Summer can be full of adventures and travel for most people. Whether you’re jetting across the world, camping or stay-cationing it can be difficult to find the time to workout, let alone wanting to lug your weights or yoga mat around. Mini bands are my favorite travel friendly workout gear. They are small enough to fit any adventure near or far, and give you a little added resistance for body weight exercises.

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Here are some of my favorite mini band moves, combine a few of them or complete them all for a great lower body & core focused workout. Do each move for 40 seconds and rest for 20, repeat circuit 2-3 times.

Band Shuffle

Side Lunge

Speed Skater 

Fire Hydrant

Plank Jack


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Lying leg lift

Lying inner leg lift (no band)


Plank to Pike

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I picked up a set of mini bands at Target a few months ago for about $12, but you can also find them on Amazon and at most sporting goods stores. Toss one or two of them in your bag for an on the go workout, anytime! What are some of your favorite mini band moves?

In health,


Disclaimer: Please consult a physician or medical professional before starting this or any exercise program. Exercises provided are recommendations only and assume you are familiar with performing them correctly. You may read my full disclaimer here.

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