A workout waist trainer is simply any waist trainer that you can wear when you go to the gym or you go for a run or you play sports with your local team or really whatever it is you do to exercise. Corsets are usually not considered workout waist trainers because they will get damaged and the bones will snap if you wear them to the gym, so don’t do that. Cinchers are considered workout waist trainers because they are made out of latex and sometimes neoprene or spandex or Lycra and are exactly the kind of waist trainer that you are supposed to wear when you workout. So wear a cincher to the gym. Not a corset.
Here are some ways that you can tell if a waist trainer is designed to be a workout waist trainer or if it is the kind of waist trainer you should not wear when you are doing a workout. First, is it advertised as a workout waist trainer? Well, then it probably is one. If it’s not advertised as one though, you can tell if something is a workout waist trainer because it’s made of stretchy, non breathable fabric which makes you sweat a lot, it’s not got any bones or laces, but if it does have bones they’re plastic, and it fastens easily with hook and eye closures, Velcro, or even just slipping it over your head.