. Stay on programme 6 .

      End of week 5 overview: Not a bad week, I got to 85 which was good. Funny feeling at that level, but not uncomfortable.

    • Week 6

      Concerns: On holiday again so my only concern is to be able to get time to use the belt. Final push now in the last week so I don't want to slip!

      Goals: Push myself to 90 and use the belt every day.

      End of week 6 overview: Missed out a day, but I got to level 90 and its feeling a lot better, there is a visible difference - I'm impressed!

  • Natalie age 25, London

    I work in an office all day so I have to get to the gym most nights to get any exercise, at the end of the day I am pretty tired so cardio is normally at the top of the list, getting in to do some sit ups is usually the last thing I do at the gym so this is a great way of making the most of my time outside of the gym. I still do my sit ups at the gym and that has really helped get the most of using the belt.

    Overview of weekly exercise: I run 4-5 times a week and occasionally play tennis and swim. I try to get to the gym at least 3 times a week and make sure I walk to and from the station every day.

    Overview of weekly diet: Generally my diet is very healthy and low in fat. I eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, although I have a BIG weakness for chocolate, wine and coffee.

    Before

    After

    • Week1
    • Week2
    • Week3
    • Week4
    • Week5
    • Week6
    • Week 1

      Concerns: Is this really going to work? Is it possible to get toned whilst sitting at your desk during the day or in front of the TV in the evenings?

      Goals: To start on programme 2 on an intensity of about 30 on my abs.

      End of week 1 overview: After using Slendertone for the time you definitely do feel like your muscles have worked when you take the belt off. By the end of the week I can't see any difference but it is early days yet.

    • Week 2

      Concerns: It feels quite uncomfortable when I have it over 26! (I'm weak)

      Goals: To get it higher than 26.

      End of week 2 overview: I'm very impressed with this week, I managed to reach programme 3 and got the intensity up to a whopping 32 on my stomach. I kept up with my weekly exercise regime and will continue to stay away from chocolate.

    • Week 3

      Concerns: I can't seem to get the intensity that high .

      Goals: To Increase my intensity .

      End of week 3 overview: I have managed to increase the intensity a little and am using programme 4 on 50, I'm really pleased and hope I can keep it up. I can definitely feel a difference and think my abs look firmer and more toned.

    • Week 4

      Concerns: I have a busy week this week and hope I make time for my belt!

      Goals: To ensure I keep up the good work.

      End of week 4 overview: I went out for dinner A LOT and didn't have a very healthy week in terms of food (I couldn't resist indulging in pudding)! I did use my belt over 5 days and did make it to the gym during my lunch hour.

    • Week 5

      Concerns: I need to up the intensity.

      Goals: I don't want to overdo it.

      End of week 5 overview: I feel I have had a good week, I managed to use my belt on programme 5 and reached intensity level 80, it's wasn't too uncomfortable and at least I managed it...perhaps my muscles are indeed getting stronger. There is definitely a visible difference.

    • Week 6

      Concerns: Only 1 week left!

      Goals: Keep up the intensity .

      End of week 6 overview: I can't believe I'm there already, it has flown by. I can definitely see and feel a difference in my abs and can't believe how well it's worked. I started the 6-week plan slightly sceptical but I will be recommending the Slendertone belts to all my friends. I will carry on using it myself but might not keep up the regularity as I did before, just keep topping it up!

  • Richard age 34, London

    My name is Richard Beer and I'm a Londoner. Every weekday I go to work on the tube and sit in front of a computer for 8 hours. Sometimes I'll go to the gym in the evenings before the commute home, but more often than not I'll be too tired, too lazy, or too tempted to go to the pub instead. I eat relatively healthily, but if there's an easy way to a six-pack, count me in.

    Overview of weekly exercise: I try to go to the gym twice a week in the evenings, but social commitments mean I usually manage once. Lunchtime is for eating and I'd rather stab myself with spoons that go to the gym in the morning.

    Overview of weekly diet: Pretty healthy on average. I believe you are what you eat, but that living and eating healthily would be pointless if you weren't allowed to lapse into a good curry and a few pints occasionally.

    Before

    After

    • Week1
    • Week2
    • Week3
    • Week4
    • Week5
    • Week6
    • Week 1

      Had a fairly excessive weekend. Time to start a mini-health drive! Hoping not to die from stomach electrocution. Must eat healthily this week, stay off the booze for a while and get to the gym at least twice. Also want to make Slendertone a part of my daily routine so that it becomes habitual.

      Overview of successes and failures: Successfully made the Slendertone process a habit. I use it at my desk in the morning. I've found it takes time to warm the muscles up, though, and have to start slowly and build up. On occasion I've done a double-session if warming up has taken a long time.

      Hard to tell if it's making a difference. I feel a lot firmer, especially on the sides of my abs, but I'm not sure if it's visible. I guess the photos will tell all!

    • Week 2

      A slower week than I'd have liked this week. Having had a rest from Slendertoning last Friday, I proceeded to get a really nasty throat infection over the weekend that forced me to take Monday and Tuesday off work, and I keep my belt in the office.

      Overview of successes and failures: Having said that, I can definitely see a difference now. I've used it every day since then and I'm also managing to ramp up the program and Intensity. On Sunday morning I spent the last 5 minutes of my session on Program 5 at 99.

    • Week 3

      Make it comfortably to Program 6 by the end of the week.

      Overview of successes and failures: The week started well. I took the belt on the company skiing trip and was up to 90, program 6 by the end of a double session on the coach on the way to the resort without too much discomfort. Broke my back on Saturday doing a spectacular Jump, though, which might put a crimp in my plans.

    • Week 4

      Move around very little and allow crushed vertebra to heal. Reduce dosage of incredibly powerful painkillers so as to avoid long-term addiction and downwards spiral into life of crime.

      Overview of successes and failures: A very relaxing Easter, somewhat enforced, with no Slendertoning. People tell me I've lost weight, which isn't too surprising after a week of throat infection followed by breaking my back and dislocating my thumb in a skiing accident. Maybe my abs will show more! Can't see me going back to the gym any time soon, so perhaps the Slendertone can come in useful once I'm in less agony.

    • Week 5

      Begin toning again, starting slowly and building up. I spoke to my doctor about using an EMS product to keep up my core strength and she said it couldn't do any harm. I'm not allowed to do any high-impact exercise for the foreseeable future so Slendertoning will be my only outlet!

      Overview of successes and failures: My break is quite high on the spine, so gently toning the abs isn't presenting any complications or discomfort. Somewhat ironically I seem to be looking healthier than ever, despite the rather catastrophic events of the last few weeks.

    • Week 6

      I Finish the program and start thinking long term about toning as part of my rehabilitation.

      Overview of successes and failures: I thought that sitting around and not moving very much would start turning me into a bit of a fatty, but that hasn't proved to be the case. I've made a conscious effort to eat healthily and I've stopped drinking so presumably that's helped as much as the Slendertone.

      Core strength is going to be vital to my proper rehabilitation, so I'm planning to keep going. I won't be using the belt on 99 for a while, but posture and support are going to be more important to me than ever for the next few months, so my transversus abdominis is going to need all the help it can get!