Exercise improves our immune system so it is important for us to continue our aerobic and strength training from home while your options to exercise in a gym may be limited.  Here are some suggested resources for strength training:


Resistance Training using elastic bands

Upper body:

  1. Flexion, abduction, extension.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzTFCZv0–E&t=307s
  2. Row, Rotator cuff, arm curl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WR1W79AWOag

Lower body:

  1. Glut exercises: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXQTHA2deQQ


Therabands are portable and a nice addition to your workout when machines are not available. Loop sets provide a consistent resistance for lower body glut work but the straight bands with a knot can also be used.

Beginner sets of 5 ft. straight bands include red, yellow, green and cost less than $15.00 on Amazon or in stores

Loop sets include green red, yellow, blue and black: range from $11-$15

Intermediate 5 ft. straight bands include: blue, costs approximately $8

Advanced set of 5 ft. straight bands include black and blue range around $10.00

If you’re allergic to latex, be sure to check the material.  Many are latex-free.


Theraband Color Resistance Muscle Group
Yellow Thin / Easy / X-Light Shoulders & shins
Red Light Biceps & triceps
Green Medium Legs, Chest & Back
Blue Heavy Legs, Chest & Back
Black X-Heavy Legs, Chest & Back