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New innovation in resistance band technology

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Les Mills introduces a new innovation in resistance band technology – a durable and functional band that enables users to confidently execute resistance exercises and take their workout to the next level.

The LES MILLS SMARTBAND™ is scientifically-engineered to deliver a consistent force increase throughout the extension range. This helps to ensure correct technique is maintained throughout the exercise movement range and enables users to get more from their workout.

The SMARTBAND has a flat profile which reduces anchoring and rolling issues and the nylon webbing moves freely though the spine. This ensures ease of movement and improved functionality through a range of moves. The compressible handle improves comfort and fixation under foot, and also provides an optimal surface for gripping when held in the hand. 

Traditional bands are made from extruded latex/rubber and are prone to tears and snapping. As workouts get more technical and members focus on functional training, these old-fashioned tubes aren’t able to keep up. The SMARTBAND is made from an injection moulded thermoplastic elastomer. The combination of this new material and design innovation has enabled Les Mills to reinvent resistance training, providing a resistance tool designed for the intensity and flexibility of functional training. 

Vaughan Schwass, CEO of Les Mills Enterprises, says the SMARTBAND was developed in response to user insight. “Users were having difficulty with existing products and seeking a durable, highly functional resistance band. We engaged the leaders in materials science and design technology, raising the bar and proving that not all resistance bands are created equal.” Schwass adds, “We’re confident that this innovation addresses the needs of gym owners and empowers users to get better results from their workout. User feedback to date has been overwhelmingly positive.” 

There are two resistance band options, the SMARTBAND and the SMARTBAND Extreme. Every SMARTBAND comes with a two year warranty on manufacturing faults.

The SMARTBAND is the latest addition to Les Mills’ award-winning suite of SMART TECH exercise equipment. It has been designed for use with Les Mills’ CXWORX™ and BODYVIVE™ 3.1 programming, personal training and at-home workouts. 

The SMARTBAND matches with the SMARTBAR™ and SMARTSTEP™, and seamlessly integrates with both the SMARTBAR and its plates – opening up a suite of new workout possibilities. 

Find your local SMART TECH distributor here.


About Les Mills

Les Mills International Limited is the creator of 13 global group fitness and team training programs, including BODYPUMP™ (weights), BODYCOMBAT™ (martial arts), RPM™ (indoor cycling), LES MILLS GRIT™ (30-minute high intensity interval training) and the BORN TO MOVE™ series movement to music for toddlers through to teens. Every week millions build their fitness working out with Les Mills. Independent research shows that those attending LES MILLS™ classes come to their club at least two times more each week than others and 94% are likely to refer a friend.


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