(Closed) OMG muffin top. :( Reebok shoes?

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
420 posts
Helper bee

If you are using them for strictly walking then i would say go for it. However, i do think those are probably a marketing hype, and a good one at that everyone wants them! I posted a thread on here.

Suggestions for a good gym shoe..?!

Post # 4
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

maybe swimming and pilates? 


Post # 5
46 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

So I got a pair of the Reebok shoes from Fiance for Christmas. Bless his heart he thought I’d love them since I try to work out 3-4 times a week. Well, I havent really worn them to workout since I’ve gotten them, but I’ve worn them out to run errands and stuff. So far I havent really been able to tell a difference, but I think if you’re planning on walking or running a lot, they may help. I do kickboxing and half of the time we take our shoes off anyways, so they dont really help me any. However, they do fit and look like regular tennis shoes when you’re wearing them… so even if you bought them and they dont work, you’d have a pair of new shoes ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I have been searching the interwebs for the last 20 minutes trying to find the trial I saw on TV about these shoes. I think it was one of my local news channels, or perhaps the Today Show that tried each of the shape-up type shoes. I remember the results were really good actually. I’ll keep searching to see if I can find the comparisons!

Post # 9
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I really suggest pilates.  I doubt you are going to get major core toning from a pair of shoes.  I used the FitFlops from Bath & Body Works before and the only part that I felt it in was my calves.  Pilates is awesome for core toning!  And walking as cardio is great to burn fat and good for your heart.

Post # 11
342 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

You can totally do pilates at home.  If you have cable, you can even try the exercise on demand channel to do a pilates workout.

What you can do at a gym though is the reformer machine – which is super challenging and will give you faster results.  But I’ve done plenty of pilates at home or in the gym with just a mat.

Post # 12
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

You can get videos for it and probably some equipment like a ball and mat to do it at home.

Post # 13
1045 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Also, in addition to the workouts, maybe do a check up on your calorie consumption, to see if you’re consuming more than you think you are.  You can track through sites such as sparkpeople.com very easily.

Post # 14
4566 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Pilates is good (but hard if you have a tiny butt like me!)- also, swimming is super low impact and even though you’re not sweating, it’s still a good workout if you push! My heart rate monitor is waterproof and I’m AMAZED at the calories I burn.

Post # 15
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Swimming is an amazing non-impact workout! I started swimming this past fall (and I suck at it, but I got better!) Go to your local pool and do some laps in the slow lane. I found myself getting better and better each week, with both form, breathing, and number of laps!

Stay away from the steam room though, as there a lots of warning signs about steam rooms and those with vascular issues.

Pilates you can definitely do at home – lots of DVDs are available. It’s important to have a thick mat (many Pilates mats are thicker than yoga mats, and I find this helps cushion you better becuase you spend a lot more time on your back!). It will tone you up, but if it is weight loss your are looking for, you will need to do something else cardiovascular based to see the best results.

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