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Ryan Nail launches BandGym.
By Ryan Nail, Photos by Rudy Arocha
When creating the concept for the BandGym,
my main focus was how I could change lives
on an international level. The answer was to
create my own line of fitness equipment. With each
BandGym sold, you are not just buying another piece
of equipment; you are getting Ryan Nail. My expertise
and program are designed in each BandGym. I was
able to do this by being immersed in the productdesign
process, from the BandGym’s final prototype
being built, to the music picked for the DVD that
comes with the product, which features more than 40
The BandGym has different levels of resistance and
is very easy to travel with, which is great for people on
the go. The CoreBar gives the BandGym great versatility,
and being able to use the ball grips apart from the
door apparatus creates great strength for a dynamic
workout that takes resistance training to a whole new
level, blasting your core and ripping and toning your
entire body.
I have learned so much about the process of taking
an idea from concept to getting it shelf-ready. It has
been a three-year process of development and a learning
curve for me. Developing my own line of products
has been my dream. It has only cost me everything.
You sacrifice relationships, friendships, your money,
your life and you put it all on the line, and at the end
of the day, that’s a scary thing to do, but at least you
know you are in the game instead of being on the
sidelines watching life pass you by. Isn’t that what
life is about, though? When you look back at whether
it is a success or a failure, at least you can say, “Yes, I
did that. I went for it.” And then you can boldly state
that you have no regrets—none—because you went for
your dreams.
Everyone has a good idea, but few are willing to
take it to the next level. So I’m here to tell you to go
for it. Dig your heals down and make your dreams a
reality because hard work pays off!
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0 Standing skull
crushers target your
triceps, giving you great
definition in your arms.
Start by bringing your
knees together, creating
a solid foundation. Start
then by extending your
arms straight in front of
you and then bring the
CoreBar to your
forehead, keeping both
arms at a 90-degree
angle and then repeat.
Doing these standing up
keeps resistance on your
abs also.
Owner, CoreFit Training
in the know B fitness
0 Working out with the
ball grips apart from
the door apparatus is a
great way to work your
biceps with bicep
curls. Once the foot
loops are securely
fastened to your feet,
grab the ball grips in
your palms, start with
your arms extended
down by your hips and
keep your palms facing
out. Finish by curling
the resistance bands
upward, aligning your
palms with your
shoulders, then repeat.
0 When attaching the
resistance bands to
your feet, the
BandGym targets
hard-to-reach areas
like here, for example,
working the glutes with
leg kickbacks. Put your
hands on the door and
keep your toes flexed.
Keep your leg straight
and drive your leg
back, squeezing the
glutes, and repeat.
0 Being able to create an
ab workout with the
resistance bands is a
great way to burn out your
abs quickly! In this
picture, Diana is
demonstrating BandGym
leg-ups. Take the CoreBar
and aim it toward your
knees and stabilize your
upper body into a held
crunch position. Once
this foundation is created,
you can then go into
leg-ups, targeting your
lower abs, yet still working
the upper body at the
same time.
0 Holding the resistance
bands at shoulder width
gives great resistance
when doing squats. It’s
like doing squats with a
squat weight except
easier on the joints.
Keep the ball grips at
your shoulders and go
into a squat. Go down
until your hips align with
your knees, then drive
through your heels on
the way up, keeping an
inward curve with your
back for spine support.
Stay at high repetitions
of 25 or more.
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