As a woman, I understand the stress behind wanting to be slimmer, smaller and beautiful. It’s frustrating. I’ve been a daughter, a wife, a mother and now a grandmother (an idea that once upon a time filled me with terror). I’ve also been a realtor, a physical trainer, a pro weightlifter and a middle school teacher. The only constant in all my roles is probably the struggle to maintain my waistline.

I first came across waist training when I was studying physical therapy. One of my teachers – a woman with a waist so small I wanted to run her over with my Subaru – introduced me to the use of steel boned corsets in order to insinuate the idea of an exaggerated hourglass figure. The tighter the corset clinched, the better the corset pulled in floating ribs and unsightly flab. It even did some rearranging of internal organs to sufficiently reduce the waist’s circumference.

It might sound outrageous, but a corset is not just a great way to look curvy. Through waist training, it’s also a great way to actually become curvy. Waist training has become part of many workout regimens. With proper understanding of how they work, waist training will help reduce the midsection.

What we’re about to do is take a close look at waist training and the tools and procedures you need to know about them. We’re going to cover body shapers, the best ways to tackle those stubborn tummy areas, Spanx, and even leggings and how they too can help in the development of the body you want.

My name is Jennifer. I have walked this earth 55 years and I am in the greatest shape of my life and love the way I look. Waist training, diet and exercise have a lot to do with it. But ultimately, I’ve become comfortable in my grandmotherly skin.

I’m going to do everything I can to help you find your way to physical fitness through waist training, but I never want you to forget … you’re already beautiful. So in case of suggestions or questions do contact me!