If you enjoy walking and want to experience a full upper body workout at the same time, you owe it to yourself to buy this belt. The Denise Austin PowerBelt Walking System increases the calories you spend whilst walking up to 70%, thereby increasing the amount of fat you lose. The system works through the use of a comfortable, padded belt which is designed to be worn by people of all shapes and sizes, and comes with resistance handgrips which give walkers an upper body workout while they walk.
This product contains one padded belt which weighs less than 2lb and comes with a one year warranty. The belt fits waist size 22-48 inches. The soft rubber handles are attached to resistance pulls with four resistance levels which are designed to allow full arm extension in a normal and comfortable walking style.
Does It Work?
The Denise Austin PowerBelt walking system is designed to help you lose weight and tone your muscles, particularly in the arms and waist area by using the resistance cables while walking. V. Tindle, a user, compliments the product by saying ‘I have been using my power belt for about 2 weeks now, couldn’t believe the burn in my arms I was getting from the 1lb weights’. Pina, another user, added in her review that ‘the belt is very effective’, while Riane Morena adds ‘it really DOES help burn extra calories’.
Is It Comfortable?
The belt is intended to add just under 2 lbs of weight to the wearers waist to enhance the workout and the padded fabric is designed to promote comfortable use. Most users of this product have commented that ‘it is very comfortable’ although M. Avila stated in his review ‘It is not a good "weight". The belt is not very big, and it’s uncomfortable’ while Towander Rose added in her review that ‘the waist band is bulky and uncomfortable’.
Is It Practical?
People who purchase this product are often looking for a suitable alternative to using hand weights as part of their exercise routine and they have made a comparison between the two. Ms Eddy says in her review that she prefers the belt to using hand weights because ‘if you get tired you can let the cables go’, commenting on the fact that you aren’t left holding heavy weights for longer than you can manage. Towander Rose prefers to walk on a treadmill and says that using the belt rather than hand weights caused her difficulty as she ‘kept banging her hands into the handrails’. M. Avila also questions the PowerBelt’s practicality because there is ‘nowhere to put your water bottle.’
PowerBelt Walking System Resistance Levels
The belt is designed to provide different levels of resistance dependent upon the weights set by the user. These weights are either purchased separately or as part of a package. Trish P. says that ‘The level 1 and 2 are designed more for women and the level 3 and 4 are more for men’ although Pina3470 said in her review that she wished ‘the manufacture would make additional weights for it’.
Is The PowerBelt Walking System A Stylish Product?
The Denise Austin PowerBelt is designed to be comfortable, practical and effective, but for the fashion conscious it’s appearance is also of interest because the Belt is on display the whole time it’s in use. Towanda Rose commented ‘It looks a bit strange to people passing you’. Trish P. agreed when she said ‘the only negative factor is the nerdy look’ but added ‘but who cares’? She was prepared to accept the unappealing aesthetics because she was happy that the product was producing results. Mrs. B. also feels the same way and wrote ‘It’s fun to use and it makes people laugh to see you motoring along, arms akimbo! Who cares!? I feel fab!’
The lightweight aspect of this product is appealing to many. John Willy used his on a business trip, commenting ‘It is so small that I just packed it in with my laptop briefcase’ while V. Tindle found the most practical aspect to be the resistance cables when she added ‘I use to carry hand weights and was always looking for someone to hand them off to when my arms got tired, now the handles just zip back into the belt, hands free.’ Riane Morena likes the fact that it provides the chance to exercise for people who have ‘very little time on their hands’.
Where Can I Buy Denise Austin PowerBelt System?
The PowerBelt can be purchased at a fair price on Amazon.