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'No joint pain': Exercise bands offer a gentle way to tone up — and they're down to $2 a pop

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Better muscle tone is calling. (Photo: Amazon) (Photo: Amazon)

Resistance training is a simple, safe way to strengthen and tone your muscles without bulky weights. It's kind of surprising, but you can do a lot with resistance bands, from building and activating just about every muscle in your body to rehabbing injuries (without creating new ones). Amazon has knocked down the already low price of Renoj resistance bands. One set is just $12! Don't miss these deals.

Place these bands around your upper thighs to tighten and tone your butt. Choose from three resistance levels — light, medium and heavy — depending on how much you want to work the area. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.
$17 at Amazon

"These bands are awesome! I used the easiest band for about a week. I then moved to medium and have been there for three weeks," said a five-star fan. "The exercise pamphlet that gives pictures and description of the moves is very helpful. I have been sore in a good way for a while. The bands work your muscles a lot!"

Small and lightweight, these bands can be used just about anywhere. With five resistance levels ranging from extra-light to extra-heavy, you can easily tone your arms, legs and more. Clip the on-page coupon for the full discount.
$12 at Amazon

"Everyone who travels needs to have a set of these bands in their bag," said a happy customer. "They pack up so small and light you'll easily forget you are carrying around with you. ...I'm a fitness trainer and, by the end of a few workouts, all my clients end up buying a set of their own."

Another fan reported: "I have some pretty bad back problems and decided to try these bands for exercising, or stretching my muscles because they tighten up so bad. I was using a belt but it wore out. I read the reviews and thought they would work out and they are awesome! ...They really help my pain levels because the bands allow me to stretch as much as I need to and then rebound back to their regular size. They are not stretched out at all and I use them daily..."

This shopper agrees with the pain relief aspect: "These exercise bands are perfect for a beginner...As a senior living alone with limited mobility and who's been housebound too long from Covid restrictions, I needed to build some strength back. I tried very light dumbbells but with frail joints it caused pain. For the past month I've been using the bands for a full variety of upper and lower body exercises while sitting in a chair. No joint pain and no worries about dropping dumbbells."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.