Glad I purchased the thunder band set… You are the man!! So glad I joined “The Band Gym” and that you are my coach and if I have a question you answer directly! That is unheard of, most of these so called self proclaimed experts have a foreign base for their customer support and that makes the waters muddy when asking for advice. That’s why I will be a Band Gym member for life 🙂 Thanks Dave and Karen for your devotion and hard work.
I wanted to thank you for all you do. As a bivocational pastor for over 30 years, I have ministered to many people with only a modicum of feedback. The occasional text, note, or email means much. Hence, I wanted to express my gratitude for you and for RBT.
It has been a huge help in my quest for improved fitness. RBT has been the perfect fit for me. Keep up the good work.
Love this! You guys are the best. I am so glad I found you as you have already had a huge impact on my life and changed my entire thought process as far as working out. Everything you provide to your customer is Top Notch so just keep doing what you’re doing. It is beyond fantastic in my book. You explain things better than just about every trainer I have had and your knowledge is so helpful. I feel better already. Thanks for everything you do and have a fantastic weekend.
My goals with RBT… maintain strength and flexibility.
Covid-19 led me to you. The gyms closed which led me to Now What? A swim coach buddy of mine suggested I check the web for resistance band trainers and routines, which led me to you and believe me I checked all the trainers out.
Been working your routines for a few weeks now and my joints remain strong, supple and pain free. Better shoulder ROM.
You have a positive get it done attitude which I like.
Love the challenge and the core work mixed in with your routines.
The camp has been transformative for me. After trying many other forms of traditional gym based exercises, the physical changes I have seen in my body after buying a set of bands and completing this camp have been far superior with no injuries or sore joints. I feel like I have found a regime with bands that will stick with me for life. Thank you for your positive energy and I look forward to telling all my friends and family about RBT.
-Love the pdfs. Great to print out and have for the future once you have learned the exercises.
-Really enjoyed the full length videos. I found your on-going commentary on form and technique a great reminder, particularly when you hit the point of fatigue.
-I hope RBT becomes world famous and puts gym equipment manufacturers out of business. Seriously it is silly thinking about all the time I have wasted over the years in traditional gyms.
RBT Camp Participant and RBT Enthusiasts
Finding RBT and Dave Schmitz during these locked-down times has been just what I needed. Dave’s focus on physical health, his enthusiasm, and his inventive and interactive coaching, not to mention Zoom meetings Q & A. All this in the 45 Day Fit Camp fit the bill for my future RBT workouts.
Band Fit Camp Participant
Exceeded my expectations and had me looking forward to the next workout. Here are some of my thoughts:
1- Trust. That’s right . I knew that there would be a great plan ready to go that I never questioned. If I did the work I would get better. Stronger, fitter, more flexible.
2- Your commitment to my fitness helped me commit to the workouts. Your enthusiasm made me show up and get it done. Some days it would have been easy to take off or do something less challenging but I had a plan. Thanks for that.
3- It felt good to be part of something bigger than myself. We were all working out in our basements or spare rooms online but I know I felt like I was a part of the group. I was in Fit Camp.
4- Education. It was great learning from you.
Camp was fantastic and I am looking forward to your next program.
Band Fit Camp Participant
Dave, thank you for sharing your decades of experience having converted me from a 3 X a week gym rat using the same routines to a diverse and complete program of 5 X a week. Being a house quarantined 75 yr. old with COPD you have made a HUGE difference as your knowledge, style and passion have made my conversion fun and successful. I am a Band Fan!!!
Band Fit Camp Participant
As an RBT teacher and enthusiast, it’s always great to learn from the Band Man himself and to interact with others who love bands. I would recommend Fit Camp to anyone looking to get better with bands.
Fit Camp Participant
Learning how to train with resistance bands has been the silver lining of quarantine! In addition to improving my strength and stability, the workouts gave me a sense of freedom in that I don’t have to rely on a gym or a bunch of heavy equipment.
My favorite workouts were those in which we worked out “together” (i.e., you filmed yourself completing the entire workout and I could follow along with the video). I found your cues – and jokes – to be helpful and motivating and I felt like it was more efficient than me watching the instructional video, writing down the workout, setting up the timer on my phone, etc.
Also, I wanted to thank you for providing this opportunity at such a reasonable cost.
Band Fit Camp Participant
Nice to gradually get back into the “routine”. Verbal cues and pictures helpful. Will start another 6 weeks. Round #2 more amped up this time through. Thanks Dave!
Local Band Bootcamp Member
One Heck of Camp.
Learned so much. I’m already putting it to use. I’m building next week’s schedule and I already modified this week’s schedule with confidence.
RBT is awesome
Camp Participant and Band Gym Member
I am half way through the 28 Day Challenge and absolutely love it. I should have switched to band training years ago. I love your energy and passion you bring to the table. I do not miss going to the gym at all and love having the flexibility to workout where I want to. I will keep you posted before I finish up this challenge.
Have a great day.
RBT Challenge Participant
Great workout yesterday to finish off the 6 weeks! Every workout, somewhere near the end, I tell my wife “Dave is trying to kill me again!” but somehow I’m still here.
The camp has really been excellent. I already knew from the BandGym workouts and exercise vault that you had a fantastic range of exercises built up, but having them laid out in a progression as you’ve done over the past 6 weeks has really been valuable.
Both my wife and I have worked with excellent personal trainers in the past and they have also discovered some of the same innovations as you have. But the additional things you’ve brought in are really fantastic. The resistance added to the rotator cuff exercises and the (stealth) incorporation of core stability into every workout are standout features. As is the cardio component. I’ve never had such a boost from resistance training in a gym, with or without a trainer. You should get a medal.
I’m very interested to see what you have lined up for the last three days!
Band Gym Member and Fit Camp Participant
Your Chest Contrast Training Workout is a game changer! Just wanted to tell you how valuable I found it.
I’ve injured my rotator cuff too many times in the past. I’ve made the mistake of trying to go heavier and heavier with my dumbbell loads. The only limit was my inability to buy anything heavier than 45 lbs during the pandemic.
Your workout really opened my eyes (and chest) to a better way. It’s made my weight training more challenging while making it safer at the same time. That’s a real win. Keep the good stuff coming!
Band Gym Member
Just finished the Zoom rerun. Your explanation of balance & how it was constantly being involved during our RBT workouts was very helpful. The RBT workouts (in the 45 Day Band Fit Camp) have been very beneficial for me. I really like how you include the different degrees of difficulties in each workout. I also like how I can use the same exercise, but vary the speed, work & rest time & create an entirely different program for myself. Personally, I would commit to future camps because I find myself much more dedicated when I sign up & pay for something. I additionally enjoy the 4 day/week schedule. Finally, I find the RBT experience to be the perfect fit for me & wish I had incorporated the program years ago. Because of listening to you, I have included balance, flexibility & strength into my daily life. I’ve done all three things just by making RBT a big part of my life in some capacity. I’m confident that RBT will allow me to help live my golden years to the fullest with the least amount of restrictions.
45 Day Band Fit Camp Success
A little backstory for you; my wife and I retired to the central highlands of Mexico 3 years ago. Previously, we had lived in Texas for 22 years. When we lived in Texas my wife had a private trainer and I was just a long-distance runner. After moving to Mexico, we retained her private trainer to send us monthly workout programs and videos via youtube. I started working out with her in our little neighborhood gym and kept on running 3-4 days per week. When COVID hit, the neighborhood gym closed. I started looking for body-weight only workouts online. After more exploring I stumbled upon resistance band training videos on youtube. Of course, yours were among those I found. We, luckily, had a couple of bands that we previously had used exclusively for stretching and warming up. After trying several different workout routines, we decided we liked yours the best.
We began using just those two resistance bands and your youtube videos to piece together full-body workouts done on our mirador (rooftop terrace). Not wanting to take a chance with buying off-brand bands here in Mexico we have been waiting patiently for when we can return to the states to visit family. Our intention is to then purchase some of your Quantum bands after which we can sign up for the Band Gym and begin your full program in earnest.
The most important factor in us deciding to follow you is that you’re pretty close to us in age (we’re both 58) and your workouts are designed with folks like us in mind. Mobility is important! We’re very much looking forward to getting started in your full program once we’ve had a chance to buy a wider variety of higher quality bands.
Troy & Kelly M
I have a 6×20 space leading into my bedroom where I train. I can use the utility strap on all sides of the door, to change angles and the line of pull. There is enough space to do my locomotion type exercises, shuffles, turn and go’s skaters, and crawls.
I live in an apartment complex where there is a gym equipped with dumbbells and machines. It has been closed since March because of covid-19. And when it reopens there will be a lot of restrictions, wearing masks, staying 10 ft apart from the others, wiping down machines, 40% of capacity. No thanks!
I don’t have to worry about all the above because I can do band alone training, horizontal vector training, I can add dumbbells if I want, all without leaving my apartment.
If I want to train outdoors there are soccer fields, and parks with chain link fences within a 1/2 mile where I live and I just use my band utility strap and I am ready to go, get some Vitamin D.
The versatility of the bands and the convenience it provides within just a small space for me, makes it a no brainer. I use my smart phone for intervals and tabata training, to get metabolic type conditioning. And at 70 years old, reaction time, mobility is very important to me. The bands allow me to train fast twitch muscle fibers more efficiently.
Dave, thanks for all the wonderful content you provide.
Before we all get busy with reopening and life trying to return to a new normal I just wanted to thank you. Thank you for all the things you did over the last few months. The videos are great. They keep me wanting more. The calm way you approach what’s happening is wonderful. It really helped when I had dark moments early on.
Once again. Thank you. You are one of my essential services. Please you and yours be safe.
RBT Enthusiasts and Loyal Customer
Just wanted to say your bands are great. I was doing bodyweight workouts last year and injured my shoulder. Then I got sick, I was getting overworked and my health went really downhill.
When I started physical therapy this year, they introduced me to bands with some basic rehab movements.
I looked up some different bands to use at home. 90% of the bands on the market are all the same. They’re not made to last. Sometimes they break right away. In other words, the other guys aren’t invested in my health and aren’t invested in their product. They just want to make a quick sale and move on.
I’m making a long term investment in my health. I’m taking care of myself and getting in shape. My health isn’t about a fad, a gimmick, or instant gratification.
What I like best about RBT is your own commitment, your own investment, in your health, and in your product. These bands are made to last, made to do real work, and made to support my program as long as I need. Your videos, all the information and support, and the products are all great.
These bands make a great upgrade to my regular routine and really help my progress in weaker spots where I need just a little help.
RBT is awesome. Keep up the good work.
RBT Enthusiasts and Customer
I’m blessed to have Resistance Band Training a part of my life. Thank you, thank you for all that you provide for me, my family and my friends. Your bands and your educational programs have been a life changer.
RBT Enthusiast and Loyal Customer
Appreciate your philosophies and your efforts and your wife’s efforts. I have been sold on your training philosophies for 15 years or so on and off and recently I’d allowed work and stress to take over my physical well being and knew I needed a kickstart. I own lots of your products and have purchased several programs over the years. So while I could do it on my own, there’s something helpful and accountable by signing up again and following the RBT camp program so thank you for giving me the needed push from a trusted reliable source!!
45 Day Band Fit Camp Athlete
I lead a Boot Camp group that moved to Zoom after COVID hit. I delivered bands from my gym to those who didn’t have their own. Bands have allowed a lot of variety for the workouts I have my group do at home. I watch your videos and incorporate many into my group’s workouts (appreciate the regression and progression on the exercises too). Big thanks to you and Karen for all you have done and keep doing!!
RBT Fitness Pro Enthusiasts
I just wanted to say that I’m an intermittent correspondent, and your willingness to engage with your customers was exceptional before coronavirus, let alone with it. It’s one of the reasons that when I decided to try to get my brother hooked, I came to you for recommendations on a good package, and you gave me a thoughtful, personalized answer. You’ve also answered random questions where there was no immediate financial payoff: alternate exercises when one didn’t work for me, problems understanding one of your workout videos, etc. My orders ship promptly, the product is high quality, and the support is first rate.
Be proud, stay healthy, and hats off to your wife. Great to see the teamwork.
RBT Enthusiasts & Repeat Customer
Your interview with GetUWired was fantastic! I learned so many things about you and your business.
In addition to all of the beginners you’ve helped, there are probably a lot of people like me: Folks who were very into fitness and found themselves lost when Covid hit. We were locked out of our pricey gyms. Dumbbells were harder to get than toilet paper. We didn’t have the acrobatic skills to do body weight exercises without getting hurt. But you were right there for people like me– providing the education and equipment we needed to continue getting better.
One of the points you made in the interview is that people want a “one stop” package that does it all for them. One of the best things about your site and business is that you DON’T do this or claim to. Giving me the information to design my own workouts that fit my needs has been much more valuable. And, of course, being able to email you with questions has been uniquely awesome.
I wish you continued success!
The Band Gym has been a game changer for me. I am 35 years old and have had 3 shoulder surgeries from football and baseball with the last one being 15 years ago. I have completed 2 Band Gym training programs and my shoulder has never felt better! I have been to physical therapy countless times over the years. Nothing has worked for my shoulder pain and tightness like the Band Gym. Of course, I have done “bands” before given this is a staple in physical therapy. However, training with You and your bands is on a whole different level. You’re a great coach who is very passionate, motivated, and innovative. You walk me through each workout step by step and provide helpful tips for every exercise. My overall physique, muscle tone, and stability have changed significantly and I feel better and look better. So much that my wife wants to start training with bands! I am a believer because I am getting results. Prior to the Band Gym, I was playing competitive basketball 3X per week and attending fitness classes at my Health Club. No doubt I will continue to get better and stay better with bands by continuing to train with your training programs both new and old while still having fun at the Club. I can’t wait to get back on the hardwood. I know I am bigger, stronger, and faster than I was 3 months ago! Thanks Dave!!!
Band Gym Member
Dave what a difference a few months will make. I have gone from 155 pounds to about 172 and very lean with your programs about to start a new one today and I’m very excited for the future. Built my band gym once the pandemic started it’s strong enough for all my pushing and pulling exercises to be attached. I work out in about a 12 by 14 room that doubles as my office. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to a regular gym. I’m more athletic and stronger than I’ve been in a long time even when I was in the military lifting weights all the time. I just felt big and slow (190 pounds back then) . Now I just feel strong and athletic.
Band Gym Owner
Just wanted to say that I received my bands quickly and just did my first full workout with them. They are great! So much better than the cheap versions I had been using. And thanks again for the training guide. I don’t think I’ll be going back into a gym any time soon.
RBT Customer and Enthusiasts
My wife and I just finished week one of the Jump Start Program. This is much more doable than free weights that are difficult to control and strain the joints. The first two days I didn’t think we were getting much of a workout, but at least I felt energized. Then we hit day four. Ouch, I’m feeling it. That’s more about my core and glutes being pathetically weak than the program. While doing workout four I didn’t feel it so I pushed hard. Maybe too hard. The rest day and the total body workout helped to work through that soreness. Great plan. The best part is my wife and I are able to work out together. She is fairly petite and we have a significant strength difference so we could never work out together in a traditional gym. This is a lot better.
Dave, the bands are working great. They have filled in perfectly while gyms have been closed down. I have found that I get an excellent workout and I will continue to use the bands when gyms eventually open again. Your company really came through. I have referred RBT to several people.
RBT First Time Customer
Good morning Dave,
I wanted to tell you thank you for a couple of different things. Firstly, thank you so much for your help in our ordering and shipping during this COVID shutdown. You and your wife did a phenomenal job. We had some different types of requests for shipping to all of our various athletes scattered around the country and you took care of it wonderfully. Secondly, thank you for all your hard work that you do in developing and posting exercises. I have implemented many of them with our teams. Your passion, drive, quality of bands, and customer service are fantastic. I really appreciate you taking time to talk to me over the phone, giving me some ideas, and how best to use the Activator band. Thank you, again.
Director of Olympic Sports, Vanderbilt University
I wanted to reach out to thank you. As we began the Stay at Home order and challenging times back in March, we realized we were going to have to transition everything that we offer in person at Edge Fitness and Sports Performance to an online model. Many of our members and clients had little to no equipment. In order for us to continue to help them to be successful and working towards their goals, we would need to do something more. We reached out to you and were able to connect all who were interested with band packages. With your help we have been able to keep our members active, healthy, and happy. Thank you Dave, we appreciate you!
Kerri Grall, CPT, OTC
My goals with RBT are to be in better shape and more fit. I love lifting weights but I’m 52 years old and the weights beat me up now. I can’t lift as heavy or often with weight training. I was a fan of Lifeline USA cables and still do like them but after picking up some flat bands a few years ago I much prefer the bands to the cables. I’ve been following and watching your videos for about 10 years now and although I’ve seen a couple of people training with bands on the internet now, they don’t compare to the tremendous information and content that I’ve seen you put out. I look forward to working with the bands and some bodyweight exercises thrown into the mix. You are truly the band master and I would like to thank you for all the great info you put out. I’ve been wanting to try the Quantum bands for some time now so here we are, thank you again Mr Dave “The Band Master” Schmitz.
Thanks for checking in. I’ve been meaning to get back to you but I’ve been pretty busy lately. Not too busy to get my workouts (mobilizations, primers, and workouts) in though.
I started watching your videos on YouTube years ago while using bands that my friend supplied me with. Then this March I decided to get serious about routinely working out. I completed your Jump Start Program, at the intermediate level, then transitioned into the last two weeks of the 28 Day Challenge. I was so happy with my results and dedication to achieving better physical health that I then joined your Band Gym for the remainder of the year. The Momentum Builder is definitely taking it to the next level. The best part is knowing that the more I efficiently execute and push myself, the more the results will come. I love feeling muscle groups that I haven’t felt in a very long time.
With as busy as I get, it’s good to know that all I have to do is go to the Band Gym and you’ve got a plan for me. It’s all right there. Your motivation, your experience, and your innovation. With the gains that I’ve made so far, it only reinforces my dedication to continue to learn more and continually reach new heights. Thanks again for reaching out and your coaching. Keep building and stay safe.
– Brian Huston
Band Gym Member
Another aspect that puts RBT at the top is you’re a Physical Therapist. That knowledge, experience, and expertise sets your work well ahead of whatever else is out there.
RBT Customer and Enthusiasts
Just want to second that email. You were the one that really opened my eyes as far as what bands can do for someone, and I have been training my clients with bands for about 5 years now. Watching your videos has taught me a lot, and I am constantly trying to think of new ways to incorporate bands into workouts. And your bands are definitely the best out there. We have had some other brands at our facility (along with yours), and they constantly break while yours stand the test of time. The stretch quality of your bands is also much better. Keep doing what you’re doing. I really appreciate your dedication to your craft.
RBT Enthusiasts and Community Member
Big THANK YOU to Dave Schmitz for a well thought out, masterfully instructed challenge. I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to do it when I signed up since I am just trying to start exercise for the first time since I was poisoned almost a year ago. I have been delighted with what I have accomplished in this. Thank you!
Challenge Participant April 2020
Absolutely! You know it when you see it, and you’re it! In addition to great bands, the never ending array of quality exercises and routines are fantastic. Your positive teaching and encouragement is the topper.
I’m 66 and started in mid-February and am enjoying the gains in strength and flexibility. An old iliopsoas injury/condition has dramatically improved. My golf game is thanking you.
My wife Kathy, 65, taught Phys. Ed. For 37 years, retired 2 years ago and was ready to have a knee replacement April 1. Fortunately, Covid-19 delayed that operation. She started the bands in March, not being able to spin and body pump at the gym, and is now an avid fan. Squats and lunges were a killer to start (for us both). Her knee is no longer bothering her, and if this continues, will not need the replacement. I think strength, mobility and stabilization are big factors.
We walk 18 holes of golf in CT (not flat) twice each week. And, this week bicycled 26 miles on a rail trail for our first ride of the season. Enjoying the activity and still feeling great when done is our proof!
Steve & Kathy Miller
Major RBT Community Enthusiasts
My order was placed last night.
I have to say… being totally honest… that I saw many options (Amazon) and I found cheaper options; however I have doubts about the quality of the cheap ones… I am sure your bands are much much better quality since you have been doing this x yrs… another factor that helped me to proceed with you was that you really care about your potential clients… you responded to all my emails very fast and clarified all my doubts. Highly impressed with your customer service!! Good job my friend.
I’m super excited to start to use them… Can’t wait to start!
New RBT Community Member
I have invested in so much equipment from TRX, to a homemade industrial grade pull-up bar, homemade box jump, slam balls, kettlebells, lots of dumbbells, RB with handles, jump ropes, courses with workouts, workout programs, personal coaching, etc…
But none of them compare to your approach on fitness. Everyone talks about how to look better naked, get sexy, beach body, blah blah blah…
Over the years, and after being a gym rat of doing 8-10 Session/week your programs prove that you can still train optimally with minimum days per week.
Thank you for your real options to just get a good workout in without having to spend hours in the gym so we can get back to life.
Podcast Host of Courageous Fit Female
Band Gym Member and RBT Enthusiasts