Gym In A Bag – Giveaway!!

One morning I was reading Joanna’s great blog Fitness & Spice and saw her talking about Gym In A Bag. I thought the product looked really nice – especially for someone like me who doesn’t belong to a gym. Later that day I was contacted by the Gym In A Bag people who asked if I’d like to try the product and then give one away on my blog. I was excited to try the system out so I said, “Definitely.”

A few days later this came in the mail.

Gym In A Bag

How fun. The system includes:

Gym In A Bag Contents

•4 resistance bands in varying strengths

•wrist and ankle cuffs

•custom hooks designed to be used with the cuffs

•a padded steel bar that unscrews into three sections

•a DVD featuring Kim Lyons

•a flip-chart instruction book

•a door attachment

•a very nice looking carrying bag

•and the potential to make you stronger.

We’ve all seen resistance bands before right? Well, the thing that makes these different is the cuff system. Instead of grabbing onto a handle like traditional bands, you let the cuffs either rest in your palm or on your wrist, depending on the exercise you are doing. Why?

Well, as Jerry from Gym In A Bag explained to me, when you grip anything, be it a glass of water or a resistance band handle, you are expending energy in your hand and forearm, which makes sense. By using the cuffs, you can avoid that and isolate those targeted muscles, be it biceps, or whatever.  From their website, “Flexsolate’s Grip-Free approach to exercise has been scientifically proven to assist in isolating targeted muscles during exercise, by more than 400%, while eliminating the use of non-targeted secondary muscles by more than 8 times. By reducing the use of secondary, non-targeted muscles, we enable targeted muscles to fatigue properly.”  At the Flexsolate website they even sell cuffs that you can take to a gym and use with the gym equipment. You can see some gym exercises here. And I have to say – that Gunter Schlierkamp is really fit.

I have been using Gym In A Bag system this for about 2 weeks now and have really enjoyed it. I like that the exercises are laid out for you, but you are free to mix and match them to meet your needs. There are upper body, abdominal, and lower body exercises included. The bands can either be used alone, or combined to give you stronger resistance. The bar screws together and then unscrews, and can be stored in the bag which is great if you are space challenged. And the door attachment is really strong, but be sure and follow the directions on making sure your door is securely closed! If you were travelling you could definitely stick this in your suitcase and take it with you – it’s that compact.

You can buy the Gym In A Bag from their website, and you can have a chance to win one right now! Unfortunately, the giveaway is only open to US residents. You have three chances to enter. Leave a comment telling me why you’d like this bag, write a blurb about it on your site and link back here, or twitter this post, using @fittothefinish. Please leave a separate comment for each entry so when I do the random number generator I can be sure to count you properly! I will close the contest Wednesday, February 9th at midnight CST. Good luck!!!

Disclosure: I received a Gym In A Bag for myself to keep, and one winner will receive one for winning the contest. The winner’s Gym In A Bag will be shipped from the company!

116 thoughts on “Gym In A Bag – Giveaway!!

  1. Jill says:

    This looks really cool! I haven’t ever tried resistance bands, but MizFit talks about them all the time, so now I feel like I need to try them. I don’t go to a gym – just have my elliptical, so something to mix it up with that would be great!
    .-= Jill´s last blog ..Dear me =-.

  2. Alex Whitmer says:

    My gym bag just ripped.. figures! But that’s what I get for buying the cheap one! In my defense, I’m trying to pay my way through college, eat healthy (which isn’t always so cheap), and pay off all my bills! 🙁
    So one.. I need a new gym bag!
    Two.. I just tried out resistant bands last month (someone let me use theirs) and can I say LOVE AT FIRST USE! <3 They are pretty great and I would love to have some.. but my wallat is THIN at the moment.. they are a great alternative to weights and there is so many options with using them!
    I'll finish with.. I would just LOVE to own this GYM IN A BAG! <3


  3. Alex Whitmer says:

    My gym bag just ripped last week.. 🙁 go figure! But that’s what I get for buying the cheapest one.. In my defense, I’m trying to pay my way through college & eat healthy (which isn’t always so cheap).
    So one: I could really use a new bag!
    Two: I just tried out those resistant bands last month and they were GREAT! There are so many ways to use them and work out so many muscles! But again, my wallet is thin.. soo 🙁
    just know this: I would LOVE to have this bag!
    .-= Alex Whitmer´s last blog ..inspired! =-.

  4. Patty says:

    I’m busy — and this looks like a great way to get efficient and effective workouts in. Would love to have one!

  5. Missa says:

    I travel for work, so I am always keen on anything that is portable and can fit in my suitcase. This looks perfect. I hope I win!!


  6. Teena Conrad says:

    Wow……would this be a great asset to my last 25 pounds to goal. With 125 off and 25 to go it would be a great boost and change up!!!

  7. Desiree Crisp says:

    We have had an unusually snowy winter and many days I have not wanted to go to the gym, this would be a wonderful alternative (and addition) to my gym experience.

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