Few could have escaped the toning shoes phenomenon which has been sweeping the globe over the past few years. The shoes offer the impossible; the chance of getting into perfect shape without altering a daily routine, and turn every step into a muscle toning workout. It was no surprise that they became an instant success. As part of an active lifestyle, the shoes help to tone the lower body faster and get the body into great shape in a fraction of the time, and help staying at a target weight much easier.
In addition to offering help with faster body shaping, toning shoes have proved to be a great motivator. Some critics would say that the motivation comes from spending $100 on a pair of trainers, and then exercising more to get value for money. The real motivation however comes from the faster visual differences to body shape after wearing the shoes. When exercising and dieting, fast results are the best motivator to continue with the new regime. A lack of visible evidence to show for all the effort is one of the biggest killers of a new exercise drive, and getting rewards more quickly is one of the best benefits of toning shoes. However don't expect miracles, it is still going to take a few weeks of exercising and eating healthily to start to really notice the difference.
In the few years since the boom in wellness footwear started, there has been considerable development of the designs and styles of toning shoes. The range of muscle activating footwear on the market has now expanded to cover every niche, offering toning and comfort whenever you are on your feet and no matter what you are doing.
The latest designs take toning even further, and offers styles for the gym, running and high impact workouts, and can even improve on the 30% muscle activation of the original shoes to be released. The Skechers Resistance Runner can get up to 85% more muscle activation in the postural muscles, 71% in the hips, and an incredible 68% more activity in the calves.
As if that were not enough, the shoes can be augmented with toning clothing. The Fila body toning system uses a design for their figure hugging leggings and hot pants which add compression to the muscles to get them working harder with every flex. Worn in conjunction with toning shoes they can really make every second count when exercising and get the body toning faster than ever. Reebok too have now added clothing to their Easytone shoes range, offering a similar method of action, with sexy figure hugging styles.
With toning shoes and toning clothing, you can look great, feel good, and get the maximum benefits from any time spent exercising, and they offer the perfect way to shift excess weight after the festive season and get back in shape quickly.