Holiday Gift Guide: Fun Fitness Essentials to Get Healthy

The 2016 holiday shopping season is almost here! Are you still clueless of what to get your loved ones this new year? Do not worry anymore!!!
DynaPro Direct brings you an ultimate holiday gift guide to help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Check out this holiday gift guide today, and help your loved ones meet their fitness goals and ring in the new year with a healthy lifestyle.

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Need some gift-giving inspiration? You can’t go wrong with DynaPro fitness gear right before the new year.

Your ultimate holiday gift guide for a healthy new year

It’s no secret that the most popular New Year’s resolution is to lose weight — it just feels natural to prioritize fitness and overall health at the start of a fresh, new year. If you’re not sure what you should shop for this year, consider resistance bands, jump ropes, and exercise balls by DynaPro. The recipient will love being gifted high-quality fitness gear that’s as easy to use as it is fun to use! Take a look at the best fitness gifts you can give this year:

Mini Resistance Bands

Mini resistance bands to increase strength and flexibility

Mini precision loop bands make a great stocking stuffer. Each pack comes with four different levels of resistance, and the trendy bands can be incorporated into almost every workout routine. These bands can be used for upper and lower body resistance training…

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Healthy Benefits of Working Out with a Jump Rope

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Top benefits of jumping rope

This post was originally published in November 2016, but is significantly expanded in December 2016 to include more-indepth information on how to use a Jump Rope and its benefits.

While most of the people join gyms in an effort to lose fat and get in shape. This isn’t always necessary. You can get an intense cardio workout within the comfort of your home. Wondering how??

By just using your jump rope! There are variety of ways to use a jump rope and results achieved through it won’t let you put it down.

  • Jumping rope can be used as a great means to lose weight. You don’t have to cut off calories out of your diet. Jumping rope for 30 mins will help you lose weight in the healthiest manner possible and will also improve the quality of your life
  • Super portable fitness gear. This piece of fitness equipment can…

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10 Best Mini Band Exercises You Can Do Anywhere

Tone up anytime, anywhere with DynaPro Direct mini resistance bands

Mini bands are trendy, portable, easy-to-use, and offer different levels of resistance. Check out these top workout moves!

Mini bands can be incorporated into almost every workout routine — and they should be! The bands can be used for both upper and lower body resistance training. They’re also perfect for stabilizing shoulder muscles and executing lateral movements and leg extensions. With mini bands, you can target muscle groups, including your core, and maximize strength-training results. You can also use the bands for stretching — it’s a win-win fitness tool!

DynaPro mini bands are made of snap-resistant all-natural rubber, so you don’t have to worry about the bands breaking during a workout. Each mini precision loop band pack comes with four different levels of resistance. Here are 10 of the best exercises you can do (anywhere!) with your DynaPro bands:


Mini band standing kickbacks1. Mini Band Exercise: Standing Kickbacks

  • Stand in front of a chair (for balance) with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg behind you, keeping the leg straight. Remember to squeeze your glutes as you lift.
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

Standing abductor lift with mini exercise band2. Mini Band Exercise: Standing Abductor Lift

  • Stand beside a chair (for balance) with feet shoulder-width apart
  • Place your mini exercise band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg to your side and squeeze your glutes as you lift
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

Lying abductor lift with resistance loop bands3. Mini Band Exercise: Lying Abductor Lift

  • Lie on your left side with your legs straight
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg, keeping the leg straight
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

Lying abductor lift with an exercise ball and a mini  resistance band4. Mini Band Exercise: Lying Abductor Lift With Exercise Ball

  • Assume the Lying Abductor Lift position, but this time use an exercise ball to prop your upper body up as your feet rest on the ground
  • Place your mini precision loop band right above your ankles
  • Lift your right leg, keeping the leg straight
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times
  • Switch sides and repeat! The stability ball intensifies the workout and targets the core

Plank kickbacks with a mini exercise band5. Mini Band Exercise: Plank Kickback

  • Place your mini exercise band around your thighs (just above the knee), and get into the plank position with your feet shoulder-width apart
  • Lift your right leg, keeping your leg straight, as high as you can
  • Lower your right leg, and repeat the motion eight times. Switch sides and repeat!

Glute bridge hold workout with mini resistance bands6. Mini Band Exercise: Glute Bridge Hold

  • Place your mini band just above your knees, and lie on your back with your knees bent
  • Lift your hips, squeeze those glutes, and hold
  • Lower your hips and repeat the motion

Bicep curls with mini exercise bands7. Mini Band Exercise: Bicep Curls

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and wrap a mini band around your wrists, holding your wrists shoulder-width apart
  • Lower your arms and curl up. Repeat the motion

Lateral shuffle with resistance loop bands 8. Mini Band Exercise: Lateral Shuffle

  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and bend your knees
  • Place your mini loop band just above your ankles
  • Step out to the right, followed by your left, and shuffle along so you’re still feeling the resistance
  • After 10 steps, switch to stepping out to the left, first

Bicycle ab crunches with a mini exercise band9. Mini Band Exercise: Bicycle Ab Crunches

  • Place your mini loop band around your feet
  • Lie on the floor and place your hands behind your head and rest your feet on the ground
  • Squeeze your abdominals as you simultaneously lift your upper back and legs from the ground
  • Push and pull your legs back and forth to create the pedaling motion while turning your elbows to face the leg with the bent knee
  • Repeat!

Hip raises and leg pull-Ins with an exercise ball and a mini resistance band10. Mini Band Exercise: Hip Raise and Leg Pull-Ins With Exercise Ball

  • Place your mini loop band around your ankles and prop your legs up on your DynaPro exercise ball
  • Lie on the floor and rest your hands on the ground, palms-down, next to your hips
  • Squeeze your abdominals as you lift your your right leg from the exercise ball, toward your chest
  • Lower your hips and right leg, and repeat the motion eight times
  • Switch sides and repeat!

Source: https://www.dynaprodirect.com/10-best-mini-band-exercises/