First Place Mini Band
Mini-Bands have a durable design – the bands will stretch up to 2.5 times their length.
Mini Exercise Bands are 9" L x 2" W. Use them for lateral steps, leg extensions and shoulder stabilization exercises. If you're looking for a band for tall athletes, or to use specifically above the knee, see our XL Mini Bands.
- Mini-Bands can be used anywhere – on the field, at home, in the clinic or gym, or even when traveling.
- Effective for both upper and lower body training.
- By using resistance bands for dynamic warm up, you can target the hip and shoulder complexes.
- When used in conjunction with other exercises these band sequences can help activate the core as well as prime movers, synergists and stabilizers in the hip and shoulder area.
Click below to print or view the Mini Band Exercise Sheet
Ratings & Reviews
I love these mini bands. I have been using these bands for over 6 years and they are the best. They are strong and last much longer than other brands I have used. I highly recommend.
by Angel -
I am using these in a core training class. They are very well made (none broke in the first class--that's a plus) and for 10 in a pack, it was the cheapest I could find anywhere. I highly recommend.
A Great Product!
by ken otoole -
We use these at our training facility everyday for a variety of different programs. From an activation series to static holds there are a million different ways these bands benefit our clients.
by Ted M -
have already snapped 3 of these in the short time I have had them--the 2 I am using now have lasted an acceptable period of time but the first 3 snapped in less than5 uses
Pocket sized exercise equipment
by CCouture -
I got the medium, heavy, extra heavy, and heavy XL. The 4 wrap together w/ my jump rope for a cardio and resistance duo that can fit into any tiny pocket. Great to do anywhere and anytime! Well made, comes w/ an exercise sheet!
small but strong
by Dennis Otero -
I like the various levels of resistance
by Roy -
I use these for my own workouts and my clients'. There's little else that is so handy for warm-ups and Glute Activation. In my classes, they add an excellent dimension to the body-weight workouts I hold there. Plus, whenever I travel, these are in my bag. They are a great way to get a workout in no matter where you are.
Great for warm up - will wear out
by cgradoville -
We love these bands and everyone of our athletes from middle school to our adult classes use them to warm up. We have been breaking a lot of them lately but its constantly watching and cueing the athlete to take shorter strides and more of them to do what the band is intended to do.
Great product - will wear out
by Matthew E -
"I use these everyday at my facility with all of my clients, athletes to adults. Great for activation exercises, both upper and lower body.
They will break but like someone already said, its usually because people try to take giant steps with them. I've cut down on them breaking a bit by cueing smaller steps and proper use."
Great equipment we use everyday
by Chris P
We use in our facility everyday and is great to strengthen glutes and work on lower body stability. They don't last very long and need to be replaced every few months.
by Brian X
These bands are a staple in my training programs. I have used many others but these by far a my favorite
Ease of use
by John C
Like this band, great for bigger groups and can be used for many different exercises.
A Must Have! Simplicity at it's BEST. Convenient & Effective.
Love this easy, on-the-go physical therapy tool. I was introduced to it by my PT, Kerry Lane at Pasadena Physical Therapy Center. I began my treatment with Kerry after being diagnosed with multiple herniated spinal discs and knee injuries resulting from an auto accident. I have had physical therapy in the past. However, none consisted of me using a resistant-type stretch band such as PERFORM BETTER. The name says it all...this tiny band fits in the palm of my hand but don't be fooled by its size. It packs giant-size power and enables me to "perform better" after just a few consecutive days of use. Because of Perform Better bands, I was able to "perform better" in my yoga practice without exacerbating an injury and also gained confidence that I would have a full recovery soon! I highly recommend having one of each strength for home. After Kerry integrated this band into my treatment interventions with proven results (as quick as a few consecutive days use) I had to have one and purchased the Green band on the spot. I literally don't leave home without it. Especially since I'm on the road all over LA and not sure how long I will be sitting in meetings, this has to come with me. Love it...thanks to Kerry for introducing me to Perform Better and thanks to PERFORM BETTER for a convenient, quality product. Namaste
Super durable and economical
by Michelle K
Love using these for myself, resistance is true to form and they would be great for using with teams. Their very cost-effective and easy to store.
by Jane Nash F
I love using the mini-bands in my group exercise classes. We also use these bands as gifts for fitness-related events. They are inexpensive and very effective for a multitude of leg exercises. They are great too for challenging the core for abdominal bicycle work. Thanks!
by Lorri C
I'm always giving these bands away to friends or family to use. I love them and so do they!
Great exercise and so easy to take on trips
I've worked my way up to the heavy duty band and it does a great job of exercising my legs, glutes. And, of course, they're so easy to take on trips so I can prevent myself from finding excuses not to work out.
by Intermountain H
We use these bands with our patients and they love them. We see great results from using the bands with exercises.
by David M
using blue and green mini bands for band walks,our pro athletes are getting great results with them.
Love these bands!
by Dionne H
These bands are great for Lower and upper extremity strengthening, just like the regular bands. However, you do not have to worry as much about them rolling up your legs or cutting off circulation like the regular bands, because there is no knot and because the perform better mini bands have a consistent loop with the perfect width.
by Carrie Provencal
As a PT I use these bands and find them great to add challenge to various types of Physical Therapy and strength training exercises.
I'm a PT and since I began I always noticed few gyms (even the one I currently work for) do not carry these bands. For newer clients this is an excellent builder for those muscles that don't quite fire like they should. To put it simply: it's a must! Highly recommended!
Use this for performing "the monster walk," probably the most valuable technique for PT on my hips that I have ever found.
Bought a set from my physical therapists for rehabbing my glutes & hamstrings. I'm middle aged, non-athletic, 5'9", 150lb. Used the band to do clamshells, side steps (similar to the picture above but I could never step that wide), and leg kicks. After a month of moderate use it snapped.
This band is a multi purpose piece of equipment. Easily carried and used.