Dave – I just wanted to shoot you a quick note to say “Thank you!”.
In the midst of the chaos and quickly evolving situation with COVID-19, many of my friends are stressing because they are scared to go to their local gyms to workout. This fear has not once entered my mind because of RBT. You have prepared me and so many others for being able to workout wherever we are. I won’t miss a workout due to not being able to go somewhere. This situation has also allowed the opportunity for me to share about you & RBT without falling on deaf ears or being dismissed as a fantastic workout option.
Thank you, Dave, for leading the charge!!
See you in the Band Gym, quarantined or not!
Proud Band Gym Member
Of all the certifications I’ve worked on since becoming a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer last year, this Resistance Band Training certification from Dave Schmitz & Resistance Band Training will probably be my favorite & most cherished.
When I became I trainer I wanted to figure out how to make exercise easy & portable because I knew working at a gym wouldn’t fit with my current 9-5 & family life. At that point I came across flat looped resistance bands & immediately fell in love. It’s been a joy learning how to use bands the last few months & I’ve already noticed how they’ve impacted my own workouts.
Not only that, but Dave has been very kind & willing to share his knowledge beyond the certification. He’s a great teacher & mentor that I hope to continue learning from for years to come!
I look forward to sharing this knowledge with others as I help them achieve their fitness goals!
My goals with RBT are to maintain muscle and muscle tone and to keep flexible and fit. I’ve been using bands for the last 3 or 4 years. Before that I’ve trained with weights for 30+ years. My focus has changed as I get older, as yours probably has Dave. At my age of 50 my aim isn’t the same as it was when I was 16 when I first started training. I’m finding that I enjoy training with bands more (than with traditional weights) with the variety and ease of use, also the fact that they are so portable (I take them with me even when I go on vacation).
Anyway, Dave can I take a moment to say that you are an inspiration and a very genuine person, I watch every single video you upload on your YouTube channel for ideas. Thank you for taking the time to read my email, keep up the good work, from one of your fans in the U.K
U.K. RBT Enthusiasts
Good morning Dave,
I hope this email finds you well. After the IYCA summit almost 8 years ago when you introduced me to adding bands into my program I still have and use most of the original bands at my center everyday. A big thank you! If they broke more often I would be buying more or I guess if they broke too much I might need to go somewhere else. So thanks for creating and promoting a great product. I continually revisit your educational materials I have gotten like the IYCA resistance band instructors course, flexibility, and quick kids camp. As you know they are great for everyone. I feel I do a pretty good job keeping them healthy although a couple knucklehead coaches/student athletes don’t follow rules and they wear down faster as you know. I am about to put in another small order in and more before the summer to run larger groups. As always, the growing strength coaches are on a budget. Thank you again for bringing a great product to the industry.
I am looking forward to hearing from you,
RBT Youth Coach Enthusiasts
I am doing 5-6 sessions a week with the bands. My 74 year old body is changing and I am looking a lot more youthful. I don’t see any 74 year olds around here that look as good as I do.
Many years ago I was a track cyclist. When I was 46 I had a very bad accident on my track bike and I lost the use of my right arm for 7 months. I severely damaged the brachial plexus. I lost a tremendous amount of muscle in my right arm and shoulder and upper back. I rehabbed myself but was never the same. My bicep was about the diameter of a pencil. Over the years I’ve gained a lot back but never got above about 80%.
Since I got bands I have been concentrating a lot of effort to bring myself back to 100% on my right side. Dave, I am almost there. I have had significant muscle growth in arm, shoulder and upper back and traps. The bands make it easy to reach into hard to work old muscles. My right bicep is nearly as large as my left and I am sure I will equalize my right and left sides.
This is great stuff. A 74 year old CAN gain muscle. My waist is smaller now as well. I am down two pants sizes but am up 3 pounds from my lowest. That can only mean I have gained muscle. BTW, the instructions in the band gym are very helpful.
RBT Enthusiasts and a Band Gym Member
Thank you so much… I’m sorry I seem to be your problem child every time I order haha!
Thank you for being so great and understanding. I’m getting my kids and their boyfriends all hooked on resistance bands!!!
I own a studio in VA and I have tried other bands and these are BY FAR the best in the business. SO THANK YOU and keep up the good work with the products, videos, information and most of all the customer service!
I know what it takes to run a small business and you guys are spot on!!!
Owner of Oxygenandiron.com
RBT Fitness Professional
I’m a huge fan of all you do! I’m a personal trainer and online coach and I’ve been using your bands in my own training and with clients, as well as recommending them to everyone I know, for the last five years. I believe your bands are the best on the market; they’re the most durable and are almost infinitely useful. Thanks for making a great product as well as all the fantastic content you put out!
Thanks for everything,
RBT Enthusiasts and Fitness Professional
I’m a 28-Day Challenge grad, now in the middle of my 3rd week of the 28-Day Momentum Builder. I’m happy with my Band Gym membership and have completed the checkboxes. I’m 72 and in reasonably good shape despite an artificial knee implanted 6 months ago. I’m coming off 5 years of Bodylastics/Eternity Warrior tube training, and before that about 5 years with a Total Gym. I have a set of loop bands purchased before I discovered RBT and have supplemented them with purchases of RBT bands and accessories. I plan to completely transition to Quantum over time.
As a veteran home exerciser, I wanted you to know how impressed I am with RBT. I like the versatility of the loop bands, your short instructional videos, well-balanced programs, and opportunities for personal coaching.
Thanks and keep up the good work.
Band Gym Member
First off I want to say that I love your products and your workout videos! They have changed my life infinitely for the better. I am fifty-four years old and I am getting stronger by leaps and bounds. My shoulders, back, knees, neck and various other injured body parts have all healed. My athleticism has returned to stellar levels. It’s almost unbelievable how much I have changed in the last two years. I have always had exceptionally fast hand & foot movement, and coordination but to my surprise, I have gotten even quicker. I have patiently done your exercises starting with your smallest orange band and gradually worked my way up as l healed. They work your body WAY HARDER than weights. My abs have gotten as hard as they were as a teenager. I walk around feeling like a coiled up steel spring. Thank you so much for all your efforts in helping people like me! I appreciate you, Dave!!!!
P.S., I don’t know if you have heard but there is a guy on YouTube named James Grage stealing your material. He says “Welcome to RBT, Resistance Band Training. He claims that he couldn’t find any quality band training on YouTube, so he started his channel. B.S.! A quick search shows both your channels with tons of videos. I am sorry about having to tell you this. I just really respect you and couldn’t let it slide. Thanks again for all your help. I look forward to hearing more from you in the future.
Sincerely, Todd Owen
Dave, you’re the man.
Thank you so much for your reply! It means a lot to me how you treat people, how you run RBT with integrity and your way of training is absolutely THE BEST. Hands down. At the Fire Dept, I use my “bag of bands” every shift and the guys that try them prefer them to free weights! Thanks for putting me at ease. Time to hit back and biceps…..
RBT Enthusiasts and Loyal Follower
Thank you so much for the login info- it’s great to be able to access my programmes again, I love the look of your new website. I’ve been away from training after a few difficult years but I’ve started up again with Bandstrong & I’m absolutely loving using bands again. Your workouts are never boring & are so well put together.
Thanks for all you do Dave, bands remain my favorite way to exercise & make me feel fantastic!
All the very best,
I’m an avid runner, I’ve run several marathons including the Boston Marathon.
Last year I kept getting injured because I was just running and not strengthening my body enough to handle the load. I found RBT on YouTube and ordered bands and Stabilizers.
The BANDS are fantastic and so portable. BUT The BAND GYM is even better as I can now train with a directed purpose. However, the BEST part of The BAND GYM is having access to DAVE and having him guide you through your training. In the short time I’ve had the bands and especially the Dynamic Stabilizers the long-standing issues I’ve had with my knees, hips and glutes have diminished.
Thank You RBT and Dave, I can’t recommend the Bands, the Band Gym, and Dave any stronger. My only regret is that I had not come across RBT and Dave sooner.
Band Gym MemberChattanooga, TN
Hi Dave! I really need to share this with you and shoutout a big THANK YOU for your videos and your passion with your bands. My husband and I live in Hawaii and we are avid surfers. I’m a surf instructor as well. Our goal is to be in the best shape possible for what we do. We recently took a trip to New Jersey to visit family and we stayed a month. I was concerned that I was going to lose my surf fitness, but we took our bands with us and every day, we did our workout. It was 99% bands plus the addition of a TRX trainer. We just got back and went for a surf. Usually, after a month of not surfing, I’m a bit off and out of shape. Not this time!! In fact, I have never felt stronger. My paddling and balance were all on point thanks to the bands! On top of that, my husband has been using the bands for a year now to alleviate his lower back pain. Not only does he have a 6 pack at 45 years old, best of all, the bands are the antidote for his pain. Amazing and awesome. I can’t live without them and neither can he. Again, thank you, thank you for your product and the knowledge you put on YouTube!!!!
RBT Fan and Enthusiast
I gotta tell you, for being in the fitness industry, you are hands down the nicest most helpful and most accessible guy I have ever come across…… so much appreciation coming your way!
Band Gym Owner
Keep on providing us with great ideas!
I agree with you…you can definitely train hard with bands… if they are the right bands. A few years ago I began training with tubular bands… before discovering your Quantum Bands… totally a better experience.
And are very portable on the road!
I love old dumbbells and kettlebells, but my body feels that bands add something to complete a better training experience.
I think you are giving great education, which is much more important than mere workouts… if you understand the “why” of what you are doing it’s just much more useful!
RBT Fitness Enthusiast
Thanks for the swift response. I do all my training with bands. They are perfect for protecting joints, promoting mobility, and fitness. I gave away all my weights a couple of years ago. I’d taken on board your information about injury and damage to the body. In my late 70’s, I find that bands are ideal. I have abandoned the notion of testing my strength with weights, and instead, make full use of the full range I have of your excellent bands.
Your points about timed routines are well taken, but I like sets and reps. I guess it is as simple as that. EG: drop sets; sets to failure with thunder bands: chest presses, squat rows – a great exercise. The sheer variety is remarkable.
Overall, I am feeling good and fit using bands. That is the best test.
The Gym is a great institution. Thanks for all the support.
Member of The Band Gym
100% agree Dave. I’ve switched to 95% band training and I feel much better and have put on some muscle in my arms. I’m more powerful and quicker in my karate training. I believe in bands big time…. but you have to get the right ones. Like Quantum bands!
First I have to apologize for my bad English, I try my best. I wanna thank you for your great work and your great bands. Your bands are in my opinion still the best on the market and the money that I spend for Shipping the bands to Germany was totally worth it. Keep up your great work!
All the best from Germany to the beautiful Wisconsin!
RBT Fitness Enthusiast
I am OK today. I just wanted to thank you for the videos and the Quantum bands that have been a key part of my stroke recovery. Have recommended your site to fellow veterans at the VA (rehab) and to a therapist I encounter. You don’t know me but you helped me beyond measure. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you. All The Best and Thank You
RBT Enthusiast and Hero
Fmr Sgt. 7th Special Forces Group ABN USA
I have experienced shoulder issues, pinched nerve in the neck, and knee pain all in the last couple of years. I had stopped going to the gym and was sick of doing only PT exercises. I found you through online searches and loved your message. I watched a ton of the FREE resources you provide, and slowly but surely built strength, stamina, and flexibility using your band exercises and program. I particularly appreciate how responsive you have been by email even before I was a paid member! I am a true believer and appreciate how you continue to provide new material every week. I have a full-fledged “band gym” in my basement, and I can now do overhead exercises I never thought possible again. I am even starting to feel that running might be in my future again! Thanks for all you do!
Thank you so much for your timely response, Karen and Dave… Your entire operation is first class, and your products and instructional materials are exemplary. Your resistance band concepts are truly revolutionary; I am so pleased to have discovered your work, although I wish I had done so even earlier!
RBT Fitness Enthusiast
I just wanted you to know that I did receive my order today! THANK YOU so much for helping to get this out to me in a timely fashion. Most importantly, my client will be able to sport their bands on their trip abroad.
I appreciate you and Dave and your fantastic products!
I have received all of my recent purchases. The quality of the products are fantastic, and the Boot Camp DVD is very informative. I have logged into my RBT customer portal account as well. Thanks for everything, and I will continue to purchase your fine products.
New RBT Customer
Coach Dave – Where you been all my life? Best $100 ever spent. The Dynamic Stabilizer book alone is a life saver.
Band Gym Member
Take a Tour of The Band Gym
Trainers at the gym have started incorporating bands with their clients after watching me do “silly rubber band moves”. One trainer said, “Since I started here 2 months ago, you’ve gone from slowly limping around the gym to ballistic training with straps.” My physician, who I see weekly, asked what my secret weapon was, RBT!!!!! I can only hope you make this much difference in many many lives as you have mine. I am forever grateful for your “computer savvy” sharing your knowledge across all platforms of social media.
RBT Enthusiast for Life
Hey Dave! Sharing my update. One week in with RBT & I have religiously done the Double Vector Butt Buster every day for at least 1-2 rounds of 30s on/15s rest of those 8 exercises. I feel amazing!!!! A lot of my hip pain from a prior labral tear surgery is feeling better as well!!! Thank you thank you!
RBT Biking Enthusiast
You do an incredible job of educating your customers and marketing your bands. I am a 49 yr old trainer and neuromuscular therapist. I have systemic Lupus(which includes rheumatoid arthritis). These bands have changed my life and my body. The fact that I can have the bands wrap around my wrists is not only great for my hands but really allows me to sculpt the muscle rather than overuse my hands and forearms.
Thank you for providing a quality product.
RBT Fitness Enthusiast
Dave, you’re great! I love watching your videos ( I put those workouts to use also lol), and even mix them up in my own routines. I love how passionate you are about training, and in particular, resistance bands! I am a firm believer that you can totally transform your body and get in great shape using them.
You’ve inspired me to continue training and coming up with fun and creative exercises. I love bands, and I love training at home. So thanks again for all that you do and keep the resistance going haha!
Thanks Dave! Been loving your bands and it’s easy to see the difference in quality. I have some similar other brands that start shredding up pretty quickly when I attached them together. Yours have been issue free and strong as hell.
Camp Gladiator Trainer
I am a recovering heart attack patient of 2 years ago. I have been receiving your emails and studying your work through your website for the past year. Limited space at home and not wanting to deal with heavy weights has prompted me to ramp up the work I have already begun using bands. Your explanation of flat bands over what I am currently using has convinced me to switch. I want to primarily continue the cardio workouts I do at rehab and at home, but I realize that the strength training segments, although somewhat limited, have significantly increased my endurance factor while doing the cardio. Increased strength training using the stretch bands is now my immediate goal. I have assimilated about 12 exercises which I have seen you demonstrate over the past year which I am beginning to incorporate in my home routine.
I would appreciate your thoughts (on exercises) and also my thanks for all the information and guidance you have been for me over the last year.
Appreciate the opportunity for the sneak peak into the new BAND GYM. Like to formal and layout. Simple to use and find things I was looking for.
I’ve had the pleasure of getting emails from you over the last five years, which got me to purchase a variety of band products that I’ve used and introduced to my sons as well. I’m not a spring chicken (53 yrs old), but have found RBT and the BANDs to be a more conducive way for me to train more dynamically over the years.
I’m an avid runner and just completed my 8th marathon last month so not interested in bulking up. Rather I’ve found the bands enable me to “lift” and strengthen my upper & lower body in a way to keep my posture strong late on long training runs and the marathons.
My two sons run XC in college as well and trying to direct them to use bands as well in addition to their weight & strength conditioning programs at school. For me, I like the simplicity of being able to bring my ‘gym’ equipment with me on the road and workout like I want to wherever I am.
Grateful for all of the details and workouts you’ve provided over the years. I’ve kept many of those emails as a way to go back and check what I’m doing and what other nuggets I may have missed the first time. Great new site and thanks again for making this information and yourself available to me and so many others. Appreciate your availability and more so interest in helping people. Take care and have a good day.
Thanks for the update and reminder. This speaks to your integrity and I really appreciate it. I’ve lifted for 35+ years and know how to program my workouts in that realm. Having just turned 50 this month my goals have changed. I have mobility issues due to tightness and a bit of arthritis in my spine, not to mention some shoulder issues. I’ve been trying to incorporate some stretching and yoga into my week but I work 55 hours a week (literally. No exaggeration) and can only workout about a half hour a day. I travel for my job so my workout has to be mobile too. Prior to working so much and having 6 children I was an ultra runner too but that had to go by the wayside. I say all this to say bands and your philosophy of movement first and the flexibility of bands to be used anywhere fists my needs perfectly. I’ve been working out for 2+ weeks using the bands -stretching with them as well- and have felt some benefit in reduced pain in my low back and thoracic region as well. I need to keep learning so, I say all this to say I’m staying on with you for a bit. I’m loving the bands and am feeling better and feel confident that I can keep my fitness and rehab myself as well in the areas I need to. It’s interesting to have a coach who has their foundation in physical therapy and yet is an athlete as well. I feel like I get the best of both worlds, athleticism based in knowledge of kinesiology. I work with a lot of geriatrics so I see what happens when one stops moving and loses mobility (I’m a hospice care social worker) and muscle. I truly feel like I have found the system that I can use for the rest of my life to have total fitness in all parameters-strength, mobility, cardio, power, speed, etc… Prior to finding your info and products I was doing bodyweight stuff. That fits all my needs but I like being able to add resistance as well and the bands allow me to do that while staying still allowing me to work out when and where I need to. So, I’m staying on as a member so I can keep learning. Thanks so much.
Thanks again for being so generous with your time and merchandise discounts!
Your session with John was wonderful. It was so fun to see you seamlessly move from evaluation/screening to coaching and programming. John really enjoyed it.
It was really just a wonderful experience for me to see you work with John and I know it really made an impact on John.
When I was 15, I sent in my application and was selected to be a student of Charles Atlas J what fun to get the course in the mail. For me meeting you is kind of like meeting the modern version of Charles Atlas. Your personal fitness level is obvious immediately and more importantly I think is your encouraging way and earnest desire to help people. Especially young athletes. Watching your videos and meeting you before it’s pretty clear what kind of guy you are, but seeing you work with a young athlete in person, takes it to a new level. Your positive energy and goodwill just fill up the room. You are very gifted.
When I was a little older, of course I heard about Joe Weider. I’m sure you know him. He was such a “brand guy”. I remember multiple sets, became the “Weider multiple set principle”, doing what you felt like became the “Wieder Instinctive principle” etc. He really claimed ownership of certain ideas.
Watching you, kind of reminded me of that. I think Joe Weider, was a corny, money grab kind of guy…. I don’t think you are that at all. However, I certainly think you can lay claim to ownership of some very unique ideas/methods. I wish you well in all your endeavors to grow your businesses. You really have put John and me on a new and better path. Our lives will be forever better because of it.
I’ll look forward to seeing you sometime this fall if possible.
Good luck to you and your whole family.
Paul W.Voigt, P.E
Big celebration in my small little brain today. Today is my first day working with black band. I know it’s not much, but for me an middle aged guy trying to get into shape it been a long four months banging through the workouts.
Thank you for the great products, the great videos, and the great system. I’m carrying more muscle than I ever had in my life and am wearing clothes from when I got married 20 years ago. (I’m still learning the lesson of I’m putting on weight and getting smaller in the waist so the scale no longer counts, hahahaha.
RBT Success Story
I’m really enjoying the Band Gym, especially the exercise library. I’ve been using bands pretty much exclusively for about the last 3-4 years. I feel really comfortable with most of the exercises and their setup. I took your Band Certification a couple of years back. I’m kind of at the end of a 5-year ordeal which ended in my left hip being replaced. I had my hip replacement last December (anterior approach) and the recovery has been surprisingly great, but I worked extremely hard. Once I was able to get in the water, I did a lot of deep water and shallow water work which really helped. My insurance would only pay for 10 PT sessions, so I spread them out over a 3 month period. Your dynamic stabilizer exercises were my go-to exercises. I started them at 4-5 weeks post surgery. I also used the attached assisted lunge away with two linked purple bands, which really helped pop me back up. I also used two walking sticks to help with balance. We had twin boys 6 months prior to getting my diagnosis and my daughter was just 15 months older than the boys. I feel the bands really helped me manage my workout and helped put off the surgery until it was more convenient for the family. At this point, I feel I’m at about 90%. My goal is to take the next 6-9 months and get super fit. I’m finally able to work out hard for 3-4 days without any soreness. I’m really excited about working with you and getting your coaching input. I’ll probably check in with you every couple of weeks to let you know how things are going. On a side note, I pretty much feel your weekly newsletter is a must-read and out of all the internet sites I follow (get their emails), yours is my favorite. I just feel I’m going to learn something, pick up a useful tip. I watch all your videos and LOVE them! You’re pretty much a genius!!
Great products and excellent support.
A continuous flow of knowledge and how to use your bands from “the” recognized expert in the field, Dave.
No reason to purchase bands anywhere else.
Thank you again Dave for all you do!
Manasota Beach Yoga FB
Nokomis Beach Yoga FB
Ok great thanks! I’ve been following you since 2008 and WOW you have really evolved over the years – congrats!! The one huge thing I love about you is no matter how big your business grows you always get back to individual emails!
Dave you are one classy man!!
The Total Fitness Package is actually quite impressive, and I’ve already got my first workout in. I have a worked out on and off for my whole adult life. I have power blocks, Lifeline Gym bands, kettlebells, and various workout options. Years ago I was a Golds Gym kind of guy, had Olympic weights and power rack at home, etc. But, you know how it is…you get bored, or lose interest, pressed for time, or get older and start to get injured every time you jump back in and start working out. For all those reasons, I was really intrigued when I found some videos of people using the flat loop bands. After researching many options I was most impressed by the fact that you are “all-in” when it comes to bands, as opposed to just offering another one of hundreds of fitness related products, AND, the information you share online is pretty extensive. So, I am really glad I found your site on the web and super pleased with my initial purchase from RBT. Your bands are no joke! Ha, and I was worried that the bands would be too weak in the package I bought and figured I’d have to immediately buy some heavier ones. I’ll be okay with these for a little while!
NICE JOB, and THANK YOU!
Just wanted to give you more feedback — of which I’m sure you’re getting a lot — of how great your new website is! It’s awesome how much information you provide. It’s easy to find, well organized, and it’s totally free! You’ve provided many email responses to me over the years and continue to be an unmet mentor to me, not only in my personal fitness journey, but in my personal training business as well. I’m very grateful for your coaching expertise and inspiration. I most likely would not be in this business if it wasn’t for you. Thank you, Dave!
Mark Angelelli, NASM-CPT
Angelelli Fitness, LLC
After 5 years of continued pain and “maintenance” exercises for my shoulder, I put my faith in you. Because of your one email explaining your rotator cuff issues and taking the leap to quit external rotations, etc. and focus on closed-chain exercises, I’m can proudly say I am able to complete a full series of push-ups (and even do high pulls, the worst pain previously) without any pain. You’ve really improved my everyday life and I am forever loyal to you & your system!
With heartfelt thanks and continued inspiration,
RBT Fitness Enthusiasts