When Tim Ganley and Vie Binga travel the world to train new teachers in yoga and Stand Up Paddle yoga, there’s always one thing that goes into their carry-on bag… resistance bands! Their bands have traveled with them to Okinawa, Greece, Mexico, England, Costa Rica, and all over the United States.
“They are very simple to use and are light-weight,” Ganley explains. “They work the back, chest, legs, core…and we can attach them anywhere.” When Ganley says “anywhere,” he means ANYWHERE! The two have wrapped bands around fences, posts, trees, a trailer, and even their truck for a quick workout. To make the bands even more versatile, they also pack a rock climbing sling and carabineer to wrap around giant trees or objects. Door attachments come in handy for indoor use. “It just makes it very simple to work out. It’s part of our morning routine, says Ganley. “We get it done in minutes and we’re able to move on to training people.”
A few of Tim & Vie’s favorite resistance band exercises include:
- Squat with a row
- Forward lunges with a press
- Alternating presses and rows
- Rotational exercises like the parallel woodchop
Tim & Vie have gotten quite creative over the years and even use resistance bands for laundry! “We’ve used our bands to hang clothes to dry,” chuckles Ganley. “We’ll strap the bands wide and hang clothes on it.”