With all the travel I’ve been doing lately, I don’t always have a great gym to work out in with weights available. And when I do, it’s sometimes hard to find space in a cramped gym with many people trying to do the same thing I’m doing while on vacation or traveling for work. But now that it’s summer, it’s the perfect time to head outdoors to a park nearby and get an awesome workout in, even with no weights in sight!
When I first started working out back in 2008 when I was in my sophomore year of college, I was too intimidated to go to a gym. I felt overwhelmed, judged and very uncomfortable. So I took my workout outdoors! I started running and I bought exercise bands to begin strengthening and toning my body. Every morning I would start off with a run, then when I got back to my apartment, I would grab the exercise bands to do bicep curls, tricep extensions, rows, squats, and anything else I could think up. And after just a few weeks of using the bands, I began to see my muscles change and my strength improve…and that change gave me so much more confidence than I had before. Finally feeling confident and motivated was both invigorating and exciting. I have a terrible memory and I still remember that time in my life quite clearly.
Maybe you’re at that point in your life like I was back in 2008 or maybe you just don’t like working out in a gym, or maybe you’re traveling a lot now and are having trouble finding a gym. No matter what stage you are at in your own life, it’s easy to stay fit and stay in shape when you have exercise bands on hand. And Fit Simplify has TONS of different exercise resistance bands to help you stay in shape, stay motivated and stay confident! Fit Simplify has loop exercise bands for all that glute work I’ve been loving lately. There are resistance bands with handles for increasing strength and challenging your muscles in new ways. And they even have pull-up assistance bands and ballet stretching bands. No matter your interest, they have you covered!
And these bands aren’t flimsy like many you’ll find in the stores. They won’t go breaking on you during your workout or stretch to create less resistance over time. These bands are high quality and they have a lifetime warranty on them, so even if you do run into any issues, you’ll be able to talk to someone quickly through their friendly and helpful customer service who will make sure you are happy with their product!
And if you feel a little lost when you receive your product, Fit Simplify is here to help! They have a start up video series along with a ton of exercise videos to show you creative ways to use the bands! And in those videos, you can select which bands you are using to find exactly what you are looking for in seconds! You’ll find around 25+ videos total to help you get an all-over body workout in the comfort of your own home or at the park! Plus they are constantly sharing videos on instagram from other fitness enthusiasts accounts who are using their bands in different ways! On their instagram page, you’ll find people working out in their house, at the beach, on a lake, in the gym, or at the park! These bands go with you anywhere and they make staying fit easier than ever!
Of all the bands Fit Simplify has to offer, the loop exercise bands are probably my favorite because they target the glutes so much. And who doesn’t have stronger, more sculpt glutes?! Here are some of my favorite loop exercise bands movements –
- Banded glute bridges
- Single leg banded glute bridges
- Banded hip thrusts
- Banded hip abductions
- Banded step out squats
- Banded lying leg raises
- Banded shoulder taps
- Banded leg kickbacks
- Banded frog pumps
A gym may seem overwhelming or intimidating to you like it did for me back in 2008 or maybe a gym just isn’t in your budget at the moment, but with Fit Simplify you can get an amazing workout in no matter where you are! These bands will challenge you more than you thought and you’ll quickly see results the more you incorporate these workouts into your routine! Fitness shouldn’t be intimidating and it shouldn’t make you feel insecure. And with the help of these Fit Simplify bands, you’ll be able to enter into a fitness routine you love and you feel good doing! Plus, you can take them anywhere! I threw these bands in my suitcase for my recent trip to Myrtle Beach and I’ll be throwing them in my bag for my next trip to Leavenworth! No matter what I have planned, I know I’ll be able to get a great workout in! And guess what? Fit Simplify even offers free shipping to help you save even more on your own workouts! Pretty rad.
I would love to hear what kind of workouts and movements you like to do or how you incorporate bands into your own fitness routine! I’m always looking for new movement inspiration and I know others are too! Share your own fitness story and favorite band movements below in the comments section! And right now, Fit Simplify is giving away a set of 5 resistance loop bands and a Fitbit Flex 2 to one lucky participant! Click here to enter and good luck!
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