FAQs - Kutting Weight Sauna Suits & Apparel

Starting in 2007, Kutting Weight revolutionized the fitness world with the introduction of the first Neoprene-based sauna suit.  Here to discuss its creation is the company’s founder, collegiate national champion wrestler in the 174-pound division, Dustin Zahursky.

How did you become acquainted with using sauna suits?

I’ve been wrestling competitively since grade school, so weigh-ins became a regular part of my life.  Cutting water weight is the standard way competitors drop to the levels they need to, but I always hated using those ‘trash-bag’ suits.  Mobility was terrible because they ripped all the time.  Nobody wants to keep rebuying the same item over and over again.  

So what was the inception for Kutting Weight?

Yes, after moving on from my competitive wrestling days, I turned my energies towards personal training and coaching.  And while I no longer had need to focus on water-weight loss, I loved the feeling of exercising in the heat, so I returned to trash-bag suits, only to be disappointed by them again and again.  You simply cannot do full cross-fit workouts in the PVC suits.  Plus, there was a lot of research indicating that the PVC plastic they use is not safe for you, so I always wished there was something better out there.   I began designing prototypes and business plans.

And that led you to discover neoprene?

I found that the fabric was very comfortable and durable, allowing full range of motion.  I loved how I could use the new neoprene suit for any activity imaginable and never feel hindered.  Everyone who tried them on felt it was just as comfortable as regular clothing.  And most importantly, the fabric traps in your body heat with far greater effectiveness than the trash-bag suits.  The endorphin rush runner’s high was extraordinary, and it lasted well after the workout was over.  So I knew I was on to something.  I had to get this suit out there.

Was Kutting Weight initially tied to the fitness boot camps you ran?

In the beginning, I offered free five-week classes to anyone who purchased the original suit.  And the feedback I got from this was amazing.  People were gaining speed and strength in their workout activities at accelerated rates.  My students kept saying they only wanted to work out when in our gear.  Adding the heat element proved a game-changer in the intensity of our workouts before, during, and after.

Were you relying on word of mouth?

Yes, and by 2009 we had hundreds of dramatic weight-loss testimonials – some as astounding as 40 to 100 pounds lost in six to twelve months.   These results gave me the confidence to increase the Sauna Suit line to incorporate various other types of shirts, pants, and beyond.  In fact, we’ve just moved into a brand-new facility and introduced our third line of Sauna Suit Clothing.

And it wasn’t just water-weight loss?

No, it was overall fat loss as well!  That’s what the most exciting revelation from the boot camps was.  And it wasn’t the workouts that were producing these results, but the heat-training effects from our gear giving people that extra edge.

Is that backed up by any science?

The American Council of Exercise – ACE Certified – has done extensive studies and research into working out with and without our Neoprene SweatTeck Sauna Suits in identical fitness regimens.  They’ve concluded that those who use our Sauna Suits experienced higher reductions of body fat and overall weight, greater fat oxidation, lowered blood glucose levels, higher resting metabolic rates, and significant benefits in cardio vascular health due to improvement in V02 Max levels.  Plus, there were no adverse effects, either.

So the Sauna Suit doesn’t only target weight loss, it affects athletic performance, as well?

The other major conclusion of all these studies was that training in our Sauna Suits significantly aids in heat acclimation and endurance performance.  By forcing your body to handle various environmental stressors, you push yourself to adapt and grow stronger.  That is why the results for those performing the cross-training in our gear was so exceptional.  Whether you are trying to lose weight or gain a competitive edge, Kutting Weight will work for you.

So what’s next for the company?

We want to take on an educational role in the fitness world, showing everyone the results that come from adding heat training to one’s workouts.  So many already enjoy yoga, Pilates, spinning, and other fitness classes in heated rooms, but we want people to realize that they can receive the benefits of heat training in any activity, anywhere they go, using our revolutionary sportswear.  Whether you are an amateur or a professional, the time to look great, feel great, and maximize your performance potential is now – and we can’t wait to help you get there!

What is the Kutting Weight sauna suit clothing line?

Our sauna suit clothing was born out of a passion for wrestling and a desire to make the required weight class. With the use of our neoprene sauna suit clothing, you no longer have to use uncomfortable plastic sauna suits to lose water weight. Our gear is durable, flexible, and allows more of your skin to breathe. The clothing keeps your core heated up so you can effectively lose water weight and burn more calories. Regardless of whether you're using the suit for weight loss in a competitive sport or for your own health and fitness goals, the Kutting Weight product line can help you achieve your ideal physique. Our sauna suit clothing is the most advanced product for enhancing weight loss in the fitness industry.

 

What type of workouts can Kutting Weight clothing be used for?

Any type of workout or physical activity that you would wear regular fitness clothing in can also be done in Kutting Weight sauna apparel! Our elite sauna clothing line has been designed to be worn during all types of activities including Running, Yoga, Group Fitness Classes, Bike Riding, Hiking, Lifting Weights, Wrestling, Boxing, Jiu-jitsu, Snowboarding, and many more! You name it and you can do it in the Kutting Weight sauna gear! We have customers who love wearing Kutting Weight clothing while gardening or doing house work!

 

 

 

 

Do I need to purchase all the items in order to reach my goals?

No. You can mix and match any of the items listed.  They are all made of the same neoprene fabric. Each item of sauna apparel does an amazing job at heating your body up in the same way. 

Do you have to be in shape or an elite athlete?

No. People of all fitness levels can use the sauna suit clothing. No matter what your physical fitness level is, make sure to monitor your heart rate by checking your pulse throughout the workout. It can be dangerous if you feel dizzy or lightheaded. Just make sure to listen to your body and slow down if any negative symptoms occur.

Is it unhealthy?

Not at all! Modern studies have revealed that the use of sauna suits is effective and safe! If your goal is to lose water weight, lower your body fat, increase muscle mass, and boost stamina and endurance, then look to Kutting Weight.

Just be sure to practice responsibility and moderation. Like anything else used in excess, it can be dangerous. For a safe water weight loss, we recommend 1% to 5% of your body weight. Just be sure to replenish your fluids throughout and slow down if need be. 

How does the clothing help me lose weight? Is it only going to be short term water weight?

With the accelerated sweat rate caused by the Kutting Weight sauna suit, you will lose water weight, which is more temporary. It will be regained when you drink fluids, which is beneficial for competitive reasons. At the same time, the clothing promotes a long-term and more permanent weight loss. How is all this possible?

The Kutting Weight sauna suit safely increases your core body temperature. In response, your body will begin to work harder, using more calories, to regulate and control your internal temperature. A higher metabolic rate and greater work demand placed on the body is an excellent and proven way to safely and effectively shed body fat.

 

What is neoprene? Is there stretch in the material?

Neoprene is a synthetic material that is best known for its application in making wet suits used by surfers and divers to stay warm. Neoprene is highly sought after for its thermal properties, as it helps to trap the body heat of the wearer, which in turn increases core body temperature. This heat-generating property makes neoprene the ideal material to use for creating a sauna suit, as we have done at Kutting Weight. In addition, neoprene is highly flexible and durable, meaning it will stretch and move with the body through any type of workout and will not rip or tear like conventional plastic sauna suits.

How much water weight can you lose?

A good rule of thumb for most athletes is to lose no more than 5% of their total body weight through dehydration. Athletes at an elite level often lose more than this, but it should not be attempted without a knowledgeable coach and medical supervision. 

How quickly can I expect to lose weight?

As with any fitness tool, there is no guaranteed universal time frame for losing an exact amount of weight. The key to accelerating weight loss is consistency. This means that the more often you wear the Kutting Weight clothing during exercise, the greater the benefit.

Be sure to use it during every workout. Ideally, you will be using it AT LEAST 3 to 4 times per week. Make the sauna suit a part of a clean diet, good hydration, and plenty of rest. This will provide fantastic results that you will be very happy with.

Long term, permanent fat loss will come with focus and persistence. A safe and realistic rate of weight loss is 1 to 2 pounds per week.

 

When you lose water weight, it just comes back when you drink water, right?

Most water weight loss does come back after you drink liquids and eat; however, the Kutting Weight sauna suit also promotes long-term weight loss. You burn more calories and fat when you use the sauna suit because your core temperature rises.

People who lose water weight for competition do so for the official weigh in. These athletes then put the weight back on, giving them an advantage on competition day.

When you lose water weight, aren't you tired?

Yes, the more water weight you lose, the more dehydrated you are. It is important to remember to replenish your fluids. 

How do I know what size I should get?

The sizing for Kutting Weight clothing runs slightly differently than the sizing of your everyday wear. Therefore, you may not wear the same size in the Kutting Weight clothing as you do with your street clothes.

Our sizes are based primarily on height and weight. Kutting Weight offers helpful sizing charts, which you can see here. Please consult the sizing chart before making a purchase. If you do not fit into an exact sizing category on the charts, it is best to lean more toward your weight and chest measurement to ensure the clothing will not fit too tight.

See our sizing charts here: http://kuttingweight.com/pages/sizing-charts

How do I care for/wash the Kutting Weight clothing?

Here is the best way to wash and care for the Kutting Weight clothing:

  • Hand wash the clothing
  • Use a gentle detergent (like Woolite)
  • Let the suit hang dry after each use

This can also be done in the shower after a workout for convenience:

  • Spray the suit with water
  • Let it hang dry overnight
  • Wear as normal the following day

If you want to machine wash the suit:

  • Using regular or gentle laundry detergent
  • Set the cycle on "gentle" or "delicate"
  • Avoid spin cycles
  • Let the suit air dry

Sauna Suit vs. Sauna Shirt and Pants

There is no functional difference between the sauna suit, sauna shirt, or sauna pants. Deciding which to purchase is a matter of personal preference.

The sauna suit is a one-piece article of clothing with less coverage over the arms and legs. It can be worn under your regular workout attire, allowing it to be less conspicuous.

The sauna shirt and sauna pants are two separate pieces that are long-sleeve and have more coverage over the arms and legs. The shirt and pants are worn as is; wearing clothing over them is not necessary.

In terms of function and purpose, they are equally effective. With that said, the shirt and pants combo allows you the liberty of mixing and matching sizes, in accordance to your body type.

How should the clothing fit?

The clothing should not fit too tightly, nor too loosely. It should fit comfortably, allowing you full range of motion during any given workout.

If your clothing becomes increasingly loose over time as you lose weight, this is not a problem. Even when quite loose, the neoprene is still highly effective and will continue to promote weight loss.

The sizing for Kutting Weight clothing runs slightly differently than the sizing of your everyday wear. Therefore, you may not wear the same size in the Kutting Weight clothing as you do with your street clothes.

Our sizes are based primarily on height and weight. Kutting Weight offers helpful sizing charts, which you can see here. Please consult the sizing chart before making a purchase. If you do not fit into an exact sizing category on the charts, it is best to lean more toward your weight and chest measurement to ensure the clothing will not fit too tight.

If you are not happy with the fit of your clothing, you are welcome to return or exchange it within 30 days of receiving it. In order to return or exchange, the clothing must not have been exercised in, the tags must still be attached, and it needs to be in the same condition as it was received.  

Can I order over the phone or do I need to do it on the website?

Though ordering online is the most secure method, you can also call during regular operating hours to place an order over the phone. When ordering online, you will be able to see the total cost, including shipping charges, before you finalize payment. Any credit card or payment details provided are protected by our online security software, Authorize.net.

What is the difference between ordering on the Kutting Weight website or on Amazon/eBay?

Amazon, eBay and KuttingWeight.com will have different deals from time to time, but all promo codes can only be used on our website.

Be sure that the item you are purchasing is SOLD BY KUTTING WEIGHT. There are many impostors out there selling counterfeit items. If it's sold by us, we will stand behind it!

When processing a return/exchange, always go through the website where you purchased the item(s).

How do I tag photos with social media?

We have set up photo tagging for Facebook and Instagram.  Become a part of the Kutting Weight community!

Please post and tag a photo of yourself wearing your Kutting Weight gear, or before/after photos of your progress! Our hashtags are:

#KuttingWeight
#TeamKW

Have a question or need assistance with sizing?

Live Chat is available 7 days a week, 8a-5p.

You can also email us 24/7: customerservice@kuttingweight.com 

Customer Service

Days & Hours:

Monday - Friday, 5:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (PST Pacific Standard Time)

Phone: 877-460-7233

Showroom Days & Hours:

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (PST - Pacific Standard Time)

Return Policy:   

Kutting Weight is 100% confident that you're going to love your new gear!  

Here’s the deal: Try it out for 30 days, and if you aren’t completely satisfied with your Kutting Weight sauna suit apparel, then we’ll happily refund your money.

To request a return or exchange for purchases made directly through www.KuttingWeight.com, follow the instructions below:

First, print out and include the KUTTING WEIGHT EXCHANGE SLIP. Then, CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR FREE RETURN SHIPPING LABEL*

*Free shipping and prepaid return shipping labels do NOT apply to international orders*
Address for Returns:
Kutting Weight 
Returns Dept. 
7901 Ruffner Ave. 
Van Nuys, Ca 91406

 

*Proof of purchase must be obtained from product purchased by you. No requests from groups, clubs or organizations will be honored. We will not honor incomplete submissions. Not responsible for lost, late or undelivered submissions. While most refunds/exchanges are processed much quicker, please allow 2 to 3 weeks for your refund/exchange to be processed. This is limited to one redemption per household or name (no organizations).

Feedback:

We value all of our customers and we strive to make each transaction a great experience. If there is a problem with any part of our process, please contact us before leaving negative feedback so that we can understand your concern and rectify the issue. We strive to achieve excellence and loyalty with our customers. 

Safety:

*Persons who are allergic to latex may also be allergic to neoprene clothes, shoes, and other things that contain natural/synthetic rubber. (For example: elastic bands, rubber gloves, condoms, pacifiers, and balloons)

*Clothing is not recommend for use if you think you may be pregnant or during pregnancy.

*Slow down or stop if you feel light headed or dizzy.  Listen to your body and always be sure to drink plenty of water.

*It is always important to consult your physician before starting an exercise program. This is particularly true if any of the following apply to your current medical condition:

- chest pain or pain in the neck and/or arm

- shortness of breath

- a diagnosed heart condition

- joint and/or bone problems

- currently taking cardiac and/or blood pressure medications

- have not previously been physically active

- dizziness

If none of these apply to you, start gradually and sensibly.  However, if you feel any of the physical symptoms listed above when you start your exercise program, contact your physician right away.

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