The Viral Tiktok Twist Board – Does it Work? Ask the PT

viral tiktok twist board does it work
Unless you've been snoozing under a rock for the last week, you've probably seen the viral Tiktok twist board (also referring to itself as a "waist trainer"). But does it work? We asked a PT to find out! And we found out where you can bag them cheaper than on Tiktok shop.

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There’s almost always some sort of new fitness gadget doing the rounds on Tiktok and promising weight loss magic! This week is the turn of the viral twist board “waist trainer.” We say “waist trainer” like that, because, well, does it really train your waist?

We’ve done two things in this post:

  1. Firstly and most importantly is we have the views of a personal trainer on whether or not the viral Tiktok waist trainer actually works
  2. Secondly, we’ve worked out your can bag them for about half the price (considerably cheaper) than on Tiktok shop

So let’s dive right in.

What is the Tiktok Twist Board Waist Trainer?

It’s this, basically:

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Here it is in action:

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It’s essentially two twisting “boards” that you place a foot each on and you move your body.

Simple as.

Do the viral Tiktok twist boards work?

So it’s all good and well picking up a cheap piece of home fitness equipment but does it work?

We’re huge fans of being able to bag something for a low price that will actually have an impact on your fitness and health.

But do the Tiktok twist boards work?

We asked PT Melanie Gilder who comments:

“Let’s start with the positive! This is a piece of equipment that costs relatively little and that will ultimately get your body moving. Moving your body really is the single most important thing you can do to start your fitness journey.

So getting moving, if you’re otherwise sedentary, is a really great thing.

The other thing is that the Tiktok twist boards take very little room so you can pack them with you when you travel and store them easily at home. You can do this while watching the TV and so forth. So as a means to get your body moving while at home or travelling, it’s a good thing.

However, where I have a real problem is in referring to the twist boards as a “waist trainer.” I think the term is misleading. This isn’t going to give you a toned abdomen and this alone is unlikely to result in you losing significant amounts of weight.

It will help with increasing the number of calories you burn and it will help you to improve your balance as well, which is really critical not only to fitness but actually to reducing the chance of falls and injuries as you age too. 

Don’t expect miracles. But as a means of getting a little more movement into your day, it could help.

However, there’s probably more benefit in simply getting out for a walk, making sure you hit your 10,000 steps in a day and that doesn’t have to cost anything at all! I appreciate that can’t be done in the living though unless you have a walking pad or treadmill. 

If you’re looking at Tiktok twist boards for weight loss, I would urge you to look at calorie intake and your general day to day movement first – things like those all important steps. But certainly if it’s a choice of sitting on the sofa watching the TV or standing on one of these and doing it, then the twist board would win.”

Cheaper Alternatives to the Tiktok Twist Board

At the time of writing, the main brand Tiktok shop version of these twist boards is over £20 but you can bag these really cheap on Amazon. As is often the case when something goes viral, the delivery time on these is a little longer than the usual Amazon “get it right now,” but is no slower than buying on Amazon and the identical product essentially is half the price.

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Alternatives to the Viral Tiktok Twister

There are some similar products that achieve a very similar thing (promoting movement and balance) and some of these are delivered quicker:

That Tiktok One!
Twisting Board, Split Type Twist Waist Disc, Body Shaping Exercise Machine Cardio Exercise, Wobble Fitness Fit (Purple)
MAIKEHIGH Waist Twist Disc, Waist Slimming Balance Rotating Disc Multi-functional Twist Board Exercise with Massage Foot Sole- Home Aerobic Fitness Gym Equipment Pink
JLL® Wooden Balance Board, ANTI SLIP SURFACE, Exercise Fitness Workout Rehabilitation Training Exercise Wobble Board
Relaxdays Twist Board, Handy Balance Board for Full Body Workout, Heavy Duty XL Workout Board up to 150 kg, Blue, Unisex – Adults, 10022527_46, Black, XL
Twisting Board, Split Type Twist Waist Disc, Body Shaping Exercise Machine Cardio Exercise, Wobble Fitness Fit (Purple)
MAIKEHIGH Waist Twist Disc, Waist Slimming Balance Rotating Disc Multi-functional Twist Board Exercise with Massage Foot Sole- Home Aerobic Fitness Gym Equipment Pink
JLL® Wooden Balance Board, ANTI SLIP SURFACE, Exercise Fitness Workout Rehabilitation Training Exercise Wobble Board
Relaxdays Twist Board, Handy Balance Board for Full Body Workout, Heavy Duty XL Workout Board up to 150 kg, Blue, Unisex – Adults, 10022527_46, Black, XL
Price not available
£20.99
£16.99
£19.95
That Tiktok One!
Twisting Board, Split Type Twist Waist Disc, Body Shaping Exercise Machine Cardio Exercise, Wobble Fitness Fit (Purple)
Twisting Board, Split Type Twist Waist Disc, Body Shaping Exercise Machine Cardio Exercise, Wobble Fitness Fit (Purple)
Price not available
MAIKEHIGH Waist Twist Disc, Waist Slimming Balance Rotating Disc Multi-functional Twist Board Exercise with Massage Foot Sole- Home Aerobic Fitness Gym Equipment Pink
MAIKEHIGH Waist Twist Disc, Waist Slimming Balance Rotating Disc Multi-functional Twist Board Exercise with Massage Foot Sole- Home Aerobic Fitness Gym Equipment Pink
£20.99
JLL® Wooden Balance Board, ANTI SLIP SURFACE, Exercise Fitness Workout Rehabilitation Training Exercise Wobble Board
JLL® Wooden Balance Board, ANTI SLIP SURFACE, Exercise Fitness Workout Rehabilitation Training Exercise Wobble Board
£16.99
Relaxdays Twist Board, Handy Balance Board for Full Body Workout, Heavy Duty XL Workout Board up to 150 kg, Blue, Unisex – Adults, 10022527_46, Black, XL
Relaxdays Twist Board, Handy Balance Board for Full Body Workout, Heavy Duty XL Workout Board up to 150 kg, Blue, Unisex – Adults, 10022527_46, Black, XL
£19.95

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