Calisthenics – Bodyweight Training – Street Workout. Regardless of the term, many of us have a general understanding of what it is. We can thank Instagram and YouTube for the rapid dissemination of this “seemingly new” modality of strength training. Some of the most recognizable first movers in this sport are Hannibal for King and Frank Medrano. Their viral videos spread across the globe and spawned a movement akin to what Bob Marley did for reggae music. Their natural bodyweight extraterrestrial strength, without the intervention of iron weights, intrigued the masses and helped spawn a movement.Read More
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While we love our Rubberbanditz products, not everyone is in the loop. So we (yours truly and the awesome Jenna Young) decided to take our products to the streets. Hear what REAL people have to say about Rubberbanditz bands.
Oct 10, 2014 3:02:00 AM
Ok exciting news! Rubberbanditz teamed up with kick ass fitness guru Kate Abate to create a new Rubberbanditz fitness program! Now just in case you don’t know who Kate Abate is she is an amazing fitness trainer based in the LA area. Now we don’t have the video out yet, but I do have a behind the scenes photo to prove that Kate and Ari have been working on something great. Check out the photo below.Read More
Jul 17, 2011 2:29:26 PM
We’ve decided to spice up the summer by asking you to submit photos of yourself working out in the coolest locations you can think of. This can be anywhere – on vacation, on a hike, in your office, you name it!
Send a photo of yourself or your friends working out by August 7th…the best entrant will win an all-expense paid Rubberbanditz kit + worldwide exposure; we’ll post some of the best photos on our blog. Check out photos of people working out in wild places below and submit your entry today!
Dec 19, 2010 11:24:07 AM
Julie over at Savvy Eats tried out our mobile gym kit and is giving away some Rubberbanditz gear - head on over and enter the giveaway now!
Savvy Eats is about smart food, fitness and life. Julie posts some really amazing recipes, like her Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Cookies and Bruschetta in a Jar. She also has cycling tips - like how to rewrap your handle bars. She's even in a contest for the most creative blog post at Open Sky for her White Chocolate Shortbread! You can vote for it here.
Dec 12, 2010 6:42:47 AM
She covers personal health, fitness and training on her blog - anything from avoiding the freshman 15 at any age to how to make crispy skinned baked chicken. And she makes some great videos - like this one on holiday weight control.
Nov 10, 2010 2:47:58 PM
Stephanie over at Bookieboo tried out the mobile gym package, and she came to the same conclusion as us - they rock! Just take a look yourself here.
If you've never tried out the bands, head on over and see what she thinks. We were so happy to see her favorite parts were ours too.
What she loved most about the bands? That they are great for all levels and you can use them anywhere. She even got in a workout with her young son a few feet away!
Sep 21, 2010 9:54:53 AM
This is the first in a series of biweekly question-and-answer sessions with Durham social innovators conducted by Bull City Forward.
Two sentences about your enterprise:
We produce and sell a unique circular exercise band training system that I invented in the Peace Corps. The self-contained mobile gym provides a way to work out anywhere with minimal resources.
What good does it do for the world?
We build resistance band gyms in underserved communities and offer hands on training in the local community through children's camps and Durham Parks and Recreation.
What led you to become an entrepreneur?
The bands initially just provided me with a practical way to exercise. When I did the numbers and realized I could make a living (hopefully someday) doing what I love while helping the world get healthier it became a no-brainer.
Why Durham (in three words)?
Adventure, Duke, love
One thing to do and not to do when starting a new enterprise:
Don't think you will be able to maintain a regular social life.
Do surround yourself with an insightful community.
Favorite local place to celebrate good news
Torreros -- 99-cent drafts on Wednesdays
To learn more about social innovation in Durham, please visit http://www.bullcityforward.org
Sep 7, 2010 3:10:56 AM
We, Rubberbanditz, are frequently mentioning our commitment to promoting personal health and fitness on a grassroots level. What exactly are we doing, though?
Well now you can learn all about some of our current initiatives by heading over to the new outreach page. Along with telling you about Carolina for Kibera, which we talked about here on the blog a few weeks ago, we also tell you some about our work with Bridge II Sports and BounceBack Kids.
Hopefully this will give you a better idea about the outreach portion of our exercise RUBBERlution!