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[AT THIS TIME JULY, 2018, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING STUDENTS. PLEASE CHECK WITH US IN JANUARY, 2019. Updated 7/28/18; N.B. We refund $100 of your registration fee if you complete 95% of your program, or we donate it to San Francisco's oldest battered women and children's shelter instead; you win either way!]

ABC-TV's Reporter Deborah Roberts interviewed Ann in October, 2012, then followed our coaching program for two weeks. She wore a functional yet lovely training corset by ROMANTASY corsetiere Jill Hoverman. Enjoy her informative and amusing blog about her experience.
"I want to coach with you because you're respected in the community and neither of us are getting any younger. And I really hate the stomach I've developed. I've always eaten poorly and was fine. Now that I'm less active (and maybe my physiology changed) I've added weight for the first time ever. So I'm currently in need of food-wise guidance, I'm motivated, and I need some positives to balance all the negatives. Also I've told a bunch of people and they are all jealous!" Ms. K. (1/2/17)


Our program offers a valuable support system if you do best with consistent, gentle, and experienced guidance to reach your figure-shaping and weight-loss goals. Based on 15 years of waist-training coaching experience starting in 2000, ROMANTASY owner Ann will advise you on the following matters, among others:

  • How many hours to wear your corset or training belt at what measurement over the corset.
  • How to address physical and emotional challenges when you want to loosen or remove your corset.
  • How to go "stealth mode" at work, and disguise your corset underneath clothing.
  • What physical reactions are typical and how to address particular discomforts that may develop.
  • What happens to your organs and how do they move.
  • Where does the waistline go.
  • What are the best foods that are compatible with a restricted tummy.
  • How will my digestion be impacted.
  • What are the primary physical issues I should expect to experience.
We are devoted first to education about the proper use and benefits of corsets in waist training and to improve your health. You will therefor understand that pictures are an important part of that process online and in books. To that end, we have two available programs.

You may choose our standard Program A ($500), or our private Program B ($1000), our private and confidential one. Program A registrants will be required to submit before, midterm, and after accurate torso images in figure-revealing lingerie or a leotard or workout outfit. However, the image does not have to be identified as to person or place (can be without face or head shown, and masking any identifying physical marks such as tattoos, hairdo, or jewelry). Program B registrants are not required to submit photos, but they are suggested as an important benchmark of progress, and will be retained completely private for our coaching use only.


Students who have completed our program consistently report substantial satisfaction in fully or substantially reaching their projected goals. Katrina, pictured here, is a representative of our graduates.

"I think your program was a wonderful and real experience. No trickery or dishonest methods. It is just you and your program with communicative, knowledgeable people to support and cheer you on.

"I think I started off well prepared by not setting goals that were too high and making my mind be set to just become healthier no matter if I lost weight or not. The most memorable elements for me were realizing how easy it was to really make small changes to my everyday life to just feel better, and seeing how much I could bring in my waist in comparison to when I started. It was pretty amazing.

"The best things I will take away from my training are learning how to eat and live generally with a healthier plan in my mind at all times and that even if it seems tough, it is possible to achieve what you put your mind to."

Katrina (graduated 6/13/09)


  • A copy of our waist-training book which is a detailed resource guide and manual.
  • Our corset catalog of 1998.
  • One hundred dollar refund of your 3-month registration fee if you successfully complete the program as determined by your coach. Should you not be able or willing to complete your program, ROMANTASY will contribute $100 of your registration fee to our designated charity, La Casa de las Madres, San Francisco's oldest battered women and children's shelter.


One of the remarkable results of the program is rapid and dramatic improvement of posture. To the right is Cat pictured after only nine weeks of training. Often students experience significant weight or waistline inch-loss within weeks.

For example, in September, 2010, our student Ashley reported a 4.5 lb.-weight loss and 1.5" waistline inch -loss after four weeks.

However, major success is more typically noted by students who commit to the entire three-month process. Thus, our primary goal is to motivate you to continue all the way through to the end of your three-month program.


"How does your program work?"

If you live in the Bay Area, we first meet with you to develop background information and set reasonable program goals. If you live outside the Bay Area, we use Skype, email, and telephone to do the same.

We then design a specific program for each of three elements of waist training: (1) a corset-wearing program, (2) a corset-friendly nutrition program, and (3) a waist-targeted exercise regime. We supervise your implementation of these three key elements.

Next, we use Skype, email and/or telephone calls every few days to check in, answer questions, provide counseling and feedback, and offer encouragement to achieve your ultimate goals.

We include reading assignments and weekly quizzes to ensure that you understand key concepts. Throughout your program we provide fun rewards and gentle "punishments" that support your goals.

When you graduate and if you are able, we fete your success at one of our famed "Corset Soirees" at a San Francisco hotel. Graduate Cat is pictured right with friends, and our second coaching student Lynn, is pictured below left celebrating her new figure a year after completing her program.

As of 2015 we ask the following firm commitments from you, otherwise our Coaching Program will not work for you to help you achieve your goals:

-- communicate every three days without fail (We can only be of good help with communication and information from you, no matter what)
-- substantially reduce refined sugar (We will explain how),
-- do some homework such as read our periodic blogs, and answer short (fun) quizzes
-- give up eating out in restaurants (or negotiate with me what to do if you are not home and can't cook),
-- plan, shop and cook at home,
-- carry healthy snacks with you,
-- eat "clean" (and do some research on that that is as part of your preparation homework),
-- even if on the road to up to four times a day, do 15 min six days a week of what we call in Chapter 8, the 'setting' technique (and we hope for 20 min of floor exercises for the obliques, or one standing oblique exercise we would give you easy to do on the road),
-- divide food intake into at least 7 to 8 times a day, starting with breakfast with protein -- mandatory each day,
-- not go 'off the reservation' and pig out or lose touch with me, during time away (vacations, photo shoots, speeches, travel, holidays, etc.).

"How do I enroll?"

Please confirm via email your age and that you are in generally good health. If not, some health conditions may indicate that it unwise to pursue waist training. We shall advise you regarding those critical matters.

Regarding age, we don't want to risk interfering with growth when you are young. Thus we do not accept students under age 20.

"Is this a realistic program, or just another fad "diet" with fantasy results?"

There is no fad, diet, or fantasy involved: this is a fun, fashionable and effective lifestyle, health-conscious program to trim your waist and reshape your figure. In addition, we demonstrate effective techniques that can be incorporated into the rest of your life so that progress can be maintained with little to no backsliding.

"Does it really work to re-shape my figure and help me trim down, no matter my starting size or shape?"

For most people who enjoy generally good health, the answer is a resounding YES!

Being held accountable each week to a program we design together to reach reasonable goals, is often the critical factor to waist-training success. Also, it is highly beneficial to have an experienced coach, plus a former successful student assigned to you as a Training Buddy. You may call upon either person to answer questions as they arise and suggest adjustments to your program.

The process has worked for slim or full-figure students including a client who weighted 330 pounds then lost 50 pounds and five inches off her waistline (Ms. X pictured below).

The process works for both women and fir men who want only to reduce their body fat or achieve a more manly torso.

The process has worked for one student to diminish then disappear her Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

The process has worked for several students to disappear "love handles" that liposuction doesn't address, especially for our transwomen students.

"Are the results significant, or only minimal?"

In major part, the results depend upon you. Size, shape, and genetics also count. What appears "significant" is also an individual matter for you to determine. However, almost everyone can achieve some figure and posture improvement with moderate effort.

"Do the results last?"

While most of us put back on at least some weight after a dedicated effort to trim down, our students for the most part have not regained it all. But that is exactly why in August of 2015, we introduced our one-month "Tune Up" Program! Some of our original students have experienced substantial life stressers that caused them to return to unhelpful and unhealthy habits. The large majority of our students have kept a svelte figure through "maintenance waist training." This involves making a few moderate lifestyle changes in what and how you eat, adding minimal waist-targeted exercise, and pursuing periodic corseting or belting.

DO I HAVE TO PURCHASE A ROMANTASY CORSET OR TRAINING BELT TO ENTER YOUR COACHING PROGRAM? Our answer is "no". However, we encourage you to consider one of our corsetieres for your next, smaller, fully-custom corset, based on the following email:
"I�ve gotten a little discouraged (about the fact I ordered my corset from another business). My OTC corset too big to train in--and no one told me!. I wrote the seller and told them of the problems I have with it. They said it would probably cost just as much as a new corset to shrink the one I have. (Ed. Note: It should not cost as much--except that this business was unable or unwilling to provide this kind of customer service to a naive, but rueful, client whom they did not interview sufficiently to help her choose the proper size corset to begin with).

"I wish I had followed my intuition and stuck with you. You are a great motivator and a wonderful business woman. You have forever earned a loyal client. You have re-energized my spirit in this area!!!!!! What do I do next to get a properly-sized corset so I can start training?" C.S. (12/06)

We invite you to let us refer you to corsetiere Sheri for of our field-tested, tight-lacing custom corsetry before purchasing from another less-experienced or less client-oriented business. We welcome custom corset inquiries and will use our best judgment to guide you to the proper corset - for you!

Pictured below on this page are the amazing results for some students. These are unretouched images and accurate measurement statistics.

You may also view these results in moving images here:

After waist training coaching: Woman in her 40s, view posture improvement and tummy disappearing after three months of training.
After waist training coaching: Full-figure female trainee, 30s, view posture improvement and tummy disappearing after three months or training.
After waist training coaching: Female trainee, 30s, view results after three months.
After waist training coaching: Male, 40s, view body fat reduction from about 13% to 9% in three months.
After waist training coaching: Female, 20s, view results after three months.
After waist training coaching: Female, 40s, view posture improvement and tummy reduction after only nine weeks.
After waist training coaching: Transwoman, 40s, view male physique love handles disappearing in three months.
Above student, closeup.

In both the static images below, and moving images here, you will note both subtle and more obvious improvements such as:

-- space appearing between the body and arms,
-- more evident bone structure developing,
-- shrinking "double chins" and narrowing necks and faces,
-- disappearing tummies,
-- reduced wrinkling of clothing as fat disappears and is replaced by muscle, and
-- disappearing "love handles."

  Three-month standard Coaching Program
Code: Three-month S.Coaching Program
Price: $500.00
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  One-month Coaching Program Tune Up
Code: One-month Coaching Program Tune Up
Price: $125.00
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  3-mo. Private Coaching Program
Code: Three-month P.Coaching Program
Price: $1,000.00
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Heather corseted before and after 2.5 waistline-inch loss and 15 lbs. weight loss. Heather uncorseted.

Note Cat's results after only six weeks of training. Image to right at top of this page shows her ultimate 12-week results.Cat lost 23 lbs. and 5.5" off her waistline.

Cat lost 23 lbs. and 5.5" off her waistline.
Cat and friends celebrate at her graduation, Fairmont Hotel. Carl lost 13.5 lbs. and 2.5" inches in his waistline; note his improved posture.

Ashlee lost 9 lbs. and 3.5" off her waistline.

Note Ashlee's substantially improved posture 7 weeks into waist training.

Ms. X lost 30 lbs. and 5" off her waistline. Note the disappearing waistline wrinkles.

Amy lost 5 lbs., 2.75" off her rib cage, and 2.5" off her waistline. Note the disappearing "love handles".

Katrina lost 15 lbs. and 1.5" off her waistline.
Katrina looks great when corseted, before and after training.

Christine was our fourth waist training student and lost 7.6 lbs. and 2.5" off her waistline. Both images are her "after" pictures.

Tim was our third waist training student. He started losing weight at 210 lbs. and lost 23 lbs., but could go no farther. He then started waist training and lost 17 more pounds and 3.5" more off his waistline.

Bret lost 7.3 lbs. and 2.25" off his waistline, plus reduced his body fat from 13.2% to 9.6%.

Bret corseted before and after training.

Bret corseted two years after completing training.

Melinda lost 13 lbs. and 3" off her waistline.

Melinda one year after completing training; Tim three years after completing training.

Denna lost 10 lbs. and 4" off her waistline.

Denna at her graduation, gifts Coach Ann with coaching whistle.

Lynn was our second waist training student, and lost 3.5" off her waistline.

Lynn enjoys dancing at her graduation celebration at the Fairmont Hotel.

Gigi,our fourth waist-training student, lost 3" off her waistline.

Our first waist training student, Peter (Aug. 2000), lost one inch off his waistline. He is shown after training, comfortably corseted at 25.5" over the corset for 10 continuous hours.

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