Sunday, April 25, 2010

My Latest In A Long Line Of Exercise Toys... And It's Already Working!

For months now I've been hearing the praises of the new exercise tennis shoes but have hesitated to buy them because of the hefty ridiculous price. I don't mind spending $125.00 on a pair of shoes I'll wear a lot, but for exercise? I don't think so. I only partake in exercise sporadically.

So last week while I was at my doctors office for my 6 month checkup, I was reading a magazine in the waiting area that was for vegetarians and came across an ad for exercise sandals called "Trim Treads", an outfit out of Florida. The cost is only $39.99 and they come in a variety of fun colors. 

You start out wearing them for 30 minutes per day, gradually increasing the exercise time as you become accustomed to them. Yesterday I wore them for the suggested 30 minutes, but most of that time was utilized adjusting myself to walking properly in them. Mr. Snoots actually laughed at me. Okay, fine. It was rather comical, in an awkward sort of way. You walk around on the flat part of the sole while you try to keep from running into walls and door frames. Today I wore them for 30 minutes and really felt them working my leg muscles in every single place you could imagine. I have the distinct feeling that I'm going to be in pain tomorrow. Still, this is like the easiest way ever, to exercise your legs, strengthen your *core* and align your back. 

You get the exact same results from these sandals that you do from the exercise tennis shoes, only the cost is much less. Besides, you can wear these while cleaning house, folding laundry,  ironing clothes, preparing dinner, and a number of other indoor activities. You just have to be careful that you don't lose your balance, therefore falling to or fro.  I think that these sandals are a great way to decide if you really want to invest in exercise tennis shoes that cost an arm and leg. If you don't like the sandals then you definitely won't like the tennis shoes.

Nope. They are certainly not paying me to say this but perhaps they should...

I can't help but wonder if I walked around in them on my hands, if it would help to firm my upper arms.  Most likely not, but I'd like to see someone come up with some kind of workable plan to address that particular flab issue. I mean, if I raise my arm to wave, I know there is the distinct possibility that I could possibly knock myself out if the upper arm flab happens to hit my face. I'm just saying....

13 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

I saw the tennis shoes in payless for 40.00 too.

Send trimtreads an email with the link to your blog and let them know you plugged them!

Daryl said...

A friend got the exercise sneakers and wears them around her house and says they are awesome... wanna make those flappy underams go away? there's a very easy exercise .. stand straight .. extend arms out and then bring your ams back toward one another and grasp one hand with the other then slowly lift up .. you'll feel it .. go slow .. slow is the key .. do as many reps as you want but slowly .. and hold between release and lift

Tammy said...

I think I need a video of you using those sandals... while doing Daryl's arm exercises! That would be entertaining!

I'm interested to hear how they work for you in the long term.

TSannie said...

Let me know how you're doing. And I think Daryl needs to post a video of those arm exercises!

Snooty Primadona said...

So far, I love them! And, I really thought I'd be hurting but so far no pain. I think that might mean I barely have any muscle after being sedentary for so long.

SP: Yes, I think I will send them a link when I tell them how pleased I am with my purchase...

Daryl: A video of the arm exercises would actually be great, LOL!

Blarney said...

Ummmm ... I'm gonna leave the shoes & sandals for the rest of you alrighty.

Heather said...

I have a hard enough time balancing a load of laundry in one arm with a glass of wine in the other. I can't see adding the sandals to this dangerous combination.

Mental P Mama said...

Those remind me of Earth Shoes...'member them?

Lyn said...

Got mine at Payless..why pay more? Same style, I got the less rocking pair, kept falling on the other customers..very comfy..wear them all the time...looking so svelte!
Arm flab? Remember, only the Queen has reason to wave!

Patricia Hannigan said...

I always LOVED Dr. Schols exercise sandals. I'm definitely going to try theses.

Diane said...

Thanks for the great review! I've been wondering if they'd be worth my time, and hesitant to commit!
Besides, I'm much more likely to buy something if I can go to the website!

Patty said...

I wonder if I could take photos in those? I like the pink ones.

Staci said...

I'm gonna get me a pair. For my arms.

 

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