Waist Training

What to Expect When Waist Training?

When you first try on your waist trainer you will notice an instant change in the curve of your body. You will notice you look a size or two smaller and that your hips & tummy are more smoothed. Looking for long-lasting effects? You need to start training if you want to achieve and maintain a natural hourglass figure.

waist training

How quickly you achieve your goals depends on a few factors within training. Everyone is different so there is no exact formula. Below are some known factors:

  • How long are you wearing?
  • How many days per week are you wearing?
  • How tight is your waist trainer?
  • Are you including a healthy diet and active routine?
  • Are you on a special diet or currently fasting
  • What is your natural body type?

If we took the measurement of two girls with all the same answer to the questions above we would still see variations in results during a waist training program. This is because genetics also plays a huge role in body size, mass and shape. We are all truly unique, with no person having the same body as another! Waist training really enforces this. If your looking for some ideas for training then check out our full 30 day guide on how to get the most out of your waist training.



Waist training is a popular form of exercise to help achieve a natural hourglass look but does it work? Women have been using similar exercises since the 90s to help burn tummy, thighs and hip fat, making this form of training really effective. Remember when you are working out to always stay hydrated and ensure you listen to your body! If you feel ill, dizzy or unable to breathe comfortably then stop. For maximum results pair your core training with a healthy diet & plenty of regular aerobic exercise. It won't happen overnight but if you stay committed and consistent you can expect to see results within the first month of working out. Check out some of our product reviews to see customers first-hand experience with our products.



Effective waist training can help to achieve long term results, however, these will slowly faded over time if the training is stopped. Just like building muscle in the gym, if you don't use it you lose it. Continues use of waist training and will ensure results are achieved and maintained long-term. Hourglass stocks 3 versions with our gym trainer being the most effective in achieving results.

If you want to ensure you keep and maintain your hourglass figure it's best to pair your waist trainer Australia with consistent waist training. This means your exercising at least 3 times a week & eating a healthy diet that consists of lean fats, vegetable for their minerals and plenty of water.

Often women ask how long do you need to train to see results? Remember, there is no exact answer to this question, everyone has different bodies which means results vary at different speeds. Usually, most women see positive results within the first month of waist training. 



It's important to always listen to your body, if you do this and ensure to stay hydrated then there is no danger. When first starting out it's best to ease in with a max of one hour wearing your core trainer. After a few weeks, you can build up the time in the waist trainer as well as the intensity of the training.

If you are feeling pain then takes off your waist training corset. The concept of no pain no gain definitely doesn't apply to successful training. You should feel comfortable in your waist trainer and any discomfort is a sign that you either have the wrong size or you are doing inappropriate amounts of time. If this is the case then stop immediately and always ensure to listen to your body!

When you first start out you will need to break into your waist trainer. Much like breaking into a new pair of heels, the body needs a few days to get used to wearing it. Take this process slowly and after several days the waist trainer will feel like a second layer of skin.



Anyone and everyone who uses a core trainer properly and responsibly can achieve an hourglass shape. Women of all ages can participate as long as they follow the above rules and have the correct size waist trainer. Perfect for those with both short and long-term fitness goals. At Hourglass we believe that every woman can find their natural shape, feeling sexy and confident in their own skin!

Finding the right size?

It's of the utmost importance that you have the correct size and that it fits comfortably every time you wear it. If you looking for sizes we recommend taking a tape measure and finding your hips & waist dimensions. Once you have these measurements you can find the correct size with the chart below.

Our size chart below gives you all the right measurements to ensure you get the correct size. Choosing the wrong waist trainer Australia can lead to several issues such as rashes, irritation to the skin and bruising. When first breaking in your waist trainer we recommend wearing it over top of a light t-shirt or tank top. This will stop the core trainer from rubbing on the skin. Alternatively, you can opt for a latex waist trainer that is much softer and comfortable to wear.

Size Waist (cm) Centre Front (cm) Centre Back (cm)
S 65-72 32 27
M 72-78 32 27
L 78-84 34 29.5
XL 84-90 34 29.5
XXL 90-96 34 29.5
3XL 96-102 34 29.5
4XL 102-108 34 29.5



Men can most definitely wear and partake in waist training. Waist trainers offer a great way to burn and tone the stomach area, whilst also helping to improve posture, this is why many men wear a waist trainer at the office or in the gym. Some men even wear their waist trainer Australia while participating in an active job such as farm work or labouring.

We have several waist trainers that can be worn by men as well as the gym men's trainer which is the ultimate gym tool to help burn fat and sculpt abs. Rember when choosing a tummy belt you want to get one that is made of breathable materials that don't leave you feeling restricted in your movement. This is important if your training in the gym or on-site working.



We recommend that no children or pre-teens should use a tummy belt and only young adults over the age of 18 should engage in waist training. The reasons being that kids and teens bodies are still developing. This is especially true for young women who are experiencing major changes to their body. Training during this time can place physically & mental stress on young women and is something that should be avoided completely.



When pregnant we recommend most shapewear, but a waist trainer is a no! Tight shapewear and waist trainers can squeeze and compress internal organs, muscles and ribs. If you wear a midsection belt when pregnant you can do damage to your ribs, restrict your breathing pattern, limit mobility range and hinder your posture. No studies have been conducted that prove injury can occur to the infants when core training, but based on the harm that can occur to you it's best to assume it's not a good experience for your baby. Overall we recommend not training when pregnant.

Using post-pregnancy

Can you use a core trainer after pregnacy? Once your child is born, your body will need 4 weeks to lose the body fat and water retention that's held when pregnant. During these 4 weeks, your uterus returns to normal size, and any swelling that has occurred will go down. 6 - 8 weeks after giving birth you can return to training, just ensure to ease into it and listen to your body for any signs.

After 6 weeks if you feel strong and ready you can begin again. During this period you can use a light core trainer that places gentle compression to the tummy region. Remember this needs to be light, with minimal pressure, placing importance on how your body feels with the weight on it. The first 6 weeks after pregnancy is all about healing your body and making sure you make a full recovery.

After the initial 6 to 8 weeks you can use a latex belt to start getting your post-baby body back. We recommend going a size up as we don't want to place too much pressure on your body too soon. The latex belt is super soft and amazing for women who are just getting started back into working out. 



Below are some first-hand encounters with Hourglass and our products. Read personal stories and experiences from women all across Australia who have achieved amazing results thanks to our routines. Would you like to be inspired by other women and their success? If yes then check out some more of our customer's reviews and get motivated to start your own journey


A busy schedule made finding the time tricky for Jessica to live a healthy lifestyle. Then she discovered waist training and that all changed. This mother of two now juggles her business duties with being a mum and finding the time to  train in between. Wearing her waist trainer for 4 hours per day when on the move at work, Jessica has slimmed down significantly, losing weight around her tummy area and feeling more healthy than ever. "I was sceptical at first, but as soon as I wore my Hourglass I noticed how much slimmer I looked around the hips and tummy. Thank you Hourglass!"


Sammy is a mother and architect who was looking for a way to help shape her body and find that hourglass curve. With the use of a waist trainer, Sammy was able to slim down immediately, also helping to slow down her eating portions. After a few weeks, Sam noticed she had lost 4 inches off her waistline, dropping 2 sizes and feeling more healthy and sexy than ever. "really can't put it into words how much my Hourglass has helped me with my weight, thank you!" 


Annalise was a promo model and knows a few things about keeping in shape. After pregnancy she found that getting back into shape was becoming a difficult task, feeling down and depressed she turned to Hourglass and our routine to help. "I felt really down and lacked motivation, it wasn't until a friend introduced me to core training that I was able to get my confidence back!" After 3 months of regular training Annalise was able to regain her post-pregnancy body, feeling back to her old self.



The Classic Trainer comes in two colours namely: Black, Beige. The classic is designed with breathable mesh material, providing comfort and an instant hourglass shape. Easy to conceal, the classic trainer can be worn on almost any occasion! Helping to provide a more curvy look that will leave any girl feeling confident.

Check it out here: Classic

The Gym Trainer comes in three colours namely: Black, Pink, Grey. The gym core is your ultimate gym partner. Designed with smart textiles, this trainer has sauna-like technology woven into the fabrics of the trainer. Feel the burn and sweat like you never have before, the gym trainer helps to burn more calories and melt away fat in the core, thighs & hips region.

Check it out here: Gym Trainer

The Latex Trainer comes in three colours namely: Black, Pink, Blue. Designed with ultra-soft latex this tummy belt provides an instant hourglass look whilst still helping to burn and trim the fat around the hips and thighs. Coming in multiple sizes and colours the latex core trainer can be worn at the office, university or at a social gathering.

Check it out here: Latex