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Vionic Trainers Helping Me Get Fit

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Another new year and another 10lbs gained in the last year!  Time to look at my lifestyle and change my bad habits. Of all things, I was inspired by a pair of Vionic Trainers.

I had seen them on the Vionic website when I reviewed a pair of their boots last year and wondered if they would be comfy, so when I was asked if I’d like to try them out and review a pair I couldn’t resist.  These were gifted to me but the review is my honest opinion based on my own experience of using them.

I was told I could choose a pair from their current range and after much umming and ahhhing I decided on the Vionic Agile Fyn’s in light grey.

Decisions, decisions – which Vionic Trainers to choose

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Choice made, which was all very well but I wasn’t doing very much exercise at the time, so initially I thought I would go for a few runs just to try them out.

However, when the new year arrived a group of friends who had all been on a cruise together over the new year, decided we would set up a support group, Chubby Cruisers, to all get fit and loose a few pounds, which meant weighing myself (something I’m not a great lover of doing).  I have to admit to being horrified that I’d gained 10lbs since the end of my last healthy eating regime!!!

Something had to be done, I was tired of losing weight and putting it back on every year, plus I had become very aware of a lack of tone in my body, overweight and flabby, not the best look in the world!  I am also turning 50 in 2018 and felt it was time to stop leaving my health to luck.

It was at this point I decided I needed to do a little more than simply cut down on my food.  Inspiration struck, there was a reason I’d been gifted the Vionic Trainers, the universe had provided and I was being told it was time to get fit. I needed to change my lifestyle not just my diet.  With this light bulb moment forefront in my mind I called my local gym, before I knew it I had signed up!  My Vionic Trainers were going to get a proper run for their money!

About Vionic Trainers

My Vionic Fyn trainers arrived in the post and I couldn’t wait to see what they looked like in the flesh and I can honestly say I wasn’t disappointed….

They came well packaged and are made of a very light weight material with beautiful silver trim, which along with the brightly coloured orange bottoms and light aqua trim make a gorgeous and fun pair of trainers.  They also come in 5 other colours, some of which you can see in the photograph at the top of the article or follow this link to the  to see them all.

More importantly is the technology inside these beauties, as with all Vionic shoes, these are orthotic, HONESTLY THEY ARE, I know they don’t look like it!  All Vionic shoes have supportive technology, which is a real benefit for keeping fit, that extra support is a massive plus when you are running on the treadmill, pumping away on the cross trainer or taking a Zumba class, and I know because I have done all of these, in these trainers!

I have other trainers but these have become my trainer of choice for the gym, they are so light weight, the upper material is a breathable stretch textile and the soles are made of durable rubber with a new improved tread for added traction, which I need when on the running machine or trying to keep up with the Zumba class!

The Technology

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The first of its kind to bring trusted technology and style into one transformative solution, Vionic footwear offers innovative, podiatrist-designed support built seamlessly into contemporary and modern classics, constructed in premium materials and essential silhouettes. This innovative orthotic technology is based on more than 30 years of podiatric success and raving customer satisfaction.

Vionic Trainers – My Conclusion

I am truly delighted with these trainers, they fit beautifully, even with my wide feet!  I have had no pain in my feet at all when wearing them at they gym and the grip is really good.  Not to mention how much I love the colours!  I would definitely recommend them and am seriously considering buying a pair in a different colour, just to change it up a bit.

The great news is they currently have £20.00 off a pair – so a real bargain can be had.  Be quick, I’m not sure how long the sale is on for.

If you aren’t a fan of this particular pair, you can find many more choices on the UK Vionic website, as well as shoes, boots and slippers.  Here’s the link to the home page if you want to take a look Vionic Shoes Website.  With their mid winter sale currently on you might just bag a bargain!

I’m off to the gym now for an hour doing cardio and weights and an hour of pilates – get me, I’ve really got the bug! Trainers on and I’m off…

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Love Diane xx

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