Working Out At Home (Gym In A Bag Giveaway!)

A few weeks ago I hosted a giveaway for a Gym In A Bag, and guess what? Jerry at Gym in a Bag was so impressed by your comments that he wanted to give another one away! Thanks Jerry! I’ve been using it consistently since I got mine and have enjoyed feeling stronger and more toned. As I told Jerry on the phone the other day, not only can I tell a difference in my shoulders and arms, but I feel that I’m standing up straighter, making me a little taller – which I love.

If you don’t remember what Gym In A Bag is all about, let me remind you. Instead of the traditional rubber bands, or round resistance bands that you just grab onto, the Gym in a Bag uses a patented system utilizing cuffs. Why cuffs? Because as Jerry said, “Using bands was never supposed to be about the grip, but rather about isolating and strengthening muscles. Whenever you grip something, part of your energy is going to the grip and forearm, taking away some of the effectiveness of whatever exercise you are doing.”

That makes a lot of sense to me. And although I’m not Kim Lyons, (who demonstrates their product) I think I’m looking better than I did before!

Here’s Kim demonstrating the cuffs – you can see she’s not gripping the cuffs with her hands, but rather letting them rest on her wrists. This is the big difference between this system and all other bands.

kim lyons start example

kim lyons finish exampleSo do you think you have to join a gym to workout? And how would you use Gym In A Bag if you won?

I have to admit a bias here, because I have never joined a gym in my life. I’ve visited them several times with friends who invited me along to see their favorite gyms, but I’ve never actually had my own gym card. I also have to admit that I’m not fit in the same way as MizFit or Jody, but I still want to improve.

I’ve known many people throughout the years who have had that gym card in their wallets but it never saw the light of day. They paid their fees, went a couple of times, and stopped going. And these weren’t obese friends, but rather average sized men and women who just thought that the financial commitment to a gym membership would make them exercise on a more consistent basis. For them, it didn’t. I have also had friends who joined a gym, loved it, and go very consistently.

What if you can’t afford a gym membership, or don’t feel comfortable in a gym, or just don’t want to join a gym. Can you still get a decent workout at home without all the fancy gym equipment. Of course you know what my answer is: YES! You just have to DO IT, and Gym In A Bag is a great way to start!

I’ve done a little bit of everything during my weight loss years and the 12 years since I’ve hit maintenance. I’ve gotten weights, rubber bands, stability balls, and kitchen chairs and I’ve used them all at different times. I’d encourage you not to let lack of gym membership funds stop you from working out and strength training. I’d also encourage you to visit the Gym in a Bag website and check out their product.

How can you win a Gym In A Bag of your own this week? Well, leave me a comment letting me know how you will use the Gym In A Bag, twitter this post using @fittothefinish, or write a little blurb on your site, linking back. For each entry, please leave a separate comment so I will be able to count you properly!! The contest will end Wednesday at midnight, CST, and is only open to US residents. Sorry to my foreign readers!!  Diane

Disclosure: I received a Gym in a Bag to try and now you can win one!

84 thoughts on “Working Out At Home (Gym In A Bag Giveaway!)

  1. Brenda says:

    thank you for this second give a way!! Since I don’t have a gym membership, this would be my main sourse of toning my muscles and strenth training. I use resistance bands now but not this type with the arm bands. These look like they are so much better 🙂
    .-= Brenda´s last blog ..evil temptations =-.

  2. Annimal says:

    I will use the gym in a bag to supplement days when I walk. Walking is a great cardio workout, but doesn’t increase muscle strength like resistance training.

  3. Gwenyth Love says:

    This looks really great! I think this would be of great use especially when I am working out with the Wii. I tried using regular bands but it is so hard to grip the controller and the bands at the same time. Of course these look like they would be great to use even without the Wii!
    .-= Gwenyth Love´s last blog ..Family Fun, Frustration and a Weigh In =-.

  4. Joanne says:

    With two young kids and working full time, I think the gym in the bag would allow me the freedom to work on strength training at home, in the evening when everyone is in bed.

  5. Michelle says:

    What an great give-away! I would love to have something like this for the days when I can’t go to the gym. I like the idea of the straps instead of holding on to handles. Why couldn’t I think of something like that? Thanks for the opportunity to get something like this.

  6. Teena Conrad says:

    Yes enter me in the gym in a bag giveaway. I just read the blog for today about the “one cookie experience” and Diane described her “first six months”on the way to thin…well I am at maintenance..but not to goal. I have lost 126 and need to lose 24 more….so the reverse is true for me. I need a 6 month race to the finish line boost that the use of the gym in a bag would give me.

    I really would like to win.

    Thank you

    Froggie

  7. Cindy says:

    I just reallized that I’ll be doing a lot of traveling this summer and won’t have a gym to work out at, this would be perfect to travel with.
    .-= Cindy´s last blog ..I WAS EARLY =-.

  8. jen (@jeninRL) says:

    WOW!! This Gym in a bag looks right up my alley!! I do not have the money for a gym and I dont think I would want to go to the gym anyway – I have learned to love working out at home! I am still learning about working out but I did have a band and I liked how it made me feel but I hate the way the grip part was always “wobbly” and then the dang thing broke!

    I would love to try this product at home!

  9. Ifey says:

    I do not have money to go to a gym and I work out at home. This will be a very good tool to help me with my strength traiing.

  10. kelly o says:

    I’m all about home exercise. It’s great to have everything I need to workout with in one place. No excuses!

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