Whenever the fitness instructor says “grab a resistance band” the entire class sighs because we all know class just got a little bit harder. Resistance bands will bump up your heart rate, target the hard-to-tone areas, and increase your burn during the workout! I had so much fun teaming up with Fit Simplify for this post and trying out their resistance bands. I’m still sore from the workout.
I started playing around with resistance bands during boot camp classes about a year ago. My instructor would make us do so many lunges and squats with them. One time, I ended up breaking my resistance band (it was already ripped when I put it on) and it flung off hitting the older man next to me. I couldn’t stop laughing but felt embarrassed at the same time. Luckily that won’t happen to many anymore because I have Fit Simplify high-quality resistance bands that I can use in the comfort of my home, or at the park. Fit Simplify is giving away a set of five resistance loop bands and a Fitbit Flex 2 to one lucky reader! Details for the giveaway are at the bottom of this post!
“How can I fit in a workout when I’m too tired after work and not a morning person?”
That’s one of the most frequently asked questions I get.
One person that really inspires me is my mom. She has the consistent workout routine down and has the answer to that question. She loves to wake up, have coffee, and enjoy her time before work. After work, she likes to come home, relax, and decompress. So how does she fit in her workouts? She uses her lunch hour!
She says she’s the most energetic during her lunch hour, and it’s a great way to escape from the computer. She dedicates about fifteen minutes to eat her food, and forty minutes to exercising. Sometimes she’ll walk, sometimes she’ll lift weights, and sometimes she’ll do a fun little circuit.
If you’re having a hard time fitting in some fitness, try using your lunch hour to cram thirty minutes of activity in.
If your work doesn’t have a walking area close by, or access to the gym, you may want to get your hands on some resistance bands. They can help you get a workout anywhere you go, and they are so light and compact.
Not only are resistance bands great for strength training, they are also great for stretching! I used them a lot of stretching while training for a half marathon.
The bands are easy to pack in your gym bag to increase your workout. I love the ballet exercise resistance stretch band because it helps me stretch my legs and arms after a tennis match. Stretching like a ballerina can help for all types of athletes or the average exerciser. I was born with two left feet and have no idea how to mimic the movements, but Fit Simplify includes an instruction booklet to help beginners get started! This was certainly helpful. You can also get creative and play around with your stretches too. The band also comes with a travel bag so you can bring it to the studio or with you to work.
If you can, take advantage of nature! Use a tree, a bench, a pole, or picnic table to add more exercise options.
The Fit Simplify Resistance Band Set is my favorite! We use these all the time in class instead of dumbbells. It’s crazy how much of a challenge they can be! These lightweight accessories can workout out so many muscles. They’re ideal for toning your quads, glutes, booty, abs, biceps, triceps, legs, and strengthening your knees. If you have issues with your IT band as a runner, you’ll definitely want to get your hands on these.
The bands are made from very durable 100% eco-friendly natural latex, and will last a very long time! Fit Simplify stands by their lifetime guarantee so if the bands do not work out for you for any reason, you can send them back and get a full refund. They are that confident in their product, and I think you guys will love them. They are much cheaper than monthly gym memberships or personal trainers, that’s for sure!
I mean the convenience…amazing!
These bands have been used for years and generate amazing results. I remember stealing my mom’s pastel green resistance band as a kid and pretending to workout like her. You’ll see fitness professionals and instructors use them for low impact exercises. If you’re recovering from an injury, these would be a great way to ease back into a routine safely. A lot of physical therapy programs use them.
Fit Simplify has great videos showing you how to use them! They also come with a booklet that I loved going through for ideas!
If you think squats are easy, try adding a resistance band! You’ll really be feeling the burn.
Above is the ballet exercise resistance stretch band and it’s good for stretching, leg toning, and abs!
When you order the resistance bands, you can get them in a pack to use with your friends. Next month, I have a beach trip planned with some girls and I’m bringing mine with me. It’ll be a great workout to use these on the beach!
If you do leg exercises regularly, try adding a resistance band to your routine. You’ll feel a bigger burn and see better results.
I have to admit, I can only do one pull-up without assistance. I have a strong arm when it comes to throwing things or hitting a bat, but not strong when it comes to lifting myself up.
Fit Simplify has awesome pull-up assistance bands. These are great to use at the gym, or on the playground on the monkey bars. You can watch their tutorial videos to see how they work! I’m excited to try them out at the gym tomorrow. You can also use them for basic stretches!
I especially love how inexpensive they are. You will be impressed with the prices as well. They offer free shipping and have amazing customer service if you come across any questions or issues.
Get creative with your resistance bands! Just don’t get tangled in it 😉
Click here to enter for a chance to win five resistance loop bands AND the Fitbit Flex 2! Good luck!
Questions for you!
- Do you workout on your lunch break?
- Do you use resistance bands?
- What color of resistance band would you choose?
This post was sponsored by Fit Simplify and ALL opinions are my own!